Title: The Mistletoe Gauntlet
Characters: Giles and Group
Word Count: 150
The Mistletoe Gauntlet
Giles sighed. The Magic Box had become his personal mine-field. Every time he thought he’d found a safe pathway, they seemed to instantly hang more of the troublesome plant overhead. It was his own fault, of course, reacting to the first attack with a mixture of shock and embarrassment that the girls had deemed completely adorable.
Now he knew they were lying in wait for his slightest miss-step. Dawn struck most often with a swift, sneak attack. Willow and Tara enjoyed the double-team, coming from both sides at once. Anya’s kisses were as upfront and matter-of-fact as her personality. Even Buffy surprised him a few times when he thought he’d escaped the other’s notice.
And Xander stood ever-ready with the camera. Snapping a photo of each annoyed and longsuffering reaction he gave for future teasing and blackmail. And as keepsakes for Giles to treasure when Christmastimes were not so sweet.