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18 October 2013 @ 02:14 pm
Drabble: His Choice Made  
Title: His Choice Made
Author: il_mio_capitano
Setting: Season 6

"Would you like something to drink, sir?"

Giles considered the question with an almost childish desire to drink the plane dry. There had been no hugs and goodbyes this time. Buffy knew his departure time well enough but had stayed away, daring him to go through with it.

And he had. He had destroyed the one precious relationship of his life. If she survived and managed to grow stronger without him, she would never rely on him again.  With a bitter laugh he finally thought he understood the point of the Cruciamentum.

"Sir?"

And that sobering thought deserved a drink.

 
 
 
Dragon's Phoenix: drac dragonyphoenix on October 18th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Excellent insight into how Giles would have felt and great story.
Flippancy provided by il_mio_capitano on October 18th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Shapinglight: sexy Giles shapinglight on October 18th, 2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
Great drabble. That last line in particular is a killer.
Flippancy provided by il_mio_capitano on October 19th, 2013 09:15 am (UTC)
Thank you. Last lines are always important. Glad you liked.
littleotter73 littleotter73 on October 18th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Right in the feels! I need to join Giles in that drink.

Excellent drabble!

Edited at 2013-10-18 09:26 pm (UTC)
Flippancy provided by il_mio_capitano on October 19th, 2013 09:17 am (UTC)
Thank you. Honestly, it wasn't how it was supposed to go. He was supposed to be a grown up and order a cup of tea. The middle bit took over.
gilescandy: Giles wings gilescandy on October 19th, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Way to sneak one in at the last moment.

Poor Giles. He just wanted to do what was right. Great and sad work.
Flippancy provided by il_mio_capitano on October 19th, 2013 09:19 am (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, I wasn't going to Drabble this week but someone offered Giles a drink in my head, and neither of could refuse.
tld8of9 tld8of9 on October 30th, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
It's interesting that Giles sees a tie to the Cruciamentum in all of this. Well done.
Flippancy provided by il_mio_capitano on October 31st, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Thanks. It wasn't what I intended to write, it just sorta imposed itself.