Title: The Conflict Within
Characters: Giles, with mentions of Willow and Buffy
Word Count: 100
Setting: Season 6, Flooded
He hated it when she was right. Despite his reservations, his fears, his loathing at the very idea of having Buffy brought back to them through dangerous, primal magicks, Giles couldn’t help the indescribable joy of having his Slayer back. But, he was angry. Angry at Willow for having done so. He hated her smug look, her threats, her self-entitlement, her demand for his gratitude.
But something was off with Buffy. He hoped it had nothing to do with the spell, because if it did, he couldn’t bear the consequences of his actions.
He couldn’t help but feel grateful.