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01 January 2014 @ 07:12 pm
Drabble: The Mistletoe Gauntlet  

Title: The Mistletoe Gauntlet
Author: Gilescandy
Rating: FRC
Characters: Giles and Group
Word Count: 150
Prompt: Mistletoe

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.

JaniceOcomlodge on January 2nd, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
It's such fun to tease the watcher!
gilescandy: Sexy Ggilescandy on January 3rd, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
We do it because we love him.
craterdwellercraterdweller on January 2nd, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
This was wonderful! I can so see them ganging up on Giles like that, and we know he secretly loved it :D
gilescandy: Sexy Ggilescandy on January 3rd, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
Of course! And he never hides it as well as he thinks. Wouldn't we all use Mistletoe with Giles around?
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gilescandy: Sexy Ggilescandy on January 3rd, 2014 03:29 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it. I had to get a little bit melancholy at the end. He loved all those girls so much.
tld8of9tld8of9 on January 2nd, 2014 08:24 am (UTC)
I can see him drawing a 'to scale' floor plan of the shop and plotting his every move. Have to keep those watcher skills sharp after all. This was a fun read. Thank you.
gilescandy: Sexy Ggilescandy on January 3rd, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Happy you enjoyed. And I don't think he minded those traps too much. But he had to gripe on principle, of course.
Flippancy provided by: thumbsil_mio_capitano on January 2nd, 2014 11:54 am (UTC)
I love this. I love the idea of them ganging up on him.

Very sweet.
gilescandy: Sexy Ggilescandy on January 3rd, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
It took me a little while and a few extra words to get this one to come out right, but I was so happy when it did. Yep, they would have fun ganging up on he poor Watcher, even if it wasn't planed. Dawn and Willow would be ring leaders. And he'd secretly love every moment. He loved every one of those girls and would cherish that memory.

I'm glad you liked it.
lynnylou: Buffy/Giles Emotionslynnylou on January 26th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
Very sweet and I can see his reaction and they would think it was adorable. It would so much to tease him plus I think he would secretly love it!