November 21st, 2013

Giles Harm

Drabble: It's traditional

Title: It’s Traditional
Author: Gilescandy
Rating: FRC
Characters: Giles, Willow, Dawn, Tara
Prompt: Tradition

It’s Traditional

“TRADITIOOOOON, TRADITION…”

Giles sank deeper with a groan and pinched the bridge of his nose. On stage, the villagers of Anatevka were doing a wonderful impression of the Keystone Cops.

Dawn elbowed him. “We’re here for Willow.”

“S-she only auditioned for class,” Tara added. “You should have s-seen her face… villager #3.”

“Please understand, my mother took me to see Mr. Topol perfect the role of Tevye in London. Watching it butchered by amateurs is abuse.”

Willow ran up. “How was I?”

“A star.” Giles presented her with roses, and received a smile worthy of hours of torture… and more.

If you can’t name this play, look up Fiddler on the Roof... now.

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Drabble: Every Year

Title: Every Year

Author: littleotter73

Characters: Giles/Buffy

Prompt: Tradition

Word Count: 100

Disclaimer: Just for fun, not profit.

He didn’t know if she realized or just didn’t acknowledge the fact, but both her deaths had fallen on the same day. And while he wasn’t a man of superstition, nor one of faith, he lit a candle for her every year - had started to after the first time. It seemed appropriate. A soft prayer of thanks for a miracle.

Her heart still beat and his along side hers. After lighting the wick, he looked down at the sleeping babe in his arms. “Every year for Mummy,” he whispered, kissing the downy head, thankful for just one more miracle granted.