March 8th, 2015

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Drabble: Intentionally Maddening Smugness

TITLE: Intentionally Maddening Smugness
SUMMARY: Canon-compliant; set in Season 4, when Spike's at Giles's flat.

“It doesn’t work that way,” Giles said, and put his feet up on his coffee table, and sipped his Scotch with intentionally maddening smugness.

Spike, currently tied to a chair, growled. “Hospitality, innit? To offer a guest a wee drop?”

“You’re not exactly my guest.” Giles took another, longer drink.

“Well, I’m not bloody here of my own free will.”

“Right. Who showed up at whose front door, with a smoking blanket and a plea for sanctuary?”

“Catch me doing that again,” Spike muttered, and kicked his chair leg.

Giles savored victory. It was so bloody rare on the Hellmouth.

Drabble: Expectations

Title: Expectations
Author: il-mio-capitano
Length: 100
Characters: Giles' dad, Giles (if somewhat silently).
Rating: FRC

"Never bargain like that again, not with me, young man. A motorcycle? A motorcycle in exchange for passing your exams? Your grandmother didn't leave you that money so you could spend it on some deathtrap the first chance you got. Besides, I expect you to always do your very best and not with an expectation of personal reward. What happens in the future, when a poor Slayer, holding the fate of the World in her hands, looks to you for help? Are you going to fold your arms and demand, 'What's in it for me?' It doesn't work that way."