March 1st, 2016

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Drabble: Parental Pressure

Kicking off March Madness...here goes the first Drabble. The last line is all yours to spin from.

Title: Parental Pressure

Giles looked at the sporty red motorcycle for sale, and the possibilities thrilled his middle-aged heart. His dad had forbidden him one twenty-five years earlier, but then his dad had pretty much forbidden everything back then, and there was absolutely no reason to feel bound by his strict rules and censure now.

He'd only managed six blocks on the test ride when he suddenly had to pull over and cut the engine. It hadn't been his father who'd stopped him, it had been his mum, and she hadn't even said a word. Her eyes just said it all.
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Title: Last Word
Author: lycomingst
Characters: Giles, Ethan
Setting: Pre-Buffy
Word count: 100


"I promise."

"You say that with conviction, almost as though you mean it."

"Giles, you have to learn to trust me."

"Shall I count the ways, Ethan? You promise, then you do as you please. No more magic. I'm serious."

"Yes, dear boy, you've become boringly so. I'll put away my toys." He put his hand on his heart, "Girl Guide's honor."

Giles hoped that'd be the end of it. But, of course, it wasn't.

There were conversations, then shouting and slammed doors. Reconciliations and betrayals. Drinking and sulking.

What could there be then? There was one last word. Goodbye.
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Drabble - Another Goodbye

Title: Another Goodbye
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Giles, Buffy
Setting: After Grave before season 7
Word count: 100

Her eyes said it all. He tried not to dwell on it. They both knew what had to be done, knew what they wanted didn't matter in that moment. He needed to secure Willow at the coven and place her on the road to recovery and atonement. But the bond he shared with his Slayer tugged at his soul. He'd been wrong to leave. His place was by her side.

But it would have to wait.

"No matter the outcome," Buffy began, with a quick glance at Willow. "Come home."

He placed a reassuring hand on her shoulder. "I promise."