17 July 2017 @ 09:19 am
Title: All of Him
Author: [personal profile] littleotter73 
Pairing/Characters: Giles/Buffy, Willow, Xander, Original Characters
Rating: FRM
Summary: When an accident causes Giles to lose his memories, he only knows Buffy as the depressed Slayer he left back in Sunnydale after her resurrection six years ago, not as his wife and the mother of his son. Takes place five years after "Crossing Lines" and three years after "In the Moment."
Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss' sandbox.
A/N: Written for Summer of Giles 2017
A/N 2: Many thanks to [personal profile] il_mio_capitano  for the herculean beta effort! Special thanks to [personal profile] quaggy , who helped flesh out a rampant plot bunny into a story late one evening over chat, and also to foreverbooks for the encouragement and sanity checks.
A/N 3: It is not necessary to read Crossing Lines and In the Moment before hand, but it is recommended as there are references to both in the story.

All of Him: The beeping was incessant and not at all conducive to reducing the massive headache he was enduring. Or the throbbing in his right wrist for that matter. In fact, from what he could tell, most of him was quite sore.

11 July 2017 @ 09:35 am
Title: Crossing Lines

Author: littleotter73

Rating: FRM

Paring: Giles/Buffy
Word Count: 3943

Summary: When a misunderstanding has Buffy and Giles not seeing eye to eye, harsh words are said, challenges are thrown down, and lines are crossed. But maybe that’s not a bad thing.

Setting: December 2003, Post Chosen, no comics, no AtS past BtVs canon.

Beta: Many thanks to foreverbooks.

A/N: Written for Summer of Giles 2017.

A/N 2: This story and the one I posted before it In the Moment are prequels to a larger story I will be posting next week titled All of Him. The idea was that I was going to post this story as a bonus on the free for all day and post the larger fic today, but I was not able to get it done in time, hence the reason they are chronologically posted out of order.




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10 July 2017 @ 05:54 pm
Title: Five Kisses
Author: [personal profile] aaronlisa
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Rupert Giles
Pairings: Rupert/Ethan, Rupert/Joyce, Rupert/Olivia, Rupert/Drusilla, Rupert/Jenny
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon & company.
Notes: Written for the 2017 [community profile] summer_of_giles. This doesn't really go beyond Season Four of BtVS.
Summary: A look at four of the romantic relationships that Giles has had over the years.
Word Count: 1183

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06 July 2017 @ 09:50 am

Title: In the Moment
Author: [personal profile] littleotter73
Rating: FRT
Characters: Giles/Buffy
Summary: When a miracle comes along, Giles makes most of the moment.
Setting: March 7, 2005 - almost two years after the events “Chosen.” No comics, no AtS past BtVS canon.
Word Count: 2052
Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss’ sandbox.
A/N: Written for Summer of Giles 2017. Just a short fic today, but a longer story will be posted on my my next day. Thanks to [personal profile] il_mio_capitano[personal profile] quaggy, and foreverbooks for their support these last few months.

Update: Sorry for the potential eyestrain, I fixed the small font size. And here is the link if you prefer to read on AO3, In the Moment.


29 June 2017 @ 04:54 pm
Title: Heart of the City
Author: thewiggins
Pairing: Giles/Joyce
Rating: T
Summary: Joyce visits London in the summer of '78, hoping to forget her recent breakup with Hank. She's at the end of a truly terrible day when she stumbles into Piccadilly Circus and meets a mysterious young local who goes by the name of "Ripper".

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24 June 2017 @ 07:30 am
TITLE: Get Happy
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
LENGTH: 2100 words
SUMMARY: Diverging from canon after Season Six "Flooded," crossing over with Angel.
Giles and Anya, in L.A. on their first weekend together, meet a certain anagogic demon. Sing hallelujah.

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Title: The Chronicles of Ripper: Book of Thoth

Author: will_conqueror1

Rating: T

Summary: Rupert Giles is given an official title at the Council, he expected to be placed in research or translation, instead he was placed in the mysterious Department of Acquisitions.

Pairing: Rupert/OFC

Timeline: Takes place in 1983, three years after the events in the previous entry of this series, Guilt.
Previous Entries:

The Chronicles of Ripper
Guilt: Part I, Part II, and Part III

Word Count: ~8000

A/N: I am still working on my prequel to this series The Misadventures of Ru and Clara, unfortunately the scope of the story was far greater than I originally anticipated and I knew I would not have it ready for my first posting day. I still hope I can have it in time for my last posting day, or by the free for all day. If not, I will probably save it until next year’s SoG. That being said, because I had originally planned to post the first installment of the Misadventures series I hadn’t any intention of posting something to the Chronicles series, this story was a last minute replacement when I learned I wouldn’t have the other fic ready in time, and was completed in less than five days, so I want to send a special thank you to [personal profile] the_huffster for giving it a once-over and to [personal profile] littleotter73 for letting me bounce ideas off her.

A/N 2: Spells performed are actual spells in the Buffyverse (from both the series and the comics), they can be found here


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03 June 2017 @ 07:14 am
Title: Epilogues
Author: [livejournal.com profile] darkheartwalsh
AO3 Mirror: HERE
Rating: FRAO
Setting: Post-Chosen, Post-Comics
Pairing(s): Giles/Buffy, Giles/Faith (implied, minor)
Word Count: approx.. 10,000
Warnings: Suicidal ideation, Future AU
A/N: Thank you to the lovely [personal profile] dragonyphoenix for being wonderful enough to beta this fic for me, and thank you to [personal profile] quaggy for her suggestions regarding prophecies and pop-culture. You both rock.

Also, please take note of the warnings. This story focuses on a topic that some may find potentially triggering.


Sometimes, there are no happily ever afters. Only endings.


Giles runs; Buffy follows.

Epilogues (Giles/Buffy) FRAO )
05 September 2016 @ 10:56 pm
Title: Somewhere Close By
          Part 1: Lost and Found
          Part 2: Early Morning Wake-Up Call
          Part 3: Not for the Faint of Heart
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen; no comics and no references to Angel Season 5
Pairings: Giles/Buffy
Notes: I apologize for the delay in posting this final part. I seemed to have been wrestling with it all summer (and a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73 for listening to me moan about it all summer!). I suppose it's appropriate that I'm finally posting on Labor Day, since that's traditionally been considered the end of summer in the States. Thank you to all for a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to next year already! (Oh, and I've posted it on AO3 for those that prefer that platform. I'll eventually put it up on FF.Net too.)

Not for the Faint of Heart )
31 July 2016 @ 12:20 am
Title: Slayer and Watcher
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character/Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: For the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles fest
Warning(s): Character Deaths, AU
Word Count: 2,411
Date Written: 25 July 2016
Summary: There's a prophecy about Slayers and their Watchers that Giles has kept hidden all this time. )
Hello, everyone! Thanks to the mods for hosting this wonderful space for all Giles fans! And thank you to my fellow fans! I'd hoped to have a long fic done by my posting day. Except RL had other plans for me. Oh well, may I present a short fic for your amusement:

Title: Someone (Or, The Watcher's Night Off Continues)
Characters: Giles/Joyce (BtVS)
Setting: Season 4
Length: ~1330
Rated: G
Author's Note: This ficlet can be read as a standalone, or as Part 3 of a trio of Musical Giles shorts. The other two stories are: Part 1: "Lust at First Sight" (Giles, OC; Length: 572, PG). Part 2: "The Watcher's Night Off" (Giles; Length: 340, G). Unbeta'd as I just wrote it this morning in a fit of panic. RL, yo.
Feedback: Yes, yes, yes!!! Won't you please be so kind?

Gathering up his guitar and sheet music, Giles bowed graciously and murmured thank-you’s amidst a thunderous applause, a little dumbfounded at the warm reception....
11 July 2016 @ 09:23 am

Title: Legacies
Author: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73
Characters: Buffy/Giles
Rating: FRM
Setting: Two years post Chosen, no comics.
Word Count: 23,150
Summary: After helping to rebuild the Council, Buffy and Giles team up to search out artifacts and investigate supernatural issues on its behalf. This assignment takes them to Germany along the Mosel River to meet up with a man who has a couple of medieval manuscripts in his possession belonging to the Council and to the Giles family. What sort of wisdom can a long dead ancestor impart after 750 years? And what were his books doing in the possession of someone not affiliated with the Council?
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] foreverbooks, to whom I am totally indebted for stepping in to help when other arrangements fell through. This story is a behemoth and she took it all in stride.
Disclaimer: Just for fun, not profit
A/N 1: Special thanks to my friend emerys for help with some of the French background - it goes deeper than what is in the actual story, but it was fun to create that world, and to my friend Regan for the Latin translation.
A/N 2: This story was not supposed to be this long, but it evolved and needed to be told in its current form. I didn’t write it in chapter form, so there are no real natural breaks for me to parcel it out on LJ which is why I am posting on AO3 and linking to Summer of Giles.
A/N 3: Dedicated to [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano, thank you for being you.


10 July 2016 @ 02:30 pm
Title: Sanctuary
Author: DHW
Rating: FRAO
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Setting: Several years post Chosen.
Word Count: 7,630
Warning: Mildly kinky D/s. And sex. Quite a bit of that, actually.
AO3 Mirror: Here

Summary: Buffy's imploding. Giles thinks he has just the solution to her little problem.


Mildly kinky sex in an enchanted garden.

Yeah, that about sums this up. Very high brow literature <*/sarcasm>

A/N: No angst. Much sex. Little plot. So shameless. Could probably do with a bit of a beta *mumble mumble* DHW is a lazy sod who almost didn’t finish in time *mumble mumble* but never mind. Hopefully it’s not too painful or wildly OOC!

Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to the almighty Joss. I’m just playing in his sandpit. Sad, sad times.

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Part two in the Sanctuary Series can be found HERE at AO3.
Title: A Brief Discourse on the Nature of Infinity
Author: DHW
Pairing(s)/Characters: Giles/Buffy.
Rating: FRAO
Setting: Post Chosen, Post Season 8 (comics), Future AU
Word Count: 6,464
AO3 Mirror: Here

Summary: Sometimes forever can get a little complicated.

Author's notes: This is cannon compliant all the way through the season 8 comics – possibly even further (haven’t finished season 9 yet). If you haven’t read the comics, all you need to know is that after his death at the hands of a possessed Angel (Twilight, yo!), Giles is resurrected as a 12-year-old boy but with all his memories intact. Since both Giles and Buffy seem to suffer from an inability to stay dead, I thought this would be a fun concept to play with.

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix who was lovely enough to beta this piece for me and make Giles sound much more Giles-y.

Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to the almighty Joss. I’m just playing in his sandpit. Sad, sad times.

EDIT: (Oct, 2016)
Shiny Thing: Winner at the [livejournal.com profile] wicked_awards (2016) in the Showtime (best original plot/AU) category.

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Once upon a time, so very long ago, the world held no shadows. A riot of colour and life, it spun gently on its axis in a galaxy of stars. And upon this world the sun never set and the night never came. There was no evil, no demons waiting in the dark. Instead there was only sunshine and light and love. Here the good were good, stalwart and true, safe in their happily ever afters. There was no fear, no pain.

In this world, no one ever died.

Life was a fairytale, more myth than anything, and it began like this:

Once upon a time, there was a man who lived again. And again. And again.

His name was Rupert and he was lonely.

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So one more round at Summer of Giles, and it's my posting day in England, so let's go. :) This year I'm playing with a trope I've always wanted to play with: the soul-bond.

FIC TITLE: The Marcellus Variation
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
LENGTH: Approximately 2600 words
RATING: Teen, for language
SUMMARY: We're going AU in Season Six, right around the time of "Life Serial." Just another Magic Box night, but someone's about to try a spell....

'Wait. Giles, do you feel something strange? Like a humming, or a vibration, or a humming vibration?' she said, her brown eyes gone wide. 'Something strange and vaguely magic?' )
31 July 2015 @ 08:46 pm

Title: Vitality
Author: Jen
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Timeline: Season 7, Post-Chosen
Rating: FRM
Summary: Buffy and Giles celebrate their victory over The First, and finally have a conversation long overdue. Sequel to my 2012 Summer of Giles fic “Mortality”
Word Count: 2,191

Author’s Note: This is my fifth year in a row I’ve participated in Summer of Giles. I’m really excited to be back. I recently graduated from university, and with all the excitement I forgot to sign up for a day, so I’m posting on the free post day. I was originally planning to write something else, but I couldn’t get it finished in time, maybe I'll have it ready for next summer. I hope this is okay, I started this morning and sent it to[livejournal.com profile] the_huffsterfor a once over.

A/N 2: This story is a sequel, you don’t have to read the first part, Mortality, but you can if you want. If you do you may notice that I said I was planning to make it a two part series and that I hoped to have the second post done by free for all day. Little did I know it would take me three years to make it happen.

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Read and review if you have time. I love feedback.

Title: Sad That You Can't Hear
Characters: Giles
Word Count: 517
Note: I hadn't planned another post for this season's Summer of Giles, but I was listening to Cat Steven's How Can I Tell You and some of the lyrics gave me an idea: after Jenny's death, Rupert talks to her, speaking to her as if she were there. This scene would not be the first scene but I came up with the idea on Wednesday and haven't had time to explore it in depth, meaning this is the only scene I've written so far.

Edit (4 Aug 2015): Nominated for the 2015 No Rest for the Wicked Awards
No Rest for the Wicked Awards Nominee

Edit (10 Aug 2015): Nominated for the Sunny D Awards
Nominated for Sunny D Awards 2012

Edit (2 Jan 2016): Nominated at the Headline Awards in the Twosome of Cuteness category.
Edit (20 Jan 2016): Runner-up in the Twosome of Cuteness category.
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‘Sad That You Can’t Hear’ is the epitome of tragic romance. The beautiful writing makes us grieve along with Giles as he mourns his lost Jenny, in a story that brings her vividly to life in so many ways, painfully underlining the gnawing absence at the heart of the story. In canon, we lose Jenny Calendar pretty quickly. This emotional tale reminds us that for Giles, love lasted much longer.

Edit (4 Feb 2016): Nominated at Round 11 of Running With Scissors.

At first, Rupert had seen her everywhere. That had faded with time but he had thought he might have this once final glance, perhaps waiting by the pond? She wasn't there, of course. His gaze dropped to her tombstone. The pale granite glowed as brightly as she ever had. The bronze marker, dull even in the bright sunlight, spelled out her name: Jennifer Calendar. )
28 July 2015 @ 01:53 pm
Hello. It's my second posting day today, and here's my offering. Thanks to the mods and all the wonderful contributors for keeping the Giles love going.

Setting: BtVS season 7, five days after the end of Chosen
Pairing: Giles/Olivia
Rating: PG
Beta: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rebcake for read-through and suggestions. All mistakes are of course mine.
Disclaimer: Not for profit, please don't sue, etc.
Giles is a bit rude about California at one point in this story. Sorry about that. I loved California when I was there. On the other hand, I didn't spend all my time fighting vampires, demons and the forces of darkness.

Lies My Lover Told Me

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19 July 2015 @ 05:13 pm
Title: blindr dot com, or, The Importance of Coconut-Milk Lattes to Long-Term Success
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Rating: Teen
Summary: Giles owns a third-wave coffee shop and bean roastery. His loyal staff thinks he should start dating again. He thinks it would be a disaster. He’s right.
Word count: 6400
Contains: Oz, Tara, Anya, Xander, and Willow in supporting roles. Cameo appearance by Robin Sachs as Ethan. Coffee. Coconut milk. Mockery of the paleo diet. An extended milk-steaming sequence. More coffee. Two very bad blind dates and one that works out differently.

“Coconut milk?”

Rupert Giles turned the box over in his hands, for this coconut milk came in a box, not in a can. The sort he used when cooking came in cans, and was often so thick as to make the idea of using it in a latte ludicrous. This sounded quite liquid when he shook it, and the box was similar to the ones the soya milk came in. But coconut milk? He set the box down on the bar-top and repeated his question to Anya.

Coconut milk? )