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? )
 
 
 
22 July 2012 @ 03:51 pm
Title: Entangled 1/2
Rating: adult
Pairings: Giles/Buffy, Willow/Xander, with other pairings implied
Summary: The timing is going to be tight, but they should be able to deal with the demon and get back home before the heat starts. Giles is sure of it. Famous last words.
Tags: alpha/beta/omega dynamics, dom/sub, biting, marking, pegging, core four
Wordcount: 17K


A note on ABO dynamics for newcomers: Fanlore has an article describing the trope. In brief, omegas go into heat and are fertile; alphas mate with the omegas and can impregnate them. Betas are infertile and do not go into heat. This story features a non-animalistic variation on ABO-verse dynamics with no knotting, no self-lubricating butts, and no feminization of male omegas. (Aside from the mpreg, that is.) I have departed from other conventions of the trope where it suited me, but I’ve 100% run with the Excuse for Lots of Sex convention.


The story... )

Concluded in part 2.
 
 
 
 
18 July 2011 @ 02:39 pm
Title: Arms and the Man 5/6
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Rating: R

Continued from part 4.

A message from Sir John. )

Concluded in part 6.
 
 
18 July 2011 @ 02:39 pm
Title: Arms and the Man 5/6
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Rating: R

Continued from part 4.

A message from Sir John. )

Concluded in part 6.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 July 2011 @ 02:23 pm
Title: Arms and the Man 1/6
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Summary: An ancient order of knights makes Giles an intriguing offer, but both the Order and the Council seem to think he has to give up Buffy first. Buffy has her own opinion about that.
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Tags: chivalry, council, england, first time, knights, magic, mild D/s, season 4, swords, vampires
Word count: 48K
Notes: This was originally inspired by a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] het_idcrack round 1: "Buffy/Giles. During a knighting ceremony (by the Queen? by the Slayer herself?), or a similar rite, Buffy decides she likes him on his knees." Further inspiration came from a [livejournal.com profile] wickedfox manipulation. Beta reading services provided by Mr Pedia.

Sharp stakes, sharp swords, and the reassuring sharp brain of her Watcher. )
Continued in part 2.
 
 
18 July 2011 @ 02:23 pm
Title: Arms and the Man 1/6
Pairing: Giles/Buffy
Summary: An ancient order of knights makes Giles an intriguing offer, but both the Order and the Council seem to think he has to give up Buffy first. Buffy has her own opinion about that.
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Tags: chivalry, council, england, first time, knights, magic, mild D/s, season 4, swords, vampires
Word count: 48K
Notes: This was originally inspired by a prompt from [livejournal.com profile] het_idcrack round 1: "Buffy/Giles. During a knighting ceremony (by the Queen? by the Slayer herself?), or a similar rite, Buffy decides she likes him on his knees." Further inspiration came from a [livejournal.com profile] wickedfox manipulation. Beta reading services provided by Mr Pedia.

Sharp stakes, sharp swords, and the reassuring sharp brain of her Watcher. )
Continued in part 2.
 
 
 
 
Title: Professor G's Uncanny Scoobies #1 1/2
Author: [livejournal.com profile] antennapedia
Pairing: Giles/Xander
Summary: Xander's carelessness with magical artifacts might have got him in more trouble than he can reasonably escape, even with Giles's help.
Rating: teen
Warnings: none
Wordcount: 11.5K

The Range Rover Giles had hired for the drive out of Asyut was seventies vintage, indestructible but with aircon long since defunct. )
 
 
Title: Professor G's Uncanny Scoobies #1 1/2
Author: [livejournal.com profile] antennapedia
Pairing: Giles/Xander
Summary: Xander's carelessness with magical artifacts might have got him in more trouble than he can reasonably escape, even with Giles's help.
Rating: teen
Warnings: none
Wordcount: 11.5K

The Range Rover Giles had hired for the drive out of Asyut was seventies vintage, indestructible but with aircon long since defunct. )
 
 
Title: Broken Vessel
Author: Antennapedia
Pairing: gen
Rating: FRT
Summary: Giles has just enough money left for a train ticket.
Word count: 4100
Warnings: Mild warnings for drug use, aftermath of canonical minor character death, suicidal ideation.
Notes: Makes reference to "The Co-Conspirators", but can stand alone.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. I claim no ownership and am making no money.

To forgive is an act of compassion, Buffy. It's, it's not done because people deserve it. It's done because they need it. )