15 July 2017 @ 10:05 pm
Note: DHW is having computer problems and can't access what she meant to post today. So, we are swapping days. She'll - hopefully! - have her lost tale back and ready to go on Sunday the 23rd which was originally one of my posting days, and I'm posting in her place today.

Title: In a Corner of My Soul
Chapter: I Robot; You Jane 2/4
AO3 Mirror:
HERE
fanfiction.net Mirror
HERE
Rating:
PG
Setting: Season 1 of BtVS
Word Count: 5381
Note: Many of these scenes were written for prompts at
Taming the Muse.
Warning: Inappropriate language; violence; death of a canon character

 

Appearances could be deceiving, take Masa Luna for example. Sure, up front it practically cloned a 7-11, if you ignored the offerings of Adobadas potato chips and Jarritos, a surprisingly refreshing soda, especially the lime. The back of the store, however, that's where the real action was: a late night grill offering up the best Mexican and Salvadorean fare this side of L.A. That fyarl messing the place up? So not necessary.  )
 
 
 
07 July 2016 @ 03:27 pm

Title: In a Corner of My Soul
Chapter/Episode: Angel
Summary: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1
Previous chapters
Angel, Part 1, including a review of what's happened so far
Angel, Part 2
Angel, Part 3
Angel, Part 4

Angel, Part 5

Angel, Part 6 )

 
 
07 July 2016 @ 03:25 pm

Title: In a Corner of My Soul
Chapter/Episode: Angel
Summary: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1
Previous chapters
Angel, Part 1, including a review of what's happened so far
Angel, Part 2
Angel, Part 3
Angel, Part 4

Angel, Part 5 )

 
 
05 July 2016 @ 09:34 am
Title: In a Corner of My Soul
Chapter/Episode: Angel
Summary: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1
Previous chapters
Angel, Part 1, including a review of what's happened so far
Angel, Part 2


Angel, Part 3 )
 
 
 
04 July 2016 @ 10:51 am

Note: This is a chapter in a continuing story. The notes below will catch you up but if you want to read the previous chapters, they can be found on Archive of Our Own.
Note: Thanks to Gill O and Il Mio Capitano for help with terms Giles might use for a police officer.

Notes: Our story so far )

Angel, Part 1 )

 
 
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. )
 
 
22 July 2015 @ 07:57 am
Title: "Teacher's Pet": Chapter 3 of In a Corner of My Soul
Author: Dragon's Phoenix
Rating: PG
Word count: 12766
Summary: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1
Note: Apologies for the font change; LJ does stupid stuff like that to me.
Note: LJ didn't put in my paragraph breaks. I've tried to fix it but if you see two scenes merged together without a line break, please let me know.

Part 3/3 )

 
 
22 July 2015 @ 07:50 am
Title: "Teacher's Pet": Chapter 3 of In a Corner of My Soul
Author: Dragon's Phoenix
Rating: PG
Word count: 12766
Summary: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1
Note: Apologies for the font change; LJ does stupid stuff like that to me.
Note: LJ didn't put in my paragraph breaks. I've tried to fix it but if you see two scenes merged together without a line break, please let me know.

Part 2/3 )

 
 
22 July 2015 @ 07:38 am
Title: "Teacher's Pet": Chapter 3 of In a Corner of My Soul
Author: Dragon's Phoenix
Rating: PG
Word count: 12766
Summary: Giles as the Big Bad of Season 1
Note: Apologies for the font change; LJ does stupid stuff like that to me.

Notes / Previously ... )


Part 1 )

 
 
29 June 2014 @ 08:55 am
Summary: In the comics Giles gives Faith the opportunity to help Slayers who have gone astray. In this story she extends her purview to Watchers to make sure a resurrected Giles has a choice about what to do with his new life.
Note: I took the idea of Giles coming back as a twelve year old and ran with it. This does not follow comic canon. Big Al, Alexander Edwards, is my own character and is not Alisdair, the wizard from the comics.
Note: Mr. Bun is a character in the graphic novel, The Unwritten. Rupert would know him from a series of stories called Willowbank Tales.
Note: I was working on this pretty much down to the last minute so there are typos. If you see any, please let me know. I'd like to fix them.
Note: I had so much help I hope I can name them all.
GillO went to town with recommending food Giles would have liked with a child, with suggesting what Giles’ family home would be like, and with suggesting names for Giles’ mother. She also beta read this story over to make sure I got the British elements right. Of course I continued to change it after I gave her a copy to edit because story additions had me running behind and because I’m just like that. Naturally all errors are my own. I would say she was concerned I’d let loose another tea story fiasco, but she went over and beyond so it’s more likely that she’s naturally an amazingly nice person.
Il Mio Capitano suggested foods Giles might like as well as names for Giles’ mother. Also, along with pickamix, is the reason I expanded the role of Giles’ aunts in the story.
Devo79 commented on the Giles’ favorite food thread and suggested names for Giles’ mother.
More excellent suggestions for the name of Giles’ mother came from Gabrielle, rbfvid,baudown, and StarKat.

Finally, many, many thanks to pickamix. Not only did her comments help me decide to give Giles’ aunts a wider role in the story, but her comment about Giles’ maturity level – given adolescent hormones – added a completely new thread into the mix and gave me my most excellent ending.


The room, red and gold everywhere, looked like someone’s virgin kid was about to be debauched. For all that Big Al had ranted on about intentions being a heavy-duty deal for the ritual, the room he’d dumped them in wasn’t raising anything pure in Faith’s thoughts. Taking one look at the overly-stuffed velvet chairs, she decided to stand. Angel was sitting. Of course Angel was sitting. He’d been practically shitting guilt ever since he, or Twilight using his body, had killed Giles. Faith was sort of surprised he hadn’t found a bed of nails to lie on. )