Title: Home Invasion
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating FRT
Characters: Giles, Ethan
Length: 100

Now this was an idea worth investigating, thought Ethan. He'd only planned to slip into Giles' apartment, then slip out again with a few valuables. But if the silly sod was taking a bath... How delicious. Really, Rupert, it's as if you're expecting me.
 
Ethan discarded his shoes and loosened his belt. Petty larceny was all good, but now there were better things he could get his hands on.
 
Two sets of screams brought Giles racing downstairs.
 
"Why the hell have you got a vampire chained in your bathtub?" Ethan spluttered.
 
Giles eyed him coldly.
 
"Too big for the sink."
 
 
 
I'm following on from 'Giles started counting', because I had this idea for it that I just couldn't shake.


Title: Busted Flush
Author: il-mio-capitano
Length: 100
Characters: Giles
Rating: FRC


Giles started counting his winnings when the young croupier touched his elbow.

"Could you step this way, please?"

He was led through dingy corridors until he found himself outside among the garbage bins, facing a slick haired casino manager, and a number of burly gentlemen, all apparently having been squeezed into their suits after a hard day's cage fighting.

"I don't know what you did, but you will never come back here again. Understand?"

Giles nodded vigorously, and to his relief, they turned, leaving both his winnings and his face intact.

The Sunnydale survivors needed better ways of making money.
 
 
06 June 2017 @ 10:46 am
As we have a few consecutive days with no sign-ups, it seems a good time to play first line/last line drabble challenge.

The Rules are:
1. Open to everyone from now until end of June 8th. After that, no more please as we will be back to regular posting days.
2. Drabbles only of 100 word length exactly (though I'm not going to count).
3. Your drabble must begin by using the last line of a previous drabble. One long chain of drabbles is good, but you are free to pick up any last line. A last line can be used more than once.
4. Create a new post each time (keeps it easier to track).

I get to go first! My thanks to [personal profile] quaggy for this prompt. Also my apologies for using it in only a drabble. Hope you don't mind too much.

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Title: Shooty Dog Blues

Author: il-mio-capitano

length: 100

 

 "<<Exterminate! Exterminate!>>"

 

Joyfully, Giles worked the control paddle and his model Dalek patrolled officiously around his office and then out into the corridor. It was highly unprofessional but clearly the best Christmas present ever he'd ever had.

 

"<<K-9 will engage!>>"

 

From out of Xander's office, another Dr Who toy appeared and, much to the disapproval of the rest of the staff, the two locked in deadly laser battle. Giles fired but Xander was quicker and the Dalek lost power on a direct hit.

 

"Bad dog," snarled Giles.

 

The dog's antenna ears wiggled proudly.

 

"<<Affirmative>>."

 

"I wasn't talking to you."

 


 
 
01 June 2017 @ 12:11 pm
It is my very great pleasure to kick off this year's Summer of Giles. I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoys the next two months.

Title: Second Sight
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: FRT
Characters: Giles mainly, his grandmother, his dad, Willow & Buffy
Ships: Nah. None of those. It's Gen.
Length: 9800 and a bit

Summary: Accidentally thrown back in time to his younger body, can Giles overcome how others see him and prevent a tragedy?

Click here for the link to the fic on AO3. 

Comments or feedback here or there, I don't mind. 
 
 

Title: Old Tricks
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: FRT
Length: 9,100
Characters: Buffy, Willow,Xander, Giles

Beta and chief comma wrangler: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73

Notes: I thought it would be fun to see the core 4 in 2015. So here is fun, plotty, gen (no shipping) fic, that is set bang up to date. Some things never change though.

Old Tricks... )

 
 
01 July 2015 @ 05:00 pm

Title: Dead Stock Clearance
Author: il-mio-capitano
Characters: Giles/Anya (ish)
Rating FRT
Length 1390

Summary: Late night working in the Magic Box. Just how do Giles and Anya deal with unwelcome visits from vampires? A fluffy something for the first free for all posting day. Yay for [livejournal.com profile] summer_of_giles

Dead Stock Clearance... )

 
 
02 June 2015 @ 12:30 pm

Title: The Innocent Sleep
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: FRT
Length: 8,500
Butt-kicking beta: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73
Characters: Giles, Buffy (not romantically, this is Watcher Slayer fic.)
Setting: First night after the events of Chosen and tensions are high. Buffy sets out to tell Giles exactly what she thinks of his shitty behaviour the past few months.

The Innocent Sleep... )

 
 

Title: One Day Like This 2/2
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: FRT
Length: this chapter approx. 6,000
Setting: Post Chosen. No comics. England.
Characters: Giles, Xander, Buffy, Willow (Andrew,Kennedy). No ships, general fic


Part two of two... )

 
 

Title: One Day Like This 1/2
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: FRT
Length: this chapter approx. 6,000
Setting: Post Chosen. No comics. England.
Characters: Giles, Xander, Buffy, Willow (Andrew,Kennedy). No ships, general fic

I have two consecutive days so part two will be posted tomorrow.

Part one of two... )

 
 
15 June 2013 @ 09:00 am

Title: Watchers End
Author: il_mio_capitano
Rating: FRT
Length: 5600 roughly
Setting: Season 6. Giles in London.

This way to Watchers End... )

 
 
20 July 2012 @ 09:25 pm

Title: Xander’s Kingdom
Author: il_mio_capitano
Length: 3150
Characters: Giles, Xander
Rating: PG13 (some language)
Setting: Vaguely post Chosen.


Final Apology: Not remotely slash, don't go getting your hopes up.

Xander's Kingdom... )

 
 

So YAY! Summer of Giles 2012 here we go. It is my very great privilege to kick off this year's Giles Love Fest. I hope you enjoy it.

Title: There Are Things I Want To Tell You
Author:
il_mio_capitano
Setting: End of episode Grave: Season Six. Anya, Giles
Rating: PG if that
Length: 3,350 or thereabouts

Summary: Buffy wasn’t the only one who had things to confess to Giles

Disclaimer: There is some dialogue here from the episode Grave originally written by David Fury. I’m probably infringing copyright but not for financial gain which I hope excuses it.


There are things... )

 
 
Title: And All The King's Men
Author: il_mio_capitano
Characters: Giles, Buffy, Xander, Willow. Post Chosen
Length: 4000 and change
Rating: PG13
Gratitude: My deepest thanks to [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73  for the last minute proof read and sanity check. All errors remain my responsibility. PM me anything glaring.
Final note: Phew. Made it!

Of Californian motels and English summer nights... )
 
 
Title: And All The King's Men
Author: il_mio_capitano
Characters: Giles, Buffy, Xander, Willow. Post Chosen
Length: 4000 and change
Rating: PG13
Gratitude: My deepest thanks to [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73  for the last minute proof read and sanity check. All errors remain my responsibility. PM me anything glaring.
Final note: Phew. Made it!

Of Californian motels and English summer nights... )
 
 
22 June 2011 @ 08:39 am
Title: Cuckoo in the Nest
Author: il_mio_capitano

Characters: Ethan/Buffy, Giles/Ethan, Giles/Buffy

Length: 7300 or so
Rating: Teen is my usual standard. No smut but maybe the odd swear word.
Disclaimer: Call me Joss.
Premise: At the end of Season 4’s A New Man Ethan Rayne seizes one last opportunity to turn the tables.
A/Notes:  I enjoyed Faith & Buffy swapping bodies a lot, but wouldn’t it have been fun with Ethan and Giles? I mean, isn’t everything better with a side order of Ethan?

Ethan Reigns... )
 
 
22 June 2011 @ 08:39 am
Title: Cuckoo in the Nest
Author: il_mio_capitano

Characters: Ethan/Buffy, Giles/Ethan, Giles/Buffy

Length: 7300 or so
Rating: Teen is my usual standard. No smut but maybe the odd swear word.
Disclaimer: Call me Joss.
Premise: At the end of Season 4’s A New Man Ethan Rayne seizes one last opportunity to turn the tables.
A/Notes:  I enjoyed Faith & Buffy swapping bodies a lot, but wouldn’t it have been fun with Ethan and Giles? I mean, isn’t everything better with a side order of Ethan?

Ethan Reigns... )
 
 
06 July 2010 @ 08:27 am
Title: Watcher Back
Author: il_mio_capitano
Characters: Largely Giles senior in person. But it’s all about junior really.
Rating: G/FRC. Fun for all the family. No Bad Language. No Sex (please I’m British).
Disclaimer: Joss’ sandbox. I’m just building pretty castles.
Words: 6000 and a bit. Definitely probably change out of 6300.
Summary: Post Film. Pre Series. How did a man who was never invited to the Watcher’s retreat end up in Sunnydale with the Slayer?
Warning: Stuffy Council politics. You might want to open a window.

This is London calling... )

... 
 
 
06 July 2010 @ 08:27 am
Title: Watcher Back
Author: il_mio_capitano
Characters: Largely Giles senior in person. But it’s all about junior really.
Rating: G/FRC. Fun for all the family. No Bad Language. No Sex (please I’m British).
Disclaimer: Joss’ sandbox. I’m just building pretty castles.
Words: 6000 and a bit. Definitely probably change out of 6300.
Summary: Post Film. Pre Series. How did a man who was never invited to the Watcher’s retreat end up in Sunnydale with the Slayer?
Warning: Stuffy Council politics. You might want to open a window.

This is London calling... )

... 
 
 
14 June 2010 @ 05:31 pm
As agreed by [livejournal.com profile] katekat1010   here's my first ever submission to Summer of Giles!


Title:
Common Ground
Author:
il_mio_capitano
Characters: Giles & Angel – not remotely slash.
Rating: PG. Some quaint Anglo Saxon phrasing.
Disclaimer: Joss' sandbox. I'm just building pretty castles.
Words: about 1800 or so.
Summary:
There's one thing Giles has to do…


I got a kick out of writing this. I hope you enjoy it too. )
 
 
14 June 2010 @ 05:31 pm
As agreed by [livejournal.com profile] katekat1010   here's my first ever submission to Summer of Giles!


Title:
Common Ground
Author:
il_mio_capitano
Characters: Giles & Angel – not remotely slash.
Rating: PG. Some quaint Anglo Saxon phrasing.
Disclaimer: Joss' sandbox. I'm just building pretty castles.
Words: about 1800 or so.
Summary:
There's one thing Giles has to do…


I got a kick out of writing this. I hope you enjoy it too. )