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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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.
 

 

 
 
08 June 2017 @ 11:58 pm

Title:
 The Thaw
Characters: Giles, Buffy
Word Count: 100


There were just some things he didn’t want to know. When Buffy seemingly moved all her belongings into his home, he didn’t ask why, or for how long. He only counted his blessings she was there… with him.

 

In his quiet moments, he could pretend. Pretend she was staying. Pretend that anything salvageable between them hadn’t been sealed with the Hellmouth beneath the rubble that was Sunnydale.

 

Days turned to months and months to seasons. She offered no answers, but the awkwardness between them melted in the spring thaw. Finding her amidst the meadows, Giles finally invited her to stay.

 
 
06 June 2017 @ 04:09 pm
Title: Routine
Word Count:
 100
Characters: Buffy with a mention of Giles


In the darkness there was the sound of screaming and the scent of dust upon the midnight breeze: the hallmark of a routine patrol on an ordinary night in a dingy town founded atop the mouth of hell. No big.

 

Buffy casually twirled her stake. Five tonight. Three journeymen with a yen to take on the Slayer and two hapless fledglings. She wasn’t sure why they were called fledglings. Maybe it had something to do with the whole vamps turning into bats thing. Was that even a thing?

 

Something to ask her Watcher as soon as he stopped seeing stars.



**Edited to fix the first line. I had originally copied it down incorrectly.

 
 
31 July 2016 @ 10:54 am
Title: The Dartmoor Incident
Author: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73
Characters: Giles, Original Characters
Setting: Pre-series, Giles is eleven years old
Rating: FRT
Summary: Every Summer Giles visits his aunt and uncle. When he is eleven years old, he ventures up onto the moor and has his first supernatural encounter.
Disclaimer: Just for fun, not profit
A/N: I didn't have a beta for this story, so all mistakes are mine. However, I do want to thank [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano for her suggestions.

The Dartmoor Incident )

 
 
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.

Legacies

 
 
01 June 2016 @ 11:07 am

Hello! On behalf of [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano, [livejournal.com profile] rebelxxwaltz and I would like to extend our warmest welcome to Summer of Giles 2016!

To kick off the celebrations, reblexxwaltz and I decided that we would both write a short story (well, short for us!) to the same prompt and see what we could come up with and how different they might be from each other. We have often compared ourselves to Giles and Ethan (bonus points if you can guess who is who) so this was a fun exercise.

Prompt: Post Series, Giles and Ethan meet at a pub. Which path will their friendship take in the aftermath the apocalypse? The pub must be the World's End in Camden where rebelxxwaltz, il_mio_capitano, and I met up for our London 2012 adventures. Oh, and Ethan has to have a goatee.


Title: World's End
Author: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73
Rating: FRT
Characters: Giles, Ethan
Summary: After an apocalypse, sometimes what a Watcher really needs is a few drinks with an old friend.
Setting: A few months post Chosen (no comics)
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] foreverbooks
Disclaimer: For fun, not profit

World's End - Giles

Title: World's End
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rebelxxwaltz
Rating: FRT
Summary: A degenerate son of Chaos and a war-weary Watcher walk into a bar. Will they emerge as friends or enemies
Setting: A few months months post Chosen (no comics)
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Not even the pub, sadly.

World's End - Ethan

 
 
11 July 2015 @ 12:12 pm

Title: Finding Strength
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Buffy/Giles
Rating: FRM
Word Count: Just under 3200 (Check it out! I wrote a short story!)
Summary: This is a missing scene to the episode Intervention (S05e18), where Giles takes Buffy into the desert for a vision quest. When she returns to where he is waiting for her, they must perform a ritual to transfer Giles’ Watcher status back from the spirit guide and reestablish the connection between them.
Beta: il_mio_capitano. Thanks!
Disclaimer: Just playing in the sandbox Joss built. Just for fun. Not profit.
A/N1: The first section of the story contains the complete dialogue between Buffy and the First Slayer (spirit guide) written by the extremely talented Jane Espenson, and my description of the interaction between them.
A/N2: I often write to music. Thought it might be fun to let others know the song that was (mostly) on repeat while I was writing. It’s called One More Time (feat. Malukah and Tina Guo) by R. Armando Morabito. Check it out.

Finding Strength )
 
 
 
11 June 2014 @ 08:51 am

Title: The Arrangement

Author: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73

Pairing: Giles/Buffy

Rating: FRT

Setting: Post series, no comics
Summary: Watchers and Slayers lead lonely lives and share a common destiny. Sometimes they share a little more. Upon returning from a grueling assignment in the Amazon, Buffy finds that it isn’t enough anymore.

Beta: [livejournal.com profile] il_mio_capitano, with my heartfelt thanks.

Disclaimer: I own nothing in the Buffyverse and make no profit playing with Joss’ toys.

A/N: LJ says it's too large to post in one go, although I have posted larger fic, so I don't really know what is up with that. I think I found a natural break in the action to make it a little less jarring.

The Arrangement )