04 July 2015 @ 09:32 am
My usual practice for my contributions to the community is to write one gen fic and one fic for my One True Pairing. The gen fic was in June; this is my 'ship fic. ;)

TITLE: The Second Step
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
RATING: PG-ish for the occasional bit of language
LENGTH: 1775 words
SUMMARY: AU after "The Gift".
It is the Fourth of July -- Anya's birthday -- and a fairy godfather makes a visit to the Magic Box.

The Second Step )
 
 
12 June 2015 @ 08:49 am
TITLE: Rank Outsiders
AUTHOR: LJS
LENGTH: 1940 words
CHARACTERS: Giles, Lindsey McDonald
RATING: PG-ish
SUMMARY: A crossover (mostly canon-compliant), between Series 3 and 4 of BtVS and pre-series Angel: The Series. Acknowledgement to the song "Tumbling Dice," popularized by the Rolling Stones.

Giles is at loose ends after the Mayor, after Buffy's graduation. He goes to Los Angeles in order to collect a rare book; he has to deal with a young lawyer from Wolfram and Hart; he learns a few things.

The bar was called the Two Unicorns. )
 
 
15 June 2014 @ 07:24 pm
It's after midnight in Oxford, where this fic is set, so I'll go ahead and post it for the Monday offering.

FIC: Bells and Memories
AUTHOR: LJS
RATING: Teen for (occasional) language
PAIRING: Giles/Anya around the edges
LENGTH: just under 2400 words
SUMMARY: Diverging from canon after Season 6 "Tabula Rasa." Back in England, Giles is in Oxford for a Watcher conference, feeling guilty about leaving Buffy and unhappy about leaving Anya. It's time for him to remember something that happened decades ago, when he was at university....

with a fresh rush of wind and the taste of ashes on his tongue, an old spell crumbled. He was, in memory, an angry young man nearing Carfax Tower. )
 
 
08 July 2013 @ 01:55 pm
And here's the second of my postings for today.

Unlike the other offering, this one is very much Giles/Anya....

TITLE: Sunset Limited
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
RATING: Teen
LENGTH: 5350 words
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Mutant Enemy et al.
SUMMARY: Diverging from canon at the Season Seven episode "Bring On The Night." (A brief prequel to the fic can be read here, but you don't need to.) While Buffy, Scoobies, and Potentials seek to find Spike, Giles and Anya take the Sunset Limited train toward San Antonio, enlightenment, and fulfilling a prophecy. Oh, and addressing something started in "Tabula Rasa" and "Grave".....

Sunset Limited )
 
 
08 July 2013 @ 06:44 am
This is the first of my postings for today.

TITLE: Folio
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: None
RATING: Gen
LENGTH: 625 words
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: That Joss Whedon guy et al.
SUMMARY: A small canon-compliant fic, set post-"Checkpoint" in Season 5. The structure is based on book-formats (how many times a standard printing sheet is folded in order to make up a leaf -- folio 2, quarto 4, octavo 8, duodecimo 12).

Giles is left a special book when the Council leaves Sunnydale.

Folio )
 
 
10 June 2013 @ 05:05 pm
According to the master calendar, today is Haiku day. So let's play!

TITLE: Watcher's Words
AUTHOR: Lori
LENGTH: 5 haiku
RATING: G

Summary: a very, very, very short story, set anytime from Season One through Five....

Giles opens his text. )
 
 
A small offering for this last open day....

TITLE: London Games
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: established Giles/Anya; however, mostly Giles-centric gen
LENGTH: 3000 words
RATING: General audiences
SUMMARY: This is a future-fic for the Investigations and Acquisitions 'verse, but those unfamiliar with that just need to know that we're AU post-"Showtime" and with no comic canon. Giles and Anya live in London and run Investigations and Acquisitions in between spots of demon-intelligence gathering for MI5.

This story is set four days ago, the day of the Opening Ceremonies for the London Olympics; there's a question of identification and security, which only Giles can answer.
(And if it seems like this fic crosses over a character from the BBC series Sherlock... well, I couldn't possibly comment.)

London Games )
 
 
10 July 2011 @ 07:39 am
Thanks to the mods for running this community!

FIC: Inside, by LJS
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
RATING: Teen for language
LENGTH: 5440 words
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Joss Whedon and Company;
SUMMARY: Diverges from canon post-"Chosen"

In [livejournal.com profile] rahirah 's Nertz to You Joss Whedon ficathon, I wrote a fic called "Outside", in which Buffy and Willow are in England investigating what Giles has been up to. (The premise of the ficathon was to change elements of comics canon as one wished.) This fic is the prequel to "Outside," although you certainly don't need to read the other to understand this. ;-)

Giles wants to know what happened to Anya. With the help of old friends, he finds out.


Read more... )
 
 
10 July 2011 @ 07:39 am
Thanks to the mods for running this community!

FIC: Inside, by LJS
PAIRING: Giles/Anya
RATING: Teen for language
LENGTH: 5440 words
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Joss Whedon and Company;
SUMMARY: Diverges from canon post-"Chosen"

In [livejournal.com profile] rahirah 's Nertz to You Joss Whedon ficathon, I wrote a fic called "Outside", in which Buffy and Willow are in England investigating what Giles has been up to. (The premise of the ficathon was to change elements of comics canon as one wished.) This fic is the prequel to "Outside," although you certainly don't need to read the other to understand this. ;-)

Giles wants to know what happened to Anya. With the help of old friends, he finds out.


Read more... )
 
 
This is the second of my two fics today.

TITLE: Hot Rocks
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: G/Anya in the background
RATING: PG
LENGTH: approximately 4800 words
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Joss Whedon and Company; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards et al.; [livejournal.com profile] stateless82 for a plot-suggestion.
SUMMARY: AU Season Seven (with established G/Anya).
Giles. Spike. A quest. A cave.
Should end well.

Hot Rocks )
 
 
This is the second of my two fics today.

TITLE: Hot Rocks
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: G/Anya in the background
RATING: PG
LENGTH: approximately 4800 words
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Joss Whedon and Company; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards et al.; [livejournal.com profile] stateless82 for a plot-suggestion.
SUMMARY: AU Season Seven (with established G/Anya).
Giles. Spike. A quest. A cave.
Should end well.

Hot Rocks )
 
 
Here's the first of my two fics for today. Thanks for this lovely celebration of Giles!

TITLE: From the Sent Folder of Rupert Giles, June 2002
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: G/Anya
RATING: Gen
LENGTH: approx 2450 words
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Joss Whedon and Co
SUMMARY: Diverges from canon post-"Grave". Historians have found these email epistles of Rupert Giles, preserved in his Sent folder, to be of some interest in building up a relationship history....

(From the Sent Folder of Rupert Giles, June 2002)
 
 
Here's the first of my two fics for today. Thanks for this lovely celebration of Giles!

TITLE: From the Sent Folder of Rupert Giles, June 2002
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: G/Anya
RATING: Gen
LENGTH: approx 2450 words
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Joss Whedon and Co
SUMMARY: Diverges from canon post-"Grave". Historians have found these email epistles of Rupert Giles, preserved in his Sent folder, to be of some interest in building up a relationship history....

(From the Sent Folder of Rupert Giles, June 2002)