Title: Here to Watch Girls
Author: ProtoNeoRomantic
Betas: Gilescandy & porkwithbones
Rating: Mature (work as a whole bordering on NC-17, but really just because of that one chaper a few chapters back)
Paring: Giles/Willow, Giles/Buffy, Giles/Cordelia, Giles/other female characters
Word Count:  1630 (this chapter)

“*Now* can I call an ambulance?” Willow pleaded, not for the first time. Nor the tenth. “No!” Giles ground out between clinched teeth. “I'm fine!” he lied transparently. “We need to keep—nuhg—working.” )

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Title: Here to Watch Girls
Author: ProtoNeoRomantic
Betas: Gilescandy & porkwithbones
Rating: NC-17 (work as a whole) Rated on the side of caution.
Paring: Giles/Willow, Giles/Buffy, Giles/Cordelia, Giles/other female characters
Word Count: 1532 (this chapter)
A Word about Punctuation and Irony: In this story, I've used a couple of unusual (but handy) punctuation marks which you may (or may not) be familiar with from the subtitles to the BtVS DVD box sets... if you've ever watched them with the subtitles on. This mark (!)--not the confused with the more common ! exclamation point—expresses irony or sarcasm. Or you can phrase your sarcasm in the form of a question, with this (?).

Chapter Five: Anywhere But Here

“We need to talk. Now!” she demanded. The entirely genuine anger she projected at him did nothing to mask her fear. “Now, yes,” Giles agreed, “but n—not here. You see w—we need to get out of the library!” “Oh no,” the Slayer countered, grabbing him by both arms and shoving him bodily into the tiny office, standing between him and the door. “You. Are. Not. Going. Anywhere!” )

 
 
 
 
 
 

Title: The Coldest Winter We Ever Spent... (Part VIII: Family Reunion)

Author: protoneoromanic

Pairing: Buffy/Giles, Giles/Angel, Giles/Jenny, Buffy/Angel, Buffy/Xander, Joyce/Original Vampire Character, Willow/Oz, Lily/Ricky, slight hints at others

Rating: Explicit/ NC-17
Word Count Part VIII: 3933

Trigger Warnings: RAPE, torture, underage sex, intergenerational sex, miscarriages, hostile sexual activity, extremely graphic violence
A/N: Ratings, Pairings, and Warnings apply to the work as a whole, and are added as soon as I know they're coming.
Beta: Unfortunately, there wasn't time.  I just finished this at about 10:30 tonight.

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A/N: "I'd say the words 'let that be a lesson to you' are a tad redundant at this juncture."  BtVS 2.5 "Reptile Boy"

“Oh! I think I got it this time!” Willow declared, “I think it's working!” The tiny pink dot on her screen glowed brightly over the city of Los Angeles, just as all available information suggested that it should. Without meaning too, several of the people holding hands in a circle around her hushed in anticipation, holding their breath. The dot flickered. “Keep chanting!” she instructed fiercely, as she clicked to enlarge the map and waited impatiently for the enlarged image to load.

Family Reunion )

 
 
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Title: The Coldest Winter We Ever Spent... (Part VII: Labor Day)

Author: protoneoromanic

Pairing: Buffy/Giles; hostile:Giles/Angel, Joyce/Original Vampire Character; background: Buffy/Angel, Giles/Jenny, Willow/Oz, Lily/Ricky; slight hints at others

Rating: Explicit/ NC-17
Word Count Part VI: 3439

Trigger Warnings: RAPE, torture, underage sex, intergenerational sex, miscarriages, hostile sexual activity, extremely graphic violence
A/N: Ratings, Pairings, and Warnings apply to the work as a whole, and are added as soon as I know they're coming.
Beta: gilescandy (Although there is only so much even she can do for a stubborn old thing like me!)

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A/N: "Wheel never stops turning.... You're up, you're down ... it doesn't change what you are." BtVS 6.15 "As You Were"

“So you're the infamous Mr. Giles,” the girl smirked, her tone an odd mixture of amused, impressed, and ostentatiously lascivious. “Surprised old Boneybutt left me alone with you. She must be slipping.”

Labor Day )

 
 
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Title: The Coldest Winter We Ever Spent... (Part VI: Where Does the Summer Go?)

Author: protoneoromanic

Pairing: Buffy/Giles; hostile:Giles/Angel, Joyce/Original Vampire Character; background: Buffy/Angel, Giles/Jenny, Willow/Oz, Lily/Ricky; slight hints at others

Rating: Explicit/ NC-17
Word Count Part VI: 2770

Trigger Warnings: RAPE, torture, underage sex, intergenerational sex, miscarriages, hostile sexual activity, extremely graphic violence
A/N: Ratings, Pairings, and Warnings apply to the work as a whole, and are added as soon as I know they're coming.
Beta: gilescandy (Although there is only so much even she can do for a stubborn old thing like me!)

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A/N: Giles: "Joyce, you mustn't blame yourself for her leaving." Joyce: "I don't.  I blame you." BtVS 3.1 "Anne"

Steeling herself, Gale grasped the knob of the library door firmly, ready to slid her key in. It turned in her hand, not locked after all. The Slayer, slouching boredly at her side, perked up just a little, hoping for trouble.

Where Does the Summer Go? )

 
 
Current Mood: cheerful
 
 
 

Title: The Coldest Winter We Ever Spent... (Part IV: Dog Days)

Author: protoneoromanic

Pairing: Buffy/Giles, Buffy/Angel, Giles/Angel, others hinted at

Rating: Explicit/ NC-17
Word Count Part IV: 3105

Trigger Warnings: RAPE, torture, underage sex, intergenerational sex, miscarriages, hostile sexual activity, extremely graphic violence
A/N: Ratings, and Warnings apply to the work as a whole, and are added as soon as I know they're coming.
Beta: gilescandy (Although there is only so much even she can do for a stubborn old thing like me!)

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A/N: "You think you know, who you are, what's to come.  You haven't even begun." BtVS 4.22 'Restless'

Giles slammed Buffy mercilessly against the coffee table. Glass shattered and she fell, hard but not far. The unforgiving tile floor pounded the shards of wood and glass into her naked back. His hands were around her throat now, squeezing the life from her.

Dog Days )

 
 
Current Mood: rushed
 
 

Title: The Coldest Winter We Ever Spent... (Part III: Aphelion)

Author: protoneoromanic

Pairing: Buffy/Giles, Buffy/Angel, Giles/Angel, others hinted at

Rating: Explicit/ NC-17
Word Count Part III: 3320

Trigger Warnings: RAPE, torture, underage sex, intergenerational sex, miscarriages
A/N: Ratings, and Warnings apply to the work as a whole.  Word Count is per posting.
Beta: gilescandy (Although there is only so much even she can do for a stubborn old thing like me!)

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A/N: "The thing that drains the life out of them is despair." BtVS 3.1 "Anne"

Once again, for the millionth time in not nearly as many days, Anne Winters sat on the edge of her bed straining to summon the requisite energy to get dressed, eat something, and go to work. ...

Aphelion )

 
 
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