16 June 2017 @ 06:58 pm
Title: Kids Today 
Author: [personal profile] quaggy 
Rating: PG/FRC
Setting: Comic!verse inspired 
Pairing(s): Nothing overt
Word Count: about 2000
Summary: Still the body of his younger self, Giles watches over Buffy after she too is de-aged.
Warnings: Nope
Notes: This takes roughly place sometime after Season 10 of the comics, but be warned, this is written by someone who has only skimmed the comics. That's why I say it's comic!verse inspired, not necessarily compliant. And a HUGE thank you to [personal profile] littleotter73  for the speedy beta. 

If you prefer, you will also find it on my DW and over here on AO3. I'm happy to receive feedback in any of these places.

These kids today.... )

 
 
16 June 2017 @ 11:00 am
Title: People Watching
Series: Est Omne Iustus Academici
Author: [personal profile] quaggy 
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen, shortly before the season 5 Angel episode "The Girl in Question", but you don't have to watch that episode to know what's going on.
Pairing(s): Giles/Buffy
Word Count: a little over 2000
Summary: The observations made in an airport about a woman named Buffy.
Warnings: Nope
Notes: This is the start of series that I plan (eventually) to tell out of chronological sequence. It's a little light on the Giles, but I'll be posting something later to make up for it.

If you prefer, you can also find it on my DW and over here on AO3. I'm happy to receive feedback in any of these places.


Late April 2004 in an Italian airpot )
 
 
14 June 2017 @ 10:30 am
Title: Alternate Plans
Author: [personal profile] quaggy 
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-ep for "Tabula Rasa"
Pairing(s): mild Giles/Buffy
Word Count: about 2000
Summary: After the events at the Magic Box, Buffy makes a request that could change her whole life.
Warnings: Nope
Notes: Believe it or not, this started as a 100 word drabble for [community profile] giles_shorts that grew to epic proportions. I decided that it would be better here.

If you prefer, you can also find it on my DW and over here on AO3. I'm happy to receive feedback in any of these places.


After everything that happened... )


 
 
08 June 2017 @ 11:43 pm
Title: Righteous Anger
Characters: Giles & Buffy
Rating: G/FRC
Word count: 200
Last line / first line: "I wasn't talking to you."
Notes: This was the first drabble idea I had and the last one I finished. It's a double drabble which is kind of cheating, but since I'm posting this under the wire anyway, it's not like anyone can play off of my last line. I'd like to offer a gigantic thank you to [personal profile] littleotter73  for all her help today when I went on my drabble writing jag. Without her as my beta, I would never have had such quick turn around. Thank you so much, dear! This one is for you!


"I wasn't talking to you. Ever."

“Buffy, please…”

But she had already stormed off. Giles closed his eyes in pain. Buffy’s animosity too closely mirrored those last terrible days in Sunnydale. But things had changed dramatically since then and Giles had too much to lose now. So, he followed her.

Her office door was unlocked, which he took as a good sign. She was facing the window and she did not turn around as he approached.

“You can’t tell me that you want to spend the rest of your life with me and then try get yourself killed in the next breath,” she told him, her rage barely contained.

“I wasn’t trying to—“

“No!” she cried, spinning around to confront him. “You took on a Grosserhässlicher demon by yourself! What the hell were you thinking?”

“I was thinking you were trapped on the other side of the door he was guarding!”

“I wasn’t!”

“I know that! Now! Buffy, I promise you, I wasn’t taking any needless risks. There’s no power on this earth that could drag me away from you.”

“You really thought I was still imprisoned?”

“Yes.”

“That Big Ugly demon didn’t stand a chance, did he?”

“No.”
 
 
Title: A Typical Conversation Between Old Marrieds
Characters: Giles & Buff
Rating: PG/FRT
Word count: 100
Last line / first line: "Sometimes I do."
Notes: In case it's not clear by the number of apocalypses, this takes place about ten years after Chosen.


“Sometimes I do wonder why I bother. It’s not like any of them listen to me.”

“Slayers today…”

“You mock, Giles, but I’m serious. I’m treated like a senile old granny. Never mind that I’ve save the world fourteen times so far.”

“Fifteen. You forgot Caracas.”

“Right. The point is that today’s Slayers do not listen to me. They think I’m clueless and old-fashioned.”

“Well, I think you’re brilliant and sexy.”

“That’s because you are trying to get into my pants.”

“I am in your pants.”

“Oh! So, you are! Well, today’s looking better already!”

“Glad to be of service.”
 
 
08 June 2017 @ 10:59 pm
Title: Late Night Run
Characters: Xander, Giles & Buffy (or at least her voice)
Rating: G/FRC
Word count: 100
Last line / first line: "There were some things he just really didn’t want to know."
Notes: Apparently my brain won't let me go too long without traveling to shippy places.


There were some things he just really didn’t want to know. Like why Giles was sneaking out of Buffy’s room in the wee hours of the morning. But never let it be said that he’d pass up such an opportunity for embarrassment.

“And what do you think you’re doing?”

“Oh! Xander! Umm…”

“Because it looks like you’re sneaking out of Buffy’s like some Lothario.”

“I was not!”

“He’s coming back. He’s going to get more condoms,” Buffy’s voice called out. Xander looked at Giles, horrified.

“We ran out,” Giles shrugged.

Right. So, the only one he’d be embarrassing was himself.
 
 
08 June 2017 @ 01:39 pm
Title: Remember to Ask Your Watcher
Characters: Buffy & her Watchers
Rating: G/FRC
Word count: 100
Last line / first line: "Something to ask her Watcher as soon as he stopped seeing stars."
Notes: Directly related to a certain scene in 1x07.


Something to ask her Watcher, as soon as he stopped seeing stars, was why he bothered to train her in the quarterstaff, at all. She used stakes.

“Because it’s good physical conditioning,” said Merrick. “Once you’ve advanced a bit more, we’ll start training you in weapons that you’ll actually find useful on a hunt.”

But, months later, it was a different Watcher who began her weapons training. And he picked a quarterstaff, of all things, to start her off with. Seriously. She’d have to ask him if he ever bothered to read Merrick’s journals. Right after she kicked his butt.
 
 
08 June 2017 @ 10:34 am
Title: Family Matters
Characters: Giles
Rating: G/FRC
Word count: 100
Last line / first line: "The Sunnydale survivors needed better ways of making money."


The Sunnydale survivors needed better ways of making money. So, it was welcome news when a letter arrived stating that he was Richard Asquith’s sole surviving heir. He had been an elderly Watcher who had died in a Bringer attack. Giles hadn’t realized that he was related to the old goat, but, then again, most Watchers were.... He needed to talk to Willow immediately.

Between he and Robinson, they were related to most of the old Watcher families and better their money be dedicated to saving the world than go to the crown.

Now, this was an idea worth investigating.
 
 
05 June 2017 @ 02:25 pm
Title: Dénouement
Author: [personal profile] quaggy
Rating: PG-13/FRT
Setting: Post-Chosen
Pairing(s): mild Giles/Buffy, mentions Robin/Faith and Spike/Buffy
Word Count: about 5800
Summary: Buffy and Giles tie up some loose ends after the events of Chosen and, with a little help from her Watcher, Buffy finally gets some much needed sleep
Warnings: Mild swearing and some non-sexualized nudity.
Notes: On the last day of SoG last year, I posted a WiP that I called What's Next. This is the (finally) completed fic. It picks up right after that last closing shot of Buffy smiling. (Also, while I didn't intend them to be companion pieces, my fic In Midst of the End does works as an effective prequel.) The movie that Buffy quotes is Hard Day's Night.

If you prefer, you can also find it on my DW and over here on AO3. I'll eventually get around to posting it on FF.Net too. I'm happy to receive feedback in any of those places.


What's Next? )
 
 
05 September 2016 @ 10:56 pm
Title: Somewhere Close By
          Part 1: Lost and Found
          Part 2: Early Morning Wake-Up Call
          Part 3: Not for the Faint of Heart
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen; no comics and no references to Angel Season 5
Pairings: Giles/Buffy
Notes: I apologize for the delay in posting this final part. I seemed to have been wrestling with it all summer (and a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73 for listening to me moan about it all summer!). I suppose it's appropriate that I'm finally posting on Labor Day, since that's traditionally been considered the end of summer in the States. Thank you to all for a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to next year already! (Oh, and I've posted it on AO3 for those that prefer that platform. I'll eventually put it up on FF.Net too.)


Not for the Faint of Heart )
 
 
31 July 2016 @ 02:08 pm
Title: What's Next? (Part of a larger, still-unfinished work)
Author: Quaggy
Rating: PG/FRT (Swearing)
Setting: Post-Chosen, immediately after.
Pairings: Giles/Buffy-ish (kind of, maybe)
Notes: I'm still working on the third part of Somewhere Close By. While I'm hoping I'll be done by tonight, I wanted to offer something up just in case. This is the first scene of a slightly longer work called Denouement, but I think it can hold up as a one-shot. (A few weeks ago, I had delusions that I would be able to finish both of these fics for today. Life, as it does, made short work of those plans.)
Summary:  In the moments after Sunnydale was destroyed, Giles tends to his Slayer.
ETA: It took almost a year, but I did finish and post the fic as part of 2017 SoG.
In the moments after Sunnydale fell... )
 
 
 
20 June 2016 @ 11:32 pm
Title: Somewhere Close By
        Part 1: Lost and Found
        Part 2: Early Morning Wake-Up Call
        Part 3: Not for the Faint of Heart
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen; no comics and no references to Angel Season 5
Pairings: Giles/Buffy
Notes: I'll post Part 3 during the Open Day at the end of July.
Summary: Buffy plans for an apocalypse, mulls over her living situation, and tries to avoid some unwanted fluttery feelings for a certain Watcher.

Early Morning Wake-Up Call )
 
 
13 June 2016 @ 10:42 pm
Title: Somewhere Close By
         Part 1: Lost and Found
         Part 2: Early Morning Wake-Up Call
         Part 3: Not for the Faint of Heart
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: Post-Chosen; no comics and no references to Angel Season 5
Pairings: Giles/Buffy
Notes: I got knocked down with a summer cold last week, so please excuse this fic's lateness and any typos I might have missed. On a historical note, this fic take place roughly sometime around 2004 or 2005. The first iPhone wasn't released unitl 2007. While there were BlackBerrys and other sorts of PDAs on the market, I'm assuming that both Giles and Buffy would opt, at least initially, for simple flip-phones.
Summary: Giles finds a bad day is much worse when his Slayer is missing.


Lost and Found )
 
 
 
08 June 2016 @ 01:10 pm
Title: In Midst of the End
Author: Quaggy
Rating: G/FRC
Setting: During "End of Days" and "Chosen"
Pairings: Xander/Anya; Willow/Kennedy; mild Spike/Buffy (even milder than on the show); slightly Giles/Buffy because I apparently have trouble coloring within the lines

Notes: This is an in-fill fic, taking place mainly in between scenes. I've included quotes from the show in italics as markers. It originally was meant to be a general piece reconnecting with Buffy with her friends (like they did season 4) and maybe solve a few plot holes while I was at it. But about halfway through the fic, I realized I was mainly reaching for Giles POV because he was the one that was the most marginalized in those last episodes. So I figured that I would give the man the attention he was due. It wasn't meant to be shippy at all, but I don't think I succeeded.

Summary: On the eve of the big battle, Giles tries to find his balance again.


Ooh! Jaffa cakes! )