Tonight's rec: It Rains When She Arrives
(aka August), Giles/Buffy, season 6, FRM. Giles is tired of Watching. Buffy refuses to let him go.
What can I say about this story? It's beautiful, sad, intelligent, and chock-full of marvelous imagery. I read it over and over all week and have decided it may just be the most perfect piece of fan fiction ever. Reread this one, guys. It's wonderful.
Today's rec: A Merlin/BtVS crossover fic in which our man Rupert Giles is also King Uther. The cause for Giles' time traveling adventure is the death of a main character, but please don't let that fact deter you. This story is well written, and, besides, in the wonderful world of fiction, death doesn't necessarily mean a character is gone for good.
Read The Once and Future Watcher
(Giles/Buffy if you squint, FRT, post-series), and lose yourself in the magic.
Tonight's rec: Believe It Or Not (The Courtship of Rupert Giles Remix)
(Giles/OFC), pre-series, by Thecarlysutra and the fic from which it was mixed, anyjay
's The Need to Believe
(Giles, Buffy, gen), post-Cruciamentum.anyjay
explains why Giles tried to sabotage Buffy's Cruciamentum, and Thecarlysutra takes it a step further and shows what happened between Giles and his father's Slayer right before her Cruciamentum. Good reads. Don't miss these ones, kiddos.
It is just about still Saturday here, so this isn't late, technically. :)
Today's recs are both by froxyn One To Remember
features the Giles/Ethan pairing. Giles is lonely and getting drunk when Ethan turns up on his doorstep. Giles is surprised, especially considering the last time he saw him, Ethan was being hauled away by The Initiative. Ethan realises why Giles is unhappy and proceeds to do something about it, only to be interrupted by Buffy.
The follow-up fic, Only You
, continues immediately where One To Remember ends. Buffy decides to join Giles and Ethan for a bit of fun, only ... it is more than that for both of them. Feelings are admitted and there is a happy ending for our Watcher and Slayer. Along the way we are treated to a wonderfully hot scene between the three main characters.
In closing today, I would like to say that this will be my last Saturday rec for a while. laurtew
is also stepping down. She asked me to pass along her thanks to everyone and to say that she has thoroughly enjoyed her time here. It has been a lot of fun, but we both have busy schedules and feel it is the right time to take a break. I hope you've all enjoyed reading the recs as much as we've enjoyed posting them.
Hey all. I hope you are having a great weekend.
My children have been on their Easter/Spring break this week and this has not left me with much time to read.
My rec this week is a Buffy/Giles fic. Heart to Heart Conversation
by Cap. This fic is set after Graduation. Giles is tired and wondering why Buffy didn't consult him before she let Angel bite her. This is something I have always wondered and Giles asks why Buffy didn't have him draw a bag of blood and just give it to Angel. Our duo kiss and Buffy's inner monologue is quite fun to read.
Hey all, I'm back! I'm in my new house and, while I'm still living out of boxes, I can at least find the kitchen. A big thanks to Ann for taking my rec last week. I didn't have internet until Monday.
Anywhom, my first rec of the day is short, but I liked the concept. Giles, Willow, and Xander are at his flat. So is Olivia. It's after the Gentlemen and she is there asking him to leave with her. She tells him that he has no reason to stay there, after all, he's not the Watcher anymore. The ending says it all. It's called Why I Stay by Angelus2hot
and I think it really sums up how needed he was.
My second choice is also short. It's set in season three, literally right at the end of Helpless
. How was Buffy feeling? Could she forgive Giles? If so how? This is some beautiful writing and it takes us into the mind of the Slayer, helps us see how she was feeling. It's called After all, she was the Slayer by KateKat
My last pic is a 300 word drabble. It's a Buffy/Giles piece. I'm actually very impressed that in 300 words, the writer can take us on a journey though Buffy's mind, how she got from, "He's my Watcher, eeww" to "I want him so badly", to that first kiss. It's totally worth the read. It's called Prompt 8 Drabble (Okay, I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a name) by Willowschild
I hope you have a good weekend and happy reading!
This week I've gone back to my favourite pairing in this fandom. There is something about the spark between Giles and Ethan that grabs my interest every time.
My first rec today is Getting To The Point
Set during season 7, shortly after Lies My Parents Told Me.
This fic starts with Giles being visited by Ethan. Having already endured visits by The First in the guise of Jenny, Giles automatically assumes Ethan is just another apparition. If Ethan is who he says he is, he is going to have to prove himself to Giles. One sure way to prove Ethan is real is for Giles to feel Ethan's magic and this, in turn, leads to the pair becoming intimate. This fic is rated FRAO and I have to say, it is nice to see Giles getting a little bit of much needed comfort during season 7.
My second and final rec today is a shorter piece entitled Long Distance Lover
Although Ethan isn't physically with Giles, he is working his own brand of magic on our favourite Watcher's body. Considering what happens when these two are together, perhaps this is the best way for them to continue a relationship - one with all the benefits and none of the beatings for Ethan! :)
Hey all! I even got this rec in on time!
I'm enjoying poking about in old archives and finding older stories that haven't seen the light for a while. I found these in an archive from November of 2005. (I find the interest in that I wasn't even watching Buffy back then.)
My first choice is set in season five, after Riley leaves. Buffy is frustrated and has a lot of pentup energy. During a training session, Buffy realises that Giles has that same lonely and frustrated thing going. And that he has a thing for her. So where do they go from here? The story is called Eight Days a Week: Day One by gileswench
and I think it's part of a series, although I haven't found the other days. (I will keep looking and I'll let you know if I locate them.) It was well constructed and the sex was smoking and I love the idea of Rupert showing her how much of an adventure sex can be. This one is rated FRAO.
The second story is set after the series is over, maybe season nine-ish. At first I was a bit confused as it seemed to be a Loren-centric story, but then it linked him up with Faith, Buffy, and Willow. And I really liked how the author did that. Loren has opened a bar in Europe and the girls go in there to celebrate Buffy's 25th birthday. And who should come in but Angel, Spike, and Illyria, Buffy is trying to grasp that her two old lovers aren't dust when Giles walks up behind her and tells her that he brought them to her for a birthday present. When she figures out he wouldn't have come if he wasn't bringing them, all hell breaks loose. Can they patch this up? It's called Long Overdue by Gilesbabe
. It's very well written and I like how we get the story like an observer on the sidelines, not knowing what is in Buffy's or Rupert's heads. Cute ending too.
My third choice is a bit shorter, but I really liked it. It's set well before Buffy and Rupert meet. It's during Rupert's school days. In this one, Ethan is there too. (I should warn you that it's an Ethan/Rupert story.) It's cold out and they are walking in a deserted area of the school. Ethan gets a whim and challenges Rupert that if he really loves him, he should kiss him, right there, out in the open. Will he do it? It's called Kiss Me, I Dare You by maddogs991
. I liked this look at much younger Rupert and Ethan.
My fourth story is another short one. It's set in season 4, at the end of Superstar
. Buffy is still upset that Riley didn't know that Faith was in her body and Jonathan gives her some advice. When she thinks on it, she decides he's right. There are more deserving men out there than Riley and she goes to Rupert's house to see if he agrees with her. It's called Through Everything by Scratchingpost 1
. I liked the cuteness of this one.
My last pick for the day is set in season 3, during Beauty and the Beasts
. When Rupert and Faith went off to find Pete, what did they talk about? This isn't a relationshippy piece, but it is an interesting look at two people who have been around in life and it adds another layer to the way they see each other. It's called I Think We Broke Her by nikitangel
. It's short, but I think it's well written and keeps the two of them in character.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Have a great weekend and happy reading!
- Tags:author:gilesbabe, author:gileswench, author:madd, author:nikitangel, author:scratchingpost1, frao, giles/buffy, giles/ethan, reccer:laurtew, season 4, season 5
Today’s rec: Love Slave
(Giles/Buffy, FRAO), season 5.
An obsessed customer attempts to cast a love spell on Giles. Xander’s quick thinking thwarts her evil plan, but his lightning reflexes aren’t enough to save Giles completely. While the gang researches, Giles suffers humiliation until a sympathetic Buffy intervenes.
Despite fretting over the dangers of Giles’ priapism, I enjoy this fic immensely. With lines like, “I have an erection, Buffy, not a broken leg”, what’s not to love?
Hey all! I hope you are having a great weekend.
For my rec this week, I decided to go back to 2006. I looked through some archives and found some pretty good stuff.
So, my first story is a drabble. In this story, Rupert is in a bar. He thinks he sees an old friend. It's short, but the writing is AMAZING. This goes past fan fiction into the realm of art. The word choices really paint a very visual picture and evoke solid emotions. It is so worth reading. It's called Somewhere south of heaven by Always_jbj
My second rec is another drabble by the same author. This one is set before the show started, not too long after Rupert left Ethan to go back to the council. This story is set from Ethan's point of view, but again, the writing is perfect and I love the way it paints the relationship Rupert and Ethan had. I also love how it ends. It's called The Illusion of Choice also by Always_jbj
My next choice is set in season four or five (Not sure which, but thinking 4.) In this one, Dawn is sitting between Wes and Rupert on the Summers' family couch and she asks Wes to once again tell her the story of how he and Rupert became a couple. Wes does, with a few interjected comments from Giles. It is short, but it's fun and cute and I really liked it. It's called How It Started by Deviantfantasy
And my last pick for the day is a bit longer. It's set in season 8, after the group has moved to England and the new council has been set up. Rupert and Willow are doing some late night researching in the new council library. They can't find what they are looking for and take a break. As they talk and relive some moments from the past a few things become clear. I like how the author illuminates the parallels between the lives of Rupert and Willow, with their love of learning, excelling in school, the magic addiction, and one I hadn't really thought of before, both having a lover die because of their involvement with the Slayer. It's a well written, fun Rupert/Willow story and I completely enjoyed reading it. It's called Broken Silence by Dragonydreams
I hope you have a great weekend and happy reading!