Resolved: G/X is cheerful

Resolved: The reason I like writing Giles/Xander is that Xander is cheerful, and he brings the people around him up, and therefore stories getting him together with somebody are stories in which he spreads cheerfulness and good humor around. Not that he's angst-free, just that he's happy at his core. Writing this makes me happy, and so I enjoy it.

PS: This probably means my next G/X story will turn out to be an unrelieved downer.