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Five Giles stories to read

wesleysgirl has kicked off a Jossverse fic rec meme.

Please post in your own journal recommending 5 (or more) of your favorite Jossverse fics. Stories should be the ones that best remind you of what you loved about the shows -- this can be the dialogue, the characters, the plots, the angst, the humor, or whatever you find yourself missing the most. (It's okay to include self-recs on your list! You can also choose to do only BtVS or Ats stories instead of both. Do what you feel like.) Comment to this post with a link to your post, and I'll compile a master list of the recs so that we can all feel the love. Feel free to pimp this far and wide!

There are few things I love doing as much as cheerleading for stories that make me happy, so I present my five all-time favorite Giles stories :

Sema: "Home", gen, Giles, Willow, FRT
Post-"Becoming", Willow gives Giles a hand.

A. Manley Haight: "Autumnal Equinox" - Giles/Buffy, FRAO
Scorching phone sex, scorching Watcher-Slayer ritual sex, a swordfight in the dark.

gileswench: Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails - Giles/Buffy, FRAO
Everybody's favorite agent of chaos transforms Giles into a six-year-old. Buffy copes, and learns why Giles doesn't lock doors. Scoobie affection abounds.

ljs: Investigations and Acquisitions - Giles/Anya, FRM
Giles and Jenkins. Tommy and Tuppence. Demons and spies. The Council and MI5. Tom Quinn and Jools Siviter. Wesley and his father. Andrew and Dawn. Sex and romance. And it starts with profit and lace.

K. V. Wylie: "Essential Fragility", Giles/Buffy/Willow, FRM
Begins with apocalypse. Ends with hope.
In case it wasn't already painfully clear, I srsly love that story. That and "The Hogs Beneath the Skin". Well, and others.
Thank you v. much. It means a lot that the series/fics worked for you, because I know my take on Giles (and Anya) is v. different from yours.

Thanks, and happy Saturday!