This is a very different take on the bond thing than the rather sweet, chaste, spiritual, romantic Giles-achieves-redemption-through-bloody-v
I blame an idea sparked by an unfinished story by A. Manley Haight that I read when I first started checking out Buffy fanfic. I'm somewhat dismayed by the way stories keep breaking out around simple scenes. Sequel keeps wanting to be explored, which leads inevitably to another scene with its own sequel.
Will need a beta in another few days, I think. Have learned my lesson about firing off fic too quickly. Though I might have to spend my weekend hacking out a demo for work instead of doing my own stuff.