If you've read the two previous Giles/Buffy friendship stories by this writer, you know a bit of what to expect. The characters will talk, and they will find their way through the maze of bad feelings. Eventually. Buffy does some slugging in this one. All the characters are treated kindly, the ones still with us and the ones lost.
thisiszircon: "Only Connect" - Giles/Buffy, adult
part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9
Go forth, read, and leave the feedback that feeds the hard-working writer. (And now I'd better go do so myself. But I think I'm going to read it again.)