Drunken Giles Ficathon Reboot, 2010 edition

For many years LostGirlsLair used to run the drunken!Giles ficathon around this time of year. This was always one of my favorites because it prompted a lot of silly fic. LostGirlsLair left fandom a while back and the ficathon languished. I decided in a fit of manic energy to reboot the ficathon this year because I think we all need some bubbly Giles fic right about now. Let's have some more drunken!Giles! Who's with me?


Post your prompt or prompts here. Your prompt can be anything you'd like to read, so long as it foregrounds Giles and he is drunk. The usual tone of the ficathon is festive & frothy, to match the season, but you don't have to be silly if you don't want to. All pairings are welcome and genfic is definitely part of the happy tradition. Crossover prompts are a-okay too. Giles must be drunk. This is all that is required.


In one week, I will gather the prompts into a single post listing them all. You can then comment to claim a prompt to write. You can claim more than one, but try to claim only what you're going to write. A prompt can be claimed more than once (but it's better to spread the love around to a lonely prompt). Spend the rest of the month writing and drinking to inspire yourself. (Drinking optional.)


I will post a master list on December 31st at 11:59pm GMT. You may commence posting your fic then and commenting on the master list to tell me about it. I will collect your fic links and add them to the master list until January 31, 2011. And probably afterwards, because hey, drunken!Giles fic is fun and prompt ficathons are all about the relaxed approach.

PS: spread the word.

ETA: Prompting is now closed. Thank you for your awesome prompts! Claim a prompt of your own to write in the claiming post.
This is me prompting. Whilst on holiday in England, Giles gets completely blotto and is whisked away by fairies. Whether he is alone or accompanied is up to the writer. Whether he wakes with the head of an ass, whether the scoobies are enlisted to play the lovers in a recast Midsummer Night's Dream is at your discretion. But Giles is drunk and there are fairies. Those are my conditions.

Prompt : drunk Giles tells the Scoobies what he really thinks of them and also outs himself and Spike as a couple at the same time! Yes, I really am that twisted!
Gen, any rating. Giles can walk out of the bar with the dangerous artifact if he can drink that demon under the table. Ripper might be wearing tweed now, but he's played this game before.

Giles/Buffy, any rating. Giles has every intention of asking Buffy to dance with him during the Watchers & Slayers Society annual holiday do. Really he does. He'll get around to it when he's had enough champagne to work up his courage.

Giles/Ethan, any rating. Ethan's running a hustle in a bar and it's a sure thing, guaranteed to pay off, but he's lost count of how many pints Ripper's had. Hijinks ensue.

Giles/Xander, any rating.
Xander: Doesn't eggnog have alcohol in it?
Giles: Only enough to act as a preservative.
Points if this leads to a happy first kiss, somehow.

Giles/Spike, any rating, could be friendship instead of pairing if you prefer. He'll be damned if that vampire drinks more of his bottle of single malt than he does.

Giles/Jenny, any rating. Tequila, straight, at that Mexican place. It's more drinkable than he'd thought.
Giles becomes a Watcher. Is he celebrating or regretting? Either way, there's Scotch.

Giles attempts to educate a Scoobie regarding fine British alcohol (whisky, beer, take your pick). Any pairing or gen.

Giles/Joyce, booze is *way* more adult than band candy but it leads in the same general direction.

Giles/Ethan or Giles and Ethan, bickering old men and still dangerous [which is technically your prompt, but I'd like to read it!]

Giles/Wesley or Giles and Wesley, Giles did actually notice Wesley being flattened on Graduation Day. There's sympathy drinking.

Giles/Buffy, 'You're an adult now. Time you learned to drink like one.'

Giles/Olivia, he's going back to Sunnydale. A farewell drink, bitter, sweet or terrified as you please.

Giles/Harmony, the morning after had never been more terrifying.

Um. That's probably enough for now.

Edited at 2010-12-06 12:41 am (UTC)
Giles finds out about the events of "Life Serial" and decides, in his role as mentor, that if Buffy is going to be drinking hard liquor, then she should at least know the difference between cheap bourbon and fine scotch and cognac. And the best way to do that is through practical demonstration. Rating and pairings as you see fit.
Jinx! This is better than my generic prompt for something similar posted at the same time. Feel free to merge the two or just use this one.
I don't have any prompts off top of my head, but I shall definitely have to partake in this ficathon, once finals are over.
You realize I just today vowed not to take on any more writing projects for the moment? Drat you! But I can prompt, and maybe if I am very, very good about working on the other projects...

Faith/Giles - Giles is too old for drinking games, he says. Like Faith's going to let that stop her.

Giles, Xander - Sometime after "The Gift," Giles and Xander get drunk and reminisce about Buffy. Maybe Willow joins in eventually, to complete the Scooby contingent.
I would like to see how Faith gets her way and whether she has her hands full with the results... and the second one is a nice maudlin prompt. Thank you!
Ooh! Looks like fun. :)

Giles/Oz, there's no booze left except cooking sherry

Giles/Willow, drinking to celebrate the solstice, and performing magic drunk with screwy results

Giles/Wesley, run into each other at an "English" pub in an obscure, small midwestern town

Giles/Angel/(Buffy), Giles gets drunk and picks a fight with Angel over the way he "treats" Buffy
Giles/Buffy. There's a pink elephant demon in town - which you need to be intoxicated to see. As Buffy and alcohol are unmixy things, Giles volunteers to down a drink or two (or three, of four - at least one in every bar/party they visit) so he can help her find (and fight it ...)

Giles, Xander and the crate of Real Ale. Giles gets sent a selection of real ale for Christmas - and introduces Xander to the pleasures of Cerberus Stout, Norfolk Nog, Ale Mary and other such micro brewery delights.

Giles, Willow - Devon, Cider and celebrating the wassail. (Can be wassailing at Christmas time, or the autumn orchard visit ...)

We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana, as of a miracle. But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes. Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!
Other people put the good wine out first and save the cruddy stuff for when everybody is drunk. But perhaps Giles saves the good stuff for last? Thank you for prompting!
Giles/Spike. Spike spikes Giles's punch, intending something slightly nefarious, but the plan backfires.

Okay, I'll play:

Gen, any rating, Giles surprises the Scoobies by drinking the meanest, toughest biker under the table. (can be set in the first three seasons)

Giles/Buffy, any rating, post finale (ignores season 8 comics) Buffy leaves Rome to visit a very drunk Giles on New Years Eve who tells her some very unnerving truths.

Giles/Buffy, any rating, a drunken Giles leads to some erotic displays of magic.
I'm not a great prompter, but ok.. I'm game.

Gile/Willow/Xander-Post-Chosen, including or excluding Season 8 up to you. Established relationship between either Xander/Willow or Willow/Giles.

Giles/Willow-Between S6 & S7. Giles feels especially guilty for not noticing Willow's spiral/taking her under his wing to teach her.
Could I ask you to rephrase your prompts to make Giles a bit drunker? We definitely need more prompts with Willow in them, but there has to be alcohol in there somehow too!
Okay, I'll bite.

Rupert Giles/Ethan Rayne
This one can be friendship (I know, I know) or slash. Set in the future when they're old farts and decide they want to turn water into wine and indulge in a little oneupmanship as to who can produce the best vintage.

Bonus points if a Scoobie of your choice drops in unannounced and gets sucked into multiple wine-tastings ... or more!