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Alphabet Meme. Rupert Giles. (Buffyverse)

TITLE: Xander
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: Buffyverse
CHARACTER: Rupert Giles
GENRE: Gen
SUMMARY: Giles makes a diary entry about Xander.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 200
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for adriannacoylho: X - 'Xander'
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.



ENTRY #05 FROM THE PRIVATE WATCHER'S DIARY OF RUPERT GILES.

Xander.

Alexander Harris, to be precise.

Alexander, now that is a nice normal name. But why has it not been shortened to 'Alex' rather than 'Xander'? I'm not certain I'll ever fully understand the way the American mind works. Yet, once again, despite the strangeness (at least to me) of the name, it suits Xander.

Xander is another of Buffy's friends whom she involved in vampire slaying, and he and Willow have been close friends since kindergarten.

Unlike Willow, Xander's academic intelligence level is not high; I sincerely doubt he will do anything more in education than graduate from High School. And there are times he does seem somewhat immature, when compared to Willow, that is.

However, I doubt one would find a more loyal, a more dedicated, a more supportive person than Xander. In the short time I have got to know him, I firmly believe that even if the world was about to end, Xander would find a way to stop it - even if it cost him his life.

He tries my patience at times, more so than the others, but he is very much part of the group, and we would be so much less without him.





TITLE: Angel/Angelus
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: Buffyverse
CHARACTER: Rupert Giles
GENRE: Gen
SUMMARY: Giles writes about Angel.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 400
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for adriannacoylho: V - 'Vagrant'
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.



ENTRY #06 FROM THE PRIVATE WATCHER'S DIARY OF RUPERT GILES.

Angel.

Otherwise known as Angelus.

Angelus was one of the most feared, most cruel vampires of all time. He didn't just kill people, he taunted them; he stalked them, he played minds games with them and then, finally, he killed them.

He was monster. And I don't just mean because of the demon inside him. I know a vast amount about vampires and yes, they kill, they drink blood, but most of them do it because that is what they are. Most of them do not take the trouble to get to know their victim; to get inside their minds, to in effect destroy them. Angelus did. Angelus took pleasure in doing so. Angelus was feared across the entire world.

Angelus.

This is the stranger who is part of our group.

I did not know. None of us did. Not until he tasted blood on Buffy and revealed his fangs.

It is true he is not strictly speaking Angelus. He has a soul; a vampire with a soul. A truly awful thing. And it is true he has gone some way to paying for the horror he caused. For many, many years he lived on the streets, surviving on rats and other vermin, he was a vagrant.

And then he had a change to partly absolve himself. He had a chance to help; to help Buffy; to help rid the world of his kind. And he has done so.

And I cannot deny he has been of help to the group, of great help, He has saved Buffy; he has killed vampires. But I cannot allow him to remain a part of us. Even though he is ensouled; even though he has shown no signs of being Angelus, how can we trust him?

But there is more than just the fact he was Angelus; more than the fact he is a vampire; more than the fact he lives as a man who houses a demon. Much more. The more is Buffy. She cares for him, and he seems to be in love with her.

I cannot allow the relationship to continue. I cannot allow him to continue to help us. I cannot and yet . . . And yet, part of me feels we need him.

Of all the things the Council must never find out is that my Slayer has invited one of the most feared, most reviled vampires into her world.





TITLE: Rupert Giles AKA Ripper
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: Buffyverse
CHARACTER: Rupert Giles
GENRE: Gen
SUMMARY: Somewhat oddly, perhaps, Giles writes about himself and a secret he is determined Buffy and her friends will never discover.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 300
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for adriannacoylho: R - 'RIP Ripper'
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.



ENTRY #07 FROM THE PRIVATE WATCHER'S DIARY OF RUPERT GILES.

It may seem strange to write a diary entry about myself, but I feel it necessary, as I wish to say a final goodbye to someone who was part of me. To someone who was me.

Buffy, Willow, Xander and the others think I am staid, stuffy, upright, moral, a formal, responsible person with conservative views. In short, they believe me to be a square. Indeed they once joked that I wore tweed diapers (nappies as the British call them) as a child.

That, however, is not the truth. At least not the whole truth. The whole truth is more than a little damning. It is true my upbringing was conservative, that I grew up from the age of ten knowing I would be a Watcher. It is true that I do have somewhat old fashioned views and that I am formal. But that was not always the case.

I dropped out of Oxford and amongst other things I learnt how to hot wire a car. However, that was minor compared to what else I did. I became part of a cult who delved into the dark arts for both fun and money. Ah, how little we knew of the true horrors of monsters and demons; to think I ever considered them 'fun'. I even summoned the demon Eyghon. I was known then as 'Ripper'; it is he to whom I am saying a final goodbye.

Buffy and the others must never learn about my past. They must never discover who I was and what I did. I must continue to be the upright, moral, stuffy, square, responsible person, who guides them. They cannot know. They must not know that the person they see and respect and I believe care for, is not the person they believe him to be.
Tags: character: rupert giles, fandom: buffyverse, fanfic: stories, genre: gen
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