Title: Ripper

Author: Settiai

Disclaimer: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and other related characters are all properties of Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, and other related corporations. No infringement is intended. This story, such as it is, was written as a sign of respect and love for the characters, the show, and their creator. I claim no ownership of the aforementioned show and characters.

Rating: PG

Summary: (100 Word Drabble) After learning of Giles' nickname, Spike remembers another "Ripper" that he once met.

Feedback: Comments and helpful criticisms are always appreciated.

E-mail: settiai@teenmag.com

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As Spike looked at Giles' face, another image fluttered through his memory--the face of a man, the cold mask of a murderer covering it. Where the eyes he stared into now were full of pain, they still contained hope and compassion. Not so in the previous case. Those eyes had been dark and cruel, the hatred in them rarely seen in anything with a soul. Shaking his head, the vampire slowly met the Watcher's gaze. A seriousness usually absent from his face appeared in his startling blue eyes.

"Ripper, huh? Funny, you don't remind me of the original at all."