Title: "Slay Ride".

Part: 1/1

Author: "A Gentleman Of Leisure" nemo1nemo@btopenworld.com

Summary: Giles delivers his Xmas present to Buffy.

Story Type: In Canon Adventure.

Rating: PG-13?

Spoilers: Series 5?.

Disclaimer: The-Powers-That-Be own everything. All other Trademarks and Copyrights acknowledged. It's all just a bit of good clean fun folks. 'Nuff said?

Author's Note: 1). This is a 'Double Drabble' - 200 words. 2). I'm a British writer, so there may be some terms and spelling not used in the US. OK? Now read on...

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"Slay Ride" by A Gentleman Of Leisure.

Giles carefully wrapped his Christmas present for Buffy. He was sure she would appreciate the two hundred year old workmanship. He just wondered if perhaps the wrapping paper might not be a trifle too gaudy.

*

Waiting at traffic lights in Sunnydale's deserted mainstreet that evening, Giles was shocked when the car's passenger door was suddenly pulled open and someone jumped in. In his eagerness to get to 1630 Revello Drive for Christmas dinner, he had apparently forgotten to lock it.

"What do you want? I haven't got any money".

"Don't want money. Hungry - want your blood!" said the uninvited passenger, his features transforming into what Buffy usually termed 'bumpy face'. Giles realised he might be in deep trouble.

Then, "What's that?" asked the vampire, noticing the small, neat parcel perched on the dashboard.

"Present for a friend", Giles said.

"Gimme", said the vampire.

"Certainly", said Giles.

*

"I'm sorry, the parcel got slightly torn on the way here", he apologised a short while later, handing over his gift.

"Oh, that's OK", said Buffy, tearing off the wrapping paper, and giving him a big hug. "I love it. It's really antique, isn't it? I wonder how many vampires it's already staked!"

THE END.