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Joined 09-29-10, id: 2558770, Profile Updated: 07-30-15
Author has written 41 stories for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Life on Mars, and Dominion.

Umm... Introductions... yeah. So, I've been writing in some form or another since about the 5th grade. I didn't know what to call it until recently, but I've been writing fan fiction in my head since about 6th grade when my best friend and I created this whole alternate universe for He-Man... yeah, that's a bit embarrassing to admit, but I was 11. In high school I would concoct stories about Doctor Who. At the time my faves were Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, and Colin Baker, especially Colin Baker (loved the re-runs on PBS). I just never wrote this stuff down and it was probably best I didn't. Anyway, this continued with various TV shows through out my life, and it wasn't until recently that I decided to write things down. My current obsession being Buffy the Vampire Slayer - came to that universe a bit late, but better than never!

My WiP Where Do We Go From Here? hasn't been updated in over a year. It hasn't been abandoned! The muse just has been forcing me to write other stories. I promise to get back to it soon. (30 July 2015).

You can also find more fic at my Livejournal and my AO3 accounts:

(many drabbles and a few ficlets can be found here as well)

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Bookends by il-mio-capitano reviews
Short stories about AU Buffy and Giles set about 5 years after Chosen (No comics happened). Giles is trying to build a new life. **New story added May 10th *** Buffy finally tracks down Giles.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 32 - Words: 72,223 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 5/9 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Buffy S., R. Giles
Monster by il-mio-capitano reviews
Set after Chosen. Giles has disappeared from the group and could be a threat. Buffy isn't sure how much she wants to deal with that problem. This is plotty fic focussing on Giles and Buffy and starts to ship a bit from book 3. Book 4 is the FINAL book in the series and is Buffy/Giles. *Book Four: A In the Morning Sun, final now uploaded.* This story is now complete.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 26 - Words: 99,999 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/24/2015 - Published: 8/3/2014 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Absent Friends by il-mio-capitano reviews
Giles joins Ethan on a pub crawl to commerate their dead friends from Eyghon days. One by one, their dead friends start to join them.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,110 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/31/2014 - Ethan R., R. Giles - Complete
For Every Action by il-mio-capitano reviews
Giles and his dad talk after Eyghon.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,133 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/21/2013 - R. Giles - Complete
Vampyre! by il-mio-capitano reviews
An encounter with a vampire means Giles' first Halloween in the Magic Box goes from bad to worse. With Spike trying to teach him and Buffy trying to slay him, he finds himself caught up in a crazy quest before the sun rises.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 12,752 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 11/17/2012 - R. Giles, Spike - Complete
The Ivory Tower by rebelxxwaltz reviews
Season 4 AU. Giles was never sent to be Buffy's Watcher. Things get interesting at UC Sunnydale when Buffy meets a handsome history professor who is English, variably tweedy, and happens to have a pocket full of stakes. Written for Summer of Giles 2011.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,748 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 27 - Published: 7/27/2011 - R. Giles, Buffy S. - Complete
Rebel Waltz by rebelxxwaltz reviews
What kind of journey did Rupert Giles embark upon in the days after Eyghon that changed him from rebel into Watcher? A look into Giles' past and the origin of his feelings for Buffy. Chapter 6: Council induced visions, Randall, and a Stairway to Heaven.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,563 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 6/6/2011 - Published: 6/17/2010 - R. Giles, Buffy S.
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All of Him reviews
When an accident causes Giles to lose his memories, he only knows Buffy as the depressed Slayer he left back in Sunnydale after her resurrection six years ago, not as his wife and the mother of his son. Takes place five years after "Crossing Lines" and three years after "In the Moment."
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 36,378 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/18 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] Xander H., Willow R. - Complete
Crossing Lines reviews
When a misunderstanding has Buffy and Giles not seeing eye to eye, harsh words are said, challenges are thrown down, and lines are crossed. But maybe that's not a bad thing.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,077 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/12 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
In the Moment reviews
When a miracle comes along, Giles makes most of the moment.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,142 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/6 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
Waiting reviews
Three weeks after the events of 'Chosen' Giles reflects and waits for his flight to board in an airport lounge.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,048 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/21 - Buffy S., R. Giles
A Grander Scheme reviews
In this post The Gift AU, Buffy reaches Dawn in time to save the day without needing to sacrifice herself, but the victory is short lived when Giles is gravely wounded. Her world is turned upside down after he leaves for England to recuperate and doesn't return. Two years after the incident, she sets out to find out what happened to him and uncovers a new threat to those she loves.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 65,286 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 1/12 - Published: 1/3 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
The Dartmoor Incident reviews
Set Pre-series. Every Summer Giles visits his aunt and uncle. When he is eleven years old, he ventures up onto the moor near their house and has his first supernatural encounter.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,088 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2016 - R. Giles
Legacies reviews
Post Series. Buffy and Giles team up to search out artifacts and investigate supernatural issues. In Germany they meet up with a man who has a couple of medieval manuscripts belonging to the Council and to the Giles family. What sort of wisdom can a long dead ancestor impart after 750 years? And what were his books doing in the possession of someone not affiliated with the Council?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 23,792 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/11/2016 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] Xander H. - Complete
World's End reviews
After an apocalypse, sometimes what a Watcher really needs is a few drinks with an old friend.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,115 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/2/2016 - Ethan R., R. Giles - Complete
Welcome Home reviews
Part 6 and final Story in the the Salutations Series, an epilogue if you will. Takes place four years after No More Farewells, giving us an insight into Buffy and Giles' future together.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,816 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/30/2016 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
No More Farewells reviews
Part 5 of the Salutations Series. It takes place a little over a week after Buffy left for California. Buffy & Giles are each sent to Paris on separate matters for their jobs. Despite their difficulties, she reaches out and he asks her to accompany him to the conference he is speaking at. The situation is delicate and Giles is determined to convince Buffy of his sincerity.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 17,804 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/28/2016 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] Xander H., Dawn S. - Complete
Finding Home reviews
Many years after the end of the series. Oz checks in with Giles and learns some sad news that brings about his reunion with the Scoobies and a stop to his wanderings.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,245 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/11/2015 - [Oz, Dawn S.] - Complete
True to One's Nature reviews
Pre-Series. Rupert Giles realizes he can't hide from himself.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,856 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/9/2015 - Ethan R., R. Giles - Complete
Finding Strength reviews
This is a missing scene to the episode Intervention (S05e18), where Giles takes Buffy into the desert for a vision quest. When she returns to where he is waiting for her, they must perform a ritual to transfer Giles' Watcher status back from the spirit guide and reestablish the connection between them.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,417 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Published: 7/11/2015 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] First Slayer - Complete
Tell Me Upon Your Return reviews
Part 4 of the Salutation series. Takes place two months after When You Are Ready to Say Hello. Buffy and Giles meet up after he moves to London. Their friendship appears to be back on track despite both still having deep feelings for each other. Unfortunately, Giles makes the mistake of bringing up the past much to Buffy's ire. Will they be able to move forward?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,358 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/26/2015 - [Buffy S., R. Giles]
A Day of Surprises reviews
When his niece finds herself without a babysitter, she asks Giles to step in and take care of her daughter for the day, only Giles has no experience with babies. Thankfully he has a very helpful Slayer with babysitting experience.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,356 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/13/2015 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
The Heart of a Lion reviews
William Whele has been exposed as a traitor, what is a father supposed to do?
Dominion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 967 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/5/2015 - David W., William W. - Complete
When You Are Ready to Say Hello reviews
Part 3 of The Salutation Series. This story takes place 8 months after the previous one. Giles has business in London and, after spending months avoiding her, seeks Buffy out for advice and tries to mend the growing gap between them.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,589 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/6/2015 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
Until Next We Meet reviews
Part 2 of the Salutations Series. This is the sequel to All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye. Takes place eight months later. Buffy decides to visit Giles at his home outside of Bath. As they become closer, the nature of their relationship changes, but Giles harbors a secret that could tear them apart.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,115 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/8/2014 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
Outflanked reviews
Spike's presence in his home has taken a drastic toll on Giles' supplies of British foods. When he receives a care package from home, the vampire sets out to appropriate some of the goods.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,490 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/20/2014 - Buffy S., R. Giles, Spike - Complete
All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye reviews
Part 1 of the Salutation Series. After making sure everyone is safe and secure immediately following the war with the First Evil, Giles returns to his motel room to take care of his injury when he is visited by his Slayer.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,830 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/2/2014 - [Buffy S., R. Giles]
The Arrangement reviews
Watchers and Slayers lead lonely lives and share a common destiny. Sometimes they share a little more. Upon returning from a grueling assignment in the Amazon, Buffy finds that it isn't enough anymore.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,789 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/11/2014 - [Buffy S., R. Giles] - Complete
Where Do We Go From Here? Series reviews
Now that the Hellmouth is closed, what's next? Chapter 43 is now posted. I'm so sorry for the extended hiatus! Love the feedback and thanks for reading. :)
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 140,623 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 5/29/2014 - Published: 10/4/2010 - Buffy S., R. Giles
La Vie en Rose reviews
Giles has always regretted not dancing with Buffy at her prom, but can he muster up the courage to ask her to dance at a mutual friend's wedding reception? This is the story of him missing yet another opportunity… or so it seems.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,086 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/20/2014 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Amidst the Cherry Blossoms reviews
Council duties have kept Watcher and Slayer apart too long. To each other's surprise they meet up at a charity gala in Washington DC.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,860 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 11 - Published: 1/27/2014 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Processing reviews
Immediately following the ending of the final episode "Chosen", Giles finds he needs a moment and heads back to the crater to think.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 642 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/23/2014 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
A Sort of Homecoming reviews
Giles attends his father's funeral and lays his past to rest.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,928 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/5/2013 - R. Giles, Buffy S. - Complete
Uncertain Ground reviews
Giles and Buffy have not been able to put the events of the past behind them and have chosen not to associate with each other beyond Slayer matters. Can they set their aside their differences and the pain of the past to work together to save Dawn from an evil plot? (This is a Buffy/Giles story)
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 35,721 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 6/29/2013 - Published: 6/19/2013 - Buffy S., Ethan R., R. Giles, Riley F. - Complete
Down the Rabbit Hole reviews
Giles birthday starts out like any other day only with an additional bit of winter weather to add to his depression. His friends are scattered far and wide and without any plans to celebrate, he braves the weather to head into the office. What happens when a mysterious top hat magically materializes on his desk? (Giles, ensemble)
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,532 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/12/2013 - R. Giles - Complete
Because of Everything reviews
After successfully hunting demons in the English countryside with two of the more advanced Slayers in the Academy, a stressed out Giles and Buffy return to London with the teenagers in tow. Both look to blow off steam afterward and go their separate ways to do so. Only Buffy changes her mind and goes in search of her Watcher and finds more than she thought she would.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,176 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/26/2013 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
The Manliest of Men
DS Ray Carling is manly, he knows this, he takes pride in it, drinking and hanging with his mates, and dusting up the scumbags who defile his city. But he's not the manliest. No, that distinction goes to the Guv.
Life on Mars - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,829 - Published: 1/16/2013 - Gene H., Raymondo C. - Complete
Playing With Fire reviews
The Summer before Buffy started college was a long one for Giles with his young friends enjoying their summer holidays elsewhere. His reunion with Buffy during the events of "The Freshman" caused a rift he couldn't fix. A big fire in the warehouse district brings them back into contact, but what happens when the Slayer discovers her Watcher is a fireman?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,354 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/11/2012 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
20 Drabbles reviews
20 Buffy/Giles drabbles prompted by using the last line of the previous drabble as the first line of the next. Collaboration with my friend il mio capitano. Some are canon relationship, some are shipped.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,360 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/1/2012 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Inbetween reviews
Uther holds vigil over Arthur's sleep, reflecting on events past, determined to make a new start. Missing scene for Season 4, Episode 3. Cover Image by dracofidus.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 837 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Published: 1/27/2012 - Uther, Arthur - Complete
Many Happy Returns reviews
Buffy's birthdays alway suck. Can Giles help break that cycle?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,829 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/27/2012 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
His Reasons reviews
Why did Giles refuse to help Buffy with Dawn when she came to him in the episode Tough Love in Season 5. A Watcher has his reasons.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,121 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/18/2011 - R. Giles, Buffy S. - Complete
Of Hurricanes and Spitfires reviews
After a night of drunken passion, Buffy and Giles agree that it's best to put it behind them and stay friends. The following year proves to be quite difficult for them as they cannot move past their hurt feelings. Can they salvage their relationship? Cover image by katekat1010.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,793 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/2/2011 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Shifting Perspective reviews
Written for the prompt "Buffy/Giles, post-TV series, What's Next?" since I can't resist post-Chosen fics.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,422 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/3/2011 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Chasing Daylight reviews
Two years have passed since the final battle with the First. Giles, Dawn, Willow, and Xander have taken up residence in London while the Slayer battles her inner demons traveling around the world. Can her Watcher convince her she's ready to come home? Cover image by katekat1010.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,229 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 8 - Published: 7/10/2011 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Si Aliquid Amas reviews
Post Chosen. Sorries have been said and absolutions given, but things are still tense between the Watcher and Slayer. Can they figure it out before they go their separate ways?
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15,459 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11/2011 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
Coming Home reviews
After Buffy and Giles declare their love for each other, Buffy disappears, only to return a year later.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,572 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 9 - Published: 2/4/2011 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete
In Whisky, Veritas reviews
Set immediately after Season 5, episode 12 "Checkpoint" where Buffy told Quentin Travers who really was boss. Giles goes home to celebrate with a little help from a bottle of Glenlivet and receives an unexpected visitor.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,168 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 7 - Published: 1/11/2011 - Buffy S., R. Giles - Complete