Beta/Research (Thank You!): will_conqueror1 and lilruca, any remaining oopsies entirely mine. Thanks also to katekat1010 for getting me started in S.O.G.
Other Characters: Buffy, very briefly
Rating: NC-17 for sex and flashbacks to graphic torture
Text/Font Conventions: Italics represent one instance of ancient text, otherwise represent flashbacks, Bold represents emphasis.
Length: Approximately 12,000 words, 68,000 characters, or 34 pages in 12 pt Verdana, for total of Parts 1 & 2, including Author's Notes at end.
Timeframe: Sometime during the summer after Graduation Day Pt. II (S3 end) and before The Freshman (S4 start). Angel had left for LA, but . . .
Summary: Angel needs Giles' help. He knows it's more than he should ask for, and it may be more than even Giles can give. Angst, rapprochement and hurt/comfort, with a positive ending. An exploration of Giles' courage and compassion, and the power of forgiveness.
Disclaimer: Buffyverse and characters property of Joss Whedon, et al. This is a not-for-profit amateur work done with respect and intent of preserving and extending interest in the wonderful world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Brief elements of dialogue taken from 0222, Becoming, Pt II, one scene description from 0217, Old Passion.
Warnings: Explicit M/M sex, flashbacks to torture.
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