June 10th, 2016

dhw - blood

A Brief Discourse on the Nature of Infinity (Giles/Buffy) FRAO

Title: A Brief Discourse on the Nature of Infinity
Author: DHW
Pairing(s)/Characters: Giles/Buffy.
Rating: FRAO
Setting: Post Chosen, Post Season 8 (comics), Future AU
Word Count: 6,464
AO3 Mirror: Here

Summary: Sometimes forever can get a little complicated.


Author's notes: This is cannon compliant all the way through the season 8 comics – possibly even further (haven’t finished season 9 yet). If you haven’t read the comics, all you need to know is that after his death at the hands of a possessed Angel (Twilight, yo!), Giles is resurrected as a 12-year-old boy but with all his memories intact. Since both Giles and Buffy seem to suffer from an inability to stay dead, I thought this would be a fun concept to play with.

Thank you to dragonyphoenix who was lovely enough to beta this piece for me and make Giles sound much more Giles-y.

Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to the almighty Joss. I’m just playing in his sandpit. Sad, sad times.

EDIT: (Oct, 2016)
Shiny Thing: Winner at the wicked_awards (2016) in the Showtime (best original plot/AU) category.

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Prologue


Once upon a time, so very long ago, the world held no shadows. A riot of colour and life, it spun gently on its axis in a galaxy of stars. And upon this world the sun never set and the night never came. There was no evil, no demons waiting in the dark. Instead there was only sunshine and light and love. Here the good were good, stalwart and true, safe in their happily ever afters. There was no fear, no pain.

In this world, no one ever died.

Life was a fairytale, more myth than anything, and it began like this:

Once upon a time, there was a man who lived again. And again. And again.

His name was Rupert and he was lonely.


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