Title: Drink and the Demon
Rating: PG-13 for minor cursing and violence.
Text/Font Conventions: Italics represent emphasis.
Length: Approximately 6920 (8070 with Author's Notes)
Characters: Primarily Drunken!Giles! (of course), plus the Demon, with a smattering of Buffy and [Ethan Rayne] <(highlight to reveal at your own spoiled peril :-) ). No pairings.
Timeframe: Mid-Season 4-ish, when Buffy is running around with Riley and the Initiative, and Giles is sinking into depression. Could be a direct replacement for a certain mid-season episode, but I can't tell you without spoiling. Also, for purposes of this story, the “stevedore” conversation has already happened.
Summary: Response to 2011 Drunken!Giles Ficathon Prompt #9 by brutti_ma_buoni: “Giles Gen: Giles has to face a fearsome foe who can addle any sober brain. Therefore, Giles is drunk and in danger. But it's all part of the plan.”
Thanks To: Antennapedia for running the Drunken!Giles Ficathon each year – its such a fun playground! Cheers!
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.
Warnings: Minor angst and bad language, major hilarity (at least I hope you think so). Slight bias against Riley/Initiative, nothing too terrible.
Bonus Reader's Challenge: Find five unique Library or Library Science related words disguised/ensconced within the story and report back in the comments. If you get all five, you win! (my admiration and virtual scones, that is :-) ).
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Author's Notes for Drink and the Demon