snickfic: (Faith Giles)
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I've been wanting to write Giles/Faith forever, and the [ profile] still_grrr "Het Pairings" prompt was a great excuse.

Old Habits
His definition of Faith is bound in coils of cigarette smoke. Its fragrance hangs about her always, reminding him of younger days, the fumes of other fires, and magic more exotic than hers, if less deep.

But she is Slayer, leather-feathered mother hen to thousands, and he is Watcher, who watches more papers than battles now. He’s given over to bureaucratic hazards, his smoking habit discarded with those other youthful idiocies.

Still, he passes her and knows the acrid scent: the whiff of temptation.

It’s when her eyes hold that same smoky invitation that he thinks he might give in.

Date: 2010-02-12 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lovely. Giles/Faith is a pairing I rarely considered until recently, and am now wondering why it took me so long!

Date: 2010-02-12 10:05 am (UTC)
kathyh: I made this (Kathyh Giles tea)
From: [personal profile] kathyh
Oh, that's fascinating. Giles and Faith are such an interesting pairing.

Date: 2010-02-12 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You might just have convinced me of Giles/Faith.

Date: 2010-02-12 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Eeee! You wrote F/G!

And beautifully too - rhythmic and poetic. I loved 'leather-feathered mother hen' for both the image and the sound. And smoke as the gateway to intrigue and memory is a beautiful device.

Date: 2010-02-13 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You should write more: there is a worldwide shortage of F/G, dammit!


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