Challenge #2-"Teachings"_Buffy/Giles

Rating: I'm french so I don't know what those codes mean, but there's nothing sexual or violent in it.
Setting: During "End Of Days" after Buffy brought back the axe and before she went to the mausoleum.
Explanations: I always been really frustrated that after "Lies my parents told me" argument and "Empty Places" fight, Giles being a huge part of it, we never seen a make-up scene between them on screen, except the Chosen ref_GILES_If you want my opinion. BUFFY_Really do._nothing explicit, so I created a makin-up moment during End Of Days because it had to be after Touched and too many things happened in Chosen, End Of Days being pretty slow...
Thanks: Thanks Veverka for what you know


Buffy is sitting on the bench of her backyard, during the afternoon. Giles comes and joins Buffy.

BUFFY: Any lead on the axe?

GILES (sitting): Nothing conclusive.

BUFFY: Is that an English way to say no?

GILES (smiling):...

BUFFY:...

GILES:?Buffy...

BUFFY (harshly): Rupert!

GILES (trying diplomacy): I can understand your anger...

BUFFY (angry): My anger? My anger for what? Your attempt to kill Spike or the "Buffy sucks" intervention.

GILES: I never used that expression.

BUFFY: Whatever.

GILES: I find you a little unfair.

BUFFY: Me? Unfair?

GILES: We all expressed our fears...

BUFFY: Your fears? If someone should know about fear it's me, believe me, I've been through fear more times than I can count, God I even killed...well, stepped on...a Fear Demon. Believe me, back there, it wasn't about fear. Well, maybe fear for the others but not you. We've been through a lot together and I've never seen you afraid of anything...

GILES: Except the other night...

BUFFY: What were you so afraid of?

GILES: Losing you.

BUFFY (touched): ...

GILES (about to hold her hand):...

BUFFY (getting up) If what you're saying is true...

GILES: If?!

BUFFY: If what you're saying is true, do you really think organizing that mutiny would have solved the problem?

GILES:...

BUFFY: God, and what about killing Spike?

GILES: I still think it was the right think to do.

BUFFY: God, how can you say that?! He's the strongest warrior we have.

GILES: I know bu...

BUFFY: Have you seen all the episodes? Because this thing we have to fight, stepping on it won't be enough...well, won't even be possible in fact...

GILES: Spike was a danger to everyone.

BUFFY (sitting): You lied to me...Again!

GILES: He was a danger to you even, maybe still is, who knows-

BUFFY (whispering): I love him.

GILES: -knows what he could...Excuse me?

BUFFY: I love him.

GILES: Dear Lord!

BUFFY:...

GILES (cleaning his glasses):...Are you sure?

BUFFY: What kind of question is that?

GILES: I'm sorry.

BUFFY:...What I need is support.

GILES: I'm not positive that Spike is...

BUFFY: I wasn't talking about him...

GILES (touched):...Buffy.

BUFFY (about to cry): Do you think it's easy for me...Do you think it's easy to lead a bunch of helpless girls to their certain death and not be able to do anything to stop that? To... to protect my friends, like I wasn't able to protect my mom, being scared to death every second that I could lose my sister...I need all the family I have right now...and that includes you.

GILES:...

BUFFY: You're more than a father to me, you know that?

GILES (holding her hand): I know.

BUFFY: I was wrong, I can't do this without you, I need you to help me, to support me...to believe in me.

GILES: Spike said one true thing. You've surpassed me, Buffy, I do think I've taught you everything I can that you needed to know. You are on your own. You have to be.

BUFFY: I don't want to be.

GILES: Buffy, you're the only one who can defeat the First's army, unless you have a surprisingly good idea.

BUFFY: You know what? Maybe I will...


END