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[livejournal.com profile] snickfic has been writing Christmas drabbles for her flist (check out my Buffy&Illyria one!!), so, while I'm far too much of a coward to offer the same thing, I couldn't help putting together a little something in exchange. 260 words of Faith(/Giles), to be exact! PG and AO3-warning-free, set post-series sometime.

Shine On You.

Faith didn’t do presents, not the giving, not the getting. Admirers and dickheads used to buy her skankwear when she was younger and Boss had given her that juvenile bullshit along with the knife, but mostly she got by on her own; she didn’t need people trying to buy her off. So, when she went by her new office and found some plastic box sitting on her desk, slick and shiny iPod nano in gunmetal black all nice and visible beneath gold velvet ribbon, she wasn’t sure what to make of it.

There was a card tucked underneath the bow – non-threatening, just one of her new business cards, telling the world:

Faith Lehane
Slayer in Chief, North America


And there at the side, in bold blue ink –

Congratulations
– G.



It made her think. Because she didn’t like presents, on principle, but the idea her promotion had inspired one was, well…

Kinda cool, actually. Yeah. Pulling some recognition wasn’t sitting badly at all; people didn’t usually agree when she thought she’d done well for herself, so this was almost nice.

Teasing the card free from its constraints, Faith felt a smile growing on her face – but it wasn’t until she turned the card over that she was actually grinning. Let me know if you would like some music to put on with your noise, it said, sarcasm shaving away the last scrap of gift-related awkwardness.

OK, so obviously this was all because she’d dissed his Pink Fly (or whatever it was). Still – she had a feeling she’d take him up on it…

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Date: 18/12/2010 22:38 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deird1
Yay! This is great!

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Date: 19/12/2010 03:19 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] evilawyer
Absolutely Faith! "Pink Fly" ***snork***. Wonderful ficlet!

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Date: 19/12/2010 23:36 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rebcake
Heh. So exciting to see Faith getting recognition, and for Giles to make a thing of it is really lovely for both of them. I always think they've got a lot to teach each other...

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Date: 19/04/2011 08:57 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jackandahat
I love this - it's very Faith-voice. (And the note is very Giles.)

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Date: 19/04/2011 09:19 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jackandahat
I think she's that kind of character - if you have a grasp on her, then she's going to be LOUD, because she's not the uncertain, shy and retiring sort.

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