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SurrogateRachel's excitement over her father visiting from Canada meant that the office had been turned into the London tourist bureau while she pondered potential sightseeing destinations for the week.

In a perfect world, Dawn would have taken the opportunity to catch up with her own father, but they'd had no common ground to stand on for years.

There was only one person in the world that understood her like a father. As he opened the door and invited her in, Dawn hugged him and handed him her gift; a bottle of rather exceptional single malt Scotch.

"Happy Father's Day, Giles."

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open_on_sundaychallenge #117: fathers
Part of the London!verse and the Wolf&Declán!verse

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redwolf
20th Jun, 2005 07:20 (UTC)
It worked for me and it was a chance to have Giles recognised in that way.
moonbeamsfanfic
20th Jun, 2005 06:32 (UTC)
Having actually just picked my father up from the airport a few minutes ago, this strikes a particular resonance with me. Makes me feel like it was written just for me... thanks for that. :)

And I likes that Giles is the rightful recipient of Dawn's daughterly love. Giles was a good father to all the scoobies, much better than their own, and he rarely got as much appreciation for that as he should have. Ungrateful lot.

Quick typo: ...to catch up with her own father,...
redwolf
20th Jun, 2005 07:23 (UTC)
I had the urge for Giles appreciation.

And as for writing this for you on purpose, that depends on whether you've been poking the muse or not. Which is not out of the question, there are many things the muse doesn't tell me.

Thanks for the typo catch. There was a her there, I have no idea what I did with it.
chessie_reeves
20th Jun, 2005 07:16 (UTC)
Yes, definitely Giles! You pack a lot of emotion into those 100 words.
redwolf
20th Jun, 2005 07:24 (UTC)
Many thanks! Nice to have the muse firing on all cylinders again.
pheral
20th Jun, 2005 08:23 (UTC)
Very sweet! Gives me that phuzzy warm feeling. Good old Giles.
redwolf
20th Jun, 2005 12:42 (UTC)
Stabbing things with chopsticks also gives you a fuzzy warm feeling, but am happy you liked it.
pheral
20th Jun, 2005 20:36 (UTC)
Heck, that's very true. I wonder what would happen to my tummy if i stabbed Giles with chopsticks.
redwolf
20th Jun, 2005 23:07 (UTC)
::quickly swaps Giles for Xander::

Now have at him...
pheral
21st Jun, 2005 12:15 (UTC)
oooOOOOH! ::chopchopchopstickstickstick::
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irishvampire13
23rd Jun, 2005 04:52 (UTC)
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redwolf
23rd Jun, 2005 05:17 (UTC)
Think of pheral as my feline counterpart, but with a chopstick fetish instead of a thing for edged weapons.

I ran across pheral via moonbeamsfanfic, who I have known for years, she thought we'd either get on or kill each other.

The friends of friends thing is wacky and most amusing. But I'm easily amused. And easily distracted by shiny things.
irishvampire13
23rd Jun, 2005 05:29 (UTC)
This whole thread has been insanely entertaining. Frankly, I'm amazed that I've survived it. I mean, food utensils + nasal cavities don't always = joyful times. :D
pheral
23rd Jun, 2005 12:16 (UTC)
I mean, food utensils + nasal cavities don't always = joyful times

ach, you know you love it.

she thought we'd either get on or kill each other.

frankly, i reckon either way we'd be having fun. >:P
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