Characters: Giles, Angel.
Written For: Challenge 6: Veracity at doubledrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: Early Season Two.
Summary: Giles has mixed feelings towards Angel, but can’t deny his usefulness.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Angel might be a vampire, and therefore technically the enemy, but there was a certain amount of veracity to what he was saying, having as he did an insider knowledge of demons and vampires.
Giles had been trained as a watcher since early childhood; his father had been one, as had his grandmother. It had always been expected that he’d follow in the family tradition, although for a time he’d rebelled against the idea. Nevertheless he’d studied demon and vampire lore extensively, read all the extant volumes from cover to cover, and was conversant with the history of all the most notorious vampires.
That being said, there was much the authors of his extensive library didn’t know; they’d done a great deal of research into their subjects, but there was only so much a human could learn about the demon community, if it could be called that.
However much he’d studied vampires, Giles wasn’t one himself; Angel was, and knew personally some of the vampires and demons Buffy had to go up against.
Still, it felt strange taking the advice of a reformed vampire. Giles doubted he’d ever entirely trust Angel, but only a fool ignored advice from an expert.