Characters: Giles, Buffy.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Worry’.
Setting: Late Season One.
Summary: As Buffy’s Watcher, Giles can’t help but worry about her.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the amazing Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Giles worries; he can’t help it. He’s been a member of the Watcher’s Council for years, but now he’s responsible for the Slayer and she’s so young. Of course all Slayers are young, and few survive more than a few brief years, which is another cause for worry.
Watchers are supposed to be efficient and unemotional. The Slayer is the tool of the Council, their weapon in the fight against demons, and Giles knows he should remain detached, but he suspects it was too late for that the day he first met Buffy. She’s an exasperating girl, and so American, which he supposes is only to be expected since she was born and raised there, but she has spirit, and empathy, and a big heart. He can’t help but care about her. No matter what the Watcher’s Council might preach, she’s not some kind of soulless thing to be ordered around; she’s a person, and she deserves to be treated as such.
So he worries whenever she’s out on patrol, frets over whether or not he’s trained her well enough, prays for her safety, and breathes a sigh of relief when she returns unharmed. She’s all that matters to him.