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Oct 21, 2017 | 10:02 am
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Hands tucked deep into his pockets, Giles perused the shelves of the “New Age” store. Much of the winter chill still clung to his bones from the walk here. He had not bothered to even properly open his coat when he came into the shop, still feeling the bite of the wind even inside the protective walls of the supply store. It had been a brief phone call with Willow that had brought him here, with a request to find a legitimate shop of mystical wares. The world had become one where telephone books and word-of-mouth rumors were no longer the way, but he was caught in the generation of those who simply could not navigate the world wide web, so he had asked Willow to use the Google to get a fix on a shop in New York City. She had also mentioned something about Message Boards, and putting up a Post on them to say he was in the city, and she asked if anyone sent him and Electronic Mail, should she send them to him. He saw no reason to say no.

<p>Somethings, though, never changed. When he first entered the store, he had been hit with the aroma of dozens of different kinds of herbs There were shelves of them, all labeled in their jars with handmade description. Scattered about the store were tables with displays. Considering the time of the year, supplies for rituals for the Winter Solstice were front and center. Glass cases displayed other items, ranging from generic tools, to more specific, rare items. His well trained eye picked up on other items, ones that may night be sought out by witches, but rather those that were a little more active with the hidden world of the supernatural.

<p>In the back, there were books and tomes on even more shelves, and it was there that Giles had himself tucked away. The entire place made him nostalgic, with memories of Sunnydale and the Magic Box living front and center. It was an old man's prerogative, to reminisce about simpler times, and, in his own way, mourn their loss. Had he been told that this was the road he would have ended up on, he might not have tried to halt their coming, but he would have tried to hold on just a little longer to them. Instead, he was a man rapidly approaching the age of 60, in a store that was designed with a much younger demographic in mind, wondering id this edge of self discovery that he was on was something to be chased or ignored.

<p>Books were piled on the table in front of him, taking up half of square tabletop. He had selected a few to cross reference and was now crawling through their pages. He did not know if he was going to find many answers here, but he had to start somewhere. All of the resources he had with in his traveling library were ones that were of help to a Watcher. He had nothing that could help a witch... if it even turned out that was what he had become... what he always was? It was that question mark that stayed with him as he researched, quietly, in his little corner of this quaint store. Things did not stay quiet for him long, so he knew this moment would be rare and fleeting.

<p>Maybe... he should try a spell? Something small, but not in the ritualistic way it was required for those not born with magical blood, but in the innate way that came from a witch heritage... He turned through the spell compendium, looking for something that would prove simple, subtle, and safe.

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Rupert’s life is certain more interesting whenever Ethan is around. The last time we saw him, Ethan was being dragged away by the Initiative, but it is easy to believe that they could not hold on to him forever, and he has since escaped their custody. Or maybe something happened to him while he was inside, and he was released a “changed man.” I do not know, but that is the fun of playing Ethan!
<p>I am a firm believer in the things that the actors and show creators have said about Giles and Ethan and their past. During his Ripper years, he and Ethan were involved in a relationship, one that was confirmed to at least be sexual in nature, if not romantic. From there on out, I am willing to play their relationship out however any player would like! It can be a legitimate ship, or a hate ship, or just hate, or even friendship. Ethan is a wildcard! Did he escape? Is he on the run? Is he a man seeking redemption? Is he up to his old tricks? Does he want forgiveness from Giles? Or is he looking to pull the man down with him?
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I know i am asking for a lot, but... can I get a Giles set, too? I had one but I have no idea where it went.
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<p>The entirety of the Scooby Gang, to varying degrees, are the closest friends that Giles has. There is a significant age gap there, but he does feel like they have grown from initial surrogates in his care to full fledge peers with strengths and weaknesses of his own. They have grown in his affections (admittedly, some of them more like a fungus) over the many years of being together. Also, though it has been disbanded as it previously was, many of the members of the Watchers Council were friends and peers. While he knows that there are many who do not agree with him, Giles is still actively seeking out Watchers who were fortunate enough to not be at the Council HQ in London when the First attacked.

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<p>Giles’ enemies are numerous, but also, fortunately, dead. It many cases, he had a hand in making them so. Enemies of the Slayer also tend to hone in on him as their enemy, and it quite often works that way in reverse. There are many demons of his past, however, that have not been put to rest. While Eghyon had been defeated, Giles is keenly aware that he is not gone forever, and does not look forward to the day that he will return. Until then, though Giles is always working to avert the next apocalypse.

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<p>Giles’ parents are both dead, and that’s all he has to say about that. While his relationship with his mother was better than the one he had with his father, that is not saying much. Him and his father never saw eye to eye on anything. It was his grandmother, Edna, that truly shaped him into who he would become. He also has a pair of aunts whom he does not remember well, but who very much remember him…

<p>It must be said that while he initially came to meet her as his slayer, and firmly intended to have a wholly “professional” relationship as slayer and watcher, Giles came to care for Buffy Summers greater than he ever anticipated. There is no mistake that he views her the same way a father would a daughter, and loves her with the same affection. There have been times it has gotten in the way of his duties as a watcher, but he does not regret them. It is also argued that he has this view for many of the other members of the Scooby Gang, though it presents itself in varying degrees.

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<p>At this point in his life, Giles has firmly given up on love. Romantic relationships never end well for him (and, rest assured, they have always ended.) Some ended in death (Jenny Calendar), the inability to get past their mutual embarrassment (Joyce Summers), fear for their own safety after being exposed to the supernatural world that he lived in (Olivia Williams), or the other becoming a completely disrespectful jerk who didn’t know when it was time to stop playing games (Ethan Rayne.) (Ethan is listed here instead of in “enemies” since he acts more like a jilted ex-lover than an actual foe.) If romance were to come along, it would need to take him completely by surprise. He has been burned too many times, and feels like he has too much work to focus on, anyway, to have time to foster a relationship.

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<table id="cont"><div id="titl">RUPERT GILES’ THREADS<h2>This tracker is the work of <a href="http://twitter.com/designsbyrevo">Revo.</a> of <a href="http://z10.invisionfree.com/A_THOUSAND_FIREFLIES/index.php?showuser=2133">ATF</a> and <a href="http://rpg-directory.com/index.php?showuser=6066">RPG-D</a>.</h2>
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<h2>watchers, head of the council, eternally concussed</h2></div>

<tr><td valign="middle"><div class="cal"><h1>001</h1><a href="http://thesupernaturallife.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=2500">ACTIVE</a></div></td>
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<h1>"you get through the twilight"</h1>
<h2>alec lightwood</h2><i>
((In Progress)) In which Giles proves that he is more than just a silly “mundane…”
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