Bravest Heart
By Sara Jung

TITLE: Bravest Heart
AUTHOR: Sara Jung
EMAIL: josephine_doe@thepretender.com
RATING: PG
DISTRIBUTION: Everyone who has my general permission. Others please ask first.
SPOILERS: none, but somewhere after Season 4 I guess
FEEDBACK: Love it. Especially if you like the story ;-)
SUMMARY: that would be telling…
DISCLAIMER: The characters are the property of Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, Sandollar Productions, Kuzui Enterprises, 20th Century Fox Television, the WB Television Network, and whoever else may have a hold on them. The Song belongs to anybody else. I do not mean to infringe upon any copyrights.
DATE: 25/03/2001

DEDICATION: Marie, who always says I should stop this. J Sorry, dear, I won’t.

NOTE: I don’t have much experience with songfics but I hope you won’t burn me.


Giles entered his apartment with a strange feeling and methodically reached for the baseball bat near the door. He made a few steps into the room as the door shut behind him and the lights went off.

He stood there, stunned and a bit frightened. What was going on?

Suddenly, the first tones of a fast techno song filled the room. Sounded like one of Buffys songs. Then, he realized what the singer was saying.

*You have the bravest heart and the strongest emotion
*After all the harm I’ve caused you still are my loving

The lines were repeated and a light flashed on in his loft. Someone stood on the stairs and came down, holding a candle in one hand. Bare, white legs, a silken nightgown, a slim but strong form and blond hair.

Buffy.

*I can’t believe I still receive so much affection from your side
*If you could give me one more chance I’d love to turn the tide

She came down the stairs, smiling her sweetest smile at him. "Hello Giles." He could hardly hear her, so he stepped closer to her, leaving the bat somewhere on the way.

"Buffy, what is this all about?"

She tilted her head to one side. "Listen. Carefully."

*You have the bravest heart and the strongest emotion
*After all the harm I’ve caused you still are my loving
*I can’t believe I still receive so much affection from your side
*If you could give me one more chance I’d love to turn the tide
*You have the bravest heart and the strongest emotion
*After all the harm I’ve caused you still are my loving

His puzzled face made her laugh. "It’s about you. My way to say ‘thank you’." She took his hand and pulled it to her chest. "You saved me. I hurt you. And again you saved me." She pushed his hand up and softly kissed his palm.

His eyes got as wide as saucers. "Buffy… what…?"

"Shsh…" She kissed his palm again, then his fingers and the back of his hand. Then she looked up at him. "Thank you."

He smiled. "You’re always welcome."

*You have the bravest heart and the strongest emotion
*After all the harm I’ve caused you still are my loving
*I can’t believe I still receive so much affection from your side
*If you could give me one more chance I’d love to turn the tide

"Would you give me another chance?"

"Always."

She smiled happily and stepped closer. "You know… Willow said she always knew."

"Knew what?" He was clueless.

"That there was something. Between us." She tilted her head to one side. "Nothing father/daughter-like."

Giles opened his mouth to say something but was cut off by her lips on his. His mind stopped working. As they parted they both fought for air. She smiled wickedly.

"So, was Will right?"

He nodded slowly. Had that really happened? Was it a dream? A cruel joke from the kids? No, Buffy loved to tease him but she’d never do something like this. Was it Buffy? The accident with Faith had made him careful. He looked down at her, narrowing his eyebrows as he searched in her eyes.

"Giles?"

He smiled as he found what he’d searched. "Buffy… I love you."

The biggest smile he’d ever seen spread on her face. "I love you too."

Again, their lips met, their tongues duelling for charge.

*You have the bravest heart and the strongest emotion
*After all the harm I’ve caused you still are my loving
*I can’t believe I still receive so much affection from your side
*If you could give me one more chance I’d love to turn the tide

He lifted his head, pulling away from her. "Interesting choice of… soundtrack."

"It reminds me of you. It tells everything I feel."

"But you're wrong."

"What?"

"You are the strong one. The brave one. Will always be."

"Don’t sell yourself cheap. You know that’s not true. However, I thought we’d stop brooding for today and got to more interesting things." The wicked smile returned to her face.

"Actually, I don’t feel like arguing."

 
The END