Review of chapter "Part III" from Xovervore
Very interesting. So Giles is Buffy's father and Ethan is why she is the slayer (one of those instances of where trying to prevent something one actually causes it). Of course, it does make Joyce's suggestion to Giles a bit squicky - she's not simply the "daughter of his heart" but his actual daughter.
You have marked the story as complete, but I hope you continue it, or do a sequel. The speculation about Buffy as the one no one saw coming is interesting also in its own right, even without the solution you provide.
I’m afraid the statement of Buffy as the one ‘nobody saw coming’ has no further permutations in any fics of mine, but is simply the way I saw her as manifesting in canon. She DID break all the rules, and make it work beyond the point where anyone might have ever expected it to be possible, and that’s the thing itself, without further developments.
And, yes, Joyce’s request of Giles — far more pointed and urgent than a ‘request’, and rendered all the more powerful and poignant by what she and Giles had shared already and wished (both of them) that they could advance and extend — is deeply squicky in terms of what we “learn” to be true of Giles’ and Buffy’s genetic relationship. However, because the story was originally written within my own series of “Backstage Stories” (see at http://aadler.livejournal.com/193757.html
#IS), specifically designed to slot in with canon without contradicting it, and because canon showed that Giles, following Season 3, DID NOT in fact enter into an intimate relationship with Buffy, I can assure you that I do not envision Giles having followed through on Joyce’s suggestion, however selfless and well-meaning.
Review By [Xovervore
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