One of Ours: Giles
One of Ours: Giles
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Giles glanced up from the book he was reading a loud, there was no change in Jenny's features. Her skin was getting paler every day, and while her hair was still beautiful and soft he knew it would only be a matter of time before it became like straw. It was happening all too soon, her body was getting weaker every moment she stayed in the coma, even as she healed.
The doctors could only do so much, and because of the trauma to her brain, Willow was leery of using her developing miko abilities to heal her. The other injuries, the numerous fractures from her frightened flight from Angelus had healed, apparently miraculously. But then Willow and Tor had been stopping by often enough to check on her. Tor's use of magic had surprised him, and neither he nor Xander had been willing to explain the sudden development. Both had simply shrugged and told him to ask Botan, who being sneaky, seemed to always manage to avoid him.
What surprised him the most had been … Xander's ability to forgive Jenny's betrayal. To Xander it was natural, and at first he suspected it was because of Xander's past with figures of authority. Instead Xander had looked at him directly and said; "Giles, she's from a different pack. And pack always comes first. She had orders and she followed them, even at the risk of ruining her happiness. That much loyalty...I just wish we had claimed her as pack before things got so messed up."
Then...Xander had let an interesting bit of information slip. Jenny's tribe had already tried to take her away; the wards now on her room weren't just keeping out Angelus, but the gypsies as well.
Xander had claimed her as pack...though...it was probably already too late.
He looked at Jenny again. "Whatever happens, you will have a family here to take care of you. We'll make sure of it."
Happy New Year!