Written For: Drunken!Giles fic-ation Prompt 13
Spoilers: Season 4 "Beer Bad"
Summary: Giles tries to find out what's in the beer.
Disclaimer: All characters used belong to Joss Whedon, Muntant Enemy and 20th Century Fox.
Rupert Giles sighed as he watched Willow take a repressed Buffy back to their dorm room. As soon as the door was closed he turned to Xander and asked; "All right where's Jack?"
"Come on, I'll show you." Xander says. He lead his friend to the campus pub, when they got there Giles asked his young friend to wait outside. "Are you sure about that Giles?"
"Xander, I promise you nothing will happen to me or your boss Jack." Just as he was about to open the door to the pub the boy called out to him.
"Wait! Giles, I have an idea." He pulled a small baggie filled with s'mores and handed them to the Watcher. "S'mores? Xander I don't see how s'mores could possiably-"
"These are no ordinary s'mores. I had Willow make them with the Band Candy from last year. I figured with the mojo in the chocolate might-"
"Might counteract with the magic in the beer." Giles finished with a sly grin. "It's brilliant Xander!"
"Thanks Giles and when you order your beer be sure to a pint." Xander told him. Giles nodded and went inside.
When he opened the door and a voice call out. " Hey Harris! Do you want your last paycheck or not?!" He glanced up from polishing the table-top. "Oh, sorry mister. I thought you were someone else. What can I do for you?"
"My name is Rupert Giles. You are the owner of this..pub?" He asked, eyeing the middle-aged standing in front of him.There is no way that this bloke is responable for the magic I've been sensing in here. Giles thought with mild distaste. This being Sunnydale however he couldn't be to careful.
"Yeah, what's it to you?" Jack asks nevously about, never meeting Giles' gaze.
"I have a few questions reguarding the Black Frost beer."
"Say, while we're talking how about a drink? On the house."
"That would be very nice. Thank you."
"So what will you have?"
"A pint of Black Frost and a glass of water."
"One pint of Black Frost and a glass of water, coming right up." Jack said and went to fill the order.
While Giles waited for his drinks he took the little baggie that Xander gave him and popped one of the smores into his mouth. As he chewed he thought about the reason he was in the bar in the first place. Buffy and the Scoobies. He sighed as he felt the magic of the candy take hold. When this is all over I am going to have a serious talk with all of them. He vowed just as Jack brought out his drinks.
"Here's you beer and water pal," Jack's voice broke through Giles' thoughts. "Er, yes. Thank you Jack."
He took a drink of water to wash the taste of chocolate out of his mouth.
Taking a sip of beer Giles asked the barkeep. "So Jack, how is it done?"
"How is what done?"
"The curse that turned those college kids into cave people. How was it done?" Giles growled.
Jack smiled. "Keep drinking and you'll find out soon enough."
Suddenly Giles felt very dizzy and before he knew it, he had passed out. When he came to, he realized that he wasn't in the bar but the storeroom.
"Jack." The Watcher croaked; "Where are you?"
"Right here pal. So tell me what do you think? Pretty cool huh?" Jack said as helped Giles to his feet.The Watcher shook his head to clear it. What he saw looked like something out of Young Frankenstein, there were beakers all over the place. At one end was a keg of Black Frost.
"How could you manage to do all this?" Giles asked glancing at the beakers and other stuff that littered the storeroom.
"It's simple really, I have a brother-in-law whose a warlock. He's the one who helped me set everything up."
Giles sighed. Only in Sunnydale could someone be relative to a warlock and not consider it a problem. Still this man was the cause of so much trouble, Giles couldn't let him be a bother any longer, so he knocked the bartender out.
When he had finished he heard a voice. "Hey G-Man are you ok?" Xander called out.
"I'm fine Xander, I'm in the storeroom and I need some help with Jack." Giles replied.
"Ok, I'll be right there."
Suddenly the door burst open, and Xander took in the sight before him.
"Geez, Giles what happened?"
"I'll tell you once the beer and the candy wear off. Now could you please help with Jack?"
Xander took Jack's legs while Giles handled the rest. "Xander?"
."When Buffy and I are fully recovered, we are going to have a serious discussion about what jobs are right for people your age. Do you understand me?"
"Loud and clear, G-Man."
"Good and don't call me that."