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Title: But That's in Everything
Author: Michelle
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Rating: PG
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Summary: Buffy finds out that Giles has an unusual allergy.
Disclaimer: These are not my characters. They belong to Joss, Twentieth Century Fox, UPN, WB & Mutant Enemy. This is purely for fun.
Spoilers: None
Distribution: If you want it, you can have it. Just tell me where to find it.
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Buffy let the door slam shut behind her as she entered Giles' apartment. "But, Giles, you said you wanted to see this movie."

"I do. I just can't go to the theater to see it."

"Why not?"

"I just can't go, Buffy. You will have to go without me."

"I'm not going by myself. A person can't go to the movies by themself. It's just not done." She flopped down on his couch. "I don't understand why you don't want to go. You've been talking about this movie for a long time."

"I'll see it when it comes out on video."

"Giles, that's no fun. You have to see it on the big screen."

He knew that there was no way out of this. He had to tell her. "Buffy, I can't go because I'm allergic to the place."

"Allergic to a movie theater? You're kidding, right?"

He sat down next to her. "Well, I'm not actually allergic to the theater itself. But with all the allergies I do have, I might as well be."

"So, what's the big allergy? Are you allergic to candy and popcorn or something?"

"Yes." She was speechless, so he explained. "I am allergic to corn, corn starch, corn syrup, corn--"

"Hold it. You're starting to sound like that guy from Forrest Gump, the one that talked about shrimp all the time." She giggled.

"Buffy, this is serious. If I eat or drink anything with corn in it, I get very sick. I can't even be around when someone is popping popcorn."

"You're serious?" He nodded. "But there's corn in everything. Is that why you don't keep any junk food around here? And why you make your food from scratch?"


Buffy smailed and asked, "What about flavored lipgloss?"

"What? I don't wear lipgloss."

"I know, but would you be allergic to lipgloss? It's sweet. It probably has corn syrup in it."

"I don't know. I don't think I've ever tasted any."

Buffy reached into her pocket and brought out some lipgloss. She made a big show of putting a generous amount of it on her lips. "Why don't we find out. We need to know these things. You know, for future reference. We wouldn't want you to get sick."

"Yes we need to find out." He smiled his Ripper smile as he leaned over to kiss her.

The End
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