Story: Political Hazards
Rating: All Ages/PG
Word Count: 1047/one-shot
Author's Summary: Surely there is at least one person other than Martha Jones capable of standing up to the Master. (Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer featuring Giles.)
Characters/Pairings: Rupert Giles (BtVS), Simm!Master
Recced because: Giles standing toe to toe with the Master is awesome!
The Master thought he had learned each and every thing that there was to know about each and every member of the pathetic human species in his months on Earth. He thought he'd learned to see everything that went on in their tiny little minds. He'd thought he'd learned to control, through fear if nothing else, their every behavior and every thought. He knew everything about all of them, this Giles included.
When Giles lifted his head and looked at him, the Master realized he hadn't learned everything about everyone, after all. Giles eyes were cold, almost inhuman, and they shone with an energy, a pulsing power, that was neither dark nor light but that could be put to either use. The Master had seen the likes of such power once in his life. Just once, and it had been enough.