from the journal of rupert giles: i must place the greater good above all. regardless of how difficult that may be. anchoring the spell required a sacrifice. a dear one. the fabric holding the spell together was my life. specifically, one of the best days of my life. i’m not sure which one. that day is gone from my memory now. i don’t know precisely what i’ve lost. but its absence leaves an ache i believe i shall carry with me forever.
“the… the day giles sacrificed… to bind the demon. when you killed it, the spell unraveled… and the memories went into me. it was the day he and jenny fell in love.” (angel & faith s9x01)