About That Night
Ugh... my head...
I shift on the bed and my head stings even worse.
Why the hell did I drink so much last night? I probably should've learned my lesson from the night I got drunk and went cave-slayer. But apparently I didn't. It was just we were having so much fun together, and I didn't want to spoil the mood. So I had a couple drinks with the gang, it was fun. Then I had a few more. And then...
My head throbs as I lift my head and rub the sleep out of my eyes to wake up.
And then I don't remember what happened. Everything's a blur. There were drinks and dancing and lots of fun but it's all blurred together, almost like it never even happened. Well, whatever happened, I'm sure that it wasn't that bad.
With one hand, I pull myself up off the bed slightly and cold air hits my skin... all of my skin. Looking down at my body, I suddenly realize that I'm naked.
I drop back down on my bed and grab the sheets, covering myself up.
What the heck happened last night? How did I end up naked? Where am I?
I look up at where I am and realize I'm in my dorm room.
Okay, so I'm home. At least I'm not waking up with a massive hangover in some strange place I've never seen before. That would make this whole thing so much worse. But why am I naked? When did I find time to take my clothes off between drinking and passing out?
Then I hear something that makes this whole situation so much worse, a moan from next to me on the bed.
Oh this is so not a good sign. What the hell did I do last night and who did I do it with?
My hand runs itself through my hair and I try to calm my suddenly steadily climbing heartbeat. Then I look over at the person next to me and my heart stops for a second before racing like a speed demon.
Oh my god...
Willow rolls over onto her back as she wakes up and our eyes meet when she opens her eyes. Suddenly I feel like a deer caught in headlights when the same shock and confusion that I'm feeling gets plastered all over her face. She's the first to speak.
Despite the fact that I'm still in shock from finding myself in this situation, I feel like I have to say something back.
"Uh, yeah, hey Will..."
A long moment of silence passes between us and I can see all sorts of confusing thoughts running through her head.
"What... what are you doing here?"
It takes me a second to answer.
"Umm, honestly? I, I don't know. I just woke up a second ago."
She sits up slightly but grabs her head with a grimace.
"Oh, my head..."
Well at least I know I'm not alone in the throbbing headache department.
"Yeah I know the feeling."
"How... how did we get here?"
If only I knew the answer.
"Not a clue."
She rubs her head uncomfortably.
"So... if I asked you what happened last night, would you have an answer for that question?"
All I can do is shake my head as little as possible in response to keep the throbbing in my skull to a minimum.
She sits up, taking the covers off me slightly and exposing the naked skin of my back. Willow looks over at me and notices my nakedness.
"Oh my god... Buffy, you're naked."
I turn around on the bed and lie back, holding the covers to me as much as I can.
"Yeah, I did actually notice that."
My best friend/roommate pulls the covers off of her for a second to look down at her body. She gets wide-eyed.
"Oh my god... I'm naked."
Even if I did have a response to that I'm not sure I'd have the guts to say it.
"How did we end up naked in the same bed?"
We stay silent for a while and she stares down at the end of the bed, the same place I'm staring.
"What, happened last night?"
"I wish I knew... everything kinda hazy. You don't remember anything?"
Our eyes meet briefly but Willow looks away quickly. She concentrates for a second before shaking her head.
"Nope... I'm having the same problem, haziness."
All right, then I guess we don't have to worry about it.
"Well, maybe... nothing happened."
I know that this is a bad idea, but I really don't want to deal with this right now and I do have a point.
"Yeah... if we can't remember it, then it probably didn't happen."
She looks at me with a questioning look.
Okay, this works.
"All right, well, I think I have class so I'm gonna get up."
We lie there for a while in silence.
I know I should get up and go but for some reason I don't want to get up because then Willow will see me naked, and for some reason that bothers me.
"You gonna get up?"
"Uh, yeah... any second now... but uh, could you, not look?"
She looks at me curiously for a second.
She looks away from me. When I'm sure she's not gonna look, I kick the covers off me and get up. Walking quickly over to my dresser, I open it and grab my night shirt, putting it on as quickly as I can. Then I turn back to her and she's still looking away.
Willow tentatively looks at me.
"Umm, I'm gonna go... take a shower."
I pick up my towel and head for the door like a bolt.
"See ya in a bit."
I don't even wait for her to answer back when I leave.