Road Trip

Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer…

Buffy pulled out a small black object from her seat, "Damn mobile phone."

"I have a mobile phone." She said in a matter of fact kind of way.

"Do you reckon it would get a signal on, say, an elevated piece of ground?"

"But that's got to be three or four miles away."

"What do you mean your not coming?" He asked.

"Have fun!" Buffy called after him.

Chapter Four – Breakdown (Part Three)

It was hot, really hot, really very hot, extremely very hot…well you get the idea. Buffy had given up the comfort of the car and was now lying on a piece of level ground by the side of the road. In all the while that Xander was gone no a single car has pasted. This had seriously hampered Buffy's plan of playing the number plate game to pass the time. Instead she decided on the only reasonable course of action, sunbathing. And so this is how Xander discovered her.

He walked up to where Buffy was lying and without saying a word fall to the ground next to her. She turned her head slightly and then went back to staring at the blue, well it wasn't just blue it was really blue, really very blue…I'm doing it again. I'll just say the sky was blue and leave it at that. "Hey." She said lightly.

"Hey." He replied in the same tone.

"Have fun?"

"Yeah, it is surprisingly how fun a six mile hike can be." He said sarcastically.

"At least you got some exercise." She said trying to look on the bright side.

"I don't know, I hear sunbathing can be quite exhausting too." He said with a grin.

"So…" She hesitated on the word, "Did you?"

"Yeah." He answered knowing exactly what she meant.


"Six hours." He said with no emotion.

"Six hours?" She exclaimed.

"Well six hours from when I called so it will probably be about…" He did a mental calculation, "Two to three hours."

"Three hours?" She exclaimed again.

"We are in the middle of nowhere and all, Buff."

"Yeah I know but still…" She didn't finish the sentence.

"There's nothing we can do." Xander said in a resigned kind of way.

"I suppose."

"Anyway," Xander turned to face Buffy, "At least it isn't as long as you're shopping trip."

"My shopping trip wasn't six hours." Buffy put on mock outrage but then turned to see the look on Xander's face, "Okay it was long but it wasn't six hours."

"Time must have stopped for me then." Again Xander was smiling.

"Well what about the time you spent looking for new sneakers."

"We went to two shops."

"Yeah well…"

"And they were next to each other." Said Xander remembering more of the event. "And I looked at like four pairs."

"Okay fine."

"And I…"

"I said okay fine." Buffy cut him off.

"Does that mean I win?" Xander asked.

"Win what?" She also asked.

"The argument." He answered.


"I never get to win the argument."

"Those are the rules."

"I hate the rules."

"Hey if you don't like them don't play."

"You don't know how hard I try."

"I don't think I want to know."

"Ahh...the amount of times I have heard that."

"I bet that isn't the phrase that you have most heard." Buffy said with a grin.

"I don't know what you mean." Xander replied also with a grin.

"No, not that one."

"I think it would be best if we leave it at that."