the vampire slayer



Joseph B

Disclaimer: (recycled) Buffy and friends are created and owned by a very nice man, Joss Whedon, copyrighted also by Mutant Enemy, the WB, and some Fox who claims to have been around for 20 Centuries. All I own is my soul, which was refunded back to me by Satan.

Author's notes: Just a tiny tidbit, I wrote in the hour I had to kill, that takes place sometime after "Who Are You?" I don't know any spoilers so this is just speculation on my part.



"Hey, Buffy."

"Willow! Uh, you startled me."


"Uh, I, uh, was just changing."

"I can see that. Going to the Bronze?"

"Uh . . . yeah."

"With Riley?"

"No. H-he had something to take care of. Initial-- uh, Initiative stuff. That he . . . had . . . to do."


"B-but I'm meeting Xander there. And Anya."

"Hanging out with Anya. Voluntarily? Heh. Well, you've always been braver than me, Buffy."

"I guess. . . . Uh, would you like to come--Go! I meant go! With me? To the Bronze . . . that is?"

"Oh, thanks. But I already have plans."

"Oh . . . . . . With Tara?"


"Ah . . . cool."

" . . . ?"

" . . . "



"Why are you holding your shirt like that?"

". . . . Like what?"

"Like that? In front of you?"

"What? Oh! I-it-it's just cold in here and . . . I'm not wearing . . ."

"A bra?"

"Right! And when you opened the door . . . I thought someone just walked in without knocking and--"

"Well, you don't have to worry. It was just me."

"Uh, yeah."

"You're not worried, are you?"

"About what?"


"Wh . . . . uh. Why would I be worried about you, Will?"

"Because of me and Tara."

"Will, that's ridiculous. I'm totally cool with you and-and-and--"


"Her too."

"Buffyyyyy. You're my bestfriend! You're more like a-a sister to me. I can never look at you like that."



"You don't find me attractive . . . in-in that way?"

"Not in the slightest."

"Oh. Good. . . . . Why not?"


"Oh, forget I said that. I just-- This is just all new to me."

"I haven't changed."

". . . !"

"Okay, except for that one little detail. But I'm still the same Willow. And my feelings for you, and Xander, haven't changed any."


"Feel better now?"

"Uh, yeah. And I'm sorry. I just--"

"Need some time to get used to it?"

"Yeah. But don't worry. I'm good. No more uncomfortableness for this Slayer."

"Good for you."


"So you won't try to get up first in the morning and change before I wake up, anymore?"

". . . . You knew about that?"

". . ."


"Heh. Well, I better get ready. Tara's gonna be here soon."

"Yeah. I have to get ready too."

"(wolf whistle)"


"Sorry. I had to."