disclaimer: i own nothing but the non buffy characters

The lyrics are from Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman"

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Faith had been driving around town all night looking for Xander. Kennedy had told her that she lived with him, but she never told her where. Faith growled in frustration as she turned down club heaven highway, knowing that this is the last place Xander could be. As she's passing by the motel a large neon sign catches her eye.

"Sinful Ladies" she read out loud. "How much you wanna bet he's there?" Sure enough she spots him outside, getting ready to walk to the entrance.

She turns the wheel of her Sunfire to the right and pulls into the parking lot.

"Hey Xander!" she yells out of her window "come here for a sec please"

"What up Faith?" Xander asked with a smile "whatcha need?"

"Kennedy told me she was living with you and I was wondering if you could tell me where exactly that is cuz I wanna see her and talk to her."

"Yeah just go up route 12 and take exit 9 and make a right. Follow it all the way to the stop sign and the house is on the right."

"Thanks Xan, I owe you one." Faith said with a smile.

"No problem Hun. When you see her tell her were going to be late coming home"

"We?"

"Yeah. Me and my girlfriend Buffy."

Faith smirks a little then says, "you're girlfriend, huh? You know I'm going to have to meet her right?"

"Yeah I know and you will but not now cuz she's working"

"You're dating a stripper," she practically yells at the top of her lungs.

"Yeah. So what?" he asks a little worriedly.

"No reason" she laughs "I just wanted to annoy you a little bit"

"Ha ha. Very funny. Now go see Kennedy and ill talk to you later"

"Ok. Bye Xan. Love you!" Faith puts her car into gear and makes her way up to Xander's house.

As she's driving up route 12, T.A.T.U.'s song "all the things she said" is blaring out of the speakers. Faith is recalling the conversation she had earlier with her friend Willow.

"Willow, sometimes I feel like giving up on love. It seems like ill never be able to find the one person meant for me," Faith said with a sigh

"Don't say that" Willow said frowning "you'll find someone for you. Most of the time it happens when you least expect it" Willow gets an evil grin then says "Knowing you, shell have a weird preppy name like Muffy. Shell probably be as preppy as her name too"

"Yeah right, Willow. You know I don't like girls that look or act preppy"

Faith takes her CD out of the player, deciding to see what is playing on the radio. As she's flipping through the stations, she hears a familiar song. After looking around she decides to sing along with it, pounding her hand on the steering wheel.

Well, I ain't never been the Barbie doll type.

No, I can't swig that sweet champagne:

I'd rather drink beer all night,

In a tavern or in a honky tonk.

I want a four-wheel drive tailgate.

I've got posters on my wall of Skynrd, Kid and Strait.

Some people look down on me,

But I don't give a rip.

I stand bare-footed in my own front yard,

With a baby in on my hip.

'Cause I'm redneck woman, an' I ain't no high class broad.

I'm just a product of my raisin': I say: "Hey y'all" and "Yee Haw!"

An' I keep my Christmas lights on on my front porch all year long.

And I know all the words to every Charlie Daniels song.

So here's to all my sisters, out there, keeping it country.

Let me get a big "Hell, Yeah" from the redneck girls like me:

Hell, Yeah.

(Hell, Yeah.)

"Victoria's Secret", well, their stuff's real nice.

Oh, but I can buy the same damn thing,

On a Wal-Mart shelf, half price.

And still look sexy, (Sexy.)

Just as sexy,

As those models on TV.

No, I don't need no designer tag,

To make my men want me.

You might think I'm trashy:

A little too hard core.

But in my neck of the woods,

I'm just the girl next door.

Baby, I'm redneck woman, an' I aint no high class broad.

I'm just a product of my raisin': I say: "Hey y'all" and "Yee Haw!"

An' I keep my Christmas lights on on my front porch all year long.

And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song.

So here's to all my sisters, out there, keeping it country.

Let me get a big "Hell, Yeah" from the redneck girls like me:

Hell, Yeah.

(Hell, Yeah.)

I'm a redneck woman, an' I aint no high class broad.

I'm just a product of my raisin': I say: "Hey y'all" and "Yee Haw!"

An' I keep my Christmas lights on on my front porch all year long.

And I know all the words to every ol' Bo Cephus song.

So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country.

Let me get a big "Hell, yeah" from the redneck girls like me:

(Hell, yeah.)

Hell, yeah.

(Hell, yeah.)

Hell, yeah.

(Hell, yeah.)

I said hell, yeah.

As the song comes to an end, she pulls into the drive for Xander's house. Faith gets out of her car, and walks over to the front door, not bothering to look around. The pale yellow paint on the house was starting to crack and peel off. The cherry stained door looked as if it would fall apart by merely flicking it. Faith looks around, taking in the gas station on the corner across the street, as well as the park directly behind the house. Two men begin to approach her, so she decides to knock, hoping that Kennedy would be home. A middle-aged man with Grey streaked brown hair opened the door.

"Can I help you young lady?" he asked with a smile.

"Um, does Kennedy live here?" Faith asks a little timidly.

"No. I'm sorry. No one lives here with that name" he replies "however a girl by that name lives in the upstairs apartment. She comes down here to use the phone sometimes."

"Oh. Ok. That you very much." She says smiling.

"You're very welcome honey" he sees the two men standing on the corner looking at Faith like a piece of meet. "If I were you I would go there now. This isn't a very good area to be alone in at this time of night."

"Thank you very much," Faith says and walks around to the side door. A red light catches her eye and she looks up to see what it is. The porch light has been replaced with a red light bulb, giving the side of the house an otherworldly glow. Feeling a little uneasy, Faith decides to knock on the door, hoping that Kennedy is at home.

When she knocks, she hears people shuffling around. When no one answers, she growls and decides to bang on the door and play a little trick.

"Open up!" she yells in her best police voice "We have a warrant to search the house. You have till the count of three then were busting the door down." Faith stifles a laugh then says "One! Two!" Kennedy opening the door cuts off faith.

"Oh my god Faith" Kennedy yells, punching faith in the arm "you scared the shit out of me!"

"I'm sorry but you didn't answer the door and I wanted to talk to you" Faith says in-between laughs. "What took you so long anyway?"

Kennedy moves to the side to let Faith in and they walk up the stairs into the off white painted living room.

"I um, had to do something." Kennedy is looking everywhere but at Faith.

Faith sighs and walks across the hard wood floor to the flower-designed couch. She plops down and looks at Kennedy. "Please tell me you weren't doing what I think you were doing" faith says with a frown. Kennedy sits down on the overly large red chair placed on the wall dividing the living room from the small kitchen.

"I don't know what you're talking about. Hey how did you find out where I lived?" Kennedy asks, trying to change the subject

"I found Xander and he told me. And don't try to change the subject on me. I wasn't born yesterday. Just answer me truthfully and I won't be too pissed off. Were you doing lines again?"

Kennedy looks down at the floor but nods slowly.

"God damn it Kennedy you know I don't like you doing that shit. You're gunna get in trouble with the cops! What the hell are you thinking about? How can you put that shit up your nose anyway? Its disgusting!"

"I thought you said you wouldn't get too pissed" Kennedy said, tears threatening to spill out of her eyes. Faith sees the tears and immediately calms down. She stands up and walks over to Kennedy's chair. Kneeling down, Faith puts two of her fingers under Kennedy's chin, making her look at Faith.

"I don't want you doing it. I care about you and I don't want you getting hurt or getting into trouble, ok?" faith says letting go of her chin to hug Kennedy around the waist.

"I can't promise to not do it. I can promise to not do it near you, and I can promise to not do it when you're at my house. Is that ok?" Kennedy says while running her fingers through Faith's hair.

"It is for now," Faith said sighing.

"Ok" Kennedy said pulling Faith into a bear hug.