Story 1

Buffy's POV

It was something so simple, so ordinary. It wasn't like it hadn't happened countless times before, like I hadn't seen it countless times before and barely even noticed. Though now I can hardly believe I didn't'…

Faith and I were patrolling together in a Cleveland alley, and she'd make some cutting remark that got to me as only she can. I snapped back at her, and she just grinned; her dark brown eyes lit up in delighted amusement, and her dimples flashed, giving her the look of an impish little kid.

This little exchange was nothing new, nothing that should have shook my world, or made me stop in myt tracks and stare at Faith in wide-eyed, slack-jawed astonishment. But somehow it was, and it did… somehow, that time was completely and wholly different from every other time…

For that time was the first time I realized that I loved her.