[pm] Same. With all of that, really. But I also feel icky about the last time she decided to do something without listening to anyone else. And, okay, the new head Watcher seems very friendly, I like her more than the other guy, and I think she might be onto something good. I want to back Buffy, I really do, but I don’t understand. She was working with the old Council just fine until they got blown up, after the whole review things. Because that was seriously unpleasant. I don’t get why we came here to help the Watchers and then cut them off? Kinda wishing I could do the whole mind reading thing. I’m with Buffy too, though, I trust her. She’s earned that.
[pm] Yeah, I’m not so much a fan of Buffy running off to do things alone without asking anyone’s opinion. I get that she’s the Slayer, and she thinks that means she has to stand alone, but we are here and do have good advice to give her. It’s frustrating, sometimes, that we put all our trust in her, and she doesn’t seem to trust us at all in return. Even though just thinking that makes me feel all guilty. I mean, I get why she doesn’t trust me, but she should at least listen to you. And I get what you mean, but even with the whole mindreading thing, I still don’t know what Buffy’s thinking most of the time. (Although, that’s partially because I’m trying to do as little of the mindreading thing as possible, so I really only hear what people project to me at this point.)
But I agree—she’s more than earned our trust. So I have her back on this, even though I don’t know what the heck she’s thinking, and I doubt she’s likely to tell us any time soon.
How are you, though? I hear Anya’s alive again. This is big. Are you okay?
Just a few parlor tricks. They’re cute, though.
I’ve just shown you my cuddly side. Usually I’m very violent. It was all an act.
[pm] Nah, but I’ve missed a lot, I’m not surprised it fell through the cracks. Was it a spell or something that made you all fall asleep? Sounds strange. Do you think it means something?
It’s all sleight of hand, you know.
And that’s a very impressive act you have there, mister. Fooled me for years.
[pm] Yeah, we did get sort of caught up in the more intense subjects. There hasn’t been much time yet to tell you about the less serious world-endy stories. And it wasn’t a spell, exactly. At least not directly. I, we, that is, Giles, Xander, and I cast a spell that allowed us to sort of…merge our powers/minds/spirits with Buffy to give her a power boost to defeat Adam. Afterward, we had a celebratory movie night, and all felt pretty wired for about 5 minutes, and then the exhaustion caught up with us.
Shhh, don’t tell the others, but you’re my favorite.
[pm] I can’t be the only one thinking Buffy’s made a mistake, right?
I’ll take your secret to the grave.
[pm] I don’t think it’s the smartest move Buffy’s ever made, no. I, personally was willing to give the new council a shot—I was doing recon and getting to know the new head of the council and everything. But even if I don’t think this was a great decision, I think Buffy deserves the benefit of the doubt on this. The fact is, she didn’t ask our opinions before she made this decision, and now it looks like it’s going to backfire on her, and we kind of have to decide to stand with her or against her. And I still feel icky from the last time we decided not to stand with her. So I might try to do a little bit of cleanup, and rebuild some of the burned bridges, but I have to have Buffy’s back on this.
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Definitely can’t handle herself, and that magic is just a desperate attempt to find power. Women.
I’ve been known cause some bed wetting terror in my time.
That’s my order, actually. Nazis, homophobes and then patriarchy. Have we had this discussion before? And I know of no cheese guy, strange or otherwise. Was he made of cheese?
Oh yeah, that magick. Really just a conversation starter at parties.
I know logically why people might be afraid of you, but to me you’re just too cuddly to fear.
You know, we must have. And I didn’t? Yeah, a few years ago, the night after we defeated Adam, Buffy, Giles, Xander, and I had a movie night. We all wound up falling asleep at the same time, and this creepy cheese guy appeared in all of our dreams. He was bald and wearing cheese on his face, and he wouldn’t talk about anything other than cheese.
[pm] That it does. Course, it manages to creep up on you at the worst times.
Uh, yeah, she is. Mostly because she’s leaving the Slayer HQ so I offered. I mean, it made sense. But thanks. Didn’t really expect a whole lot of support about it.
Sorry to hear that. Andrew had made it sound like you two were doing alright. Then again, he bloody lied about the rest of it so that shouldn’t surprise me he lied there, too. But that demon guy, I’d like to find out who he is and give him a piece of my mind.
[pm] That’s the annoying thing about guilt. It lurks and creeps up on you whenever it’s most inconvenient.
Oh, that makes sense. But still. And I don’t really see a reason to not be supportive. I mean, you guys love each other, and the chances of you guys hurting each other physically are pretty much zero, so.
Andrew? When did you talk to Andrew? Heck, when did I last talk to Andrew? I haven’t spoken to him in ages—I don’t know how he could have up-to-date info. But I mean, we are doing sort of okay, in that we’re able to talk without being buried under mountains of awkward. Just little speedbumps of awkward at this point. And I’m totally there with you. I’d like to write him a strongly worded letter. Very strongly worded.
[pm] Little too late now, I imagine.
I can understand that. I tried to take some time off from the whole fighting evil thing. Not much of a vacation when you can’t get your mind off any of it. Working… distracted is better.
For the most part, yeah. She’s moving in, which was a little unexpected but we’ll see how it goes. Are you and Kennedy still a thing? Can’t say I’ve kept up with things. Whole burning up and exploding Sunnydale thing.
[pm] Unfortunately, that’s probably true.
Yes, exactly. Plus, you know, having a sense of purpose, feeling useful—it helps mitigate the crushing guilt.
Wait, really? She’s moving in? You’re moving in together? That’s a big step. I’m really happy for you guys.
Kennedy and I are, well, I’m not sure? We broke up a few months back. It was a mutual thing; we were kind of drifting apart. But she came to London to help out and we’ve been talking again, and now things are very confusing. And it doesn’t help that stupid demon gossipmongers are spreading rumors and causing trouble.