To Really Know Someone: Chapter 2
Date: 5/13/2019, Categories: Celebrities Author: Dawn_Summers, Source: xHamster
... too smart to let anyone catch her. She knows our procedures too well. She knows me too well.”“So how is that going to help us find her if she knows us too well to be tricked into getting caught?”“Because no matter how hard she tries, no matter how smart she is, she can't fight how she feels.”It's silent for a moment as neither of the lifelong friends says anything.“No one can.”There's a pause to the conversation before Xander goes into commander mode.“All right, I'll have Willow and the magic brigades get to work on a tracking system that will cut through any cloaking spells that might be out there. We need to make sure we can find you if...”“No.”“Buff?”“I have to go in clean on this. Satsu's going to be paranoid out of her mind thinking we're going to track her down and lock her up. The only way I'm going to get her to trust me is if she knows that it's just me and her in the conversation.”“And you don't think that putting yourself out there for a potentially violent and paranoid slayer who is strong enough to kill you without backup is a little bit risky?”“It usually is.”Buffy takes a deep breath.“But this is whole situation is my fault. And the sooner she hears that from me, the sooner all this will be over.”Xander steps up to Buffy and they face each other.“Hey, this isn't your fault Buff. Satsu made her own choices too. She didn't have to do the things she did. She didn't have to stab Faith and run off like that.”“No, but I didn't have to sleeep with her and make her think that we had something together, then go and kiss Faith right in front of her either.”“Touché...”“I think I know the best place to start too.”“And this whole `putting yourself in harm's way to save a wayward slayer' wouldn't have anything to do with your need to alleviate your guilt in the situation while simultaneously avoiding the possibility that Faith will wake up and want to have a long conversation with you about certain declarations?”There's a pause before Buffy says anything and she turns away.“Of course not...”“Right...”The blonde slayer puts some distance between herself and Xander.“Look, at the very least. Faith and I are the way we are because in all the years we've been fighting neither of us has ever been willing to take responsibility for what we were doing to each other. We still haven't to this day. I don't want me and Satsu to end up as Buffy/Faith 2.0. I owe her better than that.”“So what do you need the team to do if we're going to help with Operation Chance in a Hellmouth?”Buffy goes back to the map, pointing to a particular spot.“Give me a lot of space around this cemetery here and wait to hear from me. Don't try and keep track of me and don't let any of the other slayers go after Satsu if they have an opportunity. No matter what happens. This has to be just me and Satsu or I'll never get anywhere with her.”Xander watches Buffy's expression for a while before responding.“Okay boss lady. I'll do my best to be your Titanic.”Buffy smiles slightly at her ...