||[Jul. 23rd, 2005|11:21 am]
Continued from Here
Dismayed, I watched her put down the tea and still walk to her bedroom. Sure, she wasn't hiding. And sure she could figure this out on her own. And sure, as they say here, pigs could fly. Then again, the bstali demon does resemble a pig. And it can fly, so I guess that is a possibility. Not that it really is a pig, so I guess pigs, in essence, cannot fly.
Errr.. Where was I?
My options had all been used. Short of grabbing her and slapping some sense into her. Something to get that numb look from her face. But I didn't really want to go down that road. Besides, she is a Slayer; I would be pretty much the one who ended up damaged. Didn't mean I had to like what was going on with her. I knew she was used to bouncing back, but everyone had their limit. I guess she reached hers.
Sighing, I picked up the abandoned cup of tea, which by the way is sacrilege, and sipped it myself. Can't let any tea go to waste. Gunn was still on the phone, though his eyes had followed Buffy until the door of her room close. As I sank down on the sofa, Cat jumped next to me on it and put her head in my lap. Absently I petted her and sighed again. Not that it seemed to be helping a whole lot.
"She'll come 'round," Gunn said quietly as he sat down next to me. "It'll just take time. Y'know. Maybe I should just take her and hit some demons. Watcha think?" He gave me an expectant look, which told me that he pretty much wanted to go out and hit things. Why is it that most everyone around me solves problems by hitting things?
"You can try," I shrugged, sipping Buffy's tea. "Maybe she does feel like doing so. I've no idea."
Gunn seemed to think that over for a moment and then got up to walk over to Buffy's door. "Hey Buffy?" He knocked on the door, pressing his ear to it. "You wanne go out and hunt down some demons?" He sounded very hopeful. Of course it was daylight, so I had to wonder just how many demons they'd get to hit. But...leave it to Charles to find some. He'd been around long enough, even before he joined us, to know where to find some volunteers to be hit.