Chapter 68: Forgetting
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"Where is my favorite crossbow, oooh and that nifty axe!" I asked.
"They should be in there." Doug said, "Maybe Buffy and Xan-Man needed some weapons."
I looked upward at him.
"What?" Doug asked.
"Nothing." I said quickly.
"Good thing Titan didn't kill you." Doug said, "Then we wouldn't get cut off sentences and awkward stares."
"Funny." I smirked, "Could be worse, I could be cryptic."
"Could be?" Doug chuckled, "Hey, Kels, what's with the sour puss?"
Kelly looked at him angrily.
"I just meant...your face." Doug said, "I should stop talking now."
"I think it's time you told him." I said.
"What, are you pregnant?" Doug asked.
"No. Mal asked me to leave with him."
"Alright! Vacation, is this a couple thing or can I get in on this?" Doug asked.
"She means permanently." I said.
"Oh...huh?" Doug asked.
"Whaddya mean permanent?" Doug asked.
"Well, permanent is defined as..."
"I know what permanent means!" Doug said, looking from me to her, "Tell me you're just kidding and we're all going out for ice cream."
"No, he really wants to leave." Kelly said.
"Then he should go." Doug said, "But, you should stay."
"I like Mal a whole lot, but I'm not sure I want to leave." Kelly said.
"I'm going to be the first to say, hey, yeah, it looks all fun to leave, but if the big higher ups have a job for you, then it's going to find you." I said, "Life's just crazy like that."
"You guys, tell me not to go." Kelly said, shifting into the couch.
"Stay!" Doug said.
"Doug." I warned, "We can't make your choices for you. That's part of the whole mortal toil thing."
"What're you saying?" Doug asked.
"Look, we can't tell her not to go, we can hint that it's a stupid idea because..." I stopped.
"Because?" Kelly asked.
"We'll miss you." Doug finished.
"Where are all of my weapons?" I asked.
"They should be in the trunk." Doug said.
"Unless Titan took them all when he was here." Kelly said.
I groaned, "Him again." I said, "I'll be so happy when I finally slay him."
I walked into Town Hall, a little frustrated. I stared at the receptionist, waiting for her to acknowledge me. She was blonde with bright green eyes. She reminded me of Harmony. I didn't have a real good relationship with her. In fact, I had a non-relationship with her, but enough of her, I'm sure she won't be an issue anytime in the future.
"Do you have an appointment?" The woman asked.
"I'm Austin Young." I said.
The girl looked up and I noticed the nametag, Edie.
"Edie, I really need to get in there."
"Oh, well, Mr. and Mrs. Young are gone." Edie said.
"Any idea where they went?" I asked.
"They're on vacation." Edie smiled up at me.
"They left something for me." I said, "Is there any way I can get in there?"
"Oh, well, go ahead." Edie said, "Room's pretty bare though."
I nodded and headed straight through and into the first door. I walked inside and stopped when I felt that something was wrong. I ducked in time to miss the axe coming at my head from behind. I kicked the axe from Titan's hand. Titan stumbled back, holding his hurt hand.
"That's that slayer strength everybody keeps talking about." I said calmly.
"Damn you!" Titan shouted, cradling his hand, "I haven't been mortal for hundreds of years! I made demons bow at my feet! Now I'm nothing more than scum!"
"You would be right." I said, kicking him in the stomach, causing him to bounce of the wall and to the floor, "You're scum. You're the scum that scum eats."
Titan looked at me intensely, "I'm going to kill you." He said through gritted teeth.
"You might wanna fix your eye first." I said.
I punched him in the face, "Stay away from me and my friends." I said, "And my weapons, this is so fourth grade, should I even have to tell you these things?" I said, picking the axe up off the floor, "My, how the mighty have fallen."
"I swear," Titan panted, wiping blood from his lip and feeling his eye, "I'm going to pay you back, in full."
"Thanks, I take cash." I smirked, walking over and collecting my weapons, "Looks like I just took my weapons back. Tell my parents...I'm coming for them, too."
I stood outside my house, thinking. Xander...I don't know if I was just in pain or...but it was wrong. For so many reasons, it was wrong. Xander was definitely still in pain over Renee and possibly Anya. Definitely Anya. What was I thinking? I was thinking when my gate opened and Kelly made her way through, sporting some seriously dyed hair, this time back to brown. I smiled as she neared me.
"I see you haven't moved." I said, "I'm assuming you decided not to move...right?"
Kelly smiled and took a seat next to me, "You would be correct Mr. Young. Did you get your stuff back?" she asked.
"We aren't going to talk about you not leaving?" I asked.
Kelly grimaced, "I may have let a really great guy go for..." she stopped.
"For?" I asked.
She was silent.
"For a certain watcher?" I asked.
"For my friends." Kelly said, "We're all here and healthy and I thank god for it all. For us being here. It's been a really long time since we've all just been together."
"I know." I said, "And my stuff is back. I had to kick Titan's depowered ass, but it was muy fun."
"You beat up on a depowered human?" Kelly asked.
"I'd barely call him human." I said, "This is the same guy who tried to slit my throat."
"Point taken." Kelly said, "What's that smell?"
"Cookies." I said.
"I bought." I smirked, "They're great. You should go in and have some."
Kelly stood, "I think I will. By the way, Doug said he's coming over and we're going to have a party, just us." She said, going into the house.
I sat back down, looking into the distance.
"You're beautiful." David said, causing me to turn, "Is that...I mean, PC? Handsome. God, you're hot."
I smiled as I turned to him, "You're sweet." I said hugging him.
"I'm geeky." David said.
"A little, but it makes you that much cuter." I said, kissing him.
There was a knock at the window. Kelly, with a chocolate chip cookie lodged in her mouth, gave us a thumb up.
"Ignore the cookie monster." I frowned.
"I think it makes things hotter." David said, pulling me close.
I smirked, letting our lips meet again, "I think I love you." I said quickly. I pressed my mind, trying to find the words and the exact emotion I was feeling for him. Was it lust? I had expressed myself with Xander, but I knew nothing would come of that. This was different. I felt bad about my romp with Xander, but at the moment, I needed it. I couldn't be feeling this again, not love! Love is the last thing...but I was falling for him. Falling deep.
"I didn't...I didn't know we were this far." David said.
"You don't have to say it back, I..."
"I love you, too." David said.
I smiled and kissed him again, savoring his taste! I could feel it, it had snuck up on us.
"Real cute." Titan said. We looked over to see him holding a gun.
"Who is that?" David asked.
"Doesn't matter!" Titan said, firing shots out at us!
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