June 5, 2003
There was a Scooby meeting today and I was invited!
I was sitting out by the pool with some of the girls when Kennedy came down and said Buffy wanted to see me. Kennedy looked weird - sort of half upset and half pissed-off.
At first I thought maybe I had done something to make her angry. Then I realized that it was more a I’ve-just-had-a-fight-with-my-girlfriend look.
While I was still trying to decide if I should say anything, Andrew came over and asked if she wanted to go on an emergency supply run.
(He was out of potato chips.) She thought about it for a minute and then they left.
I’m not sure what’s going on with Kennedy and Willow. They never seem to do anything together.
Not that there’s much to do stuck in this motel, but you know what I mean.
It’s like each wants to do something different only neither one knows what
that different something is.
But I digress. (Isn’t that the neatest word? I heard Giles say it so I looked it up and this is my very first chance to use it.)
When I got to our room Buffy was there with Giles and Willow and Xander. I knew right away the Scooby Executive Board was in session and I wondered why I was there.
I sort of half expected Buffy to tell me it was a mistake and I should go away.
But she didn’t. She said a lot of stuff needed to be talked about and since some of it involved me I should stay.
Giles got a chair for me, Xander handed me a Coke, and Willow leaned over and whispered that if I wanted to take notes she could help with the color coding.
Just like that - I was a Scooby.
Willow said she’d talked to her parents and that they were okay. They’d been on a business trip of some kind (I’ve never been exactly sure what it is they do but they sure travel a lot.) and they said they were very busy right now and would get in touch with her again at a more convenient time.
Willow didn’t say anything but I could tell they didn’t ask how she got out of Sunnydale or where she was or even if she was okay.
I think Xander guessed, too, cause when Willow got to the “convenient time” part he took hold of her hand and held it real tight.
Then it was Xander’s turn. He said he’d called his Uncle Rory to find out if his parents were there and his uncle had told him that the last time he’d talked to them they’d said they weren’t going to leave Sunnydale.
Xander and Willow were still holding hands but now it seemed more like she was holding his hand than he was holding hers.