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Summary: The Centre wants Willow. Will Jarod be able to save her?
Author's note. My goal is to get this done before spring break. That gives me two weeks.
The Next Morning
Broots looked at Miss Parker, nervously. "Are you sure about this? Purposefully setting up Mr. Lyle could get you in a lot of trouble if you're caught." Sydney, Miss Parker and Broots were all gathered in Miss Parker's hotel room.
Miss Parker raised a perfectly manicured eyebrow, "I'm perfectly sure, Broots. I'm going to make sure that Miss Rosenberg knows exactly who and what my brother really is. And it'd be us getting caught, not just me. But I don't plan on letting that happen."
Sydney crossed his arms over his chest, and sat in a nearby chair. "How exactly do you plan on doing this?"
"I'm not sure yet. An overheard conversation, a Centre surveillance tape slipped under her door....There are a couple different ways it could work. We screw over my brother, save a kid from the Centre, and maybe while we're at it we get Jarod back."
Sydney shook his head. "This is all very risky. But I agree that we can't let The Centre take another innocent victim."
Broots agreed. "I guess we might as well try."
Miss Parker smiled, "Good, let's get to work.
Willow silently opened the door to the Summers' house and crept inside. She hoped that everyone would still be asleep. Maybe no one had noticed that she hadn't come back last night. She closed the door quietly behind her, and tiptoed into the kitchen. The entire house was quite. It looked like she might have gotten away with it. She went to the coffee machine and poured herself a cup.
"Just getting back, huh?
Willow startled, spilling coffee on her hands. She swore under her breathe and turned around to see Dawn standing in the doorway.
"Where were you all night?" The young brunette asked.
"I...I was at Jarod's hotel room. We....we were looking over some spells." Try as she might, Willow couldn't' stop a blush from coming over her face.
Dawn's eyes widened. "Just doing research?" Dawn asked.
Dawn crossed her arms over her chest and moved further into the kitchen. "Yeah, right." She smiled, "I don't know why you're being so shy about it. Jarod's a total hottie."
"What's this about Jarod being a hottie?" Buffy asked as she entered the room.
Willow groaned. "Nothing."
Dawn grinned at her older sister. "Willow was with Jarod all night."
"Oh, did Willow get smoochies?" Buffy asked with a smile. She went over to the cupboard, pulling out a bowl and a box of cereal.
"We were researching for the plan!" Willow insisted.
"The whole time?" Buffy asked.
"N-n-not the whole time, no." Willow felt her blush growing more intense.
"I knew it!" Dawn said triumphantly.
"What did you know?"
Willow looked up to see Xander was standing in the doorway, a box of donuts in his hands.
"Willow and Jarod." Dawn explained. "They spent the night together."
Willow sighed and covered her face with her hands. What could happen to make this any more embarrassing?
"Did he give you many orgasms?" Anya had appeared behind her boyfriend.
Willow glanced around at her friends. "We're not talking about this."
"Jarod's very attractive." Anya continued, "There's nothing to be ashamed of."
"I said we're not talking about this!" Willow's voice was firm, and her resolve face was set in place.
"Okay, Wills. That's fine." Xander set the box of donuts on the table and pulled out a jelly-filled, handing it to his friend. "Did you find the spells you needed?"
Willow nodded. She felt her blush starting to fade. Moving to the table, she pulled out a donut, and sat down. "Yeah, we found the spell. It actually looks like it's going to be easier than we originally thought. I have some supplies to gather, but there's all pretty basic. I should be able to get everything at the Magic Box. I'll be ready to go in a day or two."
Buffy sat down next to the red-head. "You're really going to go through with this, Will? I know that you want too. Not just for revenge, but to help Jarod too. But, I'm still worried. This is really dangerous. I don't want you to get hurt. Jarod's told
you what Robert is capable of."
"I'm sure, Buffy. I know it's risky. But I think it can work. I know I can do this."
Xander placed a hand on Willow's shoulder. "Alright, Will. If you're really sure, we're all behind you. So let's get to work."