“So, how’s the fact-finding going? Filling in the gaps?”
“Not bad. After I talked to you I went to see Willow and Spike and Anya and Xander. I’d like to ask Giles a couple of things, but I know it costs a lot to call all the way over to England.”
“Well, the next time he calls us I’ll make a point of letting you talk to him, unless, of course, there’s some evil crisis he’s calling about.”
“Okay, I’ll remind you of that.”
“So, any secrets you’d like to share?”
“Not really. That is, no secrets. But there is something else.”
“What is it?”
“Do you think you’ll ever get married, and have any kids?”
“Well, sure, I guess. Someday I’d like to settle down, raise a family.”
“Anybody in particular in mind?”
“Why? What’s going on in that devious little mind of yours?”
“Nothing, just wondering.”
“Buffy, do you love Xander? You know, like REAL love?”
“Of course I love Xander. I love him to death. And I couldn’t imagine him not being around. But if you mean do I love him and want to marry him and have a houseful of kids, then no. It’s not that kind of love. It’s kind of like the love I have for Giles. It would kill me if anything happened to either one of them, but there’s no --- sexual feeling there.”
“So what about Angel?”
“That’s a hard question. I still love Angel. I always will. But as far as settling down, well, if I want any children, then Angel can’t be the one. For one thing , there’s that Curse. And even if we found some way to make love without him turning back into Angelus, maybe some kind of spell or something, well, vampires can’t have kids, souled or not.”
"Well, there's always Spike."
"NO, there isn't!"
"But . . . ."
"No buts. No way. Got it?"
“O-kay. Looks like that pretty much answers that question. So I guess I’ll go on upstairs and get started. I’ve got a lot to write about.”