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Volume II: Burn

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This story is No. 2 in the series "Scriptificus Totalus". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: The continuing series posted on livejournal written by 5 authors crossing Buffy and Harry Potter and chronicling the rebuilding of the Watcher's Council in that universe.

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Harry Potter > GeneralscriptificusFR18167318,59518307199,0751 Mar 1017 Jul 10Yes

Surprised is an Understatement

Willow had waited until a suitable hour to contact Robin about Kennedy. She was absolutely furious. She was sure Giles was going to be furious. Yes, they probably needed the text she was after. Willow would make sure she had a copy.

But she knew that wasn’t the real reasoning behind Kennedy being here. She’d lost her temper and punched Andrew. When Willow tried to speak to Kennedy about it, she had gotten defensive. Willow had put her in a room for the week. She’d deal with it later.

What she was most angry about was no one giving her a heads-up that her ex would be arriving this morning. She had not even known until Kennedy crossed into the wards.

Willow was surprised when Faith’s face popped into view on Robin’s webcam.

“You don’t even got to say. I know what’s up. I didn’t know, Willow. I swear. I wouldn’t have… because… you know. I knew he was sending her, but…”

“Thanks, Faith.”

Funny how speaking to Faith and seeing that she was irritated about this too made Willow feel better.

“Isn’t it late for you?” Willow asked.

“It’s like two, maybe three in the morning. I just got in from a patrol. Look, Will, Robin needed to get Kennedy out of her for a while, but I didn’t know he wasn’t gonna give you a warning at least. I know you could send that disc copy of the text, but this gets her away for a while. She’s been kinda… intense since you guys broke it off. It’ll be good for everyone if she gets a break and we get a break from her.”

Willow instantly felt guilty.

“Stop with the guilt face, Red. She’ll get over it. Her prob is that she’s trying not to deal, and I can tell her all about how that don’t work and you get sucked into bad and before you know it, you’re the evil slayer and everybody wants to stab you in the gut. Then there’s comas and body snatching and torturing watchers for double guilt coupons later… it’s all bad, yo.”

Willow smiled; glad Faith could speak so freely about her stint into the darkness. She, herself, was not quite there yet, but Faith had a lot to be proud of. She was doing very well with her girls in Cleveland.

“Xander was here for a bit. He brought us a new girl from Roswell,” Faith said. “He didn’t stay long. Should I worry about that? He seemed… lost.”

“He took Anya coming back kinda hard.”

“Don’t blame him. It’s some freak shit when people come back from the dead. I still remember my head spinning about Spike being back. That is still way weird. Heard from Dawnie. He’s been visiting her at Oxford. Does B know about that?”

“I’m sure Dawn told her.”

Faith snorted. “Look, I’m gonna get some sleep. If you want to yell at Robin later, I’ll make sure he’s up early.”

“No, but Giles might.”

“Tell him to wait ‘til I am around. I so love hearing Giles rip someone a new one… as long as it’s not me.”

Willow giggled.

“Seriously, though, Red, I’m sorry this got sprung on you. Tell B I said hey, and that it’s about time she did a little want take have with a guy. When I talked to Dawnie, she said B was maybe having a thing with Draco? But then that didn’t work out. She’s got to be cranky.”

“Now we’re venturing into things you know I won’t take to anyone about.”

Faith grinned. “Night, Will.”

“Night, Faith.”

Willow ended the connection and sat there thinking.
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