Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer was created by Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy Productions and is licensed by 20th Century Fox. The IT Crowd written by Graham Linehan and produced by Ash Atalla. Only the ideas contained within this story are mine. No profit has been, or will be, made by writing this story.
Willow was awake early having learned years ago that once the young Slayers were up she would not have a chance to read the morning’s newspaper. She was permanently living at the main Watcher’s Council Building in London, England, having left Kennedy and all of the drama of their relationship behind a couple of years ago. Kennedy was living at the Active Hellmouth in Cleveland, Ohio and Willow was relieved to have the ocean between them.
“That’s mine you Bitch!” a young female screamed upstairs.
Willow ran her finger over the Job Advertisements from the daily newspaper thinking she had to expand her social network – sooner rather than later. Living with Giles, Buffy and forty pre-teen girls was not enough. A large square advert caught her eye.
“Reynholm Industries: Looking for a young, vibrant software engineer interested in modern technology and working within a close-knit dynamic group.”
Upstairs the volume of the yelling intensified. Willow could hear a loud thump followed by a crash that could only be a body being thrown through a closed wooden door.
Willow grabbed her laptop, quickly reviewed her resume and hit submit.
Ten minutes later her cell phone started to vibrate.
“Hello?” Willow asked not recognizing the incoming number.
“I need to speak to Willow Rosenberg please.” a strong male voice asserted.
“I’m Willow, how can I help you?”
“This is Denholm Reynholm of Reynholm Industries and it would be more accurate to ask how I can help you?”
“Is this regarding the job I just applied for Online?”
“Yes, that is correct.”
“How are you able to review my application so quickly?”
“My dear, my company is filled with sexy go-getters. If you can’t figure that out perhaps you don’t belong in my organization.”
Taken aback at this description Willow was left momentarily speechless but the use of the word ‘sexy’ made her ask, “Sexy people?”
“Yes, young, hot and sexy professionals doing incredibly sexy things.”
“You are looking for a computer programmer correct?”
“That is correct. I’ve decided our IT department’s image needs an injection of freshness. Are you that fresh face we need?”
“Perhaps we could talk about it in a face-to-face interview?” Willow suggested.
“Splendid. I expect to see you in my office in an hour’s time.”
“What?” Willow asked, but Denholm had already hung up. Willow shrugged as she heard the dial tone. But she was interested in learning more about this organization and the job opportunity it presented.