The Big O at The Big Q
Chapter 10. The Big O at The Big Q
After getting over the fact that my new friend Justin was Jonesing for a piece of my "Uncle's tight ass." His words not mine. The rest of it was smooth sailing. Maybe I could handle this new family thing we had going. I was going to have to be extra careful. What happened to mom was not going to happen to Brian. I'll die first.
Brian hung up the phone loudly. The nerve of some people. He walked slowly to the kitchen avoiding eye contact with Buffy.
"Who was that on the phone?" Buffy asked passing him a bottle of water from the fridge.
Brian still hadn't figured out how she did that yet. She was very quick.
"Nothing for you to worry about. I hope you don't have any plans tonight."
"Fuck." Buffy thought to herself. She couldn't exactly tell him she planned to troll the graveyards looking for the undead.
"I was going to go over to Daph's, she and I are partners in Chemlab." she lied.
"Call her and tell her you can't make it. Tonight we dine with the Novotny's," he told her giving that smirk she was really starting to hate.
"We can't ask that in front of everyone!" Lindsay shouted.
"Why the hell not? It's what he wanted; he's not ready to be a dad. He showed up at the hospital with the only kid he wants. The sooner he signs, the better things will be." Mel explained.
"I just...Mel I just want our son to know his father."
"Babe I am not saying that he can't be a father. He told you himself that he was not cut out to be a father. It was the only reason I agreed when you said it had to be him."
"You don't see how cruel you are. You ask for the rights of his son in one breath and then want him to sign over his life to this son in the next one. How is that right?" Lindsay questioned.
"Well, it's not like we are moving to a different town. Brian is our friend. He is very successful, I am sure if something were to happen to him he would want to make sure his son was taken care of."
"He's not even thirty what could happen?"
"Oh come on Lindz with his lifestyle. I don't wish ill to him but come on, he might get sick." she sighed.
Mel continued to load the diaper bag. She didn't notice the look of pure disgust on her girlfriend's face.
"You don't even have to feel bad about it. You will see he doesn't want to be a fulltime dad. I'll even reconsider letting him be a Kinney once I have the rights. He can just forget about Gus. Not like he is thinking about him anyways.
Brian stood terrified at the aisle at The Big Q as if it were going to jump out and kill him. It's not like these items terrified him, it was just,well, what to buy.
"What are we looking at?” Buffy asked as she approached her uncle. He looked as if something was about to attack.
"They're so many, how the hell am I to know what to buy?"
"Aren't you the guy who told me you could sell life insurance to a corpse? Where's all that savy now? Gus is a new baby, therefore he needs." she told him throwing a box at him.
"Where's your little friend? He's been jumpy since you invited him tonight?"
"Don't know; he is acting weird. Maybe being around everybody is going to fry his brain cells. He is new to the gay."
"Poor thing and you’re springing Deb on him. I will talk to him," he told her as he walked off.
"What are you doing?" Brian asked Justin when he found him near the stuffed animals.
"You said your son was going to be there. I wanted to give him something."
"How sweet. I wanna give you something." He pulled him into the restrooms.
Buffy was looking at the footwear. It sucked that Gus was a boy, if he were a girl she would be taking her out. Now she was stuff looking at booties.
"Fancy meeting you here." Angel said as he approached.
"Oh, it's crypto boy. So tell me what dangers lurk in the darkness this time?"
"No danger, The Master needs time to lick his wounds. You were great."
"Thanks, so I'm getting a present for my cousin. What brings you to this section of The Big Q? Little crypto waiting at home?"
"I am looking for something for one of my employees."
"Really? You run some kind of kink shop, or little babies working in a sweat shop. Shame on you." she scolded.
"An employee had a child. It’s new looking for a gift." Angel supplied smirking at her humor. She was definitely a Kinney.
Buffy was wigged when she got a smile. She liked it.
"So "dark and broody" you think I could get a name? I mean conversations would go on a little smoother."
"Angel." he replied sticking out his hand for her to shake.
"Your parents really hated you, or they really wanted a daughter. Either way you got screwed."
"From a girl called Buffy." he smiled.
"Point taken." she told him as she tossed him a sleeper set walking off.
She had to get away, her Buffy-sense was tingling and she had no idea why. Still it wouldn't hurt to glance back to see if he was looking. When she realized he was, she couldn't help adding some extra kick to her walk. Might as well give him something to look at.
Justin eased from the bathroom trying to keep the smile from his face but how could he when he had just done what he'd done. He had gone into the bathroom and, well, he had become a man.
"Holy shit!" he thought to himself. Well that was until he looked up into the face of one angry slayer.
"You, outside now, before that son of a bitch gets to the car," she shouted pulling him towards the exit.
Brian was standing in line to pay for his shopping. Being reminded why he hated this place, he looked up and saw Marty Ryder coming his way.
"Why Marty, never thought I would see you here." he smiled.
"Well this asshole I know became a dad so I had to get a gift." Angel quipped.
"All the money you have you brought my kid a piece of shit gift from here. You wound me." Brian faked horror.
"I asked around and you were spotted here."
Brian dropped the facade and gave Angel a hardened look. "Give it to me straight, where can I find the slayer?"
"The jury is still out on that one; no one has a clue who she is." Angel lied.
"Shit Marty, we're running out of time!"
Buffy made sure she was out of earshot and then she turned and glared at Justin.
"What?" he asked not looking her directly in the eyes.
"You hooked up with somebody in the bathroom. Who was it?"
"I can't tell you that."
"Okay fine, well answer me this. Did you have a big o at the big q?"
"You did, I can’t wait to tell Daphne."