Unexpected Paths 1.5
"Have you completely lost your wits?" Giles' gaze did not stray from the road he was driving on, but he was still determined to have a discussion with the Slayer.
Faith winced at the passion in Rupert Giles' voice. "Sorry. I didn't know that I was going to be transported with him. And you're always about saving the bystanders." She was trying not to yell, after all Robert was passed out in the back of the RV, but she was not about to back down either.
"Saving the bystanders is one thing, Faith. But to just invite a stranger, a soldier along for the ride?" Giles was flabbergasted.
"He's not quite a stranger and he's a marine."
"Oh, so you know his complete history?"
Faith rolled her eyes. "You don't know my complete history, so why should his matter?"
Giles grimaced. "I have your chronicle, I have a rather good idea of your previous life, not to mention you have helped save the world."
"How do you know that he hasn't?" Faith challenged.
"I don't, do you?"
"I think he has."
"You think he has?" Giles was not impressed with supposition.
"So I had a whacked out dream about him. And we talked; we did the talking thing before you guys broke us out. I trust him, kinda."
Giles held up his hand. "You had a dream?"
Faith shrugged. "Well, yeah." She had not meant to blurt that out.
Giles was suddenly very encouraging. "Tell me about the Dream."
Faith threw her hands up in the air. "I was there and Bert was there and some demons were there and then me and Bert killed all the demons. It was a whacked dream, no sex, not even a little post-slayage humping. And with that much slaying there should have been some hump-n-grid. What does it matter?"
Giles winced at Faith's recounting but Buffy finally spoke up from her seat. "Was there this guy with cheese?"
Faith looked at her sister Slayer with surprise. "Yeah, how did you know?"
Buffy grinned. "I'm glad I'm not the only Slayer with cheese guy in my dreams. Kendra never saw him."
Faith was even more surprised. "That was a Slayer Dream?" she asked.
Buffy nodded. "Sounds like it to me. Though if Robert betrays us I still reserve the right to sic Spike on him." Beside her, Spike grinned with pleasure and anticipation.
Faith nodded. "Sounds fair to me."
Xander tossed Faith a chocolate candy bar from his private stash. "This calls for a celebration. Faith has graduated to the next level of Slaydom. She now has Slayer Dreams."
Willow and Dawn started clapping. "Take a bow, Faith." Dawn called out. Faith glanced around the RV shocked. Willow, Dawn and Xander were clapping for her. Buffy and Spike looked rather approving. Giles looked damn proud. Oz looked, well, looked the same as always.
And Robert was still passed out in the back of the RV.
All that yelling and all she had to do was to tell everyone the truth, that she had a Slayer Dream. Who'da thunk?
Faith grinned and sidled up to the Watcher. "So what does my chronicle say," she purred.
Rupert Giles' ears suddenly turned quite red.