Title: Weird Watchers
Fandom: So Weird, BTVS (Post-End of Series for both)
Character(s): Jack, Clu, The Scoobies
Rating: Nothing Bad
The 2 new watchers Giles recruited spook the Scoobies. Jack Phillips is a little too normal to be a watcher; well he would be except for the fact that he’s never gotten freaked out by anything. Most slayers put him #2 on the “Who I want my watcher to be” lists, right below Xander and before Dawn.
Clu is different. He’s so laid back even Xander sometimes wonders if he’s all there, but he doesn’t ever stress out. Slayers love to patrol with him because vamps always want to snack on him, especially the female variety. The Immortal says that Clu would be the worst vampire ever, he’s got no darker impulses to speak of.
Both guys get their butts kicked every training session. Jack, though, Jack has a survival instinct that allows him to survive in the street what he gets brained for in training. Clu, well, you've got to attack his slayer or an innocent before he pays attention.
Buffy doesn’t really like either one of them, they’re too flip, too cool, almost too Scooby like for her to trust. The slayers love them though, and Dawn’s got a crush on Clu, Faith treats Jack like a brother and Xander’s so happy for non-Andrew male company she can’t even suggest they leave.
The one thing that gives Buffy the wiggins is that both guys distrust Willow, no matter how Glinda she’s gone. “All of our experiences with magic have ended badly.” Is all the explanation she gets and she can’t argue that point. So Willow and the guys avoid each other and Giles gets to keep his new Watchers-in-training.
Though the Scoobies have all agreed it’s weird that two such normal seeming guys make such good watchers.