For the Estrogen Combat Brigade: past, present, and future members...
Okay, I'm breathing. Breathing. In, out...okay, maybe not the best imagery to
use. Wow. And...wow. How come he never sang before? How come he never told us
he sang? And I thought listening to him talk was sexy...
Bad thoughts. Very bad thoughts. That's why he never sang for us. Little puddles
of Willow-drool all over the library floor.
Did Buffy know about this? And she didn't tell? God, I love her, but she's going
I used to joke about being Oz's groupie. I didn't know what I was talking about.
My boyfriend was with the band. That's different. This...I'd follow him anywhere,
do anything he asked, if he'd just sing again. Sing to me, not all these people.
Sing for me.
Did I just whimper?
Xander doesn't get it. It's like a hormone thing, I think. I can hear Tara's breathing
speed up. She gets it. Even Anya gets it, I think. Well, I can tell you for sure
now, Xander doesn't have to worry about being gay. Unless maybe he's protesting
Oh God, he saw us. I was afraid he'd stop singing, but he kept on...is he embarrassed?
He shouldn't be. Nu-uh. God, he's good. Why didn't he tell us? Why didn't we know?
How can you know someone that long, and not know something like this?
"Does he do this often?"
No. Damnit. God, Xander, just shut up!
His voice is making my toes curl, and my insides feel all fizzy and fuzzy, and...God,
I'm wet. Just listening to his voice.
"Now I remember why I used to have such a crush on him in High School."
Eeeep. Okay, mouth engaged before brain was in gear. Bad Willow. I think Xander's
going to have a coronary. But I did. Have a crush on him, I mean. Before he was
'our Giles,' when he was Buffy's Giles. Which sounds wrong, but I know what I
mean. Before he was a friend, not just a guy with gentle hands and beautiful,
expressive eyes and a voice like warm velvet. Although he still has all those
things, I just didn't notice them any more. Not individually I mean. He was just,
I'm babbling. Even in my own brain I can hear the babble.
I had it all under control. Really I did. All gone, no more crush. Only now all
those feelings have gotten jumpstarted again, and can you come just from listening
to someone sing? I think I can.
Nice understatement there, Anya. Pleasant. Uh-huh. Yeah. I think Xander's completely
and totally wigged now, poor guy.
"C'mon," I say to him, turning to catch a look at his face. "It is kinda sexy."
Oh yeah. Mrs. Harris, I'm sorry, but we wigged Xander to death...
Oh God. I hope someone in the Pump is recording this...
Oh. My. God.