[pm] It’s not my fault you were standing on one, if you don’t want to be kissed on a Hellmouth don’t stand on a Hellmouth looking all alive and heroic and ravishing like that.
Fine, we’ll talk about it once I get there.
[pm] Heroic and—ravishing? I did no such— We’ll discuss this… in person. Yes. I believe that’s for the best.
[pm] We live on a Hellmouth that’s been recently opened, everything is potentially ominous, you of all people should know that.
[pm] Oh for goodness sake. It’s not about anything hellmouth related aside from the fact you bloody kissed me on one.
[pm] I don’t mind Buffy and Spike. As long as they’re not eating all my food. Well, it’s your food, but you bought it for me and they still can’t eat it all.
I’ll be there in a bit. For the record, I don’t like it when people say there are ‘other things they should probably discuss as well’. It sounds ominous. And it’s usually what comes before an unpleasant and/or awkward discussion that often leads to pain and possibly vengeance.
[pm] It’s not ominous. It’s the least ominous thing about— well, everything that’s happened recently.
[pm] I wasn’t saying we should put her in someone else’s body, I’m over doing that kind of things. What I meant was, we could build her a new body from scratch. Like in that movie with the robot cop. But… You’re probably right about Willow and the coven.
I’m very happy about that. Everyone is worried and sad and stressed out, I doubt anyone would have time to cheer me up if you left. Even Maggie looks like she ran out of energy.
I could come over and help you with research. I’m supposed to be looking for Oz, but… I’m starting to think it’s hopeless. And apparently Hallie is a bad tracker anyways. I think I could be more useful there. Besides you told me you’d buy some cheese, I want it. There are lots of people staying at Maggie’s, and they can’t read since they keep ignoring my labels and eating my food. Besides, it’s too crowded and loud here. Your place is quiet and more comfortable.
[pm] Buffy and Spike have been staying here but if you don’t mind that… You’re more than welcome to come by. There are some other things we should probably uh, discuss, as well.
[pm] Well, we can either cut the bond somehow or find a new body for her to inhabit. The tricky part would be making sure we don’t split Dawn’s soul in half, I guess. That’s never pleasant. We should ask Willow, she’s the expert on these things. Or I could ask the coven who brought me back. They weren’t the nicest witches ever, but they managed to resurrect me fine. Sure, they wanted Anyanka and all they got was plain human me but… Maybe they could help? Though it’ll probably cost us. Like I said, they were looking for Anyanka, I doubt they’re the kind of selfless people who’d do something like that for free.
So you’re not leaving. Good, I can’t focus on packing right now.
[pm] We can’t find her a new body. That’s… terrible. And immoral. I’m researching as best I can but I’m struggling to find any similar cases. They key aspect… I don’t know that it was ever done with anyone but Dawn and I’m… not sure we should be pushing Willow into practicing any more potentially dangerous magic, now, or ever. And I certainly don’t trust a coven I don’t even know with Dawn’s life. Or afterlife.
No. I’m not leaving.
[pm] Dawn can’t be a ghost. Ghosts usually have some sort of unfinished business, and I don’t think Dawn did. Or they get summoned, but I hope Buffy and the others didn’t pull a stupid like that. Or they die a supernatural death, and Dawn died because an uber-vamp feed on her, that’s very natural. She’s not a ghost. Of course she wasn’t really a human to begin with, so maybe that made things different.
A watcher’s academy? But I don’t want you to leave! Where will you build this stupid school anyways?
[pm] It’s something to do with the monks… how they made her. Part of her soul has to remain until Buffy is gone. Because Buffy is the original, the source, it didn’t work the other way around. I’m trying to find a solution. I don’t want her to be trapped in a life where she can do nothing but watch and not be seen or heard by anyone but her sister. It would be easier to just let her go. A half life is no life at all.
Who says I’ll be building anything or leaving? There’s an academy department in the London office you know, but I don’t know what these… militants are planning to do with it.
[pm] There’s going to be a MIRA re-vote. And Oz is still gone and Dawn died and my whole body hurts and I don’t know what to do about any of these things. You always know what to do, so… What now?
[pm] Oh. I see. Those things. Anya..
Dawn is a ghost. Or something resembling one. I’m not sure what we’re going to— Nobody but Buffy can see her at the moment. So there’s that. There are search parties looking for Oz. And I’m not sure about this military thing, either. Perhaps I’ll see about becoming a teacher or something, going to one of the watcher’s academies, if they still let us have them.