What does the council mean to you?
A helping hand. Support system. Whatever you want to call it.
thedawnster replied to your post:[pm] Hey, you wanna come keep some girls who can take care of themselves but still want you around to protect them safe?[pm] Yup. I’m letting Dani pick out the movies. I’m just so relieved she agreed to stay in.
[pm] I figure getting into a yelling match with Buffy to let me help out with this whole thing is pointless by now. So thanks for the attempt at making me feel useful. Company’ll be nice either way. And nice that I can actually spend some time meeting Dani now that I’m not a risk and all.
[pm] Hey I’m not attempting! You’ll totally be useful!
[pm] I know. I think she can win it, but I mean, it’s gonna have some after effects. I don’t know. Can I help?
[pm] We can help her right now by staying safe, and keeping Spike from doing anything stupid. After that, we’ll be there for her, because it’s what we do…and I promise when Sabine is gone, I’ll take you patrolling again.
[pm] Are you okay? Is Buffy?
[pm] Honestly? No. On both accounts. Buffy’s never had to do something like this before—make such a hard moral choice. And I’m worried sick about her. Not only about what Sabine might do but…she’s just a person, you know? I believe she can win this…because I have to believe it. But people can only take so much.
[pm] So Sabine is mad? Yeah, I can stay in with you guys and I’ll bring some movies. Or maybe a TV series. We may be in for a while.
Oh thank God. Awesome, that sounds good. Yeah, from the sound of it she’s out for blood…but I have faith in Buffy.
[pm] What happened with Buffy and the Martin kid last night?
[pm] She couldn’t, um, take care of stuff. For some reason. Something was stopping her. They’re still trying to figure it out and, under the circumstances, will you understand if I’d rather we stay in tonight? There’s a good chance Sabine could come after me to get to Buffy, or even you to get to me. I’m inviting Spike over, and I’ll let you pick out the movies.
[pm] Yeah, I guess you’re right.
I just hope he knows that.
Like I said, invitation’s open if you want to come by.
[pm] I might invite him over actually. Maybe the two of us and Dani can hang out. You did say stay in headquarters, remember? Just messing with you…but yeah I’d just generally feel safer with both of them around.
Keep me updated, okay?
[pm] I promise. Thank you, Dawn. If you want I’m sure Spike wouldn’t mind the company. I had to leave him behind last night because I was worried about Sabine being there. Pretty sure he wasn’t happy about that.
[pm] Under the circumstances I’m sure he understands under all that complaining. The risk is too high for him to be around her again. Sure we figured out a way around her magick but who knows if she has something else up her sleeve, you know?
[pm] Hey, is there anyway you can /try/ to keep yourself out of trouble for the next few days? Preferably inside headquarters? Sabine messaged me, and she's out for blood. I just don't want you in the middle of the crossfire. I know we're doing the whole grown-up, maturity thing, and I get that. So this is me asking. Not telling. Any improvement?
I wish you would have let me go with you. Yeah…yeah, I can do that. Just promise you’re going to take this bitch out, okay?