Characters: Oz, Willow and co.
Written For: Challenge 6: Celebration at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: Season 2 episode ‘Surprise’.
Summary: Oz’s first date with Willow is to Buffy’s seventeenth birthday party…
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble
Buffy’s friends are throwing a surprise party for her seventeenth birthday. That’s reason enough for a celebration in anyone’s book, not quite eighteen, but still pretty close.
That’s not why Oz is in celebratory mood however. He’s not much into parties unless the band he’s in is providing the entertainment, but he’ll make an exception this time because he gets to be Willow’s plus one, as in her date, which is pretty much awesome.
He doesn’t know the guys Willow hangs out with all that well, but the parties they throw are definitely different. The guest of honour enters through a plate glass window along with some gatecrasher guy, who Buffy pokes with a drumstick, making him turn to dust, which is way cool. Oz is impressed, and perhaps a little surprised, but too cool to show it. Still, everyone else is taking it in stride; he feels a bit out of the loop.
“Did everybody see that guy just turn to dust?”
Turns out vampires are real, and a lot of them hang out in Sunnydale… Anyone else might find that disconcerting, but not Oz.
“Actually, it explains a lot.”
As first dates go, this one’s a real eye-opener.