Characters: Willow, Xander.
Spoilers/Setting: Season One.
Summary: Willow loves Xander, but knows her feelings aren’t returned.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Unrequited’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Willow has loved Xander since kindergarten; they’ve practically grown up together, playing at each other’s houses, having sleepovers… Without him in her life, she thinks she might have been unbearably lonely. He’s her best friend, she can tell him just about anything they know each other so well, and yet he’s completely oblivious to her feelings for him.
To Xander, they’re best buds, nothing more. He doesn’t see Willow as a girl. She knows she’s not beautiful, like Buffy or all the other girls he’s had crushes on, but still, it hurts to be overlooked.
Maybe it would hurt less if they weren’t friends. It’s easy to love someone from a distance when they don’t even know you exist, but when it’s someone you spend time with every day and they look right at you while going on and on about how they want to ask someone else out… It’s hard to be a supportive friend.
She wants to be there for Xander, because being his best bud is better than nothing; she’d hate to lose his friendship, but… She wishes that just once he’d see her for who she is, the girl who loves him with all her heart.