Characters: Buffy, Giles, Willow, Xander.
Spoilers/Setting: After The Harvest.
Summary: Buffy sees no reason her new friends can’t help in the fight against vampires and demons.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt ‘Companions’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
From what she’d been told, every Slayer before Buffy had worked alone, with only the support of her Watcher, the Council’s way of maintaining control over their wilful and immensely strong teenage protégés. Well, maybe it was time they tried living in the twentieth century, being a little less strict and a lot more human. Slavery had been outlawed, right?
Buffy would do her job, slay the vampires, vanquish the demons, save the world one menace at a time; that was a given. Knowing what was out there, threatening people she cared about, meant she couldn’t turn her back on her duty, but no one was gonna tell her she had to do it alone.
She would be the first Slayer with companions, her own little gang of people in the know, ready to help in any way they could, from research to whittling stakes. She hadn’t meant to get Willow and Xander involved in her extracurricular activities, but it had happened and they’d lost a close friend. There was no way she was going to tell them they couldn’t join the fight, and if Giles didn’t like it… Well, tough cookies.
Slaying was about to become a team sport.