Characters: Buffy, Willow, Xander.
Written For: Challenge 180: Amnesty 18 at drabble_weekly, using Challenge 69: Only Human.
Spoilers/Setting: Season One.
Summary: Buffy worries about her friends; safety.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the amazing Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Buffy worries about her friends; there are times she wonders if it was a good idea allowing them to get involved in the fight against demons and vampires. It’s alright for her; she’s the Slayer, she has all the super-strength, speed, and fighting skills, not to mention rapid healing, that go with the role, but Willow and Xander are only human. They can be hurt, even killed, and she can’t always be right there to protect them.
But she didn’t drag them into her world, or at least not intentionally, they stumbled in by chance, and now they know what’s out there what right does she have to prevent them from fighting back in whatever ways they can? They need to feel that they’re doing something to protect themselves, that they’re not completely helpless.
Besides, she knows she’s stronger with them than she would be without, they give her support and encouragement, help with research, and she doesn’t have to lie to them the way she does to her mother. It’s good being able to share her secret with someone, it makes her feel less alone, and if she keeps her friends close then maybe she can keep them safe.