I tossed and turned for a good half hour on the air mattress that laid on B's living room floor. It wasn't because I was uncomfortable because, let's face it, almost anything was more comfortable than sleepin' on the rat infested bed at the flea bag motel.
I always had trouble sleepin' when my mind was racin' a million miles a minute. I thought about how my watcher was killed right in front of me by Kakistos back in Boston and how it led me here. My watcher had told me about B many times and it always kinda pissed me off that I wasn't the only chosen one. Say what you will 'bout me, but I grew up in a family where I was neglected, to say the least. When I got to Sunny D and found B, I realized how different we were. She had family and loyal friends, and even a boyfriend. Me? Well, I got sick of my mom's abuse and moved in with my watcher. And I never had any friends, probably cuz I dropped out of school. Even before I did, all the chicks hated me because I slept with their boyfriends. Which explains the lack of boyfriend as well.
But B seemed really dedicated to this Angel dude. I don't know much about their past, but it's obvious B's hurtin'. Maybe it's cuz she's my sister slayer, but I could actually feel her pain.
I turned over to face B, who was laying there on her back on a separate air mattress next to me. I couldn't tell if she was asleep, so I whispered, "B?"
Her eyes opened slowly and it was obvious she hadn't been asleep either. "Yeah?"
"What's the deal with you and Angel?"
B turned so that she was facing me. "What do you mean?"
"Well, I just get the feelin' that you two have some kind of murky past."
She kinda frowned at that. "It's kind of complicated, I guess. He was a vampire with a soul, but after one moment of happiness, he lost the soul and became a dick."
I smirked. "Don't they all?"
That got a small chuckle out of B. "Yeah, well, not all of them are sent to hell by their girlfriends." She sighed. "And not all of them come back from hell for a second chance. Now he's two different people, literally, and being held prisoner by himself. And it's up to me to save him because he depends on me...and because he would do the same for me."
I was speechless. I was never one for the sentimental crap, but I actually felt bad for B. So, I said pretty much the only thing that came to mind. "We'll save him, B, don't worry."
B gave me a half smile and turned so she was on her back again. "Thanks, F."
Within 5 minutes, we were both asleep.
I woke up to the smell of something incredible. Looking over, I noticed B wasn't in her bed and Giles had disappeared from the couch, too. I did what that crazy toucan advised and followed my nose.
Walking into the dining room, everyone was sitting at the table, ready to chow down on what had to be the biggest breakfast I've ever seen, outside of the buffet at Denny's.
"Good morning, Faith!" B's mom smiled at me. "We didn't think you were ever going to wake up! Dawnie, could run into the kitchen and grab an extra plate?"
B's little sis got a plate and laid it down at the empty spot at the table. I sat at the table and chowed like I never had before. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast...mmmm...
"So, are we going to try to see if Fred remembers anything?" I asked with a mouthful.