New Moon Rising

Tara: "Do you like cats?"
Willow: "More of a dog person, myself. But I'm not like 'Death to all cats!' Why?"
Tara: "Cause I was thinking about getting one."
Willow: "Can you have one in the dorms?"
Tara: "No. But this would be a sneaky cat."
Willow: "That would be cool. You mean it'd be sort of like a familiar?"
Tara: "Actually, I was thinking it'd be sort of like a pet. You know - we could name her Trixie or... Miss Kitty Fantastico or something."
Willow: "And we could make kitty go bonkers with string and cat nip and stuff?"
Tara: "Absolutely."
Willow: "Fun. I'm in."

Xander: "Buffy doesn't make her quota. Bad Slayer!"

Giles: "So activity hasn't stopped, just shifted. Fascinating..."
Anya: "To an extrememly bored person, maybe. All you're saying is - slow week for Buffy. Busy week for Riley. Pardon me if I delay my freak out until we actually know something."

Willow: "When - when did you get back?"
Oz: "Pretty much now."
Xander: "Oz, man, hate to sound grandma but - you don't call, you don't write."
Oz: "Yeah, sorry."

Anya: "Everyone's uncomfortable now."

Buffy: "So I was just about to say something fascinating..."
Riley: "Oz and Willow."
Buffy: "Right. They had a rough break-up. Some stuff came up and Oz bailed, like overnight. The whole thing left Will pretty devastated."
Riley: "I remember."
Buffy: "Yeah. And before that they were doing great, too. Totally dealing with Oz being a werewolf and -"
Riley: "Whoa. Back up there. Werewolf?"
Buffy: "Right. Important detail. He got bit a couple of years back. Anyway-"
Riley: "Oz is a werewolf and Willow was dating him?"
Buffy: "Well, yeah. Hence the high emotion."
Riley: "Man. You're kidding me."
Buffy: "It wasn't like he was bad all the time. He only changed three nights a month. I mean, besides the wolf thing, Oz is a great guy."
Riley: "That's a big 'besides,' Buffy. Gotta say. I'm surprised. I didn't think Willow was that kind of girl."
Buffy: "What kind of girl?"
Riley: "Into dangerous guys. She seems smarter than that."
Buffy: "Oz is not dangerous. Something happened to him that wasn't his fault. God, I never knew you were such a bigot."
Riley: "Whoah! How did we get to bigot? I'm just saying it's a little weird to date anyone that tries to eat you once a month."
Buffy: "Love isn't logical, Rye. People can't just be Joe Sensible about it. God knows I haven't been."
Riley: "We're not talking about you-"
Buffy: "How bout we don't talk about it at all? Let's just patrol."

Oz: "I talked to Xander - and he said you didn't have a new guy."
Willow: "No. No - new guy."

Willow: "So Tibet was your favorite?"
Oz: "It's where I stayed the longest. This warlock in Romania sent me to the monks there, to learn some meditation techniques. It was intense. All about keeping your inner cool."
Willow: "Good. Cause you were such a spaz before."

Willow: "I believe a manly-sized breakfast is in order, don't you?"
Oz: "Or we could sleep for a while. Whatever you want."
Willow: "I think... I'll have the less confusing waffles right now."
Oz: "Breakfast it is then."

Riley: "Look, I only said what I said because I'm concerned. I don't want her to get hurt."
Buffy: "I know. But you sounded like Mr. Initiative. 'Demons bad. People good'."
Riley: "Something wrong with that theorem?"
Buffy: "Well, yeah. There's degrees of..."
Riley: "Evil."
Buffy: "It's different with different demons. There's creatures... vampires, for example, that aren't evil at all."
Riley: "Name one."
Buffy: "The point is, every relationship has issues. Willow fell for Oz before he was even bit. It's always more complicated than-"

Buffy: "What kind of demons..."
Riley: "Does it matter?"

Willow: "I was with him all night."
Buffy: "All night? Oh my God - Wait. Last night was a wolf moon, wasn't it?"
Willow: "Yep."
Buffy: "So... you're about to tell me something incredibly kinky, or-"
Willow: "No kink. He didn't change, Buffy. He said he was going to find a cure, and he did. In Tibet."
Buffy: "Again - Oh my God! I can't believe it! Okay. I just noticed I'm all with the 'woo hoo' - and you're not."
Willow: "No - there's 'woo' and 'hoo'. But there's also - 'uh oh'. And 'why now'? And... it's complicated."
Buffy: "Why complicated? You got your boyfriend back. What?"
Willow: "It's complicated - because of Tara."
Buffy: "You mean Tara has a crush on Oz? No, not - Oh. Ohhh. Well... That's great too, right? I mean, she seems like a great girl, Will."
Willow: "She is. And there's something between us... I wasn't looking for it, you know. It's just totally powerful. And it's totally different than what Oz and I had."
Buffy: "Well, there you go then. You have to follow your heart, Will. I mean, that's what's important, Will."
Willow: "How come you keep saying my name like that?"
Buffy: "Like what, Will?"
Willow: "Are you freaked?"
Buffy: "What? No, Wi- no! Absolutely no to that question. I'm glad you told me. What did you say to Oz?"
Willow: "I was going to tell him... but then we hung out and I could feel everything coming back. He's Oz, you know."
Buffy: "Yeah. I do."
Willow: "I don't want to hurt anybody, Buffy. I think of either of them and I can't stand it."
Buffy: No matter what happens, somebody's going to get hurt. The main thing is, you have to be honest - or it'll be a lot worse."

Willow: "It's just - life was starting to get so good again, and you're a big part of that. And here comes the thing I wanted most of all. And I don't know what to do. I want to know. But I don't."
Tara: "Do what makes you h-happy."

Oz: "Is she in love with you?"

Spike: "Thing about the Slayer is, she's a whiney little thing, but when it comes to the fighting she does have a slight tendency to win."
Adam: "Then I guess you should be on her side."
Spike: "This all goes down, the chip comes out, yeah? No tricks?"
Adam: "Scout's honor."
Spike: "You were a Boy Scout?"
Adam: "Parts of me."

Willow: "Tara said they took him right before she found me."
Anya: "So that's good, right? They probably haven't had time to eviscerate him yet."
Xander: "You can help by making this a quiet moment, An."

Buffy: "We've got to move fast, so we'll make a plan without Riley. And hope he calls."

Xander: "What's with the wolf in the day bit anyway? Isn't that a big no-no in the werewolf handbook?"
Willow: "He said he was controlling it with herbs and some kind of meditation... What if he got upset and lost control of himself? Could the wolf come out during the day?"
Giles: "If he'd managed to repress the beast for months? I suppose it could reach a point where it overflowed in him, regardless of time of day or month..."

Spike: "Or you could just use the back way. Hell of a lot less bother."
Giles: "How'd you get in?"
Spike: "Door was unlocked. Might want to watch that, Rupert, someone dangerous could get in."
Buffy: "Or someone formerly dangerous and currently annoying."
Spike: "Now, now. None of that - or I won't help you get Red's mongrel back. Bad news travels fast with us demons. We all like a good laugh."

Anya: "Slap my hand now. In celebration."
Giles: "Oh."
* they high five *

Buffy: "Talk later. Stealth-y escape now."
Riley: "Buffy, I leave now, I can't ever come back. Just wanted to hear it out loud."

Buffy: "Stay back or I'll do a William Burroughs on your leader here!"
Xander: "You'll... bore him to death with free prose?"
Buffy: "Was I the only one awake in English that day? I'll kill him!"

McNamara: "You're a dead man, Finn."
Riley: "No sir - I'm an anarchist."

Riley: "I was wrong about Oz. I was being a bigot."
Buffy: "No you weren't. You were thrown. You found out Willow was in kind of an unconventional relationship and it gave you a momentary wiggins. It happens."
Riley: "Still, I was in a totally black and white space. People versus monsters. Ain't like that. Especiallly when it comes to love."

Willow: "You have changed. You stopped the wolf from coming out - I saw it."
Oz: "But I couldn't look at you. It turns out the one thing that brings it on, is you. Which falls under the heading of ironic in my book."
Willow: "It was my fault. I upset you."
Oz: "So we're safe then, cause you'll never do that again."

Oz: "But you're happy?"
Willow: "I am. I can't explain it-"
Oz; "Maybe safer for both of us if you don't."
Willow: "I missed you, Oz. I wrote you so many letters - but I didn't have any place to send then, you know? I couldn't live like that."
Oz: "It was stupid to think you'd just be waiting."
Willow: "I was waiting. I feel like some part of me will always be waiting for you. Like, if I'm old and blue-haired and I turn a corner in Istanbul and there you are - I won't be surprised. Because you're there with me - you know?"
Oz: "I know. But now's not that time, I guess."

Tara: "I understand. You have to be with the person you l-love."
Willow: "I am."
Tara: "You mean --"
Willow: "I mean. Okay."
Tara: "Oh yes."

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