The Gift

Buffy: "You guys havin a fight? Cause, you know, fighting's not cool."
Kid: "Get out of here!"
Vamp: "No. No, she wants to stay. I don't mind a little appetizer."
Buffy: "Have you ever heard the expression, 'biting off more than you can chew'? Okay. Um... how about the expression 'vampire slayer'?"
Vamp: "What the hell you talkin about?"
Buffy: "Wow. Never heard that one. Okay. How about, 'Oh god, my leg, my leg'?"
*Kicks vamp in the leg *
Vamp: "Oh god! My leg! Uh..."
Buffy: "See? Now we're communicating."

Kid: "H-how'd you do that?"
Buffy: "It's what I do."
Kid: "But you're... you're just a girl."
Buffy: "That's what I keep saying."

Giles: "The blood flows, the gates will open. The gates will close when it flows no more. When Dawn is dead."
Tara: "I have places to be!"
Xander: "Why blood? Why Dawn's blood? I mean, why couldn't it be like a, a lymph ritual?"
Spike: "Cause it's always got to be blood."
Xander: "We're not actually discussing dinner right now."
Spike: "Blood is life, lackbrain. Why do you think we eat it? It's what keeps you going. Makes you warm. Makes you hard. Makes you other than dead. Course it's her blood."

Giles: "You'll fail. You'll die. We all will."
Buffy: "I'm sorry. I love you all... but I'm sorry."
Anya: "Okay. All in favor of stopping Glory before the ritual. Suggestions, ideas? Time's a-wastin."
Spike: "Uh... when you say you love us all..."
Xander/Giles: "Shut up."
Anya: "Willow. I bet you've got some dark spell a-brewin. Uh, make her a, a toad? Little hoppy toad, we can hit her with a hammer?"
Tara: "Hoppy toad."

Anya: "Okay. But I'm still not hearing enough ideas. She's a god. Let's think outside the box."
Spike: "Why don't you go think outside the bleeding box."

Anya: "Here to help. Wanna live."
Xander: "Smart chicks are sooo hot."
Willow: "You couldn't have figured that out in tenth grade?"

Ben: "Look, I... I wish there was another way."
Dawn: "And I wish you'd fall on your head and drown in your own barf, so... I guess we're both disappointed."

Glory: "So, what's the hubbub, bub? What do you got against old Benjy?"
Dawn: "He's a monster. At least you're up-front about it."

Giles: "I love Dawn."
Buffy: "I know."
Giles: "But I've sworn to protect this sorry world, and sometimes that means saying and doing... what other people can't. What they shouldn't have to."
Buffy: "You try and hurt her, and you know I'll stop you."
Giles: "I know."
Buffy: "This is how many apocalypses for us now?"
Giles: "Oh, uh, well... six, at least. Fells like a hundred."
Buffy: "I've always stopped them. Always won."
Giles: "Yes."
Buffy: "I sacrificed Angel to save the world. I loved him so much. But I knew... what was right. I don't have that any more. I don't understand. I don't know how to live in this world if these are the choices. If everything just gets stripped away. I don't see the point. I just wish that... I just wish my mom was here. The spirit guide told me... that death is my gift. Guess that means a Slayer really is just a killer after all."
Giles: "I think you're wrong about that."
Buffy: "It doesn't matter. If Dawn dies, I'm done with it. I'm quitting."

Xander: "Gah!"
Anya: "What?"
Xander: "Spike's sex-bot. Why didn't they just melt it down into scrap?"
Anya: "Maybe Willow wanted it."
Xander: "I don't think Willow feels that way about, about Buffy. I mean, I know she's gone through a lot of changes, but -"
Anya: "To study it."
Xander: "Right. Robotics. Science."
Anya: "Pervert."
Xander: "Other pervert."
Anya: "And don't frighten me like tha-aah!"
* picks up stuffed bunny *
Anya: "I mean, things aren't bad enough! This is an omen."
Xander: "Hey, hey, shh."
Anya: "No, no, it's an omen. It's a higher power, trying to tell me through bunnies that we're all gonna die. Oh god."

Xander: "Anya... you wanna marry me?"
* she slaps him *
Xander: "Can I take that as a maybe?"
Anya: "You're proposing to me!"
Xander: "Yes..."
Anya: "You're proposing to me cause we're gonna die! And you think it's romantic and sexy and, and you know you're not gonna have to go through with it cause the world's gonna end!"
Xander: "I'm proposing to you, Anya, because it's not."
Anya: "You can't know that."
Xander: "I believe it. I think we're gonna get through this. I think I'm gonna live a long... and silly life, and I'm not interested in doing that without you around."

Anya: "After. Give it to me when the world doesn't end."

Buffy: "Will, what do you got for me?"
Willow: "Some ideas. Well, notions. Or, theories based on wild speculation. Did I mention I'm not good under pressure?"
Buffy: "I need you, Will. You're my big gun."
Willow: "I'm your - no, I-I was never a gun. Someone else should be the gun. I, I could be a, a cudgel. Or, or a pointy stick."

Willow: "Don't worry love. It won't be long."
* Tara slaps her *
Tara: "Bitch! I'm supposed to work on the factors!"

Xander: "Hey, I happen to be -"
Spike: "A glorified bricklayer?"
Xander: "I'm also a swell bowler."
Anya: "Has his own shoes."
Spike: "The gods themselves do tremble."

Spike: "Uh, Buffy... If you wanna just hand them over the threshold, I'll..."
Buffy: "Come in, Spike."
Spike: "Hmmm. Presto. No barrier."

Buffy: "I'm counting on you... to protect her."
Spike: "Till the end of the world. Even if that happens to be tonight."
Buffy: "I'll be a minute."
Spike: "Yeah. I know you'll never love me. I know that I'm a monster. But you treat me like a man. And that's... Get your stuff, I'll be here."

* points at Giles *
Tara: "You're a killer. This is all set down."

Spike: "Well, not exactly the St. Crispin's Day speech, was it?"
Giles: "We few... we happy few."
Spike: "We band of buggered."

Xander: "Shpadoinkle."

Glory: "What the frickin hell did that bitch do to me?"
Minion: "You look fine. Truly."
Glory: "She mad a little... she made a hole. Uh, I need a brain to eat."
Minion: "Oh, take mine, oh groove-tastic one!"
Glory: "I said a brain, you worthless dirt! Big day. I got places to be, big day. Need a brain. Suppose I could always use yours."
Buffy: "Okay then. Come and get it."

Buffy: "You don't seem very well."
Glory: "Your little witch bitch... gave me kind of a headache there."

Minion 1: "Stand fast! Kill anyone who dares approach! This will be our day of glory!"
Minion 2: "Well punned."
Minion 1: "Well, it just called out to me."

Tara: "W... Willow?"
Willow: "Tara?"
Tara: "Willow... I got so lost."
Willow: "I found you. I will always find you."

Glory: "Hey, wow, the Slayer's a robot. Did everybody else know the Slayer was a robot?"
Buffy: "Glory? You're not the brightest god in the heavens, are you?"

Doc: "Hey! Kid. Wanna see a trick?"

Willow Voiceover: "Spike. Can you hear me?"
Spike: "Yeah, lound and clear."
Willow Voiceover: "Is there someone up there with Dawn?"
Spike: "Yeah, can't tell who."
Xander: "Are you talking to us?"
Willow Voiceover: "Get up there. Go now."
Spike: "Yeah, but -"
Willow Voiceover: "Go!"

Spike: "Doesn't a fella stay dead when you kill him?"
Doc: "Look who's talking."

Spike: "You don't come near the girl, Doc."
Doc: "I don't smell a soul anywhere on you. Why do you even care?"
Spike: "I made a promise to a lady."
Doc: "Oh? Then I'll send the lady your regrets."

Ben: "I guess we're stuck with each other, huh baby?"

Ben: "She could've killed me."
Giles: No she couldn't. Never. And sooner or later Glory will re-emerge, and... make Buffy pay for that mercy. And the world with her. Buffy even knows that... and still she couldn't take a human life. She's a hero, you see. She's not like us."
Ben: "Us?"

Doc: "Shallow cuts... shallow cuts... Let the blood... flow... free."
Buffy: "Dawn."
Dawn: "Buffy!"
Doc: "This should be interesting."
* Buffy pushes him off the tower *

Buffy: "Dawn, listen to me. Listen. I love you. I will always love you. But this is the work that I have to do. Tell Giles... tell Giles I figured it out. And, and I'm okay. And give my love to my friends. You have to take care of them now. You have to take care of each other. You have to be strong. Dawn, the hardest thing in this world... is to live in it. Be brave. Live. For me."

Buffy Anne Summers
Beloved Sister
Devoted Friend
She Saved The World
A Lot

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