walked over to her large walk-in-closet ignoring the nervous wreck named Buffy, who was sitting on her bed.
so glad for your help, Cordy. I have absolutely no idea what to wear and my hair – what am I gonna do with it?”
the blonde rambled.
You’ve been together with Angel for half a year now. How does he like your hair?” Cordelia cut her off from her
position in the closet.
I could wear my red halter dress for the dinner.” Buffy relaxed after having made her decision.
a year. Half a year with all its ups and downs. Riley Finn had attacked her mother one evening, but he had not been prepared
for an angry mother with a huge pan in hand. When she and Angel had arrived and found her mother checking the unconscious
guy’s pulse, Angel had called his partners from the department. Doyle had looked at her strangely, but obviously he
knew about her status in Angel’s life now.
Finn had not been very cooperative and Angel had not been successful either. He was getting frustrated and Buffy could feel
his growing anger towards himself.
only time he seemed completely happy was when they had visited his mother in LA for Christmas. Mrs. Giles was a great woman,
who loved her oldest son with all of her heart. Buffy still had not met Angel’s siblings, but he said it was better
her 18th birthday he had planned a surprise party for her at the Bronze. Her present from him had been a silver claddagh ring
like the one she had seen his mother wore. She knew what it meant and never ever dared to take it off her ring finger.
smiled dreamily at the memory of that night, not realising that Cordelia was looking at her strangely.
the big night?” the brunette asked innocently. Too innocently for Buffy’s liking.
Buffy played dumb, even though she knew exactly what Cordelia wanted to know.
you know, you’ve been together quite some time now and it was obviously a great time. Don’t you wanna take the
next step?” she asked seriously while sitting down next to Buffy.
, I just… I don’t know what to do.” Buffy finally whispered almost inaudibly.
don’t…? Oh.” It dawned on Cordelia what Buffy’s problem was. “Do you love him?” She asked
but I’m not sure if he loves me. I mean he never said it.” the blonde finished uncertainly.
did you say it?”
what about the ring you’ve been playing with ever since your birthday?”
gave it to me. It’s a claddagh and his mother wears one, too. When we visited her, she told me that it’s a sign
of commitment when worn with the heart pointing in.” she held up her hand for closer inspection.
sounds rather serious, don’t you think? So he showed you his feelings, why don’t you go on and tell him tonight
about how you feel?” Cordelia advised.