The strands in your eyes
that color them wonderful
Stop me and steal my breath
And emeralds from mountains
thrust toward the sky
Never revealing their depth
Tell me that we belong together
Dress it up with the trappings of love
I’ll be captivated
I’ll hang from your lips
Instead of the gallows
of heartache that hang from above
I’ll be your crying shoulder
I’ll be love’s suicide
I’ll be better when I’m older
I’ll be the greatest fan of your life
~Edwin McCain, I’ll Be (The Greatest Fan of Your Life)
“Chow, how did you do that?” asked Buffy, completely shocked and her emerald eyes wide.
Chow simply just smirked and then twirled the now bloody stake in his hand before slipping it into his jacket pocket. “It’s quite simple, Buffy,” he explained. “Let’s just say that having someone like me helping you to slay the vampires in Sunnydale is a good thing. And trust me, being careful is a good thing as well.”
Before Buffy could figure all this out, Chow then leaped over her head and onto a new vampire’s back, knocking it to the ground. Then when they got to their feet, Chow then delivered a ferocious roundhouse kick to the vamp’s face, knocking him off-balance. But then, the vamp quickly got to its feet and tried to deliver a kick of its own, but failed, as Chow sensed it coming and ducked just in time.
Chow then whipped out the stake and twirled it again before plunging it into the vampire’s heart. The vamp then transfigured into dust.
Luckily, when she had time to think about it later, Buffy didn’t seem to mind Chow taking over for her one bit. She felt she had done enough slaying for one night. And she had to admit, Chow was right about one thing. Having someone watch your back, especially when you’re a vampire Slayer, is most definitely a good thing.
She then smiled to herself. It was also a good thing that Chow had been there to accompany her when she went on patrol, and take over for her in the slaying department when she felt she had done enough for one night.