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Eighth Grade Discoveries

Author: Daii-Daii
Rating: PG
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Note: * * mean thoughts.

The next week went by quickly and soon enough the homework was piling up.

"Willow w-what time should I be at your house t-tomorrow?" asks Tara.

"How about right after school? I can give you a ride." Says Willow.

"O-ok I'll tell my parents and I'll see you t-tomorrow"

"Alright, bye Tara"

"Bye Will" says Tara as they give each other a goodbye hug, *I love these hugs* they both think at the same time.

*Ok, I have to get Buffy over here, I have to plan everything out* thinks Willow as she enters her house. She takes her cell phone out of her backpack and calls Buffy. "Buffy!"

"Hey Wills! What's up?"

"Can you come over? And bring Dawn too, I need as much help as I can get"

"Sure, and since you need lots of help would it be ok if Dawn took a friend?"

"Uh, yeah, sure why not as long as it's not a guy"

"Don't worry, it's a girl"

"Ok then I'll see you when you get here" says Willow then clicks off. *I wonder who Dawnies new friend is. Oh well as long as they can help. I just realized, I haven't told Dawn about Tara yet... I wonder what she'll think.*

Fifteen minutes later Willow hears the doorbell ring, "Hey Buffy, Dawn and uh Dawn's friend" She says as she opens the door.

"Hey Will, this is Monserrat, she's in my English class."

"Nice to meet you"

"So what do you need help with?" asks Buffy.

"Well... I need to prepare for tomorrow"

"Why what's happening tomorrow? You have a date with a guy?" asks Dawn.

"You could say that..."

"Oh, Tara's coming over tomorrow!" says Buffy

"Who's Tara?" asks Dawn

"A friend, a good friend. We met in Georgia and she moved here and now she goes to Hughes with us. She wants me to show her how to do a power point presentation and I alsohappentobeinlovewithher"

"Uh, could you say that last part a little slower please?" ask Dawn and Monserrat at the same time.

"I said I also happen to be in love with her" says Willow while looking down.

"Wow, since when were you gay?" asks Dawn.

"I guess since I met Tara, is that okay? I mean are you gonna stop coming to me when you wanna talk about the guys you like now cuz I'm gay?"

"She talked to you about that?! How come she never came to me? I'm her sister!" says Buffy.

"Sorry about that Buffy, it's just you always make such a big deal about it and Willow actually listens to what I say. Don't worry Will, I'll still talk to you about the crushes I have but you know you just helped me out with a little problem I was having."

"Really? And what was your problem?"

"I didn't know when the right time would be to tell you guys that, well, I'm gay too."

"You're what!" says Buffy, "Is there like some lesbian club forming that I'm not a part of?"

"Well you're welcome anytime Buff. So Dawn, when did you realize that you were gay?"

"When I met Monserrat," she says looking over at Monserrat. Monserrat just blushes.

"Wait, so you two are girlfriends?" asks Buffy, they nod, "Well that would explain a lot"

"Buffy I bet you'll be next" says Willow.

"Next what?"

"You'll be the next one to join or 'Lesbian Club' as you called it"

"Yeah right. I think I'll stick to boys thank you very much"

"Oh yeah? I'll bet you 50 bucks that by New Year's you'll have a special girl too" says Dawn.

"You're on sis."

"I'll bet anything but money, I'm saving money for other better things" says Willow smiling.

"Okay, if I'm still a boy-lover by New Year's, which I will be, then I get to have you're blue sweater, you know the one with the stars and if I do end up joining your 'Lesbian Club' you can have..."

"You're green sweater, the one with the hearts"

"Okay, deal"

"So, are you guys gonna stand here or are you gonna help me make my room Tara-friendly?"

"Coming" says Buffy.

"We'll be up in a minute" Says Dawn.

"Okay but I don't want to find you two making out on my couch" says Willow as she and Buffy go upstairs.

Dawn waits 'till they've gone up then turns to face Monserrat, "Babe you don't have to here if you don't wanna."

"No, it's fine. As long as I'm with you I'm happy."

"Are you sure?"

"Yeah, now, how about we go make sure Willow can set her room up right for a girl?"

"We could or..." says Dawn as she pulls Monserrat closer, "we could just sit for a while and," she kisses Monserrat, "Just enjoy the taste of each other's lips"

"If you two wanna make out come to my room, there's less of a chance that my parent's will walk in on you guys." Says Willow.

"Umm... yea, okay" Says a blushing Dawn as she looks over at a blushing Monserrat. "Let's go before I'm tempted to kiss those wonderful lips of yours again" and with that they walk up to Willow's room hand in hand.

Tara walked into her room and set her stuff down then went to the kitchen to get a snack. She hears the front door open and sees her mom come in the kitchen. "Hi mom"

"Hey sweetie, how was school?"

"It was great. Mom c-can I go over to Willow's tomorrow after school?"

"Of course. Are you too going to be working on a project together?"

"N-no, she's gonna s-show me how to do a power point presentation"

"Oh. You really like this girl don't you?" asks her mother smiling.

"W-what? W-why do you ask?"

"Because the only time you stutter around me is when you talk about someone you like. And besides, I'm you're mother, I know this stuff."

"W-well maybe I do but I don't think she likes me back."

"Well why don't you ask her?"

"Mom!" I can't do that."

"And why not?"

"Cuz... cuz... i-it would be embarrassing if she says no."

"Well you'll never know until you ask."

"I'll think about it"

"Good. Is your father home?"

"No, he and Donnie went to the hardware store to get some stuff."

"So he's actually gonna fix the roof?"

"Yeah, he said he didn't want to take any chances this time after what happened in Georgia."

"I think we can all agree there."

"I'll be in my room doing homework in you need me."

"Alright sweetheart."

Tara walks into her room and lights some candles. *I've always liked the light the candles give off than the electrical kind* she thinks *It helps me relax* She turn on the radio and one of her favorite songs comes one, Maroon 5 "She Will Be Loved".

Beauty queen of only eighteen
She had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else

I drove for miles and miles
And wound up at your door

*That seems somewhat true* Tara thinks as she smiles, thinking of Willow.

I've had you so many times but somehow
I want more

*I just want her and then I'd want her more* she thinks.

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
She will be loved

*She is loved, really, truly loved* thinks Tara.

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful
I know I tend to get so insecure
It doesn't matter anymore

It's not always rainbows and butterflies
It's compromise that moves us along
My heart is full and my door's always open
You can come anytime you want

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

"Do you have any idea how much I love her?" Willow asks Buffy as they clean up her room while listening to the same song Tara is.

"No but I'm guessing a lot considering the fact that you're singing along to the song" *which isn't very ear-friendly* thinks Buffy.

I know where you hide
Alone in your car
Know all of the things that make you who you are
I know that goodbye means nothing at all
Comes back and begs me to catch her every time she falls

Tap on my window knock on my door
I want to make you feel beautiful

* I want to make her as beautiful as she is, which is very beautiful* thinks Willow.

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain
Look for the girl with the broken smile
Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved
And she will be loved

I don't mind spending everyday
Out on your corner in the pouring rain

Try so hard to say goodbye

*I wonder what Willow's doing? Should I call her? I might as well, but what will I say?* Tara gets up to get the phone. She dials Willow's number. "Hello, W-willow? It's Tara."

"Oh hey Tara!" Says Willow while telling everyone in her room to clam down.

"A-are you busy? Cuz i-if you are I can call later."

"What? No! Now's a good time. So what's up?"

"I w-was wondering if I n-needed to take anything tomorrow."

"Nope just yourself is more than enough."

"Good. Um... I-I was wondering if maybe after you showed me how to do the presentation we c-could go w-watch a m-movie?" asks Tara, her stuttering getting worse, "a-as friends of course" *wouldn't want her to freak out on me.*

"Yeah, sure. What movie?"

"Uh... h-how about Christmas With The Cranks? I-it's a comedy a-and I like comedies. Do you?"

"Yeah I do, I mean who wouldn't? Comedies make people laugh and laughing is good cuz laughing means fun so yeah, that's good."

"Okay then. S-so what're you doing?"

"Oh nothing, just cleaning my room, it's a good thing too or else you'd be walking into a pig-sty tomorrow. Hey you like to draw right?"

"Y-yeah, why?"

"Oh no reason, hey I have to go now before Buffy, Dawn and her girlfriend mess up my room again, ok?"

"Ok, I-I'll see you tomorrow Willow."

"See you Tara."




"Bye, um, W-willow?"


"You d-do realize this is going no where right?"

"Yeah... hehe... I guess I should go, okay... on 3... 1."


"3, Bye Tara."

"Bye Willow."

They hang up and sigh *Who woulda thought it'd take so long to say bye* they both think and smile.

"So Wills, took you long enough... geez, it sounds like if you two are already going out" says Buffy.

"Shut up and come with me to the mall."

"The mall? What for?" Asks Dawn.

"I wanna get Tara some art stuff, you know like a sketch pad and art pencils and stuff like that."

"So what you're saying is that you're trying to buy her love?" asks Monserrat playfully.

"Well no but I do want her to be happy."

"I was just kidding Willow; if Tara's all you say she is I'm sure she's already in love with you."

"You think so?"


"Okay then, well let's go to the mall" says Willow as she heads for the door, "Well c'mon," She says as she sees that no body has moved. They all get up and leave.

"MOM!" yells Tara from her room.

"Sweetie what is it?"

"I need help, I'm going to the movies tomorrow with W-willow after she helps me out with power point and I asked her but I said it was just as friends but I still want to look nice and I don't know what to wear and I think Willow's babble is contagious."

"I guess it is. Well how do you want to dress? Casual?"

"Yeah I guess. I don't wanna look like I tried to look good even though that's what I'm doing."

"Well let's take a look at what you have" says her mom as she walks over to her closet. "How about this?" she asks holding out a pair of dark blue jeans and a lavender peasant top. "And you can wear you're denim jacket over you're shirt too."

"That's great, you always know what to choose mom, thanks."

"No problem, and you know, if she likes you back maybe she can keep you warm if you get cold" says her mother and smiles.


"What? I'm just saying..." she says as she leaves the room.

*Well I'll admit it wouldn't be so bad* thinks Tara as she lies on her bed. *I guess I'll have to wait 'till tomorrow to find out how she feels*

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