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Eighth Grade Discoveries

Author: Daii-Daii
Rating: PG
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Disclaimer:I own none of the characters, except a few that'll come in later on... oh and the teachers... yep.
Note: * * mean thoughts.

The next day after school Willow and Tara were waiting to get picked up to go to Willow's.

"Y-you know you don't h-have to show me how to do a Power Point Presentation i-if you don't want to." Says Tara.

"What?! No! Tara, of course I want to. Why you even say that?" asks Willow.

"I-I just don't want to be a waste of time" says Tara as she looks down.

"Tara, you could never be a waste of time."

Willow looks over at her and sees that her head is down. "Don't do that, please."

"Don't do w-what?"

Willow reaches over and lifts Tara's chin up gently, "Don't put your head down, your face is far to beautiful to hide."

Tara blushes and smiles, "T-thank you"

"Hey, I'm just telling you the truth Tare, you're very beautiful, don't hide it." Willow's mom arrives. "Well looks like my mom's here, I guess we better go, c'mon" She helps Tara up but doesn't let go of her hand as they walk to Willow's mom's car.

"Hey mom, remember Tara?"

"Hi Willow, and Tara. It's nice to see you again"

"H-hi Mrs. Rosenberg"

The ride home to Willow's is a quiet one, but it's not as quiet in Willow's head *God I hope this works, but what if it doesn't? What if she doesn't like me back? What if...okay, stop it Willow! What happens, well, happens. Oh man, I hope she likes me back... I've fallen so hard for her, I don't know how I'd be able to live if she didn't at least like me back.*

As the arrive at Willow's, Tara is getting even more nervous, *What if I do something I'll regret? God please help me, please help me contain myself.*

When they got in the house Willow takes Tara to her room

When they get to the house Willow takes Tara up to her room. "We'll use my laptop, I don't want my mom bothering us which is what she would do if we used the family computer. Can you wait one second?"

"S-sure" *I wonder what she's up to* thinks Tara as she stands outside Willow's room. A few minutes later Willow comes out.

"Okay, now, close your eyes."

"O-kay" *I wonder what's going on* As Tara walks in the room all she smells is the scent of vanilla. *Well whatever it is it smells good so far.*

"Okay, you can open your eyes now."

Tara opens her eyes and is shocked by what she sees, the room is filled with lit candles, *So that's why it smells like vanilla.* On Willow's bed there are many different kinds of art supplies; sketch pads, art pencils, colored pencils, paints, pastel and more. "Wow" is all Tara can say.

"I-I remember you said you liked candles a-and you also said you like the smell of vanilla and you're an artist so I got you all this art stuff. I wasn't sure what kind you preferred, you know, just drawing or painting or anything else so I got different things and I got you something else but that'll have to wait, actually, I'll give it to you while I show you one of the Power Point presentations I made cuz it goes with what I wanna give you so how about we get started?"

"Y-yeah. W-willow, can I ask you something?"

"Yeah, sure, anything"

"H-how much did all of this cost? Y-you know, all the candles and art stuff."

"Oh don't worry about it, it was nothing really" *It was only about two hundred dollars or so...* she thinks, *After I had to make sure I got the best for the best.*

"A-are you sure?"

"Yeah, so, do you like it? I wanted to make my room Tara-friendly."

"Yeah, I-I love. Thank you" she gives Willow a hug, and, before she can stop herself, a quick kiss on the cheek. "Oh, s-sorry, I didn't mean..."

"No! It's okay." *She kissed me! Wow!*

"So... what is it you wanted to show me?"

"Oh, right, the thing I made. Well lemme get my laptop. Make yourself comfortable."


Willow goes to get her laptop *I hope she likes me back cuz what she's about to see is expressing how I feel.* Willow goes to her bed with her laptop and sits next to Tara. She turns it on and clicks on a file titled 'My Private Stuff'. Then she clicks on the document titled 'My Feelings'. Willow is getting more and more nervous to a point where she can't even look at Tara. The first slide says 'The Way I Feel About Tara Maclay by Willow Rosenberg'

*Oh God, is this a good thing? A bad thing? Calm down Tara, jut wait and see the rest*

It went on to the next slide, Willow had added background music, "All My Life" by K-Ci and Jojo

I will never find another lover
sweeter than you, sweeter than you
And I will never find another lover
more precious than you, more precious than you

Cause girl you are
Close to me you're like my mother, close to me you're like my father
Close to me you're like my sister, close to me you're like my brother
You are the only one, my everything
And to you this song I sing

On the slide it says 'I've had a hard time sorting out my feelings towards you, Tara. Ever since the first day I saw you, I didn't know if I liked you just as a friend or more' On the slide there's a picture of Willow and Tara sitting on a bench at a park in Georgia.

All my life
I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God, that I, that I finally found you
All my life, I prayed for someone like you
All my life
I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God, that I, that I finally found you
All my life, I prayed for someone like you

It went to the next slide, 'I finally figured it out. Tara Maclay, I'm in LOVE with YOU' Tara's so shocked she doesn't notice Willow getting up from the bed.

I promise to never fall in love
With a stranger
You're all I'm thinking of
I praise the Lord above
For sending me your love
I cherish every hug
I really love you

*She, she loves me? She's in love with ME! Wow, I would've never guessed* The next slide comes on 'Now that you know how I feel about you, look behind you'

All my life
I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God, that I, that I finally found you
All my life, I prayed for someone like you
All my life
I prayed for someone like you
And I thank God, that I, that I finally found you
All my life, I prayed for someone like you

Tara turns around and sees Willow holding a single red rose.

You're everything I ever know
When you smile my face always seems to glow
You turned my life around,
you picked me up when I was down
And I hope that you feel the same way too
Yes, I pray that you do love me too

Tara starts to cry tears of joy, but Willow doesn't know the cause so she rushes over to her.

"Tara, no, don't cry. I didn't mean to make you cry, that was not at all the reason for this."

"Willow, i-it's okay. These are tears of joy. I-I never knew you loved me, a-at least not like that."

"Yeah, it was a bit of a shock to me too and to Buffy and Dawn but Dawn undertood a bit a easier cuz well it turned out she's gay too... and... yeah." "Oh Willow. I-I love you too, I have since the first day I met you. It was love at first sight."


"Yes, I-I was just afraid too tell you."

"Will you be my girlfriend?" they ask at the same time. The laugh.

"Of course" they say, again, at the same time.

"So do you still wanna learn how to use Power Point or would you rather go to the movies now?" asks Willow.

"Well lemme think...I-I can spend time with me girlfriend here o-or at the movies...h-how's this, i-if we go to the movies right now we'll make it a d-date, our first date. After the movies we could go f-for pizza then some ice cream"

"Sounds great! I'll pay."

"N-no, sweetie, I think you've done enough already"

"But I wanna pay"

"No, I will. I think I should be able to do s-something, don't you?"

"Well, yeah, but..."

"No buts. Baby, I love you, you know I do but I'm not going to let you p-pay for everything. Willow, I-I'm going to ask you again a-and this time I w-want an actual answer, h-how much did all of this cost?"

"I told you, don't worry."


"Fine... it was only about two mmumbred" she mumbles the last part.

"Two what?"

Willow sighs, *She's not gonna let this go is she*, "Hundred"

"WHAT! Willow! Th-that's a lot of money, w-why?"

"I just wanted to get the best for you."

"Oh sweetie, all I need is you, you are the best."

"Well that's good to know... hey, you didn't stutter!"

"Y-yeah well, there was n-no need to stutter for that."

"I love you."

"I love you too."

"So, shall we go?"

"Yes, let's."

"Okay, lemme just get my jacket then we can get going."

*She's mine! She's really, really MINE!* the think at the same time.

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