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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.

They arrive at Tara's house. "Willow, now it's your turn to wait a few minutes, I have to clean up my room a little. I wasn't exactly expecting to have company tonight."

"That's okay, I wasn't expecting to be company."

"It was a nice surprise though. You can wait in the living room."

"Okay." Tara gives Willow a kiss on the cheek and goes to her room. She starts cleaning it up, making it look decent.

Meanwhile, downstairs in the living room Alex and Donnie have a talk with Willow.

"So, Willow, I hear you and Tara are together," says Alex.

"Yes, we are sir." Say Willow getting nervous.

"Please call Alex. Now how serious are you about her?"

"I... I love her."

"You do know if you hurt her I'll hurt you right? I don't care if you're a girl." Says Donnie.

Willow gulps, "I would never hurt her."

"That's what they all say."

"Donnie, calm down, Willow, did you know that I'm not Tara, nor Donnie's biological father?" asks Alex.

"Yes, she told me Mr...?"


"Mr. Rodriguez."

"Did she tell you why her parents divorced?"

"Yes, she said that her father had become abusive and didn't want her."

"Abusive doesn't even begin to describe that son of a..."

"Donnie that's enough"

"Sorry Al, it's just. God I hate him. After how he treated mom"

"I know just try to calm down please." Alex turns to face Willow, "Willow, you seem like a nice girl. Try not to hurt my Tara okay?"

"Or else..."

"Like I said before, I don't wanna hurt her, I want her to be happy."

" Good. You know, you're lucky you're not a boy because if you were I'd be giving you another warning."

"Yeah, I guess that's something you'll never have to worry about huh?"

"Yes. Do your parents know about you and Tara?"

"Ha, no... They aren't exactly 'gay-friendly' but I do plan on telling them."


"I don't know... in a decade maybe? Hehe."

"Are you afraid they'll disown you?"

"Yea, I guess."

"Well you'll always have a place with us."

"Thank you Mr. Rodriguez."

"No problem, you make Tara happy. Even after it's over you'll have a place with us."

"That's very nice of you" Says Willow just as Tara enters the room.

"What were you guys talking about?" Asks Tara as she sits next to Willow and takes her hand.

"Willow was just telling us about the movie you girls saw." Says Alex

"Oh, well are you done telling them?"

"Yea, finished just before you got here" says Willow.

"Good, c'mon then let's go to my room." They get up and walk to Tara's room hand in hand

"Love the posters." Says Willow as they enter the room. Tara has up posters of Hilary Duff, Simple Plan, Avril Lavienge, Leny Kavitz and Gwen Stefani.


"I wish my room was this cool, it's so... blah..."

"I could help you redecorate it someday. I have extra posters you might like and my dad could probably get us paint and stuff."

"That'd be cool... so, when's Faith getting here tomorrow?"

"Around noon. Dad and Donnie are going to go pick her up. When they get back we, Faith and I, were planning on going downtown to Gameworks the walk around Shoreline Village."

"Oh, cool... wait, does Faith know I'll be with you guys?"

"No but I'm sure she won't mind."

"Ok, just making sure."

"Don't worry... well, actually do but not too much."


"Well, Faith tends to be a bit... ok, no... a lot over protective of me."

"How much is a lot?" asks Willow nervously.

"Well, she'll probably threaten you, but don't worry, she won't actually do anything."

"Oh, good to know."

"That is, as long as you don't hurt me..."

"What? Me hurt you? I wouldn't be capable of that even if I wanted to... not that I do 'cause I wouldn't, it wouldn't be right I mean, come on, I love you, why would I hurt you?"

"I know, try convincing her, she's harder."

"Well, will you help me with the convincing part?"

"Of course. It's getting late, we should go to bed."

"Really? What time is it?"

"Almost midnight."

"Oh wow... that is late."

"You could wear a pair of my shirts and a t-shirt to sleep in."

"Cool, I'm gonna sleep in your clothes."

"And in my bed."

"Oh really? Are you ok with that? I mean, we just started going out today and I wouldn't want you to be uncomfy or anything."

"Willow, I want you to sleep with me... I mean in my bed with me... I mean... well, you know what I mean. But if you don't want to..."

"What? Of course I want to... we can be all snuggly and stuff."

"Exactly what I was thinking" Tara goes over to her dresser and takes out a pair of gray shorts and a large green t-shirt. "Here you go. You can change in the bathroom, it's right across the hall."

"Ok, the I'll be right back. Oh and no peeking to see what I got you, you'll find out tomorrow."

"Don't worry, I won't look." Willow leaves the room and Tara starts to change. She finishes and seeing as how Willow's not back yet she walks over to the bag Willow had when her door opens.

"Tara" Says Donnie making her jump.


"Faith's on the phone for you." He sees that he startled her, "What are you up to?"


"R-ight" he says as he hands her the phone.

"Hey" Tara say into the phone.

"Hey Tara, how's it going?" Asks Faith on the other end.

"It's going great... Um, not that I'm complaining but, why are you calling so late? Isn't it 3 in the morning over there?"

"Yeah but I couldn't sleep, I mean, come on I get to see my sister/best friend in less that 12 hours."

"That's true but you should get some sleep."

Willow walks into the room and sees that Tara is standing by the window with her back facing her so she decides to walk up behind her.

"I don't need sleep, you know that, if I get tired later I'll sleep on the plane."

"Does your mom know you're up?"

"Yeah, she just doesn't know I'm on the phone."

Tara feels a pair of arms around her waist and smiles when she feels Willow's head resting on her shoulder.

"And how long are you planning on staying on the phone?"

"As long as I have to in order to not be bored"

"You do realize that I need sleep, right?"

"What for?"

"Oh I don't know, maybe so instead of staying in all day tomorrow we could do something. Or would you rather be greeted by a grumpy me?"

"Well how about we talk for an hour then you can go to sleep?"

"I can't do that either Faith."

"What? Why not?"

"I have a guest over and it would be rude to be on the phone."

"Well, tell them to go to bed and you'll just stay up."

"Nope, sorry, I want to go to bed with her."

"Well then... wait... did you just say you want to go to bed with your guest?"

"Yeah, I did."

"So... you have a girlfriend now?"

"Maybe... now go to sleep cuz that's what I'm going to do."

"Fine, I'll see you tomorrow, or later on today depending on which way you look at it."

"Good night Faith."

"'Night Tara."

"That was Faith?" asks willow as Tara hangs up the phone.

"Yeah, she says she can't sleep, too excited about coming to live here."

"Oh... did you tell her about us?"


"Define 'sorta'."

"I'm sure she suspects something, especially since I said that I wanted to go to bed with my guest."

"Oh... so she doesn't know?"

"Nope, she'll find out tomorrow."

"Ok, so I'll be nervous tomorrow then."

"Don't worry, I'll make sure she goes easy on you."

"Thanks. So are we gonna go to bed now?"

"Yep" Tara is released form the hug and they walk over to the bed. "So which side do you wanna sleep on?"

"I don't care as long as you're on one of them." Says Willow smiling.

"Okay then, you'll sleep on the right and I'll cuddle up next to you."

"That's fine with me." They get into bed and snuggle up. "This is nice."


"I could stay like this forever."

"Me too."

"'night Willow, I love you."

"I love you too Tara, g'night."

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