"Do you think Faith will ever give me a chance?" Tara asked me looking nervous as ever.
"She will, baby, give her some time is all," I smiled and squeezed her hand softly, trying to reassure her a little.
"Don't worry 'bout her," Buffy bumped shoulders with Tara trying to make her feel more comfortable as we all walked towards the park with Zoey, who Faith was running ahead of us with. "She just loves Will here and well she doesn't want her getting hurt... again," Buffy finished with a sigh.
"Ya see Buffy likes you," I smiled at Tara who smiled back and then looked to Buffy and mouthed thank you. Buffy just grinned and then ran to catch up to Faith and Zoey.
"I don't know Will, she seems so mad at me, you've never even been this angry with me," Tara sighed and looked at me, we slowed down slightly. "And you had every reason to be!" She shook her head.
"Tare, I swear, just give her time," I tried again, but to no avail.
"FUCKING DYKES!" and all of us stopped dead in our tracks with the comment that was screamed at us from a guy sitting on a bench, and then something that we wouldn't even believe happened, he threw his coffee at us.
Buffy, Faith and Tara stood stunned as it nailed me straight in the face.
"YOU SON OF A..." And before Faith could react like she always did Tara was on the guy, had him off the ground by his shirt screaming at him.
"Who the hell do you think you are you little worm!?" she asked loudly as she threw him back against the bench, knocking the wind out of him.
"Well if fucking dykes like you didn't think you had the freedom to do what ever the hell you wanted then I wouldn't have to defend my rights by throwing shit at useless wastes like you!" and then Tara lost it and I just stood there stunned, Faith and Buffy stood beside me, I think Buffy asked me if I was alright but I was to busy watching Tara take on the dushbag.
"You lil sonofabitch," Tara said before she pulled her hand back and punched him full in the centre of the face.
"HOLY SHIT TARA!" Faith was the first to move, and before she could get to her Tara had him off the ground and brought him towards me.
"Say you're sorry," she said her voice a growl as she clutched her hand around his neck.
"Fuck you!" he spat and snarled at her.
"Say you are sorry to my partner and friends!" she demanded again, and this time he spat on her and I was about to lose it.
Then he pulled his hand back and slapped her across the face. And she was finished, she pinned him to the ground with her foot in his back.
"Well I was being nice asshole, but now I don't have to be. You have the right to remain silent, anything you say or do will be used against you." And Tara read him his rights, "You are under arrest for Gay Bashing, as well as assaulting an officer..."
And she showed him her ID and called in back up - she was off duty but she did have the right to have him arrested. Faith and Buffy stood back, when the other officers got there, they told what happened: Tara had to hit him due to the fact that he hit her and it was her way to defend herself, we all vouched and admitted to that even though we bent the truth slightly. After everything was calmed down we stopped to sit on the bench, the police took the guy away.
And now it was just the four of us.
Faith was the first to speak. "Red are you alright?" she asked a tone in her voice we never heard often, which was soft and caring.
"I'm alright, I'm just stunned that someone can be that harsh, that's never happened before." I shook my head, honestly nothing like that had ever happened before, and it shocked me to the core, how harsh and mean people could be.
Then Faith spoke again. "Tara," she started quietly, and Tara turned to look at her. "You‘re not as bad I as I might have thought," she said and reached her hand out to shake Tara's, and Tara returned it with a thank you and a blush.
"So now that we've had a healthy dose of homophobia how about we keep on our walk and go enjoy the rest of the day?" Buffy asked us all with a smile.
"Okay" I agreed - what was the point in letting it bring us down, people were assholes, but if the four of us stuck together it wouldn't be as bad.