Return to Summer of Love... 1969 Chapter Sixteen

Summer of Love... 1969

Author: WillowTara Addict
Rating: NC-17.
Disclaimer: I don't own Willow and Tara, I am only taking them back to the future, the year of 1969... Joss, if you were a kid back then, they were always yours.
Note: Purple Haze and One Rainy Wish songs are credited to Jimi Hendrix.

Everyone were dancing at the concert like there was no tomorrow, actually there wouldn't be another day of Woodstock that they are partying harder than they have ever done. Willow and Tara were dancing so close to each other, stealing occasional kisses. Faith and Razz were watching the musicians doing their gigs, they are dancing as well. Anya was somewhat screaming her praise at the certain musician, she claimed she knew from somewhere while Top-X was dancing with eyes closed, allowing the music fill him. Ginger and Mike were hammerin' high and spinning around enjoying the blend of euphoric high and the music. Buffy and Jack were dancing, seemingly to be so lost in each other.

When the music faded away for a few moments, the man came onto the stage, he took the microphone and spoke into it, "Hello everyone... I am sure that you all have the grooviest time all weekend and I must say I am really sorry that today's the last day of Woodstock. But you are all in for the most far out treat today, here's Jimi Hendrix! Welcome him with your open arms!" The man was clapping, moving aside to allow the special guest the room to come onto the stage

Loud cheering went on for about fifteen minutes while Jimi Hendrix came onto the stage and waved to the audience. Jimi Hendrix waited patiently until the noise receded before taking the seat and fixed the microphone until it was in the position to his liking.

"Man, I am so glad that I came all the way to see him sing!" Razz exclaimed.

"Me too." Said a few people who heard Razz.

His smooth and velvety voice began to reach the audience through the microphone into the speakers, he began to speak, "Man, it's really beautiful to be here. I am going to sing a few songs for you but I am definitely going to sing Purple Haze first." Jimi began playing his guitar and sang...

Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky
Purple Haze all around
Don't know if I'm comin' up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me
Help me
Help me
Oh, no, no

Talkin' 'bout heart 'n'... s-soul
I'm talkin' about hard stuff
If everbodys still around, fluff and ease, if
So far out my mind
Somethings happening, somethings happening
Ooo, ahhh
Ooo, {click} ahhh,
Ooo, ahhh
Ooo, ahhh, YEAH!
Purple haze all in my eyes, uhh
Don't know if its day or night
You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?
Help me
Ahh, yea-yeah, purple haze, yeah
Oh, no, oh
Oh, help me
Purple haze, Tell me, baby, tell me
I can't go on like this
Purple haze
You're makin' me blow my mind... mama
Purple haze, n-no, nooo
Purple haze, no, it's painful, baby

A few lines have hit Tara and Willow right down to their cores. Tara looked at Willow and saw that there was some sadness creeping across Willow's face. That look on Willow's face almost broke Tara's heart, knowing that she was feeling just the exact same. They looked in each other's eyes and knew the inevitable. Willow closed the gap between them and wrapped her arms around Tara's waist with Tara's arms around Willow's shoulders. As they danced, almost oblivious to the songs being sang.

After the first song was sung, Jimi took a few moments to recompose before moving onto the next song. Faith looked up at Razz and leant closer to his right ear, whispered softly, "Jimi might have sounded beautiful but yours is very breathtaking."

Razz laughed softly out of modesty, "Nah, I am not as good as he is. He is a groovy cat, you know..." Razz bowed his head lower to Faith's and said, "But thank you for saying that, Faithy."

"Welcome, Razz." Faith breathed, placing a kiss onto his cheek.

Their heads shot up to see Jimi start another song, he has chosen to sing the second song called, One Rainy Wish.

One rainy wish
Golden rose, the color of the dream I had
Not too long ago
A misty blue and the lilac too
A never to grow old.

A there you were under the tree of song
Sleeping so peacefully
In your hand a flower played
A waiting there for me.

I have never
Laid eyes on you
Not before
This timeless day
But you woke and whoa
Smiled my name
And you stole
My heart away
A stole my heart away little girl, yeah
All right!

Golden rose, the color of the dream I had
Not too long ago
Misty blue and lilac too
A never to grow old.

Golden rose, the color of the dream I had
Misty blue and lilac too
Golden rose, the color of the dream I had
Misty blue and lilac too
Gold and rose, gold are rose, gold and rose.

It's only a dream
I'd love to tell somebody about this dream
The sky was filled with a thousand stars
While the sun kissed the mountains blue
And eleven moons played across rainbows
Above me and you.

"Oooh... He is so far out!" Anya sighed in praise, leaning her half-naked back against Top-X's bare chest, feeling his strong arms embracing her frame.

"Oh yeah, I dig his music! Man, he is fucking good!" Top-X agreed, continuing to listen to Jimi.

"Xander... He just made me want to have a lot of orgasms right now. I want you to give me some right now." Anya demanded almost euphorically as if she was under Jimi Hendrix's spell.

Top-X shook his head no, "Not right now, he is almost finished then we can go and shag."

Anya nodded excitedly and they began moving in sync with the flowing music. 'I had no idea that cat, Jimi can be so sexual!' Anya thought almost lustily.

After Jimi Hendrix finished his gig, he praised how beautiful the crowd was out there and thanked everyone for coming out and listen. As he walked off the stage, the host came back on and wished everyone the greatest and last night at Woodstock and be safe.

The afternoon sun was just a couple of hours before setting, the people wasted no time scattering around to start their own parties. Once they found out that the food vendors have ran out of food, they began asking each other and strangers if they could spare some food they have left. They almost had no trouble getting some food that would last them until they are ready to head for home.

"Hey Red, can you spare me some food?" A young brunette with light blue eyes asked almost nervously. "I got bread so..." She added.

"Nah, no need for that, here you go." Willow dismissed the girl's offer of payment, handing a bag full of munchies.

"Thanks! By the way, your crash pad is really groovy!" The brunette complimented, before heading back to where she was.

Willow only smiled, watching the young girl go.

"Hey Red... What are you thinking about?" The voice spoke behind her.

Willow felt the familiar arms embracing her around her shoulders and began rubbing them with her own hands. "I just can't believe this is really ending. You know, I met the most gorgeous woman and I don't know what to do without her when we part."

"What do you want to do?" The voice asked.

Willow shook her head slightly and answered, "I am not sure, Ash. What would you suggest? You are lucky that you have fiancÚ that will go home with you. After all, you two live together now."

Ashley's arms tightened around Willow's shoulders in comfort, "Listen... She really made you so happy and you two are meant to be even though you two have only known each other for a few days, that's really rare, you know. Hell, you two are already past the fucking stage!" The last part made Willow laugh softly, knowing how blunt her childhood friend can be. As Ashley continued, "I really like Tara, even after I found out she was jealous as hell when she thought I was trying to take you from her. I really dig a chick like that because that means she feels the same way for you as you do for her." Ashley paused for a moment and spoke with clarity, "Baby Red, carpe diem!"

Willow perked up when she heard Ashley call her, Baby Red and she knew Ashley was being serious. She would only call her Baby Red if she wanted Willow to listen carefully. Willow turned around in Ashley's arms and returned the hug, before she pulled away, she placed a kiss on her oldest friend's lips. "Thank you, Ashley for being so damn wonderful to me!"

"You too, Baby Red... By the way, Sapphire has tamed you as well!" Ashley chuckled when Willow was looking back at her, gaped.

"You already nicknamed Tara that?!" Willow asked almost perplexed.

"What? Haven't you noticed her eyes? Her eyes are practically the darkest hue of blue and they remind me of sapphires. So yes I nicknamed her Sapphire." Ashley retorted.

"You can be an asshole sometimes!" Willow said playfully.

"Yeah, that's why you love me! I will see you back in Cali in a couple of weeks and Danny and I are doing the cross-country with our friends okay. Tell my parents for me, Red. Jack already knows but he won't be back in time to tell them." Ashley kissed Willow's forehead and went back to her spot.

Willow took a few deep breaths and gathered her courage to ask Tara something that might be life-altering for both of them.

Meanwhile, Tara was already putting away a lot of stuff back in her car and throwing out some used stuff, deep in her own thoughts that she didn't hear someone call her name.

"Aaa!" Tara shrieked, startled when a hand squeezed her left shoulder.

"Sorry to scare you, Tare... Are you okay, honey?" Ginger asked, not pulling away but sliding her arm around her best friend's sun-kissed shoulders.

Tara shook her head, "Not really... I couldn't believe it's really gonna be over, Ginny."

Ginger sighed in agreement, "I know... What are you gonna do?"

Not answering Ginger's question, Tara looked into her best friend's eyes and said, "Know what pissed me the most was that I came out here to escape what happened back at NYU and guess what, I fell in love with a girl who I am not even sure we would be forever. It is almost like as if I am running from everything." Tara scoffed angrily and continued, "I am always running but Willow... .My goddess, Willow... She was everything I have been searching for all my life. I know, Ginny it sounds so damn sappy but it's true, I really don't know what I would do if we parted."

Ginger said nothing but tried to comfort her best friend. After a short while, Ginger whispered, "Tara, you and Red have to talk because you two are so much in love and I know it really sucks that you two don't live on the same side of country. Do what your hearts tells you."

"Are you sure that I should do that?" Tara asked in a small voice.

"No... You have to be the one who is sure of that, honey." Ginger encouraged.

"Okay, I better finish putting my stuff in the car so you can do yours." Tara was about to pick up another bag but was held back, looking up in confusion.

"No, I will do the rest..." Ginger trailed off when she noticed Tara looking behind her at Red standing almost awkwardly few feet away. "Talk to her!" Ginger whispered as Tara moved towards her lover.

Razz finished putting his stuff together and put them aside to be ready to get loaded in Red's bus. He was helping Faith get her stuff together, "Where does that go?" Razz asked, holding up a bag of dirty clothes.

"Hmm, just put that in the left side of my duffel bag." Faith responded, gathering the litter before heading to the almost overflowing trash can.

When Faith returned, Razz was already singing his own song that he wrote and she smiled when she saw that he already drew a small crowd sitting around him, listening. She moved closer to the audience and joined them.

"He is really good." An unfamiliar female to Faith's left whispered.

"Really? I think he is really beautiful." Faith answered dreamily, never taking her eyes off him.

As Razz played his guitar, he looked around the audience discreetly in search for his Faith and smiled when his eyes met hers without losing a beat. The audience grew as Razz continued singing. Oblivion has clouded Razz that he didn't notice his biggest idol was standing and listening nearby. Faith was scanning around the crowd and almost gasped when her eyes landed on Jimi Hendrix himself in flesh and only a few feet away. Relying on her own conscience, she kept her discovery to herself so that way the crowd wouldn't stampede towards Jimi like crazed fans.

When Razz finished and whistled in thanks, putting down his guitar, "Thank you all and I didn't plan to have an audience but thank you so much for listening!"

Several people came up to him and gave him compliments, when the people faded away, going back to whatever they were doing. Razz was set on getting back to Faith that he didn't care much about what was surrounded him. With that, he gathered Faith and gave her a bear hug, "It was so far out! They listened!" Putting Faith down and cupped her face then leant in for a kiss.

They sprung apart when they heard a throat clearing sound and Razz was gaping in shock. Faith grinned and moved a few steps, "Hello Jimi Hendrix, my name's Faith." Holding out her hand which Jimi took with amazing grace and spoke, "Faith, it's beautiful to meet you. What is your cat's name? I guess someone got his tongue..." Jimi joked.

Razz shook himself out of awestruck trance and stammered, "Wow... Far out! Man, you are my biggest idol. Man... my name's Razz. Sorry for my being so crazy! Man, you are really here."

Jimi smiled, already used to all that kind of stuff when it comes to meeting fans. A middle-aged white man in business clothes appeared next to Jimi and whispered, "Come on, the car's ready, let's go."

Jimi looked at him with annoyance and said, "I want him."

"Huh?" The man asked in confusion.

"I want him to sing with me, his name is Razz." Jimi clarified, pointing his hand towards again shock-induced expression faced Razz. Turning to Razz, he spoke, "You wanna tour with me and you can take your lady with you if you want. After that, I can get you signed if you would like to go solo. You sound so dope and you will be so big before you know it."

"Jimi, I don't think you sh-"

Jimi cut him off, "Shut up and just do it." Looking at Razz, "So I am waiting..."

Razz looked at Faith and his biggest idol then back to Faith, "Hmm, can you wait for just a minute?"

Jimi nodded in response.

"So what do you think, Faith?" Razz asked nervously.

"I think you should do this and it's a once in a lifetime opportunity." Faith caressed Razz's right temple trying to soothe his nervousness.

"Hmm, will you go with me? Because it wouldn't have happened if it weren't for you. You made me want to sing and you were my inspiration, you still are. So will you please go with me?" Razz asked hopefully.

"I never thought you'd ask! Yes, I would love to!" Faith nodded her head vehemently which she was picked up in bear hug and swirled a few times.

They went back to where two men stood waiting for them and Razz nodded his response. Jimi suggested that they leave the Woodstock with them and their sleeping arrangements will be taken care of once they arrive to another city. As of that, Faith went in search for Red and when she couldn't find her, she spotted Top-X instead and told them of their changed plans and they can go on without Faith and Razz. Top-X was excited that he zoomed for Razz to give him several gestures of congratulations.

"Man! I knew you will make it big! Don't ever forget me or I will have your ass!" Top-X exclaimed, hugging his childhood friend roughly.

"Yeah, man. Thanks for being my support and it is gonna be so far out! Of course, I will never forget you when I make it big and I really owe Red for this. Can you tell Red many thanks for the ride and all. Can you pass this to her? I can get more when I get back." Razz said, passing a bag containing marijuana.

"Sure thing, man! Good luck! Hey... Faith is definitely a keeper! Don't lose that." The childhood friends hugged again.

"So ready to go?" Faith asked.

"Always..." Razz smiled, placing a kiss on Faith's head.

Tara closed the gap between herself and Willow then wrapped her arms around Willow's shoulders. Willow returned the embrace and they stayed that way for a long while, afraid to part but they knew they had to talk.

"Willow... I can't believe it's really the end of the most party, ever. I thought it would go on forever since the moment I met you."

"Me too, I felt the same way and I never expected something like this would happen to me but it did. You were the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I wish..." Willow trailed off, struggling to keep tears at bay.

Tara cocked her head on her left side and whispered, "You wish what?"

Willow shook her head, "Never mind that... But I have to say this, I don't know what I am gonna do without you."

"Me too, I don't know what I would do either..." Tara whispered, her lips trembling.

Remembering her encounter with the creepy gypsy years ago, an idea just popped in Willow's mind, "Will you go to California with me?"

Tara looked into Willow's eyes and knew the inevitable, her lips trembling violently, and breathed, "No..."

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