Willow woke up the next morning to the smell of coffee brewing. She languidly stretched and sat up in the bed. Faith was sitting on the bed, an unlit cigarette hanging limply from her mouth.
"I thought Buffy was making you quit?"
Faith removed the cigarette from her mouth. "She may be my wife, but she ain't my boss."
"You may want to rethink that statement, honey."
Faith turned toward her wife's voice as a cross-looking Buffy shut the door with her foot. Several bags were stuffed into her small hands. Faith rose from the bed to go to her wife's aid.
"Let me help you with that, babe."
"Thank you, Faith." Buffy gave Faith a kiss on the cheek. "Now give me the cigarette."
Faith groaned loudly and handed over the cigarette. "And the pack that you have hidden in the suitcase."
"How the hell did you know that?"
Buffy just gave her a sweet smile and turned to the still drowsy redhead.
"You hungry, Will?"
Buffy handed Willow one of the bags. "Bagels and cream cheese are in that one."
Willow stifled a yawn. "Cool. Thanks, Buff."
"No problem. What about you, Faith?"
Faith looked at Buffy strangely, still confused by the fact that she knew about her cigarettes.
"Got any bacon?"
Buffy handed Faith a bag. "Just for you. Bacon and biscuits. The butter's in there, too."
The girls ate their food and drank their coffee in silence. After breakfast, Willow got up to take a shower.
"Where you headed today, Red?"
"I'm going back to Magic Kingdom to watch Rachel march in the parade at three o' clock."
Buffy looked at her watch and back at the redhead.
"You do know it's 11 o' clock, don't you?"
Willow grabbed a towel and headed in the direction of the bathroom.
"I know. I'm going earlier so I can check out the stuff I missed out on yesterday...and you can't come."
Willow stuck out her tongue at Buffy and shut the door to the bathroom. Forty-five minutes later, a refreshed and redressed Willow emerged from the steaming bathroom. She brushed her hair and teeth and was out the door in less than 10 minutes.
Before she could get out of the door, Buffy called after her.
"Willow, wait! What time are you going to be back?"
Willow shrugged. "I dunno. I'll call. Bye, guys!"
With that, she was out the door and headed to the shuttles.
Twenty minutes later, Willow was walking through the gates of the Magic Kingdom for the second time in 48 hours. As she walked around, she was overcome by the colors and activity surrounding her. She was immediately drawn to the castle, located in the center of the park Willow walked up to the front of the fairy tale castle. It was more beautiful than she had remembered. A soft voice from behind snapped her out of her daze.
"It's beautiful, isn't it?"
Willow turned around to see the most enchanting blue eyes shyly staring back at her.
"What are you doing here? I thought you had to work today?"
"I do, I-I'm doing the night parade so I can see Rachel march in the one this afternoon. What about y-you? I'm sure it wasn't just the f-funnel cakes that made you come back..."
Willow laughed at the blonde's joke.
"Rachel asked me to stroll on over to watch the parade."
"Oh...Would you like to maybe h-hang out with me until then? I-I know I'm not exactly the coolest person to be seen with..."
Willow smile at Tara's modesty. "I would love to."
Tara gave the redhead a responding smile. "Okay. What do you want to do?"
"Well, I didn't get to ride anything yesterday, so maybe we can do that if it's okay with you?"
"Of course. Do you like roller coasters?"
"As long as they don't go fast or leave the ground."
"'I'm g-gonna take that as a 'no' then..."
The girls began walking around the exterior of the castle.
"Have you ever considered trying to ride a roller coaster?"
"Not really. I've never actually been near one before. I don't really like heights all that much...or frogs."
Tara stopped walking and stared at the redhead. "Frogs?"
"Yeah...They're all small and green with their short green legs that help them hop around and attack people. And they have that weird eyeball thing...It scares me to-"
Willow looked up at Tara to see the blonde wearing an extremely amused smirk on her pleasant face.
"I've seen that smirk one too many times in the past two days. You think I'm insane, huh?"
A thoughtful look passed across Tara's face. "I'd say quirky."
A cheeky grin appeared on Willow's face. "Quirky, huh?"
Tara gently took hold of the redhead's arm and began walking toward Fantasy Land. "Yes, now b-by the beginning of the parade, you will be a roller coaster fiend."
Willow paled instantly and her voice became considerably weak and feeble. "Fiend, huh?"
"Don't worry, we'll start slow." Tara shot Willow a half-grin and a wink. Willow contentedly followed the blond though the park, still mesmerized by Tara's stunning smile. Those lips and that smile are going to be the death of me...