In Graduation pt. 1 when Faith said "Give us a kiss", Sarah (Buffy) actually kissed her but the tv company got their knickers in a bunch and said they had to cut it.
Yeah. These are the people that wouldn’t let Willow and Tara, in a loving relationship, kiss. So… I get that.
I think it would have been really effective if Buffy had grabbed her, and kissed her hard and rough… just long enough that Faith kind of melts/relaxes into the kiss… and then Buffy shoves her away, kicking her hard.
More powerful that way… showing Faith’s weaknesses weren’t just power, the mayor, etc - but also Buffy. Buffy was her weakness.
asspansy and itsinthetrees asked: Buffy/Faith
1. When or if I started shipping them:
I think as soon as Faith showed up. There was something so compelling to me about another Slayer, someone who knew what Buffy was going through. Kendra was too sheltered for me to get Buffy/Kendra subtext but Faith, come on, that girl just oozes the sex. As a friend said once “Faith would have chemistry with a coat rack” (Which inspired a story AND an icon). Buffy needed some fun after Angelus and Angel-angstfest. She needed to blow off steam. Enter Faith.
2. What I think their challenge is:
Oy vey, where to start. The problems are all Buffy shaped. Like her sexuality (though not a problem in the comics right!) And just the way she constructs her relationships. I think too, with Faith, she might not know what to do if Buffy dropped the “love” bomb. I think she’d run.
3. What makes me happy about them:
I really like hot girls making out. Okay no but really, Faith and Buffy are two sides of the same coin, light and dark, heads and tails, passion and purpose. What makes me happy is that they fit so well together. (Plus hot girls making out)
4. What makes me sad about them:
Again, that the writers didn’t go there. I think the subtext and attraction is fairly clear from Faith’s side but not on Buffy’s. And in the comics, if you were going to make her sleep with a fellow Slayer, why not Faith?
5. What moment I wish had never happened:
I wish Faith’s introduction had gone better. I still don’t understand, textually, why Joyce didn’t offer Faith a place to stay. Or Giles. Or Wes. What responsible adult allows a person under 18 to stay in a run down motel themselves? It makes zero sense to me. Of course, metatextually, I get it was neccessary to isolate Faith so she’d join The Mayor. I just don’t think it was done in a particularly believable way.
6. Who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other:
Oooh let’s see, Wes/Faith or Gunn/Faith would be my top two choices. I liked Robin/Faith too. I actually can see the merits of Faith/Giles too. For Buffy, it’s Buffy/Spike, Buffy/Riley, Buffy/Gunn, Buffy/Giles, or completely seriously here Buffy/Clem.
7. My happily ever after for them:
I’ve written fic but basically meeting up after Chosen, Buffy’s had time to bake and Faith is ready to eat that cookie. They kick ass patrolling every night and fuck like maniacs until the sun rises. And they both finally have found a place where they feel complete and belong.
Buffy. Slightly lower on the list is Angel. On the list of really random crap, Fred.
Smirking slightly, she nodded, “I like you.” Faith could picture all three of these ships, each of them able to give what she had longed for.
Even Fred, who she had only met briefly, but the girl was so innocent, pure and sweet…Everything Faith wasn’t. Or so she thought.
Fic: Six Kisses and Counting (Buffy/Faith)
Here’s a short little Faith/Buffy New Years Eve fic I wrote a few years ago. Hope 2012 is a happy and healthy year for everyone. :)
Summary: Just a quick New Years Eve fic, roughly one year post-Chosen.
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters, nor do I make any money writing about them. No copyright infringement intended.