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I'm going to finish this meme, dammit, no matter how long it takes me...


Day 8: Favorite Friendship

While I'd love to say Buffy and Willow... you'd all know that I was lying. Because, really, there's no way it could be anyone but Buffy and Faith.

They are mirror images and opposites, both at the same time. Both of them, looking at the other, see the way they could have been: Buffy is constantly scared that she could be Faith, and Faith is constantly wistful about her potential to be Buffy.

This comes out in many ways:
- Faith tempting Buffy to ignore the rules, in Bad Girls and Consequences. And Buffy trying very hard to shut down the bit of her that wants to listen.
- Faith's rant at the end of Enemies, about everyone wanting her to be Buffy
- the bodyswap, with all its attending issues
- Buffy's lectures to Faith in Empty Places

The thing is, Faith's time in prison makes her mostly more comfortable in her own skin, and with the reality that she is not Buffy - whereas Buffy is still much more aware that she could be Faith, and steeling herself not to be. Hence the issues they have in Dirty Girls and Empty Places. When Buffy starts accepting who she is, the issues she has with Faith instantly dissolve (cf: their conversation in End of Days).

I love everything about their relationship, both as friends and as enemies. And they are always best friends in my post-series fic, because my brain simply won't have it any other way.





Day 1: Favorite Season
Day 2: Favorite Episode
Day 3: Favorite Song Used In An Episode
Day 4: Favorite Female Character
Day 5: Least Favorite Female Character
Day 6: Favorite Male Character
Day 7: Least Favorite Male Character
Day 8: Favorite Friendship
Day 9: Favorite Romance
Day 10: Least Favorite Season
Day 11: Least Favorite Romance
Day 12: Least Favorite Episode
Day 13: Favorite Potential Slayer
Day 14: Favorite Female Villain
Day 15: Favorite Male Villain
Day 16: Episode You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 17: Character You Relate To The Most
Day 18: Character Who Didn’t Get Enough Screen Time
Day 19: Character You Like That Everyone Else Hates
Day 20: Best Spike-centric Episode
Day 21: Best Willow-centric Episode
Day 22: Best Xander-centric Episode
Day 23: Two Characters You Wanted To Get Together That Never Did
Day 24: Hottest scene
Day 25: Favorite Buffyverse Saying
Day 26: Favorite Scooby Moment
Day 27: Cutest Moment
Day 28: Character You Love To Hate
Day 29: Episode You Hate That Everyone Else Loves
Day 30: What You Think Made Buffy So Great


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