November 20th, 2020

many fandoms little time by me

The Sunnydale Herald Newsletter, Friday, November 20

ANGEL: Buffy, please. I really don't have a lot of time.
BUFFY: What's going on?

(A beat-up RILEY bursts into the room. He aims a Beretta at ANGEL, cocking it.)
RILEY: I told you, you weren't coming near her.
BUFFY: You've got to be kidding me. (to ANGEL) This is why you came?
ANGEL: No. This was accident.
BUFFY: Running a car into a tree is an accident! Running your fist into somebody's face is a plan! Please, explain this to me!
ANGEL (to RILEY): Put that gun down.
RILEY: It's pretty much all I got left, so I'm thinking not. He attacked four of my men, Buffy. I think he's up to his old tricks.
BUFFY (to RILEY): He won't hurt anybody. (to ANGEL) Tell him.
ANGEL (moving toward RILEY): Might hurt you.
RILEY (stepping forward): Oh, please try.
ANGEL: Heh. Some threat. You can barely stand.
RILEY: Trigger finger feels okay.
ANGEL (side glance to BUFFY): You actually sleep with this guy?

(RILEY punches ANGEL in the face. ANGEL hits RILEY back.)

BUFFY (stepping between them and shoving them apart): Okay, stop it...! I see one more display of testosterone poisoning and I will personally put you both in the hospital!

(RILEY and ANGEL exchange glares.)

BUFFY (glancing back and forth between them): Anybody think I'm exaggerating?
ANGEL (a bit whiny): He started--

(BUFFY points a warning finger and ANGEL shuts up. BUFFY walks to RILEY.)

BUFFY (softly): Riley. (glances at gun)
RILEY: I'm sorry. (holsters it) Just wanted to know that you were safe.
BUFFY (gently): I need to talk to Angel for a minute.
RILEY: What?!
BUFFY: Riley, please.

(RILEY looks over BUFFY's shoulder at ANGEL, who's sitting on the bed.)

RILEY (quietly firm to BUFFY): I'm not leaving this room. (crosses his arms) I mean it.

(RILEY continues to glare at ANGEL. BUFFY looks to ANGEL and tilts her head slightly toward the door, then walks past RILEY to reach it. ANGEL stands to follow her and smirks as he passes RILEY. The door closes, and RILEY is left alone.)

RILEY: Not moving a muscle.

~~"The Yoko Factor," Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Episode 76 (S4E20) - (Edited for newsletter space)~~

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