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18 March 2008 @ 10:48 am
E-mails: Dawn and Andrew  
[OOC: Because Dawn's player really did have midterms, and both Dawn's and Andrew's players were on vacation, this covers about a month. We'll try to post e-mails more frequently from now on.]



Andrew Wells <bvl.andrew@[deleted].com> Feb 22, 2006 at 12:03 PM
To: Dawn Summers <dawn.bvl@[deleted].com>


Okay, so you know what I thought this morning in between running out
the door of my apartment fifteen minutes late (again) because I
overslept and being stuck in traffic and finally getting to work
almost forty-five minutes behind schedule? I thought "Andrew Wells,
you still haven't sent a letter to Dawn!" But then I thought "letters
take time! Time is something I'm seriously lacking!"

That's when the answer came to me, like a flash of light or something:
"I can steal five minutes at work while having coffee and EMAIL HER."

So: Hi!

I can't believe we haven't thought of that before now, you know? It's
easy, quick, and we're both young and handsome (or pretty, since
you're a woman) and we know how this great technology works. (I
wouldn't even dream of *thinking* about emailing Mr. Giles, for
example; I have to treat his emails myself, print them out on paper
and everything)

Anyway, I hope this semester's a little bit less insane over there.
And that you still share a classroom with the really hot grad student,
because I want a picture! OMG!

I didn't work too hard during Christmas time, like you asked me to. I
took three days off, and then Mr. Giles gave me the whole week, said I
deserved it. I ended up being called into work on Thursday for a
really big emergency (the girls had put the dorm on fire. Don't worry,
I took care of it, and we only had to replace a bed and some
clothes--although I suspect Ariane didn't actually burn her *entire*
suitcase, but who am I to stand in the way of a girl and her clothes?)
but it was still a great time. I watched a lot of Anime, and slept,
like, eighty hours or so.

Oh! And I went out with this guy, his name is Derek and he was cool!
But I wouldn't let him come into my apartment afterwards--I hadn't
cleaned at *all* and there were underwear in the bathroom, and the
dishes weren't done, there was no way I was letting him in, no matter
how much he wanted to see my comics collection--and he hasn't called
me back since. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, right?

I hope you're having a good time in California, and that it's warmer
than it is here.

Your friend,

Andrew



Dawn Summers<dawn.bvl@[deleted].com> Feb 23, 2006 at 10:54 PM
To: Andrew Wells <bvl.andrew@[deleted].com>


> I can't believe we haven't thought of that before now, you know?

Yeah, but before now I would have had to read it at school or in an
Internet cafe, so that wouldn't have worked. (Well, before September,
anyway.) But NOW. Now that I have a laptop, this works. =)

> (I
> wouldn't even dream of *thinking* about emailing Mr. Giles, for
> example; I have to treat his emails myself, print them out on paper
> and everything)

Yeah, I get that. (You notice I e-mailed you and not Giles when I was
coming to visit.) He really should learn that e-mail's better than
paper--harder to leave stuff lying around where it could get lost, or
someone could pick it up by mistake, or something.

> Anyway, I hope this semester's a little bit less insane over there.
> And that you still share a classroom with the really hot grad student,
> because I want a picture! OMG!

Grad student is still in my Sumerian seminar. Which is still
completely weird, because everything else I'm in is a freshman class
(or a sophomore class, at least--I got out of a lot of the basic
stuff, thanks to the school in Rome being full of slave drivers) and
then two days a week I sit in class with a bunch of people working on
their Master's degrees and feel like a freakshow. But it's a good
class, and he's pretty (the rest of the guys are a very scruffy bunch
of people) and maybe Giles will remember this and not how dumb I can
be when I send him my resume in a few years.

(Because I was really, really dumb when I was there, and I *totally*
did something I shouldn't, but don't worry, I don't think I mentioned
you at all when I was trying to explain to Giles why I was worried
about his mental health.)

This semester is kind of better, though, because I know where
everything is and I'm not spending half my time trying to figure out
where to go to get quarters for laundry, or whatever. Homework still
takes a lot of time, but I'm used to that after being at AOSR (way
more homework than Sunnydale) so it's not too bad. And I'll remember
to answer e-mail, I promise!

> ended up being called into work on Thursday for a
> really big emergency (the girls had put the dorm on fire. Don't worry,

They set the DORM on fire? Nobody's done that here, and here, half the
people in my dorm are DRUNK at least three nights a week. That's
impressive. And by impressive, I mean, "God, I thought it was bad when
everyone was living in our HOUSE."

> Oh! And I went out with this guy, his name is Derek and he was cool!
> But I wouldn't let him come into my apartment afterwards--I hadn't
> cleaned at *all* and there were underwear in the bathroom, and the
> dishes weren't done, there was no way I was letting him in, no matter
> how much he wanted to see my comics collection--and he hasn't called
> me back since. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, right?

Andrew. NOBODY wants to see your comics collection THAT much. Really. =)


*hugs*,
Dawn


[attachments: blurry cameraphone-pictures of the hot grad student in
Dawn's Sumerian seminar.]




Andrew Wells <bvl.andrew@[deleted].com> Mar 5, 2006 at 12:53 PM
To: Dawn <dawn.bvl@[deleted].com>



OMG, Dawn! That guy is DREAMY. I mean, I know the picture's blurry and
stuff, but wow. I see what you mean.

>
> Yeah, but before now I would have had to read it at school or in an
> Internet cafe, so that wouldn't have worked. (Well, before September,
> anyway.) But NOW. Now that I have a laptop, this works. =)
>

Laptops are cool. I wish I had one. You think Mr. Giles would approve
it as work expenditure?

> He really should learn that e-mail's better than
> paper--harder to leave stuff lying around where it could get lost, or
> someone could pick it up by mistake, or something.
>

What do you mean? Like what happened when I found that letter from the
Ethan guy? Yeah, Mr. Giles should definitely learn to use emails, but
I think he's like allergic to technology or something.

>
> and maybe Giles will remember this and not how dumb I can
> be when I send him my resume in a few years.
>

He *knows* you're not dumb, what are you talking about?

> (Because I was really, really dumb when I was there, and I *totally*
> did something I shouldn't, but don't worry, I don't think I mentioned
> you at all when I was trying to explain to Giles why I was worried
> about his mental health.)
>

His mental health? Oh, so it's definitely the Ethan thing. Did you
find a letter too? Cause yeah, if you did, Mr. Giles really needs to
find a better way of communication or something. I really don't like
that Ethan guy at all. What did your letter say?

> This semester is kind of better, though, because I know where
> everything is and I'm not spending half my time trying to figure out
> where to go to get quarters for laundry, or whatever. Homework still
> takes a lot of time, but I'm used to that after being at AOSR (way
> more homework than Sunnydale) so it's not too bad. And I'll remember
> to answer e-mail, I promise!
>

I'll remember to answer too! Even if it's a few days before I do.
Though, please, homework does prevail over me, I must accept that fact
of life and move on. :)

>
> They set the DORM on fire? Nobody's done that here, and here, half the
> people in my dorm are DRUNK at least three nights a week. That's
> impressive. And by impressive, I mean, "God, I thought it was bad when
> everyone was living in our HOUSE."
>

Yeah, the Slayers Of Vampyres are a messy bunch, and so far this week
they: a) overflooded the bathrooms on the main floor, twice--Mina and
Grace had a nasty fight, apparently; b) had food fights in the dining
hall every lunch for three days--just for fun, or so I am told; c)
destroyed three of the ten training mats--okay, to be fair, a vampire
infiltrated campus, and Stuff Happened.

I'm some sort of crisis manager now. And since Mr. Giles put me in
charge of dealing with those things, I didn't report back to him about
them, but I'm starting to think I should. I think they need a firmer
hand, someone with the authority to... glare at them and make them do
as they're told.

Or maybe I simply need to find better means of listening to me.

>
> Andrew. NOBODY wants to see your comics collection THAT much. Really. =)
>

I know. (And I thought you could read between the lines or something)
I just hold out hope that one day someone will like me for who I am
(and my comics collection) and not just cause they want to get into my
pants. Not that I get that many offers for that either, and I regret
pushing Derek away A LOT sometimes, but you know, I got enough of them
already.

And I can't believe I just said that.

Maybe I should delete it.

Oh, whatever, you have it. I'll go wallow in self-pity now. Or maybe
I'll just look at that picture again. Dear God, Dawn, he is very very
pretty. (Doesn't he remind you of Xander a little?)

*hugs back*

Andrew




Dawn <dawn.bvl@[deleted].com> Mar 8, 2006 at 4:35 AM
To: Andrew Wells <bvl.andrew@[deleted].com>


> Laptops are cool. I wish I had one. You think Mr. Giles would approve
> it as work expenditure?

He might. If you're some kind of crisis manager now, don't you have to
go where the crises are? On the other hand, it's a computer. Good luck
convincing Giles you need one of *those*. I'm surprised you guys have
them in the office at all.

> He *knows* you're not dumb, what are you talking about?

Um... not at the moment, he doesn't. (Well, it was six months ago, so
maybe he's over it.)

> His mental health? Oh, so it's definitely the Ethan thing. Did you
> find a letter too? Cause yeah, if you did, Mr. Giles really needs to
> find a better way of communication or something. I really don't like
> that Ethan guy at all. What did your letter say?

I promised Giles I wouldn't tell anyone anything about what I saw when
I read his mail. I don't know. Giles seemed okay when I was there, and
I didn't see anything that made me think he's gone evil or anything.
(That's what I *didn't* see, not what I *saw.*) Maybe we're making a
big deal out of things? Giles didn't act like I had caught him doing
something wrong, just like I'd snooped and read his mail. Which, to be
fair, I totally had. Or partly had. I didn't get to finish.

In *completely unrelated* news, is there anything big going on there?
Anything apocalypse-y?

> I'll remember to answer too! Even if it's a few days before I do.
> Though, please, homework does prevail over me, I must accept that fact
> of life and move on. :)

You're such a brave little toaster. =)

> Yeah, the Slayers Of Vampyres are a messy bunch, and so far this week
> they: a) overflooded the bathrooms on the main floor, twice--Mina and
> Grace had a nasty fight, apparently; b) had food fights in the dining
> hall every lunch for three days--just for fun, or so I am told; c)
> destroyed three of the ten training mats--okay, to be fair, a vampire
> infiltrated campus, and Stuff Happened.

Okay, c) is fair enough. At least to me, but I'm kind of used to
furniture getting broken due to Act of Vampire. Or act of Vampire
Slayer. (Living with non-Sunnydale people is reminding me just how
*weird* my life used to be. I'm pretty sure I don't miss it. Much.
Well, I don't miss thinking we're all going to die, definitely.)

> I think they need a firmer
> hand, someone with the authority to... glare at them and make them do
> as they're told.

Has Giles gotten scarier? Because I'm pretty sure he used to glare at
Buffy, and I'm pretty sure it didn't work.

> Or maybe I simply need to find better means of listening to me.

Figure out something you can do to them. Just glaring? Not going to work.

> I know. (And I thought you could read between the lines or something)

I could. I just wasn't 100% sure that *you* had.

> I just hold out hope that one day someone will like me for who I am
> (and my comics collection) and not just cause they want to get into my
> pants.

They will. There's some guy out there who'll appreciate you, I
promise. (And now I sound like your mom or something, sorry. But
seriously, it's not like you're a hundred years old, or gross, or
anything. You'll find somebody.)

> Oh, whatever, you have it. I'll go wallow in self-pity now.

Hey, I'll wallow with you. It's not like they're beating down my door,
unless you count the drunk guy who *was* beating down my door about an
hour ago, looking for my roommate.

> Or maybe
> I'll just look at that picture again. Dear God, Dawn, he is very very
> pretty. (Doesn't he remind you of Xander a little?)

Yes. In the sense that he is a human being of the male gender, he is
*exactly* like Xander. (OMG, you've still got it *so* bad. =) Even
after all that time where Xander was off in the wilds of wherever not
answering his mail?)

Okay. Midterms. Must study. Yay.

Love,
Dawn



Andrew Wells <bvl.andrew@[deleted].com> Mar 17, 2006 at 8:31 PM
To: Dawn <dawn.bvl@[deleted].com>
As promised...

>
> He might. If you're some kind of crisis manager now, don't you have to
> go where the crises are? On the other hand, it's a computer. Good luck
> convincing Giles you need one of *those*. I'm surprised you guys have
> them in the office at all.
>

I explained to Mr. Giles in details why computers would make tracking
thousands of Slayers Of Vampyres easier, and he agreed with my
argument. (I had a 30 pages presentation in Power Point to highlight
the main points of my argument, and that seemed to help) Maybe I
should do the same thing here, because having a laptop definitely
would make MY life easier.

>
> Um... not at the moment, he doesn't. (Well, it was six months ago, so
> maybe he's over it.)
>

He doesn't look (on my end of the situation) to feel any different
about you than he ever did. He speaks very highly of you at all times.

>
> I promised Giles I wouldn't tell anyone anything about what I saw when
> I read his mail. I don't know. Giles seemed okay when I was there, and
> I didn't see anything that made me think he's gone evil or anything.
> (That's what I *didn't* see, not what I *saw.*) Maybe we're making a
> big deal out of things? Giles didn't act like I had caught him doing
> something wrong, just like I'd snooped and read his mail. Which, to be
> fair, I totally had. Or partly had. I didn't get to finish.
>

Was it a letter from Ethan The Worshipper Of Chaos? I don't know if
we're making a big deal like you said, but I'm keeping an eye out for
Trouble With A Big T anyway. So far so good.

> In *completely unrelated* news, is there anything big going on there?
> Anything apocalypse-y?
>

Apart from another break-in, nope, nothing. I'm starting to get
worried though, so I memo-ed Mr. Giles about it. We'll see what he
says.

>
> You're such a brave little toaster. =)
>

You're being sarcastic, aren't you? I'll have you know my Bravery
knows no bounds.

>
> Okay, c) is fair enough. At least to me, but I'm kind of used to
> furniture getting broken due to Act of Vampire.
>

Sometimes, I wonder if it's really Act of Vampire. But no, Vampyre
Slayers wouldn't lie to me, would they? If this was just in-fighting,
why would they make up a tale of Vampires and school infiltration?
It's not like I could do anything about it...

> Has Giles gotten scarier? Because I'm pretty sure he used to glare at
> Buffy, and I'm pretty sure it didn't work.
>

Mr. Giles is a very scary figure amongst the younger Slayers. The
older ones just roll their eyes a lot, but the little ones tend to
cower in fear. It's a sight to behold. :)

>
> Figure out something you can do to them. Just glaring? Not going to work.
>

That's the thing, no matter what I threaten them with, it never works.
I need a Plan of Action.

>
> > I know. (And I thought you could read between the lines or something)
>
> I could. I just wasn't 100% sure that *you* had.
>

I'm not as dumb as I like people to think. I thought you knew that. I
know I act like a really stupid guy sometimes, but I can be
insightful... and stuff.

>
> They will. There's some guy out there who'll appreciate you, I
> promise. (And now I sound like your mom or something, sorry. But
> seriously, it's not like you're a hundred years old, or gross, or
> anything. You'll find somebody.)
>

Thanks for the vote of confidence, although sometimes I think that if
I *was* a hundred years old, I'd have better odds than I do now.

>
> Hey, I'll wallow with you. It's not like they're beating down my door,
> unless you count the drunk guy who *was* beating down my door about an
> hour ago, looking for my roommate.
>

Wallowing is an act worth sharing. *wallows with you in our Single-Ness*

>
> Yes. In the sense that he is a human being of the male gender, he is
> *exactly* like Xander. (OMG, you've still got it *so* bad. =) Even
> after all that time where Xander was off in the wilds of wherever not
> answering his mail?)
>

Yes. Please don't laugh at me. Xander is a model of male perfection,
I'll have you know. It's really hard to find anyone who even
approaches his level of Amazingness. Again with the "I should probably
mail that letter now, shouldn't I?". But OMG, what if he hates it...

> Okay. Midterms. Must study. Yay.
>

Good luck.

Love,

Andrew

 
 
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