Things were going great for everyone until a few days before Homecoming.
Willow and Xander decided to try on clothes for the dance together. Awkward breathing and shifty gazes inevitably gave way to kissing.
Giles points out that there have been quite a number of other attacks, though so far only animals have been killed.
During high school gym class, we learn that at least two students have been recently bitten: Oz by a young cousin who doesn't like to be tickled, and school macho Larry by a dog.
, our lovable hacker pined for her best friend, Xander.
The two began a tentative flirtation, rendering Willow appropriately smitten. After a bit of a rocky start, they settled into being boyfriend and girlfriend.
Willow: But I want Oz to get an 'A', and, oh, one of those gold stars.
We came here to do things I can never tell my father about because he still thinks I'm a...
After all, she was more concerned about Willow abusing the power of magic and she sure never felt the need to wax philosophical over certain pieces in buckets of chicken, just to make sure everyone was on board with her sexuality. In reality, Willow came to recognize that that leggy, sassy cheerleader would never be hers, a crushing realization coming so soon after her epiphany that gay love rocks. Perhaps it wasn't so great after all, this gay love thing, if seeing the head cheerleader making out with your beard hurt so much. What high school girl with overbearing parents wouldn't want to date a musician, secretly gay or no (or openly gay for that matter! And so the Willow/Oz relationship was started on purely selfish grounds.
In fact, sometimes, we've loved Tara even more than Willow. For those of you so jaded by the recent onslaught of anvils and after school specials masquerading as Buffy episodes that you can't believe ME could be that clever, please remember that we're talking about the crew that planned two years in advance (albeit poorly) for Dawn's arrival, and that these people used to be extremely good at subtext (before they gave up and just settled for text. That's a lot of work, coming up with subtext all the time. It was all about understanding the creature that was Willow. Confused, she convinced herself she was heterosexual, and proceeded to put all she had into a crush on one Alexander La Velle Harris. Many people erroneously believed that Willow was upset because of her love for Xander and was outraged at our fair carpenter--how could he choose to be with Cordelia over her? Oz, a musician, automatically upped Willow's cool factor.