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Willow walked to Giles's. She was late and she knew it, but didn't care. She had spent the last hour sobbing into her pillow because Oz had told her he was leaving Sunnydale. She had cried so much she had a headache. That's when she decided to go to Giles's. She figured one of the others would either call or come by to see how she was doing. She walked into the bathroom and washed off her face. After she was done, she looked into the mirror. Her eyes were really red and puffy. It was obvious that she had been crying. Willow walked out of the bathroom and got her coat and walked out of the dorm.

Once at Giles's, Willow knocked on the door quietly. Giles opened the door. "Oh, Willow. I thought I heard someone knocking on the door. Come on in." Giles moved out of the way.

Willow walked in without a word. She sat on the couch beside Xander. "Hey, Will," he greeted her.

He knew about the whole Oz deal but not in great detail. He knew Oz had left town leaving Oz heartbroken. He hated Oz for it. She deserved so much better. He never would have thought she would end up with Spike.

Buffy walked from across the room to hug Willow. "He's gone. Oz is really gone," Willow cried on her shoulder.

Buffy looked at everyone else in the room helplessly. She didn't know what to do with her.

"Oh, I'm sorry," Willow said as she pulled away from Buffy. "I promised myself I wasn't going to cry." She wiped away the tears.

*~One Month Later~*

Willow walked with Buffy to Giles's for their nightly meetings. She was feeling a little better, but not much. She was getting her appitite back at least. Buffy knocked on the door. Spike answered it.

"What are you doing out of the tub and chains?" Buffy demanded. "If Giles sees you, you're dust."

"He let me out," Spike said.

"What did you do?" Cast a spell on him so he would like you?"

"How would I do that with me locked in the tub?"

Buffy shoved him out of the way. "Giles?" she called.

Giles came in from his bedroom. "Good. Now, that we're all here..."

Willow walked inside Giles's apartment. She smiled at Spike. Buffy was so mean to him. He hadn't done anything to her except... try to kill her several hundred times. Willow could see why she hated him. She sat down at the coffee table on the floor. There were no seats left unless she wanted to be squashed. Spike sat down beside her.

"How are you?" he asked.

"I've been better," she replied.

"I know how you feel."

"I don't think you do."

"You do remember Dru?"

"Yeah, I do. I mean, guys don't get so emotional when relationships end."

Don't you remember last year? Me kidnapping you and all."

Willow thought for a minute, remembering what had happened last year. He had kidnapped Willow and knocked Xander out. He wanted Willow to do a love spell for him and Dru because she had left him for a chaos demon. LIke Oz had left her for another werewolf. Until he killed her. Then he just left Willow. She knew it was her fault because she wasn't pretty enough.

"I guess you're right," she said to Spike.

"We're more alike than we thought."

"We both got our hearts broken by our one true love."

Willow thought she had only one true love. She would soon realize Spike was her other. Her real soulmate, better half, and mate.

Part Seven