the pearl

Childhood Romance

Xander, Jesse, and Willow sat in front of the TV. Jesse changed the channel, Xander told him to leave it there, and Willow jumped happily at the sight of Star Trek.

"Spock!" she said happily, climbing up to the TV and kissing the picture.

Jesse laughed, but Xander shook his head. "Spock sucks!" he shouted. "Kirk rules!"

"Nuh-uh!" Willow shouted back, knocking over her carefully stacked cookies. "Spock is the best!"

"I like Kirk! He's the best in the universe!"

Jesse laughed some more. "If you like him so much, why don't you marry him?"

Xander grinned. "Maybe I will!"

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