Xander is shelving books for Giles in his spare time. You know, that slim chunk of time that isn't consumed by hanging out in his parent's basement. He complains that he doesn't understand Giles's "crazy system" of filing. Giles points out that he is using the esoteric alphabetical system. Heh. ["Giles and Xander hanging out? The unemployed guys' club, or a tidbit for the Xander/Giles slash crowd?" -- Ace] Anya's arrival interrupts them; Anya mentions that Giles "should really lock" the door. Giles dryly replies, "Believe me, I am kicking myself." Hee hee. Giles: 1, Anya: 0. Xander walks over and for the sake of exposition says, "The last time I saw you, [sic] fleeing in terror. How'd that work out for you?" Instead of answering, Anya announces that it's Xander she is here to speak with. For some reason she directs this comment towards Giles. Giles makes no move to give them some privacy and Anya tells him to "go away" with her characteristic bluntness. Giles continues to stand there like a jealous boyfriend so Anya grabs Xander's hand and drags him outside. Jeez, Giles, possessive much?
Once out in the courtyard (which strangely resembles Melrose Place. I wonder if they got a good deal on their old sets?) Anya fires off a "where is our relationship going?" question at Xander. Xander shakes his head as if he's trying to make his ears hear something different than what she just said and stammers, "Our what? Our who?" Anya persists, asking, "What kind of relationship do we have and what is it progressing towards?" and cites Prom as her evidence of a relationship. Xander is still trying to make sense of this whole thing as he reminds her that Prom was their one and only date, and that their second one was "called on account of snake." Xander then mentions Anya's former career as a man-torturing demon, although he admits that it's "as much my issue as it is yours." Anya tries a different tactic, moving closer to Xander and telling him that he is naked in her dreams. Xander quips, "If I'm in line at the Wal-Mart I've had the same one." Anya starts channeling a lawyer, saying, "Then I can assume a standing Friday-night date and a mutual recognition of Prom as our dating anniversary?" ["What has Anya been watching, The Patty Duke Show?" -- Ace] Xander tells her to come to a screeching halt and lets her in on the little secret that these things have to "just happen." Anya asks how, and Xander replies (big surprise) that he doesn't know.