D, none of the above. I did mess up, but it was because I was scared. Not because I didn’t love you anymore. We were getting along and I thought you were going to leave Cleveland to move on, but I guess you got rid of your memories instead…
How did you get rid of your memories?
So because you were scared you left me at the altar? I think that may be the most pathetic thing that I have ever heard. Are you seriously asking me that question? If I can’t remember Cleveland, how in the hell do you expect me to remember how I forgot my memories? What exactly did I see in you? Because it sure wasn’t brains.
We didn’t know! We thought you were leaving Cleveland! We tried to reason with you, tried to get you to stay, but you told us you were leaving. We thought you were gone. And now you are suddenly here, but you can’t remember us! What am I supposed to think? You were so upset, so angry…I know you would want to forget us, but we could never forget you, Anya.
You’re not the only person I care for who seems to want me dead.
Look, I don’t want to see you dead. I’m just not a big fan of humans — Especially humans that like to shove my fear of “B” words into my face. As for the other person you ‘care’ for that wants you dead, maybe you should give up on them like you all gave up on me and it won’t hurt so much. I’m in Cleveland because this is where I need to be. Or rather, where my boss assigned me to. Something big is about to happen and it’s important for me to be here.
It isn’t written in any book, Anya. I just know. T-there was a time when we were under a memory spell, you repeated the same spell over and over, filled up the entire magic shop with bunnies. You were a human, and you were going to marry a human. You two were very in love. After he…left you at the altar, you returned to being a vengeance demon. Did you…did you perform a spell on yourself to remove your memories? Why? Why would you do that? I know that you were upset a time ago, you wanted to leave, but…Anya, we needed you. We still do need you.
I call bullshit. If you all needed me, then why can’t I remember any of you? If it was a spell I cast or a wish I made, why didn’t someone stop me? Huh? If I was really important to all of you, I’m pretty certain I’d remember. But I don’t. I don’t remember any of you and I certainly don’t remember falling in love with a human! The guy left me at the altar and you seriously wonder why I can’t remember? That’s the kind of memory you choose to forget. I’m more surprised that he’s still alive. And I’m also surprised that I didn’t kill you considering how much you mention those horrible creatures.
No. No, you are Anya. Yes, I know you by Anyanka, I know that you are a demon, but there was a time when you were a human. You became a demon again after your marriage to Xander…did not happen. But you were still there, even after. We were still friends. Oh, please don’t enact more vengeance on me for this, but…you hate bunnies. Terrified of them. How would I know that unless I knew you?
Listen old man, I haven’t the faintest idea how you know about the “b” word thing but for all I know it’s written in a book somewhere. You’re a watcher, right? Those ponces always seem to know everything, so really — It doesn’t prove anything other than fact that you can read a goddamn book. Wait. Hold up a second.. I was going to marry a human? That is disgusting. I have no idea why I can’t remember any of this but blessed be in the name of D’Hoffryn that the marriage didn’t happen.