Buffy gave one last kick to the training bag. It swung back violently but the chain held. Buffy nodding in satisfaction..they went through a fair number of bags before Xander found a way to reinforce the bag's chain connection to the ceiling beams.
Slayers were pretty hard on equipment, so it was difficult to find apparatus that could take the abuse of many superpowered girls and women.
Buffy had only 15 minutes left before Liv was supposed to come by and talk to her. Buffy wasn't too keen on this Liv becomes human by way of vampire scheme, but after the events of Chosen, letting slayers choose their own path was something she practiced instead of preached.
She decided just to do some simple floor exercises to stretch herself out a little. Nothing too hard, a couple flips here and there.
Buffy was in the zone when she sensed someone was in the room. She slowly righted herself from the handstand she was currently doing and turned around to see Liv in the doorway, with an open-mouth.
Buffy smiled, it's been a while since she wowed someone and it felt good. Shaking herself a little, she walked towards Liv.
"Hi...caught a bit of the floor show, can all the girls do that?" Liv asked. She was once a cheerleader, but she didn't think she did any of those moves and probably couldn't do them now.
"Pretty much, although I doubt they have done it as long as I have" I'm the old lady of the group, even though I'm only pushing 30."
"Does it come natural? Part of the slayer package then?" Liv asked.
"Kinda. When I became a slayer, I was amazed at the things I could do automatically"
"How is that possible?"
"Each generation of slayers retain some memories of the previous generation, and that includes some basic fighting abilities. You have to train to hone them and build on them"
"At least that was what the Watcher's Council book says, but I was never much for book learning" Buffy said with a laugh. "How about yourself"?
"Yeah, can you do anything special yet? Vampires sort of get a similar deal when they get sired"
"I don't know, I've never really tried. Ann, that other vampire, said she learned very quickly she was superfast and superstrong. "
"Ann? Wished I had met her, I know she is pretty unusual, even among vampires" Buffy said.
"I guess I've never tested myself, it was too weird to mock-fight with Ann. "
"How about the blood thing and sunlight?"
"I no longer crave brains, but blood is okay I guess. I never realized it before, but I made quite a lot of dishes with brains, blood is pretty limited. At least it is easier to get"
"And the sunlight?"
"If I stay out too long, I start sending up smoke, which freaked me out a first. So maybe the zombie thing allows me to tolerate more sun than other vampires, I guess?"
"And I would suspect Dawn and the Watcher's council don't have much insight to offer?"
"Not really, being unique has it's drawbacks, in that they haven't found anything remotely comparable to me yet. Go me!"
"Yeah, I definitely hear that, the 'Once in Every Generation' is a lousy game plan for dealing with global problem of demons and vampires.