After returning from registration
and helping himself happily to some of the pretzels Isabel had left out for him -- and eyeing the Tabasco sauce warily but not touching it -- Xander checked his voicemail.
And stopped after hearing the first one
. Then he replayed it.
. If there were anyone in the room besides Jeremiah, they'd have seen his face go through an amazing variation of expressions, from confused to -- very briefly -- contemplative, to completely freaked out.
Then, before his brain had really re-engaged, he picked up the phone and
thought he called Marty back
When he'd slammed the phone down from that
experience, and buried his head in his hands for a few moments, he looked up to see Jeremiah watching him intently. "What?" he asked, his face still rather pale.
"Yes, I know I was in complete spaz-out mode, thank you. Wouldn't you
be? Or do you get a lot of ferret-sex offers from other boy frogs? Assuming you're actually a boy, and no, I'm not checking right now; one of us might get the wrong idea, judging by how today is going."
Sighing, he picked up the phone, intending to call Marty back and try to sound like less of a
basket case. Or possibly hang up in a panic when the machine picked up; he'd burn that bridge when he got to it. Except he never got to it, because he heard the skip in the dial tone indicating there were more voicemails.
After letting the second one
play, the idea of sex with Marty
saved for his private gentleman's time in the shower
not the biggest issue on his mind. He quickly called Parker
to let her know what he'd heard.
The third message
just made him giggle hysterically
and not remotely suspect that the others had been wrong numbers
, though that might have been residual WTF-overflow from the first two.( But wait, there's more! [Phale, Cordy, Janet, and Logan] )