For loyal readers of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, Season 8, you'll know that in last month's issue, #11, Buffy addressed Satsu's love for her and how this placed Satsu in danger... not to mention that Buffy is, uh, straight.
Well, guess who isn't all straight after all? Initially I thought, what in the hell is Buffy doing? Did she learn nothing from her time with Spike? Spike who loved Buffy beyond all reason and Buffy who didn't return his feelings. Buffy who couldn't love Riley enough. Buffy who probably only will ever love Angel. That Buffy. That Buffy who is all nuded up with Satsu in the sack. I have to say that I figured that if Buffy ever, EVER crossed over into lesbionic goodness with another slayer it would be with Faith. Call me a dreamer, call me a delusional Fuffy -shipper, but doesn't a pairing between Buffy and Faith make perfect sense? Doesn't it?
Maybe it doesn't. Given what we know of Satsu's adoration of Buffy I suppose it makes perfect sense that Buffy, in classic egotistically Buffy mode, would inevitably respond to the attention. I'm not being critical of Buffy, everyone at that age is still hyper-self aware/self obsessed. Sure, Buffy is willing to sacrifice her life to save all of humanity from unspeakable horror and suffering, but that doesn't mean that she's immune to the Big Head that comes when someone blindly loves you.
I could be way off base, but ever since Buffy realized that it was Satsu who woke her from the Sleeping Beauty-esque spell that Amy had cast on her with that 'true love kiss', she's pointedly spent more time with Satsu, singling her out as her 'favorite' amongst all of the other slayers. Clearly Buffy has manipulated the situation to this sextastic outcome. It couldn't have happened any other way. I don't believe that it's something that 'just happened'. I mean, how was this not an inevitable outcome? Had Buffy been sincere about what she said to Satsu in issue #11 at some point since the cinnamon lip balmed kiss of issue #2 (or #3, I don't remember and I don't feel like looking it up this instant) she would have distanced herself, become more professional, not more personal. But Buffy did become more personal.
No matter what turn Buffy's sexuality takes after this encounter with Satsu, I don't believe that it can be argued that on some level Buffy didn't steer the situation, whether consciously or unconsciously. It's got Buffy's fingerprints all over it.