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SUMMARY: Cordelia Chase confronts Xander in the Library about the latest batch of rumors to make the rounds of Sunnydale High. Unbeknownst to them both, there are two witnesses to their fight.
SERIES: follows "Gradual Epiphany", "Gradual Belief", "Gradual Realization", "Gradual Courage", "Gradual Romance" and "Gradual Understanding".