I am finding myself not knowing what to do about Buck and it is incredibly frustrating.
Buck asks me to tell him what to do but immediately resists whenever I do. In one discussion he brought up that my tactics were winning tactics and his were losing, if not massacre level, tactics. When I blatantly stated he just said my tactics were the better ones be refused to answer.
I believe Buck has some deep seated psychological inability to take orders even when he has acknowledged that they are the correct course of action. I really do not know what to do at this point.
He states that if I “ask” him something he will do it but if I tell him forget it. In a combat situation if I yell “Cover my left” he will do nothing. He will only respond, possibly, if I ask “Buck, would you mind terribly to please cover my left” and even then apparently I need to give even more description so he fully understands. In combat seconds matter.
Case in point was I captured a vampire and I told buck I needed him right now. I had to add a please and some other pleasantries before he showed up quickly. I know Buck has been practicing his teleport so it should have only taken a few seconds at most but it was not until I added the pleasantries and restated as a request that he showed up after 15 or more seconds. On a battlefield, which with being one-on-one with a vampire I feel I was, that time difference is life or death.
Buck may have been trying to punish me for getting angry with him yesterday. But he told some random guy we were dragons! We had one secret to keep, both me and Ben said it. Jack before in Miami. And Buck just tells this random guy.
I am glad I did not know the whole story at the time. I was just shocked when I did learn it. This random mage guy shows up, tells Buck he is cleared and so Buck tells him everything. Apparently everything! Random mage guy. He told Buck that he was cleared and Buck just accepted and believed it without verifying anything! I just cannot believe it. It is like a guy in a random truck full of fertilizer driving up to a checkpoint. Driver is not expected, has no papers or authorization and just says I have clearance. The guard says ok and just lets him in. BOOM!!!! There just went an American Embassy!
After such gullible stupidity how can I trust any of Buck’s judgment at this point?
On the bright side it turns out the vampire is a good guy it seems and told us of a prophecy that led me to potentially, with mostly Jordan and Becca’s help, to a potential clue to bring the sun back to this world and defeat the vampires.