They’re taking the hobbits to… Iowa?
Buffy rappelled down the wall of the dam, parallel with Riley, and at the bottom found what she at first took to be a child engaged in combat against a Suvolte demon. The tiny figure, only three feet tall but plump, wielded a short sword with deadly effect. The demon collapsed, bleeding, and expired with a final cry of “Stupid fat hobbit!”
Buffy stared at the little man. He had sideburns, and so obviously wasn’t a child, and his feet were bare and remarkably hairy. “Who’s this?”
Riley grinned. “Buffy, I’d like you to meet my civil partner, Sam. Gamgee.”