Last one for tonight, and for now. More to come, elisi's birthday presents tend to have lives of their own :-)
TITLE: Safety Being the Key
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
CHARACTERS: Dawn; Lisa;
SUMMARY: Not everything was dark for Dawn before Buffy's return; not in this 'verse.
A/N: Not a fan of fics about Dawn when Buffy was gone as a rule, but my muse wouldn't let me set this at any other time.
Leaning back into Lisa's arms; top of her head being kissed, Dawn somehow stayed concentrated on studying.
She felt safe; too safe sometimes.
Tara; Willow; Xander; Spike; they all watched her.
Even Anya watched her.
She had Lisa to hold her now.
And Lisa's arms made her feel as safe as... her Mom and Buffy used to.
No longer a secret love, Dawn still started humming Doris Day, earning another kiss.
She hoped they could see her now; happy, even though they weren't here.
Her belly rumbled; reminding her of their trysts at Clem's crypt.
“Fancy pizza and a movie?”
Goddess watch over us all,
Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth