Another in the series of Lisa/Dawn oriented fics; all drabbles thus far dedicated as a birthday present for elisi.This one is set during S6; though I'm not certain whether this is before, or after, Willow's death; not that it matters, as Buffy is busy at the Doublemeat Palace, and Tara is 'babysister-sitting' (could be said to be vamp-sitting as well of course).
TITLE: Shadows of a Mothers Love
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
CHARACTERS: Tara Maclay; Dawn Summers; Spike;
SUMMARY: Love'em or hate'em, or never met'em; your parents are always watching you.
A/N: Another Tara the surrogate mom fic; dedicated to beer_good_foamy since he likes'em...
Tara kept her eye on Dawn and Spike as they played; unconcerned since he hadn't yet realised he wasn't letting her win at poker anymore.
Least it wasn't kittens.
And as long as Buffy never found out.
She was more thoughtful of Lisa and what was developing between her and Dawn.
Words needed to be had.
But with whom.
She closed her eyes; thoughts drifting to the only words of her mother's she'd ever seen.
“I can't protect you, Tare-bear, but I'll always be watching over you. Believe that.”
Repressing a grin, Tara opened a disapproving eye... and frowned.
Goddess watch over us all,
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