Spent quite some time reconfiguring this one; lost two whole, much loved, lines because they spoiled the whole line of the dress i was trying to make. Still it feels much better now. We are right back to just after Joyce's funeral, and Dawn's 'adventure' with Spike afterwards.
TITLE: Shadows at the Key's Heart
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
CHARACTERS: Dawn; Tara;
SUMMARY: Her Mom is gone; Buffy is busy trying to fill her shoes, but Dawn's life refuses to stand still so she can catch her breath.
A/N: This is actually the earliest in the entire sequence; since the previous 'start' was later this same day.
Lisa's message staring back at her, accusing, whenever she switched her computer on.
Why had she been such a bee-yatch to her at Mom's funeral?
Dawn knew that Tara was here; refusing to blame her for their fight, when she wanted to be with Willow.
“Have to go back sometime, Dawnie; can't put school off forever.”
She looked up, seeing Tara holding a plate out to her.
Which only added to her guilt-y.
She shrugged, and Tara pouted.
And the pancakes did smell nice, and breakfast suddenly seemed so normal.
So did school.
Smiling at Tara, she e-mailed Lisa, and followed Tara downstairs.
Goddess watch over us all,
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