I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
Title: In This Lifetime Alone
Disclaimers/Spoilers: Joss owns the Buffy crew, I own the newbies.
Summary: Something’s not adding up.
A/N: 6. I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
Illyria shook her head, giving them all the answer they had been holding their breath for. Jennifer Angel was not the third miracle child of the vampire Angel. No one outside this room knew that yet. Dawn sighed heavily as Connor re-read the DNA handout that Illyria had given him.
“She’s not Angel’s?” Connor asked again.
“She’s not. Someone lied to Nina,” Dawn rubbed the chill from her arms. “Poor kid.”
“Or Nina lied to someone. She’s been in contact with Wolfram & Hart since Dad and the rest of the Fang gang disappeared,” Connor handed her another paper.
“Could Nina have taken the break up that badly?” Dawn asked.
“Badly enough to lie to your own daughter about her true father?” Connor replied.
“That doesn’t make sense.”
“Well, your girl’s got some slayer potential in her, but not enough to be a fully-empowered slayer,” Xander called, strolling into Illyria’s well-organized office.
“That doesn’t explain the vamps seeking her out, then,” Dawn frowned. “Could it be her werewolf heritage?”
“Vamps and weres normally give each other wide berth,” Xander said. “I think someone’s put a hit on her because she’s Angel’s daughter.”
“But she’s not. Her and Connor’s DNA have nothing in common. Neither does Henry’s.”
Connor stared at the paper again. She looked a little like Angel, but that didn’t mean she was his child. But she thought she was.
“Connor, it’s up to you,” Dawn finished.
“What?” Connor shook his head sharply.
“Do you think we should tell both of them? Or just Nina?”
Connor glanced out at the girl sitting with Madison. Nina was in the other room with Giles and Faith. He looked back at his wife.
“We don’t tell her. That way we figure out what’s really going on.”
“Connor, are you sure?” Dawn asked again.
“She’s got his eyes, Dawnie.”
“But they’re not -” Illyria protested.
“They’re close enough. We don’t tell Nina either. I don’t want to have to fight with her so close to the full moon.”
“So we put her with the Scooby kids?” Xander asked.
“Safest place to put her for now.”
“I’ll go tell her.”