Story is inspired from samsas' "What if"
A/N The usual. Buffy and all the characters do NOT belong to me. Pity. The same with the "pets".
English is not my first language. If you find mistakes, please tell me. I want to learn.
Whistling Buffy entered the kitchen, putting her bag onto the table.
„Dawn?“ She stepped into the living room and found it deserted. Dancing dust united in the sunbeams thrown at the furniture. But no sign of Dawn.
„Dawn, what about pizza this evening?“, she shouted.
The dining room was equally empty and rather nervous she stood at the bottom of the stairs.
„Dawn, are you there?“
There was no reply and with a bad feeling in her stomach she climbed to the first floor. Something so wasn't right here. Slowly she neared Dawns room, where she could hear hushed voices coming from.
„What did you do?“, Dawn asked hysterically and was answered by Willow: „I'm really sorry, I just wanted to do you a favor.“
Dawn fell silent when Buffy entered the room, well prepared for everything ugly, big and horned. But what she saw were both girls, sitting cross legged on the bed. Some candles and different magical ingredients between them.
„Hey Buffy“ Willow said cheerily. „It's nothing. Dawn wanted a pet. It's not as bad as it looks, believe me.“
Dawn reacted with an angry glance. „Yes, Will. A pet as in dog or cat or even a hamster. But not this.“
She looked to the other side of the room, where Buffy could see three small waddling penguins. Their fins highly raised and winking like mad. And surprisingly one of them kept mumbling: „Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.“