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Summary: Dawn decides to begin writing her diary again and goes to Buffy, Willow, Anya, Spike, and Xander to help her fill in some of the details.

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{A.N. I do not claim any rights to any of the BtVS characters. I am only using them for entertainment purposes.}

So, Tell Me . . . .

Chapter One

Dawn found Buffy at the kitchen counter looking over the latest round of bills – electric, water, telephone, gas, telephone.

“Hi.” Dawn said cheerily. “Whatcha doing?”

“Playing soccer.” Buffy replied absently.

Dawn looked over Buffy’s shoulder.

“They never stop coming, do they?” she commented.

“Nope.” Buffy said. “Not in a million years.”

“If you’ve got a few minutes there’s some things I was wondering about. I’ve decided to start writing my diary again, and there some stuff I don’t remember.”

“Sure, what do you want to know?”

“Well, when I was up on the tower that Glory’s crazies built, I could see that you were wailing pretty good on her with that Troll Hammer, and then you came up to save me.”

“Uh huh.”

“But how did you kill her? I thought she couldn't be killed.”

“Actually, I didn’t kill her. She was hurting pretty bad, so at the last minute she turned back into Ben because she knew I wouldn’t kill him. So I told her, told Ben, that if he, she, I think I said ‘you’, ever come near me or any of mine -- well, then he swore they wouldn’t, and I just left him lying there to go after you.”

“So, what happened to him, them? Did they just go away?”

Buffy hesitated, then looked into Dawn’s eyes.

“If I tell you, you have to promise that you won’t say a word to anyone, not to Willow or Xander or Tara, Anya; no one, and especially not to Giles. Promise me!”

Dawn was getting an uncomfortable yet exciting feeling.

“I swear, I won’t say anything to anyone. So what happened?”

“Not long ago Willow said something, I don’t remember what it was now, but it started me thinking about what went on before I – jumped. And it occurred to me that I didn’t know what happened to Ben either. And I didn’t remember anyone saying anything about it, so I asked Giles. And he said that after I left Ben to save you, he, Giles, went over to Ben, and told him that he knew one day Glory would come back and make me, make all of us, pay for my act of mercy, so he put his hand over Ben’s nose and mouth and suffocated him.”

“Oh, my God!” Dawn was shocked. “I never would have thought Giles would do something, COULD do something, like that!”

“Sometimes he surprises even me. I couldn’t take Ben’s life even knowing how much evil was still inside him. I guess we should be thankful Giles could. No telling how many of our lives he saved. But it’s not something he’s proud of, that’s why you can’t ever let him know that you know.”

“No, of course not! I’d never let on. But what about the others? They never asked?”

“No. I think they believe that I killed Glory and then she turned back into Ben. And I’d just as soon they keep on believing that. And the only reason I’m telling you is because since you were the one she was after, and because you went through so much, I feel you have a right to know the whole story.”

Dawn gave Buffy an affectionate hug.

“So should I put it in my diary, or would you rather I didn’t?”

“I don’t know. I’ll leave that decision up to you. But if you do decide to, you have to make sure you put your diary someplace safe, so no one will find it.”

Dawn nodded. “I think I know just the place. And, thanks for trusting me. I won’t let you down.”

“I know you won’t.”

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