Passed Over Disclaimer:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Brothers & Sisters belongs to Jon Robin Baitz Spoilers:
Post “Chosen” and, I guess “The Other Walker” for Brothers & Sisters A/N:
Takes place in “That Homey Feeling” universe. A few weeks after that story.
“You’re sure she won’t, y’know,” Willow made a choking gesture with her hands.
“Sarah won’t choke you, Wil,” Buffy put her hands on top of Willow’s and placed them back by her side.
“It’s my fault that her daughter might be a slayer when she grows up,” Willow pouted.
“Even if that does happen, I won’t let anything happen to you,” Buffy reassured her.
After explaining her big secret, Joe and Sarah had been worried that their daughter, Paige, would be a slayer when she grew up. Buffy wasn’t sure if being a slayer ran in the family and there were no reports in the Watcher’s diaries about a past slayer giving birth to a baby girl, so the next best thing was the person who was connected to all the slayers, Willow.
Of course, it took several weeks of convincing to get Willow to show up because she was worried about Joe and Sarah’s reaction to the news. The wait hadn’t been the best wait for the parents, either.
“I think I left something, back in Scotland!” Willow nodded, excited. “Let me just make a quick teleport there and I’ll be--”
“There’s no escaping now,” Buffy gripped Willow’s arm, as the door was pulled open. “Hi Joe!”
“Buffy!” the man smiled as he pulled her in for a hug. “Come on in.”
Buffy walked past Joe, leaving Willow to herself. With a meek wave, she introduced herself and walked in. She stopped at the entrance to the family room, where the kids were playing and Sarah was watching over them.
“You must be Willow,” Sarah smiled as she stood and held her hand out.
“That’s me,” she shook the offered hand, not able to keep the nervous laugh from her voice. “I guess we should just get down to business.”
“Yes, but we were wondering just what you would be doing to find this information out,” Sarah spoke. It had only been a few weeks since discovering that her half sister fought demons on a regular basis and that magic was real. Both Joe and herself were worried about what Buffy’s friend, a witch, would be doing to their daughter.
Sensing their apprehension, Willow was quick to reassure them, “There won’t be any actual spell casting or anything like that. She can even keep playing with her brother, I just need to focus on her while I’m in another state of mind.”
“She won’t feel anything?”
“Nope, nothing at all,” she nodded. With their consent, the four adults sat in various spots in the family as the children played. Focusing on her breathing, Willow concentrated on her meditating, readying herself for the jump from the natural world to a higher plane.
She wasn’t really sure how it worked, well, she was sure, but it was hard to explain to people. Whenever she went to this plane, she could see the demon inside the girl that made her a slayer. She was also able to tell the difference between the slayer demon and a regular demon possessing a human girl. From the youngest age, to the oldest, the mark of the demon was always present in slayers and there was no mark on Paige.
“Anything?” Joe’s voice cut through her mind. Her eyes snapped toward his face and she was forced to blink at the sensations she felt.
“I couldn’t see anything,” she smiled softly. “She won’t be a slayer.”
The tension could be felt leaving the room, as Sarah hugged her daughter, smothering her with kisses and then doing the same with her son. The kids didn’t know why they were doing it, but parents were weird in their book anyway.
“We should really get back to the hotel,” Willow looked toward Buffy, who could see that they needed to talk in private.
“We’ll be back, I swear,” Buffy gave everyone a goodbye hug.
“I think you need to talk with Joe, but I’m not sure how you can do that,” Willow spoke as soon as they were on porch.
“Why, what’s wrong?” Buffy grew worried.
“When I looked at him--”
“Is he a demon?” She really hoped that if he were a demon, he was like Clem or something, except, without all the skin.
“No, nothing like that,” Willow shook her head. “When I’m in that state, I can see other things besides demonic stuff, kinda like auras. Tara was better at it than I was, but I could see he was conflicted about something. He’s hiding something, but I don’t know what it is.”
“I’ll see what I can dig up,” Buffy nodded.
I guess I am just in a Brothers & Sisters mood.