I don’t own Buffy or Stargate.AN:
Site Wide Challenge response in the Contact universe. Short and sweet. Super fluffy and hopefully kinda funny too.A Very Scooby Baby Shower
Dawn Summers was 8 ½ month pregnant. That was the reason they were all here, in the large parlor of the Rest, having a very odd baby shower.
It was odd for a lot of reasons. One was that there were a lot of guys there. Another was that Dawn refused to have anything to do with party games of any kind. The most odd thing, however, was the large number of weapons among the gifts.
After a nice brunch, served by the half demon housekeeper even though she was supposed to be a guest, the group settled down for the opening of the gifts.
Jonas was seated on the floor next to Dawn’s feet and the rest of the group was scattered on the couches chairs and ottomans that had been placed facing the squishy armchair she was in. The pile of gifts was just to Jonas’ left and he had the duty of passing them to her and helping with the few that were too large for her to handle alone.
The first gift was from Jon, so no one was surprised that it was a set of hockey jerseys in staggered sizes. “Don’t want him to grow out of them too fast.”
Dawn smiled slightly and thanked him. “Just don’t expect him to play. I can’t see any kid of mine being graceful enough for any kind of ice skating.”
The next gift was from Buffy and Xander. “Awww. Thanks guys. I totally needed new luggage.”
“Very funny. It’s a full set of diaper bags. 10 colors and shades, to match any outfit.” Buffy looked proud of herself for finding fashion in such an odd place. Xander just looked at her like she was crazy and added, “They are all fully stocked with bottles and pacifiers and blankets, extra baby tees, burping cloths and anything else you might put in there for at least a year. That’s why the box is so big.”
Dawn beamed at them and moved on to the next gift, from Faith. “Thanks Faith, but it’s a baby, not a puppy. A leash is just a little much.”
Faith shrugged and smirked at her. “You’ll see.”
Ok, moving on. Vi and Spike gave her a set of little blunt daggers. That seemed odd but sweet, but there were many more freaksome things to come. The slayers from Xander and Buffy’s house in Melbourne sent a child sized crossbow, with a full set of stakes and arrows. From Cleveland came a baby sized ninja outfit and a lifetime membership to the local dojo. Cassie even gave her a little wooden Katana and a short practice dummy.
Dawn just stared at her. “What, you’re a watcher. He’s gonna see some shit. Gotta be prepared.”
After the weaponry came magic. Willow sent a small bag containing 6 protection amulets. Buffy was impressed and a little put out that her best friend had outdone her in the strange fashion accessories. “She just had to show off.”
Andrew sent a spelled stuffed dog that moved and made noise like a real dog if you said the incantation, and then turned off at another one. And Giles brought her a baby carrier that had a weightless spell built in.
Jenny and Robyn had pitched in and bought a jogging stroller. Lara and her husband got her a baby gate that put up a magical wall and was magically tuned to age, so no one under 12 could open it.
The gift that brought tears to her eyes however was from Drea, Robyn’s mom. It was a hand stitched quilt covered in runes that guaranteed peaceful dreams and deep slumber. “How did she do this?”
“She called HQ and talked a couple of the witches there into helping her with it. They even did some of the sewing. It was like an old fashioned quilting bee the last few times I was home. I think she was worried that it wouldn’t be done before he was born.”
“If she was here I would give her such a big hug.” By now Dawn was full on crying and Jonas moved to hug her.
It was one of the many first that the Scooby gang and their larger circle of friends and family would experience in the years to come, and it was the one that started them all.