Chapter 3 MM Co-op In San Fransisco
"A riot!" Dean shook his head in disbelief, turning off the TV in disgust after the news reporter on a LA riot that killed hundreds of people. Dean then looked at the others. "The world nearly ends because of demons, and they blame it on a riot!"
"They did the same thing when Angel took on an evil law firm's demonic partners." Dawn shrugged, not surprised about the cover up.
When the brothers looked to Buffy, she nodded.
"A lot of the riots are actually demon related. And so are some of the fires in Southern California."
"And a couple of hurricanes were actually water demons." Dawn added.
"Enough stalling! Get ready for the Magic and Muggle Co-op" Buffy ordered, her hands on her hips.
"I don't see why we have to go to this thing anyway." Dean grumbled.
"Because the magical and the non magical community are forming a United Magical and Muggle Cooperation Nation. That way the Magics and non Magics can work together to keep peace." Buffy explained. "And as Giles helped top set up this thing, we have to go."
"Why do they have to call us Muggles?" Dean complained, reluctantly taking the clothes Buffy was holding out for him. "It makes us sound like Muppets!"
"At least we're cute Muppets." Dawn said, patting Dean's shoulder, sounding chipper.
"But it's gonna be so BORING!" Dean whined, dragging his feet on the way to the bathroom.
"Xander will be there." Buffy said enticingly.
"Really?" Dean asked, standing straighter, with a gleam returning to his blue-green eyes.
"Uh oh, I know that look! You and Xander had better behave yourselves!" Dawn said, shaking her finger in Dean's face.
"Or what? You'll spank us?" Dean grinned mischievously as he went into the bathroom for his shower and so he could change.
"Why did you mention Xander? You know Dean's a bad influence on him!" Dawn reproached Buffy, frowning at her.
"I don't know what your talking about." Buffy said innocently.
"The last time they were together, Dean nearly got Xander arrested three times! Once for bar fighting-"
"Those guys started it! First for whelching on their bet, then for shoving Xander!" Buffy interrupted defensively, crossing her arms.
"Once for disorderly conduct!"
"Those nuns shouldn't have been there in the first place! It's not Dean's fault that they didn't have a sense of humor!" Buffy frowned.
"Breaking and entering." Dawn said, crossing her arms huffily. "Not to mention grave desecration and arson."
"Ok, I'll give you the bar fight. And the disorderly conduct. But the breaking and entering, as well as the grave desecration and arson I have to argue." Sam said, sounding defensive for his brother. "They were helping us destroy a family of evil spirits."
"But they didn't have to get so fire happy! The whole mausoleum nearly burned to the ground! " Dawn said stubbornly.
"Only because some of the spirits showed up to try to stop them." Buffy said, equally as stubborn.
"Fine! But I STILL say that he's a bad influence!" Dawn said, one hand on her hip, and the other flipping her hair as she walked away.
"You two are lucky that Hermione talked those wizards out of turning you two, those red headed guys, and Harry into toads after all the things you all were pulling off! " Dawn said when they were back at the hotel, reprimanding the men as if they were children.
"We were good for the first five hours" Xander managed to say straight faced, though broke into a grin at Dean's mumble.
" At least as far as anyone noticed that is!" Dean had snickered.
"And I don't think Piper appreciated you playing 'Where's my eyeball?' with her boys! Willow did major mojo trying to give you back your eye, and just because you CAN take it out and put it back in DOESN'T mean you should! You and that George playing with your eye and his detachable ear, freaking everyone out! Your lucky Piper didn't blow you two up!"
"Come on Dawnie, you were playing 'Wonder what's under the robes' with us!" Xander grinned his infectious grin. "And besides, Wyatt ended up healing my eye completely, so you don't have to worry about it anymore."
"It sure was creepy to find out about those cleaner guys following us to magically cover up traces of the supernatural though" Buffy said to change the subject. "It totally wigs me out." she shivered.
"But then that explains how everyone thinks that the Sunnydale sinkhole is actually caused by a meteor like the one from New Mexico." Xander said.
"Yeah. But it makes me wonder if that's what caused that crater too." Dawn agreed.
"And at least now you know why everyone was able to repress all the strange things that happened there." Sam said, putting his arms around Dawn.
Before anyone could say anything more, Xander's phone rang.
"Hey Wills! We missed you at the mojo/nojo meeting! What's up?"
"Oh......... Of course I'll be there, wouldn't miss it........................ Yeah, I'll see you soon."
"What's up?" Buffy asked after Xander hung up.
"Willow said there's an apocalypse brewing in a couple of days in London, and she wanted to know if we wanted in."
Buffy and Dawn looked to the two brothers.
"I don't supposed we can take a boat this time since we have a couple of days" Dean asked hopefully.