Buffy knew where she was before she even opened her eyes. She had woken up in the hospital way too many times for her liking. Though this time it had nothing to do with Slayer activities and she was very thankful to be alive. Buffy slowly opened her eyes and was glad that the lights weren’t on so she wouldn’t have to strain her eyes as she got used to any bright light. Years of practice had taught her how to look around the room without anyone realizing that she was awake. She was in her own room, but she soon found that she was not alone. Beside her bed in a chair was a woman sleeping. Buffy couldn’t help but feel like she had seen her before, but she couldn’t place where she had seen her. It wasn’t until the woman opened her eyes did she realize. When Buffy was little she used to have these dreams of a woman playing with her on the play ground. She had them for a few years but when she was called they stopped. She hadn’t even thought about them until now. Buffy wondered why she had been dreaming about this woman when she was a child. The woman sat up and Buffy saw relief in her eyes.
“Who are you?” Buffy managed to get out.
“I’ll explain in a moment,” the woman replied, “I’m sure the Doctors will want to ask you a few questions.”
The woman briefly left the room and soon came back with a doctor and a nurse. The entire time they were in the room Buffy pretended to be paying her full attention to them, but out of the corner of her eye she kept watching the woman. Buffy had never been patient, but she knew that if she wanted the doctor to leave she would have to answer all his questions.
“Everything looks fine,” the Doctor replied, “I’ll come back later to check on you. If all goes well tonight you’ll be able to take your daughter home.”
The doctor soon left without waiting for a response. Buffy turned to look at the woman who was staring at the ground like it was the most interesting thing in the world. When the woman said she had something to tell Buffy this was not something that Buffy even thought was possible.
“Is it true?” was all Buffy could ask.
The woman finally looked up from the floor to face Buffy. She nodded and Buffy knew instantly that the woman wasn’t lying. Over the years from being a slayer she pretty much was able to learn the signs when people are lying. She had to deal with lies day in and day out. It was just part of the job.
“Fourteen years ago I had been called in to work an extra shift in the precinct. At the time we were barely scraping by with just my pay check. I had to take the shift. I left you with my Mother. I knew it was a mistake, but I had no one else. A couple hours in she calls me and tells me that some men broke into her house and robbed her blind. She told me they took you. It took three years to uncover what had happened. It had been an illegal adoption agency that would kidnap children and then sell them to parents that didn’t want to wait for paperwork from the state to go through,” Olivia explained, “I have been looking for you for fourteen years.”
Buffy couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Now she understood why she used to dream about this woman when she was a child. She was remembering her real Mom. She wondered how come she didn’t know the difference when she was four. She wondered what sick things these people had done to her when she was four before she was given away. Buffy didn’t know what to say. She saw it in her eyes that Olivia was scared that Buffy would turn away.
“I used to dream about you,” Buffy said quietly.
Olivia’s head shot up not knowing if she had heard Buffy correctly.
“When I was little I used to dream of us going to the park or going to the pizza place. They stopped when I was fifteen when...” Buffy stopped herself before she accidentally let out that she was the slayer. “I never understood why I had them. I guess this explains it.”
A/N: This is just a short update because I saw how many reviews I was getting for Chapter One. I kept it short but I promise the next chapter should be longer. There are a lot of issues that need to resolved. Now this is the part where I involve you the reader:
Question: In the upcoming chapters do you think that the Scooby Gang should appear?
A/N 2: Good catch ACS. I didn't even notice that I put ten instead of fifteen. I had originally decided to put when she was ten, but than i figured that it would be easier to explain the dreams stopping when the slayer dreams started.