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This story is No. 1 in the series "Sleeping In Series". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: While Xander is visiting Dawn at Princeton, he falls asleep and she can't wake him up. When he falls into Dr. House's clutches, which will solve his illness first, medicine or magic?

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Television > House, M.D. > GeneralMistralFR13139,2701414158,39928 Jun 0913 Jul 09Yes

Chapter 13

Dawn left Xander's room and headed straight to where Faith stood. She'd known she was there the whole time, and she suspected that everyone else had, too. Xander sure had.

"How is he?" Faith said as soon as Dawn got close.

"He's fine," Dawn said, leaning against the wall and crossing her arms over her chest. "Good witch, remember? The doctors say - wait, let me get it right - there are no lingering adverse effects from the prolonged sleep, and he should make a complete recovery." She'd tried to say it in Dr. Chase's cute Australian accent, but she didn't know if she'd managed it. Faith probably wouldn't have noticed, anyway. She wasn't even looking at Dawn. "They're not admitting that there's not a thing wrong with him anymore."

"Are they sure?" Faith said, still looking at Xander.

"Willow's sure," Dawn said. "And, yeah, they really don't want to admit it, because they can't explain it, but the doctors are, too. At least, Dr. Cameron and Dr. Chase are, and they're the ones I'd trust."

Faith nodded. "Then everything's fine, and I can go back to -"

"Faith, don't be an idiot," Dawn said. "You can't just walk away from this."

"Yeah, I can," Faith said. She looked down at the floor, then turned away. Dawn let her get a few steps down the hallway before stopping her. She'd hadn't really believed that Faith would really go through with leaving, but Faith always was stubborn.

"He's asking for you," she called.

Faith stopped, but didn't turn around. Dawn walked up to her and stood in front of her. Faith didn't look at her.

"Do not throw this away," Dawn said. "Whatever it is, do not throw it away. Not again."

Faith finally looked at her, and Dawn put on her best resolve face, and she'd learned from the best. Faith took a deep breath, then turned and walked towards Xander's room.

Xander's face lit up in the biggest smile Dawn had ever seen when she entered the room, and Dawn smiled, too. Everything really was going to be fine.


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Author's Note: Thank you so much, everyone who read and reviewed! The welcome to this site has simply been overwhelming. I'm glad so many of you seemed to have enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it. And I hope you'll be glad to hear that you'll be getting more stories from me in the future. :-)

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