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This story is No. 2 in the series "Dawn's New Baby Boy". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: A closer look at the relationship between Dawn Summers and Remy LeBeau, and the ensuing prank war between Remy and Harry.

Categories Author Rating Chapters Words Recs Reviews Hits Published Updated Complete
Marvel Universe > X-Men > Dawn-Centered
Harry Potter > Dawn-Centered > Pairing: Other
RuneWitchSakuraFR1531,454186,1374 Oct 0910 Mar 10No

Two - Third Meeting

I do not own Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Men, or anything related to them.


Thankfully, Dawn went a full month without running into anyone. Then Lorna suggested a shopping spree (with her father’s credit cards), and she managed to get Buffy to agree to watch Harry, leaving Dawn free to go with her.

Why Lorna was so excited to go on a shopping spree, especially with Magneto’s credit cards, Dawn didn’t know. She also wasn’t entirely sure Magneto knew Lorna had his credit cards. Whether he did or didn’t, Dawn felt sorry for him. Lorna spent a lot of money on shopping sprees.

And by a lot of money, Dawn meant a lot of money. The last time Lorna had gotten a hold of someone else’s credit cards (her older brother Pietro’s), she had used them to be thousands of dollars worth of clothes.

While contemplating her best friends actions, Dawn managed to break her month-long record of not running into anyone.

“You knocked him over,” Lorna commented. Dawn, who had managed to stay standing thanks to Lorna, was about to apologize to who she ran into, when she noticed who it was.


“This has happened before?” Lorna asked.

“Twice!” Dawn said, helping Remy up. “I’m really sorry.”

“You know, if you’re going to keep knocking me down, I’m going to have to demand a date as recompense,” Remy said. Before Dawn could answer, Lorna did.

“That’s great! Here’s our address,” she said, pulling a pen out of nowhere and writing their address on his hand, along with her own cell phone number, “and my number. Call when you have that date ready, and I’ll make sure she’s ready for it.”

“Lorna!” Dawn yelled. She was about to say no to the date when Lorna pulled her away.

“Bye hunny! Be sure to have that date soon!”


“C’mon Dawnie! We gotta find you a nice dress! And shoes! And make-up!” Remy couldn’t here anymore as Lorna dragged Dawn off.



Two hours into their shopping trip, a highly amused Wanda came up to them and held her hand out.

“Dad would like his credit cards back. And he would also like to know how you opened his safe, as there wasn’t a drop of metal in it.” Lorna pouted.

“You took Magneto’s credit cards from his safe?” Dawn asked. Lorna’s pout turned into a smile.

“But we still haven’t bought Dawnie’s dress for her date!” Wanda perked up at this.


“No. No date. There will be no date,” Dawn said.

“Mmm. Will too,” Lorna said, as she and Wanda both dragged Dawn off to the next store.

“I’m telling Buffy!”


Dawn never actually managed to tell Buffy, as it was Willow who was babysitting Harry when they got back.

“There was a slayer-fight at HQ. They broke three walls before Giles finally sent me to get Buffy,” Willow explained. Dawn groaned, causing Lorna to giggle.

“Dawnie has a date!” Lorna informed Willow.

“Do not,” Dawn protested.

“Do too,” Lorna said. “She ran into him and knocked him over.”

“Ooh, is this the guy with the red eyes?” Willow asked. “The one she ran into before?”

“Twice,” Lorna confirmed happily. Dawn groaned again.


Magneto’s eyebrows rose at the sheepish smile on Wanda’s face when she handed him his credit cards.

“You went on the shopping spree with her didn’t you?” he asked.

“Yeah, but in my defense, Dawn has a date coming up. We bought her a dress for it…and shoes…and make-up…and-”

“No more thank you,” Magneto said, stopping her. “Out of curiosity, who is Ms. Summers going on a date with?” He felt rather protective of her. Not only was the girl best friends with his youngest daughter, but she had also proved to be very amusing when she sent Sabertooth into the Pacific Ocean.

‘Half-Drowned Cat’ was a good look for the man, at least if you had the ability to laugh at him without him trying to kill you.

“Judging by the description Lorna gave me, she’s going on a date with Gambit.”

“I see. See if you can find the time of this date, and insure none of our operations fall on that day. Lorna won’t forgive me if I ruin her best friend’s date.”



The End?

You have reached the end of "Worth the Effort" – so far. This story is incomplete and the last chapter was posted on 10 Mar 10.

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