I Saw It Coming (BtVS/Castle)
Series Title: 31 Nights of Frights, Dos Quatros
Part Title: I Saw It Coming
Disclaimer: I own nothing, Joss owns the Buffyverse stuff, ABC owns Castle…
Series Summary: Thirty-one experiments in insanity with a Halloween month theme, er, take four.
Part Summary: Dawn knew it was an all around bad idea.
Series A/N: Yeah, I don’t know Spanish. I took French in school - I lifted the Quatros from Psych
A/N: New World Order: Mystery Spot
finale… 31 Nights of Frights, Dos Quatros
31. I Saw It Coming
“Your father and the detective he’s working with are staring at me, Alexis,” Dawn shifted uncomfortably beside the two other detectives who were currently speaking with Martha. “Why is he staring at me?”
“I don’t know,” Alexis smiled brightly at her as she slipped the flash drive containing copies of the files into Dawn’s back pocket.
“Oh, that can’t be good,” Dawn groaned.
“What can’t be good?” Esposito frowned, pulling his attention away from Martha.
“Uh, Alexis, do you know if there were nuts in the salad over there?” Dawn improvised, setting a hand on her stomach as she watched confusion and alarm break out on the faces of Mr. Castle and Detective Beckett.
“Almond slivers, why?” Alexis frowned, not following what Dawn was up to.
“Oh no. I’m gonna be sick,” Dawn placed a hand over her mouth. “Excuse me.”
Understanding shot through Alexis as she watched her watcher slip away from them just as her father and Beckett approached.
“Was it something I said?” Esposito asked.
“No, Dawn’s allergic to almonds. I forgot to tell Dad not to use nuts,” Alexis covered. “Hey Dad, Detective Beckett.”
“How do you know that woman?” Alexis blinked at the question coming from her father.
“Dawn’s my tutor.”
“In my foreign language studies, Dad. I told you all this years ago when she was paired with me by the school,” Alexis frowned at him. “Why?”
“And you only invited her along so you could pull a matchmaking scheme with Ryan and/or Esposito?”
“No!” Alexis blushed as the two detectives turned to stare at her. “She’s also a good friend.”
“A good friend you’d like to see as a mother
“Ew, Dad, no! She’s only five years older than me,” Alexis cried. A horrifying thought hit her then, “Are you
interested in her?”
“Your tutor had to leave suddenly, Alexis, something about a food allergy -” Martha turned to them. “Did I miss something else, darlings?”