I do not own BTVS or Twilight. These wonderful characters belong to Joss Whedon and Stephenie Meyer. Rating:
I’m going with FR13 for now but that will probably change as the story progresses. Pairings:
None as yet Summary:
Dawn heads to Forks to finish high school and attempt some kind of a normal life. However the supernatural world has a way of catching up with her in the form of sparkly vampires and cute werewolves. A/N:
I’m just testing the water with this fic and trying to see if I can get a Buffy/Twilight crossover to work. I need lots of love and reviews if you all want me to continue pretty pretty pleeeease.
Yup it’s official.
As Buffy Summers sat at her desk she focused intently on that fact. Life sucked. Or at least it did if you were stuck in Cleveland babysitting around three hundred teenage girls while your little sister was leaving you to go to school 300miles away! Life sucks, period.
Twirling her pen round her fingers she sighed. Letting Dawn leave to complete her final year in high school went against every sisterly instinct she had inside her. It was her job to protect her little sister and she couldn’t do that if said sister wasn’t even in the same state.
“You still sulking B?”
Faith’s voice intruded on her troubled thoughts and her instinctive reaction was to frown at the other slayer.
“I am not sulking.” She stated firmly. Faith just chuckled and entered the room, shutting the door behind her. She dropped down onto the chair across the desk from Buffy and grinned at her.
“Yeah and you sticking your bottom lip out is doing a fine job convincing me of that.”
Buffy huffed and pulled in the offending lip before finally connecting her gaze with Faiths’.
“What do you want Faith? If you’re here to pep talk me I don’t want to know.”
Faith held up her hands in a gesture of innocence and shook her head.
“Damn girl you should know me better than that by now. I’m here to tell you to get over it.”
Buffy raised an eyebrow and let out a small laugh before her expression turned stony again.
“Well why didn’t I think of that before? Sure, why not? If it’s that easy! Faith she’s 17 years old! Why would she want to go to school so goddamn far away? She has no protection, no friends, no family there. What’s wrong with a school in Ohio at least?!”
After her outburst Faith just looked at the older slayer for a moment, the look on her face saying she couldn’t believe the woman opposite her could be so stupid.
“But that’s why she’s leaving. She’s going somewhere that she doesn’t have to deal with all those things, where she doesn’t have to be someone’s sister, someone’s childhood friend.... someone’s burden.”
Buffy tried to interrupt but Faith simply cut her off with a wave of her hand.
“She needs to figure out who she is. And she needs to do it without being reminded of who she was made to be. She’s not just your sister, Buffy. She’s a woman too.”
Buffy scoffed and Faith’s gaze narrowed dangerously.
“By the time you were her age you’d faced off against two master vampires, blown up a school, died and got involved with a guy 200 years older than you. Ages don’t mean jack in our world B, its experience that counts. And your girl’s had that by the bucket load.”
“But how do I let her go? I just... I don’t know how to.” Buffy spoke quietly. This was an admission of weakness and as the Primary Slayer; it wasn’t something she would admit to often.
“It ain’t about you no more. Everything changed when Sunnydale fell. We all got new destinies. You’ve just got to trust that this is the right one for her.”
Her only reply was a nod of the other woman’s blond head. Faith smiled softly and got to her feet.
“Besides, it’s not like she’s gonna be out there alone. I’ll watch her back every step of the way.”
Buffy looked up at her with tear-filled eyes.
“That should be my job.”
“You’ve got a new job now, looking after all the other slayers. You’re the one they need to lead them, not me. So I’ll play at being surrogate big sis while you play Big Momma to a few hundred slayers.” Faith winked and grinned. “Wish me luck, I’m gonna need it.”
The brunette caught the small smile on Buffy’s face as she left the room and couldn’t help but feel happy at what she’d accomplished. She’d been Miss High and Mighty for once and she’d be damned if it didn’t feel good!
Walking down the corridors of the Slayer’s Mansion she caught sight of Dawn leaving her office. At the sound of her footsteps, Dawn looked up and when she realised who was heading towards her, her expression became one of hope and dread.
When Faith reached her she put her arm round the young girls’ shoulders and pulled her into step with her.
“Well? What did she say? Was she mad? Upset? Did she say I couldn’t go? Who am I kidding, of course I can’t go!” She would have continued rambling if Faith hadn’t covered her mouth with her hand.
“First of all, take a breath! And second, pack your bags little Summers.”
Dawn practically skidded to a stop and turned to face Faith.
The look of utter joy and disbelief on Dawn’s face had Faith struggling to control her grin.
“We are going to Forks, Washington so you
can graduate high school and I
can slay some monsters and not have a cheerleading squad of mini-slayers around while I’m doing it.”
Dawn just stared at her for a moment and Faith started to feel a little uncomfortable before the other woman launched herself at her. Gripping her in a tight hug, Dawn squealed loudly in her ear. Faith’s automatic reaction was to throw the girl through a wall but she persevered, even patting her awkwardly on the back. When Dawn finally released her Faith breathed a sigh of relief. Hugs just weren’t her thing.
“This is gonna be so awesome!”
“Yeah, yeah it’s gonna be a fricking carnival. First I gotta lay some ground rules. Number one.... no f-ing hugging!” Faith growled. Dawn’s face dropped for a second before her eternally perky expression recovered.
“Not even in special circumstances?”
Faith groaned and shaking her head, she walked off towards the gym room with Dawn trailing after her.
“How about just birthdays? And Christmas? Oooh and thanksgiving too.”
Buffy stood hidden round the corner and watched them go with a smirk. She felt a lot better about letting Dawn go knowing that for the next year her little sister was going to drive Faith crazy. She just couldn’t be prouder.