All Together Now
: All Together NowAuthor
: Jedi ButtercupDisclaimer
: The words are mine; the worlds are not.Summary
: PG; BtVS/Terra Nova. Buffy had done some short-sighted things at that age herself.
: For challenge #85 at tthdrabbles
. Set after for Terra Nova 1.7, "Nightfall". Also: I know these end before the season does; but an altered status quo has been achieved, and the stories I hope to tell after this point can't be confined to drabble format. =)
"They'll know by now," Skye said fretfully, curled up in a chair on the balcony outside Nate's office. "I've missed too many reports. My mother's probably...." Her face contorted.
Buffy sighed. She'd done some short-sighted things at that age herself. But seriously
. Skye should have told Nate the Sixers had her mom ages ago; they might've been able to use Skye as a double agent, if not save the woman outright. "Maybe not. They won't know why, right? So they'll probably try to pressure you about the box again first."
"You think so?" Skye replied, plaintively.
"Yep," she said, remembering Kralick and her own mother. "That gives us some time; we'll think of something."
"And until then, life in Terra Nova goes on," Nate said, exiting the office. "Deputy? I believe Shannon's looking for you."
His smile was warmer than it had been, lately. He still hadn't talked about Lucas, but he seemed more-- optimistic, somehow?
Buffy decided to take that as a positive sign. They might all be learning on the job, but they wouldn't lose the past like they'd lost the future. "On my way," she smiled back, then squeezed Skye's hand and headed down into the crowd.