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Summary: Dawn remembers another William and allows herself to grieve. Later, she makes an unexpected discovery in a Watcher's journal. [Pride and Prejudice]

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Literature > Classics > Author: Jane Austen(Recent Donor)jedibuttercupFR72703163,09012 Aug 051 Jul 06Yes

Papered Over

Title: Papered Over

Author: Jedi Buttercup

Disclaimer: The words are mine; the worlds are not. I claim nothing but the plot.

Rating: FR7

Summary: Dawn makes an unexpected discovery in an old Watcher's journal. 200 words.

Prompt: tthdrabbles #26 - misunderstandings; tth100 #23 - Pride.

Spoilers: B:tVS post-"Chosen"; _Pride and Prejudice_ (1813).



Buffy looked up, frowning, as a sudden shriek emanated from the living room. She'd been looking forward to a quiet evening at home, and she'd thought Dawn was too, curled up on the couch with a stack of old Watchers' journals.

"Dawnie?" she called, wondering what was going on.

Dawn didn't answer; instead, she bolted down the hallway from the living room, wide-eyed, with a journal tucked under her arm. She headed for her bedroom, where Buffy heard a clattering of noise, then retraced her steps with a small, locked cedar chest under her other arm.

Something about the chest pulled at Buffy's memories-- something to do with her mother? She paused her movie, got up, and followed her sister to the other room.

"I don't believe it," Dawn was muttering, a fragile, yellowed letter spread open across the pages of the journal. "It was all a misunderstanding! His father was a Watcher, so he recognized-- he was taking her to the Council, not eloping! And she never told them, just kept playing the ditz--"

"Who?" Buffy prompted her sister, confused.

"Lydia Bennet," Dawn answered, looking stunned. "Looks like you're not the first Slayer in the family, after all."

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