Deplorable Sunshine Author:
013. Yellow Disclaimer:
Joss is god of his ‘verses - me, not so much. Spoilers:
pre-Serenity, but eventually will contain spoilers Summary:
Being something she’s not, just to make it okay. Words:
Shadow and Connor’s newest family, and Dawn Deplorable Sunshine
Dawn had immediately adopted the new persona of her own daughter for those people not in the know. It was her trick to survival. She looked like a teenager, there was no getting around that. To the outside world, she was Dusk Winters. The exact opposite of her mother, yet the exact replica of her physically. She made a big show of being pure Core. She wore bright, happy colors - even when it was obvious to even the simplest minds that Connor’s family was in a constant death watch for the head of the home. She hated it, but the image needed to be kept up. She often mentioned her dear ‘Daddy’, Mr. Angel’s mysterious benefactor who’d married Mr. Angel’s dear, devoted and now dead sister, Miss Dawn. Miss Dawn had come to aid her widowed brother after the attack on Shadow.
“Miz Dawn must be rollin’ over in her grave. That gel she raised ain’t got a lick a sense!” she’d heard numerous elderly ladies mutter as she passed them on the road into town, feigning delicacy. If only they knew!
But they never would, because if she told them that she was immortal, they’d call the Academy down on her so fast that she’d never breathe free air into her lungs again. As much as she wanted to change the world, she never could make things right. She was too cowardly, too frightened to live openly.
So she pasted over it with a bright, happy yellow new gown and her Core attitude. Because it was better to pretend that she was braver than she really was.