I had just gotten off the phone with Angel, so I made my way back upstairs to see Dawn. I never did answer her question. I walked down the hall, wiping tears from my eyes, and I opened Dawn's door.
"Dawn..?" I asked, not seeing her in there. I saw something on her bed and noticed that it was a note. I went over and picked it up and read it. I looked up and I froze. I walked back out and through all the other rooms and she wasn't there.
I ran back downstairs, calling her name. She was gone. Great, Buffy, now Dawn. She said she was okay and to not go looking for her, but I was worried. I couldn't just sit here and do nothing.
I went back downstairs and sat down on the sofa. Okay Willow, deep breaths, she'll be fine. She couldn't have gone far. Oh Goddess, what if she runs into vampires. Another deep breath. She'll be fine.
I sat there, worried sick, waiting for her to come back.
Bloody hell, this wanker was takin' too bloody fuckin' long and he was gettin' on my last nerve. "Sod it, keep the change mate," I muttered and grabbed my fags off the counter before walkin' out the store. Didn't have time to argue, not one bit. Had to be back to watch the Lil' Bit. More so, I had to make my stop and look over her, them both, just so they know that I was.
'Nuff of that.
Pullin' a smoke out of my pack, I light it up and inhale it, lettin' the nicotine enter my body. Soothin' in a way. Mental thing it is, calmin' my nerves. Shouldn't. I'm dead. Shakin' my head at that, I strut into the graveyard, goin' to my spot on the dirt, but stop when I see the Niblet layin' there. Cockin' an eyebrow, I walk over to her slowly and just stand over her, watchin' her cry.
Wasn't awhile till I finally spoke, lookin' around, then back down at her, "Gonna catch a cold, I reckon, better get you back to the house."
I felt bad for just taking off on Willow like that. I knew she would get worried. She was probably already out looking for me. But I just couldn't stay there. I had to come here. I know Willow would have taken me if I asked but this was just something I had to by myself.
I continued to cry on the ground. Lucky for me there was no vampires out and about. If there were well I image I would get my spot next to my mother and my sister.
"Gonna catch a cold, I reckon, better get you back to the house."
I sat up a bit startled. How long had he been here? No one can ever just leave you along. I bet Willow called Spike and asked him to do a sweep or something.
I probably looked a wreak. My face having dirt on it not to mention the fact that I had been crying for only knows how long now. I simply nodded. I didn't want to argue with him and I knew that he wouldn't just leave me alone. Not out here.
He went to help me up and I brushed his hand off. I got up and started walking. I knew he would follow. We reached the house and I walked inside. I kicked my shoes off and jacket. Then walked and stood in the living room door frame. Where I saw Willow sitting on the couch.
Tried to help her up, she wouldn't have that. There was a bit of dirt on her face and I frowned, wonderin' what she was doin' out here. Yeah, she was out here in the graveyard, lookin' over her mum and big sis, but I don't think one should go rollin' in the dirt over it.
Followed her to the house and we both walked inside, me after I stubbed out my smoke. Saw Red on the couch and I shrugged, then closed the door behind us. Took my jacket off and gave Lil Bit a look and picked up her jacket that she left on the floor. Wasn't goin' to yell at her, didn't much care anyway. Not about the jacket.
"Found her out and 'bout, but she's home now," I muttered then walked into the kitchen, fixin' me a cuppa.