Buffy redialed, willing Ollie to pick up his phone.

They'd met last year fighting a demon smuggling ring in Starling City. They'd subdued demons and bonded over beers. It was oddly comforting to discover someone had so much in common with her. The challenges of keeping a secret identity, of trying to protect a vulnerable but strong-willed little sister.

Now his life mirrored hers in the worst possible way. She didn't know what she'd say, but she had to try. It had meant so much, when her mom died, to talk to someone who'd been there too: It's always sudden.