Timeline: Mid S3. Only Cordy never got back with Xander in 'Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered' and her father never got caught for tax fraud
A/N: For Sami. Because we loved her, and she begged for more D/C


"You know, Buffy, you're being a real bitch." Cordelia says, cutting Buffy whining short.

"Huh?" The Slayer's head snapped up, and she glared her.

"About your sister. She was out in the halls, looking for the washrooms, because she had to go and you were too busy to help her."

"And what the hell does this have to do with you? You can't just walk in here anymore. You're not part of the team, remember? We're not cool enough."

"So you're just gonna, what, let her roam around the school until some nasty thing attacks her?"

"It's not my fault mom insisted she come today. Her school was canceled because some crazy person went in it yesterday, and started yelling about finding 'it'. There was nothing hell-mouthy about it. And why am I telling you this?"

"Because I know where your sister is and you don't?"

"So you shoved Dawn in a locker somewhere, and came to yell at me for my treatment of her?"

"Fine. You know what? I don't care. She's your sister. Find her yourself." Spinning around, she walks out of the library, towards the school parking lot. As she gets into her convertible, she glances over at the preteen in the passenger's seat. "Ready to go?"


"Daddy-sponsored shopping." Grinning, the girl bounces in her seat.