Lashing Out

Dawn was terrified.

Her stupid sister's stupid ex had purposely bruised her arm. "Tell Buffy I miss her," he'd said without his usual smile.

Now, just as she curled herself fearfully on her bed, her idiot sister had barged in, demanding her puny belongings back. Never had she seen Buffy so angry, she was scaring her even more.

"It's just a freaking necklace! See if I care!" Pulling it off her neck, she threw the silver cross down the window.

Buffy's anguished expression made her regret it instantly.

Her apology wasn't heard over the sound of the door slamming shut.