Chapter One

"Buffy are you ready to go?" Hank Summers asked his oldest daughter from the bottom of the stairs. It was a week after summer had ended and Buffy would be moving back home with her mother and younger sister. She had been set to live with her father after her mother couldn't take her bad behavior anymore.

She had spent two years with her father and would be returning home just in time for her junior year in high school. Her younger sister Dawn was just starting 10th grade and was very excited about her older sister coming home. Buffy was pleased to see her in return but wasn't to excited about seeing her mother. After all, would you be thrilled to see the person who sent you away in the first place? Didn't think so.

"You don't have to fucking yell so loud, I'm coming." Buffy said as she came down the stairs with a duffle bag across her shoulder. She had already put her bags in the car and was just doing one last check to make sure she didn't leave anything.

Hank sighed and said nothing about his daughters curse. He was sort of happy to see her go but in his own way he would miss her. They headed out the door and into the car. It was a two hour drive from L.A to Sunnydale and the ride was made in silence. The only sound you could here was the faint sound of music coming from Buff's iPod.

Once they arrived Buffy grabbed her duffle bag from the back seat while Hank got her two bags from the trunk. Buffy walked up to the door and knocked. The sound of foot steps running to the door was heard then the door swung open to reveal and girl with long brown hair. She had on a pair of sweat pants and an over sized tee-shirt. She wasn't tall but she was taller than Buffy.

The girl smiled and embraced Buffy in a hug. "I missed you so much." The girl said as she hugged Buffy tighter.

"I missed…. you too…. squirt…. but could …you let go… I can't breath." Buffy barely got out. The girl let go instantly and apologized. Buffy then ruffled the younger girl's hair and stepped inside followed by Hank with her bags.

"Dawn who's at the door?" Joyce asked as she came into the room from the kitchen. She stopped dead in her tracks as she saw Buffy and Hank standing by the door.

Joyce and Hank had split about ten years ago because they both worked a lot and never spent anytime together. They forgot what made them fall in love in the first place and they decided to end in before either of them got hurt.

"Buffy's here." Dawn said with happiness radiating from her voice. She looked at her mother and gave her a big smile. It was the first time in a while that Joyce had seen Dawn smile like that and the look on her face was one of pure shock. She then turned her attention to Buffy and Hank.

"Buffy's it's so god to have you home." Joyce said as she walked over to her oldest daughter and gave her a light hug. Buffy just tensed up and frowned. Her mother let go then turned to look at her father.

"Hank." Joyce said not knowing what more to say.

"Joyce." He said with the same clueless ness as his ex wife. He took his had and ran his fingers through his hair and sighed. "Her bags are by the door and everything is there so I guess I'll be going."

Joyce nodded and Hank turned and looked at Dawn. "It was nice seeing you again sweetheart." Dawn smiled fakely at her father. He turned to look at Buffy who had a frown set on her face.

"It was nice having you around." Buffy scoffed and looked the other way. Hank gave one last node to Joyce then walked out the door. Once he was gone Joyce turned to look at Buffy. The tension in the air was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

"Well you girls should be heading off to bed. Your room is the same as you left it." She said as she headed back to the kitchen.

"Oh, and one more thing." Joyce said as she poked her head back into the room. Both girls stopped at their respected positions on the stairs and turned to look at their mother.

"School stars tomorrow so set your alarm clocks for seven thirty. I probably won't be her when you wake so Dawn, show Buffy where the school is and the two of you are going to have to walk. Goodnight." And with that she went back to the kitchen.

"I'm so glad to be back home." Buffy said sarcastically as she and Dawn started back up the stairs. The younger girl laughed glad to have her sister back.

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