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29 September 2007 @ 02:20 pm
RP: Dawn and Giles  
Dawn had to admit, she was kind of glad that Giles had offered her a place to stay while she was in London. She could have found a place on her own, definitely, but this was nicer. Besides, it would mean she got to see more of Giles, without having to bother him when he was trying to work.

He was letting her stay the whole time she was in the country, so she'd even decided to unpack. Not that she'd brought a lot with her--she was going to have to do some laundry before she left--but it felt a little more settled to be taking her clothes out of her backpack and putting them in the dresser.
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on October 4th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
Giles found it quite nice to have somebody else in the place. Of course, he rolled his eyes at himself for the thought. He was acting like some aging relative. He needed to get out more. He'd let rebuilding the Council consume him. That and you've probably forgotten how to be social by now Shaking his head, he put dinner in the oven and went to see if Dawn needed anything.

He found her unpacking in the guest room. "Setting in?"
Dawn Summers: smilingdawn_bvl on October 5th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Dawn closed the dresser drawer and turned around. "I think I left a pair of socks in a youth hostel in Lisbon, but otherwise, I'm all unpacked." She grinned. "Thanks for letting me stay here. It'll probably be easier for me to stay out of your way here than out of Andrew's way sleeping on his couch."
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on October 7th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
Giles laughed at that, shaking his head. "If you were staying on Andrew's couch, I think he'd have more trouble staying out of your way." Giles gave Dawn a smile, then. "And you're always welcome here, Dawn."

Before he start to feel awkward, Giles changed topics. "So, what would you like to do tonight? It's rather late for sight seeing, but dinner is certainly an option."
Dawn Summersdawn_bvl on October 9th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
"Dinner's good," Dawn said. "And you really don't have to worry about sightseeing. I mean, I know you're busy, and I don't need a babysitter any more." She grinned. "I won't say no if you *want* to give me a tour, but don't feel like you have to."
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on October 10th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
Giles snorted, turning to lead the way back to the kitchen. "It's certainly not babysitting, and if I'm needed Andrew knows where to find me. Of course I'll give you a tour. What's the use of coming to London if you don't harass someone into showing you around?"

Giles smiled to make sure she knew he was teasing. "So, dinner out, or dinner in. And don't say you don't want to put me out by making me cook. Unless that's polite-teenager-code for 'I'd like to go out for dinner, please.'"
Dawn Summersdawn_bvl on October 14th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
She laughed. "No, I promise. If you're sure you don't mind, I'm kind of wiped out. Staying here tonight sounds good." She followed him down to the kitchen.
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on October 23rd, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
"That's not a problem. How do you feel about reheated Sheppard's Pie?" Giles asked as she sorted through the his freezer.
Dawn Summersdawn_bvl on October 24th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Dawn looked up, grinning. "If it didn't start life in a box, anything's good." Not that she and Buffy *couldn't* cook. It was just that they'd had schedules that didn't always match up, and frozen stuff was just easier, and now she was defending her sister's parenting skills in her head. Maybe that weird and awkward good-bye had gotten to her more than she'd thought.

She stepped away from the freezer. "Do you want me to help, or get out of your way? I'm good at both."

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Finishing his pie, Giles set the plate aside.

"Well, I might have, if I had a sister," Giles gave a small shrug, "and I'm sure Buffy will visit you. I can't imagine her not at least wanting to come and make certain you're still in one piece."
Dawn Summersdawn_bvl on December 26th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
"The sister thing was hypothetical," Dawn said. She didn't generally think of Giles having family at all. She shrugged. "And I don't know. She probably will. I'd been thinking of going back to Rome for the summers, but now..." Buffy wasn't going to be there, and until she knew where Buffy was going to be, and whether there'd be any room for Dawn there, she didn't want to make plans.
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on December 26th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Giles shrugged, giving Dawn a small smile. "Things will work out." He knew it was trite, but he also believed it was true. Buffy and Willow and Xander were just getting their feet under them again, and once they did, things would improve.

"And, until they do, you'll have plenty on your plate with school." Giles weighed his next words carefully, "And perhaps some occasional research work for the Council, if you're up for it?"
Dawn Summersdawn_bvl on December 30th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Dawn didn't answer for a minute, trying not to squeal and flail her arms around like a dork. She was a college woman now and she didn't do that. "Yeah," she said. "I think I'd be up for that."

Then she gave Giles a huge grin. "You had to ask?"
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on December 30th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Giles did his very best not to smile, but Dawn's expression was rather priceless, and when she grinned he gave in and grinned back.

"Yes, I did. I won't lecture on how big a responsibility it is, you already know that better than most of researchers, but if you grades begin to slip . . ." Giles tried for a stern expression, but he was fairly certain he'd failed.
Dawn Summersdawn_bvl on December 30th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
"...You'll have to stand in line behind Buffy to kill me, trust me. Besides, I'm definitely there to study. That's why I'm living in the dork dorm." She saw his confused look, and explained. "There's a part of one dorm that's supposed to be focused on studying. Longer quiet hours, stuff like that."

Then she decided she'd be honest with him, even if she hadn't wanted to tell Buffy. "They kind of, you know, recommended I live there. Because of my grades my first couple of years of high school." They'd been much, much better in Rome, even though school had been harder; it had been easier to focus on her studies there, once things had settled down.

"But I think it's a good idea. I mean, between regular school and the books I *know* you're going to be telling me to get..." She grinned at him again; she was honestly looking forward to it.
bvl_gilesbvl_giles on January 2nd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Giles couldn't help but grin, glad to see the enthusiasm returning to Dawn's face. "Well, your first couple of years of High School weren't exactly easily explainable. One way or another, it probably is a good idea. The, uh, 'dork dorms' I mean."

Giles weighed his next words carefully, since he didn't want to bring the conversation to halt. "Have you told Angel and his people that you're coming to LA?"
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