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Dawn Summers
The bigger little sister
Golden Colardo here we come! 
30th-Aug-2009 08:17 pm
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Dawn had offered to take the first shift driving. She had opted for a radio station that played a good mix. She'd packed plastic shopping bags into the trunk so that trash wouldn't be an issue. There were four people in a rental car and that was crowed enough. No smoking in the car, unless a window was down for that person.

She'd been pleased to find out the car came with GPS turn-by-turn navigation and that Jim had been a sweetie and loaded their destination along with stops. She was in charged of finding places for them to stay, and she had one lined up half way between L.A. and Golden.

There was a Holiday Inn Express in Ceadar City, UT. She had anticipated the fact that there was no caffeine at all in Utah. She had slipped some of those coffee pod things into the trunk. Mostly for Faith, cause the girl didn't function without it.

As for rooming it would more economical if Jo could stay with her and Faith, but that wasn't fair to the blond girl. She eyed Jo for a second before she smiled and turned her attention back to the road.

"Okay, so, today we've got about six hour drive and tomorrow we have about a eight hour drive. Rooming for tonight, this is just something to think about." she eyed Bobby. "You're the exception." she looked back to Faith and Jo. "I need to know who's sharing a room, with me?" she let her brow furrow. "Faith do you want a smoking room or will you be okay sharing?" she eyed the Slayer.
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31st-Aug-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Faith shrugged from the backseat. "Whatever, I can smoke outside. The three girls rooming together or is one of us sharing with Bobby?"

Faith couldn't help but flashing a little "just kidding" smile at the older Hunter. He seemed like an okay guy and she didn't want to piss him off. Better to wait and see if he could take a joke.

(OOC: Dawn seems to have a driving rotation already set from her convo with Sam. I'm leaving it up to her to say when it's someone else's turn.)
31st-Aug-2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Jo nibbled at her lip, thinking. She didn't mind sharing with the other two girls and said as much, but one thing was bothering her.

"Dawn, how do expenses work for cases? I mean, do we all cover our own food and rooms and stuff or is it comped on top of payment for the case?

Also, if we didn't all want to be cooped up together, couldn't we rotate? One of the girls gets her own room every night?"

Jo was anxiously trying to read the faces around her. She didn't want to sound whiney; she was just wondering.
31st-Aug-2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
She eyed Bobby to see if he was going to laugh or just grumble. She shook with silent laughter for a moment.

"Dawn, how do expenses work for cases? I mean, do we all cover our own food and rooms and stuff or is it comped on top of payment for the case?

Also, if we didn't all want to be cooped up together, couldn't we rotate? One of the girls gets her own room every night?"


"The way Reggie explained this the Foundation covers our rooming and lunches. Dinners are covered if we're working though it. As long as its something related to the case we have Foundation credit for it." Dawn looked back at Jo. "I guess we could rotate tomorrow night."

Dawn was dying to talk with Jo she seemed nice, little worried but maybe she would relax a bit once things got going. She noticed back at headquarters Sam, Dean and Bobby were worried about her. They mentioned her mother, she must have been scary , the same kind of scary that Buffy got when she was in trouble.
31st-Aug-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Jo smiled at Dawn. It was obvious from how she talked and acted that she was a little more comfortable in all this than Jo was, but it was pretty cool that Dawn never made her feel like her questions were dumb or anything.

There was an obvious solution to who was getting their own room. Jo didn't know much about Faith but she'd gotten a strong "likes her space" impression from the woman.

"Faith, I think you have seniority if you want to be first up to have your own room."
31st-Aug-2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Faith shrugged.

"Whatever. I can sleep in the car if I have to. Doesn't matter one way or the other to me. My own room is 5 by 5 or all three of us, just as long as you two weren't planning to have some kind of giggly slumber party tonight - I'm cool."

Faith hid a smirk at the slightly guilty look that passed over both of the younger women's faces. Maybe she did want her own room...
1st-Sep-2009 03:12 am (UTC)
"Okay." Dawn grinned. "We'll try and keep it down. " she winked at Jo.

"Each room has a coffee maker and hair dryer. There's a gym and an indoor pool." She eyed Faith before she continued. "The hotel provides breakfast. However, the bitch is that there's no caffeine in Utah at all. I've got some caf coffee in the back, they're in individual pouches so if you want it for in the morning make sure you store it in your bag before we go in." she eyed each one of them, the back seaters via the rear view. "Soda junkies will have to stock up before we leave Nevada."
1st-Sep-2009 03:21 am (UTC)
((I swear, fate engineers this such that all the good stuff happens on nights that I work...))

Bobby shifted, shooting Faith a 'You're kidding, right?' look. 'Course, the other girls took it as a joke. which was probably how the slayer had intended it. Still, he'd been in rough patches before. He'd shared rooms with men, women, and everything in between. Hell, shared beds with them when the situation called for it. Didn't make him any more comfortable with the idea. Official business, three young, beautiful women, and one crotchery old man... he was sure to come out of this with someone calling him something unpleasant, no matter how much of a gentleman he was.

Course, it was hard to mind. Sleeping in a Holiday Inn... that would sure as hell beat the pants off his usual lodgings.

"Yeah, well, you keep in your room Tornado," he warned, half teasing half serious.
1st-Sep-2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
(OOC: We two in the backseat can chat down HERE.)
1st-Sep-2009 01:03 pm (UTC) - Faith and Bobby Chat
(OOC: You and Dawn can make your own trouble tonight and tomorrow night. School starts today so I'll be strictly daytime only for the next two days.)

Faith gave him a nod. "Hear you loud and clear."

She was glad to have Bobby along, if nothing else to balance out the youthful exuberance of the two girls. She glanced at Dawn – eyes focused on the road and hands at the required 10 and 2 positions – and shook her head. Kid wasn't turning out half bad for being stuck with St. Buffy as her big sis.

Still, she was young and reluctant as Faith was to admit it, that stirred some protective feelings within her. She couldn't help but think of her time leading the Potentials and her mind raced straight through all the good things to that dark, dark night Giles had found her curled up in the back of her closet, sobbing for the girls they had lost.

Nope. Not doing that again and sure as Hell not thinking about that now.

"So, Bobby – how long you been doing this?"

(OOC: For ease of conversation, I'm assuming Bobby and Faith are in the back and Dawn and Jo are up front.)
1st-Sep-2009 03:24 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
((Sounds good to me))

Bobby shrugged. If he really wanted, he could probably count backwards, figure out exactly how long it had been since Brianne had been possessed. But was that the answer? Or had he been doing this since the day he first figured out what had taken his wife? His first hunt? His first kill?

"A while," he answered with a shrug. "It all kinda blurs together after a while. How about you?"

Not long, he hoped. Nobody that young had any business having a long history of this nonsense.
1st-Sep-2009 08:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
Faith shrugged. "About ten years."

She didn't see Bobby's reaction but she could guess it was probably a mix of disbelief and shock.

"Slayers are called young. Buffy and I…we're just about the oldest Slayers ever and Slayers have been around a long time."

She thought about his words and the way it did all sort of run together after a while. Another day, more monsters to kill.
1st-Sep-2009 08:51 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
Ten years. Damn. Hunters were getting younger and younger, weren't they? Jo was just one example. Little girl who'd grown up wanting to be one... a young woman who was one of the older hunters of her kind...

"Damn," he hissed. "Well, I can tell you I was a bit older when I first started. No offense to your friends, but demons can make a nasty habit of taking a man's life and turnin' it upside down." He frowned. "So... when you first started... what was that like?"
8th-Sep-2009 06:32 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
(OOC: Okay, I'm committed to try and get this thing done by the end of this coming weekend. All hands on deck?)

Faith had to think about that one. Except for her first Watcher, everyone she'd ever met already knew Buffy and knew all about the whole "Chosen One" thing.

"That they do," Faith answered, still pondering what to say about the rest.

She stared out the window, letting her eyes unfocus a little as the trees flew by. "In a way it was pretty cool. I grew up in South Boston and it's not like there was anything much special about anyone I knew. So when I started getting stronger, together, better reflexes – it was kind of cool.

"Kinda scary too. I put a guy – drug dealer who lived at the end of my block, always after any girl he hadn't had yet – put him in the hospital. Didn't know my own strength I guess."

Faith paused, remembering how everything had changed when Diana Dormer had found her. "My Watcher, Diana, found me the next day. Helped me stay on the down low from the cops, told me why I was all 'hot chick with superpowers' all of sudden, and she trained me.

"But I still thought I was the toughest shit ever and went after a Big Bad Daddy vamp. I managed to kill a few of his henchmen."

Faith could feel her throat tightening. "And so he came after me, found Diana instead. He…"

Faith blinked back the tears. "All this time and you know? I still don't know a word for what he did to her."

Her voice wavered but she quickly clamped down on the feelings threatening to overflow. "After Diana died, I ran. Ran all the way to California and the other Slayer and never looked back. Can't say I've done much looking back ever. Like you said, this has a way of turning life upside down."
8th-Sep-2009 09:26 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
Bobby nodded. He got the gist. Brianne hadn't been tortured but... somehow, looking back, it wasn't enough to say she was 'possessed'. Stolen. Killed. Raped. Murdered. They had more of a punch to them. Closer to how he felt about it.

"Sorry for your loss," he said sincerely. "Death's the worst way to start this nonsense off."

((Can do... just wish I could think of something for Bobby to say, 'cept he's not exactly chatty))
9th-Sep-2009 05:57 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
Faith shrugged. "Never met anyone yet that got into it any other way."

She paused remembering something Buffy once said. "Death is our gift. It's something some spirit of the First Slayer once said. Doesn't sound bad to me – as long as the bad guys are doing the dying."
10th-Sep-2009 03:42 am (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
"So long as we don't end up in jail with the same things we've been killing," Bobby pointed out. "So long as we all keep outta hell, I reckon it'll turn out okay. Or, y'know, keep 'em from busting out too much. Demon with a grudge ain't a pretty thing."
11th-Sep-2009 03:00 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
Faith tried to swallow her snicker at his comment about jail. Been there, done that. Granted she hadn't been caged with vamps or anything, but the women on the inside were bad enough.

"No jail. No Hell. Nothing much getting out of Hell," Faith summarized. " Check, check and check. I think you and I are going to get along just fine.
11th-Sep-2009 04:53 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith and Bobby Chat
((Hey, phoenix suggested following Bobby's development that Sympathy for the Devil. As this is AU, we might need to find some way to bring it about if we do))

Bobby chuckled.

"That we are, Tornado," he replied. Just what he needed; more young, eager hunters to have a soft spot for.
1st-Sep-2009 01:47 pm (UTC) - Jo and Dawn Chat
Jo stared out the window, only half-reading the road signs going by, lulled by the motion of the car. A question surfaced that she'd thought of earlier but it had gotten lost in the shuffle of everything else.

"So, your sister is a Slayer?" Jo asked Dawn. "How exactly does one become a Slayer?"
1st-Sep-2009 09:45 pm (UTC) - Re: Jo and Dawn Chat
"Buffy was chosen, by who I don't know." she let her eyes settle on Jo for a moment before flicking and remaining on the road. 'But back in ancient Africa these Shadow Men were tribal elders. They captured a girl and infused her with these mystical powers; great strength, superhuman senses, speed, endurance, agility, and healing."

She winced at the next part. "Throwing down with demons and vampires doesn't give the average Slayer too long to live. So to every generation there is a Slayer. However, it used to be that when one Slayer dies the next is activated. Buffy kinda screwed that up. She died, on for a few seconds though." Dawn decided that that wasn't wholly a lie. It was the truth, just not the part where Buffy was dead for months and in heaven.

"It activated this Slayer named Kendra Morton. So the Watcher's Council had two slayers on their hands for a while. I guess that once you activate a Slayer there's no deactivation. Kendra was killed and Faith was called as the next Slayer." she let her eyes drift to Faith's reflection in the rear view mirror.

"So some time passes on the Hellmouth and the First, um how to describe them?" she paused. "Ubervamps. So to help Buffy and Faith fight the Ubervamps, Willow who's this super-powerful good witch and a best friend of my sister. She decided to cast a spell and activate all the Slayers to help fight. The ones that were old enough and the future Slayers."
9th-Sep-2009 05:56 pm (UTC) - Re: Jo and Dawn Chat
Jo's head was spinning a little but overall that made a certain sort of sense. Besides, it must be nice to have some sort mandate from on high to fight demons. She bet Buffy and Faith's moms hadn't pitched fits about their "Calling".

"More is better I guess," Jo replied. "Good to know we have a bunch of folks on our side."
9th-Sep-2009 07:38 pm (UTC) - Re: Jo and Dawn Chat
"I hope more of us join." Dawn muttered. "I'm glad that you guys have joined us." she smiled. "So how long have you known the guys?" she glanced at Jo
11th-Sep-2009 04:07 pm (UTC) - Re: Jo and Dawn Chat
Jo sighed. That was a sort of tough question.

"Known of them? Probably about 10 years. Known them? Maybe three or four?" Jo frowned, trying to figure out how to explain the rest. "We just sort of move in the same circles, you know? And our Dads knew each other so…"

Less said about that, the better.

"So how long have you known Faith?"
12th-Sep-2009 02:05 pm (UTC) - Re: Jo and Dawn Chat
"Well let's see," Dawn tapped her fingers on the steering wheel. "its been about eleven year since she showed up in Sunnydale. So probably as long as nine years." she smiled

She decided that leaving the fact out that she wasn't human and the memories weren't real.
4th-Sep-2009 07:42 pm (UTC) - Rest Stop & Driver Switch
Dawn had found the next place to stop and refuel near Las Vegas. It would also be a good place to stop. She just hoped that they could make it. Things had gotten quiet in the car.

"So we need to get gas and I figure that this will be a good time to switch drivers." she eyed the crew.
8th-Sep-2009 06:33 pm (UTC) - Re: Rest Stop & Driver Switch
Faith could go for some Mountain Dew and a gas station dog or two.

"My turn next?"
9th-Sep-2009 03:06 am (UTC) - Re: Rest Stop & Driver Switch
Bobby opened his mouth to protest... then promptly shut it. No, that was what it meant to be part of a 'team'. Meant he had to shut his trap and deal with not driving... no matter how irritating it was.
9th-Sep-2009 06:14 pm (UTC) - Re: Rest Stop & Driver Switch
Jo was glad for the stop, she needed to stretch her legs.

"Anyone want anything?" Jo asked, heading for the store.
9th-Sep-2009 07:30 pm (UTC) - Re: Rest Stop & Driver Switch
"Oh I'll go with you. I need to get a snack." she spoke stretching and shrugged out of her jacket tossing it back into the car. She then jogged a few paces to catch up with Jo.
10th-Sep-2009 03:44 am (UTC) - Re: Rest Stop & Driver Switch
"I'm comin' in," Bobby grunted, crawling out of the back seat and grimacing at the number of pops that came from his joints as he stretched. "I'm gettin' too old to be sitting in a car like this."
11th-Sep-2009 03:28 pm (UTC) - Faith's Turn at the Wheel
Faith idly twirled the keys, leaning on against the car. She'd been quick to grab a few hot dogs and a Modno SuperSize Mountain Dew. The hot dogs weren't bad; they weren't good either.

Dawn came out of the store smiling.

"Where are the rest?" Faith asked.
12th-Sep-2009 01:41 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
"Dunno." Dawn spoke. "I think Jo's checking out and I saw Bobby walking around." she grinned. "I can't believe that you had not just one of those hot dogs but two. I''ve never seen anyone eat those like ever."
15th-Sep-2009 03:12 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
Faith shrugged. "Haven't killed me yet, D."

Gas station dogs weren't bad - if you didn't think about what might be in them. Faith couldn't resist a little teasing though. "But if I suddenly keel over, veer off the road and kill us all - you'll know why..."
15th-Sep-2009 06:44 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
Jo wandered to where Faith and Dawn were leaning against the car, taking a long sip off her Big Gulp.

She'd stocked up on M&Ms and Twizzlers but as she approached her teammates she suddenly worried she would look very childish with all that sugar.
16th-Sep-2009 10:17 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
Faith shrugged. "Haven't killed me yet, D."

"I'm not sure there's much that will kill you." she nudged Faith with her shoulder before popping a gummy bear in her mouth. She held out the huge bag to Faith as an offer to share.

"But if I suddenly keel over, veer off the road and kill us all - you'll know why..." Faith trailed off with a smile.

"Well then thank God we'll have Bobby to rescue us." she smirked then spotted Jo walking with her purchases towards the rental car.

She grinned dangling her bag of Gummy Bears and her own Big Gulp. "Key to any good road trip & research is sugar and lots of it."
16th-Sep-2009 10:25 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
For a moment, Jo was afraid Dawn had somehow read her thoughts.

Which was ridiculous, so she shook off the idea and grinned. "Amen, sister!"

"It's been a long time since I've spent so long in a car without, you know, driving it myself. It's kinda nice to actually look around."
16th-Sep-2009 10:31 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
"I'm not sure there's much that will kill you."

Faith popped a few gummi bears into her mouth. "Let's not find out, 'kay? At least not on this trip. Pretty sure there's not a Slayer in history that was offed by a little dude in green velvet. I'd never live that down in the afterlife."
23rd-Sep-2009 11:26 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith's Turn at the Wheel
"I'm so very down with that." Dawn smirked. ""Cause if Lucky offs you, what chance do we stand?" she quaked with silent laughter
16th-Sep-2009 10:55 pm (UTC) - Faith at the Wheel 2
(OOC: Let's assume Bobby came back and move right along with this.)

Faith left Dawn's choice of station alone. Hey, if it wasn't broke, why fix it? Besides she barely heard music when she drove.

"So, Dawn. This the first one of these you've gone out on?"

Faith had been thinking about the problem they were going to solve and something was bothering her. "I sure as hell hope we aren't hourly. It's going to take us longer to get there than it should take to wrap this thing up. Not that I'm complaining."
20th-Sep-2009 08:05 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith at the Wheel 2
((Sorry, quick apology using my main account. Life's been super busy lately and I haven't thought of anything to add... But yes, feel free to move Bobby around when I'm absent. Also, can I assume Bobby and Jo are now in the backseat?))
23rd-Sep-2009 08:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith at the Wheel 2
"So, Dawn. This the first one of these you've gone out on?" Faith asked.

"Um yeah," she was embarassed. "I'm just as new at this as the rest of you guys." she smirked beofre popping a gummy bear into her mouth.

"I sure as hell hope we aren't hourly. It's going to take us longer to get there than it should take to wrap this thing up. Not that I'm complaining." Faith remarked.

"Me too." Dawn said around the red gummy bear in her teeth. "I think payroll has figured out." she took a drink of her soda.
23rd-Sep-2009 10:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith at the Wheel 2
(OOC: It's Wednesday night and I'm back in Stats. HOORAY for gaming. Man, whoever decided to hold this class in a computer lab was an idiot...)

Jo overheard Dawn's reply and couldn't help but let out a little sigh of relief. Dawn seemed totally confident, like she was on top of everything Good to know Jo wasn't going to be the slow kid when they got out into the field.

She glanced over at Bobby, who was staring out the window, eyelids sagging. From what she'd heard, Bobby was not a talker. This must have all been a lot for him.

She reached over and laid her hand on top of his, but looked out her own window making it clear she wasn't pressing him for conversation.

It was good he was here.
23rd-Sep-2009 10:25 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith at the Wheel 2
Faith rolled her eyes. Dawn might not be a Slayer but she sure as Hell wasn't new to any of this. Not many residents of Sunnydale were by the end.

She considered asking after Buffy (she didn't care) or Giles (she didn't want to think about him) but opted for keeping her eyes on the road.

Glancing in the rearview, looked like the back seat was embracing afternoon nap time. Not a bad plan - they should sleep while they could. Never knew when or where the next case would pop up, even if this one seemed open and shut.

"Not going to hurt my feelings if you konck out, D."
23rd-Sep-2009 11:37 pm (UTC) - Re: Faith at the Wheel 2
Dawn was going to protest but just then a yawn hit her. "Hmn that might be a great idea." she spoke after she uncovered her mouth.
24th-Sep-2009 12:19 am (UTC) - OOC: Getting on with the Case
((If you two would like, we can start the case and continue on with this at a leisurely pace?))

Dawn was awakened to a buzzing in her hoodie pocket. blinking bleary-eyed at her phone's screen she opened the message.

Dawn was sitting in the back seat of the rented Altima with Jo in the back seat. She looked at her phone seeing the new text.

New message:
hey, it's sam. any leprechauns yet?

Dawn nearly wanted to squee, but she managed to contain her joy. Jo had dozed off at some point

no, not yet. but bobby trapped in rented car with three women. funny, yes?

Sending Message ---> Sam Winchester

She had stretched as much as she could with out hitting Jo and or make too much noise. Trying to stay awake and not liking that she was stiff from the little nap.
25th-Sep-2009 05:52 pm (UTC) - Re: OOC: Getting on with the Case
((Is this to mean we should head back to the RPG for the case? And thanks for the perfect cover, Jo!))
26th-Sep-2009 03:01 pm (UTC) - Re: OOC: Getting on with the Case
((Probably wouldn't hurt at the pace we're all plodding along at. I'll post something over there so we can get started. Would everyone like to talk to our Security Guy or just one of us?))
29th-Sep-2009 12:35 am (UTC) - Re: OOC: Getting on with the Case
Posted a new part here
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