Categories: Time Travel
, Post-SeriesCharacters: Buffy
It's Grandparents Day at Sunnydale High School, finishing her last year, at new high school since Sunnydale turned into a sinkhole. Dawn sees several of her fellow students with their grandparents, she is a bit jealous and hurting that she doesn't have any 'real' grandparents of her own that they are mere memories the monks put into her head. After she sees the great relationship, one of her classmates has with her own grandmother. A sulking hiding Dawn mutters or very similar, "I wish I knew my own real grandmother."
Bam! Dawn finds herself standing in front of Spike's mom and Halfrek.
Spike's mom helped Celia, not knowing she's Halfrek and a vengeance demon, out of a sticky situation, since Spike's mom did it without seeking a reward. She's allowed to grant her a wish. During or just after a coughing fit caused by her TB, she sadly acknowledges she won't live long enough to see any grandchildren and wishes she could meet and get to know her first grandchild, who turns out to be, Dawn.
After getting over the shock of realizing Spike is her dad and Buffy is her mom. Dawn does her best to adapt to late 1800's London lifestyle and get to know her Grandmother.
Buffy, Spike and the others search for Dawn and find out she's in the past. Willow sends Buffy and Spike back in time, they were suppose to go back to London and the year before Spike was turned, where Dawn is supposedly at. Willow has a great Willow screw-up and they find themselves in London, Texas. (Yes, it's actual town, in Texas started in 1870-80 and is still there to this day.) They make their way to the East Coast, Spike acquiring money by stealing it from the wealthy, who won't miss it or they are criminals. It hurts Buffy at first to do it. when Spike shows her the criminal ones are too often human scum. they get enough to comfortably pay for passage to London. They get hit by hurricane and are stuck on a island for nearly a year before getting rescued, and make their way to London, England.
Meanwhile, Dawn is adapting pretty well for era she's living in, getting to know her grandmother and William. William believes Dawn is his half-sister, born a year, after his father passed away and raised by a couple paid to raise her in the States. Dawn is quickly made a ward of the Pratt family.
Dawn learning how unfair life is to women, girls and children of the era and how lucky she is and does her best to help the people she can and learns some humbleness and humility of how lucky she was to be "born" in the 20th Century. She feels shame on how she behaved during Glory and when she kicked Buffy out of their home.
Buffy is worried newly activated Slayers taking over protecting the world, in her stead, Spike assusures her they're quite able to take care of themselves.
This is the Halfrek of the past, before she humiliates Willian for his marriage proposal, not the one who dies by D'Hoffryn's hand. You decide how this is handle by Dawn.
Buffy and Spike bond, during their adventures to reach Dawn in London. Buffy is growing more accepting there is shades of grey in real life.
Show Dawn enduring etiquette lessons, how to get along in their social circle and London life in general.
If Buffy and Spike run into Angelus, Darla or Dru or not.
Show the worst and the best of people of the times.