In the end she heard them long before she saw them. The preliminaries were over and Buffy had gotten down to the business of working out her frustrations with her fists.
Buffy looked up in surprise, Dawn held a crossbow aimed at her heart.
"Step away from Spike."
"You don't understand."
Dawn helped Spike to his feet, backing away from her sister.
open_on_sunday — challenge #54: tori amos: raining blood
Part of the Alley!verse