More Than Okay
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy, but I do own Sophie :)
Meanwhile, upstairs, Willow worked her magic on Connor's ankle.
"There you go, all better" she said eventually. "Don't walk on it for a few hours though, it'll still be a little unstable."
"Okay, thanks Willow" Connor replied. Willow, Faith, Xander, and Buffy left the room, and Dawn sat herself down on the end of Connor's bed.
"Dawn, whatever you're planning, I want no part of it."
"I was just going to.."
"No" Connor repeated, crossing his arms. "Whatever it is, the answer is no. In the space of one day, you've turned me into a girl, forced me to watch a crappy movie that made me cry, and made me embarass myself so I fell off a bed and broke my ankle. And I'm still no closer to understanding women, which was meant to be the whole point!"
"Okay, number one, I didn't mean to turn you into a girl, and as I've said a hundred times already, I'm sorry" Dawn was beginning to become frustrated with the fact that everybody seemed to be either yelling or laughing at her today. "Number two, you obviously enjoyed watching Titanic, number three, it was your own fault you fell off the stupid bed, and number four, the only reason I wanted to make you understand women was so that I could finally get it through your thick skull that I like you, like, like you like you!" As soon as she said it, Dawn gasped, clapping a hand over her mouth. "Uh-oh, did I just say that out loud?" Connor could only nod, dumbstruck.
Meanwhile, back downstairs, Willow leapt to her feet.
"I've found it! I found the reversal spell for the one I was gonna use on RJ! We can change Connor back!" she cried happily.
"Good" sighed Buffy, hanging up the phone and turning to glare at Faith, "because somebody sent Spike a video of Connor singing and falling off the bed. If Illyria wasn't apparently so intent on not letting Angel kill her pet, we would have ended up with one very dusty ensouled vampire. As it is, we have one extremely pissed off one with a black eye and the skin missing from his left butt cheek. Don't ask me how that happened, 'cause I already told Angel I never wanna know."
"Sorry, B" Faith grinned. "Couldn't help myself. Anyway, a pissed off Angel isn't dangerous. If he starts to suddenly get really happy though, then we can worry." Buffy tried to maintain her glare, but her gaze soon softened.
"That's actually a good point, but still, if I didn't love you so much, I'd kill you." Faith just chuckled, leaning over to plant a kiss on Buffy's cheek.
"Lucky for me, then."
"Don't push it, Faith" said Buffy, before turning to her red-haired friend. "Can we just get this over with, Will? I wanna be able to give Angel some good news before he does anymore damage to Spike, or Illyria does anymore damage to Angel." Willow nodded, heading for the stairs as an embarassed, slightly upset looking Dawn came down.
"What's up Dawnie?" the Wicca asked. "You look a little down in the dump-y."
"Yeah. I uh.. said some stuff to Connor, and it got really awkward."
"Finally told him you like him, huh squirt?" Asked Faith, causing everyone's eyes to turn towards her. "What? We were all thinkin' it." Dawn dropped her face into her hands and groaned.
That night, Connor, ankle healed and restored to his former manly glory, crept into Dawn's room.
"Uh.. hi" he whispered. Dawn looked up from the magazine she was reading.
"It's okay Connor, you don't have to be nice to make me feel better. I know I was an idiot, forget I said anything."
"No, I was an idiot" said Connor, sitting down on the end of the bed. "I know you didn't mean to turn me into a girl, I did like Titanic, It was my fault I fell off the bed, and, well... I kinda like like you too, I just didn't know how to tell you."
"Oh" Dawn paused for a moment, as if waiting for him to say something else. "Connor."
"I think this is the part when you're supposed to kiss me."
"Okay." Connor shuffled closer to Dawn, then leaned in and gently pressed his lips to hers in a soft, shy kiss. He pulled away a few seconds later. "Was that okay?"
"It was more than okay" Dawn smiled, leaning in for another kiss.
AN: Aww! Next arc: The wedding, yay!