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Dress Me Up

Author: Sara
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Willow, Tara and other BtVS characters are the property of Joss Whedon/Mutant Enemy.

Willow's eyes went wide. "My girl in like... the girl on girl action kinda way?"

Tara grinned slightly, then frowned thinking that maybe Willow didn't feel the same way she did. "If you want..."

"Oh, I want..." Willow's smile grew wide and she remembered something. "Before Glory came in... you were saying something?"

Tara looked down, her hair creating a curtain to hide her face from Willow. "I was trying to ask you out."

Willow reached out a hand and gently moved Tara's face up so her eye's met Willow's own. "I'd love to go out with you."

Tara smiled and managed to meet Willow's gaze, before Willow remembered something. "Tara, what time is it?"

Tara looked slightly confused, but looked down at her watch. "12:13... Why?"

Willow's eyes went wide and she began moving quickly about the room, putting important things into her bag. "I'm supposed to pick Sybil up from school in 2 minutes!"

Tara smiled; loving how much Willow cared about her daughter. "Alright... go... I'll cover for you."

Willow smiled. "Thanks, but I have the afternoon off. Today Xander's action sequences will be shot, so I'm not needed."

Tara nodded slightly as Willow finished getting her things together. "I'll see you tomorrow, Tara."

Willow quickly left the room.

As she pulled up to the school, Willow noticed that Sybil was with a group of girls, two of them crying. Becoming concerned, Willow parked and ran over to her daughter. "Sybil... what happened?"

Sybil looked at her mother and said with a certainty that scared Willow, "I'm going to die, mommy."

Willow's eyes became wide as she listened to her daughter relay the story of her certain demise, then smiled when her daughter finished. "You mean later, right? As in ‘everyone's going to die.'"

Sybil nodded. "Of course! Little kids don't die..."

Willow smiled, wishing she could be assured of that, and picked her daughter up. "Why are your friends crying?"

Sybil looked at her friends, Tracy and Beth. "They don't want to be gone forever. But I told them that when you die, you become part of the earth. Right mommy?"

Willow kissed the child on the forehead. "Right, munchkin."

On the ride home, Sybil looked at her mother and smiled. "Mommy, can I still have the sleepover tonight?"

Willow nodded. "Your friends are already coming... Is there anyone else you'd like to come?"

Sybil considered this for a moment, then looked at the older redhead, considering. "What about the new lady at your work? I checked her... I want her to come."

Willow sighed as she pulled into her driveway. "Sybil, I told you to stop reading people. It's invasive."

The truth was Willow was afraid her daughter would travel down the same path she did as a teenager. The girl being able to read auras at her young age was a signal of the power that was yet to come. "I'm sorry, mommy."

Willow sighed slightly, relenting. "It's alright, baby, just wait till your older ok?"

Sybil smiled. "Can Miss Tara still come?"

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