PlayStation and Advice

A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fanfiction Story

Author: Jason W Thompson <jwt6577[at]>

July 26, 2000

Disclaimer: Once upon a time there was a guy he wrote a story with characters and settings he didn't own, but he put a disclaimer on his story and that made it a little less illegal. BTVS and Angel are owned by Joss, Fox, Mutant Enemy, and the WB. I don't own anything except the situation characters are in.

Category: Xander/Dawn bonding

Spoilers: Season 5 rumors

Warnings: None

Summary: Dawn and Xander discuss video games and other things.

Rating: PG

Distribution: Ask First.


Dedication: As always, dedicated to Mary. Also Dedicated to Duchess, Dale, Nate, Stone Cold and Bri, who have allowed me to bounce my ideas off them.

Xander quickly moved his fingers and thumbs, sticking his tongue out the side of his mouth and bit lightly on his tongue deep in concentration, while on the television screen Wolverine desperately tried to recover from the relentless assault Storm laid down on him. Finally Storm put the yellow and black hero out of his misery.

Xander growled and threw his PlayStation controller aside in disgust. While Dawn leapt from the couch to do her imitation of the world-famous Xander-dance. "YES! I beat you Xander!" She turned to him and held out her hand, she smiled smugly as she said. "Pay-up."

Xander grumbled and reached over to produce a package of Twinkies. Dawn snatched the Twinkies from him and sat down on the couch beside him, before grabbing the remote and flipping the channel, while Xander pouted.

Dawn looked towards the man of her dreams in wonder for a brief moment, he was sexy even while he pouted. She decided to make peace, she offered the second Twinkie to Xander. Xander smiled slightly as he took the sponge cake treat and chewed on it happily.

After a few minutes Dawn settled on her favorite show, "Titus." It was Xander's favorite show, so by mater of principle, it became Dawn's as well. Xander perked up considerably. Dawn watched as Xander erupted into laughter at the interaction between the show's star, Christopher Titus and Stacy Keach who played his father. Dawn laughed as well, at the show's commercial break, Dawn muted the set and turned to Xander. "Xander can I ask you something?"

Xander, still chuckling from the show said. "Fire away."

She flushed slightly before asking. "Do you think I'm pretty?"

Xander looked at her oddly, "Of course, you're very pretty Dawn. Why do you ask?"

Dawn blushed and smiled, "Well, see there's this guy..."

Xander smiled in a warm but teasing manner. "Ooooo... Dawn's in Luuuuuuvvvvvvv."

Dawn giggled, "Stop."

"I'm sorry. Helpful-Xander ready willing and able to serve."

"Well, he's an older guy. I like him a lot, but I'm not sure how to figure out if he feels that way about me, y'know? How do I you know, figure out if he likes me?"

Xander sat in thought for a while. "Well, first off, he might be nervous around you, he'll smile a lot and he'll be interested in you and what you'll have to say..."

"How do I let him know, that I like him?"

Xander smiled, "Well, I think you should be up front, ask him out, for coffee, a movie, a game of PlayStation, or if all else fails, look him in the eye, say 'My name is Dawn and I like you' then give him a kiss. He'll know then."

Dawn flushed again, "Kiss him, y-y-you mean like they kiss in the movies? With tongue?"

Xander laughed and squeezed Dawn's hand in a reassuring manner. "No, just what you're comfortable with. Nothing earth shaking, just a brief kiss on the lips or the cheek. Did I help?"

Dawn smiled, "I think you did."

"Good. I'll walk you home then."


Xander led Dawn up her porch and turned to leave. "Xander?"

Xander turned around, "What's up?"

Dawn closed her eyes, gathered her courage, took a deep breath and said. "My name is Dawn, and I like you." She got up on her tip-toes and kissed Xander on the lips briefly. She blushed deeply, giggled nervously and ran inside.

She left a stunned Xander on the porch steps, he reached up, touched his lips and said. "Wow..."


Dawn watched Xander walk off, before she fell on her bed, smiled dreamily and said. "Wow..." She then laughed and said not for the first time. "Mrs. Dawn Harris. I'm well on my way." She then lay on her bed, already picking names for their children.

The End