Her Mother's Daughter
Buffy belongs to Joss, Harry belongs to JK. No money is being made here, it's all in good fun.Author's Note:
This started life as a drabble, then I started riffing off of it during Fic A Day, so rather than try to corral everything into a series, I'm moving the drabble here with the rest of it.
Secrets and lies. That’s all her life has been, for as long as she can remember. A childhood that wasn’t, spent hiding, always on the run, trusting no one. She’d fled England when her last ‘protector’ had fallen. She was only eleven, but even then she could take care of herself.
Then Boston happened, and she discovered that fate wasn’t done playing with her yet. At least Diana cared. She was the first adult who ever had. The others had only sheltered her out of duty, or fear. Faith almost told her, Statute of Secrecy be damned. But Kakistos killed her.
She’d hoped when she got to Sunnydale, it would be safe. But then she’d found out the Watcher’s name. No way a Giles wouldn’t know her for who she was if she came even close to the truth.
So she’d gone back to lies. Given herself a junkie for a mother and a bio that didn’t encourage questions. It worked until someone asked her surname. She almost blew it then.
Inspiration and Boston saved her. Her mother would be furious to know she’s walking around with a Muggle name like Lehane. Maybe she should write and tell her.