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I'm a nerd.


 More proof of my theory that Hank wasn't the worst parent on the planet as fandom/fanfiction would lead us to believe. He wasn't a neglectful parent until season three of BtVS and while I understand he did lose too many parental points to count in season five he didn't start out awful. 
 

 
Joyce just looks at her, smiling wistfully. Buffy notices.

BUFFY
Somebody's getting nostalgic face.
JOYCE
I'm sorry. You look just like that
little girl who wore this, what is it,
five, six years ago.
BUFFY
When Little Red Riding Hood
was the cutting edge in costumes.
JOYCE
Your father used to love taking you out.
BUFFY
Oh, he was such a pain! Twelve years old
and I can't go trick-or-treating by myself.
They're both laughing now.

JOYCE
He wanted to keep you safe.
BUFFY
Nuh-uh, he wanted the candy.
I was only the beard.
JOYCE
Not true. The candy was for me.
Your father loved spending time with you.

Buffy sobers a bit.

BUFFY
Not enough, I guess.

The lightness of the shared moment melts away as Joyce looks at her; Buffy suddenly self-conscious.

JOYCE
Buffy…
BUFFY
Boy, that just paved over
Memory Lane, didn't it?
JOYCE
You know the divorce had
nothing to do with you.

Buffy sits.

BUFFY
I don't know… I just kinda feel like
there's a pattern here. Open your heart
to someone and he… he bails on you.
Maybe it would be easier to just not let
anyone in anymore.
 
And when LJ isn't being a bitch I'll post that snippet meme. *kickes LJ*