Continuation From Last Post
News had gotten back to the Scooby HQ that Dawn had been found alive, and in more or less one piece, at least she was still breathing, and not six feet underground like everyone feared. As soon as Buffy found out Dawn had been missing, she was out there on the streets day and night doing what she normally did, only ten times more intense, in fact she almost torn up the city in the search for Dawn. That was the problem now, Buffy was still out there, somewhere, carrying on the search, Willow and everyone else tried to find her and tell her the good news. But nobody could reach her up on her cell, and all others forms of finding Buffy, seemed to come back blank every single time, even when Willow cast a spell that created a big ball of blue light, it was meant to lead them to Buffy, but all it did was spin around the room before exploding into a small a ray of fireworks.
Nobody could understand why nothing was working, not even Giles, who had spent the past two nights pacing a hole into the floor of the magic store. The search for Buffy was still ongoing, but someone had to go to the hospital, and check up on Dawn, it also had been a few weeks since she had seen a friendly face. So it was decided that for now Willow would go to the hospital, and be at Dawn's bed side, until Buffy was tracked down, and told of the news. It was something Willow wanted to do, and yet on the other hand it was something she didn't really want to do, she wanted to be there for Dawn of cause, after everything they had been through back in Sunnydale, and then in New York City, Dawn was like a younger sister to Willow.
It was just that Willow didn't feel all that comfortable in a hospital, of course who didn't feel uncomfortable, in a place where there was sick, and even dying. With Willow however it was more than just feeling unnerved or uncomfortable, the red haired Wiccan felt that way on the daily bases. No for Willow it was to do with the fact that, when something went wrong in her life it always seemed to end up within a hospital, whether it was herself hurt or injured, or if it was someone she really cared about. To Willow hospital's were a bad omen, and if she could help it then she would avoid them like the black plague, unfortunately that wasn't an option now, and Willow had to walk in through the doors of the place, after she took in a very deep breaths, and composed herself of course.
Once in through the front door, Willow made her way up to the front desk, and asked the nurse behind the counter which room Dawn was in, when the nurse gave Willow the information she wanted. Willow nodded her head and smiled politely toward the nurse, before she made her way down the hall to stand in front of an elevator; she pushed the button and waited for the doors to open. When the doors opened, a tall rather mean looking guy (Killian), stepped out and bumped into Willow's shoulder, instead of turning around and apologizing, the guy carried on walking without missing a beat in his step. As Willow watched the guy walk away, she rubbed her shoulder, and sighed gently to herself with a disapproving shake of her head. What happened to the age where gentlemen were gentlemen...
Willow thought to herself, as she stepped in through the elevator doors.
The rest of the trip to Dawn's room went by without any further incident, and within no time Willow found herself stood outside of Dawn's door. Before Willow opened the door, she took one last deep inhale of breath; she then twisted the handle, and made her way inside the room with a warm, wide and reassuring smile upon her lips. "Hey Dawnie!...it's me Willow...
There was more to the greeting, but Willow seemed to trail off, and get all frowny, and panty, as she normally did when she found something unsettling or uncomfortable.
This time it was the sight of Dawn all battered and bruised, as if she was some piece of meat, which had been ripped apart by all kinds of predators. Without saying anything more, or thinking it through first, Willow walked up to the side of the bed, and pulled Dawn into a warm, embracing hug. Willow then realized that any sudden movements might be painful for the young woman, when the realization washed over Willow like a tidal wave, she took a step backward, and covered her mouth with both her hands. Ohohohoh I'm sorry, I'm so so sorry Dawnie, what..hmm..what happened? Who...Who did this to you?"
Willow said as she lowered her hands, and moved in to gently cradle Dawn in a tender and friendly embrace.