One of the new slayers popped her head out of the back of the school bus the survivors had used to make their escape.
"Excuse me, excuse me, hey you guys, hey guys," she said again getting more annoyed that she wasn't being noticed.
"Hey, you guys are we gonna be standing looking at a big," she stopped to see the crater that was sunnydale.
"Wow is that the town is that sunnyhill, when did that happen."
"I mean I saw the school was coming down, but the whole town, is that the whole town."
"That's the whole town, right, I mean there's like nothing left of Sunnyhill."
Dawn was the first one to hear the new slayer girl, a thought popped into her head, wait new slayer girl is that what we're calling them.
I suppose it's better than cannon fodder as Anya referred to them she thought.
That's when it struck her, she hadn't seen Anya, oh no she can't be, but she realizes that Anya was gone.
She knew Anya hadn't been on the bus with them, the only one to make it out of the school who wasn't in the bus was Buffy.
Yet Andrew was there he made it when the two of them had been together covering one of the exits the Uber vamps could use to escape.
Andrew had made it but Anya hadn't, that didn't seem fair.
Then she realized Spike was nowhere to be seen either, she had to try and let that sink in, on top of losing Amanda, one of the new girls told her that she witnessed her get killed by one of those Uber vamps.
That was bad enough, but losing Anya and Spike, that was way worse. The two of them had been so good to her after Buffy died.
Anya was always so funny, there was nothing she wouldn't say out loud once it popped into her head.
Spike was like a big brother, he was so protective, but not overly so, both of them treated her like a person, more than Giles, Will, Tara, or Xan. They acted like she was fragile and would break at any minute.
Spike was gone that was a hard one to take. Even after the bad thing he tried to do to Buffy she would still miss him.
These last couple of years had been tough she thought, in such a short space of time she lost mom, Buffy, well temporarily anyway, but now Amanda, Anya and Spike were gone.
As Dawn was snapped back to reality by the sound of the other slayer’s voice, the red headed one. Whose name Dawn realised she couldn't remember, nor did she particularly care to know it, at least not right now anyway.
She looked around to see if anyone else was paying attention to her so she wouldn't have to.
That's when she heard Xander, he was still rattling on inanely, did he know about Anya, he had to, it would've been the first thing he asked Andrew about.
All the chatter since we got off the bus was cover, he must be upset but just doesn't want to show it.
Xander and Anya had been getting along again, well, having s-e-x, huh! why are you spelling it in your head, Dawnie.
As she continued looking at him, Xander saw her looking and thats when she saw the sadness in his face he was desperately trying to conceal from the others.
Do Buf or Will or Giles even know, had any of them bothered to ask about Anya.
I'm not surprised Faith hadn't noticed, Dawn thought, that would involve her having actual feelings for another person.
Seeing the obvious pain in Xander's eyes, well eye he only had one good one left these days. All Dawn could think to do was go and hug him. As she wrapped her arms around him, Dawn felt Xander shaking and he bent down and rested his head on her shoulder.
Vi, the red head slayer who had been trying to get everyone's attention walked up to the group stood on the precipice listening to their inane small talk.
"Hey, Buffy or Faith, whichever one of you is in charge now."
"If you guys are done staring at the admittedly big hole in the ground, where Sunnyhill used to stand, some of us need medical attention and some of us are just hungry and tired, can we get back on the road get to another town."
"Sunnydale," Buffy and Willow both said almost in unison.
"What," Vi, answered.
"The town is," Buffy said before pausing to correct herself, "it was called Sunnydale."
"You're right, you're right," Buffy said again, hoping the girl hadn't noticed she didn't know her name.
"These new slayers will heal, but still a good meal and a good nights sleep wouldn't exactly hurt."
"Yeah, I kinda gotta second that," Faith said.
"I could eat," Giles added.
"Food and Sleep sound nice," Willow agreed.
"Xander, what about you, you usually like to eat," Willow said to him.
"Sure I could sleep, eating not so much," Xander replied.
Willow noticed Xander and Dawn were holding hands, she'd have to remember to ask them what that was about later.
"Okay then, it's settled lets get back on the bus," Buffy said, before adding.
"Erm does anybody know how far it is to the next town, or at the very least have a map."