Cross posted to open_on_sunday and my regular journal.
BtVS – Season 5 – Joyce, Dawn
A Brush With Fate
Joyce runs the hairbrush through the sable tresses of her youngest daughter, knowing that a few weeks ago Buffy was an only child. It doesn’t make Dawn any less precious in her eyes. If anything, she values her all the more for it. She might have been entrusted to the Slayer’s care but she was given to a mother to love.
Dawn is snippy, querulous; in other words, the perfect daughter and sister.
Wrapping the strands around each other, forming a braid, Joyce thinks it’s a metaphor for their family. Three individual portions forming one plait – stronger for it’s unity.
AtS – Season 2 – Post There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb - Angel
Everything Angel could possibly need to accomplish his task is laid out on the table before him. Hair gels, combs, scissors… even a shaver should he decide to go that way. The key element is a Polaroid camera. Being a vampire has its disadvantages when trying to style your hair, and no reflection is a biggie.
He zhooshes, flattens, parts and blows; taking a picture after every effort, each shot worse than the last.
Giving up, he runs his fingers through his hair in frustration.
“Great new do, Angel,” Cordelia cracks. The salary sucks, but entertainment is over the top.