Doyle burst through the door of Angel Investigations.
"Hi. You're late," Angel said, looking up from his desk.
"I know, sorry," Doyle was out of breath. "The nanny was late to come to pick up Fiona – I have her this whole week – Harry's out of town," Doyle poured himself a cup of coffee and took a sip.
"It's fine," Angel looked back down at the paperwork he was filling out.
"And I've been trying to figure out what to do with her tomorrow – by the way, I won't be able to make it in – I've got some personal business to attend to – I leave early in the morning and won't be back until late at night. Demon stuff."
"Oh," Angel looked up again.
"Can't Fiona's nanny just take her for the day?" Cordelia joined in the conversation.
"No, she has some kind of family thing going on," Doyle replied.
"You know, I was actually going to talk to you guys about closing the office tomorrow," Angel said, after a brief pause in the conversation. "An old friend is going to be in the neighborhood."
"Buffy?" Doyle stole a glance at Cordelia who grinned.
"Maybe," Angel gave Doyle a warning look.
"Well, if we're closed tomorrow – I won't have anything going on," Cordelia said. "I could babysit Fiona, Doyle."
Both Doyle and Angel stared at their friend in shock.
"Do…do you have any experience with children, Cordy?" Angel finally asked the question both he and Doyle were wondering.
"Well…I was a child once," Cordelia said after a moment of thought.
"She's got us there, pal," Doyle said to Angel.
Cordelia rolled her eyes. "I mean how hard can it be? She's what – four, right?"
"Yep," Doyle replied. "She can be handful, though."
"I got this," Cordelia said, trying to sound more confident than she felt. One day with a preschooler? She dealt with literal monsters at her job every day. Babysitting Fiona Doyle would be a piece of cake.
"All right," Doyle shrugged. "Come to my apartment at 8:00 tomorrow – she'll be eating breakfast. I'll give you the details about the day's schedule then. Thanks, Cordy!"
"No problem," Cordelia grinned. What had she gotten herself into?