It is also a Buffy/Spike/Angel prompt set in the 5th season of Angel, the finale ‘Not Fade Away.’ Illyria was the only one that died but the remaining group survived: Gunn, Wesley, Angel, and Spike. Buffy also died by fighting an escaped Ubervamp from Sunnydale. Willow resurrects her again, but when she comes back, she is turned cause the spell messed up and ripped her from Heaven sending her back to where she was fighting Kralik except now, she was too stunned to be there and to be brought back that the Vampire took advantage and turned her in her younger self’s body. It’s future’s Buffy in her ‘Helpless’ body.
Time Line: After Angel’s 5th Season. Illyria died, but not Wesley, Angel, and Spike. Gunn disappeared.
Chapter 1- To Rise and Fall
Buffy is dead, killed by an escaped Ubervamp from the Hell Mouth, however, she isn’t dead for long as Willow is chanting her magic.
“I wish for Buffy Summers! Bring her back from the eternal beyond!” A portal opened directing hitting the Elysian Fields and Buffy’s peace was once again taken.
‘NO! DON’T KICK ME OUT!’ But, the spirits of the other Slayers chanted together and she was suddenly gone.
In the boarding house, Kralik was fighting the Slayer and she was losing the battle until something crashed into them both and he took the distraction he needed, pinned her arms, and bit into her throat. Her eyes widened and she tried to wiggle free, but he grabbed tighter. Older Buffy screamed loudly, but the fangs were in too deep. This had been what she was afraid of all her life, having a demon rip into her throat and drink her blood. This was her worst nightmare.
Chapter 2- The cure is blood
‘The cure is blood, the cure is blood, the cure is blood,’ rang in her mind like a drum. ‘Take it. Want it. Breathe it in… You’ll feel better…’ ‘But, I want to die! I want peace!’ ‘Unfair that it was taken away from you, wasn’t it…?’ ‘I don’t want this!’ ‘Yesss, take it!’ She grabbed the wrist and drank it down.
Something lifted her higher and higher out of the realm. Then, the pain stopped. Everything stopped. Kralik held something to her face, it was irony and coppery, blood. He spilt it into her mouth and she was hit with hunger; deep and knowing and crawling.
Her train of thought was gone and she was drinking. Slowly, but surely, she was gulping it down. She didn’t want it to stop.
Chapter 3- Evil
She stood up, grinning. ‘Wonderful new life…!’ “I feel refreshed!”
Kralik: You are a thing like me now. And we are connected. Do you feel it…?
“I feel so many things…!” ‘I can feel every body in this room, see every crack in the wall, see all of the colors, and my hearing is heightened. So overpowering!’ “It’s different.”
“You’re a Vampire.”
“And I suppose I have to thank my sire…?”
“Naturally.” She looked down at her clothes. “Got to get some leather!”
He took her to the park where she would meet a few teenagers.
She walked out smiling. “Hello boys…!” All of them looked her up and down with lust in their eyes. Soon, she’d be preying on them, making them entrée number 2.
Chapter 4-The Prey
The boys made it easy for Buffy to devour their blood. Then she slit her wrists and let them drink from her, siring them into new creatures of the night. Buffy loved her new self. It felt kinda ironic as she was chosen to slay these creatures, now she was one of them. . . . . . . . .
What would Giles and the Scoobies think of her new self?” Buffy thought to herself as she wiped the blood from her lips and leaving the teen boys to rest. They would need it for the hunt they would be needing when they woke up.
As for Buffy, she needed more. . .more blood. She went on the prowl looking for more prey when she encountered Spike.
“Buffy?” Spike asked confused. “I thought you were dead?”
“Well, I’m alive and well.” Buffy told him.
“You look different?”
“I don’t know? There’s just something about you?”
“There’s nothing different about me.” Buffy lied.
“No, there is. I just can’t place it?” Spike told her.
“Well, I’m the same ol’ Buffy Summers.”
“So, are you on your way to meet the gang?” Spike asked, changing the subject.
“Yeah, Giles and everyone will be so happy you’re alive.”
“Yeah. I bet they will.”
“So, let’s go!”
Back at Giles store, Willow sat waiting to see if her spell to bring back Buffy had worked.
Chapter 5 – The Spell
Willow was surprised but happy when Spike walked into Giles’ store with none other than Buffy. Only neither the two of them realized it was a different Buffy. They knew something was different, just couldn’t place what was so different.
“Buffy!” Willow exclaimed.
“Willow!” Buffy replied back, not letting on that she was not who they thought she was.
“My spell worked?” Willow asked, half surprised.
“Spell?” Buffy asked.
“Yes, I concocted a spell to bring you back.” Willow said, hugging her friend. “I’m so glad it worked.”
“Yeah.” Was all Buffy could say. “It worked all right.”
“So, Bufs, where have you been hiding yourself?” Spike interrupted them.
“Oh, nowhere in particular.” Buffy told them, not wanting them to know her new craving for blood and that she is on the prowl for fresh meat. “Oh, look at the time. I need to go visit my mother and Dawn.”
Buffy runs out on her friends making the excuse to see her mother and Dawn, but she really is on the hunt for fresh meat. She needs blood badly as she feels herself getting weak.
While out on a hunt for blood from some unsuspecting victim, Buffy comes across Angel in what looks to be on the take.
As Buffy moves closer to hear what is going on, she steps on a branch and is caught by Angel, who runs to see who it is. Buffy hides so Angel won’t find her.
“Who’s there?” Angel calls out. But no one answers.
Buffy keeps silent so Angel won’t find her for several minutes until it is safe to leave. Scouting the area, Angel leaves when he can’t find anyone around. Good thing too. He doesn’t want anyone to know about his new job.
“So, Angel, you’re on the take?” Buffy says to herself. “I wonder what you’re really up to?”
Chapter 6 – Willow’s Failure
Buffy followed Angel, hungry for more blood, but it would have to wait. She wanted in on whatever Angel was up to. As Buffy continued to follow Angel, who was heading to the outskirts of Sunnydale, where he met with Gunn.
“Gunn?” Buffy said to herself so Angel wouldn’t hear her. “Everyone back in Sunnydale assumed he was dead, but here he was, meeting Angel?”
“You need to take out the Slayer!” Gunn told Angel.
“Kill Buffy?” Angel asked, confused.
“She’s one of us!” Gunn informed Angel. “And she’s more powerful now that she is!”
“Buffy…a vampire?” Angel laughed at him. “Impossible.”
“Don’t laugh, Angelus!”
“Buffy is dead!”
“No she’s not!”
“Willow? What’s she got to do with this?” Angel inquired.
“Willow recanted a spell.”Gunn told Angelus. “Only, it went awry.”
“Willow’s spell went awry?” Angel said in disbelief.
“Buffy is a vampire…more powerful than you and Spike and all the demons.”
“I don’t believe you.”
“Kill her! Kill Buffy!” Gunn repeated. “Kill Buffy!”
Angel watched as Gunn walked past in a trance to where Buffy was listening to their conservation. And just as Gunn was about to drive a stake through Buffy’s heart, Angel grabbed Gunn’s hand and shoved it through Gunn’s heart instead.
“What have you done?!” Gunn spat out before he died.
Chapter 7 – Kralik’s Revenge
With Gunn dead, Sunnydale seemed to be at peace…for now.
But Kralik sought to seek revenge on Angelus for the death of Gunn.
As Angel held a distraught Buffy, who was thankful for saving her from Gunn, the two lovers kissed. The heat from their passion consumed them and they were oblivious to the hell that Kralik’s minions were wreaking on Sunnydale.
To Angel and Buffy, time stopped for a moment….
“Angel! Buffy!” Spike hollered to them, which jolted them from their passion.
“Spike!” Angel said, at first irritated with him for ruining his moment of passion with Buffy, then held in his anger when he spied the minions wreaking havoc.
But Buffy, ever the loyal slayer, grabbed a spike from a nearby wood pile and began dusting off the minions, to Kralik’s horror.
“Damn you, Buffy!”
Once the minions were diminished, thanks to Buffy, with the help of Angel and Spike, the three of them headed off to Giles’ store for a little celebratory fun…when Buffy heard a voice and told Angel and Spike to go on ahead of her and she would meet them later.
As Angel and Spike headed toward Giles’ store, Buffy went looking for the voice she heard…..
When someone grabbed her from behind and injected her with a needle that knocked her out….
Chapter 8- The Trap
Angel and Spike wait for Buffy at Giles’ store with the other Scoobies. Buffy never shows. The gang is getting worried about her. Spike heads out to look for her.
Buffy woke to find herself inside Kralik’s dungeon cell. Harmony came in to find how his guest was doing.
“Well, Buffy, how are you doing?” Harmony smirked.
“Just peachy.” Buffy said sarcastically.
“Well, looks like you’re in spot?” Harmony taunted her.
“I’ll do just fine. Without your help.” Buffy repied.
“Yeah. You’re doing a bang up job.”
“Get out!” Buffy yelled at her.
“Okay. Okay.” Harmony said. “Have it your own way.”
Harmony left Buffy’s cell and reported to Kralik.
“How is our little guest?” Kralik asked Harmony.
“In a snit.” Harmony reported.
“Good. I need Buffy amped up. For my mission for her.”
Buffy found a way out of her cell, unbeknownst to her, that Kralik left the way out. He knew where Buffy would go…straight to Spike. And Angel.
And sure enough…as Buffy broke free…she went straight to Spike and Angel…and straight into Kralik’s trap.
Chapter 9 – The Encounter
Buffy walked right into Kralik’s trap and headed for Spike and Angel.
“Spike. Angel.” Buffy said when she got to Giles’ store.
But before she knew what was happening, the ceiling caved in on Spike, Angel and Buffy. Giles and the Scoobies managed to get out safely. But Angel, Spike and Buffy were still inside.
Giles rushed in to see if they were alright. He found Buffy, but Spike and Angel were nowhere to be found.
“Buffy.” Giles said, trying to rousing Buffy.
“Spike.” Buffy whispered.
“Buffy?” Giles shook Buffy awake.
“Spike, Kralik has…” Buffy started to say, but drifted off and fell unconscious.
Giles called paramedics, who arrived within minutes to transport Buffy to Sunnydale Hospital.
Angel and Spike, however, found themselves in Kralik’s lair.