Summary: Buffy makes an angry wish against the Slayerettes in Season 3’s ‘Dead Man’s Party’ because they didn’t forgive her for running out on them. It takes a drastic turn when she is vamped and finds that she can’t change it. Will her friends ever get her back or is her hate for them real and genuine, not the soul? Who is right and who is wrong in a tug of war fight?
On the night, that the Scoobies voted her back to L.A., she screamed her heart out.
“God, I wish they were dead so that way I can stop hearing them!” Halfrek’s face changed and she smiled.
The room and scenery whirled into another time line and place, a wish made by the world of D’Hoffryn. She became the Dark Slayer wearing heavy makeup and wanting to be turned. Her wish was from deep down within, a truly evil ‘heart’ so she got it granted, sighed Halfrek gulping Vodkha and speaking to her boss. D’Hoffryn lifted his own glass of Orange Westishae to his mouth. The place was beginning to bug him with a bunch of smart aleck teenagers. He glared at a particular group.
The Dark Slayer smiled with glee at her black trimmed fingernails like she felt relaxed, like everything was alright now that she’s in this brave new world. Then, when a human passed her by, she suddenly wanted to toss him off a building. The old Slayer would have cared. Would have stopped it. Not Lady Death. Instead, she glared at his retreating back with a cold smirk. “I can get used to this!”
The town looked dead. Everything was turned upside down and people shrieked as monsters killed them. Because she was boss. She had the edge. Even the Vampires/Demons strayed from her. They knew who she was. “Hey you,” she hollered at Vamp Jonathan.
He turned to her shivering. “I want you to sire me, tonight!”
Blood oozed out of her neck along the twin puncture holes on one side as she lied there silent and dead, pale as the moon. Blood dripped down his chin as he gazed upon his childe, but knew that she would be the more powerful one, first child to dishonor her sire. He knew the power and venom in this demon. As a human, she had been terrifying, liking to inflame her victims. Hanging them upside down on a circular wheel. She never went for a fast kill.
Willow Rosenburg regretted her actions as the police questioned Joyce on Buffy’s disappearance. She watched in dismay as Joyce went with them to the station. She knew the woman was destroyed. In fact, she glared at Xander and her, making them flinch. In fact, she now glared at Xander. “You know, you can make Angelus look like a puppy! You and Cordy hurt people with your words!”
The teen sat there and clutched his head. “All my fault…!” His ex tried to comfort him, but he threw her off. “Get away Cordelia before I hurt you!”
Buffy, the dark slayer knew she was the powerful one and tossed Jonathon aside as she went hunting for more. She found some poor unsuspecting girl just sitting on a park bench when she went walking through the park.
Buffy would have felt sorry for the poor girl, but dark Buffy went in for the kill as she swooped in and sired the poor girl and drank her blood, then let the girl drink from her. Another victory for the Dark Slayer. . . .
Meanwhile, back at Giles’ store, the Scoobies were thinking of a way to get Buffy back while Spike and Angel each took it upon themselves to find Buffy on their own.
Angel was the first to find Buffy as he watched what looked to be Buffy but with darker makeup sire another victim. As Dark Buffy was about to leave and prowl for more victims, Angel grabbed her arm.
“Who the . . .” Dark Buffy began to say.
“Buffy?” Angel asked.
“Who the hell are you?” Dark Buffy spat at him.
“No! Say they didn’t turn you?” Angel said, but knew what would have been his heart that she was turned.
“I’m Buffy, Dark Buffy.” She told him. “’The new and improved Buffy.”
Angel hated to do it, but he knew what he had to do. . .as he knocked Buffy unconscious just as Spike had managed to find them together.
“Spike, I found Buffy. . .” Angel began.
“And you knocked her out?” Spike questioned him.
“You don’t understand?” Angel told him. “Buffy’s been turned.”
“Buffy’s been turned?” Spike pondered the idea.
“Yes, we need to find a way to turn her back.”
“Ah, Angel, I don’t think that can be done.” Spike said.
“Well, we have to find a way.”
“Okay, but I don’t think the other demons will like it.”
Spike followed Angel and Buffy back to Giles’ store as Giles and the Scoobies Gang looked astonished at Buffy’s new look.
“She’s not. . .” Willow said disbelievingly.
“I’m afraid she is.” Angel said sadly.
“Angel says we need to find a way to turn her back.” Spike says doubtfully.
“Can that be done?” Willow asks.
“We have to try. We can’t let Dark Buffy reign.”
“Angel is right. We have to get the Slayer back.” Giles says.
Angel lays Dark Buffy in a darkened room while the rest of them think of a way to get Buffy back. As the Scoobies, Giles, and Angel are trying to find a way to bring Buffy back, Spike is caught off guard when he spies on the sleeping Buffy and happens to awaken her.
“Who are you?!” Buffy growls at Spike.
“Spike.” Spike introduces himself to Dark Buffy.
“What do you want with me?”
“I want nothing from you. . .except maybe. . .your love.”
“I love you?” Dark Buffy asks.
“Well, we have had a thing.”
“We had one night.” Spike fills Dark Buffy in.
“Well, I don’t like you so I don’t see how I could love you. You don’t look like my type.”
“And what is your type?”
“Not you, that’s for sure.” Dark Buffy says as she gets up from the bed and knocks Spike across the room and leaving the building before anyone can stop her, leaving Spike unconscious.
“See ya! Wouldn’t want to be ya!” Dark Buffy says
Dark Buffy intended to thwart the Scoobies plan to bring Buffy back. There was no way she was ever going to forgive them for what they did. Dark Buffy was here to stay, whether anybody like it or not.
Dark Buffy went on the lam through Sunnydale. She was hungry…hungry for blood. She spotted some poor soul sitting on the bridge railing contemplating suicide…probably some poor guy whose girl just dumped him…maybe she should put him out of his misery and just drink his blood…Dark Buffy thought.
But before she could drink the poor guy’s blood, she heard moans from under the bridge. She looked under the bridge to find Cordy and Xander making out.
“Ahem!” Dark Buffy coughed to get their attention.
“Buffy!” Cordy screamed, knocking the guy on the bridge into the water to his death.
“Damn it!” Dark Buffy said under her breath, as she watched her dinner go into the river.
“Buffy!” Xander exclaimed, unaware of Buffy’s turned status.
“I see you two can’t get enough of each other!” Dark Buffy scoffed.
“Well, we thought no one was around!” Cordy told Buffy.
“Well, you thought wrong?” Dark Buffy exclaimed.
“So, where were you?” Xander asked.
“I was with…” Buffy began but never got to finish her thought when Spike happened along looking for Buffy after he came to.
“Buffy? You took off on me?” Spike asked, still confused from the decking Buffy gave him.
“Sorry, Spike! Had things to do!” Dark Buffy said, ired.
“Well, how about it?” Spike asked Dark Buffy.
“About what?” Dark Buffy asked, determined to ditch Spike, but Xander and Cordy were curious as to what Spike meant.
“About being lovers?” Spike inquired.
“Ewwwww!” Cordy said, disgusted. “You and Buffy?!”
“What about it, Cordy?!” Spike said, hurt.
As Spike, Xander and Cordy were arguing, Dark Buffy saw her chance and managed to escape the three of them. All Dark Buffy could think about was getting some blood to curb the hunger she felt.
Dark Buffy finished slurping on some poor unsuspecting soul as she drained him of his blood. The blood felt good and was warm to the touch as it entered her mouth and down her throat. As Dark Buffy licked her lips, she let the man go limp in her hands as she let him fall to the ground.
“Sorry, dude!” Dark Buffy said as she hid from Spike, Xander and Cordy, who had followed her trail. They couldn’t find her, especially she had left the man lying in the alley.
Xander came upon the man lying slumped in the alley, “Where is Buffy when you need her?”
Dark Buffy stayed hidden so Spike, Xander and Cordy wouldn’t discover who had left the man in the alley. No one could find out who she was! And no one could find out that Buffy was being held hostage so she could roam the streets of Sunnydale in Buffy’s place!
It was time for her to seek revenge on those Scoobies for not standing by Buffy! But now, Dark Buffy was free—free to get revenge for all that was done to her!
As Dark Buffy watched Spike and Xander and Cordy, Spike smelled the scent of Dark Buffy, “Something’s not right here?”
“What do you mean?” Xander asked.
“This was done by a recently turned vampire.”
“How can you tell?” Cordy asked.
“The sloppiness of the victim just left lying here.” Spike reasoned.
“So if you’ve been a vampire for a while, there wouldn’t be any sloppy behavior?” Xander asked.
“Let’s just say, the more you drain the blood from someone, you learn to hide your victims.” Spike explained.
“That’s interesting.” Xander said.
Dark Buffy took note of what Spike was saying and decided that she had to be more careful when feeding upon her victims.
As Dark Buffy kept an eye on Xander, Cordy and Spike, she took note on what Spike said about hiding your victims so they weren’t left laying around. She couldn’t have the Scoobies knowing her vamp status.
As Xander and Cordy went along their way to Giles’ store, Spike stayed behind the alley looking for clues to the victim. He noticed a blonde hair on the victim’s clothing similar to Buffy’s and hid so as to see if the culprit came back.
Sure enough, as soon as Spike hid from view, Dark Buffy came out to take care of the victim she left behind so no one would find him. After hiding the victim, Dark Buffy was about to leave, Spike confronted her.
“Buffy?” Spike asked, jolting Dark Buffy.
“You left this guy?” Spike asked, but now knowing what Buffy was.
“I just wanted to try some human blood?” Dark Buffy tried to get Spike to believe her.
“Buffy, I know.”
“You’re a vampire.”
“It’s that obvious?”
“Yeah! I see the fangs you’re trying to suppress.”
Dark Buffy covered her mouth but it was useless. Spike knew the truth.
“I won’t tell anyone what you are, if you’re afraid of that.” Spike reassured her.
The passion combusted between the two as Dark Buffy could no longer resist Spike’s charms. Pulling her against his bare chest, Spike laid a kiss on Dark Buffy’s lips, as someone was watching them.
“Ewwwww!” Cordy exclaimed when she came back to look for the charm bracelet that she lost.
“Cordy!” Spike said angry that she interrupted a heated, passionate moment between him and Buffy, one that he feared would not happen again.
“Well, I gotta go anyway.” Dark Buffy said, relieved that Cordy got Spike out of her system.
As Dark Buffy went on her way, Spike lashed out at Cordy for interrupting him and Buffy.
“Geez, Spike, you act like you love her?!”
“Love Buffy? Of course I do!” Spike said angrily.
“Omigosh! I can’t believe you admitted it!” Cordy exclaimed as Dru happened along when she heard arguing.
“Spike loves who?” Dru asked.
“You, my pet!” Spike told her, covering.
“You damn well better!” Dru said as she kissed him on the lips.
“I think I found my bracelet.” Cordy said, lying because she couldn’t stomach vampire sex.
“Now where were we?” Dru asked when Cordy made herself scarce.
“I think we were right here.” Spike reminded her, with a kiss on the lips.
The steam rose between Spike and Dru as Dark Buffy watched from where she was hiding.
“Thank you , Dru, for keeping Spike occupied while I look for the artifact.” Dark Buffy said maniacally. The same artifact that would keep her a vampire and her soul dark.
D’Hoffryn was waiting or Dark Buffy when she arrived at his cave with the artifact he wanted her to find. However, D’Hoffryn didn’t know it was fake since Dark Buffy managed to replace it with a fake one when she found a similar object.
“Thanks Buffy.” D’Hoffryn said taking the artifact from Buffy.
“I promised the artifact to you.” Dark Buffy reminded him. “Now I expect you to keep your end of the bargain.”
Just as Dark Buffy thought she was about to get her soul back, D’Hoffryn’s minions grabbed her from behind had her tossed in the dungeon.
Meanwhile, as Spike lay in Dru’s arms, he couldn’t help but get a hint that Buffy was in danger. Making his excuse to leave Dru’s bedside, Spike got dressed and went out looking for Buffy.
Dark Buffy lay on the cot that was inside the cell thinking of how she could escape this compound. It amazed her. She was the Slayer. She fought vampires and demons…yet she could not find a way to get out of the mess she was in.
D’Hoffryn came into the dungeon and taunted her.
“So how is my pet.”
“Just peachy.” Dark Buffy replied, not wanting D’Hoffryn to sense her trying to find a way out.
“Good. I want my guest to feel at home.”
“Oh, yeah. I feel right at home here.” Dark Buffy said sarcastically.
Not ever one to give up, Dark Buffy sat down to think when she found it…a loose brick in the wall. Buffy got up and tried to move the brick. The brick loosened and she pulled it out of the wall, but she heard someone coming, she hurriedly put it back in the wall.
The person came in the dungeon…it was Spike…
Dark Buffy was surprised to see Spike standing in the doorway to the dungeon.
“How did you find me?”
“Just followed the scent of blood.” Spike said, more joking than serious.
“No, seriously, I got worried and I got this weird feeling….”
“Weird feeling?” Buffy asked him.
“More like a sense.”
“Or someone tipped you off?”
“No one tipped me off.”
“Well, are you going to get me out of here?” Buffy said, more as a demand than a request.
Spike managed to get Buffy out of D’Hoffryn’s dungeon just in time before D’Hoffryn hit the red button that caused an explosion. Happy that Buffy was finally dead, D’Hoffryn put his plan in motion to rule Sunnydale as his minions ran amuck.
Dark Buffy and Spike lie motionless outside amongst the rubble from the cave……