100-word BtVS Drabble, VERY AU. All characters belong to their respective creators and are used without any intention of damaging copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis. Warrior of the People
By Marcus L. Rowland
"...Accept our offering. Know our prayer. Osiris, raise the warrior of the people..."
Willow coughed, retched and vomited another snake. Before she could continue there was a roar of engines and the biker demons arrived. The Urn of Osiris shattered, the magic was gone.
Hours later, as Sunnydale burned, Willow said "Something took the magic. Why isn't Buffy here?"
"You made a mistake," said Tara. "The words weren't quite what we rehearsed. Something took the power, but it wasn't Buffy."
"Then what was it?"
In Bolivia an unmarked grave opened. Che Guevara was back, and this time he was mad... End Author's note:
After writing this I learned that Che's body was found and returned to Cuba in 1997, several years before
BtVS season 6. "In Cuba an ornate mausoleum opened..." doesn't have the same ring somehow, so for the purposes of this story it never happened. Willow's ritual is from Buffy episode 6.01, with a small change - the original was "Here lies the warrior of the people. Let her cross over."