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This story is No. 3 in the series "Non-Crossover Shorts". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: A very bad way to wake up, when you're buried six feet under. Woe to the next person you meet.

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BtVS/AtS Non-Crossover > Dark(Current Donor)ShieldageFR726250102,7787 Sep 0615 Jul 08Yes


BtVs by Whedon & M.E.

Manny the vampire grabbed a shovel and began to dig. He'd always been tickled pink whenever he unleashed a new vampire on an unsuspecting world. Sure, he knew that most vampires didn't turn their food, but he liked bumping into his 'children' every now and then on the street, except for the one that had tried to stake him...

Manny hadn't seen any of his random victims rising recently so he decided to stalk a particular person, find out where his family was likely to bury him and wait for him to rise, thereby removing the nagging doubt that his blood had somehow gone impotent.

The first part of the operation had been a success, but his week-long stake-out of the fresh grave produced no results, so he'd been reduced to manual labor. He had considered stealing a grave-digging machine and draining everybody who noticed, but he'd dismissed that as too noisy an operation, especially with a Slayer on patrol.

The ground proved no match for his enhanced strength (although he did have to find a second shovel) and soon enough the coffin was unearthed.

Popping up the lid, his nose immediately wrinkled at the odd stench, which he traced to the ripened color of his victim's arms, although the rest of the body seemed unnaturally preserved.

Manny leaned over the still form trying to find out what had gone wrong, when it sat up suddenly, sharp teeth questing for his neck. Unable to dodge, he had time for a sharp startled cry before his throat was torn out and the insanely hungry jaws came in for a second bite.

Manny felt his unlife draining into the mouth latched on to what was left of his neck. Paralyzed, he felt something pass through his body and the ravaged form beneath him burst into a cloud of dust.

Manny laid there for a second at the base of the coffin, wondering if his blood actually had any nutrition in it, until a second crossbow bolt entered his chest and he left the world for good.


"Giles," Buffy said, turning to her Watcher with a pout on her face. "The vampires were having an orgy and they didn't invite me."

"Oh," he answered, adjusting his glasses. "I'm sure it was just lost in the mail."

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