A Charmed SlayerAuthor:
I don’t own them; if I did I wouldn’t be writing fanfiction. Summary:
Buffy is killed in action and reborn with new powers and a whole new destiny. The Powers That Be prevent her from seeing anyone from her past life until her eighteenth birthday when a new enemy appears and Angel Investigations must find the ‘Reborn Champion.’Pairings:
Um….Okay, there’s a lot…Piper/Leo, Phoebe/Cole, Paige/Henry, Dawn/Connor, Faith/Lindsey, Fred/Wes, Willow/Oz, Wyatt/Josh and there will eventually be more… Spoilers:
BtVS – Post-Chosen and Post-Never Fade Away for Angel, with a few changes. Charmed – Not really sure, Post-Season 7, I guess, but with a lot of changes. Cole never got permanently Vanquished, him and Phoebe are still together. And I’ve decided that while Leo did
become an Elder, after everything with the Avatars, he went back to being a regular Whitelighter.Warnings:
Yes, you’re reading that correctly; I am updating A Charmed Slayer! I am sooooo
sorry for the wait! I can’t believe it took me so long to get this written! *cough*ayearandfourmonths*cough* Hopefully, this won’t disappoint anyone. Again, sorry for the wait. *looks apologetic* Forgive me?
Chapter 12: Prophecy Found(June 2023)
Dawn looked up as Amithi ran into her office. “What is it, Ami?” she asked.
Ami shoved something onto the desk in front of her mother. “I think we have a live one,” she replied.
Dawn picked up the stack of papers Ami had put on her desk, a piece of parchment with a prophecy written on it on top followed by pages of notebook paper filled with Ami’s handwriting. “What makes you say that?” Dawn asked as she started reading over Ami’s notes.
“There’s a couple lines in the prophecy that refers to the time; ‘twenty years past the Hellmouth’s collapse,’ and then ‘two decades since the Great Calling.’” Ami said. “Sunnydale collapsed and all the Potentials were Called twenty years ago.”
Dawn nodded and turned her attention from the pages to look at her daughter. “Go get everyone together, tell them we have an emergency meeting in five minutes.”
Ami nodded and rushed from the room.
Just over five minutes later, Ami, Jesse, and Andi entered the conference room.
“Okay, everyone’s here,” Angel said as the three teens took their seats. “What’s going on?”
“I think I’ll let Ami explain since she’s the one that found it,” Dawn said and everyone turned to look at Ami.
“We have an apocalypse on our hands. Again. Only this time, we can’t beat it on our own, we need outside help,” Ami started as she looked around at her family sitting at the table around her. “I’m not sure who exactly she is, but the prophecy refers to her as the ‘Reborn Champion’ and as ‘the Powers’ Chosen.’”
“‘Powers’ Chosen?’” Faith repeated. “That sounds like it would mean a Slayer.”
Ami nodded. “That’s what I thought at first, too,” she replied, “only, Slayers haven’t been Chosen since Sunnydale, just Called. Plus, there’s the ‘Reborn Champion’ part.”
“Could it be Mom?” Andi asked. “She was Chosen. And she could maybe be considered ‘reborn’ since she went evil then became good again…Maybe it’s kinda like that whole ‘born again Christian’ thing, only more of a ‘born again Champion’ instead.”
“She still wouldn’t fit,” Ami said shaking her head. “The prophecy mentions her being ‘found in the land of the Gates of Gold’ and says she’s ‘protected dearly by the Charmed Ones and the Twice-Blessed King of Magic.’”
“There’s a King of Magic?” Willow asked, blinking in surprise. “Why didn’t I know this? Giles, why didn’t you ever tell me there’s a King of Magic?”
“I wasn’t aware there was one,” Giles replied. “This is news to me as well. Wesley?”
Wes shook his head. “I’ve never heard of a King of Magic either.”
Angel and Spike both shook their heads, showing they hadn’t heard of him either while Dru simply sat in her seat, humming softly with her head tilted slightly to the side.
“What about these ‘Charmed Ones?’” Lindsey asked. “Has anyone heard of them? Or of ‘the land of the Gates of Gold?’”
There were head shakes and negative responses around the table.
“I actually think I know where the ‘land of the Gates of Gold’ is,” Ami stated, causing everyone to turn to look at her once more. “San Francisco.”
“The Golden Gate Bridge,” Lilian stated as she realized her friends train of thought.
Ami nodded. “It would make sense, wouldn’t it?”
“It’s not like we have any other ideas,” Luna said with a shrug. “Are there any other clues?”
“Not about where to find her, or who she is,” Ami said, shaking her head. “But it mentions the big bad. It says that an ‘old foe will unite with an Old evil;’ which I found it interesting that it differentiated between the ‘old’s. It’s capitalized for the evil, but not the foe. So maybe that’s significant.”
“Maybe ‘old foe’ means someone we’ve fought before?” Fred suggested. “But the ‘Old evil’ is more important, like, well, I don’t actually know, maybe a really old vampire or demon?”
“An Old One…” Wes murmured, his eyes wide.
“Oh dear, let’s hope not,” Giles said.
“Okay, forgive me if I should know this,” Xander said as he looked at Wes and Giles in confusion, “but what’s an Old One?”
“One of the originals,” Spike replied. “Pure demon.”
“Like the Mayor, post Ascension,” Angel added.
“Well…that would not be of the good,” Xander stated as he paled slightly.
“Okay, so we’re probably dealing with someone we’ve already faced teaming up with an Old One and in order to beat them, we have to find this ‘Powers’ Chosen’ ‘Reborn Champion’ who we think is in San Francisco being protected by a King of Magic and some ‘Charmed Ones’ that we’ve never heard of. That about sum it up?” Jesse asked as he looked at Ami.
Ami glanced down at her notes then back at her friend. “Yup. I think that’s about it..”
“Well, we’re screwed,” Jesse deadpanned.
Ami just ignored him as she kept talking. “There’s a little bit more here, but mostly the rest is just filler and fancy wording. Though, uh…It does also kinda mention Angel’s Shanshu…”
“What?” Angel exclaimed sitting up straight in his seat.
“Hey! The Poof isn’t the only vampire with a soul, you know!” Spike stated indignantly. “How do you know it’s about him?”
“Because it doesn’t say ‘vampire with a soul’” Ami said. “It says that ‘the demon with the face of an Angel will meet his final Redemption, and live.’”
“Oh…Well, that does kinda point to the Poof, doesn’t it?” Spike asked rhetorically before slouching down in his seat.
“So, I guess that means Dad’s definitely going to San Fracisco,” Connor said as he looked around at everyone. “Who else is going? We can’t all go; someone has to stay here to run Champion Investigations and keep the demon population in L.A. down.”
“I want to go,” Ami stated immediately. “I need to see this through.”
Dawn and Connor both nodded, though neither was really happy to have their daughter be in the thick of things.
Jesse, Andi, Lilian, and Luna all exchanged looks before piping up in unison. “We’re in.”
“Where one of us goes, we all go,” Luna said simply when it looked like various parents were about to protest.
“We’ll go, too,” Willow said, indicating herself and Oz. “It will probably come in handy to have a werewolf and the most powerful Witch in the world on hand if we’re really facing an Old One.”
“Portals would probably be good, too,” Dawn said.
“Looks like we’re staying behind, Babe,” Faith said as she looked at Lindsey. “If D goes, that means Connor goes. And since Angel’s already going, that leaves me, Spike, and Dru with super strength.”
“I want to go, too,” Xander said. “I can’t just let Jesse go. I know the others will make sure he’s as safe as possible, but…I can’t lose him, too. Plus, there should probably be at least one normal person in the group. Relatively speaking, of course.”
“Wes and I will stay here,” Fred said. “We can help research from here. It might even help to have a bit of distance between us and whatever will be happening.”
“I, too, will stay behind and help research,” Giles said. “I’m not quite as young as I used to be, so my efforts would probably be more beneficial here than there.”
“Okay, so the kids, Dawn, Connor, Willow, Oz, Xander, and I will be going to San Francisco. And Lindsey, Faith, Wes, Fred, Giles, Spike, and Dru will stay here,” Angel said, looking around the table to confirm.
Dru shook her head. “My Spike and I will be going as well, Daddy,” She said, swaying slightly in her seat, her head still tilted slightly.
“Dru-” Angel started to protest, only to be cut off by the Seer.
“I want to see Mummy,” Dru stated firmly, her tone leaving no room for argument. “We’re going.”
“‘Mummy?’” Angel asked, looking intently at his Childe. “Dru, who is your Mummy?”
Dru just giggled and shook her head, a smile dancing over her lips as she continued to sway in her seat. “I’m not telling you,” she sing-songed. “It’ll ruin the surprise!”
“I am so
not riding in the same car as Angel and Dru!” Andi stated as she looked back and forth between the pouting Angel and the giggling and humming Dru. A moment later, she grinned innocently as Angel turned to glare at her. "What?"
I know, I know, it took me forever to update this! And I feel horrible about it! But between Writer’s Block where most of my BtVS fics were concerned and really not having much time to write, this took a lot longer than I had thought it would. Hopefully, it didn’t disappoint. Though, I am sorry I didn’t go into Darla’s sex talk with Wyatt and Josh. I think your imaginations are more than up to the task of filling in that little blank, though.
Anyway, reviews, please? *gives everyone puppy dog eyes*