Prologue - Death And Rebirth
None of it is mine! If I owned any of these characters I would not be writing right now. All things Buffy belong to Joss Whedon and Charmed belongs to the WBSummary:
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.’Spoilers:
Set one year after the Angel episode ‘The Girl in Question’ and about two years after the Buffy Series Finale. Buffy, Willow, and Xander are all 24, Faith is 23, and Dawn and Andrew are 19. No Willow/Kennedy.
As for Charmed, I’m not really sure what season it is, though Cole isn’t dead or evil, Leo never became an Elder, and both Wyatt and Chris have been born. Wyatt is four and Chris is two.
This is a response to a challenge found on TTH, so I hope that the challenger reads this and enjoys it. I’m not too sure where I’m going with this or how I’m getting there other than what’s required in the challenge. So far I only have the prologue written and I pretty much make everything up as I type, so I guess we’ll see what happens. This is the first time I’ve ever written any of the Charmed characters, so let me know how I did.
Anyway, I hope y’all enjoy this.A/N:
Thank You to the very talented TouchoftheWind for the wonderful banner! A Charmed Slayer
Buffy woke with a start and quickly sat up in bed, the remnants of her dream fading fast. All she could remember were a few flashes; one of a nice manor in what looked like a city, some sort of Celtic symbol she vaguely remembered from one of Willow’s books, a tri-something-or-other. There was a man of about thirty with dirty blonde hair and blue eyes disappearing in a shower of blue and white sparkles, a brunette woman who looked to be quite pregnant, probably about 8 months or so, a redhead who was also quite pregnant, though not as far along as the brunette, maybe only about six or seven months along. There was also with longish brown hair who seemed to be younger than the brunette but older than the redhead and was holding a baby in her arms with a very attractive dark haired man standing behind her with his arms around her waist and his chin resting on her shoulder. Buffy also remembered flashes of two little boys, the older looking about four with blonde hair and blue eyes and the younger about two with brown hair and blue eyes, both boys disappearing in a shower of blue and white sparkles just like the first guy she had seen. Somehow Buffy seemed to know that Sparkle Man and the first brunette were married and the parents of the two little boys and that the three women were sisters. She wasn’t sure how she knew these things, she just did. She also had the odd feeling that there had once been a fourth sister, but that she was gone now.
Buffy sighed and shook her head before crawling out of bed to start her day. Glancing at the clock on her bedside table she noticed that it was just after 10:30 in the morning. ‘Ugh, Shower.’ She thought, heading out of her room.
Thirty minutes later Buffy left the bathroom feeling refreshed and much more awake than she had upon entering.
“Hey, Buff!” Nineteen-year-old Dawn Summers greeted her sister as the older woman entered the kitchen. “How was patrol last night?” She asked.
“It was okay, fairly quiet, actually.” The twenty-four-year old replied.
“Well Giles called and wants everyone to meet at the Council Offices at noon, which means we have to leave in about twenty minutes, so you’d better eat.” Dawn said.
Buffy grinned at her sister, “Nah, that’s okay, I’ll eat at the meeting, you know Xander will bring donuts.”
The younger Summers laughed, “Too true,” She said.
Shortly after the defeat of The First and the destruction of the Sunnydale Hellmouth a little over two years ago, Giles had decided to recreate the Watcher’s Council since the were so many newly activated Slayers out there who would need to be trained. So along with Buffy, Dawn, Faith, Willow, Xander, and Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in Los Angeles, Giles created an all new Council. However, the new Council had some major changes from the original. For instance, the new Council was known as the Slayers Council instead of the Watchers Council as it was created fir the Slayers, not the Watchers who merely worked there. Also, Slayers and future Slayers were no longer taken from their family at a young age to be trained for their destinies. They were now allowed to have family, friends, and a life outside of Slaying; in fact, it was encouraged.
Giles, Buffy, Faith, Dawn, Willow, Xander, Wes, and Andrew made up the core of the Slayers Council. The eight of them ran the new Council and kept track of all the newly activated Slayers and their Watchers. Giles and Wes were the heads of the Watchers Department, Buffy and Faith headed up the Slayers Department, Willow and Dawn were in charge of the Magics Department, Xander was the head of Weapons and Tactical, and Andrew was in charge of the Archives. They had offices all over the world; in London, Rome, Japan, Russia, Egypt, Spain, Brazil, Australia, Canada, New York, and L.A, as well as their Headquarters in Cleveland near the Hellmouth there.
Shortly after noon the core of the Slayers Council, minus Wes who was in L.A, gathered in the main conference room of their Rome Offices.
“So, Giles, What’s the what?” Faith asked once everyone was seated.
Xander nodded as he placed a box of donuts on the table. “Yeah, G-Man, what’s with the emergency meeting?” The one-eyed man questioned.
Giles sighed as he took off his glasses and began cleaning them. “Xander, I have repeatedly asked you not to call me that. And as for the ‘what,’ my sources have informed me of a new demon in town. Apparently it is quite powerful and very nearly indestructible. It is called a Torqlan and it is just over ten feet tall with spikes all over its body which are highly poisonous,” The former librarian explained.
“Okay, so it’s big, strong, and has deadly spikes all over…How do we kill it?” Dawn asked as she reached for a jelly donut.
“In order to kill a Torqlan, you must break its neck-”
“Okay, so it’s a simple neck-snappage, no big,” Buffy stated.
Giles sighed again, “No, Buffy, not so simple. Like I said, this thing is over ten feet tall and has poisonous spikes all over its body. There is an especially high concentration of these spikes around the demon’s neck, making it nearly impossible to break the neck without touching the spikes. The poison in this thing’s spikes is strong enough to kill an ordinary human instantly with the slightest of pricks; a Slayer would be dead in a matter of minutes.”
“However, there are no spikes around the creature’s temples,” Giles told them, “So if you can get it down and avoid the spikes, you should be able to place your hands at its temples, twist and snap its neck.
“I want all of you on this. Even Andrew, though he will only be there in a documentary capacity. I want to see if we can find any weaknesses to add to the information we already have.
“We’ll go after it tonight. My source said that the Torqlan has been seen multiple times in one of the cemeteries in the southern end of the city, we’ll start there. Take as many long range weapons as possible,” Giles ordered. “We’ll meet in the Weapons Room at ten pm sharp.”
Everybody nodded before moving on to more pleasant topics.
Ten o’clock found Buffy, Dawn, Willow, Giles, Xander, Faith, and Andrew in the Weapons Room at the Slayer Offices selecting their weapons for the night.
Once everyone was ready the headed out. Twenty minutes later they arrived at the cemetery. It wasn’t long before they found the Torqlan Demon.
As soon as they spotted the demon, the gang immediately sprang into action. Andrew moved back to a safe distance from the fighting and turned on his camcorder to record the action. Willow moved off to the side out of the demon’s line of sight and started murmuring a spell. Xander, Giles, and Dawn all let loose bolts from the crossbows they held, all of which hit their marks but barely fazed the demon. Buffy and Faith jumped forward, both with long swords in hand to battle the demon.
After close to five minutes of fighting and a lot of dodging on the part of the two Slayers, Willow finished her spell, sapping the demon’s energy and making it stumble and fall to its knees. Buffy quickly moved in for the kill. She placed her hands at its temples and moved to snap the Torqlan’s neck. Just as she applied pressure and twisted the demon’s arm shot up, its hand and all the spikes covering it impaling the blonde Slayer in the stomach at the same time that its neck snapped. The demon slumped to the ground, dead and Buffy reached down to grip its arm and pull the spike-covered hand from her gut. She heard Dawn scream her name, looked up and briefly met her sister’s gaze before collapsing to the ground, blood pouring from the wound in her stomach.
The gang crowded around Buffy as she lie gasping for breath on the ground.
“Buffy?” Dawn whispered as she knelt next to her dying sister.
Faith knelt down next to Dawn and reached over to grab the blonde Slayer’s hand. “Come on, B, don’t die on me know. Please,” She said softly while trying to hold the tears back.
Buffy looked up at her sister and friends, her family, “Shh, Dawnie, it’s okay. We all know I’m going to a better place and you’ll all be with me again someday. Remember what I said before, Dawnie, and live for me, kay. I love you.” She then looked over at her Sister Slayer. “Faith, you gotta promise me something, okay? You gotta promise me that you’ll take care of Dawnie and the rest of the gang. You’re the Senior Slayer now, capital S’s and everything, make me proud, kay.” She said, her breathing labored.
The dark haired Slayer nodded, “I promise.” She said as silent tears flowed down her face.
“Giles, you’ve been like a father to me ever since you became my Watcher and I love you, so much. Take care of everyone for me. Andrew, keep on doin’ what you’re doin’, it’s important. And Willow and Xander, I love you guys. Take care of yourselves and each other.
“I’ll be watching over all of you.” And with that, Buffy’s eyes drifted shut and she drew her last breath, content that at least this time she had been able to say goodbye to her loved ones.
Dawn, Faith, Giles, Willow, Xander, and Andrew just sat there for a few minutes, tears cascading down their faces as they mourned their friend. Again.
San Francisco, California - A Few Minutes Later
A brunette woman gasped and her hands flew quickly to her swollen belly. She looked down to see a puddle forming at her feet and her eyes widened. “No, it’s too early,” she whispered, “I’m not due for another month.”
At that moment a small blonde boy of about four entered the room and looked at her. “Mommy?” He asked with a curious look, “Did you have an accident, Mommy?”
The brunette looked up and smiled at her older son, “No, Sweetie, I didn’t have an accident. It’s just time for your new brother or sister to get here.” She told him. “Now, why don’t you go get your Daddy and tell him Mommy said that it’s time. He’ll know what I mean, Okay?”
“Okay, Mommy,” The little boy said as he left the room.
The brunette then started making her way towards the front door of the manor house she and her family lived in. She was quickly joined by her blonde son and her husband who was carrying their younger, dark haired son in one arm and her over night bag in the other hand. The woman quickly grabbed the older boy by the hand and placed her free hand on her husband’s shoulder. Moments later, all four disappeared in a shower of blue and white sparkles only to reappear shortly afterwards in an out of the way hall at the local hospital.
The woman was quickly checked in and ushered into a delivery room while her husband called her sisters and told them of the impending delivery.
As soon as one of his sister-in-laws arrived, the husband, an attractive man with blue eyes and blonde hair, joined his wife in the delivery room.
Just over eleven hours later the woman’s two sisters, a redhead and another brunette who held a six-month-old baby in her arms, their husbands and the woman’s two sons entered the room to meet the newest member of their family.
The once again new father grinned as he gently took his newborn daughter from his exhausted wife’s arms before turning to the rest of his family, giving them a look at the baby he now held. She had dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes and was very adorable, a nice blend of her parents. “Everybody say ‘Hello’ to our family’s newest addition: Melinda Prudence Halliwel!”
I hope you all liked it, like I said, it’s my first time writing any of the Charmed characters. Leave me a review and let me know what you think.
Oh, and in case anyone cares, this chapter was 2,041 words long.
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