Disclaimer: I don’t own Tru Calling or Buffy, but if I owned Tru Calling, I would have found a way to keep it going.
Review questions answered: Kiwikatipo
: Sorry, about the bad present tense. I copied the same scene of where Warren attacked Buffy in her backyard into the story, from a transcript website, so that's why it was all funny and what not. I went back and fixed it.tonisinmone and CPTSkip
: You'll have to find out if I'm gonna be saving any of the Scoobies. MWAHAHAHAHA
- Last time on Recalling:
“Do it. Get her to ask you to rewind the day.” She [Willow] ordered.
“Will, I can’t control when it’ll happen. If I could I would be telling her to do it right now.” Faith reasoned.
“But, I need her. Please just do it.” Willow continued to plead.
“Willow, please understand it doesn’t happen for everyone.”
Faith goes over to comfort Willow, when Tara’s face flips to hers, “Save me Faith!”
Faith’s day rewound and she shot up in bed. “Shit.” She muttered.
Faith sat up and threw off her sheets. She muttered curses under her breath as she ran down the steps.
The doorbell rang and she sprinted past it, knocking Dawn aside. “Whoops sorry Dawn.” She muttered as she made it into the kitchen.
“Giles, can I speak to you outside for a second?” she questioned as she came into the kitchen.
Giles looked at Faith for a second before nodding, and walking with her outside.
They sat down on the chairs and Faith looked at him. “It happened.” She groaned.
“What happened?” he questioned.
“The do over day, a body asked for my help yesterday so our today is my yesterday again.” She explained.
“Oh, right. Who was the body?”
“Tara, but that’s not the point.”
“What? How can that not be the point? One of your friends…” raged Giles.
“Jack sees tid bits of what the person saw that day. He’s going to see me hanging around her. I’m screwed.” Faith explained.
“What happened yesterday when Willow looked up your past name?” he inquired.
“She told him that there was nothing there, and then I told them all.” Faith stated, putting her head in her hands.
“Well, we could pass you off as Faith for now. Until we figure out what we are going to do.”
“Oh good, thank god. I guess we should head back in. Oh, by the way, I’m skipping my classes today.”
“Cuz the magic box got robbed. Two things were stolen. And you got a nice whack to the head as a consolation prize.” Faith stated.
“Oh, good idea.”
They walked back into the kitchen and saw all the Scoobies sitting in it, awaiting them.
“Ok, here goes explanation round 2.” She muttered.
The gang gave her a look and she explained her other calling to them again. They had the same reaction as the day before, but when Xander asked if she had had any more do over days, she looked away.
“Yeah, this is one for me.” She whispered.
“Oh..." Dawn questioned softly, “who bit the big one?”
“DAWN!” yelled Buffy.
Faith raised her eyes and looked over at Tara. “I’m sorry…”
Tara teared up a little, but asked, “How?”
“Warren came crashing into the Magic Box shooting a gun, and hit you. You died instantly.” Faith summarized.
“Well, you were given this day for a reason right Faith? Or should we call you Tru?” Willow stated.
“Let’s stick with Faith. When Jack’s day rewinds, he sees clips of what the deceased saw, so he’ll see me with you. For now Giles said we should pass me off as a look-a-like.”
"Alright, so we have that settled. What are we going to do about the Geek Trio or is it Uno now?" Buffy asked.
"I am thinking that Willow and Tara could do a locator spell to find Warren and stop him from acting out this day again." Giles stated.
"Faith, did anything else happen that we should be looking into?"
"There was a robbery at the Magic Box, I'm skipping my classes to avoid having it happen again." she remembered.
"What was stolen?"
"The Meltio Stone and the Trie Dagger. Giles said 'they are used in a bunch of rituals and that one of the rituals might have a connection to the symbol from the kids.'"
"Alright, here's what we are going to do. Willow, Tara, Faith and I will go to the Magic Box with Giles and Anya, to being research mode. Xander and Dawn will go to school and come over once the day is over.
"Willow and Tara will put up a protection spell around the stone and dagger that got stolen and then do a locator spell to locate Warren and Faith and I will go out and get him." Buffy ordered.
"No offense Buff, but I need to be around Tara today. Jack may try to move up the time table now that he has seen 'me' around her." Faith reasoned.
"Alright, fine, let's go."
The gang split up and went their separate ways. As they got to the Magic Box, Giles opened the door to see Spike rifling through some of the materials.
"Spike, what the hell do you think your doing?" Giles demanded.
"Um... rifling through your objects." Spike responded pocketing an object.
Buffy walked over to him, yanked the object out of his pocket, dragged him to the door, gave him his blanket and threw him outside. "Alright, it's go time."
Willow and Tara walked over to the two objects that Faith pointed out and cast protection charms on them, before walking over to the counter and pulling out the ingredients for a location spell. While the Wiccans were prepping the spell, Giles climbed up the steps and went to the stacks and began handing them down to his slayers.
Once he handed the books he thought the rituals would be in, to Faith and Buffy, he descended the stairs and began looking through them with Buffy and Faith.
"We can't get a fix on his location." Willow said after a while.
"Great, ok... I guess I'll just scope out the stores that sell guns and wait for him. Luckily there is only one." Buffy sighed.
She left the room and Giles and Faith went back to looking at the books, with Tara and Willow came over to join them. They spent the majority of the day going through the books, while Anya dealt with any customers.
As Faith closed the last book on the table, she reluctantly admitted, "There is no mention of the stone and dagger in relation to the symbol."
"So what do we do now?" Tara asked.
"I honestly wish I knew." Giles stated.
Anya announced that she was getting called away, so she left to deal with the scorned woman, and that's when 4 guys crashed through the room.
The men ran at Faith and the others, but they were quickly disposed of and all but one were sent back out the door. They tied the fourth up and awaited his return to consciousness.
After a few minutes, Buffy came back empty handed. "No luck what so ever. No sign of Warren."
"Great, which means Jack probably, got to him." Faith stated.
"How do you figure?" asked Willow.
"I don't really know. He's just creepy like that. He probably saw Warren kill you," she stated in direction to Tara, "and went looking for him today. Probably offered some assistance some how."
"Like what?" Tara questioned.
"I don't know." was the reply.
"Why did he even take out Tara? She never did anything against him. I woulda thought he'd go after me." Buffy inputted.
"I think he was, but got distracted and he shot wildly, which caused him to shoot Tara." Faith elaborated.
"So when did it happen? Jack would want it to happen around the same time right?" Giles asked.
"I really don't know. I mean in the past he's tried it all day. He doesn't care when it happens as long as destiny is preserved. But it happened around 4:14."
The group nodded and looked to Giles for what to do. At that moment, a groan was heard from the wanna be robber. They moved over to him, pulled off his mask.
"What...? Who the hell are you?" he asked groggily.
"Quiet, we'll be the ones asking the questions." Giles ordered. "Who are you, and what were you doing in my shop?"
"I'm a servant of the supreme lord. He alone will judge me." the man spat at Giles.
"You're a monk?" inquired Buffy.
"Yes, you ignorant blonde." the robber/monk retorted.
Buffy glared at him, before walking away. Giles turned his attention back to their captive.
"What did you and your brethren want with the Meltio stone and the Trie dagger?"
"Why would I tell you?" he responded.
"You are a strong believer in the supreme lord correct?" Faith asked.
"Yes I am."
"Then it would be a crime against your religion to lie to us."
The monk glared at Faith.
"So what ritual were you going to perform with those items?" Giles inquired.
The monk opened his mouth to answer when Jack burst into the shop.
"Hello Tru," Jack smirked, "Did you think you could hide from me forever?"
Faith looked stunned before responding, "I'm sorry who?"
"Don't play games Tru."
"My name is Faith."
"Right, and I am the Eiffel Tower."
Faith stared him down, while Buffy was making her way over to him to take him down.
"Don't try it blondie, or your sister dies." he ordered.
"What?" Buffy asked.
"Yea, Tru don't you notice what time it is?" Jack asked looking at Faith.
Faith glanced down at her watch and saw it was 4:14. "The time Tara died."
"Yes, and notice how Warren isn't around here. I had a nice chat with him and sent him to guard over bimbo here's sister while I came to collect you."
"What do you want Jack?" Faith asked.
"Like I'd tell you, can't spoil all my material at once." Jack scoffed.
Buffy looked at Willow and mouthed Xander, to which Willow nodded. Willow reached out to Xander through the 'Scooby Link' and told him what was going on. He replied that he was on it and he'd get Dawn away from Warren. Willow then nodded to Buffy.
"So what do we need to do?" asked Faith, glancing at the others.
"Everyone stay here, Tru come with me." Jack said, waving his arm towards the door.
Everyone sat down and watched as Faith walked towards the door with Jack.
As they were about to walk through the door, Jack's cell phone went off.
"Jack Harper." he answered sharply. He nodded into the phone a few times, and grinned.
"Seems like one of your friends tried to be a hero. Ended up getting both him and the girl shot." he smirked.
A/N: I know Jack is a little OOC, but it just kinda came out as I was writing it. Hope you all like the new chapter! And sorry it took me so loooooong to update. I kinda lost interest in the story cuz some of my other stories took precedence. Last night I took a look at the ratings some of you guys had given my story, I decided to appease you and update lol.