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This story is No. 1 in the series "Buffy and Charmed Crossover". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: Willow takes a trip to San Francisco, and meets The Charmed Ones.

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Charmed > Willow-CentereddaviderlFR1355,41802010,6875 Mar 0717 Mar 07Yes

Wendigo, Banshee, Vampire, Dog and Man

Wendigo, Banshee, Vampire, Dog and Man

They heard Willow slowly come down the stairs. It took her a while to find them in the living room.

“She’s gone,” Willow said, her voice barely above a whisper. “She had to go back.”

“Are you all right?”

“Not really, but I will be, after a while. I guess I better go. I’m sure the sooner I get out of your sight . . . .”

“Don’t be ridiculous. You can’t leave now. We were just getting to know one another.”

“Like you really want to be around someone who turns into an evil thing and tries to kill you?”

“We’ve all changed into evil beings at one time or another.” Piper said. “I was a Wendigo and Phoebe was a banshee.”

“I was a vampire.” Paige put in.

“Even Prue was changed into a dog.” Phoebe said.

“And a man.” Piper added.


“She was our older sister, and she was killed by the Source.” Piper explained. “It was hard losing her. Just as hard as it was for you to lose Tara.”

“I don’t know about you guys,” Paige said, trying to change the somber mood. “But I’m starved. How about if I order some Chinese takeout?”

“Fine with me.”

“Me, too.”

“Willow? That sound okay to you?”

“I’m really not very hungry. But I am very tired. If it’s okay with you guys, I’d just like to go to bed, if you really want me to stay.”

“Of course we do.” Phoebe said. “Why don’t you take my room, and I’ll bunk in with Paige. Come on, I’ll show you where everything is.”

Before she turned to follow Phoebe, Willow said, “I’m really, REALLY sorry about everything. I don’t know what else to say.”

“We know you are. You get a good night’s sleep, and you’ll feel better in the morning.” Piper told her.

* * * * *

The next morning when they got up and went down to the kitchen they found a note from Willow, who had left hours earlier.

As you can see, I used my magic to fix everything. No use having it if you can’t do some good with it, right? I can’t tell you how bad I feel about what I tried to do. I really thought I had my magic under control, but, obviously I didn’t. But thanks to you guys, I’ll work that much harder to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. Thank you for showing me what truly GOOD magic can do. And thank you for giving me those precious minutes with Tara.

All my Love and all my Respect,

* * * * *

Willow arrived back at Buffy’s late that night, quietly came in through the back door and went upstairs to her room. But Buffy heard her come in and met her at the top of the stairs.

“You’re back early. Is everything all right?”

“Not really, but I’ll be okay.”

“Are you sure?”

“I’m sure.”

“You want to talk about it?”

“Not now. Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel more like it, but right now I just want to go to bed.”

“Sure. We can talk tomorrow.”

Willow smiled weakly and went into her bedroom and shut the door. She put her suitcase down then went to a chest of drawers and took out a sweater that had belonged to Tara. It still had the faint but delicious smell of her on it.

Willow laid down on the bed and curled up in a ball, Tara’s sweater clutched tightly to her breast.

“Good night, Baby,” she whispered, letting the tears fall. “Someday we’ll be together again.”

The End

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