TITLE: Pain Or Pleasure Part 2
DISCLAIMER: Buffy belongs to Joss Whedon and Hellraiser Franchise is the property of Clive Barker
Rating: FR21 (To be safe)
SUMMARY: Just where is Buffy and who is it that has her
TIME LINE: Same as last chapter
Buffy’s eyes sprung open and she tried to move but found she was still bound with the chains from earlier. She didn’t know where she was or how long she had been there but she was starting to feel hungry. She could feel her blood lust growing and she needed something soon or she was going to snap.
“Why fight it? go with your nature.”
Buffy tried to turn and see where the voice was coming from but whoever it was would not show themselves.
“My nature says to rip your head off and use it as a paperweight. Do you still think I should go with my nature?” she growled at the unseen voice.
She heard a chuckle from behind her. “Your mother will be so proud.”
“My mother is dead, I ate her myself,” she shot back. “She tasted like beef if I remember right.”
“The filthy human who reared you is dead but your birth giver is still in this existence.” The voice said so near Buffy that she could feel their breath on her neck.
“And you know this how?” she jerked trying to move out the way just as the door opened . She turned to see the obese demon from earlier dragging something into the room.
“And you are?” Buffy looked him over, straining to see what was in the bag.
“He cannot talk.” The voice said from behind as another demon walked in.
“Nice to know, now how about you tell me where the hell I am?” she snarled starting to get pissed off.
“You still don’t know?”
She shrugged. “Oz?”
The figure turned around to face Buffy, it was the female creature from earlier. “Now girl…” the shackles were undone and she dropped to the floor. “Try and trick us and you will regret it.”
The fat demon opened the bag and a human slid out of it. He grabbed a hold of his hair and dragged him over to Buffy.
“Eat Princess.” A voice came into her head, different from before.
She slowly stood up looking between the demons and down at the human not sure if they were trying to trick her. Finally the hunger proved too much and she grabbed him and pulled him up. She tore into his neck, locking eyes with him as she drained him.
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“Are we having fun?”
A brunette woman came into the hall and the creatures backed up and left as she waited on Buffy dropping the body. The stranger walked over and wiped the blood from her face and took her hand.
“Come sit with me a while.” She guided Buffy over to a seat and sat down opposite her.
“Now where to begin…” she started. “My name is Angelique and I am…?”
“The Queen of Sheba.” Buffy interrupted her with a glare.
She smirked at the interruption then restarted talking. “Not quite Elizabeth, I am your mother... I realize you don’t believe me but you will come to in time, now…” she looked around. “Do you know where you are?”
“Well I’m guessing it isn’t the Garden of Eden so how about Hell?” she shrugged.
“On no this is much more,” Angelique explained ignoring the sarcasm. “This my sweet child is the Labyrinth.”
A scream came from nowhere bringing a smile to both mother and daughters faces’.
“Ah what a sound,“ Angelique continued. “Now before we were interrupted…” she turned to her daughter again. “You were taken…stolen from me a long time ago and were allowed to live among the filth up above,” she spat. “It was your father who decided for some god forsaken reason.”
“Go on.” Buffy urged. No matter how much she wanted to deny the fact she couldn’t. She could feel the bond between them and it was unmistakable.
“You are heir to here…Hell’s Princess but the truth could only be revealed if you got a hold of the Lament Configuration.” She stood and motioned for Buffy to follow her out the door.
“You mean the box?” the blonde asked as she followed the other woman along the corridor. “ But if you are my mother why can’t you take over here?” she growled starting to feel hungry once again, it was the strangest feeling, she had never had this much need before.
She saw something move in the corner of her eye and turned to see a face moving in the wall and it sounded as if it was groaning and she could hear others as well. She looked back to ask Angelique what was going on but she was no longer there and in her place was a creature like before but rather than just being bald like the others this one’s scalp had been split and it was attached to her shoulders by chains and her brain was visible.
“You’re a…” Buffy walked around her.
“Cenobite, yes,” Angelique replied. Buffy looked at her confused so she continued. “ Who ever opens the box, we bring them back here and torture them…the truly innocent are safe from us.” She finished walking into the room nearest her with Buffy following her.
The other Cenobites were torturing what looked like a human but Buffy couldn’t be sure as all their skin had been ripped off. They turned when they saw Buffy, nodded then continued what they were doing. A smile appeared on her face and she walked over and stopped in front of…whatever it was.
She grabbed it by the back of the neck and pulled it in front of her, licking what had been it’s cheek and savoring the blood that was everywhere. It tasted better than any she had ever touched before.
“Help me!” the human whispered thinking she would take pity on it. Buffy broke out into a smile sinking her teeth into his neck and ripping it out as she drained it.
“Does she please?” Angelique stood beside the demon with the pins in his head also known as Xipe Totec or the Dark Lord Of Hell.
“It is of no importance to me one way or another.” He replied as Buffy disappeared from in front of them.
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“You want me pissed off then you are going the right way about it.” Buffy growled looking around the room or corridor…whatever it was.
“Ah to be young and impatient!” a voice came from above her. She looked up to see a giant cube like the one earlier but this one was just floating in the middle of the air.
“Great I have a box talking to me.” She flung her arms in the air sighing. When she looked around she seemed to be on the edge of whatever this place was and looking down it seemed to be bottomless.
She stepped back and looked back up at the box “I’m guessing it isn’t milk and cookies down there?”
“Ah you have humor little one. That is a rarity here which I have missed.”
“Child!” Buffy snorted as her ridges came out, “I’m over two hundred.”
“Yes you are.” The reply came as if it was talking to an insolent child.
She flipped him off and turned to leave but something deep inside told her to listen to him. She slowly turned and looked back at him “So who are you anyway?”
“I have many names girl, Leviathan, ruler of the Labyrinth and to you Father.”
Buffy burst out laughing at the last comment. “Now that was good,” she snorted. “You are telling me that you Mr Cube… are my dad.”
The box started changing shape and fell in front of her and right before her eyes changed into a demon at least nine foot with claws and bright red eyes.
“So innocent yet naive child. You will soon find all is not as it seems.”
Buffy thought for a minute then turned red “Piss off…if you think I am going to turn into one of those ugly bald things with a leather fetish…”
“Fine, Cenobite then you have another thing coming.”
“You have to choose to become one of us,” Angelique appeared out of nowhere. “Or you take your true form.”
“Quiet!” Leviathan roared and the whole Labyrinth trembled with the impact causing Buffy to jump back into Angelique.
“I will never hurt you child but your mother is right you will have to choose. But before you do, you must understand this…”
“If I become a Cenobite, I lose my will but what if I choose the other option?” she had already figured it out.
“That is the big question,” he turned to Angelique. “Go and ask Lord Totec to come to me.”
When she left he turned back to Buffy “You will see and hear things here that you won’t believe in but soon you will come to accept them.”
Buffy had known the answer before she even set foot in this place. This was the thing she had been looking for all along.
“Do it.” She nodded.
There was a flash of light and Buffy was pulled into it screaming with pain like she had never felt before.
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“So she has chosen.” The female Cenobite known as Nicolette looked up at the light.
All the demons had been summoned to the Great Hall.
“We didn’t get her,” Angelique had a look of sorrow on he face. “if only I had, had more time.”
Totec turned and a chain appeared around her neck while knifes buried themselves into her stomach.
“You will do well to remember your place demon,” he growled. “Make no mistake, just because she is your blood does not mean you will disrespect me.”
“Subjects,” Leviathan’s voice was heard as he walked into the hall and sat on the throne. “Let me introduce you to your princess and new ruler Elana.”
Every demon turned to see her and although she had demon qualities now, she still had human features.
Her hair had grown down to her feet and was now jet black with purple streaks in it. Her eyes were now bright red and her ridges were permanent. Her nails had now became talons.
Totec was the first to kneel and bow to her.