Buffy slammed her stake into the vamps heart. Dust settled around her, so dusting wasn’t part of her contract, it was a part of her and she damn well wasn’t going to quit. Inhaling the young woman leaned against the brick wall, she didn’t get out much anymore because of her so called friends. Angel and the rest kept her locked up at Wolfram and Hart, well except Spike, but they weren’t really on good terms with the whole attraction thing.
The alley door clanged shut, Buffy spun around, stake tucked up her sleeve. Her posture relaxed once she saw who it was, “What do you need?”
“What did you want?”
“I wanted to deal with my pain in silence. I wanted my friends to believe they did the right things, I didn’t want to face everyone and have to be okay. I wanted to not have to answer questions I shouldn’t even have a clue what the answers were,” her voice was soft in response to the man’s level question.
“So you gave up feeling? No offense, but that is beyond screwed up.”
Buffy swallowed, “I know.”
“Yet you still did it.”
“If you knew me, really knew me, you would understand that sometimes living isn’t in the cards,” her voice dripped with anger.
“Everyone you know is going to die, and you’re alright with that?”
“Escaped souls barely scratch the surface of paranormal crap. Does being dead and resurrected mean nothing in this day and age? Vampires, demons, werewolves, witches-they all exist. I didn’t come as a newbie to this job this life. I was born for it.”
His face was twisted into disgust, “That’s weird, you’re weird and creepy. But understand this, if you can help Sam, I’m going to damn well make sure you do. Cause I care about my friends, and if I can help keep him alive I’ll do anything to do that.”
That said he turned his back on the Slayer turned Reaper and went back into the bar.
Buffy laughed lightly under her breath, “Goody-goody Ben, maybe this won’t be as boring as I thought.”
And maybe Buffy could keep the Willow-esque man from following in the Witch’s footsteps.
Okay here is chapter three. Just a little Ben and Buffy interaction. This struck me because he has a lot of Willow like traits and Sock has Xander traits. Well please review.