A New Destiny
Disclaimer: The characters of Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are not mine.
Setting: After Season 2 of BTVS and Buffy entering the seventh year of Hogwarts. Buffy sent Angel to Hell and has been kicked out of the house from her mother. She was also blamed for Kendra’s death. After sending Angelus through the portal, Whistler comes down with a little message from the PTBs. Buffy finds out the truth about her real parents. To better serve the purposes of this story, the Golden Trio are still attending Hogwart's, but not part of the Order. Even though they are most likely old enough, they haven't been invited to join. Also, Dumbledore is still alive.
Author's Note: I have decided to write something a little different from the usual crossover stories. Most stories include Buffy paired up with either Harry or Draco, but this story will NOT be one of them. Also, it’s not very Angel-friendly nor is it Golden Trio-friendly also. I also noticed that many stories make Buffy incredibly dense and inept at magic, and the ones that include her doing magic are either incomplete or she has a hard time doing spells. I hope this story makes up for all of those other ones. I know that some may think that because of the name I used in the story, it will crossover into Alias, but it's not. This is strictly BTVS/HP. I just like the name.
AN: This story contains Femslash.
Buffy looked at the portal with tears in her eyes as it closed with a heavy burden in her heart. She had to kill Angel, the first man she has ever loved, the love of her life. She knew the moment Willow’s spell had taken effect when she looked into his soulful eyes, but Acathla had already begun and she had a duty to save the world despite of her personal feelings. Her heart breaking even more as she watches it finally disappears for good.
Buffy tilted her head back any shouted upwards, “Why does this always happen to me!”
“Because you are The Chosen One,” replied a voice.
Hearing this, the slayer spun her self around to see her facing a strange looking man with the worst fashion style she had ever seen. “Who the hell are you?”
“The name is Whistler. I’m a balance demon that works for the Powers That Be. I’m here to tell you of your new destiny,” replied the stranger.
“Oh really! Is it as wonderful as my current one? You know, the one where I’m one girl against the forces of evil and I’ve just killed my soul mate to save the world! Thanks, but you can keep that new destiny because it can’t be any better than this hell we know as life,” Buffy says snarkily.
Whistler starts to back up just a little intimidated by this little blonde. ‘Boy, if looks could kill!’
Whistler thinks to himself. “Now, now Slayer, sarcasm doesn’t become you. Don’t you at least want to hear what I have to say? Oh, and by the way, Angel was never your soul mate. You two were never supposed to get together. Hello! He’s a vampire, soul or not! You’re a Vampire Slayer! You guys are mortal enemies. He was only supposed to help you because he was on the path of redemption. You were never meant to fall in love. Your true soul mate will be revealed to you in your new path.”
Buffy looks back at him shocked and angry. “You’re lying! What do you mean we were never supposed to get together? So help me, if you’re playing some sick joke on me, I will rip out your ribcage and use it as a hat! You better start at the beginning with this new destiny shit!”
The balance demon eyes the irate slayer warily. “Well it all starts with a prophecy…”
“Of course, what else would it be? For once, why can’t it start with rainbows and sunshine…” mutters Buffy.
“Hey, do you want to hear the story or not?”
“Sorry, you may continue.”
“Oh really! Thanks ever so much!” Whistler says mockingly. “As I was saying, there was a prophecy which states The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches. Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies. And the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not. And either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives. The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies. In the same year, the slayer-witch will have been born to an adversary. Together with the slayer-witch born of the enemy, they can defeat the Dark Lord. Both of the Chosen must be on the side of Light or else Darkness will prevail. The truth of each of their loyalties will be revealed in the final battle.’
This brings us to our subject of your new destiny which resides in a world of witchcraft and wizardry.”
“What! You must be mistaken cos Buffy and magic are very unmixy things. Besides, I’m sure that I’ve never been a witch. That’s Willow’s deal, not mine. I’m just the Slayer.”
“On the contrary, you are indeed a slayer as well as a witch. However you are different from most witches because you are the first slayer-witch to have been born ever. Your magic is different from Willow’s because your magic is a part of you internally. Willow’s magic is Wiccan and different because she draws her power from the energy around her, not within her self. While all slayers are made of magic, a slayer is considered as a magical creature in the wizarding world. They have their own magic naturally as well as witches, but the difference with you and other slayers or witches is that your power is magnified. You could be considered to be the most powerful magical being in the world. Believe me when I say that you will probably pick up magic easily because of who you are. Slayers are naturally adept at magic if they are given the chance to learn. Also your real parents were considered to be very powerful wizards.”
Buffy looks at him with a frown. “What do you mean my real parents were powerful? Hank and Joyce Summers don’t even know magic exists and if they did, my mom would have heard of the slayer when I admitted it was who I am, instead of kicking me out. She didn’t believe me, and she refused to let me go out and fight Angelus. She told me that if I walked out the door, I could never come back. I made a choice to leave since the only other option was letting the world come to an end. Back in L.A. my parents didn’t believe me then as well. I got shoved into a mental ward until I said I lied about vampires. I refuse to believe that they know about this magical world and still didn’t believe me.”
“The reason for this is because they aren’t your real parents. You were taken away from your real parents because of the prophecy. You were given up for adoption in the muggle world so to keep you hidden and safe from Voldemort’s evil clutches,” replies Whistler.
Buffy gives him a confused look and asks, “Muggle? Who’s Voldemort? What are you talking about?”
“Ok, I’m going to explain everything in full detail in a minute, but please no interruptions.” Whistler then goes on to explain the wizarding world and what the different terms mean. He then tells her about Harry Potter, Voldemort, and what the prophecy means. He also tells her about her real parents and how they were Death Eaters and how they were two of the most ruthless ones under the Dark Lord’s rule. He also mentioned that they were in Azkaban, a wizarding prison. By the end of the tale, he notices that Buffy is starting to look defeated.
“So what now? I’m supposed to go back to the magical world and defeat this Voldie Wart guy with Harry Potter?” Buffy asks.
“In a nutshell, yes. He has already found out the prophecy and is starting to make inquiries about what it entails. The fact that you have been living on the Hellmouth made it so that your magical presence was shielded from the wizarding world, but it is only a matter of time before you’re found out and will be hunted for by the Dark Lord. The Powers have already set your path in motion. You will go to Giles to explain that you must leave. You will need to attend Hogwarts to get your magical training. It is vital that you learn in order to win this battle. The headmaster, Professor Dumbledore will arrive there a short while after you do. Everything you choose to tell your watcher is at your discretion,” answers Whistler.
“What about my friends and my mom? Also Sunnydale and the Hellmouth? Who will guard it? ” Buffy questions.
The balance demon looks at her carefully and replies, “Your friends may be told, as well as your mother if you choose to explain to them, but they are not allowed to follow you to school. They do not have any magic in them; therefore will not be able to attend. This is a war in which they will be able to help, but only when you truly need them. However, they may visit you if you want or you may be able to come back here for visits. As for the Hellmouth, when Kendra was killed, another slayer was called. The Watchers Council will send her here to protect the town when they have learned that you have moved. The Powers are relieving you of your duties to protect the Hellmouth because your path lies elsewhere and is much more important than being here. Also, don’t worry about murder charges because soon you will be cleared.”
Buffy looks back at him digesting all of the most recent information she had received. She sighs heavily. “Ok, I guess I have no choice in the matter. I think I will tell everyone everything, even though I know they won’t like it.”
Whistler looks at her with some empathy. ‘When will this kid get a break? First, she’s a slayer. Then she has to die. Next, she falls in love with the enemy only to have to send him to hell. Then she finds out her life has been a lie and that her parents were murderers. Now she has to leave her friends and family to go fight a war that she never knew existed.’
He knows that there are some curveballs that will be thrown her way that he can’t let her know about. If she can pull this latest mission off, she will receive her reward that she rightfully deserves: her true soul mate. He tells her, “I know you feel like you are alone, but you aren’t. You have friends and family. You will find love again. Most slayers will never accomplish what you have already done. Also, you have the potential to become much greater than you already are. You are definitely one of the favorites among the Champions of Light. Your power comes from love and you will need it to survive. Also, while it is amusing that you act like you’re a ditzy blonde, I think it’s time that you stop. We both know that you’re nowhere near the idiot you pretend to be. In fact, one could say that you’re smarter than even Willow, but you don’t want to draw anymore attention to yourself. Buffy looks at him, eyes narrowing. She just shrugs. “Ok, at least you aren’t denying it. In your new school, you will achieve your goal by using that intelligence you like to pretend you don’t have. It is very dangerous times in your new world and you will need you wits to stay alive. Now I must go, but before I do, is there anything else you need to know about your new destiny?”
“What the names of my birth parents and what is my name?” Buffy asks.
“You were born Eliza Lynn Rambaldi. Your parents are Deacon and Anastacia Rambaldi, the two most feared Death Eaters of their time. I suggest that the familial relations stay a secret until the right time presents itself to reveal everything.” And with that Whistler disappeared as her walked away.
“How the hell am I going to explain this to everyone. This is so not my night. I hope all of this trouble is worth it in the end,” Buffy mutters to herself. She finally heads out seeking Giles.