Title: Backstage Buffy
Author: Maeve Bran
Summary: Buffy and Willow venture to Canada to find a new Slayer.
Disclaimer: I own neither series, I'm just having some unprofitable fun.
Spoilers: Set during episode 1.1 "Oliver's Dream" for Slings & Arrows and post "Chosen" for BtVS.
Buffy couldn't believe that she had let Willow talk her into seeing this play. Not that she hated the theatre or Shakespeare in particular, but really, "Midsummer Night's Dream"? They should be tracking down the new Slayer. That was the reason they were in Canada, after all. They had just been to New Brunswick and found a Slayer, whom they had sent to Cleveland for training. Now they were in New Burbage, Ontario, to find another.
However, Willow had insisted they see the play while they were there. Besides, she said, the Slayer must be in the company since the little locator dot had been in the theatre where the sign said rehearsals were in progress when Buffy and Willow had arrived. It was opening night, and why ruin that with the news of being a Slayer? Willow said it was probably the young lady's dream and why mess that up with duty to the world? Buffy reluctantly agreed.
"That was a good production of the Dream," Willow said when the show was over.
"How can you say that? I couldn't hear Titania when she had her back to the audience," Buffy complained.
"I didn't say great, but good. It was very pretty and predictable," Willow explained as they found their way downstairs to find the Slayer.
The red headed Puck walked by arm in arm with one of the Fairies. From the way they were conversing, and the tone the red head was using, she seemed to be trying help the younger woman but was managing to be condescending instead.
When they had passed, Buffy looked at Willow and laughed.
"What a witch!" Willow exclaimed.
"Willow! That's an insult to your fellow Wiccas," Buffy teased.
"You're right. I meant to say she was a Bitch with a capital B," Willow replied. "I certainly hope she's not the one we are looking for."
"I'll second that," Buffy agreed. "So let's go find somewhere where you can do another locator spell and find her."
"Sure. In here, " Willow said, leading them into an empty dressing room.