One Journey over Another Begins
Avoiding all the rooms with everything in they went and sat in front of a staircase that led upstairs.
Dawn looked around “It doesn’t look very nice anymore.”
Melinda looks around just to shiver “It looks like the jungle.” Seeing everyone look at her she nods “Yes the one the game sent me to.” Grabbing the dice she rolled them and up came “Don't stop the game you'll realize...Or one of you may vaporize.” Looking around she instantly give Giles the dice.
He rolls them while saying “So now we can’t have breaks.”
Then it appeared “Raging and howling, a gale throws its might. Hold on for dear life or be blown out o'sight.”
Just as they were about to ask what was happening once they saw Melinda grabbing a hold of the bars they all did. Melinda was Clutching the game as well as the bars when amazing winds began tearing through the school above the noise she shouted “Tornado.”
They held on for dear life when it got near them, holding the bars and the game grew quite the problem for Melinda as she had to let go with one hand to secure the game within her leather fastenings on her clothes. The winds where too strong and she lost grip just to have her arm be grabbed before she flew of with the winds, looking at the owner of the arm she saw Angel.
Once it passed she fell to the ground without the winds pulling her. Standing up she groaned “Thanks.”
Passing the game to him he rolled knowing too much time had passed already especially when they saw Giles hand begin to disappear slowly “Like a great white shark down the Nile. Beware the 25-foot crocodile.”
Buffy grabbed the board being her turn “Hush now! Just listen, no complaints, no more gripes. The power belong to the beasts with the stripes.”
Minutes passed and not seeing any of both hers and Angels Xander grabbed the game and rolled the dice “A rule of Jumanji having been broken, you will slip back even more than your token.” He gulped after having read it out loud.
Before their eyes Xander began growing hair to become a monkey but at his height and he kept his mind like that of a human. Melinda walked up to him then growled out “What did you do?”
“I tried to make the dice drop at twelve as that is what I need to win after getting eleven last time.” He looked at Giles and his eyes widened at the calm man whose arms where now gone.
Buffy purposely didn’t let Dawn look at him when she said “Giles?”
“I’m alright it doesn’t hurt I will be perfectly alright if someone wins the game though.”
Nodding Cordelia grabs the dice and rolls “Shit I got a two.”
“Every month at the quarter moon, there'll be a monsoon, in your lagoon.” Looking above she sees clouds begin to form.
It began raining quite a lot even in the parts that had ceiling you could see it was raining. “It doesn’t matter if you are inside or outside the monsoon will come.”
Melinda looked around then cursed seeing the other stairs look like waterfalls having water come down causing the water to rise to neck level quite quick their own stairs did not get flooded so they climbed once they reached the top Melinda looked around not seeing the game she cursed, looking at the water she saw crocodiles the ones that didn’t come before.
She motioned them to get to higher ground so the crocs didn’t see them then dived into the water, swimming further ahead she spotted the game once she grabbed it she turned jus to have her leg bitten her head being above the water everyone heard her pain filled scream.
Being dragged under water she did not see Angel dive into the water after her, she kicked it but was having more trouble swimming now until she felt arms around her who helped her swim further. Seeing another croc before Angel she used the game as a bat and hit in the head giving them enough time to get to the stairs, someone outside kicked the school doors open just to be chucked back by the water cascading through them taking the crocs with them.
Having a hold on Melinda Angel managed to grab the bars before they were taken with the water as well.
When the water had left he was still holding her shaking body against him, when he heard Buffy gasp he looked at Melinda’s leg to see it torn up pretty bad.
While he got into a standing position he helped her as well, she motioned to go upstairs and they did to a class room that was still intact.
Cordelia grabs the dice once again and rolls a five seeing she was six more spaces away from the centre she cursed but then read aloud “Beware of the ground for which you stand. The floor is quicker than the sand.”
Melinda was sat down now but could not move quick enough when she warned them to go to the walls and take the game with them, not too long after her warning her legs began to disappear into the floor she tried not to move as that would make her move faster, sadly she did move from pain when her injured leg began going through the ground.
Angel being the hero he is went and grabbed her shouting at the same time “Roll the dice.”
Willow quickly rolled the dice as she rolled the ground became solid revealing Melinda and Angel stuck his arms being nowhere to be seen and her arms stuck in the ground at her elbows and from the waist down her body was in the solid floor.
“Need a hand? Well, you just wait. We'll help you out, we each have eight.” Her eyes widened and she screamed when she saw the big spiders.
Everyone began hitting them out of the window or out of the room when Dawn grabbed the game a purple plant was revealed shooting its barbs they hit her in the neck she pulled them out then quickly rolled the dice before she fainted from the poison Buffy rushed to her sister and read out loud what the game said “You're almost there with much at stake. But now the ground begins to quake.”
Melinda looks in fear at Dawn who had been hit by the poisonous bulb then at the ground when it began shaking this time because of it being an earthquake not a stampede.
When the ground began to break Melinda screamed again as concrete ripped into her skin. Angel kept his hold on her, Melinda noticed the game was about to fall and not seeing anyone on the side with the game told Angel “Grab the game and let me go.”
Seeing it fall she made Angel let her go just to grab onto a vine that began ripping, falling to the ground she jumped down until she was at the game avoiding the leopard and the lion at the same time. She was wincing from the pain that her leg was causing her but still made it to the game.
Grabbing the dice she clutched them in her hand when she heard Van Pelt say “Stand up.” Looking at him she stared at him determined to win the game “Why are you not running are you not scared?”
“I’m frightened but I figure that I should face what I am scared of instead of letting it win.”
Seeing her clutched hand he ordered her “Drop whatever is in your hand.”
Opening up her hand she watched one dice fall onto the board and the other roll down a crack in the ground, she could hear it bounce until it stopped, she looked down at the game and Smiled “Jumanji.”
Hearing her say the word made him shoot, someone ran in front of the bullet Noticing it was Xander she tried to make him move but before the bullet reached him it began to go back into the game.
They all watched everything that came from the game go in a circle around them until only Van Pelts head remained before it disappeared Melinda turned Xander to her and kissed him deeply looking at him before the game officially ended she told him “That’s for being stupidly brave.”
Then in a sudden moment she fell to the ground just to feel mud below her legs.
Looking down she saw the game and her dress from the day she first rolled.
“283 years re-winded to the exact moment the game first began.” Picking up the game she took it to a cliff then said to it “I don’t regret playing the game but I do hope no one ever plays you again.” Moving her arms back she flung the game off the cliff and into the ocean.
Watching Buffy and her friends Melinda smiled “One journey has ended another begins.”
Disclaimer: I don’t own Jumanji or some of the things that happen in it or Buffy/Angel I own only Melinda and the plot.
There is going to be a sequel that explains what happened to Melinda during the last 283 years, also leading into the series but the sequel to this will be in the lost universe which will lead to the fanfic that goes through the Buffy Series.
Order of what comes on the board
1. In the jungle you must wait until the dice reads five or eight.
2. At night they fly, you better run. These winged things are not much fun.
3. A tiny bite can make you itch, make you sneeze, make you twitch.
4. This will not be an easy mission. Monkeys slow the expedition.
5. Their boisterous laughing does provoke. In this adventure, they tell no joke.
6. Splintered rafters all around. Duck them or they'll pin you down.
7. They march and eat and march and eat. If I were you, I'd watch my feet.
8. Feline spots in the jungle blend. Be cautious of her, she's not your friend.
9. His fangs are sharp. He likes your taste. Your party better move, post-haste.
10. They grow much faster than bamboo. Take care or they'll come after you.
11. A hunter from the darkest wild...makes you feel just like a child.
12. These purple lovelies you'd want to grow...If it weren't for the poison barbs they throw.
13. Don't be fooled, it isn't thunder. Staying put would be a blunder.
14. Elephants charging! You must confess...A freight train's damage would be far less.
15. With six-foot wingspan, sound of swish. It thinks the game board is a fish.
16. An angry sky hurls bolts of light. If you can't take cover, you'd better take flight.
17. Big as fists these balls of ice. Through umbrellas they will slice.
18. Don't stop the game you'll realize...Or one of you may vaporize.
19. Raging and howling, a gale throws its might. Hold on for dear life or be blown out o'sight.
20. Hush now! Just listen, no complaints, no more gripes. The power belong to the beasts with the stripes.
21. Like a great white shark down the Nile. Beware the 25-foot crocodile.
22. Every month at the quarter moon, there'll be a monsoon, in your lagoon.
23. Need a hand? Well, you just wait. We'll help you out, we each have eight.
24. You're almost there with much at stake. But now the ground begins to quake.