Round the Bend
Disclaimer: I don't own BTVS, this all belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy, I'm just playing in his demented playground. The character of Jessica Trish Cine is of my own making.
Everything in italics is dream sequence, which basically is the whole chapter. LOLJessica ran as fast as she could through the cemetery, her very life depended on escaping this nightmare. She glanced behind her and gasped as she saw several cartoonish vamps jump from tree to tree effortlessly, taunting her as they gave chase. She turned quickly and upped her speed, her heart pounding through her chest and sweat dripping from her brow. She rounded the corner of a crypt that had a big blood red letter C plastered on it.
She stopped in her tracks as the scenery around her changed dramatically. She gaped in confused awe as she stood on the edge of a loading dock. She took a fleeting glance over her shoulder to see if the vamps were still in pursuit but there was nothing but a brick wall behind her. She breathed a sigh of relief as she scanned her new surroundings. Her eyes stopped at a crate on the other side of the dock as it began to glow an eerie green, her heart stuck in her throat as two terrifying looking sea creatures stepped out from behind them with their sights on her.
“Oh shit,” Jessica managed to spit out in her terror. She backed against the wall as both creatures took a giant leap towards her. Her only saving grace was when the creatures clumsily landed atop one another tangling their limbs and antennae together giving her time to recover from her initial shock. She ran the length of the dock to her left where she noticed an opened door. Her legs pumping faster and faster, she dared not to look back as she heard the creature’s blood curdling screams, she could practically feel their hot breath on her neck. She reached the door that had another blood red letter on it, this time an A. With only seconds to spare, she rushed through it and slammed the door on one of the creature’s arms as she did, effectively cutting it off at the elbow.
She jumped as they began to claw and bam on the door screaming and emitting green gaseous smoke from their lungs. Jessica backed up several feet as the gas sipped through the cracks of the door. She had a feeling that she should not let the stuff touch her in any way. She turned and ran as the door began to give from the creature’s onslaught against it, as she rounded another corner the scenery changed once again. This time placing her in the Sunnydale zoo, it was all but empty except for Jonathan waiting in the monkey exhibit in full soldier uniform. She ran over and grasped unto the cage and looked around to see if she could free him somehow.
“Jonathan, how did you get in there?” She asked as she noticed a big red S on the front of his uniform.
Jonathan backed away slowly with a sad look upon his face. “Don’t you know you can’t change the laws of Physics? What goes up must come down, you can only take so many rights before you have to take a left,” Jonathan began to pace back and forth nervously.
Jessica looked at him as if he’d lost his mind. “Jonathan what the devil are you talking about? We need to get you out of here and leave before we get some unwanted company,” she glanced around fearfully to emphasize her point.
Jonathan stopped pacing and turned to her in anger, he rushed towards her furious that she was not listening. As he approached the cage separating them disappeared and she had to back up quickly before he trampled her. Losing her footing she fell to the ground as Jonathan advanced upon her. She looked up as Jonathan began to yell at the top of his lungs.
“I am not the one you’re looking for; I’m not the one that will make the sun rise for you!” Jonathan pointed his finger at her trying to get her to understand. His anger subsided as he saw tears run down her face.
“They won’t let me stay, I’m just a smoke screen and you have to be able to see the big picture Jessie,” he looked down at Jessica with sad eyes. “The big cheese won’t stand for what you’re doing you know.”
Jonathan sighed and reached out a hand to help her up, she grabbed a hold of it and tried to pull herself up but before she could he disappeared and she unceremoniously fell on her ass once again.
“Damn it!” she exclaimed as she looked around for her crazy cryptic boyfriend wondering when he had turned into Angel and why. That’s when she notice the big ass werewolf stalking towards her, she froze knowing there was no way she could get away from the creature in time.
She backed up slowly going past the monkey cage that had disappeared; she breathed a sigh of relief when the fence suddenly reappeared before her. Her relief shattered when the wolf growled angrily and jumped the length of the fence and landed mere inches from her. Jessica closed her eyes tight and her body shook, she was going to die.
She waited for what seemed like an eternity for the animal to tear her into shreds. She opened them quickly when she heard the beast howl in pain. Jessica watched in awe as a cartoon Buffy lit into the beast as if it were Paper Mache. Then she started to giggle, this had to be the most insane set of events ever.
As Buffy fought, she looked back towards Jessica in anger. “What are you doing here Jess, dad’s going to be mad if he finds out that you snuck out the house. You’re supposed to be helping mom with the baby.”
“WHAT?!” Jessica yelled out. “What baby? Whose mom and dad are you referring to?” Jessica asked, her confusion written all over her face.
Cartoon Buffy rolled her eyes and finished the werewolf off and came up to Jessica. “You never pay attention to your surroundings do you?” Jessica looked around and noticed that they were no longer in the zoo but in the heart of Sunnydale near the theatre and the Magic Shop.
Buffy grabbed Jessica by the arm and pulled her along. “Come on Jessica, we have to get to the hospital before dawn. That’s when the baby’s coming; we have to be ready for the glorious day.
Jessica tried to keep her footing as Buffy yanked and pulled at her. “Buffy what the hell are you talking about, you’re making no sense. Did you know that you’re a cartoon?” Jessica asked as she eyed Buffy’s form.
Buffy stopped and looked down at herself; she looked back up at Jessica and smiled and posed. “Yeah it’s the new fashion, you like?” Jessica raised an eyebrow and snorted which made Buffy frown.
“Don’t distract me, we have to be there or our parents will be mad.” Buffy pushed Jessica into an open door that had a red T on it. She stumbled into a frantic Giles and they both fell into a heap.
“Thanks Buffy for that ever so helpful guiding hand of yours,” Jessica got up angrily and brushed herself off, when she looked around Buffy was nowhere around.
“Is that supposed to be some kind of sick joke Jessica? If it is color me not amused,” Jessica turned around into the scar-faced visage of a furious Rupert Giles. The inflamed scar was in the shape of the letter I.
“Giles what happened to your face?” she reached up to try to touch the unseemly scar on the watchers face only to have it slapped down. Jessica backed up a few steps from the anger and disgust emitting from the normally pleasant librarian.
“Again I am not amused; you know bloody well what happened to my face you scouser!” He came up to her in full Ripper mode and scowled. “Another thing, if I ever here you speak Buffy’s name in that manner again, I shall gut you like a fish.”
Jessica stood there horrified into silence. What was happening here and why would Giles speak to her as if they were enemies? The tears started to flow from her eyes in droves but it only served to make him angrier.
Giles lifted his hand and slapped her across the face making her gasp; she held a hand to her now burning cheek as she backed away from the man she once looked up to.
“You keep your bloody crocodile tears to yourself you bloody bint. You cost me my slayer…, my daughter,” his voice cracked with deep emotion and he sat down hard in his chair as his own tears began to fall.
Jessica started to hyperventilate this was way beyond what she could handle or understand. She couldn’t wrap her mind around what was going on, it was as if she was in some sick nightmare. She tried once again to comfort Giles as she knelt down before him as he cried; he repaid her with another slap to the face. Knocking her to the floor, he proceeded to choke the life out of her.
“If it wasn’t for you this wouldn’t have happened, you’re not supposed to be here, you were not meant to change things!” Giles screamed at her as his grip tightened around her neck.
Jessica tried desperately to pry his damning hands from her throat but his hold stiffened and she became desperate for air. She flailed about under him as his hands denied her life given oxygen. She pleaded to him with her eyes but he ignored her, intent on taking this thorn out of his life forever.
He suddenly grunted and slumped over her body unconscious and she began to drink in the much-needed air. She looked over Giles shoulder and noticed a man that she had never seen before. His blonde hair slicked back across his head in waves and a scar that went through his left eyebrow.
His eyes looked through her making her feel warm in her nether regions. His black tee shirt showed off his well-defined arms and was tight enough to make out his muscled chest. His smirk did things to her heart and her breast and her well everything. She had to close her eyes and focus when she started to notice the rest of his body.
When she opened them, she noticed that kissable smirk getting bigger and she groaned. “Are you going to just lie under him like a slag or would you like to come with me?" the gorgeous platinum blonde raised a scarred eyebrow.
Jessica forcefully pushed Giles off her and stood, eyeing the newcomer warily. He might have saved her life, but with all that was going on, she decided not to trust her savior too quickly, even if he was too hot for words.
“Who are you?” Jessica asked.
He came closer to her, emitting a dangerous sexuality that made Jessica moan and back away from the heat. “Well as of right now mate I’m your knight in shining armor whom you owe your very life to,” He backed Jessica into a wall and placed his hands on both sides of her, ensuring that she couldn’t get away from him. “Believe me when I say I collect on what is owed me,” Jessica shivered as he came closer to her, his mouth near inches from her neck.
She tried to push him away but he grabbed her arms and held them above her head, his body pinning hers to the wall. She struggled against him but could not break free of his grip.
“Now now bird, that’s no way to treat your savior,” he smiled seductively inching ever so closely to her neckline. Jessica jumped as he took a gentle nip. His eyes widened as a drop of her blood hit his tongue. He backed away from her as if he were afraid.
Jessica did’nt notice his fear as she frantically looked around the dark basement for a way of escape but the door she came through had disappeared. Movement at the windows caught her eye and she looked and Willow and Xander were angrily beating on them trying to get her attention. They were yelling at her but Jessica could’nt here a word they were saying through the windows. She did notice red letters engraved into their foreheads as if by crayon, Willow’s the letter E and Xander’s the letter L.
“I know what you are Rumpelstiltskin, It’s written in blood,” Spike said gaining her attention again. “It’s time to wake up,” the windows in the basement exploded inwards.
Jessica woke up screaming to the Master draining her of her blood.
Some scences inspired by the Buffy the vampire Slayer Video game, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 2002 Xbox video game based upon the Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise. It is the second video game based on the franchise to be released, though the earliest in terms of setting and the first for a console. The novella and dialogue of the game were written by Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski, with additional dialogue provided by Richard Hare.
Set in the third season between "Revelations" and "Lovers Walk." The Master, being resurrected in a phantom form, is searching for a body to possess.
There are 13 levels in the game.
The Sunken Church
Return to Sunnydale High
Return to the Sunken Church
The Dreamer's Realm
In addition, between missions Buffy and her friends meet in the Sunnydale High School library. During these meetings, Buffy can learn more of the story, get new weapons from Xander, learn new fighting moves from Giles and gain increased health and 'Slayer Power' from Willow.
Added the Sunnydale Zoo from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds game.
British words and slangs in this chapter.
a condescending and sometimes derogatory term for a woman (from the Arabic for 'daughter'). Usage varies with a range of harshness from 'bitch', referring to a disagreeable and domineering woman, to only a slightly derogatory term for a young woman.
expletive attributive used to express anger ("bloody car") or shock ("bloody hell"), or for emphasis ("not bloody likely") (slang, today only mildly vulgar) *(similar US: damn ("damn car"))
a person from Liverpool
slag * similar to 'slut', a woman of loose morals and low standards; sometimes implying the woman is of an undesirable age or has become aged by her lifestyle. Occasionally used to refer to a male, though does not then have sexual connotations.