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This story is No. 3 in the series "Choices". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Sequel to Choices and the Next Step. Cassie and the gang face Drusilla

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Stargate > General > Characters: Cassie FraiseraussiemelFR1521,885131,9011 Mar 094 Sep 11Yes

Middles

Title: Battles
Author: Aussie Mel
Email: stargazer_97au@yahoo.com
Fandom: Stargate, Buffy
Claim: Stargate General Series
Prompt: 002 Middles
Words: 945
Summary: Sequel to Choices and the Next Step. Cassie and the gang face Drusilla
Category: Crossover Buffy/Stargate
Spoilers: Up to Chosen for Buffy and up to Space Race for Stargate.
Authors Notes: This is part of the Crossover100 challenge on Livejournal
Disclaimer: I do not own Stargate or Buffy. I am making no money off them so don’t sue.

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It had been a few days since she’d had the confrontation with Buffy and the others and Cassie was starting to get restless. She’d promised the older Slayer she wouldn’t patrol alone but whenever she’d felt the need to go hunting the other Slayers were nowhere in sight. She was fed up with it.

It wasn’t as if she couldn’t look after herself. She’d been doing fine on her own before the others had rocked up as if they owned the place. She knew she didn’t know much about the nightlife and that she was still new at the whole slayer gig, but heroes, people who battled aliens and saved the world regularly, had brought her up. They’d taught her a thing or two about survival and about winning, you never let the enemy get the upper hand and you took them out any way possible even if that meant playing dirty, playing by their rules.

Her uncle Jack had taught her all about covert ops and such, he’d been reluctant at first but when he saw she was serious about it he relented and taught her what he could, of course this was all done behind her mum’s back. Her mum would have freaked big time if she’d ever found out about it.

Which now led her to tracking down one of Drusilla’s flunkies in the middle of the night, following him back to his boss Cassie stayed hidden on the roof of the building opposite. She’d borrowed Jacks field glasses and was observing the nest of Vamp’s inside, there appeared to be about a dozen that she could see, her first step would be to take out the underlings. She couldn’t take on Drusilla whilst vamps that would protect her and likely kill Cassie surrounded her.

She couldn’t do much else tonight, but she would be back the next night to confirm her surveillance and plan a mode of attack.

Pulling back, Cassie silently dropped off the side of the building, landing beside a dumpster in the alley, only to walk around the corner and run into a tall black girl.

“You shouldn’t be here. It ain’t safe.” The girl told her, she looked vaguely familiar and Cassie realized she’d seen her before in her dreams.

“Neither should you, who are you anyway?” Cassie asked turning the tables on the other girl.

“Rona,” She said and started to walk away forcing Cassie to follow her.

“Well Rona, what are you doing here?” She asked, not really expecting an answer from the girl.

“Same as you I expect,” Rona, said looking over her shoulder at Cassie “Watching the nest. They say you’ve been out killin’ ‘em every night since you were called, with out knowing why. They say you’re good, maybe as good as Buffy was when she was called,” Rona spoke her voice eerily quiet in the night air.

“Who’s saying that?” Cassie asked her voice barely a whisper.

“Buffy,” Rona said walking away “I won’t tell ‘em I saw ya,” She said as she disappeared, this time Cassie made no move to follow her. Just made her way back home and climbed through her window.

Thinking on what Rona had revealed Cassie chucked off her clothes. Climbing into bed Cassie closed her eyes and hoped that the morning would give her the answers she was looking for.

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The next night found her in the same place, observing the warehouse Drusilla had taken up residence. About an hour into watching Cassie heard a noise. Ducking out of sight she saw the girl she’d met last night pull herself onto the roof. Sighing with relief Cassie stepped into the open then went back to watching.

“What are you doing here?” Cassie asked the girl.

“Same as you, watching” Rona told her making herself comfortable beside Cassie.

Looking away from her Cassie focused her attention back onto the building. There didn’t appear to be any more vampires lurking about than there had been the previous night.

“Looks the same to me, there hasn’t been an increase in numbers since yesterday,” Cassie told Rona, “There’s about twelve other vamps not including Drusilla,” Cassie spoke quietly looking over at the other girl.

“That sound’s right. I heard Buffy and Willow talking that’s about what they found, and I confirmed it from what I saw last night. She doesn’t appear to be that organized yet.” Rona told her “Buffy wants a few more days of surveillance before we do anything,”

“Ok, But I’m not waiting, I’ve got a plan. So you wanna kick ass without Buffy and co. with me?” Cassie asked Rona, a bit of the previous month’s recklessness shining through.

“Buffy would kill me,” Rona said, shocked at Cassie’s boldness.

“Look, I’m going in with or without you, besides I don’t know Buffy and she can’t tell me what to do. I’ve been patrolling this town for months and I’ve won. So what do you say?” Cassie asked.

“I know I will regret this but yes,” Rona said smiling at Cassie, It was hard not to get caught up in the other girls enthusiasm, besides if they pulled it off Buffy might let her have her own hellmouth.

“Cool, I don’t really have any weapons so if you can get some that would be good. Meet me at my place at 11am tomorrow” Cassie told her writing down her address on a scrap of paper and handing it to Rona.

“Ok, I will bring weapons, See you tomorrow” Rona told her before leaping off the side of the building and running back to the hotel.

Smiling Cassie walked home to start getting some things ready for tomorrow, either way tomorrow Drusilla would be dust.
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