Two Worlds Collide
Hello all! I’m back again. Just as a forewarning, I won’t have the next chapter up until Nov. 23. I know it’s a long time between chapters, but I have a lot to do this month so I’ll have little time to write. Now on to some specifics....Two Worlds Collide
An evil threatens not one, but two worlds. Bonds will be tested and new alliances will be formed.THIS IS A SEQUEL TO THE SLAYER, THE WIZARD, AND THE KEY!
I suggest you read that story first otherwise you will be completely and totally lost!Rating:
R (Just to be on the safe side)Disclaimer:
I don’t own Harry Potter, Buffy, or Lord Of The Rings. If I did, do you really think I would be writing fanfiction?Dedication:
I would like to dedicate this story to S.M., fairysk8r, Lyainae, T.C. Vincent, and Abbey for being such wonderful, faithful reviewers for the last fic. I hope you guys enjoy this one just as much as the last one.
Just one more little note to my readers and reviewers before you start reading. I’m not going to be able to write this one as quickly as my last story. Just be assured that I will not abandon this story. I have a life outside of fanfiction that I do try to live. One that includes a job that eats up a lot of free time and energy, and a husband who I love very much and do try to spend time with. So please don’t demand an update, makes me rant, and me ranting is not a pretty sight.
Dawn did one last check in her mirror. Satisfied with her appearance she rushed out of her bedroom and into the room next to hers. She stopped in the doorway and watched her boyfriend, Draco, fuss over his appearance.
The past two weeks in the California sun had performed wonders. He was no longer pale from spending the long winter in Hogwarts’ castle, but was now nicely tanned. She had even talked him into cutting his hair so it no longer hung in his eyes since he tended to let it hang loose most of the time.
He was casually dressed in a pair of khaki shorts and a short-sleeved white dress shirt that just seemed to enhance his tan even more.
She stifled a giggle as she watched him carefully try to make his hair look perfect. She eventually gave up and said, “You look fine.”
Draco jumped slightly, having not heard her enter his room. “What if they don’t like me? I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but the Malfoys and the Weasleys haven’t always gotten along.”
“Relax. Ginny loves you, and Ron...” Draco quirked an eyebrow at her. “Well, you guys aren’t exactly friends, but at least you tolerate being in the same room as each other.”
“True, but it may not mean anything. My father antagonized Mr. Weasley for years at work. Plus, I’m not sure their parents can forgive me for all the things I’ve said and done to their children over the years.”
Dawn sighed. It was an argument they had had several times over the past week ever since she told him the Weasleys were coming over for dinner. She knew she wasn’t going to change his mind so she said, “You look great. Now let’s go downstairs, they’re going to be here any minute.”
“No buts.” She grabbed his hand and pulled him out the door and down the stairs.
Buffy and Spike were already waiting in the living room. Dawn could barely contain her excitement. It had only been two weeks since they had left Hogwarts for the summer, but she already missed Ginny Weasley like crazy. She had heard so many stories about the Weasley clan and now they were all coming over. Ginny would be spending the next week in Sunnydale with her and Draco.
“Is dinner ready?” Dawn asked.
Buffy smiled and replied, “Yes.”
“You didn’t cook did you?” Draco asked.
“No. Willow and Tara did,” Buffy answered with a glare. “Everything is set up outside.”
Dawn nodded in understanding. They knew they wouldn’t be able to fit all nine Weasleys in the dining room so they had set up a table in the backyard.
A green fire flared up in the fireplace and Ginny Weasley stepped through. The redhead barely got her bearings before she found herself practically tackled by an enthusiastic Dawn.
“It’s so good to see you, Ginny!” The two pulled apart so they could get a good look at each other.
“I’ve missed you!”
“I love your hair, Dawn.”
“Thanks, just a couple of highlights.”
“It looks fabulous.”
“I see your mom let you keep the makeup.”
“She thinks it’s great.”
They squealed in unison and hugged again. They excitedly jumped up and down, completely ignoring the other arrivals.
“I can’t believe you’re finally here!”
“How long before they remember the rest of us?” Ron asked as he hugged Buffy.
“Knowing those two, a while,” the slayer answered with a smile.
“Absolutely fascinating,” came an older male voice behind Ron. “A muggle home that wizards live in. Absolutely fascinating.”
“Father has been giddy for the past several days,” Ron said with a roll of his eyes.
“So how is Harry?” Dawn asked.
“He’s much happier living with Sirius and Professor Lupin. He’s going to stay with us the last week of summer,” Ginny told her.
“Bet you can’t wait,” Dawn said teasingly.
Ginny just shook her head. “How’s Draco?”
“You could just ask me yourself,” came a softly mocking voice beside her.
She squealed and crushed him in a bear hug. “Draco! How are you?”
“I’m good,” he answered with a smile as he picked her up and twirled her around. “I think I may have missed you.”
“Will wonders never cease,” she teased as he set her down. “You look good. Real good.”
“Better not let Potter hear you say that.”
“Then it will be our little secret won’t it?”
“Ginny! Stop flirting with Malfoy.”
“Oh stuff it Ron. He knows I’m with Harry. Besides I could never take him from Dawn, he loves her too much.”
“That’s right, Weasel,” Draco said as he put an arm around Dawn who promptly elbowed him in the ribs. “I mean Ron.”
“I hate to interrupt this captivating conversation,” Spike said loudly. “But there are people here that I don’t know.”
“Sorry,” Ginny mumbled, slightly embarrassed. “This is my mum, Molly, and my father, Arthur. The twins are Fred and George, good luck telling them apart.”
“Our own mum can’t,” one said tragically.
“It’s our curse in life,” said the other.
“It should be illegal to be this handsome.”
“Especially since there are two of us.”
Buffy and Dawn giggled as Ginny continued, “Don’t eat anything they offer you. The bookish looking one is Percy; the one next to him is Charlie. And the one with the long hair and earring is Bill.” The three gave a polite nod of the head and said hello. Ginny turned to introduce the Summers’. “This is Buffy and Spike...”
Before she could say more, Mrs. Weasley had crushed the two of them into a giant hug. “Thank you so much for teaching my children how to defend themselves. I just know it saved their lives.”
“Mum,” Ron said in an exasperated tone.
When Molly finally released them she turned to Dawn and gave her an equally large hug. “You must be Dawn. Ginny has told me so much about you. And I know you’re responsible for helping her blossom into a beautiful woman. I was so fearful that having all of those brothers would keep her a tomboy for life.”
“Mum!” It was Ginny’s turn to be embarrassed.
“I’m sorry dear.”
“And most of you already know Draco Malfoy.”
Draco gave a nervous smile and wave.
Charlie and Bill seemed genuinely surprised to see him while the twins and Percy glared at him.
Mrs. Weasley turned a calculating look toward the blond and stepped up to him. Draco swallowed anxiously. The short plump woman intimidated him as much as Buffy and Spike had in the beginning. For some reason he felt it was important that this woman not only liked him, but also approved of him.
“My children tell me you’ve changed,” she said in a way that clearly indicated she was asking a question.
“Not now Arthur. Well?”
“Yes ma’am, I have.”
She raised a red eyebrow at his polite tone. “Any particular reason?” She caught his eyes flickering over to Dawn. “She worth it?”
A huge smile broke out on his face and he turned his head to regard Dawn. “Definitely.”
Mrs. Weasley’s demeanor changed so quickly that only those who were accustomed to her doing so saw it happen. She wrapped her arms around the taller boy and hugged him tightly.
“I’m so glad to hear that. I had always hoped you would turn out better than your father.”
Draco was so surprised all he could do at first was stand there. As the full importance of what just happened hit him, a genuine smile broke out on his face and he hugged her back just as tightly.
Most of the Weasleys could only stand there in utter shock. They found it hard to believe that Draco Malfoy, the son of Lucius Malfoy a known death eater, had a huge smile on his face while he hugged their mother.
As Molly pulled away from Draco she looked at Dawn and said, “You did well for yourself. Not as well as my Ginny with Harry, but you did well.”
Ginny voiced her protest again, “Mum!”
The matron of the Weasley family laughed. “I’m just teasing dear.”
Spike saw Mr. Weasley eagerly eyeing the television and vcr. “Dinner is ready. Should we go and eat before it gets cold? We can do the whole tour thing after.”
Ron’s eyes brightened. “Food? Yeah, I’m hungry.“
“When are you not hungry?” Dawn asked with a roll of her eyes.
He shrugged. A thought crossed his mind and he turned to Buffy. “You didn’t cook did you? I’ve heard stories.”
Buffy sent him a glare. “No, I didn’t. Willow and Tara did.”
At the mention of the two wiccas Molly asked, “The two girls teaching Ron? Are they here?”
“No,” Spike told here. “There’s been a resurgence of demons in the area and people have been asking that the Magic Box be reopened. So they’re visiting a local coven with Giles to see if one of them will run the store while we’re in England. They’ll be by later.”
“What about Xander and Anya?” Ginny asked.
“Anya is staying with Snape and Xander had a date tonight,” Buffy answered with a grin as she led them through the house and into the backyard.
“Looks like Glinda and Red outdid themselves,” Spike said as he viewed the huge amount of food piled on the table. They all sat down and began passing plates of food around.
Charlie turned to Buffy and said, “Ron tells us you’re a slayer. I read about you of course in Defense, but I never thought I’d actually meet one. I was told that the watcher’s council kept a close eye on their slayers. So much that you were taken from your families and weren’t allowed to have friends.”
Buffy smiled and shrugged. “What can I say. I’ve always broken the rules.”
Spike laughed. “She can’t even stay dead when she dies.”
The Weasleys who didn’t know about her resurrections gaped in surprise.
“I’ve died twice, no biggie.”
Apparently Molly didn’t think so as she gasped and dropped her fork. “Oh, you poor dear. How can you be so blase about it?”
“It’s part of who I am. I can either accept it, or dwell on it. And me dwelling, not a good thing.” Changing the topic, the slayer looked at Charlie. “You work with...”
“Dragons, in Romania.”
“Dragons? Really?” Draco asked with interest.
“Only told you like a hundred times,” Ginny said.
“So what exactly do you do with these dragons?” Buffy asked, trying to head off an argument.
Dinner went quickly as conversation flowed easily. An outsider would have thought that this was a group of old friends rather than people who had just met they were getting along so well.
Draco and Dawn had just finished clearing the table when the Slytherin stared expectantly at Buffy. “Is it time now?”
“Yes, it’s time,” Buffy said resignedly.
“Time for what?” One of the twins asked, taking in Draco’s eager look.
“To introduce you to some muggle inventions,” Spike began.
“That box that runs on eckeltricity?” Mr. Weasley asked enthusiastically.
“Electricity,” Draco corrected absently as he began dragging Ginny and Ron back into the house. “You guys are going to love it!”
As the group walked through the kitchen, the phone rang. Dawn answered it while Mr. Weasley watched with bright eyes. “Is that a fellytone she’s using?”
“Yes, a telephone,” Spike said with a chuckle as Dawn spoke to the person on the other end.
“That was Willow,” Dawn said as she hung up. “They just finished and they’ll be here shortly.”
“Great, now let’s go watch a movie,” Draco said impatiently.