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This story is No. 8 in the series "2010 Halloween Fics". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: The Hellmouth would never be the same, thanks to Ethan’s Halloween spell. *minor crossovers with different fandoms* WARNING: Hopefully likeable Snyder!

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Multiple Crossings > Buffy-Centered
(Current Donor)mmoochFR15713,01814010,0198 Oct 1031 Oct 10Yes

Chapter 2: I’m Your What?!

Chapter 2: I’m Your What?!
Warning: I don’t know; maybe language and innuendo somewhere along the way.

Challenge: #5837 ‘YAHF: Human Sire’ by OldManAlexi. Also from a forum ‘challenge’ to write a Snyder-Stu. I know he’s not exactly gonna be a Stu though.

A/N: I’ve never read Twilight or seen the movies, so I’m just using wiki for info. That and the challenge request is what determines the sire-bond mentioned in the story. If it doesn’t match up with canon Twilight, please think of this as AU then, k’?

Thanks to my betas: zigpal, AerynSpeedleCaine and AshDawnSoulmates.

Disclaimer: BtVS characters belong to Joss Whedon / Mutant Enemy. Twilight characters belong to Stephanie Meyer. I claim no rights to any copyrighted material. Please do not copy or take this story without my permission.

Sunnydale High Library
Three days after Halloween…

The Scoobies and Giles were startled when the doors to the library were flung open Monday evening. What startled them even more was who flung the doors open…Principal Snyder. The kids had just finished telling Giles how nice the day had been without the troll around to make people suffer – although the Watcher already knew that because the staff felt the same way.

It was surprising that Snyder hadn’t shown up for work and hadn’t even called in. The secretary – when asked – said that he disappeared sometime Friday night during all the commotion, and she had to assume responsibility for the trick-or-treaters when they returned to the school. That led to the assumption that something had happened to the Principal when everyone turned into their costumes. Question was, did anyone care?

But apparently, it was a moot point, since there he stood in the doorway to the library.

When he saw Buffy sitting at the table, he rushed over to her. Once there, he dropped to his knees, laid his head on her lap, and cried out, “Sire! It’s so good to be with you again!”

Willow choked on the donut she just took a bite of and was chewing.

Xander turned green, and rushed to the garbage can to empty his stomach.

Giles, who had just taken a sip of tea, spewed it all over the books they were looking through.

Meanwhile, Buffy just sat there frozen in horror, staring at the head of Snyder in her lap! When she tried to push him away, he wrapped his arms around her legs and whimpered. Starting to get scared, she turned to her Watcher and begged, “Giles? Is the world ending and nobody told me again? Please? I really don’t like this!”

Before anyone could respond, they heard an animalistic roar from the stacks. Snyder stood up and looked like he was ready to defend Buffy from whatever creature might try to harm her.

Only the ‘creature’ wasn’t after her; it was Angel, who attacked Snyder. “Stay away from her, you monster!” the ensouled vampire shouted angrily. Then he swung his fist at Snyder’s jaw, only to yelp in pain when it made contact. It was like hitting a brick wall, only with less give.

Then it was Snyder’s turn to punch Angel – with much more success, too. Within seconds, Angel was a bloody mess from the beating he was taking.

When Buffy shook herself from the stunned state she was in, she jumped up and put herself in between the two fighters. “Stop!” she screamed at Snyder as his fist raced towards her face. “Leave Angel alone!”

Immediately, Snyder’s hand dropped to his side, and he whispered, “Yes, sire.”

Hearing his Slayer called ‘sire’ made Giles’ head to snap to attention. “What the bloody hell is going on here!” he bellowed, causing everyone to cringe.

“He isn’t human anymore,” Angel started to explain, gesturing at the principal.

At the same time, Snyder answered, “She’s my sire,” pointing to Buffy as he spoke and looking like he wanted to grab her again.

Everyone turned to Buffy for the next response. She just shook her head in confusion and said, “I have no clue what’s going on. Or why Snyder’s acting like this.” When she said the last part, he whimpered again, which caused Buffy to feel a twinge of guilt or something.

Finally, Willow rose her hand hesitantly. “Angel? What did it feel like when you punched Principal Snyder?”

“Like I was hitting rock,” he replied, wondering what that had to do with anything.

Next she turned to the troll and asked, “Principal Snyder? Where did Buffy…umm, sire you?”

He looked at his sire to see if he should answer, and when he saw the expectant look in her eyes, he said, “In the gymnasium. She told me to find her when I woke up and fed – on animal blood,” Snyder rushed to clarify for his sire.

The redhead looked very uncomfortable as she pieced together the puzzle. “I think I know what happened. See, Buffy thought it would be kind of ironic to dress as a vampire for Halloween--”

Xander cut her off, “We already know that. She picked some short bloodsucker from that new book, Dusk or something.”

Twilight,” Buffy corrected absently as it started to sink in. “Does that mean I actually turned into Alice Cullen?”

Willow nodded, “Uh-huh. She and I were coming to the school to talk to Giles about what was going on when we heard a scream from the gym. She said she would take care of it while I talked to Giles. Giles went to break the spell, and I found you in the street with no memory of what happened.”

“So you think that while she was this Alice character, she turned Principal Snyder into a vampire?” Giles inquired. “Why would she do something like that?”

“Well, you see, vampires in the Twilight series aren’t the same as real vampires; not all of them are evil. Alice and her family drank animal blood, and tried to fit into the community. The ‘kids’ went to school, the ‘mom’ was a housewife, and the ‘dad’ was a doctor,” Willow explained.

Angel couldn’t stop himself from asking, “How did they manage to go out during the day?”

Buffy answered this time, “The sunlight doesn’t hurt them. They do have to be careful about direct sunlight, but only because they…” she fought back a giggle, then continued, “…sparkle.”

“You’ve got to be kidding!” Angel glared at her. “You’re telling me I got beat up by a freakin’ fairy?!”

At that, Xander started laughing so hard he actually fell on the floor and rolled around. Willow was shaking silently in giggles, her face turning the same color as her hair. At the same time, Giles kept clearing his throat and wiping his glasses furiously, turning so he wasn’t facing them anymore. Buffy was biting her lower lip suspiciously, trying to ignore Xander’s howling guffaws. She wanted to be sympathetic to the guy she had a crush on – really she did – but did he have to word it that way?

When she didn’t say anything, Snyder spoke up again, “I thought you were trying to hurt my sire. I apologize for the misunderstanding.”

Somehow, that didn’t do anything to soothe Angel’s bruised ego. “I’ve got to go. I’ll talk to you tomorrow, Buffy, okay?” The Slayer nodded, feeling guilty that he was so upset, but she knew she needed to stay here and figure this thing out.

A/N: Next…Buffy learns more about Snyder.
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