Chapter One: Making the Change
Summary: The Hellmouth would never be the same, thanks to Ethan’s Halloween spell. *minor crossovers with different fandoms*
Warning: I don’t know; maybe language and innuendo somewhere along the way.
Timeline: BtVS season 2 ‘Halloween’
and beyond. After New Moon
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.Chapter 1: Making the Change
Alice Cullen looked around at the strange setting she found herself in. None of her family was nearby that she could tell, and there were all sorts of weird creatures hurting people. Her heart cried out from all the pain and suffering she witnessed.
Then a strange thing happened.
She got a glimpse of the future where all the creatures hurting people suddenly turned back into small children and teenagers. That confused her because she wasn’t supposed to be able to read shapeshifters’ futures.
Just then, a young redhead came up to her, asking for assistance, but using somebody else’s name. “Buffy! We have to do something! And by ‘we’, I mean you ‘cause I’m a ghost now and can’t really do anything! Xander has no idea who he is, and ran off when his gun went through me!”
“I’m sorry, I think you have me confused with someone else. My name is Alice Cullen,” the petite vampire introduced herself. So this was a ghost? How unusual.
Willow cried out in dismay at the response, “Oh god, you turned into your costume too! What are we gonna do now?” she asked, not really expecting an answer from a costume character.
Alice tipped her head to the side as she pondered this new information. “Do you mean to say that all these creatures are just kids in costumes?”
Turning back to her best friend-who-didn’t-remember-her, Willow replied dully, “Well, yeah.”
“Huh. That might explain why I saw them changing back,” Alice murmured to herself.
“What?” Willow looked confused until she remembered which Cullen Buffy had dressed as. “Oh, that’s right; you’re the one who could see the future!”
Staring at her companion again, Alice inquired, “You’ve heard of me and my family?”
Willow looked a little nervous as she started to explain, unsure of how Alice would react, “Umm, yes? You’re characters from a book series…and I think they might be making a movie series from it too.”
“That’s very interesting,” was the rather calm reply.
Startled by the easy acceptance, Willow had to wonder, “You aren’t upset by this?”
Alice just shrugged her tiny shoulders, “Why should I be? I’m quite real in my world, so why should I be upset that I’m not in yours?”
Willow shook her head, trying to clear the cobwebs. “Okay. That’s very accepting of you. Do you have any ideas how we can fix this?”
After thinking about it for a few minutes, Alice asked, “What would Buffy have done?”
“Protect people,” Willow responded immediately.
Alice sighed resignedly, “Very admirable, but I fail to see how that would fix things.”
As if the proverbial light bulb went on over her head, Willow cried out again, “Ooo! We could ask Giles! He’s the one we go to for answers.”
“Lead on, I’ll protect as best I can without killing anyone or anything,” Alice said, following the specter through the dangerous streets. While they made their way to the high school, Willlow filled Alice in on Buffy and Giles and Sunnydale. Strangely enough, Alice wasn’t upset that she was in the body of a girl who killed vampires; from the description Willow gave of these vampires, it sounded like a good thing.~~~~~~
As they got to the high school, they heard a terrified scream coming from the gymnasium. Alice turned to Willow and said, “I’ll go take care of this; why don’t you talk to Giles. I’ll find you later.”
“Okay. Be careful, alright?” Willow pleaded, leaving off that she didn’t want anything to happen to Buffy’s body. That might be considered insensitive.
Despite the words not spoken, Alice knew where Willow’s concern mainly lie. Still, she reassured the young redhead in the same vague way, “Don’t worry. We Cold Ones are very resilient.”~~~~~~
“Summers! Help me!” Snyder yelled when he saw Alice/Buffy enter the gym.
She rushed over to his side and looked at the various wounds on his body. “I’m not Buffy Summers,” she corrected him, “but I’ll do what I can. What happened?”
“One of those monsters attacked me. I think I’m gonna die!” he wailed in despair, not even registering the correction.
Seeing his future and all the pain that could be avoided if she changed things right now, Alice asked, “Are you willing to follow my ways if I save you?” She had to make sure she followed the sire-ing process carefully so that he still had some free will, but would answer to direct commands from her.
Snyder glared at the bane of his existence and snapped, “What are you talking about?”
“I won’t save you just so you can become a monster,” Alice insisted.
Fearing death more than any promise he made to Summers – which he could always ignore later when he was better – Snyder shouted, “Fine, fine! I’ll do whatever you want!”
Alice nodded solemnly, closing her eyes and placing her hand on his forehead as she spoke the sire-ing words, “Okay. I accept responsibility of being your sire then. I’m sorry for the pain you will feel,” she added, grabbing his wrist and biting down.
Snyder tried to pull his wrist away, but it was too late by that point, the venom was already in him. “Sire? You’re a vampire? Why didn’t the Mayor know that?” Any further conversation was cut off by his screams of agony as the venom coursed through his veins.
Alice looked through his pockets and located his wallet. Once she had his address, she scooped him up – thankfully he wasn’t much taller than she was – and started running to his home. What she found inside didn’t surprise her, but still it broke her heart a little. This wasn’t a home; it was a dwelling-place. This man had no one to care for him, and he allowed it to make him into the bitter creature he was today. Hopefully, that would change with their bond. “When you awaken, find some animal blood to feed on, then come to me,” she ordered in his ear as she laid him in his bed.
She started back to the school to find Willow and Giles when she lost her balance. Something was tearing her away from the body she was in. Her last thoughts in this world were, ‘I hope Buffy will take care of him.’
A/N: Scary, isn’t it? Buffy as Snyder’s sire?
A/N2: Next…Buffy finds out what Alice did.