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Summary: Buffy gets a choice. Heaven and Depression, or the long way home.

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Multiple Crossings > Buffy-CenteredDestrarkFR18107,6431166,75614 Feb 1121 Feb 11No

Chapter 9

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Eleanor looked at Elizabeth ‘Buffy!’ she reminded herself firmly, again. The girl had told her what she’d been doing and it was shock after shock.

“How in hell did you re-wire virtually every piece of machinery in the city?”

Buffy pulled the Key out of her pocket.

“All thanks to this little baby, I found it where Jack left it, in a bucket across the room from the elevator.”

Eleanor looked at it.

“That’s the Key of Rapture isn’t it?”

“Sure is”

“Okay I get that, but what’s that smell?”

Buffy looked at her with a pained smile.

“The smell is me; I don’t have any ADAM in my body. You know how I said I drained the ADAM out of Fontaine’s body into a large container? Over the years I left his body in the container, the ADAM not in his blood spread through his entire body, it also changed into a thick gel. A few years later I drained his entire body of the gel and put it in an airtight container because it smelt so good. Well after one of the times I blacked out for a growth spurt, I was just so hungry I stuffed myself with it because I couldn’t stop myself. I fell unconscious because I didn’t bother to breathe while I ate it. It just tasted so good.

“This happened for about a week, just stuffing myself and falling unconscious. Finally, there was nothing left. And my body literally hummed with ADAM, shortly afterwards I drank all the EVE too. God that hurt so badly. The raw ADAM and EVE were fighting inside me, and then the gel just combined with both and made summat new. That’s what’s inside me now. I call it EDEN.”

Eleanor searched her memories.

“Eden, The Garden, the place here Adam and… Oh I get it. Good name.”

“Yeah, now Ely, I’m curious. Why’d you come back? You managed to escape to the Surface… Why bother coming back here?”

“I came back so I could get things I needed, like samples of Plasmids and EVE to use for developing better Plasmids”

Buffy decided to hide her advanced Plasmids and research next time Eleanor went to sleep. She knew she would need those Plasmids and Tonics, She knew if Eleanor got them then it would be on her head if Ely went crazy now she was alone. The prospect of Eleanor using the terra-kinesis plasmid to level New York City like one of the people from Xander’s comic books just cause she was in a bad mood, scary thought.

Eleanor looked at her closely.

“So you have all these memories of a different version of our world, about thirty years in the future, where Vampires and Demons exist?”

Buffy nodded.

“And you died fighting an actual Goddess who was trying to tear the universe apart?”

She nodded again.

“And now you are starting this path thing to get home instead of going to Heaven because your best friend will rip you out of it? If you aren’t crazy, your life sucks.”

Buffy burst out laughing.

“That’s gotta be one of the best summaries of my life ever, the scary thing, is your right.”

Eleanor looked at her sympathetically.

“Buffy, my mother pushed all of Rapture’s greatest minds into my head through the ADAM. If you want, I can copy them all into a plasmid for you. It might help you, however, it will hurt though.”

“Probably not as much as jumping through a portal then a 50 foot drop to a concrete floor and a bed of bricks.”

Eleanor considered that.

“Yes, you’re probably right.”

Buffy smirked.

“Still, you help me, I help you. Deal?”

Buffy stood up and walked over. She shook Eleanor’s hand.


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