A Slight Change of Events
A Stargate/BTVS crossover
Disclaimer: This is a work of fan-fiction. I do not own either Stargate SG1 or its related properties, nor do I own Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If I owned either of them, I certainly wouldn’t be writing fan-fiction. I am not profiting from this and no copyright infringement is intended.
Spoilers through Threads, Season 7 of SG1, BTVS through early Season 6.
Daniel Jackson was furious. Anubis was gloating over how he was going to destroy all life in the galaxy and remake it in his own image and the so-called ascended were just going to sit back and do nothing. He could see the sadness in Oma DeSala’s eyes and realized that they would rather continue to punish her for her mistake, even if it meant the end of life in the galaxy. Even worse, Anubis knew it, and was clearly enjoying every minute of it.
“I must be going.” Anubis cheerfully proclaimed as he took his last sip of coffee and folded his paper. He turned to Oma and saw a momentary look of determination, which quickly turned to surprise and shock. Daniel turned back to look at Anubis to see shock clearly in his eyes as blood began to stain the front of his shirt. He watched as Anubis slowly turned around to his attacker, a short, athletic blonde, wearing one of the diner’s waitress uniforms, who held a long and bloody kitchen knife, in her hand.
“Just because the Powers that Suck aren’t going to do anything, don’t think that everyone is going to let you get away with life endage.” Before anyone could react, the blonde took the knife and quickly cut Anubis’s head off."
Daniel looked at the blonde. “Who are you? I thought the ascended didn’t interfere."
“Ascended? I don’t see any large snakes here" and as she looked around asked “Nope, no snakey things, well other than the one I just killed that is, he felt snakey.”
Daniel at that point could only stare in disbelief “You’re not an Ancient, are you.”
The blonde answered, “Eww, do I look old to you?” exclaimed the blonde.
Daniel quickly responded “umm, no, I meant one of the Ancients."
The blonde replied “Oh, an Ancient. What’s that? Last thing I remember before ending up at the diner in the middle of nowhere was jumping off the Tower to close the portal. Next thing I know, here I am, stopping another apocalypse.”
Daniel was not sure which stunned him more, the fact that the young girl had apparently fallen through some kind of portal to arrive at the ascended way station or her casual reference to stopping another apocalypse “Apocalypse? Another? Just exactly who are you? “
He was utterly unprepared for her response “I’m Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.”
At this point, Daniel seriously began to question his own sanity. Anubis, who was just about to end all life in the galaxy, had been killed by a short, just out of her teens girl, who proclaimed herself a Vampire Slayer. Vampires didn’t even exist. “Okay," he said slowly, “you’re a vampire slayer."
“Yep.” Buffy said, popping the p.
At this point, Oma intervened. “Daniel, Buffy ended up here accidently after closing an interdimensional portal that had been opened on Earth. She is not an Ancient ."
“Why does everyone keep looking at me and talking about ancients? I know the uniform is bland, and my makeup so needs some work. I AM NOT ANCIENT. DO I LOOK LIKE I AM ANCIENT?” Buffy exclaimed. Looking down at her uniform, she added “At least it’s not the Doublemeat.”
Ignoring this latest outburst, Daniel looked at both Oma and Buffy, realization dawning on him “So, in other words, Buffy isn’t bound by the non-interference rules, and was able to act against Anubis when I couldn’t."
Oma smiled at Daniel “Yes, and now it is time for both of you to go."
“Can you at least send me back with some clothes this time?”
It was Buffy who spoke, “This time, it sounds like I’m not the only one who has died more than once.” Buffy, realizing that Oma had said both of them were being sent back, quietly asked “where am I going to go. I’m dead. Are you sending me to hell. I don’t deserve to go to hell, even though I sent Angel there. Don’t I get to go to heaven? Oh God, I’m babbling like Willow."
Oma, looked sadly at the young girl “Buffy, you are not going to heaven or hell. Apparently, your friends are quite creative and have other ideas. Just remember, whatever happens, you saved countless lives today."
Later back at Stargate Command:
“So, Daniel, what was it like?” Jack O”Neill asked once Daniel had gotten some clothes.
“Jack, I’m not sure you would believe me."
Jack looked at his best friend, “Come on, are you telling me that you had nothing to do with Anubis’ attack suddenly stopping."
“Jack, all I can tell you is that Anubis is gone and won’t be coming back."
Back in Sunnydale:
“Buffy, I hope you’re not mad with us for bringing you back.” Willow quietly said.
Buffy reached over and hugged Willow “No, Wills, I’m not mad.”
“But you’re not happy either, I thought being pulled out of hell would make you happy."
“I wasn’t in hell, Wills."
Willow was shocked, thinking that she had pulled Buffy out of Heaven. “But if you weren’t in hell, that would mean you were in Heaven, and if you were in Heaven, you were happy, and you should be mad at us, but you’re not mad at us, so you couldn’t have been happy in heaven, but if its heaven, everyone is happy…”
Buffy, looked into her friend’s eyes “Willow, stop. I wasn’t in Heaven or hell."
Willow, now confused, could only ask “well, if you weren’t in Heaven or hell, where were you."
Buffy, finally giving her friend a small smile, said “I was in the Diner from Limbo. Before you ask, yes there is a story, but I’m tired, and I’ll give you the whole story once the rest of the gang is here. That way I only have to tell it once."