*Contains dialogue from Graduation:Part 2*
Sam and Sarah grabbed everything they could find and loaded John’s truck. Sam watched Sarah packing things into the truck. She didn’t look nervous at all. They could die in the next couple of hours and it was like any other day to her. “Can I ask you something?”
“Aren’t you freaked out? I mean, you look so calm.”
“Well, I am. You guys don’t know what Buffy is capable of but I do. Besides if I die I die, but I am going to do everything I can to take as many vamps with me as I can. Possibly a demon too but I’m leaving that up to Buffy. I’m not stupid.” They laughed.
“I guess you’re right. Honestly, I’m glad my dad is trusting me enough to not send me away.”
“Me too.” She wraps her arms around his waist. “I’d miss you.”
He gave her a kiss and led her to the truck. “Let’s get this stuff to the library.”
When they got back to the library Buffy sent them to help Xander with weapons training. For about an hour they worked with the graduating class teaching them how to use crossbows, long bows, guns, and even flame throwers that Xander ‘borrowed’ from the army. They watched Xander put the students into groups and give them their assignments. Surprisingly, Sam was starting to feel much better about today. Between Sarah being so calm and confident, to Xander turning into a military leader before his eyes, he was starting to think that they had a shot.
While everyone else went to get seated for graduation Dean, Sam, Sarah, Angel, Wesley and several students waited for their signal. It was the longest thirty minutes of their lives. Finally, there was a loud screeching roar and the sound of people screaming. Angel led the group out and positioned them behind a group of vampires trying to block the students in.
They watched Oz and several other students light the ends of arrows and shoot them into the crowd of vampires who turned to face Angel’s group. Dean rushed in and started pounding on a vampire that turned just in time to catch a fist to the face followed by a stake in the chest. He lost sight of his little brother which worried him. He fought his way through vampires until he saw Sam dusting a vamp on the other side of the steps. He tried to make his way toward him but the students started rushing down trying to get away from the giant lizard looking thing which he assumed was the mayor.
Dean got to the top of the steps in time to see that prick of a principal get eaten. He wanted to smile but it turned into a grimace when he watched Buffy run into the school being chased by the demon. He wanted to run after her but knew that it was part of the plan and that he had to trust Buffy and his dad.
John kept glancing at the door as soon as he heard the fighting outside. He wanted to rush out and find his boys to make sure they were okay. Giles watched him for a minute, “They will be fine. They know what to do.”
John didn’t answer him. He wasn’t good with accepting the fact that his boys were in danger and he was sitting in a library. He tried to clear his mind and focus on the job at hand. “We need to get out of here before Buffy comes in with the mayor.”
Giles got up and they made it outside to the detonator just in time to see Buffy come flying through a window pane. Giles pushed the detonator down and the school exploded taking the demon mayor with it.
Dean watched Buffy and Angel gaze at each other with an unusual feeling. He refused to believe that it was jealousy. When he saw Angel walk away without saying anything he decided to join Buffy. “So, some graduation.” He looked at her and smiled.
“It seems fitting.”
He put his arm around her shoulder, “You got to blow up your school! How many people get to say that?”
She looked at his arm and turned to him, “I set fire to the gym at my last high school.” He looked at her with his mouth open, “What? It was full of vampires.” She walked away with a little smile on her face.
Sam just watched the paramedics and firemen loading bodies and trying to put out fires. The police weren’t making much of an effort to collect people’s stories which he thought was odd. When he asked Xander about it he replied, “It’s the hellmouth.”
They had been lucky. Very few casualties considering. “So that was about as much fun as you can have without actually having any.” Sam looked over at Cordelia who had just joined the group.
“What about the part where we kicked some demon ass? I didn’t hate that.”
Xander looked up from his seat on the ground, “Here, here!”
Buffy walked over to her friends followed by Dean. “You guys wanna take off?” She glances at the school, “We’ve pretty much done all we can do here.”
Cordelia glances at Buffy, “I’m for it.”
Sarah looked at Cordy, “Me too. After two rounds in high school I think I am done for good!” They all laughed.
Willow looked up at Buffy, “Are you alright?”
Buffy thought about it for a minute, “Yeah, I’m okay.” She took the seat next to Willow, “I could use some sleep though. If someone could just wake me when it’s time for college; that’d be great.”
“Yeah I think I will skip the college repeat thank you.”
“Guys, take a moment to deal with this. We survived.”
“It was a hell of a battle.”
“Not the battle. High school.”
Dean cleared his throat, “Yeah I skipped that battle.” Sam hit his brother on the arm and received one in return. Dean walked away to talk to his dad.
“We’re takin’ a moment.” Everyone got up and started walking away. “Moment’s done.”
The next day everyone gathered outside the Winchester’s rented home to say their goodbyes. Xander was taking off on his big road trip and the Winchester’s were taking off to continue their hunt after getting some possible leads from Giles. Sam was a little sad to be leaving the first place that seemed like home. His depression grew when he realized that Sarah wasn’t planning on leaving with them.
“What are you talkin’ about girl?” John seemed almost as upset about her leaving as Sam.
“I’m going to tag along with Xander for a little while to keep him out of trouble. Besides, it will give me a chance to figure out what I wanna do from here.”
“In that case, you and I need to talk.” John grabbed Xander and pulled him over to the truck. He started giving him a few weapons just in case.
Sam pulled Sarah off to the side, “You could come with us you know.”
She didn’t like to see him sad but knew that it was better if she left for now at least. “Hey don’t be sad. I have a feeling that you and I will see each other again.” She leaned in and gave him a kiss. “So how does it feel to have spent some time at one school, made friends, and gotten a girlfriend? That is everything you wanted right?”
Sam had said that those were the things he wanted, but now that he had them he would miss it when they were gone. “Yeah, I guess you’re right. At least I got a taste of a normal life.”
“It doesn’t have to stop there. You can go to college and take a break from the hunting like I did. John may not understand, but it is your life. You should do what will make you happy.”
Buffy walked over at that moment. She gave Sarah a hug, “You take care of Xander for us okay?
She hugged Sam next, “Hey if you guys are every in the neighborhood look us up alright? Next time we’ll keep the demonic activity to a minimum.”
After many goodbyes and an exchange of numbers between Giles and John, the Winchester boys took off to New Mexico to check out a lead concerning some missing kids. All in all it had been well worth it to travel to Sunnydale. The connection with the Slayer and her watcher had led to some leads to find the demon who killed Mary. John had a feeling that he would be using these new connections a lot.
Sam and Dean were glad that their dad had found some information that would help them catch their mom’s killer but neither one of them were happy to leave Sunnydale. Sam was going to miss the Scoobies and Sarah. Even with the ascension and blowing up the high school it was the closest he had ever gotten to living a normal life. He would be thinking a lot about Sarah’s suggestion about college.
Dean was upset because Sunnydale was always good for some action. He got to do some fighting on his own without his dad looking over his shoulder all the time. Then there was Buffy. Watching Sunnydale fade in the rear view mirror he finally had to admit that he was having feelings for the slayer. He would definitely have to make another trip to Sunnydale in the future.
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