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The moment that Buffy heard the word "EXTERMINATE", she knew she was in trouble.
She had been on a date with Riley, and it had been going well. But then they'd seen the flying saucer, and, of course, they had to check it out, and as they got closer and closer, Buffy could hear voices. Metallic, scratchy, screeching voices, punctuated by human screams.
"DO NOT MOVE!" they shouted. "DO NOT MOVE! OR YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!"
Buffy stopped in her tracks. Exterminate. Whenever she said that word to the Doctor, it got an automatic gut reaction out of him — pure fear. And anything that made the Doctor that scared was something Buffy knew she wouldn't like. She dragged Riley down a back alley, and shushed him.
The pepper pot shaped object that flew by the alley was about the same height as Buffy, covered with bumps along its lower half, and equipped with — what looked like — a sink plunger and an egg whisk. She recognized the egg whisk. She'd seen it before — at the Concurrence. Which made these…
"Daleks," she breathed.
Weren't they supposed to be extinct? Legendary monsters no longer around to terrorize the universe? Yeah, apparently, they were legendary, nonexistent creatures the way vampires were legendary, nonexistent creatures.
"Daleks?" Riley whispered.
"They're…" What could she say? She didn't know much about them, but whenever she heard something new, it just made them sound worse. "…bad," Buffy decided.
"Are we talking vampire bad, or Polgara Demon bad?" asked Riley.
"A friend of mine once told me if Daleks ever arrived on this planet," said Buffy, "I should move to another one."
"So… worse than a Polgara Demon," Riley said.
"Maybe a little." Buffy shushed him, then crept towards the edge of the alley. She could hear the Daleks, in the distance, interrogating the people crying in the streets. Should she rush out, into the street, and try to help them? Or would that just get her killed? Should she stay here, and try to find some way to get Riley out of this alive.
"WE REQUIRE INFORMATION," the Dalek voice commanded.
"I'll tell you anything!" a sobbing woman said. "Please, just don't kill me!"
"Leave her alone!" a man nearby cried, hugging two small, screaming children. "She's done nothing to you!"
"SILENCE!" a Dalek demanded of the man.
Riley reached for his sidearm, and Buffy sighed. Yeah, she might not know that much about Daleks, but she knew enough to understand that guns weren't going to help. She grabbed the gun out of his hand, and shook it at him. Then, she threw it away, and crossed her arms, trying to make a point.
"WE REQUIRE THE LOCATION OF THE HUMANOID FEMALE KNOWN AS 'SLAYER'," the first Dalek said.
Buffy's breath caught in her throat.
Riley pointed to her, and mouthed the word, "You?"
"What for?" he mouthed.
"Bad things," Buffy mouthed back.
"I don't know who you're talking about," the woman pleaded. "Please. I have kids."
"EXTERMINATE!" the Daleks cried.
And Buffy looked on in horror, as they killed — not just the woman, but her kids and husband as well, their skeletons lighting up in the night air. She clenched her fists by her sides.
She had to go out. Could she take them? Well, no. She couldn't. She'd heard enough about Daleks to know that she couldn't touch them with hand-to-hand combat. But how could she stand around, when innocent people were being killed? She had to try! Maybe provide enough of a distraction that the other people in the street could get away? Buffy began to dart out from her hiding place, but Riley caught her by the arm and pulled her back.
"ALERT!" one of the Daleks shouted. "SCANS REVEAL PRESENCE OF TWO UNIDENTIFIED HUMANOID LIFE FORMS IN THE VICINITY."
Unidentified? Oh, that was probably because of all the weird modifications that the Initiative had given Riley. And as for her — well, the Daleks might not really know what the Slayer genetics really looked like.
"DNA CODE MATCHES THE HUMANOID FEMALE KNOWN AS 'SLAYER'!" another Dalek called.
Okay, or maybe they did.
"LOCATE THE SLAYER. EXTERMINATE THE UNKNOWN HUMANOID!" a third commanded.
"SEEK, LOCATE, EXTERMINATE!" the Daleks chanted. "SEEK, LOCATE, EXTERMINATE!"
Riley grabbed Buffy's hand, and looked deep into her eyes. They had to run. Buffy knew that. If the Daleks found Riley — she couldn't let anything happen to Riley. They both took a deep breath, and then darted out of the alley.
"ALERT!" the Daleks shouted. "UNIDENTIFIED HUMANOIDS LOCATED."
"EXTERMINATE THE MALE!" another Dalek commanded.
Buffy ran even faster, almost dragging Riley after her. The Daleks took to the air, and started flying all around them, shooting. Buffy thanked her lucky stars for her quick reflexes, as she ducked and dived with Riley and got out of the way in time. She could spot Riley's car just up ahead.
"Car!" she shouted at him.
They both jumped inside, and Riley floored it. The car zoomed away, and Buffy twisted back in her seat. She looked out the back window at the Daleks floating in the air, watching Buffy and Riley get away. She breathed a sigh of relief, and sat back in the seat, as they left the Daleks behind.
"What were those Dalek things?" asked Riley.
"Problems," said Buffy.
"And what do they want with you?"
"No idea," said Buffy. "But I'm guessing something bad."
Riley tapped his fingers on the wheel. "I'm taking you to the Initiative," he said. "They might not be your friends, right now, but they'll be able to handle these Daleks. They'll keep you safe."
"No," said Buffy. "The Daleks have already seen me, and they said they want me. Sooner or later they're going to track me down. I've got to get to somewhere without any people. Like — oh, vampire central. Graveyard. Vampires plus evil-exterminatey-hate-monsters equals supreme slayage." She paused. "No, wait. First, I've got to get to a phone."
Riley reached into his pocket, and handed Buffy a cell phone. Buffy stared at it. She'd never bothered to get one, herself. She'd heard they didn't work very well, or get very good reception, and they took forever to charge. But she was glad he had one now.
She flipped open the phone, and turned it on. Then she called Willow at the dorm. Willow picked up.
"Wills, listen, Riley and I are in serious trouble, and I need your help," said Buffy, hurriedly. "Remember that red notebook I'm always writing in?"
"The one you told me not to open, yet?" asked Willow.
"That's the one," said Buffy. "Grab that, and meet me and Riley at the north-most cemetery. I'm going to need it."
"Got it," said Willow. And she hung up.
Buffy flipped the phone closed, and turned it off. She handed it back to Riley. "You got that?"
"North most cemetery," he said. "Here we come."