**Sorry it took so long to update. Finals and drama are to blame**
It didn’t take as long as they thought it would to convince Booth and Goodman that they were the good guys. The sight of an angel disappearing right before Booth’s eyes was enough to convince him. As for Goodman, he was ecstatic at the opportunity laid out before him. To study such remarkable people and witness first hand their abilities was truly incredible.
Sophie’s brow crinkled, “So you’re okay with all of this?”
Booth’s eyes flashed to Willow and then to Claire, “Well…”
Dr. Goodman interrupted him, “Of course we’re okay with this. Magic has often times been pushed aside as fantasy, and as your friend here just demonstrated, that is entirely ignorant. Furthermore, Claire’s genetic ability to regenerate is fascinating. The world is changing, and to know that people are evolving and producing these abilities in order to survive is extraordinary.”
Booth shook his head, “I’m not as excited about this as the doctor here, but it’s good to know that there are people like you out there helping others. I do have a question though and I want the truth. Are there,” he forced himself to say the word, “witches and other people with abilities out there that aren’t good?”
Claire was the first to answer, “There is a man named Sylar that kills people, like me, and steals their ability. He tried to kill me too, but Peter stopped him.”
Noah put his hand on his daughter’s shoulder, “He’s not the only one. I work for a company that tracks down what we call ‘specials’ and we either help them control their ability so that they can live a normal life, we capture them, or we kill them.”
Bobby was the next to speak, “Almost every witch that I’ve encountered has been evil, so it’s hard to trust one.” He glanced at Willow as he spoke. He held the look for a minute before continuing, “They aren’t the worst things out there though.”
Giles chimed in, “While I agree that not all magic users are good, there are many out there that are. As to Mr. Singer eluding to the fact that there are worse things out there, he is correct. I am what is called a watcher. I train and give guidance to the slayer, whose destiny it is to fight the forces of evil in the world. One thing that you have to understand is that the world is much darker than you originally believed, filled with demons, monsters, and vampires.”
Booth leaned against the wall for support. Next to him was Joyce. She hadn’t spoken since he arrived and he wondered if this was all new to her too. Why was this happening? When did his world go from dealing with murderers and serial killers to witches and demons?
He felt a hand on his shoulder and turned to see the woman looking at him with bloodshot eyes.
“I know how you’re feeling. When Buffy, my daughter, told me that she was the slayer, I got scared and threw her out of the house. I regret doing it to this day. When I got her back I still tried to fight the truth. I didn’t want my little girl to have this destiny. I wanted her to go to college, get married, and have children of her own. It took a while for me to accept that this was who she was. I’m proud of her, but I’m still scared that my baby won’t get to have a life.”
He watched the rest of their makeshift group as he thought about her words. Part of him was thankful that he knew. He wasn’t sure what to do with the information right now, but he was going to accept it. He was here for a reason and that was to save Bones and her squint. As crazy as things were right now, it felt right that he was there and he took that as a sign that God wanted him there. He turned back to Joyce and gave her a smile which she returned.
The sound of a phone ringing brought the group from their individual conversations and caused them to stare at Noah Bennet. “Hello?” The rest of the group waited until he hung up the phone, “Molly can’t find them. They’re blocked from her.” His eyes touched on Claire’s face for a fraction of a second before he looked away.
“Looks like it’s our turn.” Willow turned to Paige, “Leo said there was a spell that could call a lost witch right?”
Paige looked frightened, “Uh…yeah…I think so.”
“Well we’re gonna need it. Leo!” She felt like an idiot standing there screaming at the sky, but she didn’t care at that moment.
Glowing orbs began circling in front of her and formed into the white lighter. “Sorry it took me so long. There has been a massive increase in demonic activity since the plane went down. It’s like the demons know that there’s no one left to stop them.”
“What if that was the plan all along? Get all of these forces of good together on a plane and take it down. There wouldn’t really be anyone to stand in their way. Sure, another slayer would be called, but she wouldn’t be as experienced as Buffy or Faith and there would only be one. Or would there?” Xander looked at Giles for an answer, but the older man was deep in thought. Xander waved his hand in front of the man’s face, “Yo…G-Man.”
Giles shook his head and removed his glasses to clean them, “I cannot believe that I’m about to say this, but Xander might be right.”
Xander’s eyes got really big, “What?”
Giles ignored him and continued, “How else would you explain so many forces of good being on one plane? There must be more to this than we originally thought.”
The explanation seemed sound enough for Leo, “Paige, Willow take my hands. We need to get to the book of shadows and find the ‘To call a lost witch’ spell.”
They each took one of his hands. Willow practically bounced where she stood, “This is so cool!” They dissolved into little orbs and disappeared.