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Faith stood outside of the Davies home with her bag in hand. Diana, her watcher, was dead and Kakistos and his minions could be after her right now, but she had to know. The last time she had seen Diana, she told Faith that her mother had kidnapped her when she was three years old. According to the paperwork she had, her mother was a woman by the name of Elise Davies, who had been killed almost six years ago.
She approached the door and raised her hand, but couldn’t bring herself to knock. “Come on Faith, it’s now or never.” She still couldn’t move. Growling in frustration, she lowered her hand and turned to leave. It was then that the door opened and a short blond haired boy barreled into her. “Ugh.” He fell back on his butt.
He looked up into her eyes and she watched as they widened with surprise, “Tru? I thought you were in the kitchen?”
“Who the hell is Tru?” she asked.
“Harrison I thought I told you to…” Faith looked up and locked eyes with herself. It was like looking into a mirror. The only difference was that her doppelganger’s clothes were much brighter.
Harrison’s mouth dropped open, “Whoa…There are two of you.”
Tru opened her mouth and closed it several times before asking, “Faith?”
Faith’s guard went up and she stepped away from the door, “How’d you know my name?”
“I’m Tru and this is my brother Harrison.” She gestured to the blond boy who had finally gotten up off his butt. “You’re our sister.”
They stood there starring at each other for another minute before they were interrupted by another woman. “Tru, I’m going out. I’ll be…” she stopped when she saw Faith. “Oh my god.” The woman’s purse fell to the floor and she took another step towards Faith, “I can’t believe it.”
“Is it really her?” Tru asked the newcomer.
“Yeah…It’s really her.” She reached for Faith who immediately backed up.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” Faith asked.
“Do you know who I am?” The blond woman asked.
Faith was about to respond with a very colorful insult, but she was stopped by a memory. She was holding hands with a little girl who looked just like her and they were running away from an older blond girl. She figured Tru must be her twin whose hand she was holding and the older blond girl was, “Meredith.”
“Why don’t you come inside and we can talk.” Meredith held out her hand to Faith. She considered taking it. She could learn about her birth family and forget about Kakistos and being the slayer. It was tempting, but if she stayed then she would put them in danger. They would follow her here and they might kill Tru thinking it was her.
Faith took a step back, “Nah, I’m not into the whole family thing alright? I was told that I was kidnapped as a kid and I wanted to see if it was true. Now that I know, I can be on my way.”
She watched as Meredith and Tru’s faces fell. Tru took a step towards her, “Please stay. Just for a little while.” She noticed Faith’s bag, “We have an extra room if you wanna stay.”
Harrison looked confused, “So…she’s our sister?”
Meredith answered without looking at him, “Yeah.”
Faith plastered a smile on her face and took another step away from the family that she would never know, “I’m five-by-five. Don’t need nothin’ from nobody.” She noticed that they were going to try and talk her out of leaving and she knew that if she stayed here any longer they might succeed. “Look, I gotta bounce, but I’ll hit you up next time I’m in the area.”
Tru disappeared into the house and Meredith stepped closer to her, wrapping her in a hug. Faith didn’t know what to do. She wasn’t used to people hugging her and her instincts were warring with her to throw the woman off. She finally released her and Faith saw tears streaming down her cheeks. This was definitely something she was not used to. Tru emerged from the house and approached Faith slowly, “I get that you’re not ready to come inside and try and be a family right now, but here.” She placed a piece of paper in Faith’s hand with a couple of numbers on it. “In case you change your mind.”
Faith wasn’t sure what to say, “Ugh…Thanks.” Faith threw her bag over her shoulder. “Later.” She turned and left without waiting for a response. She knew what she had to do. She had to make her way back into Kakistos’ territory and lead him away from Tru and the rest of her family. She may not know them, but she refused to let them get hurt.
Rather than buy a train ticket straight to Sunnydale, CA, she decided to buy tickets to several different places and hop onto the first bus that came. She would eventually make it to Sunnydale where she knew the other Slayer lived, but right now it was more important to lead Kakistos and his cronies away from Boston.
Faith waited until she knew that his people were following her and then hit the bus station. She bought tickets to Capeside, MA, Hartford, CT, New York, NY, and Providence, RI. She left the ticket booth and was making her way to the loading area when Kakistos’ cronies jumped out and tackled her. She flipped back onto her feel and punched the first one in the nose. The second tried to grab her from behind and was flipped over her shoulder. She kept her arm around his neck and brought a stake out to bear. She dusted the vamp in her arms and turned her attention to the other. “For Kakistos!” he screamed before charging her. Faith used his momentum to flip him over her and into a brick wall.
She turned her attention to the buses and noticed that one of hers was leaving. She ran for the bus, giving the vamp a good kick to the face for good measure. She threw her ticket to the man as the doors were closing and climbed in, taking a seat in the back. Now they would know that she left and there would be no reason for them to go after the Davies family. Faith relaxed into her seat and closed her eyes.
An image of a beautiful brunette woman popped into her head. She was leaning over Faith and whispered, “I love you baby. Good night,” and gave Faith a kiss on the forehead. In the bed next to her was Tru who was already falling asleep. “Love you momma.”
*These aren't my best work, but it has been stuck in my head*