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And so it happened that Buffy Summers jumped into the portal made by Glory and snapped it shut, saving the world.
And it also happened that when she landed on the other side, she bounced up and down several times but was otherwise unharmed. “Why do I feel rather like a beetle on a dandelion?” she mut-tered to herself.
“Because you’re in the Demonweb Pits now, little bug,” came the smooth sounding answer from behind her.
Buffy turned around and faced a tall, graceful-looking woman with ebony skin, snowy hair and red eyes – a combination that just screamed ‘demon’ even if Buffy was not the Vampire Slayer. “Hi! I am Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” she said brightly, as she got onto her feet, ripping off parts of the sticky webbing off her body in the process, “and who are you?”
“Lolth, the Spider Queen,” the Slayer’s interlocutrix said brightly, “and how did you get back onto your feet?”
“’Cause I’m me?” Buffy replied nonchalantly.
“That’s not an answer.” The ebony beauty’s perfect look became instantly spoiled by a grimace. “Try again.”
“I’m stronger than I look?”
“Then why did you ask-“ Buffy didn’t finish her interruption as the webbing beneath her parted and she fell into it again, this time almost to her neck.
“Can you get out of it now?” the Spider Queen loomed over the shorter blonde, now curious rather than angry once more.
“No,” now it was Buffy who was getting angry. “You proved your point... now get me out of here...and maybe we can figure out how I can go home...”
“No,” Lolth caressed Buffy’s face in a way that made the other blonde shiver, and not in a good way. “Ever since I began to rise, I have also grown lonely. A new pet is just what I need to alleviate that boredom.”
“I am not anybody’s pet!” Buffy spat out. Lolth only laughed a merry tinkling sound that was also scary as Hell.
“Oh, you aren’t? We’ll see about that,” she finally replied as a pair of yochlol, demons that looked like half-melted wax candles with tentacles appeared behind her, ready to serve their mistress. “In fact, I look forwards to seeing just that, for you, my new pet Buffy the Vampire Slayer, are going to be staying by my side for a long time.”