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Summary: A Rambaldi prophecy sends Sydney to Sunnydale in search of "The Chosen One."

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Epilogue

The Ghosts That Haunt Me: An Alias/Buffy Crossover

By: Sam Lincoln

Rating PG-13

Summary: A Rambaldi prophecy sends Sydney to Sunnydale in search
of "The Chosen One."

Spoilers: General spoilers for the current seasons of Alias,
Buffy and Angel, but nothing specific to any storyline.

Disclaimer: All characters from Buffy and Angel
are property of Mutant Enemy. All characters from Alias
are property of Bad Robot and Touchstone Television. All characters
are used without permission and no infringement is intended.

The Ghosts that Haunt Me: Epilogue

<Sunnydale>

Several weeks after the incident in the desert Buffy walked
through the cemetery on patrol. Dawn was at home working on schoolwork
so Buffy was patrolling solo. It had been a slow night, she had
yet to encounter a single vampire. Buffy was debating whether
or not to just go home when she heard a twig snap behind her.
She spun around and saw Sydney instead of a vampire.

"Hi there," Sydney said, "I won't bite, I promise."

"Sorry," Buffy said, putting away her stake. "It's
been a slow night. Those always make me a little jumpy.

Sydney nodded, "It's the missions that seem too easy that
always get you," she observed.

"So what brings you to Sunnydale again?" Buffy asked.
"You took off pretty fast after the last time.

"That's why I'm here actually," Sydney said. "I
wanted to catch up with your and see how things are going."

Buffy shrugged, "They go. We're still here slaying vamps
and saving the world. No sign of any evil secret agents if that's
what you're asking."

"About that, I wanted to let you know that a decision
was made to place you under unobtrusive surveillance."

"Great, what does that mean?"

"In practice? The Initiative is going to start running
teams through town."

"I think I'd rather go without the help," Buffy grumbled.

"Don't worry, they've been looking for a place to use
as a training facility, and Sunnydale fit their needs perfectly.
You and the rest of your team are welcome to lend your experience
to the training. They've even offered to pay."

"I guess I can't argue with free money," Buffy observed.
"But whatever happened to Faith."

Sydney smiled, "I think you'll like this one. She's been
released into the Initiative's custody and will serve the remainder
of her sentence doing what she does best, killing vampires."

"It almost seems like she's getting off light," Buffy
groused.

"Except a vampire is more likely to kill her than Large
Marge," Sydney pointed out.

Buffy thought that over for a few moments, "True enough,"
she finally conceded. "Just keep her away from Sunnydale,
I'm not ready to deal with her yet."

Sydney nodded, "That can be arranged. Anyway, I've been
ordered to tell you that the United States government appreciates
your help in resolving this most recent crises and that if you
ever need any help just ask."

"What, no medals?" Buffy quipped.

"It's hard to give someone a medal for something that
never officially happened," Sydney commented.

"Bummer, I've always liked getting medals, they're so
shiny," Buffy half-seriously said.

Sydney laughed, "I'll see what I can do." Sydney
nodded. "Cool. So, how's Vaughn?"

"Vaughn, who's Vaughn?" Sydney asked.

"Don't play games, the cute guy who was with you at Angel's
hotel, you know, Vance."

"How did you know?"

"Riley, when he came to rescue you he said he knew Vaughn.
Then I see you with a guy named Vance. I might be blonde but
I'm not stupid."

Sydney chuckled, "Sorry, that was a security measure.
I'd already told you too much about."

Buffy shrugged, "I thought it was funny, of all the things
to lie about you'd choose that. But you're dodging the question,
how is he?"

"Vaughn's fine."

"I'll say, so tell me, is there anything between you two?"
Buffy leered.

Sydney blushed, "That's complicatedand classified."

Buffy laughed, "Alright, I get the picture. Say, when
do you have to leave?"

"I'm not due back until tomorrow, why?"

"I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a little
Bronzing with me and the rest of the guys."

"That sounds like fun, but I wanted to try my hand at
a different local nocturnal activity," Sydney said with a
smile.

"Oh really, you think you're up for it?" Buffy asked,
her eyebrow arched.

"I can take care of myself," Sydney confidently replied.

"Tough talk, care to back it up?" Buffy tossed her
stake at Sydney.

Sydney effortlessly caught the stake, "You better believe
it."

"Cool, I've heard rumors of a new nest of vampire setting
up shop not too far from here, want to go check it out?"

Sydney nodded, "Just lead the way. It'll be nice to have
a clear cut, easy to spot bad guy for once."

The two young women walked off into the night, doing the only
thing either one of them knew how to do. Keeping the rest of
the world safe from the dangers it didn't want to know existed.

-Fin-

Author's Notes:

Thanks to everyone who's read and reviewed this humble little
piece. Obviously the iinspiration came from the current season
of Buffy's premiere episode, I enjoy both shows and Rambaldi makes
the perfect context for the world of Alias to intersect with the
world of Buffy. As a matter of fact I left out some hooks I came
up with. Yes, I've got a sequel planned, no it won't be out for
quite some time. I've got some Alias/X-files loving in mind next
and I want to see how the current arcs in both Buffy and Alias
play out.

Some fun facts, writing this story took 3+ pens, 3 bottles
of white-out, roughly twenty pieces of fruit and an entire 3
subject notebook.



-sam 2/6/2003

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