Title: Sorry (2/?)
Author: Ed Scott
Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners... none of
who are me.
Summary: What could have happened at the end of ‘Becoming Part 2’ if Xander used his head and thought ahead.
Warning: Crossovers: Charmed (mentioned)
Rating: PG 13
Feedback, It's the coin of the realm.
Sunnydale High School Library
All was quiet in the library for thirty minutes. Willow was still out, when Buffy woke up. Her Slayer healing made the sedative wear off faster. At her first groan, Kendra went over to her to help her get into a chair.
“What hit me?”
“Xander hit you with a tranquilizer dart. He also injected you with something. I’m not sure what, but I think Giles does. He grabbed a duffle bag and left to fight and kill Angelus.” Cordelia spoke with confidence her boyfriend would do what he set out to do.
“There is no way that Xander can kill Angel.”
Cordelia was shocked then angered at Buffy‘s total lack of reality. “Angelus, you bottle blonde. That monster killed Giles’ girlfriend. And by the look in Xander’s eyes, there is no way Angelus is going to survive.”
“We have to stop Xander so Willow can do the spell.”
The phone rang, and Giles picked it up. “Hello? Yes? Really? That’s good. I’ll be sure to get that. I’ll be sure to let them know. Good-bye. That was Xander. Angelus and Spike are destroyed. I have to call the Watchers Council and tell them about Acathla. You need not try to find Xander, he called from a cell phone. He took all his money from the bank and was out of town before he called. I do not know where he is headed. He said something about too many bad memories.”
“I’ll kill him! When I find him, I’ll kill him.”
Giles took his glasses off and just looked at Buffy. “If you do, the Watchers Council will have you killed. They have snipers and you will never see the bullet they put in your brain. You will not harm that young man because he did the right thing. Now Kendra, since we have two Slayers, I have a spare bed that you can use. I have a feeling that Buffy will not have her head in the game.”
“That is good, sir. What I would like to know is why is Buffy upset about Angelus being destroyed.”
Giles sighed, “When we first met him, he came out of the shadows and helped us. She did not know he was a vampire until after she had feelings for him. American girls, well a majority of girls in the culture of television, movies and romance novels have a thing for guys that work in the shadows. I take most of the responsibility. I knew he was cursed, and I never researched it. His soul was cursed to his demon infested corpse until he felt a moment of true happiness. They made love to each other. She could not kill him because the demon had the face of her love. He almost killed us many times, and it seems Xander had enough. He took the fight to them. And apparently he won.”
Buffy tried to stand up. She lost her balance. She grabbed the table to hold herself up. She felt weak, but she had to get to Angel before he killed Xander. The message that he was dead never got to her. She had to stop Xander before he does something stupid that will end up getting him killed.
“I don’t feel so good.”
“And you won’t for a week. After Xander hit you with a dart, he injected you with a serum that the Watchers developed. You will not have your powers for seven days. The only reason that you woke up is because of your healing. Willow will be out for another couple of hours. So you might as well sit down and rest.” She didn’t want to, but Kendra made it impossible for her to do anything else.
Giles handed Buffy the letter Xander had written to her. She opened it thinking it would say that he was still in love with her and now that Angel was gone, she would fall into his arms. Fat chance of that happening. She read.
I know that you are extremely upset right now. But I had to do what had to be done. I could not trust you with the fate of the world. The choice was either the world or my friendship with you and Willow. I chose the world.
I did not do this out of jealousy. I am happily involved with Cordy. I have not had those feelings for you since you returned from Los Angeles last fall. You were like a sister to me, until you broke Angel’s curse. After you willingly laid down with a corpse, I knew I had no chance with you. You made a mess and I had to clean it up. Again.
I am not telling you where I am headed, and those that are still awake in the library don’t know either. If I find out you harmed one hair on Cordelia’s head because you can’t get to me, I’ll call the Watchers myself. I’m sure Giles had told you what would happen if you harmed a normal human.
Buffy reread the letter three times. “Yeah, right. He didn’t go after Angel because he wasn’t jealous. He’s always wanted me. I don’t believe him for a minute. When I get my strength back, I am going to find him and kill him. And I know Willow will help me.”
Cordelia really couldn‘t believe the stupidity coming from Buffy‘s mouth. “What are you? A skipping record? Kill Xander. Kill Xander. Kill Xander. Is that all you can think of? I read your letter, and I believe him. Think with your head and not your heart. He did the right thing. It was either you or the world. He chose the world. Now if you will excuse me I am heading home.” She grabbed the video tape for Mrs. Summers and put it in her purse. With her eyes, she told Giles she would give this tape to Joyce. Giles nodded his head.
“She’s right, Buffy. He did the right thing and I approve. Not just because it was the right thing to do, but also it is revenge for what he did to Jenny.”
The room was silent for two hours. There were death glares from Buffy aimed at Giles. Her Watcher was to support her in everything she does. He was not supposed to agree with the killing of her boyfriend. How could HE be that mean to her? She thought he saw her as a daughter. Just then, Willow started to wake up. “What happened?”