Chapter 5: Washington, DC
Well we set off again, this time to DC. I wonder if we will ever end up at Salem. Angel had called and said that there was someone who needed our help in identifying a few artifacts, they had been found in the crater of Sunnydale and apparently (from what Angel had gather), some of it was ours.
So we ended up at the Jeffersonian Institute and I have never seen Buffy so close to loosing it! She almost collapsed. Then again, so did I. You see, there is a team working at the Jeffersonian which is attached to the FBI. The team is comprised of Dr Temperance Brennan, Angela Montenegro, Zack Addy, Dr. Jack Hodgins and their boss Dr. Daniel Goodman. But the FBI agent they work with, Special Agent Seeley Booth, is a dead ringer for Angel!
The only difference is the TAN!
We thought Angel was trying to commit suicide when we saw Booth for the first time. We got some rather strange looks from them at our reaction. After we explained (friend with a severe allergy to sunlight who looked like Booth), we got down to business.
They had found some remains of the people we lost, Anya and Amanda. So now we can give them a proper funeral. But they also found an amulet. That's right, the amulet that Spike channelled the sunlight through. Buffy asked if she could keep it since it was a "family heirloom" and they agreed.
We organised the release of the bones into our custody, without having to threaten legal action. Booth was actually pretty cool about it cause it mean two more deaths solved, although Brennan thought there was something more to it than they were squashed in the collapse but Booth was more than happy to let it slip past. We found out why later, he knew about what really happened in Sunnydale... he had been investigating some of the deaths by Bringers before the whole standoff and knew that there was more to it but as a Catholic didn't really want to go into the 'supernatural' too far. Something about Voodoo and the like.
We've decided to have the bodies shipped to LA, so we can have them buried near the Slayer American headquarters. Everyone will be flying in for the funeral later this week. We're having it at night so Angel can come to it as well.
But the biggest surprise is, Spike will be there! Buffy had cried herself to sleep last night while holding onto the amulet. It apparently got warm to touch and next thing she knows, there is a blinding light waking her. When the light subsided, SPIKE was there, in the flesh... and he's got a heartbeat!
He's back! Willow and Mac are frantically researching the amulet now, to see if there is any loopholes in his return. Giles apparently is stuck in the tongue clicking, glasses cleaning phase which means basically he's angry. But we don't care, Buffy is beside herself, she hasn't let him out of her sight since he returned. Andrew keeps muttering something about "he's alive Frodo!" and Xander is threatening to hit him over the head later if he doesn't shut up.
Ahhh the life and times of the Scoobies.
Anyways, I better see if Willow needs my help again. She and Mac seem to have the net searches downpat but there may be a few books that need to be looked at.
Watcher in Training