Circle Of Discoveries
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and belongs to Joss Wheldon, and Star Wars belongs to George Lucas. The songs in this story belong to the songwriters who wrote these amazing songs. Please don’t sue me, I’m completely and utterly broke and it’s for entertainment purposes only.
Timeline: post-season 7, Buffy, and during Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, AU.
Pairing(s): Buffy/Spike, Buffy/Anakin (something new and never attempted before), Anakin/Padme, Dawn/Anakin (friendship), Xander/Sabe, Willow/Kennedy, Willow/Anakin (friendship), Willow/Qui-Gon (also something new and never attempted), Faith/Robin, Angel/Cordelia
Rating(s): T (PG-13) and M (rated R) for later chapters
Categories: Romance/Supernatural/Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Horror/Tragedy
Author’s Note: Thank you so much for the reviews! Anyway, enjoy this chapter and please review. Remember, no flames! I will ignore them and I don’t have the patience for them. Oh, yeah. I forgot to put this at the end of the last chapter. The song in the last chapter was May It Be by Enya from the movie The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring. Anyway, enjoy!
Summary: After mourning Spike, Buffy fell asleep and has a Slayer dream of Anakin’s impending turn to the dark side. Meanwhile, courtesy of the Powers That Be and the Force, Anakin dreamed of Buffy’s last few moments with Spike before he died during the final battle against the First Evil. While struggling to understand the dream, Anakin was then summoned to attend a meeting with the Jedi Council by Qui-Gon. Back on Earth, Buffy told Giles of the dream and then learned of a prophesy involving her and a Jedi Knight (Anakin) who will turn to the dark side but will return all for the love of a Slayer (Buffy).
Wellington, New Zealand
6: 30 am
From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking step into the sun
There’s more to be seen than could ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
As soon as everyone including Xander and Willow were gathered in the living room, Buffy and Giles entered the room with grim expressions on their faces. Expressions that were making Willow feel nervous and suspicious. She was the first of the Scoobies to be woken up and told about the emergency meeting. After that, she woke up Xander and some of the Slayers and led them all into the living room. After Buffy shut the down behind her and faced the group, Willow saw the look on her best friend’s face that confirmed some of her suspicions. Something was wrong, very wrong. Behind her, Rona spoke up.
“Okay, Buffy. Would you mind telling us why you and Giles dragged us out of bed at 6: 00 in the morning?” She said with an annoyed expression.
Buffy took a deep breath and then spoke. “The reason I called this meeting is because Giles found something that involves us all. Something that will spell doom for us all.”
Giles cleared his throat before he spoke. “A few weeks ago, I found something in the remains of the old Watchers’ Council headquarters. A prophesy that had been locked away for hundreds of years. It was originally found in seventh century China by a Slayer and her Watcher. They spent many years trying to uncover its’ secrets and what it meant. They were unsuccessful. The prophesy involves Buffy, Dawn and a group of warriors called Jedi Knights. It is said that the Slayer and a fallen Jedi Knight will fall in love and that the Slayer, with the help of the Key, will be able to bring him back to the light side.”
Everyone glanced at each other with a mixture of shock, disbelief and concern. Dawn slowly got up from her chair and with her voice shaking with fear and disbelief, she spoke.
“I thought I was unusable as the Key after the Glory incident.” Dawn said.
Giles shook his head. “That what I thought also until I did a little research after I read the prophesy. According to what I have read, you are still usable as the Key. But for the last time. You could be used either for the prophesy to come true or to destroy humanity.”
Feeling sorry for her sister, Buffy went over to Dawn and took her into her arms in an attempt to comfort her. Then after a few minutes, Shannon spoke up.
“What happens if the prophesy doesn’t come true?” she asked.
Giles hesitated before he spoke. “If the prophesy doesn’t come true, if Buffy is not successful in turning the fallen Jedi Knight back to the light side, it will reverse what we did when we fought the First Evil two years ago.”
A stunned silence filled the room as everything that the ex-Watcher told them finally sunk in. Xander, Faith and Robin glanced at him stunned and horrified. The Slayers broke the silence by whispering to each other and glancing at Giles. Rona finally spoke up again this time in a concerned and slightly shaky voice.
“Where are these Jedi Knights?” she said.
“They are in a far away galaxy on a planet called Coruscant.” Giles replied.
Buffy stared at him stunned. “How did you know that?”
“And how are we supposed to get there when we’re here on Earth?” Faith asked at the same time.
Giles sighed and then continued. “To answer your question Buffy, after I found the prophesy; I developed some sort of a telepathic connection with one of the Jedi Knights. The prophesy was sent to him so like me, he also found the prophesy but he doesn’t know what it means. Telepathy was the only way that we could communicate with each other. He knows who I am and what we’re doing.”
“Who is he?” Rona asked.
“His name is Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Giles replied. “Like I said, he found the prophesy the same time I have. But he kept the discovery to himself until it was safe enough to tell anyone.”
“Like you.” Xander said.
Giles nodded his head. “How the telepathic connection between Obi-Wan and I came to exist when we are in different parts of space is a mystery. I don’t know how or. Whether it was created by magic or …”
“Or the Powers That Be.” Buffy said. “It could be the Powers. I mean, think about it, Giles. I had a Slayer dream about that young guy. He’s probably a Jedi Knight and you have a link to another Jedi Knight through telepathy. I mean, if you and Obi-Wan can communicate through that link, we could use it to get to Coruscant.”
“She’s right, Giles.” Willow piped up. “The teleportation spell I’ve been working on will probably be powerful enough for the link so that we get there. I mean, we need to get there if we’re going to make the prophesy come true.”
“Yes, we do.” Giles said. “But half of us have to stay here and half of us will go. Can’t have all of us going. Your spell won’t be enough for all of us. I’ll have to contact Obi-Wan and tell him that we’re coming.”
“Okay,” Buffy said now taking charge. “You guys have to decide whether you’re coming or staying. How many of you are coming?”
To her surprise, more than half of the Slayers including Kennedy, Shannon and Rona were standing up and had their hands up. The girls with their hands down remained sitting.
“Okay, great.” Buffy said trying to hide her surprise. “Those of you who are going, get ready and meet back down here in one hour. The rest of you go back to your rooms.”
While the Slayers scattered to get ready, Buffy turned to Faith. “I’m leaving you, Robin and Andrew in charge of the other girls till we get back. Trust me, if this is as big as Giles said is going to be, you’re going to need all the help you can get.”
Faith nodded. “What if something goes wrong while you are in Coruscant?” she asked.
“If something goes wrong either while we’re Coruscant or if the city’s vampires decide to cause trouble and you need help, call Angel.” Buffy said. “Explain to him what’s going on. He’ll know what to do in a situation like this.”
“Right.” Faith nodded. “Good luck, B.”
“Thanks.” Buffy said. At that, she walked out of the living room to go to her own room to get ready.
Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give
As Anakin raced in the halls of the Jedi Temple, a million of thoughts raced in his mind like why the Jedi Council would call an emergency meeting so early in the morning. But he suspected that the situation was serious enough for the Council to call a meeting. Then his thoughts went back to the dream he had of the young woman. He remembered the tears in her eyes as she was looking at the face of her male companion in the cave and holding his hand as it burst into flame and as the cave collapsed around them. But it was the words they said to each other that stunned Anakin most of all.
I love you.
No, you don’t. But thanks for saying it.
At that point, Anakin wasn’t sure if they were lovers or if the young woman had just realized of her feelings for her male companion just before he met his fate. Either way, he knew that there was something about her that he couldn’t explain just by looking into her eyes when she looked at him toward the end of his dream.
Anakin pushed those thoughts aside when he saw Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan at the doors of the Jedi Council Chambers. Both men had grim expressions on their faces.
This can’t be good. Anakin thought worriedly. “What’s going on?” he asked.
“Obi-Wan found something that concerns us greatly.” Qui-Gon replied.
“What? What is it?” Anakin asked.
Obi-Wan turned to face his former Padawan. “I’ll explain when we get into the Council Chambers.” After nearly ten minutes, the doors to the Council Chamber opened. Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Anakin walked into the Chamber and then stood in the centre of the room. Everyone including Yoda and Mace Windu sat in their chairs all with unreadable expressions on their faces.
“Obi-Wan, you said that you found something that will concern us all greatly.” Mace said.
Obi-Wan nodded. “Yes, Master. What I found was a prophesy that was made hundreds of years ago from another world.”
“A prophesy, you say.” Yoda said. “Involves the Jedi, does it?”
Obi-Wan nodded again. “And a young warrior called the Slayer. According to what I know, the Slayer is usually a girl. She’s trained to fight evil forces. The prophesy stated that a fallen Jedi Knight will fall in love with this Slayer and he will return from the dark side with the help of the Slayer and something called the Key.”
“What exactly is this Key?” Mace asked.
“I don’t know the answer to that.” Obi-Wan replied. “But if this prophesy does not come true, it will cause the destruction of the Slayer’s home world and in ours.”
The room fell into shocked silence. After a few uncomfortable minutes, one of the members spoke up. “How do you know so much about this Slayer and the prophesy itself?”
Obi-Wan hesitated before he spoke again. “I developed a telepathic link with someone who also discovered the prophesy. From another world.”
“How’s that possible?” Mace said in a disbelieving voice. “Telepathy among the Jedi is usually reserved for Masters and their Padawans.”
“Explain it in a way that we could understand, Obi-Wan cannot.” Yoda said jumping to Obi-Wan’s aid. “Why it happened and what is causing it, we may never know.” Then he turned to Obi-Wan and again, he spoke to him.
“Know the identity of the person you have the link to, do you?” he asked.
“His name is Rupert Giles.” Obi-Wan said. “He is what he calls a Watcher. Watchers are the ones who train Slayers to fight dark forces. He found the prophesy a few weeks ago and he believes that the Slayer he was training is the one in the prophesy.”
Everyone in the Council glanced at each other before glancing back at Obi-Wan. “When did you make your discovery?” Mace asked.
“I found it a few weeks ago.” Obi-Wan said. “I kept the discovery to myself because the information is too dangerous to share with anyone and so I waited till it was safe enough to tell all of you. Rupert didn’t tell me what the Key was but he did say that it can be used for the prophesy or to destroy humanity. I believe the Key is some sort of a mythical energy source. Dangerous if it landed in the wrong hands.”
Obi-Wan was about to say something else when he felt a ripple in the Force. A familiar feeling ripple that he been feeling ever since he first established contact with the Watcher a few weeks back. Then he heard the voice in his mind.
Obi-Wan, it’s Giles. Can you hear me?
Yes, loud and clear. Obi-Wan replied telepathically. He glanced at everyone in the Council before he turned his glaze at Qui-Gon and Anakin. Both had understanding looks on their faces. Then he put his full focus on communicating with Giles blocking out all distractions.
Are you alone? Giles asked.
No, I’m with the Council explaining to them about the prophesy. Obi-Wan replied.
I’ve told Buffy and the others about it also. We’re coming to Coruscant. Giles said. One of my colleagues is a very powerful witch. She’s going to use the link to teleport us to Coruscant.
Buffy? Obi-Wan asked confused.
My Slayer. Her real name is Elizabeth but she prefers to be called Buffy. Giles explained. Her, her sister and many of our friends and colleagues will be here shortly. Expect us in an hour.
Anywhere where you think the link is the strongest. Giles said.See you in a while. Then as soon as the feeling came, it vanished. Obi-Wan glanced at his former Master and Padawan before moving his gaze to the Council.
“They’re coming.” Obi-Wan said softly. “Giles and his colleagues are coming here to help us.
It’s the circle of life
It’s the wheel of fortune
It’s the leap of faith
It’s the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path of unwinding
In the circle, circle of life
Crappy, I know. Anyway, the lyrics in this chapter are from the song Circle Of Life by Elton John from the movie The Lion King. There will be more lyrics of this song in later chapters. Anyway, please review and again no flames. I will ignore them and I don’t have the patience for them. Chapter 3 will be up soon!