A Surivivor Found & The Truth Revealed
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel belong to Joss Wheldon and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit belongs to Dick Wolf. The songs Remember When It Rained by Josh Groban (he’s such an angel!), Where Is The Love by Celine Dion, When I’m Back On My Feet Again by Michael Bolton, Save Me by Remy Zero (the theme song for another one of my favorite TV shows Smallville) and all other 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, post-season 4, Angel and during season 6, L&O: SVU
Rating: PG-13 (R in later chapters) for violence and swearing
Categories: Horror, Drama, Romance, Angst, Action/Adventure
Main Character(s): Buffy, Elliott, Olivia, Dawn
Pairing(s): Elliott/Olivia, Elliott/Joyce (a little bit!), Buffy/Spike, Willow/Xander, Angel/Cordelia, Fred/Wesley
Author’s Note: Thanks for the reviews so far! Just to let you know, I forgot to mention a few things in the last note in the first chapter.
Amanda (one of the Potientals) never got killed in the series finale and makes her first appearance in this chapter and will continue to make appearances in the story.
Two of the characters from either the Buffy universe, the Angel universe or the Law & Order: SVU universe will be killed off in the story. You will find out who will meet his/her demise later on in the story.
This story takes place two months after the events of the Law & Order: SVU episode Rage, two years after the events of the Buffy series finale Chosen and two years after the events of the fourth season finale of Angel.
Well, that’s it for now. If I forgot to mention anything else, I’ll include it in an author’s note in the next chapter. Enjoy this one and please review! No flames please!
Summary: After discovering a box of love letters and results from a paternity test that says she’s the daughter of her mother’s former lover, Buffy went out for a run to clear her head. While searching for two missing Slayers, she met and encountered the man proven to be her biological father, a police detective named Elliott Stabler whose wife and daughter was brutally and senselessly murdered in a violent but suspicious home invasion along with one of the missing Slayers who was viciously beheaded.
March 27, 2005
1202 Philers Lane, Queens
New York City, New York
I hope Buffy found Jennifer and Kennedy because we’re not having much luck in finding her.
Amanda kept thinking to herself. After three hours, her group wasn’t having that much success in finding the two missing Slayers. After much debate, they decided to head over to where Buffy’s group was searching just to regroup and head back to the condo. Just as they entered a nearby alley, Amanda heard sirens coming from the other side and a feeling of dread and worry went over her. She turned to one of the other Slayers, a sixteen year old named Sasha and she could tell by looking at her face that he was feeling the same way. But just as she was about to say something to him, she heard another sixteen-year-old Slayer named Dana shout out “Amanda, over here!”
Amanda and Sasha ran to where Dana was standing and they both saw what she was found. A girl looking about seventeen or eighteen years old laid on the ground with a stab wound on her shoulder looking very pale. Amanda knelt down in front of the girl and checked her neck for a pulse.
“She’s alive!” she said. Then she ran out of the alley and to her relief she saw an EMS vehicle in front of the building. Amanda waved her arms hoping to get some attention.
“Hey!” She shouted. “I need some help here. There’s a girl in the alley. She needs medical attention!”
I can’t stand to fly
I’m not that naïve
I’m just out to find the better part
I’m more than a bird
I’m more than a plane
I’m more than some pretty face
Beside a train
It’s not easy to be me
God, poor Elliott. He doesn’t deserve this.
The moment Olivia Benson heard about what happened to her partner’s family, she was shocked and horrified that something so horrific could happen to her own partner. But it was also the manner of how his wife and daughter were killed that shocked her the most. It looked like they were both killed ritualic style with their necks broken beside the body of another girl who was beheaded. Olivia was suddenly rocked out of her thoughts when she heard a girl’s voice shouting.
“Hey! I need some help here. There’s a girl in the alley. She needs medical attention!”
Feeling some anticipation, Olivia ran toward the entrance of an alleyway where a group of seven girls all of them teenagers. Two of the girls were kneeling beside another girl. Someone Olivia recognized immediately.
“Kathleen!” Olivia breathed and then she shouted. “I need an EMS here now! We have a survivor!”
Wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
About a home I’ll never see
It may sound absurd
But don’t be naïve
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed
But won’t you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream
It’s not easy to be me
Again and again, Elliott Stabler and Buffy Summers wept in each other’s arms. Both of them letting go pent-up emotions that had been kept in check for the longest time. For Buffy, it was an emotional two months trying to find the man proven to be her father. Now after that short amount of time, she found him. But she found him at the wrong time just as tragedy struck him. After a while, they pulled away and Elliott got a good look at Buffy.
She looks just like me. He thought. Except for the eyes and hair. She has Joyce’s eyes. I can’t believe Joyce never told me that she was pregnant.
“How is that possible? How can you be my daughter?” Elliott said slipping into denial. “Joyce never told me that she was pregnant.”
Buffy glanced at him sadly. “That’s because she was afraid to tell you. After you guys split up, she discovered that she was pregnant with me and even through she loved you, she didn’t think that you wanted children. So she married another man to give me a father. Once she divorced him, she decided to try to find you. For the longest time, she wanted to tell me about you but she knew that I wouldn’t believe her if she did. So, she had a paternity test done as proof to back up on.”
“Did she tell you?” Elliott asked. “About me being your father?”
Buffy shook her head no. “No, she died before she could tell me. That was four years ago. I only found out two months ago after I found a box of love letters with your name on the envelopes and this.”
Buffy handed Elliott two pieces of paper. He took them and saw that one of the papers was the results of the paternity test she was talking about. It had both his name and Buffy’s on it. It showed positive results of a match of DNA between him and Buffy. Then he looked at the other paper, which was Buffy’s birth certicate. He looked at it and saw that his name was put down as the father. Then he looked up at Buffy.
“Mom never had her husband Hank Summers down as the father.” She said. “Instead, she had you down as the father. I think that she didn’t want to lie about who the father was.”
Elliott only nodded and looked at the birth certicate again, which also had Buffy’s full name.
“Elizabeth Anne Stabler.” He said. “One of my daughters, your half-sister, was named that.”
Buffy nodded sadly. “I’m sorry.” She said softly.
Fighting back the urge to break down, Elliott spoke again in a broken voice. “Did your mother give you a nickname?”
Buffy nodded her head again. “Mom and my friends called me ‘Buffy’.” She said. “And my friends still call me that. I think it’s a silly name but...”
Elliott let out a choked laugh. “Buffy. I don’t know, I kind of like it. It suits you.”
“Why thank you, Elliott.” Buffy said in a joking voice. Then she spoke again in a somber voice.
“So, do I or in this case, did I have other siblings besides the one you just mentioned?” Buffy asked.
Tears welled Elliott’s eyes again as he spoke. “Two other half-sisters, Kathleen & Maureen and a younger half-brother, Dickie.” At that point, Elliott let out a choked sob and fought back the tears. Buffy, however, couldn’t hold back her own tears and let them run down her cheeks.
“God, I still can’t believe that this is happening.” Elliott said struggling to keep from losing it again. “I lose my entire family and yet at the same time, I find out that I have another child. I just wish that I could make sense of this. But I can’t. God, I …”
Elliott looked over at the bodies of his wife and daughter then back at Buffy. A few more tears streamed down her cheeks and she lowered her head in shame. She wanted to be her biological father’s support and his lifeline, not cry in front of him again. Letting his fatherly instincts take over, Elliott gently took Buffy into his arms again and just held her causing her to let her emotions loose again. Once again, tears welled in his eyes but this time, Elliott didn’t fight them back and let fall down his face. After a few minutes, father and daughter pulled away from each other and they looked into each other’s eyes. Buffy was about to say something when when she heard two voices, one of them familiar, shouting.
“Hey! I need some help here. There’s a girl in the alley. She needs medical attention!”
“I need an EMS here now! We have a survivor!”
Suddenly worried, Buffy ran toward the source of the voices with Elliott close behind her, which was in a nearby alleyway and saw a group of Slayers and the woman she saw earlier kneeling down front of another girl who was covered in blood. Buffy wasn’t even sure if she was dead or alive. Amanda looked up at her and Elliott who gasped in horror.
“Oh, my God.” Elliott gasped. “Kathleen!” He turned to Amanda. “How did you …?
“We found her as we were walking in here.” Amanda said. “I wasn’t sure if she was dead or alive until I checked her for a pulse.”
Buffy checked over the girl and saw that she had a stab wound on the shoulder, which was bleeding out bad. That had her worried. This girl is my half-sister. If she …
Buffy pushed the thoughts of her mind and moved when a paramedic showed up. He gently moved her onto a gurney and wheeled her straight toward a waiting ambulance. Then she saw that the woman was trying to comfort Elliott and went to join them.
“Sorry to cut in but I haven’t really introduced myself.” Buffy said. “I’m Buffy Summers. I was the young lady your partner grabbed onto earlier.”
“I’m Detective Olivia Benson.” Olivia said showing Buffy her badge. “And this is …”
“Elliott Stabler, I know.” Buffy said.
Olivia looked shocked. “How do you know his name?”
Okay, here we go. This is the part where I explain to Elliott’s partner about him being my biological father. Buffy thought as she sighed in total resignation.
“What if I were to tell you that your partner is my biological father?”
Buffy winced at the shocked and stunned look on Olivia’s face. Please don’t accuse me of lying because I have solid proof to convince you otherwise and I’m not in the mood to have to prove it to you.
“It’s true, Liv.” Elliott said in a weary voice. “She showed me results from a paternity test and her birth certicate. Both had my name on them and they prove that I’m her father.”
Olivia looked around. “I think we should discuss this in a more private area so no-one would overhear this.”
Buffy gave Olivia a stare. “You read my mind.” She said. “I’m going to get my friends too They need to hear this.” At that, she rushed to get to Giles, Willow, Faith and Xander to alert them to get to the hospital.
Mercy Hospital ER Waiting Room
Two hours later …
“Okay, B, could you run that by me again? Because I’m struggling.” Faith said. “Your mom was in a relationship with a U.S Marine and he is your biological father?” She jerked her thumb at Elliott who winced.
Buffy sighed as she patiently answered her. “That’s what I said.” After they arrived at the hospital, Buffy and Elliott both requested some place private so that they could tell Olivia, Giles, Willow and Faith about what happened and about Elliott being Buffy’s father privately. Buffy spent the last two hours explaining to Giles, Willow and Faith about who Elliott was and that she and his kids share the same father but different mothers. She also spent the last hour convincing Olivia that she was telling the truth.
“I just don’t understand why you didn’t tell us after you found out about this.” Giles said. “Or at least have Xander tell us.”
“Buffy wanted to keep you out of it until she found him.” Xander said jumping to her defense. “Believe me, she was going to tell you and Willow as soon as she found Detective Stabler. I just wasn’t expecting it to be like the way it was tonight.”
“Me, neither.” Buffy admitted. “I was hoping for a better reunion than the one we had tonight.”
“And you only found out two months ago that Elliott is your father?” Olivia asked.
Buffy nodded her head. “After I found a box of love letters written by him to my mom.” She replied. “And the results of the paternity test. Mom knew that I wouldn’t believe her if she ever told me. So she had the test done as proof that Elliott is my dad but she died before she could reveal the truth to me and Dawn.”
“Dawn?” Elliott and Olivia both said together in confused voices.
“Buffy’s little sister.” Giles explained. “Joyce had another daughter with her ex-husband, Hank. Dawn’s no older than your daughter, Detective Stabler.”
“Kathleen is eighteen years old.” Elliott said.
“The same with Dawn.” Buffy said.
“And speaking of Dawn, here comes that sister of yours now, B.” Faith said jerking her thumb at the corridor. Buffy got up to see that her little sister was running in the corridor. Dawn looked relieved at seeing her.
“Am I glad to see you.” she said. “I was worried. I half made up my mind that something happened or that …”
Dawn paused at seeing the Scoobies, Elliott and Olivia sitting in the waiting room. “What’s going on? Who is that?”
Now here comes the hard part. Explaining to my little sister who Elliott is and about Jennifer. Buffy thought. She took Dawn’s hand and led her to the waiting room.
“I have to tell you something. Something that I should’ve told you two months ago.” Buffy said. She went on to explain to Dawn about the box of love letters and the paternity test that proved that Elliott is Buffy’s biological father. Then she told her about Jennifer and about Elliott’s wife and other daughter.
Dawn was shocked and angry. “Why didn’t you tell me, Buffy?” She demanded. “I could’ve helped you. I’m your sister!”
“The same reason she didn’t tell me or Giles or even Faith.” Willow said to her. “She wanted to find him on her own and then tell us.”
No way! Detective Stabler is Buffy’s real dad? Oh, my God. Then another thought entered her mind “Oh, my God! What about that other girl who was brought in here? Is she going to be all right?”
“That’s my other daughter, Kathleen.” Elliott said. “And we’re not sure. According to the doctor, she lost a lot of blood and she …” He couldn’t bring himself to finish and was fighting the urge to break down crying.
“What Detective Stabler means, Dawn, is that the doctor is not sure if she’s going to recover.” Giles finished. “Whatever stabbed her hit an artery in her shoulder and it’s infected. There’s a fifty-fifty chance that she might not recover.”
Dawn couldn’t help but feel sorry for Elliott and for her sister. Buffy just found her real dad and family only to lose all of it all in one night. She took a side beside Elliott and then looked up at her sister and friends.
“What about Detective Stabler’s other kids? His son and two other daughters? What happened to them?” She asked.
Olivia glanced at Dawn sadly. “We don’t know what happened to them. They weren’t inside the apartment when I went in there. So we’re still looking for them.”
“And we’ll help you if we can.” Giles said. “We have friends in Los Angeles who have the resources to pull off a search like this. They will send some people here right away if possible.”
“Thank you, Mr. Giles.” Olivia said. “But we can handle it from here.”
“No.” Elliott said. “I accept your help, Mr. Giles.”
“Elliott.” Olivia was about to protest but stopped when she saw the desperate look on her partner’s face and the tears welling up in Buffy’s eyes. Both were desperate to find the other two Stabler children before they meet the same fate as Kathy, Maureen and the other girl. Giving in, Olivia turned to Giles and said.
“Make the call.”
Giles took out his cell phone and dailed the number to Angel’s office at Wolfram and Hart in Los Angeles. “Angel? It’s Giles. We need your help.”
Well, that’s it for now. Angel, Cordelia, Wesley and everyone else in the Angel universe will appear in the next chapter. The song in this chapter is Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five For Fighting. Stay tuned and please review! No flames please!