Dawn doesn't survive the closing of the Hellmouth and Buffy walks away, determined to keep the promise regarding Dawn's death. Someone watching Sunnydale offers her a chance to do something different, and she jumps at the chance. Disclaimer:
BTVS belongs to Joss Whedon and Stargate SG1 belongs to Jonathan Glassner and Brad Wright.Timeline:
SG1 somewhere in or around Season 4-5. I am not an SG1 expert, but had lots of help from two wonderful Betas - Amanda and Justasia.AN:
I did change Xander's response if you haven't read this, if you have then maybe this will help clear things up.
Buffy sprang up, unfazed by the sword wound to her side. The scythe in her hand was a blur of red, black, and silver as it sliced through anything that came within its reach. She heard Spike screaming and turned to see if he was all right. Her mind couldn't grasp what she witnessed; the amulet around his neck beamed a pure bright white.
She hurried over to him only to stop when she witnessed the light hit Dawn. Her little sister must have snuck down to help. A pale green cloud encircled the slender body. Buffy tried to get to Dawn, but some unseen force kept them separated; it forced Buffy to watch in horror as the young girl simply dissolved into a fine mist. A terrible roar of pain burst from the oldest Slayer's lips, then something snapped.
Even Faith was afraid to get to close to her sister Slayer. The other Slayers watched in amazement while Buffy danced a lethal, but beautiful dance of a Warrior of the Light. She was everywhere at once, each stroke was deadly and accurate. Only Faith and Spike fathomed the rage and anguish behind the way she fought, while the young girls only saw a hero.
"Get them out of here," Buffy's voice boomed causing the walls to shake.
Faith reluctantly did as she was asked, but her distress was etched clearly on her face.
Buffy went to Spike's side. She saw the tears streaming down his face, but she didn't have any left to cry. She lost everything to this town - Angel, her mom, and now Dawn. She wasn't about to lose Spike too. Light shot from the amulet turning the Turok-Han to dust. With a single-minded resolve, she snatched it from his neck. At that exact moment, Faith returned to ensure Buffy and Spike escaped, as well.
"Faith, help him out. He's too weak to do it on his own. I'll be right behind you."
The dark-haired Slayer didn't like the look in Buffy's eyes, but understood she couldn't do anything about it. She threw Spike over her shoulder in a fireman's carry before trotting back up the steps.
What lingered of Dawn's green mist swirled around Buffy, it hit the amulet exploding out to eradicate everything in its path. Blood dripped from Buffy's fingers where the stone bit into her flesh. Crushing it in her fist, she discarded the broken pieces, then hefted the scythe onto her shoulder and slowly walked away. Buffy didn't notice the ground shaking under her feet or the High School collapsing behind her with each step she took.
Large dark eyes observed the annihilation from a safe distance, focusing on one thing - Buffy Summers. Thor tried to decide the right time to approach this strange creature - the Slayer. He knew that she was important to the Asgard and the T'auri. The Asgard did not interfere directly, but this warrior could be the one person to aid the T'auri and turn the tides in the seemingly never-ending fight with the Goa'uld.
The school bus rolled along in stunned silence, with the exception of Willow's sobs. The new Slayers couldn't accept that their leader was dead. Robin waited as long as he could before driving away, stopping at a safe distance to watch the town sink into a giant crater.
"I can't believe that you just left her there!" Xander screamed at Faith and Spike.
"Couldn't do much about it Whelp, seeing how I was becoming a marshmallow at the time."
"B said go, and that's what I did. You didn't see her face. I think something inside her broke when Dawn died. Her eyes, they were just, I don't know how to describe them."
"Dead, they were dead." Spike answered wearily, his hands shook as they raked through his hair.
"So, she just gave up! Did she even try to get out? What about us?" Xander said spitefuly.
Before anyone could say or do anything, a fist flew causing Xander's head snapped back. "Ow," echoed in the bus. An amazed silence enveloped the interior like a cloud. No one could believe who threw the punch - Andrew.
"You shut up. You are a mean, stupid, one-eyed jerk. Dawn wasn't just her little sister, she was a part of Buffy, the only real thing she had and now that's gone. You are worse than a Klingon and twice as stupid." Tears filled the little nerd's eyes before he collapsed in on himself. Buffy put him on the road to redemption, and Dawn was always nice to him telling that the ordinary folks had to stick together.
"Shut up…" Xander started only to find himself face to face with a brassed off Slayer in leather pants.
"No, you shut up. Whatever B did or didn't do is her business. If I ever hear you bad mouth her again, having only one eye will be the least of your problems." She stomped to the front to sit behind Robin. "Head towards LA, I know somewhere that we can stay."
Buffy stopped in front of a tiny creature, but didn't actually see him. "Do you desire the life you had, or would you like a new one?" His voice was soothing to her ears.
She laughed, but it was a harsh, cold sound. "I have no life. I've died three times, but this is the first time I feel dead."
"If I could provide a place where you could be what you are, provide what your body craves, would you accept?"
Buffy's eyes blinked, focusing on the 'man' for the first time. He was only three foot tall, with grey skin, large brown eyes, and resembled ET, but not as cute. She knew he wasn't a demon, because he didn't cause a blip on her Slayer radar. "What do you understand about what my body craves? Who are you and why are you here?"
"My name is Thor, and I am here to let you know that you have ascended to what you were meant to be, what you were destined to become. Your body desires the fight, the dance with no one holding you back, or telling you what to do."
Buffy's green eyes darkened until they were practically black. If her friends saw her right then, they would be looking for veins and black hair, like Dark Willow. "I've become someone with no family, no home, no town, no one!"
"You are wrong. One of your greatest strengths has been your friends, family, and feelings but they are also your greatest weaknesses. I offer you the opportunity to take the strength and throw away the weakness."
"Right, ET, what do you want from me? The truth this time." Her voice held no anger, no sarcasm, no feeling at all.
"There is a much bigger threat than the one you have been fighting. We have been observing and waiting to find one such as you that will change the outcome of a war that has been waged for millennia. You are that warrior."
"I have given all I am planning on giving this world, I'm done." Buffy spat, showing emotion for the first time.
"No warrior, you misunderstand. I do not ask you to fight on this plane, but on that one." He extended a gnarled, grayish finger pointing it skyward.
Buffy looked up, then back down at the small creature's large eyes. Not having to be here where everything reminded her of what she'd lost appealed to her. "Phone us home, ET."
It took a moment for Thor to understand that she accepted his offer, then in the blink of an eye, they were gone. She looked around the ship that was to be her home base. With all their advanced technology, in a few minutes they provided Buffy with the knowledge she required to communicate and identify enemies from allies.