Disclaimer: I still don't own Buffy or any characters within except for Allen. Warning: Spoilers for Season Seven.

Allen escaped the high school basement, gasping for breath, and aware he was shaking. Why had he needed to know? He could have left it alone, went on like he planned, what had drug him back to make him a part of this place again? "Oh, God," he whispered, leaning his head against the cool wall. He couldn't have known, and he wasn't even sure he understood now. He stood there, unsure what to do. His life's questions had been answered, his work completed. God, what now?

He barely felt the vampire grab him before its teeth sunk into his neck, and his eyes widened just once, as he remembered what had brought him to this. His obesession..