Summary: After the end of the 7th season, Buffy gets a job at Hogwarts to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts. Dawn has to come with her, and then Madame Pince sprains her neck in a freak book accident and decides Hogwarts is cursed so she won't come back, Giles comes along to be the new librarian. So why doesn't the whole Scooby Gang come along! Well, maybe they will. You'll just have to R&R to find out ;) Oh, and I might pretend that Spike never died and he'll come and have a party with them all or whatever, so if he shows up, just pretend he didn't die. FYI: This takes place in the trio's 7th year at Hogwarts.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is owned by Joss Whedon, while we have Harry Potter owned by J. K. Rowling.
Buffy Summers nervously packed up her big, black duffle bag for her trip to England to be a teacher at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She threw in another couple of shirts and pairs of pants and decided she was done with clothes. She opened her closet door and saw the big chest that she kept all her weapons in. She almost dragged it out to toss some weapons into her bag. Then she remembered that she'd wiped out all the evil in Sunnydale and that she wasn't the only Slayer anymore. Well, she wasn't the only Slayer of a few, that is. Heck, there was probably a Slayer at Hogwarts, anyway.
"At least you don't have to worry about airport security anymore," she said to herself, reassuringly. But her bag looked empty without a few stakes, so she tossed some in just for old times sake, deciding she'd check this bag at the airport to avoid getting in trouble.
"Hey, Buffy," someone said from the doorway. She looked up; it was her sister, Dawn.
"Hey, Dawn," she replied. "What's up?"
"Oh, nothing," Dawn said. "Just came to hang out." She sat down on the edge of Buffy's bed. "Packing some stakes? I guess it'll be better- for safety precautions."
Buffy gave her sister a look. "I don't need your snide remarks, Dawn, if that's what you came in here to give me," she said.
Dawn sighed. "No," she said. "I guess I'm really just kind of nervous to go to this place. I mean, what am I going to do there? I'm not a witch. I'm not going to be able to do anything. I'm going to have to hang out with Giles in the library. Oh, God, I'm going to have to hang out with Giles in the library!" She collapsed onto her sister's bed.
"Oh, Dawn," Buffy said soothingly, walking over to her sister and sitting down beside her. "Don't worry. It's going to be fun. Would I make you do this if I didn't think it would be fun?"
Dawn shook her head.
"Listen, I talked to the headmaster and I said that you would get sorted into a dorm so you could get to know other students," Buffy explained. "Then, while they're stuck in their in classes, you get to roam around the school doing whatever you want."
Dawn raised an eyebrow. "Okay, I guess it won't be that bad," she replied, smiling.
"Oh, it's so sad to see you guys go," Willow said sadly at the airport when it was time for Buffy, Giles, and Dawn to head to their terminal. "I don't understand why I don't get to go. I mean, I'm the witch here."
"It'll be okay, Wil," Buffy said reassuringly. "You'll have Xander here to hang out with."
"Well, maybe there'll be another freak accident and some teacher will die, and we'll get to fill in for them," Xander said happily.
Buffy laughed. "Maybe," she replied.
"Well, we should let you three go. Bye," Willow said, hugging Buffy and Dawn.
"See you next summer," Dawn said glumly.
And they were off.
"I wonder who the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher will be," Hermione wondered aloud halfway through the train ride to Hogwarts.
"Yeah," Ron replied. "Who will it be?"
"We've had really bad luck with them lately," Harry said. "I mean, Umbridge, then last year we had that McGill guy. Man, he was so annoying. If he showed up this year as our teacher again, I think I would shoot myself. Seriously."
"And he treated us like we were toddlers," Hermione complained. "I hope this new teacher realizes that we're 17, not 7."
"Um, Hermione, 7-year-olds aren't toddlers," Harry informed her.
"I know that!" she snapped.
Buffy observed the students as they entered the Dining Hall. Dawn was standing with a group of students who were each about a foot shorter than she was. Her cheeks were redder than cherries. Buffy was seated next to Giles at the table where all the teachers sat, at the head of the room.
As the tables started to fill up, Dumbledore clinked on his goblet with his spoon to silence the students.
"Hello and welcome, to everyone, to another year at Hogwarts," Dumbledore said happily when the students quieted down. "This year is certainly going to be an exciting one; I can feel it in my bones. We have a few new teachers this year, and I would like to introduce them to you before the sorting ceremony. First, we have Professor Giles, the new librarian. If you all weren't informed, Madame Pince was injured while putting books on a high shelf in the library. She will not be returning, so we have brought Professor Giles- who is an old friend of mine- here as a replacement.
"Next we have Professor Summers, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. She comes here all the way from the US," Dumbledore continued.
"And last, but not least, we have our new History of Magic teacher- since Professor Binns has retired- Professor... er, Spike," Dumbledore said.
Spike? Professor ''Spike''? Is that who I think that is? She turned her head and looked to her right, down the table. Sure enough she saw Spike, the vampire with the slick blond hair and signature leather jacket. I thought he was dead! And how can he be a teacher if he can't resist sunlight? She quickly sat up straight as Dumbledore finished his speech.
"So now, lets get on with the sorting ceremony!" he cried as the Dining Hall erupted into applause.
"Those are some odd teachers," Ron commented. "That History of Magic dude is the spitting image of Malfoy. And he looks no older than Charlie!"
"You can say that again," Harry agreed.
The sorting ceremony was a rather boring one until they sorted Dawn- but then it only became interesting for Buffy.
"Slytherin!" they shouted for her dorm.
"Who is she?" Hermione asked, a disgusted look upon her face. "She looks our age!"
"You can say that again," Harry agreed.
Finally, the ceremony was over, and the food was finally served.
"I don't know about you guys," Ron said through a mouthful of mashed potatoes. "But I have a feeling this year is going to be a wacky one- what with the new teachers and students and everything."
Hermione and Harry nodded. They weren't really paying attention, they were too busy staring at the teachers table where Professor Summers kept on staring at Professor Spike.
"Ten galleons they have a history with each other," Hermione stated.
"Yeah, and I bet it's the only history Professor Spike knows," Harry said. "I mean, what kind of name is "Spike"? It's like he's trying to be all hip and cool, or something."
Ron turned around in his seat to look up at them. He nodded, as if giving them approval or something.
Meanwhile, over at the Slytherin table, Draco was snuggling up to Dawn.
"So, why'd you come here so late? Just found out you were a witch, or something?" Draco asked, biting a bread roll.
"Actually, Bu- I mean, Professor Summers is my sister," she explained, intimidated by Malfoy.
"Ah," Draco responded, raising an eyebrow. "Where in the US are you lot from?"
"Um, California," she said quietly, taking a bite of mashed potatoes and then buttering her roll. She was trying to occupy herself and think of excuses not to talk to the creep next to her.
"I'm Draco Malfoy," he said. "It's a pleasure to meet you." He held out a hand for her to shake.
She took it reluctantly and shook it quickly before going back to her bread.
A/N: Sorry for the abrupt ending, the chapter was getting kind of long and I want to go to bed Anyway, I hope you guys like this story. Should I bother continuing it? I probably will anyway... It's kind of fun to write.
So, ponder this: What will happen between Spike and Buffy? Will they get back together? Or get into a fight? Will Malfoy try to seduce Dawn? Will Giles cry hysterically when he sees the size of the library? How on earth will Buffy and Spike each manage a class? And last, but not least, will there be visits from the other scoobies? Review!!!!!!!