A/N: I haven't updated this story in a really long time, but I'm trying to update ones that I haven't in a really long time. So here goes.

Meg: Um… Thanks…? Groping in a broom closet is actually a reference to a Buffy episode, obviously I've read Harry Potter, and how on earth am I copying Georgia Nicholson? At all? I'd like to read some of your writing and see if it's any better than mine. Oh, wait, your review is anonymous. You don't even have enough pride to submit a signed review. Don't review what you know nothing about.

Almadynis: Since Buffy's a slayer, she can see the school. Also, Willow's a witch, so she can see it. The next chapter is now!

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DruWentToBermuda: Thanks for your review! Your compliments mean a lot, as cheesy as that sounds. :)

midnightPixie13: I'm sorry it's taking me forever to update! I hope that I can get this chapter out soon. I don't seem to have as much time to write fanfiction anymore, and I've also had somewhat of a block with this story. Thanks for your review!

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Chapter 9

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"Angel. How did I know that I'd find you here?"

He opened an eye.

"Or should I call you 'Angelus'?"

"Yes, actually, seeing as that is my name," was Angelus's response. He sat up. "So, Slayer, you've finally found us?"

At this Dru and Spike both woke up. The three were sleeping in their cave. It was easy for Buffy to find them.

"It seems like I have," answered Buffy.

"If you don't mind my asking, how did you do it?" Angelus wondered aloud, pacing around the lair.

"Well, you made it quite obvious that you weren't Angel anymore," Buffy explained. "And then Giles heard about some killings in an England wizarding school. I guess you can call it a lucky guess."

Angelus raised his eyebrows and released them.

"So, how do you want to do this?" Buffy asked. "I can kill you now, or you can fight me so that you can die triumphantly."

"You won't kill me," Angelus responded.

"Really? Why not?"

Spike and Drusilla stood up behind Angelus.

"Because you're in love with Angel."

Buffy almost winced at the name. It still hurt her to think about him. How she didn't even know if she could ever get him back.

"You know nothing about love," she spat.

"Ooh, hit a nerve there, did we?" Spike said slyly.

"Shut up."

She lunged toward Angelus, brandishing her stake. She managed to kick his unconcious body to the ground before Drusilla and Spike grabbed her. She kicked Drusilla in the stomach and elbowed Spike in the nose. Blood trickled down his face. Drusilla grabbed her from behind and she flipped her over her body, so she lay limply on the ground, her medieval dress spread out around her. Suddenly, as Spike was about to attack her, Angelus started twitching and gasping from his spot on the ground. His eyes grew wide and began to glow. He blinked. They went back to normal. He focused his gaze on Buffy.

"Buffy, look out," he managed to say quietly.

She turned around and kicked Spike so he, too, fell on the ground unconcious. She ran over to Angel's side.

"Angel?" she said hopefully.

"Buffy." He stroked her cheek. "Buffy, what's going on? Where are we?"

Willow, Xander, and Giles' spell had worked.

She smiled, a tear falling down her cheek. "We're in England. Y-you turned back into Angelus…" She didn't quite know how to explain the situation. "But now you're okay."

"Oh, Buffy." He closed his eyes as she held his head to her chest, tears pouring down her face. She thought she would have to kill him. That she would never see Angel's real face ever again.

"You must be the Slayer," someone suddenly said from above her.

She let go of Angel and looked up. A girl with frizzy brown hair and a boy covered in freckles with what almost looked like flames atop his head were standing toward the back of the cave. There must have been another tunnel leading off somewhere else where these two were hiding.

"Who are they?" Angel asked.

"Vampires," Buffy said simply, standing up.

Angel stood next to her. The boy and the girl's faces transformed. Buffy handed Angel a stake before jumping on the girl. Angel started toward the boy and punched him across the face.

"Angelus! What are you doing?" Buffy could hear the boy cry as Angel beat him up.

"STOP!" someone screamed from behind them, at the entrance to the cave.

Buffy made sure the girl was securely pinned down before turning around.

"Leave," she ordered the boy who was standing in the mouth of the cave. He had jet black hair and glasses. "It isn't safe here."

"Please don't hurt them," the second boy begged.

"We have to," Buffy said. "These aren't your classmates anymore; they're vampires."

"Please," the boy said. "Please, just let me say something to them."

The girl tried to shove Buffy off of her just as the first boy pushed Angel aside.

"Harry!" the first boy said. "Long time no see, eh? I see you survived that fall."

"Ron," Harry said. "Ron, please. Remember who you were."

"I remember who I was, Harry," said Ron. "I just don't like that kid. This is your last chance to let me change you."

A loud "thud" rang through the cave as Harry's fist made swift contact with Ron's cheekbone.

"Ron!" the girl cried from beneath Hermione's grip. "Get – off me – you – slut!" With all her strength the girl shoved Buffy off of her and ran to Ron's side.

It took Buffy and Angel that long to realize that Spike and Drusilla were gone.

"Where are Spike and Drusilla?" Buffy voiced.

"Let's deal with these two," Angel decided.

"I'll take the girl again," Buffy declared. She yanked Hermione aside and pinned her down with her knee again, this time holding a stake right up to her heart. "You know what happens if I stab you with this?" she said.

Hermione nodded fearfully.

"Are there any more of you?" she asked.

Hermione shook her head. "None that I've sired," she answered truthfully.

Buffy drove the stake through the girl's heart anyway. She turned into a heap of dust on the floor. She turned around just in time to hear Harry shout a word in Latin and see him pointing what she guessed was a wand straight at Angel. He flew across the room, leaving Ron hunched against the wall, his nose bleeding.

Harry tackled him. "Please – go – back – to – normal!" he screamed, punching the kid with every word. Ron now had a huge bruise swelling up against his eyeball.

"Kid!" Buffy cried, tearing Harry away from his old friend. "You're not helping. I'm sorry, but he's gone. You're just going to have to let me deal with this."

Harry put his hand down and sat against the wall, fighting to hold back tears. He looked away as Buffy dusted the crippled form of Ron.

"Come on, I'll take you back to the castle," she said, bending down to talk to Harry.

He looked up at her, his face now wet with tears. He nodded and reluctantly stood up. She glanced back at Angel with a look that told him to follow her.

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"Did it work? Did our spell work?" Willow asked hopefully, jumping up at the sight of Buffy entering the Dining Hall, where the three had performed their spell.

Buffy nodded happily as the fully restored, soul-filled Angel followed her into the room. Willow ecstatically embraced her friend. Xander and Giles got up to greet the two of them, as well.

Buffy turned around after hugging Xander and Giles. "Where did that kid go?" she asked, looking around for Harry.

"What kid?" Giles asked.

"A boy – well, he was actually probably our age – came into the cave while we were fighting everyone," Buffy explained. "There were two other vampires who I assume were students that they sired, and this kid seemed to be friends with them. He tried to stop us and – er, punch the vampire out of one of them."

"Is he alright?" questioned Giles.

Buffy nodded. "Very shaken, but fine."

"He probably went back up to his dormitory, then," Giles guessed.

Buffy nodded again.

"So, did you kill Dru and Spike?" Xander asked happily.

"Actually, they got away," Buffy said embarrassedly. "But I'm sure they're heading back to Sunnydale… or somewhere else… Knowing that we're here, they would leave as soon as possible."

"I suppose your right," Giles said. "But nevertheless, we should try and figure out where they're headed.

"Yeah," Buffy agreed, sighing. "I'll go try and find the teachers, or someone, to tell them that everything's okay."

"On the third floor there's a painting of a fat woman in a dress. That's where you should find Professor Dumbledore, the headmaster," Giles told her.

Buffy nodded and left. She reached the portrait quickly and knocked awkwardly on it.

"Ouch! Watch what you're doing!" said the fat lady.

Buffy jumped. The portrait hole then opened, being held there by Dumbledore's hand. Buffy climbed through it.

"We killed the two student vampires, gave one his soul back, and the other two escaped," Buffy told Dumbledore. "But we're sure they won't be coming back here anytime soon."

"You're sure?" Dumbledore asked suspiciously.

Buffy nodded.

"I'll have to tell the students," Dumbledore said with a smile. "They're all upstairs in their dormitories." He started toward the staircases.

"Wait," Buffy said. "Could you possibly see if I could talk to a dark haired kid… Named Harry, I think…?"

Dumbledore nodded, a sly smile on his face.

A few minutes later Harry came downstairs.

"How are you holding up?" Buffy asked.

He shrugged. His eyes were puffy and red.

"I'm sorry," she said. "I know it's not really my position to be saying any of this, and you probably don't really understand why you should be listening to someone who just killed two of your friends, but I'm sorry. I wish there was a way I could've saved them, but unfortunately it was too late."

"I know," Harry croaked.

"I've been through stuff like that," Buffy said. "That's part of my job as the Slayer. I have to do things that I really don't want to do, and hurt people I don't want to hurt. So I just want you to know I understand somewhat of what you're feeling, and I wish you didn't have to feel this way. But it'll get better. I promise."

Harry managed a small smile and nodded. He didn't really want to listen to what this girl had to say to him, especially after she just killed his two best friends, but somehow, deep down inside, he felt a connection with her, and knew that there was some truth to what she was saying.

Within thirty minutes the four were gone as quickly as they came.

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A/N: I don't really like that whole speech that Buffy said to Harry… But I felt like something like that should be in there, especially since she just killed his two best friends. And I know Buffy doesn't usually make speeches like that and stuff, but I feel like she should because of what she just did. Please review!