Buffy, the Witchy Vampire Slayer
Chapter 1 – Phases in a slayers life.
DISCLAIMER: Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon, and Harry Potter to J.K. Rowling. I don't owe anything...-sighs-
TIMELINE: AU. BTVS: After Buffy season three.
HP: Before and after Harry's birth (Takes place during the maradeurs 19:s and up). The years follows the Buffy timeline.
SUMMARY: BTVS/HP crossover. Buffy leaves Sunnydale after Graduation to catch up with her past.
BIG SUMMARY: Buffy is an eleven year old witch and friends with the Hogwarts maradeurs (a year older), until her parents tells her they're moving to LA, because they wants to take her away from all the 'magic-stuff' (They don't want to accept the fact that she's a witch).
Four years later, she's called as the slayer.
CENTRAL PAIRING: Buffy/Sirius
OTHER PAIRINGS: James/Lily, Willow/Remus, Xander/Anya
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX1992, Hogwarts school for witchcraft and wizardry, England.
Buffy Anne Summers stood in the line to the Great Hall, watching nervously as her possible, future classmates got sorted in to houses. She was soaked wet, and shivered from the cold.
A minute earler, an old hat had sang a song about...something. Buffy hadn't really paid any attention, since her eyes and ears were focused elsewhere. Everything in here was so...overwhelming - from the floating candles to the bewitched ceiling. She was so absorbed in her own thoughts that she almost didn't notice when professor...was it McGonagall? called her name.
'What? Oh! That's me!' Buffy walked up to the stool and sat down, and the hat was put on.
'Hmm...Difficult. I see a dark future for you miss. Summers...but not because you are dark, no. It's because of your coming powers...'
'What powers?' Buffy thought. 'I don't have any powers. I just found out I was a witch!'
'Yes, yes...of course...you are a potential...wonder why nobody has noticed...'
'Potential? Potential what? Potential ice-skater, potential princess...potential dinner? What?!'
'Potential victim. Victim for powers bigger than you. Victim for your destiny.'
'I don't have a destiny. I'm destiny free, really.'
'So young, and innocent...but not for long...no, my girl. You will be called.'
'Called? By whom? My mother? Telephones are not supposed to work in here.'
Buffy could have sworn the hat chuckled.
'You will understand...you will. I see great things in your future, miss Summers. Horrible things, yes, but great things. Death...'
'Death? I'm going to die? Or am I going to kill somebody? Has anyone ever told you that you're scary? And why am I talking to you? You're just a hat!'
The hat chuckled again.
'You have a great power, my friend...Normally, I would have put you in Slytherin – because of were your power comes from...but I believe that house would only corrupt your mind, and make you use your powers for other things than what they are meant to do. So it better be...' "GRYFFINDOR!"
Buffy wasn't aware of that the hat had screamed the last word out loud, until it was lifted off her head, and she heard applause coming from the Gryffindor table. She felt slightly dizzy. What was the hat talking about? She sighed, and threw the information away, not believing it was important.'After all, it was just a hat...'
She sat down at the Gryffindor table, and waited until the last student had been sorted.
"Hi. I'm Buffy. And you are?" She turned to the girl beside her, she had thick, dark red hair and almondshaped green eyes – very green eyes.
"Lily Evans. So, how do you feel about being sorted?"
"Good, I guess. The hat said some strange things, though."
"You sat there for a long time. What did it say?" Lily sounded curious.
"Oh, nothing, really. Just silly things." The girl laughed.
"I know. When I was sorted last year, the hat wanted to put me in Rawenclaw, but then it said something about a written future, which could only be changed if it placed me in Gryffindor. It was a little scary, actually."
"Really?" 'I guess that hat really enjoys scaring up the students...'
"Hey, Evans. an you pass me the salt?" A boy, with messy black hair and hazel eyes turned to them.
Lily rolled her eyes.
"Why don't you use the salt in front of you instead of the one at this side of the table?"
"Oh." The boy looked disappointed.
Lily rolled her eyes again, and turned to Buffy.
"That's James Potter. Stay out of his way if you don't want to get into trouble. He and his gang has been in detention so many times, I can't even remember how many. Real pranksters. And bullies." She spit out the last word.
"His gang?" Buffy asked, and Lily nodded to three boys sitting around the one called James.
"Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew and Remus Lupin. The only one decent is Lupin...I'll never understand my he hangs out with that crowd." Lily pointed at a boy with lightbrown hair, and amber eyes.
Buffy didn't think any of the boys looked like bullies. One of them actually looked like he was the kind of type to be bullied.
"They seems nice..."
"Right. Just wait until you see them in action..."
Sirius, James, Peter and Remus sat down the lake. Remus read a book, James played with the snitch while Peter stared at him google-eyed. Sirius had his eyes on a certain blonde...
"Hey, Siri. What are you looking at?" James stopped playing with the snitch, to Peter's disappointment. Sirius nodded to Buffy, who sat talking with Lily and some of her friends.
"Aaah – the new first year...do you have a crush?" James teased.
"I do not! And talking about crushes – when are you going to ask Evans out?"
"What's the use? She looks at me like I'm some kind of plague."
"Maybe she would say yes if you stopped bully Snape around?" Remus suggested, and sat up. He looked slightly pale (the full moon was the next night), and longed to tell his friends about...what he was...so he could have their support. But he knew the chances were that they would all abandon him if they ever found out.
James looked shocked.
"Stop playing pranks at Snivellus? Never!"
"Fine. Butthen I think it's the best if you move your eyes to someone else. You have no chance whatsoever with Lily as long as you keep playing pranks on Sniv...Snape."
"Alright. I'll stop – when he does."
"Which is unlikely to happen..." Remus murmured.
"Talking about the trolls," Sirius said, because Snape had just come down to the lake.
They all stood up, except for Remus, who tried to ignore the whole scene.
Lily had also seen it, and turned to Buffy.
"Watch," she said, "...and you'll understand why I'll never like them."
"Hey, Snivellus. What are you doing here?" James said.
"Trying to catch some sun to make you less white, and more colourful? No use, it's not going to work."
The boy called Peter burst out laughing, and James smirked.
The other boy...Snivellus, became even whiter if that was even possible.
"Watch your mouth, Potter, or I'll hex you into oblivion!"
"I would love to see you try!" He snatched up his wand.
"Engorgio!" He screamed, and Snape suddenly found himself swell bigger and bigger.
"Wingardium Leviosa!" Snape started to soar, slowly up in the air. Buffy tried to hold back a laugh, with little success. This earned an angry look from Lily, and she hastily stopped.
"You think this is funny?"
"No, no. Of course not!" Buffy hastily shook her head. "It's not nice...but...you can't say it's not laughable." Buffy was sure it twitched a little in a corner of Lily's mouth, before she became serious.
"I better stop them, before they hurt each other..."
"Oh, come one, Lils! It's not like it's dangerous..." Buffy had to take that back, when Snape soared higher and higher, without any sign of him stopping. He hadn't stopped to swell either.
"Potter! Stop in this instance! What if you loose control and he falls?!"
"Not a big loss..." James smirked, but got quiet when he saw Lily's furious look.
"Alright, alright, I'll stop it. Finite!" he screamed, and pointed his wand at Snape, who suddenly stopped and started to fall down, fast, as the swelling stopped too.
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! DO YOU WANT TO KILL HIM?! YOU CAN'T END THE SPELL WHILE HE'S IN THE AIR!"
James looked slightly pale, as Snape started to fall faster and faster...
"I didn't think..." ...he was only ten meters away from crashing into the ground now...
"IMPEDIMENTA!" Lily screamed, and Snape's fall became noticeably slower, and only crashed into the ground with an easy bang, instead of a 'BOOM' and 'CRACK'.
As soon as he could breath again, he ran away.
"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! OF ALL YOUR STUPID PRANKS AND IDIOTIC HEXES, THIS WAS THE WORST! YOU SHOULD BE GLAD I WON'T REPORT THIS TO MCGONAGALL AND GETS YOU EXPELLED!"
"Of course, you weren't THINKING! You are so thick-headed! I..."
Lily kept screaming furiously. The people down the lake started to leave slowly, until only Buffy, Lily and the marauders were left.
'How could he do that?' Buffy thought, 'Lily was right. They are bullies'.
Then she remembered how much in shock James, Sirius, Peter and Remus was – especially James.'They didn't mean to let it go that far – he wasn't thinking, that's all...'
"Lily..." she walked up to her, and put an arm on her shoulder. "I think that's enough...they learnt their lesson..." Lily took a deep breath, and Buffy couldn't help but think she was grateful for the break – she obviously didn't have anything else to scream about. They slowly left, the marauders following.
"Hey..." Buffy looked up, and stared into James' hazel eyes.
"Hi," she said shortly.
"Umm...we just wanted to thank you for stop Evan's screaming. I thought I was going to be deaf," he tried to joke. Buffy stared at him coldly, and she heard Remus sigh, and mutter something about 'idiot.'
"You think it was funny?"
"No! I mean...at first...but...we didn't mean to...you know...let him fall. It was just some fun..."
"Not that part wasn't," Sirius hastily added, not wanting to spoil his chances with Buffy completely.
"...We never meant to let him fall and hurt him. James is really thick sometimes. Anyway, could you apologise to Evans from us?"
"It's not her you should apologise to," Buffy said.
"It's not?" James asked dumbly.
Buffy sighed. Lily was right. They were thickheaded.
"It's to Snape. He was the one who almost got hurt. Not Lily."
"We're going to aplogise to Snivellus?!"
"Oh, you don't have to. But I would highly recommend it – for your own sake."
"Alright...but in secret. And just because we're apologising for that incident doesn't mean we're going to stop hex him..."
Buffy rolled her eyes, and sighed. But from that day, the marauders and Buffy came to an understanding, and became good friends – much to Lily's dismay.
The summer 1993, England.
"We're going WERE?!" Buffy exclaimed.
"USA. Los Angeles. Your father got a job there."
"But...the school..." Buffy protested weakly. 'And my friends...Lily...Sirius.' She swallowed. Buffy was sure she had had a crush on the handsome marauder for quite a long time now, just as James had a serious crush on Lily. Buffy was sure they would end up together – once James stopped being so 'thickheaded', as Lily so nicely called him.
"Oh, Buffy, darling. There is schools in LA too. You've already been accepted – to Hemery high school."
"HIGH-SCHOOL! Mum, I'm a WITCH!"
"Don't speak so loud!" Joyce said, "the neighbours can hear you!"
"I DON'T CARE! I WON'T MOVE AND BECOME SOME STUPID JANK!"
"Buffy! Watch your mouth! Go up and pack, now! We're leaving tomorrow." Joyce look softened hen she saw that Buffy had tears in her eyes.
"Honey, it's for you we're doing this. To get you away from all this...unnatural...magic stuff."
"No 'buts', honey." Joyce sounded firm once again.
"If the only way to make you live a normal life, is to move to America – may so be it."
Buffy cried slowly, as she read through the letters to the marauders and Lily.
When you get this, I am no longer in the place called England. I'm going to America - for good. My mum has got this stupid idea in her head that magic is dangerous – so that's why we're moving. I can't tell you how much you mean to me...I'll never forget you. I'll never forget anything that has to do with Hogwarts – but mum wants me too. I don't think this is her idea though – it's my dad's.
He never liked the fact that I'm different. He got home an hour ago, and threw away all my Hogwarts stuff - even my broom. I managed to hide my wand, though, and I want you to keep Willow when she comes with this letter.
I hope I'll see you someday, even if it's doubtful as long as things are like they are. You were the first friend I made at Hogwarts, Lils, and during the year we had, we made many beautiful memories. I'll never forget them. Remember when you managed to sneak me out of my detention with that b-tch we have as DADA professor? (Like throwing a stink-bomb behind her desk is such of a big deal? Anyway, thank you – you will always be my Angel!) Make sure the marauders don't gets too many detentions, or gets expelled or something. Give Sirius a kiss on the cheek from me – if you can stand it. I wish you all my luck, and don't give up hope on James yet. I'm sure he'll come around – he can't stay thick-headed forever, can he?
Of everyone in the marauder gang, you are the one I know least. Why do you always hide in the shadow? Show the world what a wonderful man you can be, stop following in others footsteps. Stay close with your true friends and accept things for what they are. I know your mind and heart is split in two – make sure you follow the right part. (PS. I'm not coming back to Hogwarts...I'll be moving to America – hear me sigh in desperation. Contact one of the others for details. DS.)
Will never forget you,
'My dearest Moony.
Do you remember when I gave you that nickname? When I first found out about your 'illness'.
(Sick mum – pfft.) You know you can't fool me! And I have a feeling you won't be able to fool the others for long either. You know they'll find out, eventually.
Actually, I told James and Sirius you had something you wanted to share – but don't worry. If they're mean when you share the 'news', I'll come back and kick their asses. (You know I can!) I think you'll feel much better once it's out in the open. I remember how relieved you looked when I found out. (It's not healthy to wear a secret like that for so long – Lily's words, not mine.) And before you freak; yes, she knows. But I didn't tell her! She already knew (you know how smart she is – she was actually the one who made me start to wonder), and she doesn't hate you for it – she feels sorry for you. And I know it will only bring the marauders closer if you tell them. Anyway – now to the sorrowful matters.
I'll be leaving – soon. Tomorrow, actually - to America, the land of janks.
Now you propably wonder why this is a sorrowful matter. The reason is, I'm not going there on a holiday. I'm moving. Not because I want to, but because my parents thinks magic is dangerous and wants to take me away from it. Like that's going to happen. I'll always be a witch, no matter what – even if I'm not able to do magic. I will never forget you, Moony. You were always there for me, when I needed a shoulder to cry against, or an ear to listen (okay, maybe two).
Wish me good luck, and don't let James and Sirius do something too stupid.
Bite Filch in the ass for me during one of your transformations (just kidding, I know you wouldn't dare!) and take care. Don't forget who your friends are.
Your friend Buffy.'
I guess Sirius is at your place over the summer, so this letter is partly for you too.
I'm moving. Now, don't start to scream or hex something (do I have to remind you that magic is strictly forbidden outside of Hogwarts when you're not of age?) when you read this. I'm moving (Stop screaming, James, it doesn't suit you...and don't let your jaw hang open like that, Sirius – it's disgusting!) to America. (I told you to stop.) The reason I'm doing this is not because I don't want to stay – I do. It's because a stupid idea my parents got (put the wand down, Siri - you won't reach my parents from where you are anyway). Contact Lily for details (I just gave you a reason to call her, James - be grateful). Stay together.
You will always be friends. You will always be the marauders.
Have patience with Lily, James. She likes you too, but are too stubborn to admit it (mainly because you're acting like a thick-headed pig – her words, not mine). Remember this: You sooner you 'grow up and start acting like a man' ( don't kill the messenger) the sooner a certain red-head will fall into your arms.
I love you both, and don't forget what I said – and don't forget me either! If the future allows it – we will meet again. (PS. I think Remus has something he wants to share – don't push him away because of it. And don't let him pretend it's nothing. DS.)
(PPS. There's a second note in this letter, James. It's for Sirius. ONLY Sirius, so don't read it! DDS.) (PPPS. I told you not to read it! DDDS.)
When I got to know you all, I was just a silly first-year, and you were already the famous marauders. Still, you let me have a place in your heart, and that means a lot to me. Lily was my first true friend, Remus was the one I always could come to, knowing he would listen. James was the one that always made me laugh and he protected me. Peter – well, he was just Peter. And then it is you, I never really understand you. You have so many different sides, and I'm sorry because I now know that I'll propably never be able to figure them all out. But I know one thing – and that is that you were the most special. You made me feel the most.
Silly but...you always made me feel better, and I don't doubt you'll keep doing that even if I'm in the other end of the world. I think that if the time had been more right, maybe you and I would have had a future...What I feel for you, Siri, is something a person might call – well, love. I know you propably only saw me as a little sister, but I love you so much more than that. Or I think so, at least. After all, I'm just a silly newly 'graduated' first-year-who-won't-return-for-her-second-year. But now I'll never know what we might have had... Take care of everyone, and take care of yourself. When I come back (I hope I will), I would very much love to see you safe in one part, and not split up in two (that would be disgusting).
Buffy wiped the tears out of her face, and placed the letters in envelopes. Then, she walked gave Willow, her owl the letters.
"Give Lily her letter last, okay?"
Willow hoed, and picked Buffy on her hand.
"The reason I want you to do that, is that I want you to stay with her afterwards..."
Willow looked at Buffy with big sorrowful eyes that clearly said 'don't you want me?'
"Of course I want you, silly, but like things are now...my parents would never let me keep you. At least I'll know you'll get a good home at Lily's. Now, go!"
Willow gave Buffy a last pick, before flying out of the window.
1996, Hemery High School, LA, America.
Buffy sat down at the schoolstair, slowly eating a lollipop. Suddenly, a man came up o her.
"Yeah? Hi! What?" Buffy suddenly felt nervous.
"I need to speak with you."
"You're not from Bullock's, are you? 'Cause I-I meant to pay for that lipstick." Buffy said, as fast as she could.
"There isn't much time. You must come with me. Your destiny awaits."
"I don't have a destiny. I'm destiny-free, really." Suddenly, Buffy had a flashback to her sorting, and the things the hat said. Plus other things she'd done her best to forget – Hogwarts, her being a witch, Lily, the marauders...
"Yes, you have. You are the Chosen One. You alone can stop them."
"You're a witch?" Merrick asked.
"Yep. The witchy vampire slayer – obviously..."
"Can I see your wand?"
"Sure." Buffy picked up her wand of her pocket.
"It's maple and has a..."
"What are you DOING?!" Buffy screamed furiously, when she saw that Merrick broke her wand.
"I am very sorry, miss Summers, but this is the councils orders. A slayer cannot have more power than necessary.
"POWER?! I don't even use it! It's a memory! That's what's necessary! It's my past!"
"I am truly sorry..." Merrick stared sadly at the girl, when she broke, and started to cry.
1997-1999, Sunnydale, California.
"For as long as there have been vampires, there's been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, a Chosen One... The Slayer hunts vampires, Buffy is a Slayer, don't tell anyone."
"Giles, I'm sixteen years old. I don't wanna die."
"You were destined to die! It was written!"
"What can I say? I flunked the written."
"We saved the world. I say we party."
"Buffy, what is going on?"
"Mom... I'm a vampire slayer."
"Honey, are you sure you're a vampire slayer? I mean, have you tried not being a slayer?"
"Do... do you think I chose to be like this? Do you have any idea how lonely it is, how dangerous? I would love to be upstairs watching TV or gossiping about boys or... god, even studying! But I have to save the world... again."
"Buffy! The reason we moved was to take you away from all the supernatural stuff!"
"What can I say? I'm a supernatural-magnet."
"It's nothing to joke about."
"What do you want me to say, huh? That I should turn my back to my destiny? Believe me, I've tried!"
"If you walk out that door, don't even think of coming back!"
"Now that's everything, huh? No weapons... No friends...No hope. Take all that away... and what's left?"
"I love you."
"Close your eyes..."
"I can't believe you're breaking up with me..."
"I'm leaving. After the Ascension. After it's finished with the Mayor and Faith. If we survive, I'll go."
"Wesley, go back to your Council and tell them until the next Slayer comes along, they can close up shop. I'm not working for them anymore."
"My God. He's gonna do the entire speech."
"Man, just ascend already."
"It has begun. My destiny. It's a little sooner than I expected. I had this whole section on civic pride. But I guess we'll just skip to the big finish."
"Guys, take a moment to deal with this. We survived."
"It was a hell of a battle."
"Not the battle. High School. We're taking a moment. And we're done."
Later that summer, Buffy and Willow sat in Buffy's room, Willow was babbling about something, but Buffy didn't pay any attention. Once in awhile, she had found that her thoughts kept drifting back to England...to Hogwarts.
"Buffy!" Willow laughed.
"What were you thinking about?"
Buffy took a deep breath.
"Will, I know we've been through a lot of stuff...but there's one thing I haven't told you."
"I'm a witch."
Many explanations later.
"So...you had a wand and stuff?"
"Are you sure you didn't hit your head?"
"I'm sorry, it's just...a lot to take in. You're...English."
"And all the times we made fun of Giles...how could you make fun of Giles?"
"Will, you have to understand that thinking about England...it hurt - a lot. So I tried to forget. Acing like I do – it's a protection. So I won't get hurt anymore. I've already lost so much..."
"So...you're like...going back?"
"Yeah...it's time. I mean, it feels like it. We've graduated from high school, stopped the mayor...I quit the council – I don't have to follow their orders anymore. I'm free. The only reason I haven't visited yet is because they bossed me around. Now they can't."
Willow hugged her.
"Just...take care, okay? And write...was it with owls you send letters? A lot to absorb here."
"Yeah. I actually had an owl called Willow. Maybe that's why I was drawn to you in the first place..."
"Well, I can't say I'm surprised. The moment I found out you were the slayer...I just knew I wouldn't be able to take you away from it, just as little as I was able to make you forget about England..."
"I guess you'll stay her, huh?"
"Yes...England is not home for me, Buffy. Not anymore." She looked sadly at her daughter, who just shrugged.
"It's okay. I get it."
"Have you spoken to Giles? And your friends?"
"Yeah. They get it. Giles will be staying here for awhile, but he will propably move back to England soon too. It's not like he has a library to return to."
Joyce nodded in understanding.
"Will you be visiting?"
"I'll try. Who knows? I maybe won't stay long at all...maybe everything is so changed and weird..."
"I highly doubt that..." They hugged tightly.
"Take care, honey."
"Always." Buffy smiled, and walked out of the door, without turning back. And when she did it, she felt she was done with Sunnydale. It wasn't her home anymore – England was.
A/N: So, how do you like? Review lots, and I'll have next chapter up very soon!