Title: Season 5 and up
Parings: Buffy/Cordelia Willow/Faith Xander/Anya
Summary: Re-write of the Buffy series Cordelia style.
AN: Sorry if this is late getting up but my computer crashed and I had to recover it, thus I lot everything.
Chapter 53: Dead Things
Some things never change and that is what Buffy and Cordelia were starting to realize with her father. Sure he is the guy that paid for there house and he is the guy that didn't seem to care when he found out is daughter was gay…but that all changed after the whole L.A thing. Buffy walked into the house and set the bags down on the floor before she proceeded to the bedroom. She and Faith had a date to patrol tonight which was good because she really didn't feel like listening to Cordelia and her father going at it anymore.
Buffy could hear Cordelia and her father going at it all the way in the bedroom. As she was pulling on her shirt she noticed that the fighting had stopped and she didn't know if she should be concerned or not. When she was finished putting on her outfit for the night she slipped a stake in the back of her pants and then walked out of the bedroom. As she headed toward the living room she noticed that Cordelia was in the kitchen. Buffy hung her head and walked into the bathroom pulling Cordelia into her arms.
"Buffy, I think I'm gonna kill him," Cordelia said as she looked down at her hands. "He makes me so mad, you know, I didn't think it would matter who I found to love as long as they loved me back…I guess I was wrong," she said.
"We knew this relationship thing was gonna be hard when we started but we didn't care and you know what I still don't," Buffy said as she leaned her head against Cordelia's back. "I don't want to be with anyone else and I don't care if your father never likes me because as far as I'm concerned his opinion doesn't matter," she added.
"So does that mean you wouldn't get mad if I did happen to kill him, you know if one day he just so happened to fall down that stairs and dies?" she asked jokingly.
"I don't suggest that because I didn't it once and he didn't stay dead," Buffy said with a laugh. "You can't kill him Cor," Buffy said.
"And why not?" she asked almost sounding hurt. She gave Buffy and little pout. "We could dump the body and no one would ever know that he was gone," she said a plan forming in her mind.
"Okay Cor your starting to sound like Faith," Buffy said making her hold on her wife stronger but not strong enough to hurt her. "Stay away from the dark side it was hard enough to get Faith away from it," Buffy explained. .
Cordelia thought about it as she turned in Buffy's arms. "Fine," she said as she leaned down and softly kissed her on the lips. "What would I do without you here?" Cordelia asked as she leaned her forehead against her wife's.
"You would be in prison because no one would have stopped you from killing you father and then you would be somebody's bitch." She explained as she looked at her.
"Good point," she said as she leaned away from Buffy and looked down at her outfit. "You're patrolling tonight?" she asked. "I thought we could spend some quality time together," she said as she wagged her eyebrows.
"You knew I was going patrolling tonight, Faith and I talked about it the whole way one," she explained. "I thought you heard us," she said.
"Just stay home, we don't get to spend that much time together anymore, you're always working," she explained.
"And your being up ducted by evil demons that impregnate you," she said as she moved away from Cordelia. "Listen baby, it won't be a long one I promise," she said.
"But whose gonna stop be from killing my dad?" she asked trying to get Buffy to stay.
"Just think about someone touching your body that isn't me," Buffy said as she started to move away from Cordelia. Buffy smirked as she walked out of the house noticing that Cordelia's dad was asleep on the couch. How easy would it be to kill him and then dump the body, with her slayer strength he wouldn't stand a chance…wait no, it's wrong.
Faith was pacing in her bedroom as Willow waited patiently on the bed with her hands folded in her lap. Faith had told her that she had something she wanted to talk to her about but so far that hadn't been any talking. Faith didn't know how she was supposed to say what she wanted to say, she didn't know how to word it without hurting the redheads feelings.
"No Will, I need to get this out before I wimp out and not say anything." Faith said as she walked over to the window and looked outside. She was looking out the window watching as the wind moved the trees back and forth and little bits of moon light would come shinning through onto the grass. "I'm scared," she said. "I'm scared of what we have here," she said turning back around and facing Willow.
She saw that the moonlight was shinning on the bedroom now and it was on Willow's hair, she looked beautiful. "I'm scared that one day your going to find out about my past and your not going to want to be with me anymore. I've done some not o good things in the past and I regret all of them, but they are what helped me to become the person I am today," she explained.
"No I'm not done," she said once again interrupting the witch. "I'm broken," she said. "I have nightmares about my childhood to where I wake up in a cold sweat. I can't look at guys that look like my father because I become weak and all I want to do is hide. I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to Boston because of what happened to be there. There are a lot of things that I can't do without being reminded of what happened to me in my past and I guess what I'm trying to say is I don't want to hold you back anymore than I already have," she explained ended up back where she started…at the window.
"Faith…are you saying what I think your saying?" Willow asked as she got up off the bed and walked over to the window where Faith was standing. She stood in front of the girl she never in her life thought she would share her bed with. "Faith…do you not want to be with me anymore?" she asked.
"No, no, that's not what I'm saying at all," Faith said quickly grabbing hold of her shoulders. "I don't think there is anyone I would rather be with," she said.
"That's funny," Willow said as she moved out of Faith's grasp. "That is exactly what Oz said when he left," she said. "When he left me."
"I love you Red and there is nothing that could change that, I just I don't know if I'm what you need right now," she explained. "I don't want to hold you back from your dreams," she explained.
"And that's what Buffy said when she told me I should go away to school instead of staying here in Sunnydale. Why does everything feel like they know what's best for me?" she asked. "I want to be with you," she said. "If you leave me than you're leaving is what would hold me back she said. You, Faith, is what keeps me going, you're the strength I need," she said. "I don't care about your past, about what happened to you that makes your scared, all I care about is that you stay in my future," she explained. Willow stepped closer to her. "I love you, all of you, the whole package," she added.
Faith hung her head so that Willow couldn't see her face. "But…"
"No buts…Faith I want you and no one else will do for me," she explained. She lifted Faith's face with her index finger and brought her lips to Faith in a kiss that promised a future of love. Faith slowly wrapped her arms around the witch as she deepened the kiss. They slowly moved toward the bed when Faith stopped. "What?" Willow asked. "It was just getting good," she explained with a smile.
"I have to patrol with B tonight," she explained. Faith kissed Willow lightly on the lips as she unwrapped her arms and started toward the stairs. "I'll make sure it's a short patrol I promise," she said as she left the bedroom and a redhead. As she was walking down the stairs a knock came at the door. "Perfect timing B," she said to herself as she opened the door to see Buffy standing on the porch. "What?" Faith asked grabbing her jacket and keys as she closed the door behind her.
"I really don't like patrolling anymore," Buffy said with a sigh.
"Queen was about give you some and you had to leave too huh?" Faith asked with a smirk.
"It happened to you too?" Buffy asked.
"Oh yeah…trust me I would rather me upstairs right now," she explained. "I told her I would make this short and I'm guessing you told Cordelia the same thing," she said.
"Oh yeah, so what to do say we do one cemetery?" Buffy asked. "The vamps really haven't been out lately." She added.
"I think that's a fabulous idea," she said.
Somewhere in Sunnydale
He couldn't believe that he had lost his house after the whole robot thing and he, Andrew and Jonathon had to live in the basement of his parent's house. He felt like such a loser. He was busying dealing with the latest evil thingy they were building while Andrew and Jonathon were busy messing around with what things were theirs and which weren't. It was kind of pathetic.
They decided, since they couldn't get girlfriends, to invent something that would make anyone they wanted fall for them without question. The girl that they chose would do anything they wanted with out question, they would be her master, as Andrew liked to say. "It's done," he said. "All we need is Jonathon to put the spell on the gem," he said as he held it up in front of them as they came running over. He knew why they wanted, because they were such loser they couldn't get a girlfriend, he wanted it to get his girlfriend back. "Go ahead," he said to Jonathon.
Jonathon held the little ball in his hand as he read something from a book in Latin, he knew Latin would pay off when he took in it high school. The dead language, he didn't think so. As they were looking at the ball it did a glowy thing. "I think it worked," he said and then he dropped it. "Ouch," he said. "It burnt me."
"Gentlemen," Warren said as he picked up the ball with gloves on. "Let's go get ourselves a date," he said with an evil smile.
Buffy came walking into the dark apartment, she moved slowly so that she didn't wake up Cordelia's dad. The slaying had went longer than they had wanted, as it turned out the vamps were out in number tonight so they couldn't call it an early night. Buffy was just hoping Cordelia didn't fall asleep yet. She made her way through the kitchen and when she walked into the bedroom she saw that there were candles set up around the room and there was music playing softly in the background. But when she looked at the bed Cordelia was fast asleep.
Buffy sighed as she changed into a tank top and underwear and went around the room blowing out the candles. Then she went over to the stereo and turned it off, she needed to make sure she heard the alarm in the morning. Then she walked over to the bed and climbed in. She moved over so that she and Cordelia were spooning and then she kissed Cordelia back. "I love you," she said as she drifted off to sleep with her arms around the women she loved more that life itself.
Faith made her way through the house, making her way to the kitchen. She opened the fridge and pulled out a can off whipped cream. She smiled to herself as she made her way up to the bedroom where she knew Willow was waiting for her. When she opened the bedroom door she saw Willow lying on the bed with her back to her and from what Faith could see the redhead didn't have a shirt on, and she was hoping that they redhead didn't have underwear on either. Faith quickly pulled off her clothes and then pulled the covers and she noticed that Willow had pajama pants on along with a bra.
Faith sighed as she pulled on a tank top and underwear and then she climbed in the bed and wrapped her arms around her girl. "I love you," she said as she fell asleep with her world in her arms. Life was good.
Warren was the one that got to go into the club because he knew that the other two would just pick the first girl they saw, he knew that he would actually see what else everyone had to offer and then he would chose, plus he had someone in mind. As Warren was walking through the club he heard Jonathon and Andrew going back forth about who they wanted but they had no idea that he wasn't listening, that he had already spotted who he wanted…Katrina.
Katrina was his ex-girlfriend. The broke up over the robot thing, he told her that he had gotten rid of it whereas in reality he left it in his dorm room and the robot slowly found her way back to him. Then of course the robot tried to kill Katrina, which in turn killed their relationship but he was determined to get her back, no matter the cost.
She was standing by the bar talking to some guy and he couldn't help the jealous rage that had come over him. She was his girlfriend she wasn't aloud to talk to anyone else but him, at least not in the flirty way. He made his way over to where she was standing and he stood behind her trying to finger out what to say. Then he came to him. "Hey there beautiful," it was the line he had used to pick her up the first time.
She turned around with a smile on her face. "Is that the best-" then she stopped when she saw it was him. "Warren what does I never want to see you again mean to you?" she asked as she turned to leave.
"Never is a long time baby," he said as he followed her.
"Obviously not long enough," she said as she continued through the crowd. "Warren I want you to leave me alone or I'm calling the police," she said as she stopped at looked at him. "I NEVER want to see you again, can you please register than in your puny little mind."
Warren reached into his pocket and pulled out the glowy ball that they had made and put on some sunglasses. "You might want to rethink that last statement baby," he said as he held out the ball in front of him. He said a couple words in Latin and they the ball glowed more and that he went dull, no more light. "Katrina?"
"Yes master," she said with a blank stair on her face.
"What to do you say we go home," he said as he took hold of her hand. She didn't say anything but she also didn't resist when he lead her away. This plan was going to work better than he thought it was going to.
The light shinning through the window and into her eyes is what woke her up in the morning. She sighed as she rolled away from the light searching for Cordelia who should have been lying next to her. Buffy opened her eyes when she found out there was nothing but an empty bed next to her. "No morning snuggles," Buffy said with a pout as she swung her legs over the edge of the bed.
When she got up she pulled on a pair of sweatpants and headed toward the kitchen to get some coffee. When she walked out of the bedroom she noticed that no one home. Not Cordelia and not her bad. She walked over to where the coffee pot was and saw that there was a note. She picked up along with her cup of coffee.
My dad and I decided that we needed to talk out some of our problems so we headed over to the Espresso Pump. And yes I know what your think, no morning snuggles. I'm sorry I was asleep when you got home, I tried to stay awake I really did but I failed miserably. Anyways I went to get coffee with my dad and then I am going over to the Magic Box if you wanna met me over there.
Buffy placed the note on the coffee table as she leaned back onto the couch and turned on the TV. She turned to news to see if there was anything that she should worry about for today. "Great no more snuggles and no morning disasters." She said as she got up from the couch and made her way to the bedroom. "Today is going to be a weird day I feel it," she said to herself. As she walked into the bedroom the phone rang. She picked it up. "Hello," she said with a not too pleased attitude.
"Hey there B," Faith said with a smile. "What's up?" she asked.
"Faith what's wrong, you never call me in the morning…mostly because you usually sleep till the late afternoon," Buffy said as she wedded through her closet looking for something to wear. Finally she decided on a pair of ripped jeans and a tank-top, with her leather jacket over it. "So what's the deal?" she asked.
"Nothing I'm just agitated," she said with a sigh.
Buffy nodded as she pulled on her pants. She was standing in her bedroom in just her bra when she smiled. "You didn't get any did you? Will was asleep when you got home wasn't she?" Buffy asked as she pulled on her tank top.
She could hear Faith sighing on the other end of the line. "Yeah she was asleep so I just got into bed next to her. I didn't even wake her up…God B what the hell happened to me?" Faith asked. "I mean I used to be this hot thing that no one could keep there hands off of and now I have a girlfriend that falls asleep before I even get home. And plus I wont get none tonight either because I am working the late shift," she said.
"Welcome to the world of love and relationships," Buffy said as she pulled on her leather jacket and went back to sit on the couch. "I didn't get any last night either if that makes you feel better," she said. "Cordelia fell asleep too," she added.
"Dude we just had a bad night all around didn't we," she said. There was silence on the line for a little while neither one of them knowing where they could expend from there. "Um, B, I have something that I kinda need to ask you," Faith said in a shy voice that wasn't heard very often.
"What is it?" Buffy asked as she gave all her attention to Faith making sure she heard what the other girl had to say.
"Um, well, I was wondering, um," she paused. "What is Red's favorite floor?" she asked.
"Favorite floor?" Buffy asking making sure she heard her right.
"Yeah favorite floor," Faith said getting angry; she knew she wasn't going to be able to live this one down. "Come on B, I'm serious," she said in whinny voice that was so unlike Faith that Buffy was caught speechless.
"Um, Lilies," Buffy said with a smile. "White ones," she added. "Okay well I have to get to the Magic Box you want me to stop by and grab you or are you too busy shopping for flowers?" she asked with a smirk. She knew she was going to regret this when the sparred but she really didn't care because it was funny. All Buffy heard was the sound of the phone being slammed onto the receiver. "I guess I'm off to the Magic Box alone," she commented as she grabbed her keys and left the house.
This was amazing, better than he had ever imagined. Jonathon and Andrew were out in the living room arguing about who was going to be after him, little did they know there would be know second and third, just him. After all Katrina is his ex-girlfriend…well girlfriend now. They were kissing and it was amazing just liked he remembered. She had started to go down on him and he was just getting into the mode the only problem was that once she got down that she snapped back to reality.
"Warren!" She yelled as she stood up. "Oh my God," she said as she ran out of the room. When she saw Jonathon and Andrew she almost threw up.
"Well this isn't supposed to be happening," Warren said as he came running out of the bedroom with the ball in his hand and his sunglasses on. He once again said the words that he said before in the bar but this time they didn't have the same effect.
Katrina came over to him and took the ball out of his hand slamming it to the ground shattering it to pieces. "I can't believe you Warren," she said as she started up the stairs. "I can't wait to watch the police take you away," she said.
Warren quickly made his way up the stairs. "Wait…police?" he asked.
"This is rape Warren," she said.
"What rape?" Andrew said scared.
"Yes rape you perverted twibs." She said as she went to move out the door.
"Oh I don't think so," Warren said panicking and grabbing hold of her arm. She fought to push off of him and when he left go she went down the stair at a wired angle and a weird popping sound could be heard throughout the basement. "Oh God," Warren said as he rushed to her side. "Katrina," he said as he slipped his hand behind her head and when he removed it again it was full of blood.
Warren fell back against the wall and looked at Andrew and Jonathon. "Oh my God we killed her," Andrew said. "We're going to go to jail for the rest of our lives," he said as he fell to the floor.
"No we're not," Warren said.
"What are you talking about we killed someone," Jonathon said.
"No we didn't," he said. "It was accident and I know who we can pin this on, we just need a little magic," he said as he looked at Jonathon.
"Your not talking about who I think your talking about are you?" he asked but Warren didn't say anything. "We can't pin this on Buffy," Jonathon.
"Why not I bet she killed a bunch of people in her time as slayer," he said.
"Wait what about the other slayer…Faith. She's the one that killed the duty mayor when we were still in High School." He said. "People wont think twice about her killing someone," he explained.
"Good idea," Warren said.
"I know just the spell," he said with a evil smile. "She'll turn herself in by the end of the day," he added.
Faith was walking around the flower shop and it was easy for anyone who looked to notice that she didn't know what the hell she was doing. She was walking aimlessly around the flowers. One of the guys that worked there came walking over to her; at it was easy to tell by the look in his eyes that he had more on his mind than flowers. Faith glanced at him as he made his way over and rolled her eyes.
"Is there something I can help you with?" He asked and Faith defiantly caught the double meaning of that even if he didn't want it to come out like that.
She looked away because the sight of him looking her up and down like that and undressing her with his eyes was kind of making her sick. "Yeah do you have any Lilies?" She asked him.
"Yeah they're this way," he said gesturing for her to follow him. "A birthday present for someone?" he asked with curiosity.
"Don't tell me you buying these for yourself because you should defiantly have someone that buys flowers for you," he explained as he looked at her from over his shoulder and winked at her. He stopped, "here we are."
"Actually these are for my girlfriend, these are her favorite," Faith said as she picked out someone white ones. "You see I'm going to surprise her tonight," she said as she walked away from him leaving him with his own imagination. She knew he was drooling but she didn't care.
Buffy walked into the Magic Box and smiled when she saw Cordelia sitting at the research table researching. What she was researching Buffy didn't know but it was still cute. Cordelia wasn't known for her researching so when she did do it, it should be made a national holiday. Buffy smiled as she waved at Willow and walked further into the shop.
As she approached the research table she started tiptoeing and told everyone around the table to be quiet. She was just about to grab Cordelia from behind when she turned around. "I know you weren't about to scare," she said. "Please Buffy we've been together for what…3 years now and you don't think I know when your sneaking up behind me?" Cordelia asked. "Please."
Buffy sagged her shoulders as she made her way to another open chair sitting next to Cordelia. She leaned over and gave her wife a kiss. "So how was coffee this morning?" Buffy asked as she reached for a book in the middle of the table.
"Ugh," Cordelia said as she rolled her eyes and looked at Buffy. "Your kidding right? It was horrible, he didn't even listen to a word I was saying," she said slamming the book shot. "All he could say was that now her wouldn't have any grandchildren…God like I wanted to get fat and have kids…I don't think so," she said as she grabbed another book and opened it. "He was being so unreasonable.
"Sounds like my dad," Buffy said with a laugh. Then she looked at saw the seriousness on Cordelia's face. "Don't worry about it Cor, everything is going to be fine. He'll get used to the fact of you and me together just like my mom and the gang did," Buffy said as she placed a hand over her wives. "Trust me," she added.
"What would I do without you?" Cordelia asked as she brought her lips to Buffy's for a quick kiss.
"You wouldn't be here that's for sure," Buffy said with a smirk. "So what we researching?" she asked looking at the gang situated around the table.
"Nothing we're just looking, you know just in case," Xander said as he closed his book. "Which is kinda gay if you ask me, no pun intended," he said. He closed the book and looked around the room. "Hey where's Faith?" He asked.
Buffy tried to hide the smile but she wasn't doing very well. "Spill it," Cordelia said as she looked at her wife.
"I can't I promised not to tell anyone," she said. "And there is nothing you can do that will make me talk," she said with a smirk.
"You wanna bet?" Cordelia asked raising an eyebrow. Buffy's smile faded. "I'm just kidding," she said. "Fine don't tell us, it can be your little secret," she said and she continued reading in her book about demons with names she could even pretend to pronounce.
Faith was the only home; she had asked Xander if he and Anya could take care of Dawn for the night. It always bothered her that Dawn wasn't living with Buffy and Cordelia in the new house, but Dawn didn't want to move she liked the house so Faith didn't complain. Plus Buffy wasn't her mother anyways so it didn't matter. Anyways Xander agreed to it so her and Willow will have the whole house to themselves tonight. She was going to make a quick pass in the cemetery but Buffy said she would so the bulk of it.
Faith stood at the door and looked around at her handy work. There were rose petals scattered all over the floor, candles were lit around the house and there was soft music playing in the background. "Now, time to head over to the Magic Box," she said to herself as she grabbed her keys and left.
They were sitting around the Magic Box researching everything, Giles told them to research so here they were researching. They were like rabbits; they did whatever they were told. They were all snapped from their thoughts when the bell above the Magic Box door rung and in walks Willow. "Hey guys," she said as she made her way over to the table with books in hand.
"Will, you're um, you're out of class early," Buffy said when she saw her best friend and remember what Faith had told her early. Red has class all day so when I get back from slaying I'll still have about an hour before she actually gets home, geez B, its gonna be perfect.
"I know my last to classes were canceled. It's it great. Now be and Faith can spend some time together before you guys go out on patrol. Because I feel bad about last night, I can't believe I feel asleep." She commented as she looked at her friends. "Faith was really cool about it this morning." She added.
Cordelia looked at Willow and then looked at Buffy and Buffy just smiled. "You feel asleep too?" Cordelia asked. Willow nodded. "Huh," Cordelia said as she turned and looked in Buffy's direction with a smirk. "Maybe something's going around."
"I doubt it," Buffy said as she looked at them. "You guys just couldn't handle staying up late and Faith and I are the ones that suffered for it," she explained. "It was a very cold shower this morning," Buffy added with a smirk.
"I'll bet," Cordelia said as the bell above the door rung again and in walked Faith. She stopped bead in her tracks when she saw Willow sitting at the table. "Hey Faith we were just talking about you," Cordelia said as she got up to go get another book from upstairs.
"Hey babe," Willow said as she turned and walked over to where Faith was standing. She leaned in and gave Faith a kiss when she wrapped her arms around her neck. "What's wrong?" She asked when she noticed the look on Faith's face.
"Nothing," Faith said quickly. "Hey B can I talk to you for a second?" she asked. Buffy nodded and got up walking into the back triaing room. Faith kissed Willow on the cheek before she followed Buffy into the training room.
"Well that was weird," Cordelia said as she took a seat at the table with two books. One for Willow when she eventually made her way over to where they were sitting.
"Yeah," Willow said walking over and sitting next to Cordelia. "It was," she finished.
Buffy walked into the middle of the training room and sat up onto the vaulting horse. "That was in no way suspicious," Buffy said when she turned around and saw Faith standing there. Faith closed the door and crossed her arms in front of her chest as she looked around the room. All her plans were going down the drain. "Faith don't worry everything will work out," Buffy said from where she sat.
Faith looked at her. "No it won't, we still have a couple hours before we head out onto patrol," she said. "How am I supposed to keep Red here?" she asked.
"Why don't you leave that up to Cordelia," Buffy said. "All you have to do it tell her your plan and I'm sure she would help you," Buffy explained.
"No!" Faith said quickly. "No one else can know." She said.
"Why not? Faith is this sweet," Buffy said with a smirk.
"That's exactly why, I have a rep to keep you know," she said. Buffy just laughed. "What my rep is important to me," she said.
"Is your 'rep' more important to you than your relationship with Willow?" Buffy asked as she got down from where she was sitting and walked over to her. "None of us will think any less of you if you tell us, we might just think highly of you and have a new found respect for you," Buffy explained.
I know it's just that-"
"No, Faith, its time for you to come out, and show that there someone inside of you that actually cares. I already seen now its time to show her," Buffy said and then she walked out leaving Faith to think.
Show her, does B have any idea how hard it was for me just to show her, and now she wants me to show Red. I think that's what Red likes about me though, I mean I'm mysterious and that's attractive, I can't let my guard down now. Faith made up her mind and walked out of the training room and grabbed Cordelia's arm dragging her into the training room and Buffy just smirked.
A few minutes later Cordelia emerged from the training room with a smile on her face and she looked over at me with a smirk. She told me she would find out her own way; well I guess she showed me. Buffy look over at the clock and put her book down. "Hey Faith you ready to patrol yet, I have to head home and change first," Buffy said.
"Yeah sure you know I'm not a big researcher anyway especially when you don't know what you're researching," she said as she came walking out of the training room and walked right over to Willow. She leaned down and took the red head's lips in hers. "I'll see you later." She said with a wink and headed out of the Magic Box.
Buffy laughed as she kissed Cordelia goodbye. "See ya later, try not to fall asleep on me," Buffy said with smirk.
"I'm not making any promises," Cordelia said with a smile and then she looked over at Willow when Buffy walked out of the Magic Box. "What?" she asked.
"Is there something I don't know?" She asked. "I mean Faith took Buffy into the training room and then she came and got you…I just think there is something someone's not telling me," she explained. Cordelia just shrugged and went back to researching and Willow eventually did the same.
AN: THE REST OF THIS IS TOLD IN FAITH'S POV
Me and B were walking among the gravestone, which is what we do every night but its just in different locations. I know B wants to say something about her bring right about telling Cordelia, because I know too that Cordelia will be able to keep Willow occupied for a while. Whatever it is they're doing I really don't want to know. As I'm walking along I hear this screaming noise, and I look at B who is just walking along like she didn't hear anything.
I think I'm starting to imagine things, I mean if Buffy didn't hear it, but then there it is again. "Are you serious?" I stop and ask her.
"Huh?" She asked confused. Her confusion face has to be one of the funnies faces I've ever seen on anyone. I mean…I just want to laugh and I probably would have if the situation wasn't so serious.
"You don't hear the screaming?" I asked in a shocked tone. I didn't think B's hearing was getting that bad.
"No I didn't, I think you're just hearing things," Buffy tells me as she continues walking.
"I think I'm gonna head this way and then head out," I said and she gave me a little wave as she continued in her direction. Sometimes B can be so thick headed that I don't know what to do with her. Honestly I don't know how Queen C puts up with her most of the times. I'm walking along and I can still hear that screaming and it's starting to drive me crazy because I can't seem to find out where the screaming is coming from. I walking along and then out of no where a demon is standing in front of me, I could have sworn he wasn't here two seconds ago.
The demon is an ugly looking one to, I mean he has these green glowing eyes and he looks and he has these cracks in his head, I mean seriously its called moisturizer. He swings for me and when I duck and swing back at him he isn't there anymore and I nearly fall over. I look to my right and I see a girl lying on the ground crying and when I go to walk over to her but three of those demons pop up in front of me. They start hitting me and this time when I swing back they are still there. "That's right," I say and then I feel one coming up behind me so I swing without looking and I see Buffy go flying to the ground. "Shit B, are you okay?" I asked as I reach for her.
"A little help here," I hear from behind me and when I turn around B is fighting off three of those demon things. I look back to where she was just on the ground a few seconds before and there was nothing but grass. I run over to where she is and I see the girl that was crying on the ground a few seconds before walking around aimlessly crying. "Faith, pay attention," B says to me.
When I drive for the demon he disappears and then I swing behind me again feeling someone coming up behind me and I see Buffy hit the floor again and then I turn around and see her fighting. I clutch on to my head as the imagines keeps flowing through my head. Then I feel someone coming up on me again but this time B's in front of me so it can't be her…right? I swing without looking, I should really start looking before I punch, and I realize that I hit the girl that was crying on the ground before. She tumbles down the hill and I go running after her. "Faith!" I hear B yell and I can hear B's footsteps coming up behind me as I kneel down in front of the girl. "Faith."
"She's dead." I say silently.
The back to the blue van that was parked in the parking lot opened and in walked the girl that was supposed to be dead. "Nice work," Warren said from where he was sitting in the van.
"Thanks it was some of my best work," the girl said slowly transforming in Jonathon.
I can't believe it, I told myself I wouldn't kill another human being for as long as I lived and look it this, I did. Maybe that proves what everyone has been saying about me, that I am nothing but I killer and I should be locked away for the rest of my life. This poor girl needed my help and look what happened I killed her. Just because I wasn't looking where I was punching.
"Faith we need to go," I hear Buffy say from behind me. Oh my God, what will Willow think about this when she finds out. How will she ever look at me the same? I don't think I can't bare her looking disappointed in me. I try to be good I really do and then something like this happens. "Faith we NEED to go," B says again. This time I let her pick me up to my feet and we walk
By the time Buffy got me back to the house it was like she was dragging me because the girls death was weighing so heavily on me. The door opened and I see Willow standing there with Cordelia. "You guys were out for a long time and there is only so long you can keep…" Cordelia trailed off when she saw the condition I was in. "What happen," she said as she went for the other side of me to help Buffy get me in the house. "Buffy?" Cordelia asked.
Buffy grabbed her hand and Willow's and left me alone in the living room, which I have to say wasn't the smartest idea. I mean leaving me alone with my thoughts…come on now. Especially since I could still hear them…hello slayer hearing.
"Buffy what happened?" It was Red asking this time and I flinched just waiting for her to come storming in her yelling at me and telling me that she always knew there wasn't anything good in me and it was all just a game. That she could never love someone like me.
"Buffy?" Cordelia asked when Buffy didn't answer right away. What was taking her so long to tell them that I killed someone, that I took a human life.
"Um, something happened in the cemetery tonight," Buffy explained. "Faith and I were fighting this demons when this girl came running up behind her and Faith in the hit of the moment spun around and hit her, sending her down a hill where she eventually broken her neck," Buffy explained.
"Oh God," Will said and my heart broke.
"No it wasn't even like that," B said and then my ears perk up. "The time was weird, it was like things kept looping but different, I think something demonic killed that girl and just decided to pin it on Faith," she explained.
"Like who?" Cordelia asked. "What wouldn't take the credit for killing an innocent girl?" Cordelia asked again, both good questions.
Buffy looked back at me but I didn't want to look up at her so I continued to look at the ground. "Maybe it wasn't a demon," Buffy said when she turned back to the two girls.
"Then who?" Willow asked. "Who would have that kind of power to do something like that," Buffy raised her eyebrow at her. "Besides me," she added.
"How about The Nerds," Cordelia suggested. "Sure they aren't as strong as you but still, they have the ability to do something lie this if the all put there minds together," she explained.
"They wouldn't do something like this, I mean they aren't that stupid…right?" Buffy asked trying to make sure that what's he was trying to say was coming out. "I mean they know about us, so they wouldn't try to piss us off," she added.
"And that's exactly what they want you to think," Cordelia explained. Buffy looked at Willow who nodded and before any of them had time to react they heard the front door slam shut. "Shit!" Buffy shouted as she took off after Faith, both of the slayers running at full slayer speed.
"This is so not good, it's bad. I mean she is going to do something she's going to regret later, she I just know it and then she'll get in trouble. Maybe I should do a spell, yeah I could do a spell to where she can't find them because I know when she does it won't be good…"
"Willow shut up," Cordelia said as she headed over to the table and grabbed her car keys and then grabbed Willow's hand. "We have a very pissed off slayer to find," she said as they left the house.
Streets of Sunnydale
I can always feel her, just like I can feel her behind me know, I know what she was thinking when she left the house, and she thought I was going to kill those nerds. I should but I'm not that kind of person. I mean sure yeah they killed her but that doesn't take away from the fact that if that was a really person standing behind me I could have killed them.
"Faith what are you doing here?" she asked and I know she is looking at the police station across the street. You can hear the confusion in her voice. "Faith you didn't do anything wrong," she says, but to me I did do something wrong. I could have killed someone tonight. "Faith," she said with a little more force this time.
"You know I came here before," I say. "I came here after that night and just stood here thinking about going inside and turning myself in," I explained. "None of you had any idea how Finch's death affected me, and I know you tried to get me to talk and I did, but I realize now that I should have. Because maybe if I did maybe this girls death, even though I didn't kill, is hitting me harder than his did," I say.
"Faith Finch wasn't your fault," she says and I know she mine it, it could have just as easily happened to her.
"I know that now," I say. "But still the thought of how easy it would be for one of us to make a mistake and kill someone," I said. "Anyways I came here that night and watched the police get the call and rush over toward that alleyway. I knew they would be looking for me, I knew deep down, that I wanted to get caught," I say and this time I turn around and look at her. I can see the hurt in her eyes. "I wanted to be put in jail."
"Why?" she asked confused.
I smirk a little. "Because everything in my life was going to hell and I didn't want to be here when it happened."
"What do you mean your life was going to hell?" she asked, seriously does she not know?
I look down at the ground. "Things with you were becoming rocky because I wanted to come out and announce our relationship and you didn't. We were fighting more and more. I wasn't taking slaying seriously anymore and I almost died once…"
"Wait what?! You never told me that," she said.
"I know. It was when we were fighting about Angel, and I went on patrol by myself and you begged me not to go angry but I didn't listen I went anyway. Well I was over in Restfeild cemetery and these vamps came up behind me and attacked me." I paused as I remembered that night. "I dusted all but two and one of them had me pinned down when they other one was advancing on me to bite me," I looked up at her and I could see the tears in her eyes. "Angel saved me, I asked him not to tell you about any of this," I explained. "I didn't want you to think I was careless."
She was just standing there not saying anything. "That was the night before we broke up," she said and I nodded. "The next day I asked you were you went and you told me you went to some club. I asked if you met anyone and you said this girl," she added. "I thought you cheated on me so I ended it and you never denied it…why didn't you deny it?"
"Because B it was for the better, I mean come on you and me in a serious relationship, plus you have Queen C now," I say. "It was for the better."
"No it wasn't Faith I loved you more than I loved anyone. No one knew me like you did, I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you," she said and I looked away. "I was ready to come out with you and then you went and did something like this and everyone found out anyways but by then we were done," she said and I could see the tears in her eyes. "I loved you."
I hung my head and before I knew she took off running leaving me standing in the alleyway. I look once more over at the police station before I turn and leave heading back toward the house.
When the door opened to their house Cordelia came running over to a wet looking Buffy. It had started raining about two hours ago. Cordelia took Buffy into her arms and held her tight.
Buffy took Faith in her arms and held her tight. She knew the Scooby gang was looking at them funny but she didn't care anymore all that mattered was that Faith was back safe. They had a big fight last night and she ran out angry, which wasn't good and when she didn't call Buffy began to worry.
"Where did you go last night?"
"I went to this club on the outskirts of town," Faith said as she let go of Buffy and slightly pushed her away.
Buffy looked at her hurt. "Did you, um, met anyone?" she asked and Faith could tell she was about to cry.
"Just this girl," she said. "I brought her back to my place for some get some get gone action you know," Faith said as she walked away from Buffy and toward the ground. She knew if she looked into Buffy's eyes Buffy would know that she was lying.
"You brought her back to your place?" she asked. "Why?"
"Because I wanted some," she said.
"You cheated on me?" The Scoobs looked at her weird. "All we did was fight that didn't mean we were over Faith, I loved you and you went and did this?" she asked and Faith stuck her hands in her pockets and looked at Willow trying to keep the tears from falling and she knew that the red headed witch knew she was lying. "How could you?" And then Buffy took off running and Faith fell to the ground crying. She asked them not to say anything that this would all be better for Buffy in the end and they agreed and they remain loyal to her by not telling Buffy that Faith didn't cheat on her.
"Where have you been?" Cordelia asked Buffy. Just some club. "Buffy?"
"I needed to think," she said. "I went slaying for awhile," she answered. "Killed a couple vamps and then it started raining and I walked back here, slowly," she said. Buffy clutched onto Cordelia and held her tightly. "I love you."
AN: I know its been awhile but I've been busying with school and my computer crashed. I had this chapter almost done about a month ago and then my computer crashed and I lost it all, just to say I was a little mad. But anyways I hope you like it!