A/N: I figured I should really finish this story since I left it for about 3 years now without an ending and that's not fair. So here goes. See if I can salvage this thing.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss and ME owns it all...sigh.
Previously on Truth or Dare:
"You love me?" Buffy said wide-eyed.
"I love you." Spike breathed heavily.
"I'm sorry. I just need time to process this, everything. I'm sorry." Buffy entered her house and slammed the door leaving Spike still standing on the porch. She leaned against the door and slid to the ground sobbing. This has to be someone's idea of a cruel joke.
"I found out this week that I am a Vampire Slayer." Buffy said a little too calmly for Willow's taste.
"Willow," Buffy sighed. "I don't know what to do about him."
"I won't tell a soul Buffy. I swear."
Hours had gone by of phoning Spike every 15 minutes and still there was no answer. She did not leave things with him in the best of circumstances but she needed to make amends. She needed to let him know that even though she wasn't quite at the same point he was, she still felt for him. She still wanted him...she still needed him.
Calling wasn't doing anything. She needed to go see him. Buffy grabbed her jacket and headed through the door to find him.
It was already dark outside. Buffy began to worry. Spike was upset and vulnerable. Anything could have happened to him. Anything.
Instinct took over Buffy's body and she found herself making her way through one of the many cemeteries this town had to offer. It finally dawned on her why such a small town would need so many graveyards when there were so many vampires around.
Minutes later she heard a noise from off in the distance. Before finding out about her 'destiny' she would have brushed it off and kept walking along her merry way. But now being a Vampire Slayer she felt the impulse to further investigate any noises that crossed her path. Good thing too, it sounded like a scuffle just behind one of the mausoleums. Buffy rounded the corner of the building to find two vampires cornering an unsuspecting female.
"Ahem, two against one...seems a bit unfair to me." Buffy quipped. One of the vampires turned his head slowly and glared at Buffy, the other not taking its eyes of the original prey.
"Well if you think you can even the odds why don't you join us silly girl? Not like it will matter much anyway." Buffy smirked at this. True, it won't matter 'cause I can kick both your asses from here to Sunday by myself Buffy thought to herself.
"Alrighty then. But let's be quick about this. I'm a bit pressed for time right now." Now both vampires were staring at her. If they could salivate (and she wasn't sure if they could or not) they probably would be.
"Oh I'm sure we'll get this over with quickly. But your time really won't be of any concern once we're done with you." The mouthy vampire growled at her while the other made its way behind her to block her in.
Buffy looked to the female victim, "If you are going to leave, now would be the time."
"But, what about you? Should I go for help?"
"And tell them what? There are vampires and they are attacking some girl in the cemetery? Just run now, I've got it."
"Thank you." With that, the girl ran off.
"You're welcome." Buffy muttered moving her eyes back to her surrounding enemies. "So we gonna fight, or are you just gonna dance around me all night?"
The silent vampire took this as an invitation to jump her from behind. Buffy turned in time with a round-house and the vampire flew off in the other direction smashing into a nearby tree. The mouthy vamp let out a loud roar and flung himself on Buffy's back allowing the mute time to recover. Buffy spun around with the vampire attached to her. This was accomplishing nothing. She bent over full force flinging him over her body and down to the ground. He landed with a thud directly in front of her. Buffy quickly grabbed for the nearest tree branch she could find and shoved it into the vampire. Too small, the twig snapped as it made contact. Damn, she thought so much for innovation.
The fallen vamp pushed himself back up stalking towards Buffy. She backed away slowly. She didn't realize she had lost track of the other 'mute' vampire. She carefully crept backwards never losing eye contact with the vampire in front of her, consequently running into something hard behind her. It wasn't a building or a tree though. It was solid and cold. Buffy turned slowly to see the mute vampire standing behind her grinning assuming a victory over the tiny blonde.
The vampire grabbed Buffy around the chest, locking her arms against her body. Buffy struggled against him and the mute finally spoke up.
"I love it when they wriggle. Gets me all hot a bothered before the kill. Makes it all the more enjoyable." Buffy wished he had kept his mouth shut. She preferred the silence over the perversity.
"Thanks for the tip. I'll remember that next time I kill one of your kind. No foreplay, just the big finale."
"Kill one of us? You don't look like you're in any position to be killing anyone sweet thing." The perverted vamp whispered in her ear. Buffy cringed. His words making her want to vomit.
"Ugh, please! You obviously have no idea who or what you are dealing with."
"Well please, enlighten us." The mouth vamp spoke up again from his spot in front of Buffy. "Who or what are you that you think you can take us on?"
For a second the perverse vamp loosened his grip just enough for Buffy to break free. She took off in a sprint dodging gravestones as she ran, looking to her sides for an object, something to help her out. She spotted it. She made her way over to a bench and smashed her leg through it. She grabbed a stray piece of wood and darted behind a tree to wait for the vamps to come find her. Predictably they were not too far behind.
"Come out, come out wherever you are.' Sing-songed the mouthy vamp. "You ran off before we could finish our conversation."
Buffy could sense them nearing the tree she was behind. Seconds later there was a snap of a tree branch a few feet away from her. She stepped out from behind her tree, startling her predator. She used this brief moment of surprise to shove the make-shift stake through the mouthy vamps un-beating heart.
"What the...?" The perverse vamp caught up just as his partner turned to dust.
"I told you, you have no idea who you are dealing with." She stalked toward the leftover vampire and glared at him with such intensity that it would have sent shivers down the spine of any living person. The vampire's eyes widened and just as spoke and plunged the stake into his chest."Ever heard of a Slayer?"
The vampire's eyes bulged out and he opened his mouth to speak but nothing came out as he turned quickly to dust landing wordlessly on the grass. Any trace of his realization blown away by the slight breeze. Buffy let out a breath that she had been holding. She bent over to steady herself, placing her hands on her knees. She dusted herself off from her battle, stood up straight and sighed. After seconds of quiet contemplation of what just took place she remembered her initial reasoning for being in the cemetery tonight.
With that, she was on her way again looking for her Spike.
A/N: Apologies to those who were hoping for an earlier update. Life got complicated and then life was without technology for a while. I am trying to salvage this and make it have a proper ending instead of a cop-out one or just leaving it. I hope this chapter suffices for now. I have a lot of ideas going through my head for how I want this to go, let's just hope the characters will let me go with them. Again, apologies to those who were reading and never got to finish. I am finishing this for you guys. ;)
Peace out mortals.