Author's note: Well this is it folks the end of the road. It's been a long weird journey but I've finally finished my first fic, yey! And I have to say a huge thank you to everybody that has taken the time to read the fic and for those of you that took the time to review, you guys kept me going. I hope you like the epilogue, I'd quite happily write forever because I find it hard to stop lol.

P.S - I don't own the song bad moon rising it belongs to Creedance Clearwater Revival.

Disclaimer: I own nothing, Joss owns everything.

Chapter 34 (Epilogue)


(Buffy's P.OV.)

Dear Diary

WE WON! It's been a week since the battle and I still have to keep pinching myself, cause I really can't believe it. I haven't been keeping this diary as up to date as I would've liked to but this week's been kind of hectic. We lost over a hundred Garou's in the battle, and we spent the first couple of days building a funeral pyre. We had a memorial service, followed by a day of mourning. Which was eventually followed by a party to celebrate our victory, which lasted three days and eventually ended with everybody passed out.

So things are finally back to normal, well as normal as things can be when you live on a Hell mouth. Faith's clan went back to Boston a couple of days ago, minus Drake, who has been permanently attached to Cordelia ever since the battle finished. I think Faith's warming to the idea of them as a couple, I mean she's really had no choice because they've been round every night this week, 'sucking the face of each other' as Faith puts it. I think she's just a bit freaked out about seeing her brother act all loved up, especially with Cordelia, not that I can really relate, but the thought of even my mom doing things like that gives me the wiggins.

Anyway, Cordelia and Drake are heading off to L.A in a couple of days, along with Turk and Zep. Drake said something about starting a band, and Cordelia wants to get into acting. I think in a way it's good that Cordelia's moving on and that she's going to L.A because it wouldn't be fair on Xander, I mean they only split up a few days ago and Cordelia's already managed to replace him. I know the split was a mutual thing but if she stayed here with Drake it might be like rubbing salt in the wound, but Xander appears to be coping well and he wished them both the best of luck.

Oz and Veruca have also left. They went to Boston with Faith's clan. Marcus is going to show them how to control their wolves, I'm happy for them. Well I'm happy for Oz, Veruca can rot in hell for all I care, after what she put Willow through. Willow was pretty cut up about Oz leaving, but I think deep down she knew that their relationship was over. Tara has been really supportive and has helped Willow through, which I have to admit made me really jealous, until I actually sat down and had a word with Tara and realised that she is actually a really nice person, and I actually felt bad for being jealous. Faith seems to think that there is something going on between Willow and Tara, I can't see it myself but I admit that they would make a really cute couple.

As for Giles he's in mourning. The school kind of burnt down due to Oz's fire bomb incident (nothing to do with me this time!) and all of Giles' books where destroyed. I don't know what he's complaining for because he has some copies at home, Willow offered to show him how to use the internet, but he refused, says he prefers his books. He's trying to find out what happened with the spell that Tara cast to protect the hell mouth, cause whatever it was, was one hell of a light show. He thinks it might be the powers that be, which would be cool. Glad to know that someone up there is looking out for us.

Sunnydale's residents are starting to come back. The coven reversed the spell and everyday more cars full of people are returning. Nobody can seem to understand why the school was the only building damaged, but I think people are just relieved that there homes are still standing. Surprisingly there's been no sign of Wesley, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I'm taking it as a good thing, hopefully Olmeck did something really horrible to him and we'll never have to see him again. But this is Sunnydale and bad things have a habit of showing up again, which is why I'm worried that we haven't seen the last of Kennedy. Knowing the council they'll say that she's been rehabilitated and release her back in Sunnydale, which will be another mess for me to deal with. I can only hope that she's too far gone to be helped, I know the council are stupid but I don't think even they would release her if she was totally psychotic.

Okay enough of the doom and gloom, You're probably wondering about Faith and I, well we're getting on really great. The slaying has been on the quiet side, which always seems to happen post apocalypse battle thingy (not that I'm complaining!), which means that I've had lots of time off to spend with Faith. The other night we went out on our first date, she took me to the park and we had a picnic under the stars, it was really sweet. She said she would have taken me to a fancy restaurant but what with Sunnydale being evacuated it wouldn't have been the same cause we would have had to break into the restaurant and cook the meal ourselves, which kind of takes the romance out of it. I think I preferred the picnic cause it was nice just the two of us, between you and me she can be quite the romantic. Anyway I'd better go, I can hear someone coming up the stairs and if it's Faith I don't want her teasing me for writing in my diary, or trying to sneak a peak.

(No ones P.O.V)

Buffy closed her diary and sat her pen on the table, turning to face the door as it opened she saw Faith standing there with a huge grin on her face. Buffy looked at her suspiciously, "Okay what are you up to?" she asked curiously.

Faith walked over to Buffy and took her hands in hers. "I've got a surprise for you." she said smiling mischievously. "It's nothing bad." she said reassuringly kissing Buffy gently.

"Does it involve more of those?" Buffy asked smiling up at Faith.

"Hmmm I don't know B, maybe." Faith replied pretending to think about it. "It depends on whether you behave or not."

"So this surprise involves behaving?" Buffy asked fishing for information.

"Kinda, you'll have to wait and see. I ain't saying anything else." Faith said. "You'll find out soon enough, now close your eyes and hold out your hands."

"How do I know you're not going to pelt me with a custard pie?" Buffy asked warily.

"Because I love you and you trust me." Faith said confidently, "Now close your eyes." Buffy obeyed and felt Faith place something in her hand. "Okay now open them."

Buffy opened her eyes and saw that she was holding an envelope. "It's an envelope." she stated, expecting it to be something more exciting.

Faith rolled her eyes. "I know that, look inside it." she said excitedly.

Buffy opened the envelope and took out the two bits of paper that where inside, her jaw dropped when she saw that they where plane tickets. "It's plane tickets!" she said excitedly.

"Geez you like stating the obvious huh." Faith said laughing. "Yeah B it's plane tickets, you and I are going on holiday girlfriend."

"Oh my God Faith!" Buffy squealed happily, throwing her arms round Faith's neck. She pulled back and looked at Faith seriously, "what about the slaying?" she asked.

"Got it all taken care of, Giles and the Scoob's are gonna cover for you when we're away." she saw Buffy about to protest and placed a finger on her lips. "You know as well as I do that things are quiet just now, vamps are having a siesta so I don't see why we can't. The guys will be fine and if they have any problems we can come straight back." Faith promised.

Buffy smiled and pulled Faith into a kiss. "Thank you." she said when they pulled apart.

"Your welcome B, hell you deserve a break after everything that's happened the past few months." The sound of the doorbell interrupted whatever Buffy was going to say. "Well looks like that's our ride." Faith said.

"Our ride?" Buffy asked in confusion.

"To the airport." Faith explained, tugging Buffy towards the door.

"The airport? But I haven't packed." She said, panicking.

"All taken care of B." Faith said, gesturing to the suitcases at the bottom of the stairs.

"But what about my mom, and the others." Buffy asked franticly.

"Again all taken care of, everything is done and dusted. All you need to do is sit back and relax cause the holiday starts now." Faith said grinning, she opened the front door for Buffy who was still in a state of shock. Grabbing the cases Faith followed her girlfriend outside and into the waiting taxi. Buffy started to panic as they pulled away form the curb and headed down the road.

"But what about my passport? Did you pack enough clothes? What about shoes did you pack enough shoes? And what-" Buffy's babbling was cut off by Faith kissing her on the lips. "Let me guess, it's all taken care of?" she asked grinning knowingly.

"Yup, let the R and R begin." Faith replied grinning. Buffy sighed contentedly and rested her head on Faith's shoulder.

"Hey do you ladies mind if I put the radio on?" The driver asked.

"Nah go ahead." Faith replied.

When they heard the song that was playing they both looked at each other in amusement "God I hope that's not an omen." they both said at the same time. All that could be heard in the cab was the sound of their laughter as they drove off into the sunset.

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin.
I see bad times today.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes a blowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like were in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, its bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

The End.

A/N: Well there you have it, sorry if the ending was a bit crap, it took me so long to try and figure out how to write a happy ending. Thanks again to everybody that took the time and energy to read my fic, You guys are the best :-)