Disclaimers: Some of the ideas in this story belong to Holly4...don't worry i have got her permission to use them and of course all the characters in this story belong to the fabulous Joss Whedon (sighs)

Chapter 12

Willow and Tara had fixed the Winnebago and the rest of them, along with Rosa were now back at the magic box. Rosa was looking around at all of the books and objects. Giles refused to believe that Rosa was Buffy and Spike's daughter but at the same time could not deny it as she looked so much like them both. She had the slayer's graceful movements and wrinkled her nose up in the same way when she heard or saw something disgusting or was confused. She tilted her head and had the same temper of Spike. Buffy was in the training room with Spike when Rosa decided to go in there, but just before she went in she was stopped by Giles "I do not think that is a good idea, Rosa,"

"I have to go in and explain to them...please just- i have to...they have to know everything," she explained and then walked in to be faced with her farther sitting on a bench next to the wall and her mother punching a punch bag until it came off and landed at Rosa's feet. The slayer looked apologetically and Spike turned his head to the teen, he still looked shocked. The three of them continued to look at each other for a few minutes and tears were threatening to fall from Rosa's big, blue eyes, inherited off the vampire. Rosa pursed her lips before speaking "Wow...i mean wow...i thought i was never going to- uh get the chance to meet my parents and here I am...meeting you...wow," the slayer smiled slightly at her daughter, walked over to her, put her hands on her shoulders and led her over to the bench where Spike was sitting. He raised his hand and gently pulled his fingers through her golden locks, inherited off Buffy "Your telling us...," he murmured and he looked at her with such love that it burst the slayer's heart.

"You must want some answers as to how i got here and why and all of that stuff (looks at them both) The Powers That Be made me about six months ago...nobody bloody told me why...until i overheard them talking (Buffy and Spike both look confused) they said i was a replacement an-and that they were going to take the key out of Dawn," she began to explain the them and the slayer's eyes widened.

"The orb," Rosa nodded her head.

"They put me inside the orb and sent me to you and when the orb came into the house it began to drain the key out of her and put it into me...I am the key, not her," she said with tears falling down and the vampire wiped them away with his thumb.

"So the orb was making Lil'Bit ill...wait, what about Glory? She snatched the kid," he asked with curiosity and the teen continued.

"The orb left about 10 percent of the key in her...enough to open the portal...(begins to explain the ritual) The key was ... living energy. It needed to be channelled, poured into a specific place at a specific time. The energy ... would flow into that spot, the walls between the dimensions break down. It stops, the energy's used up, the walls come back up. Glory uses that time to get back into her own dimension, not caring that all manner of hell will be unleashed on earth in the meantime," Buffy looked at Rosa and then at Spike.

"Um, but only for a little while, right? The walls come back up, uh, n-no more hell?"
"That's only if the energy is stopped. And now the key is human...is me 'The blood flows, the gates will open. The gates will close when it flows no more.'" Spike now looked a bit perplexed.

"Why the bleedin' hell did they leave 10 percent in her then? I don't soddin' get it," he expressed

"If the portal is opened then the only way to shut it is me jumping into it...," she explained sadly and Buffy was now shaking her head, frantically "No, no you've just got here, you-you can't go now,"

"Buffy...," Spike tried to calm her down but was finding it hard to keep himself calm.

"NO SPIKE! Don't,"

"The Powers That Be sent me for another reason...if-if they didn't do this then you would of jumped...and died...they knew that so they made it so that it wouldn't happen,"

Silence fell over the room.

The minions were tying Dawn to the tower with rope. She stood there looking scared. The wind blew her hair around. Her bare feet on the edge of the platform, and far below she can see the crazy people moving around. The minions finished tying Dawn up and turn to leave. One of them looked back "She will come to you soon," one of them said Dawn was standing at the end of the platform with the city lights behind and below her. Both Willow and Tara look at Buffy. Buffy looked concerned "Do you wanna go?" she asked Rosa. Rosa looked anxiously from Buffy to Willow and back again. She turned and began to walk toward Buffy and the door. She passes Spike and Giles in the background, Spike packing up weapons as Giles unsheathe's a sword. Rosa continued walking out. Giles put his axe in Spike's bag. Willow, followed by Tara, drawed alongside Buffy as Rosa headed for the door. Buffy speaks quietly "Stay close but don't crowd her. We'll follow in a minute," Willow started out again, stopped when Buffy began to address the others

"Everybody knows their jobs. Remember, the ritual starts, we all die. And I'll kill anyone who comes near Dawn," Buffy turned and walked off. Willow turned to the open door and left with Tara. Giles was clutching his side where he was speared. Spike glanced at Giles, then back in the direction Buffy went " Well, not exactly the St. Crispin's Day speech, was it?"

"We few... ...we happy few," Giles went past Spike as Spike gathered up the bag of weapons.

"We band of buggered," They exit. Rosa walked along the sidewalk, picking at her hand. Willow walking a few paces behind, with the others following farther behind that. Rosa came around a corner, paused to gaze upward for a moment, then continued. The others followed, now all in a group. Spike carried a crossbow, Anya a baseball bat. Spike also had the bag of weapons on his back. They all stopped walking and looked up, staring at the tower.

"Shpadoinkle," Xander stated

"What is that?" Anya asked

"The portal must open up there," the watcher added. People were walking toward it as sparked, from welding come from the yard below. The crazy people were still doing various things with machinery and metal. She walked in muttering to herself, went over to a pile of bricks and picked one up. A hand grabbed Rosa's shoulder from behind and span her around.

"You. What are you doing here?" the god asked as Rosa chuckled, eyes looking straight at her.

"Me? I'm your worst nightmare,"

Rosa punched Glory square in the face, causing her to go smacking into a pile of bricks. The minions had started to attack Buffy and the rest of the gang. One of the minions gathered the crazy people at the bottom of the tower to block anyone who wanted to get up to Dawn. Willow cleared the humans and minions and nodded over to the vampire, whom nodded and ran up the stairs. Glory now got up, looking rather angry and Rosa looked a bit uncertain. The god ripped her robe off off and walked over to the girl "Now that wasn't very pleasant," Glory went to punch her, but Buffy stopped her and threw a punch of her own "GO!" she shouted at Rosa. Rosa nodded and headed up the tower. Doc was in front of Dawn when Spike appeared at the top "Get away from her," he warned. Doc turned to face the vampire, knife in hand.

"Or what you'll bit me?" Doc laughed and Spike ran forward. Doc grabbed the vampire and stabbed him quickly and he yelled in pain. Hearing this, Rosa ran faster up the stairs. Spike looked fearfully at Dawn and whispered "No," before Doc threw him off the tower and then advanced towards the teen, cutting her deep enough so that blood flowed out. Just as he turned around, Rosa appeared at the top of the tower. Glory and Buffy had brought for a while and the slayer was using Olaf's god hammer. Glory was near crying when she turned back into Ben. Buffy held the hammer up, gave Ben a deadly look and smashed his body up, no remorse showing, just tears and then dropped it and headed for the tower. Doc chuckled "Oh this will be fun," he said and Rosa just pushed him over the side of the tower. Dawn stare in awe at Rosa as she untied her "Come on, we have to get off of here," Rosa said as the portal began to open. Both of the girls now facing away from the stairs and were looking at the portal as it began to destroy everything. The tower shook underneath them, making them both stumble " I have to jump. Look at what's happening," Dawn said More lightning crackled, even larger than before. Rosa looked up. A huge dragon flew out of the portal and buzzed the tower, flying away as they watched.

"whoever you are, you have to let me go. Blood starts it, and until the blood stops flowing, it'll never stop...(tearfully) You know you have to let me. It has to have the blood," Dawn finished. Rosa stared at Dawn in anguish and began to explain that she was the key and not her. The brunette was shaking her head frantically as Buffy appeared at the top of the tower "Dawnie she has to...it's what she was made for,"

"No, please you can't!" Dawn screamed and Rosa stepped up to her mother. Buffy stroked her hair and kissed her on the forehead "I will always love you and so will your dad... don't you forget that," she said tearfully as her daughter returned the tearful look. Dawn was now looking confused.

"I won't an-and tell dad i love him too and i love you..." she kissed her mother on the forehead and Rosa turned. In slow-motion, she ran down the platform as Dawn stayed there crying, her sister holding her, sobbing herself. Rosa swan-dived off the end of the platform and into the portal. Dawn watched, sobbing. Rosa fell into the portal and hung there motionless, making expressions of pain. As the portal begins to close Rosa's body turned into doves and flew off as the sun rose up.

THE END!!!!!

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