Jessie Sammler, Vampire Slayer
Summary: Jessie and Katie become confused at the abrupt change in Jessie's strength.
Disclaimer: I own nothing from either Once And Again or Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Reviews: I would like them. Constructive criticism is ok.
Author's notes: This is an attempt of mine at a crossover with a show that became a quick favorite after I decided to give it a chance. According to a few websites, the series finale of Buffy took place slightly over a year after the series finale of O&A. For that reason, I'm having this take place a year after Chance of a Lifetime and immediately after Chosen. Katie will have just finished her senior year of high school when Jessie, who finished her junior year, becomes a slayer.
Last day of the school year, Upton Sinclair High School
Jessie and Katie head to Jessie's locker as they prepare for summer. They are trying to be happy, but the fear of what could happen next fall has begun to grow. They were so happy that Jessie was able to convince her dad to let her stay in Evanston while the rest of them went to Australia. However, Katie had been accepted to every college she applied to during the previous year. Katie had been offered a full scholarship by Oxford University. It was Katie's turn for a chance of a lifetime, but she didn't know what to do. Here was her chance to live in London, but it would mean only seeing Jessie during the holidays and summer vacations. Besides, Jessie had given up her chance when she decided against going to Australia. Katie felt that it would seem selfish to go somewhere so far away when Jessie hadn't done the same thing. Jessie would not allow her to pass this opportunity up. Unfortunately, everyone in their school had heard the news of Katie's acceptance and the offered scholarship. Tad wanted to be supportive for her, but he knew how it could affect Jessie and was torn on how to act around them. On the other hand, Sarah was more than happy to help increase the worry.
"I'm going to miss you so much next year, Katie."
"It will be ok, Billie. We still have the entire summer. I will come back home as often as I can, and when I can't, there's always the phone or e-mail."
"But what if you meet someone else over there? Someone more interesting and fun than I am."
"Sweetie, I will be too busy with classes and thoughts of you to even bother meeting someone else. Is that all that's bothering you?"
"Actually, no, I'm starting to feel a little weird. It might be an upset stomach, yet it doesn't feel like a normal stomach ache."
"What's it feel like?"
"It's like a tingling sensation all over."
"Maybe it's an upcoming ulcer, it does happen you know. Or maybe you just didn't eat enough at lunch," Sarah interrupted with an evil smirk.
"Oh god, Sarah. What the heck do you want now?"
"I wanted to congratulate you on your acceptance to Oxford and the scholarship they also offered. I'm glad to hear that you took it. It's a great opportunity, isn't it, Jessie?"
"Yeah, it is."
"So how do you feel about it?"
"Leave me alone, Sarah," Jessie stated as she tried to continue walking to her locker.
All three girls couldn't help but notice that everyone else had stopped to watch in anticipation at the soon to be catfight.
"No, I really want to know how you feel at the possibility that you will lose your girlfriend to another country?" the brunette asked as she stood in front of her enemy.
"I said leave me alone."
"Why? What are you going to do if I don't?"
"Back off, Sarah, she has a black belt in tae kwon do and could kick your ass."
"I doubt that your scrawny, blond girlfriend could hurt anyone. The fact that she grew a few inches over the past summer is irrelevant," Sarah continued her taunt as she stood in front of Jessie for the second time.
"Get lost, Sarah," Jessie demanded as she attempted to push her enemy out of the way.
Nobody was expecting Sarah to be pushed too far away, so they were definitely stunned when Sarah hit her back on her own locker about a foot away and landed on her butt instead. Shouts of "Whoa." and "Damn." were heard throughout the crowd along with loud whistles and blatant stares.
"What the hell? How were you able to do that?"
Jessie could only stare back and forth between Sarah, Katie, and her outstretched arm before running to her locker.
"Billie, wait up."
The crowd felt this could get even more exciting, so they followed the blonde and her worried girlfriend. They patiently watched as Jessie began struggling with her locker door.
"Come on, you stupid door. Open up already."
"Are you ok, Billie? How were you able to do that?"
"I-I don't know, Katie. I really don't. Can we just get out of here, please?"
"Sure, you want some help with that?"
"No, I got it," the blonde assured her before giving the door handle an even harder pull.
Everyone, including Jessie, gasped as she ripped the door right off its hinges. This wasn't missed by the faculty and staff, who had also become curious of the noise coming from the hallway.
"Miss Sammler, my office, NOW!" the principal bellowed as he waited for her in front of the office door, "Miss Singer, you'll have to wait in the hall."
The shock didn't stop as they all watched Jessie gently lean the door up against the first locker to her right, grab her backpack, and enter the principal's office.
A few minutes later, the principal's office
"Miss Sammler, just because it's the last day of school or someone's bothering you, is no reason to ruin school property."
"I…I didn't mean to do it. Honestly, I didn't," Jessie explained as she began to shiver in her seat.
"What do you think we should do about this?"
"Well, I guess I could pay to have it fixed."
"That's a great idea. We'll discuss it with your mother after I give her a call."
"No, please don't. I'm really sorry, and I promise to pay to have it fixed."
"I'm sorry, too, but she will still have to be contacted. Wait here while I make the call."
On the other side of the door
"Katie, what happened to Jessie? How was she able to do that?"
"She doesn't know, Tad, and neither do I. I plan on finding out very soon. When I know, I'll give you a call."
"You better," Tad replied with a smile just as Sarah quickly walked by them with a look of fear written all over her face.
"At least one good thing came out of this mess."
"What's that, Katie?"
"I don't think anyone will be bothering us anymore."
Meanwhile, by the edge of the crater formerly known as Sunnydale, California
"Looks like the Hellmouth is officially closed for business," Faith said as she walked over to join the rest of the team looking at the crater formerly known as Sunnydale.
"There's another one in Cleveland," Giles interrupted before turning to look at the young crowd beside him, "To spoil the moment."
"We saved the world," Xander exclaimed as he tried to take in what they had just escaped.
"We changed the world," Willow announced as she walked over to her best friend and placed a hand on her shoulder, making the blonde look over at her as she continued, "I can feel them, Buffy, all over. Slayers are awakening everywhere."
"We'll have to find them," Dawn stated as she looked down at the ground to her left.
"We will," Willow assured her.
"Yes, because the mall was actually in Sunnydale, so there's no hope of going there tomorrow," Giles informed them as he moved to stand closer to the blonde and the redhead.
"We destroyed the mall? I fought on the wrong side," Dawn joked.
"All those shops, gone: The Gap, Starbucks, Toys 'R' Us. Who will remember all those landmarks unless we tell the world of them?" Xander babbled to stay a part of the conversation.
"We have a lot of work ahead of us," Giles reminded them.
"Can I push him in?" Faith questioned the redhead.
"You've got my vote," Willow teased.
"I just want to sleep, yo. For like a week," Faith claimed while playfully punching him in the chest.
"I guess we all could if we wanted to," Dawn declared with a lot of confidence.
"Yeah, The First is scrunched so…What do you think we should do, Buffy?" Willow asked as she began to smile at what they had done.
"Yeah, you're not the one and only chosen anymore. Just got to live like a person. How's that feel?" Faith challenged as she stood behind Buffy.
"Yeah, Buffy, what are we going to do now?" Dawn muttered softly as she looked at her sister.
Their leader smiled briefly before getting back onto the bus with the rest of the group. The blonde was still smiling as they made their way to the nearest hospital to have their injuries checked out by doctors.
Back in Evanston, Illinois
"Is this the office of Karen Sammler?"
"Yes, it is. I'm Karen Sammler."
"Miss Sammler, this is the principal of Upton Sinclair High School. I need you to come to my office as soon as you can."
"Why? What's wrong? Is Jessie ok?" Karen inquired in a clearly worried tone.
"Yes and no."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"She's not hurt, but she has damaged school property. She claims it was an accident."
"I'll get there as soon as I can."
"Thank you, we'll see you soon."