Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

For those of you who enjoyed Potential, I have begun a sequel, which I hope you'll like as much as you did Potential!

Please read it, and hopefully I'll update it soon.

Preview of Pandora's Box

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Most of the staff had dispersed to their quarters, but Buffy, Giles, Willow and Xander remained in a guest room where they'd placed the girl on the bed.

'Who do you think she is, Giles?' Willow asked for the umpteenth time.

'We'll just have to wait to find out,' Giles sighed.

'Why is she dressed so…' Xander stuttered. 'So, um,' he coughed, 'Pro – pr - provocatively?'

'I don't know, Xander, but in the meantime, you just keep your eyes fixed on the ceiling, there's a good boy.' Buffy shook her head.

Suddenly, the girl stirred. Opening her eyes, she sat up and swept her long hair out of her face.

'Where am…have I come to the – the place? The right place?' she whispered, her voice lilted with an accent the others didn't recognise.

'That depends what you're looking for,' Buffy said, sitting on the end of the bed.

'Help…I need help,' she croaked.

'What's your name?' Giles enquired.

'Pandora…'

'Like with the box?' Xander quipped.

'No. I have no box…everyone always asks me that. Why?' She frowned momentarily. 'I am a demon.' She finished slowly.

'A demon?' Buffy said, surprised.

'Yes, a demon, but benevolent. I came to you because I know you would understand. You have benevolent demons in your order also, do you not?' She shivered slightly. 'I am cold.'

'Xand, get her a blanket. And Pandora, yeah, we have demons working with us. But what is it you need help with?'

As Xander fetched a patchwork blanket from the cupboard, she replied.

'Another demon – Slith. He kidnapped my brother, he wishes me also. I must hide, I must…can you protect me?'

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