Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns BtVS and Ats, and J. K. Rowling owns Harry Potter

Email: angel_of_ice19@hotmail.com

Rating: PG-13

Summary: The Scooby Gang is off to Hogwarts to help teach. Crossover with Ats and Harry Potter.

A/N: Please review or send any comments or flames to my email above :) Words inside * are what the characters are thinking.

Chapter One: The Owl

Buffy Summers stood in her room, taking down the garlic that had hung there for days. She realized that Spike wasn't going to be kept out with garlic and a cross, he was already invited in.

Buffy wandered down the hall, looking for Willow. She went into her room, to find the red head sitting on her bed, reading a book.

"Whatcha reading?" Buffy asked.

"Interview with the Vampire. I saw the movie, and felt guilty about not reading the book," Willow smiled.

"How are you doing with the whole non-using magic thing?" Buffy asked.

"I'm feeling good about it," Willow said. "I had a taste of the power and I took advantage of it. Now I know that I love you guys too much to put any of you in danger again."

"Will, can I talk to you?" Buffy asked.

"Sure, what's up?" Willow asked.

Buffy sat down on Willow's bed, taking a deep breath. "I did something really stupid," Buffy explained. "Something I regret, and like you're not going to use magic, I'm not going to do this ever again," Buffy promised, looking down at the comforter.

"Buffy what is it? You can tell me," Willow said, growing concerned.

"I...I slept with Spike," Buffy answered. "I know it was stupid, and I'm not even sure how it happened but it did, and I know it was a mistake," Buffy rambled. "And I swear I'll never ever do it again, I know the danger I put Dawn in leaving her here without a chaparone-"

"Buffy, no, you didn't do anything wrong," Willow said. "Insane maybe, I mean Spike's not exactly the boy-next-door, but you didn't do anything wrong. If you have feelings for Spike, well then that's not even the same as me going out of control with magic," Willow said.

"No, I don't have feelings for Spike!" Buffy said quickly. "I just had to tell someone, you know, make sure I'm not crazy."

"You're not crazy," Willow assured her. "So are you okay? I mean, how do you feel about...sleeping with Spike?" Willow asked.

"Not exactly good, and he's all cocky about it," Buffy said. "I don't know, we better get to the Magic Box, I think Anya and Xander had to tell us something," She said, and her and Willow left.

* * *

Dawn, Tara, Xander, and Anya were all at the Magic Box, waiting for Buffy and Willow to arrive. Dawn had an extreme distrust in Willow, and wouldn't meet her gaze as she came in.

"What's up?" Buffy asked.

"Well, I have a favor to ask you, all of you," Tara said. "Well you all don't know that much about my past, and I think it's time I told you. I went to school at a place called Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, it's in Great Britian, well at least I think it is. You see, it moves around, and it's a school where magic is taught to gifted kids.

"Recently this really dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, was summoned, he's sort of the Big Bad of the wizarding world. He kills Muggles-"

"Muggles?" Xander asked.

"Non-magic folk," Tara explained. "Anyways, he would kill them for fun, and no one could stop him. He finally met his downfall fifteen years ago, when he met a boy named Harry Potter. Harry was just a baby, and for some reason He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named met his downfall, and dissappeared.

"Recently he has been brought back to power, full power. This means that numerous Muggles and wizards will be killed. The teachers at Hogwarts are needed to help the Ministry of Magic, since they are extremely powerful. A few of them will remain at Hogwarts, but won't be able to teach their classes full time, barely even part time. I know this is asking alot, but can you all help me teach at Hogwarts?" Tara asked.

The group just stared at her.

"Is Dumbledore still the Headmaster?" Anya asked.

"You know about Hogwarts?" Tara asked.

"Well I had to curse a few wizards, you know, boils on the penis and such," Anya said.

"So you'll help?" Tara asked.

"Sure, they pay good," Anya said. "Xander, come on, you can help Hagrid!"

"Well if it pays good and is helping people. Besides, my job's ending, I'll just quit early," Xander said. "Please tell me Hagrid isn't one of the wizards you cursed."

"Um, I'd love to help, but is there a way I could without doing magic?" Willow asked.

"Yea, there's a few teaching positions," Tara said, looking at Willow strangly. Willow gave her a small smile.

"You mean it, no more magic?" Dawn asked.

"No more magic, ever," Willow said. Dawn gave her a small smile.

"I think that's good," She said. She had her arm in a cast, and the Scoobies had all signed it, even Spike. "You want to sign?" She offered.

"I'd love to," Willow said, picking up a marker.

"Buffy, are you in?" Tara asked.

"What? Yeah, I'm in. I need the money, and what more does a Slayer need than a vacation?"

"Good, we'll leave-"

Spike came in, sizzling fron the sun, hidden underneath a blanket. Buffy looked away.

He took out a large burlap bag, and began taking stuff off the shelves. "Bloody hell, what am I going to need frog eyes for? I'm not helping that stupid git," He muttered.

"Are you going to pay for that?" Anya asked.

"Put it on my tab. I'll pay for it when I get back," Spike said.

"Where are you going?" Dawn asked.

"I got me a new job," Spike said, "I'll be gone a while, be good Nibblet," He said, and quickly kissed her on the forehead, and then covered himself with the blanket, heading back out into the daylight.

"We get to go to London AND Spike is leaving Sunnydale? I'm going to go buy a Lottery Ticket," Xander said.

"We don't have time," Tara said quickly. "We have to fly to London, get supplies, and catch the train by Sunday, and already it's Friday. I'll send an owl to Dumbledore, Dawn is it all right if you attend school there?" Tara asked.

"If it's alright with Buffy. Will there be English guys, cause I love...the accents," Dawn said quickly.

"She can go, is it going to cost much?" Buffy asked.

"Dumbledore will cover it. I suggest you pack clothes, bring only a suitcase each, and maybe a small duffelbag," Tara said. "I'll explain everying on the flight," She said, and they each went to their homes (most to Buffy's), to pack.

* * *

"What should I wear? I mean I don't want to look like a slutty teacher, but I don't want to look like I'm in my eighties either," Buffy said.

"Just bring clothes for all occasions," Willow suggested, trying to close a suitcase overstuffed with clothes.

"I'm ready," Dawn announced, from the foot of the stairs.

"Help us then!" Buffy shouted.

It took an hour for everything else to get packed, but somehow everything was fit into a suitcase and duffelbag each.

They met up at Xander's apartment, and headed towards the airport, where a tired old woman told them their flight would leave in half an hour.

Tara took this oppertunity to tell them everything about Hogwarts, from Diagon Alley to Floo Powder.

"Why dearie, I believe that's the most imaginative story I've ever heard," An elderly woman said. "You should write a children's book," She remarked.

"Thanks," Tara said quickly, and they boarded their flight.

* * *

Anya sat by the window, having never been on a plane. Xander sat next to her, then Dawn. Willow, Buffy, and Tara sat in the seats across the aisle, and Tara thought that she saw a familiar figure taking their seat towards the front of the plane.

* * *

Tara led the group into Diagon Alley, and headed straight for Ollivander's Wand Shop. They all needed to have wands, and when they left, Dawn was fiddling with hers.

"Don't, you could blow something up," Tara warned. "Or accidently turn Xander into a frog."

"Cool," Dawn remarked.

The group got a single owl, a dark brown one, whiched they dubbed, Scrappy. Scrappy seemed to like Xander and Dawn the best.

They headed over to Flourish and Blotts, where they got Dawn's books for the year. They got potioin ingredients, a cauldren, and brooms.

"Trust me, you'll love these," Tara said.

Finally their last stop was Madam Malkin's Robes For all Occasions. "You'll have to get robes so you'll fit in at the school," Tara said.

They were fitted, and Dawn got uniforms for Hogwarts. "Am I going to have to actually know magic to do well at this school?" She asked.

"You have magic in you, you just need to tap it," Tara answered.

"Cool," Dawn grinned.

"I don't want to wear a dress," Xander protested. "I feel very unmanly in this dress," He repeated.

"It's not a dress sweetie, and you look very dashing," Anya remarked.

* * *

The Scoobies were amazed at Platform 9 and 3/4, and Xander had to be pushed through the wall. Dawn noticed a boy around her age with dark black hair and emerald green eyes looking at her, then glancing away.

They got their seats on the train, squeezing into a large cabin. "So are you all okay?" Tara asked. "I know this can be a bit overwhelming," She said.

"I'm fine," Buffy said, staring out the window. "I wish we had time to visit Giles," She said.

"We will Buff, we're sure to get days off, right?" Xander said.

"Of coarse," Tara said.

"I'm gonna go see about snacks," Dawn said.

"I'll go with you," Tara offered, and they left in search of food.

* * *

Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger sat in their cabin, talking about their summer.

"Any sign of Voldemort showing up?" Harry asked.

"None over the summer, they think he's building an army," Hermione said.

"Any word from Sirius?" Ron asked.

"Yeah, he's going to disguise himself as Padfoot, keep in the dog form," Harry said.

"My mum had a heart attack from the fright," Ron said.

"Tara, I think it's down here," a girl's voice said.

The three looked up as two girls, one about their age came in.

"Sorry, do you know where the food is?" The younger girl asked.

"Usually the witch with the tray comes around, she should be around soon," Harry said. The girl was pretty.

"I'm Ron Weasley," Ron said.

"Hermione Granger, and this is Harry Potter," Hermione said, as Harry stared at the girl.

"Dawn Summers, I'm from California. This is Tara," Dawn said. "I guess we'll be going now, nice meeting you!" Dawn called, staring at Harry.

* * *

Cordelia, Wesley, Gunn, and Fred all sat in their cabin looking glum. "I miss Angel," Cordelia said.

"You think he'll be alright without us there?" Wesley asked.

"Nope, but he said he owed this Dumbledore dude a favor, so we have to do this," Gunn said.

"It'll be fun," Fred said.

"I don't want to be a teacher!" Cordelia muttered.

* * *