Rating: PG-13 (mild violence, mild sexual content later on)
Summary: When Buffy dies in The Gift, a third slayer, Rika, is called. What happens when she meets our favourite Winchester boys? AU.
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Rika Johansson (OC), Hugh Tennant (OC)
YouTube trailer: Go to Youtube and add /watch?v=MM9hOoRAYOo at the end to watch the trailer I made for this fic.
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural nor the songs used in this fic. However, the character Rika is mine, except for the Slayer part of her.
Don't get thrown off by the clichéd prologue. It gets better. At least I hope so.
Prologue – How To Save A Life
Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it's just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
You begin to wonder why you came
Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life
Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you've told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you
The Fray - How To Save A Life
Buffy was the girl who had managed to live the longest after being called to her mission, her destiny – becoming the Vampire Slayer. Slayers did not tend to survive very long.
However, she had not lead a perfect life. She died twice. The first time she drowned and was gone for two minutes, and was then revived with CPR. However, her clinical death was enough for the next slayer, Kendra, to be called.
And then there were two.
When Kendra died, killed by the mentally disturbed vampire Drusilla, another slayer, Faith, was called. When Buffy was 20 years old, she gave her life to save her little sister, Dawn or The Key, who she had been assigned to protect. She was brought back a while later, thanks to a spell done by Willow, her powerful wicca friend. What none of them knew, however, was that Buffy's death lead to another slayer being called.
And then there were three.
Rika was only 16 at the time. She had lead a sheltered and safe life in a small village on the Finnish countryside, with both of her birth parents and a younger brother. She was a straight-A student and had a lot of friends, who she adored, and they adored her back. She was happy.
But then, everything changed. In just a couple of minutes everthing she had known, that she thought she had known, changed. She had never been strong or fast, but suddenly she could run faster than all of her friends. She started having nightmares, about other girls.
Rika was surprised when the middle-aged and very British man, Hugh Tennant, came to visit her. He told her what she had become, and that he was her Watcher. Not long after Hugh's appearance, she saw her first vampire on the cemetery in her village, the same cemetery who she always had thought was beautiful and safe. It hadn't frightened her before, but even that changed. The next two years were spent training and fighting. She tried to escape her destiny, refusing to fight, she didn't want to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. She was, after all, just a girl.
There was no escape though, for she was the Slayer. One of them, at least.
So, she tried her best and finished high school in the small town near her home. Once high school was over, she decided to move to Boston, to study journalism at Boston University. She had wanted to be a journalist since she was 16, and there was no reason to give up all of her plans just because she had become the Slayer. At the university she lead a double-life, slayer by night, journalism student by day.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THE STORY.
This is a rewrite for my very first fanfic, How To Save A Life. The original fic was filled with spelling errors and certain plot holes, and this is my attempt to fix this and make the story slightly more readable.
Yes, I happened to name the Slayer after my nickname, Rika. It's my story, so, suck it up. In a way she is a much prettier and a lot more awesome version of myself, and in other ways we are nothing alike. Maybe I decided to name her after me and give her a few of my traits because of egoism, or maybe it was because I love Sam so much I wanted to save him from the events in seasons 3, 4 and 5, especially the latter ones. I don't know. It's not really relevant for the story.
According to the Buffy mythology, a third slayer being called would require Faith dying. But this story is AU, so guess what? Anything's possible in my world.
The rules how to kill vampires are applied from BtVS, not SPN. Rika doesn't know Buffy and Faith – she knows there are two other slayers but she's never met them. The part where the council was blown up and Willow did the spell to call all potentials never happened according to this fic, they won against the first only thanks to Spike and the amulet. There are only three slayers in the world according to this fic.
Rika is also as old as Sam is in SPN, so the timeline might not quite fit with both shows. The fic takes place about 5 years after BtVS season 7, somewhere mid-season 2 of SPN. I imagine Rika looking a bit like Kristen Bell, only more Scandinavian. Her looks are described more accurately in the fic itself. With that said...
I apologize for any grammar mistakes or poor writing as English is my third language. I'm also not that familiar with how college works in the US or Boston for that matter, so there might be some errors there. Some places are real, some made up. I do hope you enjoy the story. I'd love to get some reviews so I know what to improve.