… Back to Reality …

Giles had not expected to hear from Cyrus anytime in this century. He was flabbergasted to learn that Daniel, his friend's student, was missing. But, at the moment, his children were wrapping up their adventure with the Hindi cult.

Frowning, Giles rose from his seated position and pulled out a rucksack from the bottom of his armoire and began to pack. He decided that his children would understand.

Not long after he had started to pack he heard the key turn in the lock at his front door.

"G-man?" Xander could be heard calling for him as he entered the house.

Giles ignored the noise as he continued to hurriedly pack.

This story continues at the end of "I Wish Upon a Star".