I give you...DUN DUN DUN! The final instalment of When Sunnydale Sets, Moonview Rises! Keep an eye out for the spin-off's/sequals I'll put out in the Moonview Series. But first, lets find out how the gang deals with Jamie and the Evil Doppelgangers. :D

I. Own. Nothing! Well...technically Billie, Jamie, Landon, and Krystal are mine. Not too sure if the Evil Clones count as mine though...hmmm-whatevers lol this genius is all creditted to Joss for creating and me for just quelling my boredom.

Enjoy! Read, Review, and blah blah blah :D Oh...I'd kinda like to point out that i know technically its a Fan(script) I guess...but its still fiction so its a Fanfiction(script) :D If ya dont like the format i never said ya had to read it right? Anyways, to my loyal followers I hope this lives to your standards! Love ya as always!


Episode 22—The Stretch (Pt. 3)

GILES (V.O.)

Previously…on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

CUT TO:

Jamie pulling an amulet from under his collar

CORDELIA

That was the Amulet the Banshee family before yours kept. It made them invincible.

CUT TO:

Billie choking Jamie against the wall. The amulet around Jamie's neck begins swirling bright blue and pitch black as he gains a similar aura, he suddenly gains his breath back as he wrenches Billie's arm away from his throat.

CORDELIA (V.O.)

Somehow Jamie got it…and knows how to use it.

BILLIE

That's why Eevul needed the ring. (she looks at the three worried) That's why I need the ring now…

ANYA (V.O.)

Now, there's a Banshee fighting for us.

CUT TO:

Tara holds the Adder Stone ring in her hand as Cordelia and Anya put their hands over it. Their hands start glowing bright sparkling white and turns bright blue as they move their hands to reveal the crystal ring shining brightly. Xander puts the ring on Billie's finger and it glows even brighter as wind whips around her. Her tattoos start sparkling as if they were on fire and her eyes emit a bright blue glow as she breathes quickly at the power.

ANYA (V.O.)

We can give its power back.

BILLIE

This town is more legendary then ya think it is. Demons around the world both fear an' admire its strange forest. Did you know that you can create a gate to every single hell dimension of existence? This town is a stronger convergence of evil energy then a hellmouth, an' no one knows why. But I found out one dirty little secret how to literally bring about hell on Earth. I cant let Jamie have the chance to do something like that.

CUT TO: KRYSTAL'S VISION

Krystal is pulled into her own subconscious. She is in a wide open starch white area surrounded in mist, she looks around confused. As Cordelia begins to appear out of the mist with a smile on her face

KRYSTAL

Alright...game face on to save everyones life. Whats up?

CORDELIA

I cant tell you, you know that...but its safer for me to show you this way. (she waves her hand and a large projection forms in the mist, showing the battle in the arena) Pay attention, one mess up and someone is going to die. (Krystal nods as she watches the images)

CUT TO: SCOOBY SUITE—NIGHT

Rowan appears on the television giving a tornament update

ROWAN

Now lets run through a few highlights of our championship contenders' matches today. First, we had the unexpected addition of Slayers to our brackets along with the long awaited return of Billie Cayne (the screen shows the three of them lined up on their motorcycles facing Team Olympus) They came out strong against our resident Ass kickers from Athens. (the reel cuts to Kennedy riding along the wall past Paco's crack in the Arena) With newbie Slayer Kennedy Suarez adding to the playing field…literally. (it then cuts to her whipping the chain around Paco's hammer) Not to mention she actually ripped a Cyclops off his motorcycle! (cut to Paco being ripped off his bike and speared through the eye by Billie) Aaaannnddd…finished by the Banshee Princess! Ahh good to have ya back Billie. (the gang claps as Kennedy and Billie bow dramatically) Then of course there's the swipe King Triton himself couldn't see coming. (cut to Kennedy speeding behind Triton and slashing him with her katana) That's gonna hurt in Davy Jones' locker. (Cut to Deimos layering the arena in fog) Then of course the fog blew in…then when it cleared all we saw was poor Callie. (cut to Callie with her own sword stabbed through her) Don't piss off Banshees everybody…its not nice. That's right everyone, the Banshee prince also graced us with his presence! (cut to Jamie on screen on his motorcycle jeering the crowd proudly) That…along with his team also consisted of what appeared to be—evil versions of three of Team Slayer's members. (cut to Evil Faith smirking at the camera then to Evil Billie also jeering the crowd) Right down to their suppliers. (the screen cuts to a freeze frame of Willow and Evil Willow on opposite halves of the screen, Willow with her white hair and glowing white aura throwing a bright white lightning bolt while the other half shows Evil Willow with her black hair, eyes and veined face tossing a murky electric dark purple cloud) Yeah…not too sure whats goin' on with this here today. But it's sure as hell gonna make for one heck of a show tomorrow! Don't be late to what's sure to be the joust of the century!

WILLOW

This is it. Time to face our inner demons guys.

FAITH

Bitch is goin' down.

BILLIE

An' so is Jamie.

BLACKOUT

CUT TO: KRYSTAL'S VISION

Krystal returns to her subconscious again, she looks around the white misty open space in confusion then groans.

KRYSTAL (frustrated)

Alright Cordelia…you can't just let me have headaches when I'm awake, now you come to me when I sleep? I'm gonna be all tired tomorrow! (Cordelia appears in the mist behind her and shocks her)

CORDELIA

Oh stop whining! Seriously…why did I get the teenage Seer to watch over? I bet Anya and Tara don't have as much of a problem with their ex-lovers new girlfriends!

KRYSTAL

Yeah well Kennedy is a pushover and Billie can;t be evil anymore.

CORDELIA

Lets see…A Guardian Angel literally comes to you, probably with terrible news, and you're worried about not sleeping good?

KRYSTAL

(she turns serious and worried) Terrible news?

CORDELIA

Finally. You're serious. (Krystal rolls her eyes) You did good yesterday by the way…saving them.

KRYSTAL

I didn't stop Faith from getting hurt though. We thought she was dead for a minute.

CORDELIA

That…was actually supposed to happen. (Krystal looks confused) Buffy needed to see what she had now. Only way to do that was to make her think she lost it. She's got a really thick skull.

KRYSTAL

So is that what this little dream trip is about? A big ol' good job Krystal? (Tara and Anya appear on either side of Cordelia) Guess not?

TARA

We didn't expect them to make it to the championship already…We thought they would have more experience before they had to face their destinies.

KRYSTAL

Yeah, some of the rules have changed over there. Billie was sort of surprised too.

ANYA

Krystal…They aren't going to win.

KRYSTAL

What do you mean? We're gonna kick their asses!

ANYA

No. You're not.

TARA

Not unless you listen very carefully, that's why we all came to you this time.

CORDELIA

And that's why we came to your dreams. None of them can know you had this vision, not yet anyways. It would worry them and you might get pressed to tell them. They might lose all hope and definitely fail.

KRYSTAL

(she thinks for a minute and then looks back to them) Alright, what do I have to know?

CUT TO: THE STRETCH – MARKETPLACE—MORNING

The gang walks around the marketplace before their big battle. Faith, Billie, and Kennedy admire weapons at the armory while armed with theirs for the Arena and look to the charms to have them enchanted. Buffy and Willow stock up on spell ingredients with Landon and Krystal. Krystal still looks dazed and worried.

LANDON

Krystal? You okay?

KRYSTAL (spaced)

Huh?…Oh yeah, just nervous I guess.

WILLOW

Yeah. Billie did say that its not often you jump to the Championship in one round. Guess we got kinda lucky.

BUFFY

Or unlucky…with who we're up against.

WILLOW

Don't say that Buff.

BUFFY

Well what else am I gonna say? Its different when there's a weather guy, just lightning bolts and fog and junk…but theres another you now Will.

WILLOW

I know…Everything we put on their motorcycles to protect it are gonna be almost useless.

LANDON

That…and their match yesterday only lasted ten minutes. No survivors.

WILLOW

Well ours had no survivors too.

BUFFY

But Faith got pretty beaten up. And Dawn…

KRYSTAL

It was an accident Buffy, she's okay now. Better then ever actually. Trust me. (Billie, Kennedy, and Faith walk over)

BILLIE

(she spins her double blade) Damn, never know how dull somethin' is till they sharpen it for ya.

FAITH

Ya kiddin' me? (she draws the large broadsword on her back) Sharpen my ass, I got mine enchanted to turn lava hot! (the blade starts to glow a soft orange and smokes lightly, she swings it through the hardened dirt and gravel ground, it sizzles and the gravel melts at the edges and the sword cuts through easily, the blade turns back to normal) I win.

KENNEDY

(she draws her two katana) As if! Mine can freeze anything I slice 'em through. (the blades start glowing a soft light blue and smoke a soft icy chill she swings them both to the ground and slices clean through the gravel, the edges of the cut marks frozen slightly) And I have no idea why you're dissing sharpening…you got all your fancy freaky curvey knives sharpened enough to cut through your thick skull.

FAITH

Watch it Ken. (she puts her sword back on the holster on her back and winces)

BUFFY

(she moves to Faith's side worried) Are you sure you're okay?

FAITH

Yeah, just turns out that ya know, when a Cyclops hits ya with a big ol' hammer…ya tend to get a couple bruises.

BUFFY

(she rubs Faith's lower back softly) I just don't want you to get more hurt…

FAITH

(she smiles) I'm Five-by-Five, B. Where's Ahab and Brat?

WILLOW

They're not back yet.

BILLIE

Hope that amulet we got 'em works, somethin' tells me the dude who sold it to Ken was just tryin' to hit on her.

KENNEDY (disgusted)

Eww! He had nasty scabs all over his face!

BILLIE

Well duh. Demons are disgusting—Banshee's are one of the few races that actually look hot.

FAITH

Hey check it out. She's modest about it too.

A sudden loud rippling thunder is heard and a large cloud appears over the marketplace. The wind kicks up around the Scoobies as the cloud starts to spark with lightning. A bright blue bolt shoots down to the ground near them and Dawn and Xander stumble out from where the bolt hit. They run into the group, nearly knocking them over as Buffy catches Dawn and Faith and Billie catch Xander.

DAWN

Whoa. (she shakes her head) Crazy trip.

BUFFY

Are you guys okay?

XANDER

Uhh…(his hair is spiked up wildly with static and smokes. He sniffs the air) You guys smell something burning?

BILLIE

(she smiles and fixes his hair back to his usual lazily messed up look) That woulda been your hair. You guys get the stuff?

XANDER

Yeah. (he holds up a box and opens it up. He tosses Willow her Igneous Crystal) One super fire crystal for Willow.

WILLOW

(she catches it happily) Why thank you.

XANDER

(he pulls out three blue tooth headsets) And three fancy blue tooth communicators for our little rebels who wanna go without helmets this round. And ones for the rest of us too.

KENNEDY

They got annoying. (the three put the communicators to their ears and turn them on)

XANDER

All good?

FAITH

Yep. (they turn them off) Loud and clear, with no nasty thoughts.

DAWN

One time…one time and she's never gonna let me live it down.

BILLIE

Well? Are we ready for this?

LANDON (nervous)

Guess as ready as we can be…I'm just a little worried about going against Willow—Evil Willow…whatever.

WILLOW

Don't worry Landon, she's gonna drain quickly. When I was like that I put more power then I should have behind everything.

LANDON

Doesn't mean I can't be nervous right?

BILLIE

Totally have a right to be nervous Landon. But I think I got an idea of somethin' that is gonna take some of those nerves away. Come on, me and Siobhan got somethin' for ya.

CUT TO: SIOBHAN'S BOOTH—MORNING

Siobhan sits at her booth with her feet up flipping through a magazine with her headphones in, her table is coated with several Celtic charms, weapons, books, and whatever else she may need. Billie walks up with the gang however she doesn't notice as she is too busy bobbing her head along to the music. Billie hears it and recognizes it as one of her songs. She smiles and walks behind Siobhan and pulls her chair out from under her making her yelp in surprise.

BILLIE

Ya know, if ya didn't want that crappy bootleg copy I can actually get you a good CD.

SIOBHAN

(she stands up and puts her iPod under the table and smiles) Come on Billie…You're forty three, when are ya gonna grow up?

BILLIE

Soon as you start growin' up with me. So how strong are these things an' how much do I need to stand back?

FAITH (curious)

What things?

SIOBHAN

Well…umm…don't take this the wrong way. But maybe ya wanna show 'em how strong they actually are? Ya know, an' what they actually do?

BILLIE

Good point. (she looks up to Faith and Kennedy) We're goin' up against Jamie an' super evil Me. If ya don't think they're gonna take advantage of all the things Banshee's have an advantage of you're insane. Even if it means takin' Evil Faith down with 'em.

XANDER (freaked)

They're gonna scream…

BILLIE

So much more. (she nods to Siobhan who reaches under the table and pulls out an ornately Celtic designed chest and she drops it heavily onto the table) There's certain special spells, weapons whatever that affect a Banshee's power. My swords are one of 'em, old family heirloom that only Banshee's can wield.

KENNEDY

Seriously? (Billie nods and holds her double blade to Kennedy who reluctantly takes it. Her arm shakes and one end of the sword falls heavily into the dirt as though it weighed a ton. Kennedy tugs on it trying to pull it form the ground) Well dang.

FAITH

Watch it. (she moves Kennedy out of the way and grabs hold of the handle in the center of the weapon giving it a strong heave, it doesn't budge. Buffy joins her and they both try to pull it out together to no avail. Billie walks over and yanks it from the ground easily)

BUFFY (teasing)

King Arthur much?

SIOBHAN

Nah, just like your Scythe there. (she nods to the Scythe in Buffy's hand) Every species has a specific weapon or token that can be only used by them. For humans, it actually was Excalibur. For Slayers it's the Scythe. Vampires have the Gem of Amaara. For Banshees it's the Lanna Howling Dé. (they all look at her confused)

BILLIE

Irish. Means Dual howling Blades. (they all nod in realization) Anyways. Banshees have more then one thing that messes with our power. Jamie's got that amulet that makes him invincible to you guys. (she holds up Eevul's ring) I've got Eevul's ring.

DAWN

Wow, Banshee's must be one for the gaudy power accessories huh? (the teens chuckle)

BILLIE

Yeah pretty much.

SIOBHAN

Too bad the more power ups a species has. (she pulls two little boxes out of the chest and tosses them to Faith and Kennedy) The more of these sort of things they have.

FAITH (teasing)

Woah there Siobhan, if you're proposin' gotta say I'm happily taken at the moment.

SIOBHAN

Right. Billie did say you tended to be…Obscure.

FAITH

Ob-who now? (Kennedy chuckles, causing Faith to elbow her)

BILLIE

(she stands behinds Siobhan's booth with her and takes hold of one of the pillars that hold up the awning, bracing herself) Jus' open it.

Faith and Kennedy pull the tops off their little ornate wooden carved, Celtic designed boxes. Inside, a deep orange crystal sits in a hollow on a little pillow. They both lift up the crystals in confusion, wondering their significance. The crystals start to glow from deep in the center, soon they sparkle a brilliant bright orange and red light, twinkling in the air around them. The Scoobies are all in awe at the beautiful glowing crystals before them.

FAITH (in awe)

Whoa! I swear I'm turnin' Irish…they got some cool junk!

SIOBHAN

Yeah, that cool junk right there though comes with a price.

WILLOW

The way it glowed means it's a power draining crystal, doesn't it?

SIOBHAN

Yeah, pretty much.

XANDER

Power drain? But…(Billie suddenly groans and falls to her knees as her eyes roll back in her head. Xander freaks out and runs to her side) Oh my god! Billie? Billie!

SIOBHAN

Now would be a good time to put those things back in their boxes. (Faith and Kennedy look to Billie in shock, back to the crystal, back to Billie, then quickly stuff them back in their boxes and shut the lid before setting them on the booth and move to check on their friend)

FAITH

Damn Cayne! You coulda just told us what they did!

KENNEDY

(she turns to Siobhan) Is she gonna be okay?

SIOBHAN

Billie? Oh yeah, she wouldn't have agreed to it if she wasn't gonna be okay. (she sprinkles a sparkling blue powder over the two wooden boxes and they emit a soft blue glow from the cracks. Billie's eyes shoot open with a gasp and her eyes swirl a bright blue as she sits up quickly) See?

BILLIE (panting)

Damn Siobhan! Those are like super draining…the hell was that for? I was expectin' like a little lightheaded or dizzy spell not full on pass out!

SIOBHAN (quickly)

Well I haven't used them for a while…an' it doesn't help that the first Banshee they've felt is the most powerful one in existence right now with that ring an' everythin'. You know as well as I do the stronger you are the more they work!

BILLIE

(she collects herself but still breathes a little heavy) Okay. Long story short we're giving you what is basically—

XANDER (freaked)

Banshee Kryptonite times a thousand?

BILLIE

Yeah pretty much.

FAITH

Uhhh Blondie, not sure how out of it ya are right now but if we use this junk out there its gonna affect you too.

BILLIE

Last resort for if I can't block their screams from you guys for too long. Plus if you scare 'em with it they will probably back off. I had a bad experience with that junk once.

KRYSTAL

What happened?

BILLIE

Well…

SIOBHAN

She swallowed a chunk of it. (The group looks at her as she smacks her forehead and they start cracking up)

FAITH (hysterical)

Shit Rockstar! I've heard some crap but lemme tell ya…I don't think I've ever known someone who swallowed the one thing that they need to stay away from.

BUFFY

(she breathes deeply to collect herself) I made a vampire drink holy water once.

BILLIE

(she thinks) Yeah….that's pretty much how it felt. An' its so not funny guys! That junk almost killed me! So seriously…Last resort. (the group continues to laugh as Krystal's eyes dart up in realization)

ROWAN

(his voice booms around The Stretch) Alright kiddies! Lets start gatherin' for the fight 'a the century! Contenders get to your positions and everyone place your final bets.

SIOBHAN

Well, you guys better get goin'. (she hugs Billie) Good luck.

BILLIE

(she pulls back from the hug) Thanks Siobhan. For everything.

SIOBHAN

Listen here, when you take out Jamie and the Tuatha lose their last link to the world. You're comin' to visit Ireland for a while, got it? (she smiles) Gonna need the Banshee hero who freed us all from those monster Gods to make an appearance an' help me an' the other Carmens fix up the mess.

BILLIE

Sounds good. (she turns to the group) You guys head over to the Zone, I'll meet ya there. (they all shrug and head off as Billie turns to Siobhan freaked out) Siobhan listen to me. I need you to jump up into that Zone with them.

SIOBHAN

What do ya mean?

BILLIE

None of 'em have done this before…especially not somethin' this serious. That…an' I sorta didn't tell 'em the prize….

SIOBHAN

Prize? Since when is there a prize?

BILLIE

Last night, me an' Jamie shared a dream—

CUT TO: BILLIE'S DREAMSCAPE

Billie appears in a nightmarish dark forest similar to the one surrounding Moonview, she leaps and runs through it trying to find some end to the dark trees filled with demons. She reaches the open sky and smiles happily running for it with all her speed, she stops quickly at a cliff almost falling down.

BILLIE

Ah hell! (she regains her balance as Jamie leaps through the trees, gaining her attention) You!

JAMIE

(he smirks darkly) Well well…shared dreamscape Sis? You an' I both know what that means.

A dark storm front rolls in quickly over out from the Cliffside, the Banshee twins look over the horizon as its quickly covered by a pitch black storm head that jolts with lightning as the wind blows their clothes and hair about wildly.

JAMIE

The Tuatha wanna talk with us…

VOICE

(a deep booming voice is heard as faces appear in the storm head) Ah…the Cayne siblings. Finally we have been able to reach out to you.

BILLIE

But how! (she looks down and notices her tattoos are missing and she freaks out) How did you manage to break my protection spell! A goddess on earth put it in place with some a' the most powerful witches around!

VOICE

Foolish Banshee! (Thunder cracks loudly making Billie and Jamie wince) You think you could cower forever? Hiding from your destiny…from us!

JAMIE

If I may—

VOICE

(cutting him off harshly) Silence! (thunder cracks again making the Banshees flinch again) Kneel you squabbling fools! (Jamie kneels quickly but Billie remains standing strong) Billie Cayne…you will know your place and kneel! (thunder cracks again, but Billie refuses to budge)

JAMIE (desperate)

Are you a complete twit? Just kneel Billie!

BILLIE

No. I haven't been the Tuatha's lap dog for years now, an' I was free of 'em for two decades before they knew I even existed! I'm sick of bein' afraid of the scary faces in the cloud that go bump in the night. (she turns to Jamie and lifts him up by the collar) Tomorrow, I'm goin' to kill you. An' then the Tuatha will lose their last hope of connecting with the world again an' Ireland will be free. (she throws him to the dirt and turns back to the clouds) Got it!

VOICE

(after a pause it replies angry but calm) We will contact you two again during your final battle and inform you of the rewards and consequences. (Lightning strikes the Banshee siblings forcing them both out of the dreamscape. Billie sits up quickly in bed next to Xander freaked out. She looks around and realizes it was really just a dream, she looks over to see Xander still asleep and lays back down catching her breath)

CUT TO: THE STRETCH – MARKETPLACE—MORNING

Billie walks towards the arena with Siobhan after telling her about her dream. Siobhan looks in deep though.

SIOBHAN (freaked)

Billie…you know the Tuatha don't contact their actual rulers hardly at all. But they got both you an' Jamie in a dreamscape, this is bad!

BILLIE

That's why I need to make sure I kill my evil clone an' Jamie today, I need to make sure if I cant that someone uses those crystals to drain our power an' kill 'em for me.

SIOBHAN

That…an' their supplier is Willow's evil clone an' ya want all the firepower ya can get?

BILLIE

(she puts her arm around Siobhan with a smile) Ya know me so well Siobhan. (they continue walking when Jamie stops them)

JAMIE

Siobhan? Oh I knew it was you! (he pushes Billie out of the way and hugs her quickly) How ya been? Good I hope.

SIOBHAN

(she pushes him away) Great, now get off me you Tuatha howler slave.

BILLIE

Ooohh nice one.

SIOBHAN

Right? (they turn back to him with annoyed glares)

JAMIE

Ah that's right…you were more Billie's friend then mine.

BILLIE

She was never your friend Jamie, now just get your ass to the arena so I can kick it all the way to hell.

JAMIE

(he stands up to her menacingly, she stands off right back) Tough talk sister…care to handle it right here instead?

BILLIE

Maybe…that way my friends wont have to see your nasty face out there.

JAMIE

(both their eyes swirl blue and they continue to scowl at one another) What did the Tuatha mean when they said they had a prize for the winner.

BILLIE

Probably the throne. Are ya that thick headed?

JAMIE (menacing)

No. If that's what they meant then they woulda said it. What aren't ya tellin' me Billie?

BILLIE

Wouldn't you like to know. (Jamie backs away slowly and makes for the arena)

JAMIE

See you soon Billie. Cant wait to kill you. (he grins and leaps off)

SIOBHAN

Damn I hate that guy.

BILLIE (freaked)

They know.

SIOBHAN

Who knows what?

BILLIE

Come on.

CUT TO: THE STRETCH – BATTLEGROUND—DAY

The arena is thoroughly packed and those who don't fit are watching the events on one of the many screens around the marketplace. The Scoobies gather in the Supplier Zone minus Willow and Siobhan who are with Kennedy, Billie, and Faith behind the gates adjusting their weapons and getting their communicators ready. The crowd is cheering for the Joust to begin.

SIOBHAN

Alright. I checked their suppliers. They have Evil Willow, a few Carmens, an' the creepy big brute guy with a tentacle face an' a big mace.

BILLIE

Hear that Buffy?

BUFFY (in the communicator)

What?

BILLIE

They're pullin' the trick I told ya about. Have a brute to astral project down to the fight.

FAITH

Guess you get the big guy then babe.

BUFFY (in the communicator)

Wait…that huge guy in their zone! He's like seven feet tall and all gross and slimy!

KENNEDY

Now ya know how I felt with Paco.

BUFFY (in the communicator)

Ugh!

WILLOW

Okay good, looks like everyone's communicators are working. Soon as me and Siobhan get up there we'll power up ours too.

BILLIE

Good idea to have one for everyone this time around.

SIOBHAN

You guys ready?

FAITH

What? To face our evil twins? Hey I get off easy, Billie's got to of 'em out there.

BILLIE

Thanks for reminding me…

KENNEDY

I got your back Billie.

WILLOW

Just remember…we can probably find a way to get rid of our twins since they got that whole two faced thing goin' for them.

FAITH

Yeah…Too bad our peepin' angels wont tell us how to get rid of 'em for sure.

KENNEDY

Well what did they say? Deal with your inner turmoil or something?

BILLIE

The spell is supposed to break once you find the peace that calms the split in our personalities.

ROWAN

(announcing over the sound system) Alright! Whoooooosseee Ready for a Joouuuusttt! (the crowd cheers insanely) That's what I thought. Lets hear it for our new underdogs amazing and fabulous Co-head suppliers. Willow and Siobhan! (the crowd cheers as Willow and Siobhan smile, and disappear up to the Supplier Zone. Siobhan teleports in flames while Willow appears in a flash of bright white lightning, the crowd cheers at the sight)

WILLOW

See? Flashy opening, told ya I could do it. (Buffy rolls her eyes and hands them their headsets)

ROWAN

Now…for the amazing Triple Whammy squad. The kick butt girls who fail to show mercy but rock at showin' their skills with their bikes. (he points over to their gate and the doors open) Give it up for Team Slayer everybody! (the crowd cheers as Billie, Faith, and Kennedy ride out together and round the arena. They come to a stop in a line facing the other gate, waiting for their opponents) You three ready to say hey to your opponents? (they nod, getting their game faces on) Alright then lets hear it for our new team of darkness' lead supplier…well lets just call her Darth Willow! (Evil Willow appears in a gusting torrent of dark purple mist and electricity with a dark smirk on her face. The crowd cheers again as Rowan turns to Team Slayer covering the mic) Any explanations to how this junk happened?

BILLIE

Jamie.

ROWAN

Causin' trouble for ya again Billie?

BILLIE

When didn't he. This is gonna be a fight to the death Rowan, better get ready for it. (Rowan nods solemnly)

ROWAN (announcing)

Alright ladies an' gents, ghosts and ghouls, beasts and monsters. Give it up for the relentless…frightening…merciless…Team Nightmare! (the gates open and Jamie, Evil Billie, and Evil Faith all ride out on their bikes circling the arena to the cheering crowd before they come to a stop facing Team Slayer opposite Rowan) Alright guys, you know the rules. Championship round. Whoever wins is crowned one of the masters of the Motor Joust. You should also know that each Championship round must be won by either the last man standing's surrender or a Duel to the Death.

KENNEDY (shocked)

Wait what?

FAITH (shocked)

Duel to the what now?

ROWAN

Billie, I thought you said you explained all the rules to them?

BILLIE

(staring at Jamie) I did, left that one out 'cause they don't have to worry about it.

JAMIE

(he stares back) Brave words Billie. Not afraid of what was promised to happen durin' our little stand-off?

BILLIE

(she spins her dual blade and holds it in front of her) Not one bit. Last two on their bikes rock the Duel to the Death.

JAMIE

Agreed.

ROWAN

Well, its now or never. Contenders ready? (they all rev their engines, Faith knuckles three knives, Kennedy draws one of her katana and Billie holds her dual blades up. Jamie holds a large Celtic claymore, Evil Billie has daggers in her belt along with a Celtic battle axe that she pulls from her back, Evil Faith also knuckles twisted blade knives along with two short swords crossed across her back. The riders all nod) Suppliers ready? (Siobhan's hands light on fire, Willow's glow and spark white with electricity, Evil Willow's surround in a murky purple electric mist, all three nod) In that case. (he disappears in a puff of blue smoke to his Announcer booth) Joust!

The crowd cheers as the six speed towards each other. Faith and Evil Faith swing their daggers at one another both missing to the others dodge, Kennedy blocks Evil Billie's axe swing and parries it away while slashing behind her for her head, Evil Billie ducks just barely missing Kennedy's slash. Billie and Jamie swing their blades, clashing with a powerful clang. As they continue past one another their blades shriek loudly as they scratch along one another as sparks fly along the scratching metal. As they start in their battle around the Arena, Evil Willow fires a blast of electric murky dark purple mist down to the arena. Willow quickly counters it with blasts of bright white lightning stopping the dark purple magic just over the center of the Arena. Two Carmens step to either side of Evil Willow. One shoots a line of Fire towards the arena and the other shoots a blast of bright golden lightning. Landon and Siobhan quickly step up to either side of Willow. Landon shoots a bright purple energy beam blocking the lightning as Siobhan launches a stream of fire of her own to the opposing Carmen's fire as her eyes glow red. The six magical blasts collide together in the center of the arena as the six struggle together at one another's power, the contenders in the arena are distracted to the show of building magical power, the crowd is silent in shock. The power remains at a stalemate building in the center. Krystal whispers something in Dawn's ear and she nods quickly stepping up behind the three locked in a magical duel. Her necklace starts sparkling green and her hands and eyes soon gain a bright green glow. She smiles in shock at her increased power as the sparkling light emits onto Willow, Landon, and Siobhan making their magical blasts more powerful and forcing Team Nightmare back. Soon the magic is pushed closer to their side of the arena and explodes from the power. The Scoobies are forced to shuffle backwards from the blast while Team Nightmare are shot to the back wall of their Zone. The contenders on their bikes duck down from the blast as it forces out shockwaves around the arena.

KRYSTAL (to herself)

One crisis averted

ROWAN (in shock)

Holy Hognork Demon…If that was a show of what is to come…(he frantically turns around in the arena) Please tell me we're recording all of this!

SIOBHAN

(she turns to Landon) Some power ya got there…Landon right?

LANDON

Yeah. And thanks, you too. Rein over the elements?

SIOBHAN

Yep, the five core ones anyway. Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, an' Lightning. You got one hell of a future ahead of ya if ya can push back a Carmen's blast already. (he smiles to her and she turns to Dawn) I'm thinkin' Billie didn't tell me everythin' she shoulda 'bout all you guys huh?

DAWN

I'm just a long story. Krystal's a seer, Landon's a warlock, that's about it. (An explosion is heard in the arena freaking the Scoobies out, turning their attention back to the fight)

Faith and Evil Faith race around each other with break neck speed, moving past one another with a flash of them swinging their curved blade knives quickly, each blocking the other's attempts at either slashing their bikes or each other. In one pass by, each manages to slash the other across the cheek just barely cutting skin. They both skid to a stop and check the blood falling from the slash mark and look at one another, they both smirk and pull a knife from the belt around their thigh and throw it at one another in mirrored synchronization. The knives collide in the center of the space between them and clatter to the dirt.

FAITH

Damn…I'm good.

KENNEDY (through communicator)

You mean she's good?

FAITH

She is me Suarez. Just tryin' to figure out how I'm gonna deal with her.

BUFFY (through communicator)

She has all of your knife skills Faith. She's just as fast too, you don't have those as an advantage anymore. You need to think outside the box.

FAITH

Yeah. Or…(she reaches in her leather jacket and pulls out a little tube that's glowing bright orange) I can just make myself faster. (She looks up to see Evil Faith pulling a similar tube out of her boot) Well damn…(Both break the little tube on the side of their motorcycles which start to glow the same orange. They rev their engines and knuckle their knives again as they speed towards one another so fast they are barely a blur, wherever they pass one another little sparks of clashes are seen)

ROWAN (amazed)

I gotta say this is one of the most insane things I've seen in a while! Well…I can't really see what's happening since they're goin' so damn fast. Can we get a instant slow mo here? (they turn to the jumbo-tron as Faith and Evil Faith continue to zip around the arena around one another at blurring speeds. The screen shows what is happening in slow motion as they see the two approach one another and during each clash they swing their knives at one another several times and either ducking or blocking them away each time) Talk about bein' high on Speed.

Kennedy and Evil Billie play a game of cat and mouse. Evil Billie manages to pull into a wheelie and catch up to Kennedy, riding next to her as she swings her axe. Kennedy ducks and blocks it with her katana. They two lock in a small skirmish as they continue to ride next to each other. Kennedy pulls ahead of Evil Billie as they race across the Arena, she reaches into her pocket and pulls out two glowing orange orbs, she crushes one into her bike and throws the other one at the wall as she approaches it. The wall glows orange as Kennedy pops into a wheelie and rides up it flipping backwards behind Evil Billie, she unwinds the chained blade from around her torso and throws it to the ground and yanks it to gain the leverage she needs to land safely next to her grounded blade. Evil Billie skids quickly to a halt ramming into the wall with her side getting the wind knocked out of her. Kennedy smiles to her and yanks her chain blade from the ground and whips it around next to her as Evil Billie rolls her arm stretching out her shoulder.

ROWAN (amazed)

That is quickly becoming our favorite little Latina Firecracker's signature move!

KENNEDY (cocky)

Hey Banshee bitch, there's a wall there ya know.

EVIL BILLIE

So I see. Better enjoy that little trick while it lasts Kenny…not gonna get the better a' me again.

KENNEDY

We'll see about that (she whips the swinging chain blade towards Evil Billie who quickly leans back as it plunges into the rock Arena wall barely an inch away from her neck. Evil Billie gulps as she recovers from her near death) Since I almost took your head off and all.

EVIL BILLIE

Sometimes I forget how stupid you can be. (she smirks as she grabs the chain and yanks it pulling Kennedy off her motorcycle to the dirt just by her own feet. Evil Billie winds up to throw a pellet at Kennedy's bike however she quickly recovers and kicks the pellet out of Evil Billie's hands before jumping back on her bike, yanking her chain blade free of the wall, and speeding off before dropping a small metal ball at Evil Billie's feet) Damn. (she looks down at the orb that has begun to blink and hum) Oh shi—(she is cut off by a huge explosion tossing dirt in all directions)

KENNEDY

(she looks back and smiles) That should slow her down for a while

SIOBHAN (over communicator)

I hope you didn't kill her Kennedy…we need to fix the split spell, not kill them.

KENNEDY

Oops…(she turns back around to see the smoke start to clear as Evil Billie speeds out of the explosion cloud with an expression of rage) Oh never mind, she's okay. Whoa she looks pissed off too.

BILLIE

(she clashes with Jamie again as sparks fly from their connecting Celtic weapons, as she speeds around away from Jamie she speaks to Kennedy through their communicator) Did I ever mention that explosions are kinda a soft spot with me?

KENNEDY

Then why the hell would ya give me those little mini bombs!

BILLIE

Yeah…figured you'd use 'em on Freaky Faith or somethin'.

FAITH

(she continues to zip around the arena in a blur with her doppelganger, they both stop suddenly as the spell wears off) Yeah Ken, ya always say ya wanna blow my ass away right?

Evil Willow works a spell softly to herself as the air around her thickens with the power of her black magic. She completes the spell and with a strong burst of power she throws her arms forward and sends three murky tentacles of darkness to Faith, Kennedy, and Billie's motorcycles. They all stall and come to a complete stop as the three try desperately to kick their engines back on to no avail. Evil Faith smirks darkly at Faith as she draws her two short swords causing Faith's eyes to go wide. Evil Billie twists her axe with her wrist and revs her engine with a dark glare of her own to Kennedy. Jamie holds back his claymore with the end pointed at Billie as he smiles at her again, she holds up her dual blade in defense with a worried expression.

BILLIE (freaked)

Will? Now would be a good time for some kinda counter spell.

WILLOW

(she stands in the Supplier Zone already with her hands outstretched glowing bright white with a strained expression) Trust me…I am. Your bikes should be going out of control right now.

KENNEDY

(she blocks Evil Billie's onslaught with both her katana while remaining on her bike) Think its time we stopped these evil twins guys!

FAITH

(She draws her broadsword and holds it behind her as it starts glowing deep orange and smoking slightly, Evil Faith continues to charge towards her) that's it…come on you emo make-up wearin' bitch. (As Evil Faith gets closer with her dark smirk Faith smiles) Now Landon! (Landon fires a blast of purple energy at Evil Faith's motorcycle as she rides towards Faith, she looks down in shock as it sparkles before the magical protection on it dissipates, she looks up to Faith who is smiling widely with both arms on the swung back enchanted broadsword) Say g'night honey. (she swings with all her strength as her broadsword melts and slices clean through Evil Faith's motorcycle separating its front wheel from the rest of its body. Evil Faith goes toppling forward from the destroyed motorcycle and rolls to the dirt. Faith throws a pellet at the bike and quickly takes it from the game) Hell yeah.

CROWD

Jai Ho!

EVIL FAITH

(she pushes herself up from the ground and smiles slightly) Sucker.

FAITH

What are you…(she hears a soft hissing and turns to look at her back tire and she sees one of Evil Faith's knives embedded in the wheel) Well damn. (she dismounts her bike and crushes a pellet into it as she stands facing her doppelganger as she stands up from the dirt) Alright, you're about to meet your maker chick.

EVIL FAITH

Nah, I have a feelin' I'm gonna stick around for a while. (she draws her two short swords again and faces Faith cockily) I'm what haunts your nightmares every night when you dream about bein' with Buffy and you know it. (Faith flinches just a little) See? You know I came from when you realized you had feelin's for Buffy…all those years ago when it tore ya up inside 'cause ya knew she would never have 'em for you. She was too busy bangin' the undead. Now those came back full force and you're afraid I'm gonna come back when you realize you ain't good enough for her.

FAITH

Shut up! (she swings her broadsword wildly as Evil Faith ducks it and kicks her away)

EVIL FAITH

When are ya gonna realize I'm right? I'm you for craps sake. Thinkin' I'm wrong just means that you're wrong ya know.

FAITH

Just can it and fight already! (the two start swinging their blades at one another in a duel)

KENNEDY

(she keeps on parrying Evil Billie's swings as she drives past) Damn it! Little help over here somebody? (Faith looks over to her and becomes distracted. Her doppelganger takes advantage and swings her swords, ready to end Faith's life. Her attack is, however, stopped by Buffy who projected down just in time to save Faith's life. Faith turns to see Buffy with the Scythe blocking Evil Faith with a smile on her face as she knocks her swords away and kicks her to the ground)

FAITH

Damn, thanks B.

BUFFY

Yeah, I always could kick your ass. (she winks at Faith earning a smile) Go help Kennedy…Willow and Siobhan have an idea to get rid of her clone.

FAITH

Got it. (Buffy turns to fight but Faith grabs her and pulls her in for a deep kiss. When she breaks it they both are left breathless and looking into one another's eyes) Don't listen to what she says B…she's a lying, manipulative monster. (Buffy nods and Faith lets go of her arm as she rushes into the duel with Evil Faith. She turns and starts running for Kennedy as she lifts her hand up to activate her communicator) Alright, what's the plan Mini-me?

KENNEDY (annoyed)

Maybe get the big axe outta this chick's hands!

FAITH

Not much of a plan.

WILLOW

I think I'm ready to face my doppelganger, but I'm gonna need Kennedy with me. You're gonna get her up to the other Supplier Zone then I'll get over there. After that you need to distract Evil Billie.

KENNEDY

But you can't hurt anyone in those Zones. Can we even enter 'em?

SIOBHAN

You can if you intend no physical harm to the Suppliers, magic can even break the barriers. That's how Willow is going to get in.

LANDON

But what are you gonna do once you're in?

WILLOW (resolved)

Face my demons.

Faith reaches Kennedy as Evil Billie is about to make another pass and swing with her battle axe. Faith swings her broadsword in a strong uppercut diverting Evil Billie's swing. Siobhan's eyes turn red as she raises her arms and the opposing teams Supplier Zone is surrounded by a wall of fire, blocking their view. Evil Willow's hold over their motorcycles dissipates, Kennedy slides back on the bike and Faith jumps on to drive as she places her broadsword on her back. Siobhan's eyes then turn green as her hands gain a similar dark mossy, wispy aura and she raises the rocky Arena ground on either side of the Team Nightmare Supplier Zone balcony as ramps to reach them. Faith speeds to the foot of the makeshift ramp and makes her way up to the Zone. She jumps over the balcony as the crowd gazes in awe, Kennedy hops from the back of the bike and somersaults into the Zone, Faith touches ground on the opposite earth ramp and continues back to the Arena to joust with Evil Billie. Kennedy stands up facing Evil Willow who looks in shock. The Carmens move to attack but Evil Willow holds up her hand stopping them, still in shock.

EVIL WILLOW (confused)

You shouldn't be able to be here…how—

KENNEDY

Turns out if I have no intention of harming the Suppliers I can enter the zone. And I never, in my life, will ever have the intention to harm Willow.

EVIL WILLOW

(she backs up slowly as Kennedy approaches her) Stay back.

KENNEDY

Why? I know when my woman needs some love, and since you're the definition of her heartbroken I'd say you need me right now.

EVIL WILLOW

(she reaches the edge of the balcony and leans against it with the wall of flames just behind her highlighting her facial features and looking freaked by Kennedy's advances. She starts choking up as her expression softens) Don't do this Kennedy…

WILLOW

(she appears in a swirl of white light and lightning with a soft, worried expression) She's doing exactly what she should be doing. She's making everything okay. (Kennedy continues to Evil Willow and stops just in front of her looking softly into her pitch black eyes) If you really are me then you know how we feel for Kennedy. There's just something about her that is the exact definition of the light at the end of a tunnel. (Evil Willow's expression softens more as she starts to sob lightly) Before her…I didn't have much reason to fight the darkness inside of me. Sure Xander saved me when he just said he loved me—but it isn't the same as the love we have with Kennedy. (Kennedy looks back to Willow with a sweet smile) There. Just like that. The littlest things from her are what helped me cope with you, with what I could become. I got close to her because she healed me from the wounds you caused to my soul. (Kennedy turns back to Evil Willow who has a single tear falling from her black eyes as they turn back to the soft green eyes Kennedy has come to love) If she can save me once, then I know she can do it again. (Kennedy leans in and places a soft kiss on Evil Willow's lips. Her dark features melt away as her hair returns to red and her veins disappear. Kennedy breaks the kiss and looks into the tear filled eyes of the woman she loves with a soft smile) See? (she walks up to the two and stands by Kennedy as Evil Willow continues to cry, Siobhan lowers the fire wall) Losing Tara ripped my spirit in half. That's what you are, that riff in what makes me whole. My friends stopped that rip from going deeper but it never started to heal until Kennedy came along. (Willow takes her hand and nods, Kennedy backs away a step as Willow stands directly in front of her clone who looks up into her eyes) That tear is almost completely mended leaving nothing but the scar you left and the things I learned from you. Now its up to me to heal that last little bit and realize something I should have figured out a long time ago. (she turns to Kennedy and smiles) With Kennedy…I don't have to worry about losing myself to you anymore.

She turns back to Evil Willow who glows bright blue and starts to dissolve lightly into the pure energy that created her. She wisps back into Willow as she gasps and shuts her eyes at her evil self returning to her. She leans back against the balcony as her body flashes between her three selves, human, goddess, and evil. Kennedy walks over and kisses her again and she returns to normal still breathing heavily.

KENNEDY

How do you feel?

WILLOW

(she looks into Kennedy's eyes) Healed.

JAMIE

(he looks up to the Supplier Zone in shock and anger and lets out a yell of rage. Billie drives past and slices through his thigh leaving a deep gash causing him to grunt in pain before she drifts to a stop in front of him) How is this possible!

BILLIE

Well ya see…I swing this here sharp thing an' it cuts through your jeans an' breaks the skin, really simple really. (she smirks) That…an' Willow is amazin'. I coulda placed a bet that she would be the first to break your little parlor trick.

JAMIE

Just cause she did doesn't mean the rest of you will.

BILLIE

We'll see 'bout that. Oh by the way…ya just lost your strongest Supplier. (she drives to him and swings her blade once again as they clash continuing their fight)

Willow teleports back to the Scooby Supplier Zone and Kennedy vaults over the balcony of Team Nightmare's Zone. She lands to the ground with a somersault just as Faith drifts to a quick stop next to her. They switch quickly.

FAITH (intrigued)

How the hell did Red do that?

KENNEDY

(as she mounts her bike) She dealt with it.

FAITH

That's it?

KENNEDY

Yep, harder then it sounds though. Have Buffy help you, you love her…use that feelin' to show how you deal with that darkness inside of you. (They look over to Buffy and Evil Faith continuing to fight, Evil Faith manages to knock the Scythe out of Buffy's hands as she backs her up continually swinging her sword as Buffy dodges with several close calls) Better go quick.

FAITH

Hang on B!

She takes off as fast as she can, Buffy manages to kick Evil Faith's last sword from her grip, the two start a fist fight and land blows on one another before Faith reaches them. Buffy is punched in the stomach and forced to shuffle backward as Evil Faith gets ready to jump and swing kick her across the face. Faith reaches them in time to push Buffy out of the way and take the hit herself knocking her to the dirt. Evil Faith smirks maniacally as Faith starts to crawl to her feet.

EVIL FAITH

Girlfriend to the rescue huh? Saw that crazy mojo Red managed to work on her evil twin. Gotta say, not to confident you can manage the same thing Faith ol' buddy. (she picks Faith up by the collar) But ya might as well try, huh? Lets go, how do ya deal with the likes of me eatin' away at your conscience every waking moment of every single day?

FAITH

(she spits blood to the dirt to their side as she faces Evil Faith again) I don't. (she punches Evil Faith away as she freezes in shock) I don't deal with it, at least not completely. There's nothing I can do about the past…I can save as many people as I can, slay vampires till my stake goes dull, and fight the good fight till lets face it—I probably get killed in the cross fire. (Evil Faith stands up looking at her in complete shock as Faith holds her arms out) All of these options I have…and not a single one is gonna make what I've done alright. Not a single one is gonna give me a seconds break from desperately stopping you from clawin' your skeezy little way outta the deepest corners of my messed up head. (Buffy sits up from the ground in shock at Faith's words as she slowly gets to her feet, Faith remains on her rant as she chuckles to herself at her next thought) Redemption…lets face it—its fricken impossible. Just a road with no actual end. All people like me can do is ignore the flashy signs that tempt us from gettin' off that road before we die ignoring the little devil on our shoulders and just hope we did enough to let us through those pretty pearly white gates or whatever the hell is waitin' for us.

EVIL FAITH

(she speaks like she isnt sure, confused by Faith's words) Well…that means you'll never get rid of me. I'll haunt you…for the rest of your life and you'll just beg to get away.

FAITH

Damn straight you will. And don't ever stop, I don't wanna forget for a minute what I did. Doin' that is gonna make it all okay—and it isnt.

BUFFY (softly)

Faith—

FAITH

Wanna know what makes you stop eating at me inside. (she holds one hand to her chest) The one little thing that stops you from destroying me and ripping me in half more then we already are? (Evil Faith cringes and looks away. Faith moves to her and pulls her into a locked hold forcing her to look at Buffy, only she diverts her eyes) Hell no, if you're not gonna look at me while I talk then you're gonna look at what makes you bearable. (Evil Faith looks up to Buffy as both their eyes line with tears. Faith stays strong and resolute as she speaks straight to Buffy while holding her clone tightly as she starts to break) Buffy…Nothin' I ever do will make what I did okay, I know that now. But the fact that I have you and the rest of the guys lookin' out for me is what lets me sleep soundly at night when my nightmares don't come to try and get my guilt to rip me to shreds. (Evil Faith's tear runs down her cheek) The fact that you gave me a second chance…the fact that you trusted me enough to stick around, share a home with you…Get closer to you then I ever dreamed possible and give in to feelings I've had for you for longer then I'd like to admit to myself. (she takes a deep breath and collects herself as Evil Faith starts to break down. Her expression turns soft and her features return to that of Faith as her dark makeup dissolves) The hope Buffy gives me—it makes livin' with you a little easier. I cant blame you on letting myself go to black magic…or the fact that I have a demon living inside of me. I'm my own demon and that's my consequence. But—(she looks up to Buffy softly as a smile forms on her face) B doesn't let the monster I can be stop her from carin' for me. We're connected, all the way to our souls…deep stuff that should scare the hell outta me but, it doesn't. But the whole time I try and figure this stuff out…I know I don't have to worry about the monster finding its way outta its cage. (Buffy tears up as she smiles softly) What can I say B…I've been tamed and put in my place. And its right next to you, all of me.

Evil Faith starts to glow bright blue in Faith's hold. She starts to dissolve slightly as she wisps to Faith behind her returning into Faith's body. Faith gasps as her evil self returns to her and she falls to her knees. Her body flashes between her and her darker persona rapidly as her essence returns. Buffy runs to her worried and kneels in front of her. She places a soft kiss on her lips and Faith switches back to her normal self. Buffy breaks the kiss and looks softly into Faith's eyes.

FAITH

Did it work?

BUFFY

(she smiles and kisses Faith again) In more ways then one. Was all of that true Faith?

FAITH

I don't think it woulda worked if it wasn't B. (her and Buffy stand up) Freak you out at all?

BUFFY

No! No…just…(she searches Faith's eyes) I didn't think you—

FAITH

Cared about you that much? (Buffy nods guiltily) I do, always did B.

BUFFY

Good to know. (they kiss again, Faith breaks it quickly and pulls Buffy out of the way of a dagger being thrown in their direction. It lodges into the stone wall behind them as they look over to see Evil Billie with a disgusted look on her face holding up her second dagger)

EVIL BILLIE

Makes me sick watchin' all this love fest.

BILLIE

(she speeds behind her clone. She lodges her dual blade into the dirt and jumps off her bike letting it skid in the dirt over to Faith and Buffy as she tackles her evil self to the ground off her bike wrestling with her as she looks over to Faith) Get rid 'a her bike! (Faith does so and the crowd cheers) Ken is dealin' with Jamie for now, just make sure my wheels stay in play. (she is punched across the jaw by Evil Billie)

BUFFY

(Faith moves to help only to be held back by Buffy) This is her fight Faith…just do what she said. (Faith nods as the large tentacle faced demon materializes down by the two shocking them as he swings his large mace to the ground where they stand, they just barely jump to the side)

FAITH (worried)

Was wonderin' when he'd come out to play. (they duck as he swings his mace again, getting it lodged into the wall as Buffy picks up the Scythe quickly and Faith draws her broadsword)

BUFFY (worried)

This guy is really big…

FAITH (worried)

Know what they say bout the bigger they are B.

BUFFY

Harder they fall?

FAITH

Nah, (they jump to the side as he slams his mace to the ground again) Harder they hit. Lets go. (they jump into a fight together with the large demon)

Billie and Evil Billie continue to wrestle in the dirt. Evil Billie manages to pull Billie into a strangle hold cutting off her air way. Billie starts to look dazed as Evil Billie smirks darkly. Billie's Adder Stone ring starts to glow brightly and her Caribbean Sea blue eyes glow brightly along with it as she jerks her head back and knocks her evil clone away. They both roll to their feet and stand ready facing one another.

EVIL BILLIE (sarcastic)

Oh no…my turn for the heart to heart? (Billie cringes slightly) We both know you never could deal with me. That's why ya resort to magic to keep me at bay. I'm actually natural inside of you. Literally half of you, can't fight that Princess. (Billie still looks at a loss) Gonna get snuggle bear pirate to come try kiss my pain away? Nice try, not enough makin' out in the world is gonna get rid of me. Maybe say how you don't really deal with me like Faith did? Too bad that's way too true for ya to try that part. What are ya gonna try? I'm really curious.

Billie freezes as Evil Billie smirks widely as her words break Billie's concentration and her ring stops glowing. Evil Billie takes a deep breath and howls loudly, affecting everyone in the arena aside from Billie and Jamie. Buffy and Faith cringe and cover their ears as the large tentacle faced demon backhands them to the side as he howls in pain as well. Kennedy is forced to come to a stop on her motorcycle as Jamie looks over to the two Billie's entertained. Billie snaps out of her trance and notices her friends in pain before she roots herself to the ground and howls back, countering the scream. Billie starts to look drained before long and Evil Billie stops screaming amused. Billie falls to her knees panting to catch her breath.

EVIL BILLIE

Wow…an' here I thought that would be actually hard. Still waitin' for ya to try somethin' here.

BILLIE (freaked)

I—

EVIL BILLIE

Speechless huh? Never a good sign. (she walks towards Billie who still remains on her knees freaked out refusing to make eye contact) The love of your life can't make this nightmare just go away Princess. Your friends cant stop me from what we both know the Tuatha are gonna grant me an' Jamie once we kill all of you. Course…I'll have to get rid of Jamie right after, definitely not enough room on the throne for both of us ya know? (she smirks darkly and lifts Billie up by the collar of her leather jacket) When this is over, the Tuatha are gonna grant me the power an' rights I need to burn the barriers an' open up hell on Earth…I'll finally fulfill my destiny an' become the most powerful ruler the world has ever seen. Vampires will fear me, demons will worship at my feet, and I'll rival the might of even the Old Ones. Now for good sport I'll give ya one last chance to try an' destroy me. Should be interestin' since you never even managed to get me to revert to normal like Faith an' Will did. Guess I'm just that much stronger then you huh? (She continues to smirk at Billie's frightened loss of words. In the Supplier Zone, Krystal listens in on the conversation while flashing back to her dream vision)

CUT TO: KRYSTAL'S VISION

Krystal stands facing Cordelia, Tara, and Anya during her dream vision.

KRYSTAL

So this entire day can go our way if I just adjust all these events?

TARA

No. The chance to make the day go well comes after all this happens.

ANYA

Willow and Faith will manage to find their peace…but Billie is going to be harder.

CORDELIA

Billie's clone is going to find the upper hand, if you don't give her the way to cope with her inner demons and become whole then she is will die. And Jamie wins.

KRYSTAL

What about the rest of us thought? Couldn't we fight her evil half or even Jamie?

ANYA

Only a Banshee can stop Jamie now, and it has to be Billie. She has to be whole first.

KRYSTAL

What do I do?

CORDELIA

Xander is the key. He is the one who knows Billie well enough to feed her the secret to her inner peace whether he knows it or not.

ANYA

He is going to feel utterly helpless as he watches the woman he loves break. You need to boost his spirits and get him to tell Billie what she needs to hear.

KRYSTAL

Which is what exactly?

TARA

We cant tell you, you know that. (she walks up to Krystal) Love teaches us about the one we choose to share it with. Including knowing just what they need to hear when they are at a loss. When Xander pulls through, you must use the last resort for Billie's final duel with Jamie to save yourselves, Ireland, and the world.

KRYSTAL

Last resort?—

CORDELIA

You'll know.

ANYA

Good luck.

KRYSTAL (quickly)

But wait! I—

TARA

(she holds her sparkling white hand in front of Krystal) Don't fail us Krystal, be wise and trust your decisions. (she sends Krystal out of her dream vision)

CUT TO: THE STRETCH – ARENA—DAY

Krystal moves to Xander's side as he watches over the balcony in horror at Billie's struggle to find a way to pull herself together.

XANDER (freaked)

She's frozen, her clone has her right where she wants her…

KRYSTAL

She doesn't realize the thing she has over the evil inside of her. But you do…don't you?

XANDER

(he thinks for a second then realizes. He turns to Willow who nods and transports him down next to Bilie. He manages to punch Evil Billie across the jaw and force her to backpedal away while releasing Billie who falls to her knees again. Xander kneels down and takes hold of Billie's shoulders trying to reach her through her trance) Billie…Billie! You gotta listen to me.

EVIL BILLIE

(she checks her mouth for blood from the punch) Never pegged you for the guy who beats his girlfriend. Big mistake snuggle bear.

XANDER

(ignoring her) Listen to me Billie. Whatever she tells you is a load of crap. You know it too.

BILLIE (broken)

No…she's right. I don't know how to deal with this Xander, I'll never find inner peace like this! She's winning.

XANDER

So don't let her! Come on, since when do you give up? You can do this Billie! You're stronger then her. (Billie's eyes light up and she looks up into Xander's eyes in realization)

KRYSTAL

(she smiles to herself in the Zone) That's it.

BILLIE

I'm stronger. (Xander smiles and steps aside as Billie stands up with her resolve face and she walks up to her evil self and swiftly punches her hard in the stomach knocking the wind from her) I'm a lot of things. (she pushes her evil self to the ground and she sits there with a look of shock and confusion across her face) I'm a musician. I'm Irish an' proud. I'm a woman in love. I'm a demon. I'm human. But most of all. (Evil Billie looks her in the eye in shock) I'm stronger then you. (her black and blue eyes turn to plain Caribbean Blue) You might have more raw power because you are just the essence of the beast inside of me that I get my power from…but the strength I have comes from my humanity. Something you might never possibly understand. (Evil Billie cringes as a tear forms in her eye) That ring that split us would have done this to me whether Willow crossed spells with it or not. I'm two beings combined into one, half pain feeding monster and half innocent human girl with dreams of being a rockstar an' makin' her dad proud. But ya know what? You were wrong. Jus' like Willow, the person I love saved me from the darkness I could have fallen into at any second. But at the same time, like Faith, I know I've done too much to fully deal with it an' heal completely. (Evil Billie remains on the ground and a tear flows down her cheek) My entire life has been lived with this deep abyss between it. Half good an' innocent, half evil an' merciless. An' lately…I've walked the line strugglin' with what I am, wonderin' If I can ever be one an' not the other. This may have been an accident but I know now it was my destiny to experience this. So I can come to terms with my split existence an' finally find the balance I've been strivin' for. (Evil Billie reverts to her human appearance. Her dark expression melted away as tears run down her cheeks from her deep brown eyes) I, Billie Cayne. Daughter of Casey Cayne and Kiley the Banshee Queen. Proud half human, half Banshee being, heir to the Irish demon hierarchy throne. (she takes a deep breath as she looks to each of her friends who smile at her, then finally her eyes fall to Jamie who looks a cross of enraged and shocked) Have found my Inner Peace. (she smiles as Evil Billie starts to glow bright blue and dissolve as she wisps toward Billie) I'm strong enough to tame the beast in me while loving as a human should. Together—Balanced.

Billie gasps as the last of Evil Billie's essence returns to her body. Billie is suddenly engulfed in a bright blue light that shoots from her eyes and mouth as she yells in pain. The light surrounds her as she looks forward with a freaked out expression as her body flashes from a look of complete innocence and humanity to the visage of a pure evil Banshee with eyes pitch black and bright blue, surrounded in a dark mist and a glare that could kill. Both forms are free of her tattoos. She flashes between her two halves rapidly as Xander gets up and takes hold of her. She looks into his eyes and turns to her normal self with glowing blue eyes—the balance between the human and the Banshee.

XANDER (softly)

I'm here for you Billie. (Billie is still frozen as he kisses her softly and the glow around her fades and her eyes swirl back to brown and her arms line with her Celtic spiral tattoos again in a golden flash)

BILLIE (in awe)

(she breaths shallowly as she collects herself) I feel it Xander.

XANDER

Feel what?

BILLIE (in awe)

(she looks into his eyes with a smile on her face) Peace.

Jamie, with an expression of rage speeds towards Billie and Xander ready to swing his Claymore at the two. Billie turns quickly and in a swift motion picks up her dual blade from the dirt next to them and swings it upward quickly parrying away Jamie's swing as he speeds past. He comes to a stop and stares at her menacingly enraged. Billie looks content as she looks at him with a resolved face.

JAMIE (enraged)

You think this is over, bitch!

BILLIE

How could it be over? We're both still alive.

XANDER

Billie…are you sure?

She nods as she looks over to Faith and Buffy who have just finished off the tentacle faced demon. Faith pulls her sword from the demons chest as it falls to the ground. She meets Billie's gaze and nods. Billie turns back to Jamie who's rage seems to continue to build. Faith and Buffy ride up next to Billie on her bike and get off. Kennedy also comes to a stop on the opposite side of Billie and dismounts her bike. Billie gets on her Honda and tosses a pellet to Kennedy's bike, the crowd cheers while waiting for the final battle in anticipation.

ROWAN

This is heavy here folks…For the final Duel to the Death, I give you the Banshee twins in the ultimate sibling rivalry! (the crowd cheers as Rowan waves his hand and Billie and Jamie's motorcycles disappear in a puff of blue smoke. The Scoobies in the arena take a few steps back giving the Banshee's room) Billie and Jamie Cayne…

CROWD

Jai ho!

Jamie charges Billie with his Celtic claymore and swings at her wildly. She keeps her calm and dodges and blocks his swipes. As their weapons connect sparks fly from the clanging metal. Billie knocks his last swing away knocking him off balance and she takes the opportunity to kick him straight back in the chest. He slides back in the dirt losing grip on his weapon. Billie leaps for him and holds the heel of her biker boot to his throat trying to crush his neck. Jamie quickly grabs hold of her trying to push her off as he chokes. His amulet begins to swirl pitch black and bright blue as he begins to glow in wisps to match as the magic seeps into him and he becomes invincible. He smirks darkly as Billie continues to put pressure on his neck however it looses its effect on him, he twists her foot off his neck and sweeps his legs around tripping her to the dirt. He shuffles to take hold of her neck strangling her in the dirt. She gasps for breath as he smirks darkly above her. Faith, Kennedy, Buffy, and Xander move to help her but Rowan puts up a dark blue barrier and shakes his head no. They return to looking back to Jamie as he strangles the life out of Billie with frightened expressions.

JAMIE

I've been the demon for longer Billie. Why are we even botherin' with a fight? We both know I'm the one who deserves to rule in Mam's place. I was the Prince first…you're nothin' but a sad, love sick, powerless excuse of a demon. As soon as I kill you the Tuatha are gonna realize who the real heir to the throne is. Then I'm gonna start off my rein with the bang Mam told you about. (Billie's eyes go wide in shock as Jamie smirks dark and cockily) That's right, think I didn't know about Moonview? That was gonna be my coronation ritual before you came along. Ever wonder why I actually followed you out here an' stuck those Shamans on you? I was afraid you found a way to release Hell on Earth early, couldn't have you stealin' my thunder now could I? (Billie chokes as she slowly starts to suffocate) Then again you managed to do that anyway…oh well. Its worth it to be able to feel the life slip away from you by my own, bare hands.

BILLIE

(her ring starts to glow blue as she takes hold of Jamie's wrist and starts to pry it away much to his shock) You—talk too…much. (she kicks him away and stands slowly to her feet as he does the same) Jamie. If you wanted the throne so bad you coulda taken it damn it! (he looks confused) Jesus, nothin' woulda made me happier then to know that you couldn't leave Ireland. That I wouldn't have to see your disgusting face ever again! All you had to do was one simple act of complete evil…is it that hard! You always preach about how you're the real demon. So you couldn't find one completely evil thing to do? (he cringes in anger) I bet you did…you just didn't wanna be thought of the second choice. Kill me an' ya probably thought for some sick reason ya make Mam proud from the hell she's in right now.

JAMIE (angry)

Shut your mouth! (he leaps toward her after picking up his claymore, he swings it at her. Billie grabs hold of it with the hand her ring is on as it sparkles brightly. She bends and twists the blade of Jamie's claymore and throws it to the dirt)

BILLIE

We both know my ring is more powerful then that amulet. Just drop it Jamie, surrender an' go home. Get your precious throne an' forget about me, I'll never come after you again.

FAITH

Is she nuts?

XANDER (realizing)

No…she's baiting him. (he turns to see Krystal up in the Zone watching intently) Krystal knows what's gonna happen.

BUFFY

What? She hasn't had a vision since yesterday.

XANDER

She knows. (he activates the communicator in his ear) Krystal? Whats gonna happen.

KRYSTAL (in communicator)

Just tell Faith and Kennedy to be ready with our last resort.

KENNEDY (confused)

Last resort? (Faith's eyes widen as she pulls the little ornately carved wooden box from the inner pocket of her coat)

JAMIE

(he faces Billie as a smirk crosses his face) If your ring is so much more powerful…(he reaches in his pocket for two little potion vials filled with a bright red liquid) Then why don't we trade?

Billie turns shocked as he throws a vial at his feet and another at her own. Both of them are surrounded by a snaking red misty cloud as it wraps around them. They both look up, Billie freaked out as Jamie smirks. The misty cloud grabs hold of Jamie's amulet and Billie's ring, They fizzle away and reappear, placing the ring on Jamie's finger causing him to begin to glow brightly as wind whips around him and his eyes emit a bright blue light. The amulet around Billie's neck swirls black and blue as black and blue wisps of power engulf her, making her invincible. Jamie laughs maniacally as he feels the power grow inside of him.

JAMIE

Shit! Screw bein' invincible—(he looks to Billie darkly) You're dead Sis. Then I'll return home a hero.

He leaps for Billie and begins trading blows with her. She ducks around some of his punches but is quickly knocked around by Jamie's power as he continues to glow with a bright blue light. Billie's wispy aura stays strong but begins to fizzle out at Jamie's new power. She is eventually knocked into the wall of the arena by a powerful kick to her stomach as she flies through the air. The wind is knocked out of her and she slinks to the ground. Jamie picks up her dual blade and walks to her darkly as Billie struggles to stand with what she has left in her. The wisps around her are nearly all dissipated. Jamie stands close to her and holds the side of the Dual blade to her throat.

JAMIE

Say hi to Pap for me, I'm sure he'll be proud you died the way you did.

FAITH

Blondie! (she quickly takes the power draining crystal from the box and throws it to Billie. Billie catches it and it soon begins to glow bright orange at the two powerful Banshees in its presence. Billie and Jamie both start to look drained quickly as it makes fast work at absorbing their strength. Jamie's dazed appearance causes him to slightly lower the sword from Billie's neck as she slides back a little down the wall) Well damn…It was supposed to help not turn both of 'em into Sleepin' Beauties!

KRYSTAL (in communicator)

It will. Billie? (It reaches her as she is barely alert to Krystal in her ear) Remember one of the stupidest things you've ever done?

Billie looks to Jamie as he dazes as the glow from the ring fades around him. Billie quickly uses what's left of her strength to stomp on Jamie's foot making him yelp in pain. She quickly shoves the power drain crystal down his throat making him swallow it. It stops having an effect on her and she kneels to the ground as Jamie backpedals howling in pain. Billie comes to her senses and shakes her daze away as she looks up to see Jamie who has begun to glow bright orange as he groans in pain. He falls to his knees and takes off the ring quickly throwing it to the ground. It rolls to Billie's feet. She picks it up and places it on her finger. Its power combines with the amulet around her neck and she suddenly explodes in a bright blue light. Everyone in the arena is forced to look away as the power takes her. When the light fades enough for everyone to squint towards her to see what has happened, they see Billie surrounded in a soft mist as wind kicks her hair and clothes around. Her eyes glow a completely pure blue as they give off powerful light that makes the already nearly blinding light and wisp aura around her look like nothing. She walks slowly in Jamie's direction as he pants slowly, drained from the crystal inside of him. Billie holds her hand out and her dual blade flies quickly to her hand, completing her possession of all the Banshee relics. The Celtic swirl designs on her sword and of her tattoos both glow a bright gold as though they were on fire as she stops in front of Jamie, he looks up to her frightened and powerless.

BILLIE

(her voice is powerful and strong as it echoes through the arena) Jamie Cayne, my brother. You have abused the power of ancient Celtic magics while on a personal vengence vendetta. You are unworthy of the power you posses and abuse it by forcing it against your blood kin when unnecessary. What do you have to say for yourself?

A dark storm head begins to form above the arena, covering it in darkness as the sun is blocked out. The large cloud sparks lightning as faces form in the vision of the Tuatha de Dannon. Willow and Siobhan quickly transport who is left in the Supplier Zone down to the arena by Faith, Buffy, Kennedy, and Xander. Jamie looks up in fear along with the rest of the Scoobies as a dark wind covers the Arena. Billie keeps her blinding gaze on Jamie as the Tuatha address her.

VOICE

(dark and menacing, as in Billie and Jamie's dream) Cayne siblings. As promised we returned during your final face-off. The three ancient relics bestowed upon the central three Banshee families have come together to one Vessel as written many millennia ago. Each family has fallen to yours, leaving only you two to decide who shall be the next to lead this world into a new age of Darkness by melting the barriers of the dimensions and unleashing Hell on Earth!

DAWN (frightened)

Wait…I thought only I could do that?

XANDER (freaked)

No…Billie told the other day that a ruler of Darkness could open all the Hell dimensions to Earth over Moonview. Its mystical energy is more powerful then a Hellmouth.

BUFFY (freaked)

Something tells me that I can't just jump into something like that to close it like last time.

VOICE

Silence humans! (a lightning bolt strikes down in front of the Scoobies making them jump in shock) These affairs are none of your concern! Billie Cayne, you posess the combined power of every Dark ruler before you both Banshee and otherwise. Your humanity is nothing but a memory as a gift from the Tuatha de Dannon to clear your mind to your true destiny. (Jamie looks to Billie frightened as she continues to glare at him) If you accept your role as ruler of the Darkness then slay your brother and accept the power coursing through your veins as your own from now to your death! (Billie raises her dual blade, ready to swing as Jamie closes his eyes and gulps)

XANDER (desperate)

Billie no!

VOICE

We said silence! (another bolt of lightning is shot down and strikes Xander. Billie's gaze shoots around to him as he is assaulted by the Tuatha. He falls to his knees then to the ground. Willow and Buffy quickly move to his sides to see if he is okay but he doesn't move. Willow quickly begins to try to heal him but is blocked by a powerful dark force and is knocked away) He has been slain for interfering with our affairs, you may attempt your magic after Billie chooses to accept her roll, Goddess.

WILLOW

(she stands and faces the storm head strongly) You're going to pay for that you evil bastards!

VOICE

Insolent fool!

Another bolt is shot down to Willow however she counters with her own blast of white lightning. The Tuatha's power, however, quickly begins to outmatch her own. Landon quickly stands to her side and backs her up with a blast of purple energy, but the Tuatha quickly continue to push them back. Siobhan joins them with red eyes and launches a stream of fire to the colliding blast as Dawn stands next to them, her necklace sparkling bright green, and fires a sparkling green blast up as well. The Slayers watch in shock as they are actually able to push back the power of the Irish Gods.

VOICE

You think you are a match for real Gods? Foolish mortals! (more shocks of lightning collide with the collective magic blasts pushing them back as they all wince at the Tuatha's power) You are nothing but children to our might! No being can stand against us!

As the Tuatha's lightning reaches the Scoobies who only hold it back a few feet with their collective power, they begin to panic. However, in the collection of magic it is suddenly diverted back up to the clouds attacking the faces of the Tuatha in the storm head. They howl in agony as they are struck with their own power as well as Willow, Landon, Dawn, and Siobhan's. The four stop their assault and see Billie standing in front of them with her hand outstretched facing the Tuatha, smoking. She holds her dual blade behind her as she stands her ground strongly while continuing to emit a nearly blinding blue light.

BILLIE

(her voice continues to echo strongly) Except for me.

JAMIE (weakly)

Impossible. (he stands up weakly in surprise) You should be at the Tuatha's mercy—completely under their control.

BILLIE

Much as I would be—had I not found my inner peace before the power took me. (she stands up and addresses the Tuatha strongly) You hold no dominion over me Tuatha de Dannon! My will is my own and I choose my own destiny! I choose to instead of taking the throne, destroying it. I hereby banish you from overseeing this plane for a millennia. Your dominion will fade before you can ever hope to return to your position of Gods. Your followers in the darkness shall either embrace their new freedom or follow you to banishment. So I will it, so mote it be!

Billie winds up her dual blade and sends a powerful slash through the air with one end of it. A bright blue and white shockwave soars through the air from Billie's power to the storm head as it collides with the Tuatha. They howl in agony as the cloud dissipates into nothing and the former Irish Gods are banished to another Plane. The crowd remains in awe as the Scoobies look to Billie in awe as she continues to hold the power staying in her position from swinging her dual blade. Before they can say anything, Billie makes her way over to Jamie who stands still weak. She stops in front of him and looks him in the eye.

BILLIE

Well Jamie? What is your choice?

JAMIE (weak, shocked)

You're giving me one?

BILLIE

As I promised, I will give all the Tuatha's former followers a choice—including you.

JAMIE

(he thinks for a moment then looks away) So says your promise…

BILLIE

Then I shall continue from where we left off before the Tuatha intervened. Jamie Cayne, what do you have to say for yourself?

JAMIE

(he looks up to her weakly) You win. I yield Billie…you'll never see me again.

BILLIE

Good. However knowing you I cannot accept that oath. Your punishment will be to lose the power you abused. (she holds her glowing hand to Jamie's chest as he looks at her in shock) You shall live a mortal life as a human and retain all of the memories of what you have done in your past with no demon to clear your conscience. That is your punishment. So I will it, so mode it be! (she rips the Banshee out of Jamie as he howls in pain and his eyes glow bright blue. She literally grabs hold of the beasts essence and pulls the spirit from his body and releases it. It takes Jamie's form while showing pitch black eyes that glow bright blue from the centers as the spirit is surrounded by a billowing mist. Billie swiftly swipes her dual blade through the Banshee spirit destroying it. Jamie falls to his knees, a human) I have shown mercy by allowing you to live Jamie. Do not waste the chance I've given you to realize your wrongs. (Jamie sits on the ground as his life flashes before him and the guilt starts to consume him. Tears fall from his eyes as he looks up to Billie)

JAMIE (guilty)

How…how did you deal with this?

BILLIE

By keeping hope. (she turns to the arena and announces to all of the demons who continue to stare in awe) I have taken the power of Darkness and turned it into the Light. Let it be known that you all can do the same. Heed the words of the new Champion of the Light…The path of hate and fear is not always the wisest one. Often it pays off more to be noble and embrace the Light. (her eyes lock with Xander still on the ground) No matter what the cost. (she shakes her head free for her final deed. She raises her dual blades over her head and spins them) The Tuatha have left this plane, now it is time for what remains of their followers to leave as well. So I will it, so mode it be! (she slams an end of her dual blade into the ground and it glows brightly as it shoots beams of light throughout the arena. The Carmens in Team Nightmare's Supplier Zone are struck and scream in agony before disappearing to their banishment along with a few demons around the audience and marketplace. Billie yanks her weapon from the ground and walks over to Xander and stands above him she checks his pulse and her expression hardens) He's really…(The Scoobies stare in horror as Billie stands back up horrified) This battle was not meant to have innocent casualties though it somehow became so.

She turns away for a second and a tear falls from her still glowing eyes, the Scoobies look in sadness as Billie's power fades and she returns to her normal self. She drops her dual blade and falls to her knees and breaks down crying Willow joins her in breaking down as she turns to Kennedy who comforts her. Buffy tries her hardest not to cry however when Dawn breaks down she does as well. Faith, in shock and anger, walks over to the Arena wall and punches it with all her strength. Landon and Krystal stand in shock. Rowan appears down by them to announce their victory. Siobhan quickly turns to him and shakes her head. He nods in understanding and takes a few steps back. Billie holds her hand to Xander's cheek grieving. Jamie walks up behind them still in shock at his newfound complete humanity.

JAMIE (softly)

Billie—

BILLIE (harsh)

Don't. (she stands up and faces him broken as he just takes it) Don't even say it. You happy now? The love a' my life is dead because of this whole mess you started!

KRYSTAL (softly)

Billie—

BILLIE

No! It isn't right! (she looks to Xander again) He was innocent. His soul was clear of darkness an' he's gone. (she turns to the sky and yells) Happy Tuatha? Ya got your wish! To put me through hell for betrayin' you! Powers that Be? Yeah I'm a failure. This is what ya get for gettin' someone like me to be your Champion!

KRYSTAL

Billie! (Billie turns to face her and sees Krystal's blank white eyes as she is in a vision) Listen to Jamie. (her eyes turn back to normal and she shuffles back from the pain in her vision) Just do it.

JAMIE

(Billie turns to face him as he struggles for words) I wont say that I'm sorry. You deserve better then empty words no matter how much I may mean them now. (Billie scoffs and looks away) So instead I'll just make it up to you. (The Scoobies look up all still grieving) I owe you—all of you…a life debt. It's a custom passed in our culture for if one completely derails another's life without taking their life—

FAITH (angry)

Get on with it!

JAMIE

(he nods understanding her anger) The way I wish to pay my debt is to give Xander my life. (Billie looks at him shocked as tears continue to flow from her eyes) You can do it with the power you have so long as I will it to you. Take my life and give it to Xander.

WILLOW

Can—(she tries to breathe) Can you do it Billie?

KENNEDY

(Billie remains frozen) Wouldn't Xander turn into Jamie or have his personality or something?

JAMIE

No. Billie would banish my spirit and soul from my life essence and give it to Xander. Four things make us all up.

BILLIE

Body, Soul, Spirit, and Life.

JAMIE

(he nods and motions to Xander's body) Body. Willow can reach his soul given he has touched hers so deeply. He wouldn't have gone far from his friends, especially Billie.

SIOBHAN (realizing)

I can connect with his Spirit and guide it back.

JAMIE

(Billie looks in shock and realization as she gains hope. Jamie nods) And I give my Life. Xander will be whole again just as he was before the Tuatha attacked.

Billie walks over to Jamie, he nods to her. She holds up her hand and her ring and amulet begin to glow. She gains her bright powerful Champion of the Light form again as the wind kicks around her. Jamie starts cringing in agony as Billie separates his essences. His spirit and soul leave his body, leaving only the shell and his life. Billie mouths 'thank you' to him and he smiles before his eyes roll back in his head as Billie pulls the firey red Life essence from him. She turns to the others as Siobhan's eyes turn spiraled and she connects with the Spirit World, before long she holds out her hand and a little magenta glowing orb appears, she smiles and nods. Willow tries to collect herself and gains her bright white aura as she closes her eyes and concentrates calling for Xander's soul. Dawn and Buffy each take one of her hands as they help call for Xander's soul, the Scoobies all join hands around them and focus. Before long a bright light appears and a ghostly form of Xander appears over his body in shock. He spins around at everyone who looks in shock.

XANDER'S SOUL

What the—hey what happened to the pearly gates? (he sees everyone in shock) Oh…I really was dead wasn't I?

WILLOW (horrified)

Oh god—I pulled him out of heaven!

XANDER'S SOUL

Nah, wasn't there yet Will. (he smiles) There's actually a long line before ya get in.

BUFFY

(she smiles and laughs) I don't remember that.

XANDER'S SOUL

Huh, maybe I was in a different Heaven? But seriously…there should be a demon fighter line jump or something.

SIOBHAN

Xander…we can bring you back.

XANDER'S SOUL

Seriously? How? (he looks to Billie who looks at him in amazement) Billie? You alright?

BILLIE

Yeah—yeah…Just. (she smiles) You were about to go to Heaven.

XANDER'S SOUL

So I hear all the good guys go. (he walks over to her) What's wrong?

DAWN

(Billie remains silent) She doesn't think she can pull you away from Heaven.

KENNEDY

I don't know if any of us can.

XANDER'S SOUL

What? And force me to be without you guys?

FAITH

But you'd be at peace.

XANDER'S SOUL

Well that doesn't sound very fun. (he turns back to Billie) I'm not done living yet. There's stuff I haven't gotten to do yet. (Tears fall from Billie's eyes as she smiles happily Xander turns back to his body) Alright, I'm done with this outta body experience. Lets go before we get some cheesy "I see dead people" jokes. (they laugh)

BILLIE

(softly, in her own voice) Xander Harris. (he turns to face her and smiles) By the power of an Earthbound Goddess, Irelands most powerful Carmen Sorceress, the Champion of the Light, an' by the paid life debt of my brother Jamie. We bring together your four essences an' bring you back to life. So I will it, (she continues crying and cannot continue)

XANDER'S SOUL

So mode it be.

Billie's power glows brightly as she smiles to Xander. His Spirit moves from Siobhan's hand and absorbs into his body. He glows magenta as his spirit settles. The red firey energy of life enters his body. Xander inhales sharply as he lays there. His soul winks to Billie before walking into his body in a bright white light. Xander sits up sharply and gasps and coughs as he comes back to life. Billie, Siobhan, and Willow's power fades and they all return to normal. Willow and Buffy dive for Xander and hug him with all they're worth. Faith, Dawn, and Kennedy dog pile in on him as they all laugh and cry.

XANDER

Easy guys…geeze you'd think I died or somethin' (they giggle as they get off him. He turns to Billie as he stands up, she is still in shock as he walks up to her) Saved my life again did ya?

BILLIE

(she smiles) Yeah, guess I did.

XANDER

Thank you. (Billie kisses him with all she's worth and the Scoobies cheer. Rowan walks over holding three golden chained small amulets)

ROWAN

Ladies and Gentleman, Ghosts and Ghouls, Beasts and Brutes, I give you the new Champions of the Motor Joust. Team Slayer! (the crowd cheers as Billie, Faith, and Kennedy each put on their long chained spiral amulets. They are simple yet powerful looking as the spiral gold amulet encrusted with jewels signifies their victory) You all did a lot more then become champions today. From what we all witnessed you made history as well. Some of you even found your paths to your destiny. Congratulations.

CROWD

Jai Ho!

FAITH

(the crowd continues to cheer) Damn…we really gave them a show didn't we?

KENNEDY

I'd say so.

WILLOW

Know what?…We just stopped another apocalypse. (she smiles)

BUFFY

Don't worry Will, I'm sure we'll find another one next week.

DAWN

If you just jinxed it I swear I'm moving out and running away to Tibet.

LANDON

Tibet?

DAWN

Monks…figure maybe they'd worship me or something.

KRYSTAL

Seriously I'm all visioned out. Can we take a break?

SIOBHAN

Well deserved for you all I'd say.

LANDON

Well what do you guys usually do after an apocalypse?

FAITH

Sleep…for a week.

XANDER

No. First we party!

CROWD

Jai Ho!

SCOOBIES

(they all look to one another and shrug then cheer) Jai Ho!

FAITH

(the gang laughs, Faith notices Billie's deep thought and moves to talk to her as the rest of the gang heads out of the arena) What's up Rock star?

BILLIE

Know how I always said that me an' Jamie had nothin' other then blood that showed we were siblings? (Faith nods) We had a lot more then I thought.

FAITH

Feelin' guilty?

BILLIE

Nah…he offered his life to save Xander's. (she smiles) He was the brother I could be proud of.

FAITH

(she smiles) Don't know much 'bout siblings. But B gave her life to save Dawn. So I guess there's really no bigger bond.

BILLIE

Guess not.

FAITH

(she nudges Billie and leads her out of the Arena) Come on Blondie, time to party the apocalypse away. We all got out okay. Jai Ho, right? Got that victory party waitin' for us and all the glory that comes with it little Miss Champion of the Light.

BILLIE

(she smiles) Yeah…Glory.

CUT TO: MOTOR JOUST AFTER PARTY—NIGHT

At a club in the demon dimension, the Scoobies party the night away dancing, laughing, drinking, and just having a good time. Xander walks up to Buffy and Faith as they dance together wildly.

XANDER

You guys seen Billie?

FAITH

Blondie? Nah, not for a while.

KENNEDY

(her and Willow dance together as they pass Xander) Saw her go backstage.

XANDER

Really? Why?

ROWAN

(he walks over with a round of beers) Hail to the Victors! (they all cheer and take their bottles before clanging them together) What's up Captain? Look like your favorite parrot flew away.

XANDER

Any idea where Billie is Rowan?

ROWAN

She's probably gettin' ready to sing. She had a special song she wanted to perform then we always make her sing the Victory Anthem when she wins.

BILLIE (singing)

[Music starts up on the stage and fog settles as the lights turn to the stage. The crowd cheers as Billie walks out on stage with her guitar in hand as she stands up at the microphone. She takes it in both hands and sings strongly and proudly]

There ain't a reason you and me should be alone
Tonight, yeah baby. Tonight, yeah baby.

[Billie winks to Xander and smiles, earning one in return]

But I got a reason that you-hoo should take me home tonight
I need a man that thinks it right when it's so wrong,
Tonight, yeah baby. Tonight, yeah baby.
Right on the limit's where we know we both belong tonight

[The Scoobies all make their way to the dance floor and jump along to the beat]

It's hot to feel the rush,
To brush the dangerous
I'm gonna run back to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love.

[Billie takes her guitar and starts playing, the entire club is jamming to the song]

I'm on the edge of glory,
And I'm hanging on a moment of truth,
I'm on the edge of glory,
And I'm hanging on a moment with you,
I'm on the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge.

The edge, the edge, the edge.
I'm on the edge of glory
And I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge with you

[Billie breaks into a short guitar solo as the crowd cheers. Buffy and Faith dance together to the song closely as they sway their hips to the music. Willow and Kennedy dance together as well, Kennedy jokes with Willow making her laugh as they dance together. Billie sways to the beat as she sings]

Another shot, before we kiss the other side,
Tonight, yeah baby. Tonight, yeah baby
I'm on the edge of something final we call life tonight
Alright, alright
Put on your shades 'cause I'll be dancing in the flames

[Siobhan fires up magical pyrotechnics up on the front of the stage lining it in fire making the crowd cheer as they all clap along to the beat]

Tonight, yeah baby. Tonight, yeah baby.
It isn't Hell if everybody knows my name
Tonight, alright, alright

It's hot to feel the rush,
To brush the dangerous
I'm gonna run back to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love.

[Billie smiles to Xander again as he continues to dance and listen to the woman he loves sing to him]

I'm on the edge of glory,
And I'm hanging on a moment of truth,
Out on the edge of glory,
And I'm hanging on a moment with you,
I'm on the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge

The edge, the edge, the edge.
I'm on the edge of glory
And I'm hanging on a moment with you

[During the break between each line she breaks into a quick guitar riff]

I'm on the edge with you

I'm on the edge with you

I'm on the edge with you

[For her final solo the band goes silent as she plays with everything in her, when she comes to the screeching high note end she is known for she turns back to the mic and sings strongly]

I'm on the edge of glory,
And I'm hanging on a moment of truth,
I'm on the edge of glory,
And I'm hanging on a moment with you,
I'm on the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge

The edge, the edge, the edge
I'm on the edge of glory
And I'm hanging on a moment with you
I'm on the edge with you

[The band breaks at the end of the song after each of them jump into the air and land on the final note. The club cheers wildly as Billie puts her guitar down and moves to the mic]

BILLIE

Thank you!

ROWAN

(he appears up on stage) Not so fast Princess, gotta do the victory anthem real fast for us.

Billie smiles shyly as the crowd cheers and the band breaks into a Hindi, tribal beat with a strong drum line. Rowan dances with Billie a little on stage before she breaks away and sways her hips to the music. The crowd cheers as she takes the microphone down into the crowd and dances with her friends as she sings along with the Rowan for backup on stage.

BILLIE (singing)

(Jai Ho) You are the reason that I breathe,

[She takes Xander's hand and dances with him]

(Jai Ho) You are the reason that I still believe,

[Xander spins her close to him as she sings to him]

(Jai Ho) You are my destiny,

Jai Ho! Oh oh oh oh!

[Billie goes over to the teens and sings as they all dance around her]

(Jai Ho) No there is nothing that can stop us,

(Jai Ho) Nothing can ever come between us,

(Jai Ho) So come and dance with me,

[the teens all sing into the mic with her]

Jai Ho! Oh oh oh oh!

[She moves over to Faith and Buffy as they dance and sings about them as they smile and blush]

(Jai Ho) You are the reason that I breathe,

(Jai Ho) You are the reason that I still believe,

[She puts her arm around Faith and knocks her closer to Buffy, forcing her to look up into her eyes as Billie sings the next line with a smile on her face]

(Jai Ho) You are my destiny,

Jai Ho! Oh oh oh oh!

[Billie goes over to Willow and Kennedy and dances along with them]

(Jai Ho) No there is nothin' that can stop us,

(Jai Ho) Nothin' can ever come between us,

[She turns to the club as all of the Scoobies dance along with her, Xander makes his way over to her]

(Jai Ho) So come and dance with me,

Jai Ho! Oh oh oh oh!

CROWD

(the whole room cheers the last words) Jai Ho!

CUT TO: SCOOBY SUITE BALCONY—NIGHT

Billie looks up over the stars after partying. Far on the horizon you can faintly see the Sun beginning to rise. Xander walks out on the balcony and hugs her from behind as they both look out to the stars. She smiles and leans into his arms.

XANDER

Long day…faced your destiny and all that. (Billie chuckles) You should come try and get some more sleep.

BILLIE

Tried…had a nightmare.

XANDER

Of?

BILLIE

(she turns in his arms and looks slightly freaked out) That I didn't save you today…that you died tryin' to stop me from givin' in to the Tuatha's power.

XANDER

Hey. (he hugs her comfortingly) It didn't happen though, I'm alive and kicking. No nasty side effects that I can see either. Still same old Xander.

BILLIE

(she looks up into his eyes and smiles) Yeah, yeah you are. (she looks over to the table on the patio and sees her three Banshee relics) Too bad I'm not the same old Billie anymore.

XANDER

Sure you are. Just got a little power boost is all. (he lifts her gaze up to him) You're still you Billie, changes aside. You're still the woman I love.

BILLIE

(she kisses him sweetly and smiles when she breaks it) I don't know what I would have done if I lost you today. I don't know what I'd ever do without you.

XANDER

Yeah? (he reaches into his pocket) How about you never have to worry about thinking like that again? (he pulls out a little box and gets on one knee in front of her, she stands shocked at him. The rest of the gang has their heads peeking out through the glass doors from behind the drapes as they watch in anticipation) Billie Cayne, I'm falling so far in love with you I feel like I'll never stop. I've helped you find your inner peace and balance between the two sides of you—both of which I know I'll love forever. (Billie starts to tear up still frozen in surprise) You've saved my life too many times to remember and you showed me that there is always a future no matter what happens. I died for you today and I'd do it again in a heartbeat just like I know you would for me. (he stands up and opens the box and Billie gasps when she sees a beautiful white gold ring with enchanted cut diamonds that sparkle bright blue when the light hits it on the right angle) Billie…(she looks up at him and a tear falls down her cheek, Xander smiles confidently) Daughter of Casey Cayne and Kiley the Banshee Queen, proud half human, half Banshee banisher of the Tuatha de Dannon…the talented musician, Irish girl, Champion of the Light, and most beautiful woman in the world that I fell so in love with. Will you marry me?

BILLIE

(she smiles and starts chuckling with excitement as she jokes with him and sobs happily) Promise not to leave me at the altar?

XANDER

(he smiles widely and takes the ring from the box and holds it to her) I promise.

BILLIE

(she tries collecting herself enough to respond) Then Xander, heart of the Scooby Gang, man of great spirit, mind, and love…The pirate, secret agent, and handsome funny guy that I call the love of my life…(he waits and smiles as she smiles back at him) Yes, I'll marry you.

XANDER (ecstatic)

Really!

BILLIE

(she starts sobbing and laughing happily) Yes!

He places the ring on her finger and kisses it softly. Billie wraps her arms around his neck and pulls him in for a deep, passionate kiss as the Scoobies all run out on the balcony clapping and cheering happily for them. Billie and Xander look over to them still in their tight embrace as they smile at their friends pulling them into a group hug as a shooting star passes above them just as the sun breaks over the horizon.

BLACK OUT


**Keep an eye out for the next enstallment of the Moonview Series-It Was The Scoobies, At The Resort, With The Cursed CD