Lets try bringing this back, shall we :)

ATTENTION: This story is a [Season 9] There are two parts before it When Sunnydale Sets, Moonview Rises being [Season 8] and The Scoobies, At the Resort, With the Cursed CD as a fun little transition story. You will be confused by OCs and established stuff without some kinda knowledge. At least read the last chapters, they have summaries.

Established Buffy/Faith, Willow/Kennedy, Xander/Billie (OC)

ALSO! Obviously you see that i'm writing it more literally as the show in form of the episodes. It's a script, what can i say don't like, don't read obviously. I aligned it to the side as a suggestion and it seemed easier to read, so u guys let me know if its better this way or not :D

All screw ups are all my own, i proof read myself, sorry! Enjoy ya'll and lemme know if you want more, my fragile ego enjoys boosting :)


Episode 1—The Scooby Stories

TWO MONTHS AGO – ISLAND DOCKS—DAY

The gang stands together near a modest sized speed boat. Billie and Xander are together about to board the vessel, Kennedy and Willow stand together while Buffy and Faith hold hands with the teens close behind them.

BUFFY

So this is it…we're finally going our separate ways?

DAWN

Don't say it like that Buffy…you act like we're never gonna see them again.

XANDER

Yeah Buff. I mean it's just for the summer.

WILLOW

Yeah, me and Ken are going to Brazil to check out that other Guardian temple while hopefully the warrior clan down there shows Ken a few things.

FAITH

Well, with us goin' to train with all the newbies at Giles' little Slayer School and Blondie over here goin' to Ireland with a' Iron Fist—Suarez is gonna need all the help she can get if she doesn't wanna fall behind.

KENNEDY

Thanks Faith…always know what to say don't ya?

FAITH

I try.

KRYSTAL

(she smiles) I'm gonna miss you guys.

WILLOW

Well me and Ken will probably pop over for a visit. No cell service in the middle of the Amazon.

LANDON

You better come back and teach me everything! There has to be a ton of awesome magics in such a remote and legendary place.

WILLOW

I will. (she smiles)

BUFFY

(she looks to Kennedy) You better keep Will safe, Ken.

XANDER

Yeah, you get a scratch on her and we'll come after you.

KENNEDY

(she smiles and puts an arm around Willow's waist) Don't worry, we'll be okay.

WILLOW

(she looks up and focuses for a second) Althenea says its now or never, Ken. (the two lock together in an embrace and give everyone a smile) See you guys soon.

BILLIE

Good luck. (Willow and Kennedy are surrounded in bright sparkling white lights and disappear. Billie turns to Xander and smiles) Guess that's our cue to get goin' too huh?

BUFFY

Means I have to threaten you to keep Xander safe too. (Billie looks to her and they exchange smiles)

BILLIE

You could…but then that would ruin the whole 'Blonde Circle of Trust'.

KRYSTAL

She's got ya there Buffy.

BUFFY

(she chuckles and looks to Xander) Stay safe, alright?

XANDER

You got it Buff. (he walks over and hugs her before going to hug Dawn) You be good too Dawnster, got it? (he turns to Krystal and Landon) No wild parties at the house while we're gone either, got it?

DAWN

(she smiles) Well none of you guys are gonna know about anyways. (Buffy raises an eyebrow at her) Kidding. It's all set, Krystal and Landon are gonna stay in Cleveland with us for a week then head back to Moonview and keep an eye on the house. Then when Krystal convinces her mom I'm gonna stay with her until everyone's back.

FAITH

You guys could probably stay in Cleveland with us till school ya know.

LANDON

Would love too, Mr. Giles said that he was going to have a few Witches and Warlocks to train at the Academy.

KRYSTAL

But Cordelia came to me last night in a vision and asked…I think her exact words were "When the heck are you lazy assed Champions getting back to Moonview? Post-Apocalypse calm doesn't last until you decide to come home from vacation ya know!"

BILLIE

Wow…sometimes I really wish I knew all these people you guys have been friends with back when they were alive.

BUFFY

No…you really don't. (just then water splashes up on the docks and soaks her. She freezes as Faith tries not to chuckle and looks up to the sky) Thanks Cordy! Needed that…

BILLIE

(she chuckles) Anyways…we gotta get goin' Xander. I told Siobhan we'd be there before the sun, sets.

XANDER

Got it. (they board the boat and look back to everyone) Later guys! Next time you see me I'll be a kick ass demon hunter!

FAITH

(she laughs and looks to Billie) Don't break him while you train him Rockstar.

BILLIE

I'll keep that in mind.

Xander starts the engine and starts to pull away from the docks before turning around and waving to the remaining Scoobies. As soon as they are out of sight, they make their way for the airstrip and board the Council's private jet straight to Cleveland.

BLACK OUT

ONE MONTH AGO – SOMEWHERE IN THE AMAZON—DAY

Willow and Kennedy stand near one another facing a large stone pyramid temple. At the base of the stairs stands two women—the one facing Willow has long silver hair and a billowing dress on while the one facing Kennedy appears to be a powerful Amazon warrior with several leather straps holding knives to her bronze and fur armor. Kennedy and Willow kneel in front of them.

WILLOW

Willow Rosenberg, ancient magic practitioner of six years given the status of Earthbound Goddess by a member of the Powers That Be.

KENNEDY

Kennedy Suarez, Slayer of one year trained by the two originally Chosen in the line. Studied as a Potential for three years prior. (the two look up and the older woman with silver hair motions for them to stand)

ARRIA

Stand young ones. I am Arria, High Priestess of the Guardians. This is Echephyle, she is the most powerful warrior in the clan devoted to protect my sisters and I. You seek wisdom, Little Goddess, do you not?

WILLOW

Yes, I do. I wish to learn of my destiny and from where my power comes.

ECHEPHYLE

(she steps forward and stops right in front of Kennedy who tries her hardest to stand her ground before the tall, powerful Amazon) Do you seek power, Slayer?

KENNEDY

With all due respect, I already have power.

ECHEPHYLE

Then what is your business here, Little Warrior? Simply to follow your lover wherever she goes does not show courage or prowess.

KENNEDY

What I seek is the worthiness to be at her side. To protect her with my body and soul.

ECHEPHYLE

(she steps back and looks to Arria who nods) Very well.

ARRIA

You two have much passion and fire in your hearts for your callings. Being chosen as a Slayer is a privilege as much as a responsibility, much like the magical power entrusted to such a young woman by the Gods as well as my Sisters and I. (she moves to face Willow and gives her a warm proud smile) My Sister went to Sunnydale after the Scythe was pulled from the stone by the Chosen One hoping that the Lost One would find her way to her and her destiny.

WILLOW (confused)

Lost One?

ARRIA

You were lost for a time, Little Goddess. However it is time for you to take the next step in your destiny with your Warrior.

ECHEPHYLE (to Kennedy)

Do you agree to follow your Goddess as she takes her next step?

KENNEDY

Of course. (Echephyle nods)

ARRIA

Willow Rosenberg, you shall embark on a spiritual journey with your Warrior, Kennedy Suarez, through this forest. Both of you must prove your worth during this trial as it will test your courage, will, strength, potential, as well as your love. Do you still wish to continue? (Willow and Kennedy look to one another and nod) Very well. Young Willow—your goal will be to connect with the Goddess Gaia on a level deeper than your magical prowess. (She holds a hand out to Willow who gasps and suddenly takes her glowing Goddess appearance. Echephyle grabs hold of Kennedy and holds her back as Willow's magic filters out of her in bright white sparkles into Arria's hand and into the Earth. Willow falls to her knees gasping as Kennedy breaks Echephyle's grasp and checks to be sure she is okay)

KENNEDY (freaked)

Will! (Willow looks up to her weakly as she turns to Arria angry) What the hell did you do to her!

ARRIA

I returned her magic to the Gaia for her quest. Each ounce of it will be bestowed upon her as she deems herself worthy of its power as well as understands it.

WILLOW (in pain)

Its—like…you ripped me to pieces.

ARRIA

In a way I did. Your magic is a part of every fiber of your being, now you must put the pieces back together.

KENNEDY (freaked)

That's barbaric!

ECHEPHYLE

As your Goddess finds herself, your job is to keep her safe in her weakened state from dangers and obstacles.

KENNEDY

(she freezes and looks up to Echephyle with a stoic expression) What do you mean 'dangers and obstacles'? (an arrow impales itself in the ground by Kennedy's feet. She looks up quickly to see several Amazon warriors moving from the trees towards her with bows, spears, swords, and other weapons. Another arrow is shot directly for Willow but Kennedy catches it mid air before helping her up and backing her towards the tree line behind them) Are you insane!

ECHEPHYLE

(she tosses a sheathed sword to Kennedy who catches it in confusion) Your Goddess must prove she deserves her power and you must prove you deserve to be by her side. (she draws her own sword and holds it to Kennedy with a smirk) I suggest you get her to safety Little Warrior. (she swings for Kennedy who dodges her attacks)

WILLOW

Kennedy!

KENNEDY

(she draws her sword and blocks Echephyle) Run Will!

Willow starts running for the tree line and stops at the end of it hiding behind a tree as Kennedy backs up to her while holding off Echephyle's attacks. An arrow shoots towards Willow and lodges in the tree causing her to yelp. Kennedy kicks the lead Amazon back and sheathes her sword throwing the strap over her shoulder as she runs to Willow and takes her hand leading her through the forest.

KENNEDY

Come on, we gotta get to a safe place before we figure out how to get your magic back.

WILLOW

(they run through the trees and duck behind a fallen trunk for a moment as Kennedy keeps her eyes out for Amazons) Who's idea was this anyway?

KENNEDY

I'm sorry, I didn't exactly think you'd get your magic stripped and then we'd get hunted by crazy Amazons! (a spear zips straight through the fallen trunk between them shocking the two) Shit! Come on, we gotta keep moving! (she takes Willow's hand and they continue running through the forest)

ONE WEEK AGO – IRELAND—DAY

In a park near a lake under the bright Irish sun, Billie and Xander face one another. Billie wears jean shorts and a black tank top standing in a relaxed position facing Xander who wears just his jeans showing his more toned body from the last few months of training with Billie. He holds his fighting stance catching his breath, both have a fresh shine of sweat showing their workout.

BILLIE (teasing)

Remember when I said demons don't usually let ya catch your breath between rounds?

XANDER

True, but demons probably wont necessarily be sparing with me from the crack of dawn.

BILLIE

Ya said that ya wanted me to help ya get stronger.

XANDER

Yeah, so I can be more help.

BILLIE

An' here I thought it was jus' to get all buff an' sexy for me. (she smiles and winks at him)

XANDER

Yeah, those donut runs were starting to get to me. (he smiles back as she goes back to a fighting stance)

BILLIE

Alright, gimme your best shot.

The two start to circle one another. Xander stays light on his feet and moves to swing a right hook at Billie who ducks under it and sweeps his legs out from under him. She dives to pin him to the grass but narrowly misses as he rolls over and back to his feet. She gets up and swings a roundhouse kick that he grabs hold of before tossing her back a few feet. Billie regains her footing and moves back as the two exchange punches and blocks before Xander grabs hold of her fist and twists it behind her holding her in place as she struggles. Billie bends down and flips Xander over her shoulder causing him to react and sweep her feet out from under her. He pounces on top of her and pins her wrists to the grass.

BILLIE (smiling)

If ya wanted to be on top all ya had to do was ask.

XANDER

(he smirks) Why is it that whenever I pin you…you get all hot and bothered and we end up making out for ten minutes?

BILLIE

Because we're gonna be the old married couple soon…gotta keep the flame goin', right? (her eyes swirl blue and her tattoos trace through gold as she rolls him over her head while flipping with him until she is on top pinning him to the grass by his wrists above his head) An' you look all sexy with your eye patch an' your shirt off. (she smiles and kisses him)

XANDER

No fair using your demon strength by the way. That's just cruel and sadly very usual punishment with you now that I think about it. (Billie gets off him and helps him stand up)

BILLIE

Well I cant have it lookin' like ya beat me, what kind of Champion would I be if I'm gettin' beat by my human fiancée?

XANDER

(he smiles brightly as the two sit together under a nearby tree looking out to the lake) Fiancée…I love it.

BILLIE

I know. That's why I said it. (she smiles and reaches in their duffle bag under the tree and pulls out her ring putting it on her finger as Xander puts his arm around her. Both of them admire the white gold ring with enchanted cut diamonds sparkling every color of the rainbow) Its crazy—

XANDER (curious)

What?

BILLIE (thinking)

A year ago…I was struggling with everything. I could barely go anywhere without gettin' high off everyone's pain. I was heir to the throne of darkness here an' couldn't come to where I spent most of my life. I had no friends besides my band in Moonview an' I couldn't see the ones I knew here without puttin' 'em in danger. I thought my twin brother was dead but turns out he was plottin' my death. I thought my only destiny was to torture an' kill. (she turns to Xander and looks at him softly) I didn't even know you existed a year ago.

XANDER

(he smiles and looks out to the lake and adjusts his eyepatch) A year ago I developed 20-0 eyesight. (Billie chuckles as Xander smiles at her and continues) I turned my hometown into a crater with my best friends and lived in a Refugee Shelter for two months. I lost the woman I loved for four years. (Billie looks at him somberly and hugs into his side in comfort as he looks down at her with a sweet look) Then I moved to Moonview with a bunch of lesbians and met my Rockstar fiancée.

BILLIE

(she laughs) Sell that story to a soap opera.

XANDER

You mean the one where I got a second chance at someone to call my wife?

BILLIE

Sweet talkin' will get you everywhere.

XANDER

I figured. (he lifts up Billie's left hand and looks at her ring with her) Any ideas on the wedding yet?

BILLIE

Well I got a question actually…(she looks at him curious) Who the heck is gonna be your best man?

XANDER

(he chuckles) I haven't asked her yet but I think Will would love to be my best woman at least.

BILLIE

Guess we're not exactly gonna get anythin' traditional, huh?

XANDER

Not when all of the invites on your side are gonna be some of the most powerful demons in Ireland. (he thinks) And who the heck is gonna be your maid of honor? I mean…no offense but your best friends aren't exactly honorable type maids.

BILLIE

Funny…no offense to Ken or anythin' but I'm kinda closer with Faith. Spent more time with her before she got Buffy-whipped since Ken always followed Willow around like a lost puppy.

XANDER

I honestly think it would do Faith a lot of good. She'll play it off and you might have to convince her but it'll mean a lot to her.

BILLIE

But then Willow is gonna be standin' up with Faith…that's kinda backwards don't ya think?

XANDER

Like I said honey…It's not exactly going to be traditional so they can just swap people to stand up with.

BILLIE

Since the whole wedding party is girls I guess not. (she thinks then realizes something) You know what…

XANDER

(she sits up with a shocked look on her face and faces him) What?

BILLIE

I've never met anyone in your family.

XANDER

Consider it a privilege. (he chuckles) They're a bunch of drunken idiots.

BILLIE

We're gettin' married an' I don't know anyone in your family.

XANDER

Like I said…not a fan of them. We'll go meet my parents when we get back, I think they're in some town outside LA now. And in my defense I didn't meet your parents either.

BILLIE

They're dead Xander…

XANDER

And mine are dead-to-me. See? Works out great!

BILLIE

They're still your family…you should be happy you still have one. (she turns back around to face the lake with a somber expression. Xander smiles and puts his arms around her waist and pulls her to lay against his chest)

XANDER

Those fools haven't been my family for a long time. I honestly think Buffy's mom loved me more then my own mom…the same kinda goes for Willow too. Me and Will only had each other when we were younger so we stuck together, then Buffy came along and gave us a purpose along with a family. I think of Dawnie as a little sister and I always will. Us four have basically only had each other for as long as I can remember no matter what or who left, got in the way, or died. Faith finally has a nice family with us too and so does Kennedy. Those girls are my family and you're best friends with all of them. (Billie smiles and looks at him) And I plan on marrying you and maybe starting our own family, one day.

BILLIE

You know we're gonna put a new definition to the phrase 'Demon Children', right?

XANDER (curious)

Would they still be demons?

BILLIE

Yeah, my mother looked into it a while ago to be sure if I took over that I could continue the legacy. A Banshee spirit is already thought to be too powerful to share a body with a human spirit, but it is actually stronger since it feeds off the human emotions once it is unleashed.

XANDER

Um…In English?

BILLIE

(she chuckles) My legacy will always an' forever be half Banshee unless I was with another full Banshee. Basically the genes I pass on would be the evil ones.

XANDER

Hey…you're not evil. And there are things you could show them that would destroy any evil that threatened to come near them.

BILLIE

Yeah I know. Nature an' nurture stuff—anyways, if we had kids they would be like me only they'd get their humanity from you an' their demon from me.

XANDER (teasing)

So when they draw on walls they're your children, and when they become president of the United States they're my children?

BILLIE

Ha ha. Why are we even talkin' 'bout havin' kids already? You're 24 for cripes sake.

XANDER

And you're 43. Hey doesn't that make you a cougar?

BILLIE

(she smacks him playfully) I'm just sayin' we have time to worry 'bout that later.

XANDER

The rest of our lives. (he smiles and kisses her sweetly. After a moment Billie breaks the kiss and looks away concentrating on something. She focuses in on a shady cluster of trees, her eyes swirl blue as her tattoos trace through gold as she stands up. Xander stands up looking concerned with her)

BILLIE

Maybe not the rest 'a our lives if the demon hiding in those trees was a little stealthier.

She looks to Xander who nods as he pulls an axe out of the duffle bag next to them and slings it over his shoulder while Billie leads the way to the trees. As they reach the edge Billie points up to a branch and looks to Xander. He nods as she leaps up to it to get the higher ground as he drops the duffle bag next to a trunk. Xander holds the axe ready as he remains alert looking around the tree trunks to avoid being ambushed. He looks up when he hears leaves rustle slightly and sees Billie crouched on a branch just above him. She points to a sewer entrance where the lid was overturned and he nods to her again. They make it further in the clearing, Xander stops when he hears a stick crack nearby. He turns to a tree and hears another snap and walks toward it. When he reaches the sound he pounces to the other side of the tree and swings his axe straight into the trunk. He looks frustrated.

ANGEL (in pain)

You missed.

Xander jumps back against another tree with a yelp before he notices Angel sitting at the foot of the tree that now has the axe stuck in the trunk. Billie hops down next to Xander and stands by his side.

BILLIE

Xander? You okay?

XANDER (freaked)

Yeah, but I almost decapitated Angel.

ANGEL (in pain)

No you didn't. (he winces as he tries to stand up but gives up and leans against the tree) Maybe if I was standing up…or could stand up.

BILLIE (surprised)

Angel? What the hell happened to you! (she kneels down to his side and pushes her hair behind her ears as she sees him holding onto his side under his dark coat. Angel sports several slash marks across his chest and arms as well as a deep gash across his cheek starting from the bridge of his nose and trailing down to his jawline)

ANGEL (in pain)

Turns out…when you try and tell Wolfram & Hart you aren't gonna work for them anymore—(he groans as Billie checks the slash on his cheek) They would rather, fire you I guess is a good way to put it.

BILLIE

(she checks over his cuts and carefully takes his long coat as he winces) Well, obviously none of these are gonna kill ya but you lost a lot 'a blood. (she starts tearing his coat into strips) I'll tie 'em up then you're coming back with us so I can cover 'em right.

ANGEL (in pain)

Isn't the—(he groans and winces as she ties a strip of his coat around the gash on his arm)

BILLIE

Pain gonna to make me a little tipsy? (he looks at her as he regains his composure) From what I heard, Banshee Billie is kind of like Angelus, if I got it right. A nasty shadow loomin' over me all the time that can be shoved back with enough control.

ANGEL (in pain)

I think you got it worse. Angelus only becomes a problem when I lose my soul.

XANDER

(he squats down on the opposite side of Angel and puts another chunk of his coat against the gash on his cheek) I think this one is gonna leave a scar buddy.

ANGEL (in pain)

Could have been worse. (Billie holds a large chunk of his coat against the large wound at his side and he groans loudly making Billie and Xander both wince) You guys don't have to do this you know.

BILLIE

Sure we do. (she smiles to him slightly as Xander helps her assess his wounds) You're the vampire with a soul I actually like.

XANDER

Speaking of that…and honestly not that I care, but where is Spike?

ANGEL (in pain)

Hopefully in England by now. (he winces as Billie adjusts the cloth at his side wound; Xander jogs off to grab their duffle bag) We met up with everyone in LA to tell Wolfram & Hart that we were done with them…turns out they didn't like that idea.

BILLIE

You were split ends they didn't want.

XANDER

(he returns with their bag and pulls out some first aid supplies) So what brought you to Ireland?

ANGEL (in pain)

Spike and I figured that going back as far to our roots as we could would be a good way to get off their radars. Maybe do some soul searching.

XANDER

Ignoring the obvious 'soul searching' pun I could crack at that…you used to live in Ireland?

ANGEL

When Darla turned me, yeah. I was a drunken fool who didn't deserve to live anyway.

BILLIE

Everyone deserves to live. (she pours alcohol over the gash on his arm making him wince again) Ya just had to live while bein' dead is all.

ANGEL

(he chuckles and smiles at Billie, causing him to smile back) To think you're Kiley's daughter.

BILLIE (shocked)

You knew my mother?

ANGEL

She held me and Darla captive for treason against her rule. (Billie wraps the cut on his arm and moves to the large wound at his side) No offense…but the psycho knew how to torture just a little too well.

XANDER

It's official. Everyone knows your family but me.

BILLIE

(she gives him a sly grin) You'll get over it. Here finish wrappin' these. (she pulls a dagger from the bag)

XANDER

What are you doing? Giving him some more cuts? (she takes out a bottle of beer as well, opens it and takes a quick swig) Or maybe getting a bit tipsy instead?

ANGEL (disbelieving)

You're not…

BILLIE

I am. (she slashes across her palm and squeezes drops of her blood into the bottle) Human an' Banshee blood together, probably the only better stuff for ya would be Slayer blood. Plus, this is strong ass beer…should take some edge off the pain. Now drink up.

ANGEL

(Xander finishes wrapping his wound as he picks up the bottle and looks at it cautiously) You know if I drink this you're gonna start smelling like food to me.

BILLIE (smirking)

I think I can hold back a wounded vampire if he gets pushy.

XANDER

(he wipes the gash across Angel's cheek clean and applies butterfly band-aids across it) She can hold back two Slayers…take her word for it. (Angel gives in and downs the bottle quickly, when he's finished he gives a satisfied sigh) Kinda creepy that hit the spot big guy.

ANGEL

I'll say. (he looks at the bottle) I forgot that Irish beer makes everything over in the states seem like piss water.

BILLIE

That's what I keep tellin' Faith an' Ken! They don't believe me…

XANDER

Come on, we'll get you back to our place then we can talk.

ANGEL

Not too sure if I can walk much.

BILLIE

Don't have to. (she throws one of his arms over her shoulder and helps him up easily. Xander gives her a teasing glance with a snicker) What?

XANDER

I don't think you realize how hilarious you look holding up a guy twice your size.

BILLIE

Oh can it, we're runnin' through sewers 'til we get back home anyways.

XANDER

Still hilarious.

BILLIE

So is the fact you aren't gettin' any tonight. (He looks at her hurt as she flashes him a victory smirk) I win.

PRESENT DAY – CLEVELAND SLAYER ACADEMY: TRAINING HALL—DAY

Throughout a large gymnasium type environment several teenage girls—Slayers—complete their daily training rituals. Girls work on their form, fighting techniques, weapons skills, agility, strength, stamina, focus, and senses between the equipment, various sparing partners, and in the teaching sessions daily. Amongst the chaos of young training Slayers, at the far wall on the mats several of them either sit or stand listening intently to Buffy as she teaches them.

BUFFY

Your instincts are your greatest weapon, not your strength or speed or skill. If they are telling you run…you run. If they are telling you to slay…you slay. But you cannot rely solely on them, just like any other weapon. Like, what happens if you rely too much on one single weapon? (some of them raise their hands) Yeah, Haley.

HALEY

You become predictable?

BUFFY

Yeah, but not quite what I was looking for. Sam?

SAM

You aren't diverse enough with your techniques?

BUFFY

Well…yes but—

TORI

You turn into a psycho who starts naming their favorite weapons?

BUFFY

Hey! I had a favorite stake named Mr. Pointy and I'm not the least bit psycho…

HALEY

Didn't Mr. Giles say that anyone who claims not to be at least a little crazy must be the ones who are completely insane?

BUFFY

Well yeah, but there's a difference between psycho and crazy. And this is off track…

SAM

Well you said we were right…except Tori anyway.

TORI

Nah, she proved I was right. (she smirks and some of the girls chuckle as Buffy huffs and rubs her eyes in frustration)

BUFFY

I didn't even finish college…why he hell am I teaching. (she speaks up and addresses the girls again) Alright…again. When you rely too much on one skill it ends up like when you rely too much on one weapon.

TORI

You already said that.

BUFFY

(she looks at Tori) Alright smart ass. Fill in the blank. "When I use my favorite sharp thing too much it is going to end up…."

TORI

Legendary!

HALEY

She has a point. I mean…you always use the Scythe, right?

BUFFY

No, because then I become predictable, lazy, not creative, and apparently psycho. But this doesn't technically apply with the Scythe as far as we know since it's so powerful.

SAM

Then why use it as an example?

BUFFY

I didn't…Haley did and—(she becomes frustrated) Did you guys turn it into some game to see how frustrated you can get me? Your parents signed waivers that I can kick your ass if I have too.

TORI

No they didn't…they did it because we're a bunch of girls with super powers now who came here to be all 'Wax on, wax off'.

BUFFY

You've had too many classes with Faith, Tori. Seriously, nobody knows what happens when something is too relied on? (the girls are silent and look at one another)

FAITH

It ends up broken. (the girls and Buffy turn to see Faith leaning against the doorframe. She raises an eyebrow at Buffy's frustrated expression)

BUFFY

You're late—

FAITH

As usual. Can you forgive me? (she walks up next to Buffy and kisses her deeply before turning back to the girls as Buffy recovers) As B was sayin'. You rely too much on somethin' and it is gonna either break in general or break you. Any questions, or what? (Tori raises her hand) Yeah, smartass in the front.

TORI

Ignoring that…I get the whole breaking thing up until you said it would break us.

BUFFY

If you rely too much on the individual aspects of what makes you a Slayer then that could almost literally happen. You need to balance the strength, speed, recovery, skills, and instincts if you want to survive in the fight just like you were chosen to.

HALEY

Everyone has one thing they lean on more in their own technique, though.

BUFFY

And that's what makes each move unique and your own. We're just here to teach you to not abuse any single part of being a Slayer. The consequences could be dire.

SAM

Like?

FAITH

(she looks to Buffy and smiles before sitting on the mats) Alright squirts, story time. Gather round. (the Slayers all sit down and look at her as she dramatically narrates) Once upon a time, there was only supposed to be one Chosen girl with the strength to fight the nasty beasties that go bump in the night. She was devoted to her calling so much that she died for the cause then was revived by one of her loyal Scooby followers. A new Slayer was then called, creating the Chosen Two.

TORI

You, right?

BUFFY

(she sits down next to Faith) Nope, another girl named Kendra. She was a model Slayer but she had no real ties to the world. An insane vampire named Drusilla hypnotized her and slit her throat. (the girls wince at the thought)

FAITH

(she starts to slowly stand up heroically and cockily) Officially calling the great Boston demon-killing machine to become the next in the line of hot chicks with superpowers. (the girls giggle and smile as Faith takes a fighting stance and calls over to Andrew on the bleachers) Yo Andy! Get over here and do my special little rant you love to tell.

ANDREW

You got it Faith! (he puts down his comic book and saunters over to the group of girls. He clears his throat as Faith stands tall) When Faith arrived in the life of the fair Buffy Summers, she was seen as the Yang to the Chosen One's Yin. The dark Slayer…the power house that made demons cringe in fear and howl in pain at the mere sight of her. She fought on the side of all that was good before being seduced by the dark side and succumbing to its seductive allure. (Buffy looks at him and tries not to chuckle as Faith starts to look at him annoyed) She gave hell to Buffy—the great slayer of the vampyres—and her friends for many moons before falling victim to a deadly jackal knife. (he motions stabbing Faith dramatically as she looks at him very annoyed. The girls giggle as he freezes and looks at Faith frightened causing her to smirk and raise an eyebrow) Too much?

FAITH

Little bit.

ANDREW

Right…back to work. (he scampers out of the gym)

FAITH

Strange kid.

BUFFY

Great cook though.

FAITH

Good point. (she turns back to the girls) Anyways! Point was, I loved my power way too much and I started to abuse it. I relied too much on my instincts and accidentally staked a human. (the girls looks intrigued) Something like that changes you forever…I was reckless and stupid. That's why B and me are here now, to make sure you guys don't end up like me. It's not exactly a fairy tale ending.

HALEY

Well it sort of is…you guys ended up together.

TORI

Yeah how the hell did that happen?

BUFFY

That's a long story. (she looks to Faith and smiles)

FAITH

We're the Chosen Two, just makes sense. Plus, B's wicked sexy. (she grins at Buffy as some of the girls chuckle)

BUFFY

Or not that long. Slaying is a hard life, before us they were always alone and never lasted too long. Then another girl was called in the line and it repeats. But we changed that…you need people you can trust with your life if you want to keep it. It's a burden that only Faith and I knew for the longest time…and after we got over our pasts and looked at the big picture, I guess we just realized what was in front of us the whole time.

FAITH

That…and I'm wicked sexy too. (she smirks and Buffy smirks back)

BUFFY

Yeah, that too.

SAM

So your friends are what kept you going? (The Chosen Two nod) So where are they now?

CORDELIA

(she materializes from a bright white sparkling trail of lights behind the group of Slayers sitting on the training mats, when she speaks she makes all of the girls jump) They're off on little business vacations just like these two that officially are over, as of now.

FAITH (sarcastic)

Hey Queen C, glad to see that whole higher power thing hasn't gone to your head or nothin'.

CORDELIA (sarcastic)

Glad to see that whole Faith thing hasn't driven everyone crazy yet. Don't worry, there's still time.

FAITH

Ignoring that…

BUFFY

Guys, this is Cordelia. She is part of the Powers that Be.

HALEY

Seriously!

CORDELIA

Yeah, you all are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. (she snaps her fingers and Giles and Andrew appear in the training room as all the Slayers gawk)

GILES

Bloody hell what is—(he sees Cordelia and his eyes widen in shock) Cordelia?

CORDELIA

Hey Giles, great seeing you. (she makes her way over to Buffy and Faith as she talks) Can't really talk, I happen to be the busiest higher power at the moment. Buffy and Faith are officially off duty a few hours ahead from when you guys agreed, okay?

GILES

(he looks at his watch) Ah, yes. Their flight doesn't leave until later tonight. Might I ask what the rush is?

CORDELIA

Thought I'd zap them back myself. We're getting the whole gang back together actually but this is the only time I could get them home—I happen to have a lot of stuff going on.

FAITH

Who woulda thought…divine being on a higher plane and she actually has things to do?

CORDELIA

Keep talking and I'll 'accidentally' forget to teleport your mouth and do the whole world a favor.

ANDREW

Not really…since theoretically her mouth would still be moving here in Cleveland. (Faith raises her eyebrow at him and he quickly becomes frantic) Not that it's a bad thing in the first place! I mean…you always have very entertaining comments and are a great teacher and—

GILES

Calm down Andrew…you'd think after all this time you'd realize that Faith enjoys messing with you. Lord knows all she has to do is raise an eyebrow at you and you shake like a bloody purse dog.

CORDELIA

Purse dog…right…I think I actually miss your stuffy British humor, Giles. (she grabs Faith and Buffy's arms and looks to the group of Slayers) Say bye to the head Slayers girls, they're needed back on the battlefront. (she looks back to Giles as the girls wave to Buffy and Faith) I'll check in with you with one of your Seers, later!

BUFFY

Ugh, I hate teleporting! (they disappear in a trail of twinkling white lights)

SCOOBY BASEMENT—DAY

Cordelia, Buffy, and Faith appear in white lights in the center of the training space. Buffy shuffles away and holds her stomach while Faith holds her head and tries to shake it clear.

FAITH

Whoa…head rush

BUFFY

I think I'm gonna be sick…

CORDELIA

Oh you big babies!

FAITH

We're Slayers Queen C, as in kick and punch? Don't really do the magic stuff…like ever.

CORDELIA

I'm sure Kennedy is totally fine with teleporting.

BUFFY

She's around Will all the time though, she has to be used to magic by now.

CORDELIA

Whatever…like I said earlier I'm really busy and cant talk long. This was the only free spot I had in my day to get you guys here, everyone else should be here later tonight.

FAITH

(realizing their location) Why'd ya zap us in the basement?

CORDELIA

Between me, Anya and Tara using our powers to get you guys back together and everything its better to appear below ground so we don't wake up some ancient evil for you guys to have to fight.

BUFFY

Cause you know…that never happens every month anyway.

CORDELIA

True. (she looks up and turns frustrated) Ugh! It's like they can't do anything without me! I gotta go guys, welcome home. We'll explain everything later. (she disappears in a trail of twinkling white lights leaving Buffy and Faith confused)

BUFFY

I never really did understand her, or what she did.

FAITH

Hey she saved us from a plane ride, I'll trade slight headache for a second over some brat kickin' my seat any day.

BUFFY

(she picks up some athletic tape and starts taping her fists) With you there. I'm pretty excited we get to see everyone again though, I missed them a lot. I know we had Giles and Andrew but it's not the same, you know?

FAITH

Can't do without Willow's nervous babble and Xander's cheesy one liners, huh?

BUFFY

Yeah, because you didn't miss the witty banter while playing Xbox and the random wrestling matches you, Kennedy and Billie break out in.

FAITH

Got me there, babe. Kinda annoyin' that Queen C had to zap us over so early though.

BUFFY

(she walks over to a punching bag and starts hitting it) I think Cordelia is more uptight now that she's dead…shouldn't it be the opposite?

FAITH

(she thinks then gains a suggestive smirk as she looks at Buffy) Maybe. I mean…after all, she did just teleport us into the basement together—alone. Where we have nothing but some training stuff, a mini fridge, and my bed.

BUFFY

Yeah. After basically making us unemployed, Giles is probably having a hissy fit.

FAITH

Maybe. (she walks up behind Buffy and puts her arms around her waist as she kisses her neck making Buffy grab hold of the punching bag and stop her training abruptly) But I'm gonna have to thank her later…no one is gonna be anywhere near us till later tonight. (Buffy's eyes flutter closed as Faith continues to kiss her neck between her sentences) No baby Slayers…No little sis…No friends…just you…me and—(she is cut off as Buffy turns around and kisses her with everything she has in her. Faith pushes her up against the wall as the two refuse to break their embrace. When they finally have to break for air Buffy grins seductively at Faith before jumping up and wrapping her legs around her waist)

BUFFY

Is there a reason you still have your clothes on? (she kisses Faith's neck as she tries to respond)

FAITH

Not a…good one. (the two kiss again and make their way over to the bed, Buffy pushes Faith down and smirks)

BUFFY

Good.

SOMEWHERE IN THE AMAZON—DAY

After being on their spirit quest for the better part of two months now Kennedy and Willow remain strong while surviving in the deep rainforest. They have set up camp while remaining vigilant of the Amazon warriors that continue to hunt them along with the various demon beasts that try to make a meal out of them. They both wear Amazon armor taken from their attackers. Kennedy with her sword still slung across her back picks up two stone cups from over the fire and walks it to a break in the canopy of trees where Willow sits meditating on a large stone in the sunlight. Kennedy stops and admires her with a dreamy smile before Willow smiles at her.

WILLOW

I felt you.

KENNEDY

Yeah? Is the force with me? (she smirks as Willow opens her eyes and chuckles)

WILLOW

Very funny. (Kennedy walks up and hands her the little stone cup) Now that we've had this calm for the last two weeks, I can finally take the time to actually try and connect to the goddess like I should have a long time ago.

KENNEDY

Well I think we're too far out from the temple for them to send out their warriors without endangering the Guardians. They've just been sending demons and they're easier to deal with.

WILLOW

But aren't they usually stronger and with the…grr and the teeth.

KENNEDY

Yeah, but they're demons…I can kill them. Honestly its easier to jump in and fight for your life with thinking its you or them instead of "how the hell am I gonna knock this chick out".

WILLOW

Makes sense. And thanks for the tea.

KENNEDY

Anything for my Goddess. (she smiles sweetly as Willow blushes and looks down)

WILLOW

I'm not a Goddess anymore, at least not now.

KENNEDY

Call me crazy but I don't think that's anything that they can permanently take away. I mean…the magic is a part of you, it's your destiny.

WILLOW

That I'm out here to find again…And its taken two months.

KENNEDY

And you've gotten a lot of your strength back. That woman basically shattered your spirit Will…it takes someone of amazing strength to pull back together from that, and you are.

WILLOW

I know…I just feel bad that I roped you into this. It's been two months Ken…we haven't seen or spoken to anyone that didn't wanna kill us.

KENNEDY

And yet we're still here. (she takes Willow's hand) Together, and the same people we were only stronger. (Willow looks into her eyes as though searching for something) What is it, baby?

WILLOW

It's just…they said you had to prove that you were worthy enough to be by my side but—I don't think I'm worthy enough to be at yours.

KENNEDY

Don't say that Will, you're the most powerful woman I have ever met.

WILLOW

Yeah…I'm powerful, or I was. But I've never been strong.

KENNEDY

What do you mean?

WILLOW

I became a powerful witch, an ultimate evil, a Guardian, a Goddess, but all I ever started out as was little, geeky Willow, the computer nerd.

KENNEDY

But you're not that same nerd anymore Will.

WILLOW (realizing)

Yeah, on the outside. But on the inside—all the way to my spirit—I'm still that same little nerd that couldn't speak for what she wanted, or what she could stand for. I'm powerful but not strong. I gave in to a darkness I don't even want to attempt to comprehend when I lost Tara. I was too weak to face it, so I took an easy way out.

KENNEDY

But you came back from it.

WILLOW

Doesn't change the fact that I turned to it in the first place.

KENNEDY

Will. (she climbs up on the rock and sits next to Willow and takes her hands trying to talk sense into her) You have come so far in just the time I've known you alone. If Buffy or Xander heard you saying things like this, they would go crazy.

WILLOW

Maybe, but I think I've always known that I wasn't strong enough to hold the power I have. I never really thought I deserved it, I guess. (she thinks for a moment and looks up to the sky) That's why we've been stuck out here on this quest…I'm not strong enough.

Kennedy looks at her in disbelief as Willow continues looking skyward. Just as she is about to protest, Kennedy notices little white sparkles starting to swirl around them. As the magic becomes more powerful the sparkles engulf them and the two disappear in a flash of bright light.

AMAZON TEMPLE – DAY

Kennedy appears in a flash of bright white light at the foot of the tall pyramid-like temple's stone staircase. She looks around confused until she notices Willow at the top of the first stretch of stone steps on the flat break in the temple. Arria stands next to her as Willow looks to her worried.

KENNEDY

Willow! (she starts to make for the staircase but is stopped by Echephyle and several warriors behind her. Kennedy turns with a determined expression) What is going on?

ECHEPHYLE

One final test for both of you. One must know when to let the other do what she must, that is yours. Your Goddess' is to realize something she never has about herself. Only then will she be worthy of her power. (Kennedy turns to see Willow with Arria with a worried expression)

ARRIA

Welcome back, Little Goddess.

WILLOW

Why did Gaia send me here? I felt her presence.

ARRIA

She found your modesty humbling…however, untrue. (she walks up to Willow with a bright warm smile) What is magic to you Little Goddess? What have you learned?

WILLOW

It's…everything. Magic is the root of every fiber of every being and life. It's what makes the world spin, what lets us dream at night. And I learned the only way to properly connect with it is to be a part of it and have the strength not to lose yourself to how overwhelming it can be.

ARRIA

You find power overwhelming?

WILLOW

I find the amount of power open to me through the earth and universe overwhelming because I don't have the strength to be worthy of that kind of connection.

ARRIA

(she smiles) That's what I thought. Little Goddess, you are powerfully wise for your years, however you remain ignorant to the truth. (Willow looks confused) You believe you are not worthy of holding strength because of how you once were and because of the moment of weakness you showed when you lost Tara—another of Gaia's children. I believe if she were here she could talk some sense into you.

WILLOW

Yeah. She'd probably call me a big dummy. (a small glowing white light appears behind Willow and takes Tara's shape before she appears wearing all pure white)

TARA

That's true, you big dummy. (Willow turns around in shock and her eyes light up as Tara smiles warmly)

WILLOW

Tara! (she hugs her as Tara looks to Arria who nods. Willow takes a step back from the hug) What are you doing here?

TARA

Gaia needs you to understand something…and you didn't listen to Kennedy, so she thought maybe you'd listen to me.

WILLOW (confused)

What do you mean?

TARA

Willow…having one little time of weakness doesn't mean you aren't strong. You don't realize just how strong you are inside, no matter how meek you seem on the outside or in your past. It's what I fell in love with and what Kennedy fell in love with too.

WILLOW

But—

TARA

You could never have grown as a person without growing in strength. You could never have come back from that darkness without being strong. You could never have unlocked a destiny for yourself, that's one of the greatest I've ever seen, without being one of the strongest people in the world. (Willow smiles at her slightly as tears start to fall from her eyes)

ARRIA

You are strong Little Goddess, or else you would never have made it this far. (she holds her hand out and a little shred of white magic sparkles. She holds it out to Willow) This is yours.

Willow looks to her and holds out her hand. The magic flies to float above her palm before shooting into her chest taking her breath away. As she gasps in pain, she begins to be surrounded by bright white twinkling lights. Her body begins to glow with a bright white aura. Kennedy sees and looks in shock as a bright blinding light shoots down from the sky and engulfs Willow, forcing her to cover her eyes and looks away along with the other warriors. As the light dims enough to be bearable, the twenty warriors draw their weapons, causing Kennedy to turn swiftly and draw her own sword in defense as she backs up to the first step. The Amazons each fall to one knee and hold their weapons to the ground while bowing their heads. Kennedy turns to look back to the light in confusion as she sees Willow floating just above the ground in the beam of light. She races up the stone staircase as fast as she can as Tara and Arria both bow their heads on opposite sides of the beam. Kennedy makes it to the top of the steps and stops shielding her eyes as she looks up to see Willow glowing brightly with long white hair flying around in the wind. Kennedy falls to one knee and bows with a smile holding her sword in the ground in front of her. Willow looks down to Kennedy and a bright light connects them at their hearts. Kennedy's body jerks up in shock as bright red pulses of energy pulse from her chest through her body with the beat of her heart. Kennedy's inner Slayer energy starts to pulse along the connection between her and Willow until it pulses through Willow as well. One pulse of bright energy moves from Willow down to Kennedy and spirals around her right arm. Over her bicep, the light traces into an intricate star with a spiraled heart in the center and surrounded by tight braid work symbols that knot around the points of the star. The marks and braid work spiral around the circumference of her arm to the back of her hand where the design comes to a single long, sharpened point. The design burns red as Kennedy winces and groans at the pain of the design burning into her skin. The light fades and Kennedy gasps before slouching over panting and keeping herself upright with her sword as the new design on her arm continues to sparkle deep red and white. Willow slowly ascends to the stone platform in front of Kennedy with a bright smile. The glow fades to just a soft white aura around her as her white hair continues to blow about herself. Tara and Arria look at her with warm smiles as Kennedy looks up with a proud smile.

KENNEDY

My Goddess.

WILLOW

(she smiles) My Warrior.

ECHEPHYLE

(she walks up the steps and bows her head to Willow before standing next to Arria) Little Warrior has passed her trials and kept the Little Goddess safe through their quest.

ARRIA

And our Little Goddess has proved she holds the strength to journey on the road to her destiny.

KENNEDY

(she looks to her arm as the design continues to burn from the center, she winces as it fades to a deep but still bright red. Kennedy looks at the mark in shock as she flexes her hand) Well that's definitely different…

ECHEPHYLE

It's the brand of your Goddess. (Kennedy looks up confused as Echephyle turns to show how her arm is marked as well but with different symbols and braidwork and in bright white) You are a warrior in service of a woman with a powerful destiny, much as I am, and as the Amazon warriors before us.

KENNEDY

Well, how come mine is different?

ECHEPHYLE

We serve different Goddess', Little Warrior—as well as you were the first to ever be marked by yours. (Kennedy looks from her marks up to Willow with an amazed smile) You are bound to her for as many millennia as she wishes as her eternal, and first Champion…I hope you know the responsibility and power that comes with such an honor.

KENNEDY

I wouldn't have it any other way.

ARRIA

You have a very loyal and honorable warrior, Willow. Your destinies are forever tied and they do not stop in this realm. When your times come, your spirits will leave this plane together to the next stop of your journey. (Willow stops looking nervous)

TARA

Don't worry Will, it wont be for a while yet. You still have a lot to learn, and so does Kennedy. Live your lives, remember what I said last time?

WILLOW

(smiling softly) Carpe Diem. (she walks up to Kennedy and holds her hand to her, Kennedy takes it and stands before kissing her knuckle with a smile) What? You become an Amazon warrior and you're chivalrous?

KENNEDY

Nah, but Tara's here so I gotta make myself look good. (she looks to Tara and smiles)

TARA

I'm glad I'm scarier then thirty highly trained warrior women. (she smiles teasingly as Willow chuckles and Kennedy walks over and gives her a hug) Good to see you too Kennedy.

KENNEDY

(she steps back slightly and looks Tara in the eye) I swore I'd keep her safe.

TARA

You have and will. It's your destiny. (she turns to Willow who takes a deep breath and returns to normal, however a single streak of white contrasts against the red in one of the longer layers of her hair)

KENNEDY

(she moves to hold Willow tightly) I told you, you're strong.

WILLOW

I know that now. (she looks into Kennedy's eyes) But you knew it all along. (the couple kisses before breaking away and smiling at one another, Kennedy sees the strand of white)

KENNEDY

Hey, check it out. Free highlights, Will.

WILLOW (surprised)

Free who now! (she takes Kennedy's sword and looks at her reflection in the blade seeing the strand of white on the right side of her head) Oh crap…talk about finding a stray gray hair.

ARIA

It marks you as one of us, one of Gaia's closest children. I believe I can assume that's all that will remain in your normal state given technically you are a Goddess as well therefore can bear your own mark upon others.

KENNEDY

(she admires the mark on her arm) Tell me about it.

WILLOW (nervous)

Sorry Ken, I didn't know that would happen and—

KENNEDY

Will, stop. (she smiles widely) I like it, I feel all proud and special. (she strikes a dramatic pose) Makes me look bad ass, too.

TARA

Yes…the eternal mark of a newly rising Goddess and all she thinks is she's bad ass.

KENNEDY

Faith's gonna be jealous.

WILLOW

Yeah, five bucks she goes out and gets another tattoo.

ECHEPHYLE

(she leans over to Aria) Really? These are the future of the Universe?

ARIA

They are young. I have faith they will become wiser through the lifetimes.

ECHEPHYLE

I should hope so…if not, Gaia save us all.

KENNEDY

So…if I'm your Eternal Warrior now…am I immortal or something?

TARA

No, you are still human Kennedy. For this lifetime anyway.

WILLOW

This lifetime?

TARA

Both of you are. Like Aria said, after you complete this life then you shall start the journey to your higher callings.

KENNEDY

No pressure…

ARIA

None whatsoever. You don't have to worry about any of that until you both are dead. In this life you are still both very mortal and very human. You have destinies to fulfill in this lifetime that will help for later lives. I would recommend taking Tara's advice and Carpe Diem.

WILLOW

Maybe start with a trip to the salon? (she looks at the streak in her hair again worried) It's kind of random against the red…

KENNEDY

I think it's cute. (she takes Willow's hand and squeezes it comfortingly)

TARA

You guys are adorable. (they turn to her with a blush) But there is another reason I'm here. I've been told to bring you guys back to Moonview as soon as your quest is done. No offense Will…but you haven't tried your newly returned powers yet and its probably safer if I just take you guys there myself.

WILLOW (worried)

Why? Did something happen? Oh goddess is everyone alright!

TARA

Easy Will, everyone's fine. Just thought since you were done here you'd like the free trip back. We sort of timed it so everyone would get home the same time, surprise! (she holds her hands out to the girls) Thought it would be a nice treat since you haven't spoken to them in two months.

KENNEDY

(she turns to Willow with a kind smile) What do you say, Goddess? Shall we venture back to our own temple and parade with the other great Champions?

WILLOW

Sounds good. (they take Tara's hands) And don't worry…I wont tell Faith you actually called her a Champion.

KENNEDY

(she turns to her with a realizing shock) Good save. (They disappear in a trail of sparkling white lights)

IRELAND – XANDER AND BILLIE'S APARTMENT – DAY

Inside the two level apartment, beautifully furnished with a comfortable living room in front of a stone fireplace. To the right is a nice sized kitchen next to a metal spiral staircase. The far side of the room opposite the living room area holds various training necessities including a hanging punching bag, floor mats, and a wall mount of weapons. Billie sits meditating while Xander does pushups on the ground, both are wearing workout clothes similar to what they wore in the park. Angel walks down the spiral staircase while pulling on a button up shirt. The cut on his face is still an angry red and will leave a scar down his cheek from the bridge of his nose down towards his jaw.

XANDER

(he sees Angel and gets up with a smile) Hey Big Guy! Hold on a sec and I'll sun proof the place. (he walks around drawing all the blinds to free the space of direct sunlight)

BILLIE

(she sits up as well and stretches out before throwing on a white t-shirt) Feelin' any better today?

ANGEL

Yeah, a lot actually.

BILLIE

Good. (she walks over to the fridge and looks frustrated) Xander! I told you to get more blood from the butcher while you were out.

XANDER

Yeah, and I did. (he walks up behind her and reaches to the back of the fridge pulling out a little container with a smile) Come on, think I'm gonna make my demon fiancée angry with me? I'm not that dumb.

BILLIE

True…most of the time. (she kisses him sweetly and pulls two bottles of water from the fridge and opens them as Xander pours the blood into a mug)

ANGEL

(he watches the exchange while sitting at the table just outside the kitchen) I don't get it…

XANDER

Don't get what big guy? (he takes one of the bottles and sits down at the table while handing Angel the cup of blood)

ANGEL

Why you two are helping me so much. (He looks to Xander) Lets be honest Xander…you've never really liked me.

XANDER

Doesn't mean I won't help out a fellow good guy when he needs it. (he smiles) That and half the women I used to live with trust you with their lives, so why not give a guy a second chance?

ANGEL

Alright…but Billie—you were threatening me a few months ago. (she smiles shyly at the comment and sits at the table as well drinking her water)

BILLIE

You helped my best friend to her redemption. She told me that there was two demons in the world she'd never slay no matter what—me an' you.

ANGEL

(he smiles and takes a sip of the blood) She shouldn't think like that.

BILLIE

It's Faith…no changing her thinking. Any thoughts on what you're gonna do now that you're up and about?

ANGEL

Not sure, probably do a bit of that soul searching I was talking about. No worries, I'll be out of your hair when the sun sets.

XANDER

You know, we could help you. Billie knows most of the supernatural stuff that goes on around here. I'm just her rugged, tough looking, pirate bodyguard. (Billie raises an eyebrow to him and he quickly adjusts his comment) You know…bodyguard as in backup

BILLIE

Nice save.

ANGEL

No really guys, its okay I—

XANDER

Angel…I'll stake you if you keep being all tough guy. Just take the friendly offer. We're running out of things to do here anyway.

ANGEL

Well, looks like you haven't wasted any time at the gym. (Xander smiles as Angel playfully punches his bare muscled arm) Check you out tough guy.

XANDER

Yeah, I wanted to be more useful. (he smiles and puts his arm around Billie) After I got left behind while Billie went out killing rowdy demons all the time I convinced her to train me a bit.

BILLIE

Whipped this guy into shape.

ANGEL

Guess so, looking good for the big day, huh?

XANDER

Yep. (he smiles at Billie widely) Gonna be the best day of my life.

BILLIE (teasing)

Suck up.

XANDER

Maybe, but it's true. (He kisses her and Angel smiles to himself)

ANGEL

You two are so in love, it's frightening.

XANDER

Always is, but it's worth it.

ANGEL

It sounds like a girly conversation but what the hell, how did it happen?

XANDER

I died.

ANGEL (shocked)

What?

BILLIE

We never really told you about our last apocalypse did we? (Angel shakes his head) Well, we ended up at the Stretch for the final battle with my brother, Jamie. I had all of the Banshee relics together, the Tuatha de Dannon had me under their power and I was about to finish him.

ANGEL

Well if I remember the whole Irish demon thing right, you killing him would have totally had you lost to them, forever.

XANDER

Exactly. And I couldn't let that happen.

BILLIE

He spoke out against them and they struck him with lightning. It knocked me out of my trance enough to make the choice to use my power for good.

ANGEL

So that's where the glowey power came from.

XANDER

Yep, anyways. Between her, Willow and our friend Siobhan they brought me back to life with no strings attached.

ANGEL

But…something like that always has strings.

BILLIE

Not when my newly human brother gives his life for Xander to make up for what he had done.

ANGEL (amazed)

Wow…that's—

BILLIE

Yeah. I don't know what I would have done.

XANDER

I came back and I knew that there was no way in hell that I was gonna die without truly being Billie's forever.

BILLIE

He proposed to me that night. (she shows Angel the ring on her finger and he admires it)

ANGEL

It's enchanted.

XANDER

Yeah, Siobhan took me to a little shop and that one had Billie written all over it. It sparkled in the light just like her eyes.

ANGEL

No, I mean it's really enchanted. Watch. (he stands up slowly walks over to Xander. He stands behind him and morphs to his game face and moves to bite Xander's neck. Billie's ring starts sparkling pink brightly before Xander turns and pushes Angel back)

XANDER

What the hell Angel!

BILLIE

(looking at her ring) Look Xander. (they both look in awe)

ANGEL

Sorry…if I warned you it wouldn't have worked. (he sits down again) Any time Xander's life is in immediate danger it will sparkle like that. If he got the matching wedding band for himself then it should do the same.

BILLIE

That's awesome!

ANGEL

They were actually pretty common around my people, a lot of them were lost or buried with them.

XANDER

(he thinks for a second then looks to Angel) Angel…will you be in our wedding?

ANGEL (shocked)

What?

BILLIE (smiling)

Yeah! It's actually perfect, that way I can ask Siobhan to be in it too.

ANGEL

Are you guys sure? I mean…its not exactly traditional.

XANDER

Yeah, and you're gonna be the only guy in the entire wedding party besides me. Seriously man, I'm surrounded by women. I need at least one guy that's older then 17 around me for a change.

ANGEL (touched)

I'd be honored.

BILLIE

Awesome! Lets celebrate. (she pulls four bottles of beer from the fridge and calls out) Siobhan!

SIOBHAN

(she appears in a swirl of fire looking slightly annoyed) Billie! You know not to bug me when I'm tryin' to contact the spirit world! That's how poltergeists an' dark spirits get loose for cripes sake!

XANDER

(he looks around freaked out) You mean like evil Indian men who want to curse people who disturb their sacred burial grounds? Please tell me that didn't happen! No way in hell do I want the funny syphilis again!

SIOBHAN

(she looks at him with a confused expression and turns back to Billie) Is he always like this?

BILLIE

(she sighs) Usually.

SIOBHAN

Lucky you love him. (she sees Angel sitting at the table and gives him a smile) Glad to see you're up an' about. I take it the cloakin' spell I did worked, no Wolfram & Hart assassins comin' after ya?

ANGEL

Nope. (he smiles) I think I'm in the clear as long as I lay low long enough for the guys to hear from Willow.

SIOBHAN

Yeah, sorry but no way could one of my spells sneak around Wolfram & Hart, let alone be able to change anything.

BILLIE

But he's safe here for now. (she cracks open each of the beers and sets them on the table) We're going to celebrate the first two official members of our wedding party.

SIOBHAN (happy)

Really?

BILLIE

Well, duh. (they all clink bottles and take a long chug as a little sparkling white trail of lights appears and takes Anya's shape just before she materializes wearing all pure white)

ANYA (relieved)

Oh thank god, beer! (she takes Xander's bottle and drinks most of it down before taking a breath, they all look confused) What…We're not allowed to have alcohol in the divine dimension.

ANGEL

Guess you guys weren't lying when you said that you were visited by the Powers, huh?

XANDER

Not that it isn't great to see you Anya…but what's with the surprise visit and the stealing of my beer?

ANYA

Good to see you guys too. (she finishes the bottle and looks at it) This is good stuff by the way.

BILLIE

I know a guy.

SIOBHAN

Or five.

BILLIE

Or five.

XANDER

(he hugs Anya as they both smile) It really is great to see you An. Here I'll get you another bottle. (he takes the empty bottle and moves to the fridge as Anya smiles at Billie)

BILLIE

Well, are we to huggin' yet?

ANYA

Normally I'd say no, but you made Xander very well muscled and more pleasing to look at. Therefore, a thank you is in order, as well as a hello.

BILLIE

(she chuckles) Ignorin' the part where ya were ooglin' my fiancée…(she hugs Anya) Good to see ya again Anya.

ANYA

Likewise. (she looks to Angel) You still have your soul, right?

ANGEL

Unless I lost it in the last few minutes, yes.

ANYA

(she turns to Siobhan) You must be Siobhan, its nice to finally meet you.

SIOBHAN

You know me?

XANDER

(he walks back in the room with a beer for himself and Anya) She watches over you.

ANYA

Well me or Tara…you kind of fall under both our jurisdictions. (she happily dives into her beer)

XANDER

This is Anya, she is part of the Powers that Be.

BILLIE

Which probably means that somethin' bad either happened, or is about to happen.

ANYA

Everyone is okay if that's what you're thinking. At the moment anyway. (she takes a drink from her bottle) Well I guess Willow and Kennedy weren't completely okay for the last two months, but that was nothing to worry about.

XANDER (freaked)

What!

ANYA

Oh don't worry, it had to be done for Willow to realize—nevermind…it's a long story that they are going to tell you soon anyways. To the point, I've been sent to take (she points to Billie and Xander) you two back to Moonview as soon as possible.

ANGEL

Is something wrong?

ANYA

No, not really. I recommend you don't question me or else I am going to end up ruining the surprise we have set up for all of you.

BILLIE

Surprise?

XANDER

Well now you did it Anya…you mentioned a surprise. Now we gotta know.

ANYA

Ugh, fine. We've arranged to bring all of you back together as a sort of reunion, tonight.

BILLIE

Reunion? (she chuckles) Its been a couple months…not like, ten years.

ANYA

Hey, be happy this is happening at all. We could have let your friendship break apart in the new separate life paths you started on and drift away from the destiny you share! But heck no, we're too good at our jobs for something like that to happen!

XANDER

We can't just up and leave, we have a lot of demons to clear out still, plus Angel is all on the run from a super powerful evil law firm.

ANGEL

I told you guys I'd be okay.

SIOBHAN

I can watch out for Angel. And if he was up to it we could work together to keep things going around here. Honestly, I don't think Wolfram & Hart are willing to step foot here, after the Tuatha are gone, for a while at least.

ANGEL

And anything willing to come after me for them is what we'd be hunting down anyway.

ANYA

Good choice Angel. I mean really…a very good choice. It should get you back on your proper path. (he nods to her)

BILLIE

Alright. You can stay in our apartment, there's the sewer access in the basement of the building and since we just share it with the crazy bafoon down the hall it will be perfect actually.

ANGEL

That's very kind but—

XANDER

Shut up…(he hands Angel a key ring) And take the apartment.

ANGEL

(he takes the keys) Thanks, really.

XANDER

No problem. (He and Billie walk over to Anya) Take care guys.

SIOBHAN

You got it.

Billie walks over to a wooden cabinet door in the wall and opens it to show her dual blade sword hanging up in its separate halves. Along with the amulet hanging from the small chain and her Adder stone ring sitting on a little shelf. She puts on the ring, and picks up the amulet in the same hand. The ring glows and the amulet morphs into a chain bracelet that she places around her wrist. She picks up the two swords and spins them at her sides before connecting them at the hilts together to her dual blade. She walks back over to the group.

BILLIE

Sorry…if we're goin' back to that demon pit I'm definitely gonna need these.

ANYA

You two ready? (they nod and each take one of Anya's hands) Good.

BILLIE

(she braces herself nervously) I ever mention I can't stand teleporting?

XANDER

I've never really done it…is it that bad?

ANYA

Only the first time. There tends to be nausea, dizziness, and the occasional missing limb if done improperly.

XANDER

(his eye goes wide) Missing limb!

ANYA

Calm down Xander…I'm quite capable of getting you two to California in one piece.

BILLIE

(she squints her eyes closed) Doesn't mean I can't complain about it…

ANGEL

Say 'hey' to everyone for me.

XANDER

Will do. (he smiles) We'll call you guys later and make sure Will does that spell for ya Angel.

ANGEL

Thanks. (he smiles sincerely) Really.

BILLIE

(she opens one eye) No problem, talk to you guys later. (she shuts her eye again) Any day now, Anya!

ANYA

Geeze…bossy…

XANDER

Scooby Gang Assemble! (the three disappear in a trail of white lights)

BLACK OUT