***So okay this is my very first try at writing, so go easy on me. But please tell me what you think! Thank you!
Chapter 1-Scooby Meeting!
"Okay so...maybe I did not really think this through, Giles."
"Of course you did not Buffy" he said as dodging an axe.
"Well what did you expect? I only had an hour to think it up!"
She kicked the yucky slimy looking demon back from Giles where he was making the circle for the ritual.
The slimy demon punched Buffy into the back wall and went after Giles who was now chanting. But Buffy kicked the demons legs out from under him.
"Buffy, you need to get it in the circle!" Buffy picked the demon up by its ripped shirt and swung him in to the circle.
"...and let the spell be done!" Inside the circle the demon, all the sudden are lifted into the air.
"Giles, what's happening here?!"
"It's changing into its original human self!"
Then it went silent and a second later there was a big flash.
"Giles, I can't see!"
"Me either Buff- oh never mind that's better." Giles exclaimed as the light filtered back from the flash.
Now on the floor was a bleeding, unconscious human.
"Hey that's the cashier at the espresso pump! What do we do with him?" Buffy asked.
He started to stir.
"We can perhaps drop him off at the espresso pump." Giles replied.
"Okay, you can do that...I'm going to go see my mom. I'll meet you and the gang up at your house at six thirty."
He nodded "Very well than, Buffy."
"Hey mom, are you here?"
"Oh, Sweetie I'm in the kitchen!" Joyce's voice said, coming from the back of the house.
In the kitchen there were pots and pans everywhere.
"Did the kitchen goblins do this?" Buffy asked, smiling.
Joyce turned around and had a big smile on her face.
"Buffy, it's so nice to see you!" she came over and gave Buffy a big hug.
"How's college? Is it fun? Have you meet anyone new? Boys may-"
"Whoa mom back up there for a second." she said backing up a little.
"Oh, I'm sorry I've just missed you so much!" Joyce exclaimed.
"I know mom, me too." Buffy said as she sat on the stool watching her mom put away pots and pans.
"So, Buffy really how has it been going?"
"It's been good. Yea know the whole school part anyway."
"Well that's good hunny. What about slaying?" she asked.
"Oh you know, a little slay here, a little slay there." Buffy replied.
"Oh, I see."
Buffy looked at the clock and it was time to go see the gang.
"Well, mom it was good seeing you but I have a gang to go see." Buffy said with a sad face.
"Okay hunny, it was nice seeing you too. Maybe you can come over for dinner sometime?" Joyce asked with the same sad face as Buffy.
"Sure mom, sometime." Buffy said, while getting up from the stool and making her way to the front door.
"Bye, mom!" she yelled going out the front door.
Well that went well she thought walking down the cement pavement.
Maybe dinner would be a good idea.She really needed to catch up with her. It's been awhile since she stayed and had dinner with her mom.
But right now I need to focus on the task at hand. Who are those men in uniform? What has Giles found out about them?
How many are there? More importantly are they a threat? Too many questions and not enough answers.
She finally reached Giles house. "Well let's find out if they found any answers." she said to herself.
When she got inside the door, she sees that the whole gang was here plus one. Willow and Tara were on the couch. Xander and Anya were in the kitchen talking about animal crackers. Giles is in a book with a glass of scotch in his right hand. Then there is was Spike tied to a chair in the middle of the room.
"Oi, Slayer! Tell them to untie me!" Spike said.
"Now why would I do that?" she said smiling in his face.
"Or else," he said, not backing down.
"What are you going to do? Lick me?" she said.
"Giles, make her stop!"
"Why is he not chained up in the bath tub?"
"Well, that's a brilliant question." Giles replied with much sarcasm.
Xander and Anya came out of the kitchen with animal crackers stuffed in their mouths.
"Why did you call a Scooby meeting, Buffy?" Willow asked.
"To see if Giles has any information on our troopers." she replied.
"Well I've found a couple of things but nothing that will lead us to what they are."
"Well that's a big doozy." Willow said.
"Well, what did you find?" asked Buffy.
"From what Spike has told us they are an underground operation that has thousands of soldiers and scientists." Giles replied to her question.
"How do you know fang face here is telling the truth?" asked Xander.
"I'm telling the truth, you pilock!" Spike hollered.
"Shut up, Spike!" spat Xander.
"How do we know you're telling the truth?" Buffy asked crossing her arms, staring at Spike with bored eyes.
"Well, I guess your gonna have to take my word, slayer." He smirked.
Willow piped in saying "Well maybe we can do a truth spell."
Giles eyes widened "Well why have I not thought of that? Good job, Willow."
Beaming, Willow reply's "Yea you know me, with the brains and the witch power!" Tara smiled at her and patted Willows knee.
"Okay, let's do this truth spell thingy than." said Buffy.
"Yes but Buffy, it will need time for preparation." Giles replied.
"So what are you saying here, Giles?" Buffy asked.
"We will need time to gather all the appropriate material for this spell." He replied again.
"So, how many days are we are looking at here?" She asked.
"It will at least take a week." He said, taking a swig of his scotch.
"It will take whole week?!"Buffy exclaimed.
"Hey! Watcher, you are not putting a bloody truth spell on me!" said Spike.
"Oh, I believe we are, Spike!" Buffy said smiling.
"Slayer..." he growled.
But Buffy just smiled at him.
He looked away from her.
Stupid bitch, I'll rip her throat out! Just have to get rid of this bloody chip first. He thought.
"Well that's it then, Scooby meeting over!" Buffy said.
"Thank god now me and Xander can go home and have more se-"
"Ahn!" Xander said quickly pushing her out the door.
"See yea, Will." Buffy said, smiling at her best friend.
"You're not coming to the dorm?" asked Willow.
"No, since it's kind of with the Christmassy holiday thing, I was thinking of going to my Mom's for a week." she replied.
Then hastily added "Well that is, if you're alright with that. You know theirs two whole weeks and I just want to spend one-"
"Oh no, it's fine Buffy. Really, I was just wondering. I think it's a good thing to spend the holidays with your mom." Willow replied smiling sweetly at her.
Buffy smiled back and gave her best friend a hug than waived to Tara who waived back.
"Okay bye, Will. Bye Tara!" Buffy said.
"Bye." Willow replied still smiling.
She watched them leave out of the front door.
She turned and looked at Spike who looked like he was day dreaming.
Probably daydreaming about blood and killing people she thought crinkling her nose.
"Well Giles, I'm off."
"Wait Buffy..." Giles said pulling her into the kitchen.
"I thought that maybe you can take Spike with you..." He wearily replied.
"Take Spike with me?" She said, eyes bulging.
She couldn't comprehend what he had just said. Take him with me, where?
"Yes, Buffy it would be a great relief! I have not showered in days. It'll only be till we are prepared for the spell." he said.
She blinked once, twice, and third time.
For a moment, she decided not to and then changed her mind. One more blank stare and then she finally said "fine Giles I'll take him. But only till the spell is ready!"
Giles smiled at her, pleased "Thank you, Buffy."
She just grumbled and walked into the living room. "Time to go Blood breath" she said untying him.
He woke from his day dreaming. "What are you bleeding talking about you daft bint?"
"You're coming home with me" she said looking at him with disgust.
Spike burst out laughing. "Well than this should be interesting!" he said.
She picked him up off the chair by his throat. "Shut up Spike!" she yelled. Then she let go, sighing.
This is going to be a long week she thought.