Chapter 7

The group stood over the crater where the Hellmouth once stood. Angel, Anya, many potentials gave their lives to save the world. Wood had been wounded, but would survive. Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Xander, Willow, Faith, Wesley, Gunn, Fred, and a newly human Spike stood here, proud of their victory.

Faith: Looks like the Hellmouth is officially closed for business.

Giles: There is another one in Cleveland, not to spoil the moment.

Xander: We saved the world.

Willow: We changed the world. I could feel them. New slayers, all over the world, gaining new strength.

Giles: We have a lot of work ahead of us.

Wesley: Indeed. We need to reconstruct the Watcher's organization. So many new slayers in need of guidance, training. If we don't mentor them, evil will.

Giles: Truth is, we can't eliminate the possibility that this was the First evil's plan all along. Create many new slayers to corrupt...

Faith: Can I push them in?

Spike: You've got my vote.

Faith: I just want to sleep, for a week at least.

Dawn: I guess we all could, if we wanted to.

Willow: Yeah. The First is beaten, at least for now. So, what do you think we should do Buffy?

Dawn: Yeah Buffy, what are we going to do?