Cordelia was a vampire on a mission, there was word around LA that there is a potentially powerful Wicca in town. She needed to find her and kill her, if she came into her power. Vampires, demons, hell gods and goddesses, werewolves, and everything else that goes bump in the night would cease to exist. She couldn't have that; she worked too hard to let some Wicca mess up everything. Cordelia wasn't like any other vampire she was a day walker with a lot of clout. So now she was sitting in the back of a theatre looking at three girls who Harmony said one of them might be the potential. There was a red head, a brunette, and a blonde she really couldn't see their faces, but she could hear their conversation.
"So Buffy when are you and Angel going to get your naughty on?" Faith asked the blonde girl.
Willow threw a piece of popcorn at the brunette.
"For your information, we are going to wait until I'm ready. It's a big deal for him. I mean we make it as far as third base, but he stops before he could make a homerun." She said dejectedly.
"Listen you should do what Oz and I did and just live for tomorrow. You are the only one between the two of us who is a virgin. I say drug him then fuck him." The red head responded.
Thank god for vamp hearing, Cordelia thought to herself. She notice blonde girl get up and exit the theatre. Cordelia wanted to know everything about this Buffy girl, she had power rolling off of her in waves. With her resolve set she decided to follow the girl, she stuck to the shadows. Finally she found her standing in line wanting to get more popcorn. She had to think of a way to approach her. With a smile she walked towards the blonde girl.
"Excuse me?" Cordelia asked the blonde.
Buffy turned around and came face to face with the brunette woman. Cordelia was awe struck, not only did she have power, but she has a beauty that rivals her own.
"Yes." She stated.
"I don't know where the bathroom is could you be a dear and tell me." She put on a smile.
Buffy smiled, "Sure it's around the corner next to the phone booths on your right."
Cordelia gave her a smirk, "Thanks a lot cutie." She turned and walked away.
Buffy turned back in line to get her popcorn; something about that girl did not feel right.
Cordelia left the theatre trying to plan on how to take the blonde Wicca down. Tired of thinking she called in one of her minions.
"William" Her voice rang out in the mansion.
"You called your queenly 1." He greeted her with a smirk.
"Listen you Billy Idol wanna be, I need you to find out everything you can on a Buffy."
He raised a scarred eyebrow at her, "What is a Buffy?" He asked her.
"It's the name of this girl, who might be a potentially powerful Wicca. I ran into her tonight at the movie theatre."
Spike, as he was called by others didn't understand what the big deal was. So what if the little girl was a potential Wicca, she isn't doing anything wrong. Sometimes he wondered about the supposedly queen.
"Once you find out about her what next?"
"I am going to befriend our young Buffy, when I have her where I want her." She let out a grin. "I'm going to kill her or maybe turn her. She has a lot of power that could make the underworld fall to its knees." She laughed.
Spike just looked at her. "Is there anything else you need me to do?"
"I want to find out about her family and her friends. I want to know everything, you are dismissed."
He left her chamber without another word. He wasn't stupid to challenge her authority or her command. She could be a real bitch with the torture.
Buffy walked in the house and placed her keys on the table. She walked into the living room and saw her mom and dad watching TV.
"Hi mom dad, I'm home." She walked into the living room.
Her parents turned around and smiled at her, "Hi Buffy did you enjoy the movie." Joyce asked her daughter.
"Yeah it was loads of fun." She sat down next to her dad.
"We wanted to talk to you princess." Her dad said soothingly.
She knew something was wrong when her father called her princess. The last time he did that her grandmother had died. She braced herself for the impact. Joyce shot him a death glare.
"Hank don't do this. Not right now." She seethed.
Buffy looked between her parents with curiosity. "Okay what's going on? Just tell me already I'm a big girl." She smiled.
"Buffy what your father and I want to tell you is, we're getting a divorce."
Tears welled up in her eyes at the news.
"Divorce, but why everything is fine?" She said softly.
"Sweetie, things haven't been fine between your mother and I for months. We agreed it's for the best."
For the best she tossed that phrase around her head. It wasn't for her best interest, but for her father's.
"So what's going to happen to us? What's going to happen to me?" She was openly crying right now.
Joyce decided to step in this time, "You and I are still going to stay here in LA. Your father is moving out. You will see your father on weekends and school holidays."
Buffy looked at her parents angrily. "How could you do this to our family? We were happy."
She ran upstairs to her room, both her parents watched in anguish. They didn't want to see their daughter hurt, but the marriage was falling apart.
Buffy was on her bed crying unaware of the dark figure standing outside of her window.
Buffy woke up Saturday morning to her parents arguing. She never heard them argue before, if they did it was probably done when she was away. Not wanting to be home all day with her parent's arguing so she called up her cousin Lindsey to come and get her. She hung up the phone and went to her closet to decide what to wear. There was a knock at the door.
Joyce walked into her daughter's room and sat down on the bed.
"I guess you heard us arguing huh?" She asked.
Buffy stepped out of her closet with clothes in her hand. She deposited them on the bed and looked at her mother.
"Are you going somewhere?"
"Yes, mom Lindsey will be here in an hour. I can't be here all day with the two of you going at it. I just want to get away for a while, don't worry it'll be fine." She gave her mother a smile.
"Buffy I'm sorry that you have to hear that. We usually try not to do it when you are not around."
"Why are you and daddy fighting anyway? Is it because he works too much?" She sat down next to her mother.
"No sweetie, it isn't the fact that he worked too much. It's just some things that you wouldn't understand. Have fun with Lindsey." She got up and left Buffy's room.
Buffy was already ready when the doorbell rang. She heard her father and Lindsey talking when she walked down the steps.
"Hello, darlin' you look nice." He said in a Texan type accident.
"Hello, to you too Lindsey. I am so ready to go." She didn't even bother looking at her father.
"Buffy when will you be home princess?" Hank asked his daughter.
She looked at him and rolled her eyes. "I will be back tomorrow afternoon sometime. Lindsey let's go."
She opened up the door and Lindsey followed behind her.
"Are you alright?" He asked his cousin.
"I'm fine, I just don't want to be around any of them right now." She got in the car without another word.
Cordelia was pacing around her room waiting on Spike. He was supposed to get information on Buffy. She knew that Buffy was the one because, of the power coming off of her. From what it looked like the teenager didn't even know it, that was a point advantage of her. The problem was how was she going to befriend the girl, it wasn't like she could go to school with her. A light bulb went off in her head when a knock came at the door.
"What? I hate it when I am disturbed." She yelled at the door.
"Well your bitchiness, I have the information you wanted." Spikes voice came through the door.
A smile crossed her face and she let him in. Spike walked in with a manila folder over an inch thick.
"What the hell is this?" She demanded.
Spike looked at her like she was stupid. "It's the information you wanted on one Elizabeth Buffy Summers." He handed her the folder.
She snatched it out of his hands and sat down on the chaise lounger. He looked at her for the next order.
"Tell me what did you find out."
"That's what the folder is for. So you can read it yourself." He scoffed.
She looked at him with a death glare. "Listen you peroxide asshole, I run the show around here and if you don't like it I will be happy to dust your ass. So shut the hell up and do as I say!" Her eyes flashed deep silver.
"Sorry your queenly one."
"Tell me about our Buffy. How old is she and the lot." She pulled out a cigarette.
"She is seventeen years old, goes to Hemery High very popular if I may add. She's a cheerleader and she's dating the star quarterback of the football team, her mom and dad is getting a divorce." He finished his list.
"How do you know?" She raised an eyebrow.
"I was outside her house, It wasn't hard to find all I had to do was pick up her scent. Vanilla and spice isn't hard to come by." He leered at her.
"That is what I needed to hear. I have come up with a lovely plan I will enroll at Hemery High."
"How are you going to do that? You have no records or anything like that." He scoffed at her.
"That is why I have Darla she's very good with creating false identities. Besides I look like I could be about sixteen. I befriend our darling Buffy, screw her boyfriend then kill him. He would be a distraction for her." She laughed evily.
Spike walked out of the room and away from his bitch of a sire. Frankly he didn't care what she was going to do. In a way he wanted the girl to come into power it would put Miss. High and Mighty in her place. He pulled out a cigarette and lit it, he needed to kill somebody.
Lindsey and Buffy was sitting on his couch in the living room watching TV, and playing board games.
"Buffy what's going on at home? You didn't look particularly happy when you left."
She let out a sigh and closed her eyes. A part of her didn't even want to talk about it, but then again she needed to get it off her chest.
"Last night mom and dad dropped a bombshell on me. They are getting divorced and daddy is moving to this place called Sunnydale." She got up and started pacing.
Lindsey jus watched her. "After I don't know how many years of marriage he decides to throw it all away. We were happy Lindsey and he wants to break that up!" She was getting angry now.
"I bet you he was cheating! All those late nights at the office and the business trips that he went on. He used to take me with him, I bet he had a mistress. Was I not a good enough daughter for him? I mean I am an AB honor roll student, popular, and a cheer leader. I'm not pregnant or do any drugs I don't hang out with the bad crowd. I just want to know what the hell his problem is!"
She turned and faced Lindsey and he jumped back. Her eyes turned fully black and then back to green. Buffy noticed this and stopped her ranting, she walked over to him.
"Lindsey, what's wrong?" She asked with concern.
"It's nothin' sweetheart. Your emotions got the best of you that's all." He lied.
"Sorry about that. I didn't mean to scare you, it's just that dad pissed me off royally. Where are your mom and dad?"
It took Lindsey a second to get himself together. He had only seen his mom and Aunt's eyes go black when upset about something.
"Mom went to a Wicca festival in San Francisco with a few friends of hers the Halliwell's. Dad is in San Diego on company business."
"Wanna go to the beach I could call Willow, and Faith, and of course Angel, and you can call your girlfriend Drusilla. I don't understand what you see in her, she seems kind of loony if you asked me."
He threw a pillow at her. "Oh like Angel is any better. Call them up and we can go to the beach, besides Dru has been looking a little pale lately." He said off handedly.
Buffy found the phone and began calling her friends. Once she got off she went in search of Lindsey.
"Lindsey everything is good to go." She went up the stairs looking for him. She was about to open the study door when he popped up behind her.
"Buffy, I was in the kitchen."
She jumped back equally startled. "Lindsey you scared me. I thought you would be in your mother's study. I mean that is like your favorite place." She gave him a smile.
"So are they going?" He asked.
"They will meet us there in about two hours did you all Drusilla?"
"I was just about to call her now. Buffy be nice." He said sternly.
She sat on the couch flipping through channels while Lindsey made his call.
Cordelia was in the parlor talking to Drusilla when her phone rung.
"Drusilla speaking. Hello Lindsey, nothing just talking to my cousin. The beach sounds wonderful. Who is all going to be there? Buffy you say."
Cordelia perked up at the sound of her name. She began to motion to Drusilla that she wanted to go.
"Lindsey is it all right if my cousin Cordelia comes along? She's new here and doesn't know anyone." She smiled.
"Great we will see you in about an hour." She hung up the phone, with a wicked grin on her face. "It seems that your Buffy is cousins with my boyfriend."
She smiled back at the raven haired girl, "Oh yeah, it seems that the fates our working in our favor."
She let out a laugh and walked out of the room.
Cordelia was grinning like the cat who ate the canary. She was going to meet Buffy Summers up close and personal. Thank the powers that she and Drusilla are day walkers, if not none of this would have been possible. Now that Buffy's cousin is a common denominator, nothing was going to stop her now.
"Buffy I expect you to be nice to Drusilla." Lindsey stated.
She just rolled her eyes and kept looking at the scenery. She didn't know why it was a big deal for her to be nice to his girlfriend. It was something about her that gave her the wig, but she couldn't put her hand on it.
"I am always nice to her. It's not my fault if she just rubs me the wrong way. I should be telling you to be nice; everyone knows you do not like Angel. You just put up with him for my sake." She gave him a smile.
Lindsey knew she was telling the truth. He saw Angel for what he really was a football jock who is after his cousin for one thing. He can see through that I respect your values bull shit. It's just the simple fact that she is so naive about the world. He wanted to protect her at all costs.
"Like I said, be nice to her. I really like her and I want to show her my cousin isn't a complete bitch." He teased.
She punched him lightly on the arm. They made it to the beach in no time Faith and the others were already there. Pulling into the park Lindsey killed the engine and Buffy wasted no time getting out.
"What's up girlfriend?" Faith addressed Buffy.
"I just got finished being lectured by Lindsey. His girlfriend and her cousin are coming, I have to play nice."
Faith looked over at Lindsey and shared a smile. She like Dru, but Buffy had a strong dislike for her.
"What's up L?" She addressed him.
"Nothing really. Where is Willow and Oz?" He questioned while looking around.
"Red and her boyfriend had other plans already and had to bow out. So it's just us, and of course Angel."
Buffy was getting upset about how they were mocking her boyfriend. He may have had a girlie name, but he was quite manly. Lindsey saw Drusilla's car pull up and a smile broke out on his face. Buffy seeing this and rolled her eyes at his antics, sometimes she worried about him.
"Oh look it's the dark princess." Buffy joked to Faith.
By then Angel had shown up making an excuse about Xander not being there. Faith really wasn't listening, she was used to his antics. Angel wrapped his arms around Buffy's waist and they shared a kiss. Faith had to turn away from the disturbing sight. Lindsey turned and walked towards his girlfriend. Drusilla stepped out of the car and greeted him. Cordelia got out and was watching the scene Buffy and her boyfriend were putting on. It revolted her to no end.
A clear of Lindsey's throat separated the two teens. Buffy turned and blushed profusely.
"What? I wasn't doing anything?" She said innocently.
"Oh please B, you two would have gone at it right here." Faith chided.
"We like to express our love." Angel said softly.
Cordelia stood there taking all of this in. Finally having enough of display she decided to introduce herself to the group.
"Hi, I'm Cordelia Chase, Drusilla's cousin. How rude of her not to introduce us." She looked over at Dru and smiled.
Angel was checking her out and she gave him a smile. 'It won't be hard to sleep with him.' She thought.
"I'm Faith." She pointed to herself. "The golden couple over there is Buffy and Angel." She pointed towards the twosome.
Buffy looked at Cordelia and smile politely. Already she could tell that having her around would be trouble. Especially with the way Angel was checking her out, but something about her was familiar. Like she seen her somewhere and was giving off the same vibe as Drusilla, but she brushed it off.
"Hello, Buffy and Angel. I saw you last night at the movies didn't I" Cordelia asked the blonde.
"Yeah you did you asked me where the bathroom was." She smiled.
"I don't know about ya'll but I'm ready to play in the water." Drusilla said.
Buffy rolled her eyes and grabbed Angel's hand. Faith walked next to Buffy and Cordelia, Lindsey, and Drusilla brought up the back.
"I still don't think Buffy likes me." Drusilla wined.
Lindsey looked up at his cousin who was talking to her friend.
"It's not that she doesn't like you, she just rebuffs the unfamiliar. Give her sometime and she'll come around." He reassured her.
They spread out blankets on the beach. The girls set up their umbrellas and sat down while the guys tossed the football. Cordelia was catching glances at Buffy whenever she can. She could tell that Faith was going to be another obstacle that needed to be taken care of. Both vampires watched as Faith rubbed the lotion in Buffy's skin, it looked very erotic to them. Once Faith was finished Buffy in turn did Faith.
"So Cordelia how long have you been here? I mean we haven't seen you around." Faith asked.
"I just got here about a month ago. I'm not really one for going out that much, especially when in a new city." It wasn't a complete lie, but she couldn't show her hand.
"So will you be attending school here? Or are you just here for a visit?" Buffy finally spoke up.
"I will be attending Hemery this year." She shrugged.
"Buffy Lindsey told me that you are captain of the cheer squad this year." Drusilla joined into the conversation.
Buffy's eyes turned an eerie blue, but then went back to normal. Both vampires could feel the power rising up in her. Buffy was definitely the one.
"Yeah I made captain this year." She said tightly. "You know I'm going to go play football with my cousin and my guy." She got up and ran to the guys.
"Is she always that feisty?" Cordelia asked.
Faith looked at the other brunette and smiled. "Yeah she is, you should have seen her when she was little. She's different from most girls though."
Cordelia kept looking at Buffy and Angel. She was definitely going to get him out of the picture. A feeling was running through her veins that she couldn't place. It pissed her off when Angel would put his hands on the blonde wonder. She almost let out a growl, but thought about where she was.
"I'm about to go join the fun. I will talk to you dames later." Drusilla got up and walked to the trio.
"So C tell me a little about yourself?" Faith questioned.
"There really isn't much to tell. I moved here from New York after my parents died and I live with Drusilla. The rest is history."
Faith looked at her wearily, something was off about her. She needed to talk to Buffy about that.
"So what is there to do around here?"
"There is a lot to do, hang with us and you will never be bored. We are a very fun bunch."
Cordelia filed this away for further use. What she really wanted to know was about Buffy for some reason the blonde intrigued her. Outside of the obvious anyway. They watched at the couples frolicked in the water and chased each other along the beach. It was too strenuous for the other girls.
"Buffy and Angel, how long have they been going out?"
Faith rolled her eyes and sat up. "They have been going out since sophomore year. I thought they would've broken up by this year, but unfortunately not. We are seniors and supposed to have fun, but they act like an old married couple." She scoffed.
Cordelia decided to stir the pot a little. "I think he is good looking, despite the forehead." She gushed.
Faith just looked at her. "Sorry to burst your bubble C, but he only has eyes for Buffy."
"Do you have a boyfriend?" She decided to move the conversation elsewhere.
"Yeah I do, his name is Xander. He had to work today, the other members of our group Willow and Oz had plans. You will probably meet them on Monday." She finished off handedly.
Buffy made her way back to the blankets. She could feel Cordelia checking her out and it made her blush. She took a seat next to Faith.
"Lindsey and Angel want you to come out there. They said, I'm too girly for football." She pouted.
Faith grinned at her friends' tactics. She got up and joined the rest of the group.
"I have a feeling that you don't like my cousin too much." Cordelia brought Buffy out of her trance.
She looked at the other girl and smiled. "It's not that I don't like her, it's just something about her. I get these strange vibes from her. It's nothing personal, besides she's the reason Lindsey doesn't have time for me anymore." She said sadly.
'So Buffy was a little jealous of Drusilla spending time with her cousin. I could use that also.' She thought.
"Lindsey is just like any other guy. Beside he can say the same about you and Angel."
"Why does everyone get down on Angel? He is a nice guy and treats me right." She said angrily.
Cordelia had to back up for a minute, the power coming off of the other girl was damning. Buffy looked at the other girl and saw her move an inch, she calmed down.
"I'm sorry. It's just that I love Angel a lot and I wish everyone would leave us alone." She apologized.
"No need to apologize I understand." She gave the other girl a smile. It disappeared when Angel came and sat down next to Buffy.
"I got tired, and I couldn't be away from you any longer." He looked at her with soulful eyes. It made Cordelia want to gag.
"There is nothing wrong with that." She gave him a smile.
"You said, your name is Cordelia right?" Angel addressed the other girl.
"Yes, and you are Angel. I heard you were on the football team." She said conversationally.
"I am actually the captain. I have a lot of colleges looking at me which is a good thing." He smiled. He couldn't stop his eyes from wandering all over her body.
Cordelia smiled at his appreciation. She decided to push the envelope a little. "Buffy would you mind if Angel put sunscreen on my back?" She asked with false sweetness.
"I don't mind at all." She got up and walked to the water.
Neither one bothered to see her go. Angel was too busy rubbing lotion all over Cordelia's body. She could feel the arousal stirring up in him.
"You and Buffy are you two serious?" She asked the boy.
"You can say that, but I have a girlfriend on the side. I get tired of playing the faithful boyfriend who wants to wait for the perfect time. That's between you and me." He grinned.
"I won't say a word. Why are you still with her? I mean if she isn't giving it up."
Angel sighed, "She is a great girl and popular. Why else would I be with her if she was anything else. I just want to get into her panties then I would drop her. Girls like Buffy are a tease."
Cordelia didn't know whether to kill him now or castrate him. Buffy didn't deserve to be treated the way he treats her. She may be her mortal nemesis, but something inside of her felt a kinship to the little blonde.
"You should go ahead and dump her. I mean if she isn't doing it for you." She turned and looked him in the eyes. She enthralled him and smiled.
"I thought about it, but I can't find it in myself to hurt her. She's been acting real weird lately. The other day she got upset about something and her eyes flashed a silvery blue. I've never seen that before." He stated.
"You were just seeing things. I think you should break up with her and soon. I would be a wild ride you would never forget." She gave him a wicked smile.
"That could be arranged." He grinned goofily.
She broke the thrall when the group made their way back to the blanket.
'How did everything go?' Drusilla asked telepathically.
'Better than expected. He is going to break up with her soon.' She responded.
'When are you going to kill her?'
'My dear the game has just change. I'm not just going to kill her; I'm going to turn her. It would be tour advantage.' She laughed.
'You are so bad.'
"Are you girl's hungry? I packed a lot of food." Lindsey asked.
"Yeah we are." Cordelia replied for the both of them.
They really didn't eat human food, but to act the part they would. The rest of the afternoon was spent in quiet relaxation. With three people's minds on a certain blonde girl.
Everyone was having a good time at the beach. Buffy had to admit that being around Drusilla wasn't so bad, but she didn't like the fact that Angel kept flirting with Cordelia like she wasn't there. Lindsey saw this and was seeing red, that asshole was visibly flirting with another girl in front of his cousin. Buffy had to get a reign on her emotions she felt something building up inside of her, but she didn't know what. Drusilla seemed to take note to this and backed away towards Lindsey. Angel was oblivious, but Cordelia took note to this. She was grinning inwardly pleased at herself.
Buffy got up and walked to the car. The sky suddenly turned black and the thunder and lightning was coming down sending every one scrambling for cover. Both vampires were actually scared and ran to their car. The water swelled up and crashed onto the beach wiping out everything in its wake. Luckily everyone made it up to the parking lot with no casualties. Buffy calmed down a little and the sky turned back blue the sun was shining and everything was back to normal. People were standing around looking in amazement.
"Buffy are you okay?" Lindsey asked his cousin.
"Yeah, I'm fine. It's just that Angel was openly flirting with Cordelia like I wasn't even there." She said softly.
Faith ran up to the car, "What the hell was that!?" She exclaimed.
Buffy looked up at her in confusion. "What are you talking about? You saw Angel flirting with Cordelia. Anyone with eyes could see that."
"No, I'm talking about the sky turning completely black with the thunder, lightning and if I would've know better little flecks of fire. The ocean actually came up and wiped out the sand." She was explaining to the confused blonde.
"I don't know what the hell you are talking about, but I'm okay. I just had to get away from that scene." She gave her friend a small smile.
Cordelia was standing outside of the car when the sun came back out. She couldn't believe the power that was coming off of that girl. Buffy had no idea she caused all of that.
"I know not to piss her off." Drusilla brought the other vampire out of her musings.
"I think it was glorious. Did you see her potential? Our little Buffy doesn't know just how powerful she is. I need to go ahead and sleep with Angel and get him out of the picture."
Both vampires looked over and saw Angel with his arms around the blonde girl. She didn't look to happy. They walked over to the rest of the group.
"Is everyone alright?" Cordelia asked in mock concern.
"Yeah everything is just peachy." Faith said sarcastically.
Lindsey went beside Drusilla to make sure that she was okay. They were talking in hush tones.
"I didn't mean to cause problems between you and Angel." Cordelia said apologetically.
Buffy let out a sigh and looked over at Angel getting chewed out by Faith.
"It isn't your fault. He flirts with everything that has long legs and walk, besides I think he is cheating on me. I don't have the proof, but when I do he is so dead." Her eyes flashed a bright red.
"He loves you Buffy and for him to cheat on you, he would have to be a fool." She gave her a smile.
"I will see you at school on Monday right?" Buffy asked the brunette.
"Yeah, is there somewhere we could meet up?"
"We always matriculate at the stairs in the front of the school." She gave her a smile.
"Wonderful, I will see you on Monday. Drusilla and I need to get going. By Angel, Faith it was good meeting you."
She collected her childe and they got in the car and left. Everyone said their good byes and left. Lindsey was in deep thought about the whole day, he needed to get in contact with his mother.
"Buffy are you feeling better?"
"A little, what was he thinking?" She said angrily the sky turned dark again. Lindsey had to calm her down.
"Buffy, he's a guy. Regardless if they have a girlfriend or not they are going to look at and flirt with an attractive female." He hoped that would appease her.
The sky turned blue again and Lindsey breathed a sigh of relief. He pulled the car into his driveway and turned off the ignition.
"Home sweet Home." He got out of the car.
"I am completely wiped out for some reason. I am going to your room to take a nap." She walked up the stairs to the house and entered.
Once he was sure Buffy was out of sight he picked up the phone and dialed an all too familiar number.
"Hello?" A female voice came over the line.
"Hi mom, you were wondering about Buffy. You don't have to worry anymore, she's the one." He stated calmly.
"Are you sure?" She asked her son.
"Mom, I'm positive. I seen the eye change colors and at the beach she was upset the sky turned black, there was thunder, lightning, and would could have been fire coming out of the sky. The ocean swelled up and wiped out everything on the beach."
"I'm going to have to cut the trip short and come home. She has a lot of power and if it goes uncontrolled it's going to consume her and a lot of demons are going to come after her. Do me a favor keep her calm until I get home?"
They hung up the phone and Lindsey went upstairs to check on his cousin. She was indeed sleep, but there was a blue aura around her. >From what he understood it was peaceful. He turned and walked back down the stairs to await his mother.
Cordelia was practically giddy with delight. Today couldn't have been any better, she just needed to get Angel out of the picture quicker, and then work on her friend Faith. Lindsey could stay because Dru was very fond of him. Buffy was more powerful then she thought. Darla came into the room with a folder of papers.
"Here is everything you need to start at Hemery. Is there anything else you need master." She bowed before her.
"Yes, as a matter of fact I do. Find out everything that you know about Angel O'Conner and Buffy's friend Faith. I won't worry about the others until they impose some kind of threat."
"Yes master." Darla bowed again and walked out closing the door. The vampiress lay down on the bed and drifted off to sleep.
Buffy walked in the homecoming dance on Angel's arm. Everyone parted like the red sea for the couple to make their decent on the stage.
"Buffy my love come to me." An eerie but familiar voice called to her.
She let go of Angels arm and walked towards the voice. It lead her out to the hall way and she came face to face with Cordelia.
"What are you doing?" She asked curiously.
"You are my girl Buffy Summers. No one loves you more than I do. Isn't that right Angel?"
Angel stepped out of the darkness she vamped out and bit into his neck draining him. Buffy tried to run, but there was no where for her to go.
"What are you?" She asked fearfully.
"I thought you knew. I'm a vampire." She grinned evilly.
Buffy stopped being afraid and faced the girl. All traces of fear gone.
"I will kill you!" She summoned the power within her and struck out at the vampire. Cordelia got out of the way.
"You can't kill me, you belong to me. You will be mine!" The vampire disappeared.
Buffy woke up from her sleep with a scream. Lindsey and his mother came running up the stairs to see what was wrong. Buffy was sitting in the middle of the bed with tears running down her cheeks.
"Buffy honey, what's wrong?" Her Aunt Jenny asked her.
She was shaking uncontrollably. "I had a nightmare that's all." She wiped at her eyes.
Lindsey sat down beside her and gave her a hug. It was comforting, but it wasn't enough. He exchanged a look with his mother and he let her go.
"Do you mind if I talk with Buffy alone?" Jenny asked her son.
"No problem. I'm going to call Drusilla." He closed the door behind them.
"Would you like to tell me what the dream was about?" She asked the girl softly.
"There was a vampire; I don't remember who it was. She said that I belong to her and that I will be hers soon. She killed Angel and I had this power within me, but she was too quick. The last thing she said was 'You can't kill me, you belong to me. You will be mine.' I woke up afterwards. What's wrong with me Aunt Jenny? Everyone knows vampires and demons aren't real."
She wrapped her niece in a hug, "It's nothing sweetie. I have some things I need to explain to you okay. But it would be best if your mother was here for this."
Jenny left Buffy alone with her thoughts. 'Her mother needed to hear about this' Buffy thought. She just shrugged it off and went downstairs.
Cordelia woke up out of a dream with a smile on her face. Homecoming will be held with a lot of surprises, but it was several months away. She needed to get rid of Angel, then her friend Faith and possibly her parents. Buffy needed no ties to this world, she needed to be completely alone. Drusilla came barging into her room.
"Knock much?" She yelled at the younger vampire.
"The seer saw another witch enter the picture. Not any old witch she's a gypsy, very powerful. She protects our Buffy."
"Does she not know who it is? I need to know these things so I can destroy her." She was getting angry.
"No, they didn't see who she was, but she is an elder."
"I need to find out who she is. I want to know who she is, no one is standing in my way of getting Buffy. NO ONE!!!" She yelled out.
Drusilla coward in the corner in fear.
Joyce arrived at the Giles house in no time. When she got the call from Jenny she knew something important was going on, but she didn't know what. Luckily Hank was out of the house at the time. Now she was sitting in the living room with her half-sister, her nephew and her daughter.
"Okay Jenny, why am I here?"
"I wanted you to be here when I ask Buffy some questions. It will be explained in time." She sat down next to Buffy.
"What happened at the beach today?"
"I was at the beach with everyone and Angel was flirting with this new girl named Cordelia. She's Drusilla's cousin."
Jenny stiffened a little and looked around hoping no one noticed. "Go on."
"Angel was flirting with her, and I was getting angry. I felt something building up in me and Drusilla moved away from me and next to Lindsey. I got up and ran to the car, next thing you know I got people telling me that the sky turned black, and there was fire coming out of the sky, and the ocean swelled up and wiped out the entire beach except for the cars. I don't remember any of that happening, I calmed down and everything was normal. What does that have to do with anything?"
"You my dear are a Wicca."
"What!?" Both Joyce and Buffy said at the same time.
"How could she be a Wicca?" Joyce was getting upset.
"It skips a generation. It ran through me and it skipped you, but continued through Buffy."
Buffy was sitting there in complete shock, "What the hell is a Wicca?" She finally spoke up.
"A Wicca is a witch, and you my dear are one. You should have come into your powers on your seventeenth birthday."
"This can't be happening. I thought we got away from all of this." Joyce said hysterically.
"Joy you know you can't completely get away from this. It was bound to happen mom explained everything to you. Buffy was the prophesized child, there is no denying that." She tried to explain to her sister.
"I wanted her to grow up not knowing that there were such things as vampires, demons, werewolves and the lot. Do you know how many people will be coming after her now?"
"Wait a minute, what are you two talking about? I'm apart of some prophesy and I have demons coming after me. Ya'll are crazy, I don't believe you!"
She took off running out of the house. She didn't care where she went just as long as she was away from them. Luckily for her it was still daylight, she could feel something welling up inside her, but she didn't know what.
Jenny and Joyce tore out of the house after her. Each was concerned about Buffy's well being. Lindsey stayed back at the house just in case she called. He knew that she was going to freak out when the time came. Why couldn't he have a normal family like everyone else?
Buffy made it to her Grandma Amy's house, she always felt safe there. She didn't have to knock on the door she was already waiting. Buffy ran into her arms and started sobbing.
"Is it true? Is it true what they told me?" She continued sobbing.
"Hush my child, it will all be revealed in time. Come in the house and we'll talk."
They walked into the house and Buffy was still crying. Neither one of them noticed Cordelia standing there. She turned and walked away.
"So Buffy now knows the truth." She said to no one in particular. Everything is going to have to be brought up a notch. She turned and walked away, all the while a smile playing on her face.
To be continued...