Disclaimer: I don't own anything from Lord of the Rings or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Except the Potential who is stuck in ME.
A/N: This is set before the fight with Caleb but during Dirty Girls, so Faith is here and Molly is still alive at this point.
Chapter 1 – Introductions and Missing Potentials
There's a kind of hush over Sunnydale. Most residents know to stay indoors after dark. The original Spanish settlers there called it 'Boca del Infierno'. Its English name is the Hellmouth. Evil is drawn to Sunnydale because of it. Just as the forces of evil have their champions, so do the forces of good. She is the Slayer. More precisely, 'a' Slayer. For each time a Slayer dies, another one is called. Into each generation a Slayer is born, one girl in all the world. One born with the strength and skill to hunt the vampires, to find where they gather and stop the spread of their evil and swell of their numbers
The current Slayer is Buffy Summers. She, along with her friends Willow, Xander, Anya, her sister Dawn and a vampire named Spike fight the forces of evil
At the moment, the Slayer is fighting a battle with the First Evil. It declared war on the slayers and their watchers. It's already killed several slayers and watchers including Annabelle, Chloe and Eve. A Slayer from Los Angeles, goes by the name of Faith, is also here to fight the First Evil and its minions
… AND MISSING POTENTIALS
Ah, the smell of Sunday mornings in the Summers household. Potentials in their sleeping bags litter the living room floor. The aroma of coffee floats in from the kitchen in from the kitchen, where Buffy Summers sits at the table with her chin resting on one hand
Mornin'" A voice said.
Buffy looked up. Half a dozen Potentials were standing or rather leaning against the kitchen table. A couple of them (Molly and Vi) had bed hair. The most awake of them was, no surprise, Kennedy. The Slayer-In-Training was already making coffee for herself and someone else. Molly, Vi, Rona, Amanda and Cho-ahn pulled out stools and sat down.
"Want some coffee?" Buffy asked her redheaded Wiccan friend as she half sleep-walked into the kitchen. A cup slid across the table towards Willow.
"Already made her some." Kennedy replied
"Thanks." mumbled Willow, her mouth full of coffee.
The telephone rang in the hallway.
"I'll get it." called Dawn.
"Hello, oh, hang on a minute. Willow, it's for you."
Willow looked confused but got up to take the call.
"Disappointed much?" Buffy asked Dawn, who was helping herself to cereal.
"Nope, not really. A few friends discussing things to do, where to hang out. That sort of thing."
They heard the sound of the receiver being replaced. Willow walked back into the kitchen.
"Buffy, that was the coven. They found another Potential."
"They don't know. They said she just vanished."
"Vanished, as in dead?" said a familiar voice with a Boston accent. Faith was leaning against the doorway, listening in.
"No, not dead. Just not here. They said there's a spell to locate her. It should bring her directly to us."
"Wow, like teleporting. Cool." Dawn said.
>"Well, not exactly but similar yeah. The spell's in a book called Advanced Temporal Magicks."
Temporal?" Buffy asked.
"Yeah, they think she's in another dimension."
"How did she get there? Is she a witch as well?"
"No, I think sometimes it happens accidentally."
"We have to find her. Will, can you do this spell?"
"Probably. But it might take me a while."
LATER THAT DAY – Xander and Anya have arrived.
"Ok, Buffy, you sit in the circle with me."
"Is this gonna be dangerous? Coz I'd like to be elsewhere if it is."
"Not for you, Faith. Only for me and Buffy."
"Remind me, Will. Why do you need me for this?"
"Because I need a Slayer to help me locate this Potential."
"Rather you than me, B. Can we just skip to working the mojo already?"
"Yeah. Sure. I'm ready."
Buffy sat down opposite Willow with a distance of about two feet in between them. Willow focused on Buffy, her energy in particular. She found what she was looking for. The power of the Slayer inside Buffy. She used that power to reach out and find the Potentials, the other Slayers-In-Waiting they had not found yet, scattered. She couldn't find the one she was looking for. She didn't have enough power. Stretching out her hands behind her, she sent out magic into the nearest person to her. Faith. She was lifted off the ground as her energy was absorbed by Willow.
Using the extra power, she extended her search and found the missing Potential. She cried out:"Via, concursus, tempus, spatium, audi me ut imperio."There was a blinding flash of light and everyone, except Buffy and Willow, were thrown backwards onto the floor. Then suddenly the bright light vanished and they all got up.
Kennedy got up and said:
Dawn looked around in panic and said:
Xander got to his feet and said:
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