Beware…Knowledge can be power, but at what price…Missing Heroes.  

Text by calypso Woodhaven

Book 6:  Fall from Paradise


“Giles, come on in.” Buffy held the door open. “We were expecting you hours ago.”

“Yes, I apologize. I was unavoidably delayed.” Giles stepped into the room and closed the door behind him, shutting out the cool night air.


“So, what’s the sitch?” Buffy asked, sinking back into the couch. Spike slid his arm around her shoulders, and she unconsciously leaned into him.


“Yes, well, as you all know, the very fabric of the universe is becoming unraveled,” Giles explained. “ Battle lines have been drawn and warriors have been sent to fight for both sides, Good and Evil. This truly is the end of days.  


“Heaven, Valhalla and the ethereal plane have sent their champions.” Giles indicated Buffy and Spike, Xander, and Tara , in turn.


And I…” Giles trailed off, sounding uncertain for the first time, “I represent the more…earthly…contingency.”


Tara spoke for the first time, “Tell them.”


Buffy sat up. “Tell us what, Giles?”


“After the destruction of the council and the deaths of most of the watchers world wide, there was the need for a guide: someone who could transcend time to train multiple generations of slayers and their watchers.

“We had the curse documented..."Giles hesitated and then slipped off his glasses.  His face shifted, becoming that of his demon. His amber eyes blazed as he said defiantly, "I did what I had to do,”


Spike threw his head back and laughed. “Payback’s a bitch, ain’t it, Rupert.”


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