Buffy walked into the Bronze. She looked around for her friends then spotted them sitting at their usual table. “Hey guys.” Buffy said as she walked up to them.
“Hey Buff.” Xander said smiling.
“Yeah hey Buffy.” Anya said smiling at Xander.
“So get any vampires tonight?” Xander asked teasing her a bit.
“No Xander. No vampires tonight. I’m taking the night off. I need to have some fun.” Buffy replied laughing slightly.
Tara and Willow walked up to the table. “Hey Buffy.” Tara said.
“Hi Tara.” Buffy replied.
“Where’s Dawn tonight?” Willow asked.
“She’s staying at a friend’s house tonight, Will.” Buffy answered taking a seat between Willow and Xander.
Xander and Anya got up and walked onto the dance floor.
Giles was at home doing some research on a certain vampire named Caleb Morley. As he read through the pages in the book, he came across something interesting. “Umm…I had never heard this before.” Giles said out loud. “Olivia…” Giles trailed off. He picked up the New York Times and scanned it for a certain article he had read earlier. “Here it is.” Giles said. “A 28-year-old female was found dead in an alley way. Sources say she was last seen leaving with the man pictured on the left.” Giles read out loud. He looked at the picture and it was definitely a picture of Caleb. “I thought so.” Giles said. He read on, “The Port Charles Police are baffled by this case. During the autopsy the coroner found two small puncture wounds on her neck.” Giles continued to read through the article.
Spike decided to go for a walk and ended up at the Bronze. He looked around and saw Buffy and her friends. Oh Buffy if you only knew how I really felt. Spike thought to himself. Spike walked towards Buffy and her friends.
Xander saw Spike walking towards the table. “Spike what do you want?” Xander said with disgust.
“Can’t a guy get a break around here? I just wanted to come have some fun is all.” Spike said.
“Yeah we know what your idea of fun is.” Xander said still disgusted with Spike. Spike shook his head and walked away. “Can you believe the nerve of him?” Xander said.
“Maybe he really is here to have fun Xander.” Tara said.
“Yeah but you don’t know him like we do Tara. He’s always got something else on his mind, like Buffy.” Xander said.
“Can we please change the subject? I came here to have fun with you guys.” Buffy said.
“Ok Buff, if that’s what you want then that’s what we’ll do.” Xander said glaring at Spike from across the room.
“Thank you.” Buffy said.
Willow stood up and said to Buffy, “Lets go dance.”
Buffy stood up and followed Willow onto the dance floor. “Yeah lets go to Xander. I wanna dance.” Anya said grabbing Xander’s hand and dragging him onto the dance floor.
Willow looked around and saw Tara sitting at the table by herself. “I’ll be right back.” Willow told Buffy as she walked off the dance floor and over to Tara. “Come on Tara dance with us.” Willow said.
Tara stood up and followed Willow out onto the dance floor. They all continued dancing.
The next morning Buffy woke up. She swung her feet over the side of the bed, stretched and yawned. She looked at her clock. “Boy I really slept in. It’s 10 o’clock already.” Buffy said to herself. She stood up and walked down stairs.
“Morning Buffy.” Dawn said from the living room.
“How long have you been home?” Buffy asked walking into the living room.
“Oh probably about an hour.” Dawn answered.
“Oh ok. So did you have fun last night?” Buffy asked, sitting down beside Dawn.
“Yeah I had a lot of fun. What did you do last night?” Dawn asked.
“Oh I just went to the Bronze and hung out with the gang.” Buffy replied running her hand through her sister’s long brown hair. “Did you have breakfast yet?” Buffy asked.
“Yeah Janice’s mom made us blueberry pancakes before she brought me home.” Dawn said. “Oh and Giles called this morning. He wanted me to tell you to call him when you got up.” Dawn said.
“Did he say what he wanted?” Buffy asked.
“Nope just to have you call him.” Dawn said.
“Did he say if he was at home or at the Magic Shop?” Buffy asked.
“I think he said he was at the Magic Shop. Yeah he was at the Magic Shop cause I remember hearing Anya in the background.” Dawn said.
“Ok. Well I guess I better call him then.” Buffy said standing up and walking over to get the phone. She dialed Magic Shop’s number.
“Hello?” Giles said answering the phone.
“Hi Giles.” Buffy said into the phone.
“Oh Buffy I’m glad you called.” Giles said.
“Yeah Dawn said that you called earlier. What did you want to tell me?” Buffy asked.
“Well I think you should come down to the Magic Shop. We can talk there.” Giles said.
“Ok I’ll be there in a few minutes.” Buffy said hanging up the phone.
“Well I have to go meet Giles at the Magic Shop.” Buffy told Dawn.
“Can I come with? I promise I’ll stay out of your way.” Dawn pleaded.
“Well ok just stay out of trouble.” Buffy said.
“I will I promise.” Dawn said hugging her sister.
Buffy hugged Dawn then said, “I’ll be right down and then we can go.”
“Ok Buffy.” Dawn said. Buffy walked back up to her room and throw on a pair of jeans and a pink flowery tank top. She combed her hair and put two little pink butterfly clips in her hair. She walked into the bathroom and brushed her teeth.
“Ok I’m ready now, Dawn. Lets go.” Buffy said coming down the stairs.
Dawn smiled and followed her sister out the door. They drove to the Magic Shop. When they arrived, they climbed out of the car and walked into the store. “Hi Buffy, Dawn.” Anya said as Buffy and Dawn walked through the door.
“Hi Anya.” Dawn said.
“Hi Anya. Is Giles around?” Buffy asked.
“Yeah he just went to go get something from the basement. He should be coming back up soon.” Anya replied. “So Dawnie, did you have fun at your friend’s last night?” Anya asked turning her attention over to Dawn.
“Yeah I had a great time.” Dawn replied.
Giles walked back into the room. “Oh Buffy you’re here, good.” Giles said walking over to Buffy.
“Ok so what did you have to tell me?” Buffy asked.
“Well I’ve been doing some research on a certain vampire named Caleb Morley. For several years he’s stayed in his homeland of Transylvania but lately he’s been causing trouble for the people of Port Charles, New York.” Giles said
“Ok so you want me to go to Port Charles and take care of him. Am I right?” Buffy asked.
“Yes but there’s more you need to know before you leave.” Giles replied.
Willow and Tara walked in at that moment. “Hey guys. What’s up?” Tara said smiling.
“Giles was just telling us about some vampire he’s been researching.” Buffy said.
“Yes I was just telling Buffy here about Caleb, the vampire I’ve been doing research on.” Giles said.
Tara and Willow walked over to the group and took a seat. “Is there anything we can do?” Willow asked.
“Well you can go with Buffy to Port Charles. She’ll need all the help she can get.” Giles replied.
“Ok well tell us more about this Caleb guy.” Tara said.
“He’s very tricky. He can get into people’s heads and make them see things that aren’t really there. He uses your fears against you.” Giles paused.
“He sounds a bit like Glory.” Buffy said.
“Yeah he does. He does a lot.” Willow said.
Giles nodded then continued on, “There is one slayer in Port Charles. Her name is Lucy Coe. Caleb thinks Lucy is the last slayer so be careful.”
“Is there anything else Giles?” Willow asked.
“Just that you need to be careful who you trust. From what I’ve been told, he has someone, a girl, working with him. The people of Port Charles killed Caleb once but now he’s back for revenge and you need to help them stop him before he regains his full power.” Giles continued.
“Any idea who the girl is?” Tara asked.
“Well I think her name is Livvie, Livvie Locke. I could be wrong.” Giles answered.
“When would you like us to leave?” Buffy asked.
“I think you all should leave by tomorrow at the latest.” Giles replied.
“We can do more research on Caleb.” Tara said.
“That would be good.” Giles replied.
“I can talk to some of my old demon friends and see what they know about him.” Anya chimed in.
“That would help a lot Anya.” Giles replied.
“What about me? I wanna help.” Dawn asked.
“You can help us do research, Dawnie.” Willow said looking at Buffy as if to be asking if she was ok with it.
Buffy nodded. “Yeah you can help Willow and Tara.” Buffy said.
Dawn smiled and hugged her sister. “Thank you.” Dawn said. Buffy hugged her back and just smiled at her.
“Come on Dawn you can come with us.” Tara said.
“We’ll be at our place if you need us Buffy.” Willow said standing up.
“Ok. Dawn you stay out of trouble.” Buffy replied.
“I will. I promise.” Dawn said following Willow and Tara out of the Magic Shop.
“I really don’t want Dawn to have to come with us. It’ll be way too dangerous for her.” Buffy said worrying about her sister.
“I can stay here and watch over her. Besides someone needs to stay behind and manage the store.” Giles said.
“Thank you Giles.” Buffy said.
“I think I’ll go see what I can find out on this Caleb guy. Will you be ok here Giles?” Anya asked.
“Yes. I’ll be just fine Anya. You go and see what your demon friends know. The more we can find out the better.” Giles said.
Anya smiled then walked out the door. “I think I’ll go home too. Maybe I can find something out at home.” Buffy said.
“Ok. I’ll see you tomorrow.” Giles said as Buffy walked out of the Magic Shop.