Disclaimer: I own nothing... Joss and Mutant Enemy own all BTVS characters. Other characters, blah, blah, blah.... see last part... Inspiration: Same as last part plus watching more episodes and walking to work in a snow storm on yet another sunless day. Recap: Buffy and Willow are off to face unknown forces in Manchester, England.
"How come I never get to go anywhere else?" Xander whinged. "Because I need you to stay here and patrol, all of you." replied Buffy, "Hopefully we won't be gone to long." "We'll do our best." remarked Anya "All of us." Tara added "I'm so glad you agreed to help." Willow said turning to face Tara, "I'm glad we're still friends." "It's OK." she replied looking away to avoid Willow's gaze. She still loved Willow, she always would, but knew that Willow loved another although Willow hadn't realised this yet. 'Flight BA286 to Manchester, England now available for boarding at gate number 30.' "I believe that's your flight." stated Giles "Giles is right," Willow replied, "we ought to go." "We'll see you soon." said Buffy as she turned towards the door "Be careful." Giles shouted "We will." Buffy yelled back as she and Willow disappeared into the departure lounge, "Bye!" "They'll be alright, won't they?" asked Xander "I hope so, we have no idea of what they're going to face when they get there." Giles replied * "Graham, any reports of the slayer recently?" "Not within the last week but she could be planning something. I've heard a rumour of a second slayer heading this way." "Find her and kill her, and if there's two - kill them both. Use whatever means you like, I don't want anything to stand in our way. These summonings are difficult enough without a slayer trying to stop us." "I'll put my best people on it." * 'Ladies and gentlemen as we shall shortly be landing we ask you to ensure that your seatbelt is fastened, you seatback is upright and your table is folded away. Thank you.' Buffy awoke as the announcement started, it had been a long flight and the movie hadn't been particularly good. She noticed that at some point while she was sleeping Willow had dozed off and her head was resting on Buffy's shoulder, 'She looks so peaceful' she thought, 'If only she knew'. Buffy was considering letting her friend sleep when Willow stirred. "Sorry about that." Willow said while sitting up. "What? Falling asleep on my shoulder, what else are friends for." Buffy replied smiling at her friend, 'If only she knew' she thought again. "Where are we?" Willow rubbed the sleep from her eyes. "We're almost there I think." Buffy glanced out of the window. All she could see was grey, lots of heavy grey clouds. "I guess Giles was right about the weather." * Down below in the pouring rain two figures battle... "Now, that makes me mad, and you don't want me to get mad" The demon hit her again, throwing her into the shadows. "That does it!" Her voice changed as she spoke, becoming more animal like, filled with rage. She walked forwards into the light, her ears pricked and claws ready. "Now you've had it!" A dark figure stood in the shadows watching her destroy the demon (and I mean destroy - ripping it to pieces) taking note of what had just happened and vanishing before she noticed him. As she calmed down, she returned to her completely human state. "I hate it when they do that." * As Buffy and Willow walked into the Arrivals lounge they noticed someone holding a card with their names on. He was tall, late 20's but looked older and looked very out of place. "Hi, that's us." said Buffy pointing to the card. "Oh, hi I'm Joe, Torr's brother, Torr would have come to meet you herself but what with the distinct lack of sun she thought it would be best to patrol." "I'm Buffy, this is Willow." replied Buffy, "So is the weather always this bad?" "Most of the time." said Joe visibly relaxing, "If its not raining, its snowing or just cloudy. We do get the odd day of sun but normally its just a quick sunny spell before another downpour." he continued as he picked up their bags and led them to where the car was parked. "Are you alright?" Buffy asked Willow, noticing that her friend seemed in a daze. "I'm just tired." she yawned, "What time is it here?" "8 in the morning", Joe replied, "Don't worry you can sleep in the car. I know what the jetlag's like." As they turned the corner they were confronted by a beatup black mini. "Let me apologise now for the car, Torr takes the van out on patrol and this is the only other transport we have." "If it runs, then it'll do." remarked Buffy as she and Willow squeezed into the back. "Oh, it runs...." replied Joe. The engine started with a bang and as they headed away from the airport and towards town Willow slept on her resting back on her friend's shoulder. 'If only she knew' thought Buffy. * "I told you to kill the slayer." Graham shouted at the drenched man infront of him. "We tried, but... she's not human." "Well you obviously didn't try hard enough." he replied as he drove a sword through the man. "He was right. About the slayer not being completely human." A dark figure revealed himself from the shadows, "I watched her fight today, she changed... became something... feral, animal, almost wolf-like." "This does make things a bit more interesting, I'll have to report this to the higher powers. Thank you my friend."