Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters in this story except for Shadow, Cici, Nat, and Lee. This is part of the Comings and Goings series, so I suggest that you read the stories in the rest of the series before this one. I know this kinda centers on some of my characters, but this will be the only one! Thanks to my friend Shell for helping me with this. Hope you enjoy!
Falling Into Evil
In the dead of the night, a lone figure
stood in the middle of an empty field. As a gentle breeze blew her hair
lightly across her face, she opened her eyes and looked around in
confusion. As far as she could see, there was nothing but miles and miles
and grassy fields surrounding her. She turned around to see if anything
was behind her and froze. There was something behind her. A
cemetery, to be exact. A very familiar one for her. A look of horror
crossed her face as she took a step backwards in fear.
"No." she whispered, frozen in
place. "It can't be! I left that, EVERYTHING
behind." She backed away slowly, and turned around, ready to run away
as fast as she can. Instead, she cam face-to-face with-
"Hello Buffy." the one with
curly blond hair spat out. A friend of hers. Surrounded the girl
were others, monstrosities of them. Buffy looked at them, her face
contorting in horror. Out of the group of people stepped a young woman
with short brown hair. She looked normal expect for one thing. Her
head kept falling to the side.
"Miss Calendar?" whispered Buffy
as she looked at her former teacher. Miss Calendar smiled, a cold, vacant
"Very good, Buffy. You always
were a pleasure to have in class." She mocked. From out of the crowd,
a girl with long, dark, brown hair came out, dressed in a short skirt and a
tight shirt covered with blood. She looked pretty, until you looked at her
hands and feet. They're were none. Buffy stared at the empty places
where her hands and feet were suppose to be. They had been cut cleanly
"What's wrong, Buffy?" the girl
asked. "You always thought you were better then me. You were
always one step ahead of me. But now I, Cordelia, are ahead of you.
And now it's your turn to be second best." Buffy stood frozen in horror as
one by one, the monstrosities of her friends mocked her. As Buffy felt
herself begin to tremble, a quiet voice called her from
"Buffy?" It asked. Buffy
turned around to see someone in a long hooded robe standing behind
"Buffy? Is that you?" It
asked, excitement in it's voice. Buffy smiled as she recognized the
voice. She hadn't heard it in far to long, but she would know that voice
"Willow?" Buffy asked
hopefully. Willow nodded her head, the hood over her face falling
"I'm so glad your back, Buffy."
Willow whispered. Buffy smiled at the sound of the familiar voice, her
hope rising. Willow walked closer to Buffy, stopping when she was two feet
in front of her.
"I'm glad you're back. We're
all glad your back. Now, we can have our revenge!" Willow shrieked as
she tore off the robe. Her entire body had been stitched together, some
pieces tearing apart from the other. As Buffy looked at Willow in horror,
the others surrounded her. Buffy shut her eyes and screamed as they began
laughing, horrible screeching laughter. She fell to her knees, covering
her ears to block out the noise. Suddenly, it stopped. Everything
stopped. Buffy stood up shakily, opening her eyes and putting her arms
down. She looked around, hearing nothing but the whistling wind around
She was alone. All
"Hi-YAH!" Lee yelled out as she
kicked the punching bag, knocking it sideways. As it came swinging back to
her, and started a series of punches, attacking it faster and faster as she
worked out all the held-up emotions.
Why should SHE get powers, and I
don't? I'd be four times the ranger she is, Lee thought angrily as
she kicked the bag. Experimenting with those powers were the best
thing that I did. Oh, it figures. She was always the favorite.
Everyone loved her. No one cares about poor Lee, ignored by
"You're pretty good." called a
voice from behind her. Lee turned around in surprise, forgetting about the
punching bag. It came swinging back to her and hit her, knocking her to
the ground. Zhane walked over and helped her up, smiling at her. Her
heart fluttered nervously as she looked at him.
"You'd better be careful. Those
things pack quite a punch." he joked. Lee laughed and gave him a
"I noticed." she said wryly as
the two of them walked over to a table and sat down. She looked him in the
eyes, noticing what a bright blue they were. "So, how are you
"Pretty good. It's actually
really easy for me. Especially with all the gorgeous girls around."
He teased. Lee blushed modestly as she smiled.
"So, why did you decide to come to
the Juice Bar? It's not the most happening place around." she
said. He looked around at the few people hanging
"Yeah, you're right. The reason
I came is because-" He paused for a second and looked around. Lee
looked at him in excitement.
He's going to ask me out! she
thought. He turned back to her and leaned across the table. Lee
leaned forward eagerly to hear him.
"I was actually looking for your
sister. I was going to ask if she would go to a movie with me. Have
you seen her anywhere?" he asked. The smile froze on Lee's face
and she felt as if someone had poured a bucket of cold water over her
"Lee?" he asked. She shook
her head, unable to say anything. A frown crossed his face as he visibly
slumped down in his seat.
"Darn. If you see her, can you
tell her I want to talk to her?" Lee nodded her head as she stood up
to leave. She walked away from the table, turning around slightly to
wave. He waved back happily as she walked out of the Youth Center.
She walked out of the doors and walked to the park.
I can't believe it! He wants to
ask Nat out! Oh, this is it! She gets everything! Even the guy
that I like. A devious smile crossed her face as an idea came to
her. First, I have to talk to Nat. Then, I can go along with my
"Look at her!" ordered
Shadow as he looked through the telescope. Everyone crowded around him to
look. Zedd pulled away in disgust and rolled his eyes.
"What about her? She's a
typical teenager!" he yelled. Shadow and Astronoma sighed as they
turned around. Shadow glared at Zedd.
"Can't you feel the anger of
her? The power? There's something about her that seems,
familiar." The others nodded as they looked down at her, sensing the
same thing. Zedd shook his head.
"It doesn't matter. No matter
what we do, she will turn against us and the rangers will save her. It's
inevitable!" he declared. Divatox nodded in agreement with
Zedd, as did Astronoma. Shadow sighed and turned away from the
"What an idiot! He should knew
by now that we can't put a spell over the rangers. I bet his battle
against Helenis drove him crazy." Shadow turned around, fire in his
eyes. Divatox stopped mid-sentence and looked up at him in
"What did you say?" he
roared. Divatox flinched as he glared at her, the anger filling the
room. She looked nervously at Zedd and Astronoma. They back away
from her and walked to the door, getting as far away from the two of them as
"Nothing! I didn't say
anything!" she exclaimed, trying to cover up. It was to late,
though. Astronoma and Zedd watched in horror as fire shot out of Shadow's
eyes and consumed Divatox. Astronoma covered her ears and closed her eyes
as Divatox scream became deafening. Suddenly, Zedd and Astronoma heard a
loud thump. She tensed up as she realized what it was. Both of them
turned around and looked at the body of Divatox. Or what was left of
it. Shadow turned to Zedd and Astronoma, a crazed look in his
"Anyone else want to say something?" he asked.
Both of them shook their heads, not daring to say anything to him. Shadow
nodded in satisfaction, the crazed look disappearing from his eyes.
"Good. Now, about the girl...."
Buffy opened her eyes and looked around her
surroundings. It was a quiet house, slightly familiar to her. She
walked through the house, looking around. As she walked into the living
room, she looked at the room in horror. Bloodstains covered the furniture
and carpet, pooling everywhere. As she passed through the room, she
recognized the home.
<This is MY home! In Sunnydale. What
happened to it?> Buffy walked through the house, her eyes
widening as she passed the torn up and blood covered rooms.
"What is going on here? Why did this happen?"
she cried out in anguish as she glanced at what had happened to her one-time
home. Suddenly, a voice from behind caused her to spin
"Because of you, Buffy." an older woman with curly
hair said. The tall man standing next to her nodded in his
agreement. Buffy's mouth dropped open as she recognized both of
them. She reached for them with a trembling hand, but it was quickly
"Mom? Dad?" she whispered. Neither of
them showed any sign of an answer, but Buffy knew it was them. She looked
up at them, tears welling up in her eyes.
"Why is it my fault?" she asked, her voice beginning
to tremble. Her mother, Joyce, sighed in disgust.
"Don't you remember?" Joyce demanded. Buffy
nodded her head wordlessly. "You let your "demons and
vampires" destroy everything. And everyone. Remember what
happened that night? You were away with your friends at the Bronze.
Angel, your ex-boyfriend, came into the house and attacked me. He turned
me into a "vampire" as you call it." Joyce smiled at the
memory, her face horribly contorting, turning into her vampire face. Her
long fangs slipped through her smile, and she glared at Buffy with yellow
eyes. Buffy looked at her in horror.
"But, it wasn't my fault! I tried-" she
stammered. Her father, Hank, gave a snort of laughter.
"Yeah, you tried all right. Too bad you it didn't
help! You always were an airhead, and a spoiled one at that! Do you
remember what happened to me sweetheart? Do you remember what it was like
to find my body after Angel killed me? How did it feel, Buffy?" her
dad taunted. Buffy squeezed her eyes shut, trying to block out the
image. She shook her head, and looked up at her parents with renewed
"I tried the best I could! You don't know what it's
like to be a teenager AND a girl AND the slayer! If the two of you
wouldn't have been so DENSE then you would have figured something out.
Mom, do you remember all the times you washed the blood out of my clothes?
What, didn't that matter? And YOU dad! You were never there when I
needed you! Sometimes, SOMETIMES, I felt that you-you-didn't even LOVE
me!" Buffy fell to the ground in a sobbing heap, as the images of her
parents and house disappeared from sight. As Buffy looked up, she realized
she was back in the empty field, the grass gently being swayed by the
"NAT! Where are you!" Lee screamed out a
she walked into their two story house. Lee strained her ears to hear a
"Jeez, you don't have to yell so loud." replied
Nat. Lee turned around and a smile crossed her face as her sister walked
down the stairs. Lee ran up the stairs and met her sister halfway.
"Nat, you will not BELIEVE what Zhane told me
today!" Nat rolled her eyes, her heart beating slightly faster with
Zhane's name. She looked up at Lee with an uninterested look, even though
Lee knew she was interested.
"Well, I was working out in the Juice Bar, when Zhane
came and started talking to me. We were talking for a little while, and he
told me...." Lee stopped before the end of the sentence. Nat
looked at her, motioning for her to get on.
"What did he say?!" Nat all but screamed out.
Lee gave her a sly smile, then continued.
"He said....that he....." Nat gave her a look
of anguish. "that he wants to meet you at the dance club tonight at
4:00.." Nat's mouth dropped open as she looked at Lee in
"Omigosh! He wants to meet me at the dance club at
4:00!" Nat screeched. Lee nodded, laughing as Nat began to dance
around the room in excitement. Lee raised her eyebrow at her
"So, I guess that means you want to go?" she
asked. Her sister looked at her in amazement.
"YESSSS!" she bellowed, probably loud enough for the
whole neighborhood to hear. Suddenly, Nat froze in her tracks.
"Lee, what am I going to wear?"
"That's easy! You go take a shower to, well,
freshen up. I'll pick an outfit out for you." Nat charged up
the stairs, leaving Lee standing in the front hall. Lee listened for the
shower to start, then picked up the phone to call the Youth Center. She
waited for a minute before someone picked up.
"Zhane, are you there?" she called. She smiled
as she heard his voice. "Um, I hate to tell you this, but Nat won't
be able to come to the movies. But if you still want to go, I can show you
around." A slow smile spread across her face as he answered.
"Good! See you in a couple minutes!" Lee ran upstairs and
into her sister's room. She went through the closet, and grabbed an outfit
"Hey Nat! I have to go. Talk to you
later!" Not waiting for her sister's reply, she ran down the steps
and out the door, locking it behind her.
<Finally, thing are looking up for
"What a great place!" screamed
Kat, trying to make herself heard over the load music. Rocky leaned in
"What did you say?" he yelled out. Kat sighed
and grabbed his hand, pulling him away from the dance floor and to a table in
the corner, far away from the speakers.
"I said, what a great place." Kat said, in her
normal voice. Rocky nodded in agreement, smiling at her. As a slow
song came on, Kat smiled and grabbed Rocky's hand, dragging him onto the dance
floor. She looked up into his eyes, her expression suddenly
"Rocky, what has happened to our lives?" she
asked. Rocky looked at her, his face twisted in confusion.
"What do you mean?" he said. She sighed,
closing her eyes. As she opened them again, tears shining in her
"Everything has happened so fast. Shadow comes, we
get new powers, everyone comes back, and then," her voice caught in her
throat. "some of out friends, died." Tears began
to run down her cheek as she buried her head into Rocky's chest. Rocky
gently rubbed her back.
"It's going to be okay Kat. It'll be okay." he
whispered. As the two continued dancing, a girl stood at the edge of the
dance floor watching the dancing couples. She sighed as she watched them
dancing, pain filling her heart.
I thought that he really wanted to go out with me.
But he never showed up. As she turned around to leave, she caught a
flash of blonde in the corner of her eye. She turned around in surprise,
and saw Lee dancing with someone.
"I didn't know she was going out with anyone!" Nat
exclaimed. She moved closer to see what the guy looked like. As she
did, the two of them spun around and Nat had a clear view of the guy. Her
eyes widened in horror and surprise as she recognized him.
Zhane?! she thought. As she watched them
dance, tears welled up in her eyes. They spun around again, and Nat was
looking into her sister's face. As soon as their eyes met, a look of
triumph came over Lee's face. She watched as Nat turned around and walked
out of the dance club. Lee pulled Zhane closer, thinking about her newest
Poor Nat. But she should know by now never to
compete with me.
Buffy began to walk around the empty
field, looking for something familiar. Suddenly, she found herself in a
library, with books all around. She began to shake as she recognized
"No, I can't be here. The vampires burnt it
down. And they took Giles-" her sentence cut off as a lump formed in
her throat. She shook it away and began to walk around the library,
smiling wistfully at the familiar sights. As she made her way to the
office, she opened the door and froze.
"Hello Buffy." the person said. Or what Buffy
thought was a person. They had burn marks all over them, some parts of the
skin blackened. As it reached for her, she backed away in fear. They
began to laugh at her obvious horror.
"What's wrong Buffy? You know you could always talk
to me. After all, I was your watcher." the thing said. As she
realized he was telling the truth, her eyes filled with tears.
"G-Giles?" she asked, tears threatening to
fall. The monstrosity took a step towards her, while she stood frozen to
her spot. "What happened to you?"
"You should already know, Buffy. You're the one
that caused it. After all, you should have been at the library when the
vampires came. But you weren't and they were able to burn it
down." Buffy took a step towards the thing, anger filling her cold
"What do you mean, I'm the one that caused it? I
was on patrol, like I should have been. You TOLD me to go! It was
not my fault what happened to you! You're a watcher, and you should be
able to defend yourself somehow!" she screamed. The library was
silent, except for her heavy breathing. Then, Buffy heard the door open
behind her. Miss. Calendar walked in.
"What about me, Buffy? It's your fault that I was
killed. Your honey, Angel, killed me. And it's all your fault that
it happened." Buffy looked at the lady, her heart filling with
"It was my fault, but there's nothing I could do about
it. I couldn't kill him. If Giles turned into a vampire, would you
have been able to kill him?" Buffy asked, posing the question to her former
teacher. As Miss Calendar stood there, silent, Buffy watched in shock as
everything around her disappeared, leaving her in the field once
"What is going on with you, Lee?" Nat asked as the
two of them walked through the park. Lee shrugged nonchalantly as looked
innocently at Nat.
"Nothing's wrong. Why do you ask?" she
asked. Nat glared at her sister angrily as she clenched her teeth.
She grabbed Lee by the arm and pulled her to a stop.
"Why do I ask!? Maybe it's because everyone's been
saying how much Zhane wanted to go dancing with me, and then when I get there, I
see you with him! And I don't mean just "out with him". It
was more like hanging all over him!" Nat screamed as she glared at her
"It's not my fault that Zhane wants me more. As
I've always said, all the guys want me. What would they do with you?"
Lee asked scornfully. Nat's face turned bright red, but as she opened her
mouth to answer, the two of them were suddenly surrounded by Quantrons.
Nat tried to reach for her morpher, but she was pushed to the ground.
Suddenly, the Quantrons were pulled off of Nat, and she gave a sigh of relief
when she saw the rangers.
"Are you two okay?" Zhane asked, looking at
Nat. Lee clenched her hands into fists as Zhane helped her sister
up. As the rangers got rid of the rest of Quantrons, Astronoma appeared
and with a quick kick, knocked the rangers down. Nat turned to
"Lee, get out of here! It's to dangerous for
you!" she called out. Lee glared at her as she watched her sister
"That's what YOU think," Lee whispered.
"I'm more powerful than all of you combined!" She backed away
from the fight, smiling every time Nat was knocked down. Suddenly, she was
surrounded by a dozen of Zedd's putties. She ducked as one of them
attempted to punch her, laughing at it's weak attempt. She backed away
from the putties. Remembering her teachings from Madame Woe. She
closed her eyes and muttered a few words. As she said them, a giant
fireball formed in her hand. She opened her eyes and shot the fireball at
the putties, all of them burning to a crisp. As Lee started walking
towards the rangers, Shadow appeared in front of her. She got into a
defensive stance, glaring at him.
"What do you want?" she asked suspiciously.
Shadow grinned and looked at her, feeling the power coming off her.
"I want to help you." he said. She looked at
"How would YOU be able to help ME?" she asked,
rolling her eyes at him. He smiled again, and proposed his offer.
"If you agree to help me destroy the rangers, I will make
sure that your sister is forgotten about, and I will make sure that you get your
own powers." he offered. As she thought about it, a smile curved over
her face. She looked at him and put her hand out.
"Deal." she said, sealing it. As the two shook
hands, Shadow looked over at Astronoma.
"Astronoma, we've gotten what we came for!" he
yelled out. The rangers turned towards him, looking at Lee in shock as she
stood by him. Before any of them could do anything, Astronoma, Shadow, and
Lee all disappeared in a cloud of smoke. The rangers looked at each other,
and, each touching their communicators, disappeared in streaks of
Buffy took a deep breathe as she opened the door to The Bronze
and stepped in. Everything was silent, except for her steps as she walked
across the floor. She looked around nervously, waiting for something to
happen. And it did. The lights above the stage turned on, and two
people appeared on the stage.
"Oz? Cordelia?" she asked, looking at
them. They both nodded their heads gravely, or at least Cordelia. Oz
couldn't, for he was holding his head under his arm.
"That's right, Buffy." Cordelia said, spitting out
the words. Buffy looked at the two, her head held high.
"It's good to see you again, Cordelia. How's it
been lately?" Buffy asked. Cordelia glared at her, her eyes burning
"Figures. You always had some sort of witty remark
about me. But you just don't want to admit that everything that happened
to me was your fault." Cordelia accused.
"No, it's not all my fault. You're that one that
got involved with us. You should have stayed with your
"friends". Then none of this would have happened to
you." Buffy looked down. "But some of it is my fault, but
it's too late to fix it. I'm sorry what happened to both of you, but
that's the past. I can't fix it." She smiled as both Cordelia
and Oz disappeared, leaving her alone in the Bronze. Suddenly, the light
that was shining on the stage shut off, leaving her in darkness. She
looked around, hearing someone breathing close by her.
"Who's there?" she asked. She took a step
backwards, turning around and found the lights. She turned them on,
looking for the person. Suddenly, she heard a loud bang, and grabbed her
arm in pain. She looked down at pain, and watched in shock as blood began
to pour from the wound. She turned around and saw three people standing
behind her, one with a smoking gun in his hand.
"Hello Buffy. Don't tell me you've forgotten about
us already." The one with the gun said. Buffy looked at her closest
friends in shock.
"Angel, Willow, and Xander." she whispered, naming
each of them off. Buffy barely had time to get in a defensive stance as
the three of them leapt at her, wanting to tear her apart.
"Dimitria, we have to help her! We can't let her go
to Shadow and Astronoma! She might do something that she'll regret!"
Nat yelled. She began looked at the controls in the Power Chamber, trying
to figure out what they do. Justin walked over and gently pushed her
aside, and began to type in codes. As Dimitria looked down at Nat, Jason
"Dimitria, something's wrong with Buffy!" he
yelled. Justin ran over and checked her stats. He looked at them in
horror, them turned back to the rest of the rangers.
"Her vital signs are skyrocketing!" he cried.
Suddenly, to the shock of everyone in the Power Chamber, blood began to pour out
of a wound in her arm.
"I need bandages!" Justin yelled. Kat ran over
to a cabinet and pulled out a first aid kit. She dug through it
frantically, trying to find the bandages. Finally, she found them, and
tossed them to Justin. He caught them and began to wrap them around her
arm, trying to stop the bleeding.
"Dimitria, what's going on?" asked Rocky
frantically. Dimitria shook her head.
"I have no idea. It must be the spell that Shadow
has put on her. Somehow, it's affecting her more than we thought."
she said. The rangers watched in shock as more cuts and bruises began to
form on her. Suddenly, Buffy went limp, and her heart stopped.
Buffy fell to the ground, next to her friends. She
looked at them, wishing that things had worked out a better way. She
slowly stood up, all of her injuries catching up to her. She watched as
her friends disappeared, leaving her once again in the field. But this
time, something different happened. A smile crossed her face as she
watched the sun slowly come up.
"Buffy." a voice from behind her called. Buffy
turned around to see all of her deceased friends standing behind her, each with
smiles on their faces.
"Thank you for everything that you did for us."
Willow said, looking exactly like the girl that Buffy met when she first moved
"But all of you were killed because of me." Buffy
said, looking down. They all walked over to her, trying to comfort
"If you hadn't come to Sunnydale in the first place, we
would have been killed anyway. You helped us. We were the one's that
got involved with it. We knew the risks." Xander said, putting his
arm around her shoulder as she began to cry. Angel walked over, and cupped
Buffy's chin gently in his hand, lifting it up so she looked in his
"Buffy, no one blames you for what happened. I knew
the risks of what could happen. I'm sorry for all the pain that I caused
you." he said. Buffy smiled as she reached up and hugged him.
As she closed her eyes, she felt darkness overtaking her.
Never forget us Buffy. We all love
Buffy opened her eyes, squinting because of the bright light
above her. She groaned as she sat up, her head pounding.
"Did anyone catch the license plate of that truck?"
she groaned. As she opened her eyes fully, she was enveloped in a giant
"Buffy! Your okay!" cried Kat, squeezing
Buffy. Buffy smiled at them.
"Uh, guys, I hate to tell you this, but I can't
breathe." The rangers let go of her, laughing at the look on her
face. She stood up and walked over to them, hugging them. As the
rangers exchanged hugs, the Space Rangers and Nat stood off to the side, all
feeling out of place. Suddenly, Rocky glanced over at them, remembering
they were there.
"Oh, Buffy, we want you to meet some people."
The four of them walked over to Buffy. She smiled at all of
"This is Zhane, Andros, CiCi, and Nat." Rocky
said. As each of them said hello, Nat stood behind them, not able to say
anything. Nobody noticed as she backed into the shadows and sat down,
thinking about Lee.
Lee, why did you do this? There were other ways out,
if only you could see that! Why did you turn to them? We could have