Characters: Buffy, The Master, Giles.
Challenge: 124: Deep Down at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: Prophecy Girl.
Summary: Buffy goes to meet the Master and fulfil the prophecy.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the amazing Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Buffy thinks for a while about running away. If she isn’t here to face the Master then the prophecy can’t happen, right? She’ll get to live, for a while longer anyway.
But that’s not how things work. She’s the Slayer; nobody else can take her place in this, not even Giles, no matter how badly he might want to spare her. She doesn’t want to die, but she can’t risk the Master getting loose; if he does it will literally mean the end of the world. What’s her life compared to that? If she dies another Slayer will take her place, protecting the world from demons and vampires.
So she goes out into the night, finds the boy, lets him lead her down beneath Sunnydale, deeper and deeper underground, to where the Master waits for her, trapped in the ruins of an old church, buried during a long ago earthquake.
He’s ugly, but she knew that already; she’s seen his face in countless nightmares. He’s scary, but he’s the oldest vampire she’s ever faced so that’s a given. He’s gloating, and that’s the worst part, because her death will free him.
This was all in vain. She shouldn’t have come.