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Welcome To Forks

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What if Buffy went to Forks ?? Read if you wanna know more :-)


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3. Chapter 3

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As I awoke, I turned on the other side and destroyed my clock without doing it on purpose.

“Oops.”

I stretched and studied my room, there were still lots of things unpacked ; I got up and looked for my clothes, I knew there were two or three cardboard boxes somewhere in my room. I finally opened the door.

“Mom ??”

I heard her walking to the stairs.

“Yes ?”

“Which cardboard boxes are my clothes in ?”

“Right under your window Buffy.”

“Thanks.”

So those two boxes were the ones I stumbled on when I came back to my room yesterday. I knelt down and opened them ; I picked up a brown skirt, ivory tights and a cream-colored and brown top.

Those plus my black boots should go well together. I dressed, brushed my hair, put on some make-up and then went downstairs. My Mom got breakfast ready for me so I took my bowl of cereals and placed it in front of me.

“Oh, Mom, I need another alarm clock.”

“Oh, you broke it again ! How do you do that ?”

I simply shrugged. I wouldn’t tell her “Well Mom, your daughter is the Vampire Slayer so she’s very strong.” I would end up in a white room with no windows. She drove me to school then, and went to her new exposition gallery ; I was glad she found a new place so quickly, she couldn’t think too much about the reasons why we had to move. Yeah, actually, it wasn’t really usual to put the gym of your school on fire…

As I headed to my class, I recognized a boy I talked to yesterday and waved at him. He waved back and smiled. He looked nice but I didn’t know his name unfortunately.

“Hey, Xander, wait for me !” A girl with long reddish hair called.

Xander. That was it. They seemed pretty close with the girl who was named Willow, as he’s just called her. As I entered the classroom and sat at my seat, next to Jessica, I saw Bella smiling and coming to me.

“Hey, how you doing Buffy ?”

I smiled. “Hi, I’m fine. What about you ?”

“I’m fine too, thanks. Um… I was wondering, it’s none of my business but it can be dangerous so I ask even so : where were you going yesterday night ? You certainly know that there are some animals around here…”

“Oh really ? Er… I guess I’m too used to Los Angeles ! No, I was just going for a walk, that’s it. But is it really that dangerous ?”

“Well, it depends on where you go of course, but yeah it can really be.”

“Ok, I’ll pay attention now, I promise.” I smiled kindly.

“Ok, well, you do what you want of course. But I was quite surprised last year when my Dad told me someone was killed by an animal while working you see…”

“Ok, I see. Thanks. I’m surprised too actually.” An animal ? Killing someone at work ? Did I really look like a fool ?

She smiled hesitantly and went back to her table, next to Edward. He was randomly watching the front door.

Jessica came and told me about Mike : he invited her to the movies. She couldn’t stop talking about it.

Edward’s POV

“Go now.” I told Bella as Buffy sat at her seat.

She listened to me and came to Buffy.

“Hey, how you doing Buffy ?”

“Hi, I’m fine. What about you ?” Your boyfriend didn’t bite you yet ?

I stiffened at her cynical thought. Was she really thinking I could hurt Bella ? She knew very little of vampires. We weren’t all some nasty creatures that hunt and only hunt.

“I’m fine too, thanks. Um… I was wondering, it’s none of my business but it can be dangerous so I ask even so : where were you going yesterday night ? You certainly know that there are some animals around here…”

For once, she was good at lying. I smiled as I watched her biting her lower lip, a sign of stress : she hated to lie.

Animals or vampires ? I can’t be sure Edward’s a vampire, I think I’ll have to talk to my watcher about it.

A watcher ? What was that ? Maybe a kind of supervisor…

“Oh really ? Er… I guess I’m too used to Los Angeles ! No, I was just going for a walk, that’s it. But is it really that dangerous ?” Well, that’s quite true. It was more of a walk than a patrol.

“Well, it depends on where you go of course, but yeah it can really be.”

“Ok, I’ll pay attention now, I promise.” If you only knew my strength…

“Ok, well, you do what you want of course. But I was quite surprised last year when my Dad told me someone was killed by an animal while working you see…”

“Ok, I see. Thanks. I’m surprised too actually.” Since when do animals attack people like this, while working ? Is she kidding me ? I should know who it was to see if he was bitten…

The situation was a bit more complicated than I had thought. She planned on going to the library right after the class. Maybe we should finally spy on her.

Bella sat next to me and winced at me. “Well, for now, all I could do is getting nice.”

“I know, don’t worry. I learned some things : she doesn’t believe about the animal attack, she thinks it’s a vampire that killed the guy and she’ll talk to her watcher after, in the library.”

“Her what ? Watcher ? What is it ?”

I shrugged. “I don’t know. I think about a supervisor, to guide her, she can’t know everything and actually, a librarian seems plausible to help her.”

Bella nodded silently. “So what do you think we should do ?”

I smiled my crooked smile. “Spy on her.”

“I find this exciting.” She shivered.

“Do you ?” I chuckled at the look on her face.

Buffy’s POV

The hour passed quite quickly, I talked a bit with Jessica but we had to cut it out because the teacher was mad at us. But 10 minutes before the class was over, I suddenly heard Edward :

“Bella ? Bella ??” He looked so worried.

Bella seemed to be fainting, he took her in his arms and asked the teacher : “Can I get her to the nurse ?”

“Of course, Edward. Go.”

She had her hands around his neck, her eyes closed. She didn’t really look paler than usual but it didn’t mean she wasn’t feeling sick. I shrugged and turned to Jessica who was writing her notes. I couldn’t help myself : “What’s going on with Bella ?”

She lifted her head : “Well, she’s kind of frail. She often faints. Don’t worry, she’ll be ok. Maybe she didn’t eat this morning.” She shrugged too.

Bella’s POV

“You have to pretend to faint so we can get out of here before her.” Edward told me.

“Pretend ? Edward, you know how bad I am at acting.”

He looked at me intensely and that made my heart thud. He then smiled.

“Ok.” I sighed and acted as if we were in blood typing class. I pretended to breathe rapidly and let me fall into Edward’s arms.

“Bella ? Bella ??” He acted so well I almost believed I was fainting. Then, he got up with me in his arms and asked the teacher for going out to the nurse. I felt so good in his hold, I hid my face in his neck to smile at myself.

“Of course, Edward. Go.”

The teacher opened the door for him – as if he needed help – and then Edward walked to the back of the building. He didn’t want to let me go off his arms apparently.

“Where are we going ?” I asked.

“We’re going to come into the library by the rear door so the librarian won’t see us.”

“Oh.” That seemed so obvious, how could he love someone as stupid as me ?

He finally let go of me as we were in front of the door.

“Ok, so now ?” I asked, a bit anxious thinking about spying on someone.

“Well, we have a little time left.” And then, he pushed me gently to the wall behind me and caressed my neck with his lips. I felt my heart was going to explode as soon as he began to do this, his touch giving me chills. I gasped and put my fingers through his smooth hair, I kissed his cheek and he took my face in his hands. I didn’t dare to move, wanting to kiss him but at the same time, I didn’t want him to be taken by surprise so I let him do this at his pace. He approached his face slowly to mine and tenderly put his lips on mine, moving carefully. I reinforced my grip on him and kissed him more passionately ; after 5 seconds, he stopped and stepped back with a smile.

“It’s time, love.”

“ ’Kay.” How could he let me like this ?? I took a deep breath and followed him into the library as he took my hand.

Buffy’s POV

I kept watching the clock when the teacher finally said the class was over. What a relief ! I turned to Jessica :

“See you at lunch, I have to go to the library.”

She frowned. “Er…ok, I’ll save you a seat.”

“Thanks.” I hurried to the door and headed to the library. As I came in, a strong smell of old books mixed with dust filled my lungs ; there were some cardboard boxes full of books on the main table. No sign of someone in here.

“Hello ?” I called.

I heard a knock and then an “ouch” behind the counter. I turned on the right and saw a man with round little glasses and British clothes standing with books in his hands.

“Hey, I’m Buffy.”

“Oh… Er… Yes, Buffy Summers ?”

What a British accent ! He mustn’t feel too far away from England with all the rain in Forks.

“That’s me ! So you’re my new watcher right ?” I handed him my hand.

He seemed to hesitate and then mumbled, shaking my hand : “Er, yes I am. I’m Rupert Giles. It’s a pleasure to finally meet you.”

“For me too, you look quite enthusiasm.”

He put off his glasses and smiled.

“Well, your previous watcher has told me a lot of good things about you actually.”

“Oh ? Well, so I must be a good Slayer.”

He laughed and said : “Yes, I’m sure you are. Tell me, how much do you know about vampires and demons ?”

I sat on a chair and crossed my legs.

“Mmm… The basic things like stakes, the sun and holy water can kill them. They’re often stupid especially when they’re young ; they like young victims because their blood is fresher… They sometimes are in groups but some of them like to be lonely. The older they get, the stronger they are. Some have psychic powers, like mind-reading or something… What else ? Well, that’s all I can think about vampires. About demons, there are less numerous than vampires, but they’re much more powerful and dangerous. I’ve never seen any demon yet.”

He put on his glasses and said : “Well, that’s pretty good. Some things are missing of course but you’ll improve your knowledge with time. Have you gone to patrolling yesterday ?”

“Yes and I wanted to tell you about it. I didn’t see any vampires. At least, in town. It was too dark for the woods so I didn’t go in, I’ll go tonight. There was nothing in the cemetery either. You think I should try Port Angeles ?”

“It’s a bit far, let’s wait a bit. It’s a small town, maybe they’ll show up later. Anything else ?”

Was it the right time to tell him ? I’ll try to be subtle for now.

“Well… Do you think there could be different kinds of vampires ?” He frowned. “You know, like shoes and boots, or apples and strawberries… Well, you know what I mean.”

“Well, I don’t really know… Maybe, I can’t be sure… Why are you asking this ?”

“I noticed a boy here in the school, he doesn’t look like the others. His face is very pale, his eyes are topaz, his name is an old one and yesterday, I felt the way I feel when a vampire looks at me and it was him. It was like he was trying to search something in my mind, that was weird…”

“What’s his name ?”

“Edward.”

“But he can go out in the sun ?” He was definitely skeptical.

“Yes, well at least, in daylight. It’s been 2 days since I didn’t see the sun. And he has a girlfriend, Bella, she’s totally human, it shows immediately. The difference between Edward and the others is obvious.”

He went to one of the numerous shelves composing the library, seemed to be looking for something for a minute and finally picked up two books and then came back.

“Well, maybe we’ll find something in these books.” He gave me one and we began to search.

Bella’s POV

Edward quickly looked around the library, he was coming in here for the first time apparently and led me to a small corner in the dark. He sat down and put me on his legs so we were both hidden. The feeling of bliss that overwhelmed me as he was doing this was incredible, it seemed so silly but I really felt happy ; I put my arms around him and couldn’t help myself but holding him tight. He didn’t push me away at least, and stroked my hair.

“Oh, by the way, you were very good at acting a few minutes ago.” He whispered at my ear and smiled.

“Well, I’m improving, that’s good.” I chuckled silently. The fact that he whispered at my ear had made my heart beat faster, I knew he heard it and I blushed at my overreaction.

“What’s wrong ?”

“Nothing, you’re just going to give me a heart attack one day.”

He struggled not to laugh out loud and kissed slowly my cheek. “Well, I must admit that I love to hear your heart beating faster because of me.”

I was going to reply but I heard the door open. Edward put a finger on my lips, showing me to stay silent, I nodded.

“Hello ?” Buffy called.

I tried to concentrate so I could hear more but all I heard was a thud sound following with a “ouch”.

“Hey, I’m Buffy.”

“Oh… Er… Yes, Buffy Summers ?”

I noticed the British accent of the man.

“That’s me ! So you’re my new watcher right ?”

“Er, yes I am. I’m Rupert Giles. It’s a pleasure to finally meet you.” He sounded hesitant as he spoke, I glanced at Edward, he was very focused : certainly listening to Rupert Giles’ thoughts. He opened his eyes and told me : “She’s really the Slayer.” I felt my eyes widen.

“Well, your previous watcher has told me a lot of good things about you actually.”

“Oh ? Well, so I must be a good Slayer.” That sent a shiver down my spine. I immediately thought about what she was able to do, maybe she was strong enough to kill vampires finally… I hated this idea, if she hurt only a small part of Edward, I’ll do everything it takes to make her comprehend she wasn’t allowed to do this. Edward saw my expression and hold me tighter.

Rupert Giles laughed : “Yes, I’m sure you are. Tell me, how much do you know about vampires and demons ?”

Demons ? I frowned at Edward, he also looked surprised. How many supernatural creatures were there on Earth ?? Then, I heard the sound of a chair moving.

“Mmm… The basic things like stakes, the sun and holy water can kill them. They’re often stupid especially when they’re young ; they like young victims because their blood is fresher… They sometimes are in groups but some of them like to be lonely. The older they get, the stronger they are. Some have psychic powers, like mind-reading or something… What else ? Well, that’s all I can think about vampires. About demons, there are less numerous than vampires, but they’re much more powerful and dangerous. I’ve never seen any demon yet.”

Buffy’s voice was a little clearer, she might have sat on a chair. She’d never seen any demons but unfortunately, it didn’t mean they didn’t exist. Could a demon hurt a vampire ? Oh, damn, I was getting more and more worried about Edward’s safety. I wanted to ask Edward but I’d rather wait.

“Well, that’s pretty good. Some things are missing of course but you’ll improve your knowledge with time. Have you gone to patrolling yesterday ?”

I made a face to Edward, showing him he was right about yesterday evening. He raised his eyebrows.

“Yes and I wanted to tell you about it. I didn’t see any vampires. At least, in town. It was too dark for the woods so I didn’t go in, I’ll go tonight. There was nothing in the cemetery either. You think I should try Port Angeles ?”

“It’s a bit far, let’s wait a bit. It’s a small town, maybe they’ll show up later. Anything else ?”

The mention of Port Angeles reminded me about that night last year, hopefully Edward had been there… I shook my head to get rid of this thought.

“Well… Do you think there could be different kinds of vampires ?” I frowned. “You know, like shoes and boots, or apples and strawberries… Well, you know what I mean.” I glanced at Edward in disbelief, his face was grave but he was still stroking my hair.

“Well, I don’t really know… Maybe, I can’t be sure… Why are you asking this ?”

“I noticed a boy here in the school, he doesn’t look like the others. His face is very pale, his eyes are topaz, his name is an old one and yesterday, I felt the way I feel when a vampire looks at me and it was him. It was like he was trying to search something in my mind, that was weird…”

As soon as she began to say this, I knew she was talking about Edward and I pinched my lips not to panic. I didn’t want this girl to bring mess in my vampire family, I didn’t want her to hurt any of them. Edward caught my mood and took my face in his hands, and brushed my lips with his, whispering : “Don’t worry, Bella.” I nodded.

“What’s his name ?” Oh oh.

“Edward.” My heart raced.

“But he can go out in the sun ?”

“Yes, well at least, in daylight. It’s been 2 days since I didn’t see the sun. And he has a girlfriend, Bella, she’s totally human, it shows immediately. The difference between Edward and the others is obvious.”

Edward was now frowning and I felt his fists against my back. I caressed his hair.

Then I heard the librarian coming towards us, he stopped, took two books and came back to Buffy.

“Well, maybe we’ll find something in these books.” And then it was silent.

Edward carried me in his arms so I couldn’t make any noise getting up and we got out of the library.