Christa loved her hometown of Midway, Kentucky, but she had
dreams of going to college and making something of her life. Her family was proud of her decision to go to
But her boyfriend, Liam Howell, since high school, had other
plans for them. He planned a romantic
night so he could tell her of his plans for them.
Liam was waiting for Christa when she arrived at the Smoky
Diner in downtown Midway, Kentucky. She was
surprised that it was set up as a romantic dinner and even more surprised when,
after Liam greeted her with a kiss on the lips, got down on bended knee to ask
for her hand in marriage.
As much as she loved Liam, Christa had to break his heart
and say no. She had plans to go off to
college. Liam didn’t understand Christ’s
desire to further her education and go to college. He thought he knew her well and wanted to be
a farmer’s wife here in Kentucky.
Crushed by Christa rejecting his proposal, Liam ended their
relationship and walked away, wishing her good luck.
As saddened by the breakup, Christa knew she was doing the right thing. She hoped Liam would one day forgive her.
Christa Adams, having grown up in the plains of Kentucky, is
looking forward to graduation and entering college in the fall. But her high school sweetheart, Liam Howell,
has other plans for them. When Christa reveals
her plans to head to college, Liam is crushed and breaks up with her. But a chance encounter with Elvis Presley at
the college turns Christa’s world in a direction she never imagined.
“I’m sorry, Cara, but we can’t go on like this anymore.”
Rise told his girlfriend of 2 years.
“It’s over?!” Cara said confused and heartbroken. “After all we’ve bee through?!”
“I’ve been seeing someone else.” Rise revealed.
“You’re seeing another woman?!” Cara questioned Rise’s
“It didn’t start out that way.” Rise said, defending
“How did it happen then, Rise?!” Cara demanded to know, then
regretted it after his explanation.
“You were away and I was lonely. I went to one of the taverns downtown and met
her. We hit it off immediately and one
thing led to another and we fell into bed.”
“So after one night with this woman and it’s over?!”
“I think I’m in love with her!”
“You THINK you’re in love with her?!” Cara said
angrily. “I hope you two are happy!”
As Rise walked out of her life, Cara cried her heart
out. What was she going to do now? She turned her life upside-down for Rise Watkins! Now it was suddenly over! And for another woman he met while she was
away at her family’s farm!
Well, one thing was for certain—she as through with men for
Cara Plankton, newly single after her breakup from her
boyfriend, Rise Watkins, vows to stay single. Suspicious of all men, Cara doesn’t care to
get involved with anyone. That is until
she attends an Elvis Presley concert and is invited on stage to sing with
him. Can Elvis pull Cara out of her
shell? And if he does, will it lead to
The serpent (Lucifer) deceives Eve—She and then Adam partake of the Forbidden Fruit—Her Seed (Christ) will bruise the serpent’s head—The roles of woman and of man are explained—Adam and Eve are cast out of the Garden of Eden—Adam presides—Eve becomes the mother of all living.
1 Now the serpent was
more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman Yea, hath God
said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said
unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of
the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat
of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent
said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know
that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be
as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman
saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and
a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat,
and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of
them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewd fig
leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the
voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the
presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the LORD God
called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I
heard thy voice in the garden , and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid
11 And he said, Who
told thee that thou was naked? Hast thou
eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said,
The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did
13 And the LORD God
said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me,
and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God
said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all
cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and
dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 And I will put
enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall
bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he
said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou
shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he
shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he
said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of
the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake, in sorrow
thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and
thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the
19 In the sweat of
thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it
wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and
unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called
his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and
to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins and clothed them.
22 and the LORD God
said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD
God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he
24 So he drove out
the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a
flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.
2 Thessalonians 2: 7—For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
Revelation 13 and 17
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 2: 5, 6—Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
John 25 and 26
2 Thessalonians 2: 6-9—And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And ye shall be hated
of all men for my name’s sake: but he
that endureth to the end shall be saved. ~Matthew 10: 22
For Christ’s sake, his disciples will be hated by all
men. Why? Because they hold that he is the only Way to God,
because they reject all other religions
that claim to offer a path to god, because the light of God shines in their
holy lives and convicts the world by the contrast, and because Satan is working
in the children of disobedience to animate them in hatred against the children
May we be willing, Lord Jesus, to be hated by all for loving
You; and we know that we love You only because we were first loved by You. May we not shrink from living holy for You
and speaking a word in season for You for fear of man. Let us be wise as serpents but harmless as
doves. (Matthew 10: 16)
By Frances Taylor
We are given signs all
the time but we need eyes of faith to see them. ~1 Kings 18: 37-39
This passage from 1 Kings refers to the question of who was
God – Yahweh or Baal. There had been a
severe drought and the prophets of Baal set up a test with Elijah as to whether
the God of Israel or Baal could end the drought. No matter how the prophets of Baal tried to
bring fire to their sacrifice, they failed.
As we see, when Elijah prayed, God brought fire down that consumed
everything and the people believed. We have
just ended the Easter Season and celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit on
Pentecost but are we still looking for a sign?
We are given signs all the time but we need eyes of faith to
see them. They’re not as dramatic as
with Elijah, but no less powerful. We hear
all about the disasters that happen and don’t quickly forget, but we don’t
always hear of the miracles that occur. We
know about plane crashes when all die, but there have also been those when all
lived. A mine collapses in Chile and all
are rescued. A hurricane or tornado or other
natural disaster occurs and millions of people work to put things right with
money or volunteering their expertise, whatever it takes. All of these are signs that God is working in
our world. What kind of sign do we
need? There will never be an end to
tragedy. So much of what is wrong in our
world is a direct result of the action of people using their free will. There’s not much we can do about that, but we
can look for the little miracles that happen every day instead of the
tragedies. The cancer that is caught in
time, the donor match that means a person will live, the couple that has tried
for years to have a child and now are pregnant, the day you were late for work
and missed being involved in a terrible accident, all these are daily
miracles. If we look, we’ll see the
Prayer: Lord, we do believe, help our unbelief. Amen.
After the hit on Ashleigh’s life, Charles knew he needed to
get out of his marriage to Catherine. He
needed to see his attorney about what he could do to have his marriage
annulled. Surely, Catherine didn’t play
by the book since she drugged him? That had
to account for something?
So, after visiting Ashleigh in the hospital, who was
recovering from nearly being gunned down, Charles headed to his attorney, Grant
Buchanan—yes, his twin brother is his attorney—to see what he could do about
this so-called marriage.
After telling Grant his side of the story, Charles his
brother’s office, secure in the notion that Grant would get him out of this
marriage. That’s where Charles was
thankful—Grant had always had his back,
ever since kindergarten when they started their first day of school
together. They weren’t identical twins,
but fraternal, and a schoolmate started bullying young Charles, and it was
Grant who saved the day for Charles. No one
ever bullied Charles again, thanks to Grant.
Charles failed to see that Catherine had followed Charles to
his attorney and deduced that he was attempting to get out of the marriage, “You’ll
be sorry for leaving me!” Catherine quipped to herself in her car as she
followed Charles to the hospital to see Ashleigh.
Meanwhile, Grant had his paralegal, Lisa, research statute
and case law to see what she could find.
Lisa was a good paralegal and sharp in her knowledge of how to research
case law and statutes. Lisa hit pay dirt
and found precedent to get Charles out of the marriage.
“Thank you, Lisa, for a job well done, as always.” Grant said
to her. “I guess I’ll head over to the hospital
to let Charles know he can start proceedings for an annulment.”
Grant was about to head out of the office when a bomb was
triggered and blew the office to smithereens taking Grant and Lisa’s lives as
well as two other staff.
Catherine smiled at the handiwork of her hit man as she sent
a text: “Everything’s going according to
Then heads over to the hospital to watch the fireworks as
police inform Charles the news of his brother’s tragic passing.
“Looks like you and I will be husband and wife forever!”
Catherine smiled joyfully to herself as Charles and Ashleigh held each other in
Charles managed to see Ashleigh at her mother’s home when
Catherine was napping. He wanted to
discuss a way to rid this town of Catherine, but Catherine was pretending to
sleep and followed Charles to Ashleigh’s mother’s home to spy on them.
Catherine had to think fast in order to keep Charles married
to her. No way was Ashleigh going to win
Then she remembered the favor that was owed her by a
long-time rival and pulled out her cell and sent a message:
the favor U promised 2 pay a year ago?
Yeah? What do U want?”
Catherine: I want
Ashleigh Crimson dead!
Okay. I’m on it!
Thanks! U won’t regret it!
Unknown caller: By
2morrow @ 5, Ms. Crimson will b history!
Satisfied, Catherine put her cell back in her bag and head
back to Charles’ apartment to wait for her husband. She wanted to look especially nice for her
Catherine woke in bed beside her “groom”, but a confused
Charles wondered why Catherine was in his bed?
Catherine flashed the wedding ring that was on her left third finger and
was horrified to learn that they were husband and wife!
“How did this happen?” Charles questioned his “bride.”
“You don’t remember the wedding?” Catherine asked him. “I’m saddened you don’t remember!”
“I was engaged to Ashleigh?
So why is I’m now married to you?”
that?” Catherine feigned ignorance.
“Have you been cheating on me?”
But Charles didn’t get the chance to answer when Ashleigh
entered the front door. Not seeing
Charles, she went up to their bedroom to discover her “best” friend in her bed
“Say it didn’t happen?” Ashleigh asked each of them.
“What? That I’m not
Charles wife?” Catherine said as she flashed Ashleigh the ring on her finger.
“You bitch!” Ashleigh yelled as she fought with Catherine
over her plot to take Charles from her.
“You were always jealous of what I had!
You just had to make sure you had him first!”
“The marriage was consensual.”
“Oh, really?” Ashleigh questioned her friend, as she glanced
at a confused Charles. “Then why does
the groom look confused as to what is happening?”
“A night of great sex?” Catherine taunted her friend.
“You consummated this sham of a marriage?!” Ashleigh said as
she slapped Catherine.
“What can I say, it was passionate lovemaking!” Catherine
“So great, I don’t remember it, nor the wedding!” Charles
chimed in, as Ashleigh realized how Catherine managed to do what she did.
“So, you did it! You
drugged him in order to marry my fiancé?!”
“It’s legal.” Catherine said, holding the certificate for
both to see.
As Catherine relished in her revenge against Ashleigh by
marrying her fiancé, Charles promised Ashleigh he would find a way out of this
mess. But little did they both know,
Catherine intended to make it impossible to keep that promise!!
A heavily-sedated Charles and Catherine were married before
the minister in a wedding with just the three of them. It didn’t matter since Catherine intended the
wedding to be a very private affair any way.
She needed to be Charles’ bride before Ashleigh managed to
get back now that she had escaped the dungeon cell she has Ashleigh stashed
Meanwhile, about 500 miles away, Ashleigh tired, but intent
on continuing her hitch hike to get home before Catherine did what she knew she
do…marry her fiancé.
But Ashleigh was too late to get back to town as Catherine
had managed to marry Charles in his heavily-sedated state, despite the fact
that he was lucid enough to consent.
Just as Catherine was making headway in her plot to seduce
Charles, Ashleigh plotted her escape from Catherine’s basement dungeon and get
back to Charles before Catherine could marry him and become his wife.
Ashleigh saw her chance when she spotted the key to the
dungeon cell door lying on the door.
Catherine must have dropped them and not realized it. Ashleigh attempted to find something that
would let her reach the key and let herself out.
After an hour of trying to reach the key, Ashleigh was happy
to be free of Catherine’s dungeon that she was trapped in. Now Ashleigh had to get back home and back to
Charles. But it would be a rough three
days of hitch hiking 1000 miles to get back home.
Meanwhile, Catherine was making dinner for Charles when he
arrived home exhausted from working at the office.
“Wow! You must have slaved all day to make this meal?”
Charles said, as he took a bite of Catherine’s Tilapia Tacos.
“What can I say? I
knew you’d be hungry and I thought I’d earn my keep by making dinner.”
Catherine lied to make Charles indebted to her, knowing she had laced the tacos
with drugs that would render Charles conscious enough to get him to do her
But just as Charles and Catherine were sitting down to enjoy
dinner, Catherine got a call from her guard at her family’s home… “I’m sorry,
Charles, but I need to take this in the other room. Feel free to start without me.”
“Don’t mind if I do.” Charles said as he dug into the
Tilapia Tacos and placed three on his plate along with some salsa to go along
with the tacos.
“What do you mean she’s escaped?!” Catherine whispered
angrily so Charles wouldn’t hear her rage.
“Ma’am, Miss Crimson’s escaped her dungeon cell.” The guard
“Well, thanks for letting me know.” Catherine told the guard.
Catherine had to rush her plans to marry Charles because now
that Ashleigh had managed to escape, she knew it would be a matter of time
before Ashleigh came back.
Secure in the notion that Ashleigh was locked away forever,
Catherine found her way to Charles apartment to begin her seduction. Charles’ was out on bail, unbeknownst to him,
paid by Catherine.
“Hello? May I help
you?” Charles asked Catherine, who was bringing dinner to him.
“Yes. I’m Catherine Jorgensen. I’m Ashleigh’s best friend.” Catherine
introduced herself to Charles.
“I see you brought dinner.
Please come in.” Charles said, inviting her in. “I haven’t felt like eating since Ashleigh’s
“I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. I thought some dinner might cheer you up.”
Catherine said, putting on her best sympathetic performance.
“Well, it was nice of you to think of me.” Charles
said. “Would you care to join me?”
“I’d love to.”
“I don’t care to be alone and your company is a refreshing
change of pace.”
Catherine and Charles sat down to dinner as they ate the
dinner she made: lasagna and a tossed
salad—Ashleigh’s favorite. This was
going to be easy to seduce Charles.
After dinner Charles poured the two of them a glass of wine
as the two of them sat on the sofa. They
reminisced the times they shared with Ashleigh, leading the two of them to
kissing and nearly making out. But
Charles stopped himself before things went too far—to Catherine’s dismay.
“I’m sorry. I can’t.”
“Hey, I understand.” Catherine said. “I’ll be on my way.”
But as Catherine started to get her things, she tripped on
Charles’ stairs on his front porch.
Feeling guilty for Catherine’s accident, he invited her to stay in his
spare room. He helped her back inside
and to the spare bedroom.
After Charles left her alone, Catherine smiled to herself,
“This was going to be so easy.” Then she
rubbed her uninjured ankle.
Catherine came to see Ashleigh in Shady Hills to give her
some news. She was springing her from
Shady Hills. Catherine had heard that
Det. Chase was onto where Ashleigh was and knew she had to get Ashleigh out
before Det. Chase got her out.
Then she thought of her family’s home and the basement that
was designed as dungeon. She could bring
Ashleigh here and no one would be the wiser.
Then she could put her plan in motion.
Let me out of here!” Ashleigh pleaded.
“For Charles’ sake!”
“Don’t worry. I’m
here to help you.” Catherine said as she jabbed Ashleigh with a needle.
Ashleigh woke up to find she was in a new prison,
Catherine’s family’s home basement.
“Catherine, what did you do to me?”
“I got you out of that asylum.”
“And into another prison?”
“Oh, I’m sorry, are you missing your fiance?”
“Catherine, why are you doing this? Haven’t we been friends since childhood?”
“I’m sorry, are we?
Friends? Besties?” Catherine
“What are you talking about?”
“Would a friend betray her bestie by sleeping with her guy?”
“What?! I never
slept….” Ashleigh began to say, but Catherine cut her off.
“You slept with him!
boyfriend in high school?”
“Yes. I caught you
Ashleigh flashed back to their senior year as she remembered
that day. But Catherine got it all
wrong. Ashleigh was only congratulating
him with an embrace after he confessed to wanting to propose to Catherine. But Catherine’s jealousy and insecurities
ruined the proposal and Stephan was killed in a car accident when he tried to
go after Catherine, who had taken off in her car. Catherine has blamed Ashleigh ever since that
“Catherine, he was planning to propose to you. I was only…”
“Save your damn excuses, Ash! I know you wanted my boyfriend!”
“You have it all wrong?!”
“Well, too bad you’re locked in here. No will be able to save you now.”
“What are you planning?”
“I will be comforting poor Charles. I will be marrying him!”
Please! Let me out!”
But Ashleigh’s pleas fell on deaf ears as Catherine started
to leave, “Sorry, Ash, but karma’s a bitch!”
Desperate and hopeless, Ashleigh fell on her tiny bed and
cried. How was she going to get out of
Catherine went back to town and began her plot to seduce
Charles to become his wife…a Navy SEALs wife!
The hunt was on for the Ashleigh, but leads were getting
cold when exhaustive efforts to find her came up cold. Until….
The officer on the case, Det. Frank Chase, got a surprising
lead while he was searching Catherine’s Facebook profile.
Det. Chase found pictures of what appeared to be Ashleigh in
some dungeon lying on the dingy floor.
The only problem…the location could not be determined.
Det. Chase downloaded the photos onto his flash drive and
took the pictures and took them to the police department’s IT guy, Seamus
O’Riley, who was a techie at this kind of stuff. If he couldn’t find the location, no one
Now all Det. Chase had to do was wait…
1 hour…that was all it took for Seamus to find the location…and
it wasn’t what Det. Chase expected.
Seamus told Det. Chase that Ashleigh was in Shady Hills here in the same
city and even more daunting was that it looked as if Ashleigh’s parents had put
Det. Chase headed over to Ashleigh’s parents to get to the
bottom of it.
“Mrs. Crimson, I may have located your daughter?” Det. Chase
said when Ashleigh’s mother opened the front door to him.
After the officer spoke with Catherine about Ashleigh’s
disappearance, the officer was sure Catherine had something to do with
Ashleigh’s disappearance. He went to see
Charles to see if he knew about Catherine Jorgenson.
Happy that someone knew there was something more to
Ashleigh’s disappearance, Charles gave the officer everything he could remember
about what Ashleigh told him about Catherine.
With the description of what Charles told the officer, he
was sure that Catherine was behind the disappearance. It was perfect. The best friend…jealous of her friend’s
success. Her wedding. And what did Catherine have. Nothing.
No one. To Catherine, Ashleigh
was all she had and she was leaving her to get married. They would have no friendship after the
wedding. It would be just like middle
school and high school. Everyone shunning
her, including Ashleigh, just to fit in with the crowd.
Surveillance was set up to watch Catherine’s movements to
see where she may have taken Ashleigh.
But either the officer was wrong, or Catherine was on to them…because
his surveillance didn’t find anything incriminating involving Catherine.
Catherine Jorgenson, Ashleigh’s best friend since
practically birth, raised as sisters by their mothers, who were inseparable as
well. The two girls grew up together,
went to school together, hung out with the same people. To the world, the girls were
The Ashleigh and Catherine’s friendship changed when the
girls began middle school and their classmates invited Ashleigh to their
parties. Catherine felt left out of the
loop. Ashleigh was the prettier of the
two…Catherine the mousier one and nerdish too.
Before middle school, the two girls talked of books and tv
shows they liked. But when middle school
came, Ashleigh was often invited to parties and Catherine was not. Their classmates didn’t care for the nerdish
girl. She cramped their style, so to
To Catherine, Ashleigh had it all. Friends.
Popularity. And all the boys were
crazy about her. No boy ever dated
Catherine. In fact, they all mocked
her. Ashleigh, wanting to please her new
friends, went along with the name-calling, despite feeling guilty for going
along with it.
Catherine was reading one of her romance books when the
doorbell rang. It was an officer from
the police station here to ask her some questions about Ashleigh Crimson.
Charles was saddened when Asheigh’s mother broke the news
that Ashleigh could not be found. An
extensive search was started but leads were coming up cold. Ashleigh had simply vanished without a trace.
Charles refused to believe that Ashleigh left on her own, as
Ashleigh’s mother had tried to get Charles to believe. He knew Ashleigh wanted to marry him as much
as he wanted to marry her. No, it just
wasn’t plausible that Ashleigh left on her own.
He was sure of it. Something else
was going on…meaning, someone took her against her will. And Charles thought that maybe he might know
Despite Charles being the prime suspect in Ashleigh’s
disappearance, he drove to the police station to tell the police his
But when Charles tried to voice his suspicions, the police
interrogated him. After failing to give
an alibi for the time Ashleigh disappeared, Charles was booked on suspicion of
abduction and placed in a cell.
When Ashleigh’s mother heard who had been charged in her
daughter’s disappearance, she was secretly happy. She knew that Charles had to have something
to do with it. She didn’t really trust
the guy. She even failed to post his
bail to have him out so he could look for Ashleigh’s abductor.
Charles sat in his cell, unable to do anything to find
Another officer, believed Charles’ story and decided to look
up friends of Ashleigh, and came up with her bestie, Catherine Jorgenson.
Ashleigh Crimson couldn’t be happier to be marrying the love
of her life, Charles Buchanan, a Navy SEAL officer. But there was one thing Ashleigh still
couldn’t get over…that he would be away for long periods while on duty with his
Charles and Ashleigh had long talks about his SEAL duty and
although she understood his duty to the mission, she couldn’t help but worry
about his safety.
Ashleigh’s mother came in to see how her daughter was doing
the night before her wedding. Her mother
was always understanding of her daughter and Ashleigh knew she could go to her
mother with any problem she had. Her
mother never judged her for a decision Ashleigh made, even when her mother knew
it was made in haste, like Ashleigh’s mother knew her wedding to Charles was.
Ashleigh’s mother didn’t like the fact that her daughter
would be alone for long periods of time while Charles was on duty. But she didn’t persuade Ashleigh from going
through with the wedding.
Ashleigh finished her foot soak, pedicure and manicure and
got ready for bed. She wanted to be well
rested when she walked down the aisle to start her new life as a bride to a
The next morning, Ashleigh’s mother came into her daughter’s
room to wake her for her wedding. . .but Ashleigh wasn’t in her bed.
Mrs. Crimson searched the house and called Ashleigh’s
friends, but Ashleigh was nowhere to be found.
Mrs. Crimson wondered if Ashleigh had come to her senses and
decided against marrying Charles.
The wedding of Navy SEAL Charles Buchanan and socialite
Ashleigh Crimson begins and the bride is nowhere to be found. Did the bride leave on her own, or did
something else happen? And will the
groom find his bride-to-be?
Mark 2: 5, 7—When
Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be
forgiven thee. Why doth tis man thus
speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins
but God only?
17: 3—So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured
beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Matthew 23: 9—And
call no man your father upon the earth:
for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
20-23—Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him
at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, but only in this world, but also in that which is to
come. And hath put all things under his
feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that
filleth all in all.
14, 15—Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot
be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted
like as we are, yet without sin.
18—And he is the head of the body, the church:
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he
might have the pre-eminence.
3 John 9—I
wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes,
who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.
24-27—And when they were come in Capernaum, they that received tribute money
came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the
earth take custom or tribute? Of their
own children, or of strangers? Peter saith
unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto
him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding,
lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up
the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find
a piece of money: that take, and give
unto them for me and thee.
Romans 1: 3—Concerning
his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to
John 1: 14—And
the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the
glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 14: 6—Jesus
saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.
1 Timothy 2:
5—For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:
2—A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of
good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
11: 26—For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the
Lord’s death till he come.
John 2: 10—And
saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when
men have well drunk, then that which is worse:
but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
1 John 2:
18-22—Little children, it is the last time:
and as ye have heard the that antichrist shall come, even now are there
many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of
us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made
manifest that they were not all of us. But
ye have an unction from the Holy One and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know
not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth, Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus
is the Christ? He is antichrist, that
denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 4: 3—And
every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not
of God: and this is that spirit of
antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is
it in the world.
2 John 7–For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Titus 1: 16—They
profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and
disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
16, 17—For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him
the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all
things if behoved him to be made like unto his brethren that he might be a
merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make
reconciliation for the sins of the people.
Thessalonians 2: 9—Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with
all power and signs and lying wonders,
Yet many years didst
thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy
prophets: yet would thy not give
ear: therefore gavest thou them into the
hand of the people of the lands. ~Nehemiah 9: 30
great forbearance toward Israel in warning them again and again, sending his
prophets among them, and testifying of to them of their sins. Yet, Israel still rebelled and went into
captivity. But (verse 31) God did not
utterly destroy them, but out of mercy spared a remnant and brought them back
to their land 70 years later.
You are a
God of mercy, O Lord, but also a God who will punish iniquity. You pour out Your wrath and justice on the
lost and discipline your children when they go astray. To the lost, You are a Judge before whom they
stand condemned; to us, You are a Loving Father who corrects us when we stray
or a watchful Shepherd whose rod and staff guides us and comforts us (Psalm
By Frances Taylor
Acknowledging our weaknesses as well
as our strength takes strength. ~Matthew 5: 1-10
Sermon on the Mount is one of the most quoted sections of the New Testament. In some traditions blessed is translated as
happy. If you read them that way, would
they take on a different meaning? After
all we all want to be happy! Happy are
the poor in spirit. We want to get to
the kingdom of God but do we really want to be poor in spirit, or be
persecuted? I kno it doesn’t say “poor.” But to be poor in spirit might mean bring
generous in spirit. We might have to
think of others before ourselves, making sacrifices, helping the poor. None of us wants to mourn, but the fact is
that unless we die before all the people we love, we will mourn. Jesus is telling us that even though we will
grieve, that isn’t the end, and if we turn to God and allow Him to walk with
us, we will find comfort. The world
doesn’t hold the meek in high esteem, but turning the other cheek takes
strength. Acknowledging our weaknesses
as well as our strength takes strength. Since
Jesus calls us to work for justice, it is part of following Christ that should
encourage our hunger for what is right. Those
who are merciful, who are able to be compassionate and forgive are the ones
that will be forgiven more easily when they fail. And who doesn’t want peace? The problem is we need to work for justice if
we want peace. We need to refrain from seeing
violence as an answer to problems. If we
pay attention to the beatitudes, and live them, we will all be happy.
Prayer: Lord, You gave us the
commandments to help us learn how to live, and You had Your Son, Jesus, give us
the rules for happiness. Help us to live
Young and Restless summer previews
from head writer Josh Griffith:
Lily’s presence remains in a unique
way as many begin to question Cane and Traci’s friendship. Their comforting
relationship will be a case of… “Where there’s smoke, there could be fire.”
Jack and Lauren’s friendship deepens
as she tries to get his love life back on track. Her matchmaking attempts could
cause issues at home as could something else that will test Michael and
Lauren’s relationship. When Michael finds himself in an unsafe situation, he’s
forced to explore his buried dark side.
While Shiloh resorts to using his charisma to get what he wants, Sonny doesn’t waste time and puts a plan into motion. Chase is stunned to learn who Willow’s mom is, as Harmony prays that Shiloh will pull through for her. Plus, Nelle receives an unexpected visitor…
Sonny will stop at nothing to help Will and orders Eve to turn over Rolf’s diary. While Ben stumbles upon trouble, Xander rushes to Sarah’s aid. Plus, Ted stuns “Nicole” with a big reveal, Abe receives a proposal, and JJ and Haley are forced to say goodbye…
Days of our Lives spoilers for the
week of June 10:
Jenn thinks of a way for Jack to
regain his memories and lets Jack know. At the same time, Jack’s starting to
see Eve is manipulating him. He begins to wrestle with thoughts that she may
not be the woman for him. He also sees an opportunity to become the man he once
was. He’s not sure what to do.
Sarah and Xander could have the
potential for a real lasting love story.
Claire thinks that Tripp and Haley
are running away together. She doesn’t realize JJ and Haley are lovers. At the
same time, Ben and Ciara are almost figuring out that Claire set that cabin
fire. Soon, the situation with Tripp, Haley, and JJ comes to a head at the
There’s a Brady/Horton July BBQ
coming and Sarah and Rex will host.
Gabi has real feelings for Stefan
and tries to get Chloe out of the picture so she can marry Stefan and dump him
then take him for all he’s worth. But with these real feelings, will she carry
out her plan?
The show is going to address Peggy
McCay’s passing by having Caroline Brady pass on. Several returns are in the
works including Christie Clark as Carrie and Brandon Beemer as Shawn who will say a heartwarming goodbye to a beloved matriarch.
They honor Peggy and Caroline while impacting a current storyline. Carrie’s
harboring a secret and confides in someone. What she says has a role in
impacting these stories playing out.
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As the search for Ripper/Giles went on, Buffy and Spike
became closer. But Spike kept his
feelings secret so as not to cause alarm…but Spike wanted to be the first to
find Ripper/Giles and pummel him into the ground like the snake he was. Spike didn’t understand Buffy’s concern to
save Giles? Clearly, he was an evil
monster? Giles…or Ripper…needed to be
taken out! And Spiked vowed to do just
that when he found the monster!!!
Ripper lay in a crypt in D’Hoffryn’s basement still
unconscious when D’Hoffryn came to check on him. Ripper awoke quickly when D’Hoffryn threw a
glass of water on him.
“You stupid fool!” D’Hoffryn chastised him.
“Whatever do you mean?” Ripper said in Giles’ English
“You failed to watch over Buffy!”
“I did as you requested?
I tortured that slayer bitch!” Ripper reminded D’Hoffryn.
“Are you getting soft?!” D’Hoffryn asked Ripper, unaware the
drug was slowly wearing off and Giles as coming to.
“No! I want that
slayer bitch to pay!” Giles/Ripper said trying to convince D’Hoffryn so as to
avoid the drug again.
But it was too late.
D’Hoffryn figured it out and unlocked the door to the cell and quickly
injected Giles with a dose that sent Giles fast asleep.
“There! Now may my
plan be in full force!” D’Hoffryn said before leaving an unconscious Giles in
his cell alone.
While Angel worked to find a way to bring back Giles, Spike
was with Buffy in the grotto. It was
best he wasn’t with Angel and Giles/Ripper, as he didn’t know if he could keep
his cool around the man who tortured Buffy.
Yes, it was best he was in the grotto with Buffy…
Buffy woke to Spike comforting her, knowing she was a
vampire. As he held Buffy in his arms,
Buffy’s scent was appealing to him and he impulsively kissed her. Enjoying the moment between them, Buffy
It felt good to be in Spike’s arms…but it also felt wrong…as
if she were betraying someone……
Just then, Ripper/Giles showed up at the grotto wanting
revenge on Spike and Buffy. Ripper had
escaped Angel’s clutches and made his way to the grotto looking for Spike and
Angel, on the other hand, was tied to a chair when
Ripper/Giles made his escape. He
fervently worked to release himself of the chains used to tie him to the
chains. But even his vampire strength
wasn’t enough to unbind the chains.
Then Cordy happened along….
“Cordy, I need help.” Angel pleaded with her.
“What? You need my
help?” Cordy taunted him.
“Please? Ripper is
out for blood and ready to seek revenge on Spike and Buffy.”
“I’m sorry, did you say you needed my help?” Cordy continued
her taunting of Angel. She debated
helping Angel after the way he left her for Faith.
“Why should I help you?”
“Okay, then untie me so I can save Buffy and Spike from
“Why don’t you call
Faith, since she is who you need?” Cordy said before leaving Angel in the lurch
to fend for himself.
Just as Cordy left Angel, Faith suddenly appeared to help
Angel out of his jam. After he was free,
Faith and Angel bolted to find Ripper before he got to Spike and Buffy.
As Ripper took pleasure in tormenting Buffy, he started
kissing her, making her sick to her stomach.
“Giles!” Buffy cried out.
But Ripper didn’t listen to Buffy’s pleas, as he began to
kiss her on the lips and molesting her.
Buffy couldn’t believe it had come to this…Giles, a man she
had come to idolize, had turned into a monster.
He was now the Ripper, a monster……..
There was nothing Buffy could do, what with her slayers
powers gone, thanks to D’Hoffryn…..
She couldn’t let Giles, er, Ripper violate her….
But just as it looked like Ripper was going to rape her, in
came in Spike and Angel and pushed Giles off Buffy.
As Buffy and Spike looked on from the side of the room,
Angel and Ripper got into a fight. It
went on for about 20 minutes, the two men busting each other to pieces. Just when it looked as if Ripper had the
goods on Angel, Angel sucker punched Giles/Ripper and knocked him out cold.
Buffy just looked at Ripper.
She wanted him dead…and just as she was about to take him out with a
stake through his heart, flashes of Giles ran through Buffy’s mind and she knew
she couldn’t kill him.
“No, Angel.” Buffy said, when Buffy failed to take Giles’
life. “Let’s take him back to the store
and hope we can bring him back?”
As Angel carried an unconscious Ripper/Giles on his back,
Spike carried Buffy in his arms back to her and Willow and Faith’s apartment.
Willow was sulking in her apartment in Cleveland when Spike
and Angelus showed hoping to find Buffy.
“Willow, why are you crying?” Angelus asked with concern.
“It’s nothing.” Willow replied, not wanting to tell them
about the spell she cast to bring Buffy back and how D’Hoffryn tricked her into
making Buffy a vampire demon that would make him the most powerful in all of
“Well, is Buffy here?” Spike asked.
“No, Buffy isn’t here.” Willow told them. “She hasn’t been here for the last week.”
“Funny. We got the
impression she was here with you?” Angelus asked.
“Well, she was…for like a day…then she split.” Willow told
“She just split?” Spike asked disbelievingly.
“Yeah. Looks that
way.” Willow said, with uncaring emotion.
“No note or anything to say she was going either.”
“It doesn’t sound like Buffy.” Spike told her.
“Yeah, Buffy hasn’t been herself lately.” Willow
“Well, we need to find her.
Sunnydale’s gone to pot since Buffy left.” Angelus said.
“You’re not telling me anything I don’t already know.”
“What? How do you
know?” Spike asked.
“Uh, Wesley called me.” Willow lied.
“Wesley, uh? Wesley
hasn’t been seen since Buffy left.” Angelus said, not believing her story.
“Yeah. I guess Wesley
needed to tell me, since. . .” Willow stopped short before she spilt the beans
“Okay.” Angelus said.
“If you do see Buffy, will you tell Spike or me?”
“Yeah. Sure.” Willow
Spike and Angelus left Willow and went in search of Buffy,
unbeknownst to them where or what Buffy was.
Back at the dungeon where the Ripper had Buffy held
hostage. Buffy was looking for a way to
escape. She wished she had her slayer
powers so she could kill this monster that Giles had become.
Angelus was screaming inside his mind. He had to loosen his
grip and dump the blond back into his seat.
“Why Spike!?!” He began detailing last year like
it was some gruesome Friday the 13th marathon that popped into their little VCR.
Angel sighed. “You always did take things too personal Will, even when you
“I know and I am a sodding jerk!”
As Angel lamented in his loneliness, Willow was visiting
D’Hoffryn about the spell that went wrong and turned Buffy into a vampire
“Ah, Willow, how is my little protégé?” D’Hoffryn asked
“You knew it wouldn’t work!” Willow raged at him.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about?” D’Hoffryn said in
his innocent voice, knowing she was right.
D’Hoffryn gave Willow a fake spell knowing it would keep Buffy a vampire
forever in her 18-year-old body so his mission would live on. And he used Willow as the vessel to get it
done. Now he would be the most powerful
demon in Sunnydale!
“You promised it would bring Buffy back!” Willow continued
“”Well, did I lie?!”
“But she’s a vampire!
The very thing she was trained to kill!”
“Well, you did something wrong, Willow!” D’Hoffryn
explained. “You never could do anything
right when it came to casting spells!”
“You’re wrong!” Willow said before leaving D’Hoffryn to his ritual.
After Willow left, D’Hoffryn raised the scepter to the sky
as thunder and lightning flashed. He
rejoiced at being the most powerful demon.
He would rule the world thanks to Willow’s greed to bring Buffy
back. They would all follow him!
Rupert was a fool! Evil was great! It was power. It was fun.
It was o*** and brandies and Janus Roman Statues. Years of fighting wasn’t
worth a dime saving miserable tools who wanted it as much as he did, just
couldn’t let it out.
‘What a bloody
sacrifice,’ he thought sarcastically stretching as he watched her sobbing the
‘I think I’ll give my
old buddy a contact,’ a smile lit up as he thought about the chaos that is
Ethan Rayne. They used to cause terror everywhere they went as Gay lovers.
“How did it happen,” he asked excitedly.
“Well, I woke up an ancient demon from its long nap, and wham, I am all
“I didn’t know an ancient demon can be a cure to your
brief mental illness…?” “I know, I must be insane trying to help
those bratty insolent kids!”
“That you are, but I’m glad you’re out of the demon
“True and I’ll
never get back into it if I have any say about it!”
“I hate being good, it gives me the shivers!”
“Welcome to your revival, RIP!”
Buffy had realized she was body switched with her younger
She’s in her 18 yr. old body, the night she first met the
Vampire and the Slayer test.
She was cold and isolated and unclean. It was just cruel,
leaving her craving but not feeding.
Oh, the Pig’s blood had been almost like candy, but it was
only junk food and not hamburger, hamburger with neck sausage.
The depraved animal wanted someone bad.
This wasn’t living at all, but just a state of being.
20 minutes of relentlessly pounding into her and she was
sore from starvation and energy loss that she could barely make out the small
touch of Sunlight patching through the roof. She was shackled to the wall, the
urge to feed was killing her. She had been like this for days mentally
exhausted. The urge to escape was screaming at her.
Ripper sat back casually observing watching. He had them all
under his thrall, the entire new Council, his bulge was growing as is his lust.
She was desirable, his young charge and could he really
blame her anymore for being obsessed…? Someone say like Angelus…? He
chuckled. Rupert was a bitter old man who held a grudge against evil, but the
hypocrisy made him laugh? Evil had been in this plane for generations and if
you didn’t know how to have fun, why waste their time…? He walked up to her and
gave her a cold look. “You were always in the way of things… Things you
have no business interfering with! But times pass and yours’ will too!”
“In fact, it
has,” he smiled, reminding her of what she had become, in a way enjoying
her suffering every way he could.
you’re better when you fight…?” “Why don’t you test it,” she
hissed. The syringe had really stung like a bitch. She frowned at how j-e-l-l-o
They are dead and now will head to Cleveland to track down
Buffy and she’s living with Faith and Willow in an apartment, but she’s not
currently there. Instead, the Council resurrected Kralik, the Vampire Quentin
Travers and Giles tried to have her fight on her 18th birthday. “Spike and
Angel are weak Vampires, not fit to be demons.”
Buffy was captured
and had been missing for a year without her powers because a Demon casted a spell
over Giles to make him Ripper. He was bent on hurting the Slayer for making him
a pancy White Hat. Then, he took away her powers and found a place to hide
them. He injected her with H3, the highest level of the drug and now, the
deranged psycho serial killer is back. Spike is on his way, but his expression
will soon turn into fear for her life.
Buffy stared at them in hurt and anger as the Vampire
dragged the knife down her thighs and her clothes had been torn in all places.
Kralik played for a few minutes before ripping it out harshly. She gasped as
the blood gushed through. Like water through whine, he sucked it up with his
blunt teeth. He snarled and undid his fly.
It’s a Vamp Buffy prompt also a Buffy/Spike ship, plus Willow/Wesley, and Angel/Faith set after ‘Chosen’ and ‘Not Fade Away.’ Wesley, Angel, and Spike all survived the fight with the Dragon, but not Gunn and Illyria. They are dead and now will head to Cleveland to track down Buffy and she’s living with Faith and Willow in an apartment, but she’s not currently there. Instead, the Council resurrected Kralik, the Vampire Quentin Travers and Giles tried to have her fight on her 18th birthday (See the episode ‘Helpless’). Buffy was captured and had been missing for a year without her powers because a Demon casted a spell over Giles to make him Ripper. He was bent on hurting the Slayer for making him a pancy White Hat. Then, he took away her powers and found a place to hide them. He injected her with H3, the highest level of the drug and now, the deranged demon is back and he got his way in turning and torturing her. Spike doesn’t know that she’s dead, a creature of the night yet. Not until he shows up in Cleveland. The problem is can he ever face Giles without throttling him?
Spike looked everywhere for Angel and Buffy. It looked as if Willow was right? Angel and Buffy may have fell off the face of
the earth?! Then Spike remembered Angel’s
favorite spot to go when he needed to get away—the grotto.
Several minutes later, Spike found Buffy and Angel in the
grotto playing with Connor.
“Angel! Buffy! You’re here!” Spike said, unaware that they
were under D’Hoffryn’s control via a drug to make Buffy and Angel think she was
“Spike, what do you want?
Can’t you see we’re busy playing with our son?” Angel said.
Just then, Angel felt queasy and passed out on the grotto
“Angel, wake up. Our
son needs you!” Buffy (with D’Hoffyn’s memories) said to an unconscious Angel.
Meanwhile, Darla was frantic with worry wondering where
Angel was with Connor. She didn’t have
to worry for long when one of the Hellmouth’s minions came to her and told her
where Angel was.
Darla immediately tore off toward the grotto to retrieve
Connor and take him home.
At the grotto, Angel came to and smiled up at Buffy. He couldn’t remember anything thanks to the
injection Buffy gave him. (D’Hoffryn
instructed Buffy to inject Angel with the syringe when she found him.)
Now, Angel remember an alternate life with Buffy as Connor’s
mother to coincide with Buffy’s delusional memories.
As Angel and Buffy played with “their son,” Darla entered
the grotto and was shocked at her discovery….
Buffy took Connor to the grotto, knowing Angel would follow
her to retrieve his son. But what Angel
didn’t know was the trap that was set when he got to the grotto. Buffy laid Connor on the makeshift bed—and
waited—for Angel to show up for his son…….
Meanwhile, Angel was on his way to follow Buffy and get
Connor back, but he didn’t get far when Darla intercepted him, preventing him
from following Buffy.
“Angel, did you get Connor?”
“I was on my way before you stopped me.”
“I can’t believe Buffy would take Connor? What’s wrong with her?”
“I don’t know, but I intend to find out.” Angel promised
her. “Now I have to go. I’ve already lost precious time finding
Angel left Darla alone but promised her he would find
Connor. But he didn’t know what Buffy
had in store for him once he found Buffy.
As Buffy waited for Angel, Connor was getting fussy and fed
Connor. Finally, after about a half
hour, Angel showed up at the grotto…..
Buffy continued looking for Angel who was on the rooftop of
Sunnydale High trying to convince Billy to hand over Connor.
“Give Connor to me!” Angel desperately pleaded with Billy to
hand over his son.
“I can’t!” Billy told Angel.
“Please, Billy!” Angel said, feeling his fangs forming from
the rage he felt.
“I need him.” Billy said as he tried to unlock the portal
that he was going to toss the newborn infant into that would allow him to leave
“You can’t do that!” Angel screamed at him, lunging forward
to grab his son from Billy’s grasp.
But just as Billy was about to toss the infant into the
portal, Buffy comes out of nowhere swoops in and grabs the baby from Billy, before
Billy fell from the rooftop to his death.
Angel, happy that Billy is dead and thinking Buffy is going
to hand over his son, is surprised to learn differently.
“Buffy, where are you going?” Angel yells after her.
Buffy just keeps walking with the infant Connor, hoping
Angel will follow her and hence into her trap.
Buffy’s trap worked as Angel did indeed follow her as he was
led into the cell Buffy had set up for Angel.
When she saw Billy on the high school rooftop holding Connor, Buffy knew
she had just the ammunition to lure Angel into her trap and thus get his soul.
When Buffy and Spike arrived at Giles’ store, there was
nothing left for D’Hoffryn’s minions had totally demolished the store. That’s when Spike found Xander hidden under a
board that had somehow protected him from the blast.
“Oh my god!” Xander cried out as he crawled out from under
“Xander? Are you OK?”
Spike said, faking concern, for he didn’t really care for the guy.
Willow, Tara and Anya?” Xander asked.
“I don’t know.” Buffy said, who still had a thirst for human
That’s when Dawn pushed her way from the rubble to find
Spike, Buffy and Xander.
“What the hell just happened?” Dawn asked them.
“I don’t know, but Willow, Tara and Anya are still missing.”
“Where’s Giles?” Buffy asked.
“You don’t know?” Spike replied.
“Know what?” Buffy responded back.
“He went back to England.” Spike informed her.
“Damn! I needed to
see him.” Buffy said, not telling them of her secret plan of revenge.
“Well, I’m going to look for Willow, Tara and Anya.” Xander
told them as he dug into the rubble.
Unbeknownst to them, Willow was seeking out D’Hoffryn to
seek revenge for the spell that went wrong.
“You killed her!” Willow spat out at D’Hoffryn.
“Buffy isn’t dead!” D’Hoffryn told her.
“Then where is she?” Willow demanded.
“She’s a vampire and is going to be one forever thanks to
your spell!” D”Hoffryn smiled slyly at her.
“You used me to turn Buffy?!”
“Yes! I did!”
D’Hoffryn laughed at her, as he disappeared into the air.
Willow had to get back to the others and warn Buffy about
her demon self.
And Angel and Darla were frantic as they continued looking
for Billy who had their son, Connor.
That’s when Angel spotted Billy on the rooftop of what used to be
Sunnydale High, holding Connor.
All hell broke loose in Sunnydale. Buffy was gone. Giles went back to England. Willow was bent on revenge against D’Hoffryn
for the spell that went wrong that was supposed to bring Buffy back. And Angel and Darla were dealing with the
abduction of their son, Connor, at the hands of Billy.
The only bright spot was that Buffy was back and looking for
her friends, still unbeknownst to her that she was now a vampire—despite her
sudden thirst for human blood. She
refused to believe that she was one that she was trained to slay.
Unable to deny the thirst, Buffy grabbed a poor unsuspecting
guy and drained him of his blood. Then
tossed him to the side when her thirst was satiated.
That’s when Spike found Buffy.
“Buffy?” Spike asked, surprised she was alive.
“Spike!” Buffy exclaimed, who hoped he hadn’t seen what she
had just done.
“I’m so glad you didn’t die!” Spike said, as he hugged her.
“Yea. Me too.” Buffy
“So, where have you been?”
“Around.” Buffy said, unable to really tell him what she had
“Well, you won’t believe the changes that have happened
since you ‘died’.” Spike told her.
“Do I even want to know?!” Buffy asked, not knowing why she
had the insatiable appetite for human blood.
“Well, let’ get you back to Giles’ store.”
While Spike and Buffy headed for Giles’ store to find her
friends, D’Hoffryn had sent his minions to work their havoc on Sunnydale.