THE WILLOW AND SARA SERIES #2
SOULMATE
ACT THREE

By DragonWriter17

 

Rating: PG-13

Disclaimer: All of the materials borrowed from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel belong to Joss Whedon and to the entities and companies associated with their creation.  I have borrowed them for creative and entertainment purposes only.  No compensation has been or ever shall be received for the writing below.  No copyright infringement is intended.

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Distribution: Currently, here only.  (If you are interested in posting this on your site, please contact me first for permission.)

Spoilers: All seven seasons of BtVS, but especially Seasons 6 and 7.

Pairings: Willow/Kennedy, Willow/Other (Sara)

Author’s Notes: (1) This story is in screenplay format, not in fiction format.  It is the first of a series of screenplays intended to reunite Alyson Hannigan and Amber Benson in several spin-off TV movies that focus on the character of Willow.  However, they feature a new character for Amber Benson: Sara.  (2) Since the Willow and Sara Series is designed to be a true spin-off, it does employ only canon background material.  (3) Shattered Illusions should be read first.

Number of Chapters: 7 acts

Complete: Yes

Summary: Willow and Sara are a month into their new relationship.  All is going well--until Wai-Yi, a powerful warlock from China, comes calling.  He has come halfway around the world for one thing and one thing only: Willow.  But not the good Willow we all know and love.  No, he wants Evil Willow.  And he’s willing to do anything to get her, including raising Warren from the dead and enlisting his aid in the project.  Gifted with powers from Wai-Yi, Warren begins a campaign of terror designed to push Willow over the edge.  When Warren fails, Wai-Yi takes matters into his own hands.  He succeeds in bringing out Evil Willow, but in the process, he gets more than he expected.  Sara ends up being the only thing standing between Evil Willow and the world.

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ACT ONE       ACT TWO       ACT THREE       ACT FOUR

ACT FIVE       ACT SIX       ACT SEVEN

 


ACT THREE

INT. ELLIE’S DINER - DAY

The restaurant is packed with people, and Sara is swamped.  Sara rushes between several tasks as quickly as she can, but she’s still got customers waiting to have their orders taken and tables needing to be cleared.  Chad stops Sara right in the middle of the restaurant to reprimand her.

                          CHAD
             Sara, table fifteen is still waiting for you
             to take their order, and you’ve got three
             tables needing to be cleared. 

                          SARA
             I know, Chad.  I’m on it.  I’m doing the
             best that I can. 

                          CHAD
             Well, you’d better try harder.  

Sara grits her teeth, biting back what she’d like to say. 

                          SARA
             Fine. 

Sara returns to her work.  Behind the serving line, Sara growls in frustration.

                          OLDER WAITRESS
             Man, he’s been riding your ass all week. 
             What’s up with that?

                          SARA
             He asked me out, and I turned him down.

                          OLDER WAITRESS
             Oh.  Well that explains it.  Just hang
             in there, darling. 

                          SARA
             I’m trying.  But, I swear, if he says one
             more thing to me out on the floor, I’m gonna
             lose it! 

Sara grabs two plates of pancakes with whipped cream and strawberries on them and heads out to the floor.  Sure enough, Chad finds her.  As she walks to her table, he yells at her turned back.

                          CHAD
             Sara, I told you to get those tables bussed! 

Sara gets a that’s-it look on her face.  She places one of the plates on the table before the female customer but keeps the other in her hand.  She turns to face Chad.

                          SARA
             You know, Chad, why don’t you do the
             bussing yourself? 

Sara whacks the plate of pancakes in his face.

                          SARA
             And you can start right here. 

Sara is surprised when the customers in her section start applauding.  Chad is in total shock and blusters for a moment.  Sara turns back to her customers who ordered the pancakes.

                          SARA
                  (to the male customer)
             I’m really sorry about your pancakes.

                          MALE CUSTOMER
             Don’t be.  I’m not.

                          FEMALE CUSTOMER
                  (pushing her plate to the middle)
             For the pleasure of seeing that, we
             can share. 

Chad regains his composure.  He yanks Sara around to face him.  He shakes his finger at Sara.

                          CHAD
             That’s it!  You’re fired!

                          SARA
             Fine! 

Sara removes her apron with nametag and throws it at Chad. 

                          SARA
             Have fun without me!

Sara storms to the front of the restaurant, grumbling to herself.

                          SARA
             Stupid jerk! 

EXT. ELLIE’S DINER - DAY

As Sara yanks the door open and stomps out, she slams into Willow, who was running for the door.

                          SARA
             What the hell?

They go falling to the sidewalk in a heap.

                          SARA
             Willow?

                          WILLOW
             Oh god!  Sara! 

Willow embraces Sara fiercely, bursting into tears.

                          WILLOW
             You’re okay, you’re okay! 

Sara returns Willow’s embrace.  Then they separate.

                          SARA
             I’m fine.  Other than the fact that
             I’m now jobless. 

Willow doesn’t even respond to Sara’s comment about her job.  She just cries.  Sara makes Willow look at her.

                          SARA
             What’s wrong?  Will, honey, tell me
             what’s wrong.

                          WILLOW
             It’s Warren.  H-h-he left a picture of
             you on my desk...he drew a bull’s eye
             target on your chest.

                          SARA
             Oh my god. 

Willow begins to cry again.  Sara pulls Willow into her arms and holds her, but Sara herself looks very afraid.

Across the street, Warren watches from the shadows.  He grins with malicious glee.

INT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY

Willow and Sara return to Willow’s office.  Willow heads back to her desk.

                          WILLOW
             It’s right here. 

Willow picks up the picture and shows it to Sara.  Sara looks at a moment, then shudders and puts it down.

                          SARA
             We should call the police. 

Willow stands up angrily.

                          WILLOW
             And tell them what?  That somebody I
             killed two years ago has come back from
             the dead to stalk me and my friends? 

Sara is hurt by Willow’s tone.  Willow is immediately sorry and goes back to Sara and touches her arms.

                          WILLOW
             I’m sorry.  I didn’t mean to yell.  I’m
             just so scared.  But I know this isn't
             something the police can handle.

                          SARA
             I know.  I just...we need help. 

Willow hugs Sara tightly.

                          WILLOW
             We’ll figure this out somehow.

Willow and Sara separate from their hug.  Then Sara notices Andrew isn’t there.

                          SARA
             Where’s Andrew?  Even when he’s late, he’s
             usually here by now, isn’t he?  

Willow gets a fearful look on her face.  She grabs the phone and calls Andrew’s number.  It rings and rings.

                          SARA
             No answer? 

Willow shakes her head and puts down the phone.

                          WILLOW
             We’d better go check.

EXT. ANDREW’S APARTMENT - DAY

Willow and Sara rush over to Andrew’s apartment.  They find the front door unlocked and slightly open.  They enter cautiously. 

                          WILLOW
             Andrew?

                          SARA
             Andrew? 

INT. ANDREW’S APARTMENT - DAY

As Willow and Sara enter, they see that the place in shambles.  Then Willow sees Andrew.

                          WILLOW
             Andrew! 

Andrew is sitting in the hall floor with his back against the wall, like he’s just barely managed to drag himself up.  He has been badly beaten.  Willow and Sara rush to Andrew’s side.

                          WILLOW
             Andrew!  What happened?

                          ANDREW
             Warren.

                          WILLOW
             Are you hurt bad?  I’m calling an ambulance.

Willow reaches for her cell phone.  Andrew stops her.

                          ANDREW
             No, I’ll be okay. 
                  (starts to rise but can’t)
             Ow, ow, ow.  Okay.  On second thought,
             ambulance good.

INT. EMERGENCY ROOM - WAITING ROOM - DAY

Willow and Sara are seated in the waiting room, anxiously watching the doorway to the treatment area where Andrew is being seen to.  The doctor comes out of the treatment area and approaches Willow and Sara.  They immediately rise and meet him halfway.

                          WILLOW
             How is he?

                          DOCTOR
             He’s okay.  He took quite a beating. 
             Fortunately, there is no internal bleeding,
             and he doesn’t have a concussion.

                          WILLOW
             Can we take him home?

                          DOCTOR
             Yes -- if someone can stay with him.

                          WILLOW
             He can stay with us, no problem.

                          SARA
             Any special instructions or precautions?

                          DOCTOR
             He’ll be in a lot of pain.  I’ll be giving
             him some major drugs for that.  The main
             thing he needs is just rest.

                          SARA
             We’ll make sure he gets it.

                          WILLOW
             Can we see him now?

                          DOCTOR
             Yes.  He’s a little out of it right
             now, but he’ll be ready to go in about
             an hour.

                          SARA
             Thank you, Doctor.

INT. EMERGENCY ROOM - TREATMENT AREA - DAY

Willow and Sara go to Andrew’s hospital bed, each one taking a side.  Andrew is battered and bandaged, lying with his eyes closed.  The two women each take a hand in their own.

                          WILLOW
             Andrew?  We’re here. 

Andrew opens his eyes as best he can.

                          WILLOW
             Hey.  How you doing in there?

                          ANDREW
             I’m okay.

                          SARA
             They’re gonna release you in a little
             while.  We’re taking you home to Willow’s.

                          ANDREW
             Okay. 

Andrew starts to drift off, then he wakes suddenly and grabs Willow’s hand.

                          ANDREW
             Willow!

                          WILLOW
             What?

                          ANDREW
                  (very serious)
             Warren...he’s not...human anymore...not
             really.  He’s got powers and stuff...like
             Darth Vader.  He tried to turn me to the
             Dark Side, but I refused.
                  (whining, pouting)
             And then he beat the crap out of me!

                          WILLOW
             You’re a true Jedi, Andrew.

                          ANDREW
             Really?  Yeah.

Comforted by that thought, Andrew drifts back into sleep.

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - THE LIVING ROOM - DAY

Willow and Sara help Andrew in the front door.  Ruby waits for them inside.

                          RUBY
             I set the bed up in your study, just
             like you said.

                          WILLOW
             Thanks, Ruby.

Willow and Sara take Andrew in the study, then return shortly. 

                          WILLOW
             I guess I should fill you in on what’s
             going on?

                          RUBY
             That would certainly be nice.

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - THE LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

Willow and Sara and Ruby are in the sitting area.

                          WILLOW
             So that’s it.  The skinny on Warren.

                          RUBY
             Hmmm.

                          SARA
                  (to Willow)
             Any ideas on what to do with the Nerd
             from Hell?

                          WILLOW
                  (shakes her head)
             No.  Not really.  I can shield the
             house, though.  To give us time to
             think of something.

                          RUBY
             I can do a reading of you and Andrew.  You
             two have had contact with him.

                          WILLOW
             That sounds good.  In the meantime, I
             suggest we try to get some sleep.

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - NIGHT

In the study, Andrew sleeps in medicated oblivion. 

                          SARA (V.O.)
             Are you sure this protection spell
             will work?

In the living room, Ruby tosses and turns on the sofa. 

                          WILLOW (V.O.)
             Yes.  We’ll be perfectly safe.

In the bedroom upstairs, Sara rests soundly, but Willow frowns and shakes her head from side to side.

                          WILLOW (V.O.)
             Nothing can get us.

EXT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - NIGHT

Warren approaches the front door, but is stopped by Willow’s shield.  He touches it briefly and pulls back.  Then he waves his hand around the front door, creating a second shield over the door.  Then he smiles.

                          WARREN
             Rest up while you can, Red.  Tomorrow
             we play!

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - THE LIVING ROOM - DAY

Andrew and Ruby sit on the couch while Sara sits in the chair.  Willow is walking around as if she’s been talking already.

                          WILLOW
             Okay.  Here’s what I think we should do. 
             Thanks to Ruby, we now have some leads on
             finding Warren.  Since I’m the only one that
             can hold up against Warren, I should be the
             one to investigate the leads.  The rest of
             you will stay here and research.  The
             protection spell will keep you safe while
             I’m away.  What do you think?

Willow looks first at Andrew and Ruby.  They consider her proposal and shrug uncertainly.  Then Willow looks at Sara.  She is clearly unhappy with the plan.

                          SARA
             Well, I think it’s a stupid plan!

                          WILLOW
                  (sarcastic)
             Don’t hold back now, Sara.  Tell me what
             you really think.

                          SARA
             Well, what do you want me to say?  That I
             think it’s smart for you to go out there by
             yourself?

                          WILLOW
             Sara, I’ve thought this through.  It’s the
             only way this is gonna work.

                          SARA
                  (stands angrily)
             No!  You are not going out there alone!

                          WILLOW
             I am the only one here that can
             safely go out!

                          SARA
             You don’t know that you’ll be safe at all!
             Warren has somehow managed to come back from
             hell.  There’s no telling what powers he
             might have.  You need backup.  That’s why
             I’m going with you.

Willow moves closer to Sara and softens her tone.

                          WILLOW
             If you go, you’ll... I can’t risk
             you getting hurt.

                          SARA
             And what if you get hurt?  There won’t be
             anyone out there to help you if we’re
             cowering here in our little protected space!

                          WILLOW
             Sara, please.
                  (moves to Sara and takes her hand)
             I can’t do this unless I know you’re safe.
                  (looks at Andrew and Ruby)
             Unless I know you’re all safe.
                  (turning back to Sara)
             That means you all stay here and wait
             for me.

                          RUBY
             Willow’s right, Sara.  None of us stand
             a chance. 

                          ANDREW
             If anyone can take Warren out, Willow can. 
             She’s our only hope.

Sara’s eyes are still blazing with anger, but slowly she caves, shaking her head. 

                          SARA
             You should charge up before you go. 

Willow relaxes now that Sara has given in.

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - THE LIVING ROOM - DAY - LATER

Ruby and Andrew are still on the couch.  Willow and Sara are sitting on the floor in the same way they did when they were in the park.  One difference is that in their inside hands they hold Tara’s doll’s eye crystal between them.  They have their outside hands flat on the floor, palms down.  Energy is swirling all around them and going directly into Willow.  Both Willow and Sara are breathing hard.  Willow breaks the connection.

                          WILLOW
             Enough!  That’s enough.  Too much, honey.

                          SARA
             What?

                          WILLOW
             You started giving me your own
             personal energy.

                          SARA
             So?

                          WILLOW
             It’s dangerous to do that.

Willow stands up and helps Sara to her feet.

                          WILLOW
             If you give too much, you can die.

                          SARA
             Oh.

                          WILLOW
             Well, I better go.

Sara hugs Willow fiercely.

                          SARA
             Please, be careful.

                          WILLOW
             I will. 

Willow and Sara kiss then separate.  Willow makes eye contact with Andrew and Ruby.  Then she leaves.  As she steps out the front door, she crosses through the shield.  It blinks weirdly.  She looks back at it a second, then shrugs and walks off. 

EXT. AN ALLEY BETWEEN SOME WAREHOUSES - DAY

Willow walks down the drive, looking around, not finding what she’s looking for.  She pulls out the notepad and crosses off the last item on the list (all of the others are already crossed off).  She lets her arms fall to her sides in defeat.  Then she gets angry.

                          WILLOW
             Stupid Powers That Be.  Can’t they just
             give a freaking straight forward hint? 

As if on cue, Warren materializes in front of her, grinning.

                          WARREN
             Ready to rumble?

Warren smacks Willow with a massive magical punch, sending her flying across the alley.

                          WARREN
             This is gonna be fun.

Wai-Yi materializes nearby and watches, unnoticed.  Warren goes to where Willow is regaining her footing.  He grabs her shirt and lifts her up.

                          WARREN
             Oh yeah!  Lots of fun!

He pulls back and punches right at Willow’s face, but finds his glowing fist blocked by Willow’s equally glowing hand.  Warren looks in her face and sees that her eyes have gone red.

                          WILLOW
             Good.  I like fun. 

Willow smacks him hard in return and sends him flying and crashing into the warehouse wall.  Wai-Yi grins.

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - THE LIVING ROOM - DAY

Sara is sitting, slumped and depressed, off by herself.  Suddenly she shoots up out of the chair.

                          SARA
             Willow!

                          RUBY
             What is it, child?

                          SARA
             It’s Willow.  I think she found Warren.

EXT. AN ALLEY BETWEEN SOME WAREHOUSES - DAY

The fight between Willow and Warren goes into a frenzy now, with both of them going all out, each scoring at different times.  The energy bolts get bigger and brighter as it becomes more of magic fight than a physical one.  Willow starts to tire, though, and show physical injuries.  Warren shows little sign of injury or exhaustion.  As Willow crashes against the wall, it’s clear that she’s hurting.

INT. WILLOW’S HOUSE - THE LIVING ROOM - DAY

Sara is crazed with worry.  She can sense part of what’s going on across town.  She is pacing back and forth.

                          SARA
             I can’t take this anymore!  I’m going! 

                          ANDREW
             Sara, no!

Sara moves for the door, but Ruby steps in front of her.

                          SARA
             Get out of my way, Ruby!

Ruby stares at Sara hard, but Sara doesn’t bend.  Ruby closes her eyes briefly and shakes her head.  Then she steps aside, knowing she can’t stop Sara.

Sara heads for the front door.

EXT. AN ALLEY BETWEEN SOME WAREHOUSES - DAY

Warren starts a heavy barrage on Willow’s shield.  It finally gives, and Willow falls down, helpless.  Warren grabs her by the throat and lifts her off the ground.  Willow claws uselessly at Warren’s hand.

EXT. WILLOW’S HOUSE/STREET OUTSIDE - DAY

Sara goes out the front door, stepping through the shield, which again blinks weirdly.  Then she rushes down the front steps.  She stops, confused about which way to go.  She closes her eyes and thinks hard.

                          SARA
             Come on, Willow.  Where are you?

Sara opens her eyes and grumbles in frustration.  Then she starts down the street.

EXT. AN ALLEY BETWEEN SOME WAREHOUSES - DAY

Warren holds Willow up, slowly choking her, enjoying every second of it.  Then, he looks away as if his concentration has been broken and his attention directed elsewhere.  Then he smiles fiendishly and turns back to Willow.

                          WARREN
             Say goodnight, bitch! 

Willow looks groggily at Warren as his fist connects with her face.  Then everything goes black.

 

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