THE WILLOW AND SARA SERIES #2
SOULMATE
ACT SIX

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.

My Website: http://www.dragonwriter17.net/

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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 FIVE       ACT SIX       ACT SEVEN

 


ACT SIX

EXT. HOSPITAL -- DAY

Sara is in a wheelchair, being rolled out of the hospital exit by Willow.  Sara is carrying the big panda bear that Willow won for her at the fair.  The bruises on Sara’s face have faded.

                          SARA
             Okay, stop.  We’re outside now.  Let me out
             of this thing.

Sara grabs the wheels and forces the wheelchair to a stop.

                          WILLOW
             Sara!

                          SARA
                  (getting out of the chair)
             I mean it.  Don’t know why they made me ride
             in that thing anyway. 

                          WILLOW
             Baby, you’re still weak.  You shouldn’t push
             yourself.

                          SARA
             I’m perfectly fine.  I just want to go home. 
             Which way’s the car?

                          WILLOW
             This way.

Willow points in the direction of the car.  She puts her hand on Sara’s back as if to guide her, but Sara walks boldly off and out of Willow’s touch.

INT. WILLOW’S CAR -- DAY

Willow drives while Sara sits quietly in the passenger seat.  Willow looks with concern at Sara.

                          WILLOW
             We’re all still staying over at my house. 
             You know, till this whole Warren thing is
             settled.

                          SARA
             Okay.

Sara again becomes silent and stares off out the window.

                          WILLOW
             Are you sure you’re all right?

                          SARA
             I wish you would stop asking me that. 
             I’m fine.  Really.

                          WILLOW
             I’m just worried about you.  You went
             through a traumatic event.

                          SARA
             So did you, but you don’t hear me asking
             you every fifteen minutes if you’re okay.

Willow turns away, hurt by Sara’s words.  Sara is instantly regretful.  She touches Willow’s arm.

                          SARA
             I’m sorry.  I just...

                          WILLOW
             Sara, you don’t have to be tough girl all
             the time.  It’s okay to be upset, to be
             afraid.  Besides, I can sense what you’re
             feeling, so it’s kind of silly to try and
             hide it.

                          SARA
             You can?

                          WILLOW
             Yes. 

                          SARA
             Is that because of what happened when I
             healed you?

                          WILLOW
             I think our connection was already there
             before that.  The whole soul transference
             thing must have just intensified it.  It’s
             kind of scary, huh?

                          SARA
             No, it’s not scary.
                  (off Willow’s now-now look)
             Okay, yes, it’s scary.
                  (continues in a shaken voice)
             God, Willow, if anything had happened to
             you, I don’t know what I would have done.

                          WILLOW
                  (smiles gently)
             Ditto.  We’ll just have to make sure that
             nothing happens, won’t we?

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

Willow and Sara enter.  Andrew is watching TV.  Andrew’s bruises have mostly faded.  Ruby can be heard clanking around in the kitchen.

                          WILLOW
              Hey everybody!  Look who’s back!

                          ANDREW
              Sara!
                   (hugs Sara)
              I thought you weren’t getting out until
              tomorrow.

                          SARA
              They released me early for good behavior.

                          WILLOW
              More like bad behavior.  She was driving
              them nuts, so they had to let her come home.

                          RUBY
                   (coming out of the kitchen)
              You’re just in time for dinner.  I bet
              you’re sick to death of that hospital food.

                          SARA
              Definitely.

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

Willow, Sara, Andrew, and Ruby have finished eating dinner.  Now they are sitting back, ready to work.

                          SARA
              Okay.  What’s the plan?  We can’t stay
              hiding in here forever.

                          WILLOW
              Well, while you were in the hospital, we’ve
              been comparing notes on what happened at the
              warehouse.  You said that Warren was talking
              with someone there, that he seemed to be
              reporting back to this guy.  What do you
              remember about that?

                          SARA
              I was kind of groggy when I saw it, but the
              man was middle-aged, Asian.  From what I
              heard, it seemed like Warren was working for
              him.  Warren’s job was to push you over the
              edge.

                          WILLOW
              Warren said as much when we were fighting. 
              He was trying to force me to access black
              magic, to make me go all “evil Willow”
              again. 

                          ANDREW

              But why would Warren do that?  Last time you
              went all black and veiny, you killed him. 
              Seems like that’d be the last thing he’d
              want.

                          WILLOW
              He wasn’t worried.  He’s got all those super
              powers now, a gift from his new boss, no
              doubt.

                          RUBY
              But what does this Asian guy want with you,
              Willow?

                          WILLOW
              I don’t know.  Tell me again what you saw
              when you came to the warehouse.

                          RUBY
              When we heard the fighting, we hurried over
              as fast as we could.  When we got close, we
              saw Warren run out of the warehouse, as
              scared as a turkey in November.

                          ANDREW
              Then this Asian guy appeared and grabbed
              Warren.  Warren said, “Wai-Yi, please!”
              I guess that’s his name.  And so then
              Wai-Yi said, “You have failed me.  Now
              you’ll pay!”  Then he started zapping
              Warren and --

                          RUBY
              Wait, you left out a part.  He also said,
              “My Dark Star, my Chosen One, is gone.”

At Ruby’s words, Willow gets a confused look on her face, and she stares off, as if thinking very hard about something.

                          ANDREW
              Right.  I forgot.  “Dark Star”?  ”Chosen
              One”?  What was he talking about?

                          SARA
              He must have been talking about you, Willow.

Willow does not respond to Sara’s comment.

                          SARA
              Willow?

                          WILLOW
                   (still in her own thoughts)
              Dark Star?

                          RUBY
              What is it, child?

                          WILLOW
              I don’t know.  That name, “Dark Star,” I’ve
              heard it somewhere, but I can’t remember
              when or where.
                   (taps her forehead)
              It’s like the memory is right there, but I
              just can’t...

                          ANDREW
              How about a jog-the-memory spell?

Ruby and Sara roll their eyes and look at Andrew like he’s crazy.

                          SARA
              Yeah.  Like there’s one of those.

                          WILLOW
              No, no, Andrew’s right.

                          ANDREW
              I am?

                          WILLOW
              Yeah, and I know exactly where to find it.

Willow goes to her study and then comes out with a book.  She returns to the dining room and puts the book on the table in front of Sara and opens it to the correct page.

                          WILLOW
              It’s not a difficult spell, but it is
              sensitive.

                          RUBY
              So you’ve done the spell before?

                          WILLOW
              Well, not exactly.  I’ve done a similar one.
              I used it to take away a memory, not bring
              one back.

                          SARA
              Lethe’s Bramble?  Do you have any of that?

                          WILLOW
              No, I don’t.  I don’t...ummm...keep it
              around any more.  But I can get some at
              Spell Bound.  There’s just one thing.

                          ANDREW
              What?

                          WILLOW
              Sara, you’ll have to be the one to do the
              spell.  Are you sure you’re up for it?

                          SARA
              I’m up for it.

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

Andrew and Ruby are on the sofa.  Willow and Sara are sitting on the floor, cross-legged and facing one another.  A cauldron, a candle, a crystal, and a small batch of Lethe’s Bramble sit on an altar cloth.  Sara strikes a match, lights the candle, then blows out the match.

                          SARA
              You ready?

                          WILLOW
                   (nods)
              You?

                          SARA
              Ready as I’ll ever be.  Let’s do it.

Sara picks up the Lethe’s Bramble and the crystal.  She sticks the Lethe’s Bramble in the flame of the candle to ignite it.

                          SARA
              For Willow’s sake, this I char.  Return the
              memory of her Dark Star. 

Sara places the burning bramble in the cauldron.  Then she touches the crystal to the flames of the bramble.

                          SARA
              When the flame is done and the crystal’s
              black, let Willow’s memory come right back.

The crystal begins to glow as the bramble burns.  When the bramble burns down, the crystal glows brightly once, then turns black.  Willow jumps as the spell hits her, then she falls out, her body jerking.

                          SARA
              Willow!

                          ANDREW
              What’s wrong with her?

                          RUBY
              Is it supposed to do that?

                          SARA
              I don’t know!

Sara moves to Willow’s side and pulls Willow’s head into her lap.  As she does so, she gets sucked into the spell.  She stiffens as the spell’s power moves through her.

                          ANDREW
              Oh no!  Now it’s got Sara, too!

Andrew goes to touch Willow and Sara, but Ruby holds him back.

                          RUBY
              Andrew, no!  You might get hit too.  Just
              let the spell run its course.

Andrew and Ruby watch helplessly as Willow and Sara ride out the effects of the spell.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (WATCHING IN WILLOW’S MIND)

Willow is standing at the curb of the sidewalk where she first met Wai-Yi.  She’s watching herself walking down the street near her office.  Then she notices Sara next to her.

                          WILLOW
              What are you doing here?

                          SARA
                   (sheepishly)
              Sorry.  I kind of got sucked in.  I seem to
              be doing a lot of that lately.

They turn back to watch the memory play out.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (THE MEMORY) 

Willow is walking down the street near her office.  She is not paying attention and doesn’t see Wai-Yi, who steps in front of her out of a doorway.  She falls down, dropping her bag.  She looks up -- at first annoyed then not, deciding it’s nothing to get angry over.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (WATCHING IN WILLOW’S MIND)

Sara nudges Willow and points at Wai-Yi.

                          SARA
              That’s him!  The man I saw.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (THE MEMORY) 

Wai-Yi bows slightly to Willow, who is still on the ground.

                          WAI-YI
              Forgive me, I beg you. 

                          WILLOW
                   (waving it off)
              Oh, it’s no biggee.

                          WAI-YI
              Here, let me help you.

Wai-Yi holds out both of his hands to help Willow up. 

                          WILLOW
              Okay.

Willow puts both her hands in his and lets him lift her to her feet.  When he does, they make eye contact.  Willow is immediately mesmerized.

                          WILLOW
                   (slowly, almost groggily)
              Thanks.

Willow is caught in his thrall, unable to break from his gaze.  Wai-Yi pulls her into his arms.  Willow doesn’t resist.  He strokes her face gently.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (WATCHING IN WILLOW’S MIND)

Sara crosses her arms tightly across her chest.  Willow’s mouth drops open as she watches herself in total disbelief.

                          WILLOW
              What is he -- ?  Why am I letting him
              do that?

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (THE MEMORY) 

Wai-Yi continues to stroke Willow’s face while she’s pinned by his stare.

                          WAI-YI
                  (whispering)
             My Dark Star.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (WATCHING IN WILLOW’S MIND)

Willow waves her hands in recognition of the key phrase.

                          WILLOW
             There!  There!  He said it.  He called me
             his “Dark Star.”  But what does it --

Willow’s mouth drops open again as she watches.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (THE MEMORY) 

Wai-Yi leans in slowly, then kisses Willow, slowly, passionately.  Again, Willow does not resist.

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (WATCHING IN WILLOW’S MIND)

                          WILLOW
             Wh-wh-what is he...what is he doing to me?

                          SARA
                  (irked)
             It’s called kissing, Willow.

                          WILLOW
             Oh my god...

EXT. WILLOW’S OFFICE - DAY (THE MEMORY)

Wai-Yi ends the kiss, and Willow is passed out.  Wai-Yi strokes her face once again.

                          WAI-YI
             Soon, My Beloved.  Soon, you will be mine.

Wai-Yi dematerializes, leaving Willow standing alone in the middle of the sidewalk.  Willow wakes up, confused.  She picks up her dropped bag and heads down the street.

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

Willow and Sara both return to consciousness with a sudden intake of breath.  Willow sits up.  Sara gets up and walks a few steps away with her back turned.

                          RUBY
             Are you two okay?

                          ANDREW
             Did it work?

                          SARA
                  (sharply, over her shoulder)
             Oh, it worked all right!

Willow looks at Sara with a pained expression on her face.

                          RUBY
             What did you find out?

                          WILLOW
                  (tearing her gaze from Sara)
             I met Wai-Yi earlier this week, outside my
             office.  But he did something to me to make
             me forget about it.

                          ANDREW
             What happened?

                          WILLOW
             He...ummm...he...uhhh...

                          SARA
                  (turning around)
             He kissed her.  And he called her his “Dark
             Star” and his “Beloved.”

                          ANDREW/RUBY
             What?

                          WILLOW
             He put some kind of mojo on me, put me in
             his thrall, you know, like Dracula or
             something.  I was powerless.

                          RUBY
             Well, I think that answers our question of
             what he wants from you.  He wants you as his
             mate.

                          WILLOW|
             No.  He doesn’t want me.  He wants Evil
             Willow.  That’s why he brought Warren in. 
             He was trying to re-create the events that
             pushed me over the edge before.

                          ANDREW
             Tara’s death?

                          WILLOW
                  (nods)
             Or the next best thing.

Willow looks nervously at Sara, who won’t return her glance.

                          RUBY
             So, what do we do?

                          WILLOW
                  (lifts her hands helplessly)
             I don’t know.

                          SARA
                  (angrily determined)
             We research.  We find out what he is and we
             find a way to kill him. And then we do just
             that.  Any questions?

Willow, Andrew, and Ruby all look at Sara, wide-eyed.  They look briefly at each other, then shake their heads.

 

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