by DragonWriter17 and Zahir al Daoud
and Produced by CN Winters
by DragonWriter17 and Susan Carr
Direction by Robert Kidman
– Robert Kidman, CN Winters, Zahir al Daoud, Sarah, and elfTLG
Apartment – Late Halloween Night
In the living
room, the lights were low. Willow and Rowena were snuggled together on the
couch, the hectic events of yet another fun-filled Halloween apparently
forgotten. Rowena had her head on Willow’s shoulder, and Willow had both arms
wrapped around Rowena. The redhead sighed happily and gave Rowena a tight hug.
feels good,” Rowena said. “I’ve missed it.”
too,” Willow replied.
smiled contentedly then sobered. “But it’s not quite like it was, though, is it?”
didn't say anything at first. She sighed again, this time sadly. “No, it’s not,” she
Willow’s words, Rowena frowned. Willow seemed to sense this and pulled away.
She turned to face Rowena.
that doesn’t mean it won’t be good, or even better,” Willow added sincerely. “A lot has
changed. We’re just gonna have to change with it.” Willow’s eyes were
filled with fragile hope.
didn’t mirror Willow’s hopeful expression. “That won’t be easy,” she
pointed out. “Not with the way our Council positions come into conflict.”
Willow smiled mischievously. “Easy
is for wimps,” she said with mock
bravado, “and I’m no wimp...At
least when it comes to love.”
Willow moved closer until she was nose to nose with Rowena. “What about you?
Are you a wimp?” Willow gave Rowena a playful poke in her side.
jumped and laughed, then quickly and firmly said, “No.”
you sure?” Willow gave her two more tickles, first on one side, then on the
struggled to stifle her giggles but finally managed to get out another denial
– this one a little louder and higher pitched than the previous one.
just not convinced yet,” Willow said as she began to tickle Rowena in earnest.
squealed with laughter and tried to scoot away from Willow while defending her
ticklish sides. She got too close to the edge, though, and sent the two of them
sprawling off the couch. Still laughing, Rowena hit the floor with Willow on top
continued to tease the blonde with well-placed jabs and pinches until Rowena
suddenly grabbed Willow’s arms and flipped her over. Rowena straddled the
witch and pinned her arms over her head. When she had caught her breath, Rowena
leaned closer to look Willow in the eyes.
told you…I’m not a wimp,” the watcher said, her eyes sparkling with mischief.
grinned sexily and said, “Glad to hear it.”
grinned too then planted a hungry kiss on Willow’s lips – a kiss that Willow
– The Grove – Same Time
Two forms ran
desperately through the wooded acres of the park on the university campus, their
bodies seen only in flashes through the trees. Their breathing came in hard
pants and gasps as they ran for their lives.
them, a horde of armed demonic pursuers followed. A deep growling voice came
shouting from the horde.
two forms kept running, until one started limping and finally fell. The other
pulled him to his feet and helped him to a hiding place behind a brick barbecue
grill. In the faint starlight filtering through the treetops, the two figures
could finally be seen. It was Brell and Reteesk.
yards away, the pursuing demons stopped abruptly when their leader held up his
fist. The leader turned his head from one side to the other, listening intently,
seemingly having lost where his prey had gone. Behind him, his fellow demons
shifted impatiently, gripping their weapons tightly.
the grill, Reteesk groaned in pain. Brell instantly covered his friend’s
tentacled mouth and then held his own breath. Nearby, the demon leader continued
to listen. When the sound of crunched twigs came from the side, the leader
turned suddenly, his long and scraggly hair whipping across his face. His eyes
burned with anticipation.
way!” he bellowed before rushing off in the direction of the noise he had
the demons had moved a safe distance away, Brell slowly let out his breath. He
moved his hand from Reteesk’s mouth and turned to look at his friend.
Reteesk’s eyes were closed, and the robed demon wasn’t moving.
Brell exclaimed in a frightened whisper. Brell gave Reteesk a small shake, but
the demon didn’t respond. Brell asked sadly, “Friend?”
End of Teaser
Onto Act One