"You saw Willow and Tara doing what?" asked Buffy.
"They were makin' out on the dance floor at the Bronze" said Xander, attempting to recover his breath.
"And you just had to come running all the way over here to tell me that? So what? They're girlfriends Xander, that's what they do."
"OK, but, they don't usually do it in public, and they don't usually turn into vampires afterwards and attack people."
"Wait a minute. Willow and Tara are vampires?" asked Buffy.
"But you just said"
"I know. Remember a couple of years ago, when that 'other' Willow showed up?"
"You mean when Anya conjured her from the bizarro world." replied Buffy.
"Hey, Willow helped her, and that is so beside the point. Anyway, I think she's back, and she brought her girlfriend with her."
"We have to tell Willow."
"First we better get back to the Bronze. Most of the people got out, but those vamps were going to town on the ones who didn't."
Inside the Bronze, the two vampires stood surrounded by bodies, looking down at the people they held captive on the dance floor.
"Which one do you want next, my love?" asked the vampire Willow. The vampire Tara looked around at the captives, choosing her next victim.
"Please, don't kill us." begged a beautiful raven-haired girl.
"We have a winner!" said vampire Tara. The blonde vampire's face transformed, revealing its demonic form. With incredible strength, she lifted the dark-haired girl from the floor and sank her teeth into the girl's neck. When the girl was almost dead, the vampire withdrew and calmly snapped the girl's neck, letting the body fall to the floor.
"How did she taste?" asked vampire Willow.
"Why don't you come find out?" replied Tara seductively.
The Willow vampire walked slowly over to her girlfriend and licked up the blood dripping from the other vampire's mouth. She then kissed the blonde vamp, hungrily seeking out her tongue. The captives sat frozen in terror as the demon lovers made out in front of them.
"Oh, for Pete's sake, would you two get a room?" exclaimed Buffy from the entrance to the Bronze.
The vampires broke off their kiss at the sound of the Buffy's voice.
"The Slayer" hissed vampire Willow.
"That's right" replied Buffy, hoisting her stake "And this is Mr Pointy, you're about to get a lot better acquainted."
The vampire Willow readied herself for the fight but vamp Tara pulled her back.
"Come on" she said, "we're not here for her, let's go"
The vampires turned and ran across the stage, crashing through the back window and out into the night.
"You know," said Xander, "You gotta wonder why they bother replacing the glass in that window."
"Come on," said Buffy, "We have to help these people, then we better find Willow."
"She's not here."
"Well, I don't know what you would have done if she was, we can't go in anyway." The vamps were standing at Willow and Tara's door, looking in at their room.
"You could have got her to come out," said vampire Willow. "Ugh, look at this place. Witchcraft, how pathetic. Those two wouldn't know real power if it bit them in the"
"Let's go find her, she can't be far away."
The two vampires stalked off down the hall, leaving the dorm room door wide open.
"She's not here."
"No, but someone was. The door was kicked in, the lock's broken." Replied Buffy "Where's Tara tonight anyway?"
"She's supposed to be at the library working on a term paper. That's why I was so surprised to see her at the Bronze, with Willow. Might I add that I was even more surprised by what she was wearing."
"I'll say. Thigh high boots and cleavage dresses don't really seem like Tara's style" replied Buffy.
"Yeah, well it's a look I, for one, could get used to" said Xander.
"Xander! That's Willow's girlfriend you're lusting after."
"Hey, Willow's free to lust after my girlfriend all she wants."
"Somehow I doubt that she would," said Buffy.
"Her loss. Anya's an ex-demon in the sack."
"It looks like Willow was casting spells tonight, there's some ashes on the floor here, and her spell books are lying around everywhere. We should go see Giles. If something went wrong with one of Willow's spells, he might be able to figure out what happened. Here, help me carry these books."
Giles had just finished doing the accounts for the magic shop and was about to lock up and go home when he heard the frantic knocking at the door.
"Giles, are you still here? I need your help," came Willow's voice through the door.
"Willow? What's wrong" asked Giles, unlocking the door. As soon as he started to open it, Willow pushed her way into the shop and launched into full babble.
"Giles, you gotta help me. Something went wrong and it's all my fault and now there's something bad running around out there, and I don't know where it is and I'm afraid someone's gonna get hurt and"
"Willow, slow down. You're not making any sense" Giles interjected.
"Now, start at the beginning and tell me what happened."
"OK. Tara's at the library writing a term paper, right. So I was practising my magic in our room. In one of our spell books I found this spell, a kind of a confidence booster, and well, I thought I'd try doing it for Tara, you know, to loosen her up a bit, so she wouldn't be so uncomfortable around people. And, since I'm taking drama, I thought it wouldn't hurt to try it on myself as well. When I got to the end of the incantation, I knew something was wrong, because this huge force knocked me backwards and blew my books all over the place. Then I felt this energy in the room, and it was evil, Giles."
"What happened to it," asked Giles.
"Well, it just sort of flew off out the window. It could be anywhere, plus, we don't even know what it was," replied Willow.
"Did you bring the spell with you?"
"Damn it! I left it in the dorm."
"If we study the incantation, perhaps we can work out what was summoned, and how to stop it," said Giles.
"Giles, I'm so sorry. I never meant to"
"Willow, we don't have time for that. The important thing is to find this thing and stop it."
"Right. I better find Tara. She can help us. I'll go to the library then we'll swing by the dorm and pick up the book," said Willow.
"Perhaps I should come with you?" suggested Giles.
"No. Call Buffy and I'll meet you all back here with the spell."
"No, I'm sorry Rupert, Buffy's not here. She left with Xander about half an hour ago," said Buffy's mom.
"Oh, well thank you anyway, Joyce," said Giles as he hung up.
"Giles, we've got problems," said Buffy as she and Xander entered the magic shop.
"Buffy, I was just trying to call you. Willow seems to have accidentally conjured up some sort of evil force. We have to find out what it is and stop it."
"Actually, she conjured up two evil forces, and it's her and Tara," replied Buffy.
"I beg your pardon."
"Well, it's not actually them, it's the vampy versions of them."
"You mean the alternate Willow has returned?" asked Giles.
"Yep," replied Xander, "complete with matching Tara. They were causing mayhem at the Bronze earlier."
"Well now we know what was summoned, we just don't know how," said Giles.
"Maybe these will help," said Xander, offering the spell books.
"Wait a minute," said Buffy, "If Willow was here, where is she now?"
"She went to the library to find Tara, and was then going to her room to get these," said Giles, pointing to the books. "She's meeting us all back here shortly. Let's get to work."
The vampires were walking arm in arm across the UC Sunnydale campus, when they spotted a red-haired figure running towards the library.
"There she is," said the vampire Willow, "She's probably looking for her Tara. Well, she's got a surprise in store. Go introduce yourself."
"Willow!" cried the vampire Tara, as she crossed the lawn towards the library. The human Willow turned at the sound of her girlfriend's voice.
"Tara. I was just coming to find you. I messed up a spell, we have to go to our room and get the book, then meet the gang back at the magic shop." Willow stopped and took a closer look at her girlfriend. "Tara, where are your books, and what are you wearing?"
"Don't you like it my love?" asked the vampire Tara.
"Well, I, uh"
"I think she looks sexy, don't you?" asked vamp Willow, coming up behind the human Willow. The red-haired witch turned at the sound of the familiar voice.
"Uh, oh," she said, turning back to Tara. The last thing she saw was Tara's vamp face, as the blonde sank her teeth into Willow's neck.
"Wake up, bitch!" The vampire Willow slapped the human Willow's face, snapping her back to consciousness. Willow took one look at her vampire double and passed out again.
"You drank too much," said vamp Willow to vamp Tara, "Now she'll be out for ages. That's no fun."
"You should just kill her," replied the blonde.
"No. That would ruin all the fun, besides the Master wants her alive."
"We could have some fun by ourselves until she wakes up," said the blonde in a husky, seductive tone. She approached the other vampire and embraced her, pressing her body up against Willow's.
"You're warm from the kill, and the blood's making me so horny." She kissed Willow deeply, savouring the lingering taste of the blood on her lips. Her tongue forced its way into Willow's mouth, as she squeezed the redhead's ass. Willow responded by pushing herself harder against Tara's body, pressing her small breasts into Tara's larger ones. Willow slipped her leather-clad thigh between Tara's legs, rubbing it against the taller girl's sex. Tara moaned loudly into Willow's mouth, feeling the warmth of the blood flooding through her body, mixing with the passion rising under Willow's touch. She lifted the smaller vampire off the floor and carried her to the filthy bed in the corner of the abandoned room. Throwing Willow roughly down on the tattered mattress, Tara climbed on top of her lover, pinning her to the bed. Willow pretended to struggle against the other vampire, trying to turn her over.
"Oh, I love it when you wriggle," said Tara, grabbing Willow's breasts and kneading them through the leather of her top. She began to undo the straps of Willow's skin-tight bodice, running her hands over the bare skin underneath. She leaned in to kiss Willow again, as Willow's hands ran up Tara's legs, under her dress. When Willow touched the blonde vamp's pussy, Tara pushed down on the other girl's hand, anxious to feel the fingers inside her. She removed her mouth from Willow's and began sucking one of her breasts. Willow gasped as Tara's tongue twirled around her nipple, sending spasms of pleasure through her. She grasped the waistband of Tara's panties and wrenched them from the blonde girl's body. She began rubbing Tara's outer lips, which were wet with desire. Tara responded by biting down on Willow's breast, causing blood to flow from the two small puncture wounds. Tara sucked at the blood flowing from her lover, then kissed her, sharing the blood with the other vampire. The wound on Willow's breast closed as soon as Tara stopped sucking at it, and in a few seconds all evidence of the bite was gone. Willow pushed two fingers into Tara's sex and ran her thumb across her clit. Tara grasped Willow's hand and pushed it harder into herself, forcing the redhead's fingers deeper inside her body. She moaned loudly and gasped for breath as her orgasm neared. Willow reached up with her other hand and pulled her lover down to kiss her lips. She then traced her kisses down Tara's neck to her breasts. Tara pulled the straps of her dress off her shoulders, allowing Willow access to her breasts. Willow began to suck and lick Tara's nipples, alternating from one to the other, while her fingers continued to slide in and out of Tara's body. Suddenly Willow roughly forced Tara over onto her back.
"Now, my dear, it's your turn to squirm," she said as she began to thrust her fingers hard into Tara. The blonde vampire arched her back and began thrusting her hips in time with Willow's hand. Tara started to moan loudly when Willow resumed sucking her breast and she grabbed the back of Willow's head, forcing as much of her breast into her lover's mouth as possible. Tara could feel her orgasm about to break free and squeezed her legs tight around Willow's hand. Willow felt the muscles clamp down on her fingers and knew that Tara was almost there. She pressed her fingertips against Tara's most sensitive spot and Tara drenched her hand as she came, thrashing wildly about under the smaller vampire.
Willow stood up and hurriedly removed her leather pants. Now naked, she again mounted Tara's body, and moved so her centre was just inches from Tara's mouth. She lowered herself until she felt the touch of Tara's lips on her sex. Tara pushed her tongue inside her girlfriend and Willow pushed down harder against her face. Tara thrust her tongue in and out of Willow's body. The red haired vampire leaned back and placed her hands on the bed so she wouldn't fall over. Tara reached up to fondle Willow's breasts, as her tongue worked its way to her clit. Willow was moaning loudly while her body writhed under Tara's expert manipulation, driving her closer and closer to orgasm. When Tara began lightly brushing Willow's clit with her teeth, it sent the redhead over the edge. She cried out in a mixture of pleasure and pain as her body shook, then she collapsed limply on top of the other vampire.
The loud scream brought the human Willow back to consciousness. She groaned at the throbbing pain in her neck where Tara had bitten her. As her eyes focused, she realised that the big blur in front of her was the two vampires wrapped around each other on the bed. The sight of her naked vampire self caused her to blush with embarrassment and turn her head away.
"Oh look Willow, your new plaything is awake," said the vampire Tara. She got up and approached Willow as the vampire Willow quickly got dressed.
"Well, well," she said to Willow, "back in the land of the living I see. Don't worry, it won't be for long." Willow's vampire double crossed the room smiling wickedly at her human self. She straddled Willow's legs and sat in her lap, their faces just inches apart.
"You're even more beautiful than I remember. What happened to your fuzzy sweaters? Finally bought some grown up clothes, huh? Good for you."
Willow found herself becoming increasingly uncomfortable under her doppelganger's intense stare.
"What are you doing here, and what the hell do you want with me?" she asked.
"We're here because of you, of course. Your little spell opened a door, we just knew when to walk through it. As for what I want with you, you sent me back to be staked! It was no fun at all. I floated around as nothing for nearly a year before the Master could bring me back. Oh, and you'd be dead right now if he didn't need you alive. Anyway, he needed someone with Tara's power to perform the revivification rites. So, she brought me back, and I made her immortal."
"You made her into a skanky ho!" screamed Willow.
Vampire Tara, who was watching from a few feet away, approached vampire Willow and wrapped her arms around her from behind.
"She gave me exactly what I needed," she said to the human Willow, "You know it's true. That's why you tried to cast that spell on your Tara. You want her to be like me, more confident, in control, domineering. And I've even lost my s-stupid s-stutter." As she spoke she caressed the other vampire, and bent her head back to kiss her.
"That's not what I want at all," replied Willow. "Tara's great just the way she is, and I love her, I don't want her to change, especially not into you, a-and anyway I think the stutter is cute and, why the hell am I even discussing this with you?" Willow tried to struggle out of her bonds, but she was held tight.
"Bored now," said vamp Willow, standing up. "Let's go out and play some more."
"No," replied Tara, "We have to watch her. Her friends are bound to be looking for her, and the Master will be really pissed if we come back without her. He'll be calling us back pretty soon." She flashed a sexy smile at the red haired vamp. "Till then, you can play with me."
The vampires kissed passionately, running their hands all over each other.
"Again?! You gotta be kidding me," said Willow. "Hello! I'm right here!"
The vampires turned to her, smiling wickedly, then went back to what they were doing.
Willow should have been back ages ago, I'm going to look for her," said Buffy. Suddenly the door of the Magic Box flew open, and Tara rushed in, breathing hard.
"Buffy s-something's happened to Willow. I w-went to our room after I finished my paper and she w-wasn't there. Some of our s-spell books are m-missing and I felt this bad aura in our room. You have to help me find her."
"They must have taken her," said Buffy to Giles.
"W-who took her?" asked Tara.
"You better sit down Tara, there's some stuff we need to tell you."
"We have to find them," said Tara, when Buffy had explained everything, "before they really hurt her."
"Ah, ha. I've got it," interjected Giles.
"Y-you know where they are?" asked Tara.
"Oh, ah, well no. I meant I've worked out where the spell went wrong. When Willow said the spell was to 'loosen you up a bit' it was quite an understatement. It actually says the spell will remove all inhibitions, effectively removing your conscience, much as the demon does in a vampire."
"Well then, why didn't it just turn our Willow and Tara into vampires?" asked Xander.
"If the other, uh, us, if they were aware of what Willow was doing, they could use this spell to come to our world," replied Tara.
"That would imply that they've been watching Willow," said Giles.
"She was pretty obsessed with Will last time she was here," said Buffy.
"They must need her for something," said Giles.
"Magic. It's what she's best at," said Xander.
"We gotta find them, quick. We'll check the abandoned warehouse where we sent her back from last time. She knows that place, she'll probably go back there," said Buffy, heading for the door.
"No wait," said Tara, "Mr. Giles, pass me that book. There's a spell in here I can use to find them."
"Are you sure?" asked Buffy.
"Uh, huh. It's a spell for finding demons. I know I can make it work.
The vampires picked up the clothes they had strewn all over the floor in the heat of their passion, and got dressed. The strong scent of sex hung in the air.
"You can open your eyes now, the scary part's over," said vamp Tara to Willow.
"Ugh. You two are disgusting," said Willow. "Let me go!"
"Um, no. You see, when we get back to our world, you're going to work a little magic for us. We need a human spellcaster, and we ate all the ones we had."
"Forget it, there's no way I'm gonna help you."
"Then we'll kill you," said Tara
"Eventually," added the vampire Willow, with an evil grin.
"You're probably planning to kill me anyway," said Willow.
"Oh, no. If you do what we want, we'll make you like us," said vamp Tara.
"Buffy's gonna find us you know. And then you're in big trouble, let me tell you."
"I don't think so. In about five minutes, the Master is going to summon us back to our world, and you'll be coming with us."
"Then it looks like I'm just in time."
"Buffy!" cried Willow.
Buffy grabbed the vampire Willow and shoved her hard into the wall, then kicked vampire Tara, sending her sprawling across the dingy little room. She quickly untied Willow, as Xander and Giles entered armed with crosses, stakes and the crossbow. Tara followed, holding a stake at arm's length as though it would bite her. They held the vampires at bay while Buffy quickly tied them back to back.
"How did you find me?" asked Willow.
"It was Tara. She cast some kind of demon-finding spell. It led us right to you," replied Buffy.
Willow looked at Tara, trying to make eye contact, but Tara was staring fixedly at the two vampires.
"Now, what should we do with these two?" asked Buffy.
"Stakes all round is my vote," said Xander.
"No," said Willow. "The Master's about to take them back, anyway. Maybe Tara and I can find a spell to stop them coming back."
"Yes, well, I dare say that sending them back to face the Master's wrath would be punishment enough," said Giles.
A bright, greenish light surrounded the two vampires, as the magic built in the room. The vampires began to shimmer, as the magic took hold, calling them back to their own reality. Suddenly Tara lunged forward, plunging the stake into the chest of her vampire self. She pushed the stake all the way through and into the back of the vampire Willow, skewering both vampires through the heart. She dropped the stake and slumped to the floor, crying. Willow ran to her, and held her girlfriend as she cried, while the others stood by in shock.
The light dimmed and the wind died down in the dark little room. The Master stood looking down at the two piles of dust that had materialised in his chambers.
"NO!" he screamed. "Someone is going to pay for this. They were my favourites!"
Willow and Tara walked all the way back to their room in silence. When they entered the room, Tara lay face down on the bed, crying into the pillow. Willow sat beside her, on the edge of the bed, gently stroking Tara's hair, trying to soothe her girlfriend.
"Tara," she whispered, "Do you want to talk about what just happened? I mean, I've never seen you like that before. Tara, tell me what's wrong, I want to help. Tara, talk to me. Please?"
Willow was fighting to hold back her own tears, which were threatening to break free. Tara slowly turned over to face her lover. Her cheeks were wet with tears, and she wiped them away angrily. It broke Willow's heart to see the woman she loved in so much pain.
"W-w-why did you do it?" asked Tara.
"What do you mean?"
"W-why did you cast that s-spell on me. I thought you l-loved me, you know, for me."
"I do, Tara, really."
"I just wanted to help you be, you know, more relaxed around people. I thought I was helping you, I never meant to hurt you. I had no idea it would turn out that way or I never would have tried it. I'm so sorry Tara. I promise I will never, ever cast another spell on you. I love you just the way you are, I always will. You're my whole world. I couldn't live without you." Willow gave up trying not to cry, and the tears spilled down over her face.
"I th-thought I'd lost you. That they had killed you. Buffy told me, you know, who, what they were, but when I saw them I just freaked out. I couldn't stand them, the idea of them. Looking like us, sounding like us, being us. They took everything we have together and they made it dirty and perverted. I just couldn't let them live, even in another reality." Tara was crying again. Willow tenderly wiped the tears from Tara's face, her hand lingering lovingly on the blonde's cheek. She leaned over and lightly kissed Tara on the lips, tasting the salty tears. Tara closed her eyes, savouring the feel of Willow's soft lips on her own.
"They are not us Tara. What they had and what they did with each other had nothing to do with love. It was about power, they tried to dominate each other. That's what made it dirty. You know that when we're together it's completely different, right?" said Willow.
"I know, but they're inside us somewhere, deep down in the dark places of our souls," replied Tara.
"No, they're not Tara. They were demons. Our souls were gone from those bodies."
"I just kinda got a sense that I, I mean, the other me, chose to be like that."
"Well, you're wrong! I mean, what could ever happen to you to make you want to be a vampire?"