The Pilgrimess
Author: Sour chilli sugar babe other wise known as Lady_without_a_clue
Summary: This is an Amy Madison story. This is a different version of the episode 'Ginger Bread', but it's kind of simliar in some ways.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything, but if I did.... Boy would the world be in trouble.


I believe there's a place where the restless souls wander. Burdened by the weight of their own sadness, they cannot enter Heaven. And so they wait, trapped between our world and the next, endlessly searching for a way to rid themselves of their pain - in the hopes that somehow, some day... they will be reunited with the ones they love.


(Sunnydale Cemetery)

"Feelings...." Buffy sang to herself as she walked through the park "woo woo woo feelings, boy I'm feeling really hopeless....." Buffy stopped singing as soon as the bushs, directly in front of her began to shake and rustle. Cautiously she drew her stake up ready to attack.
"Is it a vampire?" Snapping her head around, Buffy saw her mom walking towards her from the far side of the park.
"Mom, what are you doing here?" Buffy spat, with annoyance.
"I bought you a snack" she smiled holding up a brown paper bag and a thermos "I thought it was time to come out. Watch the slaying".
"You know, the slaying is kinda an alone thing" Buffy answered, hoping her mother would get the hint and leave.
"But it's such a big part of your life, and I'd like to understand it" Joyce replies slowly and thoughtfully "It's um, you know, something we could share".
"Actually it's pretty dull..." Buffy trailed off, her attention back on the rustling bushes "Bam boom stick, Poof" Suddenly a vampire jumps out at her and runs straight for her. She ducks as the vampire lunges at her with his arms outstretched. She gets back up and delivers a right hook to his face followed by a backhand punch on the back swing and a left to the face, making him take a step back. Her mother cheers her on.
"Good Honey, Kill him" Joyce cheers.
Buffy does an out-to-in crescent kick, which he easily ducks. She tries to punch him in the face again, but he grabs onto her shoulders and rolls onto his back, sending her rolling over him and onto her back. She lets out a pained grunt and looks around to get her bearings.
"Buffy, he's over here" Joyce suddenly screams as the vampire turns and roars at her "Oh my god! It's MR Sanderson from the bank".
He comes at Buffy with a front snap kick, which she low blocks. He tries to punch her, but she ducks it. Buffy does a half spinning in-to-out crescent kick followed swiftly by a leg sweep, knocking the vampire's legs out from under him. She stands back up and gets ready to punch him, but he's had enough. He scrambles to his feet and hightails it out of there.
"He's getting away" Joyce screams, pointing in the direction he left.
"Stay" Buffy orders running off after him.
Looking around Joyce finds something at the end of the play ground that catches her eye, setting down her things she walked over to the Carrousel. A look of horror now slapped on her face.
"Oh my god" she gasped.