The Chosen :: A Buffy virtual series continuation

9x13: 'A New Place to Dwell'

"A New Place to Dwell"

Story by: Jet Wolf and Ultrace
Scripted by: Jet Wolf
Prosed by: Novareinna and Jet Wolf

Premiers: 2 June 2009, 8pm ET

On the next all-new episode of The Chosen ...

Faith is walking away, a bag slung over her shoulder. Xander hurries to catch up.

Xander: What's up?
Faith: I gotta go.
Xander: Yeah, I got that much.

Faith shoves a dozen or so open letters at him. He reads them while she looks on.

Time heals all wounds.

Night. Faith knocks on a vaguely familiar door in thoroughly suburban neighborhood.
It opens to reveal a woman of indeterminate age, her face haggard and worn. She sees
Faith and her eyes narrow to slits.

Woman: YOU.

A convenient lie we tell ourselves.

Faith (V.O.): I didn't mean to—
Man (V.O.): To what? To upset this family more than you already have?

A little girl is staring up at Faith with naked admiration, a fact that is visibly making Faith extremely uncomfortable.

Faith is about to learn the truth the hard way.

Man (V.O.): What did you want from us? Forgiveness? Absolution? Never.

A series of images:
The open window of a child's bedroom.
Faith vaulting from a railing and disappearing.
Buffy watching something with a worried expression.
Faith roughly grabbing the front of Xander's shirt.
Willow looking rejected as Tara walks away.
Faith in a defensive stance in the middle of the street, looking all around and seeing no one.

Man (V.O.): I hope you never know peace.

Fade to black.

Female Voice (V.O.): Will you know regret, I wonder?

There's the sound of shattering glass and an inarticulate, almost inhuman scream of rage.
It's soon drowned out by someone crying in agony.

The Chosen: A Buffy Virtual Season 9. Because the story's not done yet.

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