The Chosen :: A Buffy virtual series continuation

9x03: 'Class of '99'

"Class of '99"

Story by: Jet Wolf and Ultrace
Written by: Jet Wolf

Premiers: Tuesday, 3 May 2005, 8pm ET

In two weeks, on an all-new episode of The Chosen ...

We see Willow, thoroughly distressed, on the verge of panic.
Willow: I don't think I'm ready for this.

Next appears Buffy. She looks stern and unyielding, but it's only too clear that this is a tightly-held façade to mask her own fear.
Buffy: You have to be. You can't back out on me now, Will, I'm counting on you.

Over to Xander, who's wringing his hands, but trying valiently to remain optimistic and upbeat. He's failing.
Xander: We just have to be strong. And stick together. Sticking with strong togetherness.

The three of them cast wary, almost terrified looks upward.
Amidst the dramatic swelling of music, a banner comes into view, hand-painted in maroon and yellow:

"Welcome Sunnydale High Class of '99!"

A series of quick images:
Xander, looking small as he's surrounded by barrel-chested jocks.
A disturbingly large section of wall, covered with rows and rows of framed photographs, all underneath the sign "Wall of Remembrance".
Willow up on stage, nearly frozen, her face beet-red.
The Scoobies being given a huge berth by staring, gossiping crowds.
Buffy turning, wide-eyed, as a she looks up at something – the only thing we see is a gigantic stony fist.
People dancing the Macarena.
Picture after picture of Sunnydale students with a red "DECEASED" over their face.
A score of faces flash past – perhaps even one or two stirring an old memory.

The Scoobies, having claimed a large round table, are slumped in their seats. They're not having a very good time.
Overly Cheerful Female Voice: Buffy! And Willow and Xander! Oh my god!
Willow clenches her eyes tightly shut.
Willow: I hate reunions.

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