Story by DragonWriter17, Gencie Salter, and Zahir al Daoud
Written by DragonWriter17, Dan Joslyn, Isis, Xanwilbuf, and Littlelabmouse
Produced and Directed by DragonWriter17
Edited by DragonWriter17 and Dan Joslyn
Sound by CSR
Art Direction by Emily
Artists: Emily, Isis, Matt, Zahir al Daoud, and CN Winters
Cover Art by CN Winters


Spring 2006
After the events of “Very Bad Ideas”

Fade In:
Watchers Council – Xander's Workshop – Morning

Xander was hunched over a small wooden box, using steel wool to rough up the surface before applying the final coat of sealer.

"You know, you sure are going to a lot of trouble for one little vase that's just going to collect dust on a shelf."

Xander looked up and saw Willow grinning at him. He shrugged and said, "I had the time, so I figured, what the hell. It's good practice anyway."

Willow walked over to the workbench, where the small green vase now sat in a box full of Styrofoam peanuts. She reached out and picked up the fragile glass bottle. After a few seconds, she put it back and frowned.

"Still full of the bad mojo, huh?" Xander asked.


"Any idea what it is?"

"Nope. And Ethan's not talking," Willow reported. "Not unless we wave a big fat check in front of his eyes."

"Well, I'm almost done with its new little home," Xander said. "Then you can lock it away safe and sound."

"Good. The last thing we need is for what's in there to get out."

"No kidding."

Both Xander's and Willow's eyes locked onto the green vase as if they had been drawn to it. After staring for a few moments, they both shuddered and looked away.

Fade Out.

End of Teaser
Onto Act One