A/N: I'm so sorry it took me so long to update, but I think that I have another chapter coming soon. Please review and tell me what you think, good or bad. Thanks to everyone who reviewed the last chapter!
Buffy ran her fingers through her hair, and surveyed the group of people assembled before her. Everyone was gathered in the lobby, watching her. " I know that you are all still reeling from the battle with the first. I know that you are all still scared. I know that you are lost. I understand. I don't know any more than you do. The truth is, we don't have time to be scared, or lost. All over the world, slayers have been awakened. They are lost, and don't have anyone to turn to. We have to help them. And whether we like it or not, the undead will keep coming, they won't be giving us a week off just because we won a battle.
Yesterday, I talked with Giles, Angel, Xander, Willow, Wesley, Robin, and Faith. We have come to a decision that we think will help all of us. I'm not telling you what to do, I just would like your help if you are willing to give it. You have waged a war, a massive war, and now it's time to pick up the pieces.
We think that all the new slayers should be brought together, to learn what they are, and how to do their job. We would appreciate any help that you could give us in finding them, and helping them adjust. I would also appreciate anyone who would like to be posted somewhere in the world, to keep the undead and demonic population in check. We came up with a system that should work, but if anyone has a better idea, please let me know. We thought that we could group you into groups of three, and send you to a certain part of the world.
Angel has kindly agreed to let us transform his hotel into a school. All the new slayers will be brought here to be trained, if they want to be trained, before they are posted to somewhere in the world."
Buffy finished her speech, and the room was silent for a moment. Nobody knew what to say. Most of the slayers had only seen ever seen Buffy in her military general mode. Here she was saying that she wanted their help, if they were willing to give it.
Kennedy slowly stood up, and spoke. "I'll help you in any way that I can, Buffy. You led us to defeat the first, now you can lead me to start creating a better world for slayers."
After Kennedy bravely stood up, more and more slayers pledged their allegiance to Buffy. In the end, everyone had said that they would help Buffy. Giles stood up, and looked at Buffy for permission to speak. She nodded her head with relief, and quickly made her way to where Angle was sitting. Giles mean while walked slowly and deliberately up to the front of the room. "As some of you know, we are extremely short of resources at the moment. Most of the council's documents were destroyed when the council was, well, blown up. I lost several of my books when we were escaping Sunnydale. As we have, even with the books that Angle has given us access to, barely enough books to stock one group, let alone ten. Willow however, has come up with a rather genius idea. I don't fully understand what she plans on doing, so I'll let her explain."
Willow walked nervously to the front, and smiled shakily. "Most of you won't know this, but I used to be, and still am, a huge computer user. We came up with the idea to create a website combining all of the books and documents, so that any of you can access the resources that you need, anywhere in the world. We will keep the master library here at the hotel. Before you ask, every group will be provided with a computer, so you don't have to worry about that. To make sure that you will have internet access, you will be posted in cities or towns, close to place where you need to be."
Willow flashed them a nervous smile, and dashed back into the crowd. For a moment, everyone sat quietly before the room broke out into excited chatter. Buffy heard segments of conversations as she moved among the slayers and "civilians".
"I wonder where I'll be posted?"
"I wonder who I'll be posted with?"
"I hope I can handle being a slayer almost on my own!"
"I hope that I get posted somewhere interesting!"
Giles let the everyone buzz excitedly for a few moments, then spoke. "Right, well I suggest that you get some rest, and enjoy your time together while we work out who will be grouped with who, and where you will be posted."
Later that day, in Angel's office
"No, I'm not saying that Kennedy is a bad slayer, or anything, I'm just saying that she should be posted with someone who won't let her tell them what to do."
"Kennedy is a good leader, she'll do well with some weaker willed slayers!"
"Even good leaders make mistakes! I'm living proof of that! Kennedy needs someone who will question her ideas, not just listen to her mindlessly. When someone tries to have ultimate control, in a situation that isn't an absolute emergency, things go wrong!"
Angel, Willow, Xander, Faith, Robin, and Wesley watched as Buffy and Giles fought fiercely. "Umm, guys. What if Kennedy stayed here and taught?"
All the heads in the room looked at Willow, and Faith started nodding. "That's a good idea. She can teach basic moves, then Buffy or I can teach more advanced fighting technics."
"Perfect. As long as we forbid the word maggot, she'll be fine!"
Buffy closed the argument, once and for all.
"I guess that brings us to the question of how the school is going to work." Giles was cleaning his glasses, and glanced around the room. "I was thinking that I might teach basic magics, then let Willow handle the more advanced stuff."
"Are you sure that I'm ready for this?"
"Yes, Will, you are. We all know what you did in Sunnydale, and we all know that you are ready."
"If you think so..."
"Could I help? I could teach tai chi."
"Of course you can help Angel! Are you sure that Angel investigations can do without you, though?"
"I thought about that. Maybe some of the top level Slayers at the school could help out with Angel Investigations, and learn about that aspect of the job."
"Sounds Wonderful. That could be a course." Wesley hadn't said much up to that point, but he spoke now.
The discussion continued, and eventually faded away to friendly banter.
" Well, that was a successful day," Buffy whispered that night as she fell asleep on Angel's shoulder.
Willow sat at the table in the room she shared with Kennedy, pouring over spell books. She wanted to find anything she could about surveillance spells.
"Aren't you coming to bed" Kennedy was lying in their bed, pouting.
"Not yet Kennedy."
"If you aren't coming to bed, then I'm going to go train for a while."
When she didn't get a response from Willow, Kennedy got out of bed, pulled on a pair of track pants and a tank top, and left the room. Willow barely looked up from her book when Kennedy left the room.