"Dawnie... Dawnie, where art thou? Come hither..."
Dawnie the fairy flew to the Merrick Tree.
"You called, Merrick Tree?"
Dawnie the fairy asked.
"Oh, Dawnie the fairy... Listen to my words, the words of the Merrick Tree..."
Dawnie nods, listening.
"Dost thou sense it? The climate of evil descending upon this realm... Malevolent forces even now are mustering to attack our land of Hyrule... For so long, the Kokiri Forest, the source of life, has stood as a barrier, deterring outsiders and maintaining the order of the world... But...before this tremendous evil, even my power is as nothing... It seems the time has come for the girl without a fairy to begin her journey... The youth whose destiny it is to lead Hyrule to the path of justice and truth... Dawnie...go now! Find our young friend and guide her to me... I do not have much time left. Fly, Dawnie, fly! The fate of the forest, nay, the world, depends upon thee!"
The Merrick Tree speaks and Dawnie flies off. She flies through the forest and past the houses where all the children, at least they looked like children, lived. But they were the people of the forest, the Kokiri. She flies and runs into a mesh fence, shaking herself, before going through one of the holes in the fence and continuing into a tree house where she knows Buffy lives. She flies inside, finding the young girl in green sleeping on a wooden bed with a blanket covering it. She looked to be having a nightmare. That wouldn't stop Dawnie the fairy though!
"Hello, Buffy! Wake up! The Great Merrick Tree wants to talk to you! Buffy, get up!"
Buffy groans and rolls over, hearing a very annoying voice. Dawnie gets angry and starts flying up and down.
"Hey! C'mon! Can Hyrule's destiny really depend on such a lazy girl?"
Dawnie says indignantly. Buffy sighs and sits up.
"What do you want Dawnie? What's all this talk about destiny? What the hell is a high rule? Also, what's with this bed?"
She scoots to the edge, looking down, realizing that the dream she had was not really a dream. It was a nightmare and it was real! She's a child, a little girl.
"What the hell happened?! Dawn!"
She looks up and is shocked to see her sister surrounded by a bright light with wings and in a very small form. She's a fairy! That's what she saw in her nightmare, it must have been Dawn. Dawnie the fairy seemed to ignore what Buffy said as she introduced herself.
"You finally woke up! I'm Dawnie the fairy! The Great Merrick Tree asked me to be your partner from now on! Nice to meet you!"
The fairy that called itself and even looked like Dawn said. Buffy felt faint, but she wouldn't pass out, nope. She couldn't believe this, it was real. Right? She pinches herself, hard.
She says, and yep it's real. But, wait, did this Dawn say the great Merrick tree? Merrick? But he's dead. Her eyes filled with tears as she remembered her first watcher. She shakes her head, this couldn't be real. Except that it was. So, Merrick was still alive...and he's a tree? God this was so crazy. But then, when was her life ever not. Also, if this wasn't a dream, then that boy in her nightmare...could it be? Could she hope? But he's a little boy, and she's a little girl! She shuddered, nope, not going there. What was she going to do?
"The Great Merrick Tree has summoned you! So let's get going...right now!"
Dawnie the fairy says, not noticing the girls distress. Buffy decides she might as well go with this fairy version of her sister. Not that Dawn was much of a sister these days...whatever. It's not like she had a choice if she wanted to find out what the hell was going on. So she just nods, and gets up off the bed. She looks around where she's at and frowns, a tree house? It was furnished, besides the bed there was also two tables, one by itself in the center and one off to the side with some food on it and two chairs. Along with hay and farm equipment by the door. The opening in the tree only had a sheet that was pulled to the side that seemed to act like a door. She also noticed what looked like a sink. So weird. This place seemed so old fashion, yet there was running water? Alright, enough thinking, it made her brain hurt. Time to go. She goes out the door with Dawn following her. She's surprised to see green, so much green, just like her strange outfit. It's a forest, and lots of houses made out of trees, just like her own it would seem. Heh, wood. She notices a boy running up to her house and is surprised to see it's Xander, and there's a small fairy following him, though it doesn't look like anyone she knows. Also, what was with his hair? Xander has green hair, and pointy ears. Buffy touches her own ears, remembering that lots of people, even Dawn seemed to have them. She remembered the boy and the woman from her nightmare did too. Well, except for Angelus, or the man who looked a bit like him. Were they elves? Faeries? Just what was with this place? She sighs, deciding not to worry about it. The green haired Xander was also wearing the same outfit as hers, except without the hat.
"Yahoo! Hi, Buffy!"
Xander said, waving up at her. She smiles, and waves back, seeing her old friend in this strange version of him. He also had both eyes, and he looked like a little boy. But he seemed older at the same time. She wonders how to get down off this tree house, and notices a ladder in front of her. She climbs down it and notices a sign by the ladder. She looks at it and it reads, 'Buffy's house'. Well, that was nice. She laughs a little and turns to the green haired Xander. The green haired Xander was looking at her and her fairy, she almost forgot about Dawnie the fairy. It looked like they didn't know each other in this world.
"Wow, a fairy! Finally, a fairy has come to you, Buffy!"
Buffy wondered what that meant. Did everyone have a fairy except her? Was she an outcast until now? Well, that's great.
"Wow! That's great news! I'm so happy for you!"
Xander continues, seeming genuinely happy for her and laughing with delight. She gets the feeling they must be best friends here too. Just without Willow, wonder where she was, strange.
"Now you're a true Kokiri, Buffy!"
A what now? Xander just kept going on. Dawnie piped up about needing to hurry to see the Great Merrick Tree.
"Is that right? The Great Merrick Tree has summoned you? It's quite an honor to talk to the Great Merrick Tree! I'll wait for you here. Get going! Go see the Great Merrick Tree!"
Xander said and Buffy looks frustrated. She didn't even get the chance to say anything, but Dawnie was pushing against her, trying to move her along. She sighs, knowing she wouldn't get anywhere standing about. She looks at Xander and waves again before heading off, not even knowing where to go from here.
"Hey, this way!"
God that voice was annoying, Dawnie the fairy was waving, trying to show Buffy the way. Buffy groans, rolling her eyes and follows.