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Buffy walked with determination toward the mansion. She would end it all now.

"Xander!" She was startled when her friend suddenly appeared out of the bushes. Handing him a stake, she instructed him to take Giles and get out right away.

"Willow," Xander paused. "Uh, she told me to tell you..."

"Tell me what?" Buffy asked.

Xander took a deep breath. "She's doing the spell to get Angel's soul back."

"What?" Buffy froze for a moment, then shook herself out of it. "I still have to stop him."

But at a crucial moment, she hesitated. Angelus didn't miss the opportunity.