She tries to run away from her duty but Merrick keeps pushing her and it causes tension among her friends. Pike finds out about Benny being a vampire and tries to flee. He doesn't get far before the vampires attack him. Buffy saves him and they meet an old vampire named Lothos, who kills Merrick. Pike gets Buffy away to safety.
She breaks down and throws in the towel. She goes to buy a dress, wanting to be a normal girl again. Pike is not happy about it. He feels like she is running away from who she is.
At the dance everything goes to hell. Buffy finds out that her boyfriend is dating her friend now and vampires pick this time to attack. The students freak out and the vampires start killing. Buffy and Pike fight and soon start to turn the tide. Pike kills Benny, a lot like Xander kills Jessie in the show. Buffy over comes Lothos control and slays him.
The vampire army bears down on Buffy and Pike and they are stuck, so she lights the gym on fire. The two of them escape and watches the gym burn down. Buffy is expelled and her friends all turn on her. Her parents end up getting divorced and she runs out to Vegas with Pike. When does she end up in the insane asylum?
This was a fun tale that retold the Movie but better. You can see Whedon's voice shine through even in this story, he may not have been the writer but you can still see that it is his story. Any fan of the show should give this book a read!