Princess Anyanctla

Chapter 6


The time was after midnight, when Anya finished telling all these things to Buffy, Willow and Xander, while they were seated around the table in the rear of the Magic Box.

Buffy repeated, "'I will defend my faithful people'?"

"That's right Buff. Those were Coatlicue's final words to me. To me! One of her faithful people."

The Slayer asked, "Then why shouldn't we believe, that you were involved with the killing of Loretta? You might not have been there yourself, but it sounds like you might have been directly involved, in trying to restore your Goddess to power."

Anya spoke angrily. "Why the hell would I want to do that? What did she ever do for me, or her people, in spite of everything we did for her? She got all my friends killed. She swallowed me alive and then barfed me out, without killing me first; so I was kept out of Paradise. Then after I finally did get killed, she left me in Hell for who knows how long. Then when she finally decided to show up, all she did was eat me again. At least my suffering finally ended, and I didn't make her barf a second time; but I still didn't get to Paradise!

"So why the hell, would I want to have anything more to do with her? As far as I'm concerned, Coatlicue can stay in Hell for all eternity!"

Willow asked, "What was that business about a 'Decapitation Dance'? It sounds gross!"

"It's a Dance that her Worshipers might perform, in the hope of bringing her back."


The historic incidents in chapters 3, 4 and 5 are based on the writings of reputable historians. Some of the dialogue between Cortez and Moctezuma, is quoted from the book, "The Conquest of New Spain", an eyewitness account written in the 16th Century by Bernal Diaz de Castillo, who served in Cortez' Army.

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