|The canonicity of this article's subject remains dubious. Though it doesn't contradict official continuity, it has not been referenced in any confirmed canonical material.|
|Publication date||August 25, 1999|
|Published in||Buffy the Vampire Slayer Annual 99|
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
In a cemetery, Buffy Summers staked a vampire but gained no appreciation for her puns. Angel was present as well, but disappeared the moment the sun started to rise over the horizon. The next day at Sunnydale High School Buffy complained to Oz, Willow Rosenberg and Xander Harris about wanting a normal life, especially a boyfriend who was not a vampire, prompting Oz to say he was not normal either. They were overlooked by Alan Duffy, a fellow student, who tried to talk to Buffy but was blown off.
That night Willow locked up Oz in the library book cage for his transformation into a werewolf. When Buffy arrived for a night of wolf-sitting, she found the library in disarray, with both Willow and Oz missing. Xander took it to mean that Oz attacked Willow, arguing they should hunt him down and kill him if necessary, but Rupert Giles said they couldn't assume anything and argued Oz was still a human being for most of the time. The fight was broken up by Buffy, who had prepared herself to find both missing friends.
Buffy tracked Oz's footprints into the woods, and nearly shot Angel when he came to join her in her search. They got into an argument over being normal until Buffy was attacked by Oz in wolf form. In the struggle, Buffy lost the tranquilizer rifle which Angel picked up, but couldn't get a clean shot in until he too was knocked aside by the wolf. Buffy regained the rifle and knocked Oz out with it by hitting him in the head.
Buffy suited Oz with a leash and a muzzle, and used him to track Willow. Oz led her into the sewers, where they found Alan Duffy draining Willow of her magic powers. Oz transformed back into his human self, and Alan used Willow's power to transform into a four-armed version of himself. Oz released Willow, while Buffy battled Alan, who told her he made himself into a mutant because he wanted power and respect, and added that no one would pay attention to him if he was normal. Buffy got the upper hand and used one of Alan's own knifes to stab him in the chest, killing him.
After breaking out of the sewers, Buffy went to Angel, and told him that she had decided normal was overrated.