Of Gypsy Curses
ÿþTitle: Of Gypsy Curses
Author: Maeve Bran
Summary: Bill Weasley shows up to the Jeffersonian Institute with questions for Willow.
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy or Angel or Bones.
Prompt: August Fic-a-Day, TtH100 #52 - Evil
Notes: This is the second part of "A Curse Broken". Fits into my "Willow the Squint" series.
Bill Weasley had found the Jeffersonian all right. He even managed to find the Medico-Legal lab. But now he stood in the lounge looking over the lab, and he was stunned. It was huge, all lights and windows and metal with an interesting array of muggle machines. He knew they were state of the art computers because they were the sort of thing that appealed to his father, who worked at the Ministry of Magic in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Department. The place was fascinating but the person he was here to meet was equally fascinating. Willow Rosenberg was the only living person to ever re-ensoul a vampire and she had done it twice. Even more amazing was that she was a muggle. It was almost inconceivable.
Bill was determined to get on with his business as soon as possible, so he stopped the next person to walk by him. It just so happened that the person he chose to ask was a red headed woman in her mid twenties. If this had been Wizarding England, he would have thought she was a long lost cousin. Since it was the Muggle United States he thought that was a very remote possibility-- but who knows.
Excuse me, Miss. Do you know where I can find Willow Rosenberg? Bill inquired.
The redhead s eyebrow shot up and looked at him quizzically. She looked him up and down and must have thought he passed muster in his muggle clothes because she spoke. I m Willow Rosenberg. What can I do for you?
"I'm Bill Weasley. Angel sent me to talk to you. Is there a place we can go to talk in private?" Bill responded. "It concerns Angel's curse."
That got Willow's undivided attention. "I know where we can go, but it is outside." She then led him to a secluded corner of the gardens between buildings of the Institute. The spot was perfect as it was sheltered on two sides by buildings with no doors or windows on them and you could see someone coming before they got within earshot. "So now, Mr. Weasley, what is it you want?"
"Like I said, Angel sent me. I am a curse breaker for Gringotts, the wizarding bank in England. Angel must have found out about me from some of the information Wolfram and Hart has on file. He contacted me last week and I met with him yesterday. He wants me to break his curse," Bill explained.
"I knew he was going to go evil working at Wolfram and Hart," Willow said emphatically. At least this time he is giving me fair warning before unleashing Angelus." Willow sighed, exasperated.
"I think you misunderstood me. Angel is not looking to be Angelus again. He wants the, how did he put it? Oh, right, the codicil broken." Bill further explained.
"You mean the happiness clause?" Willow asked, somewhat relieved that she would not have to return Angel's soul yet again.
"Precisely." Bill agreed, relieved that she seemed to think this a good idea.
"So what do need from me?" Willow asked.
"I need to know the context of each time he lost his soul and how you gave it back to him. I also need to know exactly what words were used in the curse. What language it was spoken in, and any other details you can give me," Bill replied, ticking them off one by one on his fingers as he listed what he needed.
"I can so do that, but it is a long story so you'd better get comfortable," Willow responded. They both settled in for a long chat, and Willow told him everything. Absolutely everything she knew about the curse.