Disclaimer: I don't own "Buffy" or "Without a Trace".
Xander was the first into the fray, with the Slayers and Angel not far behind him. Willow was setting up magical barriers to keep the vampires from escaping. Jenny stayed close to Agent Taylor, making sure he didn’t get himself killed. She was impressed at how he fought. He fought like a Slayer would…if a Slayer was male. She moved in to help him when one of the vampires came close to pinning the FBI agent against the wall and quickly staked him. Danny nodded his thanks at the same time as the lead vampire grabbed the lead agent up from where he’d been unceremoniously deposited by other vampires earlier, and held a stone knife to his throat. Everyone froze.
Xander and Faith were leaping over one of the desks to get at the master vampire when he grabbed Jack from the floor and used him as a shield while holding a stone knife to his throat. Jack was gasping for air from the pressure put on his throat. Everything seemed to have frozen right there.
“Get the witch to lower the shields and walk out of here, and he’ll live,” the vampire growled. Xander looked around surreptitiously, noting where everyone was. He was pleased to note that the master vampire was the only vampire left standing, but he was holding Agent Malone hostage.
“How do we know you won’t simply drain him as soon as we let you go?” Faith snarled. The vampire grinned.
“I guess you’ll just have to trust me,” the vampire said. Xander raised his eyebrows. Trust a vampire? But with Jack’s life on the line…
Jenny gave a slight wave of her hand, reminding Xander that there was somebody behind the vampire that the vamp couldn’t see.
“All right…just let him go first,” Xander began, silently signaling Jenny to move in. The vampire laughed.
“I’m not a foolish youngster, like Angelus there. Once I release him, you will be free to stake me. No…I will wait until after I leave the building to do that,” the vampire laughed. He took another step backwards…
And right into a stake held by none other than Jenny Garshwin.
Danny rushed forward and caught Jack as he fell. Laying him gently on the floor, he quickly checked Jack’s pulse. It was weak and thready. Deep bite marks and gouges covered his torso, arms, and legs. Willow was at there side in an instant, checking him over.
“Xander, call an ambulance. This is more than I can handle,” Willow said. Jack opened his eyes partway.
“Sam,” he whispered.
“Ambulance is on the way. How bad is it?” Xander asked. Willow sighed.
“Like I said, it’s more than I can handle on my own. But he’ll live,” Willow said.
“Sam,” Jack whispered again. Willow looked at Xander, and he went and brought Sam over.
“I’m here Jack,” she whispered. Jack turned his head so his eyes met hers.
“I’m…I’m sorry I…hurt you,” Jack whispered. Willow shook her head. Sometimes people could be so pig headed. He was in a lot of pain, he was weak, he’d lost a lot of blood, but he’d be fine. She knew that.
“Jack…” Sam whispered. Jack moaned and closed his eyes in pain. The paramedics chose that moment to show up.
“Man, what a mess. All right, let’s stabilize him and get him out of here,” one said. Willow stepped back and let them work.
The MPU team waited anxiously in the waiting room of the hospital. Jack had been rushed here, badly wounded by what Harris was calling a werewolf. While he and his friends didn’t seemed worried, worrying was all they could do. Willow came over with some coffee for them.
“He’s going to be fine. He survived the initial attack, so that’s a good thing. Werewolf healing should be kicking in any time now. St. Vincent’s knows about us, so they know what they’re doing,” Willow said. Martin snorted.
“Mt. Sinai has a better trauma center, I’ve heard,” he said. Willow raised an eyebrow.
“But they know nothing of what we do. For supernatural injuries, St. Vincent’s is better. Don’t worry. He’ll be fine,” Willow said. Then something she said clicked with Vivian.
“Wait, you said ‘werewolf healing’. Jack’s a werewolf now?” Vivian asked. Willow nodded.
“Yes. The moment that the werewolf first bit him, he was infected. It has advantages and disadvantages. His senses of hearing and smell will be shaper, but he’s gotta be locked in a cage for three nights a month to keep him from hurting somebody. He’ll develop an allergy to silver, but he’ll be little bit quicker…not much, but some,” Willow said. The agents looked up as the doctor came out.
“He’s been asking for you,” the doctor said.
“You’re going to be very, very sore for the next few days. But with werewolf healing, you’ll be fine,” Willow explained as she checked Jack’s bandages. Jack grumbled. On top of his problems with Maria, he was now a werewolf thanks to those stupid vampires, so he had to come here to sleep in a cage three nights a month, and the FBI building had a hellmouth in the basement.
“Can I ask why the doctors let you take me home?” Jack asked as he shifted. Willow smiled gently.
“One, they needed the room for their patients who aren’t supernatural. Two, your werewolf healing had kicked in, making you heal faster, so you’re just about recovered except for being sore. Lastly, we need to explain to you what being a werewolf means,” Willow said.
“Sleep in a cage three nights a month, faster healing, got it,” Jack sighed. Willow nodded.
“Those, plus, you’ll find that some of your senses are heightened, namely hearing and smell. You’ll find you have a silver allergy now. And there are Hunters,” Willow said.
“People who kill werewolves because they think all werewolves are evil. So basically, you have to be careful,” Willow said. Jack sighed. In just a few hours his whole world had been turned upside down and inside out. There was a knock on the door and his team entered.
“How you feeling, Jack?” Vivian asked. Willow quietly left them alone.
“Confused. A few weeks ago I didn’t believe in vampires, werewolves, or demons. A few days ago, I believed in vampires and demons, but not werewolves. Now, I am a werewolf,” Jack sighed, rubbing a hand over his face. Sam nodded.
“I know how you feel. I’m looking at everyone and everything differently now,” she said.
“I think we all are. There’s no way we could walk away unchanged,” Danny said.
“I’m amazed by the amount of documentation these people have. I mean, they told me they have files on just about every neutral and half-demon in the city. I took a look at one, its basic information only, but still…” Martin exclaimed. Jack chuckled.
“If we ever get weird forensic evidence back, we’ll know who to talk to,” Jack said.
“Hey, you guys hungry? We’re holding a barbeque and Willow says that Agent Malone’s strong enough to attend,” Xander said, poking his head in.
Soon, they were all in the backyard laughing around the barbeque.
AN: I had fun writing this. If I get a good response, I may consider a sequel.