Part of the Omniverse Project
By Benji: The Vampire
Based on characters and situations created by Joss Whedon.
“Should you be watching this?” Tara asked, fading into existence beside Anya. “You didn’t become a guardian just to spy on his sex life did you?”
Still fond of the trappings of physical existence, Anya turned her head in her friend’s direction. “It’s not like that.” She insisted. A groan from the bed drew her attention back to the activities being engaged in therein. “Huh, he’s learned some new tricks.”
“Anya seriously,” Tara admonished. “What’s going on? If you stay here too long, you’ll get depressed, and he’ll start to feel guilty. Remember what happened with that girl in Kenya?”
Anya brushed off her concerns. “This is different. I have to be here for this.”
As Xander’s breathing quickened, Anya stepped quickly to the bed, her hand moving towards her own abdomen.
“Anya what are you doing?” Tara demanded.
Reaching into herself, Anya pulled out a small glowing ball, pulsing with life.
“Oh my Goddess is that-“
“Yes.” Anya said softly, leaning over the lovers and pushing the ball into the abdomen of Xander’s bride. “I was killed before I even knew.” She smiled, and trailed her fingers down his back as he collapsed, his task completed for now. “One way or another, she’ll be his first born.”
She kissed Xander’s cheek, and that of his wife. Then just below her belly button. “Take care of each other.” She choked. “Be glad of each other.”
Tara wrapped an arm around the shoulders of her fellow angel, and they faded from the room.