Guess who (and I know it's pretty obvious)
Pam smiled at the new vampire, slightly more sincerely than usual, he reminded her of Eric, although his hair was clearly bleached rather than merely highlighted.
"We ask that you not draw blood on the premises, people can get a little carried away, but I do hope you enjoy your evening."
"That won't be a problem, I already ate." Pam heard the door open and Eric re-enter the room, to sit upon his 'throne', she was glad he'd taken her advice, and moved to stand beside him as the stranger sauntered over to the bar, sitting down next to Lily. The pair watched their interaction interestedly, initially to check that Lily wouldn't turn another of their customers into a gooey mess in the alley, but then intrigued by the content of their words.
"Hey there lil red. This about the guy with the full on Angel brood face going on and the aspirations of royalty?" The vampire asked, Eric assumed they were talking about him, but he had no idea what an angel had to do with broods...
"Something like that. So you feeling in the mood for a spot of B Neg or a fruity little AB Pos? They serve artifically made blood substitute, be interesting to know how it compares."
"I'll take a bottle of B negative, warm, with a dash of cinnamon if you've got some handy." He told the bartender, before turning back to Lily. "So what's the plan? And promise me none of this gets back to Red, she'd kill me if she knew I was helping you with vamp problems in a stake free kinda way."
"I won't breath a word. Besides think what she'd say about me pulling a Buffy, no offence." Eric, listening in, wasn't sure what a Buffy was but he thought he'd just been called one, his scowl deepened.
"Yeah well even for a slayer she's got lousy taste in guys, I mean if you think me and Angel are a bad match for her, you should have seen the live ones, Riley was a bigger poofter than Angel at his worst."
"And coming from you that's saying something." Lily grinned.
"Holy crap this stuff is vile, it's worse than pigs blood." He grimaced after taking a mouthful. Eric and Pam shared a glance at the thought of feeding on a pig. "Feel up to hitting the dancefloor instead?" Lily grinned. It was less than halfway through their second song that Pam heard a quiet growl from Eric. The pair were dancing energetically and he had just spun her in to him, close enough that he was breathing on her neck. Seeing the look on Eric's face over her shoulder he grinned before kissing her gently at the join between neck and shoulder.
"Spike?" She asked and he lifted his head so their audience would be more likely to hear his reply.
"I was just thinking it's a shame they don't like people biting in here, I can remember how good you taste." Eric stood coldly, Spike moved so that Lily could see him, but rather than coming over he stalked toward the door, returning to his office. Fed up of her maker's emotional wallowing Pam approached the pair.
"Come with me." She led Lily through to the office, leaving Spike behind on the dancefloor, she opened the door without bothering to knock.
"Go away Pam, I am sure there are things needing your attention elsewhere." Eric muttered, refusing to look up from his paperwork.
"Yes, I will be keeping the vampire with a dogs name busy in the bar, you two should talk. Really." She pushed Lily inside, closing the door behind her.
"I've always liked Pam's pleasant demeanor." Lily quipped as she rubbed at her arm where Pam had gripped her, ignoring Eric's glare.
"What are you doing here? You've told me about the news and I'm grateful for that, I thought you would have left by now." Eric asked icily.
"I thought I was welcome, I see now I was wrong. I should have just stayed home and sent you a text. I should have known it was all an act."
"An act? So tell me, what would you call your behaviour? Why not just finish your paperwork so you never have to come back." Eric kept his voice calm and casual from long practice but Pam's words came back to Lily as he spoke.
"You think I'm going to leave and never come back?" He looked up at that, telling her she was right. "That's why you're being such an ass? Ever heard of a self-fulfilling prophecy?"
"You told me you were almost done here."
"With the business side of things yes, that doesn't explain my being here on my night off." Eric's eyes widened slightly.
"And your friend? This Spike fellow?"
"I knew you were listening in." Lily grinned at having caught him out. "He's a friend of the family, used to date my aunt, I thought you were just being stupid, not insecure, so he came by to make you jealous. Perhaps rubbing in the fact that he's the only vampire who's tasted my blood was a bit far." Eric zipped around his desk pushing Lily back against the door.
"Perhaps." His words drew her eyes down to his lips, and, giving up on the whole game playing for now, in preference of something easier, Lily surprised him by simply grabbing the back of his neck and pulling him into a kiss. After a few moments Lily's phone interrupted them. Eric narrowed his eyes as she checked the number and answered it.
"Thanks Spike, think it's all sorted from here... Oh yeah Pam seems nice enough... you too, see you tomorrow." She hung up. "Now where were we?"