4. Chapter Four
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[subconscious talking] seeing as his subconscious can communicate with him it’s better to not see it as regular ‘thought’
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‘It just doesn’t make sense anymore. The guy looks really sick through infected vision and smells of medication and still he says he’s here to finish up his year. He even acts like he’s perfectly healthy.’ [Yes, our medical knowledge makes it clear that he’s very sick.] ‘I’ll just have to wait and see. Let’s hope he doesn’t hurt Buffy’s feelings.’
Suddenly there was a noise. A blonde female vampire had broken into the library through the sewer access. Xander quickly shifts his right-hand into a Whip Fist and uses it to impale the female vampire through the left shoulder and pull her to him.
“I understand your concern Buffy and its good you called me,” Giles said while walking in to a very disturbing scene. “Xander what on earth are you doing!?”
“Don’t worry G-man I just caught this little vampire breaking in here.”
“Hey, that’s the vampire Ford said he staked,” Buffy said with a look of shock.
“Okay, I’m going to ask you a few questions. If you answer them nicely you get a nice quick staking. If not well you get the idea.” Xander emphasized his point by shaking his Whip Fist slightly causing the vampire great pain.
“First question. What happened with Ford earlier?”
“In exchange for letting me go I had to tell him where he could find more vampires,” she quickly said.
“Second question. What were you after? Why did you come to the library?”
“I was sent to find the book of Josephus du Lac and return it to Spike,” the blond vampire said slowly, obviously in a great deal of pain.
“Oh, dear Lord,” Giles says and starts cleaning his glasses.
“Last question. What does Spike want with that book?”
“He thinks it describes a ritual to restore Drusilla's health," the blond says with a clear look of agony.
“Thanks for that.” With that he releases her and punches his hand through her chest dusting her immediately.
“I’m so going to have a talk with Ford tomorrow.”
“Fine, but promise me you’ll come and tell me what’s going on,” Xander said with a pleading look.
“Alright Xander. Hey who’s that?” she said referring to the photo of the raven haired woman lying next to the book Xander had been reading.
“Oh, I was reading up on Angel’s old gang,” Xander said with a sheepish look. “That's the one the vampire was referring to. She's Drusilla, according to the book she was killed in Prague. Obviously they had it wrong.”
“I saw her with Angel the other night,” Buffy said with a depressed tone.
By the end of the day Xander had found out about Angel and Willow’s little excursion to the Sunsetclub.
‘Ok, I’m getting worried. Its after sundown and Buffy still hasn’t shown up and I know she was in class today.’ [We better go check out that club]
At top speed it only took about two minutes to get to the fallout/bomb shelter wherein the club was located. As he neared it he saw a Desoto with black windows parked in front of the entrance.
‘So that’s how vampires get around. I’ve been curious about how they get from city to city.’
Inside Buffy had Drusilla at stakepoint and commanding Spike to let everyone go. Until she was interrupted by Xander coming through the door who was quickly grabbed by Spike.
“Now, you let Dru go or I kill your little friend,” he threatened.
“Oh, don’t you remember me from Halloween Spike,” Xander said while not showing any fear in the least from being held as hostage.
“Why the bloody hell should I remember…” Before he could finish his question Xander broke his arm and threw him down the stairs.
Shifting his hands into their claw form he simply said “Now listen to the nice Slayer and let these nice wannabees go.”
After all the innocent bystanders were gone, Buffy simply followed Xander’s example and threw Drusilla down the stairs and then they both ran out the door and closed it behind them locking the vampires inside.
“You really wanna leave them in there? They’ll get out eventually,” Xander asked. Unsure of why Buffy didn’t want to finish this.
“Yeah, I’m really not in the mood for more fighting we can come back later,” Buffy replied.
“Ok, but I’m so stealing their car,” Xander said with a smirk.
“Xander that’s wrong. You shouldn’t steal from people and you can’t drive,” Buffy said. Not believing what her friend was doing.
“Why not they’re evil and they’re not people. They’re vampires and I so know how to drive,” clarifying his point by pointing at his head.
“Mom, I’d like to know who my father is?” Xander asked with a calm and steady voice.
“What do you mean Xander?” A nervous look appearing on Jessica’s face.
“I had a DNA test done a little while back. I had my doubts of Tony being my father. So I had the test done,” Xander lied to cover up his recent changes.
“I knew this day would come. Now I know this may give you a bad image of me and I want you to know he doesn’t even know about you. So, it’s not his fault in anyway.”
“Don’t worry mom I won’t think of you any less. I just want to know the truth,” Xander reassured her.
“It happened one night in October of 1980. I had started dating Tony a year earlier and recently he’d started to show his darker side and I simply made excuses to make myself believe that they were just a faze. So I went to a club in Los Angeles with some friends to get my mind off of it. Several drinks and several hours later I woke up in bed with a captain Jonathan O’Neill although he preferred being called Jack and a major hangover. We parted company and never saw each other again. One month later I found out I was pregnant, quickly married Tony and eight months later you were born.”
“Thank you mom. I just really wanted to know,” he hugged her and then went to talk to Willow.
“Willow,” Xander said to his friend only resulting in her jumping up from behind her computer.
“Xander don’t you scare me like that I nearly had a heart attack,” Willow quickly said.
“I found out who my real dad is and I wanted to ask you if you could dig up some information on him,” Xander said with a hopeful expression.
“Oh, Xander that’s so good what’s his name, do I know him,” Willow quickly asked before her mind caught up with her mouth. “Of course I wouldn’t know him why would you come here if I did.”
“Wow, Wills breathe. His name is Jonathan O’Neill he was an air force captain back in 1980. That’s all I know,” Xander said.
“Well it’ll take me a while to track him down with only that information,” Willow said while putting in the relevant data into her computer.
“Don’t worry Wills it’ll be a while before I’m ready to meet him. I just want to know something about him. He can’t be any worse than Tony,” Xander said with a hopeful tone.
“Alright. So how’s the divorce going,” Willow said carefully.
“It’s going. Somehow Tony got his hands on a lawyer from ‘Wolfram and Hart’ they have a court date December second.”
“How’s your mom going to pay for a lawyer?” Willow asked.
“Well I’ve been stealing from the vampires that I’ve been slaying. I’ve got over two thousand dollars and I could sell the car I stole from Spike,” Xander said as if stating the obvious.
Willow simply stared at him as if he’d grown a second head. “Xander you could get in a lot of trouble for that.”
“Oh not you too. They’re evil and there’s nothing wrong with stealing from the bad guys,” Xander said with a look of conviction.
“I guess," she said hesitantly. "I better get started on that search.”
“Bye Wills, see you tomorrow at school.” And with that he jumped through her window.