Walk through the Dark Chapter 2
As soon as the sun began to rise Xander headed for his motel. He only had found three vampires, since he had seen Sara and none of them knew where Tars was hiding. He quickly undressed and jumped into the shower, when he was finished he found some fresh clothes and sat down at the table, pulling out the local newspaper he had picked up and began looking through to see if any new victims had been found.
As he read he was surprised to hear a knock on his door. He stood and moved to his bed and grabbed his Magnum, he slowly opened the door and was shocked to find Sara standing there still wearing his trench coat.
"Hello Alex," she said with a friendly smile.
"Didn't expect to see you so soon," he replied, stepping aside and allowing her to enter.
"Yeah well I think we need to talk a little. I need to know more about this vamp and also anything else about vampires you know," she told him, as she sat down in one of the chairs in his room.
"Why?" he asked.
"I'm careful about who knows about the blade Alex and yet I told you straight out when you asked, because the blade didn't sense you as a threat. I want to know you a little better before I tell you anything more," she replied.
"So I have to trust you first, before you'll trust me," he stated, to which she nodded.
"Fair enough, you have a lot more to lose than I do," he sighed, throwing his magnum back onto the bed as he sat down across from her.
"I was born in Sunnydale California. Everything was normal for the first 14 years of my life and then everything changed when I met Buffy Summers. You see, she's the Slayer," he started.
"The blade knows what the slayer is. It knew one once as well," Sara said.
"Saves me the trouble of explaining it to you," he said with a small smile. "I overheard a conversation she was having with her watcher and then that same day I helped her save my friend from a vamp, so began my journey into the dark. I helped her as much as I could and things were fine, until four years later," he said, his face turned grim and his eyes took on a haunted look.
"What happened?" Sara asked cautiously.
"They turned on me," he said through gritted teeth.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"They all told me I was useless and that they didn't need me. They all agreed even my girlfriend and my best friend," he said, trying to control his anger.
"Forgive me for asking, but was there any truth to what they said?" she asked slowly.
He looked at her with a cold glare.
"No, there was no truth. I was the one who brought Buffy back from the dead. I was the one who faced down Angelus when he went to finish of Buffy at the hospital. I took on a gang of zombies on my own when they tried to blow up the school. I helped them defeat countless demons and vampires, helping to keep the world going and then they have the Gaul to say I'm useless," he said, standing up and kicking his chair half way across the room, making Sara jump a little. "They had no right to say I couldn't help any more, it was my choice to fight and they took it from me," he spat leaning against the wall.
"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to open up old wounds," she said standing up.
"Okay so I wasn't a good fighter, but that didn't justify their choosing to keep me away from the fight," he said, not even hearing her.
"Alex?" she said, trying to bring him back from his memories.
"I'm sorry, maybe you should come back later," he said and she nodded.
"Do you want your coat back?" she asked, as she opened the door.
"Keep it, I have another one," he said. Not facing her, she nodded and then left him to his anger.
Buffy walked around the shops looking for nothing in particular, she was still angry at her bust up with Willow the night before. How could she have forgotten him like this? It didn't make sense, he had been a friend of hers since she arrived in Sunnydale and she had forgotten him.
She shook her head as she saw Xander's mother across the street, looking sad and depressed and Buffy couldn't blame her. Her son was dead and she couldn't help, but feel she was responsible for it, if she hadn't had told him he was useless maybe he would still be alive. She sighed and turned and headed home.
Sara sat at her desk reviewing the notes of the case so far. The pictures of the corpses were horrific, she wondered if Alex had seen any of them whilst he had been hunting this vampire. She leaned back and took a large gulp of her coke as she went over what Alex had told her so far and she remembered the name of the girl who had changed his life. She wondered if she could find some files of her and her friends and maybe some more information on Alex himself.
She quickly got up and looked around for her partner Jake. She quickly found him talking to her boss who didn't look to interested in what he was saying.
"Hey Jake, Captain," she said, interrupting Jake's line of conversation.
"Pezzini," the captain grunted, before turning and entering his office, she didn't like their new boss too much.
"Hey Sara, is something wrong?" Jake asked smiling.
"I wanted to ask you for a favor?" she replied.
"Sure what is it?" he shrugged.
She smiled, knowing he still had a crush on her. "I want you to find anything you can on a girl from Sunnydale California, called Buffy Summers, especially her friends alive or dead okay?" she told him, he nodded turned and left.
'Hopefully Alex wouldn't mind her checking a few things out' she hoped as she went back to her desk.
Alex sat on the floor half asleep, trying to stop the images of Buffy telling him they didn't need him from replaying again and again, but he couldn't. He wondered if the nightmares would ever end. He looked around his motel room and sighed, wishing Nikki was still alive. She had a way about her that had calmed him and kept the nightmares at bay, but she was dead and now he was on his own again.
He shook his head and forced himself to his feet, quickly grabbing his spare trench coat, his magnum and a stake and then he left his apartment to try to wake up and force the nightmares away, for a short period of time at least.
Sara was surprised at the amount of information they had on Buffy Summers and her friends, including one Alexander Harris who was supposed to be dead. She had quickly come to the conclusion Alex was the same as Alexander Harris. She guessed he must have run away and the police had decided he had been killed. She was also surprised to find a note from the former mayor of Sunnydale which stated that no officer could investigate them.
She sat back and looked at the picture of Alex and his former friends and she wondered why they had pushed Alex to do such a drastic thing. She noticed Jake watching her and when she turned his way he quickly shook his head and looked back at his work. She smiled inwardly and then decided to go see Alex and get some more information. She grabbed the trench coat he had given her and headed towards his motel room.