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A Willow In Wolf's Clothing

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Summary: Willow transfers to Washington University at St. Louis to get away from things that go bump in the night. Too bad for her that things go bump in the night in St. Louis too. Willow/Richard

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Anita Blake > Willow-Centered > Pairing: RichardCarolFR153138,754103598,1503 Jan 0328 Jan 03Yes

Prologue

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Title: A Willow in Wolf's Clothing
Author: Carol(lucrenzia99@m...)
Rating: PG13(The rating may go up. I'm not sure yet.)
Pairings: Willow/Richard
Disclaimer: Willow of BtVS belongs to Joss Whedon and associates.
Anita Blake and her world belong to Laurell K. Hamilton and
associates. I'm just borrowing these characters for a while to play
with. I promise to put them back when I'm done.
Buffy spoilers: season 7 to the episode with the Gnarl
demon.
AB spoilers: Narcissus in Chains



Prologue


Willow hurried across the campus of Washington University. She was

running behind for her first class and mentally berating herself for

the fact. She was dressed haphazardly, a testament to the fact that

she hadn't slept well the night before. Her skin seemed pale

even for her. Her dull green eyes underlined with dark circles.

All of this added up to a tortured soul.


Willow had moved from Sunnydale to get away from a painful past and

the dark temptations that surround an active hellmouth. Her parents

didn't seem to care about her anymore but at least she had one

relative that did. Her mother's baby sister lived in St. Louis.

Auntie thought it would be best for all involved if Willow was to

move in with her and transfer to a local university to finish her

undergraduate degree in preternatural biology. Willow needed a new

start and Auntie's thoughts that St. Louis would be perfect for

her. Willow didn't have any past memories tied to St. Louis.

She just had to wrestle with the emotional baggage that she had

brought to this place.


It was the emotional wrestling that caused her normally bright light

to dim. She had returned from England to find that none of her

friends were there to welcome her back. She didn't blame them

for their fears. They hadn't got in touch with their inner evil

twin. But what finally cinched it for her that you really

couldn't go back home again, was the near brush with death. She

had almost been skinned alive by a Gnarl demon. Crazy Spike had

saved her. Her friends had deserted her and she was saved by a

vampire that had wanted to kill her on multiple occasions. That

irony was not lost on her.


So when she reached out to her family as a last resort, it was her

beloved Auntie that saved the day. Auntie got her a plane ticket

and helped Willow get everything in order. She was grateful to her

aunt. She wanted to make everything go smoothly for this chance at

being normal. Well, as normal as one could get being a witch that

had dabbled in dark arts. She wanted to be that happy-go-lucky

Willow that she used to be. She just didn't think that it would

be happening any time soon.


She was nearly out of breath when she spied the main biology

building. She had scoped out the lay of the land the day before so

she knew which classroom was her final destination. Her luck seemed

to be changing for the better. The previous class was emptying out

into the hallway. She wasn't as late as she thought. She waited

patiently for the last stragglers to vacate. Then she flowed along

with her class into the room. She took a seat towards the front.

She took out her student paraphernalia. She then nervously

fidgeted. The teacher swept into the room. He wasn't overly

tall. He was slender looking with long fine brown hair that reached

his shoulders. He was good looking but not an in-your-face kind of

way.


"Good morning class. I'm Dr. Louis Fane. Let me pass out

the syllabus so you can know what I will expect from you in the

coming semester."
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