9: Anita’s House (An Interlude)
Pairing: Dawn/Jason, Willow/Asher
Disclaimer: BTVS and Angel belong to Joss, AB belongs to LKH.
Notes: Buffy: Post S7, AB: Cerulean Sins and will probably start incorporating bits and pieces of Incubus Dreams in it as well. (I just finished reading it) Response to the Sanctuary Challenge (723)
Author’s Note: I’ve been having trouble writing, I hope this will spur my creative juices. It had been almost a month since the renovations on “Barag” had begun and the club is finally ready for its grand opening.
Chapter Nine: Anita’s House (An Interlude)
Anita was looking at the invitation Bert had shoved into her hands with a not so subtle hint that she should attend.
Micah came up behind the animator and began massaging the tension out of her shoulders. “What’s that?” He asked.
“An invited to that new club,” she said with distates, “Bert wants me to attend.”
“The Barag?” Nathaniel asked sticking his head out of the kitchen.
“Yes,” Anita said, gasping slightly as her Nimir-Raj worked out a particularly tense knot, “its run by Ms. Summers and Ms. Rosenberg.”
“I know, Spike and Dawn visited the Circus while I was visiting Jason today” Nathanial said, “Sje gave Jason an invite while Spike talked to Jean-Claude and Asher. She also gave me an invite to pass to you, when she realized what I was.”
“Will you attend?” Micah asked trying to draw Anita’s attention away from that even more people knew that Nathanial was her Pomme de Sang, knowing that it still bothered Anita that she had to feed from Nathanial.
Anita thought for a moment. “Perhaps… since I only have one rising schedueled for a change, I had planned on staying in…” Anita started, “However Dawn’ll be ther and the she’s the only survivor of the rash of murders.”
“…and perhaps during the excitement of the grand opening, she might be distracted enough to let something slip.” Micah finished for her.
Anita nodded. “I know they’ve been questioned several times each, even that vampire in LA, Angel, and they’ve answered the questions, even under truth spells.” She said. “But it’s our only clue right now. Just because those two monsters that were holding Dawn are dead, doesn’t mean it’s over…” She frowned thoughtfully not voicing her private concerns. Belle Morte awakened more than two of those things… and it worries me that none of the witches that assists the RPIT could identify the curse used on the victims and someone I’ve never heard of could identify it so easily, and those same experts couldn’t identify the spell that Willow used to save Dawn…