Author's Note: Hello Everyone! Thank you to everyone who reviewed. I am working on this story, however school is taxing this semester so I don't have a lot of time. I will finish it eventually and I've been watching my Gargoyle DVD's (everyone should buy them so they release the rest of the show or at least the rest of the second season) in order to get ready for the real crossover. Keep reading and reviewing as both are appreciated. Thank you and enjoy part 3.
Dusk to Dawn
Part 3: New York
New York was very different from Sunnydale, even different from LA, not that she got to spend much time alone at either of those places. It was bigger for one, bigger and louder. It also seemed to be an easy place to hide. She’d been here for three days. So far she had had fun, being on her own and exploring the new city. From the ground she’d seen the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, The Plaza, and The Aerie Building. This last place held her interest for a long time. Not many skyscrapers had castles on top. She refused to go up to the top like most of the other tourists were doing. From the ground was the best she was going to get.
In the past few days she learned some interesting things too. Apparently there were monsters that flew in the sky and attacked random citizens but only at night. She never did hear the whole story, that was the problem with eavesdropping and trying to stay hidden, but apparently there was a group trying to kill the monsters, The Quarrymen. They sounded more dangerous then the demons they were supposedly protecting against. She’d heard a lot more solid stories on the actions of the Quarrymen than these mysterious demons.
Still she didn’t go outside at night if she could help it. Her time spent in sunnydale made her cautious about that, and at fourteen she wasn’t stupid. Murderers, Rapists, and Muggers would love to grab a lone teenager walking alone at night, not to mention the vampires and demons. Between that and the stories she had been hearing about the mystery demons and quarrymen and she was certainly not going to explore at night.
She had realized quite early in this trip that dragging around her luggage wasn’t the best thing. So she had used some of the money Hank had given her and rented a hotel room. It was not much but it was relatively safe and the staff didn’t seem to care who paid the bill as long as someone did, and it did provide a bed, TV, and a place to store her belongings. Well most of her belongings, she kept a backpack with some essentials with her at all times, just in case. The hotel was cheap enough that she had enough not to worry about a place to sleep, at least for a couple of months.
She had taken to wandering the city during the day, avoiding the police, and trying to find ways to make money. It was during one of these job hunting excursions that she first saw the Quarrymen, they were in central park.