"Lovin you is not just luck or illusion..." Cassie
sang, clearly annoying Mrs. Gardner, her baby sitter.
"Cassandra dear, would you mind not singing so
loud?" The old woman asked.
"Sorry. When did mom say she'd be back?" Cassie
"She doesn't know. She's on a top secret mission again.
With the main team. One of them is ill or something...It's all classified but
you know that." Gardener explained.
"Yeah. Did she say who?" Cassie inquired, her
stomach doing somersaults.
"A major I think." Elizabeth told her. Cassie
"NO! Not Sam! NO!"
"You have a crush on this Sam then do you?" Liz
"Samantha, and no." Cassie sniffed.
"Your mom told me to tell you that she thinks they'll all
be fine, and should be back soon."
"I hope Cassie's all right with Elizabeth." Janet
"She'll be fine Jan." Dan assured her.
"I think you're right." Jan agreed. "Any
"I don't know what to do. Something tells me they'll be
back in L.A. I could be wrong, but maybe we can find something out there!"
Angel told them.
"L.A. It is. But it'll take a while." Gunn reminded
"Not if we go back to Cheyenne Mountain. I can get us to
L.A. in minutes from there!" Jack informed them. Gunn headed back for the
"We're here!" Jack announced as they landed on the
landing strip at the L.A. Air Force Base. Hammond, SG-1's boss had arranged
transport for them, so they'd get there speedily.
Fifteen minutes later, their lift dropped them off at Angel
Investigations H.Q. They hurried in. Angel stopped, suddenly. "Stay back
everyone! Someone's in here! A vampire!"
Angel drew a stake from his pocket, and stepped cautiously to
his desk. Angel turned around to face the others. He continued moving, until he
felt the person, or, thing right behind him. He turned around to find himself
pointing the stake at Spike, aka William The Bloody.
"SPIKE!" Angel yelled.
"Angel! So nice to see you too! Could you err, please
move that stake? I'm not bad anymore! See the chip! I'm sure Buffy told you last
time she saw you. Oh yeah, that was ages ago. Maybe she didn't. She sends her
love. Will too. Everyone. Especially Giles." Spike greeted him with a dark
"What are you doing here?" Angel asked.
"I've come, my blood-sucking friend, to join your team.
Help out. Save the innocent blah blah blah. I've come to kick some butt!"
Spike replied. "Ooh! Who's this pretty doll?" He asked, noticing
"Spike, this is Doctor Janet Fraiser, Colonel Jack
O'Neill, Teal'C, he's an alien, and Daniel Jackson. Oh, and you remember Wesley
don't you? He's the boss. Gunn's our newest member though. We're helping these
guys." Angel explained.
"Situation?" Spike asked, sitting down and putting
his feet up on the table. Gunn chucked Sam's file over to him.
"Major Doctor Samantha Faye Carter. Age thirty one. Cordy
had a vision of her being attacked by Darla and Dru." Wes explained.
"Oh bloody Natoo!" Spike exclaimed. "Not them
"Does everyone know about that stuff for crying out
loud??????" Jack exclaimed.
"Stargate is common knowledge in the dark demon world.
Anyway, go on." Spike said.
"We went to Colorado. D and D had already taken her.
Cordie led us to O'Neill, who got these guys involved. Cordie was captured by
Wolfram and Hart. That's who D and D are working for." Wes carried on.
"They have Samantha and Cordelia so we have to get them out." Spike
was staring at the file and licking his lips. He then looked up at Janet and did
"Spike, are you in or out? I know I can trust you now. I
know about the chip because Willow told Cordie." Angel asked.
"I'm in. This woman's too pretty to die. And it would be
a shame if this Doctor died too!" Spike agreed to it.
"Then let's go." Angel said, picking up his keys.
"Go where? We don't have any clues where they are, and if
you're thinking about bursting in to W and H, then you should re-think your
plan!" Wesley reminded Angel.
"We go, to Lawn's club!" Angel finished his
"Oh." Wesley said, simply.
"Hi Angel. Who are these people? I don't think they're
demons. Except this big guy. He's a Jaffa. Where's Cordy?" Lawn was full of
"This is Spike, Colonel O'Neill, Doctor Fraiser, Doctor
Jackson and Teal'C. We need your help. Cordie and their friend have been
captured by Darla, and Wolfram and Hart have them." Angel told his green
"I can only read the minds. I can't help you any other
way really." Lawn changed his town when he said 'really.'
"What to do you know Lawn? Cordie and another young woman
are in trouble from Darla and Dru and we want to find them. It has something to
do with Wolfram and Hart. What do you know?" Angel said, getting angry.
"Fine." Lawn whispered, taking them in to a back
room. "Listen, I overheard Thena, Brooke and the guys talking about a new
project. Making humans, off the streets hosts to demons. They pretend to just
help them. The people don't know what's going on. No one will miss them because
they have no family or are runaways. I heard that Darla and Dru were recruited
to get an Ash'rak, but not your normal Goa'uld in the head one."
"OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! LET'S JUST ANNOUNCE THEM DAMN
STARGATE PROJECT!" O'Neill yelled.
"So anyways," Lawn continued, glaring at O'Neill
"This Ash'rak. She has special powers. The ability to use Goa'uld
technology but with no Goa'uld inside her. They want that Ash'rak to kill for
them. If she doesn't they'll make her a host. That's what I heard. And then
they've got a direct link to victims with Cordie."
"Oh my god!" Wesley and Janet both said at the same
"We are going to get them back. Lawn, thanks for your
"Look, I like Cordelia too. I'll help too. They don't
know me too well, old Ram and Hart. I'll say I want to join. Spike here too. We
can distract them and let you in the back door." Lawn stood up.
"Okay. That's the plan. The rest of us will go in. Gunn,
O'Neill, Teal'C and I will watch Wesley, Frasier and Jackson's backs while they
get the girls. Any questions?" Angel asked. No one said anything.
"Then lets go."
(Those 3 dreaded words:) To be continued.........