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Fangdan's Lair

When I look at my surroundings now, I wish I would have stayed locked in my room. If it wasn't for Bethany leaving like a mad woman, we wouldn't have to go out and track her butt down.

A couple of days ago Andrew and Bethany were doing some research on a vamp who calls himself Fangdan. Not a big fan of the name, but whatever. I didn't pay attention long enough to get the scoop. I was too busy arguing with Buffy about leaving me here, while she goes to Los Angeles to save the world. I wanted to be apart of the action. I've been training more, and I felt like I was up to it. Buffy didn't agree, so she left me here with Andrew, Bethany and Amanda. Andrew was ok. We had our little fun moments. He just gets a little overprotective and thinks he can tell me what to do. Then, when I yell at him, he apologizes. He's weird like that.

We both left the house in a hurry. Andrew tried to get a hold of Amanda, but we realized she left her cell phone here. She went out to party. I guess she didn't want to be bothered. As a slayer, that was irresponsible on her part. Boy, will she feel bad if something bad happens to Bethany. They are supposed to go out in teams when going after a big bad. Bethany figured she could handle it herself. Which brings me to the present. Me and Andrew, in a car, trying to find Fangdan's place.

I argued with Andrew most of the time in the car. He was talking to me like a child and I hate when people do that! After I let him have it, he pulled back. If I would have known better I think he was flirting with me, too. Yikes.

"No, you are certainly not in fourth grade anymore, and don't look like you are."

If that didn't tell me he was flirting, I don't know what to think. I looked over at him with a little smirk on my face. It was a nice compliment, I guess. Why not enjoy it. Besides, it was easier to get what I want. He even told me I could drive back to the house when we found Bethany. My job is done.

Andrew pulled over five minutes later. We were at Thames. "Let me guess...we have to look for the tunnel?" He nodded. "Great. I don't think we have any flashlights." Andrew pulled two out of his man bag. I rolled my eyes. "Aren't you so prepared?" He smiled and got of the car. I followed behind him. We eventually came to the tunnel entrance. I gulped hard. I grabbed the flashlight out of Andrew's hand. "Let's just get this over with."

The tunnel was wet and disgusting. I tried not to flash the light on the walls. There was no way I wanted to see what else was in here with us. You know like roaches, rats, those sort of disgusting things. I kept my eyes forward, along with my light. There was a light up ahead. "That must be where this tunnel ends." I started to run. Big mistake, since I managed to trip over a rock and got myself all wet and dirty. I slammed my hand on the ground, making a bigger splash. "Dammit!" I screamed. Andrew held his hand out. "I'm fine." I stood up and tried to wipe myself off. There was no use. These clothes would be coming off as soon as we get home.

We climbed up the exit and on to the grand field. "Oh my god." I looked up at the house, then I turned and saw the view. I must admit, the view of London was beautiful. Why couldn't we find a place with a view like this? Damn vampires and their spectacular views. It's not like they can enjoy it during the day. What a waste. "This place is beautiful and huge. Bethany can't be in there. Can she?" I looked at Andrew. "She knew exactly where to go. This is not good." I looked back toward Fangdan's lair. My heart began to beat faster and faster.

"How are we supposed to get in there undetected, genius? If he detected Bethany, she's probably being held captive by him. Then he'll capture us and no one will save us." I stopped and slumped over a bit. I had to get a grip on myself. Fangdan was just another vampire. I can handle this. "Let's go."

[Andrew]
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"Let me guess...we have to look for the tunnel?"

I looked at her and nodded, gulping simultaneously, probably loud enough to let all of the vamPIRES that tended to flock towards Fangdan's lair because they were part of his legion, know that we were here.

Great. I don't think we have any flashlights."

I opened the back door of the car and pulled out my bag, where I had two flashlights. I handed one of them to her.

"Aren't you so prepared?"

I nodded as I looked at the swords also on the seat. A careful watcher was a prepared watcher and letting Bethany go all rambo like she already had was not being a careful watcher, or thusly a prepared watcher.

"Let's just get this over with."

I held up my hand, stopped her and produced a sword for her and for me. "Oh valiant younger sister of the one known as Buffy, you should not proceed without a sword and neither should I."

"That must be where this tunnel ends."

"I would tend to agree. This ting goes down, which we've already done, as it goes under the Thames, and then goes uphill towards the mansion holding the evil legion of Fangdan, Rory and Katrina on the other side."

"Dammit!"

Dawn had fallen and I offered my hand to help her up, but she snapped at me, assuring me that she was fine. She was fine, even looking wet and dirty like she did now. I found her sexy, or even more sexy when she was mad. I liked dominant women. The Italian women weren't, even if they were stunning. I liked women like Dawn and Buffy and Amanda much more.

"This place is beautiful and huge. Bethany can't be in there. Can she?"

"Lovely Dawn Summers, I believe that both Bethany and Amanda and several of the other slayers would do anything to get the bad vampire. And for the record, this place is no more beautiful or grandiose then our very own watcher's council headquarters and living estate."

I was about to soil myself. But, I couldn't let Dawn know that. I wouldn't be able to live with Dawn looking down upon me anymore then she already did. Here I was, James Bond-like with the dress, now, and more sophisticated, and still, Dawn didn't fall for me like I had fallen for her.

"She knew exactly where to go. This is not good."

"Tell me about it. How do you think I feel? I was the brilliant genius Jedi-master that told her where it was and eevrything about it from the wathcer diaries. Her, Amanda, they both know all about it. Maybe Amanda decided to party here too? That would be better then Bethany going in there...eww...into that creepy place alone."

"How are we supposed to get in there undetected, genius? If he detected Bethany, she's probably being held captive by him. Then he'll capture us and no one will save us."

I am a genius, of course, Dawn, but don't rush to conclusions so quickly, oh valiant and rambunctious one. Bethany may have slayed the uber-vamPIRE, detected or not."

I didn't know if I believed it or not, as we moved towards the door and I was really, really close to losing my bowel functions, as my hand hit the door.

"Let's go."

So brave and valiant. A Summers family attribute. I hoped that she didn't need to use her braveness right now. I wasn't as brave right now. We went in and as we passed the first corridor, I heard a growl and was grabbed from behind, looking a big and snarly vampire in the face. I wanted to scream but didn't because Dawn was there and I wouldn't scream in front of her. As his teeth came down towards me, he became dust and I saw Dawn on the other side, holding the swung sword strong and proud. Reflex...

I hugged her. She had saved me, and she was very huggable.
"Lovely Dawn Summers, I believe that both Bethany and Amanda and several of the other slayers would do anything to get the bad vampire. And for the record, this place is no more beautiful or grandiose then our very own watcher's council headquarters and living estate."

There goes Andrew with the compliments, again. I didn't completely get him, but now wasn't the time to try and figure it out. "Well our house might live up to this one, but we don't have this much of a view."

He started to talk about how he was a Jedi master. It seemed like he felt bad about telling Bethany and Amanda everything about Fangdan. "It's not your fault, Andrew. These are things you're supposed to go over with the slayers, so they know their enemy. If they didn't know, Bethany would be going in blind with no knowledge of Fangdan. But, I don't think Amanda would be here, unless Bethany went to find her before she came here." The thought that Bethany wasn't here yet, made me worry less.

We both looked at the house and walked, slowly, toward the door. The closer we got to the door, the slower Andrew was walking. I knew he was going to act like this. I rushed up on him, to make sure he didn't turn back. We've gotten this far. It's too late to turn back.

Andre moved his hand toward the doorknob and opened the door. As soon as we got in there, a vampire stood there waiting for us. I gulped. The vampire ran toward us and attacked Andrew. I screamed. He had him by the neck. I was shocked. For a moment, I didn't know what to do. I was scared. Panic ran through my body. This vampire was going to kill Andrew. I couldn't let that happen. My heart was beating fast and I knew the vampire could tell I was afraid. I had to be brave. My fingers gripped about the sword harder. I walked toward the vampire. I made sure to walk slow and didn't make a sound. The vampire was going toward Andrew's throat. I put the sword in the air and swung it across the vampires neck. I fell back, as the vampire turned to dust.

Andrew ran over to me and hugged me. I was taken back, but I hugged him with more force than he did. "That was scary." I pulled back and smiled, brightly. "That was so fun. I hope there's more vampires so I can do it again. Buffy's going to be proud of me." Andrew looked at me with a worried face. "Come on. Don't tell me you don't get a huge rush when you kill a vampire? Have you ever killed any vampires or demons?"

I shrugged and walked past Andrew and went toward the dining room. "Okay, it's all clear in here. Still no Bethany." I whispered, in case there were more vampires lurking around the house.
"That was scary."

"You can say that again. I thought that I wa sa goner for sure."

I held on to her, although I feared that I had spoken too loud and was wondering where more vamPIRES were. This was the home of the infamous Fangdan, a legendary killer and silence was probably going to be a good idea. Dawn had just saved my life, but without Bethany and in a confrontation where Dawn didn't have the advantage of surprise, we would be as dead as one of he Bond villains in the end.

"That was so fun. I hope there's more vampires so I can do it again. Buffy's going to be proud of me."

I gulped. The thought of Dawn wanting to see more vampires was just crazy. It was the bigman syndrome. She had killed one and now felt as though she could handle any of them. personally, seeing no more vampires and especially Fangdan, Rory or Katrina, would be nice. But, the guilp was more about Buffy finding out about our little venture here tonight. I didn't have to daydream about it to know that it would be a nightmare, for me. Buffy would beat me until I was purple and unconscious.

"Come on. Don't tell me you don't get a huge rush when you kill a vampire? Have you ever killed any vampires or demons?"

I nodded, a knowing look in my eye, in spite of the fear. I wasn't about to tell her that I had never killed a vamPIRE before.

"Okay, it's all clear in here. Still no Bethany."

I stopped her and pulled her towards a corner. "Okay, Dawn, you have saved my life and everything, but the last girl that did that was Anya, and she died doing it. I say we tell Buffy nothing, and oh yeah, keep our voices down. This is bad. Really bad. if we run into Fangdan, then we are so dead, dawn. Nobody had hurt him in three-hundred years and he has quite the temper. One might say that he makes Spike look like a puppy dog. One might say that if Spike wasn't around..."

Again, there was Spike. I had to tell her about him being alive.

She pulled me forward and as we turned the corner, we saw nothing in the big fancy hallway. These vampires had some taste. There appeared to be nothing, until I looked up and saw her. I ralfed all over the floor, and tried to do it quietly.
Andrew grabbed me. I turned and looked at him with a glare.

"Okay, Dawn, you have saved my life and everything, but the last girl that did that was Anya, and she died doing it. I say we tell Buffy nothing, and oh yeah, keep our voices down. This is bad. Really bad. if we run into Fangdan, then we are so dead, dawn. Nobody had hurt him in three-hundred years and he has quite the temper. One might say that he makes Spike look like a puppy dog. One might say that if Spike wasn't around..."

"Uh, I am keeping my voice down. Why do you think I'm whispering?" I looked at him. "Okay, so maybe I was squeeing like a baby a couple of minutes ago, but I killed a vampire."

I agreed that we shouldn't tell Buffy. She'll have a hissy fit and won't let it go. Then, she'll really never let me go anywhere. I couldn't risk that. I'd go crazy.

It bummed me out that he mentioned Spike. Spike made me angry after I found out he almost raped her. But, he saved the world. I knew he loved my sister. He loved her for a long time. I even had a little crush on him and he didn't notice. Buffy was all he would talk about. "Well, Spike isn't around." That came out all wrong. "If Spike were still alive he'd be here, helping us. Sure, Spike might not have a chance to beat Fangdan, but he would have given him one heck of a fight." I smiled thinking about it. "Of course that would never happen. I still can't believe he's actually gone."

To change the subject, I pulled him and started walking down this big hallway. We didn't see anything. I noticed that Andrew stopped. I looked at him. He fell to the floor and threw up. Slowly, I looked up at what he saw. "Oh my god." It was a struggled sentence. Tears filled my eyes. I moved back out of fear. It was Bethany. She was dead. This can't be happening.
"Oh my god."

That about summed it up, except that I was left with some sort of gasp or gulp or something in my throat and words didn't come out. It was just sort of a whimper.

"Let's...let's get the hell out of here Dawn, before we join Bethany on that wall."

I didn't wait for Dawn. Bethany was a slayer and that happened to her. If Fangdan was still around, then we were in like the depest dead trouble that we had ever been in before and that included the fight at the hellmouth. Those vamps were stupid. They just charged. Fangdan was more cunning. We left the mansion, thankfully not abated and made our way into the tunnel, and I feel as we entered it, forgetting about the steep drop.

Dawn came up to me, and I still couldn't believe it. Not the fall. That was nothing. I couldn't believe that Bethany was dead. Bethany was dead, Amanda was missing and all of the other slayers were going off to fight like thousands of demons.

I wanted to wet myself. I was a failure. I had let my slayer die. She sould have known better then to go fight Fangdan, but she was still a slayer under my care, and now she was dead.

Under the river, I thought about what she had said about Fangdan and Spike, inside.

"If Spike were still alive he'd be here, helping us. Sure, Spike might not have a chance to beat Fangdan, but he would have given him one heck of a fight."

We climbed up the tunnel and I was ahsamed, but once out in the massiv field, I pulled Dawn along to the car, getting in on the passenger seat and handing her the keys as she got in the drivers side, on the right side, which was still weird.

"Oh, God, Dawn. Another slayer has ben killed. She was probably taken down by all three of them. She was probably taken down by Fangdan, Rory and Katrina..."

I couldn't continue. The sight of her like that. "I'm afraid to go back in, Dawn, but should we leave Bethany in there like that? We should get her, only I'm afraid to move."

I was on the verge of tears and needed something positive to think about. Spike. Spike. "Dawn, I haven't told anyone this, but Spike is alive. He and Angel were in Rome looking for Buffy and if he were here right now and saw Bethany, I wouldn't want to be Fangdan having to face him..."

And I wasn't Spike, and a slayer was dead and I had failed and I wanted to cry, and I wanted to go get her and I wanted to leave here at the same time, while we were both still alive and I didn't want Dawn to think that I was scared, either.

"We need to get Amanda and come in as a group. We have to get Bethany out fo there. Those vampires are sick. Who knows what they might do to her body?"

I started to cry. I was waiting for Dawn to drive and expecting some of Fangdan and Rory's legion to come after us, and like a river, I cried and wanted a pillow to cuddle up with.
"Let's...let's get the hell out of here Dawn, before we join Bethany on that wall."

I looked at Andrew and nodded. Slowly, I began to back away from the body. "Andrew, can we just go and not wait around any longer?" He nodded we ran outside. My breathing began to relax when we got outside. "I can't believe this happened. We can't just leave her in there. Maybe, we should go get Amanda and come back for her body." Inside, I hoped that her body would still be here.

"Oh, God, Dawn. Another slayer has ben killed. She was probably taken down by all three of them. She was probably taken down by Fangdan, Rory and Katrina..."

Something tells me Andrew didn't hear what I said. It's understandable considering our friend was dead. "Rory and Katrina? Who are they? I thought it was just Fangdan." The confusion on my face was obvious. I knew I should have paid attention more often. "You think Fangdan wasn't the only one?" I looked at Andrew. He was a wreck.

"I'm afraid to go back in, Dawn, but should we leave Bethany in there like that? We should get her, only I'm afraid to move."

"That's what I was asking you. We shouldn't leave her in there, but I think we need to go get Amanda. It'll be safer." Andrew walked closer to me. There's something he wanted to say to me. "What is it?"

"Dawn, I haven't told anyone this, but Spike is alive. He and Angel were in Rome looking for Buffy and if he were here right now and saw Bethany, I wouldn't want to be Fangdan having to face him..."

"We need to get Amanda and come in as a group. We have to get Bethany out fo there. Those vampires are sick. Who knows what they might do to her body?"


My eyes widened. "WHAT?!?!? You can't just jump from saying Spike was alive and then to Amanda, without explaining anything to me. How come you didn't tell me sooner?" A thought clicked in my head. "Oh my god. Does Buffy know? Where is he? Is he hiding around here? He died in Sunnydale. How is he still alive?" There were so many questions I had. Unfortunately, it wasn't the right time for all of these questions. But, Spike was alive. This was a shock to me.

"Uh...yeah. W-we should go find Amanda, first. I'm sorry. I don't want to go back in there." As we reached the car, Andrew started to cry. Seeing him cry made me cry. I grabbed him and hugged him. "It's ok, Andrew. This wasn't your fault. She was a slayer. She knew the risks. Bethany shouldn't have tried to fight Fangdan on her own." I didn't mean to be a bitch about it, but it was true. If she didn't walk out like she owned the world, she would still be alive and with us.