||Confident and Surprised
I didn't know how we would survive this, but we had survived it so far, everyione intact. Gunn was a little bloody, but had a broad sword and a gun, so I took him with me. Wesley was banged up too. So he had the same weapons, and I wanted he, Illyira and Spike to stay together.
"Okay, everyone, the fight is on. You three stay together and watch each other's backs and fronts. Wesley, you are injured, so cover Spike and Illyria with the bullets and keep your ammunition ready to be reloaded. Don't let any demons get in between you. Spike, Illyria, watch your perimeters, fight back to back, and Wesley, you stay at a distance and watch Spike and Illyria's backs. You and Gunn should be in hospitals, so don't be mixing it up with the fighting. There are thousands of demons here. You won't last unless you use your trigger finger. And this goes without saying, don't shoot any of us. Same goes for you, Gunn, except that you stay behind me and keep anything off of my back or sides so I can engage, and I know that your aim is good enough..."
We backed away from the Hyperion entrance, moving up the street. It was the best way to protect ourselves. There were too many opening near the Hyperion for demons to blindside us and I couldn't have any demons catching Wesley and Gunn, in particular, by surprise, because they would die without medical attention later, if not touched, let alone if they engaged in combat now. I knew that and moved towards the warehouse building a block down, the dragon seeming to focus on me. Here, we couldn't be blindsided. And I could see from beyond the Hyperion, that the demons seemed to be filling the streets. But only this street and the adjoining alleys and buildings. It seemed like predominantly, that they just wanted us, which made sense, since we had destroyed the Circle of The Black Thorn. I saw that Wesley, to my right, had backed up against the warehouse and that there was no alley adjoining the building. It would all go down here. Spike and Illyria stayed in front of Wesley and behind me, Gunn was ready and started firing past me, as a demon or two fell and as the dragon swooped. I had swords and stakes, but wished that I had a nice flamethrower about now. It batted me with it's wings, as the demons that Gunn and Wesley weren't shooting, approached behind it.
Ignoring my instructions, Spike left Illyria's side and leapt onto the dragon, as it howled. I looked over to see Illyria was doing fine and Wesley was firing, covering her back. The dragon snapped and flailed and howled, trying to throw Spike off of it and into the crowd of angry demons behind it. But, Spike didn't let go and stabbed it with what was probably a stake. As the dragon howled and fought to rid Spike and it's pain from Spike's blows, it got careless and came just close enough to me where I could swing one of my broad swords upwards and as I did, it's head fell of and it came tumbling to the ground. Spike fell on it and looked up at me and with an angry scowl, I looked at him and he knew that I wanted him to go help Illyria.
Now, the demons came more valiant and started coming at us. The rounds from Gunn's machine gun were going wild now, and demons were being either badly hurt, or killed. I had the feeling that this was going to work. Teamwork was always the best, especially with champions like all of us were. With Cordy and Fred on my mind, I just knew that we would win. The odds were against us, but hadn't they been all along, and had it killed all of us, yet? NO. It hadn't.
I violently sliced through some strange demons and caught one vampire with the swing, as dust filled the air. I backed up to see that a lot of them had weapons, and that they were literally probably a half a mile down the street, lined up to kill us, but somehow, I knew that we weren't going to lose. I just knew it. Gunn's bullets were scaring the demons and they weren't advancing while he was filling them full of lead.
I sensed something in the distance and was shocked as I looked to my left, to the only opening, the only street to our current position, so close to the Hyperion, to see, Cordy? To see Cordy coming towards me. I hurried back to Gunn, who momentarily stopped firing, so that I could grab a sword for her. She was out of the coma! She was out of the coma! I was pissed off as hell at her for coming to this fight, but she was alive! Now more then ever, I knew that we were going to win. I just had to keep Cordy safe.
"Cordy, I don't know how strong you are and more then anything, I want to hug you right now, but as you can see, we are a little busy right now. There's no time for convincing you to leave, because I know that you won't and I don't know how strong that you are, but just do this for me. Stay back to back with me and slice through anything that comes near you and cover my back. I'll watch your's and Gunn with the machine gun and the serious wounds from his mission earlier, will cover both of ours. Okay?"
I couldn't help it. I kissed her fully on the lips as Gunn ran out of bullets and started to reload his ammunition. Now, it was time to kill demons and to protect her.
[Cordy and Gunn]