|The Essence: Losing Touch
Author: stakemenow PM
The Second in the Essence series. Buffy's gone, and she's after Autum. What happens when the most dangerous being she's ever met has the answer to her greatest problem?Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,513 - Published: 05-03-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4234910
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Giles is having a cup of tea when the phone rings. "Will someone get that? Good Lord, blundering idiots." He knocks over his tea reaching for the phone, "Hello?"
Xander and Willow are at the airport, "Buffy's not here. Well she… No Giles! She… calm down! She used another ticket to get on an earlier flight, is all. Ok? No biggy! Giles! It's not like that! No… of course she trusts you. Well, yeah, she has been… but she was fine at the…good point… but then she… ok, see you then."
Spike wakes up, Buffy's gone. "Buffy? Slayer?" He finds a note on the dresser, "What is it with bleedin' women and their bloody fixation with notes!?"
Spike walks down an alleyway, and turns to see Buffy fighting six vamps. "Need help there, love?"
Buffy continues fighting, "Not from you." She does a back flip and stakes two of the vamps. "How'd you find me?"
"Can always find you. It's the scent. Vanilla, cinnamon, and roses." Buffy stakes another vamp, then twists off another's head. It almost hit's Spike. "Hey! Watch it!"
Buffy stops fighting. "Look, just…" a vamp attacks her full swing. The two remaining vamps beat her down.
"Buffy!" Spike rushes in and snaps one of the vamp's necks. He punches through the other's chest, tearing its heart out. Buffy's unconscious on the ground. Spike picks her up.
Spike puts Buffy in his shower, which he turns on the coldest it goes. "Spike!" The angry Slayer jumps out of the tub and slaps Spike. They stand for a while before Spike nears her.
Lightly wrapping his arm around her he tells her, "Was worried about you."
She pushes him off and decks him in the face. "Get away!"
He throws a towel at her, "FINE!" He slams the door on his way out into the hallway.
Buffy curls up on the bed. She has no where else to go. So she stays.