|Spike: Crimson Sky
Author: The Night Lord PM
When Elena is kidnapped by the vampiric Gunn, Spike, Illyria, Connor and Lindsey follow after him, heading off to England and coming across the Lord of Los Angeles, as well as someone from Spike's past who wants revengeRated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Spike & Illyria - Chapters: 28 - Words: 39,795 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 02-28-09 - Published: 01-10-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4784097
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This is the sequel to Spike: After the Fall. I hope you all enjoy it
"Is there something following us?" asked the young lady
"Nah, not at all. You're just freaked after watching that movie," said her boyfriend
"Yeah, well, psycho serial killer movies are just not my cup of tea. I swear something is following us"
"Okay, so I'm guessing we won't be watching Friday the 13th part XI again?"
"Of course not. Maybe you're right. Maybe that movie just set my nerves on edge"
"Or maybe," said a man popping out in front of them, "It's because you're gonna die"
His face morphed, as two more men appeared behind the couple, their faces also changed
"We don't want any trouble," said the boyfriend, "We're just on our way home"
"You're not gonna make it home," said the second vampire
"Start praying," said the third vampire
"Now that's a good piece of advice you lot should try," said a new voice
Everyone turned in the direction of the new voice, seeing a tall man with peroxide blond hair slicked back and wearing a black leather duster over a black v-neck T-shirt, denim pants and heavy boots. He was smoking a cigarette as he approached them
"Piss off, pal," growled the first vampire
"I've got a better idea," Spike said, "You let this couple go home and you three will live to see another night. There'll be no broken bones, no blood, no dust"
"Or we can just kill you and have dinner in peace"
"I was so hoping you'd say that. I didn't want to go home without a fight"
A wooden stake shot out of Spike's sleeve, as he rammed it into the vampire's heart, turning him to dust. The other two vampires growled and moved towards Spike, as he blew out a stream of smoke, ducking a vampire's spin kick and booting the other vampire behind him. The first vampire punched, but Spike caught his arm and drove his knee into his ribs, as the second vampire lunged
Spike threw the vampires into each other, as the first vampire got up and snarled, lashing out with his fist. Spike blocked his second punch and drove the stake into his chest, before kicking through the dust, hitting the second vampire in the chest. The vampire snarled and struck Spike, before throwing him into the wall. Spike turned back, his game face on, as he ducked the vampire's kick and grabbed him by his other leg, dropping him onto the concrete and staking him
"Thank you so much," said the young man, "What were they?"
"Best you don't know and best you head home," Spike said, back in his human face
"Yeah, that sounds good," said the young woman, "Told you something was following us," she chastised her boyfriend
Spike finished his cigarette and stubbed it on the footpath, before turning away and heading off home, not knowing that he had been watched from above
"Spike, still acting like the big hero," Gunn said, "Well, it's all gonna go downhill for you. I'm gonna make damn sure of that"
With a small smile on his face, Gunn turned away from the building edge and walked off into the night
"Wake up, wake up, wake up"
Spike groaned and turned away, as Illyria tried to hide herself under the covers. However, Elena wasn't having any of it and climbed up onto the bed, dragging the covers off her parents. Spike groaned again and propped himself up on one elbow, rubbing his eyes, as Elena jumped off the bed and stood before him
"Nibblet, what is the meaning of this?" he asked sleepily
Meanwhile, Illyria grabbed the covers, hiding underneath them as she continued to sleep
"I have school today," Elena said matter-of-factly
"Yes, true, but I've been up most of the night. Surely Wes or Lindsey could help you get ready for school?"
"They have their doors locked
"Smart bastards," Spike muttered, "Alright then, let's go"
Elena raced out of the room, as Spike grabbed a pair of jeans and put them on. He looked at the still-sleeping form of Illyria, before following after his daughter. He headed downstairs into the lobby and started helping Elena get ready for school. About fifteen minutes later, Wesley showed up downstairs, muttering a small 'good morning' to Spike as he made himself a cup of coffee. Ten minutes later, both Lindsey and Illyria came down into the lobby. Illyria was dressed in a simple T-shirt and jeans, as Spike gave her a good morning kiss on her forehead
"You all ready, Nibblet?" he asked his daughter
"Yep, all ready to go," Elena replied
"Off you go then"
Illyria drank a cup of coffee as she grabbed the car keys and lead Elena outside. Spike watched them go with a swell of pride in his heart, drinking his cup of blood
"So, what's happening for today?" Lindsey asked, "Anything on?"
"Nothing just yet," Wesley replied, "But something will turn up"
"Well I got three vamps last night if anyone's interested," Spike said
"Not really," Lindsey said
"Fine then. Screw you"
"You have fun now," Illyria said
"Okay, I will," Elena said, "Oh and don't forget Parent-Teacher night is this Friday. Tell Daddy about it, kay?"
"Very well then"
Elena headed off to school, as Illyria thought about the Parent-Teacher night and decided to ask Spike about it. Putting the DeSoto into gear, she drove off back to the Hyperion
"Parent-Teacher night?" Spike asked incredulously
"Yes, that is what your child said," Illyria replied, "She said that it was this Friday"
"Oh boy, this could be fun"
"What is Parent-Teacher night?"
"It's where parents and teachers gather to discuss their children's progress," Wesley replied, "It's to see how well they're going"
"Well, Elena should be doing just fine," Spike said, "My kid and all"
"Yes, we have to worry about that," Lindsey muttered
At that moment, Kate walked into the hotel, bringing a smile to Lindsey's smile as he got up from the counter and headed over to her, greeting her with a kiss
"I'm heading out," Lindsey called, "Don't wait up for me"
"Wouldn't dream of it," Wesley said
"Parents-Teacher Night. Whoever came up with that needs to be killed," Spike said
"You have never been to one of these before?" Illyria asked
"They didn't have them in my time. Then again, when I first rocked up in Sunnydale, I attacked Buffy on her Parent-Teacher night. That was kinda fun at the time"
Elena was at the hotel asleep, while Wesley was still up reading. Spike and Illyria had gone out on patrol, hoping to get a few kills before retiring for the night
"I can't believe it's been a year already," Spike said, "Over a year since we saved Los Angeles. It's amazing at how far we've come"
"I quite agree," Illyria said, "I have adapted to human living"
"And yet, you're still yourself. Hey, I see a few vamps up ahead. Wanna say hi?"
Decked out in her leather outfit, Illyria headed off, as Spike chuckled to himself, staring at her ass, before chasing after her. They fought against the four vampires, dusting them within a matter of minutes. All the while, Gunn from was watching them atop a high building, a smile on his face
"Still the champion of the people. Just you wait. I'm gonna get my revenge. And I know who I'm gonna start with. On Friday night, it's all over for you, Spike"