WEDDING

                                          WOES

NOTE: I own none of these guys except for Skylar and any character that you haven't seen before.

A/N: Well, this is the very last chapter of this fiction. I had lots of fun with this one just like the others. I hope you did as well. Enjoy this chapter!

       CHAPTER 16

          Later that morning Connor, Dawn, Gunn, Skylar, and Fred were all in the hotel lobby. Gunn and Fred were behind the desk. Connor and Dawn sat on a couch with Skylar facing them on a coffee table.

"Hey, how's it feel to be the big hero?" Dawn asked.

"OK," Skylar replied.

"OK?" Connor repeated. "Sky, you saved Dad and Spike. You got rid of the vampires in them and they still get to keep their abilities. And you turned Buffy immortal, too. You were great."

"Thanks. I guess I was," said Skylar. "What would you guys do without me?"

"Let's never find out," said Gunn.

"Things might get dull around here again," Fred added.

          Spike and Willow walked down then. Willow had a duffle bag in hand. Spike's luggage was taken home with Xander and Anya. Buffy was right behind her two friends.

"It was a great wedding, Buff," said Willow. "Very… interesting."

"Personally I thought it was the affair from hell," said Spike. Willow slapped his arm. "But it has some results that I'm very pleased with. Thank you for inviting us, Buffy."

"No problem. I'm actually glad you came," said Buffy. "Thanks for the help."

"Family must be there for family," said Spike.

"Oh, bye, Spike," said Dawn, walking up and hugging him around his neck. "I'm gonna miss you."

"I'm going to miss you, too, Bit," said Spike.


"Bit?" Connor repeated.

"Shut up about the nickname," Dawn ordered.

"You must come to Sunnydale to visit," said Spike.

"Can I?" Dawn asked Buffy.

"Yeah, sure," said Buffy.

"Thanks," Dawn squealed.

Spike walked over and shook Connor's hand. "It was great to meet you, mate."

"You, too," said Connor. "You're pretty cool. My father could learn something from you."

"I heard that," said Angel, walking into the lobby. Connor snickered.

"Bye, Will," said Skylar, getting up and embracing him.

"Oh, goodbye, sunshine," said Spike.

"I'm going to miss you," said Skylar. Angel's super sense really perked then. Skylar would miss him?

"Oh, I'll miss you, too," Spike told the young girl.

"Will you come back?" Sky asked.

"Of course." Angel frowned at that. Spike looked up at Angel. "Goodbye, peaches."

"Peaches," Connor laughed.

"Shut up about the nickname," Angel ordered in the same way Dawn had.

"Bye, Fred. Gunn," said Willow.

"Later," said Gunn.

"It was really nice meeting you," said Fred.

"Yeah, you, too," said Willow.

"I'll walk you guys out," said Buffy.

"And I have to go somewhere," said Connor.

"Why don't you walk out with us, Shrub?" Spike suggested.

"Shrub?" Connor repeated.

"I figured you deserved a nickname as well," said Spike. "And your hair is as thick as shrubbery."

The room soon became full of laughter. "Shut up about the nickname," said Connor.

"Well, let's go," said Buffy.

"Oh, I need to leave, too," said Dawn. "I'm coming with you."

          Buffy, Spike, Willow, Connor, and Dawn left out of the hotel. Gunn went upstairs to his room and Fred went into the office to gather some books. Only Angel and Skylar were left in the living room.

"Sky, come here," said Angel.

Skylar turned to her father. She walked over to him. "What's wrong, Dad?"

"Skylar, I just wanted you to know that Angelus and I are two completely different people. He's evil through and through. I'm not him and he's not your father. No matter what he said to you it's not true. I'm your real father."

"I know. I'm sorry I almost believed him. You're the real deal, Dad."

"It's OK. Angelus likes to play with people's feelings. I also know you didn't mean to let him out of the barrier."

"That was an accident."

"I know. But Angelus was right about one thing."

"What is it?"

"I'm not pleased that you ran away. I'm really upset about that."

"Oh," Skylar sighed. "Sorry. I thought I was helping you."

"What?"

"Well, Will told me that when you got really happy Angelus would show up. So I thought if I ran away you'd be sad like you were when I died. Then Angelus would go away. I thought you'd be better off without me."

"Oh, Spike," Angel sighed. He picked up his little girl and sat on a couch. Skylar sat on his lap. "Listen, Skylar. There is no family without you. I love you. I don't care what happens I will always love you and Connor. No matter what either of you does."

"Really?"

"Yeah. But that still doesn't excuse what you did, kid. You have to promise me that it won't happen again. I don't know what I'd do if I ever lost you."

"I know," Sky sighed. "I only did it because I thought it would help. But I won't do it again. I promise you. I'd never leave. I love you, Daddy."

"I love you, too," said Angel, cuddling her. It was great to have her so close. Things were finally good again.

          Connor walked up to Tammy's front door. He prepared to knock on the door but decided against it. Connor rung the doorbell instead. When the door opened Tammy stood before him.

She sighed deeply. "What are you doing here?"

"I wanted to talk to you," said Connor. "I want to know what's going on."

"It's personal." She started to close the door. Connor put his foot in the way.

"Please. I want to help you. I care about you, Tammy."

"Why?"

"Because you're not just a girlfriend. You're a great friend, period. And I want to be there for you. Please just tell me what's going on."

"Connor—"

"Tammy, please?"

"Come in," Tammy sighed.

          Connor listened and followed her into her house. They sat on the couch in the living room. Tammy was quiet for nearly thirty seconds but finally spoke.

"I'm adopted. I don't know where I come from or anything. I have no clue of who I am. I don't even know if I'm suppose to have this name."

"I don't understand."

"I've been sent to foster home to foster home. Everytime someone found out about my… um, abilities they sent me packing. This is the only home that has stuck. I love my parents. We've been together for nearly five years and it feels like I've been with them forever. Do you know what I mean?"

"Uh, can't say I don't."

"Anyway, I didn't want anyone to find out because I thought I would lose all my friends… and you. I can't lose everything again," said Tammy sadly.

"You won't. I won't leave you and Dawn won't, either. We don't have very normal lives, either," said Connor.

"I can tell. What was wrong with your father?"

Connor sighed. "He's a vampire. Well, he use to be until my sister made him immortal. She can do that. She has the power to heal anything. But it's kind of weird that she could do that. Oh, and when I was a baby I was kidnapped and taken to a hell like dimension. But I popped out again when I turned thirteen. And I've been living with my father since. My new stepmother is a vampire slayer. They can be only women for some reason. She's married to my dad which is weird because she's a slayer and he is or was a vampire. And then there's Skylar. She didn't always have the power to heal. In fact she's suppose to be four years old. And what about Dawn? She's—"

"Whoa! Hold it," Tammy exclaimed, breaking Connor's rant. "This is… new. I've know Dawn since freshman year and she's never told me this stuff."

"Yeah. And I'm not done yet."

"Uh, save the rest for another time. Please! I can't believe it. My head is crashing with this info," said Tammy. "Your life sounds crazier than mine."

"Speaking of that can you explain your power to me?" Connor asked.

"My body becomes covered in a gigantic flame. My hair and everything. But it doesn't burn me or consume me. And I can shoot into the air a little. It's just way complicated."

"Try me," said Connor, putting his arm around her. Tammy smiled brightly at him.

          Dawn walked up to Richard's front yard. He was cleaning his motorcycle. Dawn walked up to him. Richard smiled and put his thick sponge back into the soap water.

"Hey," said Richard, kissing her cheek.

"Hey," said Dawn. "What are you doing?"

"Just cleaning my bike. What's up?"

"Nothing. I just wanted to hang with you."

"You don't look like the type of girl to get your hands dirty."

"You don't know me well then."

"Hey, do you want to go to the movies Saturday?"

"Yeah. That'd be great," said Dawn.

"Great," Richard smiled.

"So I'll catch you later." Dawn began to walk.

"Bye," Richard called to her.

          Richard walked into his house. He closed the door and released a heavy sigh.

"Oh, Richey," someone whispered to him.

Richard turned around quickly. He saw Reg standing next to a dark ominous portal. A voice was coming from the small portal.

"I thought I smelled something foul," said Richard. "What do you want?"

"I want to hear your progress," the voice from the portal said.

"It's not well. I haven't learned much from Dawn. Can't we just leave her alone?"

"I don't care about your damned teenage hormone. Just do as I tell you."

"Forget this child. Let me take another go," said Reg.

"Forget it," the portal echoed. "You've failed me numerous times. But I do have something I want of you."

"What is it?"

          A flaming ball came flying out of the portal. It crashed into Reg, making him become consumed in the flame. He released a dying scream as his body was blown to bits. Richard flinched slightly.

"Now, Richey, unless you want the same fate I suggest you do not fail me. Are we understood?"

"Yes. I won't fail you. I'll get what you need from Dawn. Don't worry."

          Later on that night Angel looked out the window of his suite. The stars were shining brightly in the deep, dark sky. Buffy walked out then wearing a long, red silky negligee.

"What does it feel like?" Buffy asked. Angel turned around. "After all this time you have perfect, pure happiness. There are no fine prints or anything. And Angelus is never coming back."

"I can't describe this feeling, my love," said Angel. "Being here with you… it's all I could ever ask for."

          Angel began to kiss her neck. Buffy kissed him back. Soon they were joined in a passionate kiss.

"I love you, Angel," said Buffy.

"I love you, too," said Angel.

"You and me we're forever."

Angel added, "Yes. Until death do us part." They kissed overpoweringly and fell back on their bed.

A/N: Well, I feel this was a good third story of Skylar and the others. Did you guys like it? I had fun. I know that. But no worries. A new Skylar story is coming soon! It's going to be a great one. So look out for it. Oh, and please drop me a review for this final chapter of Wedding Woes.