Spike made his way slowly through the crowds of sweaty teenagers, searching for the blonde he had heard so much about. Even though his main goal of moving to the Hellmouth was to heal his girl, Dru, he was also hoping to add another Slayer to his kill list. With a groan, he realised that the young girl hadn't arrived at the local nightclub. He stormed over to the bar, deciding to get a drink to pass the time. Spike was quickly distracted when he heard a heated argument from a few metres away and turned to see an older man looming over a pretty brunette.
"C'mon, honey. Why don't I buy you another drink and we get to know each other a little better?" The man suggested, wrapping his arm around her shoulders.
"How about you leave now, and I don't pour my drink over your head?" The girl retorted with an English accent, earning a huffed laugh from Spike.
"You think you're better than me, is that it?" The man queried, an angry look on his face.
"Yes, but that's not it. That's my boyfriend over there" The girl announced, pointing over to a surprised looking Spike.
"That guy?" The man frowned, as Spike raised an eyebrow at him.
"He once broke a guy's jaw for just looking my way. I'd back away quickly if I were you" The girl warned.
"…You're not worth it" The man shrugged, practically falling over a nearby stool as he scurried away.
"Thanks" The girl mumbled, sending a nod Spike's way.
"I never pass up the opportunity to save a damsel in distress" Spike grinned at her, moving a couple of stools down to sit beside her.
"I think I had it handled" The girl shrugged, taking a sip of her drink.
"I guess I better watch what I say or that drink will be over my head?" Spike suggested.
"Brits are exempt from that threat," The girl told him.
"Good to know" Spike smirked, as he raised his hand to call the bartender over.
"Bottle of vodka for me, and whatever my British friend here is having" Spike announced, as the bartender got to work.
"Only a few more years and then I'll be able to drown my sorrows like a normal person" The girl mumbled, swirling her drink in her hand.
"What's got a pretty thing like you so glum?" Spike inquired, turning to scan the room once again for the Slayer.
"My girlfriend broke up with me" She confessed, as the bartender set down the bottle of vodka.
"…Huh. So that's why you sent that guy away?" Spike exclaimed, not having expected her response.
"No, that's because he seemed like a dick. I bat for both teams" The girl shrugged, taking another sip of her drink.
"Noted" Spike stated as he poured a little of the vodka into her glass when the bartender wasn't looking.
"I'm Khloe" She informed him, holding out her hand to shake.
"Spike" He replied, pressing a soft kiss to the back of her hand.
"That work on most girls?" Khloe asked, raising an eyebrow.
"I don't know, you tell me?" Spike smirked.
"I'm still hung up on my girlfriend, Casanova" Khloe pointed out.
"And I'm very much in love with my girlfriend" Spike informed her.
"Then why are you flirting with me?" Khloe frowned.
"I'm blending in, baby" Spike told her, as he scanned the crowds once again, a smile on his face when he finally spotted the girl he was looking for.
"Ugh, not you too" Khloe groaned when he saw where his gaze lied.
"What?" Spike questioned, seeing the grimace on Khloe's face.
"Meet Buffy Summers. The reason my girlfriend broke up with me. Turns out she's had a crush on Barbie for months now" Khloe mumbled.
"Ouch" Spike exclaimed, with a raised eyebrow.
"As far as I can tell she's strictly into men, so you're already halfway there, mate" Khloe told him.
"Good to know. I'll see you around, ducks" Spike smirked, as he leapt down from his stool.
"Hey!" Khloe called after him, as he turned back around.
"I dig the jacket by the way" Khloe stated, as the smirk grew larger on Spike's face.
Spike marched back to his new home, as he mulled over his thoughts. The Vampire Slayer was tough, that was clear to see. He hadn't been expecting her to have friends, to actually be capable of socialising. She was different from the Slayer's he had faced in the past. He was brought out of his thoughts when he spotted Dru calling him over, a soft smile on her face.
"Spike..." She called out, in a sing-song voice.
"Did you miss me, sweetheart?" Spike smiled, as he took her in his arms and spun her around.
He could instantly feel her stiffen against him, an out of focus expression on her face that he knew so well.
"What's wrong, baby? Did you see something?" Spike inquired, as Drusilla dropped her head into her hands.
"You smell of her...she scares me, Spike. The things she hears...the things she will hear" Dru moaned, her bottom lip wobbling.
"Who? The Slayer?" Spike frowned.
"No...her hair is black. Black as the night sky" Dru shook her head.
There was only one girl he could think of from that description. The girl at the bar...Khloe.
"What do you mean? What does she hear?" Spike insisted.
"What you and I cannot. It's so loud. How does she bear it?" Dru cried, as she began whimpering.
"It's okay, ducks. I'm here" Spike soothed, as he pulled her close to him.
"She can hear us now...but only if she listens" Dru whispered, putting a finger to her lips.
Spike's frown deepened as Dru closed her eyes and rested her head against his chest. The girl he met at the bar was human, he was sure of it. Then again, this was the Hellmouth. Anything was possible.
Khloe grimaced as she took a sip of the punch that was being served at the parents night. She had been roped into helping out with the organisation of the night, along with with Buffy and some girl who had yet to turn up. She really hated their principal. He must have known having to be around all the students and their parents would make her feel uncomfortable. Hell, that was probably the reason he had asked her to do it.
"If your plan is to get kicked out of school, this lemonade is definitely the right way to do it" Khloe informed Buffy, who looked offended.
"It can't be that bad" Buffy rolled her eyes, taking the cup from Khloe's hand and taking a sip.
Khloe could stop the laugh that came from her mouth, as she watched Buffy spit the drink out a moment later.
"Like I was saying...great job, Buffy" Khloe smirked.
"God, I really tried to make everything perfect tonight. But the Principal is with my mother right now probably telling her I should be sent to juvie" Buffy groaned.
"He's an asshole" Khloe shrugged, earning a huffed laugh from Buffy.
"Have your parents not shown up yet?" Buffy questioned, noticing that Khloe hadn't left her post all night.
"Damn, you really know how to put your foot in it, don't you?" Khloe muttered as she shoved past the confused Buffy.
"What was that all about?" Buffy inquired, as Willow gave her a disappointed look.
"Buff, she's an orphan. She's lived in care most of her life" Willow explained, as Buffy's eyes widened.
"I suck" Buffy sighed, as she watched Khloe storm down the corridor.
Khloe hadn't made it far down the corridor before there was a large crash from behind her. Suddenly students and parents alike were running past her, terrified expressions on their faces. Khloe quickly raced after them, knowing when it was time to get the hell out of dodge. Somehow she managed to lose them all within a minute, guessing they had locked themselves in the numerous classrooms around the building. Khloe made her way towards the nearest fire exit, as a bad feeling settled in her stomach. Just as she rounded the last corner, she came to a halt when she spotted a large man standing by the fire exit. Her jaw dropped open when she saw his face. It was completely deformed, not mention his eyes were a bright yellow. He wasn't human, that was for sure.
"Didn't anyone tell you it's dangerous to run in the hallways?" The man grinned, his sharp teeth on show.
"Jesus, this really isn't my week" Khloe mumbled, as the man marched towards her.
She ran towards the nearest classroom, finding that it was locked. Frantically, she searched the hall for any weapon she could find. With a groan, she rushed towards a nearby mop and gripped it tightly in her hand.
"Oh, now I'm really scared" The creature mocked her, a sinister grin on his face.
"I won't go down easy" Khloe warned him, as she snapped the mop on her leg, creating two pointed edges.
"That just makes it more fun" The creature growled, as it lunged at her.
Khloe managed to duck just in time, stabbing the creature in the leg with one half of the mop. He cried out in pain, clutching his leg as he glared at her. With its other arm, it swiped at her, shoving her into a nearby locker roughly. Still with the mop gripped tightly in her hand, Khloe went to stand but was stopped in her tracks as the creature grabbed her by the neck. Khloe choked as she tried to claw at the man's hand, but he was far stronger than her. Just as she was beginning to get dizzy, she raised her hand out and stabbed the man in the chest. He let out a loud howl, as Khloe watched him disintegrate all around her. She dropped to the floor, panting heavily, trying to wrap her head around what had just happened. Khloe's head snapped up when she heard clapping from down the corridor, her heart stopping when she saw a man stalking towards her. He had a similarly deformed face, as his yellow eyes bore into her own. She pushed herself upright, ready to attack when she realised she had seen the man before.
"Well done, love" The man congratulated her, with an amused smile.
"Spike?" She gaped, remembering his long leather coat.
"I was hoping I'd see you again" Spike announced, as Khloe watched his face transform back to his human mask.
"Are you going to kill me?" Khloe gulped, gripping the mop tightly.
"Not that you don't look good enough to eat, but my girl tells me your something special" Spike announced, taking a step forward as she took a step back.
"She's got the wrong girl" Khloe replied.
"You don't hear things then?" Spike inquired, watching Khloe's forehead wrinkle in confusion.
"How…how do you know about that?" Khloe frowned, as Spike walked towards her slowly, trying not to spook her.
"She says you can hear things others can't. It scared her. Dru doesn't get scared easily" Spike explained.
"I don't hear things, only one sound. Ringing. I've got tinnitus, genius. That's all" Khloe retorted.
"Dru thinks it's something else. And I've learnt to always listen to her" Spike went on.
"Well your girlfriends got it wrong this time. I'm nothing special" Khloe insisted, flinching as the hallway door slammed open.
A boy no older than Khloe came to a halt when he spotted Spike, and was soon followed by another creature. It grabbed him by the throat, and was about to lunge forward when Khloe spoke up.
"Wait!" She cried, as the creature and Spike turned to her.
"Look, whatever you're here for maybe I can help? But not if you kill anyone" Khloe suggested, as the creature looked to Spike.
"We're looking for your favourite blonde, Buffy" Spike informed her, as Khloe rolled her eyes.
"Oh c'mon. What is it about Barbie that gets everyone so hot under the collar?" Khloe exclaimed.
"Oh, I'm not here to screw her. I'm here to kill her" Spike admitted, as Khloe gulped.
"Why?" Khloe asked, not understanding what Buffy could have done to make the man so homicidal.
"I'm a vampire. She's a vampire slayer. It's kind of in the job description" Spike explained.
"Right...you're a vampire...okay...I guess that explains a few things about this place..." Khloe trailed off.
"What do you want me to do, boss?" The vampire asked Spike.
"Let the boy go...and find me that damn Slayer!" Spike insisted, as the vampire let go of the boy, who quickly rushed away.
"So is all that supernatural stuff true then? Vampires, werewolves, demons? Everything?" Khloe asked.
"Pretty much" Spike shrugged.
"The Loch Ness Monster?" Khloe inquired, as Spike raised an eyebrow at her.
"What? It's a fair question" Khloe retorted.
"You said you can help me find the Slayer. She keeps getting away from my men somehow" Spike exclaimed, as Khloe mulled over this.
"Well, there's only one way to get around this school without being seen..." Khloe told him, pointing upwards.
"She's in the ceiling" Spike realised, with a smirk.
"She's probably watched Die Hard" Khloe suggested.
"Well, the bad guys are going to win tonight" Spike grinned, as he grabbed Khloe's hand and pulled her along with him.
Khloe didn't struggle against his hold on her, as he brought her back to the entrance of the building. He let out an amused sound as he spotted to long metal poles and placed one of them in her hand. Khloe's eyes widened as he suddenly stabbed a thin ceiling tile with the metal pole, which would have killed Buffy if she had been above him. Spike clearly wasn't messing around, Khloe realised.
"So apart from the whole arch-enemy thing why else do you want to kill Buffy?" Khloe inquired.
"Gives me a rush" Spike answered, stabbing the ceiling once again.
"And she's the whole reason you came to Sunnydale?" Khloe queried.
"No, but it's an added bonus" Spike smirked at her.
"Couldn't you have just kept a low profile and just avoided any confrontation?" Khloe suggested as Spike raised an eyebrow at her again.
"More stabbing less talking? Got it" Khloe nodded.
A few minutes later, Khloe heard a soft thud from around the corner and went to investigate. She was just in time to see Buffy jumping down from the ceiling, who gulped nervously when she realised she had been spotted. Khloe ushered for her to run, as Buffy gave her a grateful smile, taking her advice.
"You found her yet, ducks?" Spike asked, suddenly appearing from behind her.
"Nope...no sign" Khloe shrugged.
"C'mon, she might have gone this way" Spike announced, leading them in the opposite direction Buffy had run, much to Khloe's relief.
She let out a startled gasp when she spotted one of her teacher's body's on the floor, and quickly realised he was dead. His neck had been snapped.
"I thought I said not to kill anyone!" Khloe cried, placing her hands on her hips.
"Oh, that's one I did earlier" Spike shrugged, with an amused smile.
Taking her hand in his own once again, Spike started to pull her down the corridor, finding that he was enjoying having the girl around. She might not have been his partner in crime like Dru was, but she was certainly fun.
Author's Notes: I hope you liked this first chapter? What do you think of Khloe? Do you like her relationship with Spike so far? Please leave a review:)