Title: Explanations

Author: Orilon

Rating: PG

Pairing: Willow/Spike

Spoilers: none

Distribution: If you want it, take it and let me know where.

Disclaimer: Everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy.

Summary: Willow goes to Giles' and learns more about Nevel Falcons from Angel.

Feedback: Please.

Willow cautiously walked into Giles' apartment, hoping that Spike was right, that Buffy wouldn't attack her.

She was caught by surprise when Xander hugged her.

"Where have you been? We missed you." He asked, holding her tightly.

Before she could answer, he backed up and saw the bite mark on her neck.

"What happened?"

"I was attacked walking home and Spike saved me."

Angel walked in the room and Willow was surprised that she could sense him. He felt similar to Spike, but there was something more. She couldn't exactly say why she thought that it wasn't the soul but something else.

"Spike attacked you? I am going to kill him once and for all." Angel growled and stalked towards the door.

Willow felt an intense anger flow through her at Angel's words just before she grabbed a stake and slammed him against a wall with the stake over his heart.

Angel was stunned to see the silver flash in Willow's eyes before he was against the wall with at stake to his heart. Then he felt it, she was a Nevel Falcon, plus he could see the falcon just below the surface. Which explained her sudden strength; the falcon instinct kicked in at his words and gave her momentary strength to react.

He groaned. The reaction meant that Spike was her sire; the falcon instinct only surfaced that strongly when either the childe or sire was threatened. Since he threatened Spike, she reacted in the typical childe way. Could his unlife get any worse?

Willow shook her head and panicked.

"What did I just do? Angel are you ok?" she asked, throwing down the stake and helping him away from the wall.

"Your protective instinct kicked in."

"Protective instinct? What are you talking about dead boy?" Xander asked.

Angel groaned. This was going to be hard enough without Xander's insults.

"Can I talk to you outside?" He asked Willow.

"Sure." She followed him outside.

"Do you know that you are.." he began.

"A Nevel Falcon? Yeah Spike told me last night."

Good this makes explaining a little easier.

"Nevel Falcons have a strong protective instinct towards their sire or childe. I threatened your sire, and the instinct kicked in without you realizing what happened."

"That's why I was strong enough to push you?"

"Yes. The falcon is stronger when the instinct is let loose. Most of the time it is hidden under the human aspects."