10/31/04

Still don't own any characters!

This is for everyone that reviewed my other story, Sympathetic Visions! Thanks from Karmawiccan, Angeloholic, Little Illy, ShinodaBear, Silvi-hc, and Angel Vamp! ;)

The Vision Clears… Sequal to Sympathetic Visions

Cordelia sighed as she thought of Angel. He went threw the same process as he had every night since IT happened. He'd over hear Spike telling Connor a story, feed Connor, and kiss Spike. It was always the same thing, never a thing off. NEVER.

Cordelia sighed as she remembered what had happened after that little memory…

Flash back…

"I know, I'm just so happy you're here." Angel and Spike locked stares and smiled. "So am I pet…" they kissed…

That's when the window crashed threw. A flaming arrow struck Spike in the heart. "Spike!" Angel said, desperation in his eyes. "P-peaches…" was the last thing the bleached vamp uttered before he succumbed to dust. "No! S-spike! No!" Angel fell on his knees, gathering up the ashes. He thought that perhaps if he could just gather them, and hold them together, maybe Spike wasn't really gone…

End Flash back…

Spike's murder had made Angel even more protective of Connor, and of coarse remorseful. The whole gang knew what Spike and Angel shared, though none of it was spoken aloud. None of it had to be…

And Connor, what had happened to that beautiful baby, Cordelia held her breath still… she did not want to think of it, but knew that it would forever haunt her.

Flash back…

One week after Spike's death…

Angel held Connor close to him as he ran threw the dirty streets of LA. He had been taking the baby with Cordelia to the doctor's for a check up, when out of nowhere, Holtz and is men appeared. Wesley was with them, though not seemingly of his own will. The Englishman was beaten and bloody, some of Holtz's men held him down.

"Ah, Angelus, the child, now" said the vampire hunter from long ago. "No! never!" Angel yelled, cradling Connor to him. "Cordelia take him, run!" Angel turned to Cordelia, but found her being held down by even more guys!

"Angel run!" she screamed. Angel stood, torn between his child and his friends. "Go!" Wesley rasped. Angel nodded, and fled.

He raced as fast as inhumanly possible. But it wasn't fast enough… Holtz sprang onto him, making Angel fumble. Luckily Connor hadn't been harmed in the fall. "Now, now Angelus, why be so hasty?" smirked the crazed with revenge hunter. He pulled out a blade, and jammed it into Angel's heart. "Gaaaahhhh!" Angel yelled, struggling to get up. "No, I don't think you'll succeed in your task, seeing as this dagger is laced with a very fine tranquilizer." Holts got up, and rolled Angel onto his back.

He reached down and picked up the bundle Angel had tried SO desperately to protect. "Ah, this is my revenge, and your punishment…" Holtz hand reached up, cradling the soft little delicate neck and…

"OH GOD! CONNOR!" Angel tried to get up, nothing would work… "Connor!"….

End flash back…

Cordelia cried as she recalled it with perfect clarity… Connor was dead, and yet, whenever she saw Angel pretend that a pillow, or a stuffed animal was… she held herself, and walked down the steps, taking each one, as if it was a life time ago…

A time of when baby giggles were heard, or liquor bottles were found in odd places…

A lifetime ago…

End… So? Did you like it? I thought it was rather depressing, I'm sorry if I make anyone cry! thanks for reading and reviewing…