A/N: Thanks so much to those who reviewed the last chapter! Sorry this one took so long.
Due to a spell Wesley and Fred did to speed up their private plane, Vince and Cordy were able to make it to the Hyperion in an hour. Cordelia was the first to storm through the front door. "Where is she?! Where is my baby!? I want her!" she hysterically screamed. Vince was behind her, saying nothing at all.
"Cordelia, calm down, we'll get her back, I swear," Angel tried to reassure her.
"I want her now! Now! I want my Juliet," she cried.
"How the fuck did this happen!" Vince demanded, finally speaking.
His brother looked down at the floor as he answered, "sorry, bro, it just...they took her."
"Who's they!" both parents said in unison.
"I didn't see who it was."
"I...I saw words, something about a Wolfram and Hart," Eric stated.
"Wolfram and Hart," Cordelia echoed, looking at Angel.
"Yes, it was their people," Angel confirmed. "I saw the name too."
"You? You were there?" Vince questioned.
"I was checking in."
"You fucking let this happen!"
"Vince," Cordelia sighed.
"No, no, Cordelia, he claims he's the big supper hero, and he allows our daughter to be kidnaped, and you expect me not to say anything?"
"I didn't allow anything. I tried," Angel started to defend.
"Well it wasn't good enough!" Shocking, it was Cordelia who yelled it. She looked around, "I'm sorry, I am so sorry Angel. I-I didn't mean it. It's just...hearing... she's kidnaped. She's not here." Lorne guided Cordelia over to the couch, where she began to sob.
Angel walked over to her, "Cordelia, calm down, I understand..."
"Shut the fuck up!" Vince snapped, pushing Angel out of his way and sitting next to Cordelia, putting his arms around her. "We'll get her back, I fucking swear to god, we will."
"B-but what if we don't? What if we never get her back and she grows up alone? Or worse what if she never gets to gr-"
"Don't." Vince insisted. "Don't say it."
"He's right Cordykins, don't go thinking the worst. This is Wolfram and Hart, we've dealt with them before and we will now," Lorne comforted. Vince nodded at Lorne in thanks. He knew there was a reason why he liked him.
Cordelia wiped her eyes, "you're right," she sniffed, "I shouldn't get head of myself. But...it's just...I need to get her back."
"I know," Vince agreed.
"I'm going to make some calls, see if I find anything," Angel said, going into his office. Wesley and Gunn followed.
"I'll go talk to a guy I know, see if he can tell me anything," Spike offered. Fred went with him.
"E, would you go in there?" Vince asked pointed to the office. "Tell me what goes on?" His best friend did what was asked, and his half brother joined.
"Why don't we go get you some tea?" Lorne suggested to Cordelia. She nodded. "What about you?" he asked Vince. Vince declined. Cordy and Lorne headed towards the kitchen.
"I'm gonna come grab a beer," Turtle said following them. As Lorne was busy making tea, Turtle tried to find the best way to speak to Cordelia. And it was obvious.
"What do you want?" she asked.
"Look aight, I know you don't like me and shit, and personally, I've never been fond of you. But I just wanted to say that I'm sorry. You know, for the baby being taken when we were suppose to be watching her, and for you and Vince having to go through this."
Cordelia fought the urge to cry again. "Thank you," she said sincerely.
"You'll get her back, the girls got Vince blood running through her," he added, which Cordelia couldn't help but chuckle briefly at the way Turtle looked up to Vince. But it faded quickly. "What?" he questioned.
"Nothing. Thanks...for that." Lorne gave Cordelia her tea and then went to check on napping Connor. "You know what's the funny part about all this?" she sarcastically asked Turtle. He shook his head. "This actually wasn't what I wanted. Believe it or not, I wanted the same thing as Vince. Just living the good life with no strings. In fact, although I mentioned that Vince and I could be right for each other to my friends before we actually met, that wasn't the case after. I knew it was just a fling. I was fine with it. Not so much as time went on and we got to know each other, but still. I was ready to only see him at the premiere of the movie that would kick start me into super stardom. Then I got pregnant. Got to know Vince better. Fell in love with him and got so much more then I ever thought. I got a relationship and a daughter. And now, I could lose it all."
Turtle took a long sip of his beer. "Look, aight, I don't know what's gonna happen with the baby. But, no matter what, Vinny aint gonna fuckin' bail on you. If he wanted too, he would've from the start. But he thought you were a hottie since he saw your head shot," he explained. "He has some... principles," he added after, as if it was a bad thing.
Cordelia found his words oddly comforting. "Thanks. It's nice to know that. But still, I'd much rather not know that and have my Juliet here."
In the lobby, Anya was the only one who didn't leave Vince alone. The two sat in silence for a while. "I'm sorry about the kidnaping," Anya eventually bluntly stated.
"Thanks," he mumbled.
"You know, most of the time we beat Wolfram and Hart."
"Most of? Just how much of the time is most of?"
Anya shrugged. "It depends really. I am sure you'll get her back. Of course it would be easier if regular crazy kidnapers had taken her, who would just ask for a large amount of your money in exchange for her return. Instead of crazy lawyer kidnapers who want her for her mystical connections and not how much her parents are worth. Who knows what they want to do to her."
"That's real comforting," Vince told her sarcastically.
"I'm trying here!" she insisted, not liking his sarcasm.
"Yeah, I know but it's not helping." Vince sighed. "And it's not cause of you. I just- I want her back."
"I'm sure you will get her back."
"What if we don't? What if Cordy and I never see her again? You know, I wish you were right. She should've been taken by your average run of the mill ransom kidnaper. This way I could pay them and she'd be here. I'd give up every fucking cent I had. Did you know that the day she was born was in a lot of ways the worst day of my life?" Anya shook her head. "Well, between you and I, it was. I was scared shitless that something might happen to her. And I didn't even...I didn't know her. But ya know, I knew? I knew if something did happen...yeah I wouldn't be okay with it, but in time, I'd move on, in the way people do. Now though, I know what's like. Like with and without her. I can't fucking go back, Anya. I don't want to. I don't...I don't think I even could. Not now that I know how much fucking better like is with her. And I'm not just talking about Juliet."
"I don't think Cordelia will leave you if..."
"Not what I meant," he interrupted. "Did you see her before? I mean yes I know she's upset, so am I, obviously. But there was something...she...she truly won't be okay if something... she'll be gone too. And I know she won't say it out loud but she blames herself." He laughed slightly, in an attempt to not be too serious, since that's not his usual MO, "she only likes vocalizing my screw ups, as we all know. I'm almost worried about her as much as Juliet."
"I want you to get Juliet back. And I think you will. But you and Cordelia could always have sex have another kid."
Suddenly Vince jumped up and kissed Anya on the lips. "You're a genius!" he declared before yelling for everyone to come in the lobby.
"What is it?" Cordelia asked right away.
"These people that have Juliet, they're the ones you've told me about once or twice before? With all the shady lawyers?"
"So, we get one of the shady lawyers to help us. Get us our Juliet back."
"AH!" Anya yelled catching on.
"What is going on here?" Angel questioned, confused.
"It's my idea! Because I said I wish she was taken by crazy ransomers and not murders."
"Yeah. Exactly. We bribe one of these lawyers. Pay em' off in exchange of Juliet," Vince explained. "Thanks for the help getting the idea in my head," he added, giving Anya a pat on the back.
"I know you're with Cordy, but I would've preferred another kiss," she replied.
"Not how it sounds," Vince said right away.
Cordelia thought for a moment. "You know, that could work. Wolfram and Hart are full of lawyers wanting to make a buck, only out for themselves. I can name two right now. Even though one doesn't work there anymore."
"I think... I might be able to get in touch with Lindsey. He'd at least know how we could get in." Angel offered.
"It's good to see you're helpful. For once," Vince replied.
Angel ignored him and left to call Lindsey. As he did that, a freshly napped Connor came down the stairs. "Why is everyone here?" he asked. "Did you bring Juliet? Can I play with her?"
No one spoke for a while. "No," Cordelia eventually choked, "she's not here now."
"Oh," Connor sighed before going to play with his toys.
"I want her back," Cordelia whispered.
"And we will get her back," Vince promised.
A/N: Up next, Operation-Save-Juliet takes place, wrapping up the story. Until then please review.