Authors Note: Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series belong to Joss Whedon. Therefore I do not make any profit of this.
The story takes place in the summer before Angel Season 1 starts. The same characters you see in Memoirs of a Vampire plague this story.
I looked at the dark road in front of me. It seemed to suck me in its deepness. So menacing. So dangerous. The other cars maneuvered dangerously beside me. The drivers seemed to be to boozed to realize the possibility of losing their own life. I shook my head disapprovingly as I turned the car towards the next exit. Soon, the city of angels loomed before me. It seemed to shine in the night. People with dreams came to this town. People with hope of triumph and glory.
I easily guided the car toward an address given by me. It was an underground parking place. The first three levels were packed. Yet the fourth was somewhat empty. I placed the car in a vacant spot and switched the engine off. I stepped outside the car and looked around. Demons walked towards their parked vehicles. Others talked quietly to themselves. They were trying to keep a low profile. I pulled a box of cigarettes from my jacket pocket and pulled one out. I than proceeded to search for my lighter. I panicked. It wasn't in the place it was supposed to be. I checked my pants pockets. There it was. I let out a sigh of relieve.
"Nikon", a female voice called. "You are not smoking are you?"
I spit out the cigarette from my mouth. "Of course not", I said. "I just came out for some fresh air". The other door than opened and Mary stepped out. She walked around the car and put her arms around my waist.
"I don't know why I feel so warm near you", she said.
"I don't know how to take that", I said.
"Take it as you like", she answered with a smile. "The point is that I have your little box". After that she pulled my box of cigarettes from my pockets.
"How did that get in there?" I said trying to lie about the stupid thing. Mary just smiled and threw the box on the floor. She than stepped on it destroying the whole thing. "They were expensive you know", I said.
"I will buy you gum", she said with a smile as she hugged and buried her head on my chest. I stroke her head gently. I loved this girl. "What do we do now?" she asked.