Coming home is always difficult but no one said it was gonna hurt.
I walked into the Hyperion pulling the strap over my shoulder and calling out to the others. My voice echoed loudly back to me. It looked different and it felt different but it was still home.
"Any body home?" I said louder as I walked towards the offices. I set Ryan's helmet on the reception counter and unzipped my leather jacket. Now that I was in here it was just a little too warm. The offices were empty so I headed back to the lobby when I saw him.
"Who are you?" he asked looking me over. I arched an eyebrow still walking though I dropped my bag on the round couch. I couldn't believe they hadn't gotten rid of it.
"I'd like to know the same thing. Your parents teach you manners?" I asked stopping in front of the boy. He was just a teenager probably sixteen… my eyes narrowed looking the kid over critically.
"No way…" I breathed. The kid stepped down into the lobby and I watched walking around him. The way he moved it was like he breathed fucking war or some thing like it! He was all menace and doom.
"Why are you looking at me like that?" he asked. His hands fisted immediately and he stopped standing like a fighter. I wondered if he knew what he was doing.
"Hold it kid." I said raising a hand and then he swung.
"What the hell kid!" I exclaimed grabbing his wrist and pulling so his back was to me and his arm was pinned between us while I held his throat in my other hand. I gripped it tightly thinking he was probably as strong as Angel and that was something.
He kicked me and I let go which not a good idea since my face stung and I was looking at floor. "You shit!"
Fred and Gunn walked up the Hyperion's pathway feeling more than disappointed over the lack of information.
"Its like the earth swallowed them up." Fred said sadly. Her shoulders were hunched already looking defeated. Gunn put his arm around her rubbing her shoulder.
"We'll find them, honey." They headed up the stairs and at the door both looked up sharply. They glanced at each other before rushing inside. What they saw made them stumble to a halt eyes wide and mouths hanging open.
"Conner!" Gunn yelled.
"Phade!" Fred said at the same time.
Conner glanced up momentarily distracted. Phade grabbed his wrist and turned it yanking his hand from her throat and kicked him in the head. She flipped to her feet just as Conner turned swinging.
"Stop it! Both of you!" Fred yelled coming down the steps.
Phade shoved the kid towards the offices just to keep him from accidentally hurting Fred. Gunn reached down puling her back and watched Phade go to work.
"So you're Conner." She said punching him again. His head snapped back and he stumbled. "I'm Phade."
"You have a gun." He stated hanging on to the counter.
"Oh! So that's your damage!" Phade smiled turning to the entrance where Fred and Gunn watched. "It was a present-." Phade began but she stepped aside and grabbed Conner's throat kicked his feet out and dropped him on his back with a loud thump!
"Hi Fred, hi Gunn." Phade waved. "I'm home."
Hi. Thankyou to those who have read this and liked it enough to leave me reviews. It's taken me a while to get started on the next part so I've decided to post the first chapter. The story isn't finished yet but I will try to post in a timely fashion so enjoy reading;
"Home is Hell"