100-word Angel / Dexter crossover Drabble, somewhat AU. All characters belong to their respective creators and there is no intention to infringe their copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.

Why Do You Do The Things You Do?

By Marcus L. Rowland

"Why are you doing that?"

Dexter spun round, scalpel in hand, victim forgotten. A blue woman in red leather watched him with unblinking eyes. He hadn't heard her come in.

"He killed eight children," he indicated the photographs, "and..." Without warning he slashed at her. The blade shattered against her hand.

"Unwise, but you serve a higher purposes. I am Illyria. Soon you will be my minister of Justice. Meanwhile, continue." She vanished.

"Hallucination," thought Dexter, returning to his victim.

Later, Earth conquered, the God-King commanded her first executions, live on network TV. Dexter was happy to oblige.