Chapter 7:

He was quiet for several minutes, finally he said, " I think I'm in your dreams becauseā€¦"

She gave him a sharp look as she asked, " Because why?"

He replied evasively, " I think you'd better ask Giles, he can give you a better answer than any I could."

She knew he was dancing around the question, but decided to drop the subject for now. After a few minutes she asked, " What's a quickening feel like?"

Liam thought about the best way to answer her, then he said, " It feels like you're a human lightning rod."

She was quiet for a moment, then she asked, " Does it hurt?"

He replied, " Yea but it makes us stronger, so that's a plus."

She nodded as they pulled up the compounds and they walked to the door. They were about to head inside, when he felt the buzz, meaning an immortal was nearby. He snapped, " Get inside."

She said, " I will not run every time you're challenged."

He said as patiently as he could, " Look I'm ain't askin ya ta run." When she went to protest, he held up a finger to silence her, and continued, " But my kind have rules, and one of those rule state, that once a challenge is accepted, it must be a one on one fight, no one can interfere."

She nodded as she went inside. He let loose a heavy sigh as he drew his sword, and challenged, " I'm Liam MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod."

A figure stepped out of the swirling mist, and said, " Relax Mon Ami, it is I Henri Dubois."

Liam sheathed his sword as he said, " How are ya buddy?"

Henri replied, " I am quite well."

Liam chuckled as he led his longtime friend into the compound. Henri looked around, and his light brown eyes widened as he asked, " What are ya inta here Mon Ami?"

Liam grinned as he led Henri into the huge expansive library, and introduced him, " Everyone I'd like you to meet an old friend of mike, Henri Dubois. Henri this is Buffy Summers, Faith Lehane, Angel, Spike, Rupert Giles, Willow Rosenberg, Kennedy, Xander Harris, Anya Harris, and Kelly Morgan."

When Henri saw Kelly he gasped, " Mon Dieux she looks jus like de picture ya have o Katherine."

What will happen next?