He stood in the alley way watching the army of demons and beasts that was closing on his small group. Spike stood on his left and Illyria on his right. Gunn was injured and bleeding, but he stood tall. He wanted to die with his sword in his hand, a noble death. Angel knew they had no chance in hell to win this battle, let alone get out of it alive, but he sure was not going to leave without sinking his fangs in some of those evil sons of bitches. Angel was the first to look back when he heard the footsteps of someone running on the wet ground. The running figure approached them and he knew instantly who it was. He did not want him to be here, he would pay his life to save Connor's, but he also knew how stubborn his son was and whatever he said was not going to convince him to leave.
"I'm not leaving. " Connor said sternly even before Angel had the chance to speak. He appreciated the gesture and thought that even though he wanted his son to live, it was somehow poetic to die with his estranged son.
A shrieking loud noise almost ruptured their ear drums as a huge dragon circled the airspace above them . Angel looked up at the dragon and tightened his grip on his sword
" Personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon...Let's Get to Work ..." He said as he lifted his sword amidst the dragon's flaming breath. The dragon lunged at him and tried to tear off his arm but Angel was faster and took a stab at the dragon's foot as it flew over his head. The dragon reared into the air and got even madder charging to Angel and scratching his face with its long claws. Angel then morphed into his game face and leaped as high as he could managing to catch its neck and adjusting himself to ride on its back. He then started to stab him repeatedly with the sword. The dragon shrieked before it fell to the ground taking Angel with it. Angel managed to get up quickly and stab the dragon one last time between its eyes. Green blood oozed of the dargon's face as it fell breathless to the ground.
Meanwhile Spike and Illyria were engaged in a deadly battle with huge demons in armor suits. Angel ran to them and closed the circle, they were slashing, maiming and decapitating demons by the dozen, but demons came back from all directions.
" we have to get out of here .." He screamed
"No shit Sherlock.." Spike answered with a smirk.
No one was prepared to what happened next but a black motorcycle shot like a bullet and penetrated the crowd. Heads were flying, as the blond girl riding behind the brunette reaped heads with her red scythe. The temporary hole they made in the lines of the demon army was soon filled with others, it was like they were numberless.
Angel and the gang were all surprised to see the 2 girls except for Illyria, whose expression remained unchanged. The first one to break the silence was Faith: " Did you miss me A, you didn't think I would miss the end of the world now did ya." She said with a smirk as her foot landed in a demon's stomach pushing him away from her. Angel was not surprised to see Faith, but he was surprised to see Buffy. And amidst of this hell Angel's eyes locked with Buffy for a moment, but soon their eye contact was interrupted when they heard Spike's scream " Look out!"
The fight continued, there was no way out of this except dead. They heard the sound of thunder resonating through the alley, it was still raining but suddenly the black sky turned red and the rain turned acid. Illyria's body started to emit some sort of blue radiation as she began to levitate. Somehow L.A. being sucked into hell or hell being brought to L.A. has changed the mystical rules. Illyria felt power surge into her body and she knew exactly what she would do to save the puny little creatures from the army of hell. Raising both her hands she projected the blue radiation so that it surrounded them. " They will not be able to hurt us. I have created a wall around us. I can maintain the wall until we find a safe haven. " She completely ignored the others and looked at Angel whom she considered to be the leader of the pack.
" Do you know of a venue that could be safe?"
"There is only one place that would be spared this madness, Wolfram and Hart."
Illyria tilted her head and looked at Angel. "you are right Vampire, the Wolf , Ram and the Hart would preserve their edifice even if this place is drawn into hell."
Illyria maintained the energy field around them as they walked to Wolfram and Hart seen but untouched by the demon soldiers.