A/n I don't own Buffy nor do I make money from writing. My thanks again to LJLashlarue.
Angelus smiled as he watched his prey unload their luggage. They were struggling with it so he thought to be helpful and offer to carry some in. Going against what most people in Sunnydale would do, they were happy for the help and they invited him into their house. He smiled as he entered.
"Dinner has been served."
Angelus let his game face show, grabbed the man and pulled him in to drink.
The woman screamed and started pounding her fists on his arm, trying to get him to let go. Within seconds the man was drained dry.
He dropped the corpse and looked at the woman.
"W-why are you doing this?" she stuttered.
"Because, they need to see what happens when you piss me off," Angelus said.
The woman known as Willow's mom tried to run, but was easily caught.
"Don't worry, I have plans for you," he said.
Jenny Calander A.K.A Janna Kalderesh was busy working at her computer when the phone started to ring.
"Hello?" Janna answered.
"Janna! I'm glad I caught you, I just had a vision," exclaimed Tatiyana.
"What was it Tati? It must be important for you to call me directly."
"I have very dire news, Angelus has merged with the soul!"
"What do you mean, Tati?" Janna replied, concerned.
"As you know, the curse placed the soul into the body to torment the demon. Well, on rare occasions when the soul and the demon agree wholeheartedly they can merge together. When that happens, the demon changes the balance and the soul no longer controls the vampire. So Angelus is once again free," Tatiyana said quietly.
"My God, I have to let them know! Thank you for telling me," Janna said hurriedly. "I have to go. Bye."
Janna hung up and called Giles.
"Rupert, it's Jenny, I need to meet with the Scoobies immediately, it's important. I will be there shortly."
"What is going on?" Giles said.
"I will explain when I get there. And don't believe anything Angel says if you see him."
Grabbing up her purse and a cross she went out to her car.
Giles put the phone down.
"I wonder what that is about? Buffy, that was Jenny, she called for a emergency meeting. She is on her way and she said to not trust anything Angel says."
"We weren't gonna be trusting of what he said after the other night anyway," Buffy spoke up for all of them.
"Yeah. He's an A-hole. And I don't want him anywhere near us," Willow said strongly.
"Twice in one week Wills, I'm impressed," Xander replied with humor in his voice.
Buffy just smiled at Willow.
"Honestly, I did not much care for him before all this happened, truth be told. But we will find out what is going on when Jenny arrives," Giles said.
The discussion continued until Jenny arrived.
"Hey guys, I have some big news and you're not going to like it," Janna said
"Color me surprised," Buffy said.
"Well. I just was on the phone to my cousin Tatiyana who is a seer. She just had a vision that Angel merged with his soul."
"WHAT? What do you mean that he merged?" Buffy asked.
After a moment of silence Giles spoke up.
"Does that mean what I think it does Jenny?"
"Yes it does. Angelus merged with the soul and now he is free."
Willow looked at Janna, "It seems convenient that you happened to have a seer in the family that happens to know about Angel."
"Well, that was part of what I was going to tell you. My real name is Janna Kaldaresh, and I was sent here to keep an eye on Angel to make sure he wasn't happy. Before you ask, Rupert, dating you had nothing to do with it. I was even bitched at by my family about getting involved with you. I love you too much to give you up," Janna said
Giles moved away from Janna.
"I do not know how to respond to this Jenny...er, I mean Janna," Giles said, clearly thrown.
"What the hell? Were you spying on me too?" Buffy screamed.
"My job was to keep you two apart and make sure Angel was suffering. But something happened last night that let the merge occur. I wasn't supposed to get involved, nor have feelings for you, Rupert," Janna replied with tears in her eyes.
Giles sat down. "I believe you Janna, I'm just shocked."
She moved over to Giles and hugged him.
"I'm sorry Buffy, I should have told you sooner."
"Yes, you should have!" Buffy said indignantly.
Willow shook her head. "So Angel turned bad, what are we gonna do about it?"
Xander sighed,"We are gonna have to kill him."
"Yeah," Buffy agreed.
Xander put his arms around Buffy, comforting her.
"I didn't want to kill him when we fought, but it looks like I should have," Xander said.
"I would have done the same thing, Xan," she replied, and she kissed him.
Angelus smiled to himself as he moved up to the front door of that damned Harris house. "He will learn to not mess with me," he thought to himself. He knocked on the front door while whistling an old folk tune from the days of his youth. "Never could get that song out of my head."
A belligerently drunk Tony Harris answered the door.
"WHAT!?" , he yelled at Angelus.
"I'm a friend of Xander's, can I come in?" Angelus replied smoothly.
"Sure, no problem, just come on in, just like those SLUTS of his," Tony said sarcastically.
Of course this still counted as an invitation, so Angelus grabbed Tony by the head and snapped his neck.
"No way I was going to eat that," Angelus laughed as he moved over to the terrified Mrs. Harris, giving her a big grin.
Xander entered into his house. "That's funny the lights are off, and it's quiet. Wait, I smell blood. NOT GOOD!"
Slayer instincts kicked in as he stealthily moved through the house. Seeing no signs of his parents in the living room, he moved into the kitchen. Something told him that he is not going to like what he finds when he enters. Turning on the lights in the kitchen, he saw his parents on the floor. His dad has his neck 180 degrees from normal, and his mom has a bite mark on her neck.
The message, "You're next!" was scrawled on the wall.
Xander checked the rest of the house to see if any vampires were still around but it was clear. He grabbed the phone to call the S.P.D.
Buffy was escorting Willow home, talking about her new relationship with Xander. Willow gave her blessing, and then it fell into talk about boys in general. Turning the corner they saw a bunch of cops in front of Willow's house. They ran the rest of the way to see a gurney with a sheet-covered body being loaded into the ambulance.
"What's going on?" Willow asked, the tears already starting.
"Are you Willow Rosenburg?" the officer asked.
"Y-yeah I-I'm she," Willow stuttered out.
"I'm sorry to have to tell you this but there was an incident tonight. Apparently gang members on PCP broke into your house and killed your parents."
"What! Goddess no!" Willow exclaimed. She would have dropped if Buffy hadn't caught her and pulled her into a hug, letting Willow cry on her shoulder.
"I got you, Wills," Buffy said softly to her.
"Does she have any place to go? She cant go in there until the investigation is complete," The officer inquired
"Yeah, she can come to my house," Buffy replied.
A voice over the radio announced that another gang on PCP homicide was just found at the Harris house.
"MOM! Willow, we need to get to my house, NOW!" Buffy exclaimed.
Willow agreed with her and they both started running to Buffy's house.
"Wait, I don't have your address!" the cop called out to them as they ran.
Detective Stein was glaring at Xander, "Tell me again what happened here."
"How many times do I have to tell you, I came home and found my parents like this," he replied.
The detective snorted at Xander, then looked around. "I guess we have enough here then. Do you have a place to stay?"
"Yeah, my uncle Rory."
"Ok. I will be in touch with him, he owns the taxidermy shop, right?"
"Yeah, that's the one."
"What an asshole!' Xander thought to himself. "I better get some some stuff up. I know Angelus did this!" Xander went into his room to pack some clothes. Looking around his room, he could not believe that his parents were dead. He grabbed the stash of money for his road trip fund. With his stuff in hand he headed over to his uncle's.
"MOM!" Buffy stormed into the house, hoping to God that her mom was alright. She ran through the house looking for her. Not in the kitchen or the living room. In a panic, Buffy ran up the stairs to her mothers' room.
Willow cautiously entered the house with a cross and holy water on display. She heard Buffy scream from upstairs, "MOM NOOOOOOOO!", then crying. Willow ran up the stairs to find her collapsed on the floor next to her mother, who had been eviscerated. "Joyce!" Willow screamed, then puked up the contents of her stomach.
"B - Buffy?"
Willow moved over to embrace Buffy as they both cried.
After awhile they realized they needed to call the cops.
"I will do it, but I'm gonna call Giles first." Willow went over to the phone and called Giles. When he picked up the phone she began, "G-giles?"
"Hello, Willow, what is wrong?" he replied worriedly.
"W-we need you at B-Buffy's, her mom and my parents were killed tonight," Willow told him in a whisper.
"Good Lord! I will be right over."
Xander found Rory at his apartment. He explained what happened tonight, and Rory went to the fridge to get 2 beers. He handed one to Xander, "I think we are gonna need this tonight." Rory reached over and turned on his police scanner.
Sitting there nursing his beer, Xander was in shock, his parents were dead. He didn't like his dad much, and had had dreams of finding him dead on a few occasions. But the reality of it is way different than what he felt then. His mom, on the other hand, he did love her even though she couldn't stay off the booze.
"Alex, I think you should know that your parents made me your guardian in case something like this happened to them. I know you are big enough to take care of yourself, and I have an idea of what goes on in this town and what you do for nighttime activities. But there's a room here when you need it," Rory said
Xander was floored by what his uncle just told him.
"How long have you known?"
"I've known about the night life since I've been here, but I couldn't get my brother to believe me. But about you, I was walking home near a cemetery when I spotted you and your friend Buffy fighting a vampire. Getting shorter and having long blonde hair after Halloween kind of helped too."
"Oops, I forgot about that. I guess I should change it back to my old hair color." He smiled at Rory
"Calling all units, calling all units, we have another one, at 1630 revello drive, gang on PCP attack at 1630 revello drive."
"Buffy!", Xander stood up. "I've go to go." He ran out the front door towards Buffy's house.