"Immortal Beloved XI..."



PG-13

Spoilers for Angel to "The Girl in Question..."

Disclaimer: Not mine, but thine O Joss!...And ME's...



Summary: Ok, one last one...

(Ok, not the last one...But almost)

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LA...Next August, following the near-apocalypse...The new offices of investigative 'lawyers' (pending mutual law degrees) Liam Angel and William Soames Walthrop...

Everyone else being dead...Including a treacherous vamp Harmony...Who, as William frequently, kindly notes, couldn't help being true to what she was in the end...Her soul at least at peace...

The one phone rings...Angel presses the speaker...

Buffy's voice... "Hey guys..." Brightly...

"William?...Sorry I didn't get in touch sooner to see how you were doing..." William looks at Angel...

And really sorry I never returned your calls last May, Angel...I was really busy...Suppose you heard bout my new boyfriend...The creep...A grim tone...

"Hope that thing with the apocalypse went ok...Sorry about Wesley and all...I promise I'm there next time..."

Anyway...I guess you guys heard the Immortal went sour on me...

"He was just after Dawn all the time...Her Key energy, ya know?...Guess I shoulda been more careful..."

Will eyed Angel...A tight smile...Hah...

"Anyway he's got her...And a lot of my Slayers are under his thrall now..."

He hates magic but he's big on thrall, ya know...

"Guys...I really could use some help on th..." Angel cut off the speaker and took the phone...

"Buffy...Nice to hear from you...Yes, William's doing fine...Still souled and everything..."

"Yeah...Well, we're a little busy these days...I suggest you bake some cookies and have Willow turn them into Slayer's soldiers...Good luck..." He hung up...

Ok...He eyed Will... "So lets review the Correlli case..."

Hmmn...William tapped fingers...Yeah...Ummn...

"What?..." Angel stared at him...

You're not thinking of...?

"Well..." Will shrugged... "If she needs help...And I liked the Nibs...Even if she did kinda dump me that last year..."

And it would be a chance to help her kick the Immortal's butt...

Hmmn...Angel nodded thoughtfully...Well, if you put it that way...

"But we are on company time on this one..." "Angel?..." "Ok, ok, just our support and research guys...Hell, we're running a business here, Will...Besides she can write it off to her Council, they're still loaded from what I hear..."

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