Nov 28, 2020 8:42 AM
spike makes a wish and everyone ends up in 1860s london
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He's awake but can't talk to it. He holds a spear and watches it warily and decides to wake Karen after a couple minutes.

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She frowns at the vampire. The vampire frowns at her for a moment, and then laughs.

     "Ohhh," he says. "What, are you two with the council? Need a vampire to test your precious slayer? I guess there are worse deals."

Karen transmits this.

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Is this related to the murdering you at 18?

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Yeah. They kidnap a vampire, drug the slayer until she's much much weaker than a normal human, and lock them in a room together without weapons.

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That's elaborate. Has anyone told them that you can just stab people?

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They like to think of it as a test. Sometimes people do survive. Just - not often.

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People also sometimes survive being stabbed! 

 

Anyway, seems good he doesn't think we'll kill him? Tell him that that's the plan if he's helpful; if he's useless we can find someone else for it. We want to know what Angelus is up to.

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She takes a deep breath and channels what she imagines Wesley Wyndam-Pryce might be like if he had known how to ever actually do anything.

"That's the plan, if you're helpful. If you're useless, we can find someone else. We want to know what Angelus is up to."

     The vampire smiles. "He's really not someone you want to run into. With or without a slayer."

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That's why we want to know, he suggests once this is relayed.

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"That's why we want to know."

     "Last I heard he was up to his usual business of rape and torture. I'm sure he occasionally kills people quickly. I hear he really likes nuns."

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Does he have company?

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"Blonde vampire from America. I don't exactly go out of my way to keep track of what everyone's up to these days."

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Any part of the city to avoid in particular?

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"He goes for wealthy people more than anyone else. Likes preying on people who feel secure. It sounds like fun, you know, but if I tried it I wouldn't get away with it the way he does. Has a real gift."

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Anything else we wanted?

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Not optimistic about this guy knowing it, but ideally the location of the girl he's stalking right now.

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I suppose it can't hurt to ask.

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"We have reason to believe that Angelus has been hunting a specific girl for several months. Do you have any idea where she is?"

     "Haven't heard anything. Not like I'm following him around."

Guess that's all, then.

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All right, show me how the stabby part goes.

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She picks up her bow. The vampire starts wildly protesting that he's told them everything he knows. She shoots him through the heart and he crumbles into dust, clothes and all.

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Huh. Okay. If this doesn't endanger you too much it might be worth doing a couple more times, to see if anyone does know about the girl he's after. Or the man he's with.

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I can do it more times. Normally I try to avoid melee, it's more dangerous than shooting them, but as long as I'm beating them into unconsciousness for their valuables anyway.

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I'm not very clear on how much of a threat they pose but I trust you to have it figured out. 

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Most of us die in the first year, but most of us never get the training I have. I should be OK as long as I don't get extremely unlucky or run into anyone in the same class as Angelus, which I guess is a subcategory of being extremely unlucky, and if that happens I will run. Vampire who almost killed me a week ago was unusually dangerous, he goes around specifically targeting slayers. It's like a hobby or something.

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I feel like I'd like these people if they had better hobbies. Anyway, we can try a couple more and if none of them know then checking all the convents will probably go faster.

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