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“Oh, definitely.” Ellie pulled out her phone, holding it out for Rae to take. “Just - go ahead and put in the number. Add yourself to my contact list. I know this really decent place - good price too.” She sipped her own latte, thinking about the sorts of foods that the Chinese place had. She almost didn’t hear what Rae had said, so distracted. But she did. 


She coughed a little, almost choking. “I’m sorry - what? …What did you say…? Something about..Angelus’ son? …I must’ve heard you wrong ‘cause I don’t think vamps can have kids.” …Right? 

She took the phone from her and talked while she put the number in. “Um, it was a sort of mystical thing…I don’t know all the details. But his mom was a vampire too. And Angel—Angelus—is his father. And..I really didn’t know that when I met him.” She kept her gaze fixed on the phone. “I broke up with Alec because I fell in love with Connor and, well, Alec is sort of like Angelus’ kid too and I feel thrown in the middle of this. I’m pretty sure Angelus will kill me if I ever show my face again.”

Rae handed the phone back.

"So basically you hurt another one of his kid’s feelings and you’re dating another one of his kids.." Ellie look the phone back to her and fumbled with a few of the buttons before slipping it back into her jacket. "Yeah, I think he’ll probably want to kill you. Or torture you until you want to die, but either way, you’re fucked if he sees you again." She gave a shrug of her shoulders. "…But we can’t help who we fall in love with, I guess." She admitted.

Then it suddenly came to her. “..Hey, that Alec girl..She’s a watcher in training supposedly, I heard. She.. ..She wasn’t your watcher, was she?” 

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“Let’s.. just go with that as a basic summary. Pissed them off, and pissed off a lot of their little friends as a result.” Ellie gave a shrug. “Vamps - what can you do? They sure are the UNGRATEFUL dead.” She took another bite of her cookie, frowning a little. “Well.. ..You don’t have to talk about it if you don’t want to, but I’m here if you ever need to though, alright? It’s okay to want to be alone once in awhile. Nothing wrong with that. ..And hey, I hope at least you won’t be avoiding me.” She sipped her drink.

“…You know,” She said, changing the subject. “We should get some Chinese food sometime. Talking about that earlier made me slightly craving it.” 

“Ungrateful dead,” she said with a chuckle. “That’s a good one. I should remember that.” She nodded a chewed a bite of a brownie for a moment. “We could do Chinese food sometime. Oh, we should exchange numbers, so we can call and text and stuff. Then we can go out to a Chinese buffet place and just get stuffed.” She was quiet for a moment, thinking as she sipped at her latte.

“I may sort of be dating Angelus’ son,” she mumbled against her cup.

"Oh, definitely." Ellie pulled out her phone, holding it out for Rae to take. "Just - go ahead and put in the number. Add yourself to my contact list. I know this really decent place - good price too." She sipped her own latte, thinking about the sorts of foods that the Chinese place had. She almost didn’t hear what Rae had said, so distracted. But she did. 

She coughed a little, almost choking. “I’m sorry - what? …What did you say…? Something about..Angelus’ son? …I must’ve heard you wrong ‘cause I don’t think vamps can have kids.” …Right? 

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“Honestly that’s what he gets for distracting you. I say it’s more his fault if anything.” Ellie sipped at her drink. So she knew Alec too? Dated her huh? Ellie really was gone for a long while. “… Well don’t worry, I stay away from them too, to tell you the truth. They both.. kind of bother me a bit too. Had a bit of a run-in with them and a guy called the Immortal..tried to take that ring of Angelus’. Didn’t work out. Tons of tons of stuff that piled on.. Kind of left town for a bit because of all that was going on.” She winced slightly, remembering what Caitlin had put her through just because of what had happened with Angelus and the Immortal. …She shook her head and took a bite of her cookie. 

“What’s up with your situation now though?” She asked, with a nod of her head, her mouth still full of cookie goodness. “..Anything you wanna talk about? I’m all ears.” 

“That’s what I said. Totally blamed it on him. Of course, then I put out the fire so I sort of saved his unlife, but whatever.” She shrugged, eating part of the brownie as she listened to her. She furrowed her brow, trying to follow what she was saying but she couldn’t help it—she didn’t have a clue what she was talking about. “Okay, you lost me. I’ll just settle for you pissed them off and we’ll go with that.”

“And…I don’t exactly want to talk about it.” She made a face and reached for her latte. “I’m just avoiding everyone right now.”

"Let’s.. just go with that as a basic summary. Pissed them off, and pissed off a lot of their little friends as a result." Ellie gave a shrug. "Vamps - what can you do? They sure are the UNGRATEFUL dead." She took another bite of her cookie, frowning a little. "Well.. ..You don’t have to talk about it if you don’t want to, but I’m here if you ever need to though, alright? It’s okay to want to be alone once in awhile. Nothing wrong with that. ..And hey, I hope at least you won’t be avoiding me." She sipped her drink.

"…You know," She said, changing the subject. "We should get some Chinese food sometime. Talking about that earlier made me slightly craving it." 

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“Maybe he was just making some kinda joke or something if he couldn’t really taste it. I mean - I think some vampires have some sorta taste for human food, right? They just don’t normally eat it.. I mean, I know some vamp that is obsessedwith those onion blossom things. I swear. ..But maybe he had that before. Unless he was a really old vampire and never had sweet and sour pork. I mean - how old is sweet and sour pork anyway..?” She stepped in after her and took in a deep breath of air. “This, is currently heaven on earth,” She sighed. She stepped up to the counter.

“Hey, since you saved my life and all though, how about you let me buy you your drink?” She was already pulling out her wallet. 

“Yeah, it was definitely a joke, but I wonder if there’s some truth to it, you know?” She nodded at her when she offered to buy her drink. Stepping up to the counter, she ordered her latte and brownie, picking up the little number and finding a table in the corner to wait. She waited for Ellie to return before she spoke again. “I mean, I’ve never actually asked a vampire about the whole tasting food thing. I know a few of them, but I don’t usually talk to them. And I think one wants to kill me because I tried to burn down the kitchen when I was baking brownies. That was entirely an accident, by the way. But, I could ask him. Spike seemed pretty intent on eating the brownies until they were consumed by fire.” She paused. “Did they have sweet and sour pork in ancient China? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll look it up later.”

Ellie ordered her own latte, handing over the money before joining Rae at the table. “I never asked them either - I’m just assuming that if they’re eating it they must have some sort of taste buds alive still, right?” When she mentioned Spike, she blinked and looked at her funny. “..You know Spike too? As in, looks like he stuck his hair in a bottle of bleach? … Spike wants to kill you? ..Eeh, can’t say I’m on the best terms with him myself, or Angelus..” She wrinkled her nose a little, and shuddered. “He’s the one I’m talking about though - he always seems to like those onion things. I swear, he has to have taste buds if he wants brownies or onion blossoms. … …How’d you almost burn down the kitchen though? Did you forget about them or something? ..’cause I almost did that once in my own apartment..” She paused herself. “…I don’t know either. I know some Chinese food originally was made in America, not in China, so maybe not. Worth a look..” She stopped when they called their order and she went over to pick it up. She returned, handing Rae her latte and taking a sip of her own.

”..Oh man, this is amazing.“ 

Rae sipped from her drink and closed her eyes as she savored it. “Mm, so good.” She licked her lips before talking. “Yeah, I think maybe they have some taste buds…but it must not taste as good as blood.” She stared at Ellie when she mentioned Spike. “Yeah, I know him. I called him Billy Idol when we first met. He hasn’t liked me since.” She sighed. This was a long story. “Okay, so I used to date Alec…this really great girl who lived with Angelus and Spike. Anyway, I used to hang out there sometimes, when Spike was around—not Angelus because, well, he terrifies me.” She gave a wave of her hand. “Anyway, I wanted to make brownies and Spike distracted me and they caught on fire. Burned part of the kitchen and I figure he’s still pissed about that. Angelus too.” She went quiet, looking down at her brownie, picking at it. “Although that sort of pales in comparison to my situation now. I just…sort of stay away from them now.”

"Honestly that’s what he gets for distracting you. I say it’s more his fault if anything." Ellie sipped at her drink. So she knew Alec too? Dated her huh? Ellie really was gone for a long while. "… Well don’t worry, I stay away from them too, to tell you the truth. They both.. kind of bother me a bit too. Had a bit of a run-in with them and a guy called the Immortal..tried to take that ring of Angelus’. Didn’t work out. Tons of tons of stuff that piled on.. Kind of left town for a bit because of all that was going on." She winced slightly, remembering what Caitlin had put her through just because of what had happened with Angelus and the Immortal. …She shook her head and took a bite of her cookie. 

"What’s up with your situation now though?" She asked, with a nod of her head, her mouth still full of cookie goodness. "..Anything you wanna talk about? I’m all ears." 

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Raegan laughed at her explanation of a rogue vampire. “Yeah, that’s exactly it. And his feelings are all hurt and stuff because no one wants him to play their slaughter games.” She kept laughing, making it hard to talk, but after a moment she calmed down. “A vampire once told me Chinese people taste like sweet and sour pork. And then he said he couldn’t taste food. So, how could he know what it tasted like? Unless, he tasted it when he was human or something and just remembered that…” she trailed off, when they neared the coffee shop and stepped inside. She paused a moment to breathe in the scent of coffee. “Aah, yeah, this is the place.”

“Maybe he was just making some kinda joke or something if he couldn’t really taste it. I mean - I think some vampires have some sorta taste for human food, right? They just don’t normally eat it.. I mean, I know some vamp that is obsessedwith those onion blossom things. I swear. ..But maybe he had that before. Unless he was a really old vampire and never had sweet and sour pork. I mean - how old is sweet and sour pork anyway..?” She stepped in after her and took in a deep breath of air. “This, is currently heaven on earth,” She sighed. She stepped up to the counter.

“Hey, since you saved my life and all though, how about you let me buy you your drink?” She was already pulling out her wallet. 

“Yeah, it was definitely a joke, but I wonder if there’s some truth to it, you know?” She nodded at her when she offered to buy her drink. Stepping up to the counter, she ordered her latte and brownie, picking up the little number and finding a table in the corner to wait. She waited for Ellie to return before she spoke again. “I mean, I’ve never actually asked a vampire about the whole tasting food thing. I know a few of them, but I don’t usually talk to them. And I think one wants to kill me because I tried to burn down the kitchen when I was baking brownies. That was entirely an accident, by the way. But, I could ask him. Spike seemed pretty intent on eating the brownies until they were consumed by fire.” She paused. “Did they have sweet and sour pork in ancient China? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll look it up later.”

Ellie ordered her own latte, handing over the money before joining Rae at the table. “I never asked them either - I’m just assuming that if they’re eating it they must have some sort of taste buds alive still, right?” When she mentioned Spike, she blinked and looked at her funny. “..You know Spike too? As in, looks like he stuck his hair in a bottle of bleach? … Spike wants to kill you? ..Eeh, can’t say I’m on the best terms with him myself, or Angelus..” She wrinkled her nose a little, and shuddered. “He’s the one I’m talking about though - he always seems to like those onion things. I swear, he has to have taste buds if he wants brownies or onion blossoms. … …How’d you almost burn down the kitchen though? Did you forget about them or something? ..’cause I almost did that once in my own apartment..” She paused herself. “…I don’t know either. I know some Chinese food originally was made in America, not in China, so maybe not. Worth a look..” She stopped when they called their order and she went over to pick it up. She returned, handing Rae her latte and taking a sip of her own.

”..Oh man, this is amazing.

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“Wonder what a rogue vampire would be then,” She laughed a little herself. “Would that be like - a vampire that’s all alone or something? Maybe a loner vampire? Geez, I’d kind of feel bad for that vampire then. I’d bet those are the vampires that like, get picked last when getting invited to killing sprees or something.” She sighed a little at coffee. They both could use it now. “One of those latte things for me, and a cookie.” She nodded herself. As they started walking down the block, she saw the little coffee shop’s lights in the distance. “Hey, that it up ahead?” She jogged over to the door, and held it open for Rae.

Raegan laughed at her explanation of a rogue vampire. “Yeah, that’s exactly it. And his feelings are all hurt and stuff because no one wants him to play their slaughter games.” She kept laughing, making it hard to talk, but after a moment she calmed down. “A vampire once told me Chinese people taste like sweet and sour pork. And then he said he couldn’t taste food. So, how could he know what it tasted like? Unless, he tasted it when he was human or something and just remembered that…” she trailed off, when they neared the coffee shop and stepped inside. She paused a moment to breathe in the scent of coffee. “Aah, yeah, this is the place.”

"Maybe he was just making some kinda joke or something if he couldn’t really taste it. I mean - I think some vampires have some sorta taste for human food, right? They just don’t normally eat it.. I mean, I know some vamp that is obsessedwith those onion blossom things. I swear. ..But maybe he had that before. Unless he was a really old vampire and never had sweet and sour pork. I mean - how old is sweet and sour pork anyway..?” She stepped in after her and took in a deep breath of air. “This, is currently heaven on earth,” She sighed. She stepped up to the counter.

"Hey, since you saved my life and all though, how about you let me buy you your drink?" She was already pulling out her wallet. 

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… A broken pencil! OH, that was genius. Why hadn’t Ellie thought of that. She looked like she had a sudden revelation when Rae mentioned that and she nodded in agreement. Though she was caught off guard and she gave Rae a funny look when she asked what a rogue demon was. … … ..Was she serious? Thankfully, Rae caught herself before Ellie had to explain. …Maybe she was just having an off day? Yeah. Yeah - she was just gonna go with that. It happens. “Yeah, a demon hunter that’s rogue. Essentially on my own.” She brushed herself off and walked out of the alley.


“Great then. I’m probably gonna grab me some coffee and a cookie myself. You - uh. You still lead the way, Little Miss Slayer. I still don’t know where it is.” 

“Essentially on your own. Hey, I can relate to that. Does that make me a rogue vampire slayer? The way that’s worded makes it sound like I slay only rogue vampires.” She laughed a little and shook her head. “God, I need caffeine.” Turning, Rae started to walk toward the end of the alley. “Yeah, it’s just down the block from here. Caramel and chocolate mocha latte thing and a peanut butter brownie.” She nodded, satisfied that she’d already made her decision.

"Wonder what a rogue vampire would be then," She laughed a little herself. "Would that be like - a vampire that’s all alone or something? Maybe a loner vampire? Geez, I’d kind of feel bad for that vampire then. I’d bet those are the vampires that like, get picked last when getting invited to killing sprees or something." She sighed a little at coffee. They both could use it now. "One of those latte things for me, and a cookie." She nodded herself. As they started walking down the block, she saw the little coffee shop’s lights in the distance. "Hey, that it up ahead?" She jogged over to the door, and held it open for Rae.

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Raegan stared at her as she fumbled, eyebrow still quirked at her. “That doesn’t sound sharp enough. I don’t think you can fight a vampire with a broken pencil.” She looked down at the stake in her hand and slipped it back into her jacket pocket. “Um, yeah, Slayer, me. There used to be just one. Then there were two. And now there are a lot. At least to my understanding.” She blinked. “I had a watcher, or I guess…I don’t know. We um, had a sort of falling out and I’m on my own more or less. She’s still around though. We still talk and stuff.” She stopped talking and looked at Ellie. “How do you know about vampires?”

“Well, next time I’ll…carry a sharpener or something. It was sharp at first!” Ellie insisted. “… Really? Guess all those little legends about slayers aren’t entirely true then. About the whole ‘there is a chosen one’.” She glanced back over her. “..Well, despite not having a Watcher close by your side, I think you do pretty well on your own.” She gave her a bit of a smile. “..Me? Oh. Well, I’m not really a slayer. But more of a.. Hunter, if you will. Paranormal investigator. Rogue demon hunter. Whatever you want to call it. Knowing about the supernatural and how to deal with it - it’s apart of my job. It’s sort of a family business for me. In my blood.” She glanced around, just to make sure there weren’t any other vampires in the area.

“You still up for that coffee?” 

She kept her mouth shut when she started to ramble about how the legends weren’t true, wanting to correct her, but not sure if the point would get across. “Sure. A broken pencil would really help fight a vampire if you broke it so it was splintered and just, you know, shoved it home.” She shook her head a bit as she listened. “A hunter? I know a few of those. It works, I guess—wait…what’s a rogue demon?” She tilted her head. “Oh, wait, never mind. You meant a demon hunter who’s a rogue. Okay. Gotcha.”

“Yes, coffee. And a brownie.”

… A broken pencil! OH, that was genius. Why hadn’t Ellie thought of that. She looked like she had a sudden revelation when Rae mentioned that and she nodded in agreement. Though she was caught off guard and she gave Rae a funny look when she asked what a rogue demon was. … … ..Was she serious? Thankfully, Rae caught herself before Ellie had to explain. …Maybe she was just having an off day? Yeah. Yeah - she was just gonna go with that. It happens. “Yeah, a demon hunter that’s rogue. Essentially on my own.” She brushed herself off and walked out of the alley.

"Great then. I’m probably gonna grab me some coffee and a cookie myself. You - uh. You still lead the way, Little Miss Slayer. I still don’t know where it is." 

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A Slayer? ..Well that explains everything then.. .. But I thought there were only one of those around. … … … A pencil could be very effective - I think. Just.. ..It.. … ..Okay I’ve never tested it before, but.. *Ellie frowned, fumbling over her own words now. Okay, she had to invest in her own thicker, bigger wooden stick of her own instead sometime.* It’s sharp enough - I mean, okay, maybe the tip broke in my pocket, and I did have to write down this one license plate of a guy that almost hit me on the street.. *She trailed off, rambling.* But that’s besides the point.


You’re a slayer? *She asked, pointing back at Rae. Back to the subject being on her - notonEllie!* That mean you have a.. Uhm… A Watcher or whatever around too?

Raegan stared at her as she fumbled, eyebrow still quirked at her. “That doesn’t sound sharp enough. I don’t think you can fight a vampire with a broken pencil.” She looked down at the stake in her hand and slipped it back into her jacket pocket. “Um, yeah, Slayer, me. There used to be just one. Then there were two. And now there are a lot. At least to my understanding.” She blinked. “I had a watcher, or I guess…I don’t know. We um, had a sort of falling out and I’m on my own more or less. She’s still around though. We still talk and stuff.” She stopped talking and looked at Ellie. “How do you know about vampires?”

"Well, next time I’ll…carry a sharpener or something. It was sharp at first!” Ellie insisted. “… Really? Guess all those little legends about slayers aren’t entirely true then. About the whole ‘there is a chosen one’.” She glanced back over her. “..Well, despite not having a Watcher close by your side, I think you do pretty well on your own.” She gave her a bit of a smile. “..Me? Oh. Well, I’m not really a slayer. But more of a.. Hunter, if you will. Paranormal investigator. Rogue demon hunter. Whatever you want to call it. Knowing about the supernatural and how to deal with it - it’s apart of my job. It’s sort of a family business for me. In my blood.” She glanced around, just to make sure there weren’t any other vampires in the area.

"You still up for that coffee?" 

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-Rae brought the stake out of her jacket and spun to face the vampire- Yeah, I got this. -she glanced at Ellie for a moment as the vampire focused his attention on her and made a move to attack. She ducked to avoid the blow, taking advantage to stake the vampire quickly while his chest was open. He exploded into dust and Rae stepped back and looked at Ellie, staring at her- Is that…a pencil?

*Ellie stood back, still getting ready just in case if the girl needed her. She just stood there, watching, with her hand on her hip. She whistled as soon as the vampire bursted into dust.* Nice. I’m guessing you know your stuff then. ..Especially against those vamps. … *At the mention of the pencil she looked down at it. She suddenly seemed embarrassed and shoved it back into her jacket’s pocket.* Er - maybe. … It’s less - you know. Obvious than a stake. And smaller. But still mostly effective. ..Until it breaks in their chest..

….SO, you know about vampires? *She asked, motioning to Rae and trying to get off of the subject of her rather embarrassing.. uh..weapon.*

-Raegan stared at her, blinking, lifting an eyebrow at the pencil and watching as Ellie hastily put it away- Yeah, I know about vampires. -she gave a wave with the stake still in her hand- I’m sort of a vampire Slayer. -she paused a moment, tilting her head- I don’t think a pencil would be effective. I mean, if you stabbed it just right so it didn’t hit any bone going in. Like, if you did it in the space between the ribs. And there’d probably need to be force behind it to jam it in there good. How sharp is it anyway?

A Slayer? ..Well that explains everything then.. .. But I thought there were only one of those around. … … … A pencil could be very effective - I think. Just.. ..It.. … ..Okay I’ve never tested it before, but.. *Ellie frowned, fumbling over her own words now. Okay, she had to invest in her own thicker, bigger wooden stick of her own instead sometime.* It’s sharp enough - I mean, okay, maybe the tip broke in my pocket, and I did have to write down this one license plate of a guy that almost hit me on the street.. *She trailed off, rambling.* But that’s besides the point.

You’re a slayer? *She asked, pointing back at Rae. Back to the subject being on her - notonEllie!* That mean you have a.. Uhm… A Watcher or whatever around too?