Disclaimer: The characters belong to Joss; I'm just playing with them. I
promise I'll clean them up and put them back. (I can't do anything about the
smiles on their faces, though.)

Pairing: Multiple Angelus/f pairings; multiple f/f pairings, other characters
and pairings.

WARNING: Non-Consensual Sex, Character Death, and BDSM

Summary: Angelus returns, but he's got a plan this time.

AU from the End of the Second Season Angel Episode, Reprise.

Authors Note: Margaret is played by Hilary Duff, Alex is played by Jessica
Biel, Ming is played by Jade Marcella, Ice is played by Brigit Fonda, Fire
is played by Laura Prepon

Angel: Angelus Rex Part 4 - The Return of the Big Bad Chapter 3
by Red Jacobson

The next evening, Angelus and Spike left the hotel at dusk for the drive to
Las Vegas. Spike was silent most of the ride, chain smoking, until Angelus
finally turned to him as they pulled into the driveway of a house in North
Las Vegas. "What ails you, childe? I figured youd be excited about getting
the chip out."

"Oh, I'm fucking thrilled with the idea, but, I'm still a bit nervous, I
don't like the idea of being helpless while someone mucks with my brain."

"Dont worry, childe, I'll be right there, and, the doctor is being paid
enough money, with the promise of more in the future. He knows it would be
stupid, not to mention suicidal, to cross me."

Getting out of the car, the two of them were invited into the house.

* * *

About an hour later, a jubilant Spike bounded out the front door, crowing,
"Hell, if I'd known all it took to get rid of the chip was an overload of
electricity, I'd have stuck my tongue in a light socket months ago! Now, I
dont know about you, gramps, but I'm in the mood to party!"

"Me too, William, me too. Let me go ask the Doc where the hookers are. I
could just go driving around, but, I want to get back to the hotel before
dawn, and we need to have time to enjoy ourselves."

Angelus came back out, chuckling and shaking his head. "Okay, I've got the
location, and, Doc told me something really amazing. I'll tell you about it,
if its true."

A few minutes later, they were heading towards the Strip, with Spike singing
along with the radio, and bouncing in his seat like a 4 year old on a sugar
overdose. The bouncing got worse as Angelus turned off the Strip and headed
down to Industrial Boulevard. Stopping at a traffic light, they saw several
women walking down the street. Moving forward, Angelus asked, "See anyone
you like?"

Spike answered, "Yeah, that skinny blonde there looks a little like Bitchy,
she'll do. How about you?"

"Oh, I'm not particular; I'll let dinner pick the guest."

Spike chuckled, "Oh, youre a sick bastard, arent you? I'm glad youre back!"

Pulling up beside the blonde, Spike rolled down his window. The woman came
over, and said, "You guys looking for company?"

Spike smiled at her and said, "I am, and so is my brother. Do you know
anybody for him?"

The woman smiled, and said, "Honey, I know just the girl for your brother.
Wait right here." She hurried off down the block, returning a minute or so
later with a redhead. "This is Fire, the blonde said, and you can call me

Angelus chuckled, "Cute! Well, ladies, why don't you hop in, and we can get

"Not so fast, handsome! We need to talk a minute first." The blonde replied,
"How long are you two looking to need our company?"

"About 4 hours," Angelus said. "You see, my brother and I have been away for
a while, and are really, really, looking for some company!"

The blonde glanced over at the redhead and grinned. "Well, your story has
touched my heart, so I'll give you a break: $600 for both of us, for four

Angelus pulled a roll of cash out of his pocket and peeled off 10 100 dollar
bills. Handing the money to the blonde, he said, "The rest is a tip. As I
mentioned, we are really in need of company!"

Nodding, the blonde pocketed the money, and she and the redhead got in the
car. "Well, then, times a wasting! Do you have a room? Because, this car, as
nice as it is, doesn't really have the space we need."

"Don't worry about it, Ice; I've got a room at the Hotel Armand. Everything
is taken care of." Angelus said.

Spike glanced over at him, and mouthed the words Hotel Armand? Angelus
nodded, trying to hide a grin. Spike just shook his head and chuckled.

After driving a few miles, Angelus pulled into the lot of the hotel and
parked the car. "Wait here, I need to take care of something inside, I'll
be back in just a minute."

Walking into the lobby, Angelus smiled as he saw several people wandering
around the lobby, but only heard one heartbeat. "Doc told me the truth! I
definitely owe him one!" he mused, heading towards the desk. "Well, I'll
be damned, haven't seen old Gus since before the Civil War, wonder what
he's doing here?" Walking up the desk, he said, "Hello, Gus, long time no

The clerk looked up and blinked when he saw who was at the counter. "Angelus!
This is a pleasure! How can I help you?"

"Well, Spike and I have a couple of guests, and we need a room where we can
entertain them."

"Of course. Will your guests need refreshment when they wake up?"

"Truthfully, Gus, I haven't decided that. We'll see how I feel about their
entertainment value," Angelus replied, with a smirk.

The clerk grinned back, and grabbed a room key off of the board. "Here you
are Sir, room 817, to the right as you get off the elevators. And, don't
worry about disturbing your neighbors, the rooms are all soundproofed."

"Thanks Gus, whats the rate?"

"Flat rate, $200 a night, that includes clean up. If your guests will require
refreshment, let us know before you check out, there will be a small extra

Angelus paid him and left.

* * *

Walking out to the car, he got Spike and the girls, who were chatting
happily. Leading them into the lobby, Angelus asked the girls to wait,
while he and William took care of something in the gift shop.

Leading Spike into the gift shop, he said, "William my boy, remind me to
stop back to the see the Doctor before we leave. When he told me about this
place, I thought he was crazy. But, its for real!"

"Whats so special about this place? Sure, its nice and all, but its nothing

Angelus shook his head, "William, look out in the lobby, how many people do
you see?"

"About a dozen, so?"

"Now, close your eyes and listen. How many heartbeats do you hear?"

Spike shut his eyes for a second, and quickly popped them back open. "Bloody
Hell! I only hear two heartbeats out there! The rest are all vamps!" he

"It gets better. The cost of the room covers cleanup, and, if you decide to
turn them, the staff will feed them when they wake, for a fee, of course."

"Are you planning to turn them?"

"Not sure, let's see how good they are first. I'm not gonna waste my blood
on a boring fuck! Well then, Sire, lets go have some fun!"

"Sounds good, let me pick up a couple of things first." Going to the counter,
Angelus picked up some shaving cream, disposable razors, a tube of lubricant,
and several Ace bandages. Paying for the items, they went back to the lobby
and took the girls up to the room.


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