Title: Fealty and Family
NB: Sixth part in the Five Gold Rings canon
Rating: Mature Audiences – for content and themes
Summary: Spike (High Master) and Xander (Esteemed Consort) rule the European Court, but when the pure bred brother arrives with the Immortal, and external threats are thrown in, family becomes the priority.
Spoilers: Canon is Post S7 BtVS and S5 AtS.
Warnings: M/M – if you don’t like boys togethQer, don’t play here!
Disclaimer: Don’t own the characters nor make any money from stories etc, and bow down to their original creators Joss, et al., plus all the wonderful online writers who continue to give the Buffy/Angel verse characters life.
Part 25 FINAL
The lovely Christina was quite tearful as the family made to depart, but was cheered as she was invited to visit the family at their home at a time convenient to her. She rushed out to the car as they were about to leave and handed Helle an exquisite patchwork quilt for the new baby’s cot.
Helle hugged her, protesting that it was too much, but the dear lady whispered tearfully, “Please take this, it was to be for my daughter, but I only had a son… Oh Helle, but your dear one… he is a *beautiful* man.”
Helle kissed their amazing hostess on the temple, “With you as mother there could be no other way. You are *always welcome* in our home – and I *do* expect you at the name day celebrations!”
Christina was quite overcome, but smiled through her tears as she waved them off. An athletic brunette approached her from behind as she watched the car disappear over the hill.
“Hey Mum… Hey??… what’s happened??”
She simply pulled him into a tight hug and buried her face around the mid chest of her beloved son, “Oh Jacques!”
He led his mother inside and tried to suspend disbelief as she related the events of the previous few days.
A year later to the day she visited the family and was feted for three days as a favorite Aunt. It became a biennial event.
The return to the family home was rather anticlimactic after the dramas of the last few days.
Anton’s contacts had rid the family home of any intruders or evidence thereof, and he and Gregor stayed for three days following the return, enough time to find out that the renegade Senior Partner had been ‘pulled into line’, and that the humans were beholden to look after their own, but also due to recent efforts the situation with young demon abductions worldwide had reduced by a factor of ten in the last year.
The ruling couple returned to their other duties the day after their arrival home. The Court was convened for a month hence and the family settled back to normality… as much as normality could be for the ruling Aurelians.
The work worldwide was ongoing, their own business interests needing attention, Spike still wrote fiction for fun and the new vampire Xander read incessantly of architecture, and of late, began to draw recreationally; and the full blood Connor and consort Helle were plenty busy with their family – and their new status.
Xander, Spike and Connor took a last embrace before Anton left and all shared blood. The hugs and ambrosial exchange was that of brothers and uncles and fathers and sons… it was family.
They all smiled a little as, after thirty minutes or so of ‘quiet family time’ Connor was called for to help with his sons… Helle apparently too tired to change them yet *again* and Nanny busy.
Before he left in the helicopter with the intrepid Gregor, Anton kissed his three ‘boys’, “Be well… there is much still to be done.”
Spike spoke for all of them, “Thank you Sire, we will do our best.”
Another arc if you want it…. Otherwise that’s all folks…