Rating: Adult overall
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters in this story
Summary: Xander has a crush. William has a secret
Authors note: I have been accused of ending my stories abruptly. It
is probably true. It just seems when all is resolved, it is time to leave
the station and travel on. I hope everyone who read and commented,
and even those who read and didn't comment, enjoyed.
Please let me know.
"Vegas" will begin in few days.
Summoning all his courage, William stepped away from the van, turned and
walked straight for the office.
Two quick firm knocks and William entered without waiting for a response.
Leaving the door slightly ajar he stepped inside.
Starting to yell on the first knock, Lindsey was not in the mood for shit first thing this morning
Recognizing William, infuriated him. "What the hell do you want?"
Lindsey jumped to his feet behind his desk.
William did not allow himself to flinch, he would not be intimidated.
He momentarily placed his hand in his pocket then removed it.
Approaching the desk, Will threw the brown envelope on Lindsey's desk.
"I believe this is yours. Do what you want with it. The information
is a matter of public record, and nothing you can hurt me with"
Shocked, Lindsey stepped back.
"What? That shit isn't mine? Why the fuck would I care who you killed?"
As soon as the words left his mouth, Lindsey and William both knew he had
"You fuckin' little bitch. You think Xander is going to stay with
you? He will fuck you and leave you."
"Just like he did with you, Lindsey?" Lindsey was furious his
face red and spit flying on each word
"I love Xander! What we have is deeper than sex. You just wait and see.
He will get sick of you and come back to me!"
Frowning thoughtfully William tilted his head to the side
"What about your wife? Does she suspect where your true interest lies?"
Laughing cruelly Lindsey spit out
"That cow? Fuck her. She hasn't got a clue."
"Does she have a clue about all the hidden bank accounts you have?"
Lindsey's eyebrows shot up.
Suddenly the fire was gone from his tone.
"What?' He Laughed nervously "What bank accounts?"
Pulling out a piece of paper, William began reading off bank names
and account numbers.
He had information on everything as well as following the
trail of money to and from the kick backs and payoffs.
Lindsey was speechless.
Finally coming to a conclusion his whole body relaxed.
Sitting back down he tilted his chair back and with his hands behind his head he chuckled.
"O.k., yea, you got me. I wrote the note. I skimmed the money and hid
it under false names so the stupid little woman can't find it, and I authorized all the cost cutters on this hell hole of a work site.
You only have one problem Willy, my boy, I have covered all my tracks.
Even if you run straight to the authorities, I can have all the money pulled, my bags packed, and be gone before they can even try to find the evidence.
It's the word of a murderer against the word of an honest businessman.
You, my friend, are screwed."
Calmly reaching back in his pocket, William pulled out the tape recorder.
"Of course a taped confession is fairly good proof.
Almost as good as a witness.
At that, the door pushed open and in stepped Sherry, Lindsey's wife.
Lindsey's chair settled back on all four legs with a thunk!
"No, I'm afraid it is you, my sweetheart that is screwed.
I have already contacted the institutions holding these accounts by
cell phone just minutes ago, and had them frozen.
By the way, California is a community property state, so after the
authorities are done with you, if there is anything
left, it will be a nice start on my new life.
After you pay for the divorce, of course."
Turning his furious eyes on William, Lindsey exploded.
"You fuckin' bitch!"
Scrambling over the top of his desk, Lindsey lunged for William's throat.
"I'll fuckin' kill you" He flew through the air.
In the last second before he could connect with William who was now
frozen with fear, the door burst open and Xander charged in.
Slamming his fist into Lindsey's face Xander came back with his other fist
into his stomach knocking Lindsey to the floor.
Rushing in on his heels Willow threw herself around William, checking him for injuries.
Still slightly shaking William hugged her back.
"I'm fine Miss Willow, I'm fine"
Grabbing him close in a rough and clumsy hug Xander stuck his nose
in the side of William's neck breathing deeply.
"Jesus, Will, what were you thinking?"
Pulling back, Xander could see the excitement sparkling in Will's blue eyes.
"It was like in one of my mystery and adventure books.
I was the spy, and I needed to collect the evidence and capture the villain"
Handing the still recording tape machine to Xander he continued to explain,
"All the proof is here. He thought he could win, but I flipped the script on him."
"You sure did, Baby. God, I love you Will. I just wish you would have let
me help you. You scared the shit out of me!"
Only Willow noticed the look on Lindsey's face at Xander's words of love.
The rest of the morning was a flurry of activity.
The authorities Xander contacted arrived minutes later and the site was padlocked.
All the books as well as the taped confession were confiscated.
Lindsey was cuffed and taken away.
Sherry left soon after and was later found to have taken the money from one of the hidden accounts and left town with a garage mechanic she had been having an affair with.
Will and Xander couldn't find the interest to care.
The news from the clinic had come in on the following Monday.
Xander was negative. William was ready.
Monday night was celebrated in true bareback style, with cowboy music playing in the background.
The next two weeks were spent moving into the new house.
All of Willow's things were settled into the apartment and the mud room was
fitted with a scratching pole and litter pan.
Xander's things were next.
The furniture that had crowded his old place
left the new house looking empty and barren.
Squealing and jumping together Willow and Will shouted
Xander shook his head and hid before they could include him.
Will's room at the university was last. Together Xander and Will unlocked
the door and stepped inside.
"Is there really anything in here that you need?"
Looking around, William turned to face the other man.
"This was my life, Xander. I know it is hard to understand, but all my hopes and dreams were in here. Those were the stories that I read to give me the courage to speak to you."
"You're right, Baby. What ever you want to take we will box up and ship.
God knows we have the room."
The next several hours were spent sorting and stacking. One side of the
room was the books to keep. Reference, information, some history, some
biography. Off to the side was a small stack that he has designated to be
donated back to the school.
These were the romance and love stories. Well worn and lovingly read.
Surprised, Xander flipped through the top paperback.
"Sure you don't want to take these with you?"
Taking it from Xander's hand he put it back on the pile.
Wrapping his arms around Xander's neck, William pulled him in close
and whispered in his ear.
"I don't need them any more. I already found my happily ever after."