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PassageIt started when they arrived at the airport for their flight to London to find an official from the British Embassy waiting for them. Spike was handed a diplomatic pouch, but he may as well have received a free pass to avoiding the bureaucratic nightmare that international travel had become in recent years.

Dawn had spent the two hour flight trying to pry information out of Spike about why he was suddenly a diplomatic courier. But it was to no avail. He just plugged himself into the in-flight sound system, jacked up the volume to an ear-bleeding level, leaned back in his seat and smiled his infuriatingly smug smile.

The weirdness didn't stop on touchdown at Heathrow either.

They breezed past customs and were met by a very efficient young woman with a brisk manner, who divested Spike of his package and ushered them into a waiting vehicle.

Dawn's questions were still met with enigmatic silence, although Spike was more than happy to provide a running commentary on the London landmarks they were driving past. Not giving up, but too excited to be in London as a tourist, Dawn found herself enjoying the more colourful elements Spike added to his detailed narrative.

She was almost disappointed when the car pulled up outside a townhouse in what looked to be a fairly affluent area. Spike helped the driver with their bags as Dawn stared up at the impressive building.

"What did he mean when he told you that your key still worked?"

Spike nodded to the front door. "Open it."

The door was firmly locked and Dawn shot Spike a questioning look, wondering if he really expected her to believe it would be unlocked? But her mouth dropped open when Spike turned the handle and opened the door for her.

"My key still works," he answered.

Preceding Spike into the house Dawn looked around, spotting the painting of a wolf on the wall over the fire, when the penny finally dropped.

"Wolf lives here!" She laughed in delight. She'd forgotten that not all of Spike's contacts were from the seamier side of town, some of them were actually legitimate. It appeared that having a friend who worked for Interpol meant a lot of doors would be opened for you, literally in this case.

15minuteficletsword #70: extra
Part of the Rome!verse and the London!verse


( 18 howls — talk to the wolf )
3rd Sep, 2004 14:29 (UTC)
Oh, I *love* this! Love it! Dawn and Wolf... can't wait to see them together.
3rd Sep, 2004 23:36 (UTC)
Must boot muse into action and find out what it has planned.
3rd Sep, 2004 15:31 (UTC)
oo verses collide. And spike's in london!

::runs off to catch the next train to the city::
3rd Sep, 2004 23:37 (UTC)


Last seen heading for London.

If found, may need to be surgically removed from blond vampire.
3rd Sep, 2004 23:43 (UTC)
Mmm... scalpels...
4th Sep, 2004 00:22 (UTC)
Re: lol
Scalpels indeed.
4th Sep, 2004 00:30 (UTC)
Re: lol
oo! ::gawks at bad-ass scalpel::

4th Sep, 2004 00:34 (UTC)
Re: lol
I have a thing for number 23 scalpel blades. And, yes, those are number 23 scalpel blades in the icon.
4th Sep, 2004 00:39 (UTC)
Re: lol
I second your thing.

16th Nov, 2004 07:35 (UTC)
~~If found, may need to be surgically removed from blond vampire.~~

I am so sorry to continually butt into other peoples' threads, but that gave me a good little laugh. :-D
16th Nov, 2004 09:14 (UTC)
The muse occasionally makes an appearance in comments.

The ongoing banter with the lovingly pheral, currently adventuring in Norway sans-broadband, saw her inspire a character that appears later in this !verse.
19th Nov, 2004 04:17 (UTC)
The character turned out well-done. :-D Lol, if I knew the fandom better, I'd be jealous of Pheral.
3rd Sep, 2004 16:11 (UTC)

Very nice touch! I'll be anxiously awaiting the next installment!
3rd Sep, 2004 23:41 (UTC)
Thank you! ::prods muse with toe::
3rd Sep, 2004 17:50 (UTC)
Wolf! Cool! :D
Although I'd think Dawn would be kinda ticked at the perpetual refusal to answer. ;) I know I would - but then, I'm not Dawn.
3rd Sep, 2004 23:44 (UTC)
I'd be annoyed too. But it would probably only be a day since the passport arrived to when they hit London, and sometimes you just have to wait to find things out for yourself.
8th Sep, 2004 09:07 (UTC)
*bounces happily* Wonderful addition to this !verse. Looking forward to reading what happens next. I love the way you write Spike and Dawn.
27th Sep, 2004 08:22 (UTC)
Many thanks! I think I may need to go through my inbox more often. It's a bit embarrassing to finally pull me finger out and reply after the next six parts have been written.
( 18 howls — talk to the wolf )