Where: L.A.; The Hyperion
When: Night (day after Dru thread, same day as Magic Box thread)
After driving for what seemed like an eternity jammed in a car with her friends, ignoring the attempted road trip games and trying to focus on the top 40 pop songs on the radio, the Scoobies finally arrived in Los Angeles, parked in front of the Hyperion Hotel.
Buffy felt a little guilty for not giving Angel and everyone a heads up about the Sunnydale caravan just showing up on their doorstep. But, desperate times called for....lack of politeness, apparently. Oh well, it would be potentially a welcome surprise. And hey, she hadn't seen everyone in a long time. So, it would be a nice reunion and maybe they could all work together harmoniously and forget all their differences and past drama. And then pigs will fly, of course.
She sucked in a breath as she got out of the car, heading through the front gate and into the courtyard, making her way to the front door. Seeing Angel was always difficult, no matter what the impending doom. And she could already 'feel' him nearby. Such a freaky thing they shared. And still he sometimes snuck up on her with his creepy vampire stealthiness.
She had to remind herself all the way there and now that this wasn't about Angel. This was about Dawn. Her sister was in danger and they were here to find her, save her, and kill whatever took her. Sounded like a solid plan.
She opened the door of the Hyperion and stepped inside almost tentatively, spotting the empty lobby. She had never seen Angel's 'headquarters', so she took a moment to take in the overwhelmingly large room before saying, "Anybody home?" She was slightly surprised when her voice echoed.