"It wasn’t my intention to bring up a painful subject, Spike. But I’m sorry to say that I haven’t seen Faith for several days."
"I know you didn’t, mate. It’s the world we live in. C’mon," He said pulling himself to his feet. "I’ll buy you a drink.
A sigh, “Ivory and Dean share an ease that speaks of a stronger bond than the one we share. And she’s a woman… and it might be easier for him. Although I’m not sure it’s my own problems you’re referring to. How isFaith?”
"Bit of both… I get what you mean. Didn’ realize Dean and Ivory were even close at all actually." Spike tried to skirt the issue the Angel had asked then sighed. "I don’ t know… I saw Faith after we spoke last and brought her some food… but she was exhausted so I let her have her time. Haven’t heard from her since. Worried is a good word, for it."
He shook his head, “Been on patrol hoping to catch sight of her and the other half tryin’ to squelch the worry… I don’t sleep anymore.”
"No, nothing so mysterious I’m afraid. Ivory Grimes."
"Well that’ll pull the pin from the grenade," He said scrubbing his hand through his hair then rubbing at his eyes. "I know you’re the forgiving type bein’ an Angel and all but… since when’s Dean been so wanting to help? Then again, look whose talking."
"I’m not… sure. He’s distant, and irritable. And has invited a long term house guest to live with us for reasons unknown."
"House guest, you mean someone wanted to show up, here? And… now?" He asked rolling his head back the try to relieve some of the pent up tension. "Seems hinky."
"Ah. A mistranslation… anythingis unfortunate. Both at home and not. Grandview may be lost to us.”
"Was afraid of that," He said tucking the stake into his inside duster pocket and asked, "Things not workin’ out for you and the fiance?"
"How is… anything?”
"I’m not sure I understand."
Spike shrugged, he pushed up on the back of the bench to haul himself up to sitting in a more proper position. He tried to hide his weariness, but it just didn’t stick, “This place… it’s…been nothing but a battle and no one’s winning. Was just seeing if anyone else had anything else to chat over, yeh?”