This story is the first episode in the series Time
is the Fire, and it's highly recommended that you read that pilot
story before this one.
Spike is living in LA, running his own agency. He is very choosy in the
cases he takes - accepting only those that pay well. He has recruited
a demon, Jordan, who can shift into different forms at will, and a human,
Sam. Together with help from Wesley, he is making a new life for himself
as a souled vampire.
Although they have agreed that living together is not an option, Spike
and Angel have formed a unique, passionate relationship that draws in
all those who come in contact with them.
All my fiction deals
with adult themes: torture; blood play; rape; graphic male/male sex. That
doesn't mean that every story has all these elements, but some of them
might. If you find any of these disturbing, please don't read this fiction.
I don't put specific warnings on individual chapters or episodes because
I feel that spoils the plot.