100-word Angel Drabble. All characters belong to their respective creators and there is no intention to infringe their copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis. Major Angel S5 spoilers up to You're welcome then very AU. Sequel to Nothing Left To Lose
By Marcus L. Rowland
"You killed Cordy and took her body!" shouts Angel.
"The shell was dead," says Illyria, "this body a simulacrum. I have killed no-one..." She eyes him balefully and adds "...yet."
"It checks out," says Fred. "The hospital's been trying to reach us all day."
"This was meant for you," Illyria adds. "The shell knows what was to come."
"Someone wanted me dead?" asks Fred.
"Knox thought you the perfect host," says Illyria. She eyes Fred's figure, and adds "His judgement was faulty. This body is more pleasing."
"I'll kill him," shouts Gunn, running out.
Illyria doesn't try to stop him.