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Stars Hollow Gazette
Tragedy strikes Stars Hollow.
Early Tuesday morning, the body of Angela Bern, 16 was found in the woods by Robert Levvy, 69. Levvy was out walking his dog when he stumbled upon the scene.
"I was so shocked I couldn't move for a minute," Levvy told reporters. " The poor girl was just lying there, as still as can be. I just can't believe it."
An autopsy found that Angela was anemic. She had somehow injured herself sometime Monday night and bled to death in the forest. Her parents say they had no idea she wasn't in bed that night.
"She must've snuck out to meet her friends. She was always with those girls."
Her mother, Darlene Bern stated. "She was such a sweet girl."
Angela is survived her parents Steven and Darlene, and her sister Rebecca. The funeral service will be held at the Stars Hollow Presbyterian Church on Thursday, November 18 at 12:00pm.
The entire town was a wreck. The last person to die in the town was 83; to lose a child
hurt them all. Everyone in town attended the memorial service for Angela. Almost every
Lorelei kept herself busy by concentrating on the real reason Angela had died: Vampires.
She got on the Internet and found out everything she could. Will helped when she asked,
he would've done more, but she was determined to learn as much as she could on her
own. He did tell her what supplies she should get in case she was attacked. Being the
fashionista she is, she already had a large collection of cross necklaces in her jewelry box
left over from the eighties. She now wore them with a devotion that would've made the
Church proud. Will also helped her stock her closet with enough stakes, crucifixes, and
Holy Water to arm half the state. He also talked her into buying a crossbow, which he
hoped Angel, who had called to say they couldn't make it until Friday- would teach her
how to use. He wished that he could teach her himself; standing behind her, his arms
encircling her as he taught her how to properly insert the shaft of wood into the- he broke
off his own train of thought and shook his head. Now was not the time.
As far as he could tell, they were prepared, now all they had to do was wait.
Will was sitting on the couch, staring at the black screen of the TV. He still couldn't
believe that there were vamps here. He knew there were vamps in most towns, he just
never thought that they would be /here/. This place felt like it was straight out of a
storybook; the quaint little town, the quirky characters, festivals almost every month, it
seemed. It was a place apart from the rest of the world, and now the world had violently
forced its way in.
Lorelei came down the stairs wearing a dark blue dress that hugged her very nicely. Will
turned to look at her, and lost the ability to form words. God, she was more beautiful
every time he was her. When he looked at her like this, well, really any time he looked at
her, all he wanted to do was touch her, even to just put his hand on her arm would be
heaven. And he couldn't.
Lorelei felt him staring, and when she looked over, she could see the heat in his eyes. The
way he looked at her; the love, desire, the pure animalistic lust, it made it almost
impossible to stand straight, let alone walk.
They stayed there, staring at each other across the room, electricity practically crackling
between them. Anyone who saw them would've agreed that they made mental copulation
Will knew he had to get away from her before he went insane.
"So, big date or somethin', luv?" he asked, trying to break the spell.
"Oh. Um, it's Friday, Will."
"Right, dinner with mum and pop." She nodded. Silence stretched.
"Rory's coming back with me tonight."
"Yeah, Angel n' the rest are comin' too."
"Right." She said, taking a step closer to him. Will stood and backed away, pulling his
duster around him.
"I think it's better if you stay over there, ducks. Right now, I want you so bad it hurts,
and if you come any closer, it'll kill me." He told her bluntly. She stopped.
"Me too," he looked at her, the surprise on his face comical.
"Look, just because we can't actually do anything doesn't mean we can't see where this
goes, does it? Just think about it; all that no-touching stuff is gonna make the anticipation
climb so high, that when we finally can visit the physical side of things, the whole town
might explode." Will chuckled. He loved her optimism, even though she was wrong.
"Luv, I'm most likely stuck as a ghostie. There's no way this is just gonna disappear. I'm
"Yes you are." She told him firmly. "You will. I mean, why the hell would they bring
you back from the dead and leave you as solid as a holograph? They- whoever they are-
need you. You're supposed to be back, supposed to be solid. Maybe they knew that
vampires were coming here, and you're their champion again." He looked at her, love in
his eyes. He couldn't believe how she just accepted all of this, accepted him. There were
no hoops, no insults, no lurking in the shadows until everyone was gone. She wasn't
ashamed of him. She thought he was a champion.
"Um, tonight when I get back I'm so gonna need a shower. Wash the smell of wealth and
corruption off of me. I've also heard that, uh, there's an exorcist convention in Iowa, all
the big cross-wavers and Holy Waterers are there, not a single one left in the state; so, I
guess that if I for some reason found you sneaking around in the bathroom while I was in
the shower, I couldn't really do anything about it." She smiled to herself. Yep, the look
"You could tell me if I missed a spot." To hell with subtlety.
"Well, I suppose Peaches could entertain himself for a bit." He spoke, trying to be
nonchalant. Kinda hard to do when he'd unintentionally slipped into his bedroom voice
already. That, among other things, was certainly hard to ignore.
"Uh, you better go, you're gonna be late." He told her, pulling his coat even tighter.
"See ya tonight." Lorelei told him, a twinkle in her eyes. With a smirk, she headed out
the door. Will sighed and carefully sat back down. She was going to kill him yet.
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