Synopsis for To Shanshu In L.A.

Written by AnGeL X from An Angel's Soul. My summary will be up in due course.

Wesley continues to try and decipher the text of The Prophecies of Aberjian. He is unable to understand one word that is crucial to the translation. Looking to hang out, David Nabbit shows up at the office. The lawyers at Wolfram and Hart call forth a warrior of the underworld named Vocah, to perform a Raising. Wesley discovers that the word means 'death' and that means Angel will die. Cordelia has a vision that sends Angel on his way to help a homeless woman fighting a slime demon. Kate arrives on the scene after Angel has defeated it, and she is determined to rid the city of vampires.

Wesley talks with Cordelia about Angel and how he's cut off from life. Despite being evil and unwanted on the side of good, Vocah goes to the Oracles and kills them. Cordelia tries to find a hobby for Angel to keep busy with. Vocah follows her and after touching her hand, she gets a vision. The vision continues -- never ending -- as Cordelia collapses to the ground in agony. Angel reads up on the scrolls while the cloaked figure makes his way into the apartment.

Angel locks the scroll away, and then leaves after getting a call about Cordelia. At the hospital, Cordelia is suffering endlessly, and there is nothing that the doctors can do to save her. Wesley returns to the apartment just in time to see what was left in place of the scroll. Angel approaches the office building just as it explodes into a fiery blaze. Angel searches through the wreckage and finds that Wesley is still alive but badly hurt. Kate confronts Angel, but with his friends in serious conditions, he's not looking to take any of her harassments.

Angel finds a symbol on Cordelia's hand, and goes to the Oracles for help. He finds them dead, but the spirit of the female Oracle gives him instruction. He needs the scrolls, specifically the words of Anatole that will save Cordelia. Angel asks Gunn to protect his friends in the hospital while he goes to hunt Vocah. Vocah reads from the scrolls while sacrificing five vampires that are chained to a large cage. Angel watches as the Wolfram and Hart lawyers leave to attend the Raising ritual.

Angel crashes the party and goes into a battle with Vocah. Lindsey picks up where Vocah left off and continues the ritual. His chanting kills the five vampires chained to the cage and then Holland orders the cage removed. In the end, Angel kills Vocah, and then faces Lindsey for the scroll. As Lindsey tries to burn the scroll, Angel cuts off Lindsey's arm and takes the scroll.

Wesley reads the world of Anatole and Cordelia is unbound from Vocah's evil doings. After seeing so many visions, Cordelia realizes how many people out there need their help. At her apartment, Cordelia feeds Wesley and Angel, showing them her new, kinder, side. Wesley discovers that the prophecies actually read that Angel will become human once he has fulfilled his duties. The lawyers go check on the cage, and Lilah looks inside, revealing a very frightened young woman that we recognize as, Darla.

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