"God how much longer is it going to be?" Dawn asked. They had been waiting at the hospital for over six hours now.

"Dawnie, having a baby can take a long time" Willow replied.

"I know I just really want to see Buffy, Spike and the new baby" Dawn replied "I mean I can't believe I'm going to be an aunt"

"I must say this very exciting" Anya said "I can't wait till Xander and I have our baby" she said dreamily.

"What? We're not having a baby are we?" Xander asked.

"Well I was going to wait and tell you later, but now is as good a time as any" Anya replied.

"You mean we're going to have a baby?" Xander asked.

"Yes, yes we are" Anya replied.

"Oh my god I can't believe it. We're going to have a baby. I'm going to be a daddy" Xander replied as he picked her up and spun her around in the air.

"Congratulations" Dawn said as she gave them both a hug.

"God I'm so happy for you guys" Willow said as she too gave them both a hug. Giles, Tara, Cordy, Wes, Fred and Gunn all gave their congratulations to the expecting couplet too. Then the subject turned back to Buffy and Spike's baby.

"So who do you guys think the baby will look like? Buffy or Spike?" Cordy asked.

"I think it'll have Spike's blue eyes," Willow said.

"And Buffy's blond hair" Tara added.

Just then Spike walked out. He was wearing the proudest look on his face. Everyone ran over to him.

"Is the baby here yet?" Dawn asked eagerly.

"Ya, I'm a dad" Spike replied awestruct.

"Congratulations" Giles said as he patted Spike on the shoulder. Dawn gave Spike a hug then asked:

"Can we see Buffy yet?" "Ya sure she's right this way" Spike replied and then turned on his heel and walked right back through the swing door he had just come from. Everyone followed him. He led them into a room where Buffy was sitting on one of the hospital beds holding Madison in her arms. Spike quickly slipped into the bed beside her and put his arm around her. Buffy was positively glowing. She looked tired and her hair was shimmering with sweat, but she still looked beautiful. And she radiated such happiness.

"Oh my god" Dawn squealed as she ran over to the bed.

"Buffy she's beautiful" Willow said.

"Thanks Will" Buffy replied.

"Congratulations, Buffy" Giles said.

"Looks like your slayers all grown up now Rupert" Spike said.

"I guess there's no denying it" Giles replied with a smile.

Everyone took their turns congratulating Buffy and Spike on their new baby. Xander and Anya also told Buffy and Spike about their great news that they too were going to have a baby.

"Excuse me everyone" Buffy called out "I would like to thank everyone for coming to share this amazing experience with Spike and I" she now had tears running down her face.

"At first I was terrified about having a baby. I mean everything is going to change now. As I'm sure you all know Xander and Anya are going have a baby now too. So I would just like to make a toast, even though we don't have drinks, to the next generation of scoobies as I hope there will be more to come" Buffy finished.

"To the next generation of scoobies" everyone coursed.

"And may we all live happily ever after, even if it may be harder than it seems" Spike added.


AN: I would just like to thanks everyone for sticking through this fic with me and I want to let you all know that I will be posting a sequel very shortly, so let me know if you want me to email you when I post it. The sequel will be called "Happily Ever After, is harder than it seems"