Chapter 1: Patrolling

Disclaimer: I do not own the Btvs series and the characters, but I do own the story and the actions.

Buffy and Spike were out on patrol in the cemetery looking for more of the undead or demons, whichever they would come upon first to kill. They had already dusted three vamps and killed two demons.

As they walked through the cemetery, Buffy turned to Spike and said, "Well it's been a busy night and I think I'll head on home."

Spike looked at her and said, "You don't have to go home yet, do you Slayer?"

"Why? Dawn will worry about me being gone too long."

"I thought that you and I could have a little battle of our own. Besides, Red is with her."

"Is that all you think about?"

"Only when I'm around you, luv."

"I think not."

"I bet if Angel asked you to stay with him you would do it."

"You know I can't," she hissed angrily.

They continued to walk through the cemetery and approached Spike's crypt, "Slayer, here we are at my place, and my offer still stands."

Without uttering a word Buffy stopped walking and looked into Spike's blue eyes. Before she could speak he put his arms around her and kissed her.

Buffy melted into his embrace and when the kiss ended, he felt pretty sure that he had changed her mind.

"What do you say Slayer?"

Before she could answer him, Spike kissed her again more passionately and then reached up with one hand to cup her breast.

Buffy let a moan escape from between their lips and along with her body language, Spike already knew that he won this one. Buffy broke off the kiss to catch her breath and told Spike, "If anyone finds out about this I will personally come back here and stake you."

"Don't have to worry about that pet, I rather enjoy our little secret," replied Spike with a wicked smile.

Without another word being exchanged between the two of them, Buffy kissed Spike very passionately. As they kissed they fell against the door of the crypt groping for the doorknob. Once they were inside, slamming the door behind them, they began to pull off each other's clothes.

While on patrol, Buffy realized how much she needed him, to feel his touch, to taste him and to love him that night. Buffy had denied being in love with Spike ever since Willow cast that spell on everyone and they were planning their wedding, and as much as she wished she could admit to him that she loved him, she would have to admit it to herself first.