Comforting Enemies

Disclaimer: I own nothing.Joss owns it all.

Spoilers: Everything up until "Into The Woods"

Summary: After Riley leaves, Spike tries to comfort Buffy. Cheesiness ensues with a little bit of singing.

Songs (with ~ around them): Possession by Sarah McLachlan, Full of Grace by Sarah McLachlan and Why Don't You And I? by Chad Kroeger and Santana.

(A/N): I wrote this before and none of the lyrics showed up in the song so I hope people get a chance to read it again. I have a sequel in progress but it's been in progress for some time now so be patient. I hope I get rid of the writer's block so I can write it on here soon.

Buffy lay on her bed with her face down in her pillow. She had been locked in her room, crying for the past two days and nights. Riley didn't hear her calling him; he just.left. They all left. She couldn't believe it. Another one was gone.

She heard a noise coming from outside her window but she didn't seem to care. She was way too focused on her own self-pity to give a damn about anything else. She turned around when she heard the voice. The familiar voice she had learned to ignore. But tonight, the voice seemed to be the only thing that offered her comfort.

"Are you okay, pet? You haven't been out patrolling and I was beginning to worry." Spike looked at her with loving eyes. He stepped closer to her bed and sat on the very edge of it.

Buffy lay there for a few seconds more before propelling herself off the bed and into Spike's arms. Spike's first reaction was to move away but he relaxed the instant her realized that she only wanted and needed comfort.

"Oh, Spike! Why do they always leave me?" Buffy broke down in his arms.

"Pet, I'll never leave you. I'm still here after everything. I can't believe the stupid git left you. You shoulda left him after what he did to you!"

They both sat in silence as a song came onto Buffy's radio that had been playing softly. Both remained still and allowed the song's words to wash through their minds.

~Listen as the wind blows From across the great divide Voices trapped in yearning Memories trapped in time The night is my companion And solitude my guide Would I spend forever here? And not be satisfied?~

Buffy pulled away from Spike and looked into his eyes.

~And I would be the one To hold you down Kiss you so hard I'll take your breath away And after I wipe away the tears Just close your eyes dear.~

"Spike?"

"Yes luv?"

"What are you doing here?"

"What do you mean?"

"I mean why did you come here? I know you said you were worried about me but you could have gone to the Magic Box and asked the gang or Giles. Why did you come here?"

~Thru this world I've stumbled So many times betrayed Trying to find an honest word to find The truth enslaved Oh you speak to me in rhythms and You speak to me in rhymes My body aches to breathe your breath Your words keep me alive.~

Spike looked away from her and the looked right into her eyes. He brought his hand up to her cheek gently smoothing away the tears that were left.

~And I would be the one To hold you down Kiss you so hard I'll take your breath away And after I wipe away the tears Just close your eyes dear.~

"Slayer, I just wanted to see for myself that you were okay. I also figured since I was the one responsible for you seeing what you saw and losing what you did, that I might try to make it up to you."

"Make it up to me?"

~Into this night I wander It's morning that I dread Another day of knowing of

The path I fear to tread

Oh into the sea of waking dreams I follow without pride Cause nothing stands between us here And I won't be denied.~

"Spike number one, you didn't make Riley leave, that was his own choice. And two, what makes you think you can make me feel better?"

"Look Slayer, I feel bad. I feel bad 'cause you feel bad. I don't like to see you cry, it kills me inside."

Buffy broke out into a fit of laughter.

"What?"

"Nothing.it's just you said it kills you, but.you're already dead!"

"Ha, ha. Very funny Slayer. Now get dressed."

"What? Now you are giving me orders? Where are we going?"

"Never mind the questions. Just get ready." Spike rummaged through the closet and found her black leather pants and her pink top that he loved so much. "Here, put this on."

"You're dressing me now?"

"You know, this was a bad idea. Forget it Slayer. I shouldn't have come here. Bloody hell!"

Spike turned and walked to the window. Just as he got one leg out of it Buffy stopped him.

"Spike, I'm sorry. Look, I'll get ready. We'll go and you can try to make me feel better. Just turn around so I can change."

Reluctantly, Spike turned around. But luckily for him, he could see her reflection in the mirror. A huge smile crossed over his face.

When she was finished changing, she told him he could turn back around while she did her hair.

"Just wear it up in one of those.things. We're not going to the Royal Palace. You look fine just the way you are." Spike looked away quickly. If blood could rush to his face then, it would have right there.

Buffy gave him a small smile and a look from the corner of her eye and put her hair up in a scrunchy.

"Right then, let's get going." Spike said quickly.

When they reached the door, Buffy opened it up to find the reason that Spike had selected this particular outfit. He had brought a motorcycle.

"You expect me to ride on that with you?"

"Look Slayer, the car has a few kinks I need to work out of it. We have to take the bike. Where we are going is not within walking distance from here. Work with me here."

Spike got on the bike and motioned for Buffy to get on behind him. She grabbed a helmet and climbed on back wrapping her arms around his waist. A small smile crept over Spike's face.

'So where are we going?" She yelled over his engine as they sped down the highway.

"You'll see Slayer. It's a surprise. Trust me."

"You're taking me to L.A.?" She shouted when she saw the city lights.

"Relax Slayer, I told you it wasn't walking distance. There's a nice little karaoke bar in the city called 'Caritas' that is friendly to all beings."

"KARAOKE? Spike I am not singing any songs! I can't believe you talked me into coming. You know if I would have known where we were going I wouldn't have agreed."

"Slayer, why do you think I didn't tell you?"

They reached the bar and walked inside. Buffy looked around and saw many different demons and other creatures sitting around at the tables. Spike led her to a table and took her jacket off of her. Buffy gave him a curious look and sat down.

"So Spike," she said flipping through the songbook, "are you going to sing a little song?"

"I wasn't planning on it."

'What If I dared you to?" She said with a devilish grin on her face. "You can't back out of a dare now Spike."

"You wouldn't but if you do dare me, then I dare you the same. I sing, you sing."

"Fine, deal! I dare you to sing a sappy song. Something recent.how about that new one by Santana? Do you know it?"

"Yeah, I know it."

"Good then, that is what you will sing!"

"Alright, you get the same treatment. But you get a girly song. Some Sarah McLachlan I think? How about this one?" He exclaimed as he pointed to a song in the book.

"Fine." She said after she read what song it was.

They both wrote their names and songs on the pieces of paper and handed them to the Host. Spike got them some liquid courage in the meantime.

Buffy was the first one called up. She grabbed the microphone and took a deep breath as the song began.

~The winter here's cold and bitter It's chilled us to the bone We haven't seen the sun for weeks Too long to far from home I feel just like I'm sinking And I claw for solid ground I'm pulled down by the undertow I never thought I could feel so low And oh, darkness I feel I'm letting go Of all of the strength, all of the courage Come and lift from this place I know I can love you much better than this Full of Grace, my love It's better this way, I say Haven't seen this place before And everything we say and do Hurts us all a little more It's just that we stay too long In this same old sickly skin I'm pulled down by the undertow I never thought I could feel so low And oh, darkness I feel I'm letting go Of all of the strength, all of the courage Come and lift me from this place I know I can love you much better than this Full of Grace I know I can love you much better than this It's better this way.~

As the song ended she looked at Spike who sat open-mouthed and staring at her. She returned to the table and Spike still stared at her with loving eyes.

"Quit it! You are giving me the wiggins." She said giving him a playful push on the arm.

"Bloody hell Slayer! I was gaping at you because you were amazing."

She looked up at him with a twinkle in her eye as she waited for his name to be called. His name was heard a few minutes later and he got up to sing. He took the microphone from the Host and spoke before he started the song.

"I'll have you know, I was dared to come up here and sing, so first off apologies if I suck. And secondly, I am very glad this song was chosen for me to sing because it's exactly everything I have ever wanted to say."

Spike looked straight at Buffy and the entire room went away as his song began.

~Since the moment I spotted you Like walking 'round with little wings on my shoes My stomach's filled with the butterflies, and it's alright Bouncing 'round from cloud to cloud I got the feeling like I'm never gonna come down If I said I didn't like it then you know I lied

Every time I try to talk to you I get tongue-tied turns out Everything I say to you Comes out wrong it never comes out right

So I say why do you and I get together Take on the world and be together forever

Heads we will, Tails we'll try again

So I say why don't you and I hold each other Fly to the moon and straight onto Heaven 'Cause without you they're never gonna let me in.

When's this fever gonna break I think I've handled more than any man can take I'm like a lovesick puppy chasing you around and it's alright Bouncing 'round from cloud to cloud I get the feeling like I'm never gonna come down If I said I didn't like it then you know I lied

Every time I try to talk to you I get tongue-tied turns out Everything I say to you Comes out wrong it never comes out right

So I say why don't you and I get together Take on the world and be together forever Heads we will, Tails we'll try again So I say why don't you and I get together Fly to the moon and straight onto Heaven 'Cause without you there never gonna let me in

Slowly I begin to realize This is never gonna end Right about the same time you walk by And I say, oh here we go again, oh

So I say why don't you and I get together Take on the world and be together forever Heads we will, Tails we'll try again So I say why don't you and I get together Fly to the moon and straight onto Heaven 'Cause without you they're never gonna let me in.~

When Spike was done the song, he gave the microphone back to the Host and sat down. He looked at Buffy. Her eyes were glassy and tears were falling freely from them.

"Slayer? Are you alright? I didn't mean to upset you if I did. Slayer?" he waited for her response. "Buffy?"

With the sound of her name she turned to him. He tried to speak but she brought her fingers to his lips to silence him. He never called her by her name; it was always Slayer or luv or pet, but never just 'Buffy'. The sound of her name on his lips made them all that much more appealing to her. For some unknown reason after hearing Spike sing the song she had chosen, combined with him calling her by her name, she began feeling things she never dreamed she'd ever be feeling, at least not for Spike!

Buffy just sat there looking at him, gazing into his beautiful blue eyes. She had never noticed the colour before. He seemed to hypnotize her with them. She felt as if she were in a trance. The only movement she felt compelled to make was towards him, his body, his face, and his lips.

She moved slowly towards him, her hand moving from his lips to the side of his face. Her lips descended on his into a soft kiss. With the connection, her hands moved to his neck pulling the two entities closer together, allowing passion to surge into their kiss.

Sooner than later, Spike broke away allowing her air to breathe. She slowly opened her eyes, very disoriented as she tried to catch her breath.

"Luv? This really isn't the place for this, especially since I happen to know that your ex-poof, my grand-sire frequents here and seeing you and I together wouldn't put me in a very good position with him. In fact the position he would probably put me in would most likely involve a stake or sunlight."

"Um, yeah. It's getting late anyways and if we want to make it back home before sunrise we had better get going."

They both got up and Buffy followed Spike out of the bar. When they reached the bike Spike got on and Buffy held on tighter than on the way to L.A. The whole way back to Sunnydale, neither spoke a word. They both had too much going through their minds.

They finally reached Buffy's home. Spike walked her to the door. Buffy turned to face him, but kept her gaze off of him.

"Well, I had fun. Thank you for the wonderful cheer up session Spike."

"Yeah well, anytime I can help." His feet were fidgeting and he couldn't keep still. He wanted so bad to grab her and passionately kiss her, but he didn't want to, fearing she was already regretting the earlier kiss, which SHE initiated. "Well, I guess I'll be seeing you around huh Slayer." He turned to walk away.

"Spike?" She called quickly before he could turn too far. He stopped and turned back to her looking straight into her eyes this time.

"Yes luv?"

"I just wanted to thank you," she said slowly approaching him and never unlocking her eyes from his gaze. "For such a lovely evening." She stopped right in front of him.

"You already thanked me pet."

"Not properly," with that said she lifted her mouth to his, her lips touching his with a feather-like touch. He wrapped his arms around her to pull her closer and deepen the kiss.

Buffy broke from the kiss gasping for much needed air. Her eyes opened, and her gaze never left his face. Spike didn't want to open his eyes for fear that it was a dream. Reluctantly, he opened them and saw her beautiful face still there. He brought his hands up to her face, cupping it as he placed soft kisses on her lips.

"That was the best 'thank you' I have ever gotten. I'll have to do good more often." He said with a sly grin.

"I should, and you should.sunrise soon." She tried to say, still short of breath. "Will I see you tomorrow? We could, um, patrol?" She said catching her breath and looking down.

He lifted her chin and gave her a small kiss. "Count on it luv." With that he walked off, hopped on his bike and rode off to his crypt.

With a million thoughts going through her head, Buffy made her way to her room. She had kissed Spike. It was all so wrong, but so very right. What was she going to say to Giles and the other Scoobies? How would they react to her falling for another vampire? Giles would clean his glasses. Willow would get all excited and ask for details, but Xander would be the worst one of them all. He had always had a special love for Buffy; he would not take it well. She would wait to tell him, all of them.