Author: Pumpkin Belly

Summary: You're my sunshine. Part 5 in Maybe series. SPUFFY

Previously: She was so beautiful in the sun but Spike knew that he would never be able to follow her outside.

Far off the Powers that Be laughed at Spike's thought.

"Just wait, vampire," One of them said, "soon, soon."

There was collective laughter and then a blood-curdling scream as a blinding pain ripped through Spike.

Chapter 2

"Spike," Buffy called out when she heard a scream, "Dawn I have to go. I'll call you later and tell you everything." Buffy said into the phone before hanging up and moving slowly inside.

"Spike." Buffy called out again, "Oh my god, Spike." Buffy rushed over to Spike.

Spike was lying on the ground, breathing deeply. A look of deep pain was playing on his features. Instead of being in a dark corner like he was before there was a white light surrounding him.

"Buffy," Spike chocked out, "Something's," Spike coughed but continued speaking, "happening to me."

"Shhhh, don't worry. Everything is going to be ok. It's going to be ok." Buffy moved Spike's head onto her lap and started rocking him.

"Buffy, I can," Spike stopped as pain swept over him.

"You can what, baby?" Buffy asked, running her hand through his hair.

"I can feel my heartbeat." Spike said.

Buffy froze, "You can what?" She asked struggling for air.

"Feel my heart. I can feel my soul." Spike started to laugh. "I'm alive."

The white light that had been surrounding him started to dim. Spike sat up and pulled Buffy into his arms. "I'm alive."

Buffy placed her hand over his heart, silent tears running down her face. When she felt his heart she gave a little squeal of excitement. "You're alive." She practically yelled before capturing Spike's lip in a kiss.

"How?" She asked when they pulled apart.

"I don't know, prophecy, maybe." Spike volunteered.

"You don't think it's a spell, do you?" Buffy asked startled, "What if this is only temporary? You can't leave me Spike." Buffy held him tighter.

"I'm not going to leave you, ever. Ok?" Spike said, "Don't think that way. We'll figure it out."

"We should call Giles." Buffy announced before picking up the phone at her side and dialing Giles' number.

The phone picked up on the 4th ring. "Hello?" A British sounding voice sounded from the other end of the phone.

"Giles, I need your help." Buffy said into the phone.

"Of course Buffy, what do you need?" there was the sound of rummaging paper on the line.

"Spike's," Buffy paused, not sure how to explain the situation, "he's alive." She decided on the direct approach.

"Well, technically he's not alive he's." Giles started.

"No, he's alive, there was this white light that surrounded him and then I felt his heartbeat." Buffy interrupted.

There was silence on Giles end of the phone.

"Giles say something." Buffy commanded.

"Um," Giles cleared his throat, "I was aware that this could happen."

"You were aware!" Buffy yelled into the phone.

"There was a prophecy." Giles tried to continue.

"A Prophecy!" Buffy once again yelled.

"Buffy, I am trying to explain but with you repeating every word it is making it very hard." There was silence from Buffy.

"Ok, there was a prophecy concerning a vampire that would become human but it wasn't clear so I didn't bring it up. Until I had a chance to look into the text deeper it could have been any vampire."

"Oh," Buffy said, "So you were just protecting me."

"Well, yes I was trying to." Buffy could hear Giles cleaning his glasses.

"Is it permanent?" Buffy asked

"Yes." Giles said

"Good," Buffy smiled at Spike who hadn't moved from his spot in the corner, "I have some good news besides the human thing." Buffy started. "Spike asked me to marry him!" Buffy squealed.

"He what." Giles asked shocked.

"And I said yes." Buffy concluded.

"Oh, that's great Buffy." Giles said.

"I know. I have to go Giles." Buffy said hanging up the phone.

"Spike," Buffy said getting Spike's attention, "Come here."

Spike stood up and walked over to Buffy. They were still relatively out of the way of the sun. Buffy took Spike's hand in hers and lead him out into the sunlight.

"You can finally be in the sun." Buffy showed him as they moved outside.

Spike squinted from the glare but adjusted quickly.

As the sun started to set 2 figures could be seen dancing in the last fading rays of sun to a music that no one but them could hear.

A/N: Hoped you liked the way everything came together. Tell me what you thought.