A/N: First, thank you so much for all that reviewed. Second, I'm sorry I lied I only had one chapter left in me but I have an idea for a sequel so I hope that helps for the fact only had one chapter. Okay enough of me rambling, on with the show.

Disclaimer: For the last time, I don't own anything but Fire and Basil. It's all Joss's.

Chapter Fifteen


Spike charged at Basil with more speed than a vampire should have. Willow quickly said a spell and a sword appeared in Spike's hand. Just as Spike was about to strike from above, Basil blocked with his own sword. Basil grinned forming a small sphere and put it to Spike's stomach. It exploded against Spike, blood dripped to land on the grass but he ignored the pain. Spike shifted his sword to the side causing Basil's sword to go flying away from them.

"So the rumours of having a mate are true. Are you willing to die for her, a human, the slayer, our mortal enemy?" Basil smirked.

"As long as you go down with me," Spike responded steely. Basil swung a sword, he created, down at Spike's shoulder but Spike stopped it with his own blade. He jumped back as Basil swung at his middle. Spike lunged; the sword went through Basil but the image disappeared. He turned to find three Basil's circling him like he was the other vampire's prey. He smirked and shook his head, closing his eyes.

"Smoke and mirrors Basil? Really now, what do you take me for?" Spike said. Without looking, he stopped each attack and the two fake Basil's disappeared into a grey mist. Basil glared at him and started firing spell after spell at Spike. He dodged most of them; the ones that hit didn't seem to faze him though.

Buffy gave a groan as she came to. Her vision at first was blurred but suddenly everything snapped into focus. Spike was fighting Basil and it looked like Basil was winning. Buffy coughed up blood before her world spun and went black.

Basil grinned evilly sending a black sphere towards Dawn. She looked at it with wide eyes as it sped towards her.

"Dawn!" Fire exclaimed before jumping in front of her getting the full force of the blast. He collapsed to his knees and Dawn quickly caught him as he started to fall the rest of the way to the ground. His head rested against her shoulder.

Spike growled low in his throat. He attacked quickly while Basil was put on the defensive. They were engrossed in their fight, neither getting the upper hand for too long. Basil's sword suddenly had an aura around it. Striking Spike's sword, it broke into several pieces. Spike gave a muttered curse.

"Willow!" Spike yelled trying to avoid the angry swings of Basil's sword. Basil swung at his legs; he jumped up to avoid the blade. Three spells were sent in Willow's direction suddenly. One hit Willow, the other two hit Tara and Giles. Willow tried to cast the spell but found she had no voice. Spike heard Dawn mutter something to Fire and suddenly he went rigid and started to convulse. Dawn stared and she went still.

"NO!" Dawn yelled to the stars as she was engulfed in green energy. The whole clearing lit up like a Christmas tree. Basil looked at the girl in shock. Spike felt a sword materialize in his left hand. He was surprised to feel the perfect weight of the sword. He mentally thanked Dawn and attacked Basil while he was confused. Spike thrust the sword through Basil's stomach. Basil looked down at the wound and grinned. He took the hilt from Spike only to be burned by the sword itself. Thinking quickly Spike grabbed the sword pulling it out, he smirked.

"See you in hell," He whispered as he swung the sword and chopped Basil's head off. Basil slowly turned to dust and his ashes blew away with the wind.

The extra power from wanting to protect his mate disappeared and he fell to the ground on all fours. He took in several gulps of unneeded air. The sword beside him disappeared as Dawn ceased glowing. Now she was cursing at Fire for some odd reason. Willow walked up to him carefully.

"Spike are you okay?" she asked. He nodded and crawled towards Buffy but stopped as he passed Dawn and Fire.

"Spike, tell him to drink," Dawn said. Spike shook his head in amusement and crawled the rest of the way to Buffy's side. He looked at her.

"Buffy, luv, wake up," He said quietly. Buffy's eyes fluttered open and glazed green eyes stared at him.

"Did we win?" she asked weakly. Spike nodded, carefully standing and then helped her up so they could lean on each other for support. Dawn had Fire leaning on her and Tara for support. Giles walked up to Spike and Buffy.

"So you two are bonded completely?" he inquired. Spike held the white opaque gem up for the Watcher to see. The older man nodded. Buffy sighed.

"When did that happen?" she asked surprised. Spike chuckled lightly.

"You fell unconscious and then it happened. I have a feeling that the Powers gave me a part of your soul for the bond to work but because I'm the one without a soul, they gave it to me on this necklace," He said holding up the necklace to stare at it.

"I suppose you're right," Giles said. They slowly started towards the Summers' residence. Xander grinned.

"We beat the big evil undead king, I say we party," He said. Buffy, Spike and Fire turned to glare at him. "After everyone is healed, of course." He laughed nervously.

"Well we can't party just yet. There's still the business of Glory to take care o,." Buffy said. A few groans were heard from the group at the reminder. She smiled weakly.

"I say we go home and sleep for a thousand years, who's with me?" Dawn said. There were several nods and yeses.

Getting into the house, wounds were taken care of and Joyce quickly found blankets and pillows for the rest. Buffy and Spike practically crawled up the stairs and into bed. Buffy cuddled into Spike careful not to hurt any of his wounds. He smiled.

"You okay, pet?" he asked softly.

"Now I am," She answered. Spike looked down at her head of blonde hair.

"You missed me that much, luv?" he said in a teasing voice.

"Yes," Buffy answered seriously. Spike stared at her shocked. "I was worried and angry. I didn't want anything to happen to you. You know I love you right Spike?" she looked up at him.

"Of course I know it luv. Plus I love you too," He said. She smiled and leaned up kissing him passionately on the lips. Buffy pulled away for breath and winced from her broken lip. Spike gave her a small smile. "Guess we have to wait til that's healed." She pouted and he kissed her lightly.

Buffy laid her head on his chest and Spike wrapped his arms around her. Slowly they fell asleep in each other's embrace, drifting to the land of dreams, knowing they were connected for all eternity.

The End

Ok so what did you think? Did I leave it wide open enough to do a sequel but still resolved the story? If you want me to start a sequel just say so but since school starts in a few days it will be slow coming and all other chapters will be too since I have a feeling my work load is going to be heavy this year. Anyway I hope you enjoyed the story and if you are reading this a few months later still review I would like to know people are still reading it. Thank you all. Please review.

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