Chapter 1: Finally

Dawn looked around her room. He a few days she would be leaving, and moving to England to help Giles, run the new council. It had been almost a year since the 'accident' and Dawn had almost moved on with her life, there was just one more thing she had to do.

Spike smiled as he walked hand-and-hand with Buffy. "Do you really think that they are happy?" he asked looking around. She smiled.

"Without a doubt." She whispered pulling him in for a kiss. "I think we should go and take a peak. Make sure that Dawnie, is okay." Buffy said as she pulled back and rested her head on his shoulder. He nodded his agreement.

"it's been a while since we have looked in on any of them." He reminded her. Buffy nodded.

"I know it's just I think some times that it's unfair that we can see them but they can't see us." He smiled knowing.

"I know the feeling." He said pulling her in for another kiss. This was how it was supposed to be, him and his girl, forever.

"Think this will be the last time?" She asked. Spike shrugged.

"Possibly I don't know, It might be for a while."

"I can sense something coming." Buffy said with a tingle of fear in her voice.

"And they will be ready for it." He turned and began to walk away.

"Not for them." She whispered before she ran after him.

Dawn bit her lip as she looked out over the ocean. Her hands rested on Buffy and Spike's favorite things. Sighing she picked them up and smelt first, Spike's Duster. Something that had always been his forever, and couldn't be just tossed away, yet it felt wrong to wear it. She closed her eyes and she could almost feel him standing next to her. She smiled and lifted Buffy's favorite stake. The one she had passed onto her sister. Mr. Pointy. She tested the weight in her hand and made a small movement to test herself.

She had become well trained and know she was ready to take on anything that crossed her path. She sighed once again. Not any one could wear this jacket and use this stake, the person who did had to be a warrior, and that was what Dawn Summers had become. For Spike and Buffy, she had become this. The human slayer.

Smiling, she slipped one arm then the other into the jacket and then slipped the stake into the pocket. Smiling she slowly walked back to Angel's getting ready to say her finally good-byes.

Spike and Buffy smiled at one another. Their little girl had grown up. She was them now. She had picked up the pairs best traits and used them to become the best that she could be, Spike and Buffy couldn't have been prouder.

"You ready to go home Luv?" Spike asked. Buffy nodded watching Dawn move back into the real world.

"Yeah I think it's time for some sleep."

Dawn arrived back within the hour. She walked upstairs trying to find Angel. When she finally did she realized that he wasn't alone.

"FAITH! Oh-MY-GOD!" She screamed in delight. She raced into the room and hugged the older women. "How have you been?" She asked. Faith smiled.

"Great, even better now."

"So what are you doing here?" Dawn asked.

"Ask o'brodding one." She said with a snort. Dawn laughed slightly and turned to face Angel.

"It's all about this." He stated holding up a necklace.

Spike looked around as he slowly woke up. He knew that this wasn't the place that he had fallen asleep in but as he looked down at his arms, he found that he really didn't care, as he was with his lover, and best friend…Buffy. He smiled as she shifted and moaned slightly pushing in deeper into his embrace.

"I'm gonna miss you." She stated lifting her head to look him in the eyes.

"I'm not going any where pet." He replied confused.

"That's what you think." She whispered kissing him softly on the lips. "Don't forget me." She whispered as she began to fade.

"Buffy?" He called out, fear running deep in his blood. No this couldn't happen not after everything that he had fought so that he could be with her.

"Love you." She whispered softly.

"I know." He stated as the plane of existed he was on drop out of side.

"What do you think it is?" Dawn asked playing with the necklace, that Angel held in his hands.

"It's the necklace Spike had." Angel said sadly holding it up into the reflected light. Faith's jaw dropped.

"You mean that-"


"Wow." Faith said looking at the odd necklace again with a sort of awe. Dawn shook her head.

"You have completely lost me." She stated. "Can we start from the begin-" Dawn was cut off as the necklace spun out of Angel's hand and stayed suspended in mid-air, hovering at eye's height. Dawn looked around the room.

"What's going on?" Faith asked nervously. Angel shrugged his shoulders as he watched the amulet grow brighter.

"I don't think anything good is going to come out of this." He stated as he moved around to protect Dawn. They all watched as a blinding light flashed forth. Everyone dropped their eyes, covering them with their hands.

"What-"Angel shutter as he took in the sight before him.

"In the Bloody 'ell am I doing back here?!" Spike gasped, before he slumped to the floor, passed out.


A/N: I know evil….writer here, we all are…lol….Sorry that it took so long I hope that you will review me and forgive for the long pause in writing…I think I can get back into the grove of things…I knew this year was going to be tough…Working, running my own Dramafest, writing, and Advanced Classes at School…. wipes brow this is just a work-out remembering everything….Please review, make my day