Until The Day I Die

Author: Pumpkin Belly

Timeline: I can't figure out where I would fit this story in, so I'm not giving it a definite season. Spike loves Buffy. Buffy knows this. He didn't build the robot and doesn't have the creepy shrine or stalker habit. Harmony and Riley are out of the picture. They haven't slept together. They're kind of friends. Dawn is there. Glory is not. Buffy didn't die. Oh just read. If you have any questions about something that has or has not happened leave it in a review.

A/n: I got this idea while listening to Story of the Year's song Until the Day I Die. I was going to just do a song-fic using it but then I thought of doing this. The lyrics at the beginning of each chapter are from Until the Day I Die.

"Until the day I die, I'll spill my heart for you, for you. Until the day I die, I'll spill my heart for you."

Buffy hummed an unknown tune as she walked through one of the many cemeteries in Sunnydale, twirling a stake between her fingers.

"Do you have to do that, Slayer?" Spike asked agitated.

"Do what?" Buffy asked in response, oblivious to her humming.

"Hum." Spike replied sighing heavily, "You're scaring away all the vampires."

"I didn't scare you away." Buffy smiled sweetly before starting to hum again walking ahead of Spike.

"God Summers, if I didn't love you." Spike mumbled before picking up his pace to catch up with Buffy.

"Where are all the vampires?" Buffy asked throwing up her hands. After five minutes the humming had started to get on her nerves as well as Spike's. The two had taken to walking in silence, both on the lookout for any unwanted company. Unfortunately none had come their way.

"I told you the humming was scaring them away." Spike smirked.

"Why does it have to be my humming that scared them away. Maybe it was that thing you were doing." Buffy finished lamely.

"What thing? Walking silently next to you, not breathing?" Spike guessed.

"It could have been. They didn't want to get in a fight with another vampire. You never," Buffy started to finish but was caught off when Spike pushed her to the ground.

"Umph." Buffy grunted when she landed on top of Spike. In the process of the fall he had managed to turn them around so Buffy would land on top of him, not the other way around.

"What," Buffy started to asked but Spike placed his finger to her mouth silencing her.

"Someone or something is out there. I can feel it. It feels deadly." Spike whispered into her ear almost silently, "We have to get out of here. My crypt is close."

Buffy rolled silently off of Spike. Staying close to the ground the two managed to get to Spike's crypt without being noticed.

"What's happening?" Buffy whispered when they got to Spike's.

"Don't know." He whispered back, "Go down to the lower level." Spike pointed to the opening to his 'downstairs' area.

"What are you going to do?" Buffy asked, not moving.

"Make sure nothings coming this way." He replied without facing her.

"I should go with you." Buffy stated.

"I'm not going anywhere. I'm gonna feel it out." Spike said.

"Oh." Buffy said, understanding.

Spike stood painfully still, trying to sense anything that may be on its way to start a fight. Buffy started to make her way to Spike's living quarters. Half way down she heard Spike mumbling something in another language.

"I don't think anything's coming now but its still out there." Spike said startling Buffy.

"Oh," She gasped spinning around, "Good, good." Buffy said composing herself, trying to cover her shock.

"You ok, luv?" Spike asked, taking a step towards her.

"Oh, yeah. What were you mumbling up there?" Buffy asked changing the subject.

"Just a little protection spell." Spike answered leaning against the bed frame.

"You know magic?" Buffy asked, curiously.

"A bit. The spell should last for at least 24 hours. Nothing can get in or out." Spike explained.

"In or out?" Buffy gasped, "That means we're stuck in here."

"Pretty much, pet." Spike smirked, "What ever could we do?" He asked innocently.

"Eww, you're a pig Spike." Buffy grimaced, "I should call Dawn and let her know what's going on." Buffy said pulling out a cell phone.

While Buffy was on the phone with Dawn explaining that she wouldn't be coming home for at least a day maybe more Spike started gathering extra blankets and pillows, making a little bed for himself next to the bed.

Spike had to hide a smirk when he heard something that sounded very much like "Lucky" coming from the other end of the cell phone when Buffy explained that she would be staying with Spike. Buffy had moved to the opposite end of the room and all but whispered into the phone. Spike strained to hear what she was saying.

He heard Buffy confirm Dawn's observation and thought for a second that his heart gave a little beat. It wasn't anything big but at least she wasn't repulsed with him.

"Ok Dawnie, I'll be home when I can. Love you." Buffy said into the phone before flipping it closed.

"Spike." Buffy called snapping him out of his thoughts. He turned to face her holding the blanket against him, "What are you doing?"

"Making up a bed for myself." Spike answered placing the blanket with the others he had already put next to the bed.

"You don't have to sleep on the floor. It's your home and your bed." Buffy answered.

"I've slept on worse than the ground." Spike said, "You take the bed." He urged.

"We can both share the bed than." Buffy stated simply.

"Are you sure, pet?" Spike asked.

"Yeah, it's a big bed. We're both adults or at least older than other people." Buffy said, cringing inwardly at how stupid the statement sounded. Spike arched his eyebrow at her questioningly, "Oh you know what I mean." Buffy sighed.

"I promise to be good, luv." Spike said picking up the blankets that were on the floor. He placed one on the bed and moved the others back to the makeshift closest.

"Maybe I don't want you to be good." Buffy mumbled unaware that Spike could hear her.

Gulp.

TBC

A/N: Tell me what you think.