5 years later...

Buffy walked into the house and took her coat off placing it on the coat rack. She walked into the kitchen and smiled at her sister when she saw her there. "Hey, what are you doing here?" Dawn returned her smile.

"Taking a break from the dorm life. My roommate is throwing another one of her parties and I would actually prefer the quiet right about now." Buffy nodded.

"That's perfectly understandable. So, how are things going at college?" Dawn shrugged.

"It's going good, kinda exhausting." Buffy nodded in understanding and then smiled at Dawn.

"Right, so how are things with James?" Dawn rolled her eyes.

"Things are fine if you must know. We're going out tomorrow night. I told him to pick me up here. My roommate likes to hit on him when he picks me up at the dorm and I would like to avoid that." Buffy laughed.

"That's fine, but you do know that he's gonna have to deal with the wrath of Spike." Dawn sighed.

"I would rather deal with that believe it or not." Buffy nodded when she heard someone running down the stairs and smiled when her little girl walked into the kitchen.

"Mommy!" She exclaimed as she ran over to Buffy who picked her up.

"Hey, sweetie. Shouldn't you be in bed right now?" The girl nodded when Spike then showed up in the kitchen.

"I tried to put her to bed, but that one is stubborn. Just like her mum." He said with a smile. "She wanted to see you first." Buffy smiled also and walked over to her husband giving him a quick kiss on the lips.

"It's the thought that counts, honey. I'll put her to bed and be right back." She said as she walked upstairs with her daughter. She placed her in bed when she got to her room and tucked her in. "You haven't been giving daddy a hard time while mommy was at work, have you?" The child shook her head and let a yawn out. "I see someone is tired." The little girl yawned again and looked at her mother.

"I love you, mommy." Buffy gave her a smile.

"I love you too, baby." She smiled at her mother.

"We go to park tomorrow?" Buffy nodded.

"Yes, so you better get a good night's sleep." She kissed her daughter on the forehead. "Sweet dreams, Alyssa." She whispered to her when she saw that the child finally closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep. She looked at her one more time before she headed out of the room and downstairs. She found Spike and Dawn laughing in the kitchen. "What's so funny?" She asked and Dawn shook her head.

"It's nothing; I forgot to tell you that I spoke to Willow today. It looks like her and Xander are having a good time in England with Giles. They wanted to know if maybe we could head up there next week for a visit. I said I would have to ask you first." Buffy thought about it and nodded.

"Okay, that sounds good. I think I can get some time off. Someone needs to watch Alyssa though; I don't think she's quite ready for a plane yet." Buffy said.

"Anya can watch her. She loves doing it." Dawn replied and Buffy nodded. She couldn't believe that she forgot about Anya. She has really changed in the last few years and she loved being around Alyssa.

"Alright, it's all settled then. We should probably head to bed now." Buffy said to Spike who nodded. Dawn told them goodnight as they both headed up to bed. They lay down in bed when they got to their room. Spike pulled her closer to him and she rested her head on his chest. "I love you, Spike." She whispered and he smiled and kissed the top of her head.

"I love you, sweetheart. Get some sleep. We have a big day tomorrow." Buffy nodded and closed her eyes. Spike kissed her on the top of the head again when he knew that she was asleep. He watched his girl a while longer as she slept and a smile graced his lips. He couldn't remember ever being so happy. He had a loving wife and a beautiful little girl which was more than he ever thought he would have. His family meant the entire world to him. He stopped his thoughts when he finally noticed something that he never noticed before. He listened closely as he looked at Buffy and it was then that he knew what was different. He could hear two heartbeats. Spike smiled again when he realized that Buffy was pregnant. He put his hand over her stomach and wondered if she knew. Well, if she didn't know yet she would soon. He finally closed his eyes and let sleep claim him, his hand still on his wife's stomach. His last thought was that he couldn't be any happier.

The End

Yes, the story's over and as corny as ever. That's all I could think of to do with this. Anyway, thanks for all the reviews as always. I appreciate all of the comments and ya'll should know this isn't the last of me. I have so many ideas in my head right now. Just have to write them down. Thanks for reading!