A/N: Guess who's back... I couldn't help myself. I tried to stay away but I couldn't so here I am! I have a major stressful time coming up in my life but this story is my procrastination from all that. So I thought I would write a sequel! 114 reviews for the first story! A world of wow. Thank you all SO MUCH!

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Buffy giggled as she walked into through the back door with Spike right behind her, nuzzling at her neck.

"Spike stop it! We'll wake everyone up!"

Spike started to plant little kisses on her neck and shoulders. "If we didn't wake them up with all the screaming you were doing outside, they are bloody deaf"

"I do not scream!" Buffy turned to look at Spike

Spike just raised an eyebrow.

"OK, so maybe I do but that's only because this stick was poking me in the back all the time" Buffy grumbled turning slightly red.

"Think that stick was a little south of your back luv"

Buffy slapped him on the arm. "Don't say stuff like that, not with Dawn around"

"What? Oh come on Dawn's not even here, she's asleep!"

"That's not the point, you need to start acting a little more PG and less NC-17 if your gonna be hanging around here"

"Is that right? So if I'm not a good boy will Santa Buffy punish me?" Spike said grinning wickedly.

"Oh she'll do much, much worse then that" Buffy said grinning as she stepped closer to give Spike a quick kiss which quickly became heated.

Suddenly, the lights were turned on. Spike and Buffy broke apart and squinted against the bright light.

"Oh my gosh! I am so totally sorry, I didn't realize you guys were still down here!" Dawn said, shocked and in her pajamas.

"It's OK Dawnie, you weren't interrupting anything" Buffy said hastily.

Spike just snorted from behind her, and Buffy felt like hitting him again.

"I was just coming down to get an aspirin, I've got a headache for some reason… hey have you guys just come in from the garden?" Dawn asked curiously, noticing they were still in the clothes from last night. But by the looks of things, the clothes had only just been put back on.

"No" Buffy said quickly blushing furiously.

Spike picked a branch out of her hair and held it in front of her with a little smirk on his face. Dawn giggled at Buffy's shocked face that had if possible, turned an even brighter shade of red.

"Dawn we weren't…" Buffy mumbled trying desperately to come up with a reasonable explanation.

"No it's OK really, I get it. You two were outside making with the big crazy monkey love and now you've come in because of Spike's sunlight issue."

"Hey who you calling a monkey?" Spike challenged Dawn who was acting cool, but really she wanted to burst out laughing.

"I…we…" Buffy sighed, "There's no way I'm getting out of this is there?"

"Nope"

"Your enjoying this aren't you?"

"On SO many levels"

"Can we do that thing were we pretend you haven't seen anything and I can go upstairs and quietly die of embarrassment?"

Dawn shrugged " So long as you don't make a mess on the carpet, but cover you ears when you go past Willow's room. I swear, there is so many people getting it on around here it's a wonder I manage to stay so pure and innocent"

"Yeah right, that's why you were watching us from the window" Spike snorted.

It was Dawn's turn to blush "I was not!"

"Vampire here luv, I could see you from where we were you know"

Buffy was staring at her sister, shocked. "You were watching us? But you said…"

"You know what?" Dawn interrupted "I am really, really tired " She yawned in a way that was so obviously fake " So yeah I'm just gonna hit the sack you know, got lots of sleep to catch up on" Dawn was backing away slowly and bumped into the cabinet. She flashed them a nervous smile before rushing up the stairs and out of sight.

Buffy rounded back on Spike "She was watching us? My fifteen year old sister saw us and you didn't think to tell me?"

"Relax, she only glanced for a second, but we can have some fun watching her squirm" Spike said smirking.

Buffy considered getting angry with him but then she stopped. Why was her first instinct always to get mad at him? If this was ever going to work she needed to stop being so quick to blame him for everything.

"You know you are a very, very evil man," Buffy said smiling seductively and leaning into him.

Spike just grinned "Yeah, and don't you just love me for it?"

Buffy giggled slightly and nestled her head into his chest. Spike let out this tiny little contented sight and closed his eyes clinging to every second when he was so at peace with Buffy like this. He opened his eyes and realized that Buffy was asleep, although how she had managed to fall asleep while standing up was beyond him. But then again, all that screaming does wear out a girl.

Spike smirked to himself and gently scooped Buffy up. Instinctively she wrapped her arms firmly around his neck. Spike carried her upstairs to her room and gently placed her on the bed. He managed to drag himself away from her long enough to close the curtains before lying down next to her so that he was face to face with Buffy. He slipped his arm over her waist but he was careful not to move much encase she woke up. He lay there, staring at her face and while she peacefully slept,he felt his heart do cartwheels as he realized that this woman loved him. Buffy Summers loved him. Him. Happiness coursed through his body as he gently leaned forward and kissed her on the forehead before finally drifting off to sleep himself, their heads gently touching. Spike was tired too, after all Buffy wasn't the only screamer in the room.


Buffy was having this great dream, she was talking to her mom and she had told her that everything was going to be all right…. In the distance she could hear knocking. Buffy stirred slightly to find that it wasn't part of her dream, there was actual knocking.

"Buffy! Spike! You have to come quick its an emergency!" Dawn shouted, still banging on the door

Buffy was still groggy from sleep and she looked away from the door to see Spike staring at her with a little smile on his face.

"Morning gorgeous" Spike whispered.

Buffy gave a little smile and was about to lean over and kiss Spike when the word 'emergency' finally filtered into her brain. She sat up sharply and jumped out of bed before running over to the door and nearly breaking the handle.

"Dawn! Oh my god, what is it?" Buffy asked panicking.

Dawn stood at the door grinning, "It's Christmas day!"

Buffy took a deep breath of relief. "Dawn don't do that! You scared the crap out of me!"

"Sorry, but I wanted to wish you merry Christmas and I figured that an emergency was the only thing to get you and Rip Van Winkle out of bed before noon" Dawn said shrugging.

"It's before noon? Do you have a death wish or something?" Spike grumbled appearing behind Buffy.

Dawn took in Spike's disheveled appearance and snorted. "Nice look Spike, very Big Bad"

Spike was about to protest when Buffy stepped in "Dawn could you go and put some coffee on or something? I could use about a gallon right now. Are the other's awake?"

"Xander and Anya slept over on the couch so they are both awake coz Anya was complaining about the problems of modern sofa design" Dawn said rolling her eyes.

"Great, breakfast should be fun" Buffy said sighing, looking over at Spike who was staring at her questioningly.

Dawn spotted the dispute about to happen "I'll go get started on that coffee" and she disappeared.

Buffy sighed again, she was doing that a lot lately and it was really starting to get annoying.

"What's up with you? Worried about what the boy is gonna say?" Spike asked, not sure if he should be worried or not.

"No" Buffy said defensively. Spike just looked at her, and Buffy looked uncomfortable. "OK yeah, I might be a little concerned"

"We got Dawn and Tara on our side, and I think Red is warming up to the idea. I'm sure we can bring Xander round too," Spike said coaxingly gently moving towards her.

Buffy looked up at Spike with a little smile "Do you realize you just said Xander's actual name?"

"Well I figure I gotta be nice to the bloke, seeing as he's one of your little Scooby pal's"

Buffy continued to smile at him before she snapped out of it. "Come on, time to go face the music"

"Wow, way to inspire confidence" Spike mumbled while following Buffy downstairs.

"All I'm saying is, seeing as how I was traumatized by the threat to my life I really don't think it's fair I have to clean in my fragile emotional state" Dawn could be heard saying, as Buffy and Spike came into the kitchen where Xander, Anya and Willow were.

"Nice try Dawn but there is no way you are getting out of clean-up duty, you got to scrub out demon brains just like the rest of us" Xander said pouring out juice for everyone.

"But see, there isn't even any demon brains to clean up! They all went poof with no evil aftertaste so really I don't see why…" Dawn's moaning was interrupted by Buffy.

"Is Dawn trying to get out of clean-up AGAIN?" Buffy said crossing her arms and giving Dawn her best don't-even-think-about-it face.

"You guy's its Christmas day! Yuletide cheer and all that? Can't we just have one day where we are NOT replacing furniture or washing blood out of the carpet?" Dawn pleaded.

Buffy instantly felt ashamed. She hated that she couldn't give her little sister a nice normal Christmas where her life isn't threatened by yet another demon that wanted to kill her. What kind of guardian was she if she couldn't't even protect her on a holiday?

Spike instantly sensed Buffy's swift change of mood. Time to love up to your boyfriend name Spiky boy he thought.

"Bit, the sooner we get the mess cleaned up, the sooner we can all open presents and get this sickly sweet tradition of yours over with" Spike said trying his best to sound nonchalant and persuading at the same time.

"Err, that sickly sweet tradition happens to be Christianity, might wanna check your history about 2000 years ago today" Xander cut in, not entirely comfortable with Spike's attempt at being helpful. It was in a word, weird, for him at least.

Spike opened up his mouth to retort but caught himself just in time. He was going to have to learn to hold his tongue if he was ever going to break this crowd. Although considering how much Xander got under his skin, maybe he should opt for cutting it off. But then, he wouldn't be able to do so many fun things with it, especially the ones including Buffy. Spike looked over at Buffy who was staring at him, surprised that he had stayed quite to Xander's remark. He saw the hope in her eyes and realized something. Right there, was the strength he needed to do something he hadn't done since he was human. Learn to keep his mouth shut.

"Spike, are you feeling alright?" Dawn asked very doubtful that Spike wasn't replying to Xander for any other reason then an impending apocalypse.

Spike didn't trust himself to answer, so Buffy decided to help him out.

"Dawn, here's the deal, you help clean and you can choose what we eat OK?"

"What do you mean what we eat?" Dawn shot back, confused. "Aren't we having turkey? There's turkey right?"

"I'm afraid the turkey was a slight casualty of war, so it's looking like Christmas pizza at the moment"

"What? No turkey?" Dawn echoed pouting.

"Come on Buff we can't have pizza! I'm sure the disciples didn't sit round while Jesus was blessing wine going hey Peter could you pass the barbecue wings?" Xander protested.

"Um, sweetie that was at the last supper" Willow whispered, embarrassed for her friend while Spike tried not to snigger.

"Looks like I'm not the one who should be checking their history books" Spike snorted. Damm he thought. I was supposed to be keeping quiet.

"It doesn't matter the principle is still the same!" Xander said pointedly ignoring Spike's comment and trying not to turn red "Christmas is about sitting down with a nice dead bird on the table"

"Well then I'm guessing it's time we start making new traditions," Buffy said firmly. Nobody missed the double meaning of her words.

Aware of the sudden focus on her, Buffy decided it was time they all got cracking.

"Right, you guys can take the living room with all the bad sun in it, and I will clean here with Spike"

Dawn moaned and grumbled but it was no use. Buffy just handed her a pair of rubber gloves and pushed her in the direction of the living room. The others all filed out as well.

"Any excuse to get me alone then slayer?" Spike smirked

"Darn, you see right through me" Buffy grinned as she went over to Spike and with one touch of his lips, completely forgot what she was supposed to be doing.


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