Notes: Spuffy fic, PG to PG-13 Spoilers for the seventh season episode Help, but goes AU after that.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything.

She Knew

By: Kitty Maxwell-Yuy

She looked at him and saw something she had never seen before, his soul.

'A soul when did he get a soul and why?' Buffy questioned silently in her mind. He looked at her with his eyes that were unlike the one's she had grown accustomed to, they were empty. Not full of his normal brightness or undying evilness they were blank. They were like a strangers eyes, not those of the vampire she once knew.

"Who- who are you?" he asked, his voice breaking as he spoke.

"I'm your rescuer," she answered quite pointedly.

"My rescuer?" he asked confused.

"Yes. C'mon," she said and hoisted him off the floor and helped him out of the dark, dank basement he was in.

"Why- why are you saving me?" he asked looking deeply into her green eyes.

"Because its what I do. I am a saviour to those I care about," she answered him.

"I love you," he told her.

"I know," she answered not knowing what else to say.

"Buffy…," he said.

"What Spike?" Buffy asked.

"Thank you," Spike answered.

"Of course," Buffy smiled"oh and Spike…"

"Hmm…?" he asked, he seemed to be recovering well.

"I love you too," Buffy said quietly, just loud enough for Spike to hear. She wanted him to know, but she wasn't ready to say it out loud so everyone could hear. She just needed him to know.

"She told me that you'd say it," Spike said.

"What?" Buffy asked and looked at him.

"She knew," Spike replied.

"Who?" Buffy asked wondering if this was another incident.

"Cassie…," Spike replied and went silent.