Title: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Author: Edel

Summary:This is basically Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered B/Aus style.

Distribution: my yahoogroups, my site.If you want it on your site, just ask!

Rating: PG13-R

Spoilers: Everything upto Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, they are not mine…

Feedback: Please! I need to know if anybody likes it, and if I don't receive any, I'm not continuing!

Dedication: To sobad, who loves Angelus! Love ya hun!

Author's note: I've had this idea for ages, but like the rest of my ideas for re-write fics like this, it's been floating in the back of my mind. But I said to myself, if I don't post it now, someone else will write something like this, or else I'll never get time to write it.


Chapter 1

"So what do you think?"

"It's nice," Buffy answered from her sitting position on a gravestone.

"But do you think Cordelia will like it?" Xander continued, holding the heart-shaped silver necklace before him, walking towards her.

"I don't know. Does she know what one of these is?" she asked, holding the necklace in her gloved hand. He laughed, snatching it away from her.

"Okay, big yucks. When are you guys gonna stop making fun of me for dating Cordelia?" he asked, tucking the necklace safely away in his coat pocket.

"I'm sorry. But never," she replied. "I just think you could find somebody more… better."

"Yeah. Parallel universe, maybe," he said sarcastically. "Here the only other person I'm interested in is, um, unavailable."

He paused.

"Besides, Cordy and I are really getting along. We're not fighting as much. And yesterday we just sat together, not even speaking. You know, just enjoying comfortable silence." He chuckled.

"Man, that was dull," he added. Buffy smiled.

"I'm glad that you guys are getting along. Almost really. And don't stress over the gift," she told him.

"Well this is new territory for me. My valentines are usually met with heartfelt restraining orders," he said.

"She'll love it," she assured him. They were silent for a few moments, before Buffy spoke again. "I don't why you insisted on coming patrolling with me, Xand. Besides, it's not even eight. It's kinda early for the undead to rise."

"Well, I just wanted to make sure that no Theresa-like incidents again," Xander said quietly. Buffy looked down, silent.

"Let's blow this joint, then. Go meet Willow and Cordy at the Bronze, and shake some booty!" Xander said in a cheerful voice. This brought a reluctant smile to Buffy's face.

"Okay, but you know I'm only going so I can laugh at you when you fall on your ass, right?"

TBC… Sorry it's so short, but I wanted to get part one posted asap, and this was all I had time to type out!