Hiya, I know I've only just finished my other fic, but because everyone was so supportive I decided I couldn't wait to post this one. It's funny, I actually started this fic first, but it still isn't finished. Therefore, I am sorry to say that i won't be posting everyday again as it isn't complete. But I hope you enjoy it anyway, I have made a good start and when we get to the point where I have no more, I'm expecting ideas from you guys! Anyway, the fic is set durin 'Gone' - you know, the episode where Buffy becomes invisible and Xander (unintentionally) witnesses them having sex - but doesn't coz she's invisible! ANYWAY, I think you'll be able to tell where my fic starts, so I'm going to stop rambling now and let you read! Enjoy!

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"Spike, this lovely lady is from Social Services"

"Oh" said Spike. He'd never felt more of an idiot in his life. He didn't want to be the reason Dawn got taken away, and he especially kicked himself for not seeing how nervous Buffy was before.

"It's very nice to meet you" he continued sincerely as he shook her hand. "I'm Spike by the way; would you like to take a seat?"

"Yes thank you" smiled Doris as she sat down. Buffy just stood there looking gob smacked, since when did Spike act all gentlemanly! He flashed her a smile and she actually found herself smiling back.

"Would you like something to drink?" Spike asked politely.

"A cup of tea would be nice" she smiled back warmly.

He turned to Buffy. "Would you like anything pet?" He asked kindly.

Buffy blinked a few times before answering. "I'll have a coffee please"

"Ok, you just sit here and I'll bring them in in a moment" smiled Spike before he walked out of the room. Buffy blinked a few more times before sitting down.

"Your boyfriend is a proper gentleman Miss Summers" smiled Doris. "Does Dawn get on with him alright?" Buffy was about to argue that Spike wasn't her boyfriend but it caught in her throat. Instead she found herself saying;

"Oh yes, they get on like a house on fire. He looks after her so much, you'd think she was his sister not mine. He's very protective of her"

"That must be nice for her" smiled Doris. "Tell me, does your boyfriend live with you and Dawn. Because it seems to me like it would be quite profiting for Dawn to have two people she loves so dearly in her house"

"Oh, it's funny you should ask, he's just in the process of moving in. That's what all the boxes are for" smiled Buffy. She really wanted to correct her, but she enjoyed playing this part. She actually liked the idea of Dawn, Spike and herself being a proper little family.

"That must be nice, I'm sure you're looking quite forward to it" smiled Doris.

"Yes" grinned Buffy. "It's going to be nice having the three of us all together. It feels like we're a real family, you know?"

"So is it just the three of you living here?" asked Doris sweetly.

"Yes" replied Buffy without thinking.

Just then Willow called down from upstairs and Buffy inwardly groaned. It was all going so well up until then.