Chapter twelfth Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel) and Feels like home by Chantal Kreviazuh

It had been days since Buffy found out that Emily was adopted. When she had first found out she had went home to the apartment that her and Faith shared and cried until Faith come home from work. She told Faith about Emily and she even saw Faith cry for the first time in her life. Buffy still repeats what Faith said to her that night and she kept repeating it even now days later.

"Look at it this way B. Emily now has a real family that can love and support her."

Even though she didn't get a chance to say goodbye at least she knew that Emily didn't have to be alone like she was all her life.

Buffy had just finished her last class at the University and walked outside when she heard a familiar small voice call her name. Buffy thought that she was imagining the voice until she heard her name was shouted out again. Buffy stopped in her tracks. 'It can't be' Buffy thought as she turned around. When she looked back she could see Emily running as fast as her little feet could take her. Buffy bent down when Emily was to her and scooped the little girl in her arms and held her tight to her body never wanting to let her go again. She then held the girl with her back facing were she just ran from.

"Emily, I'm so happy to see you."

"I missed you Buffy"

"I missed you too. But how did you get her sweetie?"

Emily pointed to something behind Buffy then said. "My new daddy brought me here."

Buffy turned and looked at where Emily was pointing then Buffy gasped. Walking towards them slowly was Angel. 'Angel adopted Emily?' Buffy thought.

When Angel got in front of the two girls he took of the sunglasses that he was wearing then smiled down at Buffy. "Hi Buffy" he said hopping that she would talk to him.

Buffy smiled a little then took a quick glance at Emily then back again.

Angel's heart jumped when he saw Buffy smile. 'Maybe there still is hope' he thought. "Emily wanted to see you sooner but we had to get her settled into the house and buy her new clothes and toys."

"It's ok. I'm just glade I get to see her again." Buffy held tighter to the little girl when she talked like she was going to disappear at any second.

"Look Buffy, I'm so so…." Angel couldn't finish his sentence before Buffy leaned forward and kissed him.

"It doesn't matter Angel. All that matters is that I love you."

Angel smiled his half smile. "I love you too Buffy"

"AND I LOVE BOTH OF YOU" Emily shouted then gripped both of them in a hug.

Buffy had gone back to Angel's house so she could spend time with them. They all cooked dinner then played 'Candy land' one of Emily's new games. When it was time for Emily to go to bed Buffy and Angel sat down on each side of the bed and tucked the little girl in. Buffy kissed Emily on the forehead and Angel did the same.

They were about to leave when Emily stopped them.

"Sing me a song"

Buffy smiled at the little girl then sat back down.

"Ok little one. Then to bed" Emily just nodded.

/Goodnight my angel now its time to close

your eyes and save these questions for

another day. I think I know what you've

been asking me. I think you know what

I've been trying to say. I promised that

I would never leave you. And you should

always know, no matter where you go know

matter where you go know matter where

you are I'll never be far away. Goodnight

my angel now its time to sleep and still so

many things I want to say. Remember all the

songs you sang for me when went sailing on

an emerald bay. And like a boat out on the ocean.

I'm rocking you to sleep the waters dark and

deep inside this ancient heart. You'll always be apart of me. /

Buffy moved a strained hair out of the little girls face and watched as her eyes fought to stay open then gave into a losing battle and feel into a deep sleep.

/Goodnight my angel now its time

to dream and dream how wonderful

your life will be. Someday you're

child may cry but if you sing this

lullaby then in your heart there will

always be apart of me. Someday will

all be gone but lullabies go on and on.

They never die that's how you and I will be. /

When Buffy was done singing she kissed Emily goodnight again then walked to Angel in the hall closing Emily's door behind her.

Angel grabbed her hand then pulled her to the living room. "I wanted to give this to you for so long." He reached into his pocket and pulled out a small velvet box with the ring in it. He bent down on one knee. Buffy gasped when he opened the box. "Buffy I know we had a few bumps in the road but I love you and want you be the man that will love and take care of you. I want you, me and Emily to be a family together. Will you Marry Me?" Buffy fell to her knees to be level with him then nodded her head and wrapped her arms around Angel's neck.

"Yes I will marry you." Angel kissed her hard on her mouth then slides the gold band on her finger. Angel then stood and lifted Buffy in the air and carried her down the hall to their bedroom.

Buffy and Angel became Husband and Wife shortly after he proposed, neither wanting to wait to long. Emily was the flower girl and stood up with both of her new parents.

Buffy finished school and became a school Psychologist. Shortly after college, Buffy found out that she and Angel would be parents again to twins. A girl named Kayla and a boy named Eric. Emily was excited when Buffy and Angel had told her that she was going to be a big sister. She always wanted siblings. Now she did.

Emily walked into her parent's room and watched as her parents and the new babies were in bed. They looked like a family out of a magazine. Emily watched her new sister, brother, father and mother. Angel noticed the little girl in the doorway and smiled at her.

"Come on love your apart of this family too you know."

Emily smiled and ran and let Angel pick her up and sit her down in between him and Buffy on the bed. She was no longer an orphan, she finally had her wish, and she finally had a family.

/Somethin' in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself
Makes me wanna lose myself, in your arms
There's somethin' in your voice, makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts, the rest of my life

If you knew how lonely my life has been
And how long I've been so alone
And if you knew how I wanted someone to come along
And change my life the way you've done

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

A window breaks, down a long, dark street
And a siren wails in the night
But I'm alright, 'cause I have you here with me
And I can almost see, through the dark there is light

Well, if you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I've waited for your touch
And if you knew how happy you are making me
I never thought that I'd love anyone so much

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way the back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong/

The End (send feedback PLEASE) I hope that you all enjoyed it. And keep an eye out for other stories of mine.