Characters: Buffy. Riley. Willow. Tara. Giles. Angel. Cordelia. Xander. Anya. Wesley.

It is before Yoko factor.

Summary: Buffy and Riley are going on a trip to L.A. Strange murders start happening at the same time. . .

True Love always reveals itself

"I do not think it is a good idea to leave now." Buffy argued.

It was the second time this month that she had declined Riley's offer to go away for a weekend.

"What if something happens who will protect them if I am not here?"

"Buffy, it is not like the world is going to end. . . ."

"Now we really mustn't leave you jinxed it, we are doomed now it will happen for sure"

Seeing the trouble Riley was in Giles felt that he had to step in.

"You know what? I believe it is actually a good idea for you to have a weekend off. It will do you some good I believe to relax and the others agree with me. . . "

"Yes, yes. . . you must go." Xander said reluctantly

"You deserve, some peaceful time" Willow said

"Actually, I know some protection spells that we could perform in our houses for the time that you would be away, if Willow and Giles help me I believe we can make them strong enough to last 72 hours."

Buffy was overwhelmed from the love he felt for this group of people, during all these 3 and half years they have passed together she had grown to consider them family, and could not imagine her life without them. She hugged Tara, who was shocked at first but then returned the hug. Not long time passed and Willow, Xander, Anya and last Giles joined them.

Riley was watching their hug and was thinking to himself how much he loved that petite blond girl for who she was and her friends were a part of that.

"We love you kido" Xander said

"Xander. . . how can you say something like that, no sex for you tonight" Anya said and rushed to sit in the couch, with Xander running after her to explain.

Everyone else broke the hug laughing

Buffy turned to Riley with a smile and launched herself in his open arms pressing her lips against his.

"Sorry. So where are we going?" she asked.

"Actually an old friend of mine just moved in L.A. and I wanted to see him for age. So I thought it would be a nice opportunity to go there, you can go by your old dens or simply go for shopping."

At the sound of L.A. Willow looked shocked at Buffy who tried to suppress her feelings. Thankfully Riley didn't notice anything that passed between the two friends.

They had four days to prepare for their trip. Riley had to talk to the Initiative and Buffy had to inform her mother of their trip and do some catching up on her studying. As for Tara, Willow and Giles, they had their hands full working at the protection spells, which turned out to be really tricky and required great preparation from their part. Xander provided the doughnuts and then proceed to make out with Anya on Giles's couch. The spells were triumph fully cast on Buffy's, Xander's and Giles's home. Regretfully they couldn't manage to put the spell on the dorms were Tara and Willow were living, so they had to move in with Giles for the weekend.

Friday came. After the spells were cast and the couple had their bags ready and packed in the car all the gang gathered at Giles's house to say their goodbyes. Only then the friends found some alone time to talk.

"So what are you going to do?" Willow asked.

"Are you going to tell him about Angel and that he is in L.A."

"I don't think I can tell him, Will."

"I believe you are right, somehow I don't think he will see Angel's «double-life» as a good thing."

"You do have a point, for now I will lay low on the subject; there is no reason for them to meet anyway." Buffy said with hesitation.

Everyone hugged the happy couple.

Buffy made them promise to call if anything weird happen and they would be in Sunnydale in two hours time.

"Nothing is going to happen." Giles reassured her.

And just like that Buffy and Riley were on their way to L.A.

Please review it is my first story don't be toooo hursh. On the other hand i would like for you to point out any mistakes and flaws... they will be taken into consideration. thank you for reading