Yours to Keep
Spike watched from the shadows as Buffy and Angel stood facing each other awkwardly beneath her porch light.
Then Buffy stepped forward and embraced Angel, for a moment
they held each other tightly.
"Buffy, I just want to be sure you know how precious our past is to me," he said softly.
"I know," Buffy replied.
"Always," Angel stepped back, down the steps.
Spike waited until Angel's car disappeared around the corner
then stepped out of the shadows.
"Don't be, it was mutual," Buffy said.
Angel knocked on the door then waited until Fred opened
"I'm ready to come home now," Angel said hesitantly.
"You came back," Fred squealed happily wrapping her arms around Angel's neck and burying her face against his neck.
Angel sighed with relief.