Before you go on to this very short chapter, could you please read this for me!
I am very sorry that once again, I have not updated in a few months. All I ask is that you not get too upset with me for this. In short, my writers' block for Descent of the Archangel as come back full-force and it's not showing any signs of letting up soon. This short chapter i've posted is what i wrote before it hit me again, i've spent some nights with the chapter open, literally just staring at it blankly. I'm afraid I am running on fumes as far as this goes right now, i've just run out of steam.
The main reason for my block is that the story as actually now more than twice as long as I originally intended when I started. It was supposed to finish when Spike was rescued from Riley, but because you guys were given such awesome feedback, I planned for a bit beyond that and kept going. But I have run out of ideas to get this story to where it's meant to go, some of the most recent chapters were written on the spot with no pre-planning and i think that has effected the story somewhat after reading back some of them. But at the moment, I am all out of ideas on how to keep this going. So I decided to edit and post this very short chapter for you guys but it's sadly all I've got for the time being. It is Spuffy centric, but as i said, also short. For the time being, Descent of the Archangel is on hiatus until something comes to me which it hasn't yet. If something comes to me, you guys will be the first to know
My most sincere and heartfelt apologies to all of you who have reviewed, followed and read my story, especially spike'smate and applemysteries who have been exceptionally supportive of the story and me. But sadly, I can't rightly say when this will be updated again. I'm very sorry everyone, but please keep an eye out because I may write more buffy fics later, strictly Spuffy and they will be shorter this time round.
Finally, thank you very, very much for reading and patiently sticking with me throughout the story up to this point. My apologies once again.
Buffy blinked sleepily before shooting up from her spot on the grass. Wait…grass? She looked around wildly, suddenly seeing that she wasn't in the suite she and Spike had been in before. She was lying underneath and large blossom tree, the pink and white petals floating around her, tranquilly. She took in the sounds of waves crashing against a rock face and a faint breeze through her hair. She could also smell salt in the air
She glanced down to see she was wearing an all-white dress that fell to her knees. Her legs and feet were bare and her hair was flowing down her back. She blinked before turning her gaze to beyond the tree and gasping.
Spike was standing there, looking over the edge of the hill. He was dressed in a white shirt and black trousers and his hair was in the style it had been in their suite. But she was terrified at the sight of him. Because he was standing in the Sun.
"Spike!" She leapt to her feet and ran towards him. He turned to her smiling, his blue eyes twinkling and he held out his hand to her calmly.
"It's all right, pet." She came up to him, panting in panic, as she looked him over. "I'm all right." She tilted her head to the side, scrutinising him before reaching out to touch him. He wasn't hot or smoking, which was a good sign. He was pale, yes, but not burning. She frowned brushing her hand up his chest to his face, shaking her head slowly.
"How?" he turned his face to kiss her inner wrist and she shivered before realisation hit her. "The claim…it's the bond isn't it?" He nodded slowly. She looked around at the small hill they were standing on. It was like one of those scenes from a romance film, where the couple were standing in the field and declaring their love. How cliché. "So…are we dreaming? Is this a dream?" He shook his head.
"I know I'm asleep, if that makes sense?" she nodded. "But, I feel wide awake. Like this isn't a dream." He pulled away from her for a second to stand right on the edge of the hill looking out over the ocean in front of them. She watched him, as he took in the view with wide eyes. "But…I'm in the Sun." he turned to her, awe painted all over his expression. "Buffy, I'm inthe Sun." she nodded, smiling lovingly as he looked up at the sky. He let out a laugh as he did.
"How does it feel?" She asked, biting her lip in excitement. He shook his head.
"I dunno, I'm not burning up so it feels…pretty blood fantastic!" he grinned. He suddenly seized round the waist and lifted her up. Buffy squealed, wrapping her arms around his neck in a passionate hug. She giggled as he spun her round on the spot; bending her legs he did so. He stopped and she pulled back, seeing his eyes were watery. She cupped his cheek, as a single tear slipped down his face. "Buffy, you gave me back the Sun." She smiled, sadly.
"I don't think it's permanent, Spike. I think you'll have it here," she waved her hand around at the haven around them, "wherever here is." She mused. He let out another breathy laugh.
"As long I can have it with you, it's all that matters." She beamed, her face lighting up and her expressive jade eyes dancing as he looked over the ocean again taking it all in. "I haven't seen anything like this, for over one-hundred and twenty years…thank you, Buffy." She shook her head, resting her head on her shoulder.
"Don't have to thank me." She replied, sincerely. "I get to see my vampire in the sun…I'll know we'll never be normal, but…it's something." He nodded, looking towards her.
"It's the closest to normal we'll ever get." She giggled and he tilted his head, to look at her. "I really am your vampire, aren't I?"
"And I'm your Slayer…"
"And forever." His lips crashed against and she moaned into them, encircling his neck with her arms once again. She didn't pull away, unable to get enough of his taste as she dragged her fingers through his hair. "My Spike…" he nodded as she kissed him all the more, not letting up.
"This gonna take some getting used to." He murmured into the kiss. She hummed in agreement, before pulling back. She smiled, mischievously and saucily. She trailed her hands so they were, half cupping his face, taking his lips quickly again.
"But it already has some perks, doesn't it? I mean, we share dreams, feel what each other's feeling, we come here when we fall asleep…and…" she trailed off, biting her bottom lip.
"And?" he enquired. Buffy pressed herself against him, still biting her lip in manner that should be considered illegal.
"And…making love in the sun…" he let out a chuckle as she pulled the shirt up and over his head, letting it drop onto the grass. She greedily seized his mouth again, scratching her nails down his chest. She gasped as his hands grabbed her ass and squeezed, erotically. She pulled back, smirking at him before pushing him down onto the grass.
With a seductive grass and smile, Buffy stood over him, revelling in his worshipful gaze and sensually slid the dress off her body. Spike watched as her golden skin was slowly exposed, and she looked radiant in the sunlight. He took in this goddess that was his slayer as she lowered herself onto his lap, straddling him and grinning down at him.
He growled and yanked her down towards him. Buffy could only let out a giggle that was closely followed by a moan as they became lost in each other deep inside the sanctum of their bond
Thank you again everyone and I hope you will keep an eye out if and when I post more Spuffy fics.