Summary : (All Human) Buffy is a rich girl, whose family went bankrupt. Her fiancée Angel wants to help support her but Buffy wants to do it on her own. When she gets a job as a barmaid, Buffy gets more then she bargained for. Spuffy Of course!
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Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all recognizable characters, locations, and dialogue belong to Joss Whedon and the writers; I am not earning money from this. The chase is just for fun.
Author's Note: Pairings: Angel/Buffy, Willow/Xander, Buffy/Spike, will include sexual references, coarse language and adult scenes. Please review.
Chapter One: Needs to Be Done
"Buffy you don't have to do this, you know that right?" Angel her fiancée asked her, as Buffy was getting ready for yet another job interview. He was lying on their bed watching her.
It had been two weeks of none stop interviews, yet none would hire her because she didn't have any skills. Buffy's father Hank Summers had recently lost his entire fortune because of a mistake on his taxes, for the last eleven years. So now Buffy was left broke and would be homeless if it wasn't for Angel.
"Angel, I need the money" She said as she was putting on her shoe. Angel was a lawyer who worked at a small firm in Sunnydale didn't know what it was like to need money.
"I have money; you don't need to do this babe. You have better things to do with your life" He replied to her.
"But that's the thing Angel; I can't keep relying on other people to take care of me. I need to do something's myself" Buffy and Angel had been having the same conversation for weeks and she was sick of it, but she didn't want to have another fight with him. She really loved Angel and he had been treating her great since her father lost his fortune.
Angel looked at her worried. Buffy had only just finished high school and had never gone to college, she had been living of her parents for the last twenty four years of her life and this was completely out of the normal for her. The Buffy he knew would pass up anything to go shopping. He was really worried about her.
"Look babe I have to go or I will be late. Love you" She ran over to him and planted a light soft kiss upon his smooth lips. She good see the worry in his eyes. "Don't worry about me Angel" She told him sweetly.
"I'm not worried" He said slightly pouting. "I love you Buffy, I hope it goes well I really do. I will probably be out later but call me when you are finished, ok?"
"Ok" She said walking out the front door.
Buffy looked down at the address she was given. "The Bronze" Thirteenth street. Buffy smiled to herself it had been years since she had gone there.
After about a ten minute drive she pulled put the front of the bronze. It was a little bit different. The sign out the front how lights up and the doors where a deep red colour. She walked in and saw that it was now pretty much the same, except the stage was much bigger than it used to be.
She looked around more and now saw that the Bronze had a top level, she was about to go check it out when she heard someone call to her.
"Can I help you" Said a tall and rather handsome bleached blonde behind the bar. From where Buffy was standing it looked like he was slowly cleaning glasses, completely uninterested.
She moved towards him smiling and was thankful that he smiled back at her.
"Hi, I'm Buffy Summers. I am here for a job interview" She told him in her sweetest of voices.
"Oh yeah, Xander told me you where coming. Please sit ill go get him for you luv" He replied to her and moved towards the staff room. Within seconds a brunette man that Buffy was guessing was Xander moved towards her, he shook her hand and sat down next to her.
"Hi I'm Xander Harris I am the owner of the club" He said to her smiling.
"Hi I'm Buffy Summers Hoping to be employed" Xander laughed at her attempt of a joke.
"So Buffy why would you like this job?" He asked her not moving his eyes of off hers, but not in a creepy way.
"I think it would be a great opportunity" She told him. Xander laughed again politely.
"Now please tell me your real reason?" He told her.
"Ok" Buffy breathed. "My real reason is, well my family went bankrupt and I do have a rich boyfriend but I would really prefer to make my own money and I don't have any skills but I would like to learn" Buffy had told him. She was slightly surprised that he had gotten that out of her.
Xander Harris looked at her for a moment contemplating what to do. He took a steady breath and then smiled at her.
"Ok you got the barmaid job" He had told her.
Buffy looked at him her face lighting up and she smiled at him "Really" She asked needing to be reassured after how many rejections she had gotten.
Xander smiled again at her "Yeah really, you start tonight if you would like. I know it's a Friday and it's going to be busy. But we are really shorthanded".
"Yeah tonight's fine" She told him unable to wipe the huge smile planted on her face.
"Ok if you come back at five ill introduce everyone to you".
As soon as Buffy was outside she couldn't help but let out a little squeal. She jumped up and down happy. She had gotten a job, all by herself and she hadn't had help from her father or Angel. She couldn't off been happier. She squealed again and heard someone cough.
She turned around to see the bleached blonde standing near her with a couple bags of trash. He sported a very amused look on his face.
"I was just, uh, i." Was all she could get out. He started laughing at her and Buffy couldn't help but laugh back. After the laughing had finished he smiled at her.
"I'm Spike by the way" He told her.
"I'm Buffy, did your parents really call you that" She asked a bit amused.
"No. If you must know my names William. I am guessing you got the job then huh pet?" He asked her, still smiling.
"Yeah starting tonight, what do you do here anyway?" She asked him. She watched as Spike put the trash in the dumpster and made his way back over to her.
"I work in the bar and on Fridays and Saturdays my band plays" He told her.
Buffy's eyes lite up as soon as he said band, Spike realised this he couldn't help but smirk.
Buffy now saw him properly. He was at least a head taller than her, wore a black leather coat, dark blue jeans, and a tight black top that did wonders for the tight muscles hidden by it. His eyes where a deep blue and his cheek bones where sharp in a really attractive way. He looked strong, and Buffy was guessing he had been in his fair share of fights. Above all he was really cute, which she could tell he already knew.
He moved in closer to her, and whispered in her ear.
"So maybe you can check me out to night then"
Buffy's eyes grow big and Spike walked back into the Bronze smiling. "This is going to be fun" he thought to himself.
Buffy's body was suddenly really hot. She took a deep steady breath, and then jumped when her phone rang. She long down at it and saw Angel calling.
"Hey Babe, how did the interview at the bronze go" He asked her, Buffy could tell he wasn't really interested.
"Yeah it went great, I got the job Angel" She told him happily.
"Really, that's great Buffy. When do you start?" He asked her.
"I start tonight, at five just so I can meet everyone" She told him, still very happy.
"Well that works out alright, look babe I am going to have to go on another LA trip but ill be back tomorrow" Angel told her in a rush. He knew how much Buffy hated it when he left to go to LA.
Buffy took a deep breath; she didn't want to fight with Angel not right now. She knew that Cordelia Chase was going to be on the trip with him. She had always wanted him and had been trying to get with Angel for years. But she trusted him.
"Ok Angel have a safe trip, I love you" She told him sighing.
"I love you too Buffy".
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