Chapter 20 Hospitality

Buffy drove Spike home after their incident with Riley. She could tell that Spike was still pretty pissed because he was chain smoking the hell out of his cigarettes. He wasn't doing any talking and she didn't want to say anything to make it worst. So they were quiet the whole ride. She could also tell he was in pain, with every bump she accidently hit he'd wince and wrap his arm around his chest.

With relief they finally arrived at his home, she didn't know how many times she could say 'sorry' and she knew he couldn't wait to take his pain killers.

"You coming?" Spike asked getting out her car slowly.

Buffy didn't say anything but she did follow him into the house. She looked around his home feeling a family oriented vibe. She saw pictures on the walls and on tables of a baby Spike and his mom and a guy that looked a lot like their librarian with some other people, which in her home were pictures of just her by herself.

Spike walked into the kitchen grabbed his pills on top of the fridge and got a glass of water. He watched Buffy as he took his meds. She seemed in 'aw' of his home.

Buffy felt eyes on her and turned to find Spike blue eyes staring at her.

"I'm sorry, kitten." Spike said out of nowhere.

Buffy walked up to him and kissed him. He looked so dissappointed in himself.

"It's okay." Buffy said reassuringly, laying a hand on his cheek.

"NO! No it not!" He yelled making Buffy jump.

Spike was fustrated with himself for having put his hands on his beautiful Goddess. He grabbed a towel and filled it with ice from the freezer and put it on her arm. That made her wince.

"You wanna drink?" Spike asked.

"Water."

Spike limped to the fridge, grabbed a bottled water, and put it in front of her.

"Thanks." She said watching him limp.

They were quiet for a while, neither knew what to say. Maybe because when they were usually together ,it was fighting or fucking.

"So are you going to tell me what happened?" Buffy asked sipping her water.

Spike slouched in his seat and pulled out a cigarette and began smoking.

"I just didn't like that broody birk all over you." Spike said blowing smoke.

"Spike." Buffy sighs, " That's Cordelia's boyfriend ."

"Bloody hell."

"And he's my brother."

"Shit."

" I wasn't talking about that, anyway." Buffy said annoyed.

The front door opened and Ann walked in.

"Will, are you home? There's a car outside. Do tell me you are not smoking, again?" Ann said in fustration with her son.

"In here, Mum." Spike said throwing his cigarette in the kitchen sink and turning the water on.

Buffy looked in shock, as the bad ass quickly tried to dispose of a cigarette he wasn't suppose to be smoking. She looked over when a petite older woman with long blonde wavy hair walked into the kitchen. Buffy saw an instant resemblence.

"Well, hello, there. Im Ann." Ann smiled at Buffy, Buffy return one.

"Mum, Buffy. Buffy, my mum." Spike said walking next to his mom collecting a bag she had in her hand.

"Thats a preculiar name." Ann said shaking her hand.

" I'm a strange girl.' Bffy said returning her shake, that's when Buffy saw a bruise on her cheek.

"I hope you can stay for dinner."

"Uhm-" Buffy said not knowing what to say.

"I'm sure Buffy has things to do." Spike said.

"Do you?" Ann asked.