Title: Shooting Stars
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: Spike and Xander have a night on enjoying the night sky. (Lame summary I know)
Warnings/Spoilers: Post NFA.
Beta'd by: Whichclothes
Xander was snuggled against Spike's chest as they sat on the hood of the DeSoto. It was a clear night and you could see the stars shining brightly. Willow had phoned them in Cleveland all the way from London to let Xander know that there would be a rain of shooting stars. Xander had always been interested in astronomy and Willow knew how excited he would be about this.
"It's cold," Xander stated shivering slightly. "I guess I didn't plan this very well did I?"
"Well you aren't the brains in this relationship, pet." Spike enlightened him before sliding off the hood and popping open the trunk. He came back with a blanket and wrapped it around Xander's quivering body.
Xander waited for Spike to slip back behind him and cozied up against him again. "You only had that in the trunk in case you got lucky."
"So? I was still prepared better than you," Spike retorted and wrapped his arms around Xander.
Their attention was drawn to the sky when the first star flew past them. Several more followed and they were both mesmerized by the sight before them. All too soon the shower was over.
"Did you make a wish?" Xander asked, tilting his head back to look at Spike.
"A wish? Don't you know making wishes only lead to trouble?" Spike asked with a frown. Why would he make a wish?
Xander turned around clearly surprised. "You've never wished on a falling star before?"
"Can't say that I have, luv." Spike scratched his head trying to remember a time that he did such a silly thing. "What did you wish for?"
A blush crossed over Xander's cheeks. "I wished…" Xander stopped himself knowing saying those words out loud could get him into trouble. "I was thinking that it would be nice to just stay like this. No demons, no end of the world, no annoying slayers clogging up showers and eating us out of house and home."
"That would be nice wouldn't it?" Spike replied, and rubbed his chiselled cheek against Xander's mop of hair. The slayers had been annoying more lately. Having a house full of girls and only two bathrooms would do that.
"We can stay here a little longer though, right?" Xander asked. he wasn't ready to go back to the house. Rona was PMSing and the girl was scary enough on a regular day!
Spike chuckled as if he knew what Xander was thinking. "Yeah, pet. We can stay here as long as you want. We got hours before the sun rises." He began to trail kisses over Xander's cheek and neck.
Xander smiled and tilted his head a bit granting Spike more access. Who knew that he'd have his own neck fetish? "I think this blanket is going to come in handy besides keeping me from freezing my butt off."
"I knew it would," Spike replied with a grin and dragged a laughing Xander off the hood of the car.