Title: Joy (Emotions Series)
Author: Forsaken2003
Pairing: S/X
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: Emotions the boys go through
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 5

Beta'd by: Whichclothes


Xander couldn't contain his joy. For weeks now Spike had been dancing around him and finally he asked Xander out on a date. Xander had began to think maybe it was just some sort of mind game Spike started when he found out Xander was bisexual. But it had been cleared up when Spike came up to him and asked - more like demanded- that Xander go out with him.

It wasn't even in private he did it right in front of the rest of the Scoobies. Dawn squealed like the fourteen year old girl she was and asked where Spike was going to take Xander. She also ordered Spike not to take Xander to the Bronze because it was lame.

Spike assured Dawn that it would not be the Bronze. He kept his word and took him to the Espresso Pump instead. At the time Xander was a little disappointed at the choice but Spike admitted that there was a poetry reading and he was a fan.

"Are you going to read something?" Xander asked with interest. The thought of their first "date" being at the Espresso Pump didn't seem as boring now. He got to learn a little secret about Spike. One he would never tell the others.

"I don't think so." Spike replied as he listened to some guy talk about how death was beautiful. Even Spike thought the guy needed some professional help.

Xander placed a hand over Spike's. "Come on, please?"

"Yeah, all right." Spike stood up and took off his duster and draped it over the back of his chair. He walked up to the mic. "This is a short poem by William Shakespeare," Spike mumbled into the mic.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

Spike spoke the words that he knew off by heart before walking back to his table. The applause was ignored, the only thing that mattered was the smile on Xander's face.

"So what do you have planned for our second date?" Xander asked with a bright smile.