Title: Million Dollar Bachelor Epilogue
Pairing: William/Xander, William/Lindsey, William/Gunn
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: William Pratt is a successful author of books about adventures of a vampire named Spike. He has decided that he needs something more in his life so he has decided to invite three strangers into his home hoping to find the person he has been looking for.
Warnings/Spoilers: Human Verse and a rip off of reality show The Bachelor
Beta'd by: Whichclothes
One year later:
The party was a hit. Buffy the Vampire Slayer became an instant hit. A strong-willed girl with super powers who keeps a small town safe from vampire and demons alike all the while trying to have a social life with her friends who also help her keep the demon population down and who dating a souled vampire who is looking for redemption for himself. What was not to like about it?
Spike was of course still in it. He and Drusilla ended up in the same town for two reasons. The most important reason was to find a cure for Drusilla. The second was for Spike to bag himself a third slayer. He soon discovered that she was different from the others. With friends at her side Buffy could face anything that was thrown at her.
"William, my boy!" Rupert Giles came over. "How in the world did you come up with such a unique idea?"
"I had a few friends who helped me," William confessed.
Rupert smiled at that. Friends were always a wonderful inspiration. "I'm glad to hear that," he said. "Now how are you and Xander doing?"
It was William's turn to smile. "Great. I'm happier than I ever was. He is an amazing man."
"And to think people thought you were crazy for that little stunt."
"William is crazy but that's one of the things I love about him," Xander interrupted. He held out a glass of champagne for William. "Everyone is talking about how amazing the book is."
Rupert watched as Xander wrapped his arm around William's waist. Xander had definitely been a good influence on him. "Of course they are my dear boy! There are rumors about wanting to make them into movies."
Xander jaw dropped. "Movies?"
William chuckled at Xander's reaction. "It's nothing new, luv. Lots of books get turned into movies."
"But it's your books, Will! That is amazing!" Xander kissed William on the cheek. "I'm proud of you."
"You're my inspiration, Xan. I couldn't have made this last book as big of success as it is if it wasn't for you," William told him.
Rupert excused himself. They didn't need him there hovering around.
"It was all you baby," Xander whispered. "I'm just the cheerleader… male cheerleader," he corrected himself. "Where's Buffy and Liam?"
William grinned. "Buffy is enjoying the limelight." He pointed over to Buffy who was being asked questions about the book and the fact that the lead character was strongly based off of her.
"That was really cool you know," Xander said.
"Who would have been a better person to have as a bossy, strong-willed heroine?" William asked with a chuckle.
Xander grinned. William was right. "So now that the book is out what's next?"
"I figured since this book has become such a success I think a book tour would be in order," William confirmed.
"A book tour?" Xander asked with confusion. "You mean traveling all over the country signing books and reading chapters in book stores and stuff?"
"Yes. I've never done one before I think it would be an interesting experience for us," William said with a smile.
Xander looked even more confused. "Us?"
"I would like you to come with me, luv. What do you say?" William asked, looking hopeful. A book tour would be a huge step in his career but he didn't want to leave Xander for what could possibly be months.
"I think I'll have to tell my boss I am on sabbatical," Xander said with a sigh of relief. The thought of William leaving him and Sparky behind was like a donkey kicking him in the gut. "I've got at least a month worth of vacation time stored up. Plus I never did get to travel across America and who better to do that with then you?"
William beamed at Xander's answer. "I'll have Rupert set it all up. I figure driving would be best, I don't see Sparky doing too well in a kennel and traveling alone by plane."
"You are the sweetest, you know," Xander said.
"Well, Sparky has me wrapped around his paw now and I'd hate to have him feel as if we didn't want him around." He was rewarded with a kiss for that. William loved making Xander happy.
Xander took a sip of his champagne. He thought back to the last year of his life. It had changed so much but at the same time it hadn't. He still had his job that he loved. There was no way he was going to live off of William's money, though it was nice when William showered him with gifts but it was give and take.
The only thing he would change if he could was the three months they had lost but that was the past and there was nothing that could be done about that. All they could do was live in the now and Xander was happy with his life. And he couldn't wait to get out on the road with his family to see what kind of adventures they would find on the way.
Note: I left it open for a sequel though there is no sequel in process right now. Hopefully in the New Year! =)