I Always Loved Thanksgiving
Disclaimer: I own nothing! If I did own then Buffy and Angel would be married with a soccer team of kids by now.
Distribution: Let me know where it's going!
Spoilers: This is completely AU
Summary: Sequel to I Always Loved Halloween
Authors Notes: Happy Thanksgiving!
Chapter 1: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Buffy smiled as she walked down the hallway towards her boyfriends locker. They had been together for three and a half weeks, best weeks of her life. She now held a special place in her heart for Halloween, it was the night she told him she loved him and he said it back to her. He told her that he always loved Halloween but now it was even better because it would be their anniversary. Walking behind him she grabbed his butt then quickly moved to the side of him. "Hey Boyfriend."
Angel smiled then kissed her. "Hey Girlfriend. Is your family still coming over for dinner?"
"Yup." Buffy nodded. "Mom is excited because it means she doesn't have to cook."
Angel laughed. "Well I wanted to talk to you about that."
"Oh god, she has to cook now?" She asked.
Angel shook his head with a smile. "No. My parents were wondering if you and Dawn wanted to come over the day before and bake."
Buffy bit her lip. She wasn't very good at baking and she LOVED Thanksgiving so she wanted to be able to eat the pies. "Your parents want people to enjoy the food don't they?"
"Um... yeah?" Angel asked confused.
"Well then I should be left out of the baking process." She told her boyfriend.
Angel wrapped his arms around her waist. "You better get in the baking process so you can make me some yummy treats when we are married."
Buffy laughed, he was already starting to sound like her. "Your mom better teach me then." Buffy looked up when she heard the bell ring. "Great, class."
Angel smiled at her lack of interest in going to class. "See you later Babe. Love you."
"Love you too." She smiled kissing him, she let out a sigh watching him walk to class. She had the best life ever!
Buffy walked through the courtyard with Willow and Xander after school.
"So you still going over to Angel's for Thanksgiving?" Xander asked eating a twinkie.
Buffy nodded. "Yup. I am going to ask Dawnie if she wants to go over the day before to bake. I guess Angel's parents want us to.. plus mom would get a well deserved break."
"Can I come?" Xander asked her.
"Why?" Willow asked him.
Xander shrugged. "My family sucks."
The two girls looked at each other. "We know."
Buffy smiled at Willow. "How are things going with Oz?"
Willow shrugged. "We are just talking."
"It's been three weeks, girl. Go for it!" Buffy encouraged her best friend.
Willow shook her head. "We don't all start out our relationships with 'I Love You'."
Buffy sighed. "What about you Xander?"
"Nah." He shook his head. "I'm not in to Oz."
Buffy laughed. "I meant Cordelia."
"Oh. Her." He nodded. "No relationship there."
"Why not?" Buffy asked him. "She is totally into you!"
"She's a bitch." He stated. "I don't want a relationship with someone who has treated me like the shit on her shoes for my whole existence."
"You made out with her!" Buffy shouted.
Xander looked her Buffy. "Still am."
Buffy was confused. "You two are still making out?"
"and sometimes more." Xander smiled.
"Ewwww." The girls said at the same time.
Buffy saw Angel sitting on the bench of a picnic table looking out at the other students with Fred and that new kid Doyle. Doyle started at Sunnydale High two weeks ago, he was okay. Buffy couldn't always understand what he was saying because of his thick Irish accent. She ran up and sat on Angel's lap. "I missed you."
"I always miss you." Angel smiled.
Doyle raised his eyebrows. "You guys always like this?"
"Uh huh." Buffy mumbled as she kissed Angel.
Willow and Xander sat on the bench across the table. They all stared at Buffy and Angel waiting for them to stop kissing but looked away when Angel slid his hand up her thigh and under her short skirt. Buffy moaned, pushing herself closer to Angel. Willow panicked when she saw Principal Snyder walking towards then.
"Buffy! Angel! Stop!" She said flaring her hands to get their attention.
Xander laughed at Willow until he noticed Snyder too. "Angel, man. You might want to get your hand out of my best friends lady area."
Buffy broke the kiss and looked at Xander annoyed. "That isn't my lady area, you need to retake health class."
"Yeah, but I was working towards your lady area." Angel smiled giving her a quick kiss.
Principal Snyder stopped in front of the picnic table. "What is this a brothel."
"No one is paying." Angel watched the principal walk away from them.
Buffy pouted looking at her boyfriend. "Did he just call me a prostitute?"
"Well... the way you guys go at it..." Doyle shrugged.
Buffy gasped. "Your friend is rude." She said before getting up from her boyfriends lap and walking towards the school.
Angel knocked on the Summers front door waiting for someone to answer the door. He didn't see Buffy after she left the courtyard.
Joyce smiled when she opened the door and saw her daughters boyfriend. "Angel, come on in. Buffy is up stairs."
"Should I wait here?" He asked, not sure if Buffy was upset with him.
"No. Don't be silly. "Joyce told him. "Go on up. Could you remind her that I am leaving for my meeting now and Dawn is playing in her room?"
"Sure." He nodded.
Angel walked up the stairs and to Buffy's bedroom. The door was shut except for a crack, he lightly knocked on her bedroom door then slowly pushed it open. "Do I need to be waving a white flag?"
Buffy stood up from her bed. "What do you mean?"
He put his hands on her waist and tilted his head to look at her. "You mad at me?"
"No." She whispered. "Why would I be?"
Angel smiled, relieved. "Because my friend is rude."
"That's him, not you." She stood on her tip toes. "I love you."
"Good, as long as you still love me." He joked.
"Always." She kissed him.
Angel smiled again. "Before I forget your mom left for her meeting and Dawn is playing in her room."
Buffy looked behind her at her alarm clock to check the time.
"Hey. Right here." Angel said playfully kissing her backing her up to her bed.
"Dawn is in the next room." She told him causing him to stop his wondering hands. "I need to talk to you about something anyway."
Angel sat up. "Is it something bad?"
"I think so." She sighed. "When I got home my mom said my dad called."
Angel threw himself back on the bed dramatically. He knew all about her dad, even though he had never met Mr. Summers, he didn't like him.
"That was my reaction too... only with screaming." She said laying down next to him.
Angel took her by the hand, kissing the back of her hand. "What did he say?"
Buffy sighed. "He invited himself to Thanksgiving. My mom told him we had plans but he wouldn't listen."
"So... what's the verdict?" He asked.
"I called your parents and they were really cool about it." She told him. "Why do they have to be so cool about it?"
"Do you want me to tell them to not be cool about it?" He smiled.
Buffy laughed softly. "That would be nice but Hank Summers doesn't exactly listen to anyone."
"What will make you feel better?" He asked looking at her.
Buffy looked at him and smiled. "Something we can't do with Dawnie here so watching Wizard Of Oz will have to do."
"Okay." He said kissing her quickly. "I'll start the movie, you get Dawn."
Angel got off the bed and walked towards the bedroom door.
"Angel." She said sitting up, he turned to look at her. "I love you."
Angel walked back to her, kissing her on the forehead. "I love you too."