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Chapter 2: My Night
"Mom! We're here!" Buffy called as she slowly opened the door. Alana was the first to push her mother out of the way and run inside with her siblings following behind her. They were all extremely close to her mother but Alana was always the one who wanted to get to her Nana first. "Should have seen that coming."
"Yeah, you kinda should have." Angel teased, holding James and Jena.
"Wow! Look at all my beautiful grand babies!" They heard Joyce say excitedly. "I think I am missing a few though." Joyce walked into the hallway leading to the front door with all of the kids following her and shouting. "There are my other babies!"
"Are you talking about us or James and Jena?" Buffy smiled at her mom and gave her a hug. "Happy Mother's Day."
"Kids, go play upstairs." Angel told his five older children. "Nicely."
"And Happy Mother's Day to you!" Her mom smiled. "I hope you two have fun tonight."
"Are you kicking us out?" Angel asked mock offended as they walked into the living room. Buffy put the diaper bag on the couch as Angel put the kids on the floor and put a few toys in front of them from the toy box Joyce had in her living room for when the kids came over.
"Of course not!" Joyce laughed. "I just want to make sure you have enough time alone. A marriage needs more than just 5 minutes a day to survive."
"I think the lack of time we spend together is the reason why we are still going strong." Buffy joked.
Joyce shook her head. "No, the reason you are still going strong is the fact you two have been in love with each other your whole lives."
"That too." Angel shrugged, smiling at his youngest kids.
"Go." Joyce pointed to the door.
"Okay, the kids already ate but Jena and James might want another bottle before bed." Buffy started into her separation anxiety mode. "and can you keep an eye on Khloe, I think she might be coming down with a cold. Alana might get a little fussy at bedtime because we won't be with her but if you just tell her we will be back soon..."
"Sweetie, this isn't the first time I have ever been around kids. I raised two, remember?" Joyce reminded her oldest daughter. "Now, go. Everything will be fine."
"But..." Buffy started, Angel softly guided his wife towards the front door. "If they need us then you can call. I can come right back to pick them up."
"I know it is hard to leave your kids, the babies are the hardest but they will be fine." Joyce reassured her daughter. "You need a break too."
"Okay, okay. I'm going." Buffy said with her hands up in surrender.
Buffy was quiet on the drive from her mothers house.
"You okay?" He asked his wife.
Buffy nodded and closed her eyes, leaning her head against the back of the seat.
"What do you want to do tonight?"
"Go home." Buffy said quietly.
Angel just nodded and drove them home.
Walking into the house Buffy looked around. It was oddly quiet. "Where are Prince and Cinderella?" She wondered about their four year old German Shepherds. They were only looking for one dog when they had gone to the Rescue Animal Shelter, they wanted a boy because Buffy's mother told her they were easier to train and that sounded good to Buffy, she had kids to take care of after all. They had already picked out the male puppy when they walked past an employee who was trying to get a man to take another German Shepherd puppy, Angel over heard the employee tell the man if the puppy wasn't adopted that day then it would be put down. The man said he didn't want that breed of dog, without even thinking Angel interrupted the conversation and said he would take the puppy. They left the shelter with two puppies that day and a week later Buffy found out she was pregnant with Alana.
"Most likely in our bed." Angel smiled as he shut the door behind them and locked it.
"Puppies!" Buffy called walking up the stairs and to their bedroom, finding the dogs in their large bed. "Hey babies!" Buffy said hopping on the bed to pet them, the dogs got excited, wagging their tails and moving closer to their owner. Buffy hugged them and kissed them on the top of the head. "Do my babies want to go outside?" The two large dogs jumped off the bed, running downstairs and through the house to the back door where Angel was holding the door open for them to run through.
Buffy made her way to the kitchen where Angel was shutting the back door, she walked up to him and hugged him, taking a deep breath.
"Do you want to watch a movie?" Angel asked, rubbing his wife's back as he held her.
Buffy shook her head no and started walking towards the living room, with her arms still around him. Angel laughed and let his wife guide him to the couch.
"When was the last time we just cuddled?" Buffy asked sitting down on the couch next to her husband.
"We cuddled last night.."
Buffy looked up at her husband. "Without it being after sex."
Taking a deep breath Angel replied. "June 1999. It was pre kids of course."
"This is nice." Buffy whispered, snuggling closer to her husband. "Khloe is finally getting along with the babies, I ate fatty food today and now I get to spend time alone with the man I love in a quiet house. My best day ever."
"And here I thought your best day ever was the day we got married." Angel smiled.
"Mmm, it follows a close second." She mumbled. "But only because I didn't have fatty food."
"Damn, I knew I should have gotten Carls JR to cater."
Buffy nodded. "You would have gotten better sex."
"You mean that wasn't the best sex of our lives?" He smiled against her hair.
Buffy laughed. "I believe that was June 1999, Pre kids of course."
"Nah." Angel smiled kissing his wife's neck. "We haven't had the best sex of our lives yet."
"Sure we have." Buffy smiled. "I'm too old to not have already had it."
Angel pushed Buffy back so she was laying on the couch. "Baby, we haven't even hit the half way mark. The best has yet to come."
Buffy wrapped her arms around his neck and hooked her left leg over his hip. "Then what do you call the last 28 perfect years I have had with you?"
"The warm up." Angel kissed a trail down her neck, chest and stomach until he got to the top of her shorts and looked up at her with a smile.
"Feel like watching that movie now?" Angel smiled at his wife as she came hurried back to the couch after changing into grey sweat pants and a light pink sweater with white socks. She grabbed the throw that was on the back of the couch and cuddled back into her husbands side, covering them both up. Angel had changed into black draw string lounge pants and a white tank top. He found it cute that she was cold even though it was in the middle of May in California.
Buffy nodded, pulling the blanket up to her chin. "Iron Man."
"Always." Angel laughed, getting up to get the Iron Man DVD off the shelf. "If Tony Stark was real would you leave me for him?"
"Oh but Tony Stark is real, my love." Buffy smiled. "Well his name is Carlos or something but he built this huge flame throwing robot suit."
Angel looked at his wife strangely then raised and eyebrow like he didn't believe her.
"No, seriously." She said with a straight face. "I read about it."
"On the internet?" He asked with an amused look on his face as he put the disc into the DVD player. His wife was always looking up odd things on the internet, she was full of useless information, he found it adorable.
Buffy shrugged. "Well… yeah.."
"Then it MUST be true."
"Exactly!" She exclaimed. "Now get back over here, I am getting cold without you." She lifted the blanket for him to sit back down and put the blanket back over him, getting comfortable next to him again laying her head on his chest. "I love this movie."
"We could be doing anything we want tonight and instead here we are sitting home watching Iron Man and Captain America." Angel said from his spot laying on the couch as he smoothed his wife's hair out of her face.
Buffy pouted. "But they are my favorite."
"I know Baby, it's just that how often do we get this opportunity to be alone?" He whispered. "No kids and no distractions."
"Wanna go to the movies and watch Avengers?" Buffy wondered.
"You and your superheroes." Angel laughed. "If you want to go then we can go… as long as you don't drool all over the popcorn while Tony Stark is on the screen."
"No promises." She joked and they got up to change their clothes again.
Buffy held Angel's hand while they waiting in line at the movie theater, she looked around at all the people as they took a step closer to the ticket window. "What are there so many people? Is there a new movie out?"
"You mean other than Avengers?" The woman selling the tickets said as Buffy and Angel stepped up.
Buffy watched a group of teenagers messing around and pushing each other, why are they at the movies on mothers day? They should be home rubbing their mothers feet! Or maybe their mothers kicked them out of the house. "Avengers came out May 4th though… that was like forever ago."
Angel smiled and shook his head. "We'll take two for Avengers."
"Course." The woman smiled and handed Angel the tickets.
"Large popcorn, large drink, hot dog and cinnamon pretzels?" Angel asked as they walked into the theater.
Buffy nodded. "What are you going to get?"
Angel laughed and pulled her with him to the concession stand.
Angel scanned the theater for a couple of seats as his wife stood next to him holding the huge tub of butter popcorn and the large soda. He glanced over at her as she was trying to eat the popcorn without having a free hand, it reminded him of those pie eating contests. If there was a movie popcorn eating contest his wife would surely win. When they were 14 years old they went on a movie date and he forgot to get popcorn, she gave him the death glare and threatened to kill him. He never forgot the popcorn again.
"There are a few seats." Angel said pointing down towards the front.
"Huh?" Buffy muttered, looking up at him with large eyes. A piece of popcorn fell out of her mouth, she pouted as she watched it fall down her body and hit the floor.
Angel shook his head with an amused look and started walking down the few steps to get to the right row of seats. Buffy followed him down, holding on to her popcorn tightly. "I hope the Hulk isn't in this movie much. I didn't like the movies. I couldn't even sit through them!"
"You couldn't sit through them because you were chasing the kids." Angel moved out of the way so Buffy could sit on the inside.
"Whatever." She whispered setting the drink in the cup holder and sitting down to eat her popcorn. "Still couldn't watch it."
"Oh My God! I love The Hulk!" Buffy gushed as they walked out of the theater, holding her husbands hand. "That was like the best movie I have EVER seen!"
Angel laughed at his wife, she was so happy and that made him happy. All he ever wanted was to make her happy.
"Did you see his pants?" Buffy smiled. "They are like invincible!"
"Yeah, what was with that?" He asked her. "They should have had him in the purple pants."
"Were the purple pants invincible?" She wondered out loud. "You would think S.H.I.E.L.D would be able to afford to get the man multiple pairs of invincible purple pants. Oh God, we are such nerds!"
"Me? No." Angel shook his head. "You."
"But you love my nerd-ness." She pouted.
No matter how old she got she would always have that cute childish air to her, he couldn't get enough of it. He found it charming. "Yes." He smiled wrapping his arms around her neck from behind. "Always."
"Always and forever." She smiled resting her hands on top of his clasped hands around her neck.
Angel rested his chin on the top of her head. "Yeah Baby, always and forever." He unclasped his hands from her neck and moved to the right side of her, leaving one arm around her shoulder. "Want to go home and take a bubble bath." He smiled, for some reason they had come to take a bubble bath together every mothers day while Joyce had the kids. A hot bubble bath, a glass of wine, chocolate covered strawberries and the love of his life. It may be a mothers day tradition but it was the perfect night for him too.
"Of course." She smiled brightly and cuddled closer to him as they walked to his car.
When they got home they found their dogs sleeping on the sectional sofa in the living room. Prince got up and excitedly ran to his owners but Cinderella stayed in her spot on the couch. Buffy smiled and rubbed Prince's head until she realized Cinderella was still on the couch. "What's wrong girl?" She asked walking over to sit on the couch next to her dog. "You were fine earlier."
Angel knelled down at the couch to look at the dog. "Maybe she has an upset stomach… do you want to go outside, Cinderella?"
Angel raised his eyebrow when she didn't move, neither dogs had ever passed on a chance to go outside.
"Should we take her to the vet?" Buffy asked him.
Glancing over at the clock he shook his head. "Not at 2:00 in the morning. If she has an upset stomach then eating some grass will help but she doesn't seem to even want to go outside." Glancing over at his wife he saw the look of worry on her face. "You, don't stress until we can get her to the vet."
"I know it's hard for you to get out of the mom zone but promise you will try." He told her with a stern look.
"I will try." She pouted and went back to softly petting her sick dog.
Angel stood up and walked towards the back door. "We can leave the door open just in case she wants to go outside." Coming back a few minutes later he kissed Buffy on the top of the head and watched her dotting on Cinderella. "I am going to go start the bath water."
"Okay." She whispered.
Angel turned the water on in the bathtub and put some bubbles in the tub then went downstairs to get the strawberries and wine while the tub filled. He took everything upstairs and turned the water off when the tub had enough water in it. Making his way downstairs he went to the living room where he knew his wife would still be with their dog. She was worrying.
"Ready, Baby?" He asked taking her by the hand and pulling her up from the couch.
Buffy nodded but looked down at her dog.
"If she is still acting oddly when we get out of the bath then I will see what I can do…"
"What are you going to do?" Buffy asked. "Since when did you go to Veterinarian school?"
Angel shrugged. "I can look up her symptoms online and call the vet in the morning. Now come on." He walked backwards, softly pulling her towards the stairs with a smile on his face. When they got to the bottom of the stairs he scooped her up in his arms causing her to laugh. He lightly kissed her as he carefully carried her up the stairs. Walking into their bedroom he set her down on her feet and pulled her shirt over her head. "Beautiful." He whispered before he kissed her again.
"So, what have you been up to as of late?" Buffy asked as Angel wrapped his arms around her from where he sat behind her in the tub. It was time for a little catch up, they really needed more time to talk. Angel could have a crazy work schedule sometimes and having such a big family on top of that… well they were lucky they even had time to breath.
Taking a deep breath he leaned back against the tub. "David hasn't left us alone since we helped him find out who was stealing money from inside his company so that is a lot of… fun."
"I bet." Buffy laughed. "Cordy is totally loving that, isn't she? She told me she could learn to love him because of his money."
"Prostitute herself out?"
Buffy nodded. "and when you say prostitute, you actually means prostitute."
"Somehow I never thought Cordelia would go for a guy like David Nabbit."
"It's not the guy, it's the money." Buffy said with a small smile.
"So, Mrs. Angelus… are you with me for the man or the money?"
"The sex." She stated without missing a beat.
Angel laughed and lifted the wine glass to his lips. "Are you okay? You haven't touched your wine but you ate all the strawberries. I would have liked some by the way."
"Yeah, I'm fine." She mumbled, leaning her head back against his chest. "Your just lucky those strawberries lasted as long as they did."
Angel shook his head, still smiling. "You are a bottomless pit."
"So are you." She smiled.
"So are the kids!" They said at the same time laughing.
Angel craned his neck to look at Buffy's face. "Are you worried about Cinderella?"
"A little. I don't know what could be wrong with her."
Angel nodded, giving her a kiss on the head. "Do you want me to go do a Daddy Diagnosis?"
"Would you mind?" She asked turning to look at him.
Angel gave her a quick kiss on the lips and gave her a small smile. "If it will help you feel better than not at all."
Buffy leaned in to kiss him again. "I love you Liam Angelus."
"Wow, I'm touched. You actually remember that Angel isn't my real name." He joked. "I love you too Buffy Angelus."
Buffy watched as Angel climbed out of the tub and grab a towel. Once he was out of the bathroom she took a deep breath. She was worried about Cinderella but she also needed some alone time. It wasn't that she didn't want to be with him, she always wanted to be with her husband. She would take every chance they could get alone but she had something she needed to do. She had hoped to do it sooner but having seven kids didn't leave very much time for yourself. Angel trying to figure out what was wrong with the family dog would give her that time, Angel using a computer would give her the rest of the night to herself. Buffy laughed to herself, okay so he wasn't actually that computer challenged.
Buffy climbed out of the tub, wrapped a towel around herself and made her way across the bathroom to the drawer where she kept everything she needed to do her hair. Moving a few clips and barrettes out of the way, she reached all the way to the back of the drawer and pulled out a box.
Angel walked into their bedroom. "Baby, I think Cinderella is pregnant." He called into the bathroom where his wife was.
Buffy walked out of the bathroom with an annoyed look on her face. "Asshole!" She shouted throwing something at him then walking back into the bathroom.
Angel caught it and looked down at the small white plastic object, it was a pregnancy test. "And so are you." He laughed.
Buffy leaned her hands on the bathroom counted, with the same annoyed look on her face then looked up at herself in the mirror and smiled.