I Always Loved New Year's
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Spoilers: This is completely AU
Summary: Buffy is still in New York City with Angel and their families.
Chapter 1: Daisy's Café
Buffy laid her head on her boyfriend's arm as they road on the Subway in New York City. They were on their way to the American Museum of Natural History. They had already gone to The Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Looking up at her boyfriend who was reading the News Paper she smiled, he was such a nerd but he was her nerd. She cuddled back against his arm and look forward trying her hardest not to look at someone else but that was really hard to in such a crowded area.
Buffy looked back up at her boyfriend at the sound. "Huh?"
"Wow, our verbal skills are shot to hell today." Angel chuckled. "You were staring at me. What's wrong?"
"Nothing, I was just thinking I love you." She smiled.
"I love you too." He smiled before bending down to give her a kiss. "Oh." Angel mumbled as he felt his phone go off in his pants pocket.
"Gunn?" Buffy asked.
"No." Angel told her, with a furrowed brow. "Another friend, they just found out I am in town and invited me to a New Year's Party."
"Do you want to go?" He asked her.
"Have I EVER passed up a party?" She smiled.
Angel shrugged. "You almost passed up the Halloween…."
"But I didn't." She rested her chin on his shoulder. "'Cause I love you."
Angel shook his head. "If only I had known then."
"Do you really think you would have asked me out sooner?"
"Hell yeah!" He exclaimed.
"Well then you should have asked me out, Loser!" Buffy laughed nudging her shoulder into his arm. "So who's party is this? Not that I would know them."
"Her name is Kate." He said as he text her back.
"Kate?" Buffy raised her eyebrow. "That is a very girly name for a guy… right?"
Angel smiled. "Jealous?"
"Well, don't be." He said kissing her forehead. "Kate… isn't my type, anymore."
"Anymore? She was at some point?"
Angel chuckled. She is so cute. "We went on a few dates but that was a long time ago. A long, long time ago."
Buffy glared at him playfully. "How long?"
"A few years ago." He playfully glared back at her. "I have been to Kate's parties before, we most likely won't even see her. She doesn't mingle."
"What a bad hostess." Buffy scoffed with a smile.
"Yeah." Angel smiled giving her a kiss. He scowled when his phone went off again. He ignored it and kept kissing his girlfriend.
Buffy broke the kiss when his phone went off again, she took out her own phone. "Okay get that, it's going to bug me." She looked down at her phone to text Willow and Xander, they had text and called her so many times just because she forgot the contact them for a day. She needed to let them know she was still alive and kickin. She heard her boyfriend sigh and she looked over at him. "What's up?"
Looking up from his phone, he turned to her. "She wants to meet up before the party and 'catch up'…"
"Oh." Was all she said, she went back to texting Xander who had just told her that he was eating all the food in the Summers house. He better save her some Cheetos or she wouldn't be responsible for her actions. "That should be fun."
"Okay…." Angel said slowly, eyeing her. "That's it? You aren't going to get upset? Jealous?"
"What I am going to get upset about is Xander eating all the damn Cheetos!" She pouted.
Angel burst out laughing. "I will buy you more Cheetos, Love."
"Thank you." She said sticking her bottom lip out even further.
Angel gave her a quick kiss, he couldn't resist. "If I go meet up with Kate, will you come with me?"
"Is it a must?"
"It is a request." He said, hoping she would say yes. He really didn't want to go see Kate alone.
Buffy smiled, placing her hand on the side of his face. "Now how can I deny a request from my favorite boyfriend?"
"I better be your only boyfriend." He smiled as he leaned in for a kiss.
As the kiss ended Buffy smiled. "So why do you want me to go with you?"
"I don't want to be alone with Kate." Angel laughed.
"I thought you liked her… at one point." Buffy kissed him again. She loved Angel kisses.
Angel glanced up at the train went through a tunnel and the lights flickered. "Kate is…. Annoying."
"What? I liked her for her looks, not her personality." He shrugged. Which earned him a slap in the arm from his girlfriend.
"And here I thought you were different." She said shaking her head.
"Apparently, not." He whispered and kissed her again.
"How can Earth have an orgasm?" Buffy asked out loud, scrunching up her face.
Angel couldn't hold in his laughter. The whole time they were at the Museum of Natural History she was asking questions about stuff she didn't understand. The way she asked was just so cute, she looked confused the whole time. "Organisms, Baby. Completely different thing but now I know what you are thinking about."
"Are you ready to go?" He asked her still chuckling.
"Oh my God! Totally!" She said all in one breath. "I mean, if you want to…"
Angel smiled. "We can go. I don't think I have seen you this confused since Mr. Miller gave that pop quiz on The American Revolution."
"That wasn't fun." She frowned at the memory, she really hated History. Why do we have to learn about it anyway? Let the past stay where it is, in the past! That is why it is called the past, can't we just live in the now? If they had a pop quiz on shoes then that would be a whole lot more fun! "What time do we have to meet Kate?"
Glancing down at his phone, he checked the time. "We should get going, we have to get over to the Upper East Side." He put his phone back into his pocket and took her by the hand as they walked out of the Museum.
Buffy smiled when they walked up to the Café that Kate told Angel to meet her at, it was called Daisy's Café. It looked so cute on the outside and the best past was the sign outside that said "Free cookie with every purchase" Looking over at Angel she noticed that he didn't have the same look on his face. Maybe he had been here and they weren't good. He gave her a small smile as he opened the door and held it open for her to walk in.
A blonde girl smiled and walked towards them. "Angel! Hey!"
"Hey, Kate." He said quietly as she pulled him in for a hug.
"Oh." Kate looked past Angel, noticing Buffy. "Who is this?"
"My girlfriend." Angel said putting his arm around Buffy's waist and pulled her close to his side. "My very serious girlfriend, Buffy."
Kate smiled at Buffy. "I didn't know you had a girlfriend. I guess the grapevine isn't as good as it used to be."
"Grapevine?" He asked confused. "Who?"
Kate laughed as she walked over to a small table in the Café that already had a coffee on sitting on the table, it was the same table Angel had been sitting at when he first met Kate, she had walked up to him and started a conversation while they were preparing her order. "Your mom still talks to my dad."
Angel noticed there was only two chairs at the table, he pulled the chair out for Buffy to sit down and then grabbed a chair from a nearby table, placing it next to Buffy. "I wasn't aware they still talked."
"Yeah, sometimes." Kate nodded. "I wasn't aware you did serious relationship… or really relationships at all. Isn't that what you told me?"
"Well… yeah." Angel glanced around. "That was different."
"Why?" Kate asked.
Buffy looked at Angel, this wasn't weird at all. "Because… I was already in love with Buffy at the time." Before anyone could say anything else he turned to Buffy. "Do you want something to eat?"
Buffy nodded. "Don't I always?"
"'Course!" She smiled.
Angel smiled back at her and got up to order.
Both blondes watched Angel walk away. "He didn't even ask you what kind you wanted, that was rude." When Buffy didn't respond Kate tried again. "How long have you two been together?"
"A few months." Buffy answered.
Kate looked surprised. "And it is already serious?"
"It has always been serious… I have been in love with Angel for a long time, we just weren't a couple." Buffy explained tucking her hair behind her ear.
"I can see why." Kate nodded. "Angel is very easy to fall in love with."
"Are you…." Buffy trailed off.
"No!" Kate said taking a drink of her coffee. "I just mean, he is a very good looking guy. Anyone would fall for him."
"Here, Baby." Angel placed a Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, a cookie and a Vanilla Latte on the table in front of her.
"Mmm, yummy." Buffy smiled looking at the yummy treats in front of her. Angel bent down to give her a kiss, she smiled against his lips and murmured. "Mmm, yummy." Buffy broke the cookie in half as Angel sat down. "Because the cookie was free you can have half."
"No cupcake?" Angel asked teasingly. "You know, I think the last time you actually gave up anything sweat for me was the night we got together."
"Mmm. That was different." She said as she chewed on her cupcake. "It was Xander's cupcake, but since you actually got me the same kind of cupcake that I offered you that night I will let you have a bite." She held the cupcake out for him.
Kate watched as he took a bite of the cupcake in his girlfriend's hand, glanced at the clock on the wall then back to the couple who were now kissing. Awkward. "So are you both coming to my party tomorrow night?"
They couple broke the kiss when she spoke up. "Yeah, we will be there." Angel licked some frosting off his mouth and smiled.
"Okay, cool. I have to get going." And with that she got up and quickly left.
Angel looked at Buffy, smiling. "I think we drove her away… which I am okay with." He kissed her again. "Feel like going back to the hotel?"
"Oh yeah." She smiled against his lips