Hi everyone! Thanks for reviewing and reading. Here is chapter 2 of Euphoria. I hope you guys enjoyed chapter 1. This is my first Bangel story. Thanks so much. Without further a due, Chapter 2.

CHAPTER 2

Buffy woke up to the sound of her alarm clock and the sun shining through her window. Her head was hurting her slightly less, but it still was killing her. She noticed the empty space on her bed where Angel would be. He left just before sunset to make it to the mansion before the sun could get to him. Buffy now was alone in her house. Her mom was out of town for the next few days for an art showing in San Diego. Buffy had the whole house to herself.

Buffy slowly got up, being careful that she didn't fall and hurt herself any further. She made her way to the bathroom to wash up. She looked in the mirror to assess the damage that she took from last night's battle. Only a cut above her right eyebrow and of course her headache. Overall, she didn't look too bad. She was the slayer and she could handle all the hits, but sometimes it's a bit overwhelming.

The phone rang in her room, and Buffy made her way to answer the phone.

"Hello." said Buffy

"Hey Buffy." said Willow

"Hey Willow." said Buffy

"How are you feeling?" said Willow

"I'm ok, my head still killing me though. Angel made sure I was ok and stayed with the night." said Buffy smiling as she how Angel stayed with her the night.

"Angel stayed at your house? That's so sweet." said Willow happy that her best friend was taken care of by her vampire boyfriend.

"Yes, and he took care of me." said Buffy with excitement written all over her face.

"Aww. Will you be able to go patrolling tonight?" said Willow wondering.

"No, Giles told me rest and not worry about it." said Buffy

"Yeah Giles told us last night. He'll be patrolling as well as Xander and I." said Willow

"Do you think you can manage without me for now?" said Buffy

"I'm pretty sure, especially if we have Giles. I think Xander will think that it'll prove him to be manly if he dusts a vampire or patrols by himself." said Willow laughing at the thought.

"That's Xander for you. Ok, well call me and let me know how it goes. I want to know what I missed." said Buffy to her best friend.

"Ok, Buffy. I better let you rest plus I have to get to class I'll stop by and check on you after school." said Willow.

"Ok, bye." said Buffy as she hung up the phone.

"What should I do?" said Buffy to herself. First things first, take an aspirin. Buffy went down stairs and into the kitchen. She opened the medicine cabinet and fumbled through it looking for medicine. She took the pills and headed into the living room. She laid on the couch and turned the TV on. She watched TV for a while and managed to catch up on some much needed rest.

Buffy woke up and saw that the time was 5 pm. She had slept and just lounged on the couch most of the day. "I sure wish that I could be doing dome slaying right now. Staying at home alone, being bored isn't all that." said Buffy as she sat on the couch. Moments later the doorbell rang. Buffy got up to answer the door.

"Hey Buffy." said Willow as she was outside the door.

"Hey Willow. Come in." said Buffy as she let Willow in and closed the door.

"So, how have you been?" said Willow

"To tell you the truth, I'd rather be slaying then on bed rest. Staying home isn't all as it's cracked up to be." said Buffy as she and Willow sat on the couch.

"Don't worry, you'll be back to slaying in no time." said Willow.

"I hope that is soon, because it's really hard to stay in an empty house, bored, and having a splitting headache." said Buffy. "How long do you get stay for?"

"Only for a few more minutes, I have to meet Giles and Xander to patrol." said Willow.

"Aw. That sucks. I'll have to be alone for who knows how long." said Buffy as she leaned back against the couch and stared at the clock.

"I'll call and check up on you and tell you how it went." said Willow trying to cheer up her friend the slayer.

"Thanks Willow." said Buffy.

"Hey maybe you can call Angel and have him stay with you again. Or maybe he can get you and head back to his place." said Willow.

"I'll call him in a little bit. The sun set so he'll be coming soon I hope. I better let you go Willow if you want to make on time to meet the others." said Buffy as she got up and walked her friend out.

"Ok, I'll call you in a while." said Willow as she left out the front door.

"Later Willow." said Buffy as she closed the door and proceeded to the couch. She paused for a second and grabbed the phone off of the table in the kitchen. Maybe she call Angel now and see what he's doing. With that, Buffy plopped herself down on the couch and called Angel.

"Hello." said Angel.

"Hey." said Buffy

"Buffy, are you ok?" said Angel

"Yeah, I'm ok. My head doesn't hurt as much, but I'm all alone." said Buffy.

"I'm glad to hear your ok. No one's there with you Buffy?" said Angel

"Willow just left to go on patrol with Giles and Xander." said Buffy

"Yeah, Giles called me earlier, he told me that I didn't need to patrol tonight." said Angel

"Yeah, that's Giles." said Buffy with a small chuckle. There was a moment of silence as Angel waited to here Buffy speak.

"Angel." said Buffy

"Yes Buffy?" said Angel

"Will you come over and stay with me? I really don't want to be alone." said Buffy

"Of course. I was actually already going to go there now and surprise you." said Angel.

"Ok, I'll be waiting for you." said Buffy as she felt a relief wash over her. Knowing that Angel was with her, made her feel safe.

"I'll be right there." said Angel as he began making his way out of his mansion and to Buffy's.

"I love you Angel." said Buffy as she smiled and blushed.

"I love you too Buffy." said Angel with a smile on his face. With that they hung up the phone.

*AT THE CEMETARY*

"Ok, so I did a quick sweep of all the graves and so far no uninvited guests." said Xander as he walked up to Giles and Willow sitting on the bench.

"Well maybe they are staying into night. Now that would be great." said Willow as she sat down with a stake in one hand and a cross in her right.

"That would be nice Willow, but it isn't always like that. How was Buffy when you stopped by?" said Giles trying to make conversation to pass time.

"She seemed ok. She said her head didn't hurt her as much, but she wished she could be slaying." said Willow

"Of course. Who would want to be cramped up in a house with nothing to do." said Xander as a attempted to balance the stake in his hand. Unfortunately, the stake didn't stay up to long and fell out of his hand.

Giles and Willow gave Xander for interrupting what Giles was going to say.

"It's better that she rests and then she can continue with her slayer duties." said Giles as he took of his glasses and cleaned them off.

"She didn't want to stay alone. But, luckily I think Angel is going to keep her company." said Willow with a smile on her face.

"It's best if she doesn't stay alone." said Giles knowing that his slayer would be in good hands with her vampire boyfriend. Giles was taken out of his thought by a sound coming from the bushes. The gang slowly walked towards the bush, as to they didn't want to alarm what ever was in the bushes.

As they got closer a vampire jumped out from behind the bushes. Immediately, Giles stuck the cross out and the vampire back off. Next the vamp turned around and saw what seemed like an unarmed Willow. He took his chance and decided to go and attack. Willow began to ran and made the vamp follow her. As the rounded the corner of a grave the vampire jumped and was met by Xander who held up another cross. The vamp fell to the floor and Willow immediately took out a stake and plunged into the vamp's chest. From one second to the next the vamp turned to dust.

"Well that went well don't you think?" said Giles as the gang regrouped and headed out of the cemetery.

"Only one vampire showed. That is so not cool. I didn't even get slay my own vampire." said Xander pouting about not being able to slay a vampire on his own.

"Don't worry Xander, you'll get a chance again when we patrol tomorrow night." said Willow trying to comfort her friend.

"Ok, I think that we've done enough for tonight. Go home and get some rest and I'll see you all in the morning." said Giles as he and the gang decided to turn in for the night.

*AT BUFFY'S*

Buffy sat on the couch trying to find something to watch. Then, she heard a knock. She got up and went to the front door and answered.

"Angel." said Buffy with an expression of happiness to see her boyfriend. She had only called him ten minutes ago and now he was here.

"Hi Buffy." said Angel as he walked into the house, closed the door, and embraced his girlfriend. He wrapped his arms around Buffy and they shared a sweet kiss.

"How are you holding up?" said Angel as led Buffy to the couch. They both sat down and were glad that they were in each other's embrace.

"Other than the boredom, I'm ok. My head is actually feeling a lot better now that you're here. "said Buffy as she snuggled closer to Angel and he tightened his arms around Buffy.

"Same here, except for the headache thing. I couldn't get a minute of sleep without you by my side." said Angel as he looked down at Buffy. She looked up into his eyes and gave him a kiss on the lips.

"You're so sweet." said Buffy as she and Angel shared another kiss. This time the kiss was deeper and even more romantic.

"I love you so much Buffy." said Angel in between kisses.

"I love you too Angel." said Buffy as they continued their kissing. They paused from kissing and leaned in close to each other. Buffy laid her head on Angel's chest and Angel rested his head on Buffy's. They wished that they could stay like this forever, who knows maybe they would.

"Let's head upstairs. Lay down and catch up on some sleep with me." said Buffy as she looked up into Angel's eyes.

"Yes. Especially you, if you want to get better soon." said Angel as he got up and picked up Buffy and carried her to her room. They laid down in Buffy's room in each other's arms. They drifted off to sleep. That night, Buffy dreamt sweet dreams of her and Angel. Angel was able to sleep more, now that he had Buffy in his arms. He knew that Buffy was safe when she was in his arms. Buffy felt safe in Angel's arms and no matter what Angel and Buffy love each other. Tomorrow would come soon, but all that mattered was here and now.

So what did you think? That's the end of chapter 2. I hope you like it. There is more action to come as Buffy get's back into action. There will also be some romantic scenes with Angel and Buffy. Angel won't turn evil, his soul is anchored. A higher power anchored his soul permanently, made Angelus disappear, and he still the awesome vampire. So lots to come as you read on. Thanks for reading and please review. LOL!