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Spoilers: This is completely AU
Rating: PG… maybe PG-13
Summary: Darla goes out of town and her younger sister, Buffy checks in on her boyfriend while she is away.
Buffy Summers got out of her car and walked up the sidewalk to the house her sister lived in with her boyfriend. Her sister, Darla was out of town on vacation with her best friend Drusilla so Buffy was going over every couple of days to make sure the house was clean. Darla's boyfriend Angel was always so busy with work he didn't have much time to clean. He worked hard so Darla didn't have to, Buffy felt bad for him. So Buffy would go over to the house to clean and cook for Angel while he relaxed after work.
At first she would pick something up once in a while when they first moved in, Darla often left magazines on the floor so Buffy would pick them up. Darla started to expect Buffy to clean up after her just like she had when they were kids, now 4 years later she was still doing it. Darla always got in trouble when they were younger but was still spoiled by their parents while Buffy never did anything their parents would get upset about.
Knowing that Angel wasn't home from work yet she pulled her keys from her purse and unlocked the door. Opening the door she put her keys away and looked around, the place didn't look too bad. Angel was really good about picking up after himself unless he had to run out quickly if he was late for work. She ran her fingers through her hair as she walked through the living room into the kitchen. He must have been late for work that morning because there on the table was a coffee cup, a bowl with a spoon in it and a small plate with toast crumbs on it. She put the dishes in the sink and started to run the water to fill the sink. While the water was running she checked to see if the garbage was full, Angel normally took the garbage out telling her that she didn't need to do everything when she didn't even live there. She went around cleaning the house and was done by the time Angel got home.
Angel walked in the back door and called out. "Are you staying for dinner?" He went directly to the trash can in the kitchen near the back door and pulled the bag out taking it out the door he had just walked through.
"Maybe." Buffy shrugged from her spot on the couch. "Do you want me to make something?"
Angel walked back in and went to the fridge to get a beer. "Nah. You don't always have to cook Buffy. We can order something."
"Yeah, it's easier. Besides, it is just us again." Angel shrugged and took a drink from his beer.
Buffy nodded and got up from the couch to see where Angel was going in the kitchen. She even cooked when Darla was there so it always felt odd to her when she didn't have to cook.
"What happened to that guy you were dating?" Angel asked Buffy as she jumped up to sit on the counter. "Gary..."
"Gary?" She asked. "You mean Scott?"
"You know you should really start dating better guys, you can do better." Angel told Buffy.
"Yeah, well I will just go out and get the perfect man like you." Buffy said seriously.
"Perfect?" Angel asked laughing.
"Yeah... I liked you back when I met you." Buffy said not looking at him.
"You liked me?" Angel said not believing her.
"I thought you were cute back then." Buffy laughed.
"Really?" Angel asked.
"Yeah, I totally had a crush on you... but I let Darla have you." Buffy shrugged.
"You LET her have me?" Angel asked.
"Well yeah. She liked you." Buffy told him. "I bet you don't even remember when we met."
"Your right." Angel nodded. "I don't."
"That's what I thought." Buffy said "I gotta go. I will see you later. Have Darla call me?"
When Buffy was about to open the front door he called her name. "Buffy!" He made his way to the entry way to the living room.
"Yeah?" She asked.
"We had just lost against the Pirates, down by four. You were standing over by the bleachers with a red head- Willow, you were wearing your Sunnydale High hoodie."
Buffy bit her lip and put her hand over her heart.
"I thought you were cute too." He told her. "I still do."
"What?" She breathed.
Angel gave her a half smile. "Can't help it. I have always had a thing for you."
"But... but you have been with Darla for 5 years." She said shocked.
Angel nodded. "5 years of seeing you every day."
Buffy walked back into the kitchen. "Seeing me?"
Angel nodded again. "Do you really think I have been dealing with Darla's bitch attacks for the past 5 years because I love her?"
"Well... yeah." Buffy shrugged.
"How is it possible that you and Darla are even related?" He said cupping her face. "You are perfect and Darla is the complete opposite."
"I'm not..." She trailed off.
"She is rude, conceited, stuck up, she's the biggest slob I have ever met... and I'm pretty sure she has PMS all the time." He told her. "Do you actually think this place would be as clean as it is if you didn't come over as much as you do?"
"Well... Darla just never...you know, learned to pick up after herself." Buffy smiled."5 years?"
"5 years." Angel nodded and leaned in to gently kiss her.
"Wait... this is bad. You're my sister's boyfriend!" She thought she was about to have a panic attack. Her sister was going to kill her!
"It's not like we are happy." Angel told her.
"She loves you." Buffy whispered.
"No, she doesn't." Angel told her. "She just doesn't want to support herself."
"Well, you do make the big bucks." Buffy joked.
"You still think I'm cute, right?" He asked her backing her up towards the counter.
Buffy nodded. "Duh!"
Angel swiped his arm across the counter knocking everything off and lifting Buffy up on the counter kissing her.