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Chapter 3: Mini Vacation

Buffy walked into the back door of Angel's house as a man with a tool box was walking out. She saw Angel sitting at the table on the phone. She walked up behind him, he was on the phone but wasn't talking, he must be on hold. She put her hand on his shoulder and he leaned back to look at her, she swung one leg over his legs to straddle him and sat on his lap. "What's going on?" She nodded in the direction of the door.

Angel hung up the phone and set it on the table. "Changing the locks."

"Trying to keep me out already?" She smiled.

"Not you." He smiled back at her and gave her a kiss. "Darla."

"And here I thought you two crazy kids would last forever."

Angel laughed. "Do you know what I bought today?"

"No." She played along. "Are you going to tell me?"

He rubbed his hands up her thighs and around her waist. "A leather bodysuit, black leather boots, leather gloves, a whip…"

"Angel. If you want to spank, bite, want me to wear a sexy school girl outfit- I can do that… but I don't know about a dominatrix."

Angel laughed again. "That is what Darla got with my card. They called me because it was such a crazy amount of money they thought it was suspicious. So I cancelled it."

"The order?"

"The whole card." He told her. "I cancelled the card, changed the locks, changed my phone number and arranged for someone to come pack up her stuff and take it to your parents house."

"Oh." She mumbled. "This is bad, very, very bad. This is going to tear our family apart! My parents love you!"

"And they can't love me if I am with their other daughter?"

Buffy gave him an annoyed look. "They are going to say I stole you away from her! Did I?"

"Of course not! And screw them if they think that!" He exclaimed. "They don't know the first thing about my relationship with Darla. They know what she tells them."

"I don't think I do either." She wrapped her arms around Angel's neck. "She always talks about how happy you guys are and in lov… Oh God! Where you guys really talking about getting married!?"

Angel scoffed. "I can't believe you just said that!"

"Are we fighting?" She asked innocently.

He shook his head and gave her a small smile. "When have we ever fought?"

"ALL the time!"

"That is only because we are so much alike and we are both passionate about what we love." He smiled brighter.

"Okay, fine." She smiled. "I will accept that as an answer. So tell me the first thing about your relationship with Darla."

"You know…" He shrugged. "I work all the time, she spends my money. She sleeps around with other guys…. And maybe girls not sure about that yet."

Buffy made a face at his last comment. "But you guys hav… had lots of sex right?"

Angel shook his head. "Once I found out she was with other guys we stopped, she doesn't seem to care. She gets enough from everyone else."

"What?" Buffy asked shocked. "How often do you have sex?!"

"How often do you have sex?"

"Like with another person?" Buffy shrugged causing them both to laugh. "Seriously though, you have far too much talent in the sex department to let it go to waste!"

Angel smiled and kissed her. "Believe me, it won't… now move in with me."

"Jeez! You just don't give up, do you?" Buffy laughed. "Do you have Monophobia?"

"No, I am not afraid to be alone!" He laughed. "I just want to be with you. I think we just fit."

"You should have said something a long time ago." She told him seriously.

"I know, punish me later." He winked at her. He glanced over at the clock on the stove and lightly slapped her butt. "Come on, the movers are going to be here soon."


Buffy watched the men come in with boxes and pack up all of Darla's stuff, it felt weird when she heard Angel tell them "Anything that looks girly gets packed up." And to watch them put all of her sisters belongings into boxes and load them onto their truck. It all seemed so surreal. She couldn't believe it was happening. She couldn't believe how much stuff her sister had! The two extra bedrooms were full of clothes and shoes, there was no way all her stuff was going to fit into their parents house…. Everyone else was going to have to move out just so her stuff could be in there! Angel asked Buffy if she wanted to drive over to her parents house with him while they put all the boxes in the house, while they were there Angel asked her if she wanted the movers to pack up all of her stuff and take it to his house. Everything was happening very fast, they had just slept together two days ago and he was already serious about her moving in. Without even thinking she quietly said yes and the movers started to pack up her room, she didn't have much. During the year she had to be able to fit all of her stuff in a small dorm room that she shared with an annoying roommate named Kathy.

"Ready to go?" Angel asked Buffy as she started at her now empty room, it only had her bed and bedroom stand left in it. They were going to leave the dresser and the vanity but Buffy asked them to take them. Angel told her they could put the vanity in one of the now empty rooms that used to hold Darla's clothes.

Once they got in the car Buffy stared forward in silence then quietly she said. "You know, you should have just given everything she bought with your money to charity."

Angel smiled. "Good idea. We should get started planning our vacation now. You start school in a few weeks, right?"

Buffy nodded. "Wait, you were serious about the whole vacation thing too?"

Angel nodded back at her. "Where do you want to go?"

"The Caribbean." She joked.

"You THINK your funny but really, your just a smart ass." He said with a grin.

Buffy shrugged. "Better than being a dumb ass. Honestly, Angel I'm happy just staying here with you. I don't need vacations and fancy things to be happy."

"I know, another reason you are completely different from Darla."

"Plus, how can you take off from work so suddenly?" She asked him.

He nodded seeing her point. "Okay. At least let me take you to LA that way I can still work."

Buffy thought about it for a minute. Wolfram and Hart did have an office in LA. "Okay. Fine, but you have to work some."


They didn't even unpack any of Buffy's things, she just grabbed a few clothes to pack. As soon as they got back to Angel's house he was on the phone to see if any hotels had open rooms while the movers brought in Buffy's things. Angel paid the men and gave them a big tip for doing more than they had been originally told they would be doing.

They drove to LA in Angel's convertible and checked into their hotel. It wasn't anything like the hotels Darla told her Angel stayed in, it was nowhere as fancy. Maybe she was lying about that too or maybe those were places Darla made him take her. It would be so like Darla to talk someone into doing something they didn't want to do.

Angel brought some files with him but he had left some in his office so he called his secretary and had her fax them over to the LA Office. He had to go to Wolfram and Hart to pick them up, while he was gone Buffy went down to hang out by the pool.

Buffy put her hair up in a ponytail and put her sunglasses on her face as she sat down to put her feet in the water. She felt like there was someone behind her and looked up when she heard "Well, Hello Beautiful."

She looked at the man who was now sitting down next to her putting his feet in the pool. "Hi."

"Are you here alone?" He asked with a slight southern accent.

Buffy glanced at him again. "Alone right now or alone in LA?"

The man shrugged. "Are the answers different?"

"Are you hitting on me?" She asked him, wrinkling up her face slightly. She was wearing sunglasses but there was still a glare from the California sun.

The man laughed. "A question with a question. You must be a lawyer. Maybe I am hitting on you."

"No, I'm not a lawyer but my BOYFRIEND is."

"Trying to get rid of me, huh?" He laughed again. "I'm Lindsey by the way."

"Buffy." She nodded. She didn't want to be rude but she really didn't want to talk to this guy, she just wanted Angel to get back. "Kind of girly name isn't it?"

"Mine or yours?" He smiled. "I'm not sure what to think of your name."

Buffy shrugged.

"Where are you from?" Lindsey asked her.

"Sunnydale." She replied kicking her legs gently through the water, not really interested in talking to him.

"What are you doing in LA?"

Buffy sighed lightly. "On a little mini vacation with my boyfriend."

"Mini vacation?" Lindsey laughed. "Sunnydale is only a few hours away from here, how is that a vacation at all?"

"My boyfriend suggested it so he can work too."

"You keep mentioning your boyfriend so either you want to make sure I know you have a boyfriend or you really don't have one." He told her. "If you do have a boyfriend and he came on vacation to work then it isn't really a vacation at all."

"It wasn't a planned thing, I didn't want him to fall behind. He has a case he is working on." She shrugged.

"And where is he now?" Lindsey asked with a slight smile.

This guy really can't take a subtle hint. "Work."

"Whoa, let me get this straight… you go on vacation but not a real vacation because your boyfriend is working on a case of some kind AND he left you here by the pool for any ol' Prince Charming to steal you away while he is at WORK?"

Buffy raised her eyebrows at the Texan. "I guess someone who doesn't know the situation might see it as…."

Lindsey cut her off so she looked down at her feet in the pool. "You are either the most understanding girlfriend EVER or he is the worst boyfriend ever."

She turned her head towards him to defend Angel but looked past him and smiled. "Hey, everything all good?" She asked when she saw Angel walking into the gated pool area.

Angel nodded but sent the man sitting next to Buffy a glare. When the man turned around to see who Buffy was talking to Angel gave the man a small smirk and got a smile in return. "Angel, man! What's up?" He asked as he stood up and shook Angel's hand.

"Nothing much, just wondering what you are doing with my girlfriend."

Lindsey gave him a confused look. "Girlfriend?" He looked back to Buffy to find her looking up at Angel when he walked closer to her and bent down to give her a quick kiss. "I thought you were with Darla."

"Was with Darla." Angel answered as he helped Buffy stand up.

"Wow, I thought you two would have ended up married."

"See." Buffy whispered to Angel.

Lindsey looked Buffy up and down. "So your with Buffy now?"

"How do you two know each other?" Buffy wondered.

Angel turned to her. "Lindsey works at the Texas branch of Wolfram and Hart."

Buffy made an O shape with her mouth.

"Now I understand why Buffy said her boyfriend brought work with him. They still piling it high on you? They love to swamp the newer guys with all the work no one else wants to do." Lindsey laughed. "I don't miss that."

Buffy nodded. "He's totally a workaholic."

Angel gave Buffy an annoyed look that quickly turned into an amused one. "So, what are you doing here Lindsey?"

"I have a meeting with Manners about transferring to the LA offices. I just love the California girls." He laughed then took a step closer to Angel. "So, Darla's like… single now or …."

"You will have to take that up with her. Well, it was nice seeing you Linds." Angel grabbed Buffy by the hand and started to walk past Lindsey to the gate. "How do you feel about the hot tub?" Angel asked Buffy as they walked away.