Okay so I know I said that Chapter 20 was the last chapter, but the more I thought about it the more I realized that that ending was a little too abrupt. After all everyone reads Spuffy stories to see Spike and Buffy together, and I felt like I didn't give you guys enough of that. So….I wrote one more chapter to once and for all wrap up this story. I hope it's not cheesy and that you all like it. Please Review!
Buffy honestly couldn't remember the last time she was this happy as she and Spike walked hand in hand to Xander's apartment. She had called Willow on the way, asking her to make sure everyone was there so that she could make an announcement.
"Oooh yay!" Willow squealed over the phone before hanging up. Buffy smiled and Spike gave her hand a tight squeeze.
Maybe this won't be so hard after all.
Willow was already on board with the whole Spike thing, and Buffy knew that Dawn would feel the same way. And there would be absolutely no need to convince Andrew…the only people Buffy was worried about were Xander and Giles, both of whom never seemed to like Spike. But Buffy wasn't going to put up with their hostility towards him anymore. If they didn't like Spike, then fine. But if they expected to see her on a regular basis, then they had to be around Spike. He was a part of her life now and that wasn't going to change. Spike and Buffy were a package deal now and Xander and Giles were just going to have to deal with that.
Buffy glanced up at Spike who gave her a warm smile and she sighed. Spike was never their biggest fan either, but she knew he would be civil if she asked him to.
They came to a stop outside Xander's door and Buffy turned towards him, a worried look etched on her face. Spike just chuckled and tucked a piece of hair behind her ear before leaning in for a soft kiss.
"No need to fret luv," he said, "I've dealt with the whelp before. I think I can handle my self." He smiled at her and she relaxed a bit.
"But Giles is-"
"He's here too?" Spike asked. "Well then, looks like it's goin' to be quite party then."
Willow opened the door with a giant smile and clapped her hands together a few times, letting a squeal of excitement escape her mouth.
"I knew I heard you guys outside!" Willow said.
"Is everyone here?" Buffy asked standing up on her tip toes to peek inside Xander's apartment.
"Yep, everyone's accounted for," Willow responded happily. "So come on in!"
"Uh luv," Spike said looking at Buffy who started to walk inside. Buffy turned around confused for a moment as Spike stood there awkwardly eyeing the door. He placed a hand in front of him, feeling the invisible barrier and sighed.
"Oh right," Buffy said. She looked over and found Xander sulking on the couch, his eyes on the floor underneath him. "Xander? Could you let Spike in?"
"First Dead boy and now him?" Xander complained looking up to meet her eyes. "Buffy can you pick someone of the non dead variety for once?" He got up and walked towards her, eyes going wide once he finally spotted Spike outside his door.
"Xander…" Buffy said it in a warning tone.
He rolled his eyes and huffed, mumbling a barely coherent "Just get inside Spike…"
"Thanks ever so whelp," Spike said walking inside. He was instantly met with Dawn wrapping him up in a tight hug. She clenched her eyes shut and smiled widely as she held him.
"I can't believe it's really you!" she said. Spike chuckled and planted a soft kiss to the top of her head and returned the hug.
"I know. I've missed you. Look how tall you are," he said when they broke apart and he put a hand on her shoulder. "Not so much a nibblet anymore now are you?"
Dawn blushed. "Nope, I'm taller than Buffy now you know!" she smiled as she looked at Buffy and smiled triumphantly.
Spike looked over at Buffy and said, "That you are."
"Yeah yeah," Buffy said with a roll of her eyes.
"Is that Spike?" Andrew ran into the living room from down the hall and came to an abrupt halt when he spotted the blonde vampire. His eyes went wide and his breathing sped up. His hand came up to smother the tiny squeals he was making and he started to jump up and down before running right into Spike and pulling him into a tight hug.
Spike's eyebrows furrowed and he awkwardly patted Andrew's back.
"Oh I knew you'd come back!" Andrew said. "I just knew it!"
"Um…Andrew?" Spike said glancing about the room and mouthing the word "help" once he spotted Buffy. She brought her hand up to her mouth to try and cover her laughter. Spike glared.
He put his hands on Andrew's shoulders and tried to push him away, but that only made Andrew cling tighter.
"I dreamt of that night we went riding on your motorcycle almost every night and-"
"Alright!" Spike growled shoving him away a bit harder and Andrew flew back into the couch. He gave Spike a shaky smile.
"Let's just do what we came here for luv."
Buffy nodded her head and went to stand by Spike, reaching for his hand and intertwining their fingers. She looked around the room to see Willow and Dawn smiling, Xander frowning, Giles cleaning his glasses and looking everywhere but her, and Andrew..
Is he glaring at me?
"Okay um everyone…" Buffy began, biting her lip and looking up at Spike for a moment. He gave her a wink and squeezed her hand reassuringly. "Right so…um Spike and I are together now."
"Are you serious?" Xander whined. "Like this isn't another one of Willow's spells gone bad again is it?"
"What?" Buffy said. "No!" She paused and looked over at Willow and scrunched up her face. "It isn't right?"
"No of course not!" Willow shouted shooting Xander an irritated look.
"See Xander! This is real ok?"
"Buffy…" Giles put his glasses back on and motioned for her to come over to him. Once they were out of earshot from everyone he said, "Are you sure this is a good idea?"
Buffy glanced over at Spike and smiled. "Yes, this is what I want Giles…he is what I want and-"
"But it's just the two of you in the past haven't ha-"
"That's just it Giles…that was the past. This is now. And right now I want him. This last year Giles I've just…" Buffy paused and looked away from him for a moment, before sighing and turning to face him once more. "I haven't felt like myself for so long…but now…with him I feel…normal. Well," she said laughing a bit, "as normal as I'll ever be able to feel. This is right Giles. And I know you don't exactly like Spike, but you're going to have to figure something out because he's in my life."
"R-right…" Giles said. He took a deep breath and gave Buffy a warm smile. "Well if he makes you happy Buffy." He rested his hand on her shoulder and she pulled him in for a quick hug.
"I love you Giles."
"I love you too Buffy," he said as he pulled away and watched her walk back over to Spike.
She saw Xander still moping and sighed. "Xander can you at least just…try to be okay with all of this?"
Xander looked up frowning but immediately brightened up once he saw Willow glaring him down.
"Alright alright…" he said hold his hands up in the air in surrender. "If Willow will stop with the evil face over there…fine!"
Willow smiled triumphantly and crossed her arms over her chest before looking over at Buffy and saying, "Works every time!"
"Well now that we've got this all sorted out, I think it's time for us to…" he nodded towards the door with his head and Buffy smiled.
"Yeah we probably should go."
"But you'll come back won't you Spike?" Andrew said in a worried tone and then quickly smiled brightly at him.
"Um…yeah.." He looked over at Buffy before walking over to the door and opening it. "I'll see you all later."
Andrew sighed in relief and his smile grew.
Buffy started towards the door only to be stopped by Willow who looked at her and said, "Don't forget that thing I taught you…"
Buffy blushed. "Don't worry I won't."
"What thing?" Xander said his eyes going wide as Buffy gave him a quick smile before leaving with Spike. "What thing Willow?!"
Andrew stared dreamily at the closed door. "Buffy is so lucky."
Buffy was surprised that she and Spike made it through the door in one piece, since they seemed to be connected at the mouth. After a few groans and "bloody hells" from Spike's mouth, he finally got the door opened and pushed Buffy through it, only to be hit in the face with the invisible barrier.
"Son of a bitch!" He yelled, holding his nose and wincing in pain.
Buffy chuckled and he looked up at her, giving her an annoyed look.
"S'not funny luv."
"You're right," she said trying to sound serious. "Totally the opposite of funny." She cracked a smile again and Spike groaned.
"Well you just gonna sit there and laugh at me or are you gonna invite me in already?"
Buffy brought her finger up to tap her chin and looked away as she tried to decide what the better option would be. She looked over at Spike and smiled as she said, "Come in Spike."
He walked across the threshold quickly and pulled her in for another kiss. After a few moments Buffy pulled away, needing a few large gulps of air since her lungs were burning from lack of oxygen. Spike looked at her and smirked, looking all too pleased with himself.
"Nothing," he responded still grinning at her, with his tongue curled behind his teeth. Oh how she missed that. "That your room in there?" He nodded his head to the left where the door to her room was.
"Yeah." She bit her lip, trying to hide her smile. She knew exactly what was on his mind, because it was on her mind too.
"Then tell me luv," he wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her close to his chest. "Why is it that there's a perfectly good bed in that room over there, not one-hundred feet from where we're standin', and we're still in the livin' room?"
"Geez Spike is that all you think about?" She mocked him.
"I have a one-track mind luv when it comes to you and right now that track is leading to that room," he said tilting his head in that direction once again.
"You're a pig Spike," she said chuckling a bit.
"You know Slayer, I'm startin' to think you actually like that animal. After all what was Mr. Gordo again? Maybe I should take that insult you so often give me and take it as a compliment."
He leaned in to kiss her when she didn't respond, and slowly walked them back to her bedroom door. His hands abandoned her waist as he began to pull off his leather jacket and Buffy immediately pulled away.
"No, don't do that!" she said hurriedly and Spike raised an eyebrow.
"Pet you do realize that clothing makes this a tad bit hard to-"
"No, I just mean that Willow showed me something that I want to try." She looked at him and smiled as she took a step back and closed her eyes to focus. Spike's expression still remained confused as he watched her.
"Luv if you did some experimentin' while I was gone, yo-"
"Shut up!" she giggled and closed her eyes again as she took a deep breath and snapped her fingers.
"What the bleedin' hell?" Spike yelled and Buffy opened her eyes to see that his shirt and leather jacket were gone, but his faded black jeans and boots were still there. Buffy pouted.
"That didn't work…"
"Buffy," Spike said as worry washed over his face. "Where's my coat?"
She bit her lip and scrunched up her face. "Umm…"
"Buffy," he said her name very slowly.
"It's um…" she scrunched up her nose and glanced about the room, sighing in relief when she spotted his clothes wadded up in the kitchen sink. "Oh there!" she squealed, pointing to where they were.
Spike ran over and pulled them out, examining his jacket for any harm.
"You don't trust me," Buffy said pretending to be sad.
"You I trust," he said folding his coat over his arm and walking over to the couch to lay it down. "Your witchcraft skills on the other hand? Not so much."
"Hey at least the clothes didn't just disappear."
Spike gave her a look. "Yeah well don't bloody try that ever again. If anythin' happened to that coat…I might just have to bite you."
He gave her a smile as he walked back over to her and pulled her into another embrace, kissing the top of her head. "'Side's luv," he began to slide the straps of her sun dress down her shoulders. "It's much more fun to do this the old fashioned way."
Buffy smiled up at him and reached up to plant a kiss on his lips. It was meant to be a soft and quick one, but Spike saw to it that it was anything but that. He snaked his arms around her waist and crashed his mouth down on hers, loving the little noises she made as he did so.
He walked them back until he had Buffy's back pressed up against the wall. Spike pulled away and smirked, glancing around the room.
"Do you want to miss the bed again?" he asked, a mischievous glint in his eyes as his tongue darted out of his mouth to lick his upper lip.
"A world of no," Buffy said with a smile.
"Alright then." In a flash Spike's hands traveled down her sides and thighs as he cupped the back of her knees and picked her up. Buffy instinctively wrapped her legs around his waist and smiled as he kissed her again, holding her up with one arm and using the other to jostle open the door.
She giggled as they fell back onto the mattress, Spike's body hovering over hers. His expression softened as he tucked a few stray blonde hairs behind her ears. He leaned down to give her a gentle kiss on the lips and smiled when she brought her hand up to caress his cheek.
"I love you Buffy," he said pulling back to look at her.
"I love you too Spike."
As he leaned down to kiss her once again Buffy couldn't help but realize how perfect this all was. Not only was Spike back in her life, but he was still just as in love with her as she was with him. She had spent her whole life looking for this. For someone to hold her. Kiss her. Love her. She had spent her entire life looking for him. And now that he was here…she would never let him go.