I have one small ficlet to post – I wanted to get more done, but I’ve been quite sick lately and wasn’t able to. Lots of hugs and thankyous go to my wonderful betas, mahalia_baby, sevvy_o, and glitterysiren, who were just lovely :)
Title: Need to Know
Summary: After a long night of patrolling, Buffy asks Spike to help her in a way he never expected.
Setting: Mid Season 7, probably after First Date.
They’ve almost reached home after a long night of patrolling when Buffy stops and turns to look at him, biting her lip anxiously. They’ve barely spoken a word to each other; it seems that lately there aren’t many to be said after everything they’ve been through. Spike looks at Buffy inquiringly, noticing she’s opened her mouth to speak, but the words seem to die on her tongue. He steps toward her and asks gently, “Are you okay?”
“Kiss me,” she says softly, blushing instantly. Buffy sees the shock in his eyes, and then the uncertainty, and suddenly she feels incredibly foolish.
“Sorry, love… I didn’t quite catch that,” Spike says, frowning, for he’s fairly sure he heard her correctly, but it just seems impossible.
Buffy sighs and says it again, lowering her gaze as she does so. “Please, Spike… just kiss me?”
He looks at her carefully, still unsure. When she looks at him again, shyly but surely, Spike takes a step away, shaking his head slightly. She shouldn’t want this. It’s not right.
Buffy steps forward, closing the distance he’s put between them. She rests her hand lightly on his arm and whispers, “Please? I need to know something.”
It might be your last chance, Spike tells himself, and he knows he can’t refuse her. He slips his arm around her waist, gently pulling her closer to him as he leans in and kisses her tenderly.
Buffy feels the world slip away as his lips brush softly against hers. She moans, her arms snaking around his neck, pulling him closer, fingers threading through his soft blonde hair. She suddenly recalls how wonderful it feels to kiss Spike, and has to have more. She licks his lips sensually, smiling slightly as his tongue darts out to join hers. They move closer together, Spike’s arms fitting more snugly around her waist, holding her to him. He peppers kisses over her chin and cheek, whispering, “I love you, Buffy.”
Buffy kisses him on the cheek and tastes the salt of his tears, as she starts to cry as well. She kisses him tenderly, stroking his hair and face gently. She now knows what she needed to know.
“I love you too.”
I hope you all liked it :)
Originally posted at http://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/132169.html