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The Queen (BtVS - Chapter thirteen)

There once was a girl
Once again many thanks t slaymesoftly






13. Redefinition





Stanley had left and Buffy was alone again. She watched the stars and the sky lightened by the pale pink of a new dawn.

Suddenly cold, she picked up her jacket. As she put it on, she pulled her phone from the pocket and dialed. She waited a few seconds before she heard Angel’s voice.

“Hello? Buffy?”

“It’s me,” the Slayer murmured. “Did I wake you up or something?”

“Oh no, we just came back from a patrol.”

“Is Spike there with you?”

“He’s in the dressing room.”

“Good. Fine. Listen, I thought … would you like to meet me now? I spent the night out and …”

“Sure.”

“Great.” She exhaled , slightly nervous.

“We were’ve been waiting for your call since the last time,” Angel said. “Spike was waiting …”

“I know.”

“Come here.”






The Slayer went home.

It was morning and she was tired, but she couldn’t sleep. Her only thought was to reach Angel and Spike as soon as it was possible. She had a quick shower and changed her clothes. Then she sat beside Annie, who was sleeping in her bed.

“Honey,” she murmured softly. “Honey …”

The little girl opened her eyes. Buffy smiled.

“Good morning, love,”

“Monning, Mum,”

“Do you want to come with me today? I’ll take you to meet two special people.”

“Yes.”

“I’d better wash you then.”






Angel and Spike’s house was an old mansion surrounded by an incredible wild garden. The façade of the building was imposing and beautifully covered with white marble; it reminded Buffy of the mansion back in Sunnydale – where she used to meet Angel after school.

“They live here,” Buffy said, holding her daughter’s hand. “My friends, the special people.”

“Nice.”

“Yes, it is. Shall we go in?”

Angel received them.

“Hey,” he said, opening the door. “And hey! Is she your …”

“She’s Annie, my daughter,” Buffy said, closing the door behind her. The hall was elegant and curiously bright. “Did you put in those special sun-blocking windows?”

“It’s hard to get used to the dark again,” the vampire whispered, a little embarrassed.

Annie was staring at him.

“She’s studying you,” Buffy explained. “I wonder how you look through her eyes,”

Gently the vampire kneeled in front of the little lady in pink.

“You’re adorable,” he said smiling. “You look like your mother when she was younger.”

“It’s not true,” Buffy objected. “Annie is just like Dawn …”

Angel’s expression became impenetrable. “She also has something of yours.”

“Thank you.”

Spike was immobile and pale, behind them. He was staring at the guests with slight embarrassment and great emotion.

“You came,” he murmured to Buffy. “I never thought you’d bring her …”

The Slayer nodded. She picked up her daughter and went close to Spike, who was approaching them.

“She is Anne Lily Summers, my child.”

Spike tilted his head. “Nice to meet you, Anne.”


“I … I just told Angel. She’s exactly like her mother. Maybe a little skinnier. Dawn was a chubby child.”

Scared, Annie shut her eyes and buried her face in the crook of Buffy’s neck. Spike smiled and took her little hand. He kissed it with devotion.








“Is the tea good?” Spike asked, looking for some decent biscuits almost everywhere.

Buffy was sitting on the couch, snuggled into a huge blanket and warmed by a cup of tea. She was very tired.

“It’s very nice, thanks. Is Angel still hiding the weapons?”

“He’s scared. This house isn’t exactly little-brat-proof,”

“Watch your mouth when you talk about my daughter!” the Slayer threatened jokingly, her lips curled in an amused grin.

Spike gave up his research and sat down next to her, avoiding any physical contact.

“I didn’t think you would bring her here,” he confessed in a low voice. “I guess it’s very important …”

“It is. I trust you,” she replied seriously. “I trust you.”

Spike didn’t say anything for a long moment. He bowed his head and looked at the carpet beneath his feet.

“After all we’ve been through together … it still amazes me when you say that you trust me.”

“I’ll make sure you won’t be surprised anymore.”

Spike turned to Buffy, who was staring at him courageously.

“I’ve missed you so much. Once again,” he confessed.

“And I’ll make you sure to never leave you again. Ever,” she added, her voice trembling with emotion.

He took her hand and kissed it






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batheart83
Jan. 4th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh so SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETE! This chapter is amazing I love you every chapter more. Bye Batheart83.
kikimay
Jan. 4th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! They are cuties together. <3
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