Author's Chapter Notes:
I know it's been 4 ever since I've posted anything, but I am still alive and working on A Different Road and my other 3 (as of now un-posted) Spuffy WIP;s. I hope you like this and I'll try and get my WIP's done soon. Thanks. Please review!
Spoilers: Buffy – General Season 7. Angel – Well, I’m not even getting into the sordid tales of the Angel-verse. So let’s just say for my stories sake that everything is peachy keen in LA. They have come for a visit and to see if they can help with the fight against the first Evil.

{Dawn’s POV}

It was a normal day for us, and by that I mean chaos. There had to be at least twenty potential slayers in the living room watching movies, the rest of the Scooby’s and I were in the dining room. Spike and Buffy were in one corner pretending the rest of us couldn’t feel the sexual tension. Xander and Anya were sitting opposite of each other both pretending to ignore the other. Willow, Giles, and I were all looking through the books for anything we could find about the first Evil.

Then the phone rang. Willow went into the kitchen to answer it. She came back a few moments later with a weird look on her face.

“Well?” Buffy finally asked.

“That was…Wesley…they’re coming for a visit to catch up and try an help…”

“Oh hell,” my sister said. “They’re gonna bring Angel. I don’t need that right now…” she trailed off. Spike looked interested for a moment.

“What, Slayer, not happy to see your sweetie bear?” he asked snidely.

“Sweetie bear?” she asked incredulously. “If anyone was my sweetie bear…it’d be Dawn, but I ain’t calling her that on account of she’s a mean hair puller.”

“Damn straight,” I said amused.

“Dawn language,” she said.

“Fine then…not happy to see you soul mate?”

“That’s not fair. And no I wouldn’t call him my soul mate,” she said shortly. She looked at me softly for a moment and then left the room. I followed behind her after a moment. She was upstairs in her room.

“Buffy? Are you okay?” I asked as I sat on the bed next to her.

“He doesn’t see it does he?” she asked.

“No, but I do. And I think Anya and Willow see it too.”

“He’s always so good at reading me and knowing what I feel…what I need. I have to ask him for a chance.”

“A second chance,” I reminded her gently.

“Yes, a second chance. How should I do it?” she asked after a moment.

“I have a great idea…” I said. We spent the next thirty minutes planning.

*** *** ***

It was two hours after dark when the Angel Investigations team showed up. They knocked on the door and Giles answered.

“Hello. Please do come in…” he said in that annoyingly pleasant British tone.

The girls were all downstairs working out and it was just us core Scooby’s upstairs. So we all headed into the living room. Spike and Buffy chose that moment to come down the steps laughing. I think we were all wondering what they were doing upstairs.

“Oh,” Buffy said. “Well, I didn’t expect you so soon. Good to see you guys.”

“You look lovely, Buffy,” Wesley said.

“Thanks, Wes. And look at the hottie you turned in to…” she said. Wes blushed.

“Yes, well…the first Evil you say? What do you know so far?”

We spent the next hour going over everything we knew so far. I decided it was time to put Buffy’s and mine plan into action.

“We should do something,” I said. “We need a short break and having the AI team here is a good excuse. Let’s go down to the Bronze for karaoke night!”


“Great idea, Dawnie!” Buffy said. “I’m gonna go tell the Potentials and then get ready. Willow, Dawn, Cordelia, Fred, you guys coming?” she said and was up off the couch and out the door.

*** *** ***

The plan was definitely on its way to completion. We were all down at the Bronze. The potentials were all boogieing on the dance floor to the last song, before the Karaoke started. Buffy and I had taken a trip to the “bathroom” so we could talk to the manager. He owed Buffy a few favors and we had everything all set up. When Buffy and I got to the table Anya was talking about orgasms.

“I enjoyed receiving orgasms from Penn. He was your childe, right?” she asked Angel. “And you’re the vampire that took Buffy’s virginity?”

“Why does everyone assume that? I was not a virgin! Tell them, Angel,” my sister said. I think we were all shocked.

“Nope, she wasn’t a virgin. I have no clue who, but it wasn’t me,” he growled lowly.

“Omigod!” I yelled all of a sudden. “Was it that kid in L.A. the one with the motorcycle?” Buffy started blushing.

“What can I say? I always fall for the bad boy,” she said and smirked towards Spike. He looked surprised.

“You never told me that, Buffy!” Willow shouted.

“Was he human?” Xander asked.

“Yes, he was human. His name was Pike…”

“Why did you break up?” I asked Buffy. “Is it because we moved here?”

“Nope. He got boring. I figure I need someone that’s evil or you know more…okay non-human. I need someone that’s not a mortal to handle me.”

“WHAT? When was this decided?” Xander asked.

“You don’t get a vote. I’m the only one who does. I learned that one the hard way so just stop, Xander.” Giles sighed.

“So if this, Pike, guy walked in right now as a vamp would you say yes if he asked you out?” Willow asked.

“Nope I have someone that I want to be with already and I plan on being alone or being with him.”

“Damn, B, one guy for the rest of your life. That’s insane.”

“Sounds like paradise for me, Faith,” Buffy said.

“I think that’s sweet,” Fred said. “Who is he? Is he here tonight?”

“He doesn’t know yet and he is about to find out,” I whispered to Fred. Angel and Spike’s heads both whipped towards me and I realized I hadn’t spoken soft enough for the vamps not hear.

“Hey, ladies and gents. Welcome to Karaoke night at the Bronze…”

Buffy got up and headed towards the stage as the manager kept talking.

“First up tonight is a girl most of us know. The adults in this town pretend everything is fine, but as younger people we are more open-minded. We all know about the weirdness that is this town and we all know that it’s Buffy and her friends who save as many of us as they can. Maybe we don’t understand it, but I know we are all glad they are here. I personally owe, Buffy, quite a lot and we she asked me for a favor I couldn’t say no. So here is Buffy…”

The entire place burst into applause and Buffy was blushing like crazy. To say our group was shocked couldn’t even describe the looks on their faces.

“Uh, hi, I’m Buffy. The last two or three…okay seven, years have been crazy for me, but there was the one person who really stands out. When I met him I never expected to feel the way I feel about him. The first time we were together didn’t go so well. So tonight is about me asking him for a second chance. I really hope the moron says yes. And yes he is a moron because last year he went and got a soul for me, but the shocking part is he didn’t need one…I did. Anyways. Spike…I love you and uh, just think about it. Can I have a second chance?”

During Buffy’s speech the entire tables jaws had dropped and Spike was staring at Buffy with a look of awe on his face. Then she began to sing…

“I would have given you all of my heart
But there's someone who's torn it apart
And he's taken just all that I have
But if you want I'll try to love again
Baby, I'll try to love again but I know

”The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it comes to being lucky he's cursed
When it comes to loving me he's worst

”I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
And I'm sure going to give you a try
And if you want I'll try to love again (try)
Baby, I'll try to love again but I know

”The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it comes to being lucky he's cursed
When it comes to loving me he's worst

”I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
But I'm sure gonna give you a try
'Cause if you want I'll try to love again (try to love again)
Baby, I'll try to love again but I know

”The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know, the first cut is the deepest
When it comes to being lucky he's cursed
When it comes to loving me he's worst

”The first cut is the deepest baby I know
The first cut is the deepest try to love again...

“Um, thank you,” Buffy said to the manager. She jumped off the front of the stage and the crowd parted as she headed towards our table. And Spike. He was out of his chair in seconds and headed towards her.

“So, um, what do you think?” she asked him softly as they stood three feet from us.

“I think it’s the most blood brilliant thing I’ve ever heard.” And then he was kissing her.

“Uh, Dawn, just promise me you won’t let those two go up on the balcony alone anymore, okay?” the manager asked from the stage. Buffy pulled away from Spike blushing and he burst out laughing.

“It was Spike’s fault!” Buffy yelled after a moment. I really decided I didn’t want details about that. Buffy turned around with her hand in Spike’s and they came back to the table.

“Well,” Giles began. “Well…you have a very nice singing voice.” Angel snorted.

“When?” he finally snarled.

“After heaven,” Buffy finally said.

“Heaven? I mean when did this start, Buffy?” he asked condescendingly.

“And I told you after I was ripped from heaven and back on the Hellmouth.”

“You told me it was a hell dimension.”

“No, you assumed. It’s not my fault, Spike, could tell and you couldn’t!”

“So what happened on the balcony, B?” Faith asked.

“Same thing that happened with you and James…the first guy named James the blonde one.”


“So Faith has gotten orgasms from many men named, James?” Anya asked.

“Only seven or so,” Buffy finally said. And for some strange reasons the tension level died down with that.

So the plan worked. Buffy got her second chance with Spike. I had no clue what was going to happen in the future, but at least Buffy had a bit more happiness in her life. And, hey, turns out I’m good at this kinda thing. Maybe I could get Anya and Xander back together.

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