TITLE: Chasing Dreams part 1
PAIRING: Buffy/Spike Anya/Xander
TIMELINE: Buffy S7/ Angel S4
DISCLAIMER: Both Buffy and Angel belong to Joss Whedon
NOTES: There is no First but Faith still came to Sunnydale and decided
A huge thanks to Ouida for betaing the story for me
SUMMARY: Buffy finally has all that she wants but soon discovers that might not be enough.
"Tell me again why I am doing this?"
"Because we are the Chosen ones, yada yada." Faith looked over at Buffy.
The two of them were in the middle of patrol, looking for a demon that had run amok in the Mall earlier that night.
Buffy had thought with Faith coming back to Sunnydale that she would have had more time to spend with Spike now they had got back together, but if anything she was even busier. It seemed every demon and vamp in California had decided to come to town in the last few days.
"Can't we be the ignored ones for once?" the Blonde sighed, "There are better things I could be doing now than chasing some big ugly around town."
"Ah a little tumble with dead man." Faith grinned, "Maybe I should get myself a vampire honey…"
The other Slayers cell ringing interrupted her Buffy smiled when she saw the caller and answered, "Hi baby what's up?"
"Can't I just phone my pet without needing a reason?" a male voice answered.
"Uh huh." she raised her eyebrows at Faith. "So you aren't checking to make sure I'm okay?"
"I…" he stopped realizing there was no point in lying to her, "Okay luv you got me." he chuckled.
"Don't worry baby, I'm just going to check in with Giles then I will be straight home I promise."
"Okay sweet cheeks love you." he hung up.
"You know what maybe I might just stick with the living" Faith grinned. "Over protective much."
"Don't even start." Buffy pushed her as she followed her out the path.
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"Any luck Willow?"
The rest of the gang was at Giles' trying to figure out what the reason for the sudden increase of demons and vampires.
"Lots of it, but lots of none." she leafed through another text.
"Ah come on G Man at least our town is famous for once" Xander grinned.
Giles answered with a frown and sat down at the table.
"I think I might know." Anya interrupted them and turned the TV up.
It was a report from Los Angeles about peace breaking out all over the city. There had been no crime occurrences in the last few days.
"That would certainly answer our questions." Giles rubbed his nose.
"Maybe we should phone dead boy?" Xander looked over at them, "If anything is happening there he will know."
"Yes, I will get Buffy to phone when she comes in." Giles agreed.
"Get B to phone who?" Faith walked in the door followed by Buffy.
"It seems something weird is happening in LA and I…well, I wondered if you could phone Angel to find out about it."
"I guess so, but why didn't one of you call instead?" Buffy sat down next to Willow.
"Is there a problem Buf?" the redhead asked.
"Ah, no. Just Spike is all... He knows we are tight but well he is a vampire so he does get-"
"Insanely jealous." Anya finished for her, "Especially with your history with Angel."
"Yeah thanks for that Ahn." Xander shook his head, "Way to state the obvious."
"Maybe I should just get it over with." she went over to the phone, "Especially if he can tell us what is happening."
She dialed the number and waited for a familiar voice.
"Hello?" someone she didn't know answered.
"Hey is Angel there its Buffy I need to speak to him?"
"I'm sorry he is out with Jasmine."
"Jasmine, who is…?" she couldn't say anymore as she was cut off. She turned to look at the others.
"He is out with someone called Jasmine."
"And…so he has a new honey?" Faith shrugged. "Good for him."
"Something isn't right." Buffy shook her head. "I have a feeling."
"Well, we will just try again later on or tomorrow and he will be back at some
point." Willow shut the book.
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"Hey honey I'm home." Buffy said as she walked into her and Spike's house.
He had moved in with her and Dawn and the three of them had become a mini family.
"About time sweets." a voice came from the kitchen.
Buffy smiled as she followed the voice. Spike was in there drinking some blood and reading a paper.
"Hey baby." she kissed him. "I have some news."
"And that is?" he picked her up and sat him on her lap.
"We found out what's been going on over the last few days." she looked at him, "Seems some kind of peace has broken out in LA so everyone is coming here to annoy us, I had to phone Angel."
His game face involuntary came out at the mention of the other vampire's name and he growled.
"Hey now," Buffy kissed his ridges, "You are the only vamp I want now." she smiled as he purred into her neck. "You know there will always be part of me who loves him the same as with you and Drusilla but you are my man now and not him."
"And don't you ever forget it." he rubbed his nose against hers then stepped back to look at her.
"Just a second if there is so much peace and no fighting, why are the demons running to the Hell Mouth rather than staying and trying to take over."
She nodded "Exactly. And when I called, whoever it was that answered said he was out with someone but I could hear others in the background."
"Does Faith sense anything?"
"Not really but it has to be right in front of her face to see it." she twisted her neck and leaned back into Spike, "So where is the terror just now?"
"Ah she phoned to say she was staying with Janice tonight, so we have the place to ourselves."
"Mmh." Buffy grinned as she walked away slowly stripping as she did, "Well how about we make the most of it then old man?" she laughed as she ran up the stairs.
"I'll show you who the old one is when I catch you baby." he ran after her.
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A few hours later she was wakened by the door banging but Spike was already ahead of her and halfway down the stairs.
"What the…?" he stopped when he saw the girl at the door.
"I…I'm sorry I just didn't know where else to go." she sobbed.
"Honey who is it?" Buffy came up behind him and saw the girl.
"You're Buffy right?" she asked and was answered with a nod, "I need your help please." she collapsed at the door and Spike caught her just before she hit the ground.
"She's human." he whispered to Buffy as he carried her into the house and through to the living room.
"I'm going to get dressed I'll be back in a few minutes. Can you phone Giles and tell him what's happened?" she asked as she ran up the stairs.
Half an hour later and the girl still hadn't woken up.
"You think she's alright?" Buffy looked at her boyfriend.
He bent over to check her pulse. "Yeah she's fine just exhausted."
The door rang and Buffy made her way to answer it. It was Giles and Willow
"What's…?" he was silenced by Buffy placing a finger on her lips and ushering them into the room.
"Oh my god that's Fred." Willow gasped.
"Fred who?" Spike looked at her.
"She works with Angel, he saved her from Pylea."
"Pylea? Never mind." Buffy shrugged as Fred's eyes fluttered.
She looked around the room and recognizing Willow she flung herself into the girl’s arms.
"What's happened?" Buffy sat down next to her.
"Oh it's so awful. I would never have known if I hadn't seen the blood or washed the top." she mumbled on.
Buffy sighed and knelt down in front of her taking her hands. "Fred, honey we want to help but you have to tell us everything from the beginning."
Over the next few hours she told them everything that had happened. From Connor to Jasmine and they all sat open mouthed.
"And we thought we had problems." Giles quipped.
"Can you help me though please?" Fred begged the Slayer.
"Sure we will." she promised her, "That bitch won't know what has hit her."