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Follow Through

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This story is No. 6 in the series "Contact". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Buffy is lonely and bored in Rome, Xander is on vacation. What happens now? My tale of the B/X ship in the "Contact" series.

Categories Author Rating Chapters Words Recs Reviews Hits Published Updated Complete
Television > Roswell > Buffy-Centered
Television > Roswell > Xander-Centered
(Past Donor)LiastraLeeFR151412,32003218,7524 May 088 Sep 08Yes

Chapter Fourteen

AN: Here is my sappy ass ending. Written after a night of no sleep. Written because the song cam on my stereo and I had this sudden need to do it.




Chapter 14


Buffy woke slowly and turned her head to look at the clock. It was 6:11am. She took a moment to figure out why that was important. Right, baby. Anna usually woke up around 6 to be fed. She laid there for another minute and listened. No baby crying, just Xander’s stereo playing in the office directly beneath her.

Xander had developed a bad habit of passing out in the office at least twice a week since Anna had been born 4 months earlier. He put off so much work during the day, spending time as a family, that it all backed up on him. She thought that she had finally put a stop to it, but apparently not.

She sighed as she padded down the stairs in her bare feet, wearing an old tank top and a pair of boxers. Move Xander first, make bottle, feed baby, go back to sleep. Good plan.

As she opened the office door she saw that Xander was in fact not asleep. He was standing in the middle of the office, swaying to the music with Anna sleeping peacefully on his shoulder. Buffy smiled softly. As he swayed he sang the song, their song, softly to the tiny girl.

Oh, this is the start of something good
Don't you agree?


It was a song that they played during that very first week in Rome.

I haven't felt like this in so many moons
You know what I mean?


They had picked the CD at random. It was an old one that Dawn had given to Andrew when she moved out, then he gave it to Buffy later.

And we can build through this destruction
As we are standing on our feet


She and Xander had somehow identified with the song, so she kept the CD with her, even in Africa.

So since you want to be with me
You'll have to follow through
With every word you say


He swayed in a smooth practiced rhythm. His singing voice wasn’t the best, but he knew every word.

And I, all I really want is you
For you to stick around
I'll see you everyday


He had his eyes closed, so he didn’t notice Buffy approaching until she moved the hand that was rubbing Anna’s back and placed herself under his arm.

But you have to follow through
You have to follow through


She took up the slow rubbing on the baby’s back as he pulled her closer.

These reeling emotions they just keep me alive
They keep me in tune
Oh, look what I’m holding here in my fire
This is for you


Now instead of swaying in place they began a slow simple dance.

Am I too obvious to preach it
You're so hypnotic on my heart
So since you want to be with me
You'll have to follow through
With every word you say


Instead of saying anything, Buffy just hugged Xander tight and hummed along.


And I, all I really want is you
For you to stick around
I'll see you everyday
But you have to follow through
You have to follow through
The words you say to me are unlike anything
That's ever been said
And what you do to me is unlike anything
That's ever been



After a moment Xander shifted his hold on her and moved her into a spin.

Am I too obvious to preach it
You're so hypnotic on my heart
So since you want to be with me
You'll have to follow through
With every word you say
And I, all I really want is you
For you to stick around
I'll see you everyday


Now Xander was looking at her. God, she loved that look in his eye. That look that said, ‘This is everything. This is my whole world, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.’.

So since you want to be with me
You'll have to follow through
With every word you say
And I, all I really want is you
For you to stick around
I'll see you everyday
But you have to follow through
You have to follow through
You're gonna have to follow through


Now they were both singing and dancing together. Way better than Sweet’s crappy music. As the song drew to a close they kissed softly and stood in each others' arms. They were oblivious to the outside world as they shared that quiet moment. These were the moments that got them through everything. The times that reminded them what they fought for, what they had sacrificed so much for. Even when they fought each other and themselves. This was what it was all for. This is what made it worth it.

Oh, this is the start of something good
Don't you agree?

The End

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