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Word Count: 642
Challenge: Week 1 Robots and/or Technology
Spoilers: BtVS post Chosen, SPN season 2
Summary: Dean hands over the Buffybot to its inspiration. Sequle to Above and Beyond.
A/N: So I couldn’t resist adding another part to this. I want to see how much I can write in one day, now I wish I hadn’t waited until last minute.
Buffy leaned against the hood of the car her neck craned as she gazed up at the blanket of stars overhead a wistful smile on her lips.
“Hey beautiful.” she felt him before she heard him, his warmth settling close to her, close but not touching. Those were the rules they had played by as late and she was tired of it. Giles had always told her she was never one to follow the rules.
Smile still in place she turned to him neck still craned because he was tall and she was sitting on his bumper, not to mention she wasn’t exactly gifted in the height department. “So little Sammy’s finally asleep.”
Dean Winchester snorted settling down beside her letting her neck rest “Dude’s a freaking giant.” he mutter in that familiar frustrated and affectionate tone she had grown used to hearing over the years whenever he spoke of his brother. A bag was dropped at her feet “Here’s the bot, still looks like shit but with the original material...” he trailed off smirking.
“Hey.” Buffy punched him on the arm just hard enough to remind him that she could kick his ass, she wouldn’t of course, but she could.
Buffy crouched down unzipping the bag and her mouth twisted into a bitter smile at the memories the broken machine brought back. She was going to take it straight to Willow because while it was bad for her she didn’t want Dawn to have to deal with it, never again.
“I always hated that thing.” Dean muttered as Buffy zipped it back up and she stood moving closer to him eyes intent on his.
“Yeah,” he nodded reaching forward to brush a strand of her hair tenderly behind her ear “Didn’t much like the Bleached Bloodsucker but he stayed, put up with that thing, as soon as Willow got it running I bailed, it was too much.”
Buffy leaned into his touch moving closer to him at the flash of pain in his eyes “I know, they told me, I’m glad you left, I would have hated it if you had stayed, I never wanted you to suffer.”
“Yeah but its fun.” the smile was bitter and she could already see the walls coming back up. Before she could say anything Dean hopped off the car and picked up to smaller bags laying them on the hood before her.
The smirk turned into a smile and he seemed almost shy as he told her “Found these while we were down there, thought you might like them back.”
Puzzled Buffy reached for one of the bags and her mouth formed a silent O as she reached out to trace the familiar picture of her mom, it was the one that had hung in the front room, there was a crack running down the center but the picture was fine and she could see her mom’s smiling face.
“Thank you.” Buffy breathed softly and before she lost her nerve she invaded his space fitting her arms around his chest hugging him close. He stiffened but relaxed his arms encircling her and it felt so familiar her eyes prickled.
They stayed like that for a moment before Dean coughed awkwardly pulling away “You should get going, sleeping beauty might wake up and he asks too many questions.” Dean grabbed the bag where the robot was stuffed and one of the smaller ones.
Buffy zipped up the other nodding “Okay.” and they worked silently putting them into her rental car.
She opened the driver’s door and Dean was already walking away “Hey Winchester.”
He turned around “Huh?”
Buffy’s smile was brilliant “Call me sometime; I miss saving your ass.”
He hesitated before he smirked “Honey if I remember correctly I was the one saving your ass but I’ll take you up on that deal.”