A/N: This is the last chapter of this story, however I have posted the first chapter to a new story ‘Shadows and Orbs, which is a CharmedHP slash story, please check it out. Thanks for the reviews and please let me know what you think of this chapter.
Chapter 4Last Time:-
“What did you need to talk about?” Angel asked his former lover.
“I needed a question answering, though you just answered it for me,” Buffy said smiling sadly.
“What question was that?” Angel questionned.
“If we had a future together,” She whispered.
“Buffy, I do love you, I always will but we can’t be together,” Angel whispered to her.
“I understand that now,” Buffy said smiling at him.
“Why did you need to know that?” Angel asked her, he knew that she would have needed something to bring these questions into her thoughts.
“I met someone…” She whispered.
“You met someone?” Angel asked, though his heart tightened he also felt a weight off of his shoulders.
“Yes, he’s a hunter, turned out we were on the same hunt,” Buffy started explaining.
“He’s okay with you being a Slayer then?” Angel asked.
“Yes, he is, and he is not intimidated by it and has his own impressive list of kills,” Buffy said, sometimes she felt like a newbie to the supernatural world when she was with him….yet it was also oddly comforting that he could handle her world and also protect her at times.
“I’m happy for you Buffy,” Angel said sincerely, “What’s his name?”
“Dean Winchester,” Buffy said making Angel look at her in shock.
“What’s wrong Angel?” Buffy asked paling.
“Winchester? Those hunters are legendary!” Angel said, though if anyone could handle Buffy it would be a Winchester.
“I had never heard of them before I met Dean, but Giles had,” Buffy explained.
“Might be for the best, means you don’t have any preconceived ideas about what he would be like or what he has done,” Angel stated.
“Are you okay with this?” Buffy asked.
“Yeah, I am, you deserve someone who can protect you and let you go off on your own when you want to, but most of all you deserve someone who you can have children with Buffy, someone you can be with until the end,” Angel whispered, Buffy’s green eyes were tearing up and she leaned forward and gave Angel a hug.
“Thank you,” Buffy whispered as she pulled back.
“Can I meet your son properly now?” Buffy asked. Angel nodded and Connor walked into the room, Chris slightly behind him holding his son’s hand.
“Hello Connor, I wanted to apologise about how I spoke about your son,” Buffy said while standing up, she knew the brunette man behind him was glaring at her though it was not as much as before. Connor however was looking at her with understanding and a little bit of anger.
“I understand why you reacted the way you did Buffy, however if you ever say anything like that about my son again I will make you beg for mercy,” Connor stated honestly.
“Wait! What did you say about Luke?” Angel questionned his son, son-in-law, and Ex.
“I said something about Darla and Luke, however I thought he was Connor,” Buffy explained.
“And then Connor punched her,” Chris added with a smirk in the blonde slayers direction.
“What?” Angel exclaimed looking at his son.
“I deserved it Angel,” Buffy said quickly with a steady voice.
“Can I come out now?” Spike’s voice whined from the kitchen. Everyone gave a laugh as Angel went and pulled his mate from the kitchen.
“So you got yerself a fella,” Spike stated.
“Yeah, and so did you,” Buffy cracked with a smile.
“That I did,” Spike said while looking at Angel. Buffy smiled, Chris and Connor had settled on the sofa and Connor was wrapped in Chris’s string arms. Angel and Spike were stood nearby, Angel holding one of Spike’s pale hands gently within his larger one.
“I’m going to go now,” Buffy announcec making both couples look at her.
Connor and Chris shook her hand while Spike gave her a tentive hug, Angel and Buffy hugged before she left the building after bidding everyone a Happy Christmas.
The next day a warm glow could be seen from the windows of the Hyperion Hotel, inside was a table set with a Christmas dinner and all the trimmings, a group of people sat around the table, a man with dark hair and another with light hair were fussing over a baby who sat their giggling. Two brunette men were sat together while talking, holding hands on the table top. Two brunette women were laughing as the last men in the room sang a Christmas Carol off key.Some people come into our lives
to cast a steady light
upon our path and guide our every step
their shining belief in us
helps us to believe in ourselves.
The Poem used at the end is from the poem ‘Some People’ written by Flavia Weedn.