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Summary: BX songfic; Buffy thinks about the need for a hero, then Xander counters her.

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BtVS/AtS Non-Crossover > Romance > Buffy/XanderkristymarieFR1334,319155,23918 Apr 0425 Apr 04Yes

Holding Out for a Hero

Title: Holding Out for a Hero

Author: Kristy Marie

Rating: PG

Pairing: BX

Genre: one shot Song Fic

Disclaimer: Of course Joss has the BtVS stuff and Bonnie Tyler has
the song. I just own my nice little iMac computer....

Distribution: TTH, FF.net, let me know where else it travels to...

Author's Notes: Xander didn't go to Africa, he actually traveled with
Buffy and Dawn to Rome, he didn't want to leave his Summers girls... This is
my first song fic so hopefully it will go okay. I had to download this song
(legally from iTunes!!) for a relative and got to thinking about the lyrics
and they wouldn't let me sleep.... Feedback is greatly desired as it boosted
my day from mediocre to a 'oh happy day' feeling.


 


Holding Out for a Hero


 


Buffy lay awake on her bed with some of Dawn's mp3's playing lightly in the
background. It had been months since the First. She was suppose to be living
it up in Rome and doing some sisterly bonding with Dawn, but instead she was
in her secluded room pondering her future love life, or lack there of. Her past
had contained Angel, Riley and Spike. All three had loved her and left her.
Of course there were a few extenuating circumstances surrounding the two vampires,
but in the end they had left. Even her two father figures had left; her dad
when he ran off with the secretary, and Giles when he returned to England...
Then she heard a familiar song come on..


**

Where have all the good men gone

And where are all the gods?

**


'Yeah, ' she snorted, 'all the good men are gone, they all left little old
me, well, all except Xander..' Where had that thought come from?


**

Where's the street-wise Hercules

To fight the rising odds?

**


'Hmm, what about Xander? He's been there for seven years now, and he never
left...'


**

Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?

Late at night toss and turn and dream of what I need

**


'I never even thanked him properly for saving my life all those years ago...
He came to my rescue and I just used him to make Angel jealous... How many other
times did he save me?'


**

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

**


'He called me his hero once. I wonder if anyone ever told him that he is as
much of a hero as the rest of us?'


**

He's gotta be strong

And he's gotta be fast

And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

**


'He's fought beside us for seven years.. He always survived even when he stumbled
his way through the fight.' Something inside Buffy was stirring. 'Not to mention
that eye-patch does give him a sexy look.'


**

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light

He's gotta be sure

And it's gotta be soon

And he's gotta be larger than life

**


'He's in the daylight and in the darkness, he picked me up so many times, why
didn't I ever see my Xander-shaped friend?'


**

Somewhere after midnight

In my wildest fantasy

Somewhere just beyond my reach

There's someone reaching back for me

**


'I was always looking for the danger factor, I needed someone I could share
my Slayer part with. Why didn't I ever see Xander, he knew all my secrets, he
knew me.'


**

Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat

It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet

**


'Anya always said he was good. I mean he has to have something if he could
please a thousand year old vengeance demon. Right?'


**

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

He's gotta be strong

And he's gotta be fast

And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light

He's gotta be sure

And it's gotta be soon

And he's gotta be larger than life

**


'Who has he been with? Anya of course, and she still loved him after he left
her. Hmm... Cordelia was his other girlfriend. There has to be something, Cordelia
had even told me she loved him, I know, even though he hurt her deeply, she
still cared for him. Willow loved him since the day they met. Even Dawn loves
him in her own way. And lets not even think about the slew of demon women who
come after him. Why did I never think about why all these women love him, why
do I love him?'


**

Up where the mountains meet the heavens above

Out where the lightning splits the sea

I would swear that there's someone somewhere

Watching me

**


'Even when he was with his other girls, he's always watched out for me. I've
hurt him, turned him down, only used him when I needed him, but he's always
watched over me, been there for me, protected me. And I don't need protecting.
Do I?'


**

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

He's gotta be strong

And he's gotta be fast

And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light

He's gotta be sure

And it's gotta be soon

And he's gotta be larger than life

**


'I'm a hero, I don't need one, do I? "When I'm all alone who do I turn
to?" Wasn't that what he said to me? He turns to me, his hero. But who
can I turn to? Would he let me turn to him?'


**

Through the wind and the chill and the rain

And the storm and the flood

I can feel his approach

Like the fire in my blood

**


"Maybe I never turned to him because I was afraid he would leave me too..."
Her voice was barely a whisper, but she sighed as she had finally spoken one
of her greatest fears.


**

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

He's gotta be strong

And he's gotta be fast

And he's gotta be fresh from the fight

I need a hero

I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light

He's gotta be sure

And it's gotta be soon

And he's gotta be larger than life

**


'Could I risk it all, could I have it all with him? Or would I ruin it like
everything else? A hero needs someone to turn to too. He's there, maybe, just
maybe, I could make it work. I've got to try, if I don't, I will lose him with
time. If I catch him and hold on tight, my White Knight can't escape on his
fiery steed!'


 


Buffy jumped off her bed and began her plotting to ensnare an unsuspecting
Xander into her life. 'Just hope he is ready for me...because I need a hero!'


 


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