Disclaimer: All belongs to Joss Whedon.
Season: 4 after Something Blue.
Willow stared into the bathtub where Spike lay chained. 'Wow. He looks so peaceful when he's asleep. But I'd never tell *him* that. He'd get mad. But then again it is kinda funny watching him try to threaten you when he can't even think a bad thought without being hit by the chip's effects.'
She sat down on the edge of the tub. 'What am I even doing here?' She looked down at the tub. 'Oh, yeah, Giles needed someone to baby sit Spike while he went out with Olivia. Even Giles has a girl friend. Who do I have? No one. Oz left me. Now I don't even have the one person who actually wanted me.'
"Red? Bloody 'ell! What are you doin' 'ere?"
Willow was jerked out of her reverie and looked down at the vampire. "What?" She asked confused.
Spike sighed dramatically. "I asked why you were 'ere."
Willow looked down at Spike and laughed.
"What are you looking at?"
"You are such a drama queen."
"You are one step away, missy." He growled his eyes flashing yellow. Willow laughed. She couldn't help but egg him on. He just didn't scare her any more. "Spike, what are you going to do? Lick me to death?"
Spike growled at her in anger, but Willow saw the amused laugh he tried to hide. She moved to the chains and unlocked them. She walked to the door of the bathroom. "Well, are you coming or not?"
"You're letting me out?" He asked shocked.
Willow nodded. "Only till Giles gets home, then we have to get you back into the tub."
"We?" Spike asked cocking his eyebrow suggestively.
"You better behave, or I'll lock you back in and not give you your blood."
Spike climbed out of the tub. "You know whose blood I really want." He said stalking over to Willow and pushing her into the wall across from the bathroom door.
"Spike." Willow tried to push him back, but he trapped her against the wall, his arms on either side of her head. "What are you doing?" She couldn't help but feel a little excited at his actions.
"What do you want me ta do, pet?" He asked, his voice husky.
Willow licked her lips and looked up at Spike. He smirked. "Is this what ya want, pet?" He asked capturing her lips with his own. Willow gasped when his cool lips met her warm ones. She felt his tongue asking for admittance, and she opened her mouth allowing his tongue to duel with her own. ' I am so gonna regret this tomorrow.' But she gave in to Spike's exploring tongue and began to tug on his shirt. He smirked and pulled away from her.
"What are you doing?" She asked. 'He doesn't want me. He was just playing with me.'
"Don't fancy the Watcher finding us, pet." He pulled her down the hall to the spare bedroom. 'I know she is goin' ta be the death of me.' Spike thought as he closed the bedroom door behind them. Willow smiled at him and pushed Spike onto the bed. She climbed on top of him. He smirked at her and lifted her shirt over her head and threw it to the floor. Willow leaned down to kiss Spike. Spike smirked and flipped them over. "Now this, pet, is more my style."
Buffy walked quietly into Giles' apartment. "Giles?" She asked. 'Oh, yeah. He's with Olivia, but isn't Willow supposed to be here?' She walked into the bathroom. 'Where's Spike?' Her eyes grew large. 'Or better yet, what did he do to Willow to let him out?' She had just stepped out of the bathroom, when she heard a scream. Racing to the end of the hall, she flung open the door to the spare bedroom. She saw a pile of cloths on the floor. She whipped her head up. She stopped in shock at the sight in front of her. Willow lay on the bed with Spike on top of her. ' Spike. Willow. Nakedness. WILLOW'S SLEEPING WITH SPIKE!'
Spike and Willow were to caught up in their actions to notice Buffy standing in the doorway. Willow screamed in pleasure and Spike covered her mouth with his own to muffle her screams. Willow dragged her nails along his back as he thrust inside of her.
"What the *hell* is going on here!" Buffy screamed.
Spike and Willow looked at each other before reacting. They both knew it was over. Whatever they had just shared was over.
"What does it look like we were doing, Slayer?" Spike growled as he pulled out of Willow. Willow whimpered at the sudden loss of contact and for the first time in her life, she felt incredibly empty, like she'd never be whole again.
Buffy stared at Willow in shock as Spike searched for his pants.
"Hey, Buffster, what's going on?" Xander asked coming up behind Buffy. "Great Googly Moogly, what the hell is going on here?" He looked at his best friend who by this time had wrapped a sheet around her body. He then looked over at Spike who was pulling his jeans back on. "Wills, you and Dead Boy Jr?" Xander looked at Willow with wide eyes.
Spike grabbed his shirt and pushed past Buffy and Xander and out of the room. "Where do you think you're going?" Buffy moved to follow him.
"Buffy, don't." Willow begged faintly.
"Willow?" Buffy looked at her friend carefully and sat down at the edge of the bed.
"Xander, I don't know what's going on with me and Spike. I just don't know." She covered her eyes with her hands and began to cry.
Xander turned on his heel and walked over to the bathroom. Just like he thought, Spike sat at the edge of the tub with his head in his hands.
"Spike?" He asked cautiously.
"What do you want, Xapper. Gonna stake me? Put me outta my misery. Go a'ead." Spike looked up at Xander. " I don't care anymore. I just don't bloody well care."
Xander looked at Spike in shock. "Spike?" he asked again.
"This is all 'er fault you know." Spike said suddenly pointing to his head.
"The chip?" Xander asked confused as he sat down on the tub next to Spike.
Spike looked at Xander and nodded. "I came back to Sunnydale because of 'er."
Xander looked at Spike in shock. "Does Willow know this?"
"No. And she's not bloody well going ta. Understand, whelp?" Spike's eyes flashed gold.
"Yeah, I understand." Xander stood up and left the bathroom.
Buffy stood outside the bathroom.
"Buff," Xander began.
"I'm not gonna stake him, Xan. I promised Willow I wouldn't. Let's just go. She promised he'd be chained back to the tub by the time Giles gets back." Buffy told Xander as she led him out of the apartment. "Willow has had a crush of Spike since she first saw him. Now she's in love with him. I just couldn't do that to her. It would hurt her more than Oz leaving."
Willow stood in the entrance to the bathroom. She had heard what Spike had said to Xander, but she couldn't move. She just lay on the bed. The room was thick with the scent of her and Spike's lovemaking. She just couldn't the conversation she had overheard. 'He came back for me? He got the chip implanted in his head because of me.' Willow looked at the sleeping vampire. Am I really worth all that?' She looked down at her now clothed form. 'What can he see that I can't?' She shook the thought from her head and walked over to the tub.
"So, beautiful." She murmured. Then surprising even herself, she climbed into the tub and lay down on top of Spike.
Spike woke up when he felt weight on top of him. He looked down to see Willow's head resting on his chest. Thinking that Willow was asleep, he whispered "I love you, Willow."
She lifted her head up and smiled at Spike. "I love you, too."