BtVS – Season 6 – Dead Things – Spike
Love With a Heavy Hand
Pain – another route to a demon’s pleasure. William was taught to crave pain at the hands of an artist. Angelus would craft masterpieces of flesh, blood, and bone until the fledgling cried out for more. After all, if his Master was paying attention, it meant he was loved, right?
Spike carried all of William’s lessons around like baggage. Pain equals love, and if this held true, Buffy most certainly loved him. Why wouldn’t she admit it?
Lying on the ground, Buffy straddling his hips – beating the demon into remission… both man and demon wished she loved him a little less.