BtVS – Season 6 – Bargaining, Part 2 – Spike/Buffy
1. Silent as the Grave
Buffy placed her hands tentatively in Spike’s, noticing how he waited for her to make the first move. He didn’t grab her, or shriek with surprise. Even so, the sensation of skin on skin was like sandpaper.
He looked down at her knuckles and then into her eyes. No words were necessary. Spike knew exactly how she’d injured her hands, how she’d felt having to dig herself out of her own grave. Been there himself, hadn’t he?
She’d been alive and he’d been dead, but the shared act bound them irrevocably; a secret they’d not be sharing with anyone else.
BtVS – Season 5 – The Body – Buffy and Tara
2. Motherless Daughters
They sat stiffly, side by side on the hospital’s unyielding sofa.
“I'm sorry ... you have to go through all of this.” Dragging the others through her mother’s death just felt awkward.
“You don't have to worry about me.”
“Everybody wants to help. I don't even know if I'm ... here,” Buffy stammered. “I've never done this before.”
“I have. My mother died when I was seventeen.” Tara sighed. “And between you and me? It’s something you never get over. You move on.”
Buffy was impressed with her strength. “You’ve done so well.”
“Not yet, Buffy. But I keep trying.”
BtVS – Mid-Season 6 – Spike/Buffy
3. A Little Man in Her Monster
T’was a rare occurrence; Buffy still in his bed after screwing him six ways to Sunday. Rarer still when she allowed him to talk or cuddle. He’d spooned up against her back, whispering words into the nape of her neck and prayed she didn’t haul off and belt him.
“In my time, I’d’ve taken you out for tea, an’ we’d’ve spread out a blanket on the grass – in sunshine or moonlight. Just spending time watching the clouds or the stars; making plans for our future.”
She feigned sleep, tears slipping silently down her face – knowing his secret. William still lived.
BtVS – Season 7 – LMPTM – Spike/Buffy
4. Tell-Tale Heart
Buffy ran faster than she’d ever run before. How could she have been so blind? And stupid? She can’t believe she’d bought Giles’ line – basics, my ass! What he and Wood had done was tantamount to mutiny. Something she’d never thought her friends capable of.
She barreled into Spike as he closed the door to Wood’s garage. Wordlessly she asked what happened. He opened the door to reveal the principal lying in a bloodied heap.
As he turned to walk away, she kissed him. “What’s that for, being the winner?”
“Because I’m glad you won,” she whispered; their little secret.
BtVS – Between Season 6/7 – Buffy and Clem
5. The Crypt Keeper
Clem set up for her weekly visit with snacks and a video. Buffy’d always say she was just in the neighborhood, but once a week without fail, she’d stop by for a few hours after patrol. The crypt drew her in, always hopeful for some word from Spike, though she’d take that secret to her grave before asking for the information out loud.
Taking pity on the girl as she prepared to leave, he said: “He’ll always love you, Buffy. Until he’s dust.”
From the look on her face, it didn’t take words to know how she felt about Spike.
BtVS – AU – Spike/Buffy
6. Sweet Tooth
Something was decidedly off. Spike was quiet. No disparaging remarks about her slaying technique, or slutty wardrobe. In fact, no words at all and it gave Buffy a major case of the wiggins.
“What’s the matter with you, Spike? Groxlar demon got your tongue?”
Spike glowered at her, wincing as the muscles ticked in his jaw. “Tghiche,” he mumbled.
“Would you mind repeating that for those of us with human hearing?”
“I said I have a bloody toothache from all that hot chocolate your mum’s made me, an’ I’m afraid to see a dentist.”
Buffy laughed all the way home.
BtVS – Early Season 5 – Buffy and Willow
7. Girl Talk
“But you were so in love with Oz.” Buffy scrunched up her face as she remembered Willow’s pining last year over the little werewolf. “And you made me play kissy-face with Spike. There weren’t enough cookies in the whole world to get the taste of vampire out of my mouth.”
“Heh, yeah. I know. And I did love him, Buffy. Really I did.” Willow’s heart clenched the tiniest bit over her remembered pain. “But I’m more in love with Tara. If I went so crazy over losing Oz… can you imagine how bad it would be if I lost her?”
BtVS – Pre-Series – Joyce and Buffy
8. Mother Knows Best
The door slammed, announcing her daughter’s unhappy arrival home. “What’s the matter, sweetie? Have a bad day at school?”
“Oh, Mom! It was the worst!” Buffy cried. “I’m never going back there. I asked Joey if he wanted to go to the Freshman Formal and he laughed at me.”
Joyce ached for her baby. “Let me tell you a secret, my dear girl. It takes boys a lot longer to grow up than girls. I promise one day, there will be someone special that you’ll like better.”
“Yeah, right,” she snorted. “There’s nobody alive I’ll ever love more than Joey.”
BtVS – Season 2 – Innocence – Buffy and Giles
9. Papa Don’t Preach
They’re left alone, standing in the classroom; all the students having fled after Buffy’s unprovoked attack on Ms. Calendar.
“So it was me. I did it,” Buffy stated.
Jenny nodded. “I think so. I mean, if you...”
“I don't understand!” Giles was angry and confused.
“The curse. If Angel achieved true happiness, even just a moment of... he would lose his soul.”
“H-h-how do you know you were responsible f-for...” he stammered.
Buffy stared at him.
He took off his glasses. “Oh.”
Buffy wanted to curl up and die at his realization. She’d disappointed her mentor and destroyed her boyfriend.
BtVS – No Season - Buffy and Dawn
10. Hair Care
“Get out! Get out! Get out!” Dawn shrieked as her sister cornered her in her room, and closed the door.
“I will get the secret out of you, young lady.” Buffy waggled her finger, advancing to attack.
“It’s not fair,” she whined. “You’re older, and prettier, and Mom likes you best. I’m not giving away my hair care regime. You’ll have to learn to live with that big old rat’s nest on your head.”
“One day, Dawnie… you’ll want something from me…” Buffy said, flouncing out of the room.
Dawn snorted. “Yeah, like you’d ever put mayonnaise on your head.”