Prompt: Who was that Cat Creature I Saw You with Last Night?
Setting: S7, the end of "First Date"
A/N: So, remember how Xander's date had cat eyes? Yeah, that's the missing link.
A/N2: Soap bubbles are fluffy.
“Because I’m not ready for you to not be here,” Buffy says.
Spike isn’t sure how to take that. He knows what he wants it to mean, but he also knows better than to hope for anything from Buffy. He lets it lie there. “And the principal? How’s he fit in?”
Buffy looks at him, and he knows she’s trying to read him too. They’re so careful around each other these days, so tentative. Eventually she says, “He’s on our side. Right now, that’s all I can ask of him.”
They sit in silence a little longer, and then Spike says, “I noticed there were still dishes in the sink.”
“Oh, god, I better get to those.” She climbs to her feet with a groan.
Spike follows. “No, I meant I’ll do them, Buffy. You go on and rest.”
“You don’t even make dishes.” She reconsiders. “Okay, you do, but –”
“If I’m going to be sticking around, I sh...