Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Challenge/Prompt: nekid_spike: Harlots' Choice: Spike Goes to the Beach and enchanted_jae's Monthly Drabble Challenge 150: Burn
Word Count: 300
Date Written: 7 August 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Whedon, not the author, and are used without permission.
“This is nice,” Buffy whispered, leaning her head back further against Spike’s strong shoulder. Her voice was barely audible for the crashing waves; yet it still managed to pierce the comfortable silence that had fallen around them.
“Sh,” Spike whispered back, kissing the top of her head. He drew his thumb gently across her wrist, feeling her heartbeat beneath his cold flesh. It seemed to hammer in time to the rhythm of the waves.
He closed his eyes as he leaned his head against hers in this moment that was so close to answering a dream for them both. He could never walk with her on this beach in the daylight. He could never touch her in the sunlight like a normal man. One touch of the sun would burn him to a swift crisp; stepping out into it with her would kill him. Still, it would be a worthy death to go out in flames while walking with her in the Summer sun.
“Mmm.” She turned her face, nestled into his neck, and kissed his neck. “This is perfect.”
“Really?” he asked in surprise. If he’d had a heart that still beat, he knew it would’ve missed a beat.
He opened his eyes and looked around them again. Night covered the beach, but it was Summer. Buffy didn’t have to return to her paid job as a student counselor until the next day. They’d managed to sneak away from Sunnydale for a short while, leaving Robin, Giles, and the Scoobies to fight the Vamps for one night. For one night, she was his, entirely his. He didn’t have to share her with her Slayer duties, with her friends or family, or even with Angel. She was his. “You’re right,” he whispered back, smiling, and kissed her deeply.