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A Dangerous Thing

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“Buffy...” The only word Spike could get past his suddenly constricting throat was her name. He couldn’t believe he was this nervous. He was a vampire, he shouldn’t get nervous but it wasn’t every day a vampire attempted to do this. It was the most dangerous thing he had ever tried to do.

At the sound of her name she spun around to face him. “What is it, Spike?”

For some reason he couldn’t bring himself to look her in the eyes so he quickly lowered his head. “I thought maybe if you weren’t...” Spike cleared his throat and tried again. “What I mean is maybe you and I could...”

Her eyes widened in disbelief. “Spike, are you asking me out on a date?”

Spike raised his head and stared at her defiantly almost as if he were daring her to laugh at him. “Well, yeah.”

It was Buffy’s turn to look down at her feet. “Oh.” Slowly she raised her head to look him in the eyes.

A huge smile spread across Spike’s face as Buffy whispered the one word he was afraid he would never hear. “Okay.”