Categories: Season 6
, Alternate Reality
, Episode RewriteCharacters: Buffy
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“So she's back. Thought you'd be off snogging with soldier boy.”
Spike turns to her, not showing any sign of relief. “So, come for a little cold comfort? Bed's a bit blown up, but then that never was our – “
Buffy cuts him off, “No. I'm not here for... and I'm not gonna bust your chops about your stupid evil scheme. That's just you. I should've remembered...”
Seeing her face, realization hits him, “Oh. This is worse, isn't it? This is you telling me –“
Buffy interrupts him again. “Yeah. It's over.” She looks at him pleadingly, trying to make him understand, “I'm using you…” she raised a hand when she sees him ready to plead his case, “please, let me finish… it’s important for me.”
Spike bits the inside of his cheek to stop the words ready on his lips, gesturing for her to continue.
“I'm using you. I can't love you… I'm just being weak, and selfish -- and it's killing me. I have to be strong about this.” she puts her hand to his face, saying softly, “I'm sorry, William, I can’t be what you want, what you need…”
“…and I know it’s the last thing you want… and I know I’m selfish again, but I still need you…”
“You got me, Buffy, you know that.”
“Can you be my friend again… like before we kissed?”
Now, here’s where the challenge begins, write a different end of that episode and go from there.
We know he’ll do anything to be what she wants, question is, will Buffy stay true to her request, can she keep her hands to herself?
Do whatever you want with this, although I really want to see some growth for both of them, even from the Scoobies.