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'A Wild Night Out' by Quinara

A wild night out, mid-S7 style! ;) 500 words, rated U, for the prompt Sun Cinema.

A Wild Night Out.
by Quinara

“So, d’you fancy it?” he asked, before he could stop himself.

She’d asked him (almost) the same question earlier, about patrol. It had sounded fun, but it turned out that Sunnydale was unutterably dead at the moment, so here they were, in the alley behind the cinema, with nothing to do but sneak in or go back home.

He wouldn’t have risked asking if they’d been on the street in the Sun’s bright lights, but in the company of a smelly dumpster and a half-open fire exit he was feeling optimistic. Possibly suicidal.

Buffy looked around the empty alley, at him and at the fire exit, frowning as if she were weighing something up. He didn’t move, relaxing only when she tucked her stake back into her belt and said, a little tiredly, “Sure, why not? I did promise entertainment.”

He nodded, fairly certain he was just about maintaining his cool, then strolled over the concrete stairs as she followed. Sneaking around had long been in both their repertoires, so it was all too easy to get inside and find their way to the second screen’s showing of Darkness Falls. They didn’t get any bother as they slipped in and sat down – though they got a few looks when Buffy declared, “Hey, wow, that actress looks like Anya!” in a barely hushed voice.

All the same he agreed, “She does at that.” He’d always done what he liked in cinemas, so, even with the soul, he wasn’t about to start cowering in complete fraidy-cat silence.

And that was why, whenever something funny happened – which was often; turned out this flick was a farce – he couldn’t help but laugh, inciting a growing chorus of titters in the audience and a rapidly diminishing number of grumbles. The response only made it funnier, to the point where he even managed to make Buffy giggle.

He said nothing, but then his shock was compounded as she rested her head on his shoulder. It was too much for a mouthy vamp to cope with. “You all right, slayer?” he asked, in a private whisper.

“Uh huh,” she replied, getting comfortable. There was a whimsy in her voice that certainly hadn’t been there on patrol. It almost made him think this had been a good idea. “As a date you’re OK.”

Now he really did freeze. Looked like he’d have something to keep him up tonight… “But?” he asked.

“Well,” she said seriously, the silly film glinting in her eyes. “My better dates buy me nachos.”

What could he do but obey (after taking a moment to gawp like a fish)?



Of course, he came back from the snacks queue to find Buffy sound asleep, but sitting down again he couldn’t say he wasn’t content. He had some spicy grease to eat, an amusing story set to the soundtrack of his own chaos – and the woman he loved was snuggling into his arm, getting some well-earned shuteye.

Buffy always did give him the best nights out.

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larabeckinsale
Sep. 9th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Awww... that was sweet.
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
thisficklemob
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Awwww! I like whimsical Buffy. And poor thing, she really did need a nap for, like... half of season 7.
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
:D

And poor thing, she really did need a nap for, like... half of season 7.

She really, really did; I have great fun giving her snoozes.
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bogwitch
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Admitting to Spike he's a date. Falling asleep in the cinema (Darkness falls, hee!). Is Buffy...
drunk
?
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Ha! Maybe she's drunk on lurrrve...
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brutti_ma_buoni
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Now, see, happy Spuffy makes me happy. Write more pls, as apparently I can't at the minute.
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Yay for happiness! Heh - I'm sure we can trade-off between us for a happy medium of respectable fic...
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quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I seem to be in the mood for nice at the moment (and I always love making S7 happier).
petzipellepingo
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
“Hey, wow, that actress looks like Anya!” in a barely hushed voice

"snorfle"

“As a date you’re OK.”

Now he really did freeze. Looked like he’d have something to keep him up tonight… “But?” he asked.

“Well,” she said seriously, the silly film glinting in her eyes. “My better dates buy me nachos.”

What could he do but obey (after taking a moment to gawp like a fish)?


Ewww! and hee! in equal measures.

Of course, he came back from the snacks queue to find Buffy sound asleep, but sitting down again he couldn’t say he wasn’t content. He had some spicy grease to eat, an amusing story set to the soundtrack of his own chaos – and the woman he loved was snuggling into his arm, getting some well-earned shuteye.

Buffy always did give him the best nights out.


Aw, Spikey you really are love's bitch.



quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think Buffy would like nachos - it's the secret love of cheese...

*ruffles Spikey's hair*
penny_lane_42
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
This is so adorable and warm-fuzzies-inducing and S7-y that I can't help grinning like a loon. :D
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Yay, thank you!! This is exactly the reaction I like. :D
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quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks!
hello_spikey
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
yay for snuggling in the theatre! How sweet!!
*pats the sleepy buffy*
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Definite yay! :D Thanks.
fangfaceandrea
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
so cute!!
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
readerjane
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Aw! So lovely to see them start to relax wih each other.
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
:D It's always fun to make things easier for them!
deird1
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
This is lovely.
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
gillo
Sep. 9th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
That is simply adorable. A date - a real date! That's going to make Spike's year even if she does sleep straight through it!
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And Spike is definitely having the time of his unlife (even if he will be looking for some violence soon).
snickfic
Sep. 9th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Awwww. That is just too adorably cute. And hopeful!Spike is always my favorite, in any incarnation.
quinara
Sep. 9th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D I love multiple forms of Spike - it was nice to make him hopeful considering how miserable he usually is.
louise39
Sep. 9th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Just so nice. Unexpectedly, for both of them.
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's nice to surprise them every now and then.
slaymesoftly
Sep. 9th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC)
Awwww - nicely done. I love this com!
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I'm really glad you're liking the comm - I'm having a lot of fun with these little ficlets!
zanthinegirl
Sep. 10th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Lovely little moment! I'd like to think they had at least a few moment like this in the midst of all the badness.

“Well,” she said seriously, the silly film glinting in her eyes. “My better dates buy me nachos."

Awwe!
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
Thanks very much! I like to think they did too (though this would probably have been contravened by First Date :( ).

And I love your icon!! Hee!
confusedkayt
Sep. 10th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Awwww! So sweet! And such a wonderful example of that push-pull, S7 tension...
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! I do like S7 - and I will admit that I decided to write this after seeing we didn't have any S7 ficlets yet...
hieispike
Sep. 10th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Aww! That was lovely. I like that Buffy gets to be relaxed around Spike, and that Spike still breaks the rules. :P
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Thanks! Spike's still got to at least make an effort at breaking the rules, if only a little bit.
ever_neutral
Sep. 10th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
You give the best happy!Spuffy. I feel so whimsical right now. :D
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks! Whimsical is always good! :D
moscow_watcher
Sep. 10th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
They are so adorable! *happy sigh*
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
:D It's always nice to let them be nice to each other.
timeofchange
Sep. 10th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Awww.
quinara
Sep. 10th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
gryfndor_godess
Sep. 11th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
This is really sweet and creative. Nice to see them in a new setting and in S7. :)
quinara
Sep. 11th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks! It was definitely fun to take them somewhere new. :D
gingerwall
Sep. 11th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Sweet. :)
quinara
Sep. 11th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
just_sue
Sep. 11th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Awww...how sweet! Plus, nachos!
quinara
Sep. 11th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you! And yay for nachos!!
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