Oceans and Sunrises
By Mydnyght

Disclaimer: Please don’t sue me. I have nothing. Well anything anyone normal would want.

Rating: probably a pg-13. A hinting of sex, but nothing pornographic.

Summary: Prom night, enuf said.

Feedback: Please send your thoughts of this to rss09208@pldi.net or bshook_98@hotmail.com please?!?!


The starry night was a perfect setting for one of the biggest nights in a girl’s life: the prom. But for Buffy Summers hoping that her hair wouldn’t fall and her mascara not running was the least of her worries. She looked at the clock on the wall and sighed. She had 15 minutes to look decent and show up at the prom. She looked around her and sighed. The life of a slayer was never easy. She picked up her bag and ran to library, to change.

She entered the library 15 minutes later than when she had wanted to. She smoothed down her dress and took a deep breath before entering the doors to the prom. No one noticed but Giles. He made his way to her through the crowd and smiled at her. He offered her his arm; she took it gratefully and smiled at him.

"Buffy, may I say you look beautiful?" Giles asked softly.

She smiled and blushed slightly. "You look pretty good yourself, Bookman." She patted his arm and smiled when Oz and Willow joined them.

"Wow, Wil, you look great. I love that dress."

"Um Buffy, would you come here a minute?" asked Giles softly. He led her over to a deserted table and pulled a box from under his jacket. She gasped. In the clear plastic box was the most gorgeous pale pink corsage, she had ever seen. The roses went gorgeously with her dress. She wiped away a few tears while he slipped it on her wrist. Then kissed her hand softly.

"God Giles, you know how to make the massacre run for sure. They’re gorgeous. How did you know?"

"Watcher intuition. That and I asked your mother."

She smiled and hugged him to her. He wrapped his arms around her and held her close. "Buffy, may I have this dance?"

"Could this get you fired?"

"Ummmmm yes, more than likely."

"Then Giles, may I have this dance?"

They both laughed and walked out on the dance floor. He smiled when a slow song started to play and he rested his hands on her hips. She wrapped her arms around his neck when the opening strains of Unchained Melody.

"This goes out to B and G from an old friend."

Buffy grew silent and pale as she contemplated the words. It had to be from Faith. But how would Faith know?

She then realized the song was over. She looked up at Giles. "Buffy could we go someplace and talk? Please?"

She nodded and followed him toward the door. Suddenly Snyder the troll approached them and stood in front of the door. "And just where do you think you two are going?"

"I was going to take Miss Summers out."

"Where?"

"None of your damn business."

"Mr. Giles I would rephrase that if you wish to stay employed."

"All right. None of your fucking business. Buffy come with me. " He grabbed her hand and lead her out of the room.

"Giles, what did you just do?"

"What I should have done years ago."

"Where are we going?"

"You’ll see. Didn’t you say you wanted to have fun on prom night?"

"Yes, but where are we going?"

"Shh, luv you’ll see."

She quivered when he called her that and grinned when he led her out to the parking lot. He led her to a white mustang and opened the door for her. She smiled and slid into the seat.

"When did you get this?"

"I bought it this afternoon. Do you like?"

"I love it. It’s gorgeous."

"I’m glad."

He started up the car and turned on the radio. She smiled when she recognized one of her fave songs was playing. He was listening to her "noise".

She reached over and slipped her hand into his and squeezed it softly. He squeezed back and ran his thumb over her nails softly.

"So are you going to tell me where we are going?"

"No, sorry luv. No such luck."

"Why do you call me that?"

"Call you what?"

"Luv"

"Cause tonight is the night of firsts."

They sat in silence and enjoyed each other. She looked around the scenery. It was night. The stars sparkled in the sky like diamonds. She sighed and shivered a bit. He reached in the back and handed her a soft blanket. She snuggled into the blanket and leaned back against the seat. In seconds she was a sleep. He smiled when she leaned against him. He continued to drive on. After two hours, he pulled into a gas station and gently shook her awake.

"Hey Giles, where are we?"

"At a gas station. Thought you might want to get something to drink, eat, bathroom, change clothes."

"What would I change into it?"

"Ummm the clothes in the back in the duffel bag that I brought?"

She reached back and grabbed the bag. She didn’t recognize them. They still had the tags attached. But they were her size.

"How did you know?"

"A watcher knows all."

She smiled and kissed his cheek. She opened the car door and ran into the bathroom. She locked the door behind her. She pulled the clothes out of the sack and smiled. He went to her fave store in the mall. He had picked out a cute pair of cargo pants and a really great Scooby Doo shirt. She laughed at the shirt and her so called Scooby gang. He also bought her a bra and a plain pair of panties. She smiled when the bra fit perfectly. Giles has been a bad watcher, but he does know me well. At the bottom of the sack was a pair of sneakers.

She folded up the prom dress and put it in the bag.

She looked up as she walked out of the bathroom. Her breath caught, he looked gorgeous. He wore a pair of tight black jeans and a plain white T-shirt. A pair of doc marten boots and shades. God he was hot. He offered a Styrofoam cup, with a smile. She sniffed the lid and smelled. Coffee, with a little milk and sugar, her fave!

"Rupert?" she asked testing the name. It felt odd but yet good.

"Yes?"

"You said this was a night of firsts right?"

"Yes."

She smiled and leaned up. Her lips brushed his lips softly and waited for his reaction. He smiled and pulled her to him. His lips kissed her forehead, nose, cheeks, and finally lips. He held her tight and rubbed her back softly, while kissing her. She pulled back and looked up at him.

"Yes, Buffy?"

"How did you know my bra size?"

He laughed and squeezed her tight. He led her to the side of car and opened the door for her. She smiled and got in. He leaned over and kissed her long and smiled into her lips. He walked around to the other side of the car and got in. He started the car and reached for her hand. She slipped her hand into his. He kissed her palm and drove out of the parking lot.

"So where do we go from?"

"Hmmm… you’ll see."

For the next hour, they sit in silence and thought about their new situation. He couldn’t believe that this had happened. He didn’t think she could want him but their kiss had said different. She couldn’t believe that she had kissed him. He made her forget about Angel. She liked that idea. She looked around and noticed that dawn was coming. She listened and heard the sound of waves. They were near the ocean. She hoped she could talk him into letting them watch the sunrise. She loved it. Sunsets weren’t the same. Once the sun was down, her life became dangerous.

Fifteen minutes later, he parked the car and grabbed the blanket from the back seat. He opened the door for her and led her down to the beach. He led her to a small cove with a cottage and a rowboat. He laid the blanket down and sat down and motioned her to do the same. She snuggled up to him and laid her head on his shoulder and wrapped her arms around him. He smiled and felt her breath on his neck. He held her tighter, and she sat on his lap. They watched the sunrise together.

"Where are we?"

"At my uncle’s house. I used to spend some time here."

"how did you know I wanted to watch the sunrise?"

"I know you. Besides I always wanted to watch it with a beautiful woman."

"You think I’m beautiful?"

"Good Lord Buffy, I think you’re gorgeous."

"Rupert, I’m scared."

"Of what luv?"

"Falling more in love with you."

"Oh Buffy, I love you."

They kissed and held each other tight. He got up and offered her his hand. She took it and followed into the house. Inside it was charming. There were pictures everywhere.

"Are you hungry?"

"Only for you."

Their eyes met. He saw her desire and smiled. She reached up and wrapped her arms around his neck.

"Luv, are you sure?"

"Always with you."

He smiled and kissed her softly. He led her upstairs and smiled as they entered the bedroom. It was right, he thought, love conquerors all.

END