Sunset
By Chrissi

Author: Chrissi
E-mail: c.m.price-01@student.lboro.ac.uk
Rating: G, or whatever the lowest age rating is.
Pairing: Buffy/Giles implied (no names actually mentioned).
Summary: A very short fic about our favourite couple at the end of the day.
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm not making any money off this. Everything belongs to Joss etc.
Spoilers: None. Use your imagination as to when it's set.
Feedback: Pretty please but be gentle.
Distribution: Anyone who wants it, just ask me first please.

Thanks to Morwen for beta reading this for me.


I always love sunset in Sunnydale. Not that I hang around for long after watching it. Weird stuff always happens in this town after sunset, but I still love to watch the sun setting over the Pacific. There's a great spot on the coast called King Man's Bluff. It's just perfect for taking a walk and watching the setting sun. The sky turns the most beautiful shade of red, setting the whole sky alight, before being extinguished by the ocean.

I'm not the only one who enjoys it.

Every night for the past week I've seen them, sitting at the edge of the cliff, watching the sun descend into the ocean. They make an unusual couple. She's blonde, barely out of her teens, the typical American beauty. And he's older, quite a lot older in fact. I'd make a guess that he's in his late forties or early fifties. They could be father and daughter, but I doubt it.

They never speak, well, not as I walk past anyway. They always just sit, with their arms around each other, looking out over the ocean. They don't even look at each other. Sometimes he's stroking her hair, but other than that they barely move. They share one of those comfortable silences that only comes when sharing a beautiful moment with someone you love. And then, when it's dark, they leave. They just get up and walk away, arm in arm, still not talking. They always move slowly but purposefully, as if they know exactly what's coming and aren't scared to face the future.

I don't think that I've ever seen such a perfect, comfortable love.