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Summary: Post-OMWF. A spell to bring out of her gloomy mood backfires causing a small problem for the scooby's.
"Buffy...what happened?" Spike asked her, confusion clouding his face.
"What's your name?" Buffy asked, looking up at him.
"Uh.Spike. You don't remember me?" He asked, unsure of what was happening.
Buffy giggled at him and wiped at her tear streaked face. "Spike aint no bodies name. Did your mommy name you that?" She asked him as she stood up.
Spike smiled at her as she got up from the floor and stood directly in front of him. "No, my mum didn't name me that," he said smiling at her.
"What she name you then?" Buffy asked again.
"Well, she named me William," he told her, still smiling.
"Oh, you talk funny," Buffy said staring at him, already have forgotten about his name.
Spike chuckled at her. "Yeah, suppose I do. How `bout we go see about getting you fixed...shall we?" He asked her.
"Okay," she said, as she threw her arms around his neck and climbed in his lap.
Spike was shocked and sat there a moment before wrapping his arms around her and stood up. Buffy wrapped her legs around his waist and laid her head down on his shoulder. Spike grinned big and shook his head as he headed out of the training room.This is gonna be fun, he thought to himself, grinning.
"Any of you ladies care to tell me what kind of spell you were doing when I walked in here?" Spike asked as he walked out the training room.
Willow, Dawn and Anya looked over at him and went wide eyed when they saw him carrying a little girl.
Spike walked over to the table and sat Buffy down on top of it. "Here you go pet, sit right here," he told her as he removed her arms from around his neck.
"I aint no pet, I'm a girl," Buffy said, looking up at him.
Spike chuckled at her. "Yeah, I know you're a girl...that's just a nickname...like my name is."
"Oh...okay then. I have a pet kitty at home. Her name is purple," she said, a big smile on her face.
Spike looked down at her and smiled. "Your cat's name is purple?"
"Uh huh...but she's white."
"Then why did you name her purple?"
"Cause I like purple. Don't you?" Buffy replied grinning big.
"Well, it's kind of a girlie color."
Buffy rolled her eyes at him and sighed. "All boy's say that."
Spike laughed at her before he turned his attention back to the girls responsible for this `Little Buffy'.
"Who is that?" Dawn asked wide eyed looking at the little girl on the table.
"That," Spike said pointing to the little girl, "is Buffy. Now what did you all do?"
Gasp could be heard from the three girls as they looked back and forth from Buffy to each other.
"Oh boy," Willow said, nervously.
"I'll say," Anya added.
Buffy was sitting on the table swinging her legs back and forth, looking at the girls as they stared at her. She reached over and put her hand in Spikes. "I wanna go home," she said, looking up at him.
"Sure thing bit. Just be a little while longer...okay," he said smiling down at her when she smiled up at him and held his hand tighter.
Spike starred down at her and couldn't help but be amazed at what he saw. This little version of Buffy seemed to actually like him, unlike the grown up version who only liked to use him as her personal training dummy.
"What are we going to do?" Dawn asked frantically at seeing her `little sister'."
"Don't worry Dawn, we'll find a way to reverse the spell," Willow said as she went to retrieve the spell book they had used.
Spike felt Buffy tug on his hand and looked back down at her. "What is it pet?"
Buffy motioned for him to come closer to her. Spike leaned down and Buffy whispered quietly in his ear. "I need to go to the potty."
Spike's eyes went wide when he heard her. He straightened up and looked around frantically. "Uh, Dawn...she's needs to...ah potty," he told her looking a little worried.
Dawn looked at him and grinned when she saw the look on his face. "I can take her," she told him as she stood up from her seat. "Come on Buffy. I can take you to the bathroom."
Buffy looked at Spike her eyes wide and he smiled as he saw the look of apprehension on her face. "It's okay...this is Dawn...she can take you."
Buffy looked over at Dawn and then back at Spike. "You won't leave me, will you?" She asked him worriedly.
"No, I'll be right here when you get back."
"Okay" she said, still worried about going anywhere with this big girl.
Spike picked her up and put her on her feet. He watched as Dawn grabbed her hand and led her away to the bathroom. He smiled at her as she walked with Dawn, her head turned around as far as she could get it, never taking her eyes off of him. Sitting down in one of the chairs when Buffy was out of sight, Spike looked over at Willow who had her nose buried in the spell book. "So, what you gonna do about this?" He asked her.
"Find a reversal spell," Willow said, looking up at him. If there is one, she thought to herself and she went back to the book.
"Well, she was asking about Joyce earlier...what you gonna tell her?" Spike asked, looking almost sad at mentioning Joyce.
Willow looked back up at him and chewed her bottom lips slightly as she thought. "I don't know. We can't tell her the truth, it would break her little heart."
"Yeah, not to mention what she's gonna think about Dawn," Spike said, getting irritated at what they had done.
"Well, I'll think of something," Willow said as Dawn and Buffy came back into the room.
Buffy smiled and ran back over to Spike and stood beside his chair before she pulled on his arm and motioned for him to come closer.
"I like her...she's funny," Buffy whispered in his ear.
"Yeah, she can be funny sometimes. Dawn's real nice. She'll take good care of you until we can find your mum. Okay?"
"I guess we probably need to get her home. It's kinda late for her. She probably needs to be in bed soon," Dawn said looking at Willow.
"Yeah, you're probably right. I can take this stuff home with us and look for a reversal spell there," Willow said, as she looked up from the table.
Spike stood up and took a couple steps away from the table, Buffy right on his heals. "Buffy why don't you go home with Dawn here, she can take care of you until we find your mum," Spike told her.
"Are you coming to?" Buffy asked him, looking scared.
"Sorry pet...I don't think that would be a good idea."
"Please...," she said almost begging, tears filling her eyes.
Spike could have kissed her right there. She was so sweet. He never thought Buffy would `want' him around.
"Oh, now that's just too funny," Dawn said, smiling.
"What's that bit?" Spike asked looking over at Dawn.
"Well, grown up Buffy can't stand the site of you, and little Buffy don't want you out of hers," she said giggling.
"What's this about Buffy?" Xander asked as he walked in the door. "Spike, what are you doing here?" He asked when he saw him.
Spike rolled his eyes at him. "Don't worry bout it whelp. Was just leaving."
"Good, can't say that I'll miss ya. Hey, who's the pint size?" He asked when he saw Buffy.
"That's Buffy," Dawn told him as he approached the table.
"BUFFY!" Xander yelled. "What...How...When...," he stuttered looking at her.
Buffy moved closer to Spike. She didn't like this loud man at all.
"Uh, someone want to tell me what's going on?" Xander asked, looking more confused than usual.
"Spell gone bad...Buffy's a little girl now," Dawn said grinning.
Xander looked at Buffy with wide eyes before a smile covered his face. "Well, she's a cute little thing, isn't she" he said grinning as he took a few steps closer to her.
Buffy grabbed Spike's hand and moved in behind him a little and peaked around his arm at Xander.
"Well, what's she doing with Spike?" Xander asked when he saw Buffy grab Spike's hand and hide behind him.
"Well, seems she likes Spike," Dawn said with a giggle.
Xander scrunched up his face and looked from Buffy to Spike. "Why?" He asked, looking at them disbelieving.
"Don't know," Dawn said, giggling at the look on Xander's face.
Xander moved a little closer to her and smiled. "Hey Buff, come here a minute. It's me, your ole pal, Xander."
Buffy stepped all the way behind Spike so she couldn't see him. She gripped Spike's hand harder until he turned his head to look at her.
"It's all right, the whelps not gonna hurt ya," Spike told her.
Xander looked at Spike and instantly took on the offensive. "Buffy doesn't like you Spike! I don't know what you did, but she wouldn't be hanging all over you if you hadn't."
"Look whelp," Spike said getting mad at Xander's constant jabs at him, "I didn't do anything to her. I just found her in the training room. That's all. Ask the junior witches here, they're the one's who did this."
"Yeah, well, get away from her," Xander said as he came towards Buffy.
Buffy screamed and started to cry when Xander came around behind Spike and grabbed her arm.
"Hey, watch it," Spike said defensively. "Back off. She doesn't know who any of us are. Now stop scaring her," he said as he reached down and picked Buffy up, smiling to himself as she put her head on his shoulder.
"I want my mommy," Buffy said, as she started to cry loudly.
"Shhh...its okay pet. Don't cry. I want let anyone hurt you," he told her as he stroked her hair. "Let's get her home Dawn, before the whelp her does anymore damage," he said hatefully to Xander who was standing there, looking wide eyed at the scene before him.
"You're not going with them!" Xander said, glaring at Spike.
"Xander, give it a rest," Willow finally said, irritated at hearing him argue and Buffy's crying. "She likes Spike, so let her be. She scared enough without you acting like a crazy person."
Xander looked sheepishly at Willow. "Sorry Will," he said, glancing over at a still whimpering Buffy.
"Well, let's go bit...I'll walk you home," Spike said as he carried Buffy towards the door and waited for Dawn to follow. What have I've gotten myself into, Spike asked himself as he and Dawn walked out of the store, to take Buffy home.
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