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Rather Be
By NautiBitz

Title: Rather Be

Author: NautiBitz (

Show | Pairing | Rating: Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Buffy/Angel, Buffy/Spike implied | NC-17/M (not for kids)

Summary: Sometimes the mind wanders to an unexpected place... Answer to a 100-word challenge regarding 'fantasy'. A sort of companion piece (and prequel) to In Heat. (Explains Buffy's little speech in Chapter 6.)

Timeline: Season 2, 'Surprise'

Originally Published/Completed: May 2003

Length: 100 words

Distribution: Links only, please. Do not reprint. Do not post translations. Thanks!

Disclaimer: You know the drill. 20th Century Fox Corp owns everyone but me.

Feedback: Always welcome.



His chest enveloping hers, he loomed above her, smooth skin still damp from the rain, muscles rippling in the dim candlelight. And oh, he was moving inside her, filling her up, whispering, "I love you... God, so much..."

"Oh, God!"

"Am I... am I hurting you?"

Shaking her head vehemently, she tugged him closer and rocked her pelvis toward his, letting herself feel everything, setting her mind free. Oh, this moment was so perfect, so right, so pure, nothing else could ever...

She closed her eyes, a memory invading her head--

"I'd rather be fighting you anyway."


--and she came.









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