Unexpected Package


“It’s just magic. And it’s temporary.”

A spell to transport Xander and the orb, ASAP. “Think about where you want to be,” Willow instructs.

Successful. Only, not temporary.

“Why here?” Spike asks, when Xander first materializes in the crypt.

Shame-faced, lying: “I don’t know.”

Weeks pass. It becomes routine. “Like a bad penny,” Spike grumbles, not even startled, stepping naked from the shower.

“Or, an unexpected package in the mail.” Offering a positive spin, and Xander’s so not looking.

The fiftieth time is the charm. “May as well,” Spike says, husky-voiced, pulling Xander close.

And it’s...just...magic.

The End