It's about time! I thought Ms. Calendar and Giles would never leave the library! Buffy thought in a huff. Buffy looked into the library where Xander was pushing the mobile card catalog in front of the doors and she smiled. Oh Xander, you poor dear, if you really wanted to keep me away, you've got to remember that those doors swing OUT. Buffy's smile turned into a naughty grin. "Xander, my love. You are in for the surprise of your life."

Buffy walked into the library wearing nothing but a short black raincoat and black high heels. When Xander turned around, she placed one hand on the card catalog and she propped the other up on top of the theft detector. When she saw the shock register on Xander's face, she raised her right ankle and rubbed it against her left calf. "Alone at last," she said.

"Buff, give me a heart attack!"

Buffy's eyes seemed to flare with passion as she walked seductively towards Xander. "Oh, I'm gonna give you more than that," she said as she began to undo the belt to her raincoat.

Xander started to panic as Buffy advanced on him, her intent plainly written in her smoky eyes. His hands seemed to flail about wildly as if fending off unseen blows from an invisible assailant. "Buff, for the love of God, don't open that raincoat!"

"Come on! It's a party! Aren't you gonna open your present?" As Buffy undid a button on her raincoat she pleaded with Xander with her eyes. Xander look into my eyes and tell me that what you see isn't real. Let this happen. To emphasize what her eyes were saying, she started to toy with the belt on her raincoat teasing Xander with what lay beyond.

Xander's panic seemed to abate as he gazed into Buffy's eyes and seemed to be considering Buffy's words. Somehow his mind still managed to beat down the surge of hormones enough to consider Buffy's motives. "Buffy, you have no idea how much I want this, or how long I've dreamed of you wanting me like this. But, I gotta ask you Buffy, how do you know you won't regret this eventually?" Xander prayed that Buffy listened to reason because he knew that he didn't have the willpower to resist her toying with that belt much longer.

As a predator can sense when its prey is no longer able to resist, so Buffy sensed that Xander no longer had any excuses to hide behind. Buffy suddenly looked like the cat that ate the canary as she looked at Xander. "Why would I regret it Xander? You don't plan on turning into a soulless monster anytime soon do you?" At this Xander shook his head. "Well, then. I can't see any reason for you not to open up my Valentine's present for you, can you? That is, unless you're afraid manly-man."

At this, the last of Xander's resolve crumbled. Xander reached out and grabbed one of Buffy's hands away from the belt it was toying with, and drew her to him. "You know I've never gotten a gift quite like this for Val- ... well let's face it I've never gotten a gift like this for ANY holiday," Xander said as he brushed her cheek with the palm of his hand.

Buffy leaned her face into Xander's hand. "You know what they say; it's the gift that keeps on giving."

"One can only hope," Xander said as he lowered his lips for a kiss.

"Mmmmmm... Xander... " Buffy moaned as Xander kissed her passionately. Wow! Angel never kissed like this. Now I know why he and Cordelia spent so much time in the janitor's closet. If I'd known he could kiss like this, I'd have been the one in the closet!

"Buffy... Buffy..." That's odd. Xander's voice doesn't exactly sound like Xander. I must be getting lightheaded from this kiss! Buffy deepened the kiss as she felt one of Xander's hands move to undo the belt holding the raincoat together.

"Buffy! Buffy!"

Xander do you have to yell? I'm right in front of you! And why does your voice sound like my mom's? Buffy felt the raincoat fall open as Xander finished undoing the belt. She began to slowly shrug the raincoat off...

"Buffy Summers! Wake up this instant!"

Buffy sat bolt upright in her bed, the dream world with herself and Xander locked in a passionate embrace shattering as reality came crashing down like a load of bricks. "Mom?"

"Buffy Summers! You know, if you didn't go out every night and stay out till all hours with your friends you might be able to get up in the morning. Now get dressed, and get downstairs! Xander and Cordelia are coming by to pick you up in a few minutes, so hurry!"

Xander. It's getting harder and harder to look him in the eyes every day at school. I mean, this is the fifth time I've had this dream in the last week! I seriously need to talk to someone about this...