By: Lynn

Rating: PG-13
A/N: Sorry this is so short!

His invitation hadn't been revoked. That was a good sign, right?

Unless she had just been too busy with Willow at the time and plum forgot.

"Guys? We're back"

A thumping sound filled the house as Dawn ran out from the kitchen. Seeing three other people besides Giles caused her to stop so fast she almost fell.

She wasn't surprised by the girl she assumed to be Alea. She was a little surprised by Oz, but she had learned to expect odd things from him. She was surprised by the bleach-blond vampire trying desperately to fade into the wall and, yet, at the same time obviously wanted to sweep her into his arms. And, boy, did she want that, too. But, before she could, they were joined by the others.

"Oh my God."

"What's he doing here?"

Buffy was confused. They had told the story of how they started working together. And Buffy was pissed that Giles hadn't told her. He would definitely hear about that later…

But she didn't hear a reason why Spike chose to fight the good fight.