Secret Slasha – The Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel Slash Fanfiction Secret Santa Project
Secret Slasha – The Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel Slash Fanfiction Secret Santa Project

By Thomas Madden
For A Secret Slasha Dropout

It was Christmas Eve in Sunnydale, and Buffy had at last finished setting up the Christmas tree. She was happy, yes, but there was still lots more work to be done. She had to buy presents for Mom and Dawn, and there was also the turkey and the Christmas pudding awaiting attention. She decided to have a rest underneath the stars and see if Faith would come with her. She found Faith watching Christmas TV with Dawn.

"Faith, would you like to come outside with me?"

"OK, B." Buffy noticed with interest how quickly Faith sprang up from the armchair where she was watching TV with Dawn. It rarely got this cold in California, unlike many of the US States where snow was already thick on the ground. It was rather chilly, not the kind of night where stargazing would be pleasant, and yet Faith came without a word of complaint.

Buffy took her hand and led her to the bench in her backdoor garden. Faith stared at her as if she'd gone slightly crazy.

No Slayer was expected to slay at Christmas. Most of the vamps preferred to tuck into roast turkey and pudding- if they could get their undead hands on it- rather then human flesh, as there had been a Christmas truce between the Watcher's Council and the undead at this time for centuries, and as long as neither side made any aggressive moves, it was safe for them to enjoy Christmas.

Look at the sky," said Buffy. "Jupiter and Mars. Pretty, huh?"

Where human eyes would have seen mere pinpoints of light, Slayer eyes saw Mars as a small but distinct red ball and, if they concentrated really hard, they could see the Great Red spot on Jupiter - and without a telescope, although the stars were so far away that they remained mere points of light.

"Well, yeah, B," ," said Faith, "but you didn't drag me out here just to look at the stars, did you?"

"The stars are like diamonds," said Buffy "and I'd like to pull them out of the sky to make a necklace for you, Faithy."

"Buffy, why in the Hellmouth's name are you calling me "Faithy" for?"

Faith's eyes widened and she got up but Buffy grabbed her hand and kissed it. Faith stared at her hand as if it had become skeletal, then carefully lowered it to her side

"Don't try to hide it, Faithy. I know the way you look at me. You check out my rack when I wear revealing clothes. You dance really close to me in the Bronze, there is love or lust, I'm not sure which, and once I came back early from college and found you touching yourself, with two fingers between your legs, looking at a picture of me and murmuring my name. You were so busy touching yourself that your Slayer senses were not working at the time."

Buffy stopped, aware that she had entered Willow-babble territory.

Faith blushed bright red. "Please B, you won't tell anyone about this, will you?"

Buffy nodded. "It's our secret. In case you didn't know, I'm bi - curious. Part of me has always wondered what it would be like to have a girlfriend, and that part got bigger after Angel turned evil and Parker betrayed me. You wouldn't be like them if I gave you a chance, would you, Faithy?"

Faith grinned. "No Buffy, of course not."

Buffy continued. "Now I know you're a get some, get gone type of girl, and I want to know if you feel that way about me."

Faith shook her head. "Buffy, no. I've been thinking about you for a long time-you are a Slayer like I am. You I could truly love."

"I told Willow and she gave me an enchanted amber necklace that glows in the presesce of true love. Please could you.I mean, if you are intreasted, put it on for me?"

Faith took the necklace and put it around her neck and it at once began to glow. Buffy stared at it and then gently took hold of Faith's hands and planted a little warm kiss on her mouth. "Faithy, I've never been in love with a woman before, so we'll have to take it slow."