"Can you believe it? She came straight up to me on campus, handed me this flyer and said it was for a 'Getting To Know You' party in the dorm. I asked if I could bring a friend and she said that everybody's welcome. So, can we go?"
"Think you'd be able to control yourself in a situation like that? It'd be so tempting to try and taste everything on offer but we'd have to be discreet, just pick off one or two and take them somewhere quiet. And no sloppy eating. You're getting better, but you're not perfect."
Xander woke late, unsurprised to find the other side of the huge bed empty. He grinned in anticipation. One year ago Spike had given him the gift of eternity and Xander was curious to see just how his Sire planned to celebrate their anniversary.
A sound from the next room grabbed his attention, and Xander prowled towards the sound, heedless of his nakedness. He stopped in the doorway and smiled.
"Are we having a party?"
Spike looked down at the brace of bound cheerleaders at his feet.
"They were selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door. Dinner and dessert, delivered? Couldn't resist."
"Party of four, Aurelius. I believe we have one of the private function rooms booked?"
The Maitre D' obsequiously ushered them to their table, where Angelus and Drusilla already sat. Silence reigned until he left the room and then Spike spoke, his usual tact and diplomatic style well in force.
"So, Peaches. Heard you got rid of that curse of yours for good this time. Also heard you're not the psycho git you were before. Always thought shagging the Slayer was what drove you insane. Nearly ended up that way meself."
Xander smiled, content to have a family at last.