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BtVS Quadruple Drabble: Christmas Eve Kiss

Title: Christmas Eve Kiss
Fandom: BtVS
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Buffy, Angel.
Rating: PG
Written For: Challenge 10: Mistletoe at sunnydalescribe.
Spoilers/Setting: First half of Season Two.
Summary: It’s Christmas Eve and while everyone else is having fun, Buffy is patrolling.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Quadruple drabble.

Patrol didn’t stop for the holidays; vamps weren’t exactly religious so the only reason Christmas might feature high on their calendars was as a suitable occasion for a mass slaughter. Being demons, they relished committing atrocities on holy days, proving how evil they were, thumbing their noses at the forces of good.

So here Buffy was, on Christmas Eve, doing the rounds of the local graveyards to make sure none of the undead were rising. Fun, fun, fun.


She should be hanging out with her friends, or at home drinking hot cocoa with her mom, or maybe even out on a date. The kinds of things normal teenage girls got to do, girls who weren’t the Slayer.

Duty first, that was the story of her life. Slaying came before friends, before family, before schoolwork, revision, exams… Having any kind of personal life was at the very bottom of a Slayer’s list of priorities, squeezed into whatever small amount of time could be spared from patrolling and training and research.

Was she bitter about having no life?

Hell yes, but it didn’t change anything, just made her feel worse.

“Thought I might find you here.”

Buffy whirled, instinctively raising the stake gripped in her hand, only to relax as her brain caught up with her Slayer reflexes. “Angel! Don’t sneak up on me like that! I might’ve dusted you!”

Angel raised his hands in surrender. “Sorry, I wasn’t trying to be quiet, I thought you would’ve heard me.”

“Yeah, I was… thinking.” Buffy smiled sheepishly.

“What about?”

“Oh, about how my life sucks. Everyone but me is out enjoying Christmas Eve and here I am in a graveyard.”

“Not where you want to be.”

“No. Although, things did just get about a hundred percent better.”

“Really?” Angel’s eyes crinkled at the corners when he smiled like that, setting butterflies fluttering in Buffy’s stomach. “Why might that be?” There was a teasing note to his voice.

“You know.” She started towards him but he held up one hand to stop her.

“Don’t move, stay right where you are.”

“Why?” Buffy looked around herself. “Is there something…?”

Angel crossed the distance between them in a few strides, pulling her close and kissing her, slow and lingering, making her toes curl.


Pointing overhead, Angel grinned. “Mistletoe. I couldn’t resist.”

Buffy grinned back. “Mistletoe, huh? Guess we’d better make the most of it.”

The End


Christmas might feature high on their calendars was as a suitable occasion for a mass slaughter.

So true, poor Buffy. At least she got a great kiss out it. Loved it.
Yeah, demons really love to bring the misery.

At least Buffy's evening improved with Angel's arrival.

Thank you!
You're welcome

Soldier gal for Christ: what the heroine of this show's supposed to be, and that's movie-based.

Yeah, and the sides in this are a very good analogue for the current spiritual warfare; indeed, there's a very good quality hint of that conflict within the series, including in the movie... this series has it's very good parts too.
And this author who wrote this story is also very good at these sort of things, so to the writer: I salute you!
Sincerely one of your hopefully entirely too many fans;

Re: Soldier gal for Christ: what the heroine of this show's supposed to be, and that's movie-based.

Thank you.
I don't usually do Bangel, but this was very sweet, very cute, and very enjoyable! Thank you! :)
So really cute! I love it!
Thank you! Buffy needed some cheering up.

I even researched to make sure Mistletoe grows wild in southern California. Apparently it's a nuisance.
Like kudzu in the South?
Something like, but probably not quite as invasive. I've heard Kudzu vines grow really fast, but Mistletoe is a parasite, and much slower growing. It can kill trees though if it gets too out of hand.
Yup - I used to go collect mistletoe this time of the year in the South. It was fun. :D

I also have this incredible broom handle that is of an oak branch with parasitic mistletoe on it.
That is so cool!

I've seen it growing on an apple tree in a local garden, but that's the only time, although I think it's fairly common in parts of England. It's a fascinating plant.
I also have a broom made out of a drying stick from a Kentucky tobacco barn. That broom is fun because of the broom head - it's purple and blue. I've given it some hawk feathers to hold on to for me.

The mistletoe/oak broom handle wears the collar of one of my favorite dogs.

Mistletoe is just so much fun.
You have some awesome wooden things! Love that you've decorated them =)

I've got a walking stick made out of a branch, I keep it under my bed for clobbering burglars ;)

Plants in general are fun, there are so many strange ones.
I do love my wooden stuff. <3

One of my walking sticks has a face carved in it. I need to do some more decorating to it. It has a natural hole in it that I keep thinking I need to string with ribbons, and beads, and feathers. You know. Fun stuff.

I am very fond of plants. I collect irises and daylilies currently, because my yard has absolutely no shade.