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Rhythm"What's a sweet young thing like you doing sitting all alone, love?"

Dawn closed her eyes and leaned against Spike as he settled onto the couch beside her. Breath catching in her throat as he swept her hair aside and placed a trail of kisses along her neck and shoulder. She turned in his arms and met his lips in a lingering kiss.

"I've been abandoned. Janice decided that mauling Perry in public was more fun." Dawn nodded to the dance floor where Janice and Perry were glued together, looking more like a prank involving super glue that had gone horribly wrong than a passionate couple.

"The bitch!" Spike whispered in her ear in mock outrage, chuckling at the juvenile gropings. It looked like Perry was attempting a tonsillectomy with his tongue, always a winning move, it was right up there with the Hoover technique. "Good thing they don't both have braces, I think the jaws of life would be needed to pry them apart." He winced in sympathy, positive he could hear teeth smashing together. Spike could see a very happy dentist in their future if it carried on for much longer.

Dawn stood, taking Spike's hand and leading him into the crowd of dancers. "Care to show them how it's done?"

"My pleasure." Spike placed his hands on Dawn's hips, as she wrapped hers around his neck. They swayed to the rhythm of the beat, their bodies almost, but never quite touching.

Spike guided their sensuous dance, Dawn mirroring his movements perfectly, the world retreating as they lost themselves in each other. Whole conversations carried on with a glance, the tilt of a head, the quirk of a mouth or a raised eyebrow. Words were insufficient, touch and expression were far more eloquent ways of communicating their feelings for each other.

As the song faded into another, Spike pulled Dawn against his body, kissing her deeply. He brushed his lips against her ear, making promises of things to come and, with a final squeeze of her hand, he melted into the crowd.

A smile still on her lips, Dawn returned to her seat, not at all surprised to see Janice. She had managed to disconnect herself from Perry and was almost bouncing on the chair in excitement.

"So, who's the dish?" Janice leaned across the table. "Spill. I want details."

"He's a friend." Dawn smiled benignly, enjoying that she had Janice jealous for once.

"That was more than friendship. That was the hottest thing I've ever seen." Janice's eyes were practically bugging out. "I'm sure dancing like that is illegal in some states."

Dawn's smile widened slightly. "We're very good friends."

Spike reappeared at Dawn's side. "Got your coat, love. Ready to hit the road?"

"Yes, thanks." She stood and slipped on the coat that Spike held out for her. "I'll see you later, Janice."

"But you haven't even told me his name," she called after Dawn and Spike's retreating forms.

Janice almost screamed in frustration. Just when she thought she had cool and sophisticated college boyfriend, Dawn's British honey makes him look like a fumbling amateur. She wondered if there were more at home like that one. Perry forgotten, Janice made plans to wheedle the whole story out of Dawn tomorrow.

leni_ba's cya_ficathon master list for moonbeamsfanfic — Dawn's school friends reaction to meeting / seeing Spike, whether up close or from afar. And Dawn's reaction to their reactions


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1st Aug, 2004 13:46 (UTC)
OH. pretty. and sexy. and yummmm... I'm not at my brightest so early in the morning but... eeee! pretty!
1st Aug, 2004 13:51 (UTC)
My pleasure. It was fun rubbing Spike in Janice's nose.
1st Aug, 2004 14:16 (UTC)
ooooo.... Spike... Dawn... kissing.... ::dies::
2nd Aug, 2004 03:21 (UTC)
You're so easy to please.
1st Aug, 2004 15:17 (UTC)
Ooh, yummy. And a good thing to wake up to
2nd Aug, 2004 03:22 (UTC)
Well, thank you. Happy you enjoyed the wake up call.
1st Aug, 2004 15:50 (UTC)
She wondered if there were more at home like that one.

Don't we all!

Loved the contrast between usual teenage fumblings and Spike's maturity. *Gasp* Did I use Spike and maturity in the same sentence?
2nd Aug, 2004 03:25 (UTC)
I'm sure there's some things Spike handles with maturity, granted not many, but definitely a step up from Perry the slobbering college boy.
1st Aug, 2004 17:04 (UTC)
Yay! Nice to see the little trollop (so reminiscent of many an annoying girl who clogged the hallways of my highschool playing 'tonsil hockey' with their boyfriends -- arg!) get upstaged by someone with class. Gave my inner-teen a rather satisfying jolt of vindictive pleasure. >:D Thanks!

Truly, t'was a lovely prezzie to greet me in the morning, Wolf. Good way to start my day. Hope it soothed your muse, too. ;)
2nd Aug, 2004 03:30 (UTC)
Muse was happy with this, thank you muchly.

Nice to hear I've soothed your inner-teen.

Sorry for the lack of Declán, but there was no way I could plausibly work him in. Give me a reason for Spike and Dawn being in London and I'll see what I can do.
1st Aug, 2004 17:34 (UTC)

Wow! I loved this! Very hot! Could there be a sequel in the near future? :bats eyelashes prettily:
2nd Aug, 2004 03:32 (UTC)
No sequel planned. I do have another challenge, possibly two, from this ficathon that does want something a little later than this is set. Don't know if will be sequelish or not yet. I'll have to wait and see what the muse thinks.
1st Aug, 2004 22:35 (UTC)
now that is SO the best part of having a gorgeous man, showing him off and watching jaws drop, lol - and the superglue comment made me grin!
2nd Aug, 2004 03:34 (UTC)
You make your fun where you can.

Generally super glued bodies in my fiction are not an analogy, don't know how that could have snuck in. I'll have to send someone off to super glue Janice and Perry together and correct that little oversight.
2nd Aug, 2004 20:58 (UTC)
I'm so incredibly slow in getting around to reading all the magnificent stories produced by the cya_ficathon! Sorry for that!

This was certainly one to savor though! Loved how Spike came to the rescue so to speak and allowed Dawn her own moment of glory! Very nice!
2nd Aug, 2004 22:13 (UTC)
Happy that you dropped by and thrilled that you enjoyed this.
6th Aug, 2004 16:40 (UTC)
Deliciously naughty Spike! LOL! I loved it. I especially loved Janice's reaction to it all. Perfect!
7th Aug, 2004 09:08 (UTC)
Pleased you enjoyed. As for Janice, there's nothing quite like sluttering indignation for a response when showing someone up.
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