"Spike, are you alright? It's almost dawn."
"What's wrong? Are you hurt?"
The arms around Xander tightened and he felt his lover press his mouth into the back of his neck. Cool breath sent a shiver down his spine.
"No, it's not. I shouldn't a yelled at you. I just get so pissed. They hurt you all so bad. And your my family. I can't let people hurt my family."
"That's important to you isn't it? Family?"
"Never had one before."
Xander rolled over to face his lover. The other man had showered and there was no scent of blood on his breath. A soft kiss told him that the blonde had brushed his teeth. It was a small act, but it was an example of the thoughtfulness Spike always showed him. He couldn't resist another kiss. And then another. And then Spike was underneath him.
Boxers and t-shirts came off slowly. The kisses continued, but while the passion between them built it wasn't all consuming. This wasn't about blind lust or desire, it was about love. Spike was far better with actions than words and Xander needed to feel his lover close. The brunette moaned softly when Spike spread his legs. It took only a minute or two to prepare the vampire. They made love often and both of them enjoyed giving and receiving.
Xander slipped into his lover with one slow thrust. Spike wrapped himself around his lover and let him take all his anger and sorrow away. The mortal moved slowly inside his love. The soft deep kisses never stopped and he lost his own grief and pain in the wash of love and trust coming from the man beneath him.
They moved together. Each giving the other what they needed. Their climaxes built slowly and spread through the lovers in waves of sensation. At the final moment Spike broke the kiss and bit the side of his lover's neck. He drank only a small amount. Just enough to know his lover was alive and well and as satisfied as he was.
They drifted into sleep still joined together. Wrapped in love and trust and each other. Their lives had never been easy and they didn't expect that to change. But they had each other now. And that was all that mattered