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...Good Book, Part 15

Happy Little Minion's Playground

It All Started With a Good Book

 

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Happy Little Minion

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Full disclaimer in Part 1. 
 

A/N & Thank you: The use of Radclyffe’s name and the titles of her books, along with character names and references are used with permission.  Thank you, Rad!  For those who haven’t read her books, please check out her website at; www.Radfic.com or www.BoldStrokesBooks.com  You won’t be sorry, and I highly recommend all her books!  ; ) 

 

Part 15

Buffy and Tara hadn’t moved as the band returned to the stage for their last set, still slow dancing to whatever music they played. 

 

“Why is it my ass that she’s always trying to grab?”  Buffy softly grumbled as she felt the little terror sneaking up on them again.  She’d been enjoying the quiet time while she danced with the Wiccan. 

 

“Hmm?”  It took Tara a moment to process the question as they’d both been quietly lost in their own thoughts for so long.  Finally laughing softly before she opened her eyes to see Sue stealthily approaching, tongue poking out one side of her mouth in concentration as she stared at the ass in question, hands out and ready for the sneak attack.  “Because it’s nicely showcased in these tight leather pants, she can’t keep her hands off it.”  Tara let her hands drop to Buffy’s ass, protecting it from Sue who was now within range of grabbing. 

 

Sue’s head snapped up as she was deterred in her quest, hands quickly going behind her own back as she straightened up and tried to look innocent as large blue eyes captured her.  “Hey, fancy meeting you here!” 

 

Tara growled at the smaller woman, though her eyes twinkled with the tenacity of the woman.  “Don’t touch!” 

 

“Huh?  I don’t know what you’re talking about?”  Sue smiled innocently as she not so nonchalantly looked around.  “Oh look, there’re my friends.”  She quickly hurried away to join Amy and Sandi about fifteen feet away, checking over her shoulder a couple of times to make sure Tara and/or Buffy weren’t after her. 

 

“I think she’s afraid of you.”  Buffy chuckled as she lifted her head from Tara’s shoulder. 

 

“I don’t know why.”  Tara batted her eyelashes as she smiled at the Slayer. 

 

Buffy snorted softly and nodded.  “I don’t have a clue as to why, either.”  She let her arms drop off Tara’s shoulders, hands going to the Wiccan’s ass as she leaned in for a kiss.  Pulling back she frowned.  “And why hasn’t she tried grabbing yours?”  Buffy ran her hands over the ass in question as she tilted her head, the frown deepening.  “And why is it that no one has been hitting on you tonight?” 

 

Tara blushed and shrugged as a nervous giggle left her, dropping her eyes guiltily as the Slayer raised a brow. 

 

“Uh huh, I’m not buying it.”  Buffy finally laughed softly as she brought her arms back up around the woman’s shoulders.  “What did you do?” 

 

Tara giggled again before she could control it, finally looking up with amused eyes, though her face was red.  “What makes you think I did something?” 

 

“Gut feeling.”  Buffy laughed softly.  “What did you do?  Or should I ask what is it that I’ve been dancing with?” 

 

Tara laughed and winked at the Slayer.  “Well, they probably are wondering why you’re dancing with me when you could have your pick of the place.”  She smiled shyly at Buffy. 

 

“Uh uh, don’t want ‘em.”  Buffy smiled and leaned in for another kiss as Tara blushed.  This was the blushing, self-effacing Tara that she’d come to know, and hoped the woman never lost touch with this side of herself.  “Sooooo?”  Buffy dragged out the word as she pulled back from the kiss, chuckling as Tara dropped her eyes again. 

 

Tara sighed and raised her eyes to the Slayer, shrugging as a slow smile appeared.  “They’re probably wondering about your mental status.”  Tara chuckled softly.  “They can’t figure out why you’re dancing with a big butted woman in a gaudy old flowered dress, with hairy legs, buckteeth, hair back in a severe bun, and wearing coke bottle glasses.”  Tara winked at her and grinned. 

 

Buffy burst into laughter at the picture that formed in her mind with Tara’s description. 

 

Tara shrugged again and joined the Slayer in laughter. 

 

“Why would you do that?”  Buffy questioned when she’d stopped laughing. 

 

Tara blushed and shrugged again as she smiled at Buffy. 

 

Buffy shook her head.  “Uh uh, there was a reason.”  She smiled as the woman turned a darker shade of red.  “Why?” 

 

Tara sighed again knowing the Slayer wouldn’t drop it, she was like a dog on a bone when she wanted something.  She chuckled softly as her mind conjured up a time when Buffy had followed her around the house as she cleaned, not really remembering what it had been about, but just the fact that the Slayer wouldn’t give up on it.  Buffy occasionally running into her back when she stopped suddenly to grab something, and basically hounding her until she’d finally turned on the woman and told her what she wanted to know, much to Buffy’s disgruntlement that it hadn’t been anything earthshattering like she’d been hoping for.  She smiled as she remembered the Slayer sulking and walking away in disappointment. 

 

Buffy watched as Tara got lost in memories for a moment, smiling as the woman finally focused back in on her.  “Tell me.” 

 

Tara laughed softly at having been right.  “You’re not going to give up, are you?” 

 

Buffy grinned and shook her head.  “Nope, so fess up.” 

 

Tara rolled her eyes but the smile remained on her face.  “When I first came in, I was asked to dance and offered a drink before I even made it ten steps into the place.” 

 

Buffy snorted softly as she turned to look towards the entrance, not that she’d remember what the two guys who’d approached her looked like.  “Let me guess, two different guys?”  She smiled as Tara nodded as she turned her eyes back to the woman.  “I think they propositioned me, too.”  She smiled and leaned in for a soft kiss.  “Not that I can blame them for asking you.” 

 

Tara blushed with the compliment.  “Nor you.”  She kissed her again.  “But I decided a little glamour spell was in order.”  Tara shrugged.  “I wasn’t here looking for a hot date, and it was your night out.” 

 

Buffy laughed softly at the explanation.  “How come to me you still look like the woman I left the house with?” 

 

“Anyone who knows me still sees me as me.”  Tara looked towards her friend behind the bar.  “Do you think I’d be able to get Michael to do anything for me if he saw me as the others do?”  Tara smiled as she looked back to Buffy. 

 

Buffy laughed softly as she pulled Tara close again.  “Probably not unless you lit a fire under his ass, but as it is, all you have to do is bat your baby blues at him and jumps to do your bidding.” 

 

Tara chuckled softly thinking that that had taken place a couple of times tonight.  “That’s because he’s a sweetheart and all around nice guy.”  Tara kissed Buffy’s temple as they swayed slowly to the too fast music once again. 

 

Buffy pulled her head back and raised a brow.  “Should I be worried?”  She laughed as Tara growled at her and pinched her ass.  “Just checking.”  Sighing she snuggled back into Tara’s neck.  “Getting back to your alter ego, what about the people that do know you?  How come none of them approached you?” 

 

Tara laughed softly.  “Might have been the ‘not interested, go away’ look I gave them that had something to do with that.” 

 

“Good.  Would have hated to have to come rip their arms off and beat them off you with them.  Though, I wouldn’t mind having done that to Sue.”  She smiled and kissed Tara’s neck as the Wiccan laughed.  “Hey!”  She pulled her head back, looking at Tara with mischief filled eyes. 

 

Tara laughed and shook her head.  “You’re rotten, Tough Stuff.” 

 

“I just want to see her reaction.”  Buffy winked at Tara.  “And get to hit her when she starts grabbing.” 

 

Tara blushed and dropped her head, but her hair didn’t cooperate in hiding her face as she’d used mousse tonight. 

 

Buffy grinned and laughed softly.  “That’s not going to work.” 

 

Tara growled softly at the amused Slayer.  “No, but this will.”  She dropped her face into the crook of Buffy’s neck, nipping softly at her throat for picking on her. 

 

“Umm…”  Buffy tilted her head giving Tara more access to her throat.  “Yeah, that’ll work.  But I’m thinking it will only work on getting us out of here sooner, rather than later.”  She smiled as Tara started to laugh and bit down harder before she released her hold with a soft kiss where she’d bitten her. 

 

“Later, there’s no telling when we’ll get back here to dance again, and I’m milking it for all it’s worth tonight.”  Tara kissed Buffy’s neck again before lifting her head and softly kissing her lips. 

 

Buffy smiled against Tara’s lips, nodding in agreement as Tara pulled away.  “Like dancing.” 

 

“Like dancing with you.”  Tara wrapped her arms tightly around the Slayer, pulling her even closer as she leaned her forehead against Buffy’s and continued the gentle swaying they were doing. 

 

Buffy smiled as she looked into the blue eyes so close to her own.  “Does this mean that we can turn on the stereo at home… and NOT be constantly interrupted by a little terrorist?”  She growled out the last part as she felt someone approaching them, knowing that it had to be Sue, again. 

 

“That depends on if you think being interrupted by Dawn would be better?”  Tara laughed softly and kissed Buffy as she growled at the comment. 

 

Buffy’s hands quickly left Tara’s shoulders as she reached back and grabbed Sue’s hands before they could touch her ass as she continued to growl and kiss Tara. 

 

“Uh oh!”  Sue’s head snapped up when her hands were grabbed.  “This ain’t good!” 

 

Buffy pulled back and winked at Tara before releasing Sue’s hands as she quickly spun around in Tara’s arms, lifting the little terrorist off her feet to look her in the eye.  “What did I tell you about grabbing my ass?!” 

 

“Umm…”  Sue tilted her head in thought for a moment before she grinned.  “That you liked it?”  She fluttered her eyelashes at Buffy. 

 

Buffy growled and went nose to nose with her.  “I’m gonna rip your hands off and smack the shit out of you if you try grabbing my ass again!”  She quickly set the woman back on the floor and smacked at her hands that were now going for her boobs.  “STOP THAT!!” 

 

Sue continued to grin as she took a step back from Buffy, avoiding the hands slapping at her own. 

 

Buffy sent a glare at Sue before turning to glare at the laughing Amy and Sandi as they approached, turning to glare at Tara who now had a chin resting on her shoulder and was laughing herself.  “Not funny!” 

 

Tara tried to look chastised but continued to laugh as she kissed Buffy’s shoulder before resting her chin back on it. 

 

Buffy turned back to Sue and raised a brow.  “Why haven’t you tried grabbing her ass?”  She tilted her head towards Tara, smirking at Sue’s reaction. 

 

Sue’s eyes opened wide and her hands quickly went behind her back as she looked from Buffy to Tara and back again.  “Umm…”  Sue shook her head and scurried to hide behind Amy, peeking out around her side as she blinked a few times while looking at Tara before her eyes went back to Buffy’s and she shook her head again before hiding. 

 

Tara giggled and dropped her forehead to Buffy’s shoulder to hide her face. 

 

Buffy tried to keep from laughing herself as she tilted her head and narrowed her eyes on Sue as she crossed her arms over her chest when the woman peeked around Amy again.  “Give me one word you’d use to describe Tara?” 

 

“Fugly!”  Sue spit out before she could stop herself, eyes opening wide and ducking behind Amy again. 

 

“HEY!”  Amy turned around and smacked Sue. 

 

Cami smacked her with her empty tray as she walked up to the group, having heard the question and answer. 

 

“HEY!”  Sue grumbled as she defended herself.  “She asked!”  She looked to Sandi for support.  “Tell ‘em!” 

 

Sandi nodded and shrugged, having to agree with her friend.  

 

Cami and Amy turned back when they heard the laughter coming from Tara and Buffy. 

 

“What the hell is so funny about that?”  Cami looked confused as she looked back and forth between the laughing couple and Amy. 

 

Amy shook her head not knowing herself as she looked at Tara.  Tilting her head as Buffy continued to laugh and Tara winked at her when she placed her chin back on Buffy’s shoulder.  A slow smile formed as she thought she’d figured out what the Wiccan had done. 

 

Tara waited until Cami’s eyes turned back to her from the now smiling Amy, altering the spell so everyone saw her the way the glamour spell made her look. 

 

“HOLY SHIT!”  Cami clutched her tray to her chest as she cringed back from Tara. 

 

Amy had the same response as she swayed back to bump into Sue, though without the exclamation. 

 

They all turned towards the bar when they heard a crash.  Michael stood gawking at Tara, the bottle and its contents that had been in his hand now covering the floor at his feet. 

 

Buffy snorted softly and laughed as she turned to grin at Tara.  “Jesus!”  She jumped away from the woman when she got a look at her, eyes opening wide as she looked her up and down before bursting into laughter again. 

 

Tara, for her part, placed her hands on her hips and tried glaring at the Slayer, before a bucktoothed smile formed and she winked at her. 

 

Buffy stepped back towards Tara as she continued to look her up and down, shaking her head and laughing.  “And I thought the woman that looked like a hooker was bad.” 

 

Tara lightly smacked the Slayer’s ass as Buffy wrapped her arms around her shoulders.  “Maybe I’ll stay this way.”  She smirked at the Slayer before she leaned and quickly kissed her before she could pull away. 

 

“You know this is really creepy, don’t you?”  Buffy tried not to cringe as Tara’s lips came at her again. 

 

“Haven’t you ever heard of having to kiss a frog?”  Tara winked at her from behind the thick glasses before pressing her lips back to Buffy’s. 

 

Buffy laughed softly as she pulled her lips away.  “Then pucker up, we’re changing you back.”  She leaned into the kiss again, this time going for broke and kissing the woman that she knew was beneath the fašade. 

 

Tara smiled against the lips that met hers, moaning a moment later when the Slayer’s tongue came into play.  Quickly ending the glamour spell, Tara opened to accept the tongue and battle back with her own as she pulled the Slayer close. 

 

“HOLY SHIT!”  It was now Sue’s turn to gawk at the couple, her eyes wide as she pointed at Tara.  “Who the hell is that?” 

 

Cami and Amy started to laugh as they turned to the speechless and wide eyed Sandi, and the sputtering Sue. 

 

“That’s Tara!”  Cami grinned and turned back to the couple. 

 

Sue shook her head, brought her hands up to rub at her eyes and blinked a couple of times when she’d finished as she looked at the woman that was now Tara.  “We would have definitely noticed her!”  Sue grumbled as she looked to her taller friend. 

 

Sandi nodded in agreement as she still stared at Tara and Buffy. 

 

Sue suddenly grinned as she turned back to look at Tara. 

 

~HLM~

 

Tara jumped and squeaked, almost knocking both herself and Buffy over as her ass was suddenly grabbed. 

 

Buffy’s quick reflexes kept them upright, growling as she figured out what had happened when she saw Sue grinning at the others from behind Tara.  Snarling, she narrowed her eyes on the smaller woman and started to step around Tara when Sue turned back. 

 

“Uh oh!”  Sue’s eyes opened wide as she turned back to the couple in front of her, quickly hurrying away to hide behind Amy again.  “Save me!” 

 

Tara held onto the Slayer, keeping her from going after the woman.  “You asked for that, Tough Stuff.”  Tara chuckled softly as she wrapped the woman up in her arms to keep her close. 

 

“Still wanna hit her!”  Buffy grumbled as she leaned back into Tara and wrapped her arms around the Wiccan’s around her own waist. 

 

Tara kissed Buffy’s shoulder then frowned.  “Are you okay?”  She ran her tongue over her lip feeling a slight swelling from smacking into the Slayer’s teeth when she’d jumped. 

 

Buffy looked over her shoulder at Tara in question before turning in her arms when she saw the Wiccan’s tongue checking her teeth, and doing the same herself.  “Yeah, all present and accounted for, you?” 

 

Tara nodded and ran her tongue over the small bump in her lip again.  “Just banged my lip a bit.” 

 

“Want me to kiss it better?”  Buffy smiled and started to lean in to kiss Tara, stopping to send a glare at Sue who was peeking around Amy again.  “She won’t stop me next time if you do that again!” 

 

Sue gulped and nodded before ducking back behind Amy, thankful that she’d gotten a reprieve this time. 

 

Tara blushed as she looked around, realizing that the band had finished for the night and most eyes in the place were aimed at them, more specifically, her.  Not being able to hide behind her hair she buried her face against the Slayer’s neck. 

 

Buffy turned back when Tara stiffened and suddenly hid against her.  She looked from the hiding Wiccan around the room, laughing softly as she realized why the woman was hiding.  “Told you I would have had to beat them off you.”  She kissed Tara’s temple and grinned at their friends. 

 

Cami winked at the Slayer, having looked around herself when Tara turned beet red.  “ALL RIGHT, BOYS AND GIRLS, SHOW’S OVER!  LAST CALL!”  She called out to the somewhat quiet room, smiled at Michael and signaled for another round for the group.  Stepping over to run a hand over Tara’s shoulder in commiseration as she smiled at Buffy, then headed off to take the last orders for the night and settle up with her tables as the noise began to pick up again in the place. 

 

Michael tossed another slow song on the stereo and started fixing drinks. 

 

Sandi, Sue and Amy managed another three way slow dance. 

 

Buffy held Tara close as she sent glares out to the people still staring at them while she slowly swayed with the Wiccan.  “You okay?”  She whispered as she kissed Tara’s temple before resting her cheek there.  Buffy smiled as she felt the smile against her neck as Tara nodded and kissed her, fingers beginning to play over her sides once again. 

 

~HLM~

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