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I hope you read this and enjoy. There will not be frequent updates for a while as I need to fnish a couple of my other fics. Thanks, spufette
‘To Know The Human Heart’
Summary & Prologue:
William ‘Spike’ Giles is a top-notch heart surgeon, even at the age of thirty-one. He has come to Sunnydale, California to distance himself from his life in New York and his ex-fiance, Drusilla Masterson. Spike Giles, number one heart surgeon with a bullet, is going to beef up the cardiac ward at Sunnydale General.
Elizabeth ‘Buffy’ Summers is a young woman who volunteers at Sunnydale General. She is reeling from a bad break-up with her ex-fiancé, Riley Finn.
Although Spike is a brilliant heart surgeon, he has yet to discover the true workings of the human heart and the love that can go along with it. However, he truly wants to know that kind of genuine love.
Although Buffy is a wonderful, giving young woman; one that may truly understand the workings and compassion of the human heart? She has yet to discover true love and the joy it can bring to her lonely life.
Will Buffy’s influence guide Spike Giles in his quest to understand the true human heart and the real meaning behind it?
Will Spike be able to convince Buffy that she is worthy of true love and that ‘he’ is the one to bring it to her?
A little disclaimer:
The character of Buffy Summers, in this fiction, is based on an article I read some years ago in a magazine. Although Buffy’s character is based on this real earth angel, her background plot and history is not.
The real person, a wonderful elderly African-American woman, has forever found a place in my own heart. God willing, she has found a place in Heaven. This is my tribute to her and everyone like her who give of themselves so selflessly..
During the course of the story, and early on, I will reveal the magnificent, loving personality of Buffy’s character as based on this true life saint of a woman.
“So, you’ve wandered out here to California, eh Spike?” Tara McClay, psychiatrist extraordinaire, was chuckling softly.
“So it seems,” William ‘Spike’ Giles grumbled, wishing to God he could light a smoke up and take a deep, long drag.
“What’s the draw, Spikey,” Tara giggled girlishly. “The beaches and sunshine? Or is it the bikini clad girls and the…..”
“None of that,” Spike spat harshly. “Don’t fuck with me Glinda,” he continued with a scowl. “You know I’m goin’ through a rough patch right now and all. I caught my fiancé, Drusilla, in a compromising position with some lousy medical tech, back in New York. I’m not in the mood to…..”
“To what? Face the facts, William?” Tara asked with a raised brow. “And when are you going to stop calling me Glinda, Willie? I gave up the Wicca group, back at NYU, okay?”
“Okay, Glinda, I mean Tara,” Spike grunted, really trying to not pull a cigarette out of his pocket.
“Let’s be honest, Spike,” Tara scowled again, “just how broken up are you about Drusilla? I mean really?” The tall blond psychiatrist grinned wickedly at her friend from college.
Spike sighed heavily and looked into his good friend’s honest eyes. “Really?” He asked with a somewhat indifferent shrug.
“Really,” Tara asked again, tossing her good friend a pack of Wrigly spearmint gum. “Here, chew on this Spike. It beats craving a smoke, I know,” she chuckled again.
“Not too much,” Spike grunted, honestly enough. “I mean about the break-up with Dru. Drusilla is beautiful, sexy and well, rich, but? She’s also self-absorbed, selfish and more then a little off in her head,” he finished with a derisive laugh.
“That’s what I thought,” Tara laughed smugly, proud that she had read her good friend so well. “She was never good enough for you, William. Drusilla is a parasite of the worst kind, sweetie. At least all of your real friends have always thought so. She’s not near good enough for you. Especially now, with your quest to find out about the true human heart and how it really works. Let’s be honest, William. Drusilla hasn’t got a clue as to what makes the human heart really work.”
“Maybe I just want the kind of romantic relationship that you have with Red, eh? You know, the perfect kind of love affair that….” His voice trailed off weakly. The truth was, William Giles did want a romantic relationship like Tara had with Willow Rosenberg. A real loving one; a give and take love affair that just might make him realize that there was more to life then money, status and well, fame.
“Spike,” Tara began carefully, “my relationship with Red as you call my Willow, is anything but perfect. It’s taken work, hard work and a commitment to make it through the tough times together.”
“You know,” Tara rose from her chair and began to pace about her office. “You’ve always been the brightest, best heart surgeon I’ve ever known, William,” she grumbled under her breath. “Yet, you have never really understood the human heart; not in the spiritual sense that is. I think it’s time you truly got to know the human heart; or the soul part of it anyway,” she finished with a smirk.
“Come on,” she grabbed her friend’s strong arm and pulled him towards her office door. “I’ve a way to teach you the path to the heart and soul of humanity, William Giles. And, I know just where I’m going to start.”
A/N: That’s the start folks. Not much, to begin with, but I promise it will get meatier as we go along. This is a journey for all of us, myself included, I hope.
Please give it a read and let me know what you think. I’m not going to be able to update, quickly, on this one, like I said. I need to complete some other fics of mine.
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