Set in season 5, after "Listening to Fear, but before "Crush"
Another Good Plan
Watching, waiting, wondering.
Would tonight be the night that a big bad took out his slayer. She had already lost the fight once, and come very close again recently, yet she still went out every night.
Try as hard as he might, he couldn't stop worrying. She faced so many dangers and now had the constant worry about her mum. It didn't seem fair that with everything else Buffy faced, she now had this additional concern.
If only he could help more. Maybe just being there to take out her pressures on.
Spike, the "punching ball" sounded like a good plan.