Return to Labyrinth Chapter Six


Author: Willow Watcher
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I do not own anything having to deal with BtVS. They all belong to Joss Whedon and the other people out there who have a claim in the series and all things dealing with Buffy. I however did write this story and the other characters are mine.

Clothes and part of the bed's blankets were scattered across the floor.

"When did the sun come up?" Willow said as she laid her head on Tara's lap.

Tara looked out the window. They spent most of the night making love only to rest for very little bits of time for sleep. "When the moon went down." Tara responded with a giggle.

Willow rose up and gave her love a soft gentle kiss. She pulled away and smiled as she situated herself back on Tara's lap. "What time is it?" She said as she yawned.

"Umm..." Tara looked around and found Willow's Mickey Mouse watch on the nightstand. "Ten thirty."

Willow growled. "We need to get up. I don't want too but today's the day. We still have a lot of planning to do."

Tara stroked her fingers lightly over the redhead's freckled back. She stretched out. "Yep. Need to get up. What time are we supposed to be at the warehouse?"

Willow shot up and looked at Tara. "What do you mean we?"

Tara jerked her head back at Willow's abrupt manner. "We as in you and me and the others."

"Oh no! There is no way you are going. I told you I do the field work. I am not going to have you put in danger." Willow said as she jutted out her chin.

"And what are you going to do if I want to go, tie me up? Do you think that I am going to sit around here knowing that you are going out there? Willow I am going and that is final." Tara said giving Willow the same look.

Willow got up from the bed. "Fine!" She yelled as she walked over and picked out some clothes. She didn't say anymore as she went into the bathroom and slammed the door shut.

Tara closed her eyes and shook her head.

Tara got up out of the bed. She looked in the closet and found one of Willow's big terry cloth robes. She slipped it on and quietly left the room.

Tara entered the kitchen. Everyone was gathered around discussing the day's events ahead.

"I think we just go in there and bust some heads." Faith said as she pounded her fist into the palm of her hand.

"Faith, that really isn't the solution." Buffy spoke up.

"Well, what do you suggest then?" Asked Cordelia.

"I think we should just give them what they want and then just let it go. They mean business and I don't think we shouldn't put Lacey into any more danger than what she already has endured." Anya advised.

"I know I had to convince Angel to go with that plan last night. Stubborn bloke that one is." Spike said.

"I agree with Spike and Anya." Cordelia said.

"You agree with me?" Anya asked the former beauty queen.

Codelia nodded her head.

"I win!" Anya exclaimed in victory.

Everyone looked at her perplexed.

"What do you mean you mean you win?" Cordelia asked.

"I just do." Anya put her hands on her hips.

"Xander, your girlfriend is an idiot." Cordelia said as she turned and walked out of the room.

Anya smacked him on the arm. "Why didn't you take up for me?"

He rubbed his arm. "She's gone now. There's really no point Ahn."

"Stupid queen wannabe." She huffed as she crossed her arms over her chest.

Tara cleared her throat as she sat down on a stool. "I see everyone is in the zone this morning." She smiled as she looked around at everyone.

"Hey Tara. Where's Willow?" Buffy asked and snickered.

Tara crinkled her brow. "She's upstairs taking a shower."

Everyone started giggling as they looked around the room avoiding eye contact with the blonde.

"Is there something funny that I missed out on?" Tara asked.

"I know I'd like to have been a fly on the wall last night. You and the red bird can get a little vocal there blondie." Spike said as he nodded his head towards upstairs.

Tara put her face in her hands. "Oh Jesus Christ!" She exclaimed.

"Spike!" Everyone shouted out.

"What?" The blonde man held out his hands.

"Blunt much?" Buffy walked over to Tara. She wrapped her arms around the embarrassed woman.

"I'm just glad you two made up." She whispered in Tara's ear.

Tara looked up and grinned at her friend. "Me too, but once again I think I pissed her off."

"Oh yeah, that's unusual." Faith said in a sarcastic tone. "Red's always pissed off at something. You two will make up a lot. I swear, you and her can get it..."

"Faith!" Buffy snapped. "That's enough."

Faith laughed.

"What happened?" Xander asked as he approached.

"I told her that I was going with you all this afternoon and she went off saying that there was no way and I told her yes and so she stormed off into the bathroom." Tara explained to the tall man.

"I'll go talk with her." Xander said.

He started to get looks from the women in the room.

"What? I meant that I was going to wait for her in her room, far away from the bathroom and then talk." He said in his defense.

Tara put her hand on his arm. "Thanks."

Xander kissed her on the cheek. "You're welcome." He walked out of the room.

Tara looked at Anya expecting her to say something.

"That's O.K. Tara. I know that you are gay and Xander is mine and there's no way that you two could ever get together, especially after what everyone said this morning. You and Willow must have really impressed the whole house. I wish I could have been here to hear it. That would have been interesting. I don't know how you and she could have sex without a penis. I mean I know I couldn't."

Tara's face fell back into her hands. "Oh god." She said as she shook her head back and forth.

"It's possible Anya. Very possible." Faith said as she stared off and smiled.

Everyone looked at her with wide eyes.

"And you would know this how?" Spike inquired.

"You get lonely in prison. You think I could have gone for that long without getting any?" Faith said as if nothing was out of the ordinary.

"Once again with the fly comment." Spike mumbled.

Xander waited patiently as he sat down on Willow's bed. He tried to ignore the clothes that were strewn all over the floor. His eyes widened when he noticed a torn blue thong on the bed. He reached his hand out but he jumped up when he heard the bathroom door open. "Hey Will!" He said enthusiastically.

"Xander! What are you doing in here?" She asked as she approached him.

"Thought that maybe we could talk like old times." Xander explained.

Willow stomped around the room. "Not really in the mood."

"I get that, but I think you need to get out whatever has you in this glorious mood." He sat back down.

"Xander." She sighed out. "Why are you up here?"

"Because you are upset at Tara again and I told her that I would come up here and talk with you."

"I think she and I can work it out on our own." Willow spat out.

"Will, she wants to go with us. You know how she feels about what happened to Lacey. She still blames herself for it." He said.

"But it's not her fault. I told her that. I don't want her out there and maybe get hurt." Willow said.

"Willow, you don't understand. Tara has been helping with cases for a good while. She has done more field work than you could possibly imagine. She knows how to be careful and she's smart." Xander said trying to reassure his friend's doubt. "You can't protect her from everything. You'll only hurt her inside if she thinks you think she's weak."

"I know she's smart and I know she is strong, I lost her once Xan, I don't think I could do it again if something went wrong." Willow slumped down on the bed beside him. "I love her so much."

"I know you do and everyone else does too, but Willow, let her be a part of this. She needs to feel useful. I think she wants to prove that to you." Xander put his hand on the redhead's leg.

"She is useful. She's essential. She's my everything. And she has nothing to prove to me."

"Tara thinks she does." He tilted his head to the side and looked directly into Willow's eyes. "Before you left Sunnydale, what was your idea of Tara?"

"What do you mean? My idea of Tara was this beautiful, strong, vibrant woman that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with." Willow sat straight up.

"Willow, this is me. No one is going to come in that door and I'm not going to say anything to anyone." Xander reassured the redhead's confidence in him.

"Honestly, yeah, I'll admit it. I thought she was frail. But she was going through so much and I just wanted to wrap my arms around her and shield her from all the pain and hurt and I suppose I still do."

Willow lowered her head.

"That's what I mean. You want to protect her but look at her Will. She is strong. She works out everyday, not only her body but her mind. She struggled so long and hard to the point that she doesn't stutter anymore. Remember when I had a stuttering problem and you worked with me and helped me gain my confidence?"

Willow nodded.

"Tara did all that on her own. She had no one to help her. She had us to support her, but she was so determined to cure herself. There's still pain deep inside her, but she has hid that old Tara away and came out a new, better and stronger woman. And when you tell her that she can't do something when she's determined she is going to anyway, she feels like you look at the frail little Tara from long ago." He broke it down as plainly as he could.

Willow propped back on her hands and turned to look at her old dear friend. "I suppose you're right. I didn't mean to make her feel that way."

Xander patted her on the knee and got up. "You need to let her know that."

Willow stood up and pulled him in a hug. "Thanks. You're the best."

"Yeah?" Xander asked.

"You betcha." Willow replied.

Xander opened the door. "Well, from what I hear and apparently everyone in the house, you're pretty fantastic yourself. Next time you and Tara wanna do the mattress mombo, might wanna think about getting a sound proof room." He winked at the confused redhead and walked out the door.

"XANDER!!!" Willow screamed.

Xander sprinted down the hallway laughing as the redhead ran out of the room. He ran down the stairs, but Willow front flipped over the banister and landed on her feet.

He screamed when the redhead stood upright and smiled at him. "Gotcha!"

Xander smiled sweetly and held his hands up. "Easy there little red."

Willow glared at him and smiled even bigger. "I'll show you little red."

Everyone came running out of the kitchen. They stood back to watch the show.

"Now Willow, don't do anything you're gonna regret." Xander squeaked out.

"You mean, you'll regret?" She asked still approaching him.

Xander dodged by her and ran over towards his friends.

Willow grinned. She turned around and back flipped over and over and hurled her body in the air and landed perfectly in between him and the group.

Tara's eyes widened. She had never seen such moves like that. A new heat rose inside her.

Xander fell back and landed on his butt. "You give up?" He asked smiling.

Willow rolled her eyes. "Oh Xander, you are too much for me. I surrender." She said dramatically and put her hand over her chest.

"Victory is mine!" He exclaimed as he extended his hand out.

Willow pulled him up without much effort. She pulled him into a hug. "I love you."

"Love ya too Willster." He said as he pulled back. "I smell waffles." He rubbed his stomach and headed towards the kitchen.

Everyone laughed at the scene. They followed him back into the room.

"Great moves there red." Faith complimented.

"Thanks Faithy." Willow smiled at her friend.

Faith walked back into the kitchen with the rest.

Willow turned her attention to one remaining person that stood there. The love of her life.

"Hey." Willow said.

"Hey." Tara came back.

Willow ran to her and wrapped her arms around the blonde's waist. Tara embraced the redhead.

"I'm sorry Tara. I know I shouldn't tell you what to do. I want you to go with us." Willow said as she laid her chin on Tara's shoulder.

"No you don't." She pulled back from the hug. "But thanks for saying it." Tara smiled.

"You're right, I don't but I know you are going to anyway. I just want you to be careful. Please stay a safe distance away."

"You don't think I can handle myself out there?" Tara asked in a protesting way.

"Now baby, I didn't say that. I just said for you to be careful." Willow explained.

"And I want you to be careful too. What makes you think that I can't take the heat just as well as you can?" Tara asked.

Willow smiled and shook her head. "Tara baby, I've been doing this kind of work for years. Xander told me that you have been working with them, but I do have a lot more experience." Willow said in a gloating tone.

"Is that a challenge Agent Rosenberg?" Tara said and gave her a crooked grin.

"Wha? Huh? No baby. There's no challenge." Willow said defending herself. "I'm just letting you kn..."

"You've got ten minutes." Tara interrupted and she walked away.

"Ten minutes?" Willow asked confused as she turned to watch the blonde head upstairs.

"You've got ten minutes to kiss your ass goodbye little red, because I'm gonna show you what I can do." Tara walked up the rest of the stairs.

"No. Now Tara, come on." Willow pleaded. When she realized that Tara wasn't coming back, she sighed and walked into the kitchen.

Willow blew out a huge breath and plopped down on a stool.

"What's wrong Wills?" Buffy asked as she placed a cup of coffee in front of the redhead.

"Tara." Willow said as she took a sip.

"God! Are you two at it again?" Anya asked.

"No not really. I told her that I wanted her to go and then she said that I really didn't and then I told her she was right I didn't but if she was going to do it anyway I wanted her to keep a safe distance and well she took it all wrong and now she said I have ten minutes and I asked her I have ten minutes to do what and she said to kiss my ass goodbye because she's gonna show me what she can do." Willow took in a deep breath and propped her chin on her hand.

"HOT DAMN!" Buffy shouted out.

Willow jumped, "What?"

"We gotta hurry. I have to get dressed. Xander, wake Dawn up and tell her what's going on. Spike if Angel's alright help him downstairs to the basement. He wouldn't want to miss this. Faith, go down and set up the ring. Anya, go get Cordy and tell her the deal. We've got a match to watch." Buffy gave out her orders and everyone left.

Willow took the overzealous blonde. "Buff, what's going on?"

"I kinda feel bad for ya Will. And you have a cute little ass too." Buffy smiled.

Willow smiled and then shook her head. "Why is everyone jumping around? This isn't going to happen. I am not getting into any ring and fight Tara. I might hurt her."

Buffy howled out in laughter. "You better go and get changed. You aren't going to be able to get around too good in jeans." Buffy shook her head and walked out of the kitchen. Willow could still hear her laugh as she walked upstairs.

Willow got up from her stool and trotted up the stairs. She walked down to Tara's room and knocked on the door.

Tara opened the door and grinned at the confused redhead on the other side.

"Yeeees." She said and watched Willow walk in.

"Tara, now I want you to calm down. I am not and I repeat not going to fight you." Willow said defiantly and crossed her arms.

"O.K." Tara said and continued to get her gear together.

"Then if it's O.K., why are you still getting ready like we are?" Willow asked.

"Because we are." Tara answered as she slipped her shorts on.

"Huh?" Willow was really confused.

Tara walked over and kissed her on the lips. "You better get ready, we have a match in about..." Tara looked at her alarm clock. "five minutes."

"Tara please." Willow whined.

"Oh what's wrong the little bitty red head ain't gonna go a round or two with the big bad blonde." Tara teased.

"Tara don't do that." Willow said flatly.

"Do what? Aww...I forgot, you are still small and well, I'm bigger now than before. I'll call it off. You might get hurt." Tara stifled a laugh.

"Tara. I'm telling you...stop." Willow gritted her teeth. She hated to be picked on about her size.

The blonde pushed Willow. Willow swatted her hand away. "Tara, I'm warning you....back off."

Tara rolled her eyes. "Just as I thought. Weak little redbush." She knew that would set the flame ablaze.

The furry in Willow's eyes were evident. She flared out her nostrils. "Alright blondie! You wanna fight, were gonna fight." She pointed her finger in Tara's direction. Willow turned around and slammed the door behind her.

"I love you!" Tara yelled out and giggled.

"I love you too!" Tara heard Willow yell angrily as she heard another door slam.

"In the left corner, wearing blue spandex shorts and white sports bra weighing in at none of your damn business...Tara Maclay!" Dawn announced, standing in the middle of the ring.

"Dawn!" Buffy shouted. "Watch your mouth!"

Dawn held up the index cards in her hands. "It's on the cards Buff."

Buffy rolled her eyes.

"And in the right corner, wearing purple shorts with a white tank top, weighing in at none of anyone's fucking business...Willow Rosenberg!"

"What the hell?! Who wrote out those cards?" Buffy placed her hand on her hips and looked around the room.

Faith slowly raised her hand and lowered her head.

"Pull that stunt again and you and I will go a round or two." Buffy told her boldly.

"You got it B." Faith said. She looked up at Dawn and winked.

Dawn smiled back at the dark haired woman.

"Let's get ready to ruuuuuuuumble!" She shouted out and she exited the ring through the ropes.

Spike stepped up. Willow and Tara stepped closer.

"Alright ladies. Good clean fight, no punching below the...uggghhh!" Spike fell down when Tara punched him in the groin.

"Like that?" She asked grinning.

Spike crawled out of the ring and hit the floor.

Willow looked at Tara and she looked back. "Ready to do this?"

"Yep. You?" Tara asked.

Willow nodded.

"Alright. Go to you're corners and come out fighting when the bell rings." Angel said sitting at a table beside the ring.

Willow and Tara punched their gloves together and then gave each other a peck on the lips.

Tara went to her corner, in which Faith was standing there with the rest of the gear. Tara had specifically asked for the helmets to be put on and an umpire's vest put over them both.

Willow had Buffy in the other corner putting the gear on the redhead.

As soon as everything was in place, Angel rung the bell and both women danced around heading towards each other.

Cheers from both sides were heard. Tara threw the first punch, but Willow darted out of the way. Willow came up with a hit to the gut just enough to push Tara back.

"That's all you got?" Tara said behind a mouth piece.

Willow danced closer and threw a punch at Tara's head. Tara ducked down to the floor and swept her leg under Willow, causing her to fall.

Willow flipped her body back up and was ready for the next move. She threw another punch, but Tara spun her body and punched Willow's helmet which caused the redhead to fly into the ropes.

Willow growled when she turned around. She walked up to Tara. She threw another punch and Tara ducked down. Willow saw her chance. She rolled over Tara's back. As soon as she got her footing, she kicked Tara in the butt.

Tara fell down face first into the mat. She looked up and Faith was shouting for her to get up. Tara smiled. She rolled her body over and swept around, getting on her feet in seconds.

Tara and Willow headed for each other again when the bell rung.

Both smiled at each other and walked back to their appointed corners.

"Alright blondie. You're doing great." Faith said as she handed Tara a bottle of water. Tara spit her mouth piece into her glove and took a long drink. She was sweating and Faith wiped her forehead with a towel.

"O.K. Will. Excellent moves." Willow spit her mouth piece into her glove. Buffy squirted water into the redhead's mouth. Willow swished it around and looked around for the bucket. Buffy held it up and Willow spit the fluid, spattering some on the blonde's arm.

"Eww." Buffy said as she lowered the bucket and wiped her arm off with the towel.

"You ready to go at it again or do you give up?" Willow shouted across the ring at her love.

"Let's do this." Tara put the mouth piece back into her mouth and smacked her gloves together.

Willow mimicked Tara movements.

Angel rang the bell and both women were back on their feet again.

Willow ran at the blonde and kicked her in the chest. Tara flew back and held onto the ropes so she wouldn't fly completely out of the ring.

<She wants to play that way?> Tara thought as she stood straight up. She walked into the middle of the ring and watched as Willow danced around her.

Willow charged at her again, but Tara moved out of the way. As Willow was halfway into her flying kick, Tara took her elbow and hit the redhead in the stomach causing her to fall hard on the floor.

Willow grunted when she hit. Tara moved to the side. Willow flipped back up with a little pain to her back. She straightened up.

Tara came at her and repeatedly threw punches at Willow's head making her loose her balance and fall into the ropes. She grabbed the top rope and shook her head when Tara walked back.

Willow got back on her feet. She threw her gloves out of the ring and removed the helmet and vest. She spat out her mouth guard. "Come on!" She screamed out getting into her fighting stance.

Tara smiled. She removed her gear quickly and started to head for Willow. She wanted this fight without the gear, but she was afraid that both would come out with some major bruising, but Willow was determined and Tara could tell. "Bring it on bitch."

Ohhh's were heard all around them.

"Kick her ass Tara!" Faith screamed as she pounded on the mat.

Willow ran towards the blonde and started to kick her in the head. Tara blocked every kick with her arm and punched Willow inside her thigh. Willow fell on the floor. She gritted her teeth as hopped back up.

"Sorry." Tara said sarcastically.

Willow held her position. She put her fist in the air and motioned Tara to come at her.

Tara put her fist in front of her as she cautiously walked closer. Tara threw a punch and Willow wrapped her arm around hers. She quickly delivered four quick punches into Tara's ribs and twirled her body away.

Tara held her side as she breathed out in pain. She approached the angry redhead. Tara put her fist back up in front of her. Willow darted back and forth and ran at the blonde again. Tara ran faster. When they almost collided, Tara twirled her body and jabbed her elbow in Willow's back sending her down on the floor. Tara straddled on top of Willow. She grabbed Willow's wrist and spread her arms apart. She placed one of her knees against Willow's spine, stretching her out.

"Throw in the towel! Throw in the towel!" Willow screamed out at Buffy.

Buffy didn't hesitate. She threw the white towel at the two women. When Tara spotted it, she released Willow who flopped her body down on the floor.

Tara got off Willow and grabbed the towel. She wiped the sweat off her forehead and walked towards Faith.

"Yeah! Oh hell yeah!" Faith screamed, jumping up and down. "Tara! Watch..." She barely got out when Willow landed her elbow to Tara's back sending her down into the ropes.

Tara turned around to see Willow charge at her again. Tara stood up and held out her arm. Willow ran right into it with her chest. As she fell back, Tara fell down with her.

Willow jumped on top of Tara and the two rolled around on the mat. Willow growled again as she kissed Tara hard. Tara took the initiative and rolled on top of Willow, kissing her back. The two were going wildly at each other.

"O.K. Everyone out!" Buffy yelled as she pulled her sister out of the room. Spike helped Angel up and they walked out. Faith kept her eyes on the two and left out. Xander stood there with a grin on his face, but was quickly pulled out by Anya, closing the door.

Tara's breathing was hard as she pulled at Willow's shirt.

Willow ripped her shirt to expose her breast. She lifted Tara's sports bra and Willow clamped down on one of the nipples sucking hard. Tara grabbed Willow's head and forced her to take in more. Tara rolled herself on top of Willow. She sat up, removing her bra. She bent down quickly and kissed Willow passionately. She moved her mouth down and bit down on Willow's shoulder. Willow screamed out and pulled on the blonde hair. She bucked her hips up and Tara drove her back down.

Tara grabbed one of Willow's breasts and squeezed hard. Willow groaned out. She grabbed one of Tara's and squeezed just as forcefully. Their mouths clashed together again. Willow felt her sore open up and blood pour out. Tara tasted the bitter fluid. She sucked hard, drawing more blood out. Willow rolled their bodies over again. Tara pulled back. Willow wiped her lip with the back of her hand.

"Bitch!" She spat out blood on the mat.

Tara scratched up and down Willow's back hard. The redhead hissed. She took one of her breast and dangled it over Tara's mouth. Tara reached up with her head but Willow pulled up. Tara lowered her head back down and Willow lowered her breast back down. Tara rose her head up again and Willow pulled back once more. Tara grabbed Willow's back and pushed her down. She clamped down on the pert breast and sucked hard. Willow screamed out in pleasure as she began rocking back and forth on the blonde.

Tara rolled them over again. She put her thigh against Willow's sex and straddled the redhead's. Their bodies rocked back and forth fast and hard. Tara took Willow's lips against hers. Willow pushed her tongue inside the blonde's mouth and moaned as Tara pushed her thigh against her clit.

Tara pulled away from the kiss. "Oh god Willow!" She screamed out.

"Yes baby! Yesss!" Willow yelled.

Tara resumed her animalistic kissing and grinding.

Willow moaned into Tara's mouth. She pulled back and sucked hard on Tara's neck.

Tara called her lover's name. The heat inside her grew as her peak increased.

"Come for me Tara! Come for me now!" Willow demanded.

"Oh...oh...oh god! Yes, yes oh WILLLOWWWW!!!" Tara threw her head back. She pushed her thigh into Willow harder and faster.

"Oh baby! Yes Tara, TARA...oh fuck yes! TARRAAAA!!!" Willow screamed out as her orgasm shot threw her.

Tara collapsed on top of the panting redhead. She kissed Willow slowly.

Willow kissed the hard breathing blonde back.

Tara slid her sweat covered body onto the mat and lay on her back. "I love you."

Willow laid there. "I love you." She turned her head towards her lover.

Tara turned her head towards the redhead.

They both burst out laughing and then grunted in pain.

Tara coughed and held her side. "Do we know how to clear a room or what?"

"I think they got a show they won't forget." Willow rolled over on her side. She groaned when she stood up. She helped Tara to her feet.

They both hobbled out of the ring.

Willow looked down. "I don't think I can go upstairs like this." She held out the shredded remains of her shirt.

Tara walked over to the lockers in the corner of the room. She pulled out two t-shirts. She walked back over to Willow and handed her one.

"Thanks." Willow moaned out when she put the shirt on.

Tara grunted as she put hers on.

"I don't know about you, but I am in some major pain." Willow admitted.

"Oh yeah, pain issue definitely here." Tara said. She put her arm around Willow's shoulder as they both left out of the room.

"Damn!" Buffy said as she saw Willow and Tara slowly make their way into the living room. "You two look like hell."

"Kinda feeling like it too." Willow said and Tara nodded her head.

"You two hit the shower and rest up a bit. We're having a meeting around three o'clock." Buffy said.

Willow held her back and Tara held onto her side as they walked upstairs painfully.

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