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07 December 2006 @ 11:57 pm
Not Quite A Wedding Ring, 1-5/5, Spike/Xander
Title: Not Quite A Wedding Ring, 1-5/5 (Complete)
Author: darkhavens
Theme: Five Elements (Asian Set): Metal - Wood - Water - Fire - Earth
Rating: NC-17
Words: 5x100
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Spike and Xander, an elemental love story. Written for stagesoflove round 6.



Metal

The piercings were Spike's idea, not that Xander was complaining. Well, okay, maybe he did, a bit, and maybe Spike had had to hold him down and promise daily blowjobs while that scary-ass demon shoved big needles through his nipples. But once the painful, messy parts were finally over and the wounds were healed and the silver rings and beads stopped being alien appendages - then he stopped complaining. Well, except for the occasional 'Dammit, Spike, I'm sore! Can't you twiddle a different body part for just an hour or two?' or 'Hey, did I tell you you could stop?"



Wood

"Happy anniversary, Spike."

Spike poked at the pile of flexible panels and fine webbing.

"I don't know what this is, luv, but it's not wood or silverware. 'Course, we're not married, but that never stopped you before."

He spared a fond thought for the harness Xander had bought for their third 'anniversary' - a tangle of broad straps of polished leather and shiny silver buckles.

"New kink?"

Xander rolled his eyes.

"It's a custom-made Kevlar vest, lightweight and comfortable, with panels that wrap around under your left arm. It'll stop anyone staking you. It's anti-wood."

"Daft git."

Spike tried it on.



Water

When Xander arrived at the beach with one set of SCUBA gear and two weight belts, Spike jumped to the obvious, for him, conclusion - underwater frolics and rubber-clad sex games.

He'd never been so wrong.

"…So you've paid a pair of amphibious demons to poke a hole in my brain underwater? And I'm supposed to cause you pain to set the chip off and trust that the conductivity of the seawater will leach away most of the current? And if it works, we get to keep doing it until the battery goes flat? Are you insane?"

Turns out he wasn't.



Fire

The first sip burns like fire; tongues of sweet dark flame lick and curl their way around extended fangs, snaking down his throat into his belly.

It hits like a gulp of cheap booze after a lengthy dry spell, the burn and sting spreading out to seep into his limbs, his bones, the buzz threading out along his veins.

He feels sublime, incandescent, like there's an inferno raging just beneath the surface of his pale skin.

It feels like Xander.

Each mouthful brings them closer to the point of no return, and it's not Xander who finally calls a halt.



Earth

Spike sits perched on the headstone of Mary Deakin, Beloved Wife and Mother, Sorely Missed, and cleans the dirt from underneath his freshly painted fingernails with Xander's favourite knife.

"It's traditional, love, part of the whole mystique. Gotta dig your way out of your grave to be a real vampire. Need to knock the dust of your old life off your boots before you're free to take that first important step into the next."

The bound, gagged bundle at his feet squeaks once before he nudges it back to silence with a solid steel toe.

"Just a few more minutes…"


 
bmblbeebmblbee on December 8th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Interesting as their relationship deepens
to the end, Very good. B.
darkhavens: s bite me - vamp [literati]darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
who said what now? - darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sandy: BtVS Just friendssp23 on December 8th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
I loved all of these. I had read the first one when you first posted it, but I missed the rest. Great series.
darkhavens: s bite me - vamp [literati]darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Actually, the first one was the only one posted by itself. I've been badly abused by the apathy fairy, who I think also kidnapped my muses. *g*
midnight: mine (not sharable)inkingwords on December 8th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Those were great!
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
kindredspirit75: Spander3kindredspirit75 on December 8th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
Excellent work and very enjoyable.
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks
tabaqui: sxbluebyliteratitabaqui on December 8th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
Ooh, i like that.
Those.
Um.
Yes! All. Especially the last one and the knocking off the dust. Wheeeee!
Good stuff.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Knocking the dust of your old life off your boots makes so much sense!

Thankee. :D
outsideth3box: Vamp!Xanderoutsideth3box on December 8th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Hi sweetie, I'm back! I formally and herewith relinquish any hope of *ever* catching up with the months I have missed while RL was kicking my ass.

Here seems like a good place to start, heh.

I love these bits, all of them, but especially the last one. Cuz, Sire Spike...well, you know.

Luv em luv em luv em!
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thankee thankee thankee! :D

So, have you caught up yet? *g* (I'm not finished with my catching up on fb yet so, yeesh!)
who said what now? - outsideth3box on February 17th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
it only burns when I breathe: spike&xander_santababy_tazispikedluv on December 8th, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
Loved these! I love that there are so many sides to these guys, and the way you explore them, from the yummy piercing, to Xander taking care of Spike, to Spike keeping Xander with him always.
darkhavens: x blue [literati]darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

They're like chameleons, always changing to fit the scenery. Only not so green. *g*
werewindlewerewindle on December 8th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
That was great. ^__^
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Love the icon - you can tell my life isn't wasted at all. ;)
who said what now? - werewindle on February 17th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Spike bad by giveitmegoodsuki_blue on December 8th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
LOVE!!

When Xander arrived at the beach with one set of SCUBA gear and two weight belts, Spike jumped to the obvious, for him, conclusion - underwater frolics and rubber-clad sex games.

He'd never been so wrong.


BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
:D

You know Spike's brain would always go to the 'Ooh, kinky sex!' place first. *g*

Thankee
and then we lit it on fire: Spanderelectricalgwen on December 8th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. These are amazing!

Water is stunningly brilliant. What a neat idea! The Kevlar is cool too. Fire is so poetic, and aww/snerk to Earth. I like how it echoes Dru finding some dirt for newly-re-turned Darla, because it's traditional. Xander's been observing the anniversary traditions - now Spike's returning the favour! ;)
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Spike is much more traditional than he likes people to know, and Dru instilled in him that certain things must be done properly. :D
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darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

When I thought of the water idea I realised that I couldn't think of any other fic that utilises water to short the chip out. If there was one, I missed seeing it.

And Xander is so an inferno - I bet he's hotter than an electric blanket in bed. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: tw; hee! [me]literati on December 11th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
omg! Wood. Xander is just.. can I squish him? CAN I? ::loves::

darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yes, you may squish, but keep your hands visible at all times or Spike will get fangy. :D
Ditto: SNOOPY DANCE!stretfordditto on December 13th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)

I loved all of those. :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks! {{{hugs}}}
kitty_poker1kitty_poker1 on December 20th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Loved them all, but I think Wood is my fav. Though there's something oddly romantic about Fire.

... it's not Xander who finally calls a halt.

Love your muse. *smooch*
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *smooch*

Wood appealed to me as a particularly Xandery thought process. Of course he's going to think wood=stake=must-protect-my-vampire. :D
your royal pie-ness: XanderEntre (xmirax)entrenous88 on December 21st, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Oooh, I like the last two especially!
darkhavensdarkhavens on February 17th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! I do have a soft spot for Spike turning Xander. ♥