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03 November 2007 @ 04:37 pm
Fic: A Good Night For Hunting, Spike/Xander
Author: darkhavens
Title: A Good Night For Hunting
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG
Words: 201
Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com. If you spot a typo, please feel free to tell me in comments. I want you to!
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: Vamp!Xander.
Summary: Spike marvels at his own creation.
Notes: Written for challenge #33 - 'Marble' - on my long-neglected Spander Big Damn Table and for mini_wrimo.
Mini-nanowrimo word count: 986


It's been raining for hours. The forest is redolent with the scents of wet earth, rotting vegetation, grass - the copper-iron tang of life.

He stands at the edge of shadow, the moonlight throwing the planes and angles of his face into stark contrast. He's a lethal work of art, a deadly labor of love. A rabbit screams, high-pitched and terrified, and he doesn't even blink.

If he was stripped of the leather and silk and cotton that clings to his skin, he would outshine Michelangelo's David in his pale, marble beauty; a living - though neither live nor breathing - statue, carved from the ruins of a lost, depressed soul. Spike feels real pride in his work.

There are people approaching now, sending up a beacon of laughter and chatter, the stench of too much alcohol and too little sleep, of paper and cheap ink - students. Spike is amazed at how stupid people can be. Despite the recent spate of murders and disappearances, there's always someone who thinks a shortcut through the woods is a good idea.

Xander finally blinks, flashes a gleeful grin in Spike's direction, and steps out onto the path.

It's a good night for hunting.


 
 
feeling: hungryhungry
 
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on November 3rd, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
"He's a lethal work of art, a deadly labor of love." Ooh, very, very nice indeed. Shivers happily.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I have a special love for vamp!Xander and his sire. *g*
orchidluv: Bllra.Marfitch 'Howard's Dream'orchidluv on November 3rd, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely dark snippet.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
tabaquitabaqui on November 3rd, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)

He stands at the edge of shadow, the moonlight throwing the planes and angles of his face into stark contrast. He's a lethal work of art, a deadly labor of love. A rabbit screams, high-pitched and terrified, and he doesn't even blink.


Preeeeeeeeeeeteh.
Yes.
:)
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Thankee!

Spike thinks he's preety too. :D
outsideth3box: Vamp!Xanderoutsideth3box on November 3rd, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
::smoochesyoulikewhoa::

Ooooh, that gave me the shivers. Lovely.

I adore Spike's sense of aesthetics.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! Spike is an unrepentant aesthete - the pretty matters! *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: tmr; ph [me]literati on November 3rd, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Very pretty. :)
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
Thankee, Pookie! *smooches*
woman_of_woman_of_ on November 3rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Xander finally blinks, flashes a gleeful grin in Spike's direction, and steps out onto the path.

Oh yes, Spike has created a hunter, leathal and deadly. He must be so proud of this childe
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
He is very proud! And he has reason to be. *g*

Thanks!
mysticsoblivion on November 3rd, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, nice!!!!! So bloody detailed, leaves you chomping at the bit waiting for the next peak at 'Spike's Masterpiece'- gah!
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! There are little bits and pieces of backstory floating about in my brain, ut I don't know if I'll ever write them down. maybe. ;)
your royal pie-ness: buffyverse: Entre dark!Xanderentrenous88 on November 4th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Yum, dark vamp Xander!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I hadn't played with him for a while and he was getting bored. *g*
~Alice~vinniebatman on November 4th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Very nice. I love the comparison of Vamp!Xander to a work of art.
~Alice~
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Spike put a lot of time and effort into the renovation adn remodelling job. *g*
Kristintxrabbit on November 4th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh wow. That's stunning. Gorgeous imagery, love!
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 4th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Thank you, darlin'! I just described what 'Spike' was seeing. ;)
Maz: Dovethismaz on November 4th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
Lovely. I can almost smell that air. And this phrase - He stands at the edge of shadow is so full of magic.
A beautifully crafted piece of sensory description. Full of dark glee and joy. Thank you.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 6th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!

The 'edge of shadow' line was actually the first one i wrote, and the whole thing grew from there. Dark glee describes it perfectly!
and then we lit it on fire: vamp!Xanderelectricalgwen on November 5th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
A rabbit screams, high-pitched and terrified, and he doesn't even blink.

Beautiful.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on November 6th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D