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21 June 2008 @ 01:15 am
Missing You, 3/5, Spike/Xander, PG-13
Author: darkhavens
Title: Missing You, #3 - New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG-13 for language
Words: 2x100
Spoilers: You know how Buffy ended, right?
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo, please feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: Deathfic, kinda, only Spike comes back from the dead eventually. :D
Summary: Xander misses more than he expected to after the loss of Sunnydale.
Notes: Written for stagesoflove prompt set #11 - Five ways to say "I miss you" (writer's choice)
Previous Chapters: #1 - Grief and Parting Gifts, #2 - The Crash and The Clash.


New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin

The girls send him an Italian leather wallet for Christmas. It sits in a drawer for months.

He feels guilty when he finally starts to empty out his old, Made in Taiwan, plastic crocodile-skin gift from Grammy Harris.

On the front there's an acid burn the size of his thumb, from when Spike picked a fight with spitting-mad Gruylen. He'd returned it with a grin and the offer of a slug from his new pint of Jack.

There's a condom tucked away, three years out of date; Anya always brought her own, lubricated, ribbed and flavored.

There's also a note.

~

The way your demon bird's always going on about your bedroom activities, I had you pegged as an extra large at the very least. Must be your technique, or maybe your staying power. Every time you get knocked down you bounce right back up again; I bet she likes that. (July-17-2000)

Well, bugger me sideways. I can't believe this daft note's still here. The Slayer's risen from the grave, I've been to hell and back, and you're still carrying this little scrap of paper behind the same old out-of-date rubber Johnny.

Get a life, Harris, before it's too late. (May-7-2003)





#4 - Platters for Platters



 
ladyvirgo1956 on June 21st, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
These drabbles are wonderful but sad. When will you be bringing Spike back into the picture. Lokking forward to next installment.
darkhavens: sx just one taste [literati]darkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
This is a story in five parts with the theme 'Missing You' so Spike doesn't come in until the end. But he does turn up and there is happy-making. ;)

Thanks!
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: b; acm [me]literati on June 21st, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
On the front there's an acid burn the size of his thumb, from when Spike picked a fight with spitting-mad Gruylen. He'd returned it with a grin and the offer of a slug from his new pint of Jack.

You're very determined to make me cry. ♥

*waits for #5*
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
^^^pets^^^

*smooch*

Ta! :D
Maz: Dovethismaz on June 21st, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Well, bugger me sideways. I can't believe this daft note's still here.
Probably the most revealing line so far. *g* I wonder if the boys have understood the significance.
Still sad. Still hopeful. Still a lovely voice.
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I wonder if the boys have understood the significance.

Totally clueless, both of them. Or they were... ;)
tabaquitabaqui on June 21st, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, Xander. I know the feeling. It *is* like a betrayal.

Love the note.
:)
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I imagined Spike leaving the note just to wind Xander up, and then waiting and waiting and waiting for him to find it. *g*
Devo79devo79 on June 21st, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
: )

This one put a huge smile on my face!

But then the sadness hit me :(

Damn it!
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

^^^pets^^^
laazikaatlaazikaat on June 22nd, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
That was beautiful. He kept the note. And then he still kept it, after the addendum. *sigh*
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
kitty_poker1: Silver Spander by literatikitty_poker1 on June 22nd, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Love these: The Spike voice is absolutely true and it'd be just like him to leave a note...with a snarky addendum! *g* Roll on the next and, particularly, the one after. ;)
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 24th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hee! My Spike-fu is strong right now. He snarks about everything. *g*

I loved the idea of him 'borrowing' Xander's wallet and leaving the note, just to see how long it would take Xander to find it tucked away behind that condom. :D
iadorespike: Spander Trispander by esseneiadorespike on June 24th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Missing You, #3 - New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin
Oh my...I think you killed me. So, so Spike. The note...perfect.

*hugs*
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 25th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Re: Missing You, #3 - New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin
Thank you. :D
outofmymindbebackshortlydarthsindel1981 on June 28th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
awwwww
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. :D
outsideth3box: Vamp Spike and Xanderoutsideth3box on June 29th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
LOL! Now I know you weren't looking for me to find this one funny, but I'm guessing Spike missed the "show condom" portion of How to Be a Guy in America, huh?

Heeee...don't know any guys who actually use those, that note was doomed from the start.
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
LOL! Spike's never had to worry about that sort of thing so any cultural references just pass him by. Really, I think he was just curious to see how long it would take Xander to actually find his note. *g*