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28 June 2008 @ 10:25 pm
Missing You, 5/5, Spike/Xander, PG-13
Author: darkhavens
Title: Missing You #5 - The End and A Beginning
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG-13
Words: 2x100 (1000 overall)
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.
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, #3 - New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin, #4 - Platters for Platters.


The End and A Beginning

It doesn't occur to him that there might be something odd about starting a conversation with the words 'Spike says you have my plates', but there's certainly something odd about the response he gets.

"I don't know what… It wasn't… Ooh, I knew he was still evil! Wait 'til I see him next week, I'll-"

It wasn't difficult to get the details out of Andrew, it only cost Xander continued custody of the purloined plates.

He was on a plane an hour later, in LA two after that.

Another hour saw him standing in the lobby of Wolfram and Hart.

~

Don't even think about getting dressed and leaving, Harris, not after that… unexpected reunion scene. Demon girl wasn't kidding about that Viking thing, was she?

And don't go working yourself up into some huge ball of denial. There's no way that was the first time you've ever had a cock in your mouth. 'Course, your technique could do with a bit of fine-tuning, but we can sort that out once I've had a word with the poof about getting you on the payroll.

Keep the blankets warm, pet, I'll be back with breakfast. You're going to need the energy.

Spike



 
iadorespike: Spander newlife by esseneiadorespike on June 28th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Missing You #5 - The End and A Beginning
Eeeeeeee!!!! That's just perfect!!!! I DO worship you...I DO! I was expecting to see Spike, but you ended it with another NOTE FROM SPIKE!! You clever thing, you. *beams*

Thank you so, so much. And, um...sorry for the rather rampant abuse of exclamation points. Oops. ;)

Anna *twirls you*
darkhavens: sx just one taste [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Missing You #5 - The End and A Beginning
Hee! Thank you!

This final Spike note has been writing itself in my head since the beginning. I knew I had to end with it, and there was no way I could do real justice to the actual reunion in Xander's 100 words, so I dragged Andrew in for a babbling cameo instead. *g*

Also, I have been known to abuse exclamation points myself. ;)
Re: Missing You #5 - The End and A Beginning - iadorespike on June 28th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Missing You #5 - The End and A Beginning - darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clever comment goes here: btvs - spander kiss3anxiety_junkie on June 28th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Very nice. Your Spike voice is always perfect. And I love the whole note concept! *g*
darkhavens: s grr? [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

My Spike-fu is strong right now. He's always nattering on about something. *g*
outofmymindbebackshortlydarthsindel1981 on June 28th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
yes yes and even more yes loved that
darkhavens: sx otp blue [me]darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
kelsusiekelsusie on June 28th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
whooo-hooooo!!!!!
darkhavens: s bite me - vamp [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks!
kimaliskimalis on June 28th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Brilliance!!!
Love the concept of the notes, especially the final one.
darkhavens: s mine w claws [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I love the idea of Spike retaining William's penmanship and his letter-writing skills, something I am sure that all Victorian gentlemen were taught early on. *g*
tabaqui: s&xlettersbykatekat1010tabaqui on June 28th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Oh! Oh, perfect. Schmoopy and perfect and even when we know Spike's alive, his voice is still a note.
I *love* it.
*bounce*
*sniffles*
darkhavens: sx wall otp [literati]darkhavens on June 28th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I couldn't bear to break the pattern of Spike speaking in note form, and this one has been writing itself in my head almost since the first moment I thought of this set of drabbles.

It's another one for Xander to add to his growing collection in his fancy new wallet. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: rg; bc [me]literati on June 29th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Let me start by saying EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

You made it all better! YAY! ♥
darkhavens: s blue [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
*smooches you*

Of course I did! :D
ladyvirgo1956 on June 29th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Perfect ending to a perfect story. Loved it and I hope he gets his plates back and talks Spike in going back to England. I would love to see more of this.
catsimcatsim on June 29th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I've just found this so wonderful fic. Absolutely loved it. Loved the notes, they were so Spike. Even the double ones in Xander's old wallet, hidden behind the unused condom.

Spike left Xander with some albums that were worth a lot of money! He loves Xander if he's doing that. Even then, before the end of Sunnydale. So poignant.

Now Xander is in LA. So, a sequel? Please?


Cathy
who said what now? - ladyvirgo1956 on June 29th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on June 29th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on June 29th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
kaydee23kaydee23 on June 29th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Loved it all. Lucky for Xander he worded his question the way he did!!

Also, how dare Andrew try to keep Xander's B5 plates. Why? He couldn't have ever displayed them.
darkhavens: s grr? [literati]darkhavens on June 29th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Xander has always had the oddest luck. *g*

Andrew kept the plates for the same reason some people hoard stolen artwork - so they can sit in a room somewhere and coo over it and know it's theirs, aaaaaaaaaall theirs. ;)
Maz: Dovethismaz on June 29th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Happy now.
Lovely ending, from the unexpected betrayed by Andrew (great first line, brilliant paragraph) right through to the note at the end.
*sighs happily*
darkhavens: x blue [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Andrew is not a great secret-keeper under pressure. *g*
he who love touches walks not in darkness: BTVS spander we ment onlinelove_toall on June 29th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
This was wonderful. So perfectly Spike ;)
darkhavens: s bite me - vamp [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
fearless5555fearless5555 on June 29th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
So lovely,
I like the continued drabble style for this piece because it was almost like visual flashes in a movie trailer which let us fill in the missing parts.
The notes were brilliantly written and the last note was truly genius. All of the them had perfect Spike voice and a great combination of funny, snark and emotion.
darkhavens: s blue [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
I like the continued drabble style for this piece because it was almost like visual flashes in a movie trailer which let us fill in the missing parts.

That's what I love about drabbles, especially drabble series. They're snapshots of a bigger picture that the reader gets to colour in for themselves.

Thank you!
kitty_poker1: Silver Spander by literatikitty_poker1 on June 29th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
Wheeeeeee! Absolutely perfect ending, from Andrew's slip to wrapping up with the continuing theme of Spike's notes. Brilliant!

And don't go working yourself up into some huge ball of denial.

Hee! Spike knows his boy. Get that in before Xander gets too thinky. *g*

I'm all happy now! *smooch*
darkhavens: sx wall otp [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *smish*

Spike knows better than toi let Xander get too thinky, it always ends badly. *g*
thedabara_cds: Bistro 1890sthedabara_cds on June 29th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
mmmmm, frothy and tasty yet very satisfying! Perfect for reading over my morning coffee!
darkhavens: x blue [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Devo79devo79 on June 29th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!

That last note...priceless :)
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on July 1st, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D