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10 November 2008 @ 07:03 am
Testing The Limits, Spike/Xander, PG-13
Author: darkhavens
Title: Testing The Limits
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG-13
Words: 4x100
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo, feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: baby!vamp!Xander
Summary: Xander tests the limits of his new existence.
Previous chapters: Part of the baby!vamp!Xander 'verse. Set early in the timeline.
Notes: Written for mini_wrimo day 9, and for various prompts on my badly neglected Spander Big Damn Table.

Testing The Limits

005. Dawn

He feels the sun inching closer to the rim of the horizon. He watches clouds fade to salmon pink and rose and palest peach as light begins to filter through.

He makes a mental note not to use those words if he has to explain today's curiosity to his Sire. Prolonged exposure to teenage girls has left him with the vocabulary of a Queer Eye alumnus, and he doesn't want to hand Spike more ammo than he already has.

The first narrow spur of lightfireitch scores a line across the top of his unbooted foot. He lets the curtain drop.



025. Alcohol

"Vampire constitution, love. Not gonna get pissed on a few pints of American dishwater. Even that Old Peculier you liked from the import shop wouldn't do more than make your belly ache if you filled your boots. 'S just not possible."

"You're saying that 'cause I puked on your boots that time. I bet if I tried I could…"

"I spent four nights and five days in an old English brewery, Xander. Damn near drank the place dry and I all I got was a furry tongue and an irresistible urge to pee."

"I'm still gonna try."

"'Course you are."



008. Fire

"I thought vampires were supposed to be flammable. I'm sure I read it in one of Giles's old journals."

Spike's grip on Xander's wrist ground the bones together so hard Xander thought he could almost hear it. With a grimace, he dropped Spike's Zippo into his Sire's waiting hand.

"So you read that shite in one of the Watcher's books and figured you'd do a little field test of your own? What if you'd gone up like a roman candle without me here to stop you? I should flay the skin off your back for this."

"You won't."

"I might."



045. Cold

"You are not spending the night in Lenny's walk-in freezer! I know he said you could, but you need to understand. You're not invincible, Xander. You're not Superman or Wolverine or whoever you're worshipping this week. You're a vampire. You'll combust if you go out in daylight, and you'll turn into a bloody great icicle if you spend the night in sub-zero temperatures!"

"But…"

"Fine. Let's go."

Lenny didn't put up much of a fight until Spike tossed him into his own freezer and wedged the door shut. Five hours later, he shattered with a single kick.

"Get it now?"

~~~~~~~

Mini-nanowrimo word count: 5421

 
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: sx; angelus [me]literati on November 10th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
LOL! God, poor Spike.

Alcohol is my favourite! ♥

*melts*
darkwind3darkwind3 on November 15th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
poor spike is right and you KNOW Xander would want to try every one of those ideas that popped into his head LOL
myredempire on November 10th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Vamped is I believe is my favorite version of Xander ever, and you write him so well. That half crazed innocent cruelty that makes him adorable, sexy and frightening in the most perfect mix.

I wait for more on a razor's edge.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you! That's a wonderful description of baby!vamp!Xander. :D
Devo79devo79 on November 10th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! I get it now =)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

LOL! Thank you!
mysticsoblivion on November 10th, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
*sporfle* Those were great! And ya Mys reads too much when she sees Old Peculiar and automatically thinks words like 'gibbous' and 'amphibian' and "Old Ones", lol. *goes off to find her copy of Smoke and Mirrors*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you!

Oh, lordy, I've just read a huge Sentinel/SG1/Angel crossover fic featuring the Old Ones. Scary stuff! *g*
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on November 10th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah! Spike has definitely got his hands full now, doesn't he?
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 12:58 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Oh, he most definitely has! Thank you!
chaoskirchaoskir on November 10th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hihi, I guess Spike didn't expected that this will be that hard. Your Xander is so adorable. I love your drabbles. Thanks for sharing.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you!

Spike trained for this with years of taking care of Dru. Xander is just.. differently odd. ;)
tabaqui: s&xlettersbykatekat1010tabaqui on November 10th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeeeee!
Xander *would*.
*pets him*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'! (again!)

Xander knows that where there are boundaries, they must be tested. And he trusts Spike to put the flames out when things go tits up. ;)
Rhonda: Spander Precious (saifai)saifai on November 10th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
*snerk* Loves 'em all, though I think Alcohol is just a bit more favored than the others. *gloms*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

You just know that Xander has to try to get drunk, at least once, even if it takes Spike throwing him in a vat of whisky and not fishing him out till he passes out. *g*
sciencegeeksciencegeek on November 11th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
aww...I love this series, in general.

I'd love to see them in chronological order, but I feel like (after reading them all in a couple sittings) that that would be a lot of work.

darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

I did actually try to put them in chronological order once, but after a month of shuffling and reshuffling and still only having about a quarter of it done, I gave up. I might try it again one day, maybe, but there's over 30,000 words in 100 word snippets. That's a lot of shuffling. ;)
outsideth3box: BtVS Vamp!Xanderoutsideth3box on November 12th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Good grief, Spike has himself an immortal teenager! Bwahahahahahahahaha!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

Ha! Yes, he does indeed. And it's totally his own fault, so he has nobody to blame but himself. But you know he loves it really. He's just a big kid himself. ;)
Ditto: AWMPstretfordditto on November 12th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
I near fell off my chair with the last...
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

Hee! I couldn't resist. Spike knows that 'show' works so much better than 'tell' on his boy, and how better to show that cold is bad for a vampire than by freezing one and then shattering it with one swift kick? ;)
kitty_poker1: Silver Spander by literatikitty_poker1 on November 13th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
LMAO! Is this Xander going through his rebellious phase, or will Spike always have to watch him like a hawk? I suspect the latter, and also that Spike's rather enjoying the watching.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

Xander is getting to enjoy the childhood he never really had, and Spike is getting to enjoy his Xander, and we know he'll never get tired of that. *g*
beetle_beetle_ on November 17th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Dude.

I've gotta get on this table of yours--I love these. Especially "cold". Poor Lenny.

And Xander seems like exactly the childe Spike deserves :)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'! (again!)

Lenny had it coming. He should have known better than to put Spike's Xander at risk, even if Xander was the one doing the risk-suggesting. ;)

Oh, yes, Spike gets exactly what he deserves from his childe. Much, and often. :D
beetle: HolyCrap_beetle_ on November 20th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
Lenny didn't put up much of a fight until Spike tossed him into his own freezer and wedged the door shut. Five hours later, he shattered with a single kick.

"Get it now?"


Dude. That's still . . . cold.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Lenny put Xander at risk by agreeing to let Xander spend the night in his walk-in freezer. Spike taught them both why that was a bad idea. ;)
niccy07niccy07 on January 31st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
God I love this 'verse! Vamp!xander is so cute- in a really creepy sadistic kind of way. Not to mention, watching him and Spike is really amusing!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really late. *g*

Thank you!

Cute and creepily sadistic is Xander to a T! :D