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09 October 2005 @ 01:22 am
'Vision Quest', 3 for slashthedrabble challenge #46 'In The Future...'
Author: darkhavens
Title: Vision Quest
Pairing: Spike/Xander of Buffy
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: baby!vamp!Xander sees what might be...

Thinning The Herd

"So many, Spike! Oh, so many! More than we could eat if we gorged for a year. They don't know who they are, where it came from or what to do. They have so much rage and fear and sweet confusion. So many pretty dishes all set out around the spinning globe, swirling faster and faster into the center unless we stop them. And we can stop them, Spike, one by one by one. Drain them dry before the council finds them and reels them in. It's a race to keep our future safe. A race we have to win."

Towards Extinction

"Not sure we could get them all, luv, even with Angelus' help, but surely we've got years to pick them off."

"No, we don't. And anyway, we mustn't kill them all. We have to leave enough to face the darkness. Aurelius will fall to dust as surely as the rest if they allow the First to take above from down below. I've always been afraid of clowns and this one is the worst. He'll do more than terrorise the children. His hordes will shred dimensions, let the real nasties in, unless the Slayer Queen can lead her minions to battle."

Viable Ecosystem

"Demons, demons, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. I can see a world without the people. Maybe not this time or the next or even after that, but some day, in the future, humans might not rule the world. The demons want it back and they don't care about the likes of us, the ones who feed on human blood and live in human bodies. We're the in-betweeners, Spike, we're the shadow men. We're somewhere in the middle of the fight. Neither side can win or lose, there has to be a balance. Only we can even out the scales."

rayne_y_dazerayne_y_daze on October 9th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh wow - this is getting big! Love it!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks! This 'verse just keeps growing. o.O
Tam 'O Bedlam: sepiadruapangstpuppy on October 9th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Wow. Just...wow.
darkhavens: dru [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :D

Love your icon!
who said what now? - angstpuppy on October 13th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - angstpuppy on October 13th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sweet_exilesweet_exile on October 9th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
This is getting very interesting. I really like these little glimpses into the possible future.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Psychic!baby!vamp!Xander opens up whole new vistas in this 'verse. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on October 9th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
OH yes. Love them all but the last one especially. Shadow-ment, inbetweeners!

darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Vampires are the half-breeds, and as such, aren't served by either the humans or the demons taking over completely. Xander got to see the big picture and it's scary! *g*
Ame: Daddy's Dru by suki_blueamejisuto on October 9th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Whoa. This is getting intense. Love it!
darkhavens: dru [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Intense is good. :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hd; hbp [me]literati on October 9th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
::squees at the promise of carnage::

great lot, babe!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
carnage is always squeeworthy when these boys are doing it. *g*

thanks, darlin'! *smooch*
REMITYGIRL: 'OTP' by JAMESCHICKremitygirl on October 9th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Lovely possibilities!! And endless choices. Good thing you've got us hooked like a crack-fiend to this 'verse! We'll ALWAYS be searching for more, more, more....LOL!!

Thanks for sharing!!
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I'm just as addicted, believe me. Every week, twice a week, I have to have my baby!vamp!Xander fic. *g*
sappho_wilde on October 9th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)
I love the stream of consciousness!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was fun to write, not having to try and make everything fall into linear patterns and make perfect sense. Freaky. :D
outsideth3box: Vamp!Xanderoutsideth3box on October 9th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
Ooooh, I like this, Xander explaining why it is so important *to them* for the balance to be maintained.

That's what makes it real, that he sees what it means on a very personal level. And can explain it to Spike.

Very lovely!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Xander got to see the big picture and of course, he figured out what it would mean to the two of them, cos they're what's important. *g*
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on October 9th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC)
Wow, the baby is growing up and the future looks scary.
Lovely stuff.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The future always looked scary, but the baby has his Sire to keep him safe. :D
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Monkey ooohsuki_blue on October 9th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)

Very exciting!
darkhavens: dru [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's an adorable icon! *g*
who said what now? - suki_blue on October 13th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Dittostretfordditto on October 9th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)

Excellent, all three. :)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :D
     Mandy: Mmmm.... Strawberriesa_phoenixdragon on October 11th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
Yes! Yes! YES! More, more! I LOVE this series! And it's only getting better - kudos sweetie! I likes muchly! Kisses and hugs!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love this 'verse so much, it just keeps growing on me. :D