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12 October 2005 @ 12:09 am
'Under The Ocean', two for open_on_sunday challenge 133 - Ocean
Author: darkhavens
Title: Under The Ocean
Pairing: Spike/Xander of Buffy
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: Baby!vamp!Xander has deep thoughts.

Sleeping With The Fishes

The quavering sound of Xander singing in his sleep dragged Spike out of a wonderfully porny dream.

"My daddy was under the ocean,
My daddy was under the sea.
My daddy was under the ocean,
Oh, bring back my brother to me.
Bring back, bring back,
Bring back my brother to me, to me…"

Spike sat bolt upright in bed and reached out to shake Xander's shoulder. The singing stopped.

"Huh? Wha'?"

"You were warbling in your sleep, luv. Was it Dru?"

"Uh… Dru, Darla, a pretty little kid. Why? What…?"

Spiked groaned.

"Bugger me sideways! Where the fuck's Connor?!"

After Sunset

Xander watched sun sink out of sight, painting scarlet purple orange stripes across the cloud-streaked sky. The waves reflected back the colours, rippled, blurred and bleeding out, a blue-black liquid palette for the gods.

The sand beneath his naked feet was warm and damp and gritty, tiny shards of broken seashell sharp between his toes. He grinned.

"Hey! I bet if we knew which way to go we could walk to Hawaii. Wouldn't it be cool to scare the fish?"

Spike reached out and swatted the back of his childe's head.

"Atmospheric pressure'd have us flat as bloody pancakes, luv."

Ms. Cleveririshvampire13 on October 11th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
~~"Atmospheric pressure'd have us flat as bloody pancakes, luv."~~

No doubt it was a good idea at the time, though. :D
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks. Kinda makes you wonder how Spike knows... *g*
tabaquitabaqui on October 11th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: dm; gfp [me]literati on October 12th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC)
So lovely, baby. I felt I was on that beach :D

darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! I wish I had been. *g*
thedabara_cdsthedabara_cds on October 12th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
Love both of these, especially the second one!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Lovely icon. :D
outsideth3box: Vamp!Xanderoutsideth3box on October 12th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)

Xander is such an imaginative baby!vamp!

He's so adorable.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! he's imaginitive, and fun and adorkable. :D
(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
Man, you make every word count. Two great drabbles, Darkhavens.
sottovoce10 on October 12th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
LJ is being weird tonight. I'm logged in but not showing as. But the above was me.
rayne_y_dazerayne_y_daze on October 12th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
Walking to Hawaii - still sounds like a good idea to me :-) And the first drabble? *shudder - in a good way*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

As soon as I saw the 'coean' prompt I could hear Dru singing those twisted lyrics but I wanted it to be Xander and I had to work that out.

Hawaii always sounds good. *g*
batmanvinnie: Xander wowbatmanvinnie on October 12th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
As usual, lovely. baby!vamp!xander gives me the joy. Lovely
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! He is a joyful vamp. *g*
Dittostretfordditto on October 12th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
BabyVampXander is a delight, Spike is so long-suffering. Atmospheric pressure? Really? *ponders*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Spike suffers in (relative) silence because he loves his childe. *g*

Atmospheric pressure really would squish them flat at the bottom of the ocean. Squish!
(Anonymous) on October 12th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
can't WAIT till you've put some Connor in the mix...

I'm curious about what youre going to do to him (both good AND bad i hope)

because it's more fun that way (member willow in bloody sundays...hehehe)


darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm curious too. I have no idea what's going to happen to Connor but I'm sure those boys will come up with something interesting. *g*

jitkajaylorjitkajaylor on October 12th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
Ohh, I liked the singing in his sleep. I can so picture that happening. And I have this odd thought that the reason Spike knows about the atmospheric pressure is because he's tried. Hee!

darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Spike will never admit now he learned that little nugget of information. *g*

I haven't forgotten about your fandom_charity request, I promise, I'm just having trouble wrestling my muse into cooperating. You will have your 500 words of Hyena!Xander Spander, I promise. ;)

jitkajaylorjitkajaylor on October 14th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
I believe you. *looks at the ADHD muses* Yeah, I understand, too... I can be patient! *leg bounce* Patient...right....

koriathainkoriathain on October 12th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm really enjoying this, can't wait for more
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! there will certainly be more. :D
woman_of_: Lovely boys spanderwoman_of_ on October 12th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
Great work, loved them. Shades of Drusilla in the first one? Really enjoyed them
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, Dru's 'gift' skipped a generation. Spike has all the second sight of a turnip. *g*
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on October 12th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yes! Yes! I LOVE this 'verse! Yay on the new baby!vamp!Xander! It was a good fix from a fantastic writer...
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on October 13th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darlin'! I love this 'verse too. *g*