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26 October 2005 @ 12:34 am
Family Trust, 3 for open_on_sunday challenge #135 - Trust
Author: darkhavens
Title: Family Trust
Pairing: Spike/Xander, Connor, Dru
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: The past, present and future adventures of baby!vamp!Xander and his family.

Promises Kept

Xander, curled in a ball around one of Spike's shirts, rocked, whimpered and babbled to keep the terrors at bay.

"He's going to come back, he is, he will. He won't leave us alone. 'Going off to do a bit of business before we leave this dump'. He said, he's coming back. We're not gonna be alone. Don't panic, don't freak, don't make a fuss. Don't make him angry, make him leave, won't leave."

Spike heard the mumbling as soon as he opened the door, and cursed the fact that he'd had to leave his new childe alone so soon.

Waiting For The Cavalry

Crooked gravestones, wizened trees, grass that bit too long - the cemetery looked like it was stolen from a movie set. Xander bumbled his way between the tumbledown crypts, tripping over lumps of fallen masonry and tree roots. The noise he made was almost loud enough to wake the dead, but he was set on luring out the slayer pack in town.

Seven, maybe eight, untrained slayers had joined forces, feral instincts always to the fore when darkness fell. Spike had heard the rumours, formed a plan and called the family in, and Xander got to play the bait. Again.


Connor lay in Xander's lap, limp and frail and lifeless, and Xander didn't even try to resist the temptation to taste. He bent and licked the score marks left by Dru's sharp nails, shallow grooves of red across a narrow, muscled chest. The power that sang in even that tiny sample made him groan, and he lifted his head and caught Spike's curious gaze. He froze, and then blinked as Spike returned his attention to the road without even trying to warn him off from biting, deep and true.

Trust. Unasked for, though not unwanted. Trusted with Angelus' precious child.

Lalkhamsin-khamsolal: fujidom - bloodypiratepurple on October 26th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
That last one... wow.
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Xander was never really trusted not to screw something up before, so he's kinda shocked at Spike not even thinking twice. :D
tabaquitabaqui on October 26th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww, poor Baby!Vamp!Xander!!

And whoot! Does this mean vamp!Connor??

Love it!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
It might. (I honestly have no idea yet. *g*)

your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on October 26th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
Eeek, skerry ones! *clings to you*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! ^^^pets^^^

Thankee. :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; tdm [me]literati on October 26th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
great set, babe. Love the first one!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'!
thedabara_cdsthedabara_cds on October 26th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Those were all excellent! Can't wait to see what happens when Connor wakes up!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
LOL! me too! I don't have a clue what's going to happen until it does. *g*

rngrdeadrngrdead on October 26th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
thank you!
Thanks for sharing ...all extraordinary small pieces in their own right... the poor darling Xan in the first!

darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you!
Thank you! Baby!vamp!Xander's insecurities are legion, but Spike is patient and loves him madly so he'll do whatever it takes to make Xander feel safe and happy. :D
rayne_y_dazerayne_y_daze on October 26th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Wow - great set. That first one just hurt, the second was fun, and I'm so excited about Connor!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)

I'm excited about Connor too and I don't have a clue what's going to happen to him. *g*
Sandra aka ghostnut aka molossus aka rooibasmyfeetshowit on October 26th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Ooh, I especially liked the last one.
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :D

Spike trusts his childe more than Xander realises.
REMITYGIRL: 'OTP' by JAMESCHICKremitygirl on October 26th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
WOO-HOO!! Never know where this tale is taking us... What a nummy treat!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)

(And I never know either. o.O)
most excellently twisted: bugger sillyfanbot on October 26th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
As normal:
Love it
Love it
Love Love it
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hee! thanks. :D
Janet Lynn: bad boy xander by _boostrickens_girl on October 26th, 2005 05:35 am (UTC)
Gah. The first one almost made me cry. And the last one? Amazing. I love this subplot. It's wonderful. Can't wait for more. *hugs*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)

And I can't wait to see what they're giong to do with Connor either. ;) (My muses never tell me anything!)
who said what now? - strickens_girl on November 4th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
realsmutgirlrealsmutgirl on October 26th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
I'm really loving all of the baby-baby!vamp!xander stories. I love the way you play with vampire clans and family relationships, where they intersect with our own and where they diverge. It's like an anthropological study of them. If anthropologists could write. Which they can't. Really, really can't. Really.

*glares at old anth text*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks!

It's an 'unofficial' anthropology study of the boys. *g*
Corinnaalwaysjbj on October 26th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
All very good... the first one was so heartbreaking and beautiful!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Xander Suki Blue by Saifaisuki_blue on October 26th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Love them!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thankee! :D
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on October 26th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Brilliant, as always! Simply awe-inspiring!
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 3rd, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D