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18 December 2005 @ 03:21 am
'Fixin' To…', 3 for slashthedrabble challenge #56 - Fix
Author: darkhavens
Title: Fixin' To...
Fandom: Buffy
Pairing: Spike/Xander, Dru, Connor
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: More snapshots from the baby!vamp!Xander 'verse.

Bad Habits

"Spike, I itch." Xander scratched to illustrate his claim with pink striations, flashing the damaged flesh for all to see. "See?"

"Stop it, or I'll stick you in bloody idiot mittens, you git. What did I say about eating random druggies?"

Xander leaned against him and began to thrust and squirm. Spike smiled, until he realised that his role in this was 'scratching post'.

"Oi! I said stop it. It's your fault you're in this fix. It'll wear off in an hour or two, most likely, now stop fidgeting!"

"Spiiike, can't you win the game already so we can go?"


Connor woke, knowing that something - everything - was different.

He could smell things, wrong things, stronger than before - hate, fear and pheromones, blood, sweat and gore.

Fuzzy, fractured images swirled, kaleidoscopic, in his head - faces, places, towering scaffolds, insane smiling eyes and solemn porcelain dolls with rouge-red cheeks and grubby noses.

He felt strong.

Even on his back, eyes still closed, he felt the power humming, buzzing loudly underneath his skin. Old power. New power. Power that was his. Power from earth and sun, blood and family.

He'd use it, once he got a fix on why he felt so different…

Not So Crazy

"Break it, bend it,
Fix it, mend it,
Render it in shades of blue.
Twist it, turn it,
Stake it, burn it,
Always will the blood run true."

Dru crooned and rocked Miss Edith, waiting for the sign, tuning out the menfolk and their talk of what went wrong. She knew.

She knew he was waking, felt it, long before he did it - her baby brother, uncle, grandson, flesh and blood made god. She watched the spark of consciousness grow behind her eyes, and shared a look of vampire-doll collusion when Angelus froze.

"Soon we'll all be dancing for him."

     Mandy: Gracea_phoenixdragon on December 18th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)

*Pantpant...* I thought I was gonna die if I had to wait much longer - but it was Soooooo worth it... Guh and yum!

I say again - guhh and yum!

Can't wait to see what havoc our baby!Vamp!Connor will do... Hmmm... Maybe him and Xander will be naughty-bad together?!

*Drools buckets...*
dancetomato on December 18th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
I've always loved this verse. baby!vamp!xander is so much fun. But now? It's all about the Connor, baby. Kudos!
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: dt; want this [me]literati on December 18th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
yay! dru :D

lovely set, babe!
tabaquitabaqui on December 18th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhhh haha. Love Dru making her little rhymes, love Connor figuring things out.

And Xander with junkies. Hee!
woman_of_woman_of_ on December 18th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
The first one was such fun, then into the darker side with the other two. Oh! I loved it, waiting to see how baby!vamp!Conner turns out, Dru may have some insight, but with her insane chatter who knows. Wonderful characterisation of Dru.
rayne_y_daze: XMas_NaughtyListrayne_y_daze on December 18th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
I think Spike makes a lovely scratching post :-) Love the other two as well - I'm really anxious to see what becomes of Connor in all of this!
Ditto: Spanderstretfordditto on December 19th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)

All excellent; lol at scratching post. :D
REMITYGIRLremitygirl on December 21st, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
Man, I just love this 'verse!!

Short and to the point...but SO full of life and story!! You ARE the drabble Queen!!

ps: Thanks for the lovely Christmas card!! I really appreciate it. You made my angsty day!!
REMITYGIRLremitygirl on December 21st, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
I also love your icon...which I've been using lately. I get loads of comments on it and ALWAYS credit you!! Thanks for sharing! I don't remember where I picked it up... or why it doesn't say 'by nashmaveric' when you put the mouse over it..it used too!! But I do love your art!