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19 February 2006 @ 04:34 am
'Worthy' and 'Smoke Signals', 2 for slashthedrabble #64 'Habit'
Author: darkhavens
Title: 'Worthy' and 'Smoke Signals'
Pairing: Spike/Xander, Spike
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG for language
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: A couple of moments out of time in the baby!vamp!Xander 'verse.


Once turned, Xander looked at Spike as though he'd hung the stars, and tossed a silver coin into the sky to hang there as the moon. Every gentle touch sent a tremor rippling through his frame. Eyes that flashed from shag tobacco brown to gold and back again fought the urge to blink in case he missed his Sire's next move.

Even knowing that it couldn't ever last, Spike got used to being looked upon as Xander's shining god. But a tiny part kept waiting for the other shoe to drop - the moment Xander got a clue.

It's still waiting.

Smoke Signals

Slide. Tap. Snick. Flare. Snap. That first slow hissing drag. The slightest cracklecrack of fast ignition as the ember grows.

Draw it in, hold it - a measured count of one two three - then out, slow and steady, warm across the tongue.

Filters, full of chemicals and tar, steal the flavour; smother it in ethyl, methyl, isobutyl, phenyl cocktails. And worse.

Even loose tobacco doesn’t taste the way it used to - rich bodied, verdant scented green and full of life. Yet Spike still smokes. It's a habit, one of many, and it's his. He always did enjoy a damn good shag.

batmanvinniebatmanvinnie on February 19th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
Wow, I loved those. One again, my socks you did rock. Kick ass.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Nicole: Giddy!Spike!blue_icy_rose on February 19th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
That first one made me smile...but at the same time, just made me want to hug Spike. (Though there'd be lots of protesting and baby!vamp!Xander may very well have drained me faster than I could blink for randomly hugging his Sire. ~_^)

Both of these were gorgeous.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! Spike is a wonderful sire, he just doesn't realise that Xander sees the real him and not some iealised version. Silly vamp. *g*
Gnome: Lurkinggnome781 on February 19th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
I love the first one! so sweet! they're both wonderful! It's always so great to see more of these!

darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
woman_of_woman_of_ on February 19th, 2006 08:57 am (UTC)
Wonderful! Loved baby!vamp!Xanders vision of Spike, and all Spikes bad habits. He so wouldn't be the same without them
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
He wouldn't be the same, and Xander sees the bad stuff, he just accepts it as part of Spike. :D
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on February 19th, 2006 10:26 am (UTC)
These are just gorgeous, the first one was so sweet and the last line of Smoke Signals made me laugh like a loon -you just can't beat a good double entendre.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)

I actually wrote the second one first, wrote the shag line and immediately thought of Xander's hair. *g*
Ame: Vamp!Xander by darkhavensamejisuto on February 19th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Those are so good! You're so good at the little drabbles. I'd really love to see Xander reassure Spike on that first one. AWWW! Spike needs huggles.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! *smooch*

I'm sure Spike figured it out eventually, and Xander would have done anything necessary to convince him, methinks. :D
tabaquitabaqui on February 19th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, schweet. Love 'em!
*snuggles fic*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Thankee! :D
and then we lit it on fireelectricalgwen on February 19th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh. These are super.
Second is a more original idea (and cute pun - and thanks for setting it up in the first!) - but I like the first better because I am a sucker for Xander's worship and Spike's secret insecurity. :)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! I actually wrote the second one first and 'shag' made me think of Xander so I had to write the first one. *g*
most excellently twistedfanbot on February 20th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
Psst, we have heard from the kitty cat lately *worries*
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)

Seven has been pretty quiet lately, but you never know when she's going to get her whiskers in a twist again. ;)
Ditto: Bendystretfordditto on February 20th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Marvelous both. :)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. :D
     Mandy: Wickeda_phoenixdragon on February 21st, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)


God, how you can do it for me!!!

*Mentally lights her own fag after these couplets...*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on February 28th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks. :D

You didn't sneak one of Spike's, right, cos he'll be pissed... *g*