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23 April 2006 @ 04:48 am
Having Faith 1/1, Spike/Xander, for StD #73 - Faith
Author: darkhavens
Title: Having Faith 1/1
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Fandom: Buffy
Rating: R for nudity, and some bloodletting.
Words: 400
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Xander believed they needed time away to be together. So did Spike.
Notes: Written for slashthedrabble challenge #73 - Faith, and at the prodding of entrenous88. :D

It was ridiculously simple to convince Xander that they needed a break away from the rigors of guarding the Sunnydale Hellmouth. He was just as sick of the Scoobies' 'false' concern for his well-being as Spike was of the barely veiled insults and repetitive threats of dusting. And if Spike let Xander see the occasional flinch when Buffy swung a menacing stake in his general direction, well, all's fair in love and war.

Xander believed it was all his own idea.

Spike let Xander make the big announcement, watching with silent glee as Buffy and Willow's arguments were brushed aside, overridden. Even Rupert hadn't been able to find a chink in Xander's armour. The 'weary soldier needing R&R' shtick really worked, especially overlaid with the bona fide limp from last week's farce of a battle against a pack of Hruk demons.

Dire warnings about Spike being evil, even with the chip, (Spike snickered) had only reinforced Xander's determination to take the time he thought they needed.

The fact that Spike sat still and patient, blank-faced and utterly unconcerned, had only served to drive their ire higher. It was a skill he had perfected under Angelus' watchful eye and Darla's constant admonition to 'Be seen and not heard!'

It was good to know he hadn't lost the knack.

Xander, it turned out, was a very cheap drunk, practically unconscious after three spiked beers. They didn't even leave the room - it was easier that way.

Spike wasted no time in stripping him bare, tasting each exposed inch as he went. He skinned himself out of his shirts and jeans and lay down by his precious boy's side, letting the sun's heat sink through his skin to his bones - for the last time.

Fangs popped through taut, tanned skin, and Xander barely even twitched, too drunk to notice. He surfaced briefly, much too late, one hand batting limply at Spike's head as he kept on drinking, systematically draining away every drop of life.

Spike's crisis of faith came six hours later, when Xander finally began to stir. He thought of Dru, mad as a hatter, of Angelus and his idiotic quests to destroy the world, of Penn's pseudo-religious, fanatical killing sprees. Even he was hardly a textbook vamp, a monster who slept with his food and loved obsessively. What hope did Xander have of coming out of this in one sane piece?

Spike prayed.

~ danika jaidyn ~: Slay Thispersephone_20 on April 23rd, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Oh wow, it's fantastic to see you writing something here again. Go entrenous88 for prodding you into it!

Hah! That's really funny that I have Faith leading Willow away under the same pretences in the story I'm working on at the moment. I love Spike/Xander!

And yay! Cause this way, Xander doesn't lose his eye. *nods* Aww, i hope you are thinking of continuing this with further drabbles, yes?!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope your Faith had the same success with Willow. ;)

I don't know if I'll continue with this 'verse as I already have one sprawling behemoth of a vamp!Xander 'verse. But maybe... *g*
~ danika jaidyn ~persephone_20 on May 18th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
I know the lure of the wish!verse. But it's a wonderful thing. ^_^
Chellealtyronsmaker on April 23rd, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)

Like, OMG.
You totally vamped Xander!


....I LOVE it!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! I couldn't resist. I love it when Xander agrees to be vamped, but it's such fun to do it like this too. :D
your royal pie-ness: s/x eye fuckentrenous88 on April 23rd, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
This turned out so well! I like this playing with/skewing of the concept of faith around to fit Spike's fears and needs. Also, vampire!Xander, mmmmmmmm.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC)

Spike knows his plans never turn out the way he wants them to, but this one is so important he'll even pray. he has faith in Xander. :D
woman_of_woman_of_ on April 23rd, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
I'm sure whatever demon god Spike is praying to heard him. I do hope Xander is a good and loving Childe.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm sure Xander will be a marvellous Childe. Spike knows a lot of demon gods, some of them personally. ;)
Livin' La Vida Dorkawere_lemur on April 23rd, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
*crosses fingers for sane!vamp!Xander*
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
But... he's so much more fun when he's not sane. :D

Tam 'O Bedlamangstpuppy on April 23rd, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
Is this how we got baby!vamp!xander? Even if it's not, it's still damn good. Xander may not be sane/insane when he wakes up, but I'm betting he's gonna be pissed.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
I already wrote b!v!x's turning scene, but this one isn't too different in that Spike was lying beside him muntil he woke up, hoping he'd come into his new life not as screwed up as some he might name. ;)

Darker_Faedarker_fae on April 23rd, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
OOh more, more is there more? Puppy eyes!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)

While there's not more in this particular 'verse, there is my well-established drabbleverse of baby!vamp!Xander, if you want to see how he gets on as a vamp. :D
Ame: Vamp!Xander by darkhavensamejisuto on April 23rd, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Gah!! That's just so damn good! Spike is so evil and I just love him that way!! It's so nice to see this love, well done!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Evil-but-loving!Spike is a wondrous beast. :D
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darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thankee! I'll make you love Supernatural too eventually, just you wait and see. *g*

That last paragraph was fun to write, and reminded me just how screwed up that 'family' really was - and I didn't even mention Darla!
tabaquitabaqui on April 23rd, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, i love it.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
:D I love vamping Xander - I may be addicted. Hee!

     Mandya_phoenixdragon on April 25th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
Ahhh... Total hawt!!! There is that romance thing getting in the way again!! But, then... I wouldn't have him any other way!! Fabulous, sweetie!!

darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Spike is a wonderful romantic, and if it takes force and sneakiness to make sure Xander stays with him forever, then so be it. :D

I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hp; logy [me]literati on May 1st, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)

See that little 1/1 dealie up there? Right? Ok, forget about it. I want more.

Don't make me bring out the clowns.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 17th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Not the clowns! Noooooooooo! :P

I have way too many things lying around in the /? stages to re-open one that isn't. *g*

*smooch* Thankee, Pookie. :D