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11 June 2006 @ 11:55 pm
'A Week in the (Un)Life Of…' 4/5, Spike/Xander
Author: darkhavens
Title: A Week in the (Un)Life Of… 4/5
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: PG-13 for now
Words: 515
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Every fourth Thursday night is club night
Note1: Written for stagesoflove 2006, Round 3, 'Five Days', day #4 - Thursday.
Note2: Toad in the Hole.
Stage #1 Monday, stage #2 Tuesday, stage #3 Wednesday.


Thursday

Every fourth Thursday night is club night, when Xander and Spike take turns at being on the studded end of their favourite leash.

It's a local club - just fifteen minutes walk away, a leisurely stroll by all accounts. Not that Xander would ever actually walk there - dressed in leathers and silks, in PVC and fine mesh - no matter which end of the leash he's on. So, every week they take a cab.

"You know that cabby goes home and tells his missus all about the pair of poofs he took to Ebden's, right? Not walking there doesn't make the gossip stop, it just shifts it somewhere else instead."

Xander rolls his eyes and doesn't bother answering - any response just makes Spike try harder. Instead, he turns the heat up a little and checks his notes.

"C'mon, luv, you've got to admit it's a bit daft. The bloody cab's usually at least half an hour late. We'd be in and at the bar by the time he got here if we only walked."

There's an extended moment of silence and Xander braces for Spike's next assault.

"Are you ashamed to be seen with me like that?"

The pout is practiced, as is the slight wobble in Spike's voice, but Xander breaks anyway.

"No!"

He turns back from the countertop and glares across the table to where Spike is sitting, complete with cocky smirk.

"Dammit, Spike. I just don't want everyone to know our business. I don't want the people who smile at me on the street when I go to work every morning making bets on who's the top this week and would we like to come to their leather and lube party?" He holds up a hand before Spike can even ask. "And no, I'm not telling you who that was, or where or when. But that's the point, Spike. I'm not happy when our neighbours try to invite themselves into our bed. It's none of their business."

Turning back to the oven as the timer pings, Xander slips on a pair of oven gloves, opens the door and pulls out his latest creation.

"Toad in the Hole!"

Spike studies the solid, almost blackened, sheet of batter.

"You did remember to put the toads in the hole, right, Xan?"

The only reply is a hollow sounding thunk-thunk-crack as Xander chisels his way through the crispy carapace.

"Ha!"

Triumphant, Xander jabs a fork into the roasting tin and pulls out a worryingly limp pink sausage. The skin is peeling off towards one end in a way that looks disturbing and rather phallic.

"Oh."

"I'm sorry, luv, but that's just too much like Angelus' dick for my peace of mind. Shall I order Indian?"

Toad in the hole, new roasting tin and all, disappears into the kitchen bin, and Xander shrugs, unperturbed.

"There's a new Thai place opened up a couple of blocks away. I grabbed a menu on my way back from the market, just in case."

See, on the Thursdays that aren't club nights, Xander's learning to cook real British cuisine.


Friday



 
katbcollkatbcoll on June 11th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
"I'm sorry, luv, but that's just too much like Angelus' dick for my peace of mind. Shall I order Indian?"
*howls* However, never ordering toad in the hole again.

Oh man... bubble and squeak next time? *hyena laugh*
darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Hee! I bet Xander nevcer cooks it again either after that mental image. *g*

Bubble and squeak? Oh, I can just imagine Spike trying to explain that dish to Xander. LOL!

Thanks!
tabaquitabaqui on June 11th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeeeeee!!
Oh man, love it.
Sausage!!!
Heh. Fun, fun stuff.
darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I don;t think Xander's going to be hungry for sausages until that mental image has faded. *g*
sablerose2sablerose2 on June 12th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
ROFLMAO!!!! I just luv you! No really I do
darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Adorable icon. *g*
woman_of_: Lovely boys spanderwoman_of_ on June 12th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
He He! Bet they look stunning with the collar! But toad in the Hole, must be one of the worst and most bland British dishes ever. Then again that might be tripe.
lily_lelily_le on June 12th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
British food doesn't have to taste nice - the important thing is that it's warm and filling!
Flavour is what the gravy is for, that and to soften up the batter ^_^
darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Toad in the Hole can be lovely, but, sadly, not when I'm cooking it. batter just doesn't seem to like me. *g*

Tripe is definitely the most hideous of foodstuffs in this country. Why would I want to eat something else's stomach? I don't know what's been in there! *g*

Thanks!
reddwarf75reddwarf75 on June 12th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)
Heh, they're adorable :)
Marie
darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
They are indeed. Thanks! :D
Willow Deandrusillas_rain on June 12th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
awww...
darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
:D
kitty_poker1: suki_blue!Simskitty_poker1 on June 14th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
"I'm sorry, luv, but that's just too much like Angelus' dick for my peace of mind.

*falls out of chair clutching sides*

Maybe Xander should try shepherd's pie next time. Though Spike might be disappointed if he doesn't use real shepherds. *g*

darkhavens: sx kiss w hand [me]darkhavens on June 22nd, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
Hee! Now I'm imagining Xander with his 'But why do they call it shepherd's pie?'

Thanks, darlin'!
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hd; I'll have you [me]literati on July 15th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
"I'm sorry, luv, but that's just too much like Angelus' dick for my peace of mind. Shall I order Indian?"

BWAH! :D
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 15th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
I knew you'd go for the dick joke! Hee! *smooch* Thankee