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19 April 2007 @ 04:07 am
Daily Drabble #3 - Ruffled Fur, BtVS - Spike/Xander, G
First commenter on the day's drabble(ish) gets to provide pairing and prompt for the next one. You can choose from Spike/Xander, John/Rodney and Sam/Dean or choose one of them as a solo character. Give me a word, or mood, or something to think on and I'll see what I can do. I may expand the possible selection if this works and I actually get my mojo firing on all cylinders. (Nobody gets two drabbles in a row. If you get one today, you don't get to have one tomorrow, even if your comment is up first.)

Author: darkhavens
Title: Ruffled Fur
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Fandom: Buffy
Rating: G
Words: 367
Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com. If you spot a typo, please feel free to tell me in comments. I want you to!
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Kittens and chaos.
Notes: Written off ladyvirgo1956's prompt of: 'Xander/Spike, Chase.'

As soon as their paws hit the floor, they were off, claws skittering on the wooden boards as they scrabbled for purchase - a pair of loud, tiny kittens that only an hour ago were childishly squabbling supposedly adult men.

With a gleeful yowl, the kitten with tobacco brown fur and soulful eyes, the one they were almost entirely sure was actually Xander, launched himself across the room and skidded beneath the table, bouncing off multiple chair legs before spinning to a halt.

The even tinier ball of silver-white fur they believed to be Spike took off in hot pursuit, dodging Buffy's outstretched hands with a fierce hiss and a vicious swipe of razor sharp claws.

He'd almost made it within in pouncing distance when the other kitten realised he'd been followed and took flight, leading the silvery demon and their pack of baying humans on a merry chase around and around the shop floor, using furniture and merchandise as cover and as launching pads.

The humans gave up the chase first, barricading doors and locking windows and stashing all the breakables that weren't already broken. Then they sat and watched in silence.

Willow broke first.

"If Spike catches Xander, he's going to kill him. Buffy, you have to do something!"

Buffy held up the hand that Spike had clawed during his initial bid for freedom.

"Count me out of the kitten wranglers Olympics. He'll probably try for my throat next, while he can still get away with hurting me. It's so unfair that the chip's stopped working, just because he's not a vampire right now. He's still got fangs!"

Willow was well into an ad hoc explanation of how the physiological differences between vampire and feline might render the chip inactive, when Giles held up one finger and called for silence.

"Shhh. Listen."

They followed his directions and heard nothing.



After a few intense moments of concentration, and the studied focusing of several pairs of ears, a very faint purring could be heard emanating from the shadows beneath the stairs.

Curled together in the corner, the kittens were a single ball of happily rurring fluff, tails entwined and noses touching, legs entangled, bellies brushing.

Alizarin_NYC: mcshep broke my heartalizarin_nyc on April 19th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)

Prompt: decoding or deconstructing
darkhavens: mcshep drrrty boys [literati]darkhavens on April 19th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
oooooh, that's a thinky one! :D
who said what now? - darkhavens on June 17th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
katbcollkatbcoll on April 19th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
Oh my god... that's just...
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on April 19th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
aw, thank you! :D
ladyvirgo1956 on April 19th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Oh thank-you that was great. Sounds like a spell gone wrong. Well Dru did always call Xander her Dark Kitten.
darkhavens: x blue [literati]darkhavens on May 3rd, 2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D

I'm sure Dru would have been delighted to see her boys gambolling around as kittens. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: dir; will/branliterati on April 19th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
::dies from the cuteness::


darkhavens: garfield and pooky [literati]darkhavens on May 3rd, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
*smooch* Thankee, Pookie!
reddwarf75reddwarf75 on April 19th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
omg so cute! I love it :D *bounce bounce*
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on May 3rd, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
Tookie the Petulanttookieknits on April 19th, 2007 07:56 am (UTC)
That was just too adorable!
darkhavens: s grr? [literati]darkhavens on May 3rd, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
tabaqui: sotiredtabaqui on April 19th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, evol.
Why do i love turned-into-kittens fic?
*kitten icon*
darkhavens: s mine w claws [literati]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
aw! luffly kitten icon!

Kitten/cat fic is addictive. There's an SGA WiP right now that has John transmogirified into a cat and taking advantage of his status to get snuggles and pets off Rodney. *g*

Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Spander red and black by literatisuki_blue on April 19th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)

I LOVE it! I WANT them!
darkhavens: sx otp blue [me]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Thankee! Aren't they just the cutest? :D
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on April 19th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I'm allergic to cats, but I don't care. I want those two! That was just brilliant.
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
That's one of the joys of fanfiction - it's allergen-free! Hee!

JeansVenus: Xanderjeansvenus on April 19th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
CUUUUTE! I love it! It's just--oh, it's so good! They're still silly boys no matter what shape they're in.

darkhavens: sx suckit [me]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! They're wonderfully silly boys and always will be. :D
dreaming_k: Shy Xanderdreaming_k on April 19th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Awww, that's soooooooooo cute! *cuddleskittens*
darkhavens: s mine w claws [literati]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Watch it - Spike bites if he thinks Xander's getting too much attention (from anyone but him). *g*
kitty_poker1: Silver Spander by literatikitty_poker1 on April 19th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwwww! Nope, that's it. I can do it again.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Sweet little purry boys. *happy sigh*
darkhavens: sx otp yellow [me]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
Heeee! Thankee!

Ooh! Cowboys! I keep trying to upload it but it doesn't want to go up, so I'm going to burn it to disc and post it. *smooch*
who said what now? - kitty_poker1 on May 4th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
A fickle fannish Fangrrl: spander spiral by queennut_gfxfangrrl on April 19th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
So cute! I feel all warm and fuzzy now :D And I want a Xander kitten and a Spike kitten all for myself.
darkhavens: x blue [literati]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Hee! Thankee! Spike and Xander kittens are the best - no mess, no hairballs, no clawing up the furniture. *g*
Sorry about your guitar: S/Xcityphonelines on April 19th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Too cute, can't cope.
darkhavens: s blue [literati]darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Hee! *provides support* :D

dancetomato on April 19th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
So freakin' cute I must HUG YOU ALL OVER. *hugs you all over* *purrs*
dreaming_k: Spike Kittydreaming_k on April 19th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
I ADORE your icon!!! Just can't stop watching it moving...
who said what now? - darkhavens on May 4th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC) (Expand)