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30 July 2007 @ 11:53 pm
Daily Drabble #11 - Comfort Food, Hero-Style, Spike/Xander
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: Comfort Food, Hero-Style
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Fandom: Buffy
Rating: PG
Words: 643
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.
Warnings/Squicks: Peeing. *g*
Summary: Xander is still a hero. Futurefic.
Notes: Written for tabaqui, who requested "Crème Brûlée and green grapes and...black cherry kool-aid." It's another peek into the Captains of Industry'verse.



Xander's palms itched like crazy, but Spike seemed to have a sixth sense tuned to imminent attempted scratching, and every time Xander tried to rub his bandaged hands against the bedclothes, the corner of the bedside cabinet, or even his nose, Spike was there before he could make contact.

"They're driving me crazy, Spike. I can't do anything!" He knew he was starting to whine but couldn't seem to stop it. "And I have to pee again!"

"And whose fault is that, hey? You're going through so much black cherry kool-aid, it's a bloody miracle you aren't peeing purple."

With ruthless efficiency, Spike jerked back the blanket and levered Xander out of bed, checking the bandage at his shoulder and the one on his hip with clinical care before herding him into the bathroom.

Once in front of the toilet, Xander counted the tiles on the wall while Spike pulled his cock out of his pyjama fly and aimed it.

"C'mon, luv, I promise I've got my eyes closed. It's not like I want to watch you take a slash."

Xander fidgeted on the spot and tried to will away the burn of embarrassment and the pressure in his bladder. After five seconds of complete silence, Spike sighed and gave Xander's cock an encouraging squeeze.

"I swear, Xan, if you make me sing again, I'm going to spend the rest of the day singing that Barney song that makes you wake up screaming."

If asked, Xander would deny it was sheer terror that unlocked his bladder, but there was no getting away from the fact that Barney singing 'Peanut Butter' really did give him horrific nightmares. He gave a quiet sigh of relief as the pressure eased, and thought he heard Spike give one too. Freaky vampire.

Freaky, horny vampire.

"Spike! Remember when you told me that more than three shakes is a wank? You're not shaking it any more."

"Yeah, well." Spike's nimble fingers tucked Xander back into his pyjamas and gave a last lingering stroke. "You've got your itch, I've got mine, and as mine is your fault, what with you being the sodding hero type and all, I'll take my jollies where I can, thank you very much. Now, back into bed with you, so I can get back to the kitchen. I can't believe you expected me to make crème brûlée from scratch, you big poof. You should be bloody grateful Rebecca knew about that gourmet shop down on Jackson that does it in a box."

Muttering about egg yolks and vanilla pods and 'stupid whipping cream that gets everywhere', Spike herded Xander back into the bedroom and under the blanket.

"Right. Think you can stay out of trouble for a few minutes while I go and cl… check on the custard? Do you want anything else while I'm out there? Should I peel you a few grapes or squeeze you some orange juice by hand? Doc says you're not getting enough vitamin C in your diet; we'll have to see about that."

Spike left the room still muttering, this time about vitamins and websites and dietary specialists, and while the thought of being subjected to a regulated diet made Xander cringe, the sentiments behind the 'threats' made him feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He barely noticed his burns still itched.

After a supper of perfectly caramelized crème brûlée and a shared pitcher of freshly squeezed orange juice served over crushed ice, Xander lay down to sleep with Spike curled tightly around him.

On the edge of sleep, it occurred to him to wonder just how bad a disaster Spike's first attempt at cooking the dessert must have been for him to give in and ask Rebecca for help. He only hoped she'd thought to call their cleaning service too, to move their next visit up from Wednesday.
 
 
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ladyvirgo1956 on July 30th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
I can see it now Spike cooking Creme Brulee. Too funny. Spike watching Xander as he tries to help the Scoobies while they ignore him.
darkhavens: s bite me - vamp [literati]darkhavens on July 30th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The idea of Spike cooking comfort food for Xander never stops making me smile. :D

You made the first comment, so you get to provide the next pairing/character/prompt. (Full rules are at the top of the post.)
who said what now? - ladyvirgo1956 on July 30th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
woman_of_woman_of_ on July 30th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Oh wonderful, I love caring Spike looking after Xander, *sigh* brightens me up!

I know it is a bit of a cheek, but could you possibily post this at fluffy_spike I know a few Spander lovers would love some thing like this to brighten their day.
darkhavensdarkhavens on July 30th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
Caring, and yet still getting in a grope and a bit of bitchiness, that's the Spike I love too. :D

I've applied for membership at fluffy and will have to wait for a mod to... just got accepted as I type this, so yes, I'll post a link there.

Thanks!
most excellently twisted: Spander otpfanbot on July 30th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Awwww. Does Spike own an apron that says "bite the cook"? Of course, Xander owns it because Spike bought it for him, but Spike has to wear it in this case. :)
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on July 31st, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Hee! Spike probably draws the line at being seen in an apron, but wouldn't it make a wonderful photo for the purposes of blackmail? *g*
tykell: Chibi!Roytykell on July 31st, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
::worships you:: Adorable ^.^
darkhavens: sx just one taste [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
reremousereremouse on July 31st, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Hee! Yay for fluff! Oh, Spike - still evil...ish. And where are Xander's peeled grapes?
darkhavens: sx wall otp [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, Spike - still evil...ish.

He will aaaaaalways be evil...ish. *g*

I think Xander knows better than to ask where his peeled grapes are if he wants to continue to be aided in his bathroom pursuits. ;)

Thankee!
etty_kayetty_kay on July 31st, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
very cute

thankyou

darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! So is your icon. *g*
Kristintxrabbit on July 31st, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Hee! So very cute!
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
thankee, darlin'! *smooch*
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on July 31st, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
Awwww! I love that storyline always, fussy!Spike and sick!Xander, and this instance of it was very sweet and fun.
darkhavens: sx wall otp [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you! Spike is fussy and caring, but with extra attitude and a dose of snark. As it should be. :D
Rebel Seeking Balance: BAFTA bitesuejc3dogs on July 31st, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
I love it, I love it!

One, two, three, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
darkhavens: x mortal flesh - mini gif [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Thankee! :D
Nash: Spike - Cookie Monsternashmaveric on July 31st, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
You're going through so much black cherry kool-aid, it's a bloody miracle you aren't peeing purple."

Made me choke on my coke, you did ::grin:: I can just picture Spike attempts at making a creme brulee of all things! ::snicker::
darkhavens: s bite me - vamp [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! And... sorry? :D
Vviciouscats on July 31st, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Aww, sweet, sweet boys. :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! they can be adorable at times, can't they? *g*
iadorespike: Spander seriousblue by literatiiadorespike on July 31st, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Awwwww...so, so sweet. :)

*snuggles you*
darkhavens: sx kink [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Thankee! *purrs*
saifai on August 1st, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
This just cracked me up. Cuz you know when Spike is bitching about doing something, all sarcastic like, you know that's exactly what he's going to do. LOL

Brilliant addition to the series. These two are just adorable.
darkhavens: sx just one taste [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Cuz you know when Spike is bitching about doing something, all sarcastic like, you know that's exactly what he's going to do. LOL

Or he's already done it and screwed it up. ;)

Thanks! :D
mysticsoblivion on August 2nd, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I so love these drabble-y things of yours! They always make me smile. *G*
darkhavens: sx just one taste [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! Knowing I make people smile makes me smile. :D
tabaquitabaqui on August 3rd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
Heeeeee.
Poor Xander! Burned!
:)
*pets them*
Silly boys.
darkhavens: s mine w claws [literati]darkhavens on August 5th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Adorkably silly. :D

Thanks, sweetie!

I'd almost given up on getting the grapes in when Spike's snark came to the rescue. *g*