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29 November 2007 @ 08:22 am
Fic: 'Power', Spike/Xander, for mini-nanowrimo day 28
Author: darkhavens
Title: Power
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander, reference to Angelus/Spike
Rating: R for violent imagery
Words: 100
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: Spike learns about power.
Notes: Written for slashthedrabble prompt #146 - Power, and also for mini_wrimo, day 28. Can be read as a standalone, though in my head it is part of the baby!vamp!Xander 'verse.


To be able to snap bones like twigs and peel away skin like blood-soaked rags and still have your victim beg for your touch, your attention; to drain a body of its lifeblood while it wriggles and flops, then leave it balanced on the cusp to survive or perish while you laugh - that's what Angelus taught Spike about power.

Angelus didn't have a clue.

True power is taking a fragile human being and, in that taking, creating a demon, an equal, family - making them yours.

Having Xander in his bed, by his side, because he wants to be - that's power.



mini_nanowrimo running total: 11448 words, in 28 days




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I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: lh; deptofmyst [me]literati on November 29th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC)
oh baby!

so very lovely.

darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!
outsideth3box: Vamp Spike and Xanderoutsideth3box on November 29th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
Oh HELL yeah!

Spike is so very want-worthy, ::S::
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'! This is true. :D
your royal pie-ness: buffyverse: s/x foreplayentrenous88 on November 29th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
Awwww! undead/eternal LOVE!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'! *smooch*
tabaqui: s&xbyliteratitabaqui on November 29th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Yisssss.
*swoons*
:)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!
Vviciouscats on November 29th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Baby!vamp!Xander makes me happy. :)
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you! Me too. :D
Dancetomato: Shoelacedancetomato on November 29th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
I love how you can capture the Truth of these characters in a drabble. This is especially beautiful. I don't know if I've said it, but I LOVELOVELOVE the baby!vamp!Xander verse.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'! I never get tired of hearing that. *smooches*
missus_grace: slashstuffmissus_grace on November 29th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
So true...very nice drabble.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you! :D
mysticsoblivion on November 29th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
I shall be oh so articulate and say: GAH! *wurble*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

LOL! Thank you! Inarticulate fb is is still fb and most gratefully accepted. ;)
~Alice~vinniebatman on November 29th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Ohh... very well written and quite good.

~Alice~
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!
Ditto: AWMPstretfordditto on November 30th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)

Spike knows where it's at!
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

(In Xander's pants! ;)) Thank you, darlin'!
Elf: Santa Baby Spanderblaidd_drwg on November 30th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Whoohoo! You tell'em Spike.

I do so adore your baby!vamp!Xander'verse.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you! :D
Maz: Dovethismaz on December 1st, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
because he wants to be Lovely.
Maz: Dovethismaz on December 29th, 2007 07:51 am (UTC)
And I just wanted to add that reading all of these in one go is interesting, seeing the overarching and continuing story lines unfold, interspersed with moments of pure intimacy or pure comedy. I love Spike's attitude to Xander - tender, loving, exasperated, forgiving. And Xander's to his sire - eager, knowing, teasing, obedient.
I know it's a world of drabbles, but I would love to see a continuous story in this 'verse - with Angelus and Dru and Spike and Xander and Connor... and Giles? Meanwhile, or anyway, loved this. Thank you.
who said what now? - darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - thismaz on October 27th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
niccy07niccy07 on December 8th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
new snippet!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on December 10th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Dude, just...awesome...

*Is awed*

*hugs you*
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

*belated hugs in return*
who said what now? - a_phoenixdragon on October 27th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
beetle: Spike1_beetle_ on November 17th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)
Angelus didn't have a clue.

True power is taking a fragile human being and, in that taking, creating a demon, an equal, family - making them yours.

Having Xander in his bed, by his side, because he wants to be - that's power.


The ultimate difference between Angelus--who was a brute, for all his "artistry"--and Spike.

Lovely.
darkhavens: b!v!x [literati]darkhavens on October 27th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Really late reply to fb is really really really late. *g*

Thank you, darlin'!

Angelus was not the sharpest tool in the box, he just knew where to find them. ;)

Spike is a true artist.

*smooch*