February 8th, 2005

s mine w claws [literati]

A Demon's-Eye View Of Love 2/5

Author: darkhavens
Title: A Demon's-Eye View Of Love 2/5
Challenge: #2 - Romance
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Fandom: Buffy
Email: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: Written for the challenge community stagesoflove. Week #2 - Romance. Originally posted here.

Spike selected the gifts to woo his love with most inhuman care, Victorian and demon sensibilities combined.

A book of English poets he had worshipped as a boy; one special verse, 'A Rose', marked out with blood-bright carmine ribbon.

Then a pair of roses, one of deepest red and one of white, skilfully entwined, with thorns to spare.

The heart and head and hands of one who'd dared to touch, in anger, the beauty Spike had chosen for his own.

And every night, despite the artful ploys of Sire and Slayer, Spike made sure his loved one saw his face.

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