Title: Missing You, #3 - New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG-13 for language
Spoilers: You know how Buffy ended, right?
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo, please feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: Deathfic, kinda, only Spike comes back from the dead eventually. :D
Summary: Xander misses more than he expected to after the loss of Sunnydale.
Notes: Written for stagesoflove prompt set #11 - Five ways to say "I miss you" (writer's choice)
Previous Chapters: #1 - Grief and Parting Gifts, #2 - The Crash and The Clash.
New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin
The girls send him an Italian leather wallet for Christmas. It sits in a drawer for months.
He feels guilty when he finally starts to empty out his old, Made in Taiwan, plastic crocodile-skin gift from Grammy Harris.
On the front there's an acid burn the size of his thumb, from when Spike picked a fight with spitting-mad Gruylen. He'd returned it with a grin and the offer of a slug from his new pint of Jack.
There's a condom tucked away, three years out of date; Anya always brought her own, lubricated, ribbed and flavored.
There's also a note.
The way your demon bird's always going on about your bedroom activities, I had you pegged as an extra large at the very least. Must be your technique, or maybe your staying power. Every time you get knocked down you bounce right back up again; I bet she likes that. (July-17-2000)
Well, bugger me sideways. I can't believe this daft note's still here. The Slayer's risen from the grave, I've been to hell and back, and you're still carrying this little scrap of paper behind the same old out-of-date rubber Johnny.
Get a life, Harris, before it's too late. (May-7-2003)