Title: Missing You #4 - Platters for Platters
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
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). The price given for the vinyl mentioned is correct, AFAIK.
Previous Chapters: #1 - Grief and Parting Gifts, #2 - The Crash and The Clash, #3 - New Leather Versus Old Rubber and Plastic Crocodile-Skin.
Platters For Platters
It's only when Xander finally decides to put his Babylon 5 plates on display that he discovers they're not there any more. In their place is a stack of vinyl discs, carefully preserved, along with their garish paper sleeves, in tightly taped up bubble wrap.
Xander is not amused.
He digs - carefully - through the cuckoo's eggs for the note he knows he's going to find: all perfect copperplate penmanship and Spike's imperfect charm.
It's taped to the bubble wrap protecting Pressed For Cash, by Peter and the Test Tube Babies/Fits. He reads it twice, then reaches for the phone.
Yes, I'm a thieving bastard, but I knew you'd guard those daft collector's plates with your life. After you packed them up I took them out again and threatened Andrew with a thousand different deaths if he didn't get them back to you, somehow. 'Course, I knew the toe-rag'd probably keep them for himself, but they'd still be safe and sound, just waiting for you.
You can break the rest of them if it makes you feel better, but this one was worth £700 last time I checked, and the others must be worth at least thrice that together.