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23 November 2004 @ 03:52 am
The Long Way Home, set of 4 for open_on_sunday's challenge #87 - Journeys
Author: darkhavens
Title: The Long Way Home
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG13 for mention of drugs
Email: darkhavens@slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.



Starting Out

"Are we there yet?"

"No."

Five minutes later...

"Are we there yet?"

"No!"

Three minutes later...

"Are we there yet?"

"Dammit, Spike! You're worse than a sugared-up five-year-old! We've been on the road for twenty minutes, so no, we are not there yet."

One minute later...

"Are we there yet?"

"Spike..."

Another whole minute of silence...

"It is dark yet?"

Sigh.

"Spike, I know you'd know if the sun had set. It's one of those vampire senses you're always bragging on, remember?"

Ten minutes later...

"Stop the car, Pet. It's my turn to drive. And turn those bloody cowboys off."




Speed Demon

Labour-callused fingers dig deep into battered leather upholstery, trying to hold a shaking body to a furiously vibrating seat. It's a futile attempt to resist the G-force pressure of a speed Xander daren't even try to estimate.

"Spike... Spike..." A swiftly indrawn breath. "Spiiiiiiike!"

"'Sup, Pet?"

"Could you at least pretend to be watching the road instead of looking through your tapes? I'd rather not die in a fiery pile-up because you couldn't find your bootleg copy of the Pistols' last gig."

"Don't be daft, Xan. It's the last gig before Sid topped himself. And stop fidgeting; we're nearly there."




Final Destination

The drive down, both parts, was a piece of cake compared to the crossing of that last few feet of sidewalk. Eye contact was made and held. A lingering kiss was shared, and then hidden weapons were checked once more, just in case...

A nod, and then together they stepped forward, on the final leg of a journey filled with self-discovery and explanations.

Angel looked up as the hotel doors burst open and the last people in the world he ever expected to see walked in as if they owned the place.

"So, Deadboy. Gonna welcome me to the family?"




An Unexpected Detour

"I can't believe you drugged me to get me to Mexico!"

Spike shrugged.

"I knew you'd never agree. You still believed you were second best, that I'd take Dru back if she so much as crooked her finger at me. I figured the easiest way to make you understand was to let you see me tell her just how much I love you. And it worked. I saw that dopey grin you tried to hide behind your hand."

"Well, yeah, but..."

"Evil demon here, remember?"

"Like I could forget? So, what was that she said about our journey just beginning?"



And a quick pimp for a new, multi-fandom slash-only drabble community, slashthedrabble, which will be issuing it's first challenge on Thursday, running until Saturday. Come and join. The more the merrier!
 
 
feeling: bitchybitchy
 
Nebula: xanderauthoressnebula on November 23rd, 2004 04:06 am (UTC)
Awww!! That was so sweet! *giggles* Spike as a sugar-highed five year old...that's too good an image. *snickers*

"Are we there yet?"

"No!"

~_^ Thanks for sharing the pretties!

~Nebula
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 05:07 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them. Spike reminds me of Tiger sometimes, all bouncy and hyper. *g*
Kristintxrabbit on November 23rd, 2004 04:09 am (UTC)
Love it!

They are too cute. My favorite was the first one, though. I could've sworn it was Xander wanting to know if they were there yet.

*giggles*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
Thanks!

I had Tigger!Spike in my head from the beginning. And I figure with Spike behind the wheel, Xander is more likely to come out with 'We're there already?!' *g*
Ame: Spander OTP1 by Saifaiamejisuto on November 23rd, 2004 04:13 am (UTC)
Fabulous as always luv!! I could just hear Angel's jaw drop to the floor!! Great job!

"Are we there yet?"

"Spike..."


**snickers**
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
Hee! I like making Angel's jaw drop. *g*

Thanks, sweetie. :o)
Sorry about your guitarcityphonelines on November 23rd, 2004 04:19 am (UTC)
I was gonna go to bed, but I refreshed one last time and yay! Darkhavens Drabbles™

Loved 'em! Now off to bed with me.
*dreams of the bois traveling the world, showing each other off*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 05:10 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I hope you have wonderful Spandery dreams. ;o)
tabaquitabaqui on November 23rd, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
BWAAAAaahahha.
I lurve Spike on crack behind the wheel.
Not LITERAL crack....well, you know what i mean.
:)
*bounce*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
LOL! Yes, hyper!Spike behind the wheel is fun. One hand and eye choosing the music, the other hand lighting a cigarette; steering with a knee while the other foot flattens the accelerator pedal on the floor. :p
tabaquitabaqui on November 23rd, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeeee!!
Yes, exactly!!
*snerk*
Cloudiecatcloudiecat on November 23rd, 2004 08:22 am (UTC)
LOL, loved these - think Speed Demon was my fave by a whisker:-)

cloudie
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Did you see my reply to tabaqui about my vision of Spike in that one?

One hand and eye choosing the music, the other hand lighting a cigarette; steering with a knee while the other foot flattens the accelerator pedal on the floor.

LOL! Irresistably Spike.
Cloudiecatcloudiecat on November 24th, 2004 11:00 am (UTC)
LOL, yep, you're so right - that vamp is a menace but just so long as I never have to drive with him I love him to bits:-)

cloudie
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Not now Spike by literatisuki_blue on November 23rd, 2004 11:27 am (UTC)
~claps you~ Bravo!........~claps you again~

Those were fantastic! Loved every one.

Fav bits? Are we there, yet? Is it dark, yet? Stop the car, pet. Hee!!!

Oh and: Labour-callused fingers dig deep into battered leather upholstery, trying to hold a shaking body to a furiously vibrating seat. It's a futile attempt to resist the G-force pressure of a speed Xander daren't even try to estimate.

I can so picture that! ~giggles~
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thankee! ::bows::

Spike in whining-child mode just irresistable, and Xander pushed back into his seat by the speed they're travelling makes me giggle, so I had to share. ;o)
willshenilshe on November 23rd, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Those were just lovely! Gotta adore impatient!Spike and crazy-driver!Spike. :-)

And thanks for the pimp, btw! *hugs*
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
crazy-driver!Spike is one of my favourites too. *g* Thanks!

And thanks for the pimp, btw! *hugs*

*hugs you back* Gotta get all those drabble fiends in to play, don't we? ;o)
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darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
I originally typed "Rode" Trip

Bwahahahaha!!!! Oh, that's priceless, and so very perfect for the boys. *g*

I had to mention Sid and the Pistols, I'd only been thinking about him earlier. And yes, the sublime look of horror/denial/panic on Angel's face... hee! And of course the grin. He'd just seen Spike tell Dru that he loved Xander more than anything in the entire universe, so he was all dopey and shy. *g*

Thanks! :o)
kaydee23kaydee23 on November 23rd, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
I wish we got more of Angel's reaction. He had to have gone ballistic. He's related to Xander now! Ha ha.

And they got Dru's blessings. That's wonderful.
darkhavensdarkhavens on November 23rd, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
I probably could have drabbled on Angel's journey from stunned disbelief, through self-righteous anger, to shocked horror at the realisation that he was indeed now officially kin to Xander Harris, but I was having too much fun with the boys' journey to take a side trip. *g*

Glad you enjoyed. :o)
yourlibrarian: by preetybirdyourlibrarian on November 24th, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
Heh, the challenge of meeting Angel vs. Spike's driving. Hmmmm...
darkhavens: xmas garfield [me]darkhavens on November 24th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
LOL! Indeed. ;o)
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: ak; mulder's [me]literati on November 25th, 2004 10:34 pm (UTC)
loved these babe.. hyper!spike is so cute ;)
darkhavens: xmas stickup [me]darkhavens on November 25th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :o)

I think he's related to Tigger. *g*