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20 December 2004 @ 09:50 pm
Together Forever, series of 5 for open_on_sunday challenge #91 - Celebrations
Author: darkhavens
Title: Together Forever
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: NC-17
Email: darkhavens@slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.



One Month Anniversary

The remnants of a Chinese meal lay scattered on the coffee table. Half empty boxes of spring rolls, dumplings, egg fried rice, twice cooked pork, and cashew chicken sat forgotten as the hungry couple feasted on each other.

Pale limbs, sheathed in skin as soft as satin, tangled ferociously with longer, teak-stained arms and sun-kissed thighs. It was a fight for dominance neither truly wanted to win, but the tussle was always enjoyed for what it was.

Eventually passion was spent and muscles were lax and limp. Twin sighs of contentment slipped from scratched and bitten chests.

"Happy anniversary, love."





One Year Anniversary

In the bizarreness that was Xander's life, this was hardly a blip on the radar. So, his first real date with his undead lover was taking place on their first anniversary. He could deal. He certainly wasn't nervous about dressing up in a suit and tie to go sit in a fancy restaurant and eat stuff he'd never heard of before with a beautiful blond vampire who insisted on paying the bill. After Mantis Lady and Mummy Girl, this was almost normal. Now, if he could just get this tie knotted properly he could go and meet his date. Eep.





Tenth Anniversary

"You're absolutely sure about this? There's no going back if you change your mind, you know."

"Gee, Spike, really? And here I was thinking I'd try it out for a month or so and if I decided I didn't like it..."

"Git."

"Clorox Queen."

"Oi!"

"Sorry, Clorox King."

"I don't have to bite you, y'know. Just the thought of an eternity of your bad jokes makes me want to dust myself."

"After all that work Willow put in to take out the happiness clause, I think she'd probably dust you herself if you changed your mind. Bite me, Spike... Sire."





Silver Jubilee

They replaced every piercing they'd collected over the years with real silver.

Ears, nipples, the twin bars that bracketed a sexily scarred brow, even the matching Prince Alberts were swapped out for brand new models. And they added to their collection with identical wedding bands, both etched with a delicate Celtic design that swore fealty and allegiance and eternity with every twisting knot.

They'd planned this, eagerly removing every piece the day before so they could heal as good as new in preparation for this night. The pain was half the pleasure; the blood was half the fun. They loved.





Centenary

One hundred years since that first night and they were still together. Oh, there had been times when they could hardly bear to look at one another, and one year where they actually lived apart, though they still kept in touch, but no matter what happened they always came back to each other, without fail.

They'd considered and rejected many ideas, from a re-enactment of their first frantic fumble to the night Xander breathed his last. Finally they decided on a blanket, a bottle and the midnight sky. All they needed to make the night complete was to be together.

 
 
feeling: dorkydorky
 
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: fm; oops! [me]literati on December 20th, 2004 10:14 pm (UTC)


Oh, there had been times when they could hardly bear to look at one another, and one year where they actually lived apart, though they still kept in touch, but no matter what happened they always came back to each other, without fail.

I so like this, I could see it happen. It's way more realistic than the .. and they lived happily every after..

gorgeous lot babe
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC)
Fankoo! I figured they'd have to get sick of each other, or piss one another off, enough to separate for a while in 100 years. They're too abrasive to do the happily ever after for all eternity without a few bumps.

*smooch*
who said what now? - yourlibrarian on December 22nd, 2004 02:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on December 28th, 2004 02:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
VF: Xander Ordinary (mys1985)vampirefever on December 20th, 2004 10:15 pm (UTC)
Awww :-)
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)
Hee! ^^^pets you^^^
Sam: Andemaiar: Angelmoimoietmoi on December 20th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
Awwww! Very good ways to celebrate!
Their first date being on their one year anniversary, I can so see that happenning! lol
And the piercings... *drool*
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 10:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I love the idea of them with piercings. I blame willshenilshe's Pierced!verse, among others. *g*
who said what now? - moimoietmoi on December 20th, 2004 10:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on December 20th, 2004 10:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on December 20th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I love the glimpses of them through the years.
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Gotta have my boys celebrating in style. ;o)
Ame: Spander OTP1 by Saifaiamejisuto on December 20th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, truly beautiful!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. :o)
Dani: X Meep! *thud* (me snaggable)umbralillium on December 20th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC)
*purrs* Beautiful, luv! You always write such beautiful drabbles.
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I like seeing my boys happy. :o)
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuffsuki_blue on December 20th, 2004 11:46 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Together forever. Just how it should be!
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 20th, 2004 11:50 pm (UTC)
Exactly. :o)

Thanks.
Nebula: spikeauthoressnebula on December 21st, 2004 12:19 am (UTC)
Very true, very perfect, SO what I could see happening. the Brave can face the many dangers of the Hellmouth without fear. But there is something to send chills down his back. Something sinister. It is...

The Real Date!! *gasps in horror*

~_^ Sorry, I had to sweetie. Loved 'em all!!

~Nebula
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 06:16 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks.

Poor Xander hasn't had many 'real' dates, has he? I mean, of course, ones where his date hasn't tried to rape/kill/sacrifice/eat him. *g*
dancetomato on December 21st, 2004 03:58 am (UTC)
I have this whole kink for anniversary fic. And I loved these. You captured the essence of relationships in them. Plus the piercing thing? GUH
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 06:17 am (UTC)
Yay! I hit a kink! I love doing that. *g* And, yeah, piercings... ::goes to happy place::
Will Sue for Porn: ciao spike by jidabuglawyergirl15 on December 21st, 2004 04:25 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, this was great! Such a wonderful look at their relationship through the years. I love that they didn't stay glued to each other's side for every second. That wouldn't be realistic. Wow, so many intervening years that I want to know what happened!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
Thanks! I do love to see my boys happy together, but in a hundred years they just have to have pissed one another off so much at least once or twice. *g*
Dawnie: scribbles-cheesygirldawnie1970 on December 21st, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
Oh, this is so sweet. Xander turned, wow! Incredibly loving. I can really feel your affection for them and their affection for each other. Beautiful work. *claps*
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 06:20 am (UTC)
::bows::

Thankee ma'am. ;o)
The EV0l Twinwritan_bur on December 21st, 2004 07:43 am (UTC)
I loved them all, but I loved this line best: "After all that work Willow put in to take out the happiness clause, I think she'd probably dust you herself if you changed your mind. Bite me, Spike... Sire."


I can so see that happening... *grin*

But yeah, so lovely glimpses into their life together
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I think Willow would want to see Xander happy, so she'd do it even if she didn't completely agree with it. :o)
tarumataruma16 on December 21st, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
These were short but amazing! Wonderful flashes at their *un*life together!
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :o)
kitty_poker1kitty_poker1 on December 21st, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
They were all wonderful but the mention of their separation during the 100 years together rang so true! It's simply unrealistic that two such strong characters would never argue to the point where they could hardly bear to look at one another for a while.

Beautifully done, Queen of the Drabble. ;)

*wanders off to look for twice cooked pork*
darkhavensdarkhavens on December 21st, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
::polishes my crown::

Ooh, pork. *g*

Thanks, sweetie!
Nash: spander christmas by truly tazinashmaveric on December 21st, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
::grin:: Love thinking they do end up together. One-year separations just make it seem more real. ::happy little sigh::
darkhavens: sx kisskiss [me]darkhavens on December 21st, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
Of course it's real! How could you possibly think otherwise? *g*

Thanks, darlin'. :o)

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who said what now? - nashmaveric on December 22nd, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on December 28th, 2004 02:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
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