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05 March 2005 @ 11:28 pm
The Menagerie, three for slashthedrabble challenge #15
Author: darkhavens
Title: The Menagerie
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG-13
Feedback: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Concrit: by email, please
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: vamp!Xander
Notes: More peeks into my baby!vamp!Xander 'verse, though, as always, you do not need to have read the previous posts.



Kitten Love

"That's a blue pointed Siamese kitten, not a pet. It's my ante into the big game at the docks next Saturday. That little beauty's worth a fortune and it's gonna help us make our mark on this town."

Xander continued to alternate between gameface and giggles as he teased the tiny kitten sitting imperiously in his palm.

"Sure, Spike, but until Saturday I'm going to pretend that she's all mine. I never had a pet and she's so pretty and fluffy and... Ow!"

Tiny fangs and claws clung tenaciously to Xander's out-stretched, bloodied finger.

"I think she likes you, luv."



Hyena Games

The hyena loved to hunt, either alone or with 'the pack'. The fact that the rest of 'the pack' consisted of Spike didn't cause concern. Spike, Sire, Pack Leader, was worth a dozen lesser creatures. His agility and feline grace and raw animal cunning made him the perfect mate, the perfect demon. That he was always willing to share his kill was just a bonus.

Their prey turned down an alley that Xander knew was a dead end and the hyena let out a string of gleeful yips. Now the hunt was over it was time for them to play!



Puppy Eyes o' Doom

Spike told himself he'd known what he was getting into when he first took a lascivious interest in Xander.
His protective instincts were as strong as any demon for its spawn. Spike desired that.
The boy had amazing loyalty to the ones he loved. Spike craved that.
He was warm, and loving, and always eager to please, especially in bed. Turning him had only reduced his heat and increased his libido; the rest had remained the way it had always been.

Which was a bugger because it looked like he'd never develop a resistance to The Puppy Eyes o' Doom.




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feeling: creativecreative
 
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: k; ra [me]literati on March 5th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Well we know how those Puss in Boots eyes worked on people, (you especially) so I can only imagine the effect that the Puppy Eyes o' Doom™ must have on Spike. ;)

and squee! hyena!xan :)~
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
Using the Puss in Boots eyes was an evil trick last week, but very effective. And yesh! Hyena!Xan. Cos I know you wuv him. *g*

Thanks, darlin'!
Spike's Heart: Spander - iconic_moonspikes_heart on March 5th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Babyvamp!Xander... I've developed a liking for the pup. For a hyena!vamp hybrid, you have him frolicking like a kitten - the animal. **grins**

Nicely done, love.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Babyvamp!Xander... I've developed a liking for the pup

Oh lordy, me too! *g*

And Xander really is an animal. Grrrrrrr! :P Thanks!
Nebula: xanderauthoressnebula on March 5th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
Give it up, Spike. You'll NEVER be able to develop a resistance to them eyes. They're too bloody good.

All adorable, loved 'em all! *squees at baby!vamp!Xander and kitten*

~Nebula
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Those eyes should be registered as lethal weapons. *g*

*squees at baby!vamp!Xander and kitten* - that's the whole reason the challenge was 'Animals' this week. I told reremouse about the idea I'd had about the kitten and she made sure I did it.

Thanks!
VF: Xander Ordinary (mys1985)vampirefever on March 5th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Oh god, all three of them are wonderful.
I've got a big, stupid arse grin on my face.
And the little kitten - awwwww! <--- cute attack
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you! I was grinning from the moment I got the visual of Xander vamping out at a supremely unbothered kitten.
yeah, i live on the hellmouth.: vamp xander loves partsvichan on March 6th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
GUH. Even when he's brutally hunting, he's still way too fucking cute.

Of course, I find myself wanting to snuggle lots of brutal killers, so maybe there's just something wacked in my brain.

But, still... GUH.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Even when he's brutally hunting, he's still way too fucking cute.

He is! Adorable, in a 'rip your throat out as soon as look at you' kinda way. *g*

Thanks! :D
your royal pie-ness: Xander green Entre (by me)entrenous88 on March 6th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
AWww! It sounds like he didn't get to keep the kitten after all? **sniffles** Poor vamp!Xander.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
Now, come on. Are you saying you have no faith in Spike's ability to win Xander his kitten back even though he's used it as ante in 'The Big Game'? Shame on you. *g*

:P
who said what now? - entrenous88 on March 6th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - darkhavens on March 6th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
who said what now? - entrenous88 on March 6th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Muriellemurielle on March 6th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
Loved the first one. It's kitten-cute. The other two were deliciously dark. Yummy!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'd had the kitten one in mind for a while. The other two were born out of my love of those two dark, bad boys. *g*
Lorrainelunabee34 on March 6th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Love this verse!

I know Spike is the ostensibly more powerful one of the pair, but I love that Xander has some power over him and that that power is emotional. Nice!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. Spike is 'Sire' but that makes Xander the treasured Childe and he can get away with murder, literally. *g*

Thanks!
Dani: *purrs* (me not snaggable)umbralillium on March 6th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
Cripes, DH! Kittens, Hyena!Xan, Puppy Eyes o' Doom all in your baby!vamp!Xan verse? *dies*
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
Hee! You died of the cuteness, didn't you? ::revives you::

Glad you liked, sweetie. :D
Ame: vamp!Xander by fanbotamejisuto on March 6th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Great drabbles luv! I really like that last one because it's just so damned cute!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie!

The Puppy Eyes Of Doom™ are not cute, they are lethal weapons! *g*
sunnyd_lite: grumpy spike by sunlit5sunnyd_lite on March 6th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
Puppy Eyes o' Doom! **bounces** Puppy Eyes o' Doom! (yay yay, the others were brill too, but Puppy Eyes o' Doom!)
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)
Hee! You liked that one, eh? *g* Thanks!
phendog: purr (puss) by copperbadgephendog on March 6th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
All very cute, but I LOVED the kitten one. Little cutie has its own fangs, eh?

Oh, btw, grapevine says it's your b-day? Hope it was a happy one!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
Twas indeed my birthday, and it was wonderful. Too much new fic to read in one day, and I never thought I'd ever say that!

Glad you liked the drabbles. Siamese are notoriously unstable cats and Xander was taking his unlife in his hands teasing that little ball of fluff. Hee! Thanks. :o)
Genghis Katkat8cha on March 6th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)
~laughs~ Nice. Very cute and happy. I couldn't figure out whether the last line of the first drabble would be said sardonically or not but I can imagine a million different ways to say it. And the last one? Someone should have warned Spike about the puppy eyes of doom, NOONE can resist them.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
I heard Spike say that last Kitten drabble line so many different ways in my head as I was writing the drabble and each one made me giggle. he has a hundred different ways to apply snark or sincerity or... *g*

Thanks!
werewindlewerewindle on March 6th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
I loved them! The kitten the first was cute! And Xander thinking about how perfect Spike fits as 'Pack'- everything. The last was funny, heehee no resistance to the the 'eyes' MORE!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thankee! Yes, those eyes are irresistable. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on March 6th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
Heeeee!
Oh, so adore the baby!Vamp!!
*bounce*
And yeah, Siamese can be damn cranky!
hehe
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 6th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Siamese are psychotic cats - a perfect pet for a baby vamp. *g*

Thankee!