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16 March 2005 @ 08:35 pm
Horbling Drabblishes
Author: darkhavens
Title: Random Lines
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: Adults Only
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, BDSM
Notes: During the wonderful slashy weekend in Horbling, we had a drabble evening, using random lines from different books as first line challenges (shown in bold italics). After I'd written mine I realised that, with a little shuffling, they would work as another set of baby!vamp!Xander vignettes.

He pulled off his rubber gloves and dropped them into the bin beside the operating table.

"A nurse will bring you something to eat in a minute so you can check the results. As soon as you're on your feet you're out of here. The last thing I need is Angel figuring out what's gone down, so once you're out that door we never met.

"The clinic moves around to keep the heat off all our backs, so if things go wrong don't bother coming back."

The nurse, a large grey Walthus, reappeared with a man in tow. It thrust him toward the table where Spike lay.

"Dinner's served."


"We're in possession of information to the contrary."

Buffy looked from Angel's sad, pained expression to Giles' slowly dawning horror and then back, trying to understand what Angel meant. She wasn't getting it.


Giles cleared his throat and aborted an automatic grab for his glasses.

"I believe he's trying to tell us that Xander wasn't called away on business, and that Spike didn't go with him simply so he didn't miss out on getting 'a regular shag'. Am I correct?"

That last was addressed to Angel who was now looking distinctly uncomfortable.

"Spike's chip is out."

"And again I say - huh?" Buffy shook her head and folded her arms, denial visible in every line of her body.

"No. That's impossible. The Initiative doctor said it couldn't be removed; it's in too deep. And," she continued, even more sure of herself, "Xander would have said something. He'd never be able to keep a secret like that from us."

Angel's remaining spirit dropped into his boots. Buffy obviously hadn't figured out what he was trying to say, though by the expression on Giles' face the ex-watcher had a good idea of what was coming.

Awkwardly, trying to be supportive, he laid a hand on Buffy's arm and was immediately shrugged off. He sighed. He couldn't let Giles be the one to break the news, no matter how much he'd rather turn and walk away.

"Xander didn't tell you, Buffy, because his Sire wouldn't allow it."


It was not meant to hurt, Xander understood that. Willow had been his oldest, closest friend for half his life and he'd known she'd be unable to resist temptation if she ever actually managed to track them down.

He felt no real malice towards her, especially as she'd failed. The wards that Spike had paid to put in place had stopped the spell; had stopped his soul from sinking in firm roots.

The pain had been a bitch but he was used to that with Spike. But convincing his Sire not to plot revenge might take a while.

Maybe he should use their latest toy...


"I can wait."

An hour
went by, then two, but Xander wasn't worried. Much. He knew Spike would be back once he'd had time to calm down, maybe had a drink or two and a fight and a bite to eat.

Then he'd stomp in, clattering around the kitchen, cranking the punk rock up so high that every window starts to shake.

Another hour or two and then he'd finally come up to the bedroom so he could listen to Xander beg for his release.

Xander wasn't quite sure how chains, a leather cockring and a fast vibrating butt plug was punishment for mentioning that name, but he made a mental note to try and bring the Buffybot into conversation once a week at least.


Their owners were still alive, though only barely, but the trio of odd cats didn't seem to care. Spike was rapidly getting bored of finding new ways to make the breeders scream and writhe. Still, anything was better than joining Xander in his vigil. The idiot childe was a bouncing nervous wreck.

He'd spent three hours reading bloody pedigrees and lineage charts before he'd finally made his big decision. The regally named King Leopold Luschenko of Sorbonne was the cat that'd won the right to be the sire of Seven's first litter.

feeling: amusedamused
Ameamejisuto on March 16th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
Whoa! I've always wondered what the Scoobies did once Xander was vamped. Great drabbles! That last one had me rolling on the floor!

Or it would have if my head didn't hurt. Good job!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)

I just couldn't imagine Willow not trying to stick Xander's soul back on if she got the chance.

And that last one had me giggling as I wrote it. Xander loves his Seven of Nine, he does. :P
reremouse: Ev0lreremouse on March 16th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
"Dinner's served."

Babe I love your idea of fangy fun.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks. The price they charged to get that chip out, you'd better believe they included dinner! *g*
Nebula: xanderauthoressnebula on March 16th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
*giggles* LOVED that last one. That name just cracked me up. (Along with what that cat would be doing with Seven...*snickers*) Great job incorporating those lines!

darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
'King Leopold Luschenko of Sorbonne' just happened. It rolled out of the end of the pen with no real engagement of my brain. *g* Thanks!
Virtual Personal: Angel Muppet without soul - andemaiarvirtualpersonal on March 16th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
As usual, all exceptionally good. But the one where Buffy gets told Xander was turned is my fave. Very powerful and tension-filled, and I'm a tension addict I really love the last line, short, punchy and to the point.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
That was the last challenge we did, and it was issued before we went to bed. I wrote it directly after breakfast and hardly changed a word when i went back and read it over.

Thank you. :o)
werewindlewerewindle on March 16th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
Wonderful. Just greatness! More!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D
Sam: Mercury Revmoimoietmoi on March 16th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
Is it bad that your ficlets made me laugh? I love your vamp!Xander!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Laughing is good. They're so much fun to write when they're being bad, and silly, and bloodthirsty, and kinky and... *g*

Goes "Ding" When There's Stuffsuki_blue on March 16th, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
Hee! Wonderful. I always look forward to your baby!vamp!Xander drabbles. :o)
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
I always have fun writing them. Thanks. :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: fm; delish [me]literati on March 16th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
buffybot.. ::snerk::

excellent drabbles babe!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
The debbil madde me do it! *g*

Thanks, sweetie. :D
eatenbyweasels: arsebabyeatenbyweasels on March 16th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
*sigh* You really should Horble more often. Great stuff!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thankee, darlin'!

Has the demon knee-baby eaten all the frogs in the cellar yet?
Princess S: saraslash: smutnotwarprincess_s on March 16th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Wow these are fantastic! I never would have been able to write so many fics so quickly, its amazing!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 16th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D

My brain has been programmed to respond to every challenge with Spander. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on March 17th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
How many times can i say i love this?
A million!!
No chip!
*snogs you*
YOu rule.
Cat breeding!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 17th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hee! *snogs you back* Thank you!

As soon as the rubber glove line was read out my mind went straight to the underground demon clinic and the doc peeling off the gloves that he wore simply because he didn't want vampire brains under his fingernails. *g*
saifai on March 17th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
Wow. Took 'em that long to figure it out? Couldn't help the laugh at Buffy's reaction. Loved seeing these two continue on in their life though. Especially loved the Buffybot punishment and the new cat breeding.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 17th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
Wow. Took 'em that long to figure it out?

LOL! Not really. Not exactly. the drabbles in each set are arranged in chronological order, but the the drabbles sets themselves aren't chronological. The chipectomy in this set actually comes before the very first drabble I wrote in this 'verse, about vamp!Xander being a messy eater. I just keep bouncing around the timeline like Tigger on speed. (Kinda like Spike.) *g* That, and Buffy's just not the brightest crayon in the box. :P

Sharvie_sharvie_ on March 17th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC)
The Buffybot one is my fav. Yes, I'm a total perv. I'm loving all of your baby!vamp!Xander series.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 17th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I actually wrote the 'bot drabble not knowing exactly what he was being punished for, right up until I wrote the bit about saying that name, and then I knew it was the Buffybot!
VF: Xander pink (gotr1426)vampirefever on March 17th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
They are even better (if that's possible) hearing them a second time. Horbled brains definitely aid creativity.

darkhavensdarkhavens on March 17th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
Horbled brains definitely aid creativity.

That and the whisky. ;o)

Thanks, darlin'!

Victoria: anyonevic_amy_z on March 17th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
Ah, memories...

Lovely to hear them again.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 17th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :o)

Reading EBW's works, I could actually hear those dulcet Yorkshire tones with that wonderful enunciation. *g*