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19 March 2005 @ 11:49 pm
'Sing a Rainbow', seven for slashthedrabble challenge #17 - Colour
Author: darkhavens
Title: Sing a Rainbow
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: NC17
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, the colour of human body fat, blood 'n' stuff.
Notes: More peeks at unlife with baby!vamp!Xander.



Red

Before, it was just red. Sticky and icky and kind of important to keep on the inside, but basically red. Now, through altered eyes and heightened senses it was so much more. Vivid, in a multitude of shades and hues and textures. Vibrant, more enticing now than chocolate - most of the time. And the taste - the taste was out of this world. Like HoHos and Twinkies and Cadbury's Chocolate and steak all rolled into one, which sounded gross when you actually put it like that, but, still, it was how he felt.

Xander licked his lips in anticipation. He was hungry.




Yellow

Xander sometimes missed the strangest things now he'd been vamped. Right now, for instance, he missed the colour yellow on his skin.

It was strange to see his bruises fading swiftly into nothing, after years of wearing multicoloured banners beneath his clothes. He'd learned to tell the ages of his various contusions by the rainbow patterns ringed with fading gold. He'd used them like a calendar - three days since Dad had... Well. And now he watched them disappear in minutes.

He knew Spike didn't understand his little obsessions, but he never failed to help out where he could.

"Again, Pet?"




Pink

Seven of Nine extended her tiny, rough, pink tongue, and gently lapped up scattered drops of fallen vampire blood. She managed three or four before Spike noticed.

"Oi! Don't think I'm putting up with that, you little rat. Feed your taste for demon with my childe, he thinks it's cute."

Spike dropped the ruffled Siamese off the edge of the bed and rolled over to see that Xander was awake, trying not to laugh.

"You plotting with that beast behind my back, are you love? You claw me till I bleed then she drinks up?"

"You're family. She's cleaning you."




Green

Crystal clear, even at its deepest points, the pool was swirled with verdant bottle greens and emerald hues. The surface layers retained the heat from the glorious summer sun, even now, two hours since it had set.

The couple dived deep, and came up gasping for unnecessary air.

"The sun's been out all day, Xan. Of course it's nice and warm!" Xander's sarcastic tone echoed off the rocks and bounced around. "If my balls drop off from frostbite it's your fault!"

With a graceful crawl, Spike propelled himself to Xander's side.

"I'll just go and thaw the buggers out then..."




Purple

A complicated structure of leather and chains came first, looped around his weeping cock and balls. Buckled into place it kept the precious morsels of flesh completely isolated, each standing proud. Next, the constant teasing - gentle touches first then rough. Pulling, squeezing, twisting, clawing nails. Again and then again he pushed himself right to the edge but never once considered slipping over.

When Spike had left he'd asked for just one thing on his return - Xander waiting, hard and wet, and purple. He'd known his childe would rise to meet the challenge, however hard. He anticipated reaping the rewards.




Orange

"Oh, Spike that's gross!"

With one swift jerk, Xander snapped his struggling meal's neck, and wandered over to where his Sire leant against the wall. He used his steel-toed boot to nudge the partially flayed body a few more precious inches further away.

"It's... ugh! That's not natural, is it? I mean, that's not what colour mine would be if I ever..."

"'S body fat, Xan, that's all. Every human being on the planet's got a bit. Peel the skin off, like I did - by accident, mind you - and you'll find that stuff lying underneath."

"But it's orange!"




Blue

Steel grey eyes meant he was in trouble. Not 'naughty touching, get the toys out' trouble, but the real deal. It didn't happen often but he knew when he'd screwed up. Just seeing that shade of grey made him shiver.

The darkest, richest navy, like midnight skies with starry flecks of gold, only ever appeared as Spike came. Sometimes Xander felt that he could drown in eyes that deep.

But Xander loved it best when eyes of clearest azure blue lit upon him just as Spike awoke. For that single shining moment they held nothing but pure love. For him.




NEXT
 
 
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I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: mk; obsession [me]literati on March 20th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Loved them all.. well besides orange making me all ewww. I mean I know fat is orange, but it's something I don't like to dwell on. ;)

But Xander loved it best when eyes of clearest azure blue lit upon him just as Spike awoke. For that single shining moment they held nothing but pure love. For him.

Just awwwwww!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
Loved them all.. well besides orange making me all ewww. I mean I know fat is orange, but it's something I don't like to dwell on. ;)

There's only so much orange in the world now Xander's a vampire and Spike has control over his wardrobe. *g*

*smooch*

Thankee!
werewindlewerewindle on March 20th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
OOooo Loved these. Seven 'cleaning' up Spike and blue, just sweet. *Bounces* More!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks.

All I could focus on for 'Pink' was a little kitten tongue, no matter how hard I tried to come up with something else. *g*

And I had to use Spike's eyes for blue. So damn pretty!
Kristintxrabbit on March 20th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC)
Gorgeous sweetie!

Seven of Nine drinks their blood? Wonder how that might affect her physiology...
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Wonder how that might affect her physiology...

I wondered that myself the first time she sunk her claws and fangs into Xander's finger when he was teasing her in her very first drabble. *g* We shall have to see. She could live for a long time, be extra clever and quick at catching mice. But she'll never become a vampire cat cos that would just be wrong. :P
tabaquitabaqui on March 20th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Oooh, neat.
:)
I like 'Yellow', in particular, and 'Pink'. Very spiff.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
My very first thought for yellow was bruises. And then I thought about the sun and vampire eyes and decided that, no, bruises was the way to go. Xander is an odd baby!vampire and I think he'd find himself missing something that had been a part of his life since he was a wee boy.

And Seven of nine refused to be ignored so she got her own drabble too. *g*

Thanks!
who said what now? - tabaqui on March 20th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
outsideth3boxoutsideth3box on March 20th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
"she'll never become a vampire cat cos that would just be wrong."

It would??? ::confused, dismayed pout:: Naw, it wouldn't *really* be wrong. Not *wrong* wrong...would it?

These were wonderful, and now I need to see Seven of Nine co-star in a story with the boys. ::sics evol bunny on Dark::

Love love love your drabbles!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
::beats back the evol bunny::

I can see Seven living extra long because of her demon-blood habit, but I don't think I could realistically get either Spike or Xander to turn her. Xander would want to if she ever got that close to death, but I don't think Spike would let him. he was with Dru for over a hundred years - he knows all about freaky shit like that. *g*

Love that you're lovin' the drabbles! One day I will write a baby!vamp!Xander fic. I've already promised two people. o.O
Genghis Katkat8cha on March 20th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
*"He knew Spike didn't understand his little obsessions, but he never failed to help out where he could."*
Faintly creepy, all of them, but you know that's what I love. Okay but orange? Going way to far into - AAack! Hospitals and Medicine and Needles!- zone.
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I love the creepiness of them too. It's so much fun to be able to add those tiny touches of creepiness and sociopathy to them both that just wouldn't work if there were souls in there.

And I couldn't resist the orange drabble. There was a TV series on last month called 'Anatomy for Beginners' with the German (?) guy who plastinates donated bodies and then cuts them open to educate the public on the reality of their insides. he did several different autopsies on the show and I could never get over how damn orange the body fat was!

I also got to actually see a prostate. o.O
Nebula: nauthoressnebula on March 20th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
Orange? Can I just say eww...? With green, however, you've given me many a happy image. ^_^ There'll all lovely, and I really liked how red was described. Yellow was sad. Purple was HOT. Pink was cute. And Blue? Blue was just...yeah. Fantastic and I loved 'em all.

~Nebula
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
Orange? Can I just say eww...?

LOL! It's true! *g*

Thank you so much. I tried for different emotions in each one and it looks like I succeeded. :D
Ame: Vamp!Xander by darkhavensamejisuto on March 20th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
WOW! Just...wow! I loved every single one of these, they're just great! Seven of Nine is taking on a life of her own isn't she? I just love this !verse so very much!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Seven is certainly a pushy little minx. She keeps demanding more drabble-time. *g*
cleeazcleeaz on March 20th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
Cry me a rainbow - Darkhaven! glad you're you!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 20th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you, darlin'! *smooch*
Nash: vamp!Xander-deathnashmaveric on March 20th, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)
He's squeamish about the colour of body fat? ::grin:: Loved them sweetie. Especially the kitty one and the last schmoopy one. ::happy little sigh::
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 21st, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
He's squeamish about the colour of body fat?

It's orange! :P

Thanks, darlin'. Seven keeps demanding 'more screen time' - the little Diva. *g*
Lorrainelunabee34 on March 20th, 2005 07:28 am (UTC)
The 7 of 9 drabble really touched me. Xander finally has a family now, complete with a domesticated animal, no less. I love your deft touch with these drabbles.

And "Purple" has reduced me to a quivering mass of goo. Yum yum
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 21st, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you. :D

Yes, Xander has a family who will love him forever, and he is now the chew toy of a very naughty kitten. *g* Glad you enjoyed 'Purple'. ;)
VF: Xander nummyvampirefever on March 20th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)
These were all great.
I think you make a good case for Spike and baby!vamp!Xander having their own spin off series - the campaign starts here *g*
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 21st, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
That's definitely a show I'd watch! Hee! ::starts making banners and drawing up petitions::
Sharvie_sharvie_ on March 20th, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh wow!
Thank you!
Those are just awesome!
I love them all but Red, Blue, and Yellow are my favs.
Incidentally they are also the primary colors in pigment. But I'm a total color freak! (Lighting Technician by day.)

This was such a treat! Color is soooo much more important than people think, it effects moods and feelings. I wrote a fic that played in the venue. This was so cool! I adored it all!

*kisses*
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 21st, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love playing with colour too. That's how 'Blue' came about. We've seen Spike/JM with so many different eye colours due to manips I thought it would be fun to play with that. *g*
Sam: Mercury Revmoimoietmoi on March 20th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I particularly loved Pink; it's so cute!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 21st, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Damn pushy kitten, campaigning for her own drabble. *g*

Thanks!
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuffsuki_blue on March 20th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
All great!
darkhavensdarkhavens on March 21st, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Thankee. :D