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09 April 2005 @ 09:00 am
'It's Elementary', four for slashthedrabble challenge #20 - Elements
Author: darkhavens
Title: It's Elementary
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: R
Feedback: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Concrit: by email, please
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: Yes, more baby!vamp!Xander. :D


Xander was the one solid thing in Spike's unlife that kept him grounded, kept him focussed on reality. Eyes the colour of rich loam soil, hair like shag tobacco, earthy in a way that Spike was not. Even several months of being a vampire hadn't totally bleached his skin. Spike could still find traces of the tan his boy had earned, working every day from dawn to dusk. The scents of earth and fresh cut wood, and the concrete dust he hated, were long gone but Spike occasionally still checked, just in case. Sometimes he missed the silliest little things.


It took Xander quite a while to get used to the 'breathing optional' thing, for weeks he'd break off kisses to gasp for air. Spike just rolled his eyes and called him 'git' and 'daft' and 'wanker' then tugged him back and stole his breath again.

What amazed him was the way that, now he didn't need to breathe it, the air was suddenly so much more. Each breeze caressed his flesh and teased his nerves while scents aroused him. He felt it, smelt it, tasted every molecule on his tongue.

No, he didn't need it, but he loved it.


Like a fire in their veins, the hunger never truly stopped its burning, always there, just beneath the surface. One hour apart was easy. Two or three, well, they were bearable. Much longer and the sparks would flare anew.

They'd imagined, once the novelty wore off, that it would lessen - this need to come together, flesh to flesh. Instead the craving built, the lust grew stronger, and the love - love that demons aren't supposed to feel - that grew as well.

Each time they merged the bond grew even stronger and the flames inside burned ever that much brighter than before.


Sometimes Xander likened Spike to a wicked water sprite, his Sire spent so long stripped to the skin and soaking wet. Showers, baths and saunas curled his hair and gave his skin a burnished sheen. The suggestion of a hot tub in the spare room almost made him cream.

Lotions, potions, gels, oils and unguents galore, if they made it for the bath Spike tried it out. Not that Xander minded having a Sire with a water fetish, when a wet Spike was a happy Spike, and happy Spike was always, always horny.

Maybe he should suggest installing a pool...

feeling: tiredtired
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 10th, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm catching up on my flist and comments and then crawling off to bed. I have to be at work in 8 hours, so zzz's must be had at some point. ;)

Have you seen the header at bloodclaim? That was done a couple of weeks earlier than this one, but the basic idea had been in my head for months, only I misheard my muse and had been trying to make it into a wallpaper. LOL! It's busier than this one, but still full of Spandery goodness.
~ danika jaidyn ~persephone_20 on April 10th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
*smiles* I hadn't actually known about that place before. Thank you so much for telling me. Because that is great! I think I'm going to definitely have to keep tabs there *grins* Such a great fix, and you're right, very pretty pictureage *smiles*
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 10th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
You didn't know about bloodclaim? Then I'm very glad I gave in to my inner pimp and pointed you in that direction. I'm alway happy to see new faces there. And if the high posting traffic starts to overwhelm your flist, you can always use bc_updates - a one post a day community linking to all the previous day's posts at BC.

Yup, I'm a proud community mommy *g*

And thanks! Spike+Xander+chains=happy sighs ;)
~ danika jaidyn ~persephone_20 on April 10th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
Sometimes I think you do nothing but enter communities and spend all your time writing fics *grins* I'm probably right about that, aren't i? You slashy little thing. we love it!!!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 10th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
LOL! I work in retail hell to support my internet habit and then come home, get online and start living my 'real' life as slashqueen to the masses. *g*