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24 April 2005 @ 12:20 am
At Play, 3 for slashthedrabble challenge #22 Games
Author: darkhavens
Title: At Play
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: G
Feedback: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Concrit: by email, please
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: More baby!vamp!Xander drabbles.

Hide and Seek

The warehouse was pitch black; windows boarded inside and out, not even a single skylight to cast a shadow. Somewhere, amongst the pillars, freestanding walls and empty crates, Xander's sire had built himself a nest.

He scented the air, testing for Sire, for Spike, for sex, and caught a hint of leather on the breeze. The underlying smoke was old and faded, and he smiled. His sneaky Sire didn't miss a trick.

Carefully he picked his way around the dark perimeter, triangulating the scents as he'd been taught. Then he pounced.

"Clever childe, finding me so quickly. Knew you would."


"I know you lot always believed I didn't have the patience to follow through on any of my plans, and, well, you're right. Too impatient by half, that's my downfall and I know it, but that's no reason for you to be the same. A vampire doesn't last long if he doesn't have patience and a brain; he needs to know exactly when to move and when to wait. A case in point, as I'm sure you'll remember, was St Vigeous' Night. If I'd waited... well, we wouldn't be here now."

"But I'm hungry!"

"Patience, love. We've got all night."

Kitten Poker

The tension around the table was thick enough to chew, and Xander was fairly sure that Spike was cheating. Oh, he hadn't marked the deck, that had come straight out of its wrapper, and been counted, checked and shuffled for all to see. His lighter wasn't polished and on the table like it sometimes was, so he wasn't reading cards as they were dealt. No, it wasn't anything so obvious, but still, that grin meant Spike was a vampire with a plan.

"Royal Flush, the perfect hand to end this merry night on."

"Spike? How...?"

"Wait till we're outside, Pet."

feeling: artisticartistic
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: ak; bts [me]literati on April 23rd, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
such a lovely set sweetie. Love the first one the most :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 24th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'. I wanted to show Spike training Xander how to be a proper vampire without using violence to drum the lesson home. ;)
Ame: Dark Childe by sukibluefictionamejisuto on April 23rd, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Wheee! Lovely!! I really like where Spike was cheating but Xander couldn't figure out how. Very good!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 24th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
Xander knows his sire well enough to know that that grin means trouble. *g*

Thanks, love!
werewindlewerewindle on April 24th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
I love the idea of them playing hide n seek, too cute. Kitten poker was neat and I liked Xander whining that he's hungery. ^__^ More!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
The hide and seek game is Spike's way of getting Xander to use his new and improved senses. He can see better, hear better, and very importantly smell better now he's a vamp. And Xander's always hungry! *g*

rubyblushu on April 24th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
I was looking forward to your contribution to this weeks challenge. I figured anything that involved games would make for a fun baby!vamp drabble.
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
I hope I met your expectations. ;)

I was tempted to write a sex games one, but I was distracted by three hours of salsa music ratting my windows from the town hall across the road. *g*

Thanks. :)
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Magic Momentssuki_blue on April 24th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
~claps hands madly~ Loves 'em all, as usual! Please don't ever stop writing these!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
::curtsies:: Thankee! And I'll do my best to keep the boys going. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on April 24th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
Fun stuff!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :D
Nebula: jamesauthoressnebula on April 24th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Hee, loved how Xander kept trying to figure out how Spike was cheating. He couldn't prove it, but he just knew by that look. Which means trouble of a sort. Of course, with Spike, would be there anything else?

Loved these so much!

darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thankee. :D

Yeah, Spike has a knack for cheating, and for trouble, and Xander knows it and loves him for it. He just wishes he culd figure out how he cheated. *g*
most excellently twisted: LOLfanbot on April 24th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
De-light-ful. As usual!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thankee. :D
reddwarf75reddwarf75 on April 24th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
Theu're just too cute *bounce bounce* :)
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks. :D
yeah, i live on the hellmouth.: vamp xander loves partsvichan on April 24th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
I loved tje, a;;.

(And I kept that AMAZING typo, because I was typing the comment and got distracted by reading the pretty drabbles again. But I kept typing... silly fingers.)

Your drabbles are the only drabbles I read religiously. They never disappoint.
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
LOL! ::treasures the typo::

Thank you very much. :D
Nashnashmaveric on April 24th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
::grin:: That is all. Made me smile in a show-teeth kind of way!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :D
Virtual Personal: Angel Muppet without soul - andemaiarvirtualpersonal on April 24th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Love smart Xander, he's getting skilled!
darkhavensdarkhavens on April 25th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, he is, thanks to Spike's unusual training methods. *g*