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04 May 2005 @ 01:53 am
'Enemies at the Gate', 3 for open_on_sunday challenge #110 - Enemies
Author: darkhavens
Title: Enemies at the Gate
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG
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 moments.

New Rules To Unlive By

It didn't take Xander long at all to reconcile himself to his new unlife. Demons, vampires, all the monsters he'd spent a lifetime fighting, were suddenly on the same 'side' as him.

His enemies now were pointy bits of wood and church-blessed water, and the fiery ball of death that hung forever overhead. Oh, he knew a slew of other ways to kill demons of his kind, but the biggies were enough to keep him occupied for now.

He even knew that Buffy, if she ever tracked them down, would be the biggest enemy of all.

But he had Spike.

Stop All the Clocks

Suddenly Xander had eternity to fill, instead of dwindling, energy-sapping years of growing old. He checked his mental list of where to go and what to do, and realised he had so much more to add!

While he'd been alive he'd treasured every tale Spike told, convinced he'd never see the gorgeous sights his love described. But now he had the chance, he had the time, he had a guide who knew the darkest, richest, corners of the world.

He wanted to see every single palace Spike had seen, to buy a drink in every dangerous dive.

They made plans.

Family At War

Xander was oblivious to the subtle undercurrents, convinced they were just one small happy family. He loved them both quite differently and thought they understood, which they did, just not enough to co-exist without a fight.

Every time he left the room the hissing would begin, they'd circle one another on the bed. Claws would slash and eyes would flash and fangs would end up bared, and a few new drops of blood would end up shared.

By the time their boy returned, with drinks or snacks or toys, Seven and Spike were always well behaved. Until the next time.

feeling: hungryhungry
Ameamejisuto on May 4th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
These are all just great as usual, but Seven and Spike fighting over Xander? Too freaking good!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 4th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)

I started them off as bitter enemies, and while I think they've mellowed a little, they still fight and prefer to think of Xander as belonging to just the one of them, with the other being an interloper. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: fm; spooky [me]literati on May 4th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
Love 'em! Especially the second one, whose title reminds me of W.H Auden for some reason.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 4th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, well, that would be because I did indeed steal that title from Mr Auden. *g*

Thankee darlin'!
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on May 4th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
**cuddles Seven close**

Why do I get the feeling that she'll soon be one of the best travelled kittens ever?

Nice little snapshots, particularly the last
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 4th, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)
She could indeed be a well-travelled kitten. I can't see Xander leaving her behind, but you just know Spike is going to pout for a week. *g*
werewindlewerewindle on May 4th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Loved them! Family at War had me rolling. ^__^ *pets Seven*
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 4th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
Thanks. :D

Seven is a fun character to play with. She's convinced that Xander is hers and that Spike is just an inconvenience. *g*
Genghis Katkat8cha on May 4th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
I can see Spike and Xander's cat going at it. I can *so* see that. Lovely all three! Your babyvamp!Xander verse is amusing!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 4th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
Thanks. :D

I just can't stop giggling at the image of Seven and Spike hissing and baring their fangs, even though Spike wouldn't dare actually hurt Seven because that would upset Xander. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on May 4th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)
Ahhhh, good stuff!
As always.
I love the travel around and see the world bit - of course he'd want to do that!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Ah, our Xander has dreamed of seeing the world, always certain that he would never actually get to do it. Now he can and he's all excited and bouncy. *g*

Meredith Bronwen Mallory: togethergarnettrees on May 4th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
I love what you did with Xander's eternity. Now he can do and see, and grow to his full potential!

By the time their boy returned, with drinks or snacks or toys, Seven and Spike were always well behaved. Until the next time.
*grins* This, I just adore. Naturally, Seven is convinced that Xander is her human... er, vampire-- she's a cat! Spike, of course, wants to show her what's what, but can't cause he loves his boy. Awww.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
Thanks. Xander deserves an eternity of love and fun, and Spike would love to teach Seven who really rules the roost in that house, but Xander has forbidden him to bite her. *g*

Nebula: iconic_moon_spanderauthoressnebula on May 4th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
The first two are absolutely sweet, and so perfect to describe how Xander must feel now as a vampire.

That last one, however? Made me choke on my spit, I laughed so hard.

Wonderful job as usual sweetie.

darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
::pats you on the back::

Thankee. :D
yeah, i live on the hellmouth.: vamp xander loves partsvichan on May 4th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
He even knew that Buffy, if she ever tracked them down, would be the biggest enemy of all.
*boggle* Is this gonna happen?

HIHGTYHO, that last one kicks ass. They all do.

And I'd say more, but I think you broke my brain. You do that a lot. ^_~

darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!

::carefully glues your brain back together::

And Buffy? Well, if she ever finds out where they are, there could be a showdown... ;)
Sharvie_sharvie_ on May 4th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
Family at War! OMG! That's my house! Only I'm Spike. The cat and I are constantly vying for my bf's attention. It's very sad I have to compete against an orange tabby. But then...I always win. *g*

Loved it! Thanks!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
LOL! Strangely enough, both Spike and Seven are convinced that they win, every single time. *g*

Thanks! :D
zandra_x on May 4th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
I'll bet Seven can lift her upper lip in an Elvis sneer like my cat can to show Spike what she thinks of him.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
Yup. But Spike always counters with a Billy Idol sneer. *g*

VF: Spander (truly tazi)vampirefever on May 4th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
My money is on Seven if they ever have a serious fight.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
Xander would be heartbroken if they ever fought! So Spike would have to send him off on an errand first. *g*

Thanks. :D
Sam: Neck Fetish by Memoimoietmoi on May 4th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
Lovely drabbles! The last one was so cute! *g*
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Spike-Seven interaction is so much fun to write. *g*
sweet_exilesweet_exile on May 4th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
Are you going to have Buffy find them?

I love the idea of Xander being completely oblivious to Spike and Seven fighting over him.

Love these keep 'em coming.
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
Buffy would have to find them first... ;)
Maybe one day.

Thanks! There will certainly be more.
Goes "Ding" When There's Stuff: Magic Momentssuki_blue on May 4th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hee! I get so excited when I see these drabbles posted! My fav? Gotta be the last one. Very clever. And sooooooo cute!
darkhavensdarkhavens on May 7th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Xander is so oblivious to it all.