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04 June 2005 @ 11:50 pm
'The Family That Plays Together Stays Together', 4 for slashthedrabble #28 - Endings
Author: darkhavens
Title: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: R for violence
Feedback: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Concrit: by email, please
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: People get killed, and so does a cat (but not Seven of Nine).
Notes: More in the baby!vamp!Xander 'verse.

Blood of My Blood

He'd believed it was over, until Spike burst through the door. He'd given up hope of seeing his love again. Then suddenly Spike was back, full of blood and feral joy, chipless and determined to lay claim to what he'd left.

The torn wrist at his lips made Xander freeze in disbelief, until the primal spirit, buried deep, emerged and bit.

He drank until the last spark of his consciousness blinked out, he drank until his heartbeat stuttered weakly and grew still. He drank, understanding that his love could withstand death. He drank and died so he could live again.

Flesh of My Flesh

Spike made sure that Xander's mother watched, just as she always had, while Xander taught his father about pain. Broken, twisted, stretched and torn, made to beg and whimper, made to plead and pray - for life, for death.

Xander used his father's belt, his pool cue and his bowling ball, his whisky and his beer and cigarettes. Everything his mother had watched with silent, pleading eyes, everything he'd suffered he revisited on 'Dad'. Everything, until the mental litany was done. Everything, and then a final twist, a deadly snap.

The screaming didn't start till they were halfway down the drive.

Heart and Soul

The heart must be alive, Dru said, and so they found a demon willing to remove the jailed Slayer from her cell.

They had to kidnap Angel, knock him out and tie him down, suspending Faith above him, chained and bound. Dru had uttered twisting phrases, sounds like nails on slate, then slipped a silvered witch tongue from her dress.

Slayer's blood fell like rain into the mouth fixed wide beneath, and Dru resumed her chanting with a smile. And then the soul was out and in the cat, which felt that silvered edge.

"Daddy's back, nettle wine for all!"

(refers to previous drabble: The List)

Tears Before Bedtime

They finally let Buffy find them 'hiding' down in Mexico. They'd left a trail a three year old could follow, just in case. She tracked them to a hacienda, quiet and deserted, and faced them down, expecting two, not three.

The appearance of Angelus from the shadows made her stumble, but the swift, remorseless strike she was expecting didn't come. Instead they played a game with her, teasing and retreating, landing blows and skipping back before she found her feet. They wore her down and wore her out until finally two stepped back, allowing Xander in to make the kill.

VF: Buffy meep (angelic mexx)vampirefever on June 4th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 4th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
Wha'? The challenge was 'Endings' so... I ended some people. *g* Hee!
tabaquitabaqui on June 4th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
Revenge Drabbles!!

darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
Hee! Thankee. :D

I'd already mentioned each of these events in passing in previous sets so I decided to revisit the ideas and shade them in pretty colours. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on June 5th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Very pretty indeed.
eatenbyweasels: killed meeatenbyweasels on June 4th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
Like Ali said, with added "eek!"
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:29 am (UTC)
It's all good fun for little baby vampires. Honestly. *g*
werewindlewerewindle on June 4th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah! Xan's first Slayer and though I like Faith I enjoy your Angelus too much to be sad for the way she went. Plus Xan's turning! ^__^ Greatness all around. More!
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! Faith had to go - she tried to kill Xander! There's no way Spike could let her live after that. :P
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on June 4th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
Eep. The soul is...in the cat? O_o

Glad to hear that Seven of Nine is a-ok. =P
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
Eep. The soul is...in the cat? O_o

Well, it was until Dru killed the cat with the silvered witch tongue to make sure the soul couldn't return. *g*

Seven is safe at home, no doubt sleeping on Spike's pillow and clawing her way methodically through his wardrobe. Hee!
Nebula: spikeauthoressnebula on June 4th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
I was wondering how the cat would play in...

But very nice, especially the second one. I'm glad Xander got the chance to do that. ^_^

darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
When I wrote The List I had no idea where the cat came into it. I had to think long and hard to figure it out. Hee!

Thanks. Xander needed to inflict some payback. :D
outsideth3boxoutsideth3box on June 5th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Oh these were just lovely! I adore you!

Dru is so wickedly clever, and yummy. And I just went all awww when the older vamps let baby Xander have his first slayer. If only all families were so sweet.

Yeah, I'm sick. But you love me for it.

::snogs you carnally::
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
Hee! *smooch*

Thankee, darlin'. Dru was determined to get her Daddy back, for good this time. And considering Angelus hasn't killed a slayer himself he was very magnanimous, letting Xander take down Buffy. I have been asked what it took to get him to allow that. It's something to ponder on. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: mk; two [me]literati on June 5th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
ooh I love it when you go medieval on everyone!

love them babe, 'Heart and Soul' most of all cause Daddy's back ;)
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 5th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
Hee! I was in a very vicious mood today, apparently. *g*

And yes! Daddy's back! *smooch* Thanks!
Sharvie_sharvie_ on June 5th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
You killed Buffy! Again! *bg* Hee! Wow, those were emotional packed little nuggets of angst. Can I get those to-go? *lick*
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 6th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
Hee! Yes! Buffy bites the dust yet again! She just won't stay dead. :D

:;wraps the drables up in greaseproof paper for easy carriage:: *g*
Ame: S/X icon by velvet_virago and lit_galamejisuto on June 5th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
Ooh! Lovely death and destruction!! So very good!
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 6th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
thankee darlin'. :D I was feeling a wee bit violent, I think. *g*
kat8cha on June 5th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Wow! Lovely!
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 6th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. :D
most excellently twisted: Xander Bondfanbot on June 5th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
I love this verse! It's ike a jigsaw puzzle. You read a piece and you can see where it should fit bewenn two others and near a third...
Eventually, I hope you lay them all out in thier proper crazy-quilt order.
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 6th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! A jigsaw puzzle is a good way to describe it. I have to keep checking to see which pieces are missing so I can fill in the gaps. *g*

One day it will be presented in a linear timeline - there are 119 drabbles so far, so I'd better start organising it soon!