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15 June 2005 @ 01:35 am
'Chips, Trips and Blips', 3 for open_on_sunday challenge #116 - Time Travel/Technolog
Author: darkhavens
Title: Chips, Trips and Blips
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG13 for reference to drugs
Feedback: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Concrit: by email, please
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Notes: Two technology related drabbles and one that's not really timetravel, but kinda might be somehow related if you squint - again, set in the world of baby!vamp!Xander.

Let Me Be Misunderstood

"You want to what to who?"

"I just thought we could get Seven chipped so if she got lost or stolen..."

"No bloody way! I'm not gonna let you..."

"Oh! Oh, Spike, no! I'm sorry! No, of... of course not. I... I didn't even think about... y'know... yours. It's been gone so long I've practically forgotten about it. Of course you wouldn't want another member of the family chipped."

Spike stared blankly until his mental light bulb pinged. His idiot childe thought he was protecting the evil beast? Hell, he just didn't want her returned if he ever got rid!

Maybe It's Not Time Travel, But...

Xander came down slowly from the hallucinogenic hippy he'd consumed the second Spike had turned his back. He was practically asleep when he whispered something odd that made Spike freeze, and then think long and hard.

"So pretty, all those gods and dogs and dragons in the candlelight. Will you grow your hair like that again, for me? I wish you'd picked the stake up when she dropped it, it was so ornate. I wonder if I could carve like that."

A century slipped backwards and Spike recalled the Chinese Slayer, a minutely detailed stake held in her hand. How...?

The Legend Of...

"Here. You're always moaning about being bored while I play poker. You said you'd never had one as a kid, so when I saw it..."

The shop-wrapped box was passed from hand to hand.

Spike never tired of watching Xander accept a gift. His eyes would sparkle as though lit from within by golden stars. An eager grin would stretch his mouth so wide you could count his teeth, and then he'd set to tearing off the packaging.

"Spike! This is one of the new GameBoy Advance SPs! With all the classic games and... Oh my god! It's got Zelda!"

feeling: deviousdevious
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: ak; lights [me]literati on June 15th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
Hell, he just didn't want her returned if he ever got rid!

::snickers:: Ahh, I love Spike.

The last one is too cute!
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 15th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)
::snickers:: Ahh, I love Spike.

Yeah, and you hate that cat! *g*

Xander just seems like a Zelda kinda guy. ;)

Thanks, sweetie!
kat8cha on June 15th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
It's got Zelda... poor deprived Xander
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 15th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
He was a terribly deprived child, and now he's a terribly spoilt, depraved, demon. *g*
your royal pie-ness: NB supineentrenous88 on June 15th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
Awww, Seven showing up! And now Xander is convinced that Spike thinks of her as family. **loves**

Very cute that Xander is all excited about his Game boy. :) Zelda -- time travel indeed!
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 15th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC)
Awww, Seven showing up! And now Xander is convinced that Spike thinks of her as family. **loves**

And Spike will let him go on thinking it, because to explain otherwise would be to invoke the Puppy-eyes o' Doom™. *g*

And I never even considered the time travel properties of Zelda. ::head desk:: I did a twofer! By accident! *g*

Thankee, darlin'. :D
Ame: Vamp!Xander by darkhavensamejisuto on June 15th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
Poor Spike. So jealous of a little cat.

Great drabbles luv! MWAH!
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 15th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, darlin'!

Spike just doesnt' like to share. *g*
Nebula: meauthoressnebula on June 15th, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
*nods in approval* Zelda for the new GameBoy Advance SP. Spike (and Xander) has good taste.

Aww, c'mon Spike, you know you like Seven...

darkhavensdarkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
Thanks. :D

I drabbled Xander playing with a GameBoy last week and then wondered why he'd have one of those instead of something flashier and net-connectable. I decided he never got to have one as a kid, and then when the tech challenge appeared I googled to see what classic games he might be playing, and found an article that told me they are rereleasing 8 of the classic games for the new Advance. The drabble practically wrote itself. *g*
Sharvie_sharvie_ on June 15th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
The trip was very spooky. Does Xander have powers? Are they going to come up again!? Very interesting.
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
Those are interesting questions, aren't they? ;) We'll just have to wait and see. *g*

werewindlewerewindle on June 15th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
*snicker* Long live Seven!

I loved the second one.

Zelda? (didn't have vid games either)
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
Seven is a very determined cat. She keeps trying to take over the 'verse!

As for Zelda... I didn't have a GameBoy either, so I really have no clue. I looked at the list of classic games available and heard Xander practically squeeing over Zelda and the decisiion was made. *g*

Thanks! :D
outsideth3box: Vamp!Xanderoutsideth3box on June 15th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
These were *all* very cool!

I love Spike's adversarial relationship with Seven! (I have all my critters chipped, except the 7 ft boa. Saving for that.)

Loved that trip, do tripping demons get in touch with something humans don't?

And no wonder Spike spoils his Childe, fun to give stuff to people who have such wonderful responses.

I totally adore and worship your Seven of Nine icon. Been meaning to say that.
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
Loved that trip, do tripping demons get in touch with something humans don't?

I'm not really sure, but he is part of Dru's bloodline now so anything could happen. ;)

The icon is by fanbot. Adorable, isn't it? *g*
Lalkhamsin-khamsolal: iconic_moon - hyenapiratepurple on June 15th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
The second one really got to me. Psychic Xander is a kink of mine. :)
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
Thanks. :D

I'm still wondering 'is her or isn't he', but with Dru as a grandsire the possibilities are endless. And we all know he was 'the one who sees'. *G*
VF: Spike fingers (mys1985)vampirefever on June 15th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
Loved the Seven one - my money is still on the kitty in an all out fight between her and Spike *g*
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm hoping it never comes to that because baby!vamp!Xander would be heartbroken. ;)

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darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Xander is a very lucky baby vampire to have a Sire like Spike. I wonder if he'd get me one too? *g*

Thanks! :D
Nashnashmaveric on June 15th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
::snickers at the first one, grins at the second one, giggles at the thrid one:: In all? Niiiiiiiiiice!
darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! I gave your smiley muscles quite the workout there! *g*
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darkhavens: Seven [fanbot]darkhavens on June 16th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC)
Kitty! Yes! My first real OC ever and she's trying to take over the 'verse! *g* Thankee! :D

For the tripping drabble I really wanted to have Xander see William being turned, so I put Fool For Love in my CD drive and sat and watched the scene looking for some small detail on Dru that Xander could mention and shock Spike because he knew he'd never mentioned it. I was hoping for a brooch, maybe a necklace, a ring - something distinctive, and you know what? The only jewellery Dru wears in that scene is a pair of plain looking earrings. So, then I moved on to the Chinese Slayer and watched that scene over and over again until I decided what little details Xander would recall. The stake really did look quite ornate, which made me wonder, which of course made me think of Xander and his woodworking skills...

So, I spent about an hour watching just two scenes over and over again for one 100 word drabble. Obsession, thy name is Spander. *g*
bytemi66bytemi66 on June 16th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC)
I ADORE the first one. Really. My #1 favorite drabble, evah! I laughed out loud. And the Seven/Spike icon is adorable.
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 16th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! #1, yay!

And the icon is by fanbot - she asked me a while ago what kind of cat Seven was (blue point siamese), and then presented me with the icon. It really is Seven of Nine. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on June 16th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
I adore you. All of you.
And all of these. Wheeeeeeee, i say!


Love the 'time travel' one especially, so, so neat.
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 25th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
sheesh! I'm so behind on replying to fb!

Thankee, sweetie! The time travel drabble has opened up a whole new vista of possible drabbles. Does Xander have powers? Do they only work when he's stoned? Can Spike be bothered to supply him with a steady diet of stoned hippies? Hee!
who said what now? - tabaqui on June 25th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC) (Expand)