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06 August 2005 @ 09:57 pm
'Time Is Elastic', three for slashthedrabble challenge #37 - How Long
Author: darkhavens
Title: Time Is Elastic
Pairing: Spike/Xander, of Buffy
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: Xander's a vampire without a soul.
Notes: More in the baby!vamp!Xander 'verse.



Seven Years

"The spell will resist any attempt to reinstate your young man's soul, so long as the glyph is visible on his shoulder."

"How long?"

"No amount of magic, from any known plane or dimension, will be able to break the multi-layered wards before they readjust to resist the attack and repel any invaders."

"How long?"

"There will of course be pain involved, each time an attack occurs, but the gypsy curses only tend to sting and throb a little."

"Listen, mate! How bloody long does this stuff last? When will I have to fingerpaint my boy with holy water again?"





Six Weeks

Eternity, counted off in big red crosses on the 'Death by Punk' calendar that hung on the kitchen wall above their sink. Each day Xander added a fresh red X and laid a gentle finger on the ringed, important seventeenth.

Six weeks without Spike. Six weeks without being touched by Spike. Six weeks knowing Angelus was touching what he could not, revelling in the knowledge that Xander sat at home, waiting.

It was worth it. It had to be worth it. Once 'payment' was made they'd set the trap and she'd walk in. Then Xander Aurelius would kill Buffy Summers.





Five More Minutes

"Spike, please!"

"Soon, luv."

Spike laid a kiss on Xander's parted lips, then moved back to continue tracing the taut lines of his body.

Held in place by demon-crafted shackles, chains and cuffs, Xander could do nothing more than writhe. The feather-light drag and stroke of long-missed fingertips upon his skin made him fight and arch, in need of contact.

"Please, Spike! It's been so long! I..."

"Five more minutes, and then I promise you can play. I missed you. Missed having you under me like this. Missed hearing you beg and call my name."

"Spike!"

"Yeah. Just like that."



NEXT
 
werewindlewerewindle on August 6th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Wow. The last was so very HOT. The Second was achy and you can feel Spike's frustration in the first. Well done. ^__^
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
Ame: Vamp!Xander by darkhavensamejisuto on August 6th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Great work as always luv! Really love that last one, I think the bois missed each other.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

They really did. Six weeks of no nookie makes Xander a very horny vamp. ;)
paradise4writin: Spanderparadise4writin on August 6th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
Dude you rule!

These are great. I could feel the angst in the second one.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

Angsty and horny - a bad combination for poor baby vamp Xander. ;)
tabaquitabaqui on August 6th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
Aaaaaah, fun fun. Yay, a no-soul spell!

Boo - kicks Angelus!

*smooches the boys*
:)
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks!

Boo to Angelus indeed, but it was worth it. Xander got to kill Buffy! :D
outsideth3box: HOToutsideth3box on August 6th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Love love love your drabbles.

The last one was way HOT!

darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Sometimes those boys just insist on scorching my fingertips. ;)
sottovoce10 on August 7th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
Great buildup Darkhavens and clever structure with the time. There's something about Xander arching under a tormenting Spike that's just so hot.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, that is a very pretty mental picture, isn't it? :D
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: hd; seek [me]literati on August 7th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
you're still the queen, baby.

::smooches::

there's something about "Yeah. Just like that." that gets me every time.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC)
*smooch* Ta!

I could hear that phrase, in Spike's sexy growl all the way through the drabble. :D
penne4mpenne4m on August 7th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
Loved them all, but the second one had my heart bleeding for Xander.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

Xander knows it was worth it, even though it hurt to be separated for so long. ;)
denied_heaven: purrrdenied_heaven on August 7th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
yay for no soulage n yay for slayer killing!
n damn that last one was so hot *fans self*
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! :D
samsara_sv: spikesamsara_sv on August 7th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
I just love the way these always slot in around pre-existing B!V!X! bits -the whole non-linear connections are great! fics plus jigsaw puzzling...

anyway loved all three of these but particularly the hurt in the second with the comfort in the third.... awwww
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

It really is like a big jigsaw puzzle. I spent a couple of nights last week trying to put them all into a linear order and *boggles* - I think I might have it, but I just know I'm going to write a drabble soon that will have me reshuffling the others to make sense of the new one. *g*
Nash: vamp!Xander-deathnashmaveric on August 7th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
::glares at Angelus:: Bloody bastard. The guy in the first drabble is lucky Spike didn't get impatient and snap his ruddy neck ::snicker:: As for the last one...damn hot! ::grin::
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D

Spike was getting a wee bit impatient in that first one... *g*
Hellesponthellespont on August 8th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Ooh, just loverly. I'm rarely a fan of vamp!Xander, but this series is just so full of love and schmoop and humour and good characterization that I can't resist gobbling down the drabbles like fine chocolate almonds.
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! chocolate almonds, eh? *drools*
Lalkhamsin-khamsolalpiratepurple on August 8th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
Yum. :)
darkhavens: sx a love eternal [literati]darkhavens on August 9th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks!