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Unfinished Business, Part 1 (Spander)

Hey guys! Yep, I've written fic. Just a fragment, but for an important purpose:
Gabrielle drabblefest

Happy anniversary, velvetwhip! How could I let this auspicious occasion go by?

Fandom: BtVS
Title: Unfinished Business
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Summary: What if the amulet was delivered to Xander instead of Angel?
Rating: PG
Word count: 390
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy and all companies associated with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They are not mine. I just have more fun with them.
Beta: snowpuppies, only the best bouncer in the world, with invaluable input from darkhavens and my touchstone, eyezrthewindows
Posted at: My journal and bloodclaim


Xander examined the padded envelope, intrigued. Hmm, no return address, no postmark. Couldn’t be porn; his last order had arrived yesterday. Maybe Giles had sent it via some kind of magical postal service.

He squeezed carefully. There was an object inside. Maybe the ex-Watcher had a job for him, an interesting job, something to break up the monotony of the endless, boring, Cleveland days. Boring had sounded like a good idea after the excitement of Sunnydale but there was a limit. Ditchwater looked like a thrill a minute compared with his current life: waking up to the alarm at a dumb time, breaking his back at DC Constructions, home at 7pm on an overtime-free day, then a meal of really, really bad pizza. Where was Domino’s when you really needed them?

Musing over, he turned his attention back to the envelope, opened it and shook.

He covered his eyes as a screaming, black mini-tornado suddenly appeared in the exact spot the amulet had dropped onto the kitchen counter.

Tentatively widening the gap between his fingers, he watched, fascinated, as the whirling dust motes - how could dust motes make so much damn noise? - coalesced to resolve into a glowing, skeletal figure which gradually fleshed out to become... Couldn't be. Spike was dead. Dead, dead. He’d died saving the world in, literally, a blaze of glory.

Xander grimaced. “And to make my nightmare complete..."

“Must be hell if Harris is here. And this does resemble a hellhole,” said Spike, looking around critically and hopping down from the pizza-cheese-encrusted counter.

“Where my aunt’s frilly knickers did you come from?”

“No idea, but good to be back, ain’t it?”

“Depends on your definition of ‘good’. Did I invite you in? I don’t remember inviting you in.”

“Here I am, though. Get over it. Got a spare bed?”

Xander cleared his throat. “As a matter of fact, remember that orange barcalounger? I got another one. Not, I hasten to add, for any fond, nostalgic memories… Hey, where are you going?”

Spike patted the barcalounger tucked in the corner of the living room proprietorially. “Mine.”


Spike plunked himself down into the hard, familiar cushions…

As Spike disappeared through the barcalounger, Xander heard a startled scream from the old lady in the apartment below.

“Why do I think this isn’t going to work?”

Part 2


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Jun. 16th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC)
Oh my GOD! You need to write more :)
Jun. 16th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked, and writing more is an aim. *g*
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)
Awesome stuff.

Put a huge grin on my face, it did. ----> :D

Get down to more writing, missus.


Jun. 16th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
It's not too shabby, is it? I'm so out of practice, but Snowy hectored, badgered, bounced until it looked postable. *g*

Now I've got the bug again. Eep!

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Jun. 16th, 2008 09:25 am (UTC)
waiting veeeeeery patiently for some more. Please. :D
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:33 am (UTC)
Hee! I'll do my best. It was a one-off for a friend, but I've kinda fallen in love with the concept. *g*
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
*g* Oh wonderful!!
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
*g* I was in the mood for comedy, not my usual thang.
Jun. 16th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
You need to continue!! Great beginning, and Spike going directly to the barcalunger.

And not because of fond memories? That 'mine' was reason enough. Spike went like a bee line for it!

Jun. 16th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
You're right! Xander and Spike are in denial. The Basement was their chance and now they have another. *writing*

barcalunger. Just noticed. *howls*

Edited at 2008-06-17 12:23 pm (UTC)
Jun. 16th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
*giggles insanely* I can't help but feeling sorry for the old lady below!! But so good to see you writing *hugs*
Jun. 16th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)

Gonna give writing more of a go. I love it, really do. I'm so happy when I'm writing, even if it's not postable. I just get *stuck* sometimes, and most writers would say the same.
Jun. 16th, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
Lovely! Cute and funny and is there going to be some more, please?
Jun. 16th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
*g* Writing more seems to be the consensus, so I'll give it a go when time allows. It was so much fun writing this!
Jun. 16th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
*giggles more*

I would not say no to reading more. I really, really wouldn't!
Jun. 16th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
*giggles with you*

I'm bullet-pointing as we speak. *g* I've kinda fallen in love with this story.
Jun. 16th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
Gah! Mys was afraid you'd fallen off the Spander-wagon!!!!!!!! Any chance of more?????? If we beg, bribe, or blackmail????????? *prepares to offer first born*
Jun. 16th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'll never fall off the Spander wagon, though I have OTPs in other fandoms. BtVS is so good, it allows everything, and I'll do the utmost to get a new part out.
Jun. 16th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
Heee, love the ending! What a way to discover you're incorporeal. *laughs*
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
*g* Spike could fake it for a bit, but the barcalounger couldn't. *laughs with you*
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Loved the metaphor of something being as dull as ditchwater (instead of the usual - I had to read it twice). So well and tightly written. And the voices were just right. Please shower your muse with roses or chocolate or whatever turns her fancy and do more with this!
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You've identified something I like - tight, pared down. I'll definitely try to do something more with this story, in the same vein. :)
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)

Excellent job, honey.

I'm so glad you're all writey again. ;)
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)

Thank you, baby! Couldn't have done it without you, literally. All the best bits came from your suggestions.

Writey! Now you've done it. You'll be up night and day while I write the next bit. *g*

Jun. 16th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Hee! :D So much fun! I missed your Spander. *smooches*
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Hi, honey! It was such huge fun to write this. What, I'm taking you away from your *ahem* other slashy goodness? ;)

*smooches back*
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Jun. 16th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
OH this is fun!!!!
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! I'm so glad you liked it, my love. Thanks for reading!
Jun. 16th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
BWAHAHAHA! Poor Xander. Poor Spike!

Brilliant, hon. And what a great surprise! Was it as good for you as it was for us?

Jun. 16th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hee! What did I say to you recently? Writing is the best fun you can have with your clothes on. *g* Stacy gave me a bunny and it ran away and took me with it. It was just the best fun.
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