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BtVS & VM Crossover Fic: Murder at the Neptune Express (Spike/Xander, Logan/Weevil, 1/8, R) - A fiend with magical bunny-like powers
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BtVS & VM Crossover Fic: Murder at the Neptune Express (Spike/Xander, Logan/Weevil, 1/8, R)
My birthday continues to be excellent!! I'm catching a few minutes before my friends come to drink Buffytinis, to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful woman:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY lillianmorgan!!!!!!!!!! Even though lillianmorgan's birthday is actually on September 3rd, it's already the 3rd in New Zealand. Lilliamorgan is such a joyous and wonderful presence on LJ. Her posts and comments always make me smile and giggle. She's also an amazing writer, who can write all the characters so well! And she's a funny, fun and cool gal with kick ass taste in music! It's very wonderful to have basically the same birthday as Lillianmorgan - I'm not kidding about the same birthday thing, we were also born in the same year!!

In honour of her birthday I've written a BtVS/Veronica Mars crossover fic. I'm posting the first chapter today and the second chapter will be posted on Tuesday. I'm anticipating posting the following chapters weekly on Tuesdays.

Title: Murder at the Neptune Express
Author: cordelianne
Chapter: 1/8
Pairing: Spike/Xander, Logan/Weevil (eventually)
Rating: R
Word Count: 823
Feedback: Yes please! Concrit is very welcome by email.
Disclaimer: Not mine, Joss and Rob Thomas own them.
Summary: This is set in the summer of 2005, after season one of Veronica Mars and 2 years after BtVS ended (one year after AtS ended). Everything that happened in canon on BtVS & AtS happened. Everything that we learn happened in the summer between seasons 1 & 2 of VM happened - the only new stuff is what happens in this story, obviously - hee!

Spike and Xander are a couple when the story starts and are both working with Buffy, Giles and the other slayers and watchers, etc. They go to Neptune to investigate some suspicious reports.

A/N: Thanks to the completely awesome and wonderful savoytruffle and spookymonkey for the betas. Any mistakes are mine.

The complete fic is here.


Murder at the Neptune Express
by Cordelianne


CHAPTER ONE

“I have a bad feeling about this.”

Spike snorted. “Course you do.”

Xander craned his neck to see the ocean – it was nice to be on this coast again, kinda comforting even – but it was too dark to see the water.

“Couldn’t resist the Star Wars reference.” Spike rolled his eyes but Xander continued undaunted, “I just thought one of us should state the obvious, you know, that heading to a town just 50 miles from the crater that is now my hometown doesn’t bode well.”

“Good thing you’re here with me.” Spike opened his window a crack, and tossed his cigarette out. “What would I do without someone to state the obvious?”

“Hey! You’re here with me.” Xander turned on the radio. The newest Christina Aguilera song blasted through the speakers. He started bopping his head along with the (admittedly catchy) beat.

“Just because we’re fucking doesn’t mean I’m listening to this shit.” Spike reached for the tuner.

Xander lunged, got there first and batted the pale hand away. “This is the Neptune radio station. I want to hear if there’ve been any more attacks.”

“Volume.”

“Oh!” Xander turned it down so only faint strains could be heard.

Spike was tapping along to the song on the steering wheel. Xander jerked his gaze out the window to hide his grin. There was no point calling him on it, Spike would just deny it. Spike would deny bleaching his hair if the mood struck him. And with a straight face, too.

A motorcycle passed them, its light flooding the car for a moment. It was really dark here, like they were in a Film Noir.

“Nice bike,” Spike said as it disappeared around a bend in the road.

Xander nodded and pretended he was cool enough to tell if a bike was nice or not.

Three more bikes passed them in quick succession.

“It’s like a motorcycle gang,” Xander said.

Eight more bikes went by.

“Not like, it is a gang.” Spike’s gaze was fixed on the rearview mirror.

“I’m happy as long as they’re not into rampaging and destroying vulnerable towns. Once was enough excitement.” Xander eyed the last couple of bikes that’d sped by them. His good – and only – eye caught Spike smiling. “Don’t tell me you’re reminiscing fondly on violent days of yore. Isn’t your soul supposed to stop that?”

“Nothing wrong with a little …”

Xander waited for Spike to continue, but he turned the radio up instead.

“–sixteenth person killed. And with five women under 25 missing, the citizens of Neptune are demanding to know what action is being taken. Sheriff Lamb addressed those concerns at a press conference this evening: We’re investigating a number of angles. As a precaution all young women should stay inside after dark, only going outside with a male escort –”

“Yeah, two meals for the price of one,” Spike interjected.

“– The suspicious marks on the victim’s necks are suggesting cult or gang activity which we’re looking into. That’s all.”

“What an asshole.”

“It’s not like the police are ever equipped to fight vampires,” Xander said.

“Doesn’t matter. He’s an asshole, I can tell.” Spike punched the radio power button to ‘off.’

Xander thought about it. “You’re probably right.”

“Course I am.”

“Don’t let it go to your head.” Xander patted Spike’s upper thigh. “C’mon, let’s find this motel.” He fumbled with some sheets of paper. “Camelot Motel. Sounds good.”


***


“This is not good.”

Xander frowned at the faded wallpaper and scanned the room. There was only one of everything: one uneven-looking bed, one ripped armchair, one stained round table. At least it had a television. A working one. He gave thanks to the gods of TV as he watched a weatherman drone about low fronts.

“I’ve seen worse.” Spike dropped their duffel bag on the small table and flopped onto the bed, his boots resting on the covers.

“Why does that not surprise me?” Xander closed the curtains against the impending daylight. “Maybe we should take advantage of the last few hours of night to check out the town.”

Spike pouted.

Even though Xander knew it was totally put on, it was a hard look to resist.

“We finally have time together, just the two of us. No slayers underfoot or Dawns for you to worry about corrupting.” Spike shifted and Xander caught a glimpse of very white – and very appealing – abs.

“Uh.”

“You have me all to yourself and you’d rather play Hardy Boys than fuck me?”

Xander’s brain abandoned him. Fortunately his dick got him to the bed.

Spike took it from there, yanking him down and making with the focus-stealing smoochies.

Xander pressed Spike’s hands above his head and ground against him. He kissed up Spike’s neck.

“You said something about me fucking you?” Xander breathed into Spike’s ear. Spike nodded and gasped as Xander bit his neck.

“Let’s see what we can do about that.”



Continues here.

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Comments
vampirefever From: vampirefever Date: September 2nd, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG - you've got me reading my first Veronica Mars fic - you evol woman, luring me in with Spander bait *g*

*waits for next part excitedly*
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 3rd, 2006 06:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yay! That's so wonderful to hear!! heee, I am evil cause Spander is so hard to resist!

I'm delighted to hear you're waiting the next part! Thanks!!
electricalgwen From: electricalgwen Date: September 2nd, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woohoo! (Now I have to go read up on VM so I know what the hell's going on. For all I knew, Neptune was the planet. *g*)

Your voices are, as always, spot-on. I especially like "“Just because we’re fucking doesn’t mean I’m listening to this shit.”" And funny! I love "Xander nodded and pretended he was cool enough to tell if a bike was nice or not." Also: Spike would deny bleaching his hair if the mood struck him. And with a straight face, too. Yes, and I love that about him, hee!

“You have me all to yourself and you’d rather play Hardy Boys than fuck me?”
Xander’s brain abandoned him. Fortunately his dick got him to the bed.

Bwahaha!

Very very nice. :)
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 3rd, 2006 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for reading, especially since you haven't seen VM! I suspect this story is more BtVS-accessible than VM-accessible because of the POV (even though it's in the VM world).

I'm thrilled by your comment about the voices! Yay for quoting lots of lines - those are some of my favourites! And yay for making you laugh!!

Thanks!!!! *g*
lillianmorgan From: lillianmorgan Date: September 2nd, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't believe that it's your birthday and yet you're the one giving us presents. Woot! :D
What a wonderful, wonderful gift. I'm already super-super-super excited about this one and can't wait to see where you go. Heeeee! that the PCH-ers made Xander and Spike remember the days of yore.
“Good thing you’re here with me.” Spike opened his window a crack, and tossed his cigarette out. “What would I do without someone to state the obvious?”
Awwwww and yay! No-one gives such a great snarky, sexy vibe as S/X ;D
“Just because we’re fucking doesn’t mean I’m listening to this shit.” Spike reached for the tuner.
Hehehehehehehehehe. Love it. Spike has standards after all :D
“Doesn’t matter. He’s an asshole, I can tell.” Spike punched the radio power button to ‘off.’
Heeeee! ::pets poor Lamby-poo:: ::pets Spike and his issues with authority::
“You have me all to yourself and you’d rather play Hardy Boys than fuck me?”

Xander’s brain abandoned him. Fortunately his dick got him to the bed.

You are far too good, Cordy. Far too good!
Also! Obligatory Dick reference is always of the extremem giggle-worthy :D
EIGHT CHAPTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::does a merry dance::
Thanks as well for your inordinately kind words at the beginning. I'm so touched and really embarrased by how lovely you made me sound ::blush::
And of course you are such a wonderful presence on LJ :) And such a magnificent gift - I hope you had a lot of fun writing it :)
Logan/Weevil!
I use this icon as the appropriate birthday party festivities ensue ;)
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 3rd, 2006 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
It was fun to post fic on my birthday. :D This story is also something that I really love and want to read, so it's a joy to write!! I'm pleased that you're excited about the story! I'm very happy that you enjoyed it and all the quotes make me very happy! *g*

No-one gives such a great snarky, sexy vibe as S/X ;D
So very true, it's what I love most about reading and writing the pairing!

I'm glad that Spike line makes you laugh - it's a favourite of mine! And Spike has very high standards. ::Andrew!nod::

::pets poor Lamby-poo:: ::pets Spike and his issues with authority::
heee! You're so cute, I love your response!!

You are far too good, Cordy. Far too good!
awwwww! *blushes* Thanks!!

The Dick references are always fun! Yay to your dance for the eight chapters!!

You're more than welcome! I really wish I could have expressed better how awesome you are!

I knew you'd be excited about the Logan/Weevil! It does take a while for that to develop. And that is the perfect icon!!! *g*
earth_vexer From: earth_vexer Date: September 2nd, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Spike would deny bleaching his hair if the mood struck him. And with a straight face, too.
Oh, he would!

It was really dark here, like they were in a Film Noir.
Heh. Must be the Neptuneverse.

Great set-up, Birthday Girl! Have a lovely time tonight with your friends and your martinis! *g*
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 3rd, 2006 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for reading!! I'm pleased you enjoyed those lines! And I totally had fun writing Xander's outsider perspective of Neptune.

Thanks! I had a really fun evening!!! *g*
yourlibrarian From: yourlibrarian Date: September 3rd, 2006 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Xander nodded and pretended he was cool enough to tell if a bike was nice or not.
I suspect this nod has gotten much practice lately, as has the secret grin.

“Doesn’t matter. He’s an asshole, I can tell.” Spike punched the radio power button to ‘off.’
Hee! I guess a long lifetime equips you with all sorts of 'dars.

Interesting premise! I'm looking forward to future developments.

Hmm, I do not have a Spike-Xander-Logan-Weevil icon so I've chosen a more general one that happens to be the one I just uploaded since I've mysteriously gotten an extra icon slot :D Obviously your birthday wealth is spreading.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 3rd, 2006 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
heee! I'm sure you're right about the nod and secret grin! *g* I'm glad you enjoyed Spike's ability to determine what kind of guy Lamb is!

Thanks! I'm pleased you're looking forward to more! Yay! *g*

Sadly I don't have a Spike-Xander-Logan-Weevil icon either, but I do have S/X and L/W ones! That's a great new icon of yours! They look so happy! I love the Cordy and Wes interactions in the early seasons. And yay for you getting more icon space!! *g*
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: September 3rd, 2006 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I ordinarily stay away from slash, but since I'm plotting my own BtVS/VM crossover, I'm eager to see a master at work. So far so good -- we know Neptune is fairly close to the former Hellmouth, we've already gotten a glimpse of that city's occupants, and I believe I'm familiar with that motel ...

Also, I believe happy belated birthday is in order!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 4th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for checking out the story even though you don't normally read slash! And thanks for lovely compliment! I'm pleased to hear that you're liking where it's going so far! I'm planning to post the next part on Tuesday.

Thanks!! It was a fun day! *g*
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cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 4th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay for loving VM! It's fun to combine the VM world with that of my favourite fandom and pairing (S/X)! I'm pleased that you're looking forward to reading more, I'm planning to have the next chapter posted on Tuesday.

heee! Hopefully you'll get hooked on L/W too - it's a great pairing! *g*
ebonypsyche From: ebonypsyche Date: September 3rd, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoo!

K I'm giddy and waiting for more.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 4th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Giddy is very good! I'm planning to post the next chapter on Tuesday. *g*
berettelser From: berettelser Date: September 3rd, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two of my favourite shows together, with spander,
can't wait to read more!

cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 4th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! They're two of my favourite shows too, so I'm having a blast writing this. I'm planning to post the next chapter on Tuesday. *g*
vinniebatman From: vinniebatman Date: September 4th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I've just started watching VM, and this fic is awesome! More please *bounces up and down while making puppy eyes*
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 4th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm pleased to hear you've started watching VM, it's such an awesome show! Thanks for letting me know you're enjoying the fic and want more! I'm planning to post the next chapter on Tuesday. *g*
yanagi_wa From: yanagi_wa Date: September 4th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Veronica Mars? Huh? But it's starting out very well. Please write more soon. I can't wait.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 4th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hopefully you'll continue to enjoy the mix of BtVS and Veronica Mars. I'm pleased to hear you want more - I'm planning to post the next chapter on Tuesday. *g*
From: brandil Date: September 6th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
YOU ROCK MY WORLD!!11!2

Things I love so much I can't explain:

heading to a town just 50 miles from the crater that is now my hometown doesn’t bode well.”

Spike would deny bleaching his hair if the mood struck him. And with a straight face

A motorcycle passed them, its light flooding the car for a moment. It was really dark here, like they were in a Film Noir.

Sheriff Lamb addressed those concerns at a press conference this evening: We’re investigating a number of angles. As a precaution all young women should stay inside after dark, only going outside with a male escort –”

“Yeah, two meals for the price of one,” Spike interjected.

“– The suspicious marks on the victim’s necks are suggesting cult or gang activity which we’re looking into. That’s all.”

“What an asshole.”

“You have me all to yourself and you’d rather play Hardy Boys than fuck me?”


Now I'm going on to the next part

SQUEE!!

cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 6th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
eeeee! Your comment makes me so happy! I'm delighted that you love all those parts! Yay! Thanks!! *g*
pikapika217 From: pikapika217 Date: September 12th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

“It’s like a motorcycle gang,” Xander said.

Eight more bikes went by.

“Not like, it is a gang.” Spike’s gaze was fixed on the rearview mirror.


XDDDDDDDDDD I said something similar to what spike did, outloud before seeing his comment.

This is sooo good! VM is one of my favorite shows, and I just LOVE how Spike could tell what an ass Lamb was right off the bat XDDD but Dayum, if he isn't cute XP

I love this, and I can't wait for more.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: September 13th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much!! It sounds like you and Spike are thinking along the same lines! *g* I'm delighted you're enjoying it (VM's one of my favourite shows too!). Perhaps Spike would appreciate Lamb's cuteness if he saw him in person?! *g*
shadowscast From: shadowscast Date: November 28th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
And here I am finally, reading this!

Love this line:
Xander nodded and pretended he was cool enough to tell if a bike was nice or not.

Also, the PCHers riding by gave me tingles. Good tingles!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: November 30th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yay! I'm so happy that you remembered this fic and came back to read it! 8g*

I'm pleased you enjoyed that line. And yay for good tingles! Thanks!! *g*
apreludetoanend From: apreludetoanend Date: December 10th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
First of all, I think it's so awesome that you posted this series on successive Tuesdays! Hee!

There was no point calling him on it, Spike would just deny it. Spike would deny bleaching his hair if the mood struck him. And with a straight face, too.

This is so perfect - so very Spike, and an awesome Xander observation!

It was really dark here, like they were in a Film Noir.

Hee! I totally just laughed out loud at this! I love it!

“Doesn’t matter. He’s an asshole, I can tell.” Spike punched the radio power button to ‘off.’

Spike's a good judge of character!

“Camelot Motel. Sounds good.”

Hee! This is fantastic!

I'm practically giddy at reading about Spike and Xander in Neptune! This is just about the awesomest thing ever! I don't even want to tell you how very obsessive I am (was?) about Veronica, so I'm totally smiling like an idiot about this. And to have it written by someone who gives such good Spike/Xander? I'm so excited to read the rest!

(Which I absolutely will, but probably not tonight.)
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: December 16th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so excited that you're reading this! And your comment makes me very happy! The lateness of my reply is because of how tired I've been recently.

I'm pleased you enjoyed that the posting days for the fic were Tuesday - I got a kick out of that. *g* Yay for quotage! I'm glad you liked Xander's observation about Spike, I hoped - that aside from being fun - it would establish that Xander knows Spike pretty well. heee - I'm happy you enjoy Spike's comment about Lamb! And I *had* to include the Camelot Motel!

I also am/was very obsessive about VM, so this was a way for me to meld two of my big obsessions.

Thanks soooo much! *g*
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