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BtVS FIC: Contagious (Spike/Xander, R, Part 2)
Today is the birthday of the wonderful, intelligent, fun and totally fabulous entrenous88. I wish you an absolutely wonderful birthday!!!!!!!!!!! *throws confetti and offers you pie*

In honour of your birthday, EntreNous, I was inspired to continue that S/X fic, Contagious, I posted about a month ago. So this is technically part two, although I feel confident that this can be read on its own. Oddly enough this is Spike POV and I’d wanted to write you a Xander-centric fic since you’re such a Xanderista, but then I wrote this instead. *g* There’s still lots of Xander so hopefully you enjoy!

Title: Contagious
Author: cordelianne
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: R
Chapter: Two
Word Count: 1,105
Feedback: Yes please. Concrit is very welcome by email.
Disclaimer: Not mine, Joss owns them.
Summary: The sun streams in, creating patches of light which catch the dust –there’s a lot of dust.
A/N: Set during season 4.
Thanks to savoytruffle and electricalgwen for their invaluable support, help, suggestions and betas. All mistakes are mine.

If anyone missed the first part, it’s here.


Contagious
by Cordelianne


PART TWO


The sun streams in, creating patches of light which catch the dust –there’s a lot of dust. Spike doesn't mind the dust – No domestic vamps here – but the sun's a bitch. He's supposed to be sleeping, not cursing some androcentric designer. Who the fuck thinks windows are a good idea for a crypt?

Course, the real question is Why did Spike pick a crypt with windows in the first place?

Spike decides he doesn’t have to answer stupid questions, and turns over in an attempt to see if the surface is any softer on his side. No, still as hard as rock and since it is rock, not really a surprise. He throws the blanket off and it sends more dust to dance in the bloody sunbeams.

Harris’ hovel is starting to seem like blood-filled paradise right now. And his nostalgia for a Scoobie’s basement is almost enough to make him step outside for a nice afternoon stroll. He shrugs. Might as well do what all good housebound Americans do during the day – watch TV.

***

He wakes up to yelling and thudding. Can’t a vamp rest in peace?

Spike opens his eyes to find that it's dark out and that the only sounds coming from the TV are faint strains of canned laughter. And then it hits him, violence, right outside of his crypt. Just what he ordered – and there’s free delivery, doesn’t get much better than that.

He changes his mind when he swings the door open to a face full of ash. The slayer’s stake stops inches from his heart.

“I come in peace.” Spike raises his hands in the air, smirks a bit, because, why not?

The stake’s lowered. “No you don’t.”

“Okay, I don’t.” He surveys the disappointing scene – no more vampires, just Willow helping Harris to his feet – and pulls out a cigarette. “Was hoping for violence but you meddling kids have taken care of that.”

Buffy raises an eyebrow as she slides the stake into her back pocket. “Right, cause it’s all about you.”

He watches Harris brush dust off his pants, then gives Buffy his best leer. “Got that right, love.”

She sighs, but Willow comes over and pats him on the shoulder. “Don’t worry, Spike, I’m sure you’ll find something to kill tonight. Don’t give up!”

He chokes on cigarette smoke. “Did you –” he coughs “– just give me a pep talk?”

Willow nods, giving him a bright smile. He groans. Could his life get any more pathetic?

His answer comes in the form of Harris patting his other shoulder and saying, “We don’t want you trying to kill yourself again. I can’t keep buying new coffee tables.”

It was a rhetorical question, Spike growls to the universe.

At least Harris isn’t treating him like he’s the troubled teen in some afterschool special. Although, being mocked isn’t much of a step up.

“What? Pizza delivery isn’t the path to fame and fortune?” He shakes his head in mock shock.

“As fun as this is.” Buffy smoothes a hand through her hair. “We should really call it a night. Studying and all.”

“Oh, yes!” Willow bounces. “The Psych chapter on ‘Arrested Adolescence’ looks fascinating.”

Fascinating,” Spike says as he extracts himself. Might as well see if there’s any other baddies lurking around.

Just as the animated chatter recedes, the sound of footsteps grows louder. It’s Harris, running to catch up with him.

“No homework for me.” His tone errs on the too side of cheerful. “Thought I’d join you for some more action.”

Spike considers the boy, who’s looking at him with those big eyes of his. He raises an eyebrow.

“I’m tough.” Harris flexes – surprisingly – muscular arms.

“Fine. Just don’t get in the way.”

Not like Spike has anything else going on.

***

He blames Harris’ lips. This never would have happened if he hadn’t been licking them, drawing attention to how red they are and causing Spike to have the strange desire to kiss them.

He blames the lack of things he can hurt. There he was all wound up and nothing to kill, what was a vamp to do?

And he blames himself for deciding Harris is the answer to that question.

Harris moans and presses against him, deepening the kiss and Spike reconsiders. Might not be so bad after all. He goes along with the frantic kissing and groping – course Spike’s not frantic, it’s just fun, a rush. He bites Harris’ lower lip and grins at the gasp it elicits.

Harris pulls back, panting. “Wow, so this is way better than I thought it – I mean, not that I thought about you. It’s just surpri–”

Spike shuts him up with the only way he’s found that actually shuts Xander Harris up – and it’s turning out to be the best way, even better than all the gruesome deaths he’s fantasized about over the years.

This way only inspires the occasional moan which just adds to how good it feels thrusting against Harris. His cock is getting the perfect amount of pressure from Harris’ thigh, making him feel generous. He slides his leg between Harris’ thighs.

He’s getting whimpers now.

It’s a high – winding Harris up like this. It has him moving his hand down between them to run it along Harris’ dick.

It’s a good move that causes Harris to buck and gasp and clutch at Spike. Brings Spike closer to the edge too.

He bites Harris’ neck – not to hurt, just to tease – and increases the pressure and speed of his grip.

Harris moans and comes, half-collapsing on Spike, breathing fast in his ear.

Spike’s still hard but that’s okay. One look at those red lips and flushed cheeks has him wanting more. Wanting to feel that pretty mouth wrapped around his cock. Cause it’s not that he likes Harris, it's just been a long time and he’s always up for fun, especially when it’s this good.

Harris is looking around, as if taking in their surroundings for the first time. “I can’t believe we just did that two feet away from Hilda Mitchell’s gravestone.”

Spike snorts. “Yeah, I’m sure she’s horrified.” He takes his time getting out a cigarette and lighting it. Inhales, exhales. "Could go somewhere more private."

Harris’ face flushes more and he looks down at his shoes. “I guess we could go, you know, to, um, my place.” He meets Spike’s eyes for a brief moment before returning to examining his sneakers. “If you want. I mean, I have cable.”

“Yeah?” Spike nods and starts walking. Harris falls in step beside him. “At least your basement’s dark.”


*end*

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Comments
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: April 4th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I love Spike's perky inner voice here: "And then it hits him, violence, right outside of his crypt. Just what he ordered – and there’s free delivery, doesn’t get much better than that." His disappointment at being faced with Buffy instead of a brawl was priceless. "I come in peace." *snerk* Willow and Xander's tag team shoulder patting, pep talks also made me laugh.

You segued seamlessly into the frantic petting. This was delightful.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed all those aspects of the story! hee - I'm pleased that Spike's perky inner voice works, I had a lot of fun writing that. It's great that you liked the tag team cheering up of Spike, I enjoyed when that happened on the show so I got a kick out of writing that here. And yay for transitioning nicely to the graveyard action! Thanks so much! :D
yourlibrarian From: yourlibrarian Date: April 4th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Willow (and Spike's horror) killed me :> Fun scene!

BTW, when when I read this I was remembering our exchange about the first part of VM this season and thought you might be interested.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's great to hear that you enjoyed that scene - I had a blast writing it! Thanks so much! :D

Thanks for the link! I read both parts of that article, it was interesting to see a thoughtful, academic perspective on that storyline from a fan of the show. I was particularly pleased by this comment at the end of the second part:
I thus find the show very thought-provoking (which is, perhaps, the best thing we could want from a television program)…but, as to whether these stories of rape might “provoke” more sexism and violence because of their disruption of the usual alignments, or whether, through this very disruption, they might work to discourage such offenses, this jury, for one, is still out.
yourlibrarian From: yourlibrarian Date: April 4th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Such a cute icon!

Yes, the rape storyline this season was so badly handled (I thought) that I completely overlooked how often this has been used as a main storyline in the show. I think that more than anything else was startling to me. I mean, assuming that VM was about a male lead, would we see this storyline coming up over and over again? It's beginning to seem like a disturbing fascination with the subject and if it was actually exploring the issue in a meaningful way I could say fine. But other than somewhat doing so in S1 I don't see that being the case.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also hadn't recalled how frequently rape has been a storyline on the show. I definitely agree that it was handled badly this season - I've just been going through my tape of S3 and it's reminding me just how frustrated I was about it. I agree that it was handled relatively well in S1 - and I did like we had a character who had been raped without her becoming a fallen woman and who was instead the heroine of the show - but have been increasingly displeased with how it's been handled. I think that article touches on how that was problematic.
From: laisserais Date: April 4th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
He's supposed to be sleeping, not cursing some androcentric designer. hee! androcentric designer! i love it!

This was such a treat! and with teh hotness. totally excellent! and a really sweet present for entrenous88!

I loved how Spike's inner monologue is established in the beginning and then when it turns to Harris, he's all cool and blase. hee! maybe not for long if he hangs out in the basement. :)

cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for enjoying that line! I must credit savoytruffle with "androcentric" - it was a great suggestion on her part! I had lots of fun with Spike's inner monologue and having him try to convince himself he's all cool and not frantic. I'm pleased you enjoyed and found it hot! Thanks so much!! :D

And, omg, heeeeeeee to your icon!
entrenous88 From: entrenous88 Date: April 4th, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is fantastic, and such fun! Thank you so much for writing this!

We went out last night and didn't get home until late-ish, so apologies that I'm only seeing this and responding now.

Ha, I love that Spike is grumpy about his crypt windows. Good thing Xander didn't have homework and could join him for "more action." :D

Spike shuts him up with the only way he’s found that actually shuts Xander Harris up – and it’s turning out to be the best way, even better than all the gruesome deaths he’s fantasized about over the years.
Great reason for Spike feeling spurred on to try out Xander for a good round of making out (of course, can't hurt that Xander's lips are so very pretty).

Harris is looking around, as if taking in their surroundings for the first time. “I can’t believe we just did that two feet away from Hilda Mitchell’s gravestone.”
Very Xander-y!

And of course, cable and relative darkness are perfect excuses for Spike to go back to Xander's place and continue the action.

Thank you!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yay! I'm delighted you enjoyed this!!! That's fabulous that you went out last night - hopefully much fun was had and lots of yummy food was consumed! (I'd figured you would go out so was hoping to have it ready earlier which of course didn't happen, but I'm happy you got more birthday celebration today! Maybe you should have a week long birthday celebration?!!!)

I'm pleased you enjoyed Spike's grumpiness about the crypt windows - I get a kick out of writing slightly sulky Spike. Thank goodness Xander didn't have homework! ;) I'm happy you like Spike's reasons for kissing Xander - cause it has nothing to do with liking him or noticing his pretty lips or anything like that! Yay to finding that line very Xandery! And it's good there's cable and darkness to lure Spike to Xander's place! Thanks!

I hope your birthday was fantastic! It's such a joy knowing you, EntreNous! ♥
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cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! That's fabulous to hear! Thanks! :D
a2zmom From: a2zmom Date: April 4th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was so cute. I loved Spike's ongoing inner monlogue and Willow's pep talk was priceless.

Of course, Spike's decision that maybe Xander was good for something was pretty cute also.
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for cute! I had fun writing Spike's inner monologue so that's great to hear! I love Willow giving Spike pep talks, so I had to work that in! And yay for Spike's decision being cute too! Thanks so much! :D
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cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Thanks!! :D
fangrrl From: fangrrl Date: April 4th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love how Spike's mental dialogue is so different from how he's acting. He's gotta keep that Big Bad image up!

And that's my favorite way to shut Xander up, too! :D

Funny and sweet and hot. Thanks for sharing!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 4th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pleased that you enjoy the discrepancy between Spike's thoughts and his actions/appearance. I think at this point (when stuff was still kinda bad for him in Season 4), one of the only things he had was his Big Bad image so he was clinging to that. heeee - it is a good way to shut Xander up! It's great to hear that you enjoyed! Thanks so much! :D
electricalgwen From: electricalgwen Date: April 4th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
vinniebatman From: vinniebatman Date: April 5th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice, I loved it!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 5th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's fabulous to hear! Thanks so much! :D
lily_le From: lily_le Date: April 6th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)
"I come in peace" Trekkie-tastic!

Loved this. Thanks for sharing!

Lily
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 6th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay to enjoying that line! And I'm happy to hear you liked the story. Thanks so much! :D
apreludetoanend From: apreludetoanend Date: April 10th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was fantastic! I love all of the little moments and observations.

No, still as hard as rock and since it is rock, not really a surprise. Hee! Loved this!

Just what he ordered – and there’s free delivery, doesn’t get much better than that. Another awesome little thought.

He chokes on cigarette smoke. “Did you –” he coughs “– just give me a pep talk?” Hee! Awesomeness, both from Willow and Spike's reaction!

Love the whole "He blames" section, great repetition!

course Spike’s not frantic, it’s just fun, a rush. Yeah, sure. This is so perfectly Spike, I love it!

Spike shuts him up with the only way he’s found that actually shuts Xander Harris up I love this--perfect Spander observation!

His cock is getting the perfect amount of pressure from Harris’ thigh, making him feel generous. He slides his leg between Harris’ thighs. I can't explain my love for this one, but it's one of my favorite lines! Spike feeling generous is so perfect and awesome!

It’s a high – winding Harris up like this. It has him moving his hand down between them to run it along Harris’ dick. See above. I love it, even if I don't know exactly why!

“If you want. I mean, I have cable.” Hee! Love this from Xander!

This was so full of awesome little words and moments and details--I completely loved it!
cordelianne From: cordelianne Date: April 15th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
So I've been basking in the awesomeness of this comment for days, and just today realized I'd never actually replied! I'm so delighted by all the lines that you quoted, especially as they're my favourites!

I can't explain my love for this one, but it's one of my favorite lines! Spike feeling generous is so perfect and awesome!
That's very cool to hear!! I was going to try and articulate why I wrote those lines/why I like that sort of thing but couldn't explain it either. So, um, yeah. It is very good to hear you like that!

Thanks for the lovely comment!!! :D
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