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19 May 2006 @ 12:05 pm
Ficlet: Promise of Forever (Spike/Dru/Xander)  
Title: Promise of Forever
Rating: PG
Challenge: Elements
Stage: Earth
Summary: Xander goes patrolling alone.
Warnings: Since this will be a group relationship, there will be both het and slash. (Though possibly not in this chapter...) Let's say this is set in early season 4, before the chip happened. (Ha! Take that stupid Initiative!) And obviously, Spike and Dru haven't broken up. Hmm...we'll go with they met up with Xander over the summer and somehow, these three have entered into a relationship together. *nods*
Disclaimer: They are definitely not mine. They belong to Joss Whedon and I just borrow them.
Author's Note: Written for the newest round at stagesoflove. I'm easing my way into writing the three of them together since this'll be my first series where the characters are involved in a threesome (or group relationship, whichever you prefer). I've also claimed them for two other challenges, so I'm hoping to have those two ficlets posted soon. Hope you guys enjoy and feedback is definitely welcome!


Xander sighed, tilting his head back to stare at the sky. This was boring. Why had he convinced Buffy to take a night off again? He shook his head. Not that he resented patrolling for her but it was really boring since Willow was out of town and Giles was…somewhere. It had to do with research and books and if Giles had ever come close to jumping up and down with excitement, this trip was it.

As for Spike and Dru, he hadn’t seen them all day and he hadn’t run into them on patrol just yet.

And this guy was refusing to wake up and crawl his way out of the grave, which really suited Xander just fine. He didn’t really like the idea of patrolling alone because it never ended well. The last time he’d gone out alone, Spike had come along and after getting rid of a demon that had decided to join in on the Xander Snack-A-Thon the vampires had wanted to have, he’d turned on Xander and demanded to know what the hell he’d been thinking, not taking any back up. Apparently, Dru had been worried and her insistence had been more than enough to send Spike after him.

He sighed again. “Boring,” he muttered, sliding off the headstone. “You’re kind of rude, you know. Standing a guy up like this. I could have been doing something much more fun right about now but no, you had to decide to be lazy and take forever.” He shook his head. “Well, that’s fine by me. I don’t have to sit around here and wait-“ He stopped when he saw the earth covering the grave begin to shift. His eyebrows shot up. “But, of course, if you want to be lazy, I won’t stop you. Why should I? I’m lazy all the time. Just ask anybody. So, you just stay right there in that grave and if you feel the need to get stuck so I can stake you and run, that’d be just peachy.”

The vampire, one Ben Tupperman (which had Xander’s mind running off on a tangent about Tupperware), began to pull himself up, pausing to look at Xander, who suddenly wondered if this is what chocolate felt like around girls. Or him.

Maybe calling him lazy hadn’t been the best idea.

Not that Xander had any time to think about it because suddenly Ben the Vampire was lunging for him and all he had time to do was jump to the side to avoid being pounced on. He kicked out, felt his foot connect and did a silent cheer as he and the vampire traded a few hits.

But luck never lasted on the Hellmouth, so naturally Ben ended up pinning Xander to the ground.

“Bet you’ll taste good.” He grinned down at Xander and began to lower his head while Xander struggled to turn the stake in his grip so that it would pierce Ben’s chest.

“You’ll never get the chance to find out, mate.”

Ben froze and turned to glare at the intruder before he went flying. Spike glanced at him for a moment before turning towards Ben. He grinned and, instead of staking him right away, began to play with him.

“Naughty, trying to taste what’s ours,” Dru growled softly as she came up beside Xander. She glanced down at him and tilted her head before smiling and kneeling down next to him, trailing her fingers down his arm. “He should have stayed in the earth.” She brightened. “Would you like to go in the earth, my pet? Hide and seek and we find you in the dark.”

Xander shook his head. “Not just yet, Dru. But I appreciate the offer.”

She pouted.

“Now, Dru, what are you pouting at the boy for?” Spike asked, turning away from the dust settling behind him.

“He won’t join us in the dark, Spike. He’d rather burn in the sun.” It was definitely one of Dru’s more clear nights.

“That all?” Spike and Xander glanced at each other, a look of understanding passing between the two before Spike held out a hand to each of them, pulling them to their feet. “Don’t worry, Princess. Xander just wants to enjoy the sun for a little while longer and then he’ll come be with us forever.”

Dru’s eyes widened and she clapped her hands, laughing. “Will we be a family forever then?”

“Yes.”

“Do you promise?”

Xander put a hand on her shoulder, turning her towards him. Smiling he kissed her cheek. “I promise.”
 
 
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woman_of_: Dru and Spike #2woman_of_ on May 19th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
Ah this is a season 4 I could love. No Chip, Spike and Dru together! Heaven, oh and Xander as well...baby makes three.
Nicole: Hee! Thumper!blue_icy_rose on May 19th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hee! Wouldn't it have been great? *sighs* Ah, that would have been wonderful to see...

Thanks for reading!
carnadosacarnadosa on May 19th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Not enough people write S/X/D. It has the potential to be such a fun group!

Now I'm curious about the backstory.

I liked your Xander monologue.

Just, FYI. Your lj? Is very hard to read. In other words, ow ow my eyes. If you wanna do white letters, you almost have to stick to black as a background for readability. And 8.5 font is really too small. I had to copy/paste in word to read this.
Nicole: Forever - Drublue_icy_rose on May 19th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I have to admit that I'm wondering about the backstory as well, lol.

That's strange that the font color and size comes out so different on your computer than from what I have it set as though. It's supposed to be a cream color (so that it wouldn't be too bright for people's eyes) and the font size comes out bigger on mine as well it sounds like. I am sorry that it was hard to read thoughl
carnadosacarnadosa on May 21st, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
*messes with moniter*

Ok, ow. That didn't help. *pouts*

Stupid computer.
eithnexeithnex on May 19th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
This is great, I love this grouping. Dru can be such fun and add in Spike and Xander, you just don't see enough of them together. I can't wait to see where you go with this. Thank you for posting it and I'll look forward to more when you get the chance.
Nicole: Xander through the years.blue_icy_rose on May 19th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, I got this idea when I read a Spike/Dru/Buffy story that I really enjoyed (and can't find anymore unfortunately). Then I read a story of darkhavens and she had these three together and I loved it (and discovered how hard it is to find stories centered around them). So now, I'm exploring it. Thanks for reading and for the great comment!
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on May 20th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
I love the idea of Xander being bored waiting for the dead to rise - living on the Hellmouth definitely makes you jaded.

And Xander promising to be with Spike and Dru forever is just - whoa!

Skips off to read the next part.
Nicole: Xander quotage!blue_icy_rose on May 28th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hee, well I figured Xander was already pretty "Eh, whatever" about the whole situation by the time season two rolled around. (Like his remark about how Buffy will slay and then they'll party. No biggie.) So by the time it's season four....he must get bored! LOL.

And yup! Those three are going to eventually be running wild all over the place with eternity before them. Just think of the chaos. *g*

I'm hoping to have the second part up sometime today. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for reading!