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29 August 2006 @ 07:00 pm
There's Always Consequences (6/?)  
Title: There’s Always Consequences
Rating: PG-13
Genre: AU season 6, Humor, General
Summary: When a spell of Willow and Dawn’s goes wrong, Spike is the one who ends up having to take care of the result.
Disclaimer: Well, they’re definitely not mine, sad to say. They belong to Joss Whedon. But if they were, I’d be having all sorts of fun!
Feedback: Always welcome.
Author's Note: See? I didn't abandon this story! You can all thank Nebula for this one because it was all the joking around about my TAC muse being stolen that, for some reason, finally got me inspired. Don't ask. This chapter has been kicking around my brain for awhile now but for some reason, I couldn't get it actually written. So, there's the reason for my absence. Writer's block, plain and simple. Well, okay, that and RL. *shrugs* Anyway, hope you guys still remember this story and that you enjoy this latest chapter! Oh, and sorry that it's a bit short but I figured that a short chapter was better than no chapter at all. ^_^

Previous Chapters

“Where are my mommy and daddy?” Xander asked, looking up from where he was playing with the stuffed dog Dawn had given him.

Spike froze and glanced at Buffy, whose eyes had gone wide at that question. Clearly he wasn't going to be getting any help from that corner. He turned back to Xander, who was still looking at him, head tilted to the side. Frankly, Spike was surprised that the question hadn’t come up sooner.

“Well, pet, your mum and dad aren’t…here.” He paused, knowing that the answer wasn’t going to satisfy Xander in the least. But he could hope.

“Where did they go?”

“They…they had to leave town for awhile. Take care of some mum and dad type stuff.” Spike nodded. Yeah, that sounded good.

Xander pouted, his eyes growing large. “How come they didn’t take me? Was I bad?” he asked.

Immediately, Spike reached out and pulled Xander against him. “No, love, you weren’t bad. There’s just some places that kids can’t go and that’s why you couldn’t go with them. Besides, it’s not all that bad, is it? You met me and Buffy and Dawn.”

A small smile appeared on Xander’s face. “And Red.”

Spike nodded. “That’s right. And Red.”

“Hey, Xander, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t you and I go to the store and we’ll buy some stuff for tonight?” Buffy suggested. Xander paused.

“Like Twinkies?”

She blinked. “Well, yeah. And stuff for dinner.”

“Like ice cream?” Xander looked up at her hopefully as Spike snorted, turning his head to hide his smirk. She scowled at him.

“No, that can be for after dinner. With the Twinkies.”

“Then what’s for dinner?”

Spike turned back to Buffy. “Yeah, what’s for dinner? You cooking?”

Dawn looked over from the magazine she was looking through and snorted. “We don’t want to poison him, Spike. We want him to survive so he can have ice cream.”

Buffy turned and glared at her. “Like you cook any better.”

“I do,” Dawn insisted.

She raised an eyebrow. “Oh really? Do I need to remind you of that peanut butter and banana quesodilla you tried to invent? Don’t think I didn’t notice that it ended up in the trash.”

“Just because my cooking is sometimes gross, does not mean it’s lethal.”

“Neither is mine!”

“The dog didn’t even eat it, Buffy. Dogs drink out of the toilet and sniff people’s butts, so that should tell you something.”

“We don’t even have a dog.”

Dawn smiled innocently. “Our neighbors do.”

Buffy gasped. “You tried to give my cooking to the neighbor’s dog?”

“Oh yeah. And he totally rejected it.”

She leaned back, crossing her arms over her chest. “That is so wrong,” she muttered. Spike smirked at her.

“Yeah, you’re right. Don’t know what I was thinking, suggesting you cook,” he said. She glared at him and picked up a pillow to throw at him, only stopping when he motioned down at Xander, who hadn’t moved from Spike’s lap. “Wouldn’t do that.”

Slowly, she lowered the pillow. “You just wait, Spike. You can’t hold him forever and when you finally put him down…BAM! I’ll get you.”

He raised an eyebrow. “Sure you will, Slayer. You keep telling yourself that.” He grinned when she began tapping her fingers against her arm.

“I will,” she muttered.


“Spike,” Dawn called as she entered the apartment, holding Xander and a couple of bags. “We got dinner.”

Spike came out of the room, in a fresh shirt and pair of jeans, hair still wet from the shower. “Yeah? What’d you get?”

“Pizza,” Xander exclaimed, clapping his hands together. Dawn grinned as she dropped the bags on the counter and set Xander next to them.

“Yeah?” Spike winked at Dawn. “Where’d it go then? I’m not seeing pizza anywhere.” He glanced around the room, pretending to search for it as he moved to stand next to Xander, casually placing his arm behind him to be sure he wouldn’t fall. Dawn grinned knowingly, proving that the move hadn’t been so casual.

Xander laughed. “Buffy has the pizza.”

“I do and it would have been nice if someone,” Buffy glanced at Spike as she walked in the door, “had come out to help me carry these boxes.”

He raised an eyebrow. “You’re the Slayer and you can’t carry a few boxes?” he asked. Buffy rolled her eyes as she put the pizza on the table.

“That’s so not the point. You could have done the gentlemanly thing and at least offered to help.”

“Who said I was a gentleman?”

She paused, thinking about it. “Good point.”


Spike groaned as the phone started to ring. “Bloody hell! Why would someone call right in the middle of the movie?” he demanded as he stood. Buffy rolled her eyes.

“Because I’m sure they’re psychic, Spike, and just knew we were watching a movie and decided to pick this exact moment to interrupt,” she said. Dawn raised an eyebrow.

“You know you can never be too sure about that kind of stuff in Sunnydale, Buffy.”

She considered this for a moment before nodding. “Okay, good point.” She gestured towards Spike, who was still on the phone. “Now be quiet so we can listen in.”

“You didn’t tell him to come here, did you, Red?” The hopeful look on Spike’s face died a swift death at whatever Willow’s response was. “Oh…damn it! Great, now I have to actually talk to him.” He paused. “Yeah, yeah. I know. We’ll see you later.” Sighing he hung up the phone and turned to face Buffy, Dawn, and Xander who had all abandoned the movie in favor of watching him.

“Spike? Whatsa matter?” Xander asked. Spike smiled at him and shook his head.

“Nothing you need to worry about, pet.” He absently smoothed Xander’s hair back as he sat on the arm of the couch, before glancing at Buffy. “We’ve got company coming.”

“I figured that just by your reaction.” Buffy paused. “And you only react that way to one person.”

Spike nodded, a scowl already on his face as he stared at the TV. “Yeah. Peaches is coming to town.”
Feeling: pleasedpleased
Nebula: squeeauthoressnebula on August 30th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
I am SO glad that I gave your muse back on this one. I loved this! I have loved this since the beginning, so YAY for more!! *smooches you*

Hee, poor Spike. I love the bantering between Buffy and Spike, because if they can't be a couple, dammit, they need to be friends, and you have that perfectly here, as shown by:

“That’s so not the point. You could have done the gentlemanly thing and at least offered to help.”

“Who said I was a gentleman?”

She paused, thinking about it. “Good point.”

That was too good. Very well done. Dawn, Buffy...they were all perfectly themselves. Your characterizations are spot on, guv'nor. ~_^

As for Angel...I'm just waiting for Xander's very honest thoughts on him, because kids that age are ALL about the honesty. *GRINS WIDELY*

Love it!

Nicole: Jackie & Hyde! I love those two.blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
Hee! And I'm very grateful you gave my muse back. *smooches back* Those are my exact thoughts on Spike and Buffy. If I can't have them as a couple, I want them as friends, darn it.

*squees at quotage and the compliment* Yay! I love writing the banter between Spike and Buffy and Dawn and I'm so glad that you thought they were in character. *g*

Bwahahaha!! Yes, I've already got plans for Angel. *rubs hands together* Oh yes, I'm going to have fun with him...poor vamp won't know what hit him. ~_^
Ladeialadeia3 on January 12th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oh please come back soon with more!! Pretty please!!!! :)
Nicole: Gleeful!Sam - how could you resist?blue_icy_rose on February 18th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
More is coming later today hopefully. It's all a matter of waiting on the chapter. Sorry it took forever to get back to you!
(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, love this! Keep writing. Please!
Nicole: And for something a bit more elegant...blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! Hopefully, the next update won't take so long. ^_^
woman_of_: Blood claimwoman_of_ on August 30th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
Ok, so now I gotta read the other chapters, and I thought I had read everything, should've checked memories!

Wonderful chapter! Oh and what a reaction Angel will have I am sure, looking forward to more
Nicole: Guess who?blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
Hee, I just have this image of Angel's face when he sees Xander and I can't help but laugh at it. I'm hoping the next chapter won't take as long as this one did.

Thanks for reading! ^_^
Alterian: Spike - sufferingalterian on August 30th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
This was a really sweet story, I liked it alot. Hopefully we'll get to read more soon...

Keep up the good work,
Nicole: Moony! Padfoot!blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying this. I hope to have the next chapter up soon.
orofen: fairy!xanderorofen on August 30th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yes! Peaches is coming to town! I had forgotton about this fic, had to go back a few chapters to remember what had happened. Please write more soon ^___^
Nicole: Jackie & Hyde! I love those two.blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
LOL, I'm not surprised you had to reread, it's been so long since I've updated. *g* Chapter seven should be coming soon.

And hee. Everytime I think of the line "Peaches is coming to town," I keep wanting to sing it to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Yes, I'm strange, lol. Anyway, thanks for reading!
~Alice~: thinking by noaluvjamesvinniebatman on August 30th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
I love this story, and the way they interact with little Xander. Please write more! I love it!
Nicole: Moony! Padfoot!blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! Chapter seven is coming soon. (And I love your icon by the way.)
sablerose2sablerose2 on August 30th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yea more to read I just love this one more soon please?!!!!!
Nicole: And for something a bit more elegant...blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! And yes, more soon, definitely.
Blacknblue2blacknblue2 on August 31st, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Yay! I haven't read this before, so I had 6 parts to read. That was wonderful. I can't wait to see what's next.
Nicole: Jackie & Hyde! I love those two.blue_icy_rose on September 5th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked this. The next chapter should be up soon. ^_^
sh33pie50ftqueenie on January 11th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
I love this fic so far. Its simply adorable. Is it still an in progress piece?
Nicole: Nummy treat Xander.blue_icy_rose on February 18th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, I'm still working on it. I just have a lot of WIPs going right now so chapter 7 has taken longer than I thought. I'm hoping to get it back later today. Thanks for reading!
Leathyaleathya on January 15th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
This is a lovely story, I hope you will continue it...
Nicole: Perfect enemies - Buffy/Faithblue_icy_rose on February 18th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm hoping to have chapter 7 up sometime today. And sorry it took so long to respond. ^_^
Obs' Placeobsidianprincss on January 20th, 2007 09:56 am (UTC)
More please.
I really love this fic. It is so cute and i keep checking for updates, but nothing so far.
So, please give us more.
I'm not above begging.
Nicole: Buffy gives monsters nightmares.blue_icy_rose on February 18th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
So sorry it took so long to get back to you. But an update should be coming later today, I hope. I've got a lot of WIPs in the works and trying to split my time between them all is harder than I thought, especially when I throw in classes. Anyway, thanks for reading and for the feedback! It made me smile. *g*