together was far from a happily ever after.
Both Spike and Angel loved Xander, but that didn’t get rid of any of the
issues they had together.It didn’t lessen any of the
everyday things that got on each other’s nerves.
Xander was finding that you had to work on happily ever after.
seemed to take an unnatural interest in pestering and baiting Angel and it got
worse when Angel spent too much time working. Xander thought it was like Spike was a little kid, pulling a girl's
pigtails to get her attention.Kinda like
he’d done with Jesse when he was a kid, except he'd gone with giving wedgies
until he figured out that Jesse liked girls, then they'd just become
friends.Now Spike was busy bugging
Angel.His current plan of attack
seemed to be taking his freshly warmed up mug of blood before Angel could get
it from the microwave.
slid ahead of Spike and grabbed the mug out of the microwave. They were all
getting ready for bed and he knew Angel had a rough night hunting down a demon
while he and Spike had researched. He cut Spike’s protest off with a kiss and
blindly passed the cup to Angel before wrapping both arms around Spike.
take it too easy on him,” Spike growled when he pulled away from the kiss.
"Don’t have to pester him for
no reason either," Xander answered. He returned Angel’s grateful smile with one
of his own before turning to Spike to pout. "We played and researched all
night while Angel was out there by himself. I want to play with both of you now
and if you make Angel mad he might not play."
should be at his side,” Spike answered, his temper wavering a lot in the light of
the current situation.“Don’t have me chip
anymore.I could be useful.”
were the only one that could translate that book for us, Spike," Angel
said as he finished the blood and set the mug down. He walked over to the two
of them, leaving Spike pressed between them. He bent to Xander’s neck and let his fangs
pierce the skin, just taking enough to get the taste of bagged blood out of his
mouth. "So you want to play before bed?"
“Yes,” Xander groaned. “It’s been so long…”
snorted as Xander complained.“It was only last night,
"Don’t you want to play with
me?" Xander asked. He already had one hand working its way into Spike’s pants. Both Spike and
Angel seemed overprotective of him, but when it came to sex he always felt like
he was in control. "I was going to ask our Sire if you could go first this
time." His mouth was against Spike’s ear and his tongue flicked out to
lick along it when he was done talking.
smiled a bit when he heard Xander say “our” Sire.
It was true that he was Xander’s blood Sire, but, in truth, the boy
thought of both vampires as his Sire. At times like this, the unique circumstance of his turning showed
through.Sometimes his Xan shone
through more than Angel’s Xander, but he loved the whole man.
all about equality,” Spike answered.He
loved it when Xander played with his ear. “I’m all for fair play.”
leaned into Spike’s other ear, matching Xander’s licks. "Think we should take
him to the bedroom, Spike? He looks ready to try to wear us out again."
to be young again,” Spike mock groaned and then trailed off into a real groan
when Angel and Xander synchronized their licks.
ear a few more licks then wiggled around him, heading for the bedroom.
"Coming, Master?" he asked, backing toward the door and unbuttoning
his shirt. He wondered if they’d ever get tired of playing like this.
growled soft and followed after Xander like a sailor towards a siren. One thing he liked the best about the new
combined Xander was that his Xan never would have called him Master. He got the cockiness of Xan and the playfulness
of Xander all mixed into one lovely bit of sexy goodness.
both Angel and Spike started to follow him, Xander turned around and ran for
the bedroom. He chuckled to himself as he tossed clothing around for Cordy to
find the next day. Once in the bedroom he threw himself on the bed and bounced
once before laying back and watching as the two vampires prowled toward him in
Xander teased them good-naturedly.The
truth was he loved to see them in game face. It made him feel normal now that his own face permanently carried the
softened features of a vampire.
seem very respectful, does he?" Angel asked with a smirk as he and Spike
got on the bed. "Maybe I should hold him still for you." He matched
action to words as he rolled Xander on top of him. Sometimes he couldn’t reconcile his Xander to
the combined version. He was much more open to playing during sex now.
“Respect?” Xander laughed. “Oh, I’m very respectful, but I’m more horny than
anything else.”Xander started to
squirm on Angel in hopes of driving him a little crazier.
took advantage of Xander’s distraction to slip two lubed fingers into him. "Now,
pet, said it was my turn first. Don’t get Angel too excited yet."
“Master…” Xander half whined in a
tone that was very reminiscent of Angel’s old Xander.
shivered under Xander. Hearing him just saying Master and watching Spike
preparing him was almost enough to make him take Spike’s place. He let his fangs
graze across Xander’s neck instead. "After this you’re all mine while Spike
Xander agreed readily. “I can take anything.”
"You’ll take it?" Spike
asked with a hint of teasing in his voice. "Thought you liked what we did
not just put up with it."
trying to hide your lack of skill by yapping?” Xander snapped, just like Spike’s Xan.
pet. Just want to hear you say that you want this." Spike replaced his
fingers with the tip of his cock while he talked. "You do want this don’t you?"
course, I want this.I love you,” Xander hissed
impatiently.“But I’d really like you to fuck
me.Unless you don’t want this?”
reached around with an exasperated sigh and pulled Spike smoothly into Xander.
"He meant he wanted anything we give him not that he’d just put up with
it," he said.
“M’sorry, just want this so
Xander answered again.
just bent down to kiss him keeping a steady rhythm. He was tempted to draw
things out, but Angel seemed to be in a good mood. There was no reason to piss
him off quite yet. As they got close, his mouth moved to hover over his claim
seen Angel getting ready to offer his wrist to Xander, which was how they did
it now if they were all together. Xander would feed from whoever was not
feeding from him.
was no longer just part of the play anymore, but a necessity. When they couldn’t speak, the blood spoke
for them.When the shared bond could
have been stressed, it was only reinforced by their shared blood. Xander bit into Angel’s wrist, keeping his eyes
locked with Spike as he was fucked.
barely waited until Spike and Xander were done before moving around and taking
his place. He didn’t let Spike go first often, but, when he did, it always
surprised him to realize just how aroused he was from watching them.
held his own wrist up for Xander to feed from. One of the side effects the change had on him was a hunger greater than
a normal fledge his age.Without the
blood of his Sires, he would get lethargic and moody.
Spike much preferred his lustful Childe like now when he was full
of his Sires
Xander yelled around Spike’s wrist as he came for the second time. He went back to
sucking softly on Spike’s wrist as he started to relax. Taking both of them always
wore him out for at least a few minutes.
“That’s it, pet,” Spike crooned softly,
petting Xander’s hair.“That’s just what we all
any particularly nasty visions been haunting you lately, Cordy?” Xander asked. Cordelia really had become his friend since
come here.He loved the fact that she
would defend him and give Angel or Spike hell, even if they really hadn’t done anything to him.
the ones I get when you and Spike forget there are other people in the
room." She had walked into Angel’s office the day before to see Spike
and Xander mostly naked against Angel’s desk trying to get him to play.
"Not that I ever seem to see much of you though. Both of them seem to be
good at making sure you’re not exposed no matter what’s going on."
think its a
talent of theirs,” Xander chuckled in agreement.
“If you weren’t sneaking around trying to catch a peak…”
hey, I wasnt
trying to peek, and it’s not like I have to work to catch you all," Cordelia
said as she keep going through the paperwork. "Speaking of the bleached
menace, there he is."
thought he was with Wesley, going over that demon book to make sure they didn’t miss anything,” Xander said. He knew Angel would probably sneak a peak at
least once.Angel had admitted to
Xander one night that he liked when Spike was being all ‘bookish’ because it reminded him
of his old William.
that all done. Wanted some time to spend with my pet now didn’t I?" Spike said as
he slid up behind Xander with no warning. "Want to go up to the roof and
get some fresh air?"
roof sounds nice,” Xander said.Even
though Spike projected the image of the big bad to the world, he was one hell
of a romantic.Sometimes he would
whisper the odd lines of rhymes into Xander’s ear when they were alone. It was something he only did now that Xan
and Xander were one.The old Xan never
would have put up with that, let alone loved it.
nuzzled at Xander’s neck then pulled him toward the stairs. "Come up in
an hour or so if you want another peek," he called back. "Still not
letting you see my boy though."
Cordy sing-songed back.
Xander said. "We never got nearly that far when we were, I guess you could
call it dating." They were almost to the roof when he continued. "So,
were they surprised when you figured out that book so fast?"
was, Angel wasn’t,” Spike said.He was
proud to see that his Sire had faith in him. “Guess
all those years cavorting with the baddies did some good.”
and I just know how good you really are. Hey, did you do this?" Xander
looked around at the plants that had been placed out on the roof. "This is
a little something,” Spike shrugged.“I know you like to look
at beautiful things.”
you happy here, Spike? Usually I think you are but sometimes you and Angel don’t really seem to get
along and its
kinda my fault you’re together all the time." Xander looked around
nervously. "I just want you two to be happy."
“I’m happy, pet. Really,” Spike assured his Childe. “Me and Angel have a
special relationship.If things start
getting too… I
know, normal, then I get itchy.Always
liked a little spice between us.We’re not really fighting.”
snuggled up in Spike’s lap. "Good. I know this is all kinda weird but I
really like having both of you watching out for me and," Xander blushed as
more of his shy personality came forward. "And all the other stuff."
was always intrigued, if not a bit thrown off when Xander’s softer side came
out.He knew how to handling a
bickering feisty Xan, but the shy Xander was still new. “I’ll always watch out for you… and do all that other
you, Sire." Xander still had his face buried in the crook of Spike’s neck to hide his blush.
"I know I’m not as strong as you and Angel yet, but you know I’ll always do my best to
protect you both."
have no idea how strong you are, luv,” Spike told him. “None of this would be possible
gave a self-deprecating chuckle, but pulled back a little so he could look at
Spike. "Be a long time before I’m as tough as you and Angel, but I
like that youre
helping me get better at fighting and stuff. I know you did plan on sharing me
with him, but you haven’t complained or anything."
moment alone with you is a jewel,” Spike answered, allowing his words
to become a little flowery.This wasn’t exactly his Xan. It was
the man he loved, but at the same time it was a more sensitive side. “I want you. Every part of you… all the time.”
Xander begged as he started moving on Spike’s lap. "I want you right
“Lube?” Spike asked with a heavy
"That’s one thing I’m better about then
you" Xander said with a shy chuckle. "You never seem to carry any
around anymore." He fished around in his pocket and pulled out the lube he’d stashed there, giving
it to Spike without meeting his eyes.
“That’s cause some little whelp
is always distracting me,” Spike huffed lightly, even as he undid the cap with one
hand and Xander’s jeans with another.
was tracing the ridges on Spike’s face with one finger while his pants were pulled down.
"I like seeing you in the moonlight like this. It’s so…" Xander trailed off
with a yelp when Spike’s first slicked finger slid into him.
“Romantic?” Spike supplied with a
grin and worked Xander just the way he liked it.
sure, romantic. Just keep doing that," Xander gasped out. He was trying to
shirt off while he was talking.
about dead sexy?” Spike supplied again, this time managing to slip out of his
too," Xander said. He managed a smile as the last of their clothes were
pretty much torn off. This was new for the two of them. Even after he’d recombined it had still
been mostly Xan with Spike when they were alone, but this time he felt more
nice to make love under the stars,” Spike said. “Think you could ride me?”
never got to do this, but you know Xan kinda wanted too when we were split,
right?" Xander asked as he let Spike raise him up. "I like not
fighting with you as much, but fighting is fun too sometimes."
had already put lube onto his cock and slowly settled Xander onto his
cock.“I wanted to spend time with you like
got forever," Xander said as he tilted his head to the side.
took the invitation and leaned forward to slip his fangs into Xander’s flesh. With Xander in his lap they could feed from
each other and fuck slowly.Normally
they would feed from wrist for sheer convenience, but this was so much more
absently thanked his vampiric flexibility and strength as he had to twist
around a little to reach Spike’s neck. It was perfect though. He felt safe, even naked up
here on the rooftop in the middle of the night, and every time his eyes focused
he saw the plants and the moonlight. Spike being all romantic like this was not
expected, but it was perfect.
have told you how long they stayed like that. It could have been hours or mere minutes as the blood flowed in a
continuous flow between them.The bond
they shared was completely open and Spike let all his walls drop to just feel
everything Xander had to offer.
had sensed Angel coming up at some point to check on them and turn right around
and give them some privacy. He whimpered when Spike finally lifted his head. He
count the number of times they’d cum during the hours of lazy rocking but he felt great.
When he lifted his head and looked at Spike he could see the same calm,
contented expression on his face. "Love you," Xander said softly.
you too, pet,”
Spike whispered back.Spike felt his
personality shattered into a million pieces, but in a good way. For some reason he didn’t want his Sire to see
him weak like this… perhaps a built in response from his training at the hands
"We’ve got a few hours till
sunrise. Wanna get dressed and you can point out the constellations and stuff
to me? I never really learned all them, but seeing as I’m going to spend a lot of
time under them now I’d like to know about them," Xander said as he carefully
could complain that you’d assume I know poufy stuff like that,” Spike groused
happily.“But I won’t. Got a few of my own dirty constellations I
can point out…”
“I’m still not sure how you
talked Spike into growing his hair out,” Cordy commented to Angel and
Xander.She had to admit that Spike
looked much better with his hair long and not slicked back severely.
snickered. "We didn’t talk him out of anything. Every time he talks about
cutting his hair I distract him with sex. I think he looks a lot nicer with his
hair a little longer."
you should try distracting Angel like that too…” Cordelia said, leaning back in her
chair to look at Angel.“Bet you used to have long
hair just like your Childe.”
I like Angels
hair just the way it is," Xander said as he rubbed up against Angel.
"I think you’re worrying way too much about how they look anyway."
Cordy huffed.“It’s all about keeping the
image up.Three gay vampires have a
certain image to uphold.”
not your job to worry about how any of us look," Angel said then got an
evil grin on his face. "Well, maybe you can worry about Wesley, but leave
me and my boys alone."
Cordy snapped, her cheeks turning darker than could be blamed on her
blush.“Just for that I’ll talk Xander into
getting his ridges pierced!”
"Don’t think so," Xander
said when Angel gave an annoyed grumble. "Why don’t you go home? With Spike
and Wesley out picking up supplies Angel and I will have the hotel to
you want to be alone,” Cordelia cooed sarcastically. “You want to get your
thing on.Yeah, I think I’ll go get a
manicure.On your card of course,
Angel tossed her the card he’d gotten for cases like this. It just had a $200 limit so
get too crazy. His Xander had a positively wicked look on his face and he
wanted her gone so he could find out what he had planned. “So what do you have planned?”
me a head start," Xander said. He was standing right in front of Angel as
he slipped off his shirt and let it drop to the floor. "Then you catch me.
Wherever you catch me is where we make love the first time tonight?" He
was bouncing on the balls of his feet while he talked and there was a faint
flush of excitement showing on his face.
felt his own flush excitement come over him at Xander’s eagerness. This aggression and enthusiasm was unlike
his Xander, and more like Xan.
fifteen seconds of a running head start, okay?" Xander asked. When he got
a nod of agreement he leaned in for a long kiss. "Just to motivate
you." With a smirk, he darted out of the office area and headed for the
second floor of the hotel.
really was a handful like this and Angel was happy to have some time alone with
him.He loved the sweet and dependant Xander
he had first fallen in love with, but this new integrated soul was still a
mystery at times.He’d give the Childe about a
minute to think he might have been successful… okay, thirty seconds and then he
took off in a blur of black.
knew Angel would catch him quickly so he was mainly deciding where he wanted to
be caught. With a burst of speed he headed back down toward the lobby. Angel
would normally never do anything there, where anyone could walk in, but this
time Xander was sure he’d be too worked up to worry about it.
was watching the staircase when Angel tapped him on the shoulder from
behind.“Boo,” he whispered into Xander’s ear.
Xander started to ask as he spun around. Then he let his expression slide into
a lazy grin. "Guess it doesn’t matter does it? You’ve got me. Are you going
to take your reward?"
really have to take it?” Angel asked, reaching out and tracing his finger along
brow ridges.“There’s nothing you wouldn’t want to take yourself?”
blinked a few times then softly but firmly started pushing Angel back against
the wall. "You’d let me, Master?" he purred. "Let me take what I
want this time without worrying about status?" He had his hands tangled in
shirt, ready to rip it off him as soon as Angel gave permission.
Xander never would have said Master in the same sentence he used that
self-satisfied tone that was driving Angel mad.
He loved it when Xander was a little more aggressive and
is about us, not about anything else,” Angel told Xander.
I could do this, Master?" Xander asked as he pinned Angel’s arms above his head
with one hand. With his other hand he tore Angel’s shirt open and raked his
fingernails lightly over Angel’s chest. "Or this?" His hand started undoing Angel’s pants.
that would be okay,” Angel moaned.Now
all he needed Xander to do was call him Sire and he would be a complete goner,
but he wouldnt
let the Childe know that.
pants pooled around his legs seconds after Angel said it was okay. Once that
was done though he got a confused look on his face as he tried to figure out
what to do next and if he should release Angel’s hands. Finally he let Angel’s hands drop while still
keeping a light grip on them. That done he kissed Angel, dominating the kiss
while manoeuvring him toward the couch.
thought the look on Xander’s face as he concentrated was cute, but he wouldn’t tell the boy when he
was trying so hard. The look was damn sexy. This sexual experimentation was all part of their relationship growing
and the boy coming into his own.
pushed Angel back, panting as he watched him sprawl on the couch. He straddled
legs and started kissing his way down Angel’s chest while one hand hunted under
the cushion for the lube he was sure Spike had stashed there. Once he found it,
he lubed up two fingers. As he started to push the fingers slowly in, he lifted
his head to watch Angel’s expression for any sign he was doing something he wasn’t supposed to.
“That’s it,” Angel told him, sensing
grinned, getting slightly more self-confident with Angel seeming to enjoy what
was going on. He kept his fingers moving while he scooted further down so he
could start nuzzling Angel’s cock and taking teasing licks along it. He was trying to
figure out how long he needed to stretch Angel. By the time he was
deep-throating Angel he decided it was time. He lifted Angel’s legs up and, looking
hesitant, slid slowly in.
had tried to convince Xander to be more self confidant when he was separated
into two separate beings, but that Xander couldn’t be convinced. Now, feeling the recombined Xander thrusting
in and out of him, it felt more than right and he tightened his internal
muscles in encouragement.
want to, Master," Xander said as he kept gaining confidence and started
moving faster. It felt so good he knew he wasn’t going to last long. As he started to
get closer he leaned forward and offered his neck to Angel. No matter what game
they were playing he just couldn’t imagine biting Angel first.
bit into Xander’s offered neck, consciously approving of Xander’s gesture. There were certain instincts no vampire
could bury and the Sire/Childe relationship was one of them.
Xander’s howl managed to echo
even in the wide open lobby right before he let Angel tug his head down to his
neck. Xander let his fangs sink in and took a small gulp of blood before
relaxing bonelessly against Angel. "Thank you, Sire," he whispered.
just thank you."
sure he could find that right words to explain how he felt about Xander at this
moment.“… my Childe.”
you and Spike," Xander agreed. "Both Sires, both consorts."
smiled at the top of Xander’s head and pulled the blanket from the back of the couch of
them both. He knew he’d get some pointed comments from Wes and Spike, but with
Xander curling up against him, half asleep, he didn’t want to move.
walked into the lobby the next evening only to find Cordelia, Spike and Xander
all painting their nails.Or more
correctly, Cordelia was painting her nails pink while Spike was painting Xander’s nails black.
join us?" Spike said. "I can do your nails after Xan here."
Angel only goes to a manicurist for that,” Cordelia pointed out. “And he prefers a clear
coat, instead of black.”
oh, Princess, it doesn’t look like the poof wanted that spread around," Spike
said gleefully. "Ya know he’s made fun of my nails, but at least
I’m not a poof who hides
behind clear polish." He realized as he watched Xan’s face that he wasn’t teasing Angel for any
reason other then to get Xan to snicker. Most the anger he’d held toward Angel
seemed to have evaporated over the last few weeks.
least I dont
Angel shot back good naturedly to Spike.
have roots. Cordy showed me how to die his hair," Xander said proudly.
"Can Cordy and I go shopping tomorrow? The mall’s all indoors and a
little sun won’t hurt me. I wanna get some new clothes and Spike said if I
bought at least some new leather you’d let me go."
have your card right?” was all Angel could say. It didn’t take a psychic to see that he was completely willing to
spoil Xander and even Spike.Instead of
giving him his card, he had just given in and gotten Xander his own credit
he has the credit card," Cordy said. "I already made sure he knew
where that was and called to find out what his limit was. We can get some
really nice stuff."
make sure some of it is leather,” Angel sighed and smiled at Xander,
then glared at Cordy. “And no piercing anything.”
right, lots of leather, I can do that," Cordy said as she capped her nail
polish. "I’ll be by around four o’clock tomorrow to get you,
if I ever see his nails anything other than black, I’m going to blame you,” Angel added.
nails are black like mine," Spike snorted. "He wants to look like me
not gonna paint mine some fruity colour." He leaned in closer to Xander
and lowered his voice to a whisper Angel could still hear. "If you’re gonna pierce something
best tell me first, pet."
was still half human so able to blush.“Spike…” he protested, and then
turned a complete ninety degrees and added, “IF I pierced anything, it wouldn’t be my brow ridges.”
be at a human mall. The glamour Wes has for you will make them think there are
no ridges there," Angel said as he walked over to them. He leaned down and
gave Xander a long kiss while staying out of range of Spike’s nail painting.
"Just don‘t be gone too long tomorrow. I want you back here before
sundown and Ill
be waiting for you in my office."
means he wants to get all growly possessive on you after you’ve been out with humans,” Cordy commented. “Just remember to close the door this
comment, something he was getting really good at, and grinned at Xander.
"I know you’ve been wanting to go out with us, and Spike and I think it’s time if you want to
help us make a delivery tonight."
sort of delivery?” Xander asked immediately.
some translations the watcher made from one of the poof’s books. Some goody-goody
demon that needed to know about a prophecy," Spike said. He finished
last nail and gave both hands a critical look. "All done. What say we get
some food before we do the dark avenger thing with the poof?"
licked his lips, his first thought was of blood, not human food. Blood after all led to sex and that was
always high on his list of priorities.“Yeah, that sounds like a
good idea… You’re hungry too, aren’t you Angel?”
chuckled as he led the way to the kitchen. He could tell what Xander was
thinking and was mentally moving his schedule around to make time for some
kitchen fun. "Just eating until your nails are dry. I don’t need Spike whining that
I messed up his polish job." His laughter got louder as he heard Spike
start to protest.
appreciate style when he sees it…” Spike grumbled.
nice," Xander hissed. "Hungry and horny here. I want him to eat with
us." He started laughing when Spike shut up and dragged him into the
kitchen ahead of Angel.
looked at himself in the mirror in the mall and touched his forehead. He could feel his brow ridges, but not see
them thanks to the glamour Wesley had cast on him.
He ran his tongue over his teeth and could feel his fangs, but
when he smiled, he couldn’t see them.
starring at yourself,” Cordelia laughed, coming up behind Xander.
know how crazy it drives Angel and Spike that I still have a reflection?"
he asked with a smirk. "So, where are we shopping first? I want to get
some clothes that will surprise them, and I want to buy you something too for
helping me shop."
that sounds like my kind of deal,” Cordy smiled. “And what kind of clothes
are you talking about?Designer, of
course, but maybe silk?”
forget the leather. Is it a vampire thing that they almost lose all control
when they see me in leather? I mean, I like them in leather, but it doesn’t affect me as much as it
affects them. You can help me pick out a nipple ring, too."
serious about getting a piercing, are you? I dont
want Angel to kill me,” Cordelia protested. “And as for the leather, it’s just you. I mean, you expect Angel and Spike to wear
leather because they have the whole bad boy thing going for them. But with you, it’s like a puppy all grown
gonna get the ring. Then ask Angel and Spike to put it in later. If they really
want me to have it, they can say no them. And I am not a puppy. So what first?
So we got for silk or leather or jewellery?"
first, then the clothes…” Cordy decided.“Maybe we could get some
mesh shirts to show it off!”
the time they were done shopping, Cordy was actually carrying a few bags too.
There was just too much for Xander to carry on his own. He couldn’t believe how fun
shopping with Cordy had been, but when he told her it must be fun because he
have to worry about dying of old age in the mall anymore she hadn’t been amused. He was
trying to convince her to stop for food on the way back to the hotel.
was just putting the last of the bags in the trunk when he felt something was
wrong. He whirled around, trying to find the threat. "Cordy, get the car
started," he growled.
Cordelia asked, but obeyed for once immediately.
know but something isn’t right." Not seeing anything, Xander started backing
toward the passenger door. Suddenly, four hulking demons seemed to appear out
of nowhere and grabbed him. "Go tell Angel," Xander yelled to Cordy
as he tried to get away. He knew it was a lost cause. Four of them were just
too many to take on at once with no warning.
watched helplessly as Xander was pulled into a nondescript dark van that
screeched away.Tears poured down her
face as she pulled out her cell phone with a shaky hand to dial Angel’s cell phone. He picked up on the third ring and she
blurted out, “They
Xander?" Angel’s wasn’t shouting. His voice was icy cold, but Spike was shouting
enough for both of them in the background.
demons, ugly ones… four of them just snatch Xander and took him away in a van,” Cordelia answered. “I can’t believe I didn’t have a vision about
is driving us. If you feel safe, wait there. We should be there by the time the
sun goes down in ten minutes." The phone call ended as soon as Angel got
have to go now!” Spike demanded.“Who took our Childe?!”
"We’re going. We can ride in
the trunk while Wes drives. They will not get away with this," Angel
rode to the scene in record time and the sun had barely set before they were
quickly frustrated.Neither Spike nor
Angel could track Xander by scent and there had been no other witnesses. Wesley had tried to cast a location spell,
but that had also been useless.
“We’re dealing with an expert
Wesley pronounced.“Someone who knows how to
deal with magic.”
help them if he’s hurt," Angel snarled. Angelus couldn’t force his way into
control, but Angel was tempted to let him out take care of things. He wanted to
see the dismembered limbs of whatever had taken Xander.
they wanted to hurt him, they would have tried to kill him on the street
instead of going through the trouble of kidnapping him,” Wesley pointed out.
lot had best stop talking and start finding our Childe," Spike said
quietly. "Or Angelus’ reign of terror in Sunnydale’s gonna be a nice
memory." He could tell how close to the brink his Sire was, not that he
just as close, but Angelus was always more… demonstrative in his anger.
could pick out the demons if I saw a picture of them,” Cordelia offered
suddenly.She wanted to get their anger
directed away from Wesley and towards the real enemy.
finish checking the scene then take her back and research the demons. I’ll be waiting for your
call. William and I will be out hunting," Angel said.
“You’re awake?” Xander heard some ask as
he rushed into consciousness.The only
thing that stopped him from thrashing out was the age of the voice. He cracked his eye open and found a little
girl looking at him.Well, someone who
resembled a little girl with red eyes and small blue horns on her head.
where am I?" Xander asked as he carefully looked around and started
getting up. The room they were in seemed nice, but there were no windows and
what looked to be a reinforced door.
“You’re home,” the little girl
answered.Xander guessed she couldn’t be more than eleven
years old.She reached out and touched
brow ridges.“You’re like me. I like you. My name’s Rosalind.”
My home is with my Sires not here," Xander said. He was watching her
been around enough demons to know better then to trust anyone in a situation
like this, but she seemed sincere. "I don’t want to stay here."
of us want to stay here, but we don’t have a choice,” Rosalind answered. “I miss my parents. Are your Sires your parents?”
many of you are here? How long have you been here? Do you know why they took
you?" Xander asked. He was starting to get scared but he wasn’t going to let that show.
know a few others in the collection,” Rosalind answered. “I’ve been here a few years,
I think.I’m glad you’re here. I was tired of being alone and now that you’re here, I won’t be anymore.”
answer while he started going over the room with his vampiric senses, looking
for any sign of monitoring equipment. He didn’t want to say anything about
escaping if whoever it was could be listening in.
was following Xander around while he prowled the room. “You can’t get out,” she told him. “I stopped looking for a way out a
long time ago.”
Xander was as sure as he could be that the room was clean he started asking
Rosalind more and more questions. Trying to figure out what chances he would
have for escape and exactly was he was wanted for. The fact that no one had
been killed gave him hope that he’d at least get a chance to escape or
that Angel and Spike could find him.
was one of Rosalind answers to his questions that only raised more
questions.“Our Owner says you’ll make a good daddy and
married and when my mates show up this guy is not going to be happy, but I plan
of getting out of here as soon as possible," Xander said.
Rosalind answered, shaking her head. “Our owner likes to collect people
like us.Says when I’m old enough to breed
with you, well
have pretty children.”
just a kid, and, even if you were older, I told you I’m already married."
Xander was trying to keep his temper in check because he didn’t think the girl was at
fault for anything.
“He’ll be here soon now that
Rosalind simply answered.“He said I had to be on my
best behaviour.Was your mom a
human?Or your dad?”
"Don’t think I’m giving out details like
that, but lets just say I doubt I’d be good breeding stock,"
Xander said as he looked around the room for a weapon. "You just keep
quiet when whoever it is gets here. I’ll get you out of here with
going to happen,” a man’s voice echoed from behind Xander.
He turned around to see large man standing there. Xander hadn’t even heard the door open and now
it was closed again.
“What the hell is going on here,” Xander growled. “This was not a good
idea on your part.”
"Mmm, you have spirit," the man noted, looking at Xander like you
would look at a race horse. "Acquiring you was definitely not a
“If I don’t kill you first one of my friends will you know,” Xander said
almost casually as he stalked closer to the man, tensed for action. “You can
avoid all that by letting me and whoever else you have trapped here go.”
could do that," the man answered, "But then were would be the fun in
that.If you so as much blink at me
funny, the girl is dead.She's
completely useless mated to anyone else which is why I needed you."
"There’s not going to be any
mating going on regardless of what you threaten. I’m already mated to two
very possessive vampires as it is," Xander said slowly, like he was
speaking to an idiot. "And as scary they’ll be when they show up, The Slayer
and the watcher’s council might pose even more problems for you if there’s anything left after my
mates get through with you."
“That’s all a risk I’m willing to take,” the man answered with a
sharp snort. “You
add an interesting variety to my breeding stock and the future profit from the
sale of your human-demon hybrid offspring will make up for any of that risk.”
can leave now," Xander said, turning his back to the man. He was still
tracking every movement with his hearing but he’d found out what he needed to know.
No matter what the guy was threatening, he wasn’t going to kill either of them. If
he was willing to risk Angelus and Buffy to get some ‘offspring’ it would talk a lot of
provocation before he’d permanently harm either of them.
man waved his hand at Rosalind and noted, “She’ll age faster than the average human
child.Her mother was a Cheria
demoness.Makes for quite a charming,
ready to tell me I can leave, you can leave. I assume you realize I’m mated to male vampires
and regardless of her age I’m not going to find her charming."
know exactly who you’re mated to and that’s what makes all the more appealing
to me,” the
man explained.“I’ve always been intrigued
by demon-human hybrids and you are an excellent addition to both my collection
and breeding stock.”
crossed the room and sat down facing the door. He alternated between examining
his fingernails and staring blandly at the man. There was no reason to give him
anymore information and he didn’t think there was any more information he’d get out of him.
Spike growled in frustration and smashing his fist into the wall. They’d been trying every means of finding
Xander and yet there wasn’t even a whisper of his location.
"We’ll find him. We both know
still alive," Angel said. The two of them seemed to take turns losing
control over the last day without Xander. "He’s strong and trying to
get back to us too. I’ve got every demon who owes me a favour looking for him and
calling Sunnydale now. We’ll find him and rip everyone involved in taking him limb
would feel if he was dead,” Spike repeated something they both knew. “He wasn’t ready to be on his
own.If I had watched him more
we had watched him any more carefully he would have snuck out," Angel said
with a sigh. "He’s not the type to allow us to keep him hidden away and
safe." Angel walked up to Spike and tilted his head. "Drink Childe.
We both need to be stay strong."
make any sarcastic remarks, instead moving quickly to Angel. He kissed Angel’s neck before he sank his
fangs into Angel’s flesh.If not for
Angel, he would have gone completely crazy not being able to find Xander.
waited until Spike had drank his fill then pulled his head to the side and took
his turn. Hed
gone from resenting having to share Xander with Spike to actually enjoying
Spike’s company. Now that Xander had been taken, he realized just how lucky he
was to have Spike there.
leave, no matter what, I won’t leave,” Spike told Angel. He still had his arms wrapped around Angel’s waist and wasn’t letting go.
like Wes is back. Let’s see if he has any new information," Angel said. He
reluctantly let Spike pull back and straightened them both up some.
have a lead,”
Wesley said immediately when he came into the room.
Where the bloody hell is my Xander?" Spike growled out immediately.
wait, let me explain,” Wesley answered quickly. “I
called in a favour from a powerful mage who is sensitive to residual
magic.He was able to sense a counter
spell to the glamour I’d used on Xander.It’s not much, but it means
whoever grabbed Xander knew about his appearance.”
"That’s not a fucking lead, you
ponce. Of course they knew what he was or they’d never have taken him. Let’s go back out, Angel, and
leave the minions to dig up more pointless information," Spike said.
let me finish,” Wesley added.“The spell had a very
is it, Wes. Now isn’t a good time to try our patience," Angel said. He was
trying to remain a little calmer then Spike, but it was tough.
“I’ve narrowed it down to a
wizard who collects and sells human and demon hybrid children,” Wesley answered.
had enough. It wasn’t like Wesley hadn’t been warned. "Stop doling out
bits and pieces of information," he growled as he backed Wesley against
the wall. "Just tell us what you found out. Things like names, locations,
weaknesses are what you should be telling us right now."
are all things I don’t know,” Wesley told him.“The man is very elusive
and I havent
even been able to get a name other than The Owner. He contacts potential buyers he knows would
be interested in his stock.No one has
any direct contact with him.I’m sorry, I told you as
soon as I found out.”
off to question some demons," Spike said. "Think I’ll kill a few that don’t know anything just to properly
motivate everyone else."
Wesley nodded.Wesley knew that they
had to get to Xander as quickly as possible. If not only for his sake, but so Spike and Angel would not have
self-destructed or killed someone they shouldn‘t.
was pacing the room. He’d only been there two days but it was becoming obvious that
they were planning on making him take the girl by withholding blood. He could
live off human food for a while, but the lack of blood in his diet was already
starting to annoy him. He’d been carefully watching patterns as they were fed and had
managed a few sneaked glances through the door. He’d also been able to use
his hearing to figure out some of the layout around the room and the routine
out there. Now it was just a matter of deciding when to make his move.
“I’m bored,” Rosalind said from her
perch on the sofa.“What are you doing?”
he answered shortly. He’d decided to take her with him, but he wasn’t going to give her any
advance warning of his plans in case she was helping his captors or was just
too young to keep a secret.
have a forked tongue,” Rosalind said and stuck her tongue out to demonstrate.
just nodded at her. She seemed nice, but the way she kept trying to get his
attention bordered on annoying. She seemed to have accepted that she and Xander
were going to mate because that asshole had said so and that was just a little
miss them, don’t you?” Rosalind asked, cocking her head to the side. “Your mates.”
Xander answered after a minute. He was smiling as he confirmed the timing of
the last of the guard patrols. "I’m kinda tired. Let’s take a nap for a
while." He knew they had four hours before the timing would be right to
escape and he figured they might as well be rested.
was as easy as ripping out the throat of the next minion who came into their
room.Xander figured the guards were
used to dealing with children and scared captives, not trained vampire killers. He had the timing of their patrols down
perfectly and getting out of the building was almost anti-climatic. There had
been a few rough moments when he and Rosalind had to hide from one of the outer
guards, but she’d kept quiet and now they were out on the street. As soon as
they were outside he’d picked her up and started running. He could sense Angel
and Spike again and was afraid they’d tripped some alarm by leaving
whatever protective bubble they’d been in.
minions had been on their heels when Angel and Spike saw them and screeched to
a halt in the middle of the street. With the tips from Wesley and their own investigating, they had managed
to narrow the location to within a few miles and had sensed Xander's closeness. The two elder vampires quickly dispatched
the minions with fierce efficiency, focused on revenge.
waited from behind his mates. He wanted his own revenge, but it would have to
wait until after he’d rested and fed. The energy he’d expended, combined with
the lack of blood was leaving him weak. He set Rosalind down as the last of the
minions died, swaying on his feet as he waited for Spike and Angel to come back
“I’m happy they’re dead,” Rosalind said with a sad
smile on her face.
and Spike both spared her a quick, appraising glance before dismissing her as a
threat. They wrapped themselves around Xander, letting the bond that had been
suppressed get a new foundation. "Drink a little from each of us then we
have to get out of here," Angel murmured after all three had calmed down
watched as Xander bit first into Spike’s neck and then into Angel’s neck. She remembered her own parents being
affectionate and exchanging blood as well. She sniffled a little and bit her lip at the sight.
closed his eyes and slumped between his mates for a minute before straightening
up. "There’s more kids like her trapped in there. Is there any backup
we can call in now? I’m afraid if we wait they’ll get out of town," Xander
said, starting to snarl. The blood had revived him faster thAn he thought
possible. "I want every last one of those bastards dead. After we rescue
the kids, Wes can find their families or someone to take them in. Oh, and get
Cordy to come pick up Rosalind and take her back to the hotel."
“I’ll get Gunn’s crew to clean up after
done and they can bring the children back,” Angel answered, rubbing his hand
back.He called Cordy on his cell phone
with the locations and waited for her arrival.
they were waiting, they kept touching one another now that they had Xander
back.They were only interrupted when
Rosalind asked, “Can I kill someone, too?”
Xander said, diverting his attention away from Spike for a second to smile at
her. "You did a good job staying quiet while we got out of there, but I
want you safe with Cordy now. We’ll get rid of the bad guys then find
your parents for you."
mates came for you, but I don’t know if my parents will come for me,” she answered, then
walking over to Spike and hugged him.“Thank you, Xander’s mate.”
"I’m sure the Watcher can
find them for you," Spike said as he deftly removed himself from the girl’s hug. "That’s the cheerleader pulling
up over there. You go get in the car with her."
stuck her forked tongue out at Spike and ran towards the car, leaving the three
of them alone finally.“Cute kid,” Angel commented with a
what I can tell that bastard has been kidnapping unique kids and selling them
for a long time," Xander growled when she was out of earshot. "He
wanted to breed me to her for a nice supply of babies to sell. We’ve got to put him out of
business permanently, and I want to be the one to kill him."
“It’s your right,” Angel nodded. At one time he would have been concerned
sensitivity to death, but not now.
Wesley, humans, and assorted demons showed up in a collection of cars as Cordy
was pulling away. Xander let Angel explain what was going on then took off retracing
his route back to the compound. His mates were letting him lead but they were
still hovering just a half step behind him on either side of him. He could feel
craving for revenge building as they got closer.
actual battle went smoothly. They had depended on secrecy for protection for
too long and were not prepared for an actual assault. As soon as Wesley broke
their magical defenses the guards fell quickly.
was the one to corner the Owner, with Spike and Angel hovering behind him. He
let his demon totally out and started tearing off body parts until the demon
was dead. Once he was satisfied that the threat had been eliminated he stalked
over to his mates.
take care of the kids and stuff," Angel shouted as the three of them ran
from the building, needing privacy and someplace they felt safe.
they really felt safe was at home in the hotel.
They all squeezed into the front seat on the trip there and kept
touching each other all the way into the lobby.
“I can’t believe I let that happen to me,” Xander said once they
were inside. “I’m sorry, Sires.”
Xan, not your fault," Spike said. He was plastered up against Xander.
"You took care of yourself and escaped on your own then ripped that fucker
to little pieces."
let myself get caught," Xander argued. "I should've seen it coming…"
your fault. You keep going on like this though and the pouf’s never gonna let you out
of his sight again. Right now, you need to be thinking about which one of us is
going to fuck you first when we get you upstairs," Spike said.
“Don’t care who fucks me
Xander answered. “Just need you both to touch me.
I wasn’t gone that long… but it felt like forever!”
can go first, this time," Angel said. He was tearing off his shirt then
they headed for the bedroom. All three of them shed the last of their clothes
as soon as they were in the bedroom, and Angel pulled Xander into bed, enjoying
the full bodied contact while positioning Xander for Spike.
Xander begged, shaking with need to feel Spike’s touch.
Angel was positioning him on all fours, over Angel’s chest. Angel would be able to kiss and tease him
while Spike fucked him.
"Don’t worry, Xan, I got
you," Spike purred as he hastily prepared himself and Xander. He wasn’t doing much more then
slopping a little lube around. Neither of them wanted to wait or would care if
there were a little pain involved to make it all the more real.
“Haven’t felt this fractured since
Xander mumbled. “We need you.”
need you too, Xander. No matter what happens well always find each other
again." Angel was running his hands over Xander’s body while he talked.
Making sure he stayed grounded and felt safe again.
grabbed Xander’s hips and slowly started to push into him. He groaned as he felt Xander opening around
his cock and changed into game face.
Xander screamed as Spike slid in. He thought he’d known how much he needed this, but
somehow, as soon as Spike had started to push into him the need had spiraled
out of control. He bucked back against Spike and lowered his head to Angel’s throat. He fangs were
neck, but before he started drinking he realized he hadn’t asked permission and
drinking, Childe,” Angel groaned, caressing Xander’s hair. Their need for closeness overrode any need
for the hierarchy between Sire and Childe.
felt Xander start to writhe underneath him as Angel’s blood coursed through him.
He wanted to say something meaningful, but nothing came to mind. With a shrug,
he bent down and started feeding from Xander. He knew Xander would feel his
emotions through the bond.
was experiencing a new level to the Sire and Childe bond that most fledgings
never got to experience, and, on top of that, his was magnified by two. He was flying so high that he came when
Spike came inside of him, but his cock stay painfully hard.
miss a beat as he pulled Xander off Spike’s cock and shifted Xander so he
could settle down on Angel’s cock. As Xander started to ride him, Angel gave Spike a
quick look then rolled them all over so Xander was still pressed between them,
but Angel was on top. When Spike raised his wrist toward Xander’s mouth, Angel moved to
bite into Xander’s neck, reversing the blood flow pattern.
felt like he fractured back in two again, only to have Spike and Angel put him
back together.He came shortly after he
pressed his fangs into Spike’s wrist and felt Angel’s fang sink into his own neck.
and Spike both came as well shortly after Xander, and all three collapsed on
the bed in a tangle of limbs. The smell of blood and cum permeated the bedroom
and both Angel and Spike were purring to their mate.
talk and floating in that place that was in between consciousness and pure
bliss.Only with these two beside him
was he truly whole.