Title: Wild Ride
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel the Series
Betas: ozsaur and janedavitt, my heroes and shit
Category: Romance - What? I can do romance!
Summary: Spike and Xander have been together for a while now, but it takes Spike spinning free of reality on a wild ride to make him wake up to what he has in Xander, and what he's willing to do to keep him.
Spoilers: Pretty much everything in both Angel and Buffy - if you don't want to be spoiled for the end of either Series, you probably shouldn't read this one.
Word Count: 10,094
Angel Advisers: Special thanks go to sffan and janedavitt for their invaluable information on AtS, as well as their efforts in containing my panic and offering good advice that I mostly ignored. But hey, they tried, right?
Author's Notes: Written for reremouse's Spander Valentine's Day Ficathon for talamascasknight, who asked for a lot (see prompts below.) I think I got pretty much everything they asked for except the possible revenge attempt by Wolfram & Hart. Sorry, I just couldn't fit that one in. Originally posted on February 14th, 2009.
Some dialogue from the Spike & Anya scene was taken from the episode "Entropy," Season 6, Episode 18 - written by Drew Z. Greenberg. Transcribed by Joan the English Chick for BuffyWorld.com.
My prompts were:
How Spike and Xander express their love: Physically, non verbally, and verbally.
When Spike and Xander express their love (what era Spander you want): Post everything Angel and Buffy. I don't follow the comics so whatever you feel like writing plot wise.
Where Spike and Xander express their love (optional): LA
Who else (if anyone) is involved: The LA crew and The Buffy crew (Not all at once, they're mostly based in England now, right? And Buffy is off with the Immortal. Everyone is busy.)
What else (if anything) is involved: Coming to terms with how things are post everything, finding their niche. Maybe a revenge attempt by what's left of Wolfram & Hart.
Up to three things you don't want: No MPreg please, no wacky prophecies, and no killing off of Spike or Xander, turning is okay, killing no.
( Wild Ride )