Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character/Pairing: Xander/Anya, Spike
Challenge/Prompt: nekid_spike: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Day 13: and fffc Amnesty: r11.08: Exes
Word Count: 300
Date Written: 14 August 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Whedon, not the author, and are used without permission.
“I can see the ripped clothes,” Xander says, and Spike almost laughs as he watches the Zeppo spin in front of the mirror Spike stole for him, “but the mascara?” He stops surveying himself and looks back at Spike with a frown. “That’s girl stuff!”
Spike smirks. “It would surprise you to learn that Kings have almost always worn makeup. And even here, in your bloody, precious States, everybody used to use powder, men and women alike.”
He nods. “You’d be amazed at the things people do to look good. Women used to wear so many pins in their clothing that they couldn’t move a muscle without being stuck. The fancier the dress, the more the pins, and the more the -- “ He stops reminiscing just before he can finish his thought, and Xander shudders as the Vampire smiles.
“The more blood,” he finishes for him.
Spike shrugs. “It’s not like I’m trying to hide anything. You know what I am, what I’ve done -- “
Xander nods. “And that’s exactly why I know you’re the one to help me actually look cool. Anya’s going to so regret not taking me back -- “
“What?” Xander asks, looking up in honest surprise.
“Why settle for the ex-Vengeance Demon? You’re going to be able to have any girl you want.”
“I don’t doubt that,” he says quietly, sighing, “but she’s the one I want.”
Spike thinks of his own love issues and finds he can’t argue. “We don’t get a lot of choice, do we,” he mutters, “about who we fall in love with?”
“No,” Xander agrees humbly.
“Come here,” Spike almost growls, grabbing the boy by his shoulders and pushing him down in the chair in front of him. “By the time I’m done with you, no woman will dare say ‘no’.”