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Author: New_Unchanged Title: How to Deal With One Xander Bloody… 
3rd-Feb-2013 03:09 pm
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Author: New_Unchanged
Title: How to Deal With One Xander Bloody Harris
Chapter: Day 3 of 28, Part 1of 3 in the ‘Adele Series’
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG 13, Nothing Exciting, but I use harsh language
Concrit: Comments only
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters, the lyrics to the songs, or anything else.
Warnings: M/M Paring, but this is a Spander Community so....

Summary: Inspired by the Following prompt from Melody: Write a story based on the following  title: How to date one Xander Bloody Harris. I say inspired by, because the prompt inspired me to use the song. The song changed the direction I wanted to take with the story.I doubt this is what she had in mind. If you squint you can see the connection.

Notes: The Song used for this day  is Song- Rolling in The Deep, By Adele
Beta(s): Spike_1790
Challenge: Write a Songfic a day for the entire month of February. Based on a prompt from Lady Q: Write a story or a series of stories based on the 25 most played songs on your ipod. Songs can be shuffled or in order up to the writer.



How to Deal With One Xander Bloody Harris


Spike was not the type of guy who went running to his exes when he had a problem with his relationship. Especially when Spike refers to said ex was as a broody, self- important poofter. Even more so when said ex and current flame do not see eye to eye. Yet here he was sitting in LA across from Angel trying to figure out how he should proceed with Xander. Angel couldn’t deny he was surprised. Not unpleasantly at that.

“You see, the Whelp has such low self esteem he lets the bints walk all over him and treat him like he is just some incompetent lackey. I want to show the boy he has so much more to offer. Anytime I try to draw attention to something good the lad has done everyone acts like I’m trying to take the piss out. I just need help to figure out how to date on Xander Bloody Harris if he keeps acting like he’s not worthy. I’m a damned...”

Angel tuned Spike out while he tried to articulate his problem. He didn’t need to hear all of the feelings Spike had about the boy. Angel knew what the problem Spike was having was. He was dating Xander. The thought made Angel aggravated. It was just wrong. So wrong he was surprised the powers didn’t send a vision to the group warning him. Spike needed to be with someone more suited for him. Someone like himself.


There's a fire starting in my heart

Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark

Finally I can see you crystal clear

Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your ship bare


Spike had come to terms long ago that he was in love with Xander. Angel really couldn’t understand. Spike could go on and on about how Xander was loyal, brave and noble. How the boy Angel saw in high school had developed into ripply muscles and bulging biceps. Spike could try to convince Angel that he knew what he was doing. It didn’t surprise Angel that the two were having issues. Angel couldn't think of a less suitable pairing than if Spike tried to date the Slayer. Spike didn’t have the control to date a mortal; he still let the demon do most of his thinking. He didn’t have the control Angel could afford because of the soul.  

Angel continued to rationalize why Xander and Spike were a bad match and how it was better for everyone involved if Angel showed Spike the error of his ways. Angel had a moral obligation to separate the two. Angel and Spike were much better together. It worked for Spike because he wouldn’t have to be with someone beneath him, and it worked for Angel because he would never have to worry about losing his soul to Spike- There was too much history for them to be truly happy. Neither of them deserved to be happy.


See how I'll leave, with every piece of you

Don't underestimate the things that I will do

There's a fire starting in my heart

Reaching a fever pitch and it's bring me out the dark


The scars of your love remind me of us

They keep me thinking that we almost had it all

The scars of your love, they leave me breathless

I can't help feeling


We could have had it all

Rolling in the deep


It’s not like they hadn’t tried it before. They were lovers for a century until Angel received his soul. Angel was the dominant force in Spike’s formative years he was practically Spike’s sire. Angel wasn’t necessarily romantic and kind to Spike but the fact that neither had ever been able to kill the other, despite the multitude of chances they always just walked away from the fight, fully intact. That had to amount to something. Spike never complained about Angel’s habit of bending Spike over by throwing him onto a table, or counter, or car hood, or up against a fence whenever they fought. Spike was also the only man Angel has kissed since receiving his soul.

Spike would be a great companion. He was beautiful and he was passionate. despite being a demon Spike loved with all he was worth. He was loyal and loving to Drusilla to the very end. When they were together Spike used to shower Angel with affection and attention. Even when Angel tried to beat it out of him. The two of them had lingering feeling for each other. Whenever Angel was with someone Spike was always jealous and couldn’t let him be happy. The fact he was so opposed to Angel and Buffy being together had to mean more than just Spike’s outrage at the fact Angel was betraying their kind by dating the slayer. Angel tried not to think about Spike’s reasons for not jumping for joy when Angel renewed his attentions to
Drusilla.


nbsp;            You had my heart inside your hand

And you played it to the beat


Baby, I have no story to be told

But I've heard one of you and I'm gonna make your head burn

Think of me in the depths of your despair

Making a home down there as mine sure won't be shared


The scars of your love remind you of us

They keep me thinking that we almost had it all

The scars of your love, they leave me breathless

I can't help feeling


We could have had it all

Rolling in the deep

You had my heart inside your hand

And you played it to the beat


Now that Spike had the chip and was changing, fighting on the same side, it could work. Well, at least as bedmates. Spike still didn’t have his soul. He was damned and not a worthy partner for the champion of the powers that be. Still, Angel was sure he could placate the powers. After all, wasn’t saving Xander from becoming the unhealthy obsession of some demon worth it? What about keeping an eye on Spike? Lots of good could come from this. Angel wouldn’t have to hide the Vampire part of himself with Spike. He could have someone to share it all with and he wouldn’t have to be alone anymore.


Xander could never understand Spike the way he could. What did some boy know about demons. What it takes to love one. The kid was out of his depths and playing with fire. No, it was best for everyone involved if Angel put a stop to it. Buffy would thank him if she knew.

It wouldn’t be hard to sabotage Spike and Xander. Spike had spent over an hour recounting all the ways Xander suffered from low self esteem. Spike had also mentioned that Xander was constantly doubting Spike’s romantic gestures toward him and whether the blonde’s feelings were real.

“It’s okay, Spike. I have an idea on how all this with Xander can be fixed,” Angel smiled as his plan formed.

“Cheers mate!” At the idea of being reconciled with his lover Spike appeared happy for the first time since he arrived in LA.


Angel heard a car pull up. He knew it was Xander as soon as he walked into the building. Events were playing into his hand. Always count on Xander to walk head first into a  trap without knowing it. Throwing caution to the wind, Angel grabbed Spike over the table and kissed him hard and long right as Xander burst into the room..


Could have had it all

Rolling in the deep

You had my heart inside your hand

But you played it with a beating


Throw your soul through every open door

Count your blessings to find what you look for

Turn my sorrow into treasured gold

You pay me back in kind and reap just what you sow


(Now I'm gonna wish you never had met me)

We could have had it all

(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

We could have had it all


Knowing the damage he wished to cause was done, Angel released a surprised and flabbergasted Spike. Xander stood in the doorway in shock for a second before gaining his voice.

“How could you Spike? Was this some sick joke. Were you trying to make me love you just so you could break my heart? Was trying to get me to think I was worth something some plot? Is this how you want to remind people you’re still evil? Messing with the slayers donut boy.” Hurt was apparent on his face.

“Listen pet, it’s not what you think...” Spike shouts as he used his vampire reflexes to make it to the door before Xander could leave.

“Save it. You were right. It’s not that I’m not good enough for you. I’m too good for you. You’re beneath me.” Xander says as he pushes Spike out of the way and leaves.

Spike stands at the door for a second before dropping to the floor with a sob.

“It’s okay William, it’s the way it should be. You should be with your own kind. Xander belongs in the sun. You belong with me in the night.” Angel said smugly. He was so self satisfied he didn’t even notice Spike had gotten up until Spike’s fist connected with his head.

Comments 
3rd-Feb-2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Outsch! That will hurt! Hope that Angel will get his punishment for trying to separate the boys. He is such an arrogant dick!
Can't wait to read the next part.
3rd-Feb-2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
I like Spike's fist! And what it has done!
4th-Feb-2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Angel deserves more than a punch! That asshole! I can't wait for more!
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