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Day 8 of 28... On time 
8th-Feb-2013 07:42 pm
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Author: New_Unchanged
Title: Lonely Life
Chapter: Day 8 of 28 of my Songfic Challenge, Stand alone piece
Pairing: Spike/Xander, Dawn /OMC
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: Based on the following prompt from Lady Q: A new year means New beginnings so write a story where Spike and Xander start anew. Could be an established realtionship, ex-lovers, or just starting as friends and slowly becoming lovers.

Notes: The Song used for this day is Hey Ho -by the Lumineers

Beta(s): None, I slacked off on vacation.
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.





The gang had been slowly pushing the two of them together over the last few months. Spike had come back to Sunnydale with a soul. Xander and Anya were over. Both of them were melancholy and needed a friend. The girls insisted that it made sense that they shared some male bonding. Plus they were room mates.


(Ho!) I've been trying to do it right

(Hey!) I've been living a lonely life

(Ho!) I've been sleeping here instead

(Hey!) I've been sleeping in my bed,

(Ho!) sleeping in my bed

(Hey!)


Most nights that meant the two of them sat on the couch nursing a beer and not talking. There was nothing to say. there was too much pain between them. Neither thought the other would get it. Those were the excuses they gave themselves. Meanwhile they both cried alone in cold and empty beds. When the girls asked they could say they spent time together. They did their homework. They spent time in the same room.


(Ho!)


(Ho!) So show me family

(Hey!) All the blood that I would bleed

(Ho!) I don't know where I belong

(Hey!) I don't know where I went wrong

(Ho!) But I can write a song

(Hey!)


While the two of them became each others responsibility the girls didn’t have to feel bad about not paying as much attention to either of them. Who could take that much depression and misery. Willow had her struggle trying to find a role in the group without too much magic. Buffy had the First and the slayers in training, she had her job at the high school. The men were just a burden. Their little family was just breaking apart.



1, 2, 3

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweet

(Ho!)


(Hey!)

(Ho!)

(Hey!)


(Ho!) I don't think you're right for him

(Hey!) Look at what it might have been if you

(Ho!) Took a bus to China Town

(Hey!) I'd be standing on Canal

(Ho!) And Bowery

(Hey!)

(Ho!) And she'd be standing next to me

(Hey!)


Things changed on New Years day. Spike decided he had enough moping around.


“Listen, you’ll never recover from your bird if you don’t sodding get off the couch.”


“What do you suggest I do Fangless, I don’t see you doing the dance of the well adjusted”


“Look we both need to eat and you have the dosh. Do you want to be the only two people left in town who are moping around inside. Isn’t this the day you mortals consider the biggest drinking day of the year.”


“Oh because hanging out with you would be the fastest cure for my crippling depression?”


“All I am saying is we can be depressed at the bar. Being depressed here isn’t helping us any Xan.”




1, 2, 3

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart


It’s funny how things start. Just that one night set things in motion. It;s not like that night had far reaching results and consequences, they didn’t even have anyone to kiss that night, but both would consider that night as the night that turned everything around.


They both started to become more like themselves. They laughed again. They hung out with the girls again. They started hanging out together every weekend, and most weeknights. They were becoming each other's best friends.


It wasn’t until the night before the last battle with the First did the truth finally come out.


“You know Spike, it’s the last day we might ever have on earth, we’re spendidn it together. If you told me I would be happy to spend my last moments with you a few months ago I would have and you checked out for brain damage, it’s fitting how I;m here with you now.”


“This is the time you should spend with the people you love pet”


“See, that’s just it. I have spent most of my adult life hunting Vampires, whom I hate. I never stopped to think that in fact, the most consistent and meaningful relationship of my adult life I have spent with you.  As much as it pains me to say, you are the people I love.”


“Berk...” Spike said with a smile and kissed Xander.


Love ‒ we need it now

Let's hope for some

So, we're bleeding out


I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweet

(Ho!)


(Hey!)

(Ho!)

(Hey!)


It's hard to believe it started on New Years.
Comments 
9th-Feb-2013 06:27 am (UTC)
I envy them both. Well at least our two boys have each other.
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