Spoilers: none really
*Warnings*: a teeny-tiny bit of violence/sexual harassment at the beginning
Word Count: 2,687
Summary: Written for the Excessant 2008 Spander Illuminations Celebration. I couldn't think of anything with just 'illuminations' as the theme so Laz gave me a few more parameters (I think I got them all, more or less) -
The illumination is neon, a sign that Spike sees, and sees 'wrong' or misinterprets in some way.
It leads him to a venue where he finds Xander doing something completely unexpected.
Xander stops Spike getting into a fight, but ends up in one himself.
Spike takes Xander home (whose? your choice) and, on the way, steals something from a public Christmas display or nativity or...?
Xander's reaction to the stolen 'gift' is not what Spike expects.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. And I'm totally not making a profit.
Author's Note: Thanks to kitty_alex for the beta!
There is actually a Bull n Bear English Pub in California, though it is in Stockton, about 7 hours away from Santa Barbara (the supposed city Sunnydale was based on) :)
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