Chapter Title: 8 Persuasion
Disclaimer: Obviously, I'm not Joss Whedon
Summary: AU after BtVS Season 3.
Warnings: I hate spoilery warnings, so let's just assume that dark stuff, non-con, m/m, torture, occasional character death, violence, kinks, language, and other fun things like that are likely to happen here.
Author's Note: This is a sequel to The Right Tool, which can be read here, or a quick summary can be found here. It's less graphic than RT, but chock full o' angst, and you should still heed the warnings. I'll post a chapter a day, and comments are muchly appreciated. Huge thanks to kid_viciouslyfor the beautiful art and to shapinglightfor vetting my British!
Previous chapters here.
I'm posting this a little early. It may take a while to read through because it's long and intense. Take the warnings seriously for this chapter.
This chapter is in two parts!
Chapter 8a: ( He wakes before Xander does.... )
Chapter 8b: ( When the door slams open.... )