Author: WarpedMindedYaoi & NightmareAhead
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Summary: Spike and a very pregnant Xander go to Babies ‘R’ Us!
Disclaimer: We do not own BtVS or any of its characters. We do not make any money off of this. We are just having fun.
Note: This is a role-play between WarpedMindedYaoi and NightmareAhead. Warped = Xander. Nightmare = Spike.
Spike shut the passenger side door of the DeSoto before walking around to the drivers side and getting in. He ignored Xander happily chatting away and focused on driving carefully, fathers did that, right? And he was going to be a father in 2 short months.
It was 7 months ago that him and Xander had Willow do a spell to get Xander pregnant with Spike's child. They had been together for five years when they decided it was time to start a family together. Now it was time to go shopping, which was why Spike was driving carefully with a very pregnant Xander in the passenger seat to Babies ‘R’ Us.
Xander was happily smiling as he got out of the car, with Spike's help of course.
He rolled his eyes when some people stared at them when they walked into the store, practically whispering to the person beside them, 'I hope they know this is a baby store.' Also, there was some giggling, some saying he was fat. But nothing could bring him down. He was so happy he didn't care what anyone thought. Except Spike.
He saw the cutest mint green full body pj's for a newborn, "How about this? It's cute, not hard on the eyes either." He bit his lip nervously, but he didn't know why.
Spike tried very very hard not to rip the heads off of the people who were staring and talking about them. Now that Willow removed the chip to allow him to help Xander, he found it harder and harder to hold back. But he allowed himself to imagine the people's horrible deaths at his hand to satisfy him.
When he heard Xander, Spike looked over at his lover and saw what he was holding and the nervous look so he leaned over the cart he had gotten and gave Xander a kiss, not worrying about the stares they were getting.
"Looks great, luv," he whispered when he pulled back.
Xander gave a shy smile and put the outfit in the cart. He looked and gasped as he saw a funny little fully body kitten pj's. It had little cat ears on the head, and a very soft and squishy tail, so if the baby was laying on it, it wouldn't bother them. He automatically put it in the cart.
"How about you pick something. But not graphic, gross, too bright, too dark, or naughty." He smiled, and kissed Spike's cheek softly, "Now you don't have anything to choose from do ya?" He sighed as he leaned against his lover.
Spike raised a scarred eyebrow at the kitten outfit but let it slide.
"Oh ha ha," he said as he looked around for something Xander would approve of. 'This is hard,' he thought to himself.
Smiling, Spike walked over and picked up a black t-shirt that said "Milk Junkie" on it. "Come on, we have to get this!" he laughed as he showed it to Xander.
Xander blushed brightly and laughed, nodding to the cart, "Fine fine. I will accept that."
He couldn't help but giggle every time he looked at the outift. "Youre so cute." He gave a soft smile as he walked their cart over to the toys. "He is too young to really have any toys. We could get one of those spinning things you put above their heads in the crib. Do you know what I am talking about?"
"They're called 'mobiles', luv," Spike answered and lead them over to where there was a selection of them.
"What kind did you have in mind?" he asked, a bit overwhelmed. There was one with zoo animals, one with puppies, one with sea animals, one with airplanes, and so on. "Since we don't know if it's a boy or girl we should get one that can work for both, like the puppies or something," he mused as he inspected their options.
Xander nodded and grabbed the puppies, "They are the ones that I will be able to stand to look at after a few years of using them. And it might also make me want to get us a puppy later on," he chuckled. "Better to end up buying a puppy, then an airplane," he joked. He gave a nudge to Spike, "Laugh with me, oh bleached one."
Spike sighed before he let out a very fake laugh to appease Xander.
"You're one hell of a geek, you know that, don’t you, luv?" he wrapped his arms around the brunette from behind and kissed his neck gently. "Love that about you, I do."
Xander smiled, leaning back against Spike. "I love everything about you," he whispered.
An old lady started walking down the aisle and slightly frowned at them before giving up and giving a shy smile, nodding at them as she walked past. Surprisingly she was the nicest out of everyone.
"Let's hurry up and get some other stuff. Like... a teddy bear or something."
"Okay," Spike said before giving Xander's neck one last kiss and letting go of him.
The vampire pushed the cart over to the stuffed animals and looked over the wall covered with them. There were animals and creatures abound and Spike didn’t know where to start. "Any idea what you want?" he asked and looked over his shoulder at his lover.
Xander frowned as he looked at all of them, "How come they don't have cute little vampire stuffed animals? I want him to get used to having a vampire as a father." He didn't realize he was already saying 'he, and him instead of it'.
Xander grabbed a tiger and a baby kangaroo, and put them in the cart. "You pick something for him now," he gave an encouraging smile at his lover.
Spike would never admit it, but it always touched him that Xander was not only okay, but open with the fact that he was a vampire.
Without a second thought to their surroundings, Spike pulled Xander close and kissed him deeply. "I love you so bloody much. There is no one in the world I would rather have this baby with," he said when he pulled back and leaned his forehead against Xander's.
Xander had a goofy smile on his face as he nodded, "I agree with whatever you just said." He looked around dazed a bit then shook his head, "I didn't mean it! What did I agree to?" He looked Spike up and down.
Spike laughed aloud and held Xander against him. "You just agreed to give me a beautiful baby boy." With that said, Spike grabbed a light green baby t-rex stuffed animal and put it in the cart.
Wanting to go home and get his love into bed, Spike sucked on Xander's ear to send the message across, "I think we're done for the night, don’t you, luv?" He started to lead them over to the register before Xander could answer.
Xander realized what Spike was doing and he fully agreed. "Let's go faster," he urged as he started walking briskly to the cashier. When they got to the register they quickly put the items on the conveyer belt. The teen behind the register was looking at them blankly. "That will be $78.29."
Xander reached into his wallet and pulled out three $20's, but he didn't have the rest. He looked sadly at the items and started to pull away one of the toys he chose.
Sighing in mock anger, Spike pulled out his wallet and handed the teen a hundred. He stuffed the change in his duster pocket and grabbed the bags before leading Xander out of the store and to the car. After making sure his lover was comfortably in the car, the vampire threw the bags in the trunk and got into the drivers seat. It was when they were half way home that he finally gave in and explained what just happened.
"I have money. A lot, actually. Angelus taught me to invest and I have been since I was turned. I've been saving up for something and I didn't realize what until I met you. It's for our family."
Xander still couldn't help but feel guilty, like he was forcing Spike to use his money on them, and their future son. "Sorry. I try not to carry too much money around. I had no idea it would all be so expensive either." He reached over and gently played with Spike's free hand, just running his fingers over the smooth skin.
Spike allowed Xander to play with his hand until the pulled into the driveway of their home. He turned in his seat to face his lover and took both his hands in his own.
"Listen to me, love. I have been saving up for this and it makes me proud that I can support our family. I don’t want you to be the only one contributing money. That’s not how a family works, right?" he asked and pulled Xander's hands to place light kisses on them.
Xander gave a shy sweet smile aimed at Spike and kissed Spike's cheek affectionately. "Yeah. Thank you for today. It meant a lot." He let out a small sigh and got out of the car. He blinked as he looked up at the starry sky. "Spike let's lay out here on a blanket and look at the stars." He said excitedly, then he frowned and pointed to his belly, "This child is making me... feminine!"