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More Hard Times for S & X chapter 2

Title: More Hard Times for S & X (sequel to Hard Times for Spike and Xan)
Author: WarpedMindedYaoi & NightmareAhead
Chapter: 2/?
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Warning: mpreg!
Summary: Just what are all those “tests” leading up to?
Disclaimer: We do not own BtVS or any of its characters. We do not make any money off of this. We are only having fun.
Note: This is a role-play between WarpedMindedYaoi and NightmareAhead. Warped = Spike. Nightmare = Xander.

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Xander opened his eyes to find himself in the place he always meets the PtB. A woman Power walked up to him with a gentle smile on her face. She stopped in front of Xander and placed a hand on his cheek.

“Xander, this is the last gift we have to give you,” she removed her hand from his face and placed it on his stomach, still looking him in the eyes.

Xander looked down to the hand and the back up to her eyes, “Wait, you mean…”


The Power nodded her head and her smile grew. “The demon in you is able to provide this for you, that is one of the reasons we chose it. It will work as a normal human pregnancy would, but when it comes time to deliver it, one of us will come to assist you. 

Take care of your family, Xander. If we are needed, we will come. If we find the need to give you another gift, we will do that also.” The power leaned in and kissed him on the forehead, "We love you, Xander."


Xander woke up with a gasp. His spikes were gone and he felt fine. He looked towards Spike and saw him fast asleep. Xander lie back down and put a hand on his stomach, even though he knew he wouldn’t be able to sleep. 


They were having a baby.

Spike could feel that Xander was awake so he let out a yawn and peeked one eye open, "Hey, pet."
He opened both his eyes and looked right at Xander. "Hey! The spikes are gone! That's great," he grinned as he sat up better. He saw Xander's hand was resting on his stomach, "Um... does your stomach hurt, Xan?" he asked worriedly. He reached over and gently touched Xander's stomach.

Xander couldn’t contain the smile that was lighting up his face. He laced his fingers and laid their hands on his stomach so their palms were touching it.

"You're gonna be a Daddy, Spike."

Spike stared at Xander in shock. He couldn't say anything, he couldn't feel anything.
He could swear his undead heart beat a couple times. 


"Wh-..." He couldn't say anything else because he passed out from shock.

"I should have expected that," Xander said under his breath. He sat up and started to shake Spike's body. "Spike? Baby, you have to wake up. Spike?"

Spike let out a groan. "Xan... we need to stop passing out," he chuckled weakly. "I am so happy." His eyes were wide and tears leaking down his face. "Love," he looked at Xander, "Were gonna have a baby," He cried happily, hugging Xan tightly.

"Hey, careful. We're not going to if you squeeze me much harder," Xander laughed at Spike's enthusiasm. 


"Yes, a baby we are having. This should be interesting."

Merton was on the floor by the bed, meowing for attention. Xander leaned off the bed and picked the kitten up. 


"Hey, Merton. You're gonna have a little brother or sister. What do you think of that?"

Merton looked at his belly and nuzzled it, meowing as if talking to his stomach.

Spike looked at Xander a little shocked, "Um... are cats supposed to usually be that smart?" he reached over and petted Merton's head.

"I have no idea, but it would so be our luck to get a demon cat." Xander looked down to Merton nuzzling his stomach and smiled. He could tell that him and the baby would get along great. He leaned back on his hands and looked at Spike, the father of his child. "You’re gonna be okay right? No more fainting? It's processed in you’re brain and everything?"

Spike rolled his eyes and grinned at his lover, "Yeah pet. I am pretty sure there will be no more passing out today."


He leaned down and looked Merton in the eyes, "What is going on with you?"

Merton got a cat grin on his face, and meowed, but weirdly, Spike understood it. "I am here for you two by fate. I am also destined to be your baby's chosen friend." 


Spike looked at Xander in shock, "Did you hear him??"

"Hear the cat meow? Yea, Spike. Pregnant, not deaf," he shook his head at his lover. "We're gonna have to go out and get you some books. I have a feeling you’re going to need them more than me."

Spike shook his head and looked at Xander closely, "No... He said 'I am here for you two by fate. I am also destined to be your baby's chosen friend.' I understood him. Please... believe me," he begged his lover. His eyes were scared and nervous.

Xander sighed and used one hand to dry wash his face. "I knew this thing would freak you out, baby. Although I was thinking more along the lines of over protectiveness times 12 and not the whole 'our kitten, Merton, can talk and he's our baby's guardian angel' but you get points for creativity."

Spike hissed and growled, getting up from the bed, "Oh yeah? Well… maybe I shouldn't believe you. You never believe me!" He was shaking; this was one of his fears, that his love wouldn't believe something from him. "Please... please. I am not lying, and I am not in denial, or freaking out. Merton talked to me!"

"Spike calm down. This is a freaky thing, I understand that, and you probably do think Merton is talking to you, but," he lifted said kitten up to show his lover, "he's just a normal kitten. I got him at a pound, not a demon pet shop." He didn’t know why Spike was being so persistent with this, he was scared too but he didn’t think the cat was talking to him.

Spike felt tears burn his eyes. "I got to get away..." he gasped as he threw on some clothes and walked out of the room and away. When he got in the tunnels he got on his knees, "Please... please Powers That Be, make him see and hear what I did. I am scared. You know that was my biggest fear! I'm begging you," he screamed, his hands fisting his hair.

"He just walked out... I'm fucking PREGNANT and he just WALKS OUT!? Well fuck him, I'll walk out too!" Xander was up off the bed, facing the door Spike just walked through in anger. 


"Well you didn't believe him. I would have walked out too. It's quite frustrating."


Xander’s eyes widened comically and he slowly turned around. All he saw was sweet little Merton looking at him expectantly.

"... Merton?"

"That seems to be the name you've given me, yes."

"Oh... so… you talk... cool..."


"Yes. And what are you going to do about it?" the kitten tilted his head. 


"Go get Spike...?"


"Good human."

Xander grabbed some clothes from the floor, put them on, and went to go find Spike.

'Damn, why do I mess everything up?'

Spike yelled and ranted and cussed up a storm until he was on his back in the tunnel, staring up at the moldy and water stained cement. 


"Xan... please," he bit his lip as he got up and went to where he always enters and gets out, still hiding under the blanket to keep the sun out and he started running to his and Xander's place.

After looking around town for about an hour Xander turned to head home. His back hurt, he had a headache, his moods kept changing; it wasn’t any fun.

'Fucking Powers decided to speed things up and not even tell the fucking person they're doing it to.' It seemed as though Xander was now one or two months pregnant and he wasn’t too happy about it.

He opened the door to the apartment and slammed the door behind him. "Spike, you better be home or else you are never meeting this baby!"

Spike sniffed as he walked to where Xander was. "I'm sorry..." he looked upward as he took a deep breath. "I can accept that you won't believe me. I just... don't want to lose you, I love you too much. I can ignore the fact that you think I am a little bit barmy, but please don't leave me."

"Umm news flash! You’re the one that fucking left!" Xander made his way over to the couch and dropped onto it. After taking a deep breath, he continued, "Merton talks. I know this now. Sorry for not believing you. Blah blah blah. 
I'm now about one or two months pregnant, blah blah blah. And should I prepare myself for you walking out every time something freaks you out, or pisses you off, or upsets you? ‘Cause I don’t really think little Spike Jr. can put up with my stress."

Spike walked over to Xander, "I wasn't walking out on you... well, yeah I was, but only to get my feelings in control. Whenever I get too mad or sad I get away for a little bit. I'm sorry." He sat down by Xander and held his hand, "So... they just made you pregnancy speed up... without telling you?"

"Seems that way. I have a headache, my back hurts, and, as you can tell, mood swings. I'm pretty sure those don’t start the day after." He started to rub his hand over his stomach.

Merton came into the room and jumped up on the table in front of them. 


"What do you want?" Xander asked with an attitude. 


"Nothing" was the kitten’s answer before he jumped to Xander’s lap and started nuzzling his stomach.

Spike reached over and also started rubbing Xander's belly. He looked at Merton sadly.

"Xan...this is a blessing, we should be thanking them for the baby we were hoping for. It's not all kitties and flowers. There is bad stuff too, but we can come over that... together," he rolled his eyes at how cheesy he sounded.

"Maybe you’re the one who should be having this baby. You're the girl here," Xander laughed. He moved Spike and Merton around on the couch so that his head was in Spike's lap and Merton was laying on his stomach.

Spike smiled down at Xander, "Yeah, pet... I probably the one most likely to be the girl."

He leaned down and kissed his love's lips. "I love you. And... you have no idea how happy I am to have a little kit running around callin' you mum and me da," his eyes became far away, and glazed as he happily thought about it.

“Love you too” Xander smiled up at his love. At Spike's far away look he sighed, "Hey, 'da'! There some stuff we have to do before he or she gets here, you know."

Xander pulled a pad of paper and a pen from seemingly nowhere and began to make a list. "Okay. We're going to need to move, I'm thinking into a real house with a nice big backyard. We need to find a doctor who isn’t going to experiment on me. I'm thinking we can call Deadboy and ask him, since we have to call him to let him know he's going to be a Grandpa anyway. Then there’s all the baby shopping we are going to have to do. And we have to tell everyone. Oh and we have to go to the bookstore." He tapped the pen against his chin, thinking of whether he missed something. After thinking for a while and yawning every 5 seconds he announced, "I'm going to go take a nap and then we'll go to the bookstore. Try to get something on the list done or started.” With that he got up, went to the bedroom, and shut the door to sleep.

When the door shut Spike looked around confused and Merton told him what went on. Spike laughed and nodded, standing up and looking at the list before setting it down, "Think Xan got everything we need so far." He smiled and petted Merton before heading to the room, and taking off his shirt and crawling into the bed with Xander before closing his eyes and falling asleep.

TBC…

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