Pairings: S/X, A/W
Rating: NC17 (Mild description)
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: Xander is date raped and Spike is there to help him
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 5 No Glory, No Dawn
Plot Bunny by: Lady Q: write a story where Xander is date raped
Beta’d by: Dragonfly_64
Sunday afternoon found Xander at the Magic Box. He spent the previous day in bed, Spike being very un-Spike like and stayed with him giving small talk and bringing him food. Giles phone telling him a new demon was in town, he didn’t go into much detail but did asked Xander to bring some donuts. Setting the box on the table he waited for the girls to arrive, he paced around the front room trying to figure out what to say to them.
“Xander is everything alright?” Giles asked walking in with a cup of tea.
“Yeah… fine,” Xander replied quickly going back to the table and sitting down, his leg bouncing slightly.
Willow and Buffy burst in smiling when they saw Xander, “You didn’t call us yesterday about your date!” Buffy accused.
Xander became uncomfortable, “I-I had to work, problems at the site.”
“Oh, well tell us now.” Willow demanded excited to know what Xander thought of Brett.
“Maybe we could hold off on Xander’s personal life for now and get down to business?” Giles asked rolling his eyes at the teens.
Buffy took a bit out of a donut, “We might want to hold off on that.”
“Why, did something happen on patrol last night?” Giles asked becoming interested.
“Nope just your everyday run of the mill vampires. Actually Brett was talking about stopping by to see Xander. He had a great time with you on Friday.” Buffy told Xander getting excited. “I think he wants to ask you out again.”
Xander stood and stumbled backwards, “No!”
“Xander,” Willow’s eyes got wide, “What’s wrong?”
“I-I…” He began breathing hard. “I just didn’t feel a connection with him.”
Buffy frowned, “But he’s such a nice guy. Maybe if you give it another shot…”
“I said no!” Xander yelled at her and made his way to the door. “I have to go, sorry.”
“We have a dangerous new demon.” Giles called out as Xander made his way to the door.
“I can’t help… call Angel,” Xander answered and fled the shop.
Xander rushed into his apartment twenty minutes later slamming the door shut and locking it before sliding to the floor burying his head into his knees. He flinched away when a hand rested on his shoulder.
“Pet what happened?” Spike asked sleep in his voice. He hadn’t expected Xander to be back so soon.
“He was going to be there,” Xander said the words muffled by his knees. “He was actually going to be there!” His entire being was shaking.
Spike helped him up and to the couch setting him down before going to the kitchen to get him some water. When he came back out Xander was back in a ball rocking back and forth. “He’s not going to hurt you again Xan. I promised you I’d take care of it and I meant it.”
Xander accepted the glass with shaky hands and took a sip, “Why is he doing this Spike?”
“I don’t know luv,” Spike sat beside Xander and pulled him into his arms. He waited for Xander to go rigid but it didn’t happen. Xander actually wrapped his arms around Spike’s neck pulling him closer.
“How are we going to get rid of the chip?” Xander enquired.
“I don’t know,” Spike replied knowing it wasn’t the answer Xander wanted. “We’ll start looking though yeah?”
Xander nodded, “Can I ask a favour Spike?”
“Course,” Spike spoke and settled into a more comfortable position.
“Will you move in? Just for a little while anyways?” Xander begged, he knew he was pathetic afraid of a human after he spent the last 5 years helping fight demons.
Spike couldn’t say he wasn’t a little shocked by Xander’s request, but at the same time he wasn’t. If this guy did come by Spike wouldn’t be able to hurt him but one look at his demon face and he’d be running scared. “Keep me in blood and I’ll stay as long as you need me.”
“Thank you,” Xander pulled away calmed down a little. He wouldn’t be alone and Brett wouldn’t be able to get near him.
The phone rang, Xander made no move to answer it. The machine picked up after the third ring. Willow’s voice came on, ‘Xander are you there? What happened on your date with Brett? He stopped by and was disappointed that you weren’t around. Anyways I phoned Angel and he is coming down to help with the new demon. We could use your help; we can’t seem to find Spike. Call me or stop by the shop okay? I’ll talk to you later.’
Spike looked at Xander; obviously he wasn’t able to hide his emotions as well as he thought he could. “You’re not going to be able to hide it. They know something is wrong and they’ll want to know.”
“I know,” Xander replied. “I don’t want them feeling guilty though. They didn’t know what kind of guy he was they shouldn’t have to suffer for it.”
“Neither should you,” Spike argued.
“I don’t know what to do Spike,” Xander said tearing up.
Spike pulled him back into his embrace, “We’ll figure it out.”