Title: All’s Not Lost 4/10
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
Spike and Xander ended up at the shop that night, Angel already there. Spike ignored him completely and hopped up on to the counter. “So what’s this new demon?”
Angel looked between Spike and Xander, something was different. Xander reeked of Spike and vise versa. “We’re looking at a ‘bul’ga’ demon.”
“What are those?” Xander asked.
“They are demons that cause their victims to become comatose. It’s never been answered to why they do this,” Giles explained to them.
“How many people are we looking at?” Buffy asked wondering what their next move was.
Giles grabbed the newspaper, “It says eleven people have been admitted into the hospital in the last two weeks. They are starting to think it is an epidemic with no answers to what’s causing it.”
“Alright than, how do we kill the bugger?” Spike asked looking forward to some violence. He had been cooped up in Xander’s apartment for the last couple days not wanting to leave Xander alone for long periods of time. He needed for Xander to trust him to protect him and he wasn’t about to let him down.
“Simply cut off its head but before that Willow will need to do a spell to release the essence you could call it to awaken the victims,” Giles informed them. “If we kill it before the spell is complete they will stay in the coma and there will be no way to fix it.”
“Anything else about this demon we need to know about?” Buffy asked pulling her sword out of the sheath.
Giles went back to his books but Angel beat him to it, “They have tentacles.”
Willow beamed; she loved when Angel was knowledge vamp.
“Great tentacles, can’t go too long without tentacles what would be the fun in that?” Xander complained. He hated tentacles the way they wiggled around freaked him out.
“Just make sure you have a sword on hand and things should go smoothly,” Giles reminded him. “Now Willow and I should go and gather the ingredients that will be needed.”
And hour later they were already headed out to the area where all the victims were found. It was a fairly large area so Angel suggested that they split into groups of two to cover more ground. So now Xander was walking close to Spike every now and than his shoulder would bump into Spike’s, if it bothered him though he didn’t say anything.
“I hope we don’t find it,” Xander whispered not wanting to draw any unwanted attention there way.
“You don’t want me to have any fun do you pet?” Spike criticized as he lit up a cigarette.
Xander flushed realising that Spike hasn’t actually had any violence since he found out about Xander. “Sorry, I didn’t think.”
Spike noticed Xander’s demeanour change and recognized his mistake. “I’ve gone longer without violence. I was in that wheelchair chair for over a month.”
“Right, I forgot about that,” Xander replied. “Maybe we’ll run into some fledges.”
“Maybe,” Spike smiled letting Xander know he wasn’t really upset if they didn’t find the demon.
They walked for a little while, before Xander spoke again. “Should we stop off at your crypt?”
“What for?” Spike was thrown by the questioned.
“Extra clothes and whatever else you might need.” Xander answered and then looked worried. “You’re still gonna stay with me aren’t you?”
“And give up the blood and the satellite dish?” Spike asked with a smirk knowing Xander would know everything was going to be fine.
A storm rolled in quickly surprising even Spike. The rain fell heavily causing Xander to shiver, “Maybe we should find the others.”
“Alright,” Spike led Xander to where Angel and Willow were sensing his grandsire. Along with sensing Angel he also knew the demon was close. “Sorry Xan, looks like the demon is close.”
“Why can’t it hate the rain?” Xander complained as he pulled out his sword. When they were close enough he saw Angel fighting the demon along side Buffy while Giles stood over Willow making sure she wasn’t interrupted during the casting of the spell.
Spike charged in helping Buffy and Angel keep the demon at bay. While Xander stood there unsure of what he should do. Than he remembered that he was the master of distractions, so he straightened up and yelled like warrior and rushed into the fold. He soon realised that his battle yell was probably the wrong move because it gave the demon a heads up and knocked Xander away with a tentacle.
Xander was down for the count, his leg cut up. He tried several times to stand but his leg would give out.
Spike growled and yelled to Willow, “You better finish that sodding spell or I’m killing this thing, screw the others.”
A few seconds later there was a loud pouf and lightening struck a little too close to Spike making him jump back. Everyone watched as the bul’ga screamed in rage as the essence of its victims left him. As soon as the last one left its body Spike jumped at it slicing its head clean off. Not wasting his time with a victory or taunting the others that he got the kill he rushed over to Xander who was still on the ground. “You alright pet?”
“I think so, just need some help standing,” Xander explained and Spike and Angel helped him up.
“Are you sure you’re okay?” Willow asked as she came over. “Your leg seems bad.”
“I’m alright; I just want to go home.” Xander replied looking at Spike with pleading eyes.
“Buffy could you walk Willow home? I just want to make sure Spike gets Xander home safely.” Angel wanted to talk to both of them something was up and he wanted to know what.
Willow pouted for a minute, “You’ll be by after though right?”
Angel smiled and gave her a quick kiss, “You know I will.”
Both vampires helped Xander home and Angel decided he would wait until Xander was patched up before he started his interrogation.
It didn’t take long for them to get to Xander’s apartment; half way there Xander’s leg gave out making Spike carry him much to Xander’s discomfort. He had been close to Spike, let him hold him even but this was different, it made him feel weaker than he was.
Angel grabbed a wet towel and came back kneeling beside Xander, “I can’t tell how bad your leg is. Take off your pants so we can get a better look.” Angel knew there was blood, but without seeing the wound he couldn’t determine if it was bad enough that they should go to the hospital. He waited patiently for Xander to do as he was instructed and was shocked when he tensed up and more than shocked when he found himself on the floor with Spike’s knee driving into his back.
“Not going to fucking happen,” Spike growled at Angel.
“Get off of me,” Angel growled back, not understanding what happened. All he was trying to do was help. He saw Xander begin to shake and got the wrong idea, thinking he was afraid of Spike. Worried about Xander, Angel quickly flipped over and pinned Spike to the floor, “What the hell did you do to him?”
Xander was up and grabbing Angel’s arm, “Let him up!” Xander begged. “He didn’t do anything.”
Angel released Spike and looked between the two of them, “Someone better explain to me what the hell is going on.”