naughty_fae (naughty_fae) wrote in bloodclaim,

The Gambler

Title: The Gambler (Inspired by the Kenny Rogers song of the same name and the 1994 movie 'Maverick' with Mel Gibson. But is NOT a direct adaptation of that movie.) Any snippets of dialogue you may recognize are borrowed from the movie.

Warnings: V/Hu/Au, ORIGINAL writing, Sunnydale characters have been used but are not in their Sunnydale personas, some angst, mentions of Xander abuse. (Quite mild.) Spike's Sire is an old, powerful Vampire of French origin and Drusilla is HUMAN. Spike has neither soul nor chip, but is not a mindless killer. Some angst, some humor, romance, cowboy.
Unbeta'd: All free range boo boos are mine and should be left unmolested.
Rating: PG13 (This part for language and adult themes.) Remember my LJ is NC17
Pairing: 100% S/X
Author: Naughty_Fae
Comments: Comment if you want to, though it would be nice to know someone is reading it.
Disclaimer: I own nothing, everything belongs to someone who is not me. I write for fun not profit.
STATUS: I am posting this as a COMPLETE one shot of about 5000 words. HOWEVER, it could also be the first chapter of a longer NC17 idea that I have which would be PET Xander with a difference (Very little BDSM/abuse) in a unique timeframe and setting. I have so many projects on the go, I really would appreciate people letting me know if it's worth completing as a longer story and posting sometime in the future.

Pre-read and encouraged by my dear friend Bmblbee

Summary: Anthony Harris is a card shark working the 'Cajun Queen' Mississippi Paddle Steamer in 1879, he has with him his 17 year old son, Alexander. One night he sits down and plays Poker with the mysterious 'man in black' the renowned gambler and sometime gunslinger known simply as 'Spike'.

The Gambler
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