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20 of 28

Author: New_Unchanged
Title: Unwritten
Chapter: Day 20 of 28 of my Songfic Challenge
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG 13, Nothing Exciting, but I use harsh language
Concrit: Comments only
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters, the lyrics to the songs, or anything else.
Warnings: M/M Pairing, but this is a Spander Community so....
Summary:Based on a prompt from
Kahuna Burger- Two, Sunnydale is under a tsunami evacuation, but the hellmouth is twitchy, so the Scoobies draw straws for who will stay. Xander cheats to stay and is surprised when Spike joins him and talks him through the tense anticipation with tall tales of disasters he has seen, survived and caused

Notes: The Song used for this day is Home-Philip Philips

There was an abnormal coastal behavior happening off the shores of Southern California. The scoobies had been discussing all night what should be done.

“Someone should stay behind and keep an eye on things here. We have no idea what impact the Tsunami will have on some of Sunnydale’s less savory inhabitants.”

“Oh, so you want volunteer’s to see who risks certain death? Frankly this is Buffy’s job as the Slayer she should be the one sent to a watery grave.” Anya stated matter of factly.

“Anya, that’s probably one of the worst things you could say. Buffy has to take care of Dawn.” Willow admonished.

“So, Buffy is out, now we’re supposed to figure out who’s expendable? I have just learned the joys of money and things. I shouldn’t have to die. I vote Giles. He’s been alive the longest” Anya replied.

“Spike doesn’t need to breath. He could stay.” Dawn added.

“We need someone trustworthy, Spike does not sadly fit that description although he is expendable.” Giles drolled.

“Willow and Giles should come with us and prevent any demons meaning harm from leaving.” Buffy said. “They could cast a spell or something.”

“Well who does that leave?” Willow asked as it dawned on her. “Oh, sorry Xander”.

“It’s okay I know I’m expendable”. Xander said jokingly.

“It’s not that...” Giles began.

“It’s okay. I got this guys. Go and evacuate. Be safe. I will patrol the hellmouth and then get to high ground. I’ll be fine. I’m a carpenter. I do well in natural disasters.”

Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home


The Tsunami did come, and it did do some major damage to the main part of town. Most of parts of town upland were fine though. Xander did as he said and stayed up on the top of the hill overlooking the town and watched the giant wave crash and then went to patrol the area.

That was how Xander ended up sleeping in the basement of the old Sunnydale high school. The one that burnt down, and was now slightly flooded. He would be stuck camping out for a while because the evacuation was in effect till the end of the week.

He wasn’t bitter or anything. He knew he was the one without special powers or skills. He didn’t have family to speak of or people to depend on him. It was a smart choice for him to stay behind.

It still stung a little though. He didn’t like being left alone.

“Oy, what brings you here Whelp?”

“Oh I’m on hellmouth patrol”

“I thought you lot would be holed up somewhere safe. Leave the dangerous stuff to the guy who is already dead.”

“I stayed behind. we didn’t know how you would react to the suggestion.’

“The rest of your  lot left you here alone?”

“Yeah but it’s okay. Been pretty boring actually.”

“Most demons are smart enough to know when to save their skin.”


Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

“Except for the demons who mess with Buffy, that is. You might as well stay and keep me company. I have been dying for something to do or someone to talk to. You’ll have to do.”

“Whelp. You aren’t my first choice in company either. But, you’re right, might as well pass the time”.

“Is this your first natural disaster?”

“Not hardly! Seen a few and caused a few in my day.”

“So, get with the sharing and reminiscing. No TV for a week so make the stories juicey.”

“Well, in 1890 there was the tornado’s in Louisville. That was a real treat. Haven’t seen one like that until recently. I feasted for days on the homeless left from the wreckage. Made money on all the dosh I stole.”

“Good to know you know how to exploit a tragedy.”

“Quiet, There was also the ‘Great English Earthquake. That was shortly after I was changed. It was amazing all the fear and the wreckage. I saw an old friend who was by the railroad tracks. It’s how I got the idea for my ‘Spike’ phase. ”

Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Settle down, it'll all be clear
Don't pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Spike and Xander spent the night sharing stories and enjoying each others company. Every morning Xander would leave and do human things, like eat, use the toilet, shower. Every night Spike was back at the school.

“This was kind of nice Spike, getting to know you and all.”

“You’re not so bad yourself”.

Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home

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