Fandom: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Rating: this chapter - R
Genres: Adventure, Superhero Xander, Sliders
Summary: Spike is up and down and all over the place tonight - this fight is beginning to wear on him. He just wants it to be over, no matter the resolution. Well, as long as he gets Xander in the end, that is.
Spoilers: Through Season Four
Word Count: 2767 words
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em - not making any money off 'em. Dern it.
Prompt Notes: Inspiration for this chapter taken from tamingthemuse prompt #350: Sarcasm
Notes: Fyarls are particularly vulnerable to silver and die instantly when stabbed with a silver object.
Spike's comment: "It's only a flesh wound" is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail's character The Black Knight, who after having both arms cut off, insists he's capable of continuing to fight, since: "It's just a flesh wound."
Clem's 'ugly face' is only shown from the back, so we actually have no idea what it looks like. I took a few liberties and described it in more detail than we see on television. All we see is tentacles and his ears opening up to look like antennae.
Previous parts can be found at the Xandercles tag, in reverse order.
You can also find the previous chapters at the Archive of Our Own.
Chapter Forty-Five at AO3
Chapter Forty-Five at Live Journal
There will be another chapter tomorrow, the last of the fight scene. I'll post it as soon as I get the beta back and fixed. There's a wicked cliffhanger in this part, but that will be resolved tomorrow.