This search is posted over on Seeking Spike by pinchofginger and has still not been found. Both of these stories sound like they would be an interesting read, do they sound familiar to anyone?
I only remember a little about the two fics I am searching for, but I hope someone can help me regardless of my faulty memory.
One of the fics I am looking for is a Spike/Xander slash story where Xander helped design and build an apartment complex. He was a rather "strong" character in the story, a dom to Spikes sub, in a way. He had kept his apartment and funds a secret, because he wanted to be able to take proper care of his "mate" and thus provide Spike with home and safety. I think Xander was affected a bit by the hyena. Angel shows up at the apartment at one point and threatens either Xander or Spike - I think Xander chained him up and left him in the bathtub or something to show him what Spike had gone through (not sure)
The other fic is also a Xander/Spike and all I remember is that Xander worked with wood - made furniture and dollhouses and the like. He worked for an elderly couple, who turns out to be demons (nice ones!)
Thanks for any help in advance.