Drabble: Leveled

Jan 30, 2010 16:19

Leveled
For cindergal: Xander, Spike ( Read more... )

ch: spike, length: drabble, pairing: gen, entry: fic, ch: xander

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rebcake January 30 2010, 22:33:09 UTC
Ow. It's a bad situation when these two find common ground.

Loved the little aside about a healing Anya made frantic from his obvious grief.

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snickfic January 31 2010, 16:22:18 UTC
It's a bad situation when these two find common ground.

Yep. I was actually surprised how hard it was to find a way to make this prompt (Spike and Xander play pool) work. I don't have much trouble thinking of situations to get them friendlier than in canon, but they mostly take longer than 100 words.

And yeah, poor Anya. She had a hard enough time dealing with her and the Scoobs' reactions to Joyce's death, much less Buffy's.

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jen_nsync_landl January 30 2010, 22:34:45 UTC
Damn. Stop it! I'm expending my weekly quotient of sighing here.

*sigh*

Oh, our two boys.

Well done, dear.

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snickfic January 31 2010, 16:23:03 UTC
I'm sorry! Yesterday just seemed to be the day for writing drabbles about grief. But, um, I'm glad it was effective. :)

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cindergal January 30 2010, 22:45:40 UTC
Oh, that's lovely. I loved the two of them during those pre-Gift days, and this is a great continuation of that. Thank you!

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snickfic January 31 2010, 16:24:01 UTC
Yay, I'm so glad you liked it! I really do love brief moments of understanding, like they had in "Spiral."

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angearia January 30 2010, 22:52:24 UTC
because the reason Xander’d hated him was dead

Ouch.

This hurt in all the right ways.

*uses Buffy icon because it's not about her yet it still is*

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snickfic January 31 2010, 16:24:47 UTC
Oh yes, definitely all about Buffy.

I'm glad this was the good kind of hurt. :)

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penny_lane_42 January 30 2010, 23:09:37 UTC
Besides, Buffy was no more absent there than anywhere else. That is a perfect line. Really, really perfect.

I can see this. I can't normally see in-canon Spike and Xander being friendly. But their mutual grief? Makes it believable. Nicely done.

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snickfic January 31 2010, 16:26:25 UTC
Actually, I was surprised at how hard it was to find a way to make the prompt (Spike and Xander play pool) work. I don't have much trouble thinking of situations where they're friendlier than in canon - in Seraph, for example - but those situations mostly take longer than 100 words to get me there.

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