Xander glanced over at his
boyfriend and smiled shyly. It was their one-month anniversary. To celebrate, they had decided on dinner and a movie, just like their first date. Unlike their first date, dinner was at a nice restaurant and the movie was something romantic and to be
watched back at Xander's place. The big deal, other than it being their anniversary,
was that Forrest was going to spend the night. Xander had to admit he was slightly
nervous. They had been taking it slow and so this was to be their first overnight
They were now curled up
on Xander's couch, watching the romantic and sappy movie. Xander wasn't paying
much attention to it; mostly he was focused on how it felt to be curled up in his boyfriend's arms. The apartment was dark, except for the light from the TV and a light on in the hallway. Spike had disappeared for the evening, saying he'd be in just before dawn, so he didn't have to walk in
on Xander and Forrest being poofy. The movie ended, and Xander leaned in and
kissed Forrest, long and slow. They sat for a long time, lips slipping and sliding
together, tongues dueling. Eventually Xander stood up and took Forrest by the
hand. He pulled the other man up and silently led the way back to his bedroom. Once they were inside, Forrest pulled Xander into a warm embrace, renewing their kiss. Finally, when they needed to breath, Xander pulled back and looked Forrest in the
eyes. "Forrest, I'm really glad youre here.
I really like you and I want to be with you tonight, but I'm not ready for...um, penetration." Even though he had practiced his speech, Xander couldn't help but blush at that last bit.
Forrest smiled, "I really
like you too, Xander. Thank you for letting me know how you're feeling. Don't worry, there are lots of other things we can do that don't involve penetration."
The other man then recaptured Xander's lips and proceeded to show him what they
Before he knew it, Xander
was efficiently stripped and laid out on his bed. Forrest stripped just as quickly
and raked his eyes over Xander's body before lying down so they were pressed together the whole length of their bodies. Xander gasped at the feeling of all their flesh pressing together. It was the first time he and Forrest had been completely naked together and he was swiftly coming to love
it. Kissing slowly up Xander's jaw, Forrest thrust his hips gently against Xander
and captured his lips just in time to drink down Xander's gasp of pleasure at the sensation of their cocks sliding together. Moaning happily, Xander quickly grasped the idea and soon they were thrusting against
each other, hands and lips touching wherever they could reach. The sensations
of their cocks sliding together was maddening and soon Xander gave up all pretenses and just grabbed hard onto Forrest's hips,
pulling his boyfriend tight against him and thrusting madly. Xander kissed down
Forrest's neck and buried his face in one strong shoulder as he came with strangled cry.
Forrest continued with his raged thrusts and soon followed, warm cum splattering their stomachs and mingling with Xander's.
Forrest leaned down and slowly
kissed Xander, before rolling off him with a groan. "So, was that special enough
for our anniversary?"
Xander laughed, "Oh, yeah, I think
Forrest glanced over at Xander
and grinned, "We're just getting started."
Spike trudged wearily into the
apartment just as dawn was breaking. He had spent the entire night out, as he
had promised Xander he would, so the boy and his lover could have the place to themselves.
The night had started out all right, but just past midnight he had run into some new Master Vampire who had just rolled
into town with an army of minions and was trying to set himself up as the new Master of Sunnydale. Spike had spent the night battling the new Vamp and his minions, and while they were all dust, he was bloody,
bruised and exhausted. Wearily he trudged into the bathroom, barely scowling
at the faint scent of sex permeating the apartment. Stripping off, he climbed
into the shower and scrubbed off the nights detritus. He was half asleep on his
feet by the time he was clean, and he barely had enough energy to dry off, walk to his room, and flop into bed.
It was several hours later
when an aching hunger woke Spike from a sound sleep. He tried to roll over and
fall back asleep, but he hadn't eaten before he went to bed, and his body was reminding him of that oversight now. Groaning, Spike levered himself up and pulled on a pair of boxers and a tee shirt. Groggily, he wandered out into the kitchen and set about heating up a mug of blood. Spike had worked his way through two mugs and was heating up his third when he heard the polite cough. Turning he found Xander's boyfriend standing in the kitchen entryway, dressed in a
pair of jeans, bare-chested and looking pretty happy with himself.
"Hi! You're Xander's roommate, right?"
Spike nodded, "Yeah mate. You must be Forrest."
Forrest smiled, "Yup. Nice to know he's mentioned me."
Trying to hide his nervousness
at being in the same room as one of the 'army gits', Spike rolled his eyes and gestured to the fridge, "Don't be shy mate. Help yourself."
Forrest nodded his thanks
and got a jug of orange juice out of the fridge, pouring himself a glass. Forrest
drank his juice and made small talk, while Spike anxiously waited for the microwave to finish.
Finally it did and Spike grabbed the steaming mug out, intending to take it into his room with him. His nervous movements jostled the mug a little too much, and a small splash of blood sloshed over the side
and splattered onto the floor.
Time seemed to freeze as Forrest
took in the blood on the floor, the empty blood bags on the counter, then finally really looked at Spike. Bollocks, was the only thought Spike had time for before reality hit and Forrest realized just who
and what his lover's roommate was. "H...hostile 17! Youre hostile 17!"
Xander was drifting lazily in
and out of sleep, content for the moment to lie in the messy bed and relish in the happy memories contained within. Unfortunately peace was not to be the agenda for the morning. He
heard Forrest shout something, then a crash, then Spike angrily yelling his name. "Xander,
get the bloody hell in here!"
Swearing, Xander pulled on a pair
a sweats and ran towards the kitchen. To his horror he saw Forrest threatening
Spike with the slender end of a wooden spoon, shouting something about hostiles. Xander
quickly insinuated himself between his boyfriend and his roommate and held up his hands in a placating gesture. "Forrest, chill man. I know he leaves bloody mugs and wet
towels all over the place, but its not worth dusting him over."
Forrest gapped incredulously at
Xander before regaining his wits and gesturing angrily at Spike. "Xander, get
behind me! There's a hostile in your apartment."
Xander tried not to laugh,
he really did, but the whole picture, Forrest bare-chested and wielding a wooden spoon in his boyfriend's defense, Spike practically
climbing up on the counters to avoid said wooden spoon, switching in and out of gameface and growling, and Xander standing
between them, wearing only sweat pants and still sticky from the nights activities, not sure if he should be defending his
roommate or his boyfriend. Laughter was a foregone conclusion.
Forrest looked at Xander like
he was possessed. "Xander, your roommate is a Hostile. We have to call the Initiative, get him recaptured and neutralized."
Those words stopped Xander's laughter
cold. "Now wait just a second Forrest.
I know exactly who and what Spike is. He's my friend and my roommate and
he also happens to be a Vampire. A Vampire who you and your buddies chipped,
so he's no harm to me or anyone else. No one is taking Spike anywhere. Just put down the spoon and lets talk."
Forrest just shook his head and
started patting down his pockets with one hand, looking for his cell. "Xander,
he is a hostile and he has to be neutralized. Its for your own good."
Xander crossed his arms across
his chest and stared coldly at the man in front of him. "Get out."
Forrest looked shocked. "What? Why?"
"You are insulting my friend and
threatening his life. That is not acceptable, so if you're not willing to listen
to me you need to leave."
Forrest dropped the spoon. "Xander, are you saying what I think your saying?"
"Yes, Spike is my friend. He is not the only demon, or 'hostile' I am friends with. If you can't accept my friends, then we obviously aren't going to work out."
Angrily Forrest stomped back into
Xanders room and grabbed his clothing. Dressing quickly, he stalked back into
the living room. "You're choosing to consort with hostiles instead of humans? You're right, we would never work out. You
make me sick." With that Forrest left with a loud slam of the door.
Xander stayed standing in
the middle of the kitchen, fists clenched, breathing heavily. He couldn't believe
that Forrest had just behaved that way. Who did he think he was, threatening
Spike that way?
Once Forrest had left, Spike finally
climbed down off the counter and scooted around the fuming Xander, grabbing a towel and kneeling to wipe up the mug of blood
that he had dropped when Forrest attacked him.
Xander came out of his anger and
confusion enough to notice that Spike was covered in cuts, and had extensive bruising.
Without thinking he ran over and began running his hands lightly over the Vampires injuries. "Oh, gods, Spike, what happened? Did Forrest do this to you?"
Spike shook his head, "No pet. Your soldier boy didn't touch me. Had
a rough night last night."
"He's not my soldier boy anymore." Xander wandered into the living room and flopped onto the couch dejectedly. "How'd you get all beat up?"
Spike shrugged. "New Vamp in town. Fancied himself the new master of the hell
mouth. Not as old or as strong as me, but close.
Plus he had quite a following. Took me all night to get them sorted out. Don't worry, they're all dust now."
Xander turned wide eyes onto Spike. "Didn't Buffy help?"
Sarcastic snort, "She was off
with Captain Cardboard. I was patrolling on my own last night."
Xander angrily slammed his fist
into the couch cushion. "Its not fair!
You risk your life, unlife, whatever, to protect us and this stupid town, again and again, take on another master and
his minions all by yourself, and what thanks do you get? You get to come home
and almost get staked by my stupid xenophobic boyfriend. Gods, I'm so sorry Spike."
"Pet, it's me who should be apologizing. I wasn't thinking, if I'd eaten before I went to bed, then I would still be asleep
instead of up and scaring off your boyfriend. I truly am sorry I ran him off
like that Xander."
Xander shook his head, "It wasn't
you Spike. You have every right to be here, you live here for gods sake! He had no right to jump to conclusions about you and threaten you in your own home,
in our home. Plus he didn't even respect me enough to listen to what I
had to say. He just immediately assumed Vampire=evil."
Spike placed a tentative hand
on Xanders clenched fist. "He wouldnt be wrong luv."
So quick the Vampire almost didn't
see it, Xander turned and grabbed Spike by the shoulders, hard. "Yes he would be wrong.
You may have done evil things in your past but you are not a bad or evil person.
You are my friend, you take care of me and of the others, we trust you. I
wouldn't, couldn't, lo---care about you, be your friend if you were truly evil." Sitting
back with a sigh, Xander raked his hands through his hair and looked at the floor, "He was wrong about you but he couldn't
trust me enough to give you a chance."
The sight of Xander wiping tears
from his eyes caused a painful wrench in Spike's undead heart. 'Pet, I..."
Xander stood up quickly and looked
down at his friend. "Spike, look, its not your fault okay? I just can't talk about this right now. I'm gonna go out,
maybe find Buffy or Willow, blow off some steam. If I stay here, you'll have
to spend the whole day listening to me bitch about Forrest, and you're injured, you need to sleep. I'll see you tonight, okay?"
With that, Xander turned and walked
into his room, closing the door behind him. Nearly overflowing with conflicting
emotions, Spike followed suit, heading to his room and his interrupted sleep. It
would be hours though, before sleep claimed him.