gingerly eased through the door, careful not to bump the large, wrapped objects in his arms against anything. He set one down in the living room, now thankfully box free, and then made his way up to the bedroom to
set his other burden down. In the weeks since Spike had been given the go ahead
from the doctor to patrol, the Vampire had been out almost every night, kicking demon ass.
Still Spike was coming home full of energy and horny as hell. Xander didn't
think he'd had as much exercise in his life as he'd had in the past weeks. Spike
was starting to complain that Xander wasn't lasting as long as he should be. Xander
patted his pocket and did his best evil smirk (as patented by the Big Bad). He
had finally come up with a way to wear his insatiable lover out. Or so he hoped.
had just gotten everything arranged when Spike arrived home, banging through the door, singing loudly. "Oi, Pet! Get your sweet ass down here!"
Xander made his way downstairs. "Hey Sweetie, was patrol good tonight?"
bet!" Spike tossed his duster on a chair and wrapped his arms around the brunette. "The
Slayer and I took out a couple of fyarl demons. Bloody buggers didn't stand a
kissed his excited lover and allowed for a few minutes of groping before pulling away and leading Spike into the living room. "What's going on, luv?"
gestured towards the large, wrapped object sitting in the living room. "I have
a present for you. Two actually. This
is the first. I made it, have been making it I mean, at work, during down time..."
trailed off, he knew he was babbling, but couldn't help it. The other present
he knew Spike would like, but this one was a gamble.
just stared at the babbling brunette standing before him for a few minutes before slowly walking over and unwrapping the object. "A rocking chair?"
shrugged. "We needed one for when the baby comes.
I...I thought it would be nice."
you made it? All by yourself?"
nodded, "Yeah. Decorative carving and all."
ran his hand over the curved back, sensitive fingers reading the intricate carvings like Braille. Finally, the blonde turned to his nervous lover and embraced him.
"Thank you luv, it's beautiful. I love it."
relieved grin flashed across Xander's face before his kissed his Vampire thoroughly.
"I'm glad you like it. I love you."
Spike let his human up for air and eyed him thoughtfully. "Did you say you have
two pressies for me?"
Xander led the blonde up the stairs towards their bedroom. "Yup, and I think
you're really gonna like this next one."
led the way into the bedroom and did a taa-daa style flourish with his arms towards the thing hanging in the corner.
eyed the hammock/chair thingy for a minute then turned to his slightly bouncing lover.
"Luv, it's great, but what is it?"
looked amused. "You mean youve been around for a century and a half, shagged
demons of all shapes, sizes and genders, and you don't know what a sex sling is?"
snorted, "Sex sling? Now I know you're making things up, but, if it involves
shagging, then I'm all for it. How's it work?"
quirked an eyebrow, "I'll show you."
wished he could slither down Spike's hard body, making the undressing bit a little more fun, but Spike's belly was coming
close to basketball proportions and having to gingerly avoid Spike's stomach would not be sexy. So Xander settled for dropping down to his knees and removing Spike's boots and socks, then sliding Spike's
pants off and giving the pale erection a lick or two before standing up and removing Spike's shirt. Kissing Spike gently, Xander walked the Vampire backwards over to the chair. Xander sat Spike down in the chair, making sure his mate was arranged comfortably, then knelt between Spike's
spread legs. Xander slowly kissed along the inside of Spike's thighs before licking
up the swollen length of Spike's cock. He twirled his tongue around the tip,
licking away the precum, before swallowing Spike down to the hilt.
moaned and arched up into Xander's hot mouth, trying to get deeper.
lifted Spike's feet up off the floor and rested them on top of his thighs, then, relaxing his mouth and throat, gave the chair
a gentle push. Slowly, softly the chair swung back and forward and Xander let
the motion of the chair guide Spike's cock in and out of his mouth.
bloody hell. That's good."
would have smiled if he could, Spike obviously liked the chair. He'd like it
even more later.
got the idea and used the leverage of his feet on Xander's thighs to set the pace. Xander
just relaxed and lost himself in the sensation of Spike fucking his mouth. When
Spike began to increase the pace and pant slightly, Xander reached beneath the chair, where he had set his stash of goodies. Quickly he uncapped the lube and slicked up a couple of fingers. The loose weave of the rope forming the chair gave Xander perfect access to his lover's ass, and Xander
used the motion of the swinging chair to impale Spike with a slick finger. Spike
howled and bucked up into his human's hot, wet mouth and came, shooting down Xander's throat. Xander
swallowed happily and continued preparing Spike's ass as he licked the pale cock clean.
When Xander was satisfied that Spike was prepared for entrance and that every last bit of him had been licked clean,
he sat back with a smile. Spike was staring at him with an astounded look plastered
across his face. "Luv, this chair is bloody brilliant!"
stood up and began to undress. "Yeah, it is.
And that isn't all we can do with it."
began to harden again as Xander slowly stripped. "Th..there's more?"
"Yup. I'm getting just a little tired of you complaining lately that we aren't having enough
sex. So I came up with a way to tire you out."
statement was met with a derisive snort, "Bloody 'ell Xan, fighting and fucking every night for the past couple o' weeks
hasn't tired me out yet. I'm telling ya, this child of ours is bloody insatiable."
dropped his boxers to the floor with a grimace. "Spike, please don't ever mention
our child and sex in the same sentence again, okay?"
Vampire laughed unapologetically.
ignored the laugh and bent to pick up the last two tricks up off the floor. "Come
on, stand up."
looked at him questioningly, "But I thought we were gonna use the chair some more?"
are. Just a different position this time."
Spike stood up and waited for Xander to tell him what to do next. Xander tried
to hide his smile, when would he ever get a chance at an obedient Spike again?
settled himself in the chair, being sure to sit way back, giving Spike plenty of lap to balance on. Xander patted his lap and Spike sat down on his knees. This
next bit was awkward, but Xander managed to reach around and lift Spike's legs into the stirrups they had yet to use.
"They're stirrups, Spike. For your feet."
"Stirrups? What are you, a bleedin horse?"
silly, but you do get to ride me."
Xander leaned back and opened the jar of salve the Witches had given him. It
was to desensitize his cock, so he wouldn't cum so soon. Granted, talking to
Willow and Tara in the first place had been embarrassing as hell, but hopefully the results would be worth it.
lubed, Xander lifted Spike gently and slid the Vampire down onto his waiting cock. Spike
hissed and arched against Xander, getting used to the penetration. While the
blonde was momentarily occupied, Xander reached around and snapped the cock ring around the base of Spike's cock.
down, Blondie. It's all part of the game.
You'll get to cum again. Don't worry."
settled down again, resting against Xander's chest, and slowly Xander began to rock them back and forth. The gentle motion allowed a slight thrusting, just enough to keep them on edge but not enough to put them
over that edge. Xander groaned softly at the sensation, and began kissing and
nipping along Spike's back and shoulders, while every once in a while stroking Spike's cock.
rocked like that for an hour, soft groans mingling with the creaks of the chair. Eventually
even that gentle motion had them both covered in sweat and panting. Spike was
writhing on top of Xander, a litany of soft, breathy pleas falling from his cool lips.
Xander spared a thought to remember to thank the Witches for the salve, he had cum twice already without shooting his
load; deep, bone shaking orgasms that would have had him on his knees if he wasn't already sitting. He knew that the same was also true for Spike; he had felt the Vampire shaking and heard the soft cries
of his lover's passion.
was begging now, a desperate babble of "please" and "oh, god, Xander", filling his ears.
Xander felt the salve beginning to wear off, could feel the pressure building in his aching cock, and began to speed
things up accordingly. Planting his feet firmly on the floor, Xander quickened
the rocking while he reached around and began fisting Spike's cock in earnest. Spike
grasped Xander's thighs tightly, digging his nails in and drawing blood.
gods, luv. Please!! Now!!"
pulled Spike back against his chest and sunk his teeth into his mate's pale shoulder, licking up the blood that welled to
the surface. At the same time, and Xander could never figure out later how he
had been this coordinated, he unsnapped the cock ring and gave Spike's purpled cock a few hard strokes. Spike arched back and screamed Xander's name, as his cock pumped stream after stream of cum over Xander's
hand and the floor.
gave Spike a few seconds to recover then slid a hand down to Spike's waist, pulling the blonde back hard against him in quick,
sharp thrusts. It was enough, Xander's world suddenly exploded around him. He was vaguely aware of screaming Spike's name, but all he could do was bury his head
against Spike's back and let the orgasm shake him as his world went gray.
was with monumental effort that Xander resisted passing out right there in the chair.
Spike hadn't resisted so hard. Xander gingerly shifted Spike around so
he was easier to carry, then levered them both out of the chair, carrying his unconscious mate. Xander laid them both down on the bed and pulled the covers up, sparing a moment to perform a mental victory
dance and give Spike a quick kiss, "Ha! I told you I could wear you out!" before succumbing to the desperate urge to sleep.
the middle of some of the most restful sleep Xander had gotten in weeks, the phone call they had been waiting six months for
blearily reached over and grabbed the loudly ringing phone off its base. "Mmrph. H...hello?"
"Xander? I'm terribly sorry to wake you. It's
G-man, I can tell. Seems I've memorized what your voice sounds like in the almost
decade we,ve known each other."
"Yes. Well. Anyway, I have some, hopefully,
exciting news. Wesley and I have been working on translating an ancient prophesy,
and it looks like it pertains to your and Spike's situation. Wesley is on his
way up from L.A. If you two could meet us at the shop in an hour or so, it would
be most appreciated."
Giles, we'll be there. Thanks."
rolled over and eyed his lover as Xander hung up the phone. "What was that about?"
Vamp of mine, no more beauty sleep for us. Looks like they finally found the
bleary eyed couple stumbled into the Magic Box an hour later, with Spike complaining bitterly about the time. "It's four in the bloody morning! Couldn't they have let us
sleep and called us in a couple of hours? It's not like I have to worry about
the sun anymore."
drug his complaining mate over to the table and helped an unwieldy Spike lower himself down into the chair, then gratefully
accepted a mug of coffee from a sleepy Willow. Soon they were all gathered around
the table: Buffy, Willow, Tara, Xander and Spike. Buffy had left Dawn home because she had school in the morning. Finally, just when Xander was starting to get nervous, Wesley and Giles came out of
the back office and set a pile of books and an old scroll on the table, both men were smiling.
"Oi! Watchers, what's the news?"
others didn't give any indication that they noticed, but Xander could hear the tremors of fear in his lover's voice. Reaching over he grasped Spike's hand in comfort as Wesley began to speak.
Giles and I have been searching every prophecy we could find since learning of Spike's pregnancy. I admit that when I first learned of the event, it seemed to remind me of something I had read, but it
wasn't until recently that Mr. Giles remembered..."
Wesley, thank you." Giles interrupted the younger ex-watcher with a grimace. "What Wesley is trying to say is that I remembered a legend from school that was popular
among young Watchers. It spoke of a companion to the Slayer, like a Watcher,
but immortal and able to fight alongside the Slayer, an equal in strength. Many
young Watchers claimed the prophecy spoke of an end to the Watchers Council. Needless
to say it wasn't popular among the council. It wasn't until my last visit to
England that I learned that there really is such a prophecy." Giles patted the
scroll in front of him.
eyed the smiling ex-watchers, "So what exactly does the prophecy say?"
looked chagrined, "Oh, well, yes. It translates roughly:
on the mouth of hell, opposites shall meet, and from this meeting a child
of dark and Child of light, Child of day and Child of night,
of blood and undying love, the companion of the chosen one.
a bit of superfulous poetry and garble, but it comes down to this...And the child and the chosen one shall fight, side by
side, to vanquish all evil and close the mouth of hell forever."
room was silent. Wesley was the first to speak.
"So, you can see why the council hid this particular prophecy. It seems,
if your child is the child of the prophesy, and the chosen one the Slayer, of course, that the birth could herald the end
of not only the evil of the hell mouth, but of the entire Slayer/Watcher society."
stood up and began pacing. "So let me get this straight, this baby is supposed
to be a new kind of Watcher? To be my companion?"
stood and strode over to his Slayer, grasping her arms gently. "Yes Buffy, this
child could be an immortal, super-powered Watcher. But it could be the companion
to any Slayer."
one voiced the silent suggestion that she could very well not be around to see the child grow old enough to assume the duty.
Spike snapped out of his openmouthed shock. "Bloody hell, you mean to tell me
that my child, me, William the Bloody, Scourge of Europe, slayer of Slayers, my child is supposed to
be the prophesized companion of the Slayer?"
laughed, though in truth he was scared as hell, "Well, you can never say that fate doesn't have a sense of humor."
growled at his mate and Xander instantly dropped the humor defense, instead going to stand behind his mate, resting his hands
on Spike's shoulders and squeezing reassuringly.
are you sure? Is this prophecy really about us and our child?"
took of his glasses and began rubbing the lenses. "I really couldn't say for
sure, but all the signs point to yes."
turned sympathetic eyes on her best friend. "Xand, I know it's a lot to take
in, but it really does seem like this prophecy is about you and Spike. On the
mouth of hell, the hell mouth; opposites shall meet, well obviously you and Spike are complete opposites," and here Willow
blushed, "Well, except for your gender, but, you know. Anyway, child of light
and child of dark, day and night obviously that could be talking about a human and a vampire, the whole undying love part,
what with you both being pretty much immortal. Not to mention that there has
to be some reason you got Spike pregnant."
had to smile at that. He walked around the table and gave Willow a hug. Suddenly there was a loud crash behind him.
Spinning, he saw that Spike had stood up too fast and knocked his chair over.
Xander didn't like the expression on his lovers face. "Spike? What..."
shook his head and stepped away from them. "No, this is ridiculous. I'm a demon, damn it! I can't give birth to some great defender
of good! Besides, no matter what, I'm not going to allow the fates, gods, or
anyone else to just lay out some predetermined fate and expect any child of mine to fall in line and give up their life for
the greater good! You can take your fucking prophecy and shove it!"
With that the shaking Vampire turned and fled into the predawn light.
silence followed Spike's impassioned speech. Suddenly Willow gasped, "Xander,
we have to go after him! It's almost dawn, he could get hurt!"
shook his head and tightened his hold on his friend, he understood Spike better than any of them, and thought he knew what
this was about. "It's okay, Wills. Spike's
wearing the gem so sunlight won't hurt him. I'll go after him, I think he just
needs a little while to cool off."
stepped up and patted Xander on the arm, "Do you need a locator spell?"
shook his head, "No, thanks though. I can find him, don't worry."
disconcerted, everyone managed to calm down and take a seat at the table again.
Giles," Xander shot a wiry grin at the Watcher, "What else does this prophecy say about my kid?"
was sitting atop his old crypt, watching the sunrise, something he'd been doing since Angel gave him the gem and he never
tired of it. It was more a tingling in the back of his mind than Vampiric senses
that warned him of his mate's approach. "So," he began without turning around,
"What else did the Watcher's have to say about the fate of our child?"
Xander sat down next to Spike, in touching distance
but not quite touching yet. "Oh, you know, the usual. Fate of the world rests in your hands, good versus evil, all that sort of stuff."
Spike snorted, "What,
"Nope. Not this time. But if this prophecy is
true, then there will be an awful lot of bad guys out there that won't want to see the baby born, let alone live till adulthood."
Vampire shuddered. "Don't you think I know that?
Hell, every demon this side of the hell mouth will be gunning for the child the second word of the prophecy gets out."
Spike's hand firmly, Xander tried to put all his passion and conviction into his next words.
"Word won't get out Spike. No one and nothing is going to hurt our child. Not only does it have us to protect it, but the Slayer herself and two powerful Witches. Willow and Tara are already brainstorming protection spells and wards to help keep
the baby safe until it can defend itself."
A soft snort, "Witchy godmothers are one thing, but what happens when the Watchers
Council finds out that this prophecy they tried so hard to hide is coming true?"
shook his head, "It won't happen. Wesley and Giles have already sworn secrecy. Besides, neither of them have any loyalty towards the council, and both would rather
see the council go down than our child get hurt."
sighed and leaned against Xander, resting his head on the warm shoulder. "I just
don't like the idea that our child's life is determined before it even starts."
kissed the top of Spike's head and held him close, "I know love, I know."
sat watching the sunrise for several minutes before Xander voiced his main concern.
"Do you really hate being one of the good guys that much? Do you ever
wish you had never gotten chipped? Never started working with us?"
Spike sat up and turned tumultuous eyes to meet his lover's. "No love, for all
the bad, all the pain the chip brought me, it gave me you, and that's the best gift of all.
I could never regret getting to be with you."
leaned over and gently brushed his lips against Xander's. "But, even with the
chip and now the soul, the demon is still there. It's still in me, and sometimes,
sometimes all the touchy-feely, white knight stuff is a little hard to take."
chuckled and kissed Spike softly. "I'm sorry sweetheart, what with the soul,
and you being so sweet and all, we sometimes forget your evil roots."
harrumphed and pretended to be offended, "M' not sweet."
licked his way from Spike's collarbone to ear and nibbled suggestively, "I dunno, you taste pretty sweet to me."
Spike captured Xander's lips with his own. When the kiss broke, Spike eyed his
lover seriously. "Don't you ever doubt again that I'm not glad that things
ended up the way they did. I wouldn't trade you for the world. You've always accepted the demon in me as well as the soul, and I'm grateful for that. Now though, even stronger in me than the soul or the demon, is you.
You're in my heart Xan, and you matter more to me than anything."
kissed again, softly.
Spike eyed his lover amusedly, "What do you wanna do about this prophecy thing?"
sighed, "Take it one day at a time sweetheart, just like we always do."
He stood up and offered Spike his hand, "C'mon Blondie, let's go home."