100-word BtVS / DC Comics Drabble. All characters belong to their respective creators and there is no intention to infringe their copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.

I thought I'd finished with this series until I noticed Spike / Bruce on the FFA list on Twisting the Hellmouth, and remembered I'd left part of it open.

Laughing Boy

By Marcus L. Rowland

"Bad enough the Joker's on the loose," says Bruce, bandaging Faith's wound. "But if he's really a vampire..."

"No 'ifs', mate." Spike steps out of the shadows. "Drusilla turned him, then he staked Dru."

"How did you find the Batcave?" Bruce asks menacingly.

"Followed the smell of Slayer blood, of course. Need a hand with laughing boy?"

"Nice of you to offer," says Faith, "but we can handle it."

"Sure you can. I'm helping."

"What's in it for you?" asks Bruce.

"Dru made me..." says Spike. "Like she was my mother. That bastard killed her."

Bruce nods grimly. "You're in."