Author: Sparta

Title: As the Crow Flies

Pairings: Xander & Spike Ash & Eric Alex & Oz

Rating: R

Categories: Slash

Characters: Buffy, Xander, Oz, Willow, Giles, Wesley, Angel, Spike, Ash, Eric, Alex, Sarah, Jimmy

Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Tragedy, Hurt/Comfort Family, Supernatural

Crossovers: Buffy/Angel/The Crow Films

Disclaimer: I don't anything, this is just my sick and twisted mind at work so enjoy

Warnings: Slash, Death, Mayhem, Past Abuse, Stalking, Femslash, Male rape, torture, Het and Attentive universe, Rape, Self-Harming, Family disowning

Chapters: 1/?

Completed: No

Summery: After 19 years Xander's past is about to be revealed

Chapter Summery: Xander can't take much more of Buffy

Authors Notes:

As the Crow Flies

Child of Dead

The night air was cold and quiet as Xander and Spike chased each other through the grave yard. Spike caught Xander, shoving him up against the nearest tomb. Spike started kissing down his neck.

"Hey no snacking" joked Xander as Spike bit down hard on his neck leaving his mark on his mate as Xander protested.

Spike answered by biting harder again when suddenly Spike felt Xander tense, looking up he saw why. In the darkness he could see a figure.

"It's Ethan" said Xander

Like a bat out of hell Spike took off after Ethan unaware he'd knocked Xander over in the processes. It wasn't long before Spike had caught up and landed on Ethan. Dragging him up Spike laughed as the sounds of bitching and cursing filled the air followed by an upset Xander.

"Are you quite finished?" laughed Spike as he stared down an irritate Xander before he tossed Ethan to him.

Flipping Spike the bird Xander grumbled to himself and dragged Ethan back to the Magic Box. Spike hummed smugly to himself as he followed his unhappy mate.

"Why aren't you on patrol?" screeched Buffy at Xander as he walked through the door.

"Because we found this" growled Spike as he threw Ethan down on the floor.

Everyone scurried round to deal with Ethan except for Spike and Xander, who both just watched in slince as they were forgotten about again.

"What no thank you?" whispered Spike sarcastically to Xander before walking past everyone else and sat on the table.

"So is there anything else I can do?" asked Xander from the doorway.

"Yeah, you can get back to your patrols" snapped Buffy without even look at Xander, Spike could sense his lover's blood start to boil

"Why it's not our job?" growled Spike

"It's your fucking job you're the Slayer and we're just the help as you constantly remind us" yelled Xander as everyone looked at Buffy and Xander.

"Fuck you Xander, when's the last time you help with anything?" yelled Buffy.

"My rent? Your mortgage? Your mother medical bills? Not to mention yours too? Food, gas, water, electricity bills? These things ring any bells?

I work all hours so that you can be the Slayer as well as go to college and all I get is your crap. I wish you'd stayed dead" yelled Xander as he raced out of the shop slamming the door behind him. Spike growl before following him out into the night.

The rain must have started when they were walking because it was heavy now as he raced through Sunnydale, with hurt in his heart and pain on his mind. Before he knew it he'd found his way to the point over looking the sea.

'I could end it all; right here right now, no Buffy, no stupid gang, no pain and no care. All I'd leave behind is Spike but he'd get over me'

Thought Xander as he raised his arms and leaned over, closing his eyes he went to fall when he felt someone grab him.

"That isn't the way out believe me I've tried" laughed as eerie voice from behind him.

Xander spun round to see a young man or at least that's what he thought it was perched on the tree in front of him. The young man was dressed in black leather pants, a black top and a long black leather coat.

His face was panted white except for the very red scars on his face making him look like he had a clown mask on. The rest of his skin was yellowy as if he'd been electrocuted.

"What are you? Some kind of clown? I hate clowns" growled Xander unamused as the man started to laugh.

"Kind of but I don't do balloon animals." laughed the stranger as Xander stood unamused

"Anyway if you throw yourself off there I will have to follow you, because your father would throw me over too" laughed the man as he jumped down from his perch. Xander was freaked as a large crow flew over and landed on his shoulder

"Arrrr he likes you" laughed the man as the bird freaked Xander before jumping down and returned to the man's shoulder.

"My dad knows you? Are you his dealer or something?" asked Xander as he felt his heart pounding in his chest

"Fuck no; do you think someone as smart, kind, caring, brave and not to mention cute as you would be born from that? I don't think so. You're adopted" said the man as he put his hand on Xander's shoulder.

Xander tried to process the information he'd just been told. The man signalled to Xander to sit down next to him. The man crossed his legs and started to talk.

"My name is Alex Corvis. You are the son of Eric Draven and his fiancés Shelly. 19 years ago they tried to take on a nasty gang; it got out of hand and got them killed. They we're murdered, Eric was shot then throw from a sixth storey window; Shelly was raped, beaten as stabbed. She died 30 hour later" Xander looked like he was going to be sick so Alex put his arm round Xander to comfort him.

"Before she died she had a son and that son was you Xander" he said as Xander looked at him.

"Some people believe that if a soul has been wronged and are unable to rest a Crow can give the chance to right it. They have two nights to bring about their revenge. They become know as The Crow. I'm one; I was 21 when I was given the chair for killing my girlfriend. I was framed by the way" said Alex as Xander gave him a funny look.

"I was brought back and I cleared my name before returning to my grave. Eric was the same except for one thing…….this" said Alex as he grabbed the pendent round Xander's neck.

"The Eye of the Crow, it's supposed to bring protection from the dead. It's an old myth; Eric gave this to Shelly to give it to their first born son. The cop that was there did it for them; it's his way of finding you. His soul can't rest as long as you are in trouble and since he's kinda adopted me and………." Alex paused and looked at Xander who looked back at Alex confusedly.

"And he's what?" asked Xander as Alex sighed

"After Eric there was another Crow then me, because of how he'd died he can't pass over like Eric can't with you. He was told about this shit hole place that was the entrance to Hell, He was also told about a stupid bitch that couldn't care less about it and yet she was supposed to protect it. So he was told to come here and help take over.

When Eric found out you we're here he was over the moon and accepted it. Eric knew he'd need help so he sort out the other Crows, this was Ash unfortunately or fortunately whatever way you see it, Eric and Ash fell for each other hard.

I don't know how but Shelly and Ash's son approved this and they we're very much together when they found me. There was also another Sarah, she was killed helping Ash and because of that she's been granted her rebirth as a Crow" said Alex as he studded Xander who was silent; after all it had been lot for anyone let alone a boy of his age to take in.

"So I'm the child of the undead and we're…..?"

"Brothers yeah" laughed Alex once again as he hugged Xander.

"So what do you say we go see why you what to throw yourself off a cliff bro?" said Alex with a smile as he helped Xander up.

"Ok but please stop smiling, with the scars and shit it's freaky" laughed Xander, suddenly out of nowhere Spike arrived

"What the hell do you think you where doing? I've chased yo………." Spike paused when he saw Alex.

"Oh hi Spike, Alex this is Spike my vampire lover, Spike why the hell are you stuttering?" asked Xander

"He's a Crow, fuck I thought you guys we're just a myth used by the Master to keep us in line?" said Spike as Alex gave him a creepy smile

"Looks like you were wrong Spike" laughed Alex as he jumped back into the tree.

"So little brother, what the hell would be so bad that you'd leave this hunk to throw yourself off a cliff face" asked Alex playfully when he winked at Spike making him swallow hard.

The rain had long since stopped; looking for a rock Spike sat down and listened.

"It seems we have the same problem, the bitch you are referring to is called Buffy. She's a Slayer but she calls herself 'the Slayer', I'm supposed to be a friend of hers but all she does is treat us like shit.

Me in particular.

Ever since her mother died I've done all I can to support her and Dawn her sister, as well as myself, keep my job and try to make a go of my relationship with Spike. I never thought I'd say this but he's been a lifesaver. But tonight I'd just had it, she'd pushed me too far and I couldn't handle it. This was the only way out" said Xander as he looked over the edge and down to the sea.

Xander walked back and over to the tree, looking up Alex smiled down at him. Leaping down again Alex landed behind Xander and wrapped his arms round him.

"She will never touch you again; she will never be aloud to hurt you. As long as their around dad and Ash wont let it happen, I wont let it happen and nor will the others" whispered Alex in Xander's ear.

"Now come on little brother I believe it's time to meet these so called friends of yours?" said Alex as he, Xander and Spike headed back to the Magic shop.