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Summary: Spike finally gets forever with Xander.
Warnings/Spoilers: Post NFA. Character death but not final
Beta'd by: WhichclothesSpike stared down at Xander who lay on their bed wearing only boxers that had Snoopy on them. The flickering of the candles danced across his tanned skin. "Are you sure about this, luv?" Spike asked for the hundredth time. "Spike, I want to be with you forever," Xander replied with a smile. "I always told you I was a nummy treat, time for you to find out for yourself." "It was worth the wait," Spike responded. He looked over at Willow and Buffy who had set up to do the spell. The Orb of Thesulah was surrounded by the candles and within a sacred circle. "You girls ready?" Buffy looked over at her friend that lay on the bed. "As ready as we'll ever be." She looked at Spike. "Just promise me… it won't hurt him." "I'll be as gentle as I can. You know as well as I do I can't promise that there won't be any pain," Spike said. "It's all right, Buff. I'm ready," Xander reassured his friend. "I'll see you guys when I wake up." Spike crawled onto the bed and settled beside Xander. He caressed Xander's neck, easing any tension that might be there. "I'll be right here when you wake up, Xan." "I know you will be," Xander whispered and placed a gentle kiss on Spike's lips before baring his neck to his soon to be sire. With an unneeded breath Spike shifted, his fangs dropped. He looked at the girls one last time with golden eyes making sure they were ready to begin the spell when the time came. Seeming content Spike put his hand behind Xander's head, pulling him up slightly. He placed a kiss on the place he was about to mark Xander. When he finally slipped his fangs into Xander's jugular they both let out a low moan. Willow nodded to Buffy to pick up the burning herbs and incense over the Orb. This time Willow didn't need a print out of the Romanian curse. She had been preparing for this moment for weeks. Spike pulled away from Xander when Xander's breathing was slow and labored, ripped into his own wrist before holding it against Xander's mouth. "Drink, luv," He coaxed; his free hand massaged the back of Xander's neck. When Willow heard Xander's last shuddering breath she began the chant. "Te implore, Doamne, nu ignora aceasta rugaminte Nici mort, nici al finite… Lasa orbita sa fie vasul care-I va transporta, sufletul la el. Asa sa fie! Asa sa fie! Acum! Acum!" Willow said in Latin as Buffy waved the herbs and incense over the orb.
Buffy had been warned before hand about the power she would feel but even being prepared for it left her shocked at just how powerful both Willow and the spell were. The magic surrounded her.
When Spike pulled his wrist away from Xander he gently laid Xander's head down onto the pillows. "You can go now," he told the girls, his eyes never leaving Xander.
The girls cleaned up their mess and made their way towards the bedroom door as quickly as they could.
"Thank you," Spike said before Willow closed the door.
"When he is awake and is able to, get him to call us. Let us know he's all right," Willow commanded Spike.
"As soon as he is awake I'll call you to let you know it worked. I don't know when he'll be able to talk to you. Even with the soul he might not have complete control of the demon," Spike promised. He finally looked at her. "Go now."
When the door closed Spike ran a thumb over Xander's blood smeared lips. "Forever, luv," Spike whispered.