Title: Imprisonments 1/11
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: Xander is an Agoraphobic after a car accident. He starts talking to William in a chat room, who has his own secret.
Warnings/Spoilers: Human Verse, OOC.
Beta'd by: Whichclothes
For five years Xander had been confined to his apartment. His imprisonment was of his own will. Five years ago while coming back from his works Christmas party he was hit by a drunk driver. The other driver walked away without a scratch while Xander's windshield smashed, the glass entered his left eye leaving Xander blind in that eye. Having to wear an eye patch now, Xander became self-conscious. He had tried going back to his old life; going to work, shopping and spending time with his friends but he couldn't get over the stares and whispers. So in the end he cut himself off and hid away in his small apartment.
Xander's only connection with the outside world were his friends and people he chatted with online. People who would never know of his disfigurement. In cyberspace he could pretend to be whom he was before the accident.
"Let's see if anyone interesting is on today," Xander said to himself. He often talked to himself now. As the internet loaded Xander went and grabbed a soda. Thanks to Willow, Xander was now a web designer. He couldn't believe how much money he could make off of just designing small companies' sites.
Cracking his fingers Xander typed in the the address he now knew off by heart . After he logged in under his regular user name, Xanman2010, the chat room page popped up. There were over fifty other people on there. Xander had no doubt that he would find someone interesting to chat with.
Within minutes three different people wrote him. Even after all the time he had spent in the chat room he still wasn't very good at talking to multiple people at the same time. So he looked at each name to see which struck his attention. There was Masterbator, Xander automatically vetoed that one. He wasn't interested in a quick cyber fuck. The next one was IheartKittens, Xander had talked to him before, the only thing that guy had any interest in talking about were his three kittens.The last one Xander found intriguing, Bigbad27.
Bigbad27: Hello, pet. A/S/L?
Xanman2010: Hey, 28/M (of course lol)/Sunnydale, California. You?
Bigbad27: 27/M/LA. What are you up too?
Xanman2010: Not much thought I'd see if anyone interesting was on to chat with. And you definitely have an interesting name.
Bigbad27: LOL that I do, pet.
Xanman2010: Why Bigbad?
Bigbad27: Let's just say that I don't always play by the rules.
Xanman2010: What's your real name?
Bigbad27: William, what's your pet?
Xanman2010: Alexander, but I prefer Xander.
Bigbad27: Xander, I like it. So Xander, tell me what you do.
Xanman2010: I'm actually a web designer. What about you.
Bigbad27: I fix cars for a living. Nothing more bloody satisfying than taking apart a car and putting it back together again.
Xanman2010: That's cool. I think it takes a lot of brains to be able to fix cars. In high school I failed shop I couldn't tell the difference between a carburetor and the alternator. LOL
Bigbad27: LOL, maybe sometime I could show you a thing or two about cars. I've been told I'm a very good teacher.
Xanman2010: I might take you up on that offer.
Xander didn't refuse, afraid he would have to explain why. He got this feeling that he could really end up liking William and didn't want to make William uncomfortable. Maybe after they spoke more he would tell William the truth.
Bigbad27: Bloody hell. I'm afraid I have to go. I've enjoyed talking to you, Xan. Think maybe you could meet me back here tomorrow the same time?
Xanman2010: Damn :( I'm sure I could get away from my busy schedule to chat with you some more though :)
Bigbad27: Well don't I feel special :) ttyl Xan.
Bigbad27 has logged off.
Xander sighed; he hoped that William wasn't just being nice and that he would talk to him again.