Title: Imprisonments 11/11
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
William sat in the backseat of Willow's car. He was surprised when Xander told him the girls offered to drive to LA just to pick him up. Xander confessed that wasn't the only reason and that they wanted to do some shopping but they decided to hold off until William's parole was over and he was officially allowed to leave the city.
"How are you feeling, Will?" Willow asked as she looked in her rear view mirror to see him.
"Honestly, I'm a little nervous," William answered and looked down at his hands. When the girls picked him up, Buffy handed him a picture of Xander. He couldn't believe this was the first time he was actually seeing him. For months he had a vague idea of what Xander looked like, his imagination didn't do Xander justice. Xander was a god.
Buffy giggled and William's head shot up. "What?"
"You said that out loud," Buffy replied still giggling.
William blushed and ducked down.
Willow smacked Buffy's arm, "Don't tease Will. He's nervous enough as is."
"You have nothing to be embarrassed about, Will." Buffy said trying to comfort him. "I didn't mean anything by it. I think it's adorable. I'm pretty sure Xander has said the same thing about you."
"Really?" William asked looking thrilled about that.
Willow grinned, "He made me print out your mug shot."
William beamed at that. So Xander had kept a picture of him? That was definitely a good sign. "How is Xander doing? He sounded a little nervous."
"That would be because he is." Willow answered. "Don't get me wrong he can't wait to finally meet you but it's definitely a big deal, for both of you."
William ran his hand through his hair for the tenth time. He saw that they just passed the Sunnydale sign. "Is the apartment close?"
"We're about five minutes away from Xander." Buffy said with a big grin. "I can't wait for you to see him!"
Soon they were parked in front of a large apartment building. William climbed out and grabbed his duffle bag from the trunk of the car. He would need to buy some more clothes. Buffy and Willow slowed down as William made his way through the doors into the lobby. He stopped dead in his tracks when he saw Xander standing near a fake plant. "Xander?"
Xander waved but didn't move from his spot. "Hey, Will. Surprise?"
William dropped his bag and rushed over to Xander pulling him into a hug. "You're out of your apartment!"
Xander hugged William back; "Yeah. This is as far as I'm able to go… for now. You should have seen me when I first walked out of my door, I fainted. Then when I made it to the elevator I puked."
"You never gave up though!" William was thrilled. He drew Xander in for a kiss; their first kiss. "Down right proud of you, pet."
Xander nuzzled against William. They fit perfectly together. "You being so understanding really helped me." He pulled away to really look at William. "Fuck you're beautiful."
William raised his eyebrow. Never had anyone ever called him beautiful. He had to admit he didn't hate it. William's fingers lightly touched the elastic that held Xander's eye patch in place. Silently he was grateful for it. He knew it was a horrible thing to think. Especially after all the things Xander had to deal with the aftermath. But if the accident had never taken place who knew if he'd have ended up meeting Xander?
"We would have met anyways, Will," Xander murmured low enough that Willow and Buffy couldn't hear the words but loud enough for William to hear them.
"Did I say that out loud?" William asked, ready to apologize for the horrible thought.
Xander smiled slightly. "It's written all over your face," he explained and ran his fingers down William's sharp cheekbones.
"I'm sorry, Xan. I know how badly it affected your life. I'm a selfish, bad man," William admitted pulling away a little.
Xander pulled William flush against him. "It's fine, Will. I get it." Xander placed a soft kiss on William's lips. "If getting in the car accident is what it took to meet you then in a way I'm thankful for it." Xander couldn't believe he was actually saying that and meant it. "I still think we'd have met under different circumstances though."
"I'd like to believe that too," William said smiling.
"Well…" Buffy said interrupting their moment. "We'll be going now. Let you both get settled and… whatever."
Both Xander and William turned to look at the girls; they almost forgotten they were there. "Thanks for bringing Will."
Willow beamed at the couple. They were too cute. "We were happy to do it. Now we should go and leave you two."
Buffy rolled her eyes. "I just said that!" With a wave she dragged Willow out to the street.
"So now what?" Xander asked becoming nervous.
William took hold of Xander's right hand making sure he wasn't on Xander's blind side. "Now we go up to the apartment and I make you dinner to celebrate."
"You cook?" Xander enquired; he didn't picture William for cooking much.
"Oh, pet you are in for a treat." William replied. He knew he wasn't much of a catch right now but he'd treat Xander as well as he could, and what better way to start than to make him the best damn Ravioli Primavera Xander had ever tasted?
I am working on a new story but a sequel will be in the works in the near future =)