Title: Barriers

Author: Orilon

Rating: R for language and vague mention of child abuse

Pairing: Spike/Xander (implied)

Spoilers: Season 4 of Buffy

Distribution: If you want it, take it and let me know where.

Disclaimer: Everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy.

Summary: Spike tempts Xander.

Feedback: Please.

I'm surprised that the whelp has resisted me this long. I can smell his arousal before he tries to bury it and pretend he is unaffected by me and tell me to leave him alone. I'm also surprised that he hasn't gone running to the Slayer and ask her to stake me. Or, at least told the witch and have her after me.

I give him my deal every time. Immortality and revenge against those who used him, or hurt him. I would have thought that he would take a chance to get back at his bastard parents. I've seen his bruises and smelled the blood after his father worked him over. Being tied in his chair treated me to his parents fighting.

I can sense his resistance slipping. The lust grows stronger every time and it takes longer for him to tell me to go to hell or take a walk in the sun. I'm hit with his hormones when I chuckle and walk away. Soon he won't have control over them and it'll be fun.

I try to goad him by telling him that he is useless and no one wants him. That damned mind game worked on me by fucking Angelus, among others that he used. The physical scars may heal, but the mental ones never do. I still have scars from Angelus and all the women that rejected me when I was mortal; Dru's rejection scarred further than the rest.

Same thing for the boy. The physical bruises and cuts may heal from his father, but you can see in his eyes the mental damage. If you're looking, that is. The slayer and the rest don't see it because they are too blind to see beneath his joking exterior. He hides behind loose, hideous clothing and a joking attitude.

Plus playing with his mind at the fact that he's attracted to me. Humans always make a big deal about gender. If you even think that the same sex is attractive, you're instantly labeled a poof.