Title: Everything's Changed 1/?
Disclaimer: I own none; all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: Willow has done a spell now Spike and Xander are bound together. What trails will they face?
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 5ish
Beta'd by: Whichclothes
Prompt #272 from Tamingthemuse- Bound
Note: This is my first WIP story I have no idea where it is going or how regularly it will be updated. I'm hoping for once a week with tamingthemuse so fingers crossed! =)
"What the fuck do you mean we're bound together?" Spike bellowed.
Willow hid behind Buffy. "I was doing a spell and I guess it sort of backfired."
"How long? A couple days? Weeks?" Xander asked hopefully.
"Um… sort of…eternity," Willow replied. "Or if Spike dies. But then you die with him."
Xander stumbled back, bumping into Spike who shoved him away. "That could be decades! Centuries! Hell that could be tomorrow! What the fuck were you doing with a spell like this, Willow?"
Willow nodded. "I found it and it sounded interesting. Binding two people or things together. I thought I could do it with Miss Kitty Fantastico and that stray cat that's been hanging around. They seem to like each other so…"
"Wait a minute." Xander held his hands up. "So now I have Spike in my life for the rest of his unlife because you wanted your fucking cat to have a life companion?!"
Buffy decided to butt in. "Come on, Xan. It was an accident. It's not like Willow did this on purpose."
"Yeah? Well how the hell would you feel if you were stuck with Spike?" Xander shot back. He watched as a big shudder ran through Buffy's body. "Exactly!"
"Oi! I'm the one that's traumatized!" Spike decided to rejoin the conversation. "I'm stuck to a fucking Scooby!" He pointed a finger at Willow. "You better pray I never get this chip out because you've officially moved to the top of my kill list!"
"Oh no!" Xander waved his hands. "Death is not good enough! No this deserves something much worse." He turned to Willow with narrow eyes. "I'm telling Giles on you!"
Willow gasped and paled. "B-but it was an accident!"
"And how many 'accidents' have you had? How many times has Giles told you not to use magic without him to supervise?" Xander asked. "You've gone way too far this time. Do you grasp what exactly you've done?"
"You won't die! Isn't that good?" Willow asked. "That's good right?" She looked to Buffy for support. "Sure, you may be stuck with Spike but after a few years I'm sure you'll get along like two peas in a pod."
Xander shook his head at how naïve Willow was. "Yeah and what's the point of living forever if I have to watch everyone I love die around me?" He backed away when Willow walked closer wanting to give him a hug. "Don't. I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to touch you and I sure as hell don't want to look at you right now." He turned and walked away ignoring Willow's and Buffy's demands to come back.
Spike grinned. The boy had balls. Who knew? At least he wouldn't be stuck with a sniveling annoying pain in the arse for the rest of eternity. "So what's the deal? Is there more to the whelp not dying? Any perks for me?"
"I don't know," Willow confessed. "I was planning on doing it for two cats who are equals. You and Xander…aren't."
"Well this is just bloody perfect!" Spike spat. "Some witch you are. Some friend you are!" He turned and left hearing Willow bawling and Buffy consoling her. Oh yeah he was still the big bad. Who was now bonded to a human. Bloody perfect!
Xander was three sheets to the wind by the time Spike found him. "I seem to be short on cash. Buy me a drink yeah?"
"Piss off," Xander muttered and finished off his beer. "This is a pity party for one. No invites, no RSVPing and no crashing."
Spike said down anyway and waved the waitress over, ordering himself a beer. He smiled when he saw Xander glaring daggers at him. "What are you going to do? Kill me?"
"We may be bonded together but that does not mean we have to like each other!" Xander pointed a finger at Spike. "It also doesn't mean I buy you drinks."
"Look we are stuck together and we don't know what effects this is going to have…on either of us. Right now I'm all you've got and you're all I've got," Spike said. He grabbed the bottle from the waitress and raised an eyebrow at Xander, waiting for him to pay their tab. With a sigh Xander pulled his wallet out from his back pocket and pulled out a fifty. Spike then grabbed it, handed it over to the waitress and told her to keep the change.
Xander stared at him wide eyed. "That was at least a thirty dollar tip!"
"What, she didn't deserve it? Are waiters and waitresses beneath you?" Spike asked. He twisted the lid off of his bottle and downed the liquid in one go.
"Of course not but I don't get paid for another two weeks it would be nice to not have to live off peanut butter sandwiches. I have a good job now but not that good! At least not until my six month probationary period is over," Xander babbled before shaking his head. "Like you care."
"You're right I don't care. But if it'll stop you from whining I'll pay you back," Spike said and he stood. "Now let's go back to your place," Spike said with a grin.