Title: Everything's Changed 13/?
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 trials will they face?
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 5ish
Beta'd by: Unbeta'd
Prompt #331 from Tamingthemuse- Wander
Note: From now on most of my Tamingthemuse stories will be named as the challenge.
"What?" Angel asked. "The sun? Come on, Spike. I'm trying to give you your family back and you go throwing the sun in my face?" he said angrily.
"I'm not throwing anything in your face. Ask the watcher. Mine and Xander's bond is getting stronger every day. Soon I'll be able to walk in the sun. I didn't appreciate it with the Gem of Amara but now? I can have the sun for the rest of my unlife!"
Angel began to brood. It too had the Gem of Amara unlike Spike though he enjoyed every second of it until the sun set and he destroyed the ring.
Spike rolled his eyes. "Doesn't mean I can't visit every now and then. After all you'll most likely need my help again since I am the better fighter."
"Only because I taught you everything I know, boy," Angel said sounding like Angelus.
Angel and Spike wandered back into the hotel, the sun on their heels. They were laughing and hanging off one another.
"Been too long since we've done this!" Spike laughed loudly. "Course it wasn't liquor we were drinking."
Angel sobered up remembering what they were drinking back then. He straightened up and stepped away from Spike. "Cordelia and Wesley should be here soon. Maybe you should wake up Xander.
"Right," Spike said and stomped off. He knew Angel was full of it. He wanted Spike but not the Spike he knew. Not the Spike he molded. He wanted Spike to be a hero like him. Well Spike wasn't a hero. Sure he helped save the world but that was for the violence. End of story.
Before Spike could knock on the door Xander opened it surprising Spike. "Did we wake you?" Spike asked, sure that they had been loud coming in. Spike suddenly wondered why he cared.
Xander shook his head. "I haven't really slept."
Taking a good look at him Spike could see that Xander hadn't slept. "You couldn't block the connection last night could you?"
"You want to stay," Xander said quietly.
"I do… but it would never work. Me and the pouf butt heads. Always did and always will," Spike replied with a shrug. "Doesn't mean I can't come and annoy him anytime I want. Hell I can bring you along and we can do twice as much damage!"
Xander smiled and said, "Sounds like fun to me."
Spike looked over Xander's disheveled look. His hair a mess, crusted drool around his lips and he only slept in boxers. Not that Spike didn't already know that. What he hadn't notice, what he didn't pay attention to was how good Xander looked without a shirt on. With the chaotic-ness of their lives it hadn't given Spike a chance to really see Xander. Slayage was agree with Xander.
"Are you done oogling or would you like to come in?" Xander said and then slapped a hand over him mouth his eyes wide. He couldn't believe he just said that. Why did he say that?
Thrown by what Xander said Spike went with his instincts. He leered and said, "How about after we finish with this demon you show me all your goodies?" With a smile Spike turned and left Xander blushing.
"Alright so what do you know about this bloody demon?" Spike asked as he sipped on a mug of pigs' blood. He grimaced at the taste. Over a year of drinking the stuff and he still wasn't used to it.
"We know the name of the demon but we can't find any information on it. Even with Angel's knowledge. We also know how it's killing the victims," Wesley stated.
"Wes, I think they'd like to know the name and how the demon is killing," Cordelia said. She was filing her nails. After all she knew the details.
Wesley blushed. "Of course. We are dealing with an Axos and it kills…" he was cut off by Xander.
"An axe?" Xander guessed. Everyone looked at him surprised that he knew that information. "Well axe was in the name."
"Yes, that is correct, Xander," Wesley said. "The only thing is we don't know why it kills with an axe."
"The Initiative," Spike said. "We I was captured I saw a demon I didn't know. They cut off his left hand and replaced it with an axe."
Angel frowned. "Why would they do that? Wouldn't they trying to make demons less of a threat?"
"Professor Walsh was insane. Adam was far from innocent," Xander answered. "The question is how did it escape the Initiative? There was that huge war we almost didn't get out of."
"I'm sure there were a few demons that were able to escape that night," Spike answered.
"Well it's nice to know why this thing kills with an axe but still doesn't help with where it's stay or how to kill it," Cordelia said looking up from her nails. Next payday she would go get a real manicure.
Spike huffed. "If you'd let me finish you'd know that they would spray him with water every half hour. It had gills."
"So it must live by water," Wesley concluded. He pulled open the drawer of his desk and grabbed a map. Doing a quick look over his finger slammed down on a particular spot. "I say we look at Echo Lake."
"We have a starting point," Angel said. "Tonight we bring out the artillery. Cordelia you've gotten better at the crossbow, Wesley on the fire launcher."
Spike eyes widened. "Fire launcher? I'm not standing anywhere near him!"
Angel didn't reply. He trusted Wesley. "Spike you have your choice of swords and I'll use my strength."
Spike didn't even bother correcting Angel he was just as strong as him.
"What about me?" Xander asked.
Angel and Wesley shared a look as if trying to figure something for Xander to do. More accurately to stay out of their way. They didn't need him getting in the way.
When the silence went on too long Xander became defensive. "Hey! I'll have you know I can fight demons! Better than Wesley or Cordelia!"
"I take offense to that!" Wesley said.
"Who screamed like a little bitch when Balthazar kidnapped you and Giles?" Xander seethed. He turned to Angel. "You don't trust me and I don't trust you but you asked for help and you're bloody well going to take it!"
Everyone stared at Xander. "Did you just channel Spike?" Cordelia asked.
Xander looked bashful. "We've been hanging out a lot. I'm going and that's final!"
Angel sighed unnecessarily. "Fine, Spike take him into the training room and show him some moves. I'm not going to have Buffy nagging me because Harris got hurt."
Spike dragged Xander away stopping him from going after Angel.