Well I wrote a very very VERY tentative fic for the mood theme pleased at spander132, but I dont know if it is really any good. So I'm posting it here first with the hopes that you ppl. *coughspace_meatcough* will be able to help me out a bit. I basically just need to know how badly it sucks and whether or not it fits the theme I'm aiming for. Good luck and happy reading and all that jazz.
Pairing/Fandom: BtVS, S/X
Rating: If you can read, by all means, go for it.
Disclaimer: Any and all characters mentioned in the fic are the property of Joss and Mutant Enemy. Don't sue, I need a new car.
Summary:Spike gives Xander a compliment. Xander is happy.
"Guess you're not so bad to have around after all."
The words are said grudgingly, like they are being forced out, but Xander knows Spike means them. After days of fighting; days in which he’s had to convince what’s left of Angel's crew that no, he isn’t a spy from the Watcher's Council and no, he isn’t trying to cause any trouble, he really wants to help. Days of being virtually ignored by everyone except Illyria, and really wishing that she could please just ignore him as well because man is she ever creepy, and does she have to keep going on about what a filthy creature he is? He showers, dammit. Days when it’s all Xander could do not to pack his bags and take off for anywhere that isn’t where he is at the moment, with two vamps who make no secret of hating him with their stony silence and Illyria who detests him as well but wont. Stop. Talking.
After days of just keeping his head down and his hands busy, finally, a sign of recognition. Of acceptance. And coming from Spike, who never once thought of Xander as someone worth his time, who never believed that he was anything more than the glorified Doughnut Boy, it means so much more than Angel's subtle shift from 'stony silence' to 'broody silence'. Coming from Spike it means the world.
Xander has to turn away quickly. If Spike sees the goofy smile that has to be covering his face he'll never hear the end of it.
A/N 2: So that be it. Please, please, PLEASE lemme know what you think, I'm tons more anxious about this one than I've been about my HP fic since after the first few.