Tag Archives: Spike/Xander

Through the Eyes of a Child by cath

Title:  Through the Eyes of A Child
Author:  Cath
Fandom:  Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing:  Spike/Xander
Rating:  NC-17
Genre:  Kid Fic, Hurt/Comfort, De-Aging
Warnings:  Mentions of past child child abuse.
Word Count:  Approximately 23,000

Summary:  Xander is affected by a demon and regresses to his abused six year old child-self.

Why you should read this:
Kid fic only… not.  Xander is attacked by a strange demon resulting in his mental regression to six years of age.  Spike volunteers to take care of him, though only Giles is aware that Xander and Spike are Mates in the beginning.    Childlike Xander slowly reveals his past abuse from his parents to his new caretakers who are appalled on his behalf and seek to give him a happy childhood while still searching for a cure for his regression.

Cath deals with the though processes of an abused child quite well.  Especially how the thought that they were somehow responsible for their abuse and how those thought processes can follow the abused into adulthood.  Despite this there are moments of genuine humor, especially in how Angel reacts to Xander during his regression.

SNAFU and its prequel Oxnard to Glory by Tabaqui and Reremouse

Title: SNAFU and its prequel Oxnard to Glory
Authors: Tabaqui and Reremouse
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing(s): Spike/Xander
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Romance, Smut
Word Count: Approximately 63,000

Summary:

 In a universe where the Master never killed the Slayer, and the Scoobies survived graduation with a little more innocence and a lot less tarnish, Xander still never made it past Oxnard, but Cordelia got her Birthday wish. 

Why You Should Read This: 

I have been, and always will be, Tabaqui’s fan girl. She and I met online, years ago, when we both had toddlers, before we fell across LiveJournal,  before… well, just Before. I find her writing to be thoughtful and fully developed, and I could spend a lot of time waxing on about characters and balanced humor, and more, but instead, I will say this: Tabaqui always gives her best. Combine her best with Reremouse, who has a quirkiness that always delights, and you get something very special.

Changes Series by tabaqui

Title: Changes
Author: tabaqui
Fandom: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Pairing(s): Spike/Xander
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Romance, Smut, Possessiveness, Violence
Word Count: SUPER EPIC.

Summary:

A re-telling, starting at season four and going through the end of season seven and beyond.

Why You Should Read This: 

Because it is AMAZING. It’s super long, like epic, but its worth it. It’s a realistic portrayal of Xander struggling with his love for spike versus his need for spike to be who he was meant to be. There are a couple threesome scenes with Spike/Xander/Oz. I loved it so much. It will take you days to read it but it will be so worth it!