A Long Time

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Title: A Long Time
Author(s): Count Spikeula/The Mad Poetess
Date(s): 2003 or before
Length: 75kb
Genre: slash
Fandom: Buffyverse
External Links: online here

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A Long Time is a Buffyverse story by The Mad Poetess.

The pairing is Xander/Spike.

Reactions and Reviews

Spike and Xander are lovers but Xander can't leave Sunnydale - and every now and then, Spike does.

"Come in." And just like that, he did, and I let him in. Yeah, literally and metaphorically, and anatomically, and permanently. I led him back to my room, and there was us, me being awkward and shy and twenty and male, and him being more tender, and less mocking, than I could ever have imagined, and it was good. Good. That's a laugh, but I'm not Baudelaire, though I've gotten a bit more wordy with advanced age. It was better than good. It was... well, it was Spike. It was there, in that moment,and I've never gone back, never regretted for an instant. Oh, everything else, I live for regret, but not Spike. Never Spike, never the paper-white skin, the silken cords of his muscles, the hair still soft after a century of bleaching, the rough throaty English voice in my ear, whispering into my mouth. Never that night or any of the ones after.

This story could use a more stringent beta and purists will nitpick various flaws in characterisation etc but it's a good read if you don't take it too seriously. It's one of those stories that I don't necessarily believe could happen, but it's one in which I can suspend my disbelief in order to enjoy an entertaining romp with some of my favourite characters.[1]


  1. Madrigal's Fanfiction Recs: Angel/Buffy., Archived version (2004)