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01 June 2009 @ 07:36 pm
Five Times Xander Didn't Get a Free Pass  
Title: Five Times Xander Didn't Get a Free Pass
Author: lusciousxander
Rating: For everybody
Seasons: Two, Three, Five, Six, and Seven

Thanks to stormwreath and angearia for the amazing beta






Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

"Just go. Get out of my sight."

Xander squeezed his eyes shut. He wondered how he was going to face Giles tomorrow. Not just Giles. Everybody.

Sad eyes glanced at the phone. Willow had hung up on him again. Oz' punch stung on his cheek, reminding him of how much he'd hurt her.

His hands covered his face with embarrassment when he remembered how Buffy came on to him. At first, this whole mess was about Cordelia tasting the rejection she'd inflicted on him. So low.

Magic ruined everything. He was done with it for the rest of his life.




The Wish

Xander spied Cordelia’s car parked outside the school. He searched for her by her locker, in the cafeteria – she wasn’t there. Shoulders slumped, he walked outside and then…

There. She was strutting down the hall, beautiful as ever. His words locked in his throat. His lips were a thin line and his heart almost shattered.

Cordelia was kissing a guy, that jock John bastard Lee.

She had already forgotten him, never considering that they could work things out. There was no second chance.

Swallowing his pride, he turned his tail with his head low and went inside the cafeteria again.




Triangle

Xander threw his hands up in surrender and followed Buffy into the training room. He couldn't sit through another Willow-Anya fight, especially when they kept putting him in the middle.

"Don’t you wish that best friends and girlfriends would get along?" he said. "It'd be much easier… less headache-y."

"It gets on your nerves, does it?" Buffy asked pointedly.

Xander blinked at her and noticed the bitter smile.

He winced as the sound of muffled shrieks drifted back to the training room. He threw Buffy an apologetic grin. "Guess I had this coming."

"You do." Man, did she mean it.




Post-Grave

Xander’s sigh echoed off the walls of his empty apartment, a glass of beer in his hand. He'd prefer drinking in the Bronze, just to see Anya again, but he'd grown tired of the hateful glances.

He dreamt about her every night, about getting back together, working things out. They'd be smiling, happy, content.

The reality was different. He was alone and she’d chosen to be a vengeance demon again. D'hoffryn's loyal servant, ruining unfaithful boyfriend’s lives since 1000 AD. Go team.

She had already forgotten him, never considering that they could work things out. There was no second chance.




Selfless

Xander ran down the streets to UC Sunnydale, cursing his stupidity under his breath. In his panic, he’d forgotten to take his car. He couldn’t be late, or else he’d never forgive himself.

"I killed Angel!"

Anya wouldn't die tonight.

"I put a sword through his heart because I had to."

She could take back the wish. This problem could be fixed without anyone getting killed.

"Do you remember giving me Willow's message: Kick his ass?"

Heart throbbing, he blinked back tears. He wouldn't let Buffy kill Anya. The roles might have reversed, but the result wouldn't be the same.
 
 
 
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on June 1st, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Ouch! That was harsh!
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 1st, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Poor Xander. And thank you. :)
Elena: Scoobiesmoscow_watcher on June 1st, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
*pets poor Xander*
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 1st, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
He did bring them on himself, but yeah, poor guy. Thanks, sweetie. :)
brunettepetbrunettepet on June 1st, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
These are wonderful. Each scenario feels like Xander's reaping what he's sown and it burns. I loved each one, but Buffy's bitter "You do really spoke to me.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 1st, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Hee Buffy got a little revenge, thanks to karma. Thank you so much for the lovely feedback.
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on June 1st, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Yes - ouch. Deserved though they may be, I still think 'poor Xander' each time!
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 2nd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I feel sorry for all the characters, even if they made those mistakes. I'm a bit of a softie. :)

Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. :)
cordelianne: SWX S3 Xandercordelianne on June 3rd, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are really enjoyable! heee, this is great:
He winced as the sound of muffled shrieks drifted back to the training room. He threw Buffy an apologetic grin. "Guess I had this coming."
"You do." Man, did she mean it.


Thanks for the great contributions to SWX! :D
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 7th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely feedback, and you're welcome :)
izzy_the_unbreakable: crazyhellbitch by selene_90theatervine on June 7th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
Brutal, well done.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 8th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
(no subject) - theatervine on June 8th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 8th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
He sure does. Thank you for the FB :)
jasonsnene: Xander_sadfacebluesjasonsnene on June 8th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
*wibble* That broke my heart!
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 17th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Oops, sorry. *hugs you* Thanks sweetie!
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on June 8th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, nice. Very.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 17th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
KSena: Silver Lady by magic_artkseenaa on June 16th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Always amased at Xander. After all the shit he goes through, he just gets up and keep on moving. Harsh this. But very well done.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 17th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
Thank you, yeah, Xander is a tough guy. :)
emiliusreduxemiliusredux on June 17th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Yeesh, poor Xander. All this undeserved harshness.
*huggles him*
Brilliantly done.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 17th, 2009 10:15 am (UTC)
I won't say he didn't deserve them, but maybe he should have gotten a second chance. Thank you :)
do do do dosentine on June 22nd, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Brilliant!
I love how you've written Xander, so human with all his mistakes.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 22nd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you liked my Xander. :)
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lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 22nd, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
I've always thought that Xander and Buffy face similar obstacles, having a best friend that didn't approve of their choice in a partner is one of them.

Thank you for the lovely feedback. :)
makdmakd on June 22nd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
excellent insight into Xander's learning. Loved how Buffy rightly put him in his place in Triangle.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 23rd, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Hee, fate sent him Willow to wear his shoes during his relationship with Anya. :) Thanks for the FB.
ares132006: Buffy castares132006 on June 23rd, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
I loved them all. It all comes round that goes around, doesn't it?

I'm specially partial to Triangle and Selfless. They were all excellent, but those stand out for me.

Buffy's pointed "you do" response was superb. Nice to see Buffy not taking it on the chin for once, and Xander behaving like a human being with remorse and second chances dogging his thoughts.
lusciousxanderlusciousxander on June 23rd, 2009 07:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed them. Many seem to enjoy the ones relating to Xander's dislike of Buffy's relationships with vampires.