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Title: Ticket to Ride (Part 15 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Hopi
Pairing: S/X
Warnings – not really
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Xander gets ready for his trip, and Spike smokes a lot.
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Word count: 8,168 (holy shit, how the hell did that happen…)
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz
Status: complete. (Flails and collapses in a heap…)

Ticket to Ride )
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Title: Teenage Kicks (Part 14 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Ankara
Rating: Adult
Pairing: S/X
Warnings; Boy/Boy stuff
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary The Mayor goes boom and the boys go bang
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Word count: 5047
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz

Teenage Kicks......oh and some other exciting news!!! )
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Title: Twist and Turn and Tango (Part 13 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Pairing S/X
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Hairbrush
Rating: PG
Warnings; not really
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Spike thinks and Xander asks questions
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Word count: 2451
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz Thanks for the super quick turnaround of this, love.

Twist and Turn and Tango )
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Title: Tuxedo Junction (Part 12 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Arrhizal (parasitic/rootless – pertaining to plants) Dictionary definition can be found here
Pairing: S/X
Rating: Adult
Warnings; No drug use, but more or less everything else! Cough….
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Xander visits Spike after the Prom
I suppose you could say this is my Valentine's card to my boys...
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz, who really went above and beyond the call of duty with this one.

Tuxedo Junction )
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Title: Dancing in the Dark (Part 11 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: et tu, Brute (I really couldn’t make this up!)
Pairing: S/X
Rating: PG
Warnings – Little bit of touching and a lot of UST
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Spike teaches Xander some more moves.
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Word count: 4239
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz


Dancing in the Dark )
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Title: Forfeits, Friendships and other words beginning with 'F'
(Part 10 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: A Penny Saved is a Penny Laying Worthless in the Drawer (yes honestly!)
Pairing: S/X
Rating:Adult
Warnings:Boy groping and drug use
Disclaimer:Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Spike reminds Xander that nothing comes for free.
Word Count: 5813
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Beta extraordinaire:[livejournal.com profile] thismaz.

Forfeits, Friendships and other words beginning with 'F' )
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Title: Secrets, Lies and Deals with the Devil (Part 9 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Hamartia (context is fatal flaw)
Pairing: S/X
Rating:PG
Warnings – Excessive Spike plottings!
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Xander catches up with the gang and Spike thinks about the past and plans for the future.
Word Count:3565
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz.

Secrets, Lies and Deals with the Devil )
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Title: Reflections (Part 8 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: The Great Unwashed
Pairing: S/X
Rating: PG
Warnings – Mention of naughty male touching and drug use
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Spike thinks and Xander panics.
You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here…
Word count: 1849
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz. Thank you love, for the super quick turn around.

Reflections )
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Title: Smoke and Mirrors (Part 7 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Kleptomaniac
Pairing: S/X
Rating: PG
Warnings – References to drug use and naughty male touching…
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: It’s the afternoon after the morning after the night before. What will happen when Xander wakes up….. read on McDuff!
Follows directly on from the end of Learning. You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here…
Word count: 3104
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz

Smoke and Mirrors )
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Title: Learning (part 6 in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Crab Apple
Pairing: S/X
Warnings – Adult for naughty male touching
Disclaimer – Joss and Mutant Enemy et al own everything. I own nothing
Summary: Spike contemplates and Xander learns some new moves
Follows directly on from the end of Leaving Normal. You can find all the previous parts of the Perceptions series right here….
Word count: 4727
Beta extraordinaire – [livejournal.com profile] thismaz

One of the main scenes in this was originally not meant to happen for a couple of chapters and was going to be angled a bit differently, but then we got “crab apple” and after chatting to maz, it seemed right to pull it forward a bit.

Learning )
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Title: Leaving Normal (part 5 of Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Osmosis
Pairing: S/X eventually
Disclaimer: Joss and Mutant Enemy own all. I own nothing
Summary: - Spike hears some unpleasant news and Xander ends up somewhere unexpected.
This is the 5th in the Perceptions series and you can find the first four parts here.
Word Count: 5747
Beta extraordinaire: [livejournal.com profile] thismaz

Leaving Normal )
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So here we go with this week's little epic. I now officially have a name for this series - oh my god, I'm writing a series, when the hell did that happen? Anyway, collectively I'm going to call the last few [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse stories "Perceptions" Big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] thismaz who I went to visit yesterday and we had a blast. I don't know how 6 hours could pass so quickly. Anyway she's helped me so much on this story and I love her to bits,. Okay, that's the commercial over, on with the fic.


Title - Rewind (4th in the Perceptions Series)
Fandom – BTVS
[livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt – Squander
Pairing: S/X eventually
Summary: Following on from Small Print, Aspects of Love and Postcards from the Edge. Spike is back in Sunnyhell and he’s not a little ray of sunshine..
Disclaimer: BTVS and its characters are owned by Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. They own all, I own nothing.
Word count: 3419
Beta Extraordinaire: [livejournal.com profile] thismaz

Rewind )
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Title: Postcards from the Edge (3rd in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Comics
Pairing: S/X eventually
Summary: It’s a month since the events in Small Print and Aspects of Love. Xander and Spike contemplate their lives and definitely don’t think about each other.
Disclaimer: BTVS and its characters are owned by Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. They own all, I own nothing.
Word count: 2321
Beta extraordinaire: [livejournal.com profile] thismaz

Postcards from the Edge )
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Title: Aspects of Love (2nd in the Perceptions series)
Fandom: BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Pygmy
Pairing: S/X eventually
Summary: Takes place the evening after the events in Small Print. Xander is alone at the Bronze and Spike is bored – again!
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The characters of BTVS are the property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. They own all, I own nothing.
Word Count: 2303
Big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] thismaz for the beta and for pointing out when things are completely illogical!

Aspects of Love )
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Title: Small Print (1st in the Perceptions series)
Fandom:BTVS
Written for [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse prompt: Insurance
Pairing: W/X very, very briefly in this one. But don't worry there's S/X on the horizon - somewhere...
Summary: The trouble with insurance policies is that everyone forgets to read the small print.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The characters from BTVS are the property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. They own all, I own nothing.
Word Count: 1594

Edited because I've realised I hadn't thanked [livejournal.com profile] thismaz for giving me a reassuring hand to hold.

Small Print )
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So, I finally did it. I’ve actually written something and am now very nervous. Apologies to [livejournal.com profile] lit_gal for the cheek, but I’ve taken the current prompt from [livejournal.com profile] tamingthemuse as a starting point, but I can’t actually post to that community as I don’t meet the 500 words rule. So I’m just starting small and this particular thing doesn’t feel like it wants to be any longer - but I did need a prompt to actually make me start as opposed to just sitting thinking about it.

Everyone’s been so lovely and encouraging when I said I was thinking about writing so I finally went out and did it – so you do know this all your fault! And to [livejournal.com profile] thismaz, this weekend you made me think about faith and forward movement and fear of flying – I’m sure there were other “f” words as well, but they come in a different story!

This is my first attempt at creative writing in over 20 years, so please be gentle!

Because this is the ficlet that sparked off the Perceptions series, it seemed appropriate to make it an kind of unofficial prologue to the series. I hope it gives an insight into Xander's state of mind and his relationship with Willow at the start of the series, and why he might just be a little bit receptive when a certain vamp comes to town


to step onto the maiden voyage of my Titanic, click this way. )
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