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Before Spike...

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Before Willow, you could have fitted Xander's life into a matchbox.
Hugging a bear, listening to his parents scream and shout, hiding under his bed.

Then Willow came, and his life was filled with play-dates, sleepovers and yellow crayons.

Before Buffy, you could have fitted Xander's life in a shoe box.
High school dramas, teenage lusting and secret snogging in the janitor's closet.

Then Buffy came, and his life was filled with monsters, nighttime patrols, library research, demon girlfriends and vampires.

Before Anya, you could have fitted Xander's life into a suitcase.
Awkward fumblings, lonely evenings and self-gratification in his basement room.

Then Anya came, and his life was filled with a crazy, demanding, confident ex-demon and experimental sex.

Before Spike, you could have fitted Xander's life into a grain of sand.
Mind-numbing loneliness, powerless patrols and life-threatening danger.

Then Spike came, and his life was filled with laughter and companionship, love and passion.
Small touches, long kisses, warm embraces and heated love-making.

Spike filled Xander's heart and gave his life purpose.
Never again would Xander feel small, useless or insignificant.

Xander's life with Spike couldn't fit into an entire universe.