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Death's Sweet Embrace

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Summary: Harry is the supposed 'Master of Death', what happens when Death comes calling?

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Harry Potter > Xander-Centered > Pairing: Harry Potter
Movies > Meet Joe Black
DennSedaiFR2145,1060105,42623 Aug 1025 Aug 10No

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Chapter One

Fandom(s): Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Harry Potter/Meet Joe Black
Pairing/Characters: Xander Harris/Joe Black, Xander Harris/Harry Potter, Joe Black/Harry Potter, Xander Harris/Joe Black/Harry Potter IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THAT MEANS MAN ON MAN ON MAN LOVING. Don't like SLASH FIC DON"T READ IT. You've been warned.
Disclaimers: Buffy and company belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, etc. Harry Potter belongs to J. K. Rowlings, Scholastic Books, etc. Meet Joe Black belongs to Universal Pictures, City Light Films, etc.
Author's Notes: This is what happens when the muses are on crack and pounce you just when you're waking up first thing in the morning....scary isn't it?










"Xander," Harry called hesitantly smiling slightly when at Xander's grunt. "I had a question, I was hoping that you could help me with. I would have asked Willow, but I didn't want one of her long lectures on the subject."

Glancing over at Harry, Xander raised an eyebrow in curiosity. "Sure, what's on your mind?"

"Ummmm well, how do you know if you're....that is...."

Xander grinned at Harry's stuttering and blushing expression. "Just ask, I promise not to laugh or anything."

Harry blushed an even more brilliant shade of red at that, but went on. "How do you know if you're...well...you know....gay?"

Blushing at that question, Xander let out a sigh, but it was one that he'd been expecting for a while now.

"Honestly? Let me ask you a question first to help you figure that out. When you dream at night, you know those types of dreams," Xander asked, smiling at Harry's sudden repeating blush and head nod. "Well any ways, when you have those types of dreams, do you dream about guys, girls or both?"

Cocking his head Harry considered for a minute before slowly nodding.

"Oh....I see. Uh, mind if I ask you another question then?"

"Sure Harry, ask away," Xander said still smiling at the younger man.

"Uh, well I know you and Joe are together...but the girls talk about how you always dated 'bad girls' in the past...."

Xander let out a sigh at that. "Simple answer to that is, for me I always knew Harry. BUT, the only person in the past who I was seriously interested in, well Jesse died when we were still in High School. Technically I was the one who killed him, well staked him after he was turned, accidentally, and it was just easier to go along and play the role that people expected me to fit in to."

Harry let out a sigh at that and slowly nodded. "I know how that goes. I mean my Aunt and Uncle were so freaked out just over the fact that I was a wizard....the rest...." Shuddering Harry trailed off. "Besides which, I saw what Dudley did to anyone that the felt was a 'freak', meaning anyone not like him, or that didn't cheer him on."

Xander just shook his head at that. "Been there, done that. But yeah I knew for a long time about where my interests were, I just never went there. Easier to live a lie, after a while."

Harry nodded at that. "Thanks Xander...I guess sometimes it does help to talk it out."

Xander grinned at that. "It can, sometimes it can even help if you know the other person is, and is willing to help out however they can with the matter. And don't tell Willow I said this, but sometimes her lectures...."

Harry grinned and nodded at that. Getting up he walked over to stand by Xander. Pausing a moment, he hesitated and then leaned down to kiss the older man on his lips hesitantly at first, then slowly with more certainty as Xander didn't pull away. Instead he seemed almost to welcome the kiss, as his lips slowly parted under Harry's.

*****

Joe smiled warmly as he walked into the living room of the apartment he shared with his lover. "Xander," he called softly still smiling, even though he could feel the tension radiating off of his young lover.

Glancing up from where he sat trying to finish the report he'd been working on earlier for the new Watcher's Council, constantly distracted from it by thoughts of Harry and that damn kiss. "Hey lover."

Joe chuckled softly at that. "Want to tell me what's bothering you? Or should I take a guess?"

Xander let out a pained sigh at that. "I...I screwed up earlier. I don't have any excuse to offer."

Nodding slowly at that, Joe sat down beside Xander, and gently wrapped his arms around him, holding him close. "I know...and I don't blame you at all Xan. Harry...well Harry is unique and one of a kind. Much the same as you and I are."

Xander relaxed ever so slightly at that, and let himself sink back against his lover, melting into his warm and welcoming embrace. "Then you're not mad?"

"Not really, I'm a little upset that you did so, but I can't blame you. Now if you had tried to hide it from me..." Joe offered slowly trailing off. "But you didn't, so like I said, I can't blame you. I've noticed him shooting both of us looks the last few weeks."

"Mmmmmm," Xander said at that, not sure of what else to say.

"And I've caught you checking him out a time or two as well, even if you didn't fully realize you were at the time." Joe offered with a smile, before going on. "Besides which, Harry holds the Cloak, and the Wand, he surrendered the temptation that the power of the Stone offered. Proves he's a far more than worthy individual."

"And?"

Joe chuckled at that. "And he's technically the 'Master of Death', as he did return from it and held for a time all three of the Hallows. But that's not what you wanted to ask was it?"

Xander let out a weary sigh and shook his head.

"What you really wanted to know, was how I felt about what happened and what I wanted to see happen next?"

"Yeah...I guess so. I mean....that is...."

Joe just chuckled softly at that, as he held Xander gently in his arms. "I know what you meant Alexander, and I'm just as interested. It would also seem that Harry is as well."
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