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This story is No. 4 in the series "My Sylum Stories". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Xander thinks of why he fell for Elliot. Strength Behind an Enemy Side Story Slash

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Multiple Crossings > Xander-Centered > Pairing: Other SlashCaliadragonFR151636013,79923 Nov 0523 Nov 05Yes
Title: Love’s Awakening

Author: CaliaDragon

Fandom: Sylum, Buffy, Law and Order: SVU

Pairing: Xander/Elliot

Warnings: Slight Angst, Slash

Rating: FRT

Prompt: 064 Fall

Archive: Any List I send it to, Sylum Clan and Beyond Canon

Summary: Xander thinks of why he fell for Elliot.

AN: This goes with my story Strength Behind an Enemy which is in the Sylum Clan Universe. 

Disclaimer: These characters are not mine and the Song is Amarantine by Enya.

Part: 1/1





You know when you gave your love away
It opened your heart, everything is new
And you know time will always find a way
To let your heart believe it’s true


He listened to the lyrics of the song as it played and smiled softly.  They were so true.  It was the first time in his life that he had fallen in love.  He had been terrified of falling.  The truth was, he was still afraid.  Elliot was so far removed from anyone he had ever met.  The man cared for him and wanted him. 

You know love is everything you say
A whisper, a word, promises you give
You feel it in the heartbeat of the day
You know this is the way love is


Xander had been wanted in his life.  Wanted for what he could give others, what he could bring to their lives and for the pain they could cause.  Only Willow had ever cared for him for who he was and not what he could give her.  If anything she had been the one to constantly give in their lives. 

Love is always love


He was still getting flashes of the lives that he had lived and loved Elliot in.  In each one they were denied the right to marry and grow old together.  The few times that they had had children together, their children were killed when they were.  Xander was confused as to why this had happened to them, but he knew that they were meant to have met this way in this life. They had always been lovers and friends, bo matter what else life had planned for them.


You know love will sometimes make you cry
So let the tears go they will flow away
For you know love will always let you fly
How far a heart can fly away


When he was alone after the dates that Elliot had taken him on he had had to fight back the urge to cry.  Xander was still convinced that Elliot deserved better than Xander, but at the same time he couldn’t take it if Elliot suddenly realized it as well.  Elliot’s love was freeing for Xander.  The small part of him that had spent years needing reasons why he needed to go on was getting quieter and needed reassurance less frequently. 

Love is always love


It was amazing and humbling when Elliot saw him dance and hadn’t pushed things beyond a soft kiss.  It warmed a part of Xander that had been cold since childhood.  He knew that no matter what happened in the future he had found someone to love and cherish in this lifetime.  He wasn’t sure if he would live through what came with Livia or any lost hope that could be coming, but he was looking forward to the chance to find out.  For the first time in his life, Xander hoped.

You know when love’s shining in your eyes
It may be the stars falling from above
And you know love is with you when you rise
For night and day belong to love


When he awoke now it was Elliot he wondered about first thing, Elliot that he wished to see.  Elliot made him feel safe and happy.  His mind said that he shouldn’t get so close to Elliot, but his heart wanted nothing more than to bond to and love the man who was slowly healing the hidden wounds inside of him.  The fact that Elliot had seen his scars and still wanted him, humbled Xander and made him love the man more.  Perhaps someday soon he would be ready to bond to his mate. 


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