Warnings: Character Death
Stories
Summary: My way of meeting the four wonderful challenges put forth in March 2007, by Seven_Seasons . All four will be on this one page, with a suitable summary/warning before each one.  One is nothing but fluffy Spuffy, one is terribly grim, and two are suitably angsty for what was going on at that time.  Each one is based on an actual episode that has been twisted to meet the challenge requirements – any dialogue that sounds familiar was probably written by those much more talented writers at Mutant Enemy, rather than by me. J
 Here are the challenges as put up on the Seven Seasons community:
 1)     Giles doesn't leave, and he's there when Xander finds Spike crying against the tree.  How does Giles find out about Buffy and manage to be at the house when all the Scoobies return?  How does he react to seeing Spike in tears at Buffy’s return?
 
2)     What if Spike isn't the only one to hear Buffy say that her friends dragged her out of Heaven?  Who has overheard her and how do they react to the news--as well as the fact that Buffy confided in Spike and not her friends?
 
3)     Riley returns-absent any rebound wife.  How does Buffy react while remembering how desperately she'd run to catch him and stop him from leaving her?  Does she still want him back?
 
4)     Spike knew about the resurrection and tried to stop it, afraid that Buffy would 'come back wrong.'  What is he afraid of?
 
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,969 Hit Count: 865 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: August 03, 2016 Updated: August 03, 2016
Summary:  
Historical, Buffy is a respected woman by day and a slayer by night but when she comes home to her husband's castle to find him and their five year old son murdered by a vampire, she begins to plot for revenge. An unexpected vampire comes to her for help, a vampire who had stayed elusive over the years as to not anger the Slayer but she soon realizes that she needs him more than he needs her. (Banner by MSKBSwedish)
Summary: Both Buffy and Spike have been lost to death and only now do the ones left behind understand. But they won't accept that it's over and so they break every mystical law there is, to turn back time and give two lovers the chance they always deserved. Follow Willow, Xander and Giles, as they arrive in the midst of School Hard and make it their mission to bring our favorite couple together.
Categories: Season 2, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Cordelia, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,639 Hit Count: 6,068 ePub Downloads: 67
Published: March 01, 2014 Updated: March 12, 2014
Summary: An off-hand comment from Spike about Riley gradually makes Buffy realize that she’s the Slayer, and doesn’t need a boyfriend hanging around to make her life more complicated. If she’s going to fall in love, it’s going to happen all on its own without her trying. Oneshot. 
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death
Challenges: Buffy's Early Boyfriend Realization (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,644 Hit Count: 4,223 ePub Downloads: 126
Published: August 14, 2014 Updated: August 16, 2014
Summary: Times Buffy died. All of them.
Categories: Drabbles, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 398 Hit Count: 257 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: September 11, 2016 Updated: September 11, 2016
Summary: Spike and Buffy are high school sweet-hearts, always sneaking out to a night on the town. They're past the 'bring them home to mama' phase and looking forward to the future, never imagining that it could be ripped away from them... especially not the way that it was.
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Child Abuse, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,979 Hit Count: 730 ePub Downloads: 11
Published: February 03, 2015 Updated: February 03, 2015
Summary:

Goes off-canon during The Harsh Light of Day. Sunnydale is devastated by the release of a prototype virus that was being developed by a branch of The Initiative. Now, half the population is 'infected', and the other half is living on borrowed time. A bite will turn you into one of them, and Buffy's got her mom and sister to think about. With the gem, Spike's immune and so it makes perfect sense to Buffy that he should help them get out of town. But this thing's already bigger than Sunnydale, and if Spike's their best chance of survival then it looks like he's along for the ride.
 

Introducing: A vampire who's been needed before, but never exactly wanted. And a girl struggling to understand the true nature of good and evil, whilst standing shoulder to shoulder with the Slayer of Slayers. (Inspired by Stephen King's The Stand, AMC's The Walking Dead and every zombie flick I've ever set eyes on).
 

Winner at the SunnyD Awards (Round 31) for Best Unfinished, Best Drama and Best Plot. Endless heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted!
 


Categories: Award Winners, Season 4, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 72,290 Hit Count: 22,059 ePub Downloads: 199
Published: April 02, 2015 Updated: September 29, 2015
Summary: Set near the end of 'The Gift'. I figure, if Spike wasn't pushed off the edge of the tower by Doc, this could have been a possible outcome.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 970 Hit Count: 784 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: September 25, 2015 Updated: September 25, 2015
Summary: Starts with the resurrection spell and goes completely AU.  Willow decides that Buffy must return.  When Tara, Anya, and Xander refuse to do the spell, she uses magic to get her way.  When she does the spell, she is found unworth.  The cost, Buffy.  The Slayer merges herself with Buffy trying to save her, but it will not be enough if Spike can not save them in time. 
 
Categories: Alternate Reality, Claim, Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama
Warnings: Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Character Death, Child Abuse, Torture, Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,157 Hit Count: 1,539 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: April 12, 2007 Updated: April 28, 2007
Summary: Angel has almost drained Buffy and takes her to the ER where he's surprised to find Giles, Joyce and... Spike. After apologizing to Joyce for apparently killing her daughter he leaves. Joyce asks Spike for a rather stunning favor....
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Vampire!Buffy
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,015 Hit Count: 1,168 ePub Downloads: 62
Published: April 22, 2016 Updated: April 22, 2016
Summary: Everybody have their time. AU one-shot.
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,056 Hit Count: 151 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: October 14, 2008 Updated: October 14, 2008
Summary: A sequel to "Necessary Evils," which is a sequel to “A Raising In the Sun.” Previously: Willow brought Buffy back to life using Dawn's blood and William's soul, creating an imbalance which allowed the First Evil to use Willow to take over the world. Spike and Buffy narrowly defeated the First, resulting in the de-Keying of Dawn, the permanent closure of the Hellmouth, and Willow's death and resurrection as a souled vampire. As always, thanks to Jane Davitt and the Redemptionista Writers Group, betas extraordinaire.
Series: The Barbverse
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 167,393 Hit Count: 2,650 ePub Downloads: 110
Published: November 22, 2006 Updated: December 14, 2015
Summary: Canon up until just before 'Fool For Love' then goes AU. The Powers decide that Buffy and Co. need a little help getting back on the path. Disclaimer: Didn't create the characters, but i treat most of them better than Joss...so don't complain...I'm not making any money out of this so please don't sue me
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 51 Table of Contents
Word count: 76,921 Hit Count: 60,909 ePub Downloads: 550
Published: December 11, 2006 Updated: December 11, 2006
Summary: Buffy and Spike are pulled into another dimension. Here without outside influences they are able to see each other in a new light
Categories: Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 34,304 Hit Count: 4,256 ePub Downloads: 165
Published: November 15, 2006 Updated: November 15, 2006
Summary: Just because you're not in the same country anymore doesn't mean you're not in the same place. An 800-word ficlet that takes place in the final minute of "Not Fade Away." Not a happy fic. - Complete
Rated PG-13

Categories: Post-Series
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 727 Hit Count: 735 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
Summary: Spike reflects on his life. Sequel to One of Darkness One of Light
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, POV, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,208 Hit Count: 367 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: November 18, 2006 Updated: November 18, 2006
Summary: This is a Buffy and Spike love story that I wished would have happened on the original show.
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Clem, Dawn, Giles, Original Characters, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 83,680 Hit Count: 3,576 ePub Downloads: 44
Published: January 15, 2016 Updated: January 24, 2016
Summary: Drusilla never comes back to Sunnydale in 5x14 "Crush". How does that change things for Spike and Buffy? 
Cozy
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Clem, Cordelia, Dawn, Ensemble, Faith, Giles, Charles Gunn, Harmony, Joyce, Other, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 64,335 Hit Count: 23,931 ePub Downloads: 365
Published: January 28, 2014 Updated: December 20, 2014
Summary: Anyone up for a Mr. Gordo fic? :o) And hey, there's no tag for Mr. Gordo!! He needs a character tag... biggrin
Spoilers: Through Chosen.
Summary (from 2003): As I’ve just discovered the Sandlot, I visited Tiramasu’s Mr. Gordo site and read some of the wonderful stories there.  As a result, I decided I wanted to write a ficlet about what happened to Mr Gordo at the end of BtVS.  I didn’t want him to get swallowed by the Hellmouth. *sniff*  Mr. Gordo POV.  Deepest apologies if this story concept has already been written.
Dedication: This story is especially for Asia, who kindly beta-read for me! Thanks, dear, for helping me work out the kinks! :o) You’re amazing!
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Mr. Gordo, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,256 Hit Count: 250 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: March 16, 2017 Updated: March 16, 2017
Summary: A night out studying and dancing with friends becomes something else entirely as Buffy finds herself standing off with a peroxide headed vampire. Of course he means to kill her, that doesn't come as a surprise to the girl who's already faced death once before and won. What if Spike didn't wait until parent teacher night to make his move against Buffy?
Categories: Season 2, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Drusilla, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,594 Hit Count: 921 ePub Downloads: 11
Published: May 22, 2015 Updated: May 24, 2015
Summary: Shared dreams between Buffy and Spike lead to knowledge of what happened in the past – and open new doors leading to a potential future together, if they’re able to not make the same mistakes as their ancestors. Banner made by the amazingly talented Linnae13
 Best Alternate Universe, Best Pairing (Conventional), Best Plot and Best Romance. 

Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Historical, Claim, Song Fic, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Dawn, Faith, Giles, Joyce, Other, Oz, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response, Drama, Fighting, Historical, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Reincarnation (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Word count: 71,667 Hit Count: 69,208 ePub Downloads: 576
Published: September 04, 2014 Updated: June 28, 2015
Summary: Season 2, but with a different pre-series history. Robin Wood moves to Sunnydale to back up Buffy in her on-going battles with Drusilla. But when Buffy's romance with Angel takes a dark and dangerous turn, Robin determines his assistance won't be enough, and calls in some back up of his own: the old family friend who wears his mother's coat.
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Robin Wood, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: A Touch of Your Style
Completed: No Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,143 Hit Count: 14,746 ePub Downloads: 103
Published: September 01, 2017 Updated: September 22, 2017
Summary: When the Watchers' Council intervenes in her life, Buffy finds herself living on Cleveland's Hellmouth. Slaying vampires, rebelling against her controlling Watcher, and clinging desperately to any semblance of a normal life keeps her going until she finds what she needs in the last place she would have expected. Buffy's story from the Wishverse. Spike/Buffy.
Betaed by the fantastic All4Spike. Gorgeous banner by pfeifferpack.
Nominated at Round 31 the SunnyD Memorial Awards for Best Author, Best Angst, Best Alternate Universe, Best Original Character, and Best Spike Characterization. 




Winner of Best Alternate Universe at the Round 31 SunnyD Awards! Runner up Best Spuffy Angst and Best Unfinished. 
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Alternate Reality, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 47 Table of Contents
Word count: 188,679 Hit Count: 48,114 ePub Downloads: 565
Published: July 11, 2014 Updated: March 11, 2017
Summary: Spike gets staked! That's just the beginning of his troubles. S/B romance S/Dawn friendship AtS crossover (R) (23 long chapters)
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,739 Hit Count: 14,493 ePub Downloads: 243
Published: November 29, 2006 Updated: November 29, 2006
Summary:  
“Everything gets better in the end. If it's not better, it's not quite the end.” —  Paulo Coelho
 
Spike gets the Shanshu. Buffy gets a phone call. 
 
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Vi, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Hurt/Comfort, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,043 Hit Count: 3,321 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: July 15, 2017 Updated: September 16, 2017
Summary: Taking matters into his own hands, Spike turns a moment of desperation into a monumental mistake. When Buffy becomes what she’s always hated, she’ll have to decide if she wants to leave her old life behind her and come to terms with what Spike has done. Dark fiction.

 
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Blood Play, Character Death, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,382 Hit Count: 804 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: November 12, 2006 Updated: November 12, 2006
Summary: Buffy and Spike are reunited post NFA. They haven't seen each other since the Hellmouth. Buffy has only just learnt of Spike's existence again. Can they move on and start again with their pasts still lurking around the corner? (Season 8 comic spoilers. Ignoring Spuffy reunion in the comics. Also BTVS-Chosen and Angel-Not Fade Away spoilers)
Warning for Adult Language, some Violence and a Character Death.
**PREQUEL TO SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR**
BANNER CREDIT TO DAUNTLESS GRACE
Series: All I Ask
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Illyria, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 45,921 Hit Count: 26,915 ePub Downloads: 281
Published: June 01, 2014 Updated: August 11, 2014
Summary: William Pratt is the newest professor of British Romantic Poetry at Oxford. He is quite content with his quiet academic life until he meets Buffy Summers, a captivating, enigmatic and beautiful American. His idyllic scholarly existence may not be as it seems and somehow he knows it has to do with her.

*Post Season 8 -- with liberal changes*
Categories: Season 8 (Comic), Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Faith, Original Characters, Spike, William, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 59,882 Hit Count: 10,363 ePub Downloads: 80
Published: January 07, 2013 Updated: June 27, 2013
Summary:

What if, during Buffy's fight with Angelus, Spike comes back to help her out after Dru is unconscious? How will she deal with how events play out because of this?

Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 2
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,857 Hit Count: 345 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: August 06, 2008 Updated: August 06, 2008
Summary: Spike comes back from Africa with almost no memories of his past. The Powers leave him at Buffy's doorstep, and no one is happy to see him. While he battles to remember, Buffy and her friends battle a prophecy predicting the death of a hero; of course that means the slayer. Can Buffy save the world and herself while battling her feelings for the seemingly innocent vampire? Spuffy!
Categories: Season 6, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,879 Hit Count: 4,925 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: July 04, 2015 Updated: August 22, 2015