Past Featured StorySummary: What if Spike were the one to find Buffy in the water in 'Prophecy Girl'?
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 32
Word count: 93,794 Hit Count: 54,199 ePub Downloads: 494
Published: March 06, 2009 Updated: September 07, 2016


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1. Prologue by Blackoberst - Likes: 31 Reviews: 27 Word Count: 2,529 Hit Count: 8,279

As soon as I saw this prompt, the answer came to me, so I just had to write it. Many thanks to Mari for her fabulous beta work and to Sotia for all her help.

2. Watch that step by Blackoberst - Likes: 23 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 3,200 Hit Count: 3,240

So, this is the second chapter of what was supposed to be a one-shot. Funny, huh? Anyway, hope you like it. Sotia, without you everything would be harder. Mari, I am indebted to you for your work to help my stories.

3. Huff and puff by Blackoberst - Likes: 21 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,842 Hit Count: 2,427

So I'm back dfrom Greece once again, after exchanging the engagement rings with Sotia in front of our reunited families during Easter. I am so happy there are no words to describe how much. As for this chapter, it benefitted, as ever, to the watchful eye of Mari. Many thanks to her.

4. Lift my spirits by Blackoberst - Likes: 21 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 3,120 Hit Count: 2,323

Many thanks, as always go to Sotia and Mari. Now, without further ado, and after a great delay, the continuation of this story, with my thanks to any and all who still want to read it.

5. Home is where the heart is by Blackoberst - Likes: 21 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,492 Hit Count: 2,032 Published: February 18, 2015

Believe it or not, I'm still alive! It has been a few years ince I've updated any Spuffy, but RL has been at me like you wouldn't believe. I have more chapters on this ready to go and I hope I will actually finish it soon. So here's hoping anyone out there is still interested in this one.

6. Dad and Watcher by Blackoberst - Likes: 13 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 2,181 Hit Count: 1,763 Published: February 26, 2015

Here it is, as promised, another installment. I fordot to mention that the previous chapter was beta-ed by Mari, whereas from here on it's the work of Deibirchen. A great 'Thank you!' goes out to both, as well as to my wife, Sotia.

7. Say that again by Blackoberst - Likes: 16 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 2,341 Hit Count: 1,748 Published: March 06, 2015

I had a very busy Thursday, so I wasn't able to update, but here I am, a bit late, but still around. Hope you enjoy!

Beta by Deibirchen.

8. Kiss with a fist by Blackoberst - Likes: 16 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,523 Hit Count: 1,902 Published: March 13, 2015

Beta by Deibirchen. In other news, the muse has been pretty flaky this week (maybe because I'm manning the night shift), so not much writing has been done on the 13th chapter, but the ideas are there and I have it fleshed out in my mind. Now if I could stay awake long enough to write.

9. Momma Bear by Blackoberst - Likes: 20 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,710 Hit Count: 1,951 Published: March 19, 2015

Beta by Deibirchen.

 

And a very happy birthday to Heather!

10. Morning sleepy-head by Blackoberst - Likes: 14 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 3,455 Hit Count: 1,748 Published: March 27, 2015

This is un-beta-ed, but I decided to go ahead and post it anyway, with the mention that once it's gone through some editing, I might re-post it. Anyway, hope you all enjoy!

11. Give a little by Blackoberst - Likes: 16 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 2,671 Hit Count: 1,668 Published: April 04, 2015

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but my work schedule has been very demanding. Again, this is  posted with no beta work, so I take responsability for any and all mistakes.

12. Fool me twice by Blackoberst - Likes: 22 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 3,565 Hit Count: 1,683 Published: April 09, 2015

As you might figure out, the timeline from here on out won't be strictly canon. Some things will come sooner than they did on the show, some later, some not at all. I figure that the power dynamics shifting so much would cause a ripple effect and attract or deter various occurences.

Anyway, this is yet another chapter sans-beta, so I hope it's not too bad.

13. Will you by Blackoberst - Likes: 19 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 3,852 Hit Count: 1,563 Published: April 17, 2015

As usual, I take full responsibility for my mistakes.

14. Drive by Blackoberst - Likes: 21 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 2,427 Hit Count: 1,530 Published: April 24, 2015

Another chapter without a beta. I take full responsibility, but my schedule doesn't really allow me the time/energy to start looking for ways to make this work other than as is.

I would like to, once more, explain that some things will happen faster and other slowr than on the actual show. The changes in the power dynamic would have the 'ripple effect' and therefore some 'bads' would steer clear where they'd previously swarmed in, while others would be attracted like moths to a flame, appearing faster than they were supposed to.

Anyway, enjoy!

15. Back by Blackoberst - Likes: 17 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 2,811 Hit Count: 1,394 Published: May 01, 2015

Yet another chater sans beta, but that's become the norm. I hope the writing won't give anyone headaches.

16. Watch by Blackoberst - Likes: 16 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 3,926 Hit Count: 1,489 Published: May 09, 2015

Sorry for the delay and any possible mistakes.

17. Learn by Blackoberst - Likes: 20 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,596 Hit Count: 1,417 Published: May 16, 2015

Sorry I was late, but getting back into the working frame of mind has taken a bit of a toll.

18. Join me by Blackoberst - Likes: 16 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 3,562 Hit Count: 1,268 Published: May 25, 2015

Sorry for the delay, but some RL has been catching up with me. Also this chapter was a bit harder to write than the previous ones, since the muse wasn't all that helpful. I knew what I wanted to say and where I wanted it to go, without actually managing to get there easily.

19. Explain by Blackoberst - Likes: 19 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,756 Hit Count: 1,262 Published: May 29, 2015

Here's another installment, almost on time. I hope there will be no more delays, but it's mostly up to the muse ;)

20. Party on by Blackoberst - Likes: 18 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 3,753 Hit Count: 1,373 Published: June 08, 2015

A new training programme has begun at work, also lots of things to do at home, so this is late. I know. I'm sorry.

21. Mi casa by Blackoberst - Likes: 18 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 4,310 Hit Count: 1,249 Published: September 18, 2015

It's been a while, I know, but a lot of potical and economic turmoil in the whole country, not to mention summer vacation meaning I was either away, or busy covering for missing colleagues, meant I didn't really have the time/muse necessary for writing. Hopefully things will become more subdued after Sunday's election, and that I'll be in a better writing mood. As is, there are a couple of chapters more available.

22. Chances by Blackoberst - Likes: 22 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 2,708 Hit Count: 1,235 Published: September 25, 2015

I really hope you like this.

23. Pieces by Blackoberst - Likes: 17 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,347 Hit Count: 1,211 Published: October 08, 2015

It's going to get a bit darker as we head for the Big Bad.

24. First contact by Blackoberst - Likes: 15 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 3,174 Hit Count: 1,128 Published: April 14, 2016

First, let me apologize for another long absence. On to the good news: the fic is almost complete and I think I'll be updating regularly from now on. That being said, (Orthodox) Easter is almost upon us, so no promises. I hope what I do post will outweigh in quality what it lacks in quantity and/or regularity. (Still not beta-checked, so...)

25. Sleepy by Blackoberst - Likes: 15 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,963 Hit Count: 963 Published: April 25, 2016

I know it's been more than a week, however the delay has allowed my beautiful wife to work some of her magic, allowing me to bring you a much better version of this chapter than the original. I hope you all enjoy,

26. Pain in any language by Blackoberst - Likes: 12 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 3,728 Hit Count: 936 Published: April 29, 2016

This is yet another unedited chapter, but since it's Easter here, no chance my wife will have time to edit for me. I hope you enjoy anyway.

27. Electro glide in blue by Blackoberst - Likes: 13 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 2,907 Hit Count: 963 Published: May 06, 2016

The chapter names for this and the previous one (and possibly for the following chapters) are taken from Apollo 440. Also this is unedited.

28. Time is running out by Blackoberst - Likes: 17 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 2,550 Hit Count: 828 Published: May 16, 2016

Sorry for the delay, but working nights and sleep-walking most of the day isn't very conductive of Spuffy writing. This chapter is also un-beta-ed, as well as named after a Apollo 440 song. Disclaimers about the song title, as well as the characters are in full effect.

29. Stadium parking lot by Blackoberst - Likes: 19 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 2,843 Hit Count: 858 Published: May 26, 2016

Chapter name also from Apollo 440.

30. Raw power by Blackoberst - Likes: 13 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 3,616 Hit Count: 946 Published: June 13, 2016

Another chapter, another Apollo 440 song title ;). Sorry for the delay, but I wasn't entirely sure where I wanted this chapter to end. It was a case of knowing what I wanted to say, but being unsure if it would all fit. No beta, still.

31. Yo! Future by Blackoberst - Likes: 12 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 1,568 Hit Count: 919 Published: September 01, 2016

It's been a while, but I wasn't really sure where I wanted to take the story once the show-down was over.

So I finally decided on writing two epilogues, the first of which being this one. I hope you enjoy.

As always title from Apollo440 and no beta.

32. Omega Point by Blackoberst - Likes: 29 Reviews: 20 Word Count: 1,768 Hit Count: 901 Published: September 07, 2016

So this is it: here's the second epilogue. I'd like to thank everyone and anyone who ever read any part of this fic, and especially those who have liked/commented on it.