Past Featured StorySummary: What if Buffy had a different roommate in Season 4? Instead of a soul-sucking demon, Buffy's roommate will smooth the course of true love for the Scooby Gang. AU Season 4.
 
Banner art by Dauntless Grace.
 
SUNNYDALE MEMORIAL FANFICTION AWARDS ROUND 30 WINNER FOR BEST FLUFF 
 

 
Series: Season 4 Friendships
Categories: Season 4, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 16
Word count: 53,000 Hit Count: 13,428 ePub Downloads: 53
Published: June 17, 2014 Updated: February 05, 2015


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Story Notes: 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.

1. Chapter 1: Meet Althea by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 11 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 1,459 Hit Count: 2,825 Published: June 17, 2014

Buffy meets her new roommate. Scenes taken from "The Freshman."

 

Betaed by SlayerDaniWho and Ellie Sutcliffe (non-EF). Any changes and mistakes made to the story that weren't done by them are my own.

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.

2. Chapter 2: Something There by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 8 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 3,728 Hit Count: 951 Published: June 24, 2014

Betaed by Danielle (Slayerdaniwho), Bunnyfer, and Ellie Sutcliffe. 

Anya won't appear until the next chapter. Assume that her interactions with Xander happen as they did in canon.

3. Chapter 3: Bad Moon Rising by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 10 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 3,935 Hit Count: 957 Published: June 30, 2014

This is when things start getting AU. Events in this chapter are based on Fear Itself, Wild at Heart, and Beer Bad. Yes in that order. This chapter is also Willow-Centric, but Xander, Anya, Tara, and Spike will make appearances. Assume that the stuff relating to the haunted house happened as canon.

4. Chapter 4: Althea Tells It All by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 11 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 2,593 Hit Count: 796 Published: July 13, 2014

Thanks to Ellie for the cold read and to all of you wonderful reviewers!

 

Events in this chapter are based on "The Initiative."

5. Chapter 5: Where Althea Fears to Tread by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 10 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 4,079 Hit Count: 794 Published: July 17, 2014

Betaed by Ellie Sutcliffe and some friends from the Elysian Fields Chatzy.

Events from Pangs went about the same as they did in canon unless stated otherwise. Most of this chapter is based around the events of Angel's "I Will Remember You."

WARNING: ANGEL BASHING AHEAD! IF YOU LIKE ANGEL PLEASE SKIP TO THE NEXT CHAPTER!

Disclaimer: I own nothing. If I did, Buffy would be a very different show.

6. Chapter 6: Something Green by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 6 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 5,703 Hit Count: 834 Published: July 20, 2014

Long chapter today, dear readers. Follows the events of Something Blue. Assume that everything happened as they did in canon unless stated otherwise. Except for that hilarious scene at the wedding storefront between Buffy and Riley. That's not gonna happen here.

Betaed by the lovely Danielle. All other changes are mine.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything except for Althea.

7. Chapter 7: Words Get In The Way by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 9 Reviews: 4 Word Count: 4,352 Hit Count: 745 Published: July 29, 2014

Thanks to everyone for liking and reviewing my work!

Betaed by Danielle.

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.

8. Chapter 8: The Heart of the Slayer by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 6 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 2,774 Hit Count: 667 Published: August 02, 2014

Get ready for an art history lesson, readers, as we journey into Buffy's heart. I will list the artworks that I based the paintings off of in the end notes.

Thanks to my beta, Danielle, and to whoever nominated me to be Author of the Month for September on Elysian Fields and whoever made my story a featured fic on the site!

Xander won't be appearing in this chapter due to him working overtime for his construction company. He has to get that Christmas bonus, after all.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything except for Althea.

9. Chapter 9: Resolved by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 4 Reviews: 2 Word Count: 4,680 Hit Count: 857 Published: August 11, 2014

As I stated before, I'm working on my novel, so updates won't be weekly. However, I decided that for every chapter of my novel that I finish, I'll post a chapter of the fic, so hope that I do well with the novel-writing.

 

This chapter is the calm before the storm. Brace yourselves!

10. Chapter 10: The Oncoming Storm by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 3 Reviews: 3 Word Count: 3,031 Hit Count: 647 Published: September 04, 2014

My fanfic is now a Sunnydale Memorial Fanfic Awards nominee! I'm also nominated for Best New Author!

 

Betated by Danielle.

11. Chapter 11: Borrowing on Bad Faith by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 6 Reviews: 3 Word Count: 2,661 Hit Count: 605 Published: September 29, 2014

Events in this chapter are inspired by This Year's Girl with several scenes taken from the script. Betaed by Danielle.

12. Chapter 12: Not Myself Tonight by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 3 Reviews: 2 Word Count: 3,531 Hit Count: 624 Published: October 07, 2014

For the sake of convenience, I’m gonna refer to Buffy and Faith as themselves and not the bodies they’re currently inhabiting.

 

13. Chapter 13: Truth Is by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 5 Reviews: 3 Word Count: 2,989 Hit Count: 605 Published: October 13, 2014

Spoilers for Angel. If you didn't watch this show, skip over to the next chapter.

Betaed by Dani. Any mistakes left are my own.

14. Chapter 14: Drawing a Blank by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 4 Reviews: 3 Word Count: 3,620 Hit Count: 583 Published: November 04, 2014

The events of this chapter take place in March.

15. Chapter 15: Robots and Romance by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 6 Reviews: 3 Word Count: 1,809 Hit Count: 507 Published: November 29, 2014

I didn't watch Where the Wild Things Are for a lot of reasons. Mostly the fact that I did not want to watch Buffy and Riley having sex. So instead, I brought in a sex bot. 

As much as I love Tillow, I hated where the relationship went in Season 6. But I'll address that in another fic. I hope you like Kenta as much as I do.

16. Chapter 16: The Most Powerful Magic by Sunnydalesis - Likes: 7 Reviews: 4 Word Count: 2,056 Hit Count: 427 Published: February 05, 2015

I am back! I got started on this new job and it's been keeping me busy. But I'm done for the week, so here's the latest chapter!

Betaed by Dani and Ace with special thanks to Puppet and Megan for reading it.