Past Featured StorySummary: 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
Word count: 71,667 Hit Count: 72,632 ePub Downloads: 587
Published: September 04, 2014 Updated: June 28, 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. Prologue: Boudicca and Brennus by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 37 Reviews: 27 Word Count: 1,553 Hit Count: 8,774 Published: September 04, 2014

Response to the 'Reincarnation' challenge. 

2. Chapter One: The Dream by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 15 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 1,934 Hit Count: 2,334 Published: September 06, 2014

3. Chapter Two: Slipped Up by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 13 Reviews: 4 Word Count: 1,516 Hit Count: 2,643 Published: September 09, 2014

4. Chapter Three: Gift of the Slayer by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 13 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,247 Hit Count: 2,140 Published: September 10, 2014

5. Chapter Four: Psyche and Eros by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 1,933 Hit Count: 1,995 Published: September 13, 2014

6. Chapter Five: Instinct by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 17 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 1,917 Hit Count: 1,934 Published: September 16, 2014

7. Chapter Six: Marcellina and Flavius by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 14 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 2,853 Hit Count: 2,111 Published: September 17, 2014

8. Chapter Seven: Don't Say a Word by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 14 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 2,546 Hit Count: 2,020 Published: September 21, 2014

9. Chapter Eight: Deja Vu by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 17 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 2,543 Hit Count: 1,936 Published: September 25, 2014

10. Chapter Nine: Primrose and Leanian by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 18 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 2,135 Hit Count: 2,012 Published: September 29, 2014

11. Chapter Ten: 'Tis the Season for Change by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,391 Hit Count: 2,032 Published: October 02, 2014

12. Chapter Eleven: Alys and Brom by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 21 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 2,949 Hit Count: 2,221 Published: October 06, 2014

13. Chapter Twelve: Restless by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 21 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 1,721 Hit Count: 1,964 Published: October 12, 2014

14. Chapter Thirteen: A Slayer's Quest by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 21 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 2,018 Hit Count: 1,947 Published: October 18, 2014

15. Chapter Fourteen: Sigyn and Loki by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 20 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,548 Hit Count: 1,959 Published: October 27, 2014

16. Chapter Fifteen: Honesty by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 20 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,706 Hit Count: 2,043 Published: November 06, 2014

17. Chapter Sixteen: Doomed by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 20 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,060 Hit Count: 1,885 Published: November 26, 2014

18. Chapter Seventeen: Return to the Hellmouth by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 2,892 Hit Count: 1,945 Published: November 29, 2014

19. Chapter Eighteen: Prejudice by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 16 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 2,194 Hit Count: 1,797 Published: December 31, 2014

Before I begin, I'd like to apologise for taking so long with this update. Blame writer's block and RL. Hopefully updates will be a little more frequent from now on. 

On the bright side, this story won Best Romance at Round 30 of the SunnyD Awards! I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted! Big Grin

20. Chapter Nineteen: Eleanor and Gyffard by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 16 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 2,408 Hit Count: 1,858 Published: January 08, 2015

21. Chapter Twenty: This Year's Girl by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 2,536 Hit Count: 1,864 Published: January 20, 2015

22. Chapter Twenty One: Who Are You by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 20 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 2,685 Hit Count: 1,757 Published: February 12, 2015

Finally I've finished this chapter. If there are any mistakes please point them out, as I haven't had a chance to proof read this yet. 

23. Chapter Twenty Two: Kinga and Khan by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 20 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 1,783 Hit Count: 1,710 Published: February 17, 2015

24. Chapter Twenty Three: Goodbye England by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 1,662 Hit Count: 1,626 Published: February 20, 2015

25. Chapter Twenty Four: The We in Team by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 2,159 Hit Count: 1,740 Published: February 22, 2015

26. Chapter Twenty Five: Juliet and Romeo by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 23 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 2,132 Hit Count: 1,763 Published: February 28, 2015

27. Chapter Twenty Six: Wild Things by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 23 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 1,406 Hit Count: 1,774 Published: March 08, 2015

Sorry about the short chapter. My muse has been a pain; it wants to write other stories instead of this one. *shakes head*

28. Chapter Twenty Seven: Anne and Wapasha by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 25 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 1,505 Hit Count: 1,691 Published: May 04, 2015

So, um...hi. Sorry this chapter took so long, but I've got serious writer's block with this story. I know what I want to write, but it's getting the motivation to write it. So, honestly speaking, there's gonna be huge gaps between chapters with this one. Again, I'm really sorry, but please note that I have every intention of finishing this story. It'll probably just take me a while. 

29. Chapter Twenty Eight: New Moon by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 21 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 1,895 Hit Count: 1,691 Published: June 23, 2015

So for once, I have some good news about this story. I went on a mega writing spree and I'm almost done! I have six chapters left to post (not including this one), I've completed four of them, and with any luck I'll finish the remaining two tomorrow. So if everything goes according to plan, there'll be a chapter a day this week. I hope you all enjoy the homestretch! 

30. Chapter Twenty Nine: Elsa and Everard by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 21 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 1,748 Hit Count: 1,457 Published: June 24, 2015

Here's the next one! And I was able to get the final two chapters written! This chapter was inspired by a scene in solstice's amazingly awesome story A home at the end of the world. It's a comparison I haven't seen in many Spuffy stories and I just had to include it. 

31. Chapter Thirty: The Wrong Vampire by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 1,314 Hit Count: 1,582 Published: June 25, 2015

32. Chapter Thirty One: Cosette and Marius by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 22 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 1,545 Hit Count: 1,579 Published: June 26, 2015

33. Chapter Thirty Two: Realizations by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 19 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 1,842 Hit Count: 1,574 Published: June 27, 2015

34. Chapter Thirty Three: Love by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 15 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 1,661 Hit Count: 1,574 Published: June 28, 2015

So I decided to do a double posting today because the epilogue is pretty short. For those of you who are waiting, the next chapter for Love Never Dies should be coming soon. 

35. Epilogue: Buffy and Spike by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 50 Reviews: 32 Word Count: 730 Hit Count: 1,699 Published: June 28, 2015