Summary: All Human AU. Mayoral candidate William “Spike” Pratt is down in the polls and down on his luck. But everything changes when he saves the life of Dawn Summers and comes into contact with her family – including her elder sister, Buffy.
 Best Song Fic. 

Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, All Human/Fantasy, Holiday Fic, Song Fic, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death
Challenges: All Human AU (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10
Word count: 11,274 Hit Count: 9,764 ePub Downloads: 62
Published: December 10, 2014 Updated: December 24, 2014

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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 One: Headline by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 15 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 687 Hit Count: 1,985 Published: December 10, 2014

Response to a challenge. 

I wanted to write a Christmas fic, but since I suck at coming up with my own ideas, I scrolled through the challenge section to see which story I could shoe-horn a Christmas theme into. This one fit the bill. It'll be told in snippets, since I don't have time to write a full-blown story. 

And yes, I'm still working on my other fics. They just don't want to be written at the moment. *blames muse*

2. Chapter Two: Life Sucks by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 11 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 1,028 Hit Count: 966 Published: December 12, 2014

3. Chapter Three: Restoring Hope by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 12 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 962 Hit Count: 917 Published: December 14, 2014

4. Chapter Four: No Blank Slates by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 10 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 1,602 Hit Count: 925 Published: December 16, 2014

A big thank you to everyone who voted for me at the SunnyD awards! I won Best New Author, Best Romance (for A Thousand Years) and Best Movie Crossover (for La Belle et la Bête). I was also Runner Up for Best Fluff (also for La Belle et la Bête). 

Here's a very satisfying chapter for you all. Big Grin

5. Chapter Five: Confession by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 9 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 1,556 Hit Count: 887 Published: December 19, 2014

6. Chapter Six: Princess Charming by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 9 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 1,534 Hit Count: 795 Published: December 20, 2014

7. Chapter Seven: Exposed by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 8 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 854 Hit Count: 722 Published: December 21, 2014

8. Chapter Eight: The Body by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 7 Reviews: 4 Word Count: 667 Hit Count: 835 Published: December 22, 2014

9. Chapter Nine: Night Before Christmas by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 10 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 1,647 Hit Count: 862 Published: December 23, 2014

10. Chapter Ten: Family by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 12 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 737 Hit Count: 870 Published: December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas, everyone!