Summary: AU S5. No Glory/Key. Spike does not kidnap the Initiative doctor and he doesn't have a sudden realization that he loves Buffy. Spike socializes with the Scoobies for lack of better options. Without his insistent, unwanted advances muddying the waters, Spike is just some jerky guy they know and hang out with sometimes. Because of this dynamic, Buffy and the others accept him much more easily. 
 
Slow start, but Spuffy finish.
 
Ethan Rayne summons a force of chaos that leaves Sunnydale’s citizens, human and demon, reeling from the negative backlash. At first, no one realizes the events are different from regular Hellmouth activity. But what’s with all the snow globes? It’s almost Halloween, not Christmas…
 
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Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response, Holiday Fic
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: writers choice
Completed: No Chapters: 24
Word count: 77,465 Hit Count: 14,185 ePub Downloads: 113
Published: October 15, 2015 Updated: March 15, 2016


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Story Notes: Beta in progress by the_moonmoth. You can thank her for making this story readable! XD

1. Chapter 1 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 15 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,193 Hit Count: 2,230 Published: October 15, 2015

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Challenge response to pfeifferpack's 10 random items challenge.

I marked this as a holiday fic, but it's not the usual fare, I don't think. More like creepy Halloweeny stuff ahead.

Enjoy!

 

 

2. Chapter 2 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 10 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 2,357 Hit Count: 618 Published: October 15, 2015

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Two chapters in one day will probably never happen again. But enjoy! I'm having way too much fun working on this story...

 

3. Chapter 3 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 6 Reviews: 4 Word Count: 3,327 Hit Count: 569 Published: October 16, 2015

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4. Chapter 4 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 10 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 2,799 Hit Count: 531 Published: October 19, 2015

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5. Chapter 5 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 2,689 Hit Count: 510 Published: October 20, 2015

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If I were a wise writer, I would space out when I post but I just can't help myself...

Yes. Two chapters, one day.

6. Chapter 6 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 8 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,915 Hit Count: 474 Published: October 20, 2015

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7. Chapter 7 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 10 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,687 Hit Count: 759 Published: October 21, 2015

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8. Chapter 8 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 13 Reviews: 8 Word Count: 3,630 Hit Count: 471 Published: October 22, 2015

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Things are heating up now...

9. Chapter 9 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 5 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,912 Hit Count: 468 Published: October 25, 2015

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10. Chapter 10 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 2,781 Hit Count: 460 Published: October 25, 2015

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DOUBLE UPDATE make sure you read chapter 9 too.

11. Chapter 11 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 3,330 Hit Count: 422 Published: October 26, 2015

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Hoping everyone caught chapter 9 and 10 as the double post it was. Enjoy!

12. Chapter 12 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 9 Reviews: 6 Word Count: 3,854 Hit Count: 411 Published: October 27, 2015

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13. Chapter 13 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 12 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 3,610 Hit Count: 449 Published: October 30, 2015

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Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting! Special thanks to magnus374, ginar369, Behind Blue Eyes, and of course, pfeifferpack! You guys really motivate me! 

Enjoy...Chapter 13! *thunder booms, lightning crashes* maybe I should've waited until Halloween to post this one haha

14. Chapter 14 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 3,544 Hit Count: 452 Published: October 31, 2015

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I give you: drama, drama, drama

And also Spike's potty mouth. Enjoy!

15. Chapter 15 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 8 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,336 Hit Count: 494 Published: November 02, 2015

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16. Chapter 16 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 3,466 Hit Count: 548 Published: November 04, 2015

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17. Chapter 17 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 12 Reviews: 5 Word Count: 2,712 Hit Count: 471 Published: November 17, 2015

I own nothing but my zany plots. 

Many, many thanks to Ashinthe for the kind words which directly resulted in my update XD Thank you!

Enjoy!

18. Chapter 18 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 15 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 4,277 Hit Count: 516 Published: November 19, 2015

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19. Chapter 19 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 16 Reviews: 7 Word Count: 3,342 Hit Count: 595 Published: November 21, 2015

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20. Chapter 20 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 4,123 Hit Count: 514 Published: December 02, 2015

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Thanks again for all the likes and reviews! Very encouraging :) Especially Ashinthe, whose excitement always buoys me through tough writing spots. Thank you so much!

Enjoy! 

21. Chapter 21 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Reviews: 9 Word Count: 3,414 Hit Count: 447 Published: February 23, 2016

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All quoted text read aloud are excerpts from Roald Dahl's BFG and can be found in the Look Inside feature on Amazon.

22. Chapter 22 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 17 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 3,531 Hit Count: 475 Published: February 24, 2016

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23. Chapter 23 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 16 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 4,154 Hit Count: 565 Published: March 04, 2016

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24. Chapter 24 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 12 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 3,482 Hit Count: 736 Published: March 15, 2016

Standard Disclaimer continues.

Many thanks to the_moonmoth for the great beta work this chap! Enjoy :)