Summary: Complete! Season 2, but with a different pre-series history. Robin Wood moves to Sunnydale to back up Buffy in her on-going battles with Drusilla. But when Buffy's romance with Angel takes a dark and dangerous turn, Robin determines his assistance won't be enough, and calls in some back up of his own: the old family friend who wears his mother's coat.
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Robin Wood, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: A Touch of Your Style
Completed: Yes Chapters: 25
Word count: 49,339 Hit Count: 17,128 ePub Downloads: 158
Published: September 01, 2017 Updated: September 25, 2017


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Story Notes: Story diverges from canon history in 1935, but much of series canon remains intact until the primary action begins in chapter 2, shortly after Jenny Calendar's funeral.
Series Notes: First in a series that is currently planned to be 3 stories long, covering the end of season 2 through the end of season 3.
Challenge Notes: I released this plot bunny into the wild because I was unsure I'd ever get around to actually writing this story. But some plot bunnies insist on being domesticated. They move into your house and refuse to leave. Still, I hope others will answer the challenge, as there are far more angles that can be taken with it than just this one.
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. Calling Reinforcements by myrabeth - Likes: 42 Reviews: 31 Word Count: 678 Hit Count: 3,446 Published: September 01, 2017

She's not exactly my type. ...She's yours.

2. History Lesson by myrabeth - Likes: 36 Reviews: 22 Word Count: 2,683 Hit Count: 776 Published: September 02, 2017

The only person on Earth who thinks Spike is responsible for my mom's death is Spike.

3. Exceptional People by myrabeth - Likes: 37 Reviews: 24 Word Count: 1,790 Hit Count: 722 Published: September 03, 2017

He keeps the monsters away.

4. Unwelcome Comparisons by myrabeth - Likes: 39 Reviews: 24 Word Count: 1,776 Hit Count: 681 Published: September 04, 2017

I told you she was your type!

5. Cold Shadows by myrabeth - Likes: 33 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 1,451 Hit Count: 666 Published: September 05, 2017

What he said about Mom? Spike, I know it's bullshit. He's goading us.

6. Unsettled Scores by myrabeth - Likes: 29 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 1,654 Hit Count: 634 Published: September 06, 2017

There's a fine line between hoping for closure and looking for vengeance.

7. Family Talks by myrabeth - Likes: 31 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 1,823 Hit Count: 611 Published: September 07, 2017

I told you so. I told you so. I told you so.

8. Ice Queens by myrabeth - Likes: 35 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,010 Hit Count: 652 Published: September 08, 2017

9. Cursed Confrontations by myrabeth - Likes: 33 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 1,844 Hit Count: 638 Published: September 09, 2017

There are no ideas you won't shoot down on sight, are there?

10. Identity Questions by myrabeth - Likes: 30 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 1,730 Hit Count: 591 Published: September 10, 2017

Maybe he's not the only one making comparisons.

11. Rising Storm by myrabeth - Likes: 27 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 1,990 Hit Count: 615 Published: September 11, 2017

It's possible it's actually him, and he's playing you.

12. Getting Sorted by myrabeth - Likes: 34 Reviews: 18 Word Count: 2,302 Hit Count: 640 Published: September 12, 2017

I didn't expect you to be out and about this early in the morning.

13. Uneven Terrain by myrabeth - Likes: 26 Reviews: 18 Word Count: 2,434 Hit Count: 580 Published: September 13, 2017

One more week would have been nice, Spike.

14. Undefined Things by myrabeth - Likes: 28 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 2,400 Hit Count: 576 Published: September 14, 2017

Do you think it's a trap?

15. Sideways Downpour by myrabeth - Likes: 26 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 1,889 Hit Count: 575 Published: September 15, 2017

Mom would have wanted me to help.

16. Mission Matters by myrabeth - Likes: 26 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 1,874 Hit Count: 532 Published: September 16, 2017

17. Spotted Zebras by myrabeth - Likes: 29 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,102 Hit Count: 529 Published: September 17, 2017

18. Raining Revenge by myrabeth - Likes: 29 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 1,452 Hit Count: 509 Published: September 18, 2017

19. Waking Hours by myrabeth - Likes: 27 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 1,892 Hit Count: 515 Published: September 19, 2017

Room temp. That had better be you.

20. Good Guys by myrabeth - Likes: 29 Reviews: 18 Word Count: 2,062 Hit Count: 554 Published: September 20, 2017

I give you the keepers of the crown.

21. Friendly Shoulders by myrabeth - Likes: 29 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 1,989 Hit Count: 507 Published: September 21, 2017

22. Chosen Paths by myrabeth - Likes: 27 Reviews: 18 Word Count: 2,318 Hit Count: 456 Published: September 22, 2017

Please don't give Spike a morning wake up call while I'm trapped in the house.

23. Merciful Acts by myrabeth - Likes: 27 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 2,348 Hit Count: 492 Published: September 23, 2017

Nurse Ratched?

24. Figure Skater by myrabeth - Likes: 23 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 2,291 Hit Count: 350 Published: September 24, 2017

25. Chasing Sundown by myrabeth - Likes: 23 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 2,557 Hit Count: 281 Published: September 25, 2017

You've been this close before.