Penname: SlayrGrl
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Even after all these years, this show still has a special place in my heart.

All my older stories are in the present tense. Anything written 2017 or later is in the past tense.

I also write YA and NA PNR and Urban Fantasy books under the pen name Lauryn April. You can find out more about that at www.laurynapril.com or on my blog at laurynapril.blogspot.com

 

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Summary: (-1/12/09-This has been edited and rewritten since its original posting.)
In the perfect 1950s All-American Christian Suburban community of Sunnydale, California, Buffy Summers lived without any troubles. She's in college, a typical American girl stuck in the monotony of suburban life and repression. But what happens when single, bad boy greaser Spike moves to town and turns the uptight Leave it to Beaver community upside down?
Runner-Up for Best W.I.P and Best Romance at the Cradle of Humanity Awards.  Winner at Spark and Burn Round 5 for Best Fantasy (Reader's Choice) and Runner-Up for Best WIP and Best Romance.

Categories: All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 95,435 Hit Count: 32,462 ePub Downloads: 388
Published: April 08, 2008 Updated: August 02, 2008
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 30: Chapter 30 Goin' to the Chapel and We're... on July 30, 2018 Liked

I never read all-human fics. They're just not normally my cup of tea, but I've been on this 50's nostalgia binge lately so I thought what the hell. I've heard people talking about how awesome this fic is for forever, and I LOVED it too. I've never liked Hank Summer's so much before. His character was so entertaining, and overall it was just a great fluffy Spuffy fic. Thank you for writing this.

Summary:
I keep having the strangest dream. Every night it's the same thing: a dark room, a big bed, and a silent vampire that I can feel, but not see. I'd be wigged, except it's just a dream, right? It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever willingly sleep with a vampire again...
Winner: Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards (Round 22) - Best Plot
Runner Up: Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards (Round 22) - Best New Author, Best Characterization (Buffy), Best Pairing (Conventional Buffy/Spike), Best Plot
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Giles, Harmony, Original Characters, Other, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Whistler, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Word count: 361,358 Hit Count: 165,649 ePub Downloads: 2,164
Published: June 10, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2010
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 1: Prologue: The Blind and the Dead on February 05, 2011 Liked

Normally I dislike POV fictions, but you have me hooked. Well done, especially using that style of writing.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 76: Epilogue: Compass on March 03, 2011 Liked

Amazing story, all of it. Especially loved the little inside jokes so to speak; poking fun at Twilight and refrences to past episodes. Very well written and true to character.

Summary: After the Buffy fights Jonathan-in-a-demon-suit, Spike brings her home. A bit of snarky fluff set in Life Serial.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 860 Hit Count: 435 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: April 26, 2011 Updated: April 29, 2011
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on April 29, 2011 Liked

very cute

Author's Response: thank you!

Summary: She'd kicked his butt, taken the Gem and sent it off to Angel. Buffy thought she'd seen the last of Spike. Clearly, she’d been too optimistic. That he was in her house, in her room, waking her out of a sound sleep and asking for (okay, demanding) her help meant that something had to be majorly wrong. They weren't due for another apocalypse, but...why else would a vampire make a truce with the Slayer?
Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Award Winner, Round 24 for: Best Author, Best Unfinished, Best Angst (Spike Pairing), Best Pairing (Conventional), Best Plot (Spuffy), Best Episode Re-Write, and Best Male Characterization (Spike)
Categories: Award Winners, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,452 Hit Count: 56,712 ePub Downloads: 757
Published: May 02, 2011 Updated: March 20, 2016
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 2: Chapter 2 on December 19, 2017 Liked

 After this chapter, I am officially hooked. You've set up a great mystery. Can't wait to read more. 

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 3: Chapter 3 on December 20, 2017 Liked

The characterization in this is really great.

"The whole bloody town is asleep! What? You think they're going to start spontaneously leaking?" - This made me laugh out loud.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 12: Chapter 12 on December 22, 2017 Liked

I loved this chapter. The lists at the beginning were great, and I love where this ends. Spike still mostly wants to kill her, but there are moments where he's starting to realize that she means something to him. I can't wait to read more.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 18: Chapter 18 on December 23, 2017 Liked

Thank you so much for keeping everyone in character. Part of what I love about Buffy and Spike is how they fight. If Buffy just gave in and made with the smoochies it not only wouldn't be believable but unfulfilling as well. So, thanks for not caving to those grouchy reviews. This story is awesome.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 29: Chapter 29 on December 27, 2017 Liked

I am loving this story so much right now! It's very in character and I'm really interested to see where the plot goes next with this new discovery.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 34: Chapter 34 on January 06, 2018 Liked

I have really enjoyed reading this. I'll admit for some reason I thought it was already finished when I clicked on it so I'm sad to see it's not, especially when the plot was really starting to get interesting this chapter. I hope you return to this someday. It's a great story! 

Summary: Future fic. Decades after the battle in Los Angeles and two years after a small army of Slayers destroyed the Dragvlok homeland, Dragvloks are on a mission to destroy the Slayer line. It’s up to a Slayer in California and the self-appointed Saviour of Slayers to stop the bloodshed. Both think they’re on a mission to save the next generation of Slayers, but they may just end up saving each other.

Beta work by Puddinhead. Banner by xaphania.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 152,975 Hit Count: 6,270 ePub Downloads: 78
Published: May 03, 2011 Updated: April 14, 2013
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 13: Chapter 13: Crunch Time on July 08, 2011 Liked

I am completely immersed in this story, it's well written and every page leaves me wanting more. Please update soon.

Author's Response: That is so awesome to hear! Thanks for telling me you\'re reading and enjoying it! Will update this weekend. ;-)

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 14: Chapter 14: Out of Time on July 09, 2011 Liked

Amazing again. Love Angel's temper tantrum.

Author's Response: What\'s funny is that you don\'t actually see the tantrum, you just hear it through the wrist-thingie. So glad you liked that chapter. It was really fun to write.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 20: Chapter 20: Not this Time on September 12, 2011 Liked

Damn cliffhangers. Every last word has me holding on for dear life, and I'm hoping you update again soon. Amazing story.

Author's Response: Wow. Thanks so much!

Summary: It starts with a betrayal- and not the one that you were expecting.
Spike’s been tossed around by the Slayer too many times to count, but this time she’s gone too far. Her ritual of self-congratulatory humiliation has made him a laughing stock, and it’s the final straw. They’ve never been friends, but she’s forgotten that they are enemies.
No more of it.
But then the Slayer is shot, and the culprit is a freckle-faced eleven year old boy with a vendetta and wide, wet eyes. He’s an unlikely villain and the Scoobies can’t face interrogating him so Spike is tempted in to play Bad Cop while the Slayer lies unconscious in a hospital bed.
“To forgive is an act of compassion. It's not done because people deserve it, it's done because they need it.”

Categories: Season 5
Characters: Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 44,202 Hit Count: 6,142 ePub Downloads: 65
Published: December 05, 2011 Updated: March 27, 2012
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 4: When she wakes on January 13, 2012 Liked

Just started reading this and it pulled me in right away, but this chapter is beyond incredible. The last scene with Buffy and Spike is amazingly well written and really deep. Can't wait for more.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 6: Confrontation on January 14, 2012 Liked

Again, loving this. How Buffy and Spike react to one another as they try to understand their own feelings is perfect. I would love to see a sequel through Buffy's perspective, I find myself wanting to get into her head; but I do like that this is written in Spike's perspective.

SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 8: Tonight on January 15, 2012 Liked

I realize you just updated but I'm hoping you update again soon, this cliffhanger is going to be eating away at me. On another note, I've been wondering if the boy was somehow related to those knights of Byzantium that were trying to get to Dawn in S5. Now I'm not so sure, interested to see where you go with everything. 

Summary: Six months after the battle of the Hellmouth, Buffy brings her team to Wolfram & Hart on a legal matter and finds that she’s been kept out of the loop in some important ways.

Winner of Best Post-Series Finale, runner-up for Best Female Characterization (for Buffy) and Best Romance in Round 27 of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards.
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Fred, Charles Gunn, Harmony, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,180 Hit Count: 5,985 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: October 03, 2012 Updated: October 07, 2012
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 1: Chapter 1 — Destiny’s a bitch and so am I on October 26, 2012 Liked

I really like the start of this. All through Angel season 5 I was hoping for a crossover, well more of a crossover than just Andrew that is. My only little hang up is that I don't completely believe that Gunn would have no idea about Buffy and Spike's past. I could see him letting that Spike was back slip, but it feels like he's being a little too oblivious about it. Still, I'm intrigued to see what happens next.

Author's Response:

In a way, Spike being there is one enormous crossover, I think. I know I wouldn't have been as excited to watch it without that!

Fair cop about Gunn. My feeling was that he'd be a bit starstruck about finally meeting THE Buffy — who has been this looming background figure for Angel — but maybe not that clued into her importance to Spike, which Angel downplays at every opportunity. Also, I like to think that Gunn would have assumed that Angel was keeping Buffy informed of little things like, oh say, her lieutenant is back from the dead. His surprise that she doesn't know just conveys the breakdown of communications within Team Angel, as well as without.

I really appreciate comments that discuss the characters motivations and viewpoints. That's the stuff that generally gets me writing in the first place, you  know? Thanks for weighing in.

Summary: Instead of sending Buffy on to her well-deserved reward, Glory's portal spits Buffy out into Spike's evil past.  Written for Seasonal Spuffy, this story is complete (there will be 20 chapters total).
WARNING:  This is about an EVIL Spike, so he is going to be... evil.  Most of his evil will be committed off-screen, however.
 
RUNNER UP:  STORYTELLER CATEGORY, R12 of the Wicked Awards.
 
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Pre-Series, Season 5, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 46,928 Hit Count: 25,584 ePub Downloads: 400
Published: December 08, 2012 Updated: January 31, 2013
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 20: Epilogue on June 20, 2017 Liked

This was awesome. I'm a sucker for time travel stories and I applaud you for taking us back to WWI. I've read lots of Buffy and Spike go back to the 1880's, and this was really different. I also liked that they never actually hooked up and that it ends a little open-ended. If you'd done more I think it would have lost believability and as it stands it's complete. Your original characters were well written and altogether I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.  

Summary: Set after the events of the season 5 AtS series finale "Not Fade Away". Buffy finds herself drawn to Los Angeles to warn Angel of a vivid dream evoking what appears to be a dangerous unfulfilled prophecy of the entire city in ruins. But it's her rather sudden arrival that ends up being the very catalyst that has already set the battle into motion. It also wastes no time bringing her face-to-face with someone she never expected to see again. When an old enemy suddenly resurfaces at the expense of honoring a debt long overdue, everything that was, may no longer be.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Dawn, Fred, Illyria, Spike, Wesley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Word count: 103,157 Hit Count: 39,362 ePub Downloads: 612
Published: August 10, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2015
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 6: Chapter 5: Strategy on June 14, 2018

Woah, plot twist. Seriously loving this so far though, and I'm glad that won't be the last we see of Angel.

Author's Response on June 15, 2018 08:44am

Thank you very much! :)

Summary:  The reversal of the Tabula Rasa spell doesn't quite go according to plan and our favourite slayer and vampire are left memoryless. Just what difference will no memory of their past make in their relationship? Winner of Best Angst at the Rogue Poet Awards, Round 6!!
Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,592 Hit Count: 16,953 ePub Downloads: 128
Published: February 14, 2015 Updated: February 14, 2015
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 22: Chapter 22 Wiping The Slate Clean on June 14, 2017

I really enjoyed this fic! The beginning, when they still don't have their memories was amazing. I loved all the tension. The end was a little fluffy for me, but it's nice to see them have a happy ending. And, I loved the part with Buffy answering the door in Spike's shirt. Thanks for sharing.

Summary:

The Hellmouth is closed, Anya and Spike are dead, and the remaining gang is scattered far and wide. Buffy’s at the Cleveland Hellmouth with Faith, and she’s on autopilot -- training slayerettes and slaying vamps by "day" (well, her day), drowning her pain by night in a biblical flood of alcohol. Willow’s sunburning in Brazil, and she’s finally getting the chance to mourn the loss of Tara. Xander’s lost in the heart of Africa, seeking an impossible demon. What he finds, instead, is a shaman, a vision quest...and a revelation that may be a little hard for him to accept.
Sunnydale Memorial FanFiction Nominee

Nominated at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards for Best New Author, Best Angst, Best Unfinished Fic, and Best Characterization.

Categories: Season 5, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge Response, Drama, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: author's Choice
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 65,742 Hit Count: 14,667 ePub Downloads: 203
Published: March 10, 2015 Updated: April 22, 2017
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 16: Chapter Fifteen: To Me You Speak Not on July 03, 2018

 OMG, I need this to get updated. It's SOOOO good! Please continue.

Summary:     “What’s happened?” Angel asked over the phone.
    “I just needed to talk to you,” Buffy said.
    Another pause. “About what?”
    Buffy almost blurted it out. Spike’s gotten his soul back! He’s gotten his soul, and it’s driven him mad. What the hell do I do?! 
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,044 Hit Count: 1,454 ePub Downloads: 40
Published: June 20, 2015 Updated: June 20, 2015
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 1: Burned on February 18, 2018 Liked

This was great. Loved it.

Author's Response on February 18, 2018 03:14pm

 Do you know I actually forgot I'd written this one? Thank you for reviewing it and reminding me of it!

Summary: "Angel used to be my world," Buffy told Spike. "He turned me inside out, and when he left me, I felt like I was dying. I thought... if anything could make me feel alive, he could." Buffy tells Spike about her trip to see Angel at the end of Flooded. Takes place at the beginning of Life Serial.
Series: "Down in the Dark"
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,969 Hit Count: 1,348 ePub Downloads: 42
Published: July 17, 2015 Updated: July 17, 2015
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 1: Doesn't Matter on March 19, 2018 Liked

Loved this.

Author's Response on March 20, 2018 12:52am

Thank you!

Summary: Later that night, after the events of the Season 7 episode Lies My Parents Told Me, Buffy goes down into the basement to make sure Spike is okay after the assassination attempt by Principal Wood...
 
Goes AU from the episode.
Categories: Season 7, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Porn w/o Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,168 Hit Count: 1,648 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: August 21, 2015 Updated: August 22, 2015
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 1: A Meeting in the Basement on February 18, 2018 Liked

Loved this.

Summary: Buffy might dream of a normal college life but she got stuck with an annoying vampire instead. Spike’s found the Gem of Amara, but he won’t kill her and has taken to lurking around campus. Things go from bad to worse when they’re both captured by The Initiative and Maggie Walsh takes a special interest. Is Buffy crazy for relying on a vampire to help her put a stop to the professor’s genetic experiments, or is she discovering that normal might be overrated? Begins at Harsh Light of Day before going AU.  
Series: Dreamer-verse
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Clem, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 86,140 Hit Count: 45,751 ePub Downloads: 636
Published: March 11, 2016 Updated: April 23, 2016
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 2: See You on the Other Side on March 21, 2018 Liked

 This has sat on my bookshelf for forever and I have no idea why I didn't start reading it sooner. I'm loving this!

Author's Response on May 07, 2018 08:08pm

I'm so glad you finally took the plunge! Thanks for reading and the kind review! 

Summary: Jumping through Glory's tower portal, Buffy and Spike find themselves in a hell dimension they never expected. One that looks suspiciously like 1880's London. Will they find a way back home? Will the truth behind William the Bloody at last make itself known? Will Buffy ever stop butchering the Queen's English? Join them and find out. Starts off at the end of "The Gift."
 
Disclaimer: All of Buffy belongs to Joss Whedon and ME. Everything else is mine, for your pleasure.
Banner care of the splendid javajunkie247!
Series: The Jumpverse
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike, William
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 90,077 Hit Count: 71,446 ePub Downloads: 839
Published: January 27, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2017
SlayrGrl Reviewed Chapter 28: Chapter 28 - Old Place and New Order on April 13, 2017 Liked

I super enjoyed this story! I have to say the beginning where they're in the 1800's was my favorite part, I would have gladly kept reading about them in Victorian England. But, I enjoyed following them through time as well. WWII was probably my next favorite part. Thanks so much for writing this.

Author's Response on April 13, 2017 09:27pm

This 'verse's Buffy would definitely agree with you about the Victorian Era, as it became her favorite period in time too!! heart I'm rather partial to it myself, as it includes Charles, and anything with Charles is probably good biggrin

I'm delighted you liked my WW2 chapter! It was actually one of my favorite chapters to write. The darkness and grit of war is an incredibly formative thing, and ended up heavily shaping the rest of Buffy's life.

Thank you so much for reading and commenting, SlayrGrl! It's been my pleasure to share this story flowers