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Just a working British girl in her twenties attempting to write a novel, but is writing fanfiction until then. 

UPDATE 23/06/2017: Cutting straight to the chase, I've lost the drive to write fanfiction. I'm going to attempt to finish Bringing Light into Darkness, but Things That Follow and The Light of the World have both been deleted because I simply can't finish them. It's sad, because they both held so much potential, but I don't want to leave them abandoned. I had a few other stories planned and even made the banners for them, so I've posted the banners at the bottom of the already existing list with the basic story ideas. If anyone wants to adopt them, then message me and let me know. I'm not going to disappear completely; I'll still drop in to read and review, but unless I get inspiration I won't be writing. Apologies. 

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Spare Banners

It turns out I have a lot of spare banners lying around (some left over from the Artistic Anniversary Challenge last year) which I realized I was never gonna use, so they're up for grabs - with titles and plot bunnies attached! 

So, if you want one of these banners, send me a PM and I'll send it to you with your name attached. biggrin

(If you're wondering why I haven't posted them as challenges - well, I tried, but the banners didn't show up for some bizarre reason. And since they show up here, I decided to lump them all together for everyone to see.) 

The Lion's Den: An alternate universe in which lonely Slayer Buffy meets lonely vampire Spike, he decides to keep her (not turn her) and a friendship forms. 

The Coming of Hope: Buffy and Spike are expecting! 

Taming the Beast: A season four AU filled with counselling, Spuffy, and Harmony turning all of Buffy's potential human boyfriends into vampires. (Come on, who hasn't wanted to see Parker and Riley as vamps?) 

Stay: During "Crush" (that warehouse scene) Buffy doesn't turn Spike down, instead reasoning that if she dates him, her Buffy/Slayer "charm" will chase him away, like it chased away all her other boyfriends. Surprise, surprise, it doesn't work. This banner is being held for slaymesoftly

Shadows of the Slain: Valley girl Buffy is secretly best friends with nerdy William. Then she becomes the Slayer, a vampire turns him, and he disappears - only to re-appear over a year later, as a badass vampire named Spike. This banner is being held for OffYourBird

Shades of Grey: Buffy's in a pickle; she's pretending to date secret agent Riley Finn in order to find out the Initiative's secrets, while caring for a badly injured Spike - injuries courtesy of the Initiative and her "boyfriend". She also happens to be falling in love with the vampire she's nursing back to health. 

Secrets to a Successful Relationship: Spike knows Buffy - so he knows that the Slayer dancing with the Immortal isn't really her. He hears from Andrew that Buffy has gone off the grid, and is living under the false name Joan Randy. This banner is being held for DianaM. 

Safe: Buffy is a victim of something terrible, and Spike saves her. Now he has to keep her from falling into the darkness of her own despair (would prefer it if this is set in either season four or five). 

Relationship Status: Complicated: Dawn is close to being taken away by social services, and Spike's about to be deported due to lack of green card. So Buffy decides to kill two birds with one stone and marries Spike. (Alternate season six.) This banner is being held for HCB. 

Protector: The monks send Dawn to Spike as a baby long before season two. A single drop can create a thousand ripples. 

Normalcy is Overrated: Harmony turns Jonathon. Jonathon doesn't cast his "Superstar" spell. Ergo, Buffy and Riley don't get back together. 

Home: A season six AU where Willow and Angel team up in order to get their lovers back. While she and Tara stand their ground, Buffy learns the true meaning of home. 

Fate: Wolfram and Hart sent Spike's amulet back through time to season one Sunnydale - with Spike trapped inside. And a certain Slayer finds it... (Spike must merge with his younger self at the beginning of season two). 

Destined: Nikki Wood's Watcher poisons Drusilla out of revenge for his Slayer's death. Before she dies, Drusilla passes on her gift of foresight to Spike. And he gets a good look at what's to come... 

Crawling Out of the Woods: The dream wasn't a dream. (And Riley is Glory.) This banner is being held for bewildered. 

Clarity of Hatred, Ecstasy of Grief: In which Angelus, Drusilla and Darla tortured and killed Spike's mother and sister, and he staked Drusilla in retaliation. He's been on his own for years, and he's arrived in Sunnydale looking for something... Meanwhile Buffy discovers that Angel was sent not to help her, but to stop her from falling in love with another vampire... 

Cautionary Tales: Dark fic warning. A season three AU in which Angel leaves after "Lovers Walk", and the First Evil almost succeeds in convincing Buffy to kill herself. Joyce stops her, and Buffy refuses to love again. Then Spike returns... 

Blood and Roses: Any setting. Spike gives Buffy a masquerade rose that changes colour; from yellow to pink to red. It symbolizes their changing relationship. 

Bad Blood: Karalak, AKA Kara, is a Vengeance Demon and the Patron Saint of Betrayed Friends. She's answered the call of Buffy Summers and intends to grant her wish... Set early season six. This banner is being held for DianaM.

Always Darkest Before the Dawn: Glory is dead, the portal is closed, and everyone survived. But now that the Key is no longer needed, Dawn begins to fade from existence... 

Affair of the Heart: Willow's 'Will Be Done' spell brings Buffy from the future back in time and sticks her in her younger body. And when the spell is broke, she remains. What does Buffy decide to change, now that she has a second chance? 

Falling in Love: Buffy doesn't die thanks to Spike saving Dawn in time. In a happier season six, Buffy finds herself falling for Spike... 

Hope: Buffy and Spike are together (any setting, but Spike is still a vamp). Everything changes when Buffy discovers she's pregnant with a miracle child. 

Burning Daylight: Buffy from the early seasons (one, two or three) is sent back to Victorian London for some reason or another, and ends up meeting an unusual fledgling vampire name William... 

A Beautiful Morning: The monks created Dawn in season four, with help from Willow's spell that brought Buffy and Spike together... (Dawn is not a baby. She's created as she was in canon.) 

Garden of Thorns: "The Harsh Light of Day". Instead of fighting Buffy, Spike is sympathetic and takes her out for a drink. This begins an unusual friendship between mortal enemies that very quickly becomes something more... This banner is being held for DianaM.

Broken: Buffy comes back broken. Spike gives support while she fixes herself. Season six AU. 

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Summary: If the apocalypse comes, tweet me.
 Best Comedy. 

Categories: Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Anya, Buffy, Clem, Connor, Cordelia, Darla, Dawn, Drusilla, Ethan Rayne, Faith, Fred, Giles, Charles Gunn, Harmony, Jenny Calendar, Jonathan Levinson, Joyce, Lorne, Oz, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Parody
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,551 Hit Count: 6,659 ePub Downloads: 85
Published: May 27, 2015 Updated: May 27, 2015
Summary: An off-hand comment from Spike about Riley gradually makes Buffy realize that she’s the Slayer, and doesn’t need a boyfriend hanging around to make her life more complicated. If she’s going to fall in love, it’s going to happen all on its own without her trying. Oneshot. 
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death
Challenges: Buffy's Early Boyfriend Realization (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,644 Hit Count: 4,230 ePub Downloads: 126
Published: August 14, 2014 Updated: August 16, 2014
Summary: 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 Table of Contents
Word count: 71,667 Hit Count: 69,412 ePub Downloads: 576
Published: September 04, 2014 Updated: June 28, 2015
Summary: A Slayer who thinks for herself, a vampire who was made wrong, and a series of events that inevitably draws them together. Set in an AU world where Angel never got a soul. 
Posted as part of 2015's Challenge Month! 
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Darla, Dawn, Drusilla, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Kendra, Other, Oz, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response, Drama, Fighting, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Challenges: Slayer of Slayers
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 48,285 Hit Count: 15,846 ePub Downloads: 133
Published: October 01, 2015 Updated: March 10, 2017
Summary: Buffy comes back from Heaven a changed woman – in more ways than one. Oneshot. AU set during the first half of season 6. 
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Fallen Angel
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,699 Hit Count: 2,553 ePub Downloads: 67
Published: December 15, 2015 Updated: December 15, 2015
Summary: If grief can do one thing, it’s bring enemies together. “The Body” AU. Oneshot.
 Best Angst - Spuffy and Best Episode Re-write. 

Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Challenges: "The Body" AU (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,500 Hit Count: 1,648 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: January 29, 2015 Updated: January 29, 2015
Summary: So Buffy’s life was foretold in a famous fairy tale. Who knew? She and Spike certainly didn’t, despite being the protagonists of this unexpected love story. Banner made by the amazingly talented Freya.
 Best Fluff and Best Movie Crossover. 
 
Summary: Joyce lives long enough so she’s the one who jumps off the tower and closes the portal in “The Gift”. Oneshot. Banner made by the amazingly talented DauntlessGrace!
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Joyce Dies in "The Gift" (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,729 Hit Count: 1,198 ePub Downloads: 46
Published: January 25, 2016 Updated: January 25, 2016
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 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,274 Hit Count: 7,908 ePub Downloads: 54
Published: December 10, 2014 Updated: December 24, 2014
Summary: Once upon a time there lived a Princess with golden braided hair named Buffy, who was a valiant Shieldmaiden for her Kingdom that resided in the Valley of the Sun.
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge'. Banner 45 by Sunalso.
Summary: After Angel's death, Buffy becomes afraid to love again. Oneshot, AU-ish. Banner made by the amazingly talented myrabeth!
Categories: Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Challenges: Angel Comes Back Later (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,810 Hit Count: 1,388 ePub Downloads: 45
Published: May 01, 2015 Updated: May 01, 2015
Summary: Spike sacrifices himself to save Dawn and the world, forcing Buffy to question everything she's ever known. A story that diverges from canon during "The Gift". Banner made by the amazingly talented javajunkie247.
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Baby Fic
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Tara, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Author's Choice
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 31,252 Hit Count: 13,151 ePub Downloads: 220
Published: January 13, 2016 Updated: March 09, 2016
Summary: In which Dawn arrives in season 1, and instead becomes a weird but intelligent ten year old who thinks Spike is the best thing since sliced bread. Oneshot. Banner made by the amazingly talented DauntlessGrace!
stamp Best Episode Re-write and Best Characterization (Dawn). 
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Dramedy, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: The Littlest Summers (Author's Choice of Name), Dawn Arrives in Season 1 (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,960 Hit Count: 2,639 ePub Downloads: 85
Published: August 18, 2014 Updated: August 18, 2014
Summary: They say that if your soulmark is red, then your soulmate will kill you when you meet. So when Buffy discovers that her soulmate is a vampire, she expects the worst to happen... Oneshot. 
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Ensemble, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Pre-Series, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: The Mark of a Mate
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,703 Hit Count: 1,410 ePub Downloads: 62
Published: May 01, 2017 Updated: May 01, 2017
Summary: Spike decides to try and split Buffy and Riley apart as part of his plan in “The Yoko Factor”. Oneshot. 
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Fighting, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Buffy & Riley Split in "Yoko Factor" (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,927 Hit Count: 1,686 ePub Downloads: 54
Published: May 11, 2015 Updated: May 11, 2015
Summary: Buffy has had a crush on Spike ever since she first laid eyes on him. He's never returned her feelings – until now. But with years of insecurities on her shoulders, can Buffy finally bring herself to be happy? Oneshot, AU-ish. 
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Buffy's Crush (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,718 Hit Count: 1,933 ePub Downloads: 74
Published: February 22, 2015 Updated: February 22, 2015