Challenge Responses
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Summary: A sketchy Christmas in the Inkverse.
Be warned: this is a shamelessly sinful corruption of my favourite Christmas poem. I'll never hear it the same way again *blushes*
And there are pictures. If smutty art's not your thing, please run.

Series: Inkverse
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response, Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/o Plot, POV, Vignette
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: 2018 Holiday Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 523 Hit Count: 1,045 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: December 12, 2018 Updated: December 12, 2018
Summary:

(Between “Listening To Fear” and “Into the Woods”)

Spike is in love.  Buffy is in a relationship.
Spike is irritated.  Buffy is unsatisfied.
Spuffy are tiffing. Tara is uncomfortable.
And the Gods are watching.
With popcorn.

 

Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Other, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: The snark battle to end all snark battles
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,191 Hit Count: 500 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: April 25, 2020 Updated: April 25, 2020
Summary: Buffy and Spike celebrate 20,000 times Buffy was the best.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: 20,000 Members
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,625 Hit Count: 596 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: May 01, 2019 Updated: May 01, 2019
Summary: Riley stays in Sunnydale, and pretty soon there’s a baby on the way.
 
Response to knightowl’s challenge “Riley’s Baby” – Goes AU at the end of “Into the Woods” per the challenge, rewrite of late s5/s6. There will actually be three stories; this one focuses on the main romantic relationships, while the second will be mostly Spike, and the third will unite the threads to wrap things up.
 
Categories: Baby Fic, Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Dark, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Cheating/Infidelity, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Riley's baby.
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,676 Hit Count: 1,434 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: April 01, 2019 Updated: April 05, 2019
Summary: Dawn, noun
1. the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise. 
2. the beginning of a phenomenon or period of time, especially one considered favourable. 
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response, Hurt/Comfort, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Challenges: Dawn's Death and Rebirth (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,742 Hit Count: 671 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: April 19, 2020 Updated: April 19, 2020
Summary: Buffy is wondering if Riley is really the one. Willow decides to help out and... well, doesn't. Instead she accidentally puts Buffy under a sleeping curse that can only be broken by a kiss from her soulmate. 
 
This is my (sort of) response to the Sleeping Beauty challenge by knightowl, contributed for the first EF Challenge Month, written in an experimental style.
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Sleeping beauty.
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,683 Hit Count: 9,743 ePub Downloads: 164
Published: October 28, 2015 Updated: January 29, 2016
Summary: April Challenge month response. A unusual idea to defeat Glory shows Buffy that the truths we cling to depend on our point of view.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: None
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Author's Choice
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,387 Hit Count: 3,110 ePub Downloads: 40
Published: April 04, 2019 Updated: April 04, 2019
Summary: When the PTB realize they have backed the wrong horse, a familiar face is sent to make things right.
Banner by the amazing EffulgentEllie
Series: A Changing of the Guard
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: Redemption Requires Remorse, or Author's choice
Completed: No Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,107 Hit Count: 21,603 ePub Downloads: 146
Published: July 19, 2017 Updated: September 03, 2017
Summary: "Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay to mold me man? Did I solicit thee from darkness to promote me?" - Paradise Lost
No one is born evil. Monsters are created from lived experience. In this S4 rewrite, Buffy comes face to face with two would be monsters: Spike and Adam. But is it possible that they are not as evil as they first appeared? Can a monster ever change into a man?
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge Response, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Rape (Implied), Torture, Violence
Challenges: Sympathetic Adam (Author's Choice of Name) , Humans and Evil (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 60 Table of Contents
Word count: 185,081 Hit Count: 57,602 ePub Downloads: 261
Published: October 21, 2015 Updated: March 11, 2018
Summary: Inconvenient demons, ripped fishnets, and a harried Giles abound. It must be Christmastime with Liz and Elly. Join them for a century and a half of holidays in this special Jumpverse one-shot. (Fair warning: if you haven’t read the previous installments of the Jumpverse, this will likely not make very much sense.)
Series: The Jumpverse
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Historical, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Dramedy, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: 2017 Holiday Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,032 Hit Count: 1,838 ePub Downloads: 102
Published: December 20, 2017 Updated: December 20, 2017
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: 6,426 ePub Downloads: 174
Published: August 14, 2014 Updated: August 16, 2014
Summary: The Hellmouth is closed, and Spike is gone. A grieving Buffy does her best to cope, until she receives a call from one of Angel's people that turns her world upside down.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: Shanshued?
Completed: No Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 39,473 Hit Count: 18,636 ePub Downloads: 119
Published: March 02, 2012 Updated: December 19, 2012
Summary: In Season Three’s episode “Lover’s Walk,” Buffy and Spike fall victim to a binding spell that was accidentally triggered during the fight at the Magic Box.
 
How will two sworn enemies react when their utmost desire to bring about the other’s death is now replaced with bizarre primal urges and lusty cravings?  Then add a dash of telepathy, Angel as The Brooding Wonder, the Scoobies, and Giles’ frequent spectacle cleaning, and you have the makings of one helluva ride.  Written for VioletRoze88’s challenge on EF of the same title.

Runner-Up at Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards Round 26 for Best Unfinished, and Runner Up for Best Characterization: Spike---Many Thanks!!!!
 
Categories: Challenge Response
Characters: Original Characters
Genres: Dramedy, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: A Link is Forged
Completed: No Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,819 Hit Count: 10,142 ePub Downloads: 115
Published: March 26, 2012 Updated: August 09, 2012
Summary: Response to a challenge by anon462 - my first attempt at a challenge so will be interesting to see how it goes!! Full details of challenge in notes for chapters one. It will no doubt be an angsty ride leading to eventual spuffiness!!
Thank you to whoever nominated it at the Fang Fetish Awards round 9 in Best Future Fic, Best Alternate Reality and Best WIP! Also nominated at Round 14 of The Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards in Best Post Series Finale and Best Unfinished!  Thanks again! :) :)
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Challenge Response
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: A Loss of Pride
Completed: Yes Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 87,035 Hit Count: 31,251 ePub Downloads: 487
Published: March 05, 2008 Updated: May 13, 2008
Summary: Challenge Response for maryperk: The Scoobies believed they averted the end of the world by stopping the final Vahrall death in the ritual Sacrifice of Three.  Unfortunately, magic doesn't seem to work in the favor of the Slayer when the Hellmouth is involved.
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Buffy must Marry
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,029 Hit Count: 14,017 ePub Downloads: 260
Published: October 03, 2015 Updated: October 10, 2015
Summary: You are walking through the cars on a train.  Each car seems to belong to a different train, with strange new landscapes outside the window.  You walk through the next door, and into another … no, wait, you’re in a submarine. But there’s a train door at the far end, so you walk through the echoing chamber, and you go through the door, and — why are you in the basket of a zeppelin?  How’d that work, and what country is that down there?  And how long do you think that dangling rope ladder is?
Presenting the collaborative response to the A Most Exquisite Corpse challenge.
Warnings: Smut, rampant surrealism, disjointed transitions. Yay!
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: A Most Exquisite Corpse
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,420 Hit Count: 9,941 ePub Downloads: 166
Published: July 08, 2017 Updated: July 16, 2017
Summary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. Following Buffy's death in "The Gift", the Scoobies make the decision to hand Dawn over to social services. With a little bit of help, Spike takes matters into his own hands to ensure it doesn't happen.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Drabbles
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Spike Takes Dawn After Buffy Dies (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,068 Hit Count: 90,550 ePub Downloads: 555
Published: February 25, 2017 Updated: July 23, 2017
Summary: Buffy and Spike decide to start a family in a realistic way (as realistic as you can get in Buffyverse). Post-NFA, Buffy POV. This is a response to swifthorse’s challenge. (Beautiful banner by Carrie Ann...)
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response, Baby Fic
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Illyria, Original Characters, Oz, Robin Wood, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: Author's Choice
Completed: Yes Chapters: 70 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,374 Hit Count: 44,835 ePub Downloads: 448
Published: October 02, 2017 Updated: August 12, 2018
Summary: A spell gone wrong during Lover's Walk brings Spike's mom back to life. How will being given this second chance change his actions?
Response to the challenge A Son's Love by Cage Vernon.
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Anne Pratt, Buffy, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: A Sons Love
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,642 Hit Count: 1,797 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: April 17, 2019 Updated: April 26, 2019
Summary: Four years after Sunnydale, Buffy must travel back in time to stop Glory and avert the destruction of the world. But there's a catch- she's been accidentally put in the wrong body. She's got all the information necessary to ensure a happily ever after for her friends and herself.

But who's going to listen to Anya?
Categories: Season 5, Post-Series, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Time Travel Twist
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 31,812 Hit Count: 22,724 ePub Downloads: 468
Published: December 07, 2009 Updated: January 13, 2010
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 Lehane, 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: 113,649 ePub Downloads: 829
Published: September 04, 2014 Updated: June 28, 2015
Summary: A Christmas Carol, Buffy style. In other words: The Powers think Buffy needs some cheering up after heaven and do it by way of hopeful futures.
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Season 6, Challenge Response, Holiday Fic
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: christmas carol, but for love instead (author choice)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,801 Hit Count: 3,544 ePub Downloads: 39
Published: December 24, 2016 Updated: December 24, 2016
Summary: What if Anya was used as more than comic relief, and Xander's girlfriend? What if she was actually a core member of the group after Buffy understood what an asset she can be? How would that change things going into Season 4?
Banner by nmcil
Categories: Season 3, Season 4, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Ensemble
Genres: Challenge Response, Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Accepting Anya
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 47,105 Hit Count: 20,715 ePub Downloads: 96
Published: December 19, 2018 Updated: September 20, 2019
Summary: 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…
 
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. 
 
 
Woo! Check out that awesome banner by the incredibly talented Sunalso!
 
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 Table of Contents
Word count: 77,436 Hit Count: 20,506 ePub Downloads: 141
Published: October 15, 2015 Updated: March 15, 2016
Summary: Something's infecting the people of Sunnydale with the rampant urge to act on every lustful, romantic feelings they've ever concealed, and Buffy's got to figure out what's causing it and how to put a stop to it. Of course, that would be a whole lot easier to accomplish if she didn't have Spike in her face and tempting her every minute.
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Clem, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge Response, Erotica, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Threesome(s), Violence
Challenges: Love Potion #9
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,312 Hit Count: 1,134 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: April 08, 2020 Updated: May 09, 2020
Summary: Summary: Buffy and Spike were settled into their life together and had their routine down with their seven-month-old son. He was sleeping through the night, and Buffy and Spike had a good balance of working, spending time as a family, and assisting the Louisiana Slayer team at the slippery New Orleans hellmouth. Then, Buffy gets tapped to help investigate a bunch of dead bodies with neck wounds in the Quarter, and Spike is left to watch their son on his own. He’s done it plenty of times before. What could possibly go wrong this time? **The wonderful banner is by OffYourBird!**
Dedication: This story is written especially for yellowb!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Post-Series, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Clem, Drusilla, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,291 Hit Count: 3,839 ePub Downloads: 69
Published: August 27, 2018 Updated: October 29, 2018
Summary: A shock revelation threatens to tear the Scooby Gang apart, but will it bring Spike and Buffy together in the long run? (Alternative Season Seven, without the First Evil and Potential Slayers plot line.) 
Categories: Season 7, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: Soulless Buffy , Soulless Dawn
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,377 Hit Count: 25,798 ePub Downloads: 196
Published: October 04, 2015 Updated: June 21, 2019
Summary: What if Buffy brought back a little surprise after her encounter with Angel in I Will Remember You?
Categories: Season 4, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Baby Fic, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Challenges: whatever you want to call it.
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 17,060 Hit Count: 5,461 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: December 05, 2019 Updated: March 17, 2020
Summary: Christmas doesn’t just have to be on Christmas Day (as I’ve come to learn now that I’m older and have to travel too many places for the holidays). Buffy and Dawn travel to L.A. in January. Set during season five of AtS. Merry Christmas, y’all! (Finished 12-19-17.)
Disclaimer: All belongs to Joss and Disney. I own nothing except this plot.
Categories: Post-Series, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: 2017 Holiday Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,747 Hit Count: 880 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: December 23, 2017 Updated: December 23, 2017
Summary: After talking with a mysterious guidance counselor about the events of "Innocence," Buffy notices that she isn't as strong as she used to be. On the bright side, she has the love of her life back and someone else is taking over as the Slayer. It's all she ever wanted...but is it really what she needs?
A story told in drabbles. Banner made by Myrabeth. Thanks for the early birthday present!
Categories: Season 2, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Anya Arrives in Season 2 (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,226 Hit Count: 13,192 ePub Downloads: 137
Published: January 05, 2016 Updated: January 19, 2016