Tara
Stories
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 Lehane, 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: 1,578 Hit Count: 10,880 ePub Downloads: 129
Published: May 27, 2015 Updated: May 27, 2015
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: 563 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: April 25, 2020 Updated: April 25, 2020
Summary: My way of meeting the four wonderful challenges put forth in March 2007, by Seven_Seasons . I'm rearranged them so as to make each one a separate chapter, rather than all being on one page without much distance between them. They are so different, I think that will be a better arrangement.  One is nothing but fluffy Spuffy, one is terribly grim, and two are suitably angsty for what was going on at that time.  Each one is based on an actual episode that has been twisted to meet the challenge requirements – any dialogue that sounds familiar was probably written by those much more talented writers at Mutant Enemy, rather than by me. J
 Here are the challenges as put up on the Seven Seasons community:
 1)     Giles doesn't leave, and he's there when he finds Spike crying against the tree.  How does Giles find out about Buffy and manage to be at the house when all the Scoobies return?  How does he react to seeing Spike in tears at Buffy’s return?
 
2)     What if Spike isn't the only one to hear Buffy say that her friends dragged her out of Heaven?  Who has overheard her and how do they react to the news--as well as the fact that Buffy confided in Spike and not her friends?
 
3)     Riley returns-absent any rebound wife.  How does Buffy react while remembering how desperately she'd run to catch him and stop him from leaving her?  Does she still want him back?
 
4)     Spike knew about the resurrection and tried to stop it, afraid that Buffy would 'come back wrong.'  What is he afraid of?
 
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,654 Hit Count: 3,111 ePub Downloads: 58
Published: August 03, 2016 Updated: January 27, 2020
Summary: I know I have a few stories in progress that I should finish first but I came up with this idea a few months ago and have had a lot of fun developing it. It's based on a Blackmirror episode *spoiler alert* the couple who are falling in love are part of an app to find your perfect match. They are 0.1% of a simulation.
Fifteen year old Buffy meets Jenny Calender's brother who is a technopagan developing a computer program to help people find their One so Buffy gets to see over a thousand simulations where she meets her match and they may or may not overcome the odds.
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: 9,902 ePub Downloads: 165
Published: October 28, 2015 Updated: January 29, 2016
Summary:  
Historical, Buffy is a respected woman by day and a slayer by night but when she comes home to her husband's castle to find him and their five year old son murdered by a vampire, she begins to plot for revenge. An unexpected vampire comes to her for help, a vampire who had stayed elusive over the years as to not anger the Slayer but she soon realizes that she needs him more than he needs her. (Banner by MSKBSwedish)
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: 21,994 ePub Downloads: 147
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: 58,096 ePub Downloads: 261
Published: October 21, 2015 Updated: March 11, 2018
Summary: Written in 2002; revised March of 2007. One of my first stories. Joyce Summers has just died. Buffy's a miserable mess. Dawn's been feeling reflective. And Spike is still stung from Buffy's rejection. With everything going on in their lives right now, will Spike ever get that crumb of a chance?
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,041 Hit Count: 1,480 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: March 16, 2007 Updated: March 16, 2007
Summary: Between juggling a New World Order, a bothersome Council, wayward magic, and – as always – some much with the confusing time travel, there is never a dull moment in Sunnydale for Liz and Elly. This is Season 6 as it exists in the Jumpverse (beginning with A Different Kind of Hell and followed up by A Different Kind of Wedding).
Disclaimer: All of Buffy belongs to Joss Whedon and ME. Everything else is mine, for your pleasure.
Series: The Jumpverse
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: Amanda, Andrew Wells, Angel, Anya, Buffy, Clem, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Halfrek, Jonathan Levinson, Original Characters, Other, Quentin Travers, Riley Finn, Sam Lawson, Spike, Tara, Warren Mears, Whistler, Willow, Willy the Snitch, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 113,433 Hit Count: 78,163 ePub Downloads: 763
Published: April 16, 2017 Updated: December 04, 2017
Summary: A Fool for Love reconsidered.  What if it had been Spike who had found Buffy in the graveyard when a regular slay went wrong?  It always seemed to make more sense that Spike would randomly be around instead of Riley.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Giles, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,192 Hit Count: 13,122 ePub Downloads: 65
Published: March 12, 2017 Updated: January 12, 2019
Summary:  A sequel to Even Demons Need Friends. If you haven’t read that short s4 fic, all you really need to know is that this is a non-canon Season 5 in which Glory is there searching for her Key, Joyce is sick, Spike is unchipped and living in another city. At the end of the previous story, he’d asked Buffy to call him if she needed help.
They don’t have a relationship yet; they weren’t even much more than canon Season Four semi-enemies, with an unrecognized and unacknowledged sexual attraction, when Ethan’s spell to turn Giles into a Fyral demon wrought some important changes in a very short period of time. But not changes sufficient to make it likely that a slayer, with a human boyfriend and a firm belief in what’s right and acceptable, and an old vampire, who has just regained his ability to hunt and feed, are likely to see any kind of a future for them. In spite of some surprising revelations about how they may feel about each other.
Definitely an AU Season Five. Some things will be familiar, some things obviously will not, so don’t go looking for an identical timeline or identical events.
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Clem, Dawn, Ethan Rayne, Giles, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 40,130 Hit Count: 3,886 ePub Downloads: 141
Published: June 19, 2016 Updated: June 19, 2016
Summary: Buffy gets an unexpected guest for Christmas dinner.
Written for the 2015 Elysian Fields Holiday Challenge.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Challenge Response, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,060 Hit Count: 2,481 ePub Downloads: 42
Published: December 23, 2015 Updated: December 23, 2015
Summary: Willow's resurrection spell didn't go to plan. The biker demons interrupted the ritual, which allowed the PTB to hijack the spell and bring Buffy back from a different death. A more confident Buffy who is no longer quite so determined to spare her friends' feelings... 
 A massive thanks to my wonderful beta Badwolfjedi and the lovely javajunkie247 for the fabulous banner.
Categories: Season 6, Season 7, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: No Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,650 Hit Count: 54,692 ePub Downloads: 410
Published: September 12, 2018 Updated: April 30, 2019
Summary: Just a little bit of fun for Halloween.
I have so many WIP's but I just couldn't let this time of year go by without something to mark the occasion.
Hope you enjoy these 3 short stories.
I'll be right back.....Muhahahahaha....
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,407 Hit Count: 1,730 ePub Downloads: 39
Published: October 29, 2016 Updated: October 29, 2016
Summary: A potentially horrifying story of lust, blood and hunger when the world turns inside out.
Set shortly before Buffy vs Dracula; Riley left town at the end of S4.
Categories: Season 4, Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willy the Snitch, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Horror
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 73,384 Hit Count: 17,613 ePub Downloads: 245
Published: October 01, 2019 Updated: November 09, 2019
Summary: Buffy and the gang have rescued Spike from the amulet, and now, they’re all working together to create an organization that can track, recruit and train the baby slayers before the next apocalypse strikes.  But can they keep everyone safe and unharmed in the meantime, or are Buffy and her unborn baby in danger?  And what role does Sagaria, the Slayer Scythe, have to play in all of this?  
 

This is the sequel to A New Life.  Please read that fic first.

Series: A New World
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Connor, Dawn, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Original Characters, Oz, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Child Abuse, Fetish, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Taboo, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 47 Table of Contents
Word count: 242,195 Hit Count: 18,030 ePub Downloads: 257
Published: October 27, 2013 Updated: November 25, 2017
Summary: A week after Riley leaves, Buffy finds herself somewhere familiar doing something she usually doesn’t do, when she accidentally makes a wish to a vengeance demon she ends up in the future with a certain blond vampire to keep her company.
The amazing banner was created by OffYourBird.
Categories: Season 5, Time Travel
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Glory, Joyce, Original Characters, Rona, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,896 Hit Count: 16,864 ePub Downloads: 114
Published: April 01, 2018 Updated: July 11, 2018
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: 91,942 ePub Downloads: 558
Published: February 25, 2017 Updated: July 23, 2017
Summary: As far as Buffy is concerned, the only vampires now allowed in her life are the ones meeting the pointy end of her stake. Though a certain bleached menace has somehow managed to slip in anyway­—and an unfortunate slip of the tongue makes the situation even more precarious.
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Anya, April, Ben Wilkinson, Buffy, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,545 Hit Count: 5,494 ePub Downloads: 149
Published: January 16, 2019 Updated: January 30, 2019
Summary: Drusilla never comes back to Sunnydale in 5x14 "Crush". How does that change things for Spike and Buffy? 
Cozy
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Clem, Cordelia, Dawn, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Charles Gunn, Harmony, Joyce, Other, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 64,335 Hit Count: 36,993 ePub Downloads: 500
Published: January 28, 2014 Updated: December 20, 2014
Summary: Imagine the kind of footage Warren and his pals could have got of Spike and Buffy if only they’d installed their stalker cameras a few weeks earlier. A lot of people would no doubt pay a lot of money to see the things they can do, but what happens when one of the Scoobies stumbles upon the website selling the extended cut?
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Jonathan Levinson, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,505 Hit Count: 1,286 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: November 12, 2016 Updated: November 12, 2016
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: 22,977 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: 114,868 ePub Downloads: 835
Published: September 04, 2014 Updated: June 28, 2015
Summary: Set in Season 6 post Wrecked.



Christmas is coming in Sunnydale and Buffy is stuck in a deep depression. Can three ghosts change things?



Very loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.


Categories: Holiday Fic, Season 6
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 31,796 Hit Count: 3,975 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: December 01, 2012 Updated: December 14, 2012
Summary: Season six. Takes place during 'Hell's Bells'. The demon yearning for revenge against Anyanka casts a spell to bring out everyone's darkest urges and deepest desires. Now everyone (and we mean EVERYONE) is trapped in the wedding-turned-utter-chaos. Can Buffy and Spike find a way to end the madness, or will they gladly be swept along?
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Anya, Buffy, Clem, Connor, Cordelia, Dawn, Drusilla, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Charles Gunn, Harmony, Jonathan Levinson, Lorne, Other, Oz, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Taboo, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,212 Hit Count: 916 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: June 12, 2007 Updated: June 12, 2007
Summary: There is something very wrong with Buffy... could it have something to do with being brought back from heaven, or something else entirely? Buffy soon learns the people she least expects to help are the ones that help her the most.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,110 Hit Count: 10,200 ePub Downloads: 117
Published: November 02, 2006 Updated: June 22, 2010
Summary:    Buffy and Spike married while under the Will Be Done spell, and decided to stick with it even after the spell was reversed. But Spike feels he can’t live with the woman he loves if he wants to kill everyone she wants to save. With that conundrum twisting in his brain, he heads off on a soul-searching journey to Africa with his slayer wife standing staunchly at his side. Happy ever after, right? Unless the soul actually makes things harder....
Series: "Care Package"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Ensemble, Giles, Glory, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,674 Hit Count: 1,243 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: April 26, 2017 Updated: April 26, 2017
Summary: After coming back from the dead, Buffy develops an immediate closeness to Spike that raises the eyebrows of her loved ones. Will Buffy be able to fall for the vampire that already gave her his heart long ago, or will pain and destruction lie in their paths?
This is basically changing everything that happened in Season 6.  :) 
Categories: Season 6, Baby Fic, Claim
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 68 Table of Contents
Word count: 205,485 Hit Count: 57,020 ePub Downloads: 350
Published: February 05, 2009 Updated: April 13, 2009
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: 26,373 ePub Downloads: 197
Published: October 04, 2015 Updated: June 21, 2019