Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Stories
Summary: William and Buffy grew up together and were best friends-- that is until his parents moved him back to London. They thought their friendship would last... it didn't. William is back in the states after five years. Will he and Buffy find each other again?-- Of course they will! It's a Spuffy story! 
 
Rated PG first few chapters but am anticipating NC-17 later.  It is, after all Buffy and Spike.
 
To understand the full story, you will need to read "Best Friends Always I."
 
 
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of Joss, Mutant Enemy or whomever legally owns the copyrights. The original characters and plot are the property of the aforementioned.
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,320 Hit Count: 1,877 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: March 17, 2014 Updated: June 05, 2018
Summary: "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry..." - Robert Burns
Season 4 AU. Buffy's on a date she shouldn't be on, so what does she do when Willow catches her? Pretend that the first cute guy she sees is her actual date. You can maybe assume what happens ;) Starts off as a date gone wrong and gets busy fast.
What's different:
- Buffy and Spike have never met before now. Other than that, their characters are essentially the same.
- Buffy does not know of the existence of the Initiative nor does she know of Riley's involvement. They dated for a while before he broke up with her for mysterious reasons. She has seen a few soldier guys but doesn't know what's up - yet.
Story is COMPLETE!
Enjoy! devil
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Maggie Walsh, Riley Finn, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Torture
Completed: Yes Chapters: 83 Table of Contents
Word count: 102,693 Hit Count: 57,930 ePub Downloads: 271
Published: January 12, 2018 Updated: February 15, 2018
Summary: Sequel to Ashes to Ashes.
As news of Oz's disappearance shakes the Summer's Institute to its core, Riley's covert manoeuvring leaves Dawn no choice but to relieve Spike of his duties. Meanwhile, Giles' position as Head Watcher becomes tenuous thanks to Xander. Buffy is forced to take a more active role beyond training the recruits, as she does all she can to keep those around her safe.
Yet the budding ménage-a-trois with Faith and Spike continues to deepen, providing her with small comforts through the dark times.
And still lurking in the shadows is the predatory gaze of Beth Winters.
 
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Erotica, Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Taboo, Threesome(s), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,120 Hit Count: 1,911 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: March 17, 2020 Updated: June 29, 2020
Summary: Sequel to 'Better Than Killing a Slayer'. Buffy discovers Riley's unfaithfulness and turns to a certain dance partner for a bit of cold comfort. Starts during “Into the Woods” and goes AU from there. Rating is for sexual content, adult language, and violence.
Series: Better Than... Series
Categories: Song Fic, Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Fetish, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,911 Hit Count: 1,451 ePub Downloads: 64
Published: April 28, 2015 Updated: April 28, 2015
Summary: Season Five one-shot. Slightly inspired by a less than pleasant dance I experienced, when I wish there’d been a Spike to sweep me away. Some Riley bashing. I was in need of some cathartic Spuffy angst… which ended up getting rather steamy. Takes place sometime between “Fool for Love” and “Into the Woods”. Buffy POV. Spike is in love with Buffy but she has no clue.
Series: Better Than... Series
Categories: Season 5, Song Fic
Characters: Buffy, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,440 Hit Count: 2,667 ePub Downloads: 79
Published: February 02, 2014 Updated: February 03, 2014
Summary: Buffy Summers has never been normal. Since birth, she's been able to see the world through another person's eyes. It just so happens to be the eyes of the world's most vicious vampire, Spike - aka, William the Bloody. To Spike, Buffy is a normal teenage girl with a few rough patches that landed her on the wrong side of the tracks. To Buffy, Spike is a regular Joe in love with a crazy chick. What happens when the newly activated Slayer moves to Sunnydale, falls for Spike's worst enemy, and finally meets the man behind the visions, only to find out he's a master vampire looking for a cure for his vampire love, Drusilla, and the head of the Slayer? In other words, her head. A story of a Slayer and vampire desperate to look beyond who they are individually for something their destined for together.
Inspired by Joss Whedon's movie, In Your Eyes, this is a challenge response by SoaringClaws.
Rated R for violence, sexual themes, sexual scenes, and language. Warnings will be displayed in the chapter notes when deemed necessary.
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge Response, Dramedy, Pre-Series, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: In Your Eyes
Completed: Yes Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 151,037 Hit Count: 44,818 ePub Downloads: 525
Published: October 01, 2015 Updated: January 25, 2016
Summary: Held captive by Angelus, tortured to the point of near insanity, taunted with the threat of being turned.
Paralyzed and wheelchair bound, weakened by hunger, with a need for revenge.
 I feel it necessary to warn readers now, this story is truly not for the squeamish or faint of heart. The worst of the graphic material will be able to be skipped, but that does not take away from the material in the rest of the story. I am including extreme trigger warnings with this. I have discussed certain parts with people that are not normally bothered by this kind of thing, and even they are hesitant.
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Actual), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,416 Hit Count: 2,205 ePub Downloads: 34
Published: January 02, 2017 Updated: January 11, 2017
Summary: Dark futurefic. Buffy has been missing for several years. When Spike goes to find her, he’s in for a very deep shock.
Runner up for Best Angst, Best Future Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2006.
Categories: Post-Series, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Taboo, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,127 Hit Count: 3,924 ePub Downloads: 102
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
Summary: Spuffy in the Superstarverse.



"What's happening Saturday?"



"I kill him."
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Jonathan Levinson, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,718 Hit Count: 998 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: May 08, 2011 Updated: May 08, 2011
Summary: Spike has a Really Good Day. Consequences follow. This does NOT start out a happy fic nor is there much, if any, fluff. There will be angst and sadness and hopefully all sorts of character development coming before the happy feels. Story starts somewhere between School Hard and Angelus getting his happy on. Dru is still sick, Spike never got crippled. Joyce has known about Buffy's Calling since the Annoying One tried to resurrect the Master.
 
Special Mention has to go to DauntlessGrace for her beautiful work on my very special banner. Much love to you dear, it truly is perfect.
 
Extra Special mention goes to the new Voice of Joyce, my ever-lovin beta zabjade.
Categories: Season 3, Season 2, Alternate Reality
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Giles, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Oz, Spike, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,875 Hit Count: 14,120 ePub Downloads: 80
Published: September 16, 2015 Updated: June 18, 2019
Summary: Buffy attends a football match in London with the Immortal, but is shocked to see someone from her past who is not only alive, but out in the daylight as well…
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,939 Hit Count: 1,099 ePub Downloads: 44
Published: February 11, 2008 Updated: February 14, 2008
Summary: It's been two years since Spike helped Buffy make sure The Master wouldn't be resurrected, and his unlife has gone from bad to worse. Now that he's fed up with both Dru and Angelus, he comes back to Sunnydale, to the source of all his misery for a new beginning, revenge, and a bit of fun.
What he finds, though, is slightly different than what he planned.
Series: Bones and Dirt
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,436 Hit Count: 11,044 ePub Downloads: 153
Published: January 08, 2018 Updated: October 27, 2018
Summary: Set during School Hard. Nobody ever said being the Slayer was easy, and Buffy understands that. However, what she doesn’t understand is the undeniable connection she feels towards a certain bleached blond. The only problem is that he’s a vampire… and he’s trying to kill her.
Categories: Season 2, Claim
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Cordelia, Drusilla, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 15,472 Hit Count: 6,459 ePub Downloads: 57
Published: June 29, 2018 Updated: July 15, 2018
Summary: Angel started the last war when he decided to take down Wolfram & Hart and the Circle of the Black Thorn. Evil won.  The Divine Balance intervened to change this outcome and bring in a new family that will forever change Buffy and company. There will be love, there will be drama and there will be a prophecy...isn't there always?
UPDATE: This story is going through some major changes! I have not abandoned it.  I will forewarn all that I was going to take it completely down, at first, but decided against it.  I will be posting each chapter over as they are edited!  Please take note that you may have to go back to re-read, as even characters and my timeline have changed drastically.  I have been following Timeline's given in fangedfour.com and another website based on the Slayers.  I did some research when I realized my dates were not jiving with BTVS verse at all.  However, my story is VERY AU and at times characters may be OOC.  If this isn't your thing, then this story isn't for you.
NOTE: There isn't bashing per say, more along the lines of pointing out negative characteristics of canon characters...Although, I do have an intense dislike for Angel's character...So, if it's not your thing, sorry, then!  However, to make my story work there are questionable things...So read with caution!

 
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Ensemble, Original Characters, Other
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Rape (Actual), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,213 Hit Count: 691 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: April 10, 2008 Updated: October 20, 2010
Summary:   Written as a sequel to “Boy Smell Nice”, a fun little ficlet by ZoeGrace set during the 4th season episode “Beer Bad”.  In Zoe’s fic, which has, alas, been taken down while she explores original fiction, Spike has stumbled across Buffy while she is under the influence of the magic beer that created Cave Buffy.  He is distracted from killing her when Cave Buffy decides that he smells good.   During the course of the following activities, he bites her and tries to claim her.  But all in all, it’s a fun evening for them.  We begin with the very last line of Zoe’s story…  and Buffy and Spike will take it from there.
 
 
 
Categories: Claim, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,651 Hit Count: 2,671 ePub Downloads: 110
Published: June 17, 2016 Updated: June 17, 2016
Summary: When you lose the love of your life, can you ever really move on?  Can a broken heart be mended?  Spike isn't sure that he'll ever stop loving Buffy even though she doesn't want him.  Spiralling ever deeper into depression, will he be able to find a way back to happiness?
Categories: All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Oz, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,299 Hit Count: 5,339 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: March 14, 2009 Updated: March 22, 2009
Summary: Buffy Summers never believed in the paranormal before, until she met two ruthless vampires. Angelus decides that he wants to keep her, but Spike has other ideas. Would he be able to free her from his grandsire's evil clutches?
Categories: Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 17,838 Hit Count: 8,752 ePub Downloads: 123
Published: October 09, 2007 Updated: November 09, 2007
Summary: Buffy and Spike died miserable and alone. Dawn is going to fix that. So what if she has to break the laws of physics and the temporal prime directive to do it?
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Challenge Response, Time Travel, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Word count: 395,347 Hit Count: 198,021 ePub Downloads: 1,603
Published: November 09, 2014 Updated: May 30, 2016
Summary:

After the closing of the Hellmouth, Buffy and the gang united all the Slayers around the world to fight the forces of evil. While on a mission to retrieve a rogue slayer, a chance reunion in Brazil brings Spike and Buffy standing once again on the edge of the unknown. Things have changed, and their stance together remains unstable as Buffy comes to grips with the realization that she is in love with Spike.  Both try to fight the chemistry between them, but what will happen when the chemistry finally sparks? 

Categories: Season 8 (Comic), Post-Series, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Satsu, Simone Doffler, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 120,735 Hit Count: 16,782 ePub Downloads: 139
Published: May 23, 2019 Updated: November 05, 2019
Summary: Buffy has a surreal sex dream that may reveal more about herself and Spike than she'd care to admit.
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 769 Hit Count: 747 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: December 27, 2012 Updated: December 27, 2012
Summary: When Spike Atherton, a Psychology major at UC Sunnydale, is approached by a classmate one day, he's intrigued when she asks him to get to know her friend, Buffy Summers. Spike has wanted Buffy since he first saw her walking around campus the previous year and he eagerly agrees. After meeting and actually talking to Buffy, he starts to realize that things aren't always as they seem. Sometimes the person who doesn't ask, is the one who need the most help. NC17 - Violence, Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Rape
 
Categories: All Human/Fantasy
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,870 Hit Count: 12,916 ePub Downloads: 168
Published: November 08, 2006 Updated: July 01, 2008
Summary:

The slayers activated by Willow fight a terrible war against vampires, demons and dark sorcerers. Just as the vampires are almost exterminated, something starts to happen. The slayers all lay down their arms and assume regular lives. Buffy quits the Scoobies and marries a man named Matt. 

More than 20 years later, the vampires return. Buffy has just left her husband. Xander has become an addict and hasn't been heard from in years. Willow went missing in South America long ago. Giles is back in Englad. Angel is human. Spike is slumbering in a tomb, waiting to be awoken by the final apocalypse.

Can our heroes come together to fight the coming darkness? Will Buffy and Spike become lovers again? Who caused the return of the vampires? What made the slayers lose their power and their will to fight? Who the hell is Matt?

Warning: This is an ensemble piece. There are lots of characters and lots of intertwining story lines, though all the character arcs are thematically similar. It takes quite a long time before Buffy and Spike actually meet, and there are a lot of other characters hogging the limelight. However, the final act does focus strongly on the Spuffy relationship. 


Summary: (rough) (I mean, it's pretty rough, but if you wanted to interpret that as "Spike and Buffy like it rough," I wouldn't discourage you.) No spiders were harmed during the making of this story. All spiders were professional, well-trained stunt spiders, and proper safety precautions were taken. The chairs ­ well, that's another story.
Part Four in The Bowiebaharata Series
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 106,323 Hit Count: 8,057 ePub Downloads: 183
Published: November 22, 2006 Updated: November 23, 2006
Summary:

“There once was a tale, as old as time, of a tragic hero facing their hardest foe. Chosen by powers unforeseen, before the very acknowledging of time itself, a boy was prophesied to lead all. Enamoured by the darker virtues of man, he was a man Forsaken with his demons: a murderer, redeemed; a boy, grown; a hero, a phoenix, risen from the ashes. He faced the most malignant Evil of all, the one which lies within every tragic hero in their conquest. After all, to every tragic hero, a tragic fall was bequeathed upon their very birth. This is a tale of Andrew, the man who knew no fear -“
 

Also known as the time Andrew Wells had to hide from Buffy in a kitchen cupboard, because his personal blog (which was never meant to blow up) blows up.
 

spoilers for both btvs s7 and the ats s5 episode, damage

Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Harmony, Spike, Wesley, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,431 Hit Count: 329 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: May 25, 2020 Updated: May 25, 2020
Summary: Sometimes, no matter how fast you run, your past always manages to catch up to you. It's 1940, and the streets of Manhattan are the last place on earth ex-hitman William Rook ever expected to find himself again. But one last job has demanded he return, a job that pushes him directly into the path of a certain blonde chanteuse named Buffy Summers, and nothing will ever be the same again...for either of them.... All human AU.
Winner for Best Fantasy Angst (Judges' Choice), Best Fantasy Saga (Judges' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 5.
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human/Fantasy, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 45 Table of Contents
Word count: 213,579 Hit Count: 13,694 ePub Downloads: 355
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
Summary: This story is a gift for Maryperk for her birthday. Takes place between the death threat during the episode School Hard and the fight in the school. From there it goes completely AU. Angel meets Drusilla in the playground earlier than canon. This story stems from that meeting. As always, beta'd by the incrediable Spikeslovebite.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 2
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Drusilla
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,557 Hit Count: 2,471 ePub Downloads: 74
Published: October 16, 2007 Updated: October 16, 2007
Summary: Can a man without memory find his way back to the woman who claimed to love him?
Categories: Time Travel, Crossover (AtS), Season 2, Season 7, Post-Series
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Other, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,346 Hit Count: 16,540 ePub Downloads: 232
Published: January 11, 2008 Updated: October 29, 2010
Summary: When the Council approaches Buffy with an offer she can't refuse, she finds herself in another world, with Spike as her necessary partner. Set early Season 5.
Winner for Best General Saga at the Spuffy Awards Round 2. Winner for Outstanding Original Character (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 3.
 
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Word count: 222,806 Hit Count: 91,808 ePub Downloads: 1,199
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
Summary: Buffy is stalked and abducted
Series: Shoulder Series
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,401 Hit Count: 1,544 ePub Downloads: 50
Published: November 10, 2006 Updated: November 10, 2006
Summary: Oneshot. Early Season 5.
Buffy and Spike share a tender moment over the Slayer's pregnancy scare. Enjoy!
Few Buffy/Riley references. Not happy ones, however.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 888 Hit Count: 1,053 ePub Downloads: 39
Published: January 22, 2015 Updated: January 22, 2015