Buffy the Debt Collector by OffYourBird +16
Responses: 1
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike

In Tabula Rasa, the shark demon after Spike offers Buffy a job (seemingly very much in earnest), saying "Have you ever given any thought to, uh, freelance work? A little debt collecting, perhaps?"

What if our hard-up-for-money Slayer actually took him up on the offer? Anything has to be better than the DMP, and how much better might Buffy fare by getting to take out a bit of her trauma/depression induced aggression on debtors instead of just Spike?

Take this any direction you like, my only requirements are:

- that Spuffy is pursuing a relationship together that is (at very least) somewhat healthyish/happyish by the end

- No Scooby bashing or Saint Spuffy

Bonus points for wacky humor throughout. (I mean, c'mon, the shark was a caricature of a demon.) Otherwise, go wild!

Summary: Kissing Spike in that alley—talk about a bad idea. Now she’s gone and made it awkward with the only person she can stand to be around, and whatever else, she can’t lose the peace Spike brings her. She also can’t give him more than she has to offer right now…though maybe she can someday. If he’s willing to wait.
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Drama, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Gun Violence, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Buffy the Debt Collector
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 166,457 Hit Count: 75,953 ePub Downloads: 753
Published: April 29, 2020 Updated: November 13, 2020