Spirit Halloween by Holly +15
Responses: 1
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Ethan Rayne, Spike

Ethan has a new plan. Or an old plan with a new twist. He was thinking too small before. Just one Halloween store! What is this, amateur hour? So, freshly liberated from the Initiative, Ethan starts to think bigger. Huge, even. And that's how he becomes the president and CEO of Spirit Halloween.

Thousands pop-up locations in cities across the good ole US of A. And lucky him, the spell is the same. Even better -- the Slayer can't be everywhere at once.

This is Ethan's time to shine.


  • Spuffy HEA -- or they can be established. I don't care, as long as they're happy and together in the end. 
  • No Spuffy/other, while we're at it
  • No baby/kid fic. Other characters can have kids, but if Spuffy is established, they are living and loving the childfree life
  • No Saint Spuffy
  • No egregious Scooby bashing

Summary: Aphantasia: the inability to form mental images of objects that are not present.
Sunnydale is getting a shake-up. A new cop just rolled into town, Buffy's boyfriend left her, and, oh yeah, a predominantly demon-run business has been taken over by a human.
And not just any human either.
When Buffy and Giles are forced into a situation where they must protect the ones they maybe love, it turns out their newest enemy-former serial killer and current dream demon Freddy Krueger-has a history with Doctor Nancy Thompson, a psychology professor who singlehandedly defeated him on her own. And she's ready to do it again, no matter what it takes.
If only Ethan hadn't cast that stupid curse again and made it so any witch they knew was now their costume. Great.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: mcgnagallsarmy
Artists: Irandamay
Series: Horror-Verse
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Between Seasons (any), Crossover (Books or TV shows outside Buffyverse), Challenge Response, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Ensemble, Ethan Rayne, Other
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, HEA/HFN, Horror, Queer Themes, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Gun Violence, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Violence
Challenges: Spirit Halloween
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 43,468 Hit Count: 4,957 ePub Downloads: 54
Published: October 21, 2022 Updated: February 11, 2023