Author's choice by All4Spike +24
Responses: 1
Categories: Season 3, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Joyce, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Oz, Principal Snyder, William, Willow, Xander

Band Candy has always been one of my favourite episodes, however every time I watch it, I have this niggling thought...

IMHO, the only thing missing from the episode, that would make it utterly perfect, is Spike being in town.

He'd pig out on the chocolate (because we know he loves chocolate) and revert to naif 16-year-old William.

When he comes across Buffy and the others, and learns what's going on, although he'd be utterly scandalised by Buffy and Willow's clothes (Willow in mini-skirt, Buffy in trousers) he jumps in to 'protect' them, and despite the way Buffy and Xander tease him, he tags along to help. Along the way, he demonstrates both his intelligence and his classical education, and before the magic chocolate wears off and he reverts to Spike, he and Willow bond over their smart nerdiness.

And from there.... how it ends up potentially Spuffy is up to you.


Spike comes back to Sunnydale with the goal of killing the Slayer who has ruined his life once and for all - and gets a little more than he bargained for.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: ClowniestLivEver, the_big_bad
Artists: Dirtyaim
Categories: Season 3, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Author's choice
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 149,577 Hit Count: 10,896 ePub Downloads: 125
Published: April 19, 2023 Updated: April 04, 2024