Most Favorite WIPs


Summary: She'd kicked his butt, taken the Gem and sent it off to Angel. Buffy thought she'd seen the last of Spike. Clearly, she’d been too optimistic. That he was in her house, in her room, waking her out of a sound sleep and asking for (okay, demanding) her help meant that something had to be majorly wrong. They weren't due for another apocalypse, but...why else would a vampire make a truce with the Slayer?
Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Award Winner, Round 24 for: Best Author, Best Unfinished, Best Angst (Spike Pairing), Best Pairing (Conventional), Best Plot (Spuffy), Best Episode Re-Write, and Best Male Characterization (Spike)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Award Winners, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,452 Hit Count: 102,345 ePub Downloads: 1,584
Published: May 02, 2011 Updated: March 20, 2016
Summary: Insert fake sister A into memory slot B.  When the monks form Dawn, the PTB take a helping hand in the creation of the fake memories.  How does the interactions with Dawn in the past change Buffy and Spike's relationship in the present and ultimately the future?  Begins in S5 but quickly downturns to S2.  Spike/Buffy with Spike and Dawn friendship. 
Many thanks to Pfeifferpack for the wonderful banner.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 63 Table of Contents
Word count: 283,243 Hit Count: 181,473 ePub Downloads: 1,280
Published: September 18, 2013 Updated: November 08, 2019
Summary: The  First wasn't stupid, it had to know that Spike would win against Wood in that garage.  Even if the fight wasn't fair.  Even with the trigger driving him mad.
So it stepped in.
Just a single moment of intervention - and everything is different. One tiny second of distraction, and Buffy's world ends.  She wasn't ready for him to be gone.

Starts with "Lies my Parents Told Me" and veers sharply into AU.
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Banner by the fantabulous javajunkie 247.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 94,946 Hit Count: 86,748 ePub Downloads: 579
Published: March 24, 2016 Updated: August 06, 2018
Summary: Response to Challenge 471 on The Bloodshedverse: Instead of "Crush", Spike decides to slowly and anonymously woo the Slayer... Will Buffy love him back when she discovers the truth?

This first chapter involves a rewriting of the dream sequence at the end of Out of My Mind, and goes A/U from there.
NOMINATED AT THE SUNNYDALE MEMORIAL FANFICTION AWARDS for Best Characterization- Spike, Best Drama, Best Episode Re-Write, Best Original Character- 'Alternate-Faith', the Espresso Pump Waitress, Best Conventional Pairing, Best Plot, Best Romance and Best Unfinished.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Giles, Harmony, Joyce, Other, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 109 Table of Contents
Word count: 178,025 Hit Count: 274,514 ePub Downloads: 1,334
Published: November 29, 2011 Updated: October 26, 2017
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.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
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: 108,499 ePub Downloads: 633
Published: September 12, 2018 Updated: April 29, 2019
Summary: At the end of Chosen, Buffy is so devastated that Spike doesn't believe her that she refuses to leave and dies in that cave with him, so the PTB offer her a chance to rewrite her story's ending.
 
aka the conceit I needed to justify episode rewrites/stolen scenes for all my favorite almost-Spuffy bits. Buffy bounces from scene to scene, choosing Spike over and over and over. Non-linear but connected.
 
Banner by cd85
 
Rating for language and sexual content. The NC-17 is a precaution - it's fairly light on smut. The porn here is emotional. :)
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Anya, April, Ben Wilkinson, Cordelia, D'Hoffryn, Dawn, Drusilla, Faith Lehane, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Principal Snyder, Riley Finn, Tara
Genres: Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Depictions of Bigotry, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 39 Table of Contents
Word count: 123,860 Hit Count: 73,392 ePub Downloads: 489
Published: August 28, 2019 Updated: September 28, 2023
Summary: It all started with a one-night stand, and suddenly, Buffy Summers found herself involved with rock star and premiere bad boy of England, Spike Rock. Also, for general knowledge purposes: Buffy and Xander are step siblings, Willow's not gay, and the gang lives in L.A.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: All Human
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Ensemble, Joyce, Original Characters, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Substance Use/Addiction, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 98,944 Hit Count: 58,376 ePub Downloads: 376
Published: May 21, 2009 Updated: September 17, 2009
Summary: “Of course it was Willow. To really cause mayhem takes Willow’s special brand of magic."
When Cookies don’t appease everyone who was impacted by Willow’s “Will Be Done” spell she looks to find a way to fix it with results that she might not expect but we all should.
Story was written for the Elysian Fields  12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge. Prompt number 1, Banner  5: This beautiful banner was created by the amazingly talented artist, and my friend, Nmcil
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: nmcil
Categories: Season 4, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angelus, Anya, Darla, Drusilla, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Hank Summers, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Maggie Walsh, Other, Principal Snyder, Quentin Travers, Riley Finn, Sam Lawson, The Master, Wesley, Whistler, William
Genres: Drama, Historical, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: 12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge
Completed: No Chapters: 81 Table of Contents
Word count: 316,432 Hit Count: 176,673 ePub Downloads: 1,203
Published: October 04, 2018 Updated: August 01, 2022
Summary: From a challenge by tempestt
When he was a wee laddie, Rupert Giles found himself in a bit o' trouble.  Come on, we all know 10 year-old Giles would've been a little hellion.  Spike, who's around because he's hunting the slayer Giles's grandmother is assigned to is impressed by Giles's swaggering bravado and helps him out.  In doing so he dubs Giles Lil' Ripper.  A much more fitting name than nancy boy Rupert.
So begins an on-and-off, life long friendship between the two...  When Spike shows up in School Hard Giles immediately recognizes Buffy's description so he sets up a meet.  After finding out why Spike is at the Hellmouth, Giles strikes a deal.  He'll help Spike heal Drusilla if Spike agrees to help his slayer for an indeterminate amount of time.  [Full challenge here.] 
The breathtaking banner is the artwork of Versheenah, who was so gracious as to give this story a face.  Many, many thanks for your hard work and talent!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Pencilcomet
Artists: Versheenah
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Drusilla, Ethan Rayne, Jenny Calendar
Genres: Action/Adventure, HEA/HFN, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Depictions of Bigotry, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Substance Use/Addiction, Underage Sex, Violence
Challenges: Lil' Ripper Makes a Friend
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Word count: 190,726 Hit Count: 77,411 ePub Downloads: 517
Published: April 29, 2019 Updated: April 23, 2024
Summary: After Angel and his team lose the battle in the Alley, everyone dies, and the Powers offer Buffy a chance to go back and fix it all. There's a prophecy involved, and Buffy is not the only one to go back. She is sent back to when The Master 'killed' her the first time, but in this story her return to her old body happens before the body dies. There will be No Kendra in this fic, minor character death, and Spike/Other temporarily. Beta by Spikeslovebite. A Gift for Maryperk.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Time Travel, Claim, Crossover (AtS), Season 1, Post-Series
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 48,139 Hit Count: 63,631 ePub Downloads: 453
Published: February 15, 2007 Updated: March 05, 2012
Summary: "Give me another chance. I can fix it."
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Summary:

Goes off-canon during The Harsh Light of Day. Sunnydale is devastated by the release of a prototype virus that was being developed by a branch of The Initiative. Now, half the population is 'infected', and the other half is living on borrowed time. A bite will turn you into one of them, and Buffy's got her mom and sister to think about. With the gem, Spike's immune and so it makes perfect sense to Buffy that he should help them get out of town. But this thing's already bigger than Sunnydale, and if Spike's their best chance of survival then it looks like he's along for the ride.
 

Introducing: A vampire who's been needed before, but never exactly wanted. And a girl struggling to understand the true nature of good and evil, whilst standing shoulder to shoulder with the Slayer of Slayers. (Inspired by Stephen King's The Stand, AMC's The Walking Dead and every zombie flick I've ever set eyes on).
 

Winner at the SunnyD Awards (Round 31) for Best Unfinished, Best Drama and Best Plot. Endless heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted!
 


Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 72,290 Hit Count: 47,179 ePub Downloads: 406
Published: April 02, 2015 Updated: September 29, 2015
Summary:  
2004 Buffy Is flung back in time against her will to face old enemies and new.
 
It's time for Buffy to put it right and she is doing it the only she knows how.
 
Her way and there is nothing The Council can do to stop her. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Summary: Season 2 AU: There's a dangerous vampire in town, William the Bloody, and Buffy can't help but enjoy their encounters more than she should. This new Big Bad is cunning, clever, handsome... and soulless. But does a man really need a soul to be able to love? Rated NC-17 for graphic torture, violence, smut, adult language.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 2, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Cordelia, Drusilla, Ensemble, Ethan Rayne, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 214,441 Hit Count: 73,553 ePub Downloads: 765
Published: January 29, 2014 Updated: October 15, 2016
Summary: Enraged by Buffy's treatment of Spike in mid-season six, the goddess of love swoops in to offer succor to a vampire who has always loved too much and a lesson to a Slayer who scorned that love.
For a challenge by pfeifferpack:  I'd like a story where a goddess of love (pick your pantheon) watches Buffy turn her anger and violence upon Spike over and over and she becomes angered that Buffy doesn't value what is in front of her. Unconditional love is rare and Buffy did more than simply reject that love offered to her by Spike...  The goddess decided to have Buffy learn how rare a gift she is trashing in some way up to the writers imagination. You can have the goddess make herself and her intention known or just have Buffy experience whatever lesson will show her the value of Spike's love.  [Full challenge here.]
I'm so honored to present mmckinnon's first banner at Elysian Fields!  Thank you much for you your generous work on this amazing art!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: JustWriter, mmckinnon
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Dawn, Halfrek, Other, Tara
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Depictions of Bigotry, Gun Violence, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence, Voyeurism
Challenges: Don't treat a gift like trash
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Word count: 158,894 Hit Count: 59,468 ePub Downloads: 441
Published: April 29, 2019 Updated: May 30, 2022
Summary: Buffy is a second too late to save Spike from Xander in Entropy. Seeing him die at the hands of one of her best friend will break her, making her do something foolish. You should never use the "W" word in Sunnydale, even more if you have a newly restored Vengeance Demon with you.
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge'. Banner 14 by pfeifferpack.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Event: Artistic Anniversary Challenge 2016
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 48,124 Hit Count: 44,117 ePub Downloads: 237
Published: October 03, 2016 Updated: April 30, 2020
Summary: Befriending the local demon population after recognizing that humanity can be just as vile as some of the monsters she has slayed, Buffy decides that she'll be slaying and living according to her own rules. After all, she's already died once, and Blondie did say to "live fast 'cause it won't last," and Debbie Harry isn't even a slayer.
 
With Drusilla dusted due to a mob in Prague, Spike rolls into Sunnydale looking to bag his third Slayer or be bagged by her. He's not picky, he just doesn't want to go down without a fight. But what he expects (another one of the Council's chits with a stake up her arse and fighting skills somewhere between mediocre and good) and what he finds (a bat swinging, Ramones singing hellcat) are two entirely different things.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 1, Season 2
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Clem, Giles, Spike, The Anointed One, Willow, Willy the Snitch, Xander
Genres: Fighting, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: I Wanna Be Sedated
Event: 2020 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,769 Hit Count: 15,621 ePub Downloads: 143
Published: April 29, 2020 Updated: March 21, 2021
Summary: When the Watchers' Council intervenes in her life, Buffy finds herself living on Cleveland's Hellmouth. Slaying vampires, rebelling against her controlling Watcher, and clinging desperately to any semblance of a normal life keeps her going until she finds what she needs in the last place she would have expected. Buffy's story from the Wishverse. Spike/Buffy.
Betaed by the fantastic All4Spike. Gorgeous banner by pfeifferpack.
Nominated at Round 31 the SunnyD Memorial Awards for Best Author, Best Angst, Best Alternate Universe, Best Original Character, and Best Spike Characterization. 




Winner of Best Alternate Universe at the Round 31 SunnyD Awards! Runner up Best Spuffy Angst and Best Unfinished. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Alternate Reality, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 48 Table of Contents
Word count: 191,668 Hit Count: 69,175 ePub Downloads: 827
Published: July 11, 2014 Updated: December 04, 2017
Summary: Things go a little differently during Something Blue. After sharing an intimate encounter with Spike during the Will Be Done spell, Buffy finds it difficult to get back to normal. And being kidnapped by the Initiative certainly doesn’t help.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Romance, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 41,708 Hit Count: 25,851 ePub Downloads: 242
Published: April 10, 2019 Updated: August 23, 2021
Summary:

A response to Loup Noir’s Challenge.
“It doesn’t matter. If Dawn dies, I’m done with it, I’m quitting.” What if quitting wasn’t all Buffy promised?
Despite Glory’s defeat, the portal was opened. The Scooby gang sacrifice Dawn to save the world and spare Buffy the pain of having to kill her own sister. Vanishing after the battle, Buffy and Spike go into self-imposed exile for 147 days. Bereft of family and duty, Buffy the Vampire Slayer ceases to exist and is transformed into Dusk, the Slayer of All. Spike remains by her side, dedicating himself eternally and unswervingly to her cause of vengeance.
On the 148th day, the end begins. An apocalypse unlike any other is brought to town, and this time, the Slayer fights for the dark. The Scooby gang quickly learn the deeper meaning of ‘Better the devil you know…”
Thanks to Axell for the incredible banner!

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Challenges: Dusk.
Completed: No Chapters: 36 Table of Contents
Word count: 151,849 Hit Count: 59,027 ePub Downloads: 366
Published: August 23, 2018 Updated: February 04, 2019
Summary: As the Slayer, Buffy Summers has helped a lot of people in her twenty years.  But there's one person she's never gotten to help:  Buffy Summers.  When she leapt into the portal that Glory forced open, any chance to help any Buffy anywhere went with her.  Or did it?
Now the lead ambassador to the Powers that Be is playing "Let's Make a Deal" with her afterlife and the leaps have only just begun.  Where will she leap to next - and will it be to heaven?  Or will the next leap be her leap back home?  (With apologies to one of my favorite shows next to Buffy and Angel, "Quantum Leap.")
Challenge response inspired by the request from the-mini-muse for the April 2019 Challenge Month 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: Alternate Reality Traveler (Anything You want to call it)
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 75 Table of Contents
Word count: 451,143 Hit Count: 74,802 ePub Downloads: 832
Published: April 25, 2019 Updated: September 30, 2021
Summary: What if Buffy had paid more attention to what Spike said directly after, "Out. For. A. Walk . . . Bitch."? How would she have responded if she'd caught his blunder? An alternate Season 5 unfolds. Note: this fic closely adheres to canon, but with a Spuffy twist. Think of it as "How Season 5 Should Have Been".
M for action/violence/torture, mild language, character deaths, and "lusty wrong feelings". ;)
Sunnydale Memorial Fanfic Awards: Best Unfinished Fic (runner-up), rd 28; Best Romance (winner), rd 29

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Award Winners, Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 192,186 Hit Count: 62,626 ePub Downloads: 615
Published: August 17, 2014 Updated: April 27, 2018
Summary: One night out on the town with her friends, who she hasn't exactly told about her new found poverty, Buffy finds herself abandoned and looking for the bus. She then finds herself dragged into a back alley and on her back. Fortunately, her attacker chose an alley already occupied by a rather bad-ass handsome stranger. 
Unfortunately, the stranger's kind-of a jerk. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: All Human
Characters: Buffy, Cordelia, Doyle, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Charles Gunn, Harmony, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Other, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Substance Use/Addiction, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 33,490 Hit Count: 14,716 ePub Downloads: 181
Published: August 27, 2009 Updated: September 18, 2009
Summary: When the dust settles from the battle for LA, everyone's dead and evil has won. Instead of waking up in heaven, however, Buffy wakes to find herself at the feet of an old friend with an unimaginable offer: go back to 1999 with her memories intact, accompanied by the two candidates for the Shanshu prophecy, and fix it. But not everything is as easy as it seems, and even 4 years of foresight isn't enough to prepare them for the lurking evils waiting in the new reality they've built.  
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Post-Series, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Resurrection, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 83,290 Hit Count: 27,803 ePub Downloads: 245
Published: December 05, 2020 Updated: September 13, 2022
Summary: A Slayer who doesn’t feel love anymore meets a daywalker who believes he is unlovable.  The story begins in the gloomiest part of season six and gets lighter from there.
From a challenge by Mikkalenko:  Spike is a 'daywalker,' a variety of vampire so rare that the Council doesn't bother to mention them to their Slayers.  Daywalkers get all the perks of vampirism, but none of the drawbacks.  [Full challenge here.]  Very loosely based on the attributes of the comics character Blade.
The gorgeous banner is the work of the gracious and talented nmcil, who is the sweetheart of my rodeo!  Many, many thanks to her for giving this story a face!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Pencilcomet
Artists: nmcil
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Andrew Wells, Dawn, Jonathan Levinson, Tara, Warren Mears
Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Daywalkers vs vampires. (Authors choice)
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 81,509 Hit Count: 38,275 ePub Downloads: 303
Published: April 29, 2019 Updated: May 03, 2022
Summary: Spike travels back in time to change the future. It goes poorly.
 
Warnings: Sexual situations, bad language, violence, smut. Suicidal ideation. Temporary Spike/Other and Buffy/Other.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Barb C
Artists: javajunkie247
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Time Travel
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Porn w/ Plot, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicidal Ideation, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 79,366 Hit Count: 18,304 ePub Downloads: 262
Published: May 14, 2017 Updated: June 09, 2018
Summary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. Buffy is discovered by the Council at a very young age, but Joyce and Hank are against turning their daughter over to them. Unwilling to accept this, the Council begins to send demons after the little girl, trying to show her parents that she does in fact need the training. Everything changes the night Joyce encounters their latest attempt...a blond vampire clad in black.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: DauntlessGrace
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Ensemble, Joyce
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: The Safe House (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 73 Table of Contents
Word count: 168,045 Hit Count: 207,504 ePub Downloads: 2,268
Published: August 03, 2016 Updated: March 14, 2019
Summary: Buffy didn't leave the hell dimension after rescuing Lily. She stayed until every last slave was free. 
Thanks to the amazingly talented Off Your Bird for the gorgeous banner.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Faith Lehane, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: LA portal (authors choice)
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,912 Hit Count: 20,459 ePub Downloads: 154
Published: October 31, 2018 Updated: April 28, 2019
Summary: Dawn has finally arrived, but her existence still remains a mystery.  Is she just the child of the Slayer and the Slayer of Slayers or is she something more?  As factions rally and threats unfold, can Buffy and Spike put aside their differences to protect their daughter or will their actions only endanger her?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: The Dawn Series
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 43,909 Hit Count: 18,688 ePub Downloads: 254
Published: April 12, 2015 Updated: August 18, 2018
Summary: Buffy can’t live without Spike, but she can’t seem to die, either. She’s going back to her first death, and this time she’ll make sure it sticks. She just needs to get rid of her new sidekick. He’s kind of a dummy.
**gorgeous banner art by Enbybitch**
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Post-Series, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Other, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Dramedy, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicidal Ideation, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 71,032 Hit Count: 34,370 ePub Downloads: 213
Published: June 26, 2021 Updated: January 22, 2024
Summary:

For the few moments Buffy was dead in a puddle of water by the Master's hand; she was transported to the future, in an unfamiliar room, staring down at a handsome stranger giving her a heartfelt speech.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: loveisntbrains_
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Angelus, Drusilla, Original Characters
Genres: Angst, Dark, Fix-It, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: You're the One
Event: 2020 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 66,352 Hit Count: 35,025 ePub Downloads: 303
Published: April 12, 2020 Updated: November 12, 2023
Summary: Buffy's new boss is an ass. At least that's the way her coworker describes him to her on her first day. And after the way their first official meeting goes, she's pretty quick to agree. He's arrogant, stubborn, an editorial genius and impossibly magnetic.
And she's met him once before. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human
Characters: None
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 295,467 Hit Count: 67,000 ePub Downloads: 482
Published: November 25, 2015 Updated: March 31, 2021
Summary: She was the greatest of them. Perhaps even more so than the First Slayer, Sineya. The Watcher's Council's proudest champion, their crowning achievement. But it took from her everything: her innocence, her family, her identity. Her Calling became her slavery and her destiny, her shackles. And so for five long years, battle after battle, victory after victory, her legend and her hate grew until, finally, it was impossible for her to restrain.
And that was when he came to her. And so the Council's greatest warrior became their most terrifying foe, hunting her own kind.
Elizabeth 'Buffy' Summers, the Slayer of Slayers.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Pre-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble, The Master, William
Genres: Dark, Erotica, Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Rape (Actual), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Taboo, Threesome(s), Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Torture (Physical), Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 61 Table of Contents
Word count: 165,300 Hit Count: 52,676 ePub Downloads: 517
Published: May 12, 2020 Updated: August 07, 2023
Summary: S3 AU. Someone beat Spike to killing Buffy. When she crawls from her grave with fangs in place, he finds his whole world turned upside down. With both the Council and the Initiative hot on their tails and a mayor gunning for his ascension, what's a turned Slayer and a (former) Big Bad Vamp to do?  
**permanent WIP. Buffy and Spike end in a good place**
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 66,023 Hit Count: 40,218 ePub Downloads: 386
Published: May 06, 2017 Updated: July 22, 2018
Summary: Response to Challenge #101 from Skybound. Instead of leaving Buffy to fend for herself against Angel and Acathla, Spike comes back to lend a hand and gets sent to hell in Angel's place. Riddled with guilt and plagued by dreams, Buffy becomes obsessed with making things right. Will she get her chance when a feral Spike is returned from hell, or will she get something... 'a whole lot better'?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Claim, Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,144 Hit Count: 6,571 ePub Downloads: 180
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: October 31, 2006
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.  :) 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6, Baby/Kid 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: 80,534 ePub Downloads: 437
Published: February 04, 2009 Updated: April 12, 2009
Summary: In a future gone to hell in a hand basket, Spike has discovered his last means of taking back Earth from demon-kind. But when he arrives a little bit farther in the past than he anticipated, he finds himself dealing with the fact that he can't change anything about the terrible future for a few years. What's a newly unsouled vampire to do? Particularly with a sixteen year old Slayer and those obnoxious vampiric family members?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 41,940 Hit Count: 16,438 ePub Downloads: 273
Published: March 22, 2013 Updated: September 09, 2013
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
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: A Changing of the Guard
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: 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: 39,626 ePub Downloads: 220
Published: July 19, 2017 Updated: September 03, 2017
Summary: When Buffy asks Willow to perform the disinvite after Spike's disastrous declaration of love, the witch remembers the perfect spell to help her friend with this stressful situation...
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Claim, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 36,847 Hit Count: 28,260 ePub Downloads: 269
Published: September 30, 2018 Updated: May 16, 2019
Summary: "As a child, I used to dream of a man in black and white, spinning in the desert like a dervish, sword flashing in the moonlight as he danced with death." Dawn travels back in time to save the vampire who saved her life. It's not purely out of sentiment, though -- the fate of the world is at stake (again) and somehow Spike is at the center of events. If only he can stay on the right side of Buffy. A sequel to Angearia's "Fin Amour".

 
 
Runner-Up: Best Episode Re-Write, Best Conventional Pairing (Spuffy), Best Angst - thank you all who voted :)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Baby/Kid Fic, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Andrew Wells, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 73,262 Hit Count: 19,572 ePub Downloads: 281
Published: May 27, 2014 Updated: June 29, 2016
Summary: Future fic. Decades after the battle in Los Angeles and two years after a small army of Slayers destroyed the Dragvlok homeland, Dragvloks are on a mission to destroy the Slayer line. It’s up to a Slayer in California and the self-appointed Saviour of Slayers to stop the bloodshed. Both think they’re on a mission to save the next generation of Slayers, but they may just end up saving each other.

Beta work by Puddinhead. Banner by xaphania.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 152,975 Hit Count: 8,526 ePub Downloads: 104
Published: May 02, 2011 Updated: April 14, 2013
Summary: Starts off in Season 4 Episode 3 "Harsh Light of Day". Buffy is trying to balance college life with her Slayer responsibilities while still maintaining some sort of love life with an average Joe, but the world as she sees it ceases to exist once she's taken by the Initiative. Her name changes in a blur: Buffy, Hostile 17, and Eve, until she finally becomes his Dark Queen. She's a different Buffy; a different kind of Chosen One.
08-2014 SunnyD Awards Nominee for Best Author, Best Angst, Best Drama, Best NC-17, and Best Pairing Conventional
Currently on hiatus. (I'm sorry to say that I have put ADKoC on temporary hiatus. I haven't been in the right mind set to write the story with the tone I wish for it to portray. Please be patient. I do plan on returning to this one day soon and finishing it, but not until I can give it the attention it deserves. Thank you.)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite, Claim, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 26,430 Hit Count: 18,084 ePub Downloads: 234
Published: May 17, 2014 Updated: June 01, 2017
Summary: Spike get's one chance to change the past.  And....Spike makes a discovery in the future that changes how he approaches everything in the past.  Can he save all of the people he loves?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Summary: S5, picks up at the end of Intervention. Buffy needs someone who can do two things: help keep Dawn safe from Glory, and drive a car. Unfortunately, only one person she knows fits the bill—and he’s a vampire. Now she’s on the world’s strangest road trip with Spike and her sister, and her simple plan is getting turned on its head. 
Banner by the awesome Sunalso! 
***Permanent WIP. This ends in a good (although inconclusive) spot and I have no plans to continue it. Sorry!***
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Lighthearted, Road Trip
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,410 Hit Count: 32,338 ePub Downloads: 310
Published: September 04, 2017 Updated: January 20, 2018
Summary: Her life wasn’t supposed to be like this. She wasn’t supposed to be alive to worry about it. But she was—dealing with bills, being a mom to her sister, with Willow’s magic-addiction recovery, and Spike sexcapades on top of her sacred duty that—oh right—didn’t pay. At all. If she’d foreseen any of it she might have planned better.
 
So the question became… was getting zapped by a faulty ray gun (courtesy of a questionably misogynistic nerdy trio) and traveling back to October of 1998 to the exact moment she got back from LA after a summer of being a runaway a blessing in disguise? Was it possible there was no catch—that she could feasibly redo her life, make a better one for Dawn, and fix a few mistakes in the process?
 
In a strange twist of fate, Buffy finds herself zapped by The Trio’s ray gun, and, instead of being turned invisible, is shot back in time to the beginning of her return to Sunnydale in season three. With no way to get home. Home as she knew it is gone. Buffy finds herself with a rare opportunity: rewind her life and rewrite the story.
 
Additional Warnings: There will be Faith/Angel in this fic eventually. To avoid spoilers, I will not say to what degree.
 
Banner by: Ubikoctober
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Summary: Set at the very end of Season 2 with an alternate ending to the last episode. After Drusilla dies, Spike goes feral over the loss of his sire and drags off the injured Slayer. His demon decides it wants to keep her, make her his. He nurses her back to health, but she has no idea what he has planned for her once she gets healthy enough. Woohoo, BoMB was nominated at the Lost in Spike Awards. I probably won't win, but I'm flattered that someone thinks my story is that good!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Claim, Baby/Kid Fic, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 37,248 Hit Count: 22,982 ePub Downloads: 214
Published: December 13, 2006 Updated: January 09, 2008
Summary: “The only reason you’ve lasted this long is that you’ve got ties to the world.”
Spike had told Buffy that. Her mom, her sister, her friends, they were what mattered. But now that her mom is dead, those ties are unravelling. Faced with a chance to put it all right again, Buffy makes one tiny (possibly rash) decision and suddenly finds herself thrown back into a world of corsets, carriages, and vicious vampires she knows all too well. So what does a Slayer do when the only way to go back home will risk changing everything she once knew?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Sigyn, sophieasilverman
Artists: The Danish Bird
Summary: A spur of the moment change of plan in Ethan's costume shop brings to light a secret that Drusilla has been keeping for over a hundred years. Is it possible that Buffy is who she thinks she is and just where does Angel and Spike fit into this?
 
The taboo/sex warning will be minor at the start of the story but progress as it grows.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Challenge Response, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dramedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Taboo, Violence
Challenges: A Girl out of Time
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 58,333 Hit Count: 11,185 ePub Downloads: 128
Published: August 17, 2011 Updated: May 29, 2013
Summary: Instead of a lonely and depressed Willow, a freshly chipped (and clueless) Spike finds himself face to face with a feverish Slayer on the night he first escapes The Initiative. 
 
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: "The Initiative" AU (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 155,220 Hit Count: 44,259 ePub Downloads: 452
Published: September 30, 2015 Updated: February 17, 2021
Summary: A spell to ‘make Buffy as she was’ pulls college-aged Buffy into a future where her mother’s gone, her best friend is a hazard, Giles is worried, and Spike’s in love.
 
On her return, Buffy begins to navigate the world using an entirely new roadmap, forging alliances and laying the foundation for a hopefully happier tomorrow. Meanwhile, things aren’t going so well for Spike and Dawn in the future…
 
A story about making friends and keeping them.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Season 6, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Dawn, Ensemble, Joyce, Original Characters, Oz, Parker Abrams, Riley Finn, Tara
Genres: Drama, Fix-It, Hurt/Comfort, Queer Themes, Romance, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Abuse, Adult Language, Mental Health Issues
Completed: No Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Word count: 185,539 Hit Count: 35,025 ePub Downloads: 299
Published: June 15, 2023 Updated: July 07, 2023