Most Commented on Stories
Summary: When Buffy’s quest to get Spike returned to her is fulfilled in an unexpected way, she finds herself in a complicated relationship with an intrigued master vampire who isn’t the man she loves, but who might be someday… if she can convince him to step out of the dark.
A 2017 Reunion Challenge fic! (banner by me)
 
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Lloyd, Original Characters, Other, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 89 Table of Contents
Word count: 358,685 Hit Count: 226,427 ePub Downloads: 2,588
Published: October 11, 2017 Updated: December 27, 2020
Summary:
I keep having the strangest dream. Every night it's the same thing: a dark room, a big bed, and a silent vampire that I can feel, but not see. I'd be wigged, except it's just a dream, right? It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever willingly sleep with a vampire again...
Winner: Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards (Round 22) - Best Plot
Runner Up: Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards (Round 22) - Best New Author, Best Characterization (Buffy), Best Pairing (Conventional Buffy/Spike), Best Plot
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Giles, Harmony, Original Characters, Other, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Whistler, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Word count: 361,358 Hit Count: 252,033 ePub Downloads: 2,765
Published: June 10, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2010
Summary: Angel's destruction of the Gem of Amara leads to serious consequences for some of the residents of Sunnydale.  A teeny tale told in tiny tidbits.
Categories: Season 4, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Oz, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 220 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,500 Hit Count: 216,144 ePub Downloads: 310
Published: March 16, 2017 Updated: May 14, 2017
Summary: He has lost two Slayers. She's just lost her Watcher. Now they're stuck with each other and neither is particularly happy about it.
Drabble series set in an AU.
Thank you so much to the very kind person who nominated me at the Running with Scissors Awards for the Cookie Dough / Best WIP category! I'm over the moon!

Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 65 Table of Contents
Word count: 47,794 Hit Count: 116,788 ePub Downloads: 516
Published: November 30, 2015 Updated: February 08, 2016
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
Categories: Historical, Season 4
Characters: Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Darla, Drusilla, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Hank Summers, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Maggie Walsh, Other, Principal Snyder, Quentin Travers, Riley Finn, Sam Lawson, Spike, The Master, Wesley, Whistler, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Historical, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 72 Table of Contents
Word count: 272,977 Hit Count: 100,941 ePub Downloads: 830
Published: October 04, 2018 Updated: December 08, 2020
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: Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Word count: 395,347 Hit Count: 202,503 ePub Downloads: 1,626
Published: November 09, 2014 Updated: May 30, 2016
Summary: Set in season 6-7 and after (ignoring comics), this story begins soon after Older and Far Away. Warren, and this troupe of misfit baddies, The Trio, has Buffy over a barrel. They’ve got video evidence of her trysts with Spike – and plenty of it. If she doesn’t do what they want, they’ll broadcast the explicit video all over the internet – everyone will know her dirty little secret. Buffy’s never felt so lost and alone and utterly ashamed. After being dragged out of heaven, her soul aches, and Spike’s the only one who can ease her pain, but her friends would never understand. While trying to help the Slayer out of this jam, Spike inadvertently reveals a secret of his own, one that he’s worked hard to keep hidden even from himself, one that will change the way Buffy sees him and change their dance forever. 
How will everyone's lives change as they face life on the Hellmouth when Buffy begins to see that Spike is not like Angel, and accepts him into her life and her heart as an equal rather than a dirty little secret?
The answer is: dramatically!  
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.
 
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: 143,168 ePub Downloads: 1,128
Published: September 19, 2013 Updated: November 08, 2019
Summary: Buffy has been getting really good at dying; it's the coming back to life part that keeps throwing her for a loop.
A 2017 Reunion Challenge fic.
Series: The Transmigrator Chronicles
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Illyria, Original Characters, Spike, Wesley
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Word count: 119,309 Hit Count: 83,304 ePub Downloads: 710
Published: October 02, 2017 Updated: November 27, 2018
Summary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. The Watcher's Council never tracks Buffy down when she's called to her destiny, but everything changes the night she encounters a certain bleached blond punk rocker. Set pre-series at Hemery High and will eventually work itself into a season 1 setting in Sunnydale.
Winner at the Sunnydale Memorial Awards Round 32 for Best Alternate Universe, and runner-up for Best Characterization Female (Buffy) and Best Drama (Spuffy). Thank you. 
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Other, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Buffy Doesn't Know She's a Slayer (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 100 Table of Contents
Word count: 232,540 Hit Count: 265,762 ePub Downloads: 2,192
Published: January 04, 2015 Updated: August 06, 2016
Summary: AU. Spike killed his third Slayer, but Dru was already dust. He's been lost, but when his supper turns out to be more than he bargained for, it leaves him hungry for something else instead. And Buffy? She's just hungry. (Complete 9/16/17)
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Pregnancy AU (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Word count: 148,397 Hit Count: 95,596 ePub Downloads: 977
Published: November 22, 2016 Updated: September 16, 2017
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 
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)
Completed: No Chapters: 69 Table of Contents
Word count: 396,662 Hit Count: 53,283 ePub Downloads: 616
Published: April 25, 2019 Updated: November 05, 2020
Summary: When you're trying to be better after decades of evil, a little encouragement can make all the difference.  When Spike gets a nudge out of the crypt and toward Africa a few months early, it changes everything for the Scoobies, for Sunnydale, and for the world.  Twice.
The gorgeous banner is the work of nmcil, who has made me the happiest author anywhere by generously giving her time and immense talent to the story.  Thank you bunches!
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Drug Use, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicide, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 123 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,416,843 Hit Count: 118,569 ePub Downloads: 1,043
Published: September 22, 2018 Updated: November 21, 2018
Summary: On Halloween night, Dawn Summers went missing. Two days later she turns up dead, and an already grieving Buffy has one less reason to try and claw her way back to life. But something already did come back – to demonic unlife, anyway. Now Spike has to rear an adolescent vampire, trying keep her from killing when she has no chip, no soul, and no real reason to be good, except for her respect for him. Season Six divergence, as Dawn is brought all the way in All The Way. Complete at 50 chapters.
Series: "Off the Canon Path"
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Attempted Suicide, Blood Play, Character Death, Child Abuse, Dubious Consent, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 50 Table of Contents
Word count: 183,525 Hit Count: 69,960 ePub Downloads: 543
Published: June 10, 2016 Updated: September 03, 2016
Summary: Ever wonder what would have happened if Spike hadn't lost the Gem of Amarra to Buffy?  If he'd won that fight instead?  Warning, this story starts out very dark.  Evil vampire, after all.
 
WINNER at the SunnyD Awards Round 27 for Best Angst, Runner-Up for Best NC-17 and Best Conventional Pairing. THANK YOU to all who voted!
 
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 73 Table of Contents
Word count: 231,178 Hit Count: 170,958 ePub Downloads: 1,337
Published: May 05, 2012 Updated: September 28, 2012
Summary: Buffy has fallen into darkness and been forced to become a ghost in her own past.  Only she didn't come back alone. What will it take to overcome depression, obsession, and death so that she can learn to live, love, and laugh again. 
Categories: Season 2, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble
Genres: Drama, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 135,683 Hit Count: 124,135 ePub Downloads: 1,126
Published: January 23, 2016 Updated: May 19, 2016
Summary: S2 AU.  Following the vampire attack on Sunnydale High in 'School Hard,' Buffy and Drusilla find themselves switching bodies every night between sunset and sunrise. Who do you become when you walk far more than a mile in your enemy's shoes?
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: POV, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Cursed
Completed: Yes Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 177,421 Hit Count: 116,857 ePub Downloads: 1,042
Published: November 30, 2015 Updated: August 02, 2016
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.
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: 236,578 ePub Downloads: 1,202
Published: November 30, 2011 Updated: October 27, 2017
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.
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Spike
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: 173,902 ePub Downloads: 2,069
Published: August 03, 2016 Updated: March 14, 2019
Summary: Buffy's been dreaming about Spike. A lot. And as the dreams get more frequent, and more real, so does the unexplainable connection she's been feeling with the bleached vampire. 
Spike's noticed that there's something a little off with the Slayer...but maybe something's a little off with him, too. 
 
 **Nominated at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanficiton Awards (Round 32) for Best Plot, Best Romance, Best NC-17, Best Pairing (Conventional), Best Episode Re-write, Best Unfinished and Best Characterization (Spike)**


Series: Connections and Calculations
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Challenges: Out of Her Mind
Completed: Yes Chapters: 49 Table of Contents
Word count: 386,076 Hit Count: 163,944 ePub Downloads: 1,909
Published: June 20, 2015 Updated: January 17, 2016
Summary: Buffy and Spike decide to start a family in a realistic way (as realistic as you can get in Buffyverse). Post-NFA, Buffy POV. This is a response to swifthorse’s challenge. (Beautiful banner by Carrie Ann...)
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response, Baby Fic
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Illyria, Original Characters, Oz, Robin Wood, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: Author's Choice
Completed: Yes Chapters: 70 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,374 Hit Count: 48,993 ePub Downloads: 542
Published: October 02, 2017 Updated: August 12, 2018
Summary: The Slayer Buffy Summers drowned at the hellmouth two years ago. The vampire Spike was dusted in Prague. So what are they both doing here?
 
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge'. Banner 68 by javajunkie247
Summary:

Buffy finds out that Spike was dusted in the big battle with Wolfram and Hart. Angry, hurt, and determined, she finally agrees to take a daring risk with Dawn to go back in time and make sure Spike knows he’s loved even if it doesn’t change his fate. This is a story based on Javajunkie’s challenge, Whisper in a Dead Man’s Ear.
Story author: Sandy S. 
Mood board designer: Badwolfjedi
*Beautiful banner by Javajunkie247!*
Disclaimer: We own nothing. Joss owns all.

Categories: Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Clem, Dawn, Giles, Halfrek, Hank Summers, Jonathan Levinson, Lloyd, Original Characters, Riley Finn, Samantha (Sam) Finn, Spike, Tara, The First Evil, Warren Mears, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Whisper In A Dead Man's Ear
Completed: No Chapters: 60 Table of Contents
Word count: 196,328 Hit Count: 70,041 ePub Downloads: 758
Published: October 22, 2018 Updated: December 31, 2020
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)
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: 74,783 ePub Downloads: 990
Published: May 02, 2011 Updated: March 20, 2016
Summary: More than a year post NFA, Buffy is in self-imposed exile. Her only solace is a robot that looks like the vampire who sacrificed himself in a cave under Sunnydale. Spike is unable to stay away, only he's fighting his own inner battles he doesn't want to burden her with. Impersonating a robot for a few days should be easy, right? Completed 3/25/2018. 
(Banner by the talented DauntlessGrace)
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 76,556 Hit Count: 51,437 ePub Downloads: 729
Published: October 01, 2017 Updated: March 25, 2018
Summary: Between juggling a New World Order, a bothersome Council, wayward magic, and – as always – some much with the confusing time travel, there is never a dull moment in Sunnydale for Liz and Elly. This is Season 6 as it exists in the Jumpverse (beginning with A Different Kind of Hell and followed up by A Different Kind of Wedding).
Disclaimer: All of Buffy belongs to Joss Whedon and ME. Everything else is mine, for your pleasure.
Summary: Alternate reality. Buffy starts as a normal college girl. But her life is slowly turned upside down beginning with the day she’s unexpectedly in danger. Hired by chance to protect her is Spike, a vampire with a reputation for doing business with anyone for enough money. She’s less than thrilled, but finds herself drawn to him even as she realizes he’s more than he seems. But humans aren’t the only ones after her, and when she’s called as the Slayer, her whole world changes. Things with Spike, who she’s discovered some realities about, are no longer as simple as they seemed. But being sent to the Hellmouth and realizing the high death rate of her calling, Buffy hires Spike as backup with the only thing she has left—Slayer blood.
Categories: Award Winners, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Drusilla, Giles, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 92 Table of Contents
Word count: 192,514 Hit Count: 272,538 ePub Downloads: 1,201
Published: January 12, 2008 Updated: September 13, 2009
Summary: When Buffy rents the house of her favorite celebrity to share a weekend getaway with her sister, she's surprised to find the previous tenant hasn't completely vacated it. As much as she enjoyed the tequila, the view, and the hot tub, it's him she can't seem to get out of her head. The end of a long-term relationship and the premier of a new TV show have Spike turning over a new leaf and uncovering a new look. He's sworn off cigarettes and young women but a chance encounter with a determined miracle seeker reminds him that happiness is about more than cutting unhealthy things out of your life; it's about having the bravery to let good things in. Written for the Elysian Fields Artistic Anniversary Challenge, banner by AngelicAmy.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Other, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Drug Use, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Word count: 263,710 Hit Count: 52,651 ePub Downloads: 746
Published: October 22, 2016 Updated: March 25, 2017
Summary: Heartbroken and determined, Spike sets out to form a truce with his mortal enemy to take down Angelus once and for all. The last thing he expected was a couple of restless spirits interrupting his sales pitch, or to find himself in a magic-induced liplock. And one taste of Buffy Summers, he finds, is nowhere close to enough.
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards. Winner for Best Episode Stealer at Love's Last Glimpse Round 20.
Categories: Between Seasons (any), Season 2, Season 3, Crossover (AtS), Claim, Award Winners, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Oz, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 59 Table of Contents
Word count: 219,389 Hit Count: 120,525 ePub Downloads: 982
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: April 16, 2020
Summary: Jumping through Glory's tower portal, Buffy and Spike find themselves in a hell dimension they never expected. One that looks suspiciously like 1880's London. Will they find a way back home? Will the truth behind William the Bloody at last make itself known? Will Buffy ever stop butchering the Queen's English? Join them and find out. Starts off at the end of "The Gift."
 
Disclaimer: All of Buffy belongs to Joss Whedon and ME. Everything else is mine, for your pleasure.
Banner care of the splendid javajunkie247!
Series: The Jumpverse
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike, William
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 90,079 Hit Count: 126,105 ePub Downloads: 1,413
Published: January 27, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2017
Summary: Slayers don't get weepy when their One True Love rides off into the night for good. They get mad, and then they get even. Buffy's determined to kick off college by finding Mr. Normal, just like Angel wanted -- and then rubbing her new True Love in Angel's face. She's got the perfect normal guy all picked out, until an unexpected encounter at a party gives her a better idea. After all, who could make a worse Bad Boyfriend than Spike? 
Response to Tempestt's challenge "Bad Boyfriend.” Warnings: character death, smut, blood play, mild BDSM.
Thanks to all the good friends who poked at my outline and offered kind words of encouragement. Special thanks to Sigyn for beta-reading and extra cheerleading when I needed it most, and to SzmattyCat for the gorgeous banner and bonus beta-reading! 11/15 ETA Thank you to EllieRose101 for joining in with beta/cheerleading assistance!
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Erotica, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Bad Boyfriend
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 145,561 Hit Count: 57,316 ePub Downloads: 531
Published: October 16, 2019 Updated: April 15, 2020
Summary: Set in early Season Five. When Dracula called Buffy ‘kindred’’, he was doing a bit more than just saying they had a lot in common. Hungry for knowledge of herself and her power, Buffy didn’t realize what kind of connection he had forged with her until he left town, and the damage was done. Hoping to break his hold over her, Buffy requests help from Spike. However, the way you break the hold of one vampire is to let another one possess you more fully. But, it’ll only be temporary, right? Simple business, that’s all...
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Word count: 221,051 Hit Count: 53,809 ePub Downloads: 574
Published: August 09, 2019 Updated: December 23, 2020
Summary:

Shaken by the memories that flooded through him when his soul was returned, Angel took off into the night, leaving Buffy and an ever growing portal to a hell dimension behind him. With no other choice, Buffy stabbed Spike, condemning him to an eternity in Hell. The only problem was that as he was sucked in, he pulled Buffy in with him. 
 
Buffy always expected Hell to be full of fire and brimstone, but now she is trapped in a twilight realm, where the cold bites and the darkness waits. As she and Spike battle their new reality, and each other, the lingering question is, what will they do when the snow finally falls?

Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Northern Exposure
Completed: Yes Chapters: 31 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,293 Hit Count: 63,534 ePub Downloads: 558
Published: September 12, 2017 Updated: March 04, 2018
Summary: Buffy might dream of a normal college life but she got stuck with an annoying vampire instead. Spike’s found the Gem of Amara, but he won’t kill her and has taken to lurking around campus. Things go from bad to worse when they’re both captured by The Initiative and Maggie Walsh takes a special interest. Is Buffy crazy for relying on a vampire to help her put a stop to the professor’s genetic experiments, or is she discovering that normal might be overrated? Begins at Harsh Light of Day before going AU.  
Series: Dreamer-verse
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Clem, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 86,140 Hit Count: 67,473 ePub Downloads: 929
Published: March 11, 2016 Updated: April 23, 2016
Summary: There was no body to bury. There was no funeral. There was nothing but the three rules and the knowledge that a thousand years of torment was nothing compared to a world without her in it. Spike embarks on a journey through the Gates of Hell to rescue the one he loves, but in order to save her, he must risk losing himself.
Edited and revised in 2019
Series: The Wallverse
Categories: Season 5, Between Seasons (any), Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, HEA/HFN, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Dubious Consent, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 36 Table of Contents
Word count: 124,506 Hit Count: 77,347 ePub Downloads: 1,147
Published: October 06, 2008 Updated: June 06, 2010
Summary: The scars on her face have made her a recluse but when the bleached stranger barges into the small town like a black clad hurricane, he throws her quiet life right out of whack. He’s aggravating, unpredictable, and oh so hot.

The destiny she never thought she’d have is set in motion the minute she starts having dreams of being someone else. But how can she figure out what it means when she forgets as soon as she wakes up?

The story is AU but it’s a world that has all the supernatural in it.

Nominated at SunnyD, Round 26, for Best Plot, Best NC-17, Best Romance. A massive thank you for nominating me!! :)
Won Best NC-17 and got a Runner Up for Best Plot. Thank, you thank, you, thank you to those of you who voted for me!!! :D I'm the happiest writer in the world.
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Drusilla, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Child Abuse, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 48 Table of Contents
Word count: 131,207 Hit Count: 49,692 ePub Downloads: 660
Published: July 10, 2011 Updated: May 01, 2012
Summary: While Buffy is living in Rome, she meets the Immortal, a mysterious figure with a dark past who may or may not be evil. But Captain Jack Harkness isn’t some common vampire, and Buffy Summers isn’t just a girl. Each is haunted by grief, by memories and regrets that cannot be dismissed. Immortality is more than just not dying. It’s learning to live again. Not exactly an Angel season 5 rewrite, more a "What else is happening behind the scenes." Crossover with Torchwood. Should be enjoyable even to those who only know Buffy. Based on a challenge by Sunnydalesis.
Series: "After All"
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Crossover (Books or TV shows outside Buffyverse), Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Connor, Cordelia, Dawn, Doyle, Drusilla, Ensemble, Fred, Giles, Charles Gunn, Illyria, Lorne, Other, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Challenges: The Real Immortal (Author's Choice of Title)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 167,956 Hit Count: 61,520 ePub Downloads: 438
Published: November 12, 2015 Updated: May 10, 2016
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!
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Drusilla, Ethan Rayne, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Lil' Ripper Makes a Friend
Completed: No Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 116,339 Hit Count: 37,509 ePub Downloads: 236
Published: April 30, 2019 Updated: September 16, 2020
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!
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Halfrek, Other, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Don't treat a gift like trash
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 153,875 Hit Count: 40,059 ePub Downloads: 319
Published: April 30, 2019 Updated: September 16, 2020
Summary: “World is what it is. We fight and we die. Wishing doesn't change that. You can believe in a better world. I have to live in this one.” 
Anyanka’s wish was broken, but the world it created continues. Now Buffy must join forces with rebel vampires to create a world they can all stand to live in. But can Spike, Drusilla and Angel actually work with a hardened slayer, who would just as soon see them all dust? 
Complete at 38 chapters
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Giles, Larry Blaisdell, Oz, Principal Snyder, Quentin Travers, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Cheating/Infidelity, Drug Use, Dubious Consent, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: The Wish
Completed: Yes Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Word count: 191,638 Hit Count: 29,385 ePub Downloads: 390
Published: April 01, 2020 Updated: December 09, 2020
Summary: A mysterious girl with more power than any human should have arrives in Sunnydale and begins targeting people involved in Buffy's life. When the girl turns out to be Buffy's daughter, who has come from the future carrying a dire warning of a world lost to demons and darkness, everyone is forced to reconsider everything they believed to be true.
A response to Mia Vaan's challenge: Time Travelling Child.
Banner by Axell

Romanian language coaching by Axell as well! 
Be advised, this story's timeline will jump all over the place.
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Comic (Season Not Specified), Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Time Travelling Child (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 67 Table of Contents
Word count: 215,096 Hit Count: 47,902 ePub Downloads: 394
Published: April 04, 2019 Updated: November 29, 2020
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.
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: 64,859 ePub Downloads: 457
Published: March 24, 2016 Updated: August 06, 2018
Summary: Take one renegade slayer that lost everything and has no goal, add a bitter vampire who lost his purpose and now is looking for an outlet, put in there one empath demon who likes to gossip and has a penchant for forbidden love, and add a powerful witch with a grudge against the Powers and who happens to be a PTB in self-exile, spice that with some old and new friends, and stir it with one broody vampire freshly spit out by Satan, and garnish with a meddling Council. Mix all of this with an itsy bitsy prophecy, and what do you get??? It ain’t kosher.
An response on a challenge from Rezol87
Beta Stealthofdays heart
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Charles Gunn, Cordelia, Faith Lehane, Joyce, Lorne, Original Characters, Other, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Erotica, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Character Death, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations
Challenges: Ann at Caritas
Completed: Yes Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Word count: 202,268 Hit Count: 55,716 ePub Downloads: 572
Published: January 15, 2018 Updated: July 24, 2019
Summary: Spike and Buffy have been living happily together for what seems like forever, but fate has a sick sense of humor. Buffy finds herself caught in the wrong body, in the wrong time, needing the assistance of a purely evil Spike. Now she must attempt to forge their trust anew, when the dynamic isn’t that of slayer and redeemed, but only that of vampire... and victim. 


Series: "After All"
Categories: Post-Series, Time Travel, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Original Characters, Other, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Established Relationship, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Character Death, Child Abuse, Drug Use, Dubious Consent, Fetish, Rape (Actual), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Taboo, Threesome(s), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 125,323 Hit Count: 68,708 ePub Downloads: 870
Published: September 12, 2015 Updated: October 10, 2015
Summary: A 2011 version of Buffy and an 1880 William Pratt. After an ocean voyage and a trip to NYC, they head off across the Wild West. Mobs, cowboys, sea captains and vampires. Also a few real historical protagonists are involved, who may or may not be Buffalo Bill and Queen Victoria. No spoilers.

This is a sequel to “Yours, William,” but it would make sense as a stand-alone.  

Winner of Best AU at the Sunny-D Awards, Round 25. Won Round 26 for Best Drama, Best Original Character, Best Original Character Pairing, Best Unfinished. (Thanks bunches!! Virtual lemon ices to all!!)



Categories: Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, Historical
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 40 Table of Contents
Word count: 162,300 Hit Count: 22,349 ePub Downloads: 452
Published: September 13, 2011 Updated: August 24, 2012
Summary: In a world where soulmates have the ability to write on each other's skin, Spike finds himself shackled to a five-year-old Buffy who--for once--listens to her mother's advice about not handing out personal information. With no way of tracking the annoyance down, Spike is forced to endure a decade of unavoidable communication.
When Spike finally arrives in Sunnydale and discovers his soulmate is none other than the slayer, he revels in the notion of a destined death match, but the Powers That Be have other plans...
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Oz, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dark, Drama, Dramedy, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 39 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,601 Hit Count: 54,419 ePub Downloads: 509
Published: August 25, 2017 Updated: January 23, 2021
Summary: In the aftermath of her battle with Angelus, an injured and emotionally shattered Buffy comes to the realisation that she has nothing left: her mother has disowned her, her friends have abandoned her and Angel, soul newly restored, has left her alone as he flees for the scene of his crime. Spike's unlife is left bereft of purpose now that Drusilla is gone, thrown into Hell by his hated grandsire. The two broken souls realise that all they have are each other and desperately cling to the last, fragile connection as they take their leave from Sunnydale.
Perhaps the two mortal enemies can rebuild that which they have lost...
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Lorne, Original Characters, Oz, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: You never came for me.
Completed: Yes Chapters: 38 Table of Contents
Word count: 159,496 Hit Count: 117,416 ePub Downloads: 900
Published: October 23, 2016 Updated: June 23, 2017
Summary: Fifteen years after their grand showdown with the First Evil, Buffy and Spike have finally got it figured out… and then Buffy takes a tumble through her past. Old decisions are new again. (Begins fifteen years after Liebestod before it quickly reverses course, but can be read as a standalone.)
Series: The Soulverse
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 135,770 Hit Count: 43,103 ePub Downloads: 382
Published: September 23, 2019 Updated: July 01, 2020
Summary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. Following Buffy's death in "The Gift", the Scoobies make the decision to hand Dawn over to social services. With a little bit of help, Spike takes matters into his own hands to ensure it doesn't happen.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Drabbles
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Spike Takes Dawn After Buffy Dies (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,068 Hit Count: 99,338 ePub Downloads: 589
Published: February 25, 2017 Updated: July 23, 2017