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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. 
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: 358,708 Hit Count: 241,659 ePub Downloads: 2,705
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: 261,519 ePub Downloads: 2,851
Published: June 10, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2010
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: 145,179 ePub Downloads: 1,146
Published: September 19, 2013 Updated: November 08, 2019
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: 239,296 ePub Downloads: 1,218
Published: November 30, 2011 Updated: October 27, 2017
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: 170,020 ePub Downloads: 1,964
Published: June 20, 2015 Updated: January 17, 2016
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: 127,502 ePub Downloads: 1,040
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: April 16, 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: 76,995 ePub Downloads: 1,019
Published: May 02, 2011 Updated: March 20, 2016
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: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 169,823 Hit Count: 60,372 ePub Downloads: 548
Published: August 25, 2017 Updated: April 01, 2021
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: 270,827 ePub Downloads: 2,226
Published: January 04, 2015 Updated: August 06, 2016
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: 40 Table of Contents
Word count: 252,434 Hit Count: 61,071 ePub Downloads: 660
Published: August 09, 2019 Updated: April 06, 2021
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: 75 Table of Contents
Word count: 283,770 Hit Count: 108,085 ePub Downloads: 881
Published: October 04, 2018 Updated: April 16, 2021
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.
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: 64,767 ePub Downloads: 466
Published: September 12, 2018 Updated: April 30, 2019
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: 90,085 Hit Count: 131,356 ePub Downloads: 1,483
Published: January 27, 2017 Updated: February 25, 2017
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: 206,748 ePub Downloads: 1,667
Published: November 09, 2014 Updated: May 30, 2016
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: Yes Chapters: 66 Table of Contents
Word count: 216,099 Hit Count: 77,957 ePub Downloads: 867
Published: October 22, 2018 Updated: April 18, 2021
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. 
Summary:  
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During the fight for the Gem of Amara, Buffy and Spike get pulled into another dimension. Winner of Best Saga at the Spuffy Awards, Best Buffy Characterization at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, and Judges' Choice Winner at the Rogue Poet Awards!  Mod's Choice Winner and Runner up for Best Long/Saga and Best Alternate Reality at the Fang Fetish Awards!  Thank you all the mods and everyone who voted for me
 
Categories: Award Winners, Season 4, Claim
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 53,647 Hit Count: 54,558 ePub Downloads: 1,446
Published: August 12, 2008 Updated: August 21, 2008
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: 66,610 ePub Downloads: 469
Published: March 24, 2016 Updated: August 06, 2018
Summary: Five months after the events of "Chosen," a still grieving Buffy must follow a time-travelling demon back to 1997 (circa Season 2) Sunnydale to prevent him from destroying the timeline--and try not to destroy it herself in the process.
Winner for Best Romance, Runner up for Best Future Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2004. Winner for Best Buffy Characterization (Readers' Choice), Best General Long Fiction (Judges' Choice), Judges' Pick at the Spuffy Awards Round 5.
Categories: Season 2, Post-Series, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 52,875 Hit Count: 79,212 ePub Downloads: 1,874
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
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: 122,384 ePub Downloads: 942
Published: October 23, 2016 Updated: June 23, 2017
Summary: After years of struggling for a life of her own, the immortal Slayer is finally free from the demands of her friends and the Council. Will she be willing to go back in time and do it all over again, just for the chance to be with the vampire that was always meant to be her other half? An enemy from the future will give her the chance, if she wants it.
I changed the summary to a more fitting one.
Categories: Season 1, Post-Series, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Clem, Cordelia, Drusilla, Giles, Joyce, Kendra, Lorne, Other, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 46 Table of Contents
Word count: 158,902 Hit Count: 180,777 ePub Downloads: 1,710
Published: March 08, 2010 Updated: February 21, 2011
Summary: Season 3, Lover's Walk. Spike returns to Sunnydale to kill the Slayer. He’s just too drunk to do it properly, and ends up getting himself into the deep without even realizing it. Perhaps worst of all, he has no memory of his actions the next day.
Banner by teragramm.
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards.
Categories: Season 3, Episode Rewrite, Claim, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Faith Lehane, Giles, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Kidnapping, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Dubious Consent, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Word count: 120,380 Hit Count: 224,080 ePub Downloads: 1,814
Published: October 30, 2006 Updated: October 31, 2006
Summary: The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man that is surprisingly familiar to her.
Runner up for Best William Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005. Judge's Choice winner at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.

Categories: Season 5, Time Travel, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 67 Table of Contents
Word count: 258,027 Hit Count: 125,878 ePub Downloads: 1,327
Published: January 08, 2007 Updated: June 16, 2011
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.
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: 65,582 ePub Downloads: 682
Published: January 29, 2014 Updated: October 16, 2016
Summary: Spike makes a deal to go back in time to stop Buffy from taking the dive off the Tower. Things don't go as planned.
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Rack, Spike
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Word count: 136,238 Hit Count: 57,815 ePub Downloads: 553
Published: October 30, 2017 Updated: March 25, 2020
Summary: Spike came back to life and didn’t bother to tell her. Then he died again before she could chew him out. Buffy makes a wish in front of the right kind of demon to set things right and finds herself propelled back to the darkest period of her life.
Categories: Season 6, Post-Series, Canon-Compliant, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Resurrection, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Word count: 109,913 Hit Count: 62,956 ePub Downloads: 585
Published: October 04, 2019 Updated: March 14, 2020
Summary: Late S.3 AU. Buffy's only way to stay alive and expose a plot by a deranged Quentin Travers involves staying out of Sunnydale and staying one step ahead while Giles finds a way to save her life and get the evidence to stop the corrupt Head of the Council. But who watches the Slayer's back when she's the prey? Someone makes Spike an offer he can't refuse- but not what you'd expect.
Winner at the Sunnydale Memorial Awards, Round 28, for Universe, Best Drama, Best Conventional Pairing, Best Plot, Best Angst, and Best Characterization. Thank you so much to all the kind supporters!
 
Categories: Award Winners, Season 3, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Word count: 256,645 Hit Count: 96,161 ePub Downloads: 1,503
Published: March 06, 2013 Updated: June 28, 2013
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, HEA/HFN, Humor, 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: 64,019 ePub Downloads: 609
Published: October 16, 2019 Updated: April 15, 2020
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. 
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: 62,027 ePub Downloads: 723
Published: July 11, 2014 Updated: December 04, 2017