Bittersweets by Herself
Summary: An ongoing series of Spike/Buffy tales, meant to be read in order.  The first springs from "Wrecked" in season six; the series veers off from canon at that point.  These stories are het NC-17, with some slashy flashbacks.  Winner of Best Series in the 2002 Watching You awards. Nominated in numerous categories in the Fall, 2003 Eternal Devotion Awards. Winner Best Conventional Pairing Series, Outstanding Conventional Author, Round 8 of the Shades of Grey Awards, November 2003.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 16
Series Type: Closed

Summary: She can't go on, she'll go on. Spike and Buffy meet again, post Wrecked. (Completed December 2001)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,126 Hit Count: 2,627 ePub Downloads: 146
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Ten minutes in bed with Spike and Buffy. (Completed late December, 2001)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,493 Hit Count: 1,766 ePub Downloads: 104
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Buffy really gets the blues. (It's a good idea to have read "Manhattan Nocturne" before turning to this one.) (Completed late December/early January 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,444 Hit Count: 1,158 ePub Downloads: 102
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Buffy's pretty sure she doesn't know. Spike hopes she'll figure it out. (Completed January 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,261 Hit Count: 1,395 ePub Downloads: 115
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Will he? Will she? There's plenty to forgive on both sides. (Completed January 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,652 Hit Count: 1,783 ePub Downloads: 121
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Buffy, Spike, and that old black magic . . . (Completed February 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,460 Hit Count: 1,709 ePub Downloads: 133
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Because nothing is pure black and white... (Completed March/April 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,404 Hit Count: 1,288 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Buffy finds herself in 19th century London, and meets someone she thinks she knows. (Completed April 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 20,730 Hit Count: 1,470 ePub Downloads: 129
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and unpleasant revelations aren't the only things Buffy brings back with her from her sojourn in London, 1880. (Completed May 2002) 
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Baby Fic, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,594 Hit Count: 3,327 ePub Downloads: 140
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: This is a little sequel to "The Littler Bit." Very little happens in it. (Completed August 2002)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Season 6, Baby Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,165 Hit Count: 1,458 ePub Downloads: 84
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: As Spike goes after that dragon, he finds himself instead where he least expected. Written for the seasonal_spuffy community on Livejournal. Spoilers for all of BtVS and Angel, and for The Bittersweets stories through All Merry & Bright. Winner, Best Long Story, Best Spike Characterization, Love's Last Glimpse awards, March '07. (Completed March 2006)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Award Winners, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,286 Hit Count: 1,794 ePub Downloads: 111
Published: September 24, 2013 Updated: September 24, 2013
Summary: "I could tell she was trying to figure out if I was in some kind of lesbian ménage-a-trois, and you were dead—" (Completed May 2003)
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 830 Hit Count: 1,405 ePub Downloads: 74
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: "All this time, they thought I loved them, the way they love me. But I can't love." (Completed August 2003)
Winner for Best General Angst (Readers' Choice), Best General Long Fiction (Judges' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 4. Winner, Round 9 Judges' Picks, Spuffy Awards.
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,494 Hit Count: 1,502 ePub Downloads: 127
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: Spike gripped his wrist tighter. "You're tragic, you are. No—no, not even tragic. Not good enough to be tragic." (Completed November 2003)
Judge's Choice Winner at Love's Last Glimpse Round 20.
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 38,991 Hit Count: 1,330 ePub Downloads: 168
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: "Something's gone wonky, yeah, an' you're not in 1997 anymore, Buffy. This is your future. These children, they're yours. Ours."
A tale set in the Bittersweet-verse, post Mrs Grieves & The Abandoned Husband.
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Time Travel, Season 2, Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 20,735 Hit Count: 2,299 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013
Summary: "There are things everywhere that'll break your heart. Just break it. Fortunately, you can live a big big life, even with a broken heart." A novel-length story, complete in 10 parts, in The Bittersweets series, set twenty-one years after the events of Mrs Grieves & The Abandoned Husband. (Completed August 2004)
Runner up for Best Long Story at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005.
Series: Bittersweets
Categories: Alternate Reality, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 186,127 Hit Count: 5,897 ePub Downloads: 192
Published: September 20, 2013 Updated: September 20, 2013