"These Dreams" by Sigyn
Summary: "I know you'll never love me. I know that I'm a monster... but you treat me like a man." Spike's fallen for a slayer, and everything about that is wrong. But he can't stop dreaming of her, anyway.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 13
Series Type: Closed

Summary: Buffy comes to confront Spike after that dream. Set after Out Of My Mind.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Harmony, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,707 Hit Count: 2,157 ePub Downloads: 71
Published: November 01, 2015 Updated: November 01, 2015
Summary: “Who said I was blaming you?” Buffy yelled at Spike, her tone not matching her words. “Who said anything about it being your fault? What in the hell makes any of this about you?” Spike finally tries to impart his lame apology for Riley’s departure. Takes place after Into the Woods and Triangle. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fighting, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,884 Hit Count: 1,998 ePub Downloads: 74
Published: June 27, 2015 Updated: June 27, 2015
Summary: Spike pulled out the small hardcover with its tiny lock. Buffy kept a diary! He trembled as he looked at it. It was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen apart from Buffy herself. He scrabbled at it, grinning, excited to get into her mind, know her thoughts, be part of her. He was wildly excited, suddenly. This was better than her things, her territory, her scent. This was her.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,532 Hit Count: 1,708 ePub Downloads: 68
Published: October 15, 2015 Updated: October 15, 2015
Summary: “Every time you show up like this, you risk all of your parts, you know that?” Buffy says. “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have a good reason,” Spike replies. Of course Spike had a good reason. Lots of good reasons. All kinds of them.
Season Five, missing late night NO THEY WERE NOT DATES! from between Fool For Love until before Crush.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, ZabJade
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Challenges: Here to help...
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,452 Hit Count: 2,042 ePub Downloads: 62
Published: November 07, 2016 Updated: November 07, 2016
Summary: I hug Drusilla close, ready to let her take me down with her, as she did a hundred years ago. Break all the barriers, shatter all the rules, fill me with evil blood and tear out my broken heart, so I no longer feel the pain. Spike's point of view in the Bronze and his crypt during Crush.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV
Warnings: Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,024 Hit Count: 1,060 ePub Downloads: 57
Published: July 03, 2015 Updated: July 03, 2015
Summary: Spike’s handwriting was dreadful. It was some twisted amalgamation of cursive, with a weird left-handed slant to it, twisting every which way on lined paper ripped from a spiral notebook. It was half crumpled, had cigarette ash stains, smears, thumbprints. It smelled and looked as if he had spilled bourbon on it at least once. And it was made even more illegible by numerous scribblings and crossings out. Spike's specifications for the Buffybot.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, ZabJade
Artists: Glitz
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,179 Hit Count: 1,372 ePub Downloads: 42
Published: May 21, 2017 Updated: May 21, 2017
Summary: Joyce looked at Spike as if he was a little boy claiming he had permission for a biscuit, when she knew he didn’t. “I’m not letting you in, Spike,” she said with a sideways little smile. Spike sighed and leaned against the tree he’d been lurking under. Joyce’s wariness faded at Spike’s obvious defeat. "Would you like a cup of tea? I’ll meet you on the back porch." Spike's final conversation with Joyce. Set after Crush.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Joyce, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,972 Hit Count: 1,582 ePub Downloads: 55
Published: June 29, 2015 Updated: June 29, 2015
Summary: The funeral had been in the afternoon, he’d expected everyone would have gone home but there was someone in the cemetery tonight. It was Buffy. Buffy and Angel, the grand torturer himself, flaunting their great and tragic love beneath the midnight sky. Spike comes across the two of them the night of Joyce's funeral. He's unsure how he feels about it... and can't decide what he means to do.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,093 Hit Count: 1,262 ePub Downloads: 54
Published: May 30, 2015 Updated: May 30, 2015
Summary: Listening to Spike as he confessed raw moment after moment of pure emotion, as he basked in the hollow comfort of a false love, made Buffy’s cheeks flush with something other than anger. It was horribly erotic. Buffy discovers the lover robot has recordings of its time with Spike. Now that she really knows how he feels... what exactly is she going to do about it?

Nominee Best Angst, Best Characterization(Spike), Best Episode Rewrite.
Winner, Best Angst -- Spuffy, Best Charactization -- Male (Spike)
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Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,303 Hit Count: 3,425 ePub Downloads: 158
Published: May 27, 2015 Updated: May 27, 2015
Summary: Spike has a chance to show Buffy his sincere admiration without creepy stalkerness. Set just after Intervention, before Tough Love.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,110 Hit Count: 3,375 ePub Downloads: 104
Published: August 24, 2015 Updated: August 24, 2015
Summary: For anyone who has ever wondered where Spike got that camper they ran from Glory with in Spiral, or for that matter, the shotgun he had in Fool for Love. Set after Family.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Other, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,761 Hit Count: 1,404 ePub Downloads: 54
Published: June 13, 2015 Updated: June 13, 2015
Summary: “God, Spike was beautiful. Evil, of course, but beautiful. It was a dream to imagine he could ever be someone Buffy could love. She pictured kissing him, throwing all sense to the wind and smashing her mouth against his, feeling the passion of his sensual caress. But there was so much between them, not just vampire and slayer, but lies and manipulations and confusion and chains, and she wasn’t ready.”
Takes place during The Gift.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, bmerb, EllieRose101
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 5, Canon-Compliant, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,658 Hit Count: 855 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: December 06, 2021 Updated: December 06, 2021
Summary: Two teenage girls sneak out of the house after midnight to meet a vampire. That was then. This is now. Set between seasons five and six.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "These Dreams"
Categories: Season 2, Season 5
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,152 Hit Count: 1,311 ePub Downloads: 53
Published: February 25, 2016 Updated: February 25, 2016