Dust in the Wind. by Loup Noir
Summary: Buffy hears about the final battle of L.A and rushes over to help save the day. But she arrives as the battle ends...with the devastating loss of Spike. Betrayed again by her Watcher, best friend, Angel and the Powers, Buffy loses her will to fight and live as a Slayer and resolves to simple get lost in the world she gave everything to save.
rnBroken, alone and hating the world, Buffy finds comfort in the memories and fantasises of a man who loved her more than his nature, and who she learned to love too late.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Taboo, Threesome(s), Violence
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 11
Series Type: Closed

Summary: Buffy finds out about the final battle of L.A and rushes in to try and save the day. But time and fate are cruel because she arrives unable to stop anything and too late to save the man who fought to be what she deserved. Betrayed once again by her one-time love and a father figure, Buffy is left only with a memento of the man she loved too late and memories of their moments together.
And all those moments would be lost in time, like her tears in rain...
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,380 Hit Count: 2,596 ePub Downloads: 114
Published: May 10, 2018 Updated: May 10, 2018
Summary: A sequel to Tears in the Rain, please read that first. A year has passed since Buffy disappeared after that fateful fight in L.A that cost Spike his life. Taking his duster, his lighter and his bike, Buffy scorned her one-time father figure, her former first love and ex-best friend, and rode off into the night. Giles, having lost all power over the Slayers since they discovered his treachery, sends a reluctant Faith to track down the elusive Buffy Summers in the hopes of bringing her back.
What Faith finds is not the Buffy she remembered. What she find is a Slayer lost in the dark.
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Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Faith Lehane, Giles, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,317 Hit Count: 2,076 ePub Downloads: 92
Published: June 03, 2018 Updated: June 03, 2018
Summary: "Reality can destroy the dream. Why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?"
As the Watcher's Council try to regain some semblance of control over their prodigal Slayer, Buffy continues to struggle with the reality of life without Spike. Even with an unexpected, if not complex, friend in Faith, the loss of her vampire continues to eat away what's left of her heart.
As she continues to sink, she decides that the sweet taste of a dream is preferable to the bitterness of reality.
But at what cost?
Sequel to Tears in the Rain and Lost in the Dark. Please read those first.
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Faith Lehane, Satsu, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Taboo
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,061 Hit Count: 1,814 ePub Downloads: 78
Published: June 11, 2018 Updated: June 11, 2018
Summary: Sequel to Whispers of a Dream.
There is comfort in memories. They remind us of happiness, of joy and of love. They remind us of what we live for, what we strive for and what we hope will come to pass. But, though they bring us joy and comfort, they can also bring sadness and pain, as we remember that we have lost. And when we feel that pain, we will do whatever we can to numb it.
As Dawn deals with Giles once again trying to go after her sister, Faith is faced with the very harsh of reality of Buffy's depression, and faces a difficult decision.
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Spike
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,975 Hit Count: 1,630 ePub Downloads: 79
Published: June 23, 2018 Updated: June 23, 2018
Summary: Sequel to Memories of the Light.
Buffy's grief at the loss of Spike continues to deepen, even after almost two years have gone by since his death. Despite some semblance of good returning to her life, her world continues to gradually darken as her heart refuses to mend and her dependency on her fantasies lingers.
But, a visit from a certain seer lights something within her once more. A faint glimmer of that rare substance that pushes us on in our time of need.
Hope.
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Cordelia, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Drug Use, Sexual Situations, Taboo
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,785 Hit Count: 2,730 ePub Downloads: 127
Published: June 28, 2018 Updated: July 02, 2018
Summary:
Sequel to Glimmer of Hope.
With a small shred of hope, Buffy waits restlessly for any word from the Powers regarding Spike's wellbeing and whereabouts. Upon learning from Faith of the Trials once taken by Angel to save his sire, Buffy decides to undergo her own trials with the hope that it will shed some light on where and how Spike is. And as Buffy prepares to have her body, mind and spirit tested beyond measure, Faith begins to worry for her friend's wellbeing...both physical and mental.
And somewhere, lost between realms, a certain vampire champion waits to be found...before it's too late.
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Faith Lehane, Lorne, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 26,758 Hit Count: 8,762 ePub Downloads: 144
Published: July 14, 2018 Updated: September 07, 2018
Summary: Sequel to Trial By Spirit.
On a particularly lonely night, Buffy's recovery from her physical and emotional ordeal within the Trials takes a disastrous turn. Faith, Dawn and Willow rush to New York to help her, dismayed by her sudden decline. As the three nurse the fragile Buffy back to health, the extent of Buffy's depression becomes alarmingly clear to her sister and best friend.
All the while, there is still the issue of Giles and Xander...
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Drug Use, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,818 Hit Count: 4,743 ePub Downloads: 94
Published: September 17, 2018 Updated: October 23, 2018
Summary: Sequel to Finally Broken.
With Angel's two week deadline at an end, Buffy gathers her friends and family and decides it's time to force to do what he has refused to. Confronted with the depths of Angel's treachery and selfishness once again, she realises that redemption is impossible. There is only justice. And vengeance.
But more importantly, it is time for Buffy to bring him home.
 
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Kennedy, Original Characters, Rona, Satsu, Spike, Vi
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fighting, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 20,174 Hit Count: 10,198 ePub Downloads: 139
Published: November 02, 2018 Updated: December 27, 2018
Summary: Two weeks after Buffy saving him from Wolfram and Hart, Spike is gradually recovering from his wounds and regaining his strength. Buffy is devoting her time to aiding his recovery and gradually stepping back into her role as the Slayer, with Spike offering his emotional support.
Meanwhile, Dawn prepares her Council and allies for the inevitable as Giles continues to seek a reconciliation.
Sequel to Bring Him Home
 
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Satsu, Spike, Wesley, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 45,611 Hit Count: 15,768 ePub Downloads: 157
Published: January 21, 2019 Updated: June 06, 2019
Summary: With the dark realisation of Riley's work coming to light, Buffy and Dawn prepare their Slayers and friends for the inevitable conflict with the Initiative. As the pieces fall into place, and with a repentant Giles returning to the fold, the Summers sisters realise that not all is right and something else lurks in the shadows. In light of the new deadly threat, where the world's cruelty becomes apparent, Buffy comes to realise that happiness comes in many forms, and many places.
Series: Dust in the Wind.
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Original Characters, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Erotica, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Threesome(s), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,898 Hit Count: 11,898 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: July 11, 2019 Updated: December 26, 2019