Even Demons Need Friends by slaymesoftly
Summary:  Short what if in which Ethan's spell lasts a bit longer and Spike and Giles do some bonding while they are trapped in the Initiative together.
Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 4
Characters: Spike
Genres: Under Magical Influence
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed

Summary:  A sequel to Even Demons Need Friends. If you haven’t read that short s4 fic, all you really need to know is that this is a non-canon Season 5 in which Glory is there searching for her Key, Joyce is sick, Spike is unchipped and living in another city. At the end of the previous story, he’d asked Buffy to call him if she needed help.
They don’t have a relationship yet; they weren’t even much more than canon Season Four semi-enemies, with an unrecognized and unacknowledged sexual attraction, when Ethan’s spell to turn Giles into a Fyral demon wrought some important changes in a very short period of time. But not changes sufficient to make it likely that a slayer, with a human boyfriend and a firm belief in what’s right and acceptable, and an old vampire, who has just regained his ability to hunt and feed, are likely to see any kind of a future for them. In spite of some surprising revelations about how they may feel about each other.
Definitely an AU Season Five. Some things will be familiar, some things obviously will not, so don’t go looking for an identical timeline or identical events.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Even Demons Need Friends
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Clem, Dawn, Ethan Rayne, Giles, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 40,183 Hit Count: 5,744 ePub Downloads: 205
Published: June 19, 2016 Updated: June 19, 2016