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Summary: Set directly after the events of Same Time, Same Place. Buffy realizes that she’s probably left Spike in the basement for too long and hauls him out. Her attempts to get the First to stop tormenting him don’t go quite as planned, however. Then again, when do spells on the Hellmouth ever work right?
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Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 17
Word count: 50,942 Hit Count: 31,868 ePub Downloads: 335
Published: November 23, 2006 Updated: November 23, 2006


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1. Chapter 1: Mission of Mercy by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 10 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,902 Hit Count: 3,077

Disclaimer: Like I have to say this again. If I owned any of these characters, Spike and Buffy would have lived happily ever after, as would nearly everyone else.

Archive: Anywhere that already has my stuff. Anywhere else, just ask.

Summary: Set directly after the events of Same Time, Same Place. Buffy realizes that she's probably left Spike in the basement for too long and hauls him out. Her attempts to get the First to stop tormenting him don't go quite as planned, however. Then again, when do spells on the Hellmouth ever work right?

A/N: I may be a minority, but I thought the First was about the lamest villain ever. How do you fight something like that? It's impossible. And besides, it's philosophically and logically insupportable that you'd have the First Evil and not a First Good of some kind. I'd give you the logical argument, but that's not the point. The point is that I'm treating the First as the S3 episode Amends treated the First—like some ghost that could be chased away by some fast talk and the light of day. I'm ignoring the rest of S7 canon pretty much. Oh, and the title is taken from a Christina Rossetti poem I thought was appropriate.

2. Chapter 2: A Madman in the Basement by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,396 Hit Count: 2,104

3. Chapter 3: A Little Innocence by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,812 Hit Count: 2,099

4. Chapter 4: Sweet William by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,713 Hit Count: 2,031

5. Chapter 5: Struggling With Ourselves by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,458 Hit Count: 1,959

6. Chapter 6: A Place to Rest by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,633 Hit Count: 1,860

7. Chapter 7: Delicate by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,731 Hit Count: 1,830

8. Chapter 8: Giving and Receiving by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,795 Hit Count: 1,862

9. Chapter 9: Nightmares by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,024 Hit Count: 1,732

10. Chapter 10: Confluents by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,650 Hit Count: 1,641

11. Chapter 11: Mistakes by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,207 Hit Count: 1,657

12. Chapter 12: The Definition of Love by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 4,391 Hit Count: 1,663

13. Chapter 13: Rhythms by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 6 Comments: 1 Word Count: 3,138 Hit Count: 1,753

14. Chapter 14: For Love by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,206 Hit Count: 1,695

15. Chapter 15: Reflections by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,488 Hit Count: 1,563

16. Chapter 16: Death of Innocence by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,896 Hit Count: 1,594

17. Chapter 17: Finding Yourself by Enigmaticblue - Likes: 21 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,502 Hit Count: 1,747