Summary: Grief. . . and what it drives one man to do . . .
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Season 6, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4
Word count: 17,987 Hit Count: 6,494 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: November 10, 2006 Updated: November 10, 2006

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1. Chapter 1 - Hers by Niamh - Likes: 13 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1,400 Hit Count: 2,150
This is just a short story, no more than two chapters. The idea for this one came to me while I was lighting the September 11th memorial that’s in my hometown. I do it every Friday night, in memory of those who died that day. For those of you that don’t already know, I’m a native New York girl, born and bred – lived most of my life in the shadows of those towers. Politics and beliefs aside, I lost far too many people I knew that day – friends, former boyfriend, and family. So the idea for this was born one night in the moments of honoring those who are no more. Title is from a Carlos Santana/Everlast collaboration, with the lyrics by Everlast. Quotes are as attributed. Disclaimers prove that once again, I own nothing but the idea for the story; everything else belongs to ME and Whedon.

2. Chapter 2 - His by Niamh - Likes: 9 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,975 Hit Count: 1,428
Here’s the second part of this, from a different point in time and a different point of view, but grief knows no boundaries, takes no prisoners. . . And barely leaves survivors. This song is from Dido’s debut album and it struck me that perhaps, it applies to this situation. Disclaimers in full force and effect. I own nothing.

3. Chapter 3 - Theirs Part I by Niamh - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 6,252 Hit Count: 1,441
This was only supposed to be two chapters, but because I can’t resist the plea of a sometimes good minion, I wrote this one. Disclaimers in full force and effect. I own nothing.

4. Chapter 4 - Theirs Part II by Niamh - Likes: 33 Comments: 27 Word Count: 7,360 Hit Count: 1,475
This was only supposed to be two chapters, one from each of their points of view, and somehow it morphed into this four chapter epic. Okay, so it’s not an epic by my standards, but it wasn’t supposed to be this long at all. *sighs* I hope you are all enjoying this anyway. Quotes are as attributed. Disclaimers in full force and effect.