Summary: Spike gets to discover what it means to be human again and he finds it hard to cope with the changes it causes in him.  Meanwhile, Buffy feels guilty that she is pleased about it as she knows he's hurting, but can't understand his aversion to it. And that is only the beginning of a journey that will make them re-evaluate their lives. There are many challenges ahead.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Season 9 (Comic)
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 17
Word count: 49,966 Hit Count: 27,964 ePub Downloads: 131
Published: December 07, 2012 Updated: January 04, 2013


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1. Prologue by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 838 Hit Count: 2,718

This particular chapter is unbeta'd.  Any errors are my own here.

There are a few people that are responsible for helping me get through this. Ginar369 for the beta, Bonedry1023 for the help with the first chapter and PeaceHeather for volunteering to give part three a quick read through.  Finally as this was written for the letsgetitdone ficathon on livejournal there is a beautiful banner and fanmix by ladyofthelog.

Check it out here at http://ladyofthelog.livejournal.com/780441.html

All those reading Caution Children don't worry, this story is not another wip.  This is now complete and I will be posting regular updates.  Caution Children should also be completed before Christmas. Then I aim to get back to Hope, which although finished is being rewritten and this is taking me some time.

 

 

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2. Chapter One by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 3 Comments: 4 Word Count: 4,532 Hit Count: 2,933

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3. Chapter Two by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 2 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,685 Hit Count: 2,912

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4. Chapter Three by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 2 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,480 Hit Count: 1,557

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Thank you to Ginar369 for the beta.

 

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5. Chapter Four by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 2 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,945 Hit Count: 2,081

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 Thank you to Ginar369 for the beta. Any mistakes are my own.

Beautiful banner by ladyofthelog/Verity. Check out the fanmix she made for this story at http://ladyofthelog.livejournal.com/780441.html#t4703897

6. Chapter Five by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 3 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,388 Hit Count: 1,317

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7. Chapter Six by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 2 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,489 Hit Count: 1,313

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8. Chapter Seven by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 2 Comments: 2 Word Count: 1,857 Hit Count: 1,285

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9. Chapter Eight by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,231 Hit Count: 1,345

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Thanks to Ginar369 for the beta.

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10. Chapter nine by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 1 Word Count: 1,228 Hit Count: 1,331

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Thanks to Ginar369 for the beta. 

 

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11. Chapter Ten by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 2 Comments: 3 Word Count: 993 Hit Count: 1,301

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Beautiful banner by ladyofthelog/verity.  This is probably the last update before Christmas.  I'm heading home to my parents and the reception there is patchy at best.  Hope you are with those you love.

12. Chapter Eleven by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 1 Word Count: 2,544 Hit Count: 1,260

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Remember that note on chapter one. 

13. Chapter Twelve by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 2 Word Count: 4,142 Hit Count: 1,263

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14. Chapter Thirteen by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 2 Word Count: 4,619 Hit Count: 1,332

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Beta by the wonderful Ginar369.

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15. Chapter Fourteen by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,839 Hit Count: 1,284 Published: January 01, 2013

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Again remember the warning in chapter one.  Angst ahoy.  I'm very nervous posting this chapter.

16. Chapter Fifteen by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 1 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,178 Hit Count: 1,364 Published: January 03, 2013

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17. Epilogue by waddiwasiwitch - Likes: 3 Comments: 3 Word Count: 978 Hit Count: 1,368 Published: January 03, 2013

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