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Summary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. The Watcher's Council never tracks Buffy down when she's called to her destiny, but everything changes the night she encounters a certain bleached blond punk rocker. Set pre-series at Hemery High and will eventually work itself into a season 1 setting in Sunnydale.
Winner at the Sunnydale Memorial Awards Round 32 for Best Alternate Universe, and runner-up for Best Characterization Female (Buffy) and Best Drama (Spuffy). Thank you. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: DauntlessGrace
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Joyce, Other
Genres: Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Buffy Doesn't Know She's a Slayer (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 100
Word count: 232,540 Hit Count: 352,512 ePub Downloads: 2,608
Published: January 04, 2015 Updated: August 06, 2016


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Story Notes: Disclaimer: I just own the fanfiction. The characters all belong to Joss Whedon and Co. Hopefully you will find that I haven't tarnished the characters or their reputations.

1. Chapter 1 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 38 Word Count: 1,916 Hit Count: 23,480 Published: January 04, 2015

I just fell in love with this challenge after reading it, so I really hope I can do it justice. :) Updates will be weekly. My chapters will also be a bit shorter than how I normally have them for my stories, but I decided that the length I've used here seems to work best in terms of the storyline. This will be one of those "slow build-up" kind of fics where Spuffy is concerned.

2. Chapter 2 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 19 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,055 Hit Count: 6,207 Published: January 07, 2015

I've used the same names for Buffy's friends here that were in the film version from 1992, though I did try my best not to make them as superficial. While the movie falls incredibly short of measuring up to the awesomeness that is the show, I do still have a bit of a soft spot for it from watching it repeatedly with my sister when I was ten and she was eight. We actually used to quote it quite a bit.

Oh, and Spike will be appearing soon. :) Thank you to those who've reviewed or "liked".

3. Chapter 3 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 15 Word Count: 1,813 Hit Count: 5,473 Published: January 13, 2015

4. Chapter 4 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 21 Word Count: 1,835 Hit Count: 5,256 Published: January 16, 2015

5. Chapter 5 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 12 Word Count: 1,690 Hit Count: 5,276 Published: January 20, 2015

6. Chapter 6 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 10 Word Count: 1,724 Hit Count: 5,104 Published: January 23, 2015

7. Chapter 7 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 11 Word Count: 1,491 Hit Count: 4,784 Published: January 30, 2015

8. Chapter 8 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 16 Word Count: 1,843 Hit Count: 4,709 Published: February 05, 2015

9. Chapter 9 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 16 Word Count: 1,685 Hit Count: 4,680 Published: February 13, 2015

10. Chapter 10 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 17 Word Count: 1,805 Hit Count: 4,767 Published: February 18, 2015

11. Chapter 11 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 19 Word Count: 2,060 Hit Count: 4,653 Published: February 22, 2015

12. Chapter 12 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 14 Word Count: 1,871 Hit Count: 4,597 Published: February 26, 2015

13. Chapter 13 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,032 Hit Count: 4,496 Published: March 02, 2015

14. Chapter 14 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 14 Word Count: 1,878 Hit Count: 4,537 Published: March 06, 2015

15. Chapter 15 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 14 Word Count: 1,771 Hit Count: 4,425 Published: March 10, 2015

16. Chapter 16 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 11 Word Count: 1,912 Hit Count: 4,269 Published: March 14, 2015

17. Chapter 17 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1,903 Hit Count: 4,193 Published: March 18, 2015

18. Chapter 18 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 20 Comments: 12 Word Count: 1,969 Hit Count: 4,317 Published: March 22, 2015

19. Chapter 19 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,006 Hit Count: 4,023 Published: March 26, 2015

20. Chapter 20 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,163 Hit Count: 4,128 Published: March 31, 2015

21. Chapter 21 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 12 Word Count: 1,664 Hit Count: 3,923 Published: April 04, 2015

22. Chapter 22 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,071 Hit Count: 3,739 Published: April 08, 2015

23. Chapter 23 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 13 Word Count: 1,834 Hit Count: 3,694 Published: April 12, 2015

24. Chapter 24 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,062 Hit Count: 3,652 Published: April 16, 2015

25. Chapter 25 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,216 Hit Count: 3,724 Published: April 20, 2015

26. Chapter 26 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 13 Word Count: 2,545 Hit Count: 3,767 Published: April 24, 2015

27. Chapter 27 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,854 Hit Count: 3,780 Published: April 28, 2015

28. Chapter 28 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,025 Hit Count: 3,604 Published: May 02, 2015

29. Chapter 29 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,019 Hit Count: 3,544 Published: May 06, 2015

30. Chapter 30 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,123 Hit Count: 3,740 Published: May 11, 2015

31. Chapter 31 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,162 Hit Count: 3,675 Published: May 15, 2015

32. Chapter 32 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,235 Hit Count: 3,591 Published: May 19, 2015

33. Chapter 33 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 12 Word Count: 1,988 Hit Count: 3,633 Published: May 23, 2015

34. Chapter 34 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,358 Hit Count: 3,475 Published: May 27, 2015

35. Chapter 35 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,237 Hit Count: 3,508 Published: May 31, 2015

36. Chapter 36 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,296 Hit Count: 3,484 Published: June 04, 2015

37. Chapter 37 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 19 Word Count: 2,403 Hit Count: 3,335 Published: June 08, 2015

38. Chapter 38 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,105 Hit Count: 3,371 Published: June 12, 2015

39. Chapter 39 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,086 Hit Count: 3,326 Published: June 16, 2015

40. Chapter 40 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,315 Hit Count: 3,464 Published: June 20, 2015

41. Chapter 41 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,975 Hit Count: 3,428 Published: June 24, 2015

42. Chapter 42 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 20 Word Count: 2,247 Hit Count: 3,574 Published: June 28, 2015

43. Chapter 43 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,321 Hit Count: 3,587 Published: July 02, 2015

44. Chapter 44 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,275 Hit Count: 3,751 Published: July 06, 2015

45. Chapter 45 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,246 Hit Count: 3,641 Published: July 10, 2015

46. Chapter 46 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,407 Hit Count: 3,522 Published: July 14, 2015

47. Chapter 47 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,381 Hit Count: 3,513 Published: July 18, 2015

48. Chapter 48 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 19 Word Count: 2,596 Hit Count: 3,415 Published: July 22, 2015

49. Chapter 49 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,266 Hit Count: 3,401 Published: July 26, 2015

50. Chapter 50 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 31 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,701 Hit Count: 3,594 Published: July 30, 2015

51. Chapter 51 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,466 Hit Count: 3,463 Published: August 03, 2015

52. Chapter 52 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,717 Hit Count: 3,297 Published: August 07, 2015

53. Chapter 53 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 13 Word Count: 2,326 Hit Count: 3,338 Published: August 11, 2015

54. Chapter 54 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,177 Hit Count: 3,395 Published: August 15, 2015

55. Chapter 55 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,290 Hit Count: 3,309 Published: August 19, 2015

56. Chapter 56 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,418 Hit Count: 3,206 Published: August 23, 2015

57. Chapter 57 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,285 Hit Count: 3,201 Published: August 27, 2015

58. Chapter 58 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,205 Hit Count: 3,187 Published: September 01, 2015

59. Chapter 59 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,502 Hit Count: 2,942 Published: September 08, 2015

60. Chapter 60 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,910 Hit Count: 3,183 Published: September 15, 2015

61. Chapter 61 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,314 Hit Count: 2,965 Published: September 22, 2015

62. Chapter 62 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,243 Hit Count: 2,906 Published: September 29, 2015

63. Chapter 63 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,140 Hit Count: 2,942 Published: October 06, 2015

64. Chapter 64 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,744 Hit Count: 2,932 Published: October 13, 2015

65. Chapter 65 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,336 Hit Count: 2,953 Published: October 20, 2015

66. Chapter 66 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,490 Hit Count: 2,894 Published: October 27, 2015

67. Chapter 67 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 20 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,554 Hit Count: 2,827 Published: November 03, 2015

68. Chapter 68 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 23 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,198 Hit Count: 2,705 Published: November 08, 2015

69. Chapter 69 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 18 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,199 Hit Count: 2,726 Published: November 14, 2015

70. Chapter 70 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 20 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,090 Hit Count: 2,708 Published: November 22, 2015

71. Chapter 71 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,561 Hit Count: 2,697 Published: November 29, 2015

72. Chapter 72 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 20 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,139 Hit Count: 2,743 Published: December 06, 2015

73. Chapter 73 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,122 Hit Count: 2,713 Published: December 15, 2015

74. Chapter 74 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,183 Hit Count: 2,639 Published: December 27, 2015

75. Chapter 75 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,047 Hit Count: 2,556 Published: January 03, 2016

76. Chapter 76 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,139 Hit Count: 2,511 Published: January 11, 2016

77. Chapter 77 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 19 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,213 Hit Count: 2,419 Published: January 18, 2016

78. Chapter 78 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,258 Hit Count: 2,366 Published: January 27, 2016

79. Chapter 79 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,354 Hit Count: 2,404 Published: February 07, 2016

80. Chapter 80 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,290 Hit Count: 2,482 Published: February 18, 2016

81. Chapter 81 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,221 Hit Count: 2,422 Published: February 24, 2016

82. Chapter 82 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 18 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,964 Hit Count: 2,399 Published: March 06, 2016

83. Chapter 83 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,709 Hit Count: 2,268 Published: March 21, 2016

84. Chapter 84 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,736 Hit Count: 2,203 Published: April 05, 2016

85. Chapter 85 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,611 Hit Count: 2,132 Published: April 13, 2016

86. Chapter 86 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,587 Hit Count: 2,256 Published: April 23, 2016

87. Chapter 87 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 18 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,203 Hit Count: 2,159 Published: April 29, 2016

88. Chapter 88 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 16 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,509 Hit Count: 2,236 Published: May 06, 2016

89. Chapter 89 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,595 Hit Count: 2,194 Published: May 19, 2016

90. Chapter 90 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 18 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,628 Hit Count: 2,282 Published: May 26, 2016

91. Chapter 91 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 16 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,682 Hit Count: 2,381 Published: June 03, 2016

92. Chapter 92 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 20 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,803 Hit Count: 2,240 Published: June 11, 2016

93. Chapter 93 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 19 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,647 Hit Count: 2,311 Published: June 20, 2016

The first sentence in italics was pulled from the last chapter to avoid confusion, as this one picks up right where chapter 92 left off. :)

94. Chapter 94 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,278 Hit Count: 2,093 Published: June 28, 2016

95. Chapter 95 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 18 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,610 Hit Count: 2,185 Published: July 08, 2016

96. Chapter 96 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,515 Hit Count: 2,041 Published: July 13, 2016

97. Chapter 97 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 15 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,050 Hit Count: 2,035 Published: July 18, 2016

98. Chapter 98 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,354 Hit Count: 2,087 Published: July 23, 2016

I decided to split this chapter up into two chapters because I didn't want to cram too much into one. I felt like it would make the story seem rushed. So for those who have already asked, this fic will have 100 chapters total (chapter 99 and an epilogue will follow in the next few days).

99. Chapter 99 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 14 Comments: 10 Word Count: 4,799 Hit Count: 2,114 Published: July 30, 2016

100. Epilogue by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 47 Comments: 30 Word Count: 3,694 Hit Count: 3,033 Published: August 06, 2016