Care by Sigyn [R]
Past Featured Story
Summary: While under her Will Be Done spell, Willow just happened to say “I don’t care about anything,” and as a result, wanders blithely off as a vengeance demon. Spike and Buffy are left to protect a threatened Xander and a blind Giles while under the effect of a powerful love charm. But all is not happy in paradise – they’re still constantly fighting, and Angel is determined to end the spell they’re under. In a desperate attempt to collect the tattered remains of all their lives, ex-watcher Wesley Windham-Pryce is called in to try and play marriage counselor between the vampire and the slayer. Not entirely as crack fic or as fluffy as the premise would suggest, though it starts funny.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: pfeifferpack, solstice
Series: Care Package
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Anya, Joyce, Tara
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: "I Will Remember You" Memories (Author's Choice of Name), Vengeance Demon Willow, Buffy Calls Angel in "Something Blue" (Author's Choice of Name), Marriage Counselling (Author's Choice of Name) , Infinity Challenge
Event: 2015 Challenge Month
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18
Word count: 72,601 Hit Count: 66,720 ePub Downloads: 744
Published: October 13, 2015 Updated: October 29, 2015

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Story Notes: Banner by pfeifferpack. Thanks! New banner by solstice. Gods, I love you people.
This particular story was full of a lot of firsts. I wanted something to play with after the in-depth intensity of Pet. This is not an intricate braid of hot-button themes and complex human development. This is a toy.
This was a new experience for me – my first AU, meaning the first time I’ve EVER gone off canon in a fanfiction (unless you count ignoring the comics, because I can’t decide whether I count those as canon or not) – first time posting unfinished – first time when my conclusion isn’t completely set – first time I had no idea how long the finished product will be – and it was only my second time posting any kind of “challenge” fic (and I was playing with quite the handful of challenges here!) Lot of firsts here. I was quite definitely playing in the sandbox. You see what you people have done to me! 

1. Chapter 1: In which a wedding is held to the great joy of almost nobody. by Sigyn - Likes: 63 Comments: 45 Word Count: 3,446 Hit Count: 8,339 Published: October 13, 2015

2. Chapter 2: In which a wedding is consummated, to the great joy of almost nobody. by Sigyn - Likes: 59 Comments: 26 Word Count: 5,142 Hit Count: 4,205 Published: October 14, 2015

3. Chapter 3 in which there is a great deal of conflict. by Sigyn - Likes: 48 Comments: 26 Word Count: 5,157 Hit Count: 4,038 Published: October 16, 2015

4. Chapter 4: In which logic attempts to prevail. by Sigyn - Likes: 50 Comments: 26 Word Count: 2,837 Hit Count: 3,405 Published: October 17, 2015

5. Chapter 5 In which Buffy does not like a truth she is discovering. by Sigyn - Likes: 53 Comments: 28 Word Count: 4,051 Hit Count: 3,396 Published: October 18, 2015

6. Chapter 6 In which Angel attempts to make it all better. by Sigyn - Likes: 48 Comments: 27 Word Count: 3,780 Hit Count: 3,371 Published: October 19, 2015

7. Chapter 7 In which Angel has made it all worse. by Sigyn - Likes: 72 Comments: 42 Word Count: 6,734 Hit Count: 3,515 Published: October 20, 2015

8. Chapter 8 In which Buffy and Spike discuss their relationship history. by Sigyn - Likes: 54 Comments: 24 Word Count: 5,376 Hit Count: 3,409 Published: October 21, 2015

9. Chapter 9 In which a vengeance demon makes her return home. by Sigyn - Likes: 52 Comments: 23 Word Count: 3,442 Hit Count: 3,253 Published: October 21, 2015

10. Chapter 10 In which Buffy does not cry. by Sigyn - Likes: 53 Comments: 32 Word Count: 3,865 Hit Count: 3,332 Published: October 22, 2015

11. Chapter 11 In which Buffy does cry, and Spike is extremely drunk. by Sigyn - Likes: 56 Comments: 35 Word Count: 4,544 Hit Count: 3,324 Published: October 23, 2015

12. Chapter 12 Which concerns various demons. by Sigyn - Likes: 55 Comments: 27 Word Count: 6,138 Hit Count: 3,325 Published: October 24, 2015

13. Chapter 13 In which Spike and Buffy each do something difficult, and Willow does something easy. by Sigyn - Likes: 48 Comments: 27 Word Count: 5,409 Hit Count: 3,256 Published: October 26, 2015

14. Chapter 14 In which Spike makes a series of terrible mistakes. by Sigyn - Likes: 48 Comments: 25 Word Count: 3,952 Hit Count: 3,190 Published: October 27, 2015

15. Chapter 15 In which Spike makes a wish. by Sigyn - Likes: 43 Comments: 22 Word Count: 2,698 Hit Count: 3,120 Published: October 27, 2015

16. Chapter 16 In which Buffy makes some wishes, herself. by Sigyn - Likes: 50 Comments: 26 Word Count: 2,685 Hit Count: 3,192 Published: October 28, 2015

17. Chapter 17 Which concerns hearts and souls. by Sigyn - Likes: 47 Comments: 24 Word Count: 2,556 Hit Count: 3,420 Published: October 29, 2015

18. The Epilogue, Which Is. by Sigyn - Likes: 117 Comments: 80 Word Count: 789 Hit Count: 3,630 Published: October 29, 2015