Summary: William Pratt has a heart full of love and an imagination beyond what his peers can conceive. An outcast in a rigid world, William's life drastically changes one fateful night in the dark streets of London when a golden girl rescues him from certain death at the fangs of a storybook monster. 
The world richens and unfolds. Nothing is as it seems. Layers upon layers, secrets upon secrets. Monsters are real, and so are heroes. 
William is astounded to learn that mankind's last defense against all too literal demonic forces comes in the form of a petite young woman with ancient eyes and a youthful spirit. 
William once thought himself a poet, a romantic, a forward-thinking man. Now, William will be reforged in blood, love, and adventure--truly giving him something to write about.  
 
Beautiful banner by the lovely solstice. Thank you!
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Categories: Alternate Reality, Pre-Series, Historical
Characters: Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Darla, Drusilla, Ethan Rayne, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Charles Gunn, Jenny Calendar, Original Characters, Oz, Wesley, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fighting, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Challenges: Buffy The Victorian Slayer
Completed: No Chapters: 8
Word count: 21,912 Hit Count: 12,837 ePub Downloads: 191
Published: December 03, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2016


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Story Notes: Yep. I buckled under the influence of Sunnydalesis' great challenge prompt. 
The muse wants what the muse wants...still actively working on my other stories as well. This is a nice change from my usual fare.
William's headspace is a joy to explore.

1. Chapter 1 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 25 Comments: 26 Word Count: 2,124 Hit Count: 2,544 Published: December 03, 2015

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

*All recognizable dialogue is from Fool for Love*

2. Chapter 2 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 23 Comments: 21 Word Count: 2,338 Hit Count: 1,553 Published: December 06, 2015

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3. Chapter 3 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 24 Comments: 16 Word Count: 1,596 Hit Count: 1,559 Published: December 16, 2015

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4. Chapter 4 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 21 Comments: 22 Word Count: 3,766 Hit Count: 1,599 Published: December 18, 2015

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Blown away by the response to this little fic. Thanks for the interest everyone! 

Special thanks to PixelatedPoppy for all the helpful knowledge and context, and also to solstice for the fic rec! Hug

5. Chapter 5 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,712 Hit Count: 1,434 Published: February 08, 2016

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Whoo! Been awhile. Felt a bit rusty hitting the keyboard again. Thanks for all the comments last chapter. Normally, I'd respond, but at this point, I'm just gonna say I read and enjoyed all of them--thanks so much! Please enjoy!

6. Chapter 6 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 15 Comments: 11 Word Count: 4,577 Hit Count: 1,469 Published: April 06, 2016

Disclaimer still applies.

I chose this story for my April Nano Challenge. I think it was the right decision because this story is the hardest for me to sit down and write a ton of since I always get distracted with fact checking. Being forced to write a lot of content in a short period of time will be good for me and this story...XD

BTW You will never know the agony I felt trying to answer the burning question: what does William do all day, normally? Anyway, after an ungodly amount of research and indecision I made my character choice. I'm probably the only one who cares this much about the historical accuracy but there it is. No going back now D:

Enjoy!

7. Chapter 7 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,205 Hit Count: 1,338 Published: July 18, 2016

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

8. Chapter 8 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 13 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,594 Hit Count: 1,341 Published: July 18, 2016

Disclaimer still applies. This is the second chapter update today. To everyone who liked and reviewed ch 7: hug