Summary: After talking with a mysterious guidance counselor about the events of "Innocence," Buffy notices that she isn't as strong as she used to be. On the bright side, she has the love of her life back and someone else is taking over as the Slayer. It's all she ever wanted...but is it really what she needs?
A story told in drabbles. Banner made by Myrabeth. Thanks for the early birthday present!
Categories: Season 2, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Anya Arrives in Season 2 (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13
Word count: 10,226 Hit Count: 15,940 ePub Downloads: 151
Published: January 05, 2016 Updated: January 19, 2016


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1. Wishes Come True, Not Free by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 14 Comments: 12 Word Count: 615 Hit Count: 2,589 Published: January 05, 2016

This is written in anticipation of my 26th birthday. (January 13th) I'm planning for this story to end on January 19th, which is Buffy's birthday. 

Chapter title taken from Into The Woods's "Children Will Listen."

2. Get What You Want, Lose What You Had by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 17 Comments: 13 Word Count: 702 Hit Count: 1,317 Published: January 06, 2016

In this chapter, we find out what happened to Spike and Drusilla. 

Chapter title taken from The Princess and the Frog's "Down in New Orleans."

3. In Wonderland, We Both Went Mad by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 742 Hit Count: 1,312 Published: January 07, 2016

In this chapter, we see how Buffy's wish is affecting other humans. Things are gonna get weirder from here on out.

Chapter title taken from Taylor Swift's "Wonderland."

4. Masquerade, Paper Faces on Parade by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 13 Comments: 9 Word Count: 600 Hit Count: 1,248 Published: January 08, 2016

The first part centers on Angel while the second part centers on Spike. 

 

5. The World Turned Upside Down by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 923 Hit Count: 1,230 Published: January 09, 2016

In which Buffy finally drops the Idiot Ball and starts getting a case of sour grapes. 

Chapter title taken from Hamilton.

6. Insanity Laughs; Under Pressure, We're Cracking by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 792 Hit Count: 1,107 Published: January 11, 2016

Things turn a bit introspective. 

Chapter title "Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen. RIP David Bowie.

 

7. What You Want Is Right In Front Of You by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 914 Hit Count: 1,082 Published: January 12, 2016

In which Buffy and Spike are both feeling very indecisive about what they want. The answer is in this chapter title, taken from Legally Blonde (musical version)'s "What You Want." Prepare for some tough love from Anya!

8. What Is This Feeling, So Sudden And New? by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 14 Comments: 9 Word Count: 872 Hit Count: 1,039 Published: January 13, 2016

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! I hope y'all love this chapter as much as I do.

Chapter title from Wicked

9. I Can Do Better Than That by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 15 Comments: 10 Word Count: 1,026 Hit Count: 944 Published: January 14, 2016

Chapter title taken from The Last Five Years. This chapter includes a small shout out to one of Alan Rickman's roles. Cancer sucks!

I hope you enjoy this chapter.

10. It Only Takes A Moment by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 903 Hit Count: 1,039 Published: January 15, 2016

Chapter title taken from Hello, Dolly.

In which Buffy and Spike figure out what they want and transition from bargaining to acceptance.

Dialogue from "Touched" included.

11. When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside? by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 11 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1,089 Hit Count: 1,057 Published: January 18, 2016

Chapter title courtesy of Mulan's "Reflection."

We're getting close to the end, folks. I hope it's been a good ride for you.

12. Love Will Keep Us Alive by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 535 Hit Count: 953 Published: January 19, 2016

Chapter title courtesy of the Eagles. RIP Glenn Frey.

This is the last chapter before the epilogue. Enjoy!

13. As Time Goes By by FoolForSpuffy - Likes: 19 Comments: 18 Word Count: 513 Hit Count: 1,022 Published: January 19, 2016

The Epilogue. Thanks to everyone who's been reading and reviewing!