Past Featured StorySummary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. Buffy is discovered by the Council at a very young age, but Joyce and Hank are against turning their daughter over to them. Unwilling to accept this, the Council begins to send demons after the little girl, trying to show her parents that she does in fact need the training. Everything changes the night Joyce encounters their latest attempt...a blond vampire clad in black.
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: The Safe House (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 73
Word count: 168,045 Hit Count: 177,540 ePub Downloads: 2,115
Published: August 03, 2016 Updated: March 14, 2019


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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. Prologue by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 39 Comments: 25 Word Count: 1,906 Hit Count: 14,825 Published: August 03, 2016

I realize that fics that start out pre-series (and AU) don't always do well here, but I do plan to take this story into the later seasons as well. I'm going to rate it R (for violence) for the time being, but the rating may go up much later. Spike will not appear until a couple of chapters into the story. It will also be a slow building romance between Buffy and Spike, so if either of these things bothers you, this may not be the fic for you. The chapters that follow will also be longer.

2. Chapter One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 20 Word Count: 2,284 Hit Count: 8,912 Published: August 09, 2016

3. Chapter Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 31 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,239 Hit Count: 8,038 Published: August 14, 2016

4. Chapter Three by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,263 Hit Count: 7,205 Published: August 19, 2016

5. Chapter Four by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 44 Comments: 24 Word Count: 2,227 Hit Count: 5,738 Published: August 24, 2016

6. Chapter Five by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 43 Comments: 22 Word Count: 2,292 Hit Count: 4,865 Published: August 29, 2016

7. Chapter Six by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 40 Comments: 23 Word Count: 2,387 Hit Count: 4,408 Published: September 03, 2016

8. Chapter Seven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 43 Comments: 22 Word Count: 2,132 Hit Count: 4,018 Published: September 08, 2016

9. Chapter Eight by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 36 Comments: 24 Word Count: 2,279 Hit Count: 3,578 Published: September 13, 2016

10. Chapter Nine by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 40 Comments: 24 Word Count: 2,421 Hit Count: 3,287 Published: September 18, 2016

11. Chapter Ten by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 34 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,267 Hit Count: 3,030 Published: September 23, 2016

12. Chapter Eleven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,479 Hit Count: 2,794 Published: September 28, 2016

13. Chapter Twelve by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,226 Hit Count: 2,556 Published: October 03, 2016

14. Chapter Thirteen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 35 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,328 Hit Count: 2,457 Published: October 09, 2016

15. Chapter Fourteen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 20 Word Count: 2,297 Hit Count: 2,461 Published: October 14, 2016

16. Chapter Fifteen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,355 Hit Count: 2,460 Published: October 19, 2016

17. Chapter Sixteen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,412 Hit Count: 2,431 Published: October 24, 2016

18. Chapter Seventeen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,228 Hit Count: 2,312 Published: October 29, 2016

19. Chapter Eighteen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,362 Hit Count: 2,252 Published: November 03, 2016

20. Chapter Nineteen by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,137 Hit Count: 2,227 Published: November 08, 2016

21. Chapter Twenty by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,109 Hit Count: 2,262 Published: November 13, 2016

22. Chapter Twenty-One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 19 Word Count: 2,282 Hit Count: 2,236 Published: November 19, 2016

23. Chapter Twenty-Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,420 Hit Count: 2,171 Published: November 27, 2016

24. Chapter Twenty-Three by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 31 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,190 Hit Count: 2,143 Published: December 05, 2016

25. Chapter Twenty-Four by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 31 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,449 Hit Count: 2,129 Published: December 13, 2016

26. Chapter Twenty-Five by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,602 Hit Count: 2,151 Published: December 21, 2016

27. Chapter Twenty-Six by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,505 Hit Count: 2,148 Published: December 30, 2016

28. Chapter Twenty-Seven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 19 Word Count: 2,713 Hit Count: 2,076 Published: January 08, 2017

29. Chapter Twenty-Eight by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,335 Hit Count: 2,139 Published: January 17, 2017

30. Chapter Twenty-Nine by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,289 Hit Count: 2,160 Published: January 22, 2017

31. Chapter Thirty by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,436 Hit Count: 2,242 Published: January 27, 2017

32. Chapter Thirty-One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 26 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,171 Hit Count: 2,225 Published: February 01, 2017

33. Chapter Thirty-Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,116 Hit Count: 2,265 Published: February 06, 2017

34. Chapter Thirty-Three by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,322 Hit Count: 2,240 Published: February 12, 2017

35. Chapter Thirty-Four by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 13 Word Count: 2,304 Hit Count: 2,143 Published: February 17, 2017

36. Chapter Thirty-Five by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 24 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,552 Hit Count: 2,101 Published: February 22, 2017

37. Chapter Thirty-Six by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,383 Hit Count: 2,072 Published: February 28, 2017

38. Chapter Thirty-Seven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 16 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,156 Hit Count: 2,068 Published: March 06, 2017

39. Chapter Thirty-Eight by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 22 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,120 Hit Count: 2,049 Published: March 12, 2017

40. Chapter Thirty-Nine by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,027 Hit Count: 2,005 Published: March 20, 2017

41. Chapter Forty by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,336 Hit Count: 1,981 Published: March 28, 2017

42. Chapter Forty-One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 21 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,524 Hit Count: 1,966 Published: April 05, 2017

43. Chapter Forty-Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 25 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,992 Hit Count: 1,912 Published: April 13, 2017

44. Chapter Forty-Three by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 18 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,019 Hit Count: 1,975 Published: April 21, 2017

45. Chapter Forty-Four by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 16 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,102 Hit Count: 1,879 Published: April 29, 2017

46. Chapter Forty-Five by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 14 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,139 Hit Count: 1,823 Published: May 07, 2017

47. Chapter Forty-Six by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 13 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,152 Hit Count: 1,813 Published: May 17, 2017

48. Chapter Forty-Seven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 19 Comments: 13 Word Count: 2,233 Hit Count: 1,754 Published: May 26, 2017

49. Chapter Forty-Eight by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 19 Comments: 12 Word Count: 2,496 Hit Count: 2,064 Published: June 05, 2017

50. Chapter Forty-Nine by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 16 Comments: 13 Word Count: 2,698 Hit Count: 1,621 Published: June 15, 2017

51. Chapter Fifty by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,837 Hit Count: 1,602 Published: June 26, 2017

52. Chapter Fifty-One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 13 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,434 Hit Count: 1,498 Published: July 08, 2017

53. Chapter Fifty-Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 12 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,033 Hit Count: 1,432 Published: July 21, 2017

54. Chapter Fifty-Three by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,120 Hit Count: 1,385 Published: July 29, 2017

55. Chapter Fifty-Four by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 12 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,710 Hit Count: 1,315 Published: August 04, 2017

56. Chapter Fifty-Five by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 12 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,176 Hit Count: 1,211 Published: August 12, 2017

57. Chapter Fifty-Six by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,245 Hit Count: 1,185 Published: August 21, 2017

58. Chapter Fifty-Seven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,106 Hit Count: 1,107 Published: August 30, 2017

59. Chapter Fifty-Eight by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 14 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,224 Hit Count: 1,067 Published: September 08, 2017

60. Chapter Fifty-Nine by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,133 Hit Count: 1,007 Published: September 17, 2017

61. Chapter Sixty by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 10 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,212 Hit Count: 1,038 Published: September 27, 2017

62. Chapter Sixty-One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,798 Hit Count: 1,003 Published: October 06, 2017

63. Chapter Sixty-Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,098 Hit Count: 1,033 Published: October 16, 2017

64. Chapter Sixty-Three by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 10 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,356 Hit Count: 996 Published: October 26, 2017

65. Chapter Sixty-Four by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 11 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,292 Hit Count: 977 Published: November 06, 2017

66. Chapter Sixty-Five by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,208 Hit Count: 963 Published: November 16, 2017

67. Chapter Sixty-Six by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,326 Hit Count: 942 Published: November 28, 2017

68. Chapter Sixty-Seven by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,318 Hit Count: 928 Published: December 08, 2017

69. Chapter Sixty-Eight by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,505 Hit Count: 962 Published: December 19, 2017

70. Chapter Sixty-Nine by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,064 Hit Count: 927 Published: December 30, 2017

71. Chapter Seventy by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,239 Hit Count: 964 Published: January 25, 2018

72. Chapter Seventy-One by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 9 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,149 Hit Count: 1,133 Published: February 09, 2018

73. Chapter Seventy-Two by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 17 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,769 Hit Count: 1,196 Published: March 14, 2019

It seems like a lifetime ago that I updated this fic, and for that, I'm really sorry. I would suggest reading the last chapter if you'd like to refresh your memory.