Past Featured StorySummary: A response to a challenge by Mia Vaan. Following Buffy's death in "The Gift", the Scoobies make the decision to hand Dawn over to social services. With a little bit of help, Spike takes matters into his own hands to ensure it doesn't happen.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Drabbles
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: Spike Takes Dawn After Buffy Dies (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 41
Word count: 35,068 Hit Count: 103,797 ePub Downloads: 607
Published: February 25, 2017 Updated: July 23, 2017


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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: 53 Comments: 32 Word Count: 1,022 Hit Count: 9,659 Published: February 25, 2017

This story will be in drabbles. As I was writing the outline for it, I thought the format would work pretty well with what I wanted to do. I have to admit I was also a bit inspired by solstice and her fic Second String (which is really wonderful if you haven't read it yet). If you prefer longer chapters, this might not be for you.

I never really cared for the way the Spike and Dawn friendship was swept under the rug about halfway through season 6, and I've had this challenge saved for some time now. It's been raining all day here, so I thought I would take a chance and post. It'll be Spuffy (and a much healthier Spuffy), but not right away. It's my first season 6 fic, too.

The title comes from a song of the same name by Kim Richey. It played on AtS during season 5. :)

2. Chapter 2 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 40 Comments: 22 Word Count: 629 Hit Count: 3,338 Published: March 01, 2017

3. Chapter 3 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 39 Comments: 16 Word Count: 798 Hit Count: 3,121 Published: March 05, 2017

4. Chapter 4 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 35 Comments: 18 Word Count: 644 Hit Count: 3,072 Published: March 09, 2017

5. Chapter 5 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 17 Word Count: 704 Hit Count: 3,046 Published: March 13, 2017

6. Chapter 6 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 35 Comments: 18 Word Count: 592 Hit Count: 2,982 Published: March 17, 2017

7. Chapter 7 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 39 Comments: 25 Word Count: 750 Hit Count: 2,842 Published: March 21, 2017

8. Chapter 8 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 20 Word Count: 858 Hit Count: 2,699 Published: March 25, 2017

9. Chapter 9 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 34 Comments: 20 Word Count: 520 Hit Count: 2,681 Published: March 29, 2017

10. Chapter 10 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 19 Word Count: 676 Hit Count: 2,647 Published: April 02, 2017

11. Chapter 11 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 21 Word Count: 1,015 Hit Count: 2,667 Published: April 06, 2017

12. Chapter 12 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 16 Word Count: 722 Hit Count: 2,604 Published: April 10, 2017

13. Chapter 13 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 16 Word Count: 676 Hit Count: 2,470 Published: April 14, 2017

14. Chapter 14 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 34 Comments: 21 Word Count: 571 Hit Count: 2,504 Published: April 18, 2017

15. Chapter 15 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 36 Comments: 18 Word Count: 839 Hit Count: 2,589 Published: April 22, 2017

16. Chapter 16 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 19 Word Count: 1,107 Hit Count: 2,552 Published: April 26, 2017

17. Chapter 17 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 39 Comments: 20 Word Count: 1,043 Hit Count: 2,569 Published: April 30, 2017

18. Chapter 18 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 36 Comments: 19 Word Count: 1,339 Hit Count: 2,539 Published: May 04, 2017

19. Chapter 19 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 18 Word Count: 943 Hit Count: 2,563 Published: May 08, 2017

20. Chapter 20 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 36 Comments: 19 Word Count: 906 Hit Count: 2,508 Published: May 12, 2017

21. Chapter 21 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 16 Word Count: 540 Hit Count: 2,326 Published: May 15, 2017

22. Chapter 22 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 19 Word Count: 923 Hit Count: 2,248 Published: May 19, 2017

23. Chapter 23 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 15 Word Count: 780 Hit Count: 2,238 Published: May 23, 2017

24. Chapter 24 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 36 Comments: 18 Word Count: 662 Hit Count: 2,196 Published: May 27, 2017

25. Chapter 25 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 16 Word Count: 721 Hit Count: 2,154 Published: May 31, 2017

26. Chapter 26 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 35 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,224 Hit Count: 2,132 Published: June 03, 2017

27. Chapter 27 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 34 Comments: 20 Word Count: 1,048 Hit Count: 2,026 Published: June 07, 2017

28. Chapter 28 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 31 Comments: 16 Word Count: 709 Hit Count: 1,967 Published: June 11, 2017

29. Chapter 29 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 17 Word Count: 678 Hit Count: 1,981 Published: June 14, 2017

30. Chapter 30 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 33 Comments: 15 Word Count: 825 Hit Count: 2,042 Published: June 18, 2017

31. Chapter 31 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 17 Word Count: 1,059 Hit Count: 1,981 Published: June 21, 2017

32. Chapter 32 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 38 Comments: 20 Word Count: 923 Hit Count: 1,981 Published: June 24, 2017

33. Chapter 33 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 32 Comments: 17 Word Count: 1,038 Hit Count: 1,909 Published: June 28, 2017

34. Chapter 34 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 37 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,268 Hit Count: 1,931 Published: July 01, 2017

35. Chapter 35 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 30 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,239 Hit Count: 1,881 Published: July 05, 2017

36. Chapter 36 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 29 Comments: 14 Word Count: 839 Hit Count: 1,859 Published: July 07, 2017

37. Chapter 37 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 28 Comments: 13 Word Count: 637 Hit Count: 1,789 Published: July 10, 2017

38. Chapter 38 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 31 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,063 Hit Count: 1,801 Published: July 13, 2017

39. Chapter 39 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 34 Comments: 13 Word Count: 630 Hit Count: 1,784 Published: July 16, 2017

40. Chapter 40 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 27 Comments: 14 Word Count: 628 Hit Count: 1,771 Published: July 19, 2017

41. Chapter 41 by DauntlessGrace - Likes: 67 Comments: 36 Word Count: 1,280 Hit Count: 2,146 Published: July 23, 2017