Past Featured StorySummary: Post-Series. Spike and Buffy have been a couple for almost two years. The honeymoon is over and together they're discovering they still have a lot to learn about themselves, each other, and how this whole "normal" relationship thing works.  Banner by the amazing swifthorse
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Season 8 (Comic), Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Satsu, Spike, Willow
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6
Word count: 21,210 Hit Count: 6,561 ePub Downloads: 149
Published: November 22, 2017 Updated: February 12, 2018


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Story Notes: Set in Cleveland, Spain, and Gibraltar. 
 
I've taken a few liberties with the post series timeline in this fic and have AtS S5 and Buffy S8 having happened at the same time more or less. There is no Twilight arc here, however, because I'll always happily rub it out of existence whenever I can.
 
During the course of the fic Buffy mentions her relationship with Satsu numerous times (the reason for the Buffy/other tag), and while the events of that relationship generally follow canon, I have taken liberties to improve things both there and with Buffy's friendship with Willow during that time as I find the depiction of both relationships in the comics to be disgusting and unforgivable. However, there are no flashback scenes and no knowledge of the comics is needed to enjoy this story. 
 
TW: There will be mention of the events of Seeing Red and Dead Things. Buffy's (and Spike's, to some degree) sexual orientation is a theme in this fic and is a frequent part of the story as Buffy grapples with it. 
 
Six Chapters, updates as I am able, originally written for the Fall 2017 Round of Seasonal Spuffy. 
 
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.

1. Chapter 1: Cinnamon by Sunalso - Likes: 44 Comments: 22 Word Count: 3,218 Hit Count: 2,199 Published: November 22, 2017

Beta'd by Gort and Swifthorse who promised me I wouldn't fall on my face writing this and have then worked hard to graciously keep me from doing so. Thank you! heart

2. Chapter 2: Screaming by Sunalso - Likes: 36 Comments: 16 Word Count: 3,660 Hit Count: 997 Published: November 24, 2017

Beta'd by Gort and Swifthorse! Thank you for believing in this fic!

3. Chapter 3: Square by Sunalso - Likes: 37 Comments: 16 Word Count: 3,980 Hit Count: 915 Published: November 27, 2017

Gort and Swithorse beta'd this and they keep me going, even when I'm a drama queen. 

4. Chapter 4: Nighttime by Sunalso - Likes: 32 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,799 Hit Count: 909 Published: December 15, 2017

Beta'd by Gort and Swifthorse! Thank you so much guys! And big thanks to everyone who's taken a chance on this fic biggrin

5. Chapter 5: Under Heaven by Sunalso - Likes: 34 Comments: 15 Word Count: 3,645 Hit Count: 766 Published: January 18, 2018

Beta'd by the wonder Gort and Swifthorse! 

 

A/N: The Chapel under the cathedral is entirely a product of my own imagination, as are the stairs down to it. I claim poetic license ;-)  

6. Chapter 6: A Big Rock by Sunalso - Likes: 52 Comments: 29 Word Count: 2,908 Hit Count: 775 Published: February 12, 2018

I owe so much to Gort and Swifthorse for betaing this work. I couldn't have done it without you two!!