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Summary: After failing to stop Buffy from turning herself into the police for a murder she didn't commit, Spike picks himself up from the alley floor and heads to Africa to get his soul.  When he steps out of the cave, he's met by a delegation from the Vatican.  They're not there because of his soul (which is perfectly nice and all).  They're there to be a support team for his demon.  Spike finds he is suddenly emitting the most wonderful scent of roses, is preceded everywhere he goes by the sweet chime of bells, and that he occasionally sprouts wings.  None of that matters, though – he needs to get back to Sunnydale, preferably before Tuesday rolls around.
Written for the 12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge, Prompt 11:  It was a truth universally acknowledged that when things on the Hellmouth were about to go kablooey, it more often than not was likely to be a Tuesday. 
That rockin' banner is from the wonderful and talented DauntlessGrace.  Woo-hoo!  I was so lucky to get this one!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Pencilcomet
Artists: DauntlessGrace, nmcil
Categories: Season 6, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fighting, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Gun Violence, Sexual Situations, Violence
Event: 12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9
Word count: 86,531 Hit Count: 25,154 ePub Downloads: 372
Published: October 22, 2018 Updated: April 18, 2019


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Story Notes: Disclaimer:  Sadly, I own no part of the Buffyverse; this is just me bringing my (sub)text.  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. Unintended Consequences by Soulburnt - Likes: 55 Comments: 52 Word Count: 6,105 Hit Count: 5,915 Published: October 22, 2018

2. The Favor by Soulburnt - Likes: 48 Comments: 24 Word Count: 4,778 Hit Count: 2,437 Published: October 25, 2018

3. Layover in Los Angeles by Soulburnt - Likes: 46 Comments: 23 Word Count: 6,380 Hit Count: 2,380 Published: October 29, 2018

Content warning:  Battle violence.  Things do not go well for the demon Sahjhan in this chapter.

The wonderful artist nmcil created this amazing art for the chapter!  Wow!  I'm so excited to share this gorgeous banner!


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4. Must Be Tuesday by Soulburnt - Likes: 49 Comments: 24 Word Count: 8,901 Hit Count: 2,549 Published: November 06, 2018

I would be remiss if I didn't note that the wonderful and gracious Pencilcomet beta'ed this chapter for me when things got crazy IRL (septic system, basement, rivers of bleach).  She's the reason this chapter got posted this week!

5. Conversations with Exasperating People by Soulburnt - Likes: 49 Comments: 25 Word Count: 12,914 Hit Count: 2,639 Published: November 14, 2018

Thank you so much to the amazingly talented nmcil for this beautiful chapter banner!


 

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6. Joie de Vivre by Soulburnt - Likes: 46 Comments: 26 Word Count: 12,744 Hit Count: 2,533 Published: December 28, 2018

This chapter is NOT, as I expected, the last chapter.  This one snuck from beneath the bed or behind the garage, grabbed my ankle, and wouldn't let go until it made its way into the story.  I didn't intend for Riley to show up, but apparently he'd been spying on Sunnydale, waiting to act on a stupid plan when Spike came back to town.  Much gratitude to my beta Pencilcomet for doing helping me get this more somber chapter into shape and for some lovely grace notes of her own -- Thank you, sugarpie!

The final, planned chapter will arrive with much less delay.  Thank you all so much for reading!

7. Uncoupling by Soulburnt - Likes: 33 Comments: 18 Word Count: 14,895 Hit Count: 2,258 Published: April 16, 2019

Very humble apologies for taking so long to update, and also for the way this story expanded.  As Spike recedes, Buffy moved right in for her part of the story, and it can't be Spuffy without both.  This chapter does not include the battle of 'God's Earthly Ambassador' against demons on the Hellmouth, but the very next one does.  I will post it tomorrow.

8. Hellmouth and Consequences by Soulburnt - Likes: 34 Comments: 16 Word Count: 14,384 Hit Count: 2,127 Published: April 17, 2019

9. Communication 101 by Soulburnt - Likes: 74 Comments: 43 Word Count: 5,430 Hit Count: 2,312 Published: April 18, 2019

This is where I get to thank Pencilcomet for her wonderful beta work that helped me keep the tone right when the story unexpectedly expanded toward the end; DauntlessGrace for the beautiful banner created for the 12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge; nmcil for the amazing chapter banner showing a winged Spike; Elysian Fields for putting out the challenge that made me realize I did have Spuffy stories yet to write and providing the platform to post them; the folks who leave comments, because your words are life; and the readers, who kindly stayed with the story even with a long break between updates.  You all have my deepest gratitude.  -- Soulburnt