Past Featured Story

(Between “Listening To Fear” and “Into the Woods”)

Spike is in love.  Buffy is in a relationship.
Spike is irritated.  Buffy is unsatisfied.
Spuffy are tiffing. Tara is uncomfortable.
And the Gods are watching.
With popcorn.


Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Buffy and the Olympians
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Other, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted, POV, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: The snark battle to end all snark battles
Event: 2020 Challenge Month
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1
Word count: 4,192 Hit Count: 2,075 ePub Downloads: 76
Published: April 24, 2020 Updated: April 24, 2020

Print or Download Story: Printer Microsoft Word ePub eBook

Story Notes: Formatting Note:  For anyone who’s never read me before, I do a weird thing.  Or, at least, it’s weird nowadays.  I use an old fanfic convention from long ago because I'm ancient, and we didn't used to have access to italics in the days when I used to fic. Can't break the habit now, I'm just too old and it looks weird for me without it. Character thoughts look like this in my stories:   /Blah blah blah./
Disclaimer:  All characters property He Who Will Not Be Named, but also a lot of other amazing writers, artists, et al who get equal credit, up to and including the BRILLIANT actors who brought them to life, and with whom we work in glorious tandem to make these stories blossom.  (And, I guess, Mutant Enemy.  And apparently some people at, I guess, Fox, now?  Who can even keep track anymore.)  All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners, yadda and blah. (OCs if any are MINE, ALL MINE!)  I am in no way associated with The Flawed One, Mutant Enemy, UPN, Fox, or any other media franchise.  I intend no infringement.  I intend sexy shenanigans and JUSTICE FOR SPUFFY!

Oh. And the Greek Gods? I belong to them, or at least a great number of them.

Pairing(s):  Um, Spuffy.  Always, Spuffy is endgame.  Currently, though, Biley, unfortunately, cuz canon (though I try to pretend it’s not there, lol).  Also Tillow, Xanya, etc canon pairings up to S5.
Rating:  PG in this case, for a change.  I know; who knew I could do PG!
Author’s Note / Dedication:  This one’s for TalesofStories, for co-coming-up-with-the-idea with me in a sort of off-the-cuff meta-convo in the middle of a feedback-y rant in another story thread.  Your enthusiasm was catching, so you’re to blame, Tales!

Special Thanks To:
  beta-extraordinaire Twinkles for not only beta-ing, but also for coming up with the challenge so I could fit this one in in April (or, really, for joining Tales in bullying me into doing this story in April, lol) because I wasn’t finding another challenge that I wanted to do, and I was all, ‘I really don’t have time for another story anyway, yadda’, and Twinkles was like, ‘Ok, but no, because I wanna hear this one as much as Tales does, so here.  I wrote a challenge for it.  Now you must write it!’
Sneaky punk; you’re equally to blame.

1. “The Great Face-Off” by Touchstoneaf - Likes: 50 Comments: 29 Word Count: 4,192 Hit Count: 2,075 Published: April 24, 2020

So… this was an accident.  TalesofStories and I were just yakking together in another story thread, and laughing about stuff, and then…  


And then I didn’t find another challenge I liked, and then TWINKLES showed up and was like, ‘But, I wanna hear that one!’, and then…
So, anyway

This is the most stupidly lighthearted thing I’ve probably ever written in my LIFE.  It’s complete, unapologetic fluff.  I didn’t even know I knew how to NOT have angst in a fic.
Hell... I didn't know I could do a one-shot.  

This is out-of-character and bizarre.