Summary: An earthquake, an elevator, some truth, and consequences.
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: Authors choice!
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7
Word count: 11,061 Hit Count: 6,901 ePub Downloads: 75
Published: October 12, 2020 Updated: October 30, 2020

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1. Teaser by EllieRose101 - Likes: 39 Comments: 27 Word Count: 867 Hit Count: 1,712 Published: October 12, 2020

This is a rewrite of the very end of ‘Doomed.’ Everything from canon happened as depicted in the show right up to the penultimate scene where Buffy goes to see Riley, and this is where I change things. In canon, Buffy has a miraculous change of heart towards Riley and they get together. The viewer never finds out why or how this happens, though Sigyn explains it wonderfully in a missing scene she wrote for the episode. Outside of Sig’s explanation, the change of heart doesn’t make sense. So here, instead of trying to address or explain it in a different way, I’m having it just not happen. You’ll see why.


Gorgeous banner by the very talented Twinkles.

Beta-read by Bewildered, Cosmic Tuesdays, DarkVoid116, Sigyn, and SzmattyCat.

2. Hour One by EllieRose101 - Likes: 40 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,015 Hit Count: 924 Published: October 18, 2020

3. Hour Two by EllieRose101 - Likes: 41 Comments: 19 Word Count: 1,782 Hit Count: 847 Published: October 20, 2020

4. Hour Three by EllieRose101 - Likes: 42 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,735 Hit Count: 896 Published: October 22, 2020

5. Hour Four by EllieRose101 - Likes: 37 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,210 Hit Count: 919 Published: October 25, 2020

6. Hour Five by EllieRose101 - Likes: 34 Comments: 14 Word Count: 1,703 Hit Count: 818 Published: October 27, 2020

7. Epilogue by EllieRose101 - Likes: 43 Comments: 19 Word Count: 749 Hit Count: 785 Published: October 30, 2020