Summary: Present day - happily married and mated for years, Buffy and Spike move into a new place.  As Buffy is putting things away, she finds a small journal.  Opening it up, she’s surprised to discover it’s a collection of poetry, written by Spike, before and after he was turned.   Buffy is intrigued and she begins to read, reflecting on their life as each poem unfolds. -  A story in three parts.
 
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: HITC
Categories: Post-Series, Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 26
Word count: 8,385 Hit Count: 13,655 ePub Downloads: 68
Published: October 28, 2020 Updated: October 30, 2020


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Story Notes: Disclaimer:
Buffy, Spike and company do not belong to me
They are the possession of Mutant Enemy
Our hearts were broken at the close of the show
The OTP was Spuffy as we all know
Bringing them together becomes an addiction
As we consumate their pairing in fan-fiction
 
All poems written by me except My Soul is Wrapped in Harsh Repose (Effulgent).  ← This is THE poem from canon.  Douglas Petrie original writer - Fool for Love
Beta' d and made more delectable with the phenomenal help of *Cosmic Tuesdays* and *Twinkles*
GORGEOUS Banner by  - PIXIECORN -
 
 

1. Part 1 - Chapter 1 - William - I by MissLuci - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 540 Hit Count: 968 Published: October 28, 2020

2. Part 1 - Chapter 2 - William - II by MissLuci - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 230 Hit Count: 635 Published: October 28, 2020

3. Part 1 - Chapter 3 - William - III by MissLuci - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 105 Hit Count: 611 Published: October 28, 2020

4. Part 1 - Chapter 4 - William - IV by MissLuci - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 103 Hit Count: 588 Published: October 28, 2020

5. Part 1 - Chapter 5 - William - V by MissLuci - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 980 Hit Count: 597 Published: October 28, 2020

6. Part 1 - Chapter 6 - William - VI by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 86 Hit Count: 590 Published: October 28, 2020

This is THE poem from canon.  Douglas Petrie original writer - Fool for Love  

Also used in AtS - Not Fade Away.

7. Part 2 - Chapter 7 - Spike - 1 by MissLuci - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 255 Hit Count: 534 Published: October 29, 2020

8. Part 2 - Chapter 8 - Spike - 2 by MissLuci - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 602 Hit Count: 542 Published: October 29, 2020

9. Part 2 - Chapter 9 - Spike - 3 by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 346 Hit Count: 556 Published: October 29, 2020

10. Part 2 - Chapter 10 - Spike - 4 by MissLuci - Likes: 4 Comments: 4 Word Count: 53 Hit Count: 530 Published: October 29, 2020

11. Part 2 - Chapter 11 - Spike - 5 by MissLuci - Likes: 3 Comments: 4 Word Count: 79 Hit Count: 527 Published: October 29, 2020

12. Part 2 - Chapter 12 - Spike - 6 by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 379 Hit Count: 524 Published: October 29, 2020

13. Part 2 - Chapter 13 - Spike - 7 by MissLuci - Likes: 3 Comments: 3 Word Count: 72 Hit Count: 484 Published: October 29, 2020

14. Part 2 - Chapter 14 - Spike - 8 by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 4 Word Count: 49 Hit Count: 493 Published: October 29, 2020

15. Part 2 - Chapter 15 - Spike - 9 by MissLuci - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 148 Hit Count: 489 Published: October 29, 2020

16. Part 2 - Chapter 16 - Spike - 10 by MissLuci - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 143 Hit Count: 495 Published: October 29, 2020

17. Part 2 - Chapter 17 - Spike - 11 by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 122 Hit Count: 455 Published: October 29, 2020

18. Part 2 - Chapter 18 - Spike - 12 by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 106 Hit Count: 446 Published: October 29, 2020

19. Part 2 - Chapter 19 - Spike - 13 by MissLuci - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 337 Hit Count: 433 Published: October 29, 2020

The following was written to be deliberately difficult to understand. 

20. Part 2 - Chapter 20 - Spike - 14 by MissLuci - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 205 Hit Count: 438 Published: October 29, 2020

21. Part 2 - Chapter 21 - Spike - 15 by MissLuci - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 231 Hit Count: 426 Published: October 29, 2020

22. Part 2 - Chapter 22 - Spike - 16 by MissLuci - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 62 Hit Count: 457 Published: October 29, 2020

23. Part 3 - Chapter 23 - Spuffy - One by MissLuci - Likes: 9 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,636 Hit Count: 452 Published: October 30, 2020

24. Part 3 - Chapter 24 - Spuffy - Two by MissLuci - Likes: 8 Comments: 2 Word Count: 478 Hit Count: 420 Published: October 30, 2020

25. Part 3 - Chapter 25 - Spuffy - Three by MissLuci - Likes: 8 Comments: 2 Word Count: 161 Hit Count: 436 Published: October 30, 2020

26. Not an epilogue… Out-takes and End-trails by MissLuci - Likes: 15 Comments: 6 Word Count: 877 Hit Count: 529 Published: October 30, 2020