Summary: In 1876, Buffy Summers finds herself working as a housemaid for the Pratt family. Years go by and she becomes the Slayer, yet is unable to prevent the mysterious disappearance of William Pratt. In 1888, Jack the Ripper begins terrorizing London and, when Buffy is sent to investigate, she comes face to face with a vampire wearing a familiar face, one she thought she’d never see again. 
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Categories: Alternate Reality, Historical
Characters: Anne Pratt, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, William
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 6
Word count: 14,652 Hit Count: 3,852 ePub Downloads: 53
Published: July 11, 2021 Updated: April 15, 2022

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Story Notes: Story title comes from Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Brontë
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Copyright 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.
Other disclaimers:
  • Buffy initially meets William Pratt when she's still a child, but no romance happens until much later on when she's of age.
  • There is a brief non-graphic scene of attempted sexual assault by a male OC in the first scene of the first chapter. A young Buffy is involved but William/Spike is not. Again, it's non-graphic, but please skip that opening scene if it makes you uncomfy!
  • All poetry/quotes/lit references/random history facts etc. will be cited in the endnotes.

1. VOL 1 CH 1: Anywhere, Anywhere, Out of the World by untouchable - Likes: 25 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,414 Hit Count: 983 Published: July 11, 2021

2. VOL 1 CH 2: Loved and Lost by untouchable - Likes: 17 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,646 Hit Count: 628 Published: July 22, 2021

3. VOL 1 CH3: Something Wicked by untouchable - Likes: 20 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,205 Hit Count: 611 Published: August 07, 2021

4. VOL 1 CH 4: Intimations of Immortality by untouchable - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,146 Hit Count: 572 Published: March 05, 2022

A million thanks to my lovely beta, MaggieLaFey! heart

5. VOL 1 CH 5: Hard as Iron by untouchable - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,563 Hit Count: 549 Published: March 21, 2022

Endless gratitude to MaggieLaFey for whipping this chapter into shape. 

6. VOL 1 CH 6: Tomorrow Will Be Dying by untouchable - Likes: 22 Comments: 13 Word Count: 2,678 Hit Count: 509 Published: April 15, 2022

Endless thanks to MaggieLaFey for making this chapter presentable for all you lovely readers.