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Summary: Joseph: Hebrew given name, “God will add/increase.”
 
Aaron: Hebrew given name, “exalted, strong, mountain of strength.”
 
Summers: American family name, “child of Buffy.”
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Who Joseph Aaron’s – Joe to those close to him – parents are to him aren’t who they are to the world, not at first. When he’s old enough to understand the world sees Buffy and Spike where he sees Mama and Papa, he has to learn how to love them all over again. A story of the work of love, the importance of choice, carrying legacies of life and death and power and glory on your shoulders as you go out into the world, and understanding your parents are people the same as you.
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Title comes from the poem "The Tiger" by Nael.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: The Tiger is Out
Categories: Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Other, Spike
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 69
Word count: 192,664 Hit Count: 32,613 ePub Downloads: 174
Published: July 31, 2021 Updated: January 20, 2022


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Story Notes: 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.

1. City of Sacrament by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 29 Comments: 19 Word Count: 1,758 Hit Count: 3,881 Published: July 31, 2021

2. Duplicity by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 21 Comments: 10 Word Count: 4,856 Hit Count: 1,042 Published: August 03, 2021

3. The Burned-Over District by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 22 Comments: 10 Word Count: 1,530 Hit Count: 918 Published: August 05, 2021

4. Learning to Wait by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 21 Comments: 11 Word Count: 4,005 Hit Count: 830 Published: August 08, 2021

5. grown-up kid by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 21 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1,726 Hit Count: 955 Published: August 10, 2021

6. noble work by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 20 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,075 Hit Count: 835 Published: August 12, 2021

7. Full-Body Echoes by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 19 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,821 Hit Count: 772 Published: August 15, 2021

8. Broken Light by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 20 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,594 Hit Count: 759 Published: August 17, 2021

9. Working Models by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 23 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,033 Hit Count: 768 Published: August 19, 2021

10. Commencement by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 15 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,669 Hit Count: 718 Published: August 22, 2021

11. 100 Metres Freestyle by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 18 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,260 Hit Count: 706 Published: August 24, 2021

12. Family Gathering by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,450 Hit Count: 725 Published: August 26, 2021

13. Baruch Dayan HaEmet by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 16 Comments: 9 Word Count: 4,355 Hit Count: 694 Published: August 29, 2021

14. Hearts’ Desire by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 16 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,620 Hit Count: 677 Published: August 31, 2021

15. get to laughing by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 16 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,608 Hit Count: 677 Published: September 02, 2021

16. Nomenclature by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,670 Hit Count: 638 Published: September 05, 2021

17. John Graham Mellor by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 18 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,541 Hit Count: 629 Published: September 07, 2021

18. you see me on the street by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,979 Hit Count: 639 Published: September 09, 2021

19. practicing photography by other means by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 4,017 Hit Count: 581 Published: September 12, 2021

20. part of the new crowd by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 12 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,114 Hit Count: 550 Published: September 14, 2021

21. Lineage by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 14 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1,777 Hit Count: 566 Published: September 16, 2021

22. feel the heat go out by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,039 Hit Count: 548 Published: September 19, 2021

23. pursuing the vocation by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 13 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,031 Hit Count: 544 Published: September 21, 2021

24. spiritual survival by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,410 Hit Count: 539 Published: September 23, 2021

25. Conduct Performance Skill Mastery by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,586 Hit Count: 475 Published: September 26, 2021

26. fit it inside by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 4,349 Hit Count: 465 Published: September 28, 2021

27. through-line by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,966 Hit Count: 441 Published: September 30, 2021

28. something about dancing by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,958 Hit Count: 379 Published: October 03, 2021

29. Boundaries by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,112 Hit Count: 411 Published: October 05, 2021

30. all just light and air by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,024 Hit Count: 405 Published: October 07, 2021

31. break the lock if it don’t fit by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,142 Hit Count: 386 Published: October 10, 2021

32. hold on for your life by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,633 Hit Count: 359 Published: October 12, 2021

33. not allowed the luxury by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,669 Hit Count: 375 Published: October 14, 2021

34. Tikkun Olam by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 9 Word Count: 1,946 Hit Count: 353 Published: October 17, 2021

35. Adjustments by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,210 Hit Count: 372 Published: October 19, 2021

36. Decennial by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,780 Hit Count: 340 Published: October 21, 2021

37. Night Hunt by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 4,264 Hit Count: 316 Published: October 24, 2021

38. checking the horizon by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,571 Hit Count: 311 Published: October 26, 2021

39. Moving On by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,492 Hit Count: 289 Published: October 28, 2021

40. Ice Sailing by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,937 Hit Count: 270 Published: October 30, 2021

41. Dormitory Decorations by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,100 Hit Count: 278 Published: November 02, 2021

42. learning how to learn by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,090 Hit Count: 258 Published: November 04, 2021

43. Heritage by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 7 Comments: 6 Word Count: 4,929 Hit Count: 273 Published: November 07, 2021

44. Between the Sheets by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,618 Hit Count: 272 Published: November 09, 2021

45. Asked and Answered by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 4,440 Hit Count: 263 Published: November 11, 2021

46. with the highest distinction by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,719 Hit Count: 221 Published: November 14, 2021

47. practical understanding by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,540 Hit Count: 206 Published: November 16, 2021

48. Buck Sergeant Duck by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,855 Hit Count: 224 Published: November 18, 2021

49. Parental Introductions by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 7 Word Count: 4,218 Hit Count: 207 Published: November 21, 2021

50. no such thing as normal by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,850 Hit Count: 272 Published: November 23, 2021

51. Names and Faces by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,383 Hit Count: 209 Published: December 09, 2021

52. Breaking It Off by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,607 Hit Count: 208 Published: December 12, 2021

53. core memories by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 14 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,432 Hit Count: 230 Published: December 14, 2021

54. Lady of the Orisons by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,725 Hit Count: 212 Published: December 16, 2021

55. Family History by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,952 Hit Count: 208 Published: December 19, 2021

56. The World’s Scar by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,925 Hit Count: 210 Published: December 21, 2021

57. City of Saint Francis by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,161 Hit Count: 199 Published: December 23, 2021

58. Lessons from the Dead by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,887 Hit Count: 188 Published: December 26, 2021

59. never been a natural by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,904 Hit Count: 192 Published: December 28, 2021

60. Dispelling Common Misconceptions by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 6 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,502 Hit Count: 189 Published: December 30, 2021

61. a well-intentioned man by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 5,141 Hit Count: 220 Published: January 02, 2022

62. take the wonder by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,580 Hit Count: 198 Published: January 04, 2022

63. just a piece of the experience by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,917 Hit Count: 187 Published: January 06, 2022

64. Little Apple by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,493 Hit Count: 196 Published: January 09, 2022

65. tame adventure by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,691 Hit Count: 188 Published: January 11, 2022

66. Encounter by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 4,648 Hit Count: 214 Published: January 13, 2022

67. Tiger Song by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 9 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,677 Hit Count: 199 Published: January 16, 2022

68. Panim Chadashot by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 10 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,566 Hit Count: 213 Published: January 18, 2022

69. back into the world by Cosmic Tuesdays - Likes: 18 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,537 Hit Count: 313 Published: January 20, 2022