Summary: What if the monks had given Dawn to Spike? It’s two years after the ordeal with Acathla and Buffy never left LA to come back to Sunnydale. She’s lived for years waiting tables as Anne, numb but surviving, until an advertisement for a nanny job forces her to confront her past in the form of one annoying vampire and a TV-obsessed little girl.
Created for the Elysian Fields Called Challenge. Banner made by Dusty.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Glory, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 4
Word count: 8,737 Hit Count: 3,618 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: October 08, 2021 Updated: September 07, 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.
 
Many thanks to my wonderful beta, MaggieLaFey! hearts
 
Special shout out to Dusty for creating this stunning banner! Somehow she got inside my head (maybe there was witchcraft involved?) and created exactly my vision, it’s incredible. 
 
And, of course, I have to say thank you to the site admins, you’ve created such a fun and unique challenge in addition to just keeping the lights on here every day. Y'all rock.

1. One: Duty Calls by untouchable - Likes: 55 Comments: 31 Word Count: 2,685 Hit Count: 1,378 Published: October 08, 2021

2. Two: Old Friends by untouchable - Likes: 48 Comments: 27 Word Count: 2,337 Hit Count: 889 Published: October 15, 2021

Many thanks to MaggieLaFey again for her awesome beta-ing!

Line of dialogue taken from S2 Ep22.

3. Three: Putting the Dent in Al Dente by untouchable - Likes: 41 Comments: 23 Word Count: 2,006 Hit Count: 781 Published: December 06, 2021

Honored to have been author of the month in November, all because of you lovely readers. Thank you for the support!

And much love to MaggieLaFey for her beta skills. heart

4. Chapter 4: Death Wish by untouchable - Likes: 36 Comments: 18 Word Count: 1,709 Hit Count: 570 Published: September 07, 2022

Real life has been a doozy lately. Trying to write while in my own version of Buffy's S6 depression spiral hasn't worked out so well, but I am proud that I scraped this chapter together. Thank you for everyone still reading heart

Unbeta'd because I'm impatient. All mess and mistakes are mine.