Summary: Adam and the Initiative have been taken down, and Spike is now working with the Scoobies. What in the world comes next in an AU Season 4? Two words: Faith and Dawn.
Series: Spike and the Scoobies
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Other, Riley Finn, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5
Word count: 45,877 Hit Count: 4,321 ePub Downloads: 84
Published: July 07, 2022 Updated: August 04, 2022


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Story Notes: This story is written for the Elysian Fields Mystery Fic-A-Thon 2022 and is a sequel to my July 2021 Mystery Event story A Little Night Chaos.
 
[If you haven’t read that story or would like a brief recap, here are the main plot points: Spike (and Ethan Rayne) team up with the Scoobies to take down the Initiative. That happens in the timeline of “A New Man” and “The I in Team” and ends with the defeat of Adam and dismantling of the Initiative. Spike’s chip became disabled during the fight with Adam. In the aftermath, Spike promises Buffy he’ll continue eating bagged blood and in return Buffy will keep the secret of his disabled chip. Riley is in the hospital and Buffy has decided she just wants to be friends.]
 
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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. Chapter 1 by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 11,887 Hit Count: 1,396 Published: July 07, 2022

This chapter mirrors the events of (and uses dialogue from) “This Year’s Girl” though with some differences due to changes in relationships in this AU. I’ve also compressed the timeline from the original since we don’t have Initiative stuff going on here.

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2. Chapter 2 by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 7,116 Hit Count: 740 Published: July 10, 2022

This chapter mirrors the events of (and uses dialogue from) “Who Are You?” and “Buffy vs. Dracula” though with some differences due to changes in relationships and timeline in this AU.

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3. Chapter 3 by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 5 Word Count: 9,135 Hit Count: 716 Published: July 21, 2022

This chapter mirrors some of the events of (and uses dialogue from) “Who Are You?” and "No Place Like Home" though with some differences due to changes in relationships and timeline in this AU.

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4. Chapter 4 by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 8,260 Hit Count: 710 Published: July 28, 2022

This chapter mirrors some of the events of (and uses dialogue from) “No Place Like Home” though with some differences due to changes in relationships and timeline in this AU.

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5. Chapter 5 by the_big_bad - Likes: 25 Comments: 13 Word Count: 9,479 Hit Count: 759 Published: August 04, 2022

This chapter mirrors some of the events of (and uses dialogue from) “Blood Ties” and “Never Leave Me” though with some differences due to changes in relationships and timeline in this AU.

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