Summary: After Spike (William Pratt) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Cordelia Chase) is sent to earth to make Spike’s wish come true.
A Secret Santa 2022 gift for StrawberryPoet.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: BewitchedXx
Artists: scratchmeout
Categories: Season 11 (Comic), Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Canon-Compliant
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Ben Wilkinson, Charles Gunn, Cordelia, Kennedy, Lydia
Genres: Angst, Apocalyptic/Dystopian, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Human!Spike, Rape (Implied), Suicidal Ideation
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1
Word count: 4,998 Hit Count: 983 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: December 02, 2022 Updated: December 02, 2022


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Story Notes: A million billion thanks to BewitchedXx for betareading and to scratchmeout for the INSANELY AMAZING artwork (see the poster size at the end!) AND a big thank you to ClowniestLivEver for the title!
Written for the EF Secret Santa 2022 gift exchange for StrawberryPoet who requested: 
Comic (Season Not Specified), Post-Series, Time Travel
Historical, Hurt/Comfort
Something featuring William or human!Spike
Which was tricky, cause I already have a fic that covers almost all of that! So I went a little bit in a different direction, and I hope you like it. 
Disclaimer: This is a work of fan fiction, therefore all characters/settings/music mentioned within belong to their respective creators, not me. I profit exactly zero from having written this. What little plot is original to me, I will take credit for, however.
It’s a Wonderful Life was written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling, based on a story by Philip Van Doren Stern. In addition to the basic plot, I coopted a few lines for this story.

1. Chapter 1 by Lady Emma - Likes: 46 Comments: 27 Word Count: 4,998 Hit Count: 983 Published: December 02, 2022

This is set during season 11 of the comics around issue 4. If you are unfamiliar, the basics you need to know are that Buffy & Spike are together, but they & Willow are living in a demon/magic internment camp where the vampires are underfed, so Buffy is making Spike feed on her.

I stole Rose from the Boom! Studios comics. She's a highlight of the world without shrimp, change my mind. And I made up Kennedy's last name (and threw some nepotism her way).