Summary: As Riley's heartrate skyrockets towards fatal, and Joyce's health worsens, Buffy and Spike trip over their hatred of each other as it slips downhill into something more. Alternate ending set at the end of Out Of My Mind.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Xander, Dawn, Joyce, Riley Finn
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Fix-It, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Depictions of Bigotry, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 35
Word count: 75,251 Hit Count: 33,308 ePub Downloads: 176
Published: March 11, 2023 Updated: November 18, 2023


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Story Notes: PERFECT BANNER BY CD85!!!
What with the new "Depictions of Bigotry" tag I think that most stories that feature the suck house as a negative should probably have that warning for both Buffy and Riley's unfortunately canon anti-sexworker attitudes, and I would like to take the opportunity to say those views are not mine whatsoever (no sexworker vamps were lanced with a pool queue in the making of this fic) x

1. Chapter 1 by Geliot99 - Likes: 21 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,080 Hit Count: 2,669 Published: March 11, 2023

2. Chapter 2 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,343 Hit Count: 1,191 Published: March 11, 2023

3. Chapter 3 by Geliot99 - Likes: 20 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,306 Hit Count: 1,089 Published: March 11, 2023

4. Chapter 4 by Geliot99 - Likes: 20 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,630 Hit Count: 1,121 Published: March 11, 2023

5. Chapter 5 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,750 Hit Count: 1,076 Published: March 11, 2023

6. Chapter 6 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,132 Hit Count: 1,011 Published: March 11, 2023

7. Chapter 7 by Geliot99 - Likes: 13 Comments: 1 Word Count: 1,885 Hit Count: 942 Published: March 11, 2023

8. Chapter 8 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,951 Hit Count: 954 Published: March 11, 2023

9. Chapter 9 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,608 Hit Count: 946 Published: March 11, 2023

10. Chapter 10 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,024 Hit Count: 960 Published: March 11, 2023

11. Chapter 11 by Geliot99 - Likes: 21 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,803 Hit Count: 932 Published: March 11, 2023

12. Chapter 12 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,538 Hit Count: 949 Published: March 11, 2023

13. Chapter 13 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,466 Hit Count: 909 Published: March 11, 2023

14. Chapter 14 by Geliot99 - Likes: 15 Comments: 2 Word Count: 1,827 Hit Count: 907 Published: March 11, 2023

15. Chapter 15 by Geliot99 - Likes: 15 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,548 Hit Count: 924 Published: March 11, 2023

16. Chapter 16 by Geliot99 - Likes: 15 Comments: 1 Word Count: 2,170 Hit Count: 898 Published: March 11, 2023

17. Chapter 17 by Geliot99 - Likes: 13 Comments: 1 Word Count: 2,803 Hit Count: 875 Published: March 11, 2023

18. Chapter 18 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,625 Hit Count: 908 Published: March 11, 2023

19. Chapter 19 by Geliot99 - Likes: 15 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,235 Hit Count: 936 Published: March 11, 2023

20. Chapter 20 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,800 Hit Count: 928 Published: March 11, 2023

21. Chapter 21 by Geliot99 - Likes: 18 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,228 Hit Count: 922 Published: March 11, 2023

22. Chapter 22 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,933 Hit Count: 903 Published: March 11, 2023

23. Chapter 23 by Geliot99 - Likes: 17 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,544 Hit Count: 905 Published: March 11, 2023

24. Chapter 24 by Geliot99 - Likes: 18 Comments: 2 Word Count: 921 Hit Count: 847 Published: March 11, 2023

25. Chapter 25 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,416 Hit Count: 912 Published: March 11, 2023

26. Chapter 26 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,416 Hit Count: 900 Published: March 11, 2023

27. Chapter 27 by Geliot99 - Likes: 23 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,221 Hit Count: 978 Published: March 11, 2023

28. Chapter 28 by Geliot99 - Likes: 24 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,456 Hit Count: 953 Published: March 15, 2023

29. Chapter 29 by Geliot99 - Likes: 25 Comments: 12 Word Count: 1,405 Hit Count: 814 Published: May 14, 2023

30. Chapter 30 by Geliot99 - Likes: 21 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,765 Hit Count: 730 Published: June 27, 2023

31. Chapter 31 by Geliot99 - Likes: 19 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,308 Hit Count: 668 Published: July 05, 2023

32. Chapter 32 by Geliot99 - Likes: 28 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,571 Hit Count: 785 Published: July 10, 2023

33. Chapter 33 by Geliot99 - Likes: 29 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,589 Hit Count: 679 Published: September 29, 2023

34. Chapter 34 by Geliot99 - Likes: 32 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,433 Hit Count: 578 Published: October 26, 2023

35. Chapter 35 by Geliot99 - Likes: 45 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,521 Hit Count: 604 Published: November 18, 2023