Summary: Buffy needed Spike by her side in the coming war, needed her strongest fighter. She appreciated the willingness he had to risk himself to stay beside her, so when she saw that he was hurt, she did something to benefit them both.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 7, Canon-Compliant, Missing Scene, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Challenges: Why is Buffy wearing that scarf in The Killer in Me? (Author's Choice)
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1
Word count: 3,843 Hit Count: 659 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: April 16, 2023 Updated: April 17, 2023

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Story Notes: Written for the Elysian Fields April Challenge Month, in response to this challenge by Lady Emma. 
Thank you to my beta, trevino
Banner by me. 
Title from lyrics by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

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.


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