Summary: After Willow flays Warren, D’Hoffryn makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Later, furious about Spike, Dawn makes a wish.
 
(A story about love, forgiveness, and what it means to be good when you have scabbed knuckles.)
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6, Wishverse, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, HEA/HFN, Mystery, Queer Themes, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 22
Word count: 67,902 Hit Count: 6,376 ePub Downloads: 86
Published: June 03, 2023 Updated: October 10, 2023


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Story Notes: Hello friends, and welcome to my baby. Prepare yourself for some heartbreak, some character introspection, and a whole lotta commentary on what it means to be good. To balance out all that, it also has sweet morsels of young love, sisterhood, found family, and a whole ton of wish-verse shenanigans. 

A couple warnings:

This story deals with the emotional aftermath of Seeing Red. It is one of the inciting incidents for the conflict. That being said, it is never discussed in graphic detail, and it’s not really the focus of the story itself. Decide to forge ahead accordingly dependent on your comfort level.

The Spuffy will take a bit to really kick off due to where the story starts and Dawn’s feelings on the matter, but I promise we get there. 

Lastly, I’m in love with this story, have it all planned out and almost all written, and I’m excited to share it with you all. We’re looking at about 20-ish chapters

Incredible Banner is by Irandamay!!!
 
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. Prolouge - Winter by LJ94 - Likes: 10 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,056 Hit Count: 904 Published: June 03, 2023

Just a little prologue - I'll be posting Ch 1 right after

2. Chapter 1 - Dawn by LJ94 - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 4,357 Hit Count: 387 Published: June 03, 2023

3. Chapter 2 - Aud by LJ94 - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,995 Hit Count: 350 Published: June 06, 2023

4. Chapter 3 - Giles by LJ94 - Likes: 10 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,030 Hit Count: 345 Published: June 09, 2023

5. Chapter 4 - Lessons by LJ94 - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,670 Hit Count: 354 Published: June 12, 2023

6. Chapter 5 - Buffy by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,867 Hit Count: 327 Published: June 18, 2023

Some S1 Dawn-verse flashbacks for y'all

7. Chapter 6 - Tara by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,546 Hit Count: 312 Published: June 20, 2023

8. Chapter 7 - Xander by LJ94 - Likes: 9 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,331 Hit Count: 320 Published: June 24, 2023

9. Chapter 8 - Joyce by LJ94 - Likes: 7 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,151 Hit Count: 287 Published: June 26, 2023

10. Chapter 9 - Spike by LJ94 - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,452 Hit Count: 263 Published: July 01, 2023

11. Chapter 10 - Girls by LJ94 - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 1,949 Hit Count: 253 Published: July 08, 2023

12. Chapter 11 - Better Days by LJ94 - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,761 Hit Count: 235 Published: July 12, 2023

13. Chapter 12 - Jenny by LJ94 - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,196 Hit Count: 195 Published: July 17, 2023

14. Chapter 13 - A Bathtub, a Phone Call, and a Wedding by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,851 Hit Count: 192 Published: July 21, 2023

This is a fun one - get ready for S4 flashback shenanigans!

15. Chapter 14 - Sarah by LJ94 - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,771 Hit Count: 188 Published: July 25, 2023

16. Chapter 15 - Luna by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,465 Hit Count: 211 Published: July 31, 2023

17. Chapter 16 - First Dates by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 4,039 Hit Count: 207 Published: August 05, 2023

18. Chapter 17 - Revelations Part 1 by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 1 Word Count: 6,128 Hit Count: 206 Published: August 11, 2023

19. Chapter 18 - Revelations Part 2 by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 7,161 Hit Count: 192 Published: August 31, 2023

Making up for the sudden hiatus with this absolute bonkers chapter. 

20. Chapter 19 - Mausoleum by LJ94 - Likes: 8 Comments: 2 Word Count: 1,542 Hit Count: 214 Published: September 02, 2023

The one you've all been waiting for

21. Chapter 20 - Skin by LJ94 - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,923 Hit Count: 213 Published: October 07, 2023

Apologies for the hiatus! Life has been a nightmare lol

22. Chapter 21 - Strong by LJ94 - Likes: 9 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,661 Hit Count: 220 Published: October 10, 2023

Trigger warning for mentions of SR. Also just a general warning that this chapter is a bit heavy. If its been a while since you read chapter 1, and you're feeling confused, I might recommend re-reading to get an idea of where certain characters left off.