Dream by Dusty [R]
Summary: What's a dream? And will it bring her back?
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality, Drabbles, Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 53
Word count: 5,300 Hit Count: 16,288 ePub Downloads: 61
Published: July 01, 2023 Updated: July 22, 2023


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Story Notes: I've had this idea percolating for a while. I love drabbles and something I'm excited to explore with these ones is writing in present tense. Present tense just has a dreamy quality to me, and I've always been oddly daunted by changing my writing style to the present tense for something longer. So I'm going to explore that in little bite-sized pieces. This will ultimately be a real story, not random things collected beneath one drabble umbrella. I am excited to see how it goes!
 
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1. Chapter 1 by Dusty - Likes: 29 Comments: 18 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 1,144 Published: July 01, 2023

I do not always plan to rhyme or be poetic for this story, but if I start accidentally rhyming I am just going to roll with it. Drabbles bring out the poetry in me sometimes.

Prompt: Dream

2. Chapter 2 by Dusty - Likes: 24 Comments: 15 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 396 Published: July 02, 2023

3. Chapter 3 by Dusty - Likes: 20 Comments: 11 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 375 Published: July 02, 2023

4. Chapter 4 by Dusty - Likes: 23 Comments: 10 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 360 Published: July 03, 2023

5. Chapter 5 by Dusty - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 354 Published: July 03, 2023

Thanks so much for all the support so far, everyone.

6. Chapter 6 by Dusty - Likes: 19 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 326 Published: July 04, 2023

7. Chapter 7 by Dusty - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 338 Published: July 04, 2023

8. Chapter 8 by Dusty - Likes: 20 Comments: 9 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 342 Published: July 05, 2023

9. Chapter 9 by Dusty - Likes: 19 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 314 Published: July 05, 2023

10. Chapter 10 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 306 Published: July 05, 2023

11. Chapter 11 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 302 Published: July 06, 2023

12. Chapter 12 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 293 Published: July 06, 2023

13. Chapter 13 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 292 Published: July 06, 2023

14. Chapter 14 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 293 Published: July 07, 2023

Prompt: Sex on the beach

15. Chapter 15 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 283 Published: July 07, 2023

Prompt: Jealous Buffy

16. Chapter 16 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 292 Published: July 07, 2023

Prompt: Faith

17. Chapter 17 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 283 Published: July 08, 2023

18. Chapter 18 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 268 Published: July 08, 2023

19. Chapter 19 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 277 Published: July 08, 2023

20. Chapter 20 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 289 Published: July 08, 2023

21. Chapter 21 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 283 Published: July 09, 2023

22. Chapter 22 by Dusty - Likes: 15 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 276 Published: July 09, 2023

23. Chapter 23 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 264 Published: July 09, 2023

24. Chapter 24 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 280 Published: July 10, 2023

25. Chapter 25 by Dusty - Likes: 16 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 280 Published: July 10, 2023

26. Chapter 26 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 286 Published: July 10, 2023

27. Chapter 27 by Dusty - Likes: 15 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 268 Published: July 11, 2023

28. Chapter 28 by Dusty - Likes: 14 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 268 Published: July 11, 2023

29. Chapter 29 by Dusty - Likes: 16 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 300 Published: July 11, 2023

30. Chapter 30 by Dusty - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 291 Published: July 12, 2023

31. Chapter 31 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 286 Published: July 12, 2023

32. Chapter 32 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 10 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 282 Published: July 12, 2023

Well I got an error when I posted the last one and my story didn't appear in the most recent updates, so I guess I'll solve this problem by updating it again. Oh, darn!

33. Chapter 33 by Dusty - Likes: 17 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 290 Published: July 13, 2023

34. Chapter 34 by Dusty - Likes: 16 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 274 Published: July 13, 2023

35. Chapter 35 by Dusty - Likes: 15 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 279 Published: July 14, 2023

36. Chapter 36 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 300 Published: July 14, 2023

37. Chapter 37 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 284 Published: July 15, 2023

Happy birthday to me, enjoy some more drabblys! (see how it had to rhyme even if I had to break the English language to do it?)

38. Chapter 38 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 269 Published: July 15, 2023

39. Chapter 39 by Dusty - Likes: 20 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 293 Published: July 15, 2023

40. Chapter 40 by Dusty - Likes: 20 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 320 Published: July 16, 2023

41. Chapter 41 by Dusty - Likes: 19 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 310 Published: July 16, 2023

42. Chapter 42 by Dusty - Likes: 21 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 287 Published: July 17, 2023

43. Chapter 43 by Dusty - Likes: 14 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 282 Published: July 18, 2023

44. Chapter 44 by Dusty - Likes: 13 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 267 Published: July 18, 2023

45. Chapter 45 by Dusty - Likes: 14 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 266 Published: July 19, 2023

46. Chapter 46 by Dusty - Likes: 18 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 269 Published: July 19, 2023

47. Chapter 47 by Dusty - Likes: 16 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 270 Published: July 20, 2023

48. Chapter 48 by Dusty - Likes: 19 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 270 Published: July 20, 2023

49. Chapter 49 by Dusty - Likes: 14 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 249 Published: July 21, 2023

50. Chapter 50 by Dusty - Likes: 15 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 245 Published: July 21, 2023

51. Chapter 51 by Dusty - Likes: 14 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 270 Published: July 22, 2023

52. Chapter 52 by Dusty - Likes: 15 Comments: 8 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 242 Published: July 22, 2023

Prompt - umbrella (BINGO BABY)

53. Chapter 53 by Dusty - Likes: 31 Comments: 14 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 258 Published: July 22, 2023