Summary: It’s not some storybook pure love.
Snippets of a post-Chosen world where Buffy and Spike are healing—separately and together— reforming a partnership, and letting their adventures carry them across the globe. Oh, and kissing. They kiss a lot.
What stays… what’s always there… is love.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Dawn
Genres: Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5
Word count: 1,456 Hit Count: 1,154 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: July 14, 2023 Updated: July 19, 2023

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Story Notes: These are my first ever drabbles, so I decided to keep them only loosely connected and more free-form with no word count goals.
Title plus opening and closing lines of the summary are borrowed from the comics. 

Banner made by me. 


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. Romantic, Innit? by noctilucent - Likes: 15 Comments: 8 Word Count: 128 Hit Count: 434 Published: July 14, 2023

The prompt: Tunnel of Love

2. She Is Loved by noctilucent - Likes: 14 Comments: 8 Word Count: 209 Hit Count: 206 Published: July 15, 2023

The prompt: Diary

Note: Mention of mental health struggles and therapy. It’s not explicit, and ends on a positive note. 

3. Niblet Turns Eighteen by noctilucent - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 471 Hit Count: 195 Published: July 16, 2023

The prompt: Photobooth

Thank you to the_big_bad for beta reading!

4. I Will Give It Back Tomorrow, I Swear by noctilucent - Likes: 10 Comments: 7 Word Count: 319 Hit Count: 174 Published: July 18, 2023

The prompt: Ephemeral

Please note the new warning added, sexual situations, applies to this chapter. (It’s not exactly smut, but it did get a little sexy, didn’t it?) 

Title from lyrics by the The Cure

5. Tiny Pictures by noctilucent - Likes: 16 Comments: 9 Word Count: 329 Hit Count: 145 Published: July 19, 2023

The prompt: Lost Heirloom