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Summary: Post Chosen and Not Fade Away, not comic compliant. After watching Spike die a second time, Buffy, with Giles by her side visits Spike’s human grave, having no idea the life altering revelation it will lead to.
Six years later, most the world, along with almost everyone Buffy has ever cared about, is gone, and all she has left is the fight. At least, that’s all she has until an old friend comes to her with an opportunity, a chance to change things, to make everything right.
Two weeks later, after her conditions are agreed to, Buffy and Giles’s mind and souls are sent back to their younger bodies, where it is two days before thanksgiving 1999. While there are a lot of things, they both want to change, and things they know they need to, what they are most determined to do is make sure Spike is treated the way he deserves.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Andrew Wells, Anne Pratt, Anya, Dawn, Ensemble, Ethan Rayne, Faith Lehane, Joyce, Tara
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Resurrection
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 44
Word count: 154,881 Hit Count: 34,158 ePub Downloads: 259
Published: September 22, 2023 Updated: January 26, 2024


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1. Chapter 1 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 31 Comments: 26 Word Count: 4,214 Hit Count: 3,681 Published: September 22, 2023

2. Chapter 2 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 22 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,166 Hit Count: 999 Published: September 25, 2023

I just want to say thank you so much for the incredible response to the last chapter. I am so used to not getting comments on stories from ‘older fandoms’ so I am so amazed at how many comments I have gotten. I am so inspired for this story, I am quiet a few chapters ahead, but I am also debating several things that I am trying to decide on, which may temporarily slow down how fast I can write, but once I make those decisions I should be able to write quicker again. Thank you so much for your support. I see that a lot of stories have banners, I have no idea how to create that so if anyone could help me out with that, I’d appreciate it.

3. Chapter 3 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 9 Word Count: 4,973 Hit Count: 943 Published: September 27, 2023

4. Chapter 4 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 27 Comments: 13 Word Count: 3,666 Hit Count: 948 Published: September 29, 2023

5. Chapter 5 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 22 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,268 Hit Count: 903 Published: October 01, 2023

I would love to have someone who could talk this story through with me. If you are interested in being that person please let me know. 

6. Chapter 6 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 21 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,214 Hit Count: 924 Published: October 03, 2023

7. Chapter 7 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 19 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,493 Hit Count: 838 Published: October 04, 2023

8. Chapter 8 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,615 Hit Count: 844 Published: October 05, 2023

9. Chapter 9 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 20 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,461 Hit Count: 760 Published: October 06, 2023

10. Chapter 10 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 18 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,346 Hit Count: 848 Published: October 07, 2023

11. Chapter 11 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 25 Comments: 12 Word Count: 5,418 Hit Count: 839 Published: October 08, 2023

12. Chapter 12 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 23 Comments: 14 Word Count: 3,326 Hit Count: 907 Published: October 09, 2023

13. Chapter 13 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 28 Comments: 14 Word Count: 4,396 Hit Count: 873 Published: October 11, 2023

14. Chapter 14 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 13 Word Count: 4,240 Hit Count: 830 Published: October 13, 2023

15. Chapter 15 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 23 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,454 Hit Count: 778 Published: October 15, 2023

Thank you for the support with this story. I really hope you like this one. I don’t think I have overthought anything as much as I overthought the end of this chapter when I was originally writing it, so I hope you like it.

Side note, I am 20 chapters in front of what has been posted, and because I’m going interstate next weekend to see Wickard live I will update multiple chapters on Thursday, so hope you enjoy that.

16. Chapter 16 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 22 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,318 Hit Count: 739 Published: October 17, 2023

17. Chapter 17 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 21 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,234 Hit Count: 767 Published: October 19, 2023

18. Chapter 18 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 23 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,747 Hit Count: 740 Published: October 22, 2023

19. Chapter 19 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 24 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,240 Hit Count: 763 Published: October 24, 2023

20. Chapter 20 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 25 Comments: 13 Word Count: 3,245 Hit Count: 745 Published: October 26, 2023

21. Chapter 21 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 24 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,363 Hit Count: 699 Published: October 29, 2023

22. Chapter 22 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 19 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,251 Hit Count: 711 Published: October 31, 2023

23. Chapter 23 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 24 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,427 Hit Count: 746 Published: November 02, 2023

24. Chapter 24 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 13 Word Count: 3,800 Hit Count: 682 Published: November 04, 2023

25. Chapter 25 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 24 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,437 Hit Count: 672 Published: November 07, 2023

26. Chapter 26 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 22 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,623 Hit Count: 642 Published: November 08, 2023

27. Chapter 27 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,483 Hit Count: 660 Published: November 10, 2023

28. Chapter 28 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,231 Hit Count: 643 Published: November 12, 2023

29. Chapter 29 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 23 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,685 Hit Count: 678 Published: November 15, 2023

30. Chapter 30 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,359 Hit Count: 711 Published: November 20, 2023

31. Chapter 31 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 24 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,209 Hit Count: 641 Published: November 27, 2023

32. Chapter 32 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 23 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,581 Hit Count: 629 Published: December 01, 2023

33. Chapter 33 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 30 Comments: 15 Word Count: 3,284 Hit Count: 678 Published: December 07, 2023

34. Chapter 34 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 22 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,201 Hit Count: 606 Published: December 13, 2023

35. Chapter 35 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 26 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,448 Hit Count: 559 Published: December 19, 2023

36. Chapter 36 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 22 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,308 Hit Count: 576 Published: December 21, 2023

37. Chapter 37 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 21 Comments: 10 Word Count: 4,042 Hit Count: 548 Published: December 24, 2023

38. Chapter 38 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 17 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,137 Hit Count: 498 Published: December 27, 2023

39. Chapter 39 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 20 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,312 Hit Count: 506 Published: December 30, 2023

40. Chapter 40 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 21 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,050 Hit Count: 497 Published: January 04, 2024

41. Chapter 41 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 21 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,239 Hit Count: 502 Published: January 10, 2024

42. Chapter 42 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 18 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,083 Hit Count: 470 Published: January 15, 2024

43. Chapter 43 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 17 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,132 Hit Count: 441 Published: January 19, 2024

44. Chapter 44 by charmed4lifekaren - Likes: 20 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,162 Hit Count: 494 Published: January 26, 2024