Wraith by simmony [R]
Summary: Grieving the vampire who died to save her sister hits harder than expected—especially when Buffy’s recurring dream is probably also Spike’s designated hell dimension.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Dirtyaim
Artists: simmony
Categories: Season 5, Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5
Word count: 18,822 Hit Count: 2,311 ePub Downloads: 59
Published: November 26, 2023 Updated: November 30, 2023


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Story Notes: Heya! So this is sort of a weird fic baby of mine I wrote for SAD's Spooky September. It explores the five stages of grief with a Spuffy twist to it. I wrote my bachelor's thesis about grief in 2016, so this has been an interest of mine for a while. I am also notoriously bad at sustaining a spooky vibe in my writing, so I defaulted to "ghosts are spooky, right?" and this story was born.
Please heed the tags, warnings and categories.
Complete at 5 chapters. Will update pretty quickly.
Beta'ed by Dirtyaim (thanks again!)
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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. Denial by simmony - Likes: 23 Comments: 13 Word Count: 3,087 Hit Count: 753 Published: November 26, 2023

2. Bargaining by simmony - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,136 Hit Count: 388 Published: November 27, 2023

3. Anger by simmony - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,540 Hit Count: 368 Published: November 28, 2023

4. Sadness by simmony - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,749 Hit Count: 349 Published: November 29, 2023

5. Acceptance by simmony - Likes: 25 Comments: 15 Word Count: 5,310 Hit Count: 453 Published: November 30, 2023