Summary: Updated!  
15 years have passed since the battle that closed the Hellmouth. Haunted by the actions of her past, Buffy is on the trail of a serial killer who hits far too close to home; another Slayer.
She'll need help from an old friend. Whether she wants it or not.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Canon-Compliant
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Faith Lehane, Original Characters, Oz
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Apocalyptic/Dystopian, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 16
Word count: 39,032 Hit Count: 5,052 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: December 29, 2023 Updated: May 23, 2024


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Story Notes: 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. Chapter 1 by JamesMFan - Likes: 13 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,077 Hit Count: 782 Published: December 29, 2023

2. Chapter 2 by JamesMFan - Likes: 12 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,627 Hit Count: 399 Published: January 01, 2024

3. Chapter 3 by JamesMFan - Likes: 10 Comments: 4 Word Count: 1,420 Hit Count: 404 Published: January 04, 2024

4. Chapter 4 by JamesMFan - Likes: 13 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,562 Hit Count: 374 Published: January 09, 2024

5. Chapter 5 by JamesMFan - Likes: 10 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,565 Hit Count: 370 Published: January 15, 2024

6. Chapter 6 by JamesMFan - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,095 Hit Count: 385 Published: February 02, 2024

7. Chapter 7 by JamesMFan - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,012 Hit Count: 420 Published: February 09, 2024

8. Chapter 8 by JamesMFan - Likes: 7 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,450 Hit Count: 373 Published: February 21, 2024

9. Chapter 9 by JamesMFan - Likes: 9 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,143 Hit Count: 274 Published: March 04, 2024

10. Chapter 10 by JamesMFan - Likes: 9 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,646 Hit Count: 236 Published: March 31, 2024

Poem is 'For women who are difficult to love' by Warsan Shire

11. Chapter 11 by JamesMFan - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,892 Hit Count: 207 Published: April 05, 2024

12. Chapter 12 by JamesMFan - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,467 Hit Count: 165 Published: April 08, 2024

13. Chapter 13 by JamesMFan - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,115 Hit Count: 204 Published: April 18, 2024

14. Chapter 14 by JamesMFan - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,292 Hit Count: 150 Published: April 21, 2024

15. Chapter 15 by JamesMFan - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,146 Hit Count: 204 Published: May 19, 2024

16. Chapter 16 by JamesMFan - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,523 Hit Count: 103 Published: May 23, 2024