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Summary:  
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During the fight for the Gem of Amara, Buffy and Spike get pulled into another dimension. Winner of Best Saga at the Spuffy Awards, Best Buffy Characterization at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, and Judges' Choice Winner at the Rogue Poet Awards!  Mod's Choice Winner and Runner up for Best Long/Saga and Best Alternate Reality at the Fang Fetish Awards!  Thank you all the mods and everyone who voted for me
 
Categories: Award Winners, Season 4, Claim
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 53,647 Hit Count: 64,248 ePub Downloads: 1,640
Published: August 12, 2008 Updated: August 21, 2008
Summary: Picks up at the end of Tabula Rasa. Buffy is in pain and Spike doesn't know how to make it better, but he is more than willing to try.
Originally published in 2007. Edited in 2020.
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,044 Hit Count: 37,941 ePub Downloads: 980
Published: September 02, 2007 Updated: September 22, 2007
Summary: As the Slayer, Buffy Summers is certain she hates the vampire Spike. But when an enchanted book pulls her into a world where she's Lady Elizabeth Summers, trapped on the ship of famed pirate William the Bloody, things start to look a little different…
Winner for Best General 'We Missed the Bed, Again', Best General Fluff, runner up for Best General Humor at the Spuffy Awards Round 8.
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, All Human, Claim, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 63,176 Hit Count: 57,311 ePub Downloads: 773
Published: November 13, 2006 Updated: November 13, 2006
Summary: Spike does something different – faster and more clever – and everything changes. (Goes AU during "The Gift")
Categories: Award Winners, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,865 Hit Count: 6,948 ePub Downloads: 268
Published: September 15, 2007 Updated: September 15, 2007
Summary: Buffy asks Spike to help her with her Thanksgiving dinner and is determined to keep Xander’s prophecy the previous year of a “new tradition” from coming true. The PTB, unfortunately, have other ideas. Season 5: No Glory, Riley, or Dawn.
Runner up for Best Long Story at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005.
Originally published in 2005 for Seasonal Spuffy | Edited in 2019
Series: Holidays on the Hellmouth
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Holiday Fic, Claim, Award Runners-Up, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,055 Hit Count: 21,411 ePub Downloads: 549
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Summary: What if Buffy came back angry instead of incapable of feelings when she was resurrected?
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,118 Hit Count: 29,152 ePub Downloads: 605
Published: June 03, 2008 Updated: June 06, 2008
Summary: Spike and Buffy stuck together for Christmas... (Season 4, post-"Hush")
Runner up for Best General Fluff Award at the Spuffy Awards Round 7.
Categories: Season 4, Holiday Fic, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 36,139 Hit Count: 18,884 ePub Downloads: 384
Published: November 11, 2006 Updated: November 11, 2006
Summary: Spike and Buffy meet again... (Post-NFA)
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Parody, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,943 Hit Count: 2,774 ePub Downloads: 70
Published: March 29, 2008 Updated: March 29, 2008
Summary: A not-so-brilliant idea for a Christmas present goes horribly wrong when Buffy and Spike find themselves literally glued together for the holidays. / Season 4, post-Something Blue. Originally written in 2003/2004; revised in 2017
Categories: Season 4, Holiday Fic, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,472 Hit Count: 22,997 ePub Downloads: 566
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: July 29, 2017
Summary: While under her Will Be Done spell, Willow just happened to say “I don’t care about anything,” and as a result, wanders blithely off as a vengeance demon. Spike and Buffy are left to protect a threatened Xander and a blind Giles while under the effect of a powerful love charm. But all is not happy in paradise – they’re still constantly fighting, and Angel is determined to end the spell they’re under. In a desperate attempt to collect the tattered remains of all their lives, ex-watcher Wesley Windham-Pryce is called in to try and play marriage counselor between the vampire and the slayer. Not entirely as crack fic or as fluffy as the premise would suggest, though it starts funny.



Series: Care Package
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: "I Will Remember You" Memories (Author's Choice of Name), Vengeance Demon Willow, Buffy Calls Angel in "Something Blue" (Author's Choice of Name), Marriage Counselling (Author's Choice of Name) , Infinity Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 72,601 Hit Count: 48,591 ePub Downloads: 647
Published: October 14, 2015 Updated: October 29, 2015
Summary: SpuffyAwards1  RoguePoets  Photobucket SBNOM1

What if when Buffy first arrived in Sunnydale, instead of a souled Angel meaning to help her, she was faced with a soulless Spike, looking to cause trouble and kill his third Slayer?
Runner Up for Best Romance and Best Author at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards!  Nominated for Best Long, Best Romance and Best Spike Characterization at both the Spuffy Awards and the Rogue Poet Awards, and for Best Sex, Best Plot, Best Alternate Reality and Best Spike Characterization at the Spark and Burn Awards!
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 55,654 Hit Count: 66,900 ePub Downloads: 1,515
Published: May 10, 2009 Updated: May 17, 2009
Summary: Fang Fetish 2
This is fluff, a sequel to "Her Way", a romp through all the changes everybody has to go through once Buffy and Spike claim each other. Do read that first, otherwise things might not make sense. Nominated in several categories at the Fang Fetish Awards!
Categories: Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Claim, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,254 Hit Count: 18,827 ePub Downloads: 573
Published: April 06, 2008 Updated: April 06, 2008
Summary: When the Council approaches Buffy with an offer she can't refuse, she finds herself in another world, with Spike as her necessary partner. Set early Season 5.
Winner for Best General Saga at the Spuffy Awards Round 2. Winner for Outstanding Original Character (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 3.
 
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Word count: 222,806 Hit Count: 115,367 ePub Downloads: 1,398
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
Summary:

The holidays were supposed to be a fun-filled time full of presents and overeating, but everything went down the drain when her mother decided to extend charity to a vampire.

The second Spike gave her a challenging smirk and charmed the reason out of her mother, Buffy knew that before the end of Christmas someone would die a painful horrible death. She’d just have to make sure it wasn’t her.

Categories: Holiday Fic, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 68,516 Hit Count: 38,025 ePub Downloads: 603
Published: December 09, 2012 Updated: April 20, 2013
Summary: You know you wanna dance.  Spike knew it, the fans knew it, and this time, Buffy knew it, too.  Begins in the alley scene outside the Bronze during Fool for Love and moves swiftly off-canon.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 46,763 Hit Count: 63,855 ePub Downloads: 1,006
Published: September 14, 2009 Updated: April 19, 2014
Summary: S2 AU.  Following the vampire attack on Sunnydale High in 'School Hard,' Buffy and Drusilla find themselves switching bodies every night between sunset and sunrise. Who do you become when you walk far more than a mile in your enemy's shoes?
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: POV, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: Cursed
Completed: Yes Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 177,421 Hit Count: 141,393 ePub Downloads: 1,254
Published: December 01, 2015 Updated: August 03, 2016
Summary: The summer after Cursed, Joyce, with the help of Lorenzo, learns a little too much about her daughter's boyfriend.
 
 
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,262 Hit Count: 1,733 ePub Downloads: 58
Published: May 17, 2017 Updated: May 17, 2017
Summary: When the Powers that Be decide to "reward" a vampire with a soul, Buffy finds herself forced to realize that maybe things aren't what she always thought they were... (Post-"Chosen" and "Not Fade Away")
Winner for Best Buffy Characterization (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 10
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,016 Hit Count: 40,815 ePub Downloads: 596
Published: November 12, 2006 Updated: November 12, 2006
Summary: Forced to be close together for an infinite amount of time, it stands to reason that mortal enemies would drive each other insane. But when it comes to a self-righteous, uptight slayer and an irritating, chipped vampire, there is no reason.  This story, set just after the end of S4, is full of banter and innuendo, so read on if you are interested.
Also, Riley left to roam the jungle a little earlier so he isn't in the picture.
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 28,483 Hit Count: 25,982 ePub Downloads: 480
Published: December 30, 2009 Updated: February 18, 2010
Summary: Buffy might dream of a normal college life but she got stuck with an annoying vampire instead. Spike’s found the Gem of Amara, but he won’t kill her and has taken to lurking around campus. Things go from bad to worse when they’re both captured by The Initiative and Maggie Walsh takes a special interest. Is Buffy crazy for relying on a vampire to help her put a stop to the professor’s genetic experiments, or is she discovering that normal might be overrated? Begins at Harsh Light of Day before going AU.  
Series: Dreamer-verse
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Clem, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 86,140 Hit Count: 82,253 ePub Downloads: 1,095
Published: March 12, 2016 Updated: April 24, 2016
Summary: Response to Challenge 471 on The Bloodshedverse: Instead of "Crush", Spike decides to slowly and anonymously woo the Slayer... Will Buffy love him back when she discovers the truth?

This first chapter involves a rewriting of the dream sequence at the end of Out of My Mind, and goes A/U from there.
NOMINATED AT THE SUNNYDALE MEMORIAL FANFICTION AWARDS for Best Characterization- Spike, Best Drama, Best Episode Re-Write, Best Original Character- 'Alternate-Faith', the Espresso Pump Waitress, Best Conventional Pairing, Best Plot, Best Romance and Best Unfinished.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Giles, Harmony, Joyce, Other, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Fighting, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 109 Table of Contents
Word count: 178,025 Hit Count: 257,739 ePub Downloads: 1,267
Published: November 30, 2011 Updated: October 27, 2017
Summary: During season five, a powerless Buffy needs to make a play for time to keep herself alive and keep Glory and company away from her family. Buffy's not sure if Spike will come through for her, especially when he might finally have a chance to get rid of her. His actions convince Buffy that he is more than an ally, he's a friend, and opens her eyes to the possibility that he's even more than that. Challenge response.
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: Trapped (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,686 Hit Count: 25,442 ePub Downloads: 507
Published: October 07, 2015 Updated: January 26, 2016
Summary: The  First wasn't stupid, it had to know that Spike would win against Wood in that garage.  Even if the fight wasn't fair.  Even with the trigger driving him mad.
So it stepped in.
Just a single moment of intervention - and everything is different. One tiny second of distraction, and Buffy's world ends.  She wasn't ready for him to be gone.

Starts with "Lies my Parents Told Me" and veers sharply into AU.
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Categories: Season 7
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 94,946 Hit Count: 75,143 ePub Downloads: 524
Published: March 24, 2016 Updated: August 06, 2018
Summary: The Slayer’s friends treat a very reluctant Buffy to a Valentine’s Day surprise in hopes of uplifting her spirits.
Edited in 2021
Categories: Post-Series, Claim, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN, Porn w/ Plot, Resurrection, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Fetish, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,637 Hit Count: 5,329 ePub Downloads: 284
Published: January 05, 2007 Updated: January 05, 2007
Summary: A hundred and forty-seven days after Spike dies in the Hellmouth, a grieving Buffy returns to Sunnydale.
Nominated for Best Short in the Rogue Poet Awards and the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards, and for Best Future Fic and Best Reconciliation at the Spark and Burn Awards!
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Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Claim
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Fred, Lorne, Spike, Wesley
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,319 Hit Count: 10,700 ePub Downloads: 643
Published: November 04, 2007 Updated: November 05, 2007
Summary: The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man that is surprisingly familiar to her.
Runner up for Best William Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005. Judge's Choice winner at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.

Categories: Season 5, Time Travel, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 67 Table of Contents
Word count: 257,843 Hit Count: 156,010 ePub Downloads: 1,507
Published: January 09, 2007 Updated: June 16, 2011
Summary: A spell gone awry transports Buffy to the old west, where she meets a cowboy who turns her world upside down. Set during S5 episode "Crush". Fantastic banner by pfeifferpack!
Series: Spellbound
Categories: Season 5, Historical, All Human
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Historical, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 65,985 Hit Count: 33,840 ePub Downloads: 506
Published: May 13, 2016 Updated: December 11, 2016
Summary: Buffy finds out Spike is alive, but still a ghost. Plenty of Spuffy love and Angel  and company are only window dressing.   Set in "Angel" season 5, after episode "Hell Bound".
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,560 Hit Count: 13,943 ePub Downloads: 161
Published: October 12, 2009 Updated: November 27, 2009
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After Spike burns up in the Hellmouth, Buffy demands that the Oracles send her back in time.  Judges' Choice Winner at the Spark and Burn Awards and Runner Up for Best NC17 and Best Pairing at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards!  Nominated in several categories at the Fang Fetish Awards, the Spuffy Awards, and the Rogue Poet Awards!
Categories: Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Drusilla, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,386 Hit Count: 44,757 ePub Downloads: 1,135
Published: March 04, 2008 Updated: March 04, 2008
Summary: Fang Fetish 2 Photobucket SpuffyAwards
After 'Not Fade Away' Spike finds himself resurrected yet again and sent back in time by the PTB to fix things for Buffy.
Winner of Best Spike Characterization and Runner Up for Best New Author and Best Plot in the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards!  Winner of Judges' Choice Award and Runner Up for Best Short, Best Sleeper and Best Fluffy in the Fang Fetish Awards! Nominated in several categories in the Spuffy Awards!
Categories: Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Claim, Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Spike, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,230 Hit Count: 27,570 ePub Downloads: 781
Published: January 04, 2008 Updated: January 04, 2008