Penname: Cathreyn
Real Name: Catherine
Member Since: August 26, 2020
Last Active: August 17, 2022
Membership Status: Member
Skin: dead poets society
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Big BtVS fan. Shush! But I wasn't that young when it came out first so could fully empathise with all the relationship crap and how it might happen. Hated the ending and I'm always looking for a redo that pays homage to the character arcs. Can't help it but I love a happy ending.

I'm Irish living in Dublin and work in a medical field. I have a daughter, a husband and a very cheeky bulldog. The bulldog is the boss. I don't write anything that isn't to do with my job but I am a voracious reader and have been all my life. Really like it here on EF as there is so much talent. I really like good characters and a good plot but I love when a story is well written i love words and the power behind them.

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Favorite Stories
Summary: Buffy's new boss is an ass. At least that's the way her coworker describes him to her on her first day. And after the way their first official meeting goes, she's pretty quick to agree. He's arrogant, stubborn, an editorial genius and impossibly magnetic.
And she's met him once before. 
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human
Characters: None
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 295,467 Hit Count: 46,072 ePub Downloads: 438
Published: November 25, 2015 Updated: March 31, 2021
Summary: Things go a little differently during Something Blue. After sharing an intimate encounter with Spike during the Will Be Done spell, Buffy finds it difficult to get back to normal. And being kidnapped by the Initiative certainly doesn’t help.
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Romance, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 41,708 Hit Count: 22,695 ePub Downloads: 223
Published: April 10, 2019 Updated: August 24, 2021
Summary: Buffy has been an amazingly effective Slayer.  To honor that, the Powers That Be grant her a one-time boon.  The only catch?  Her friends get to pick it for her.  Written for the Elysian Fields ‘Called Challenge'. Banner made by Amina.
Categories: Season 6, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 79,686 Hit Count: 24,515 ePub Downloads: 192
Published: October 03, 2021 Updated: June 17, 2022
Summary: Modern AU. Buffy Summers is just a normal college girl until Spike turns up as a ghost. Not everything is as it seems.
Banner by the endlessly talented OffYourBird!
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,248 Hit Count: 1,380 ePub Downloads: 18
Published: August 13, 2020 Updated: November 05, 2020
Summary: She'd kicked his butt, taken the Gem and sent it off to Angel. Buffy thought she'd seen the last of Spike. Clearly, she’d been too optimistic. That he was in her house, in her room, waking her out of a sound sleep and asking for (okay, demanding) her help meant that something had to be majorly wrong. They weren't due for another apocalypse, but...why else would a vampire make a truce with the Slayer?
Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Award Winner, Round 24 for: Best Author, Best Unfinished, Best Angst (Spike Pairing), Best Pairing (Conventional), Best Plot (Spuffy), Best Episode Re-Write, and Best Male Characterization (Spike)
Categories: Award Winners, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,452 Hit Count: 89,005 ePub Downloads: 1,117
Published: May 02, 2011 Updated: March 20, 2016
Summary: In a world where soulmates have the ability to write on each other's skin, Spike finds himself shackled to a five-year-old Buffy who--for once--listens to her mother's advice about not handing out personal information. With no way of tracking the annoyance down, Spike is forced to endure a decade of unavoidable communication.
When Spike finally arrives in Sunnydale and discovers his soulmate is none other than the slayer, he revels in the notion of a destined death match, but the Powers That Be have other plans...
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Oz, Spike, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dark, Drama, Dramedy, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 49 Table of Contents
Word count: 203,679 Hit Count: 84,007 ePub Downloads: 810
Published: August 25, 2017 Updated: December 14, 2021
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: 156,016 ePub Downloads: 1,507
Published: January 09, 2007 Updated: June 16, 2011
Summary: ‘Journeys' picks up very shortly after the events of ‘The Gift'. Part One, Promise to a Lady, takes place in the summer between seasons five and six. Some plot points from early season 6, even some scenes, and an occasional direct line of dialogue, have been downright stolen by me and incorporated into Part Two of ‘Journeys', called Awakenings.
It is Spike's struggle, his journey, that intrigues me as has that of no other fictional character, ever. I'm deeply grateful to JW, who created this fascinating and complex character, to the writers who added their own twists to Spike, and to JM who, through talent and that unbelievably expressive face, brought him vividly to life in all his wildly colourful shades of grey, and forced me to care about his story. I thank all of them.
‘Journeys' has angst, sex, some attempts at humour, dozens of extremely sappy scenes (you have been warned!), and some actual plot. Who knew? Most of all, it has, I hope, love. While it is primarily a Spike-centric story, it is also Buffy/Spike.
posted by EF for the author
Winner for Best WIP, Runner up for Best Characterization at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2004. Runner up for Best General Saga at the Spuffy Awards Round 2. Winner for Best Spike Characterization (Readers' Choice), Best General 'We Missed the Bed, Again' (Readers' Choice), Best General Angst (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 3.
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 53,928 Hit Count: 11,361 ePub Downloads: 270
Published: December 03, 2006 Updated: September 28, 2015
Summary: Post-Not Fade Away. Buffy seeks Spike's remains, but then finds him in the most unusal place.
Winner for Best Buffy Characterization at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18. Winner for Best WIP, runner up for Best Angst, Best Buffy Characterization, Best Future Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2006.
 
Categories: Post-Series, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 110,038 Hit Count: 60,657 ePub Downloads: 983
Published: February 27, 2015 Updated: February 27, 2015
Summary: Spike knows nothing about the woman who visits him night after night, not even her name.



This story was posted in its entirety on TSR. Just wanted to post it here as well.
Categories: Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 89,773 Hit Count: 13,366 ePub Downloads: 204
Published: September 26, 2012 Updated: September 26, 2012
Summary: Spike never has behaved the way Buffy expected... not even when he's a feral demon.
Buffy wakes up weak, injured, in chains, and at the complete mercy of her mortal enemy.  Yet instead of torturing and killing her, Spike frees her and tends her wounds.  She can't ask him why, because he's nonverbal.  She has no choice except to believe the unsouled, feral demon cares for her.  The two of them form a bond, depending on each other to escape.  By the time Buffy and Spike get free of the Mayor's clutches, everything between them has changed... as has everything Buffy thought she knew about demons.
Based on the 'Protective, feral Spike' challenge by pfeifferpack; if this fic is good, it's because of her amazing outline of a challenge.  Many thanks to the fabulous Pencilcomet for her work beta reading and making the story better -- you are much appreciated!  The incredible banner is by Versheenah, an amazing and generous artist.  Thank you so, so much, with many bravas! and bouquets!
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Giles, Joyce, Maggie Walsh, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Mr. Trick, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: protective feral Spike
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 63,892 Hit Count: 62,923 ePub Downloads: 834
Published: April 30, 2019 Updated: November 01, 2019
Summary: Reunion Challenge Fic!  This story is set immediately following the events of Never Fade Away. 
 
She never thought she’d set eyes on him again.  How many times had she imagined running into him in some far flung cemetery while on patrol?  They would take out the foe and then fall back into their familiar bantering like they hadn’t missed a moment.  Things would be normal and easy.  And now, here he was.  And things certainly didn’t seem normal or easy.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Charles Gunn, Dawn, Giles, Illyria, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,924 Hit Count: 1,491 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: October 02, 2017 Updated: October 02, 2017
Summary: Instead of sending Buffy on to her well-deserved reward, Glory's portal spits Buffy out into Spike's evil past.  Written for Seasonal Spuffy, this story is complete (there will be 20 chapters total).
WARNING:  This is about an EVIL Spike, so he is going to be... evil.  Most of his evil will be committed off-screen, however.
 
RUNNER UP:  STORYTELLER CATEGORY, R12 of the Wicked Awards.
 
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Pre-Series, Season 5, Time Travel, Historical, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 46,928 Hit Count: 38,738 ePub Downloads: 610
Published: December 08, 2012 Updated: February 01, 2013
Summary: Buffy's been dreaming about Spike. A lot. And as the dreams get more frequent, and more real, so does the unexplainable connection she's been feeling with the bleached vampire. 
Spike's noticed that there's something a little off with the Slayer...but maybe something's a little off with him, too. 
 
 **Nominated at the Sunnydale Memorial Fanficiton Awards (Round 32) for Best Plot, Best Romance, Best NC-17, Best Pairing (Conventional), Best Episode Re-write, Best Unfinished and Best Characterization (Spike)**


Series: Connections and Calculations
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Challenges: Out of Her Mind
Completed: Yes Chapters: 49 Table of Contents
Word count: 386,076 Hit Count: 193,911 ePub Downloads: 2,142
Published: June 21, 2015 Updated: January 18, 2016
Summary: It was equal parts exhilarating and terrifying.
 
A holiday season follow up to last year's Krampusnacht set one year later.
Series: Summers' Winters
Categories: Holiday Fic, Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship, Humor, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,760 Hit Count: 4,440 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: December 25, 2020 Updated: January 27, 2021
Summary: Spike finally realizes that Buffy means it this time; she's ending their not-a-relationship for good. It's over and he is devastated. He knows that magic comes with a cost, but desperate times call for desperate measures. There's got to be something to help ease the pain. He heads to The Magic Box hoping to make a deal with Anya, only to find her chatting all cozy-like with the demon who once called herself Halfrek and broke his pathetic human self's heart. That's okay. There are other places in Sunnydale where a clever vamp can find himself a spot of magic. In fact, Spike might just know himself a rather softhearted witch. Will Tara give him the magic he wants? Or might she just give him something even better?
Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,290 Hit Count: 18,334 ePub Downloads: 256
Published: April 03, 2020 Updated: May 08, 2020
Summary: What if Spike had actually saved Dawn, and thus saved Buffy, in The Gift? Does being a reluctant hero change your status with the people who are reluctant to admit your heroics? And would Buffy know it if the ending of her story was supposed to be different? Short novel/long novella length.
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,509 Hit Count: 6,208 ePub Downloads: 291
Published: November 22, 2006 Updated: November 22, 2006
Summary: Spike's demon gets a chance in the driver's seat and is immediately faced with a puzzling conundrum: how do pants work?
Series: Vs.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,726 Hit Count: 5,481 ePub Downloads: 198
Published: December 22, 2015 Updated: December 22, 2015
Summary: William has been in love with Buffy since they first met, but Buffy's always been elusive, popular, seemingly uninterested. Buffy has always been interested in William but insecure in her ability to attract him. she goes away to college, leaving William as a senior in high school? will they ever get together?
Categories: All Human
Characters: None
Genres: Drama, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,886 Hit Count: 647 ePub Downloads: 63
Published: November 22, 2006 Updated: November 22, 2006
Summary: Is it so much to ask- that Buffy just love him back?
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,695 Hit Count: 4,362 ePub Downloads: 160
Published: March 03, 2015 Updated: March 03, 2015
Summary: For Buffy's eighteenth birthday, Angel gives her a book of poetry.  This is the story of a book that meant something and a message written inside that meant less than it appeared.
 
Thanks to Sunnydalesis for her beta work and Javajunkie247 for the beautiful banner!
Series: The Secret Poets
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 81,831 Hit Count: 39,036 ePub Downloads: 417
Published: June 13, 2016 Updated: November 21, 2016
Summary: In 2001 the evil from 1936 has reared its ugly head. A Nazi demon with an unpronounceable name and a vampire henchman has decided to use Sunnydale as a recruiting center for the disenfranchised and discontented undead. How will Buffy/Spike and the rest of the Scoobies manage to consign this particular evil back where it belongs?
Part One in the Bowiebaharata Series
Categories: Award Winners, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 37,363 Hit Count: 12,269 ePub Downloads: 260
Published: November 18, 2006 Updated: November 18, 2006
Summary: Instead of a lonely and depressed Willow, a freshly chipped (and clueless) Spike finds himself face to face with a feverish Slayer on the night he first escapes The Initiative. 
 
 
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: "The Initiative" AU (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 155,220 Hit Count: 32,988 ePub Downloads: 419
Published: October 01, 2015 Updated: February 17, 2021
Summary: “If you asked my sister... It’s like she doesn’t even care that he’s dead. It’s like the world didn’t stop when he died. But it did. And I just wish Spike wasn’t dead anymore. Because then it would all be okay again.”
 
A different take on “The Gift” leads to a very different season 6...
 
thank you to javajunkie247 for the beautiful banner!!!
Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Word count: 47,797 Hit Count: 48,035 ePub Downloads: 346
Published: January 01, 2018 Updated: September 22, 2020
Summary: "I've always envisioned him giving Buffy a garden that he could never go to in the daytime, to give her something alive for a change." James Marsters.
Winner for Best Long Story, Best Romance, Best Future Fic at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Willow
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,494 Hit Count: 15,560 ePub Downloads: 313
Published: March 03, 2015 Updated: March 03, 2015
Summary: Buffy can’t live without Spike, but she can’t seem to die, either. She’s going back to her first death, and this time she’ll make sure it sticks. She just needs to get rid of her new sidekick. He’s kind of a dummy.
**gorgeous banner art by Enbybitch**
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Post-Series, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Other, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Dramedy, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicidal Ideation, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,830 Hit Count: 16,301 ePub Downloads: 112
Published: June 27, 2021 Updated: July 31, 2022
Summary:
I keep having the strangest dream. Every night it's the same thing: a dark room, a big bed, and a silent vampire that I can feel, but not see. I'd be wigged, except it's just a dream, right? It'll be a cold day in hell before I ever willingly sleep with a vampire again...
Winner: Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards (Round 22) - Best Plot
Runner Up: Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards (Round 22) - Best New Author, Best Characterization (Buffy), Best Pairing (Conventional Buffy/Spike), Best Plot
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Ensemble, Giles, Harmony, Original Characters, Other, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Whistler, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 76 Table of Contents
Word count: 361,358 Hit Count: 309,480 ePub Downloads: 3,161
Published: June 10, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2010
Summary: In the summer of 1985, a group of junior high kids stumbled into a mystery that ended in a scandal that took down the town mayor. Fourteen years later the kids the papers called The Scooby Gang, are all grown up and coming together for a reunion. Will new feelings and new clues change what they know about the summer that changed them all? 
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Historical, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,491 Hit Count: 9,458 ePub Downloads: 189
Published: September 26, 2020 Updated: February 08, 2021
Summary: When Buffy Summers meets a shy and charming man named William, she thinks nothing about letting him into her life. She finds out the hard way that looks can be deceiving, and that the people you know are rarely what they seem as she's thrust into a fight for her life. 
Buffy is unwillingly forced into a world she doesn't know, and doesn't understand. A world, some will claim, is her birth right. 

Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Word count: 178,006 Hit Count: 26,704 ePub Downloads: 272
Published: May 23, 2015 Updated: February 27, 2016
Summary: Buffy Summers waitresses at a little diner in a town she doesn't bother to remember the name of half the time, and one cold, winter evening she meets a man named Spike. Asides from extremely attractive, with eyes of ice blue, a leather coat, and lips that could make an angel blush, he just happens to be a vampire, too. Of course, that last bit is unimportant, really. What matters is the way these two fall into a torrid romance outlined by bed sheets and kisses hot enough to thaw the ice surrounding them. Except, what happens when love blooms in the heart of winter, and what was supposed to be nothing more than a fling to forget the world, manages to consume them both from the inside out?
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,217 Hit Count: 4,969 ePub Downloads: 201
Published: July 30, 2015 Updated: August 11, 2015