Penname: MickyMurray
Real Name: Micky Murray
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Last Active: November 29, 2022
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Summary: A new vamp cult is causing trouble on campus and Buffy needs Spike’s help to bring them down. Problem is, he doesn’t have quite the right…equipment. Luckily, there’s a potion for that. S5 AU featuring a female Spike, a frustrated Buffy, and a flimsy excuse for getting the two to f….
Series: Silk and Lace
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Anya, *Buffy, Harmony, Riley Finn, *Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Queer Themes, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Cheating/Infidelity, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,345 Hit Count: 3,643 ePub Downloads: 106
Published: August 20, 2021 Updated: August 30, 2021
Summary: Challenge by Holly. The Buffybot goes back in time to fix things. Starts at Lovers Walk and immediately goes...south.
**Perfectly perfect banner by the uh-mazing OffYourBird!**
Categories: Season 3
Characters: *Buffy, Buffybot, Ensemble, *Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Oh Spike!
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 93,891 Hit Count: 30,704 ePub Downloads: 374
Published: April 01, 2020 Updated: August 22, 2020
“What is this to you?” Spike asked, long ago. “This thing we have?” Buffy didn’t have a real answer. “We have this,” she said. “That’s all.” Through everything, they’d always had this, whatever this was. Now that Spike has returned from the dead, wasn’t this resurrected with him? Or was this left behind in Sunnydale?
Starts after the final episode of Angel, assuming no comic continuation. Contains many missing scenes from season 7. Complete at twelve chapters; 29,000 words.
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, *Buffy, Giles, Illyria, *Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Attempted Rape, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,009 Hit Count: 35,682 ePub Downloads: 401
Published: June 01, 2015 Updated: June 12, 2015
Summary:  Ok, here’s the sitch.  It’s early in a Season V that has been tweaked to suit my purposes.  Spike hasn’t had his little revelation about his feelings for Buffy, and she, of course, is clueless.  Riley has had his surgery and begun his macho identity crisis.  Dawn won’t be mentioned much because she isn’t a big part of this story. Riley has gone back to Iowa for an extended leave, partly to recover from his surgery and partly to figure out what he wants to do next.  He was apprehensive about being gone from Buffy for so long, and not at all reassured when she tells him she will take Spike with her for extra muscle if he’s so worried about her.  He reminds her of her words to him before he lost the enhancements that were killing him, when she told him that if she “wanted somebody with super powers, I’d be dating Spike!” She rolls her eyes at his implication and they do not part on the best of terms.
Categories: Season 5, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Angel, Angelus, *Buffy, Darla, Drusilla, Giles, Riley Finn, *Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 81,177 Hit Count: 14,500 ePub Downloads: 469
Published: June 05, 2016 Updated: June 07, 2016
Summary: She sees Dawn’s feet disappear over the edge as she reaches the top of the tower. Her soles flash pale and narrow in the light of the rising sun.
 Dawn jumps off the tower at the end of The Gift.
Categories: Season 5, Between Seasons (any)
Characters: *Buffy, Giles, *Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, Fighting, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 20,106 Hit Count: 2,055 ePub Downloads: 81
Published: July 06, 2021 Updated: September 08, 2021
Summary: For nineteen days after the collapse of Sunnydale, Buffy dreams of being with Spike alone on a train. Unless they never were dreams...
Series: The Journey
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: *Buffy, Dawn, Giles, *Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fix-It, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,343 Hit Count: 1,042 ePub Downloads: 40
Published: December 07, 2021 Updated: December 07, 2021
Summary: It’s January of the new year, and Spike is left with nothing to take his anger out on. After a year and a half of heartbreak in trying to stick it out with the supposed-to-be-eternal love of his life, who tosses him away for the third time, Spike rages back into Sunnydale in search of the Slayer that twisted up his whole world. It's the redundant tune of a man wanting revenge for a ruined life, but then the tune snags when he learns how the Slayer he’s intending to destroy was taken and killed by some government operation that was first experimenting on demons.
All that’s left of her is her goofy friends not knowing how to cope, a despairing librarian that smells like Scotch more often than not, and a sorrowful mother who doesn’t know how to let go of her daughter’s childhood stuffed animals. And yet, while she’s supposed to be buried in the ground, with that government operation somehow utterly decimated, she still manages to drive him out of his mind when he keeps finding flashes of her around town. The scent of her on different cemetery grounds, some fledges who swear they met the undead Slayer commanding an army of tiny demons, her eyes staring at him from the end of an alleyway before disappearing into the dark.
Maybe, Dru was right, and the Slayer ruined me.
Spike is left with nothing, but to chase after the last remnants of her on the wind.
(Banner made by the generous mcgnagallsarmy!! Thank you, again, so very much!)
Categories: Season 4
Characters: *Buffy, Joyce, Marcie Ross, Original Characters, Other, *Spike
Genres: Dark, Dramedy, Fighting, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Mental Health Issues, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,941 Hit Count: 2,262 ePub Downloads: 53
Published: July 09, 2021 Updated: August 09, 2021
Summary: Set in the world of "Normal Again."  Buffy decides that there's no antidote for what's truly wrong with her.  There's only one way she can embrace her parents and some sound mental health in the normal world that beckons:  rid herself of Sunnydale and all the pesky figments plaguing her mind.  Xander, Willow, Dawn, and most of all, Spike - they've all got to go.  But before she can send them packing, Buffy finds herself forced to play the ultimate survivalist game that exists within the borders of her own mind.  Winning each level to save herself, her friends, her sister, even the vampire she thinks she hates, will be a matter of life or the most permanent kind of game-over:  real death.  
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: *Buffy, Dawn, Halfrek, Hank Summers, Jonathan Levinson, Joyce, *Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Erotica
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,341 Hit Count: 229 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: October 27, 2020 Updated: October 27, 2020
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: 315,857 ePub Downloads: 3,221
Published: June 10, 2010 Updated: September 29, 2010
Summary: The citizens of Sunnydale find themselves acting on their darkest desires, and the Scoobies' summer vacation hangs in the balance. When Spike turns out to be the only one Buffy can trust, her carefully constructed black-and-white world starts looking a lot gray-shadier. Set in the summer after season 4
Categories: Season 4, Between Seasons (any)
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dark, Drama, Horror, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Attempted Rape, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Suicide, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Word count: 71,068 Hit Count: 31,489 ePub Downloads: 320
Published: October 31, 2020 Updated: February 02, 2021
Summary: There's a virus loose in Sunnydale, deadly to vampires and humans alike, and the whole town is on lockdown. Normally Buffy would welcome a little time away from it all - but did she have to be quarantined with Spike?!? Sparks fly and tempers flare, and as days turn to weeks and months, it's just a matter of time before something goes terribly, horribly wrong… Fortunately, what happens in quarantine stays in quarantine, right?
Response to a challenge by Pfeifferpack. Many thanks to Othellia for the gorgeous banner and to Sigyn and EllieRose101 for betareading! Chapter header images are by me!
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: *Buffy, Original Characters, *Spike
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Horror, Humor, Porn w/ Plot, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Corona and time
Completed: No Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 128,128 Hit Count: 24,666 ePub Downloads: 283
Published: October 13, 2020 Updated: December 02, 2022
Summary: William Pratt is a Watcher-In-Training in 1880 tasked with helping his uncle train the current Slayer, Katherine Mears, in London. The three of them are close, but William worries his Slayer is lonely. Believing he can secure a match with Cecily Fairhall and bring the pleasure of her company into their tight little circle, he sets out to make his feelings for her known.
But the Aurelians are in town, and one fateful night changes the course of William's life--or unlife, as it were--and puts him on a darker, more destructive path than anyone could have ever imagined. Can he ever turn back to the light (or at least the twilight)? Or will his hatred for all things Watcher-shaped and his love for a good Slayer slaying keep him firmly in the dark?
And can a plucky young Slayer with family, friends, and a habit of throwing the book by the wayside in favor of doing things her own way reawaken something long dormant in Spike's undead, unbeating black heart?
In this alternate universe, William the Watcher is turned and becomes the Slayer of Watchers as much as the Slayer of Slayers. This will be a pretty dark fic at turns, ngl. I'll update warnings, ratings, and other tags as I go. I'm aiming for a HEA/HFN, but... it's gonna be tough ride and it'll take a long time to get there. Buckle up, folks. Things are going to get bumpy!
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Angel, *Buffy, Cecily, Drusilla, Giles, Joyce, Original Characters, *Spike, The Anointed One, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, Historical, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Word count: 84,858 Hit Count: 3,167 ePub Downloads: 23
Published: August 10, 2022 Updated: September 05, 2022
Summary: “You came back wrong,” he told her, all those years ago. He was right, but it took them a very long time to realise exactly what that meant. It meant a hundred more apocalypses, a thousand battles. It meant a journey, a prophecy, a war. They’d lose one other, and find their way back, and choose, again and again. And all the while, the earth was failing.
There are a lot more people than you think who are here for the long haul – like, the really long haul. This is a story about two of them.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Canon-Compliant, Vignettes
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Prophecy, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,442 Hit Count: 2,695 ePub Downloads: 106
Published: February 28, 2021 Updated: March 06, 2021
Summary: A time travel story in which a 2011 Buffy visits Victorian England.  You'll read about weighty concepts like Kurt Cobain, a musty bastard, candlesticks as microphones and Princess Leia.  You'll be thrilled by knife-wielding assailants, dessert-wielding maids and a sexual device that is safe for airport scanners.
What are people saying?
"It's got everything!  Rice pudding?  Check!  Principal Snyder?  Check.  Hobos?  Nearly!  Just by reading it, I lost 15 pounds! - Legitimate Literary Critic -
Won at Round 23 of the Sunny-D Awards:  Best New Author, Best Angst and Best Alternate Universe. Round 26: Best Plot-Spuffy, Best Post-series Finale, Best Romance. (Thanks so much!)
Categories: Pre-Series
Characters: *Spike
Genres: Historical
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Word count: 76,122 Hit Count: 30,694 ePub Downloads: 482
Published: March 10, 2017 Updated: March 13, 2017