Penname: JayeMaru
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Last Active: December 04, 2021
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I'm a technical editor and writer in the “real” world.

I discovered BtVS as reruns almost a decade after the show ended, and found fan stories a couple years later. I'm grateful to those who have written and continue to create in this 'verse. I find joy and inspiration in every story. Thanks to all of you, and a big nod of gratitude to the Mods who maintain this site.  

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Summary: Stories set in the Memoirsverse
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: None
Stories: 8
Series Type: Closed
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Cloongarvin commented on Memoirsverse Series on December 09, 2016

I like this series a lot. Each POV rings true and the idea behind the story is neat. But I think my favorite thing is that all these short one-shots tell the story in pieces. It's like a painting where you see the main image in reflections and shadows, but you can tell from those glimpses what the full story is. Very neat.

Summary: A dream changes the outlook of Spikes across dimensional barriers
Parent Series: None
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: None
Stories: 3
Series Type: Closed
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Cloongarvin commented on Spiking Christmas through Time on December 10, 2016

This is a nice series. Each of the stories shows a way that Buffy and Spike could have started a solid relationship at different points of time, with just a little nudge from a future vision. It's also nice to read a story where the are able to come around reasonably well. Thank you for these little holiday treats.

Summary: While talking with Spike over a few drinks, Buffy comes to a realization about life, herself, and her former mortal enemy.
Winner for Best Short Story, Runner up for Best Episode Stealer at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.
Categories: Season 6, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,740 Hit Count: 2,698 ePub Downloads: 93
Published: October 27, 2006 Updated: October 27, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Divine Epiphanies on August 19, 2015

This was neat. A pleasing narrative and ending, with tipsy Buffy as a fun and increasingly insightful narrator who finally figures out and actus upon what her unconscious is telling her. A gem.

Summary: Buffy cares for an injured Spike, and in so finds that she’s the one in need of healing.
Categories: Season 7, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,238 Hit Count: 4,913 ePub Downloads: 265
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Someday on March 05, 2016

Very satisfying. This story links the rescue with the series end in a way that makes sense and seems organic, though different from the show.nicely done.

Summary: S/B) NC-17. Set during Buffy versus Dracula and then goes seriously AU after that! Buffy is missing and Spike is the only one who has noticed. Where is Buffy and why is Spike the only one who is worried? Will the peroxide vampire be able to find her before it's too late? What has happened to the Scoobies and will they save Xander before he really becomes Dracula's butt monkey?
Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Word count: 153,157 Hit Count: 13,316 ePub Downloads: 132
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 37: Chapter 37 on July 19, 2016

This is a quite engaging and interesting story, as far as it goes. I like how it played with the elements of season 5, creating a story that's new yet has tantalizingly familiar elements.  Cool, novel elements of mythology added throughout. I'm glad that the writer archived this here; even though it was never completed it's well worth reading. 

Summary: Set during Season Five. When the absurd comes to visit on the Hellmouth, and vengeful Slayer's twist the normal playing ground, how will the Scoobies cope? And will Buffy find solace in the arms of her sworn enemy?
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,538 Hit Count: 11,061 ePub Downloads: 306
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 13: Epilogue on August 25, 2015

Charming and weirdly funny in keeping with the offbeat way that Buffy and Angel (the TV series) had. Could also be considered PwP but the story holds up really nicely even if you were of a mind to skim over those portions of the story. The idea of where the giant rabbits originated is wonderfully creative. And the fact that Buffy sees the inconsistencies in how Anya is accepted but Spike isn't gives a nice lift half-way through.

Summary: What would happen if Buffy finally opened her eyes and realised that everything she has dreamed of and hoped for was right in front of her? An epic post-Wrecked story of love, romance, action and derring do, with a hefty pinch of magic, death, betrayal of old friendships and loss. From Sunnyhell to London, then onto Europe for a surprising confrontation in the romantic city of Venice.
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards.
Categories: Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 174,648 Hit Count: 10,441 ePub Downloads: 124
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 27: Chapter 27 on July 12, 2016

This is an amazing, engrossing story. It covers so much ground and builds a whole new trajectory and set of relationships for the BtVS and AtS characters that is believable and very entertaining to read. I wish, so much, that there were more. However, though it's not complete, it's very worth reading. I am grateful to this writer for having shared this work, so we have it to enjoy for however many years later.

Summary: Post Chosen. When time refuses to heal her broken heart, a desperate Buffy asks Willow to lend a magical hand. But when she gets her wish, Buffy is forced to realize that there is truly something worse than losing the one you love.
Categories: Post-Series, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Other, Spike, Willow
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,840 Hit Count: 13,586 ePub Downloads: 274
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 7: Chapter 6 on September 30, 2016

I'd read this story elsewhere and was delighted to see it here. It's still as charming as the first time I read it. Buffy's pain and (bad) coping is believable, her friends' support is a tonic change of pace, and the way we see Spike's evolution is well depicted and kinda fun. The way the Immortal is woven in is also fun. But it's not comedic, it's romantic. A nice change of pace.

Summary: A brokenhearted vampire discovers that the truly important things in life often come from surprising places, and even more surprising people. Suddenly, Spike finds himself in a crisis of faith—the better angels of his conscience battling the restraint of his demon, all for the love of a girl he shouldn’t want. A girl he’s drawn to, even beyond his own reckoning.
Winner for Best Spike Characterization (Readers' Choice), Best General Romance (Readers' Choice), Best General UST (Judges' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 10.
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Claim, Award Winners
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Darla, Drusilla, Spike
Genres: Drama, Erotica, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Underage Sex, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 83,991 Hit Count: 61,440 ePub Downloads: 940
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 17: Chapter 17 on March 21, 2016

What a wonderful story. It's neat to imagine what would have been different, like this, if Buffy had gotten to know Spike in time to heal her heart soon after Angelus rose. How she could have evolved if she'd found love and support at this transformational girl-to-woman time in her life. The plot, characterization, and dialogue were all well done. The sexy bits were part of their growth, fitting into the plot in ways that isn't often done. Really worth reading. 

I honestly am fascinated and perplexed by this writer. Each story is wonderfully imagined, with fully developed characterizations that fit solidly within each story's imagined world. Yet the earliest stories, like this one, seem written with a more clear and narratively strong hand. Later ones tend to a more ornate style with much more repetition and odd word choices, making the stories more difficult for me to read. That said, they are all worth reading for the storylines alone.

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: 20,254 ePub Downloads: 523
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on March 23, 2016

This is very funny and sweet, with enough absurdity to fit in the Buffy universe. The banter is especially well done; it's in character yet has a screwball comedy feel. 

Summary: A Christmasy companion fic to Autumn Sunsets. Buffy and Spike host a Christmas Eve party at their new apartment.
Written in 2005. Edited in 2019.
Series: Holidays on the Hellmouth
Categories: Alternate Reality, Holiday Fic, Claim
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Erotica, Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,338 Hit Count: 2,404 ePub Downloads: 220
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: This Simple Phrase on March 23, 2016

A fun little comedic story of how their life together could have been, with some sweet and some laugh-out-loud moments. 

Summary: After clawing her way through her grave, Buffy seeks refuge with Spike…and reacts violently when those who tore her from Heaven attempt to likewise tear her away from her sanctuary.
Winner for Best Episode Stealer at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005. Winner for Best Short Story, runner up for BtVS Rewritten Award at the Spuffy Awards Round 7.
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Resurrection, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,739 Hit Count: 7,015 ePub Downloads: 428
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Nightingale on March 05, 2016

Sweet, poignant and sexy, this story is well imagined. The ornate language works, here, seeming a part of his blown-open emotions and depth of hope.

Summary: Continuation of Nightingale. Having been abandoned by his friends, Wesley finds himself alone for the holidays, haunted by the face of the woman he can’t have. Two days before Christmas, he runs into an old friend and her mate, who are similarly in need of a haven from those they called family.
Categories: Season 6, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Fred, Spike, Wesley
Genres: Drama, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,482 Hit Count: 3,668 ePub Downloads: 246
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Noel on March 05, 2016

This is a really nice story. It's simple and heartfelt, told in a gentle way. The language feels poetic and custom fit, and the exposition is uncomplicated by repetition. Romantic, with sexy moments, without being overt. 

Summary: Dracula did a bit more than bite. Vamped and with nowhere to go, Buffy turns to her former enemy for help and finds a whole lot more.
Originally written 2005; heavily rewritten/revised in 2019
Winner of BtVS Rewritten Award, runner up for Best General 'We Missed the Bed, Again' at the Spuffy Awards Round 8.
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Claim, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Giles, Riley Finn, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 64,427 Hit Count: 59,541 ePub Downloads: 741
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 20: Brave New World on March 02, 2016

This is a compelling story, especially the first few chapters where the horror she experiences after the transformation are almost palpable. I like how the whole situation is imagined: what she'd fear, what she'd feel, how she'd change. And what the different reactions would be. The Scooby reaction was nuanced, which was nice to read. It made them really seem like people rather than the caricatures they sometimes become in stories. The open ending worked; whole as a writer I might have taken the story a bit further, it truly didn't need any more. We had seen enough to sketch a good mental picture of what might happen next. Her transformation was complete already. 

Summary: Buffy storms to Spike’s crypt following his attempt to remove the chip. [Originally written in 2005; revised in 2019]
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Porn w/o Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,094 Hit Count: 4,196 ePub Downloads: 282
Published: October 29, 2006 Updated: October 29, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Once Upon A Dream on April 17, 2016

Sexy and fulfilling to read. I like that her inner monologue deals with the fact that this seems sudden; it makes it all seem more real.

Summary: Save the world, earn a prize. Of course, nothing is that easy.
Originally published in 2004; edited in 2020
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Fred, Spike, Wesley
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Prophecy, Resurrection, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Human!Spike, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,600 Hit Count: 11,604 ePub Downloads: 297
Published: October 30, 2006 Updated: October 30, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: A Thrill of Hope on April 06, 2016

I read this on another site, and am glad to find it here also. This is, simply, a nicely done story where we see how human caring can make a difference. I especially liked how Wesley was depicted, and how this meshed into what happened in canon but then went its own direction.

Summary: For a hundred years, William the Bloody has led a trail of bloodshed and chaos across Europe and the Americas. That all comes to an end when the woman he’s devoted his existence to brings his mate to him in the guise of a late-night snack. A small girl with eyes of green and blonde hair. And suddenly, Spike is thrown into a world of color beyond the black and white, and his life is never the same.
Winner for Best Challenge Response at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2006. Winner for Best Spike Characterization, Best General Angst, runner up for Best General Saga at the Spuffy Awards Round 8.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Claim, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angelus, Buffy, Darla, Drusilla, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Underage Sex, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 35 Table of Contents
Word count: 138,624 Hit Count: 109,388 ePub Downloads: 1,313
Published: October 30, 2006 Updated: October 30, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 34: Chapter 34 on March 28, 2016

Very creative. It's amazing to see the challenge at the end, and to realize how very much of this detailed story was built by the author's imagination on the spare, thin scaffolding the challenge provided.

JayeMaru commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on August 11, 2021

 Oh wow, I read this story long ago on a different site and I'd forgotten how much it hooked me from the very start. I could really feel Spike's churn of emotions; his anger, his hurt, and at the end his shock. Just lovely.

JayeMaru commented on Chapter 9: Chapter 9 on August 13, 2021

I like the way this chapter portrays her confusion of emotions and layers in the effects on her young mind that her childhood experience with Spike may have set in motion. I can follow her emotions and thoughts and see how they contribute to the whole of this moment in her life. At this point in my life, I might not share her perceptions, but I do like how well they're woven, here, for this story.   

JayeMaru commented on Chapter 35: Chapter 35 on August 28, 2021

So very creative! Your writing is a gift to all of us that we can savor these many years later. Thank you. 

Summary: Buffy refuses to let Spike get away with insulting her 'skills' and hitches a ride to LA with Oz to foil his plans of regaining the ring.
 
No duct tape was harmed in the writing of this fic. All those who object to it's use just have duct tape phobia. You need to chill.

 
WARNING: Interpretations can vary. Potentially NON-CON SEXUAL SCENARIO
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Oz
Genres: Dramedy, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,332 Hit Count: 693 ePub Downloads: 41
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: October 31, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on August 25, 2015

I hesitated to read this because I'm not much of a SM kind of person, but I'm glad I did. When I compare the non-con aspects of this story with what happened in Season 6, I truly prefer this story's approach. Buffy chooses the earlier season's undomesticated vampire, and his demon nature reacts and finds meaning in his new situation. Neither of them is a normal "person" so it makes sense to me that they'd come together through a contest of power. And Spike threw down the first glove, as it were. Lots to think about. Thanks to the writer for posting it (again). 

Summary: Buffy finds herself caught in a world of witches that have it in for her. On the brink of a nasty spell, a stranger comes crashing into her world. Will he avert disaster, or ensure Buffy gets what is coming to her as the Slayer?
Winner for Best Short Story (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 10.
Categories: Season 1, Episode Rewrite, Time Travel, Award Winners
Characters: Whistler
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,722 Hit Count: 1,327 ePub Downloads: 81
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: October 31, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on October 16, 2016

Every time I read this, it's like the first time, which is fitting for the theme of the story. It's just so nice to see Buffy when she still trusted herself, trusted others, and believed in her own heart. By the same token, it's sad to see Spike so hardened through experience, and yet still he can be renewed by love that's finally real. Thank you for this story.

Summary: Buffy's back from the dead and the secret she learned is a doozy. Spike always said magic has consequences. (Contains flashbacks of past seasons)
Categories: Season 6, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 33,128 Hit Count: 33,731 ePub Downloads: 528
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 8: Epilogue on December 11, 2016

Neat: a different way to interpret the reasons behind all the the flip-flopping emotions over the years of the show, and to explain the way Giles and Angel became estranged. And a notably good use of the concept of claiming as a driver of plot. Thanks to the author for sharing this.

Summary: AU Future Ficlet for Tam aka Spikeslovebite's B-day. Off canon post 'The Gift'. No attempt is made to resurrect the Slayer, and the vampire who loved her allows himself to slip into a deep hibernation. A thousand years later he wakes to a reward that isn't quite as he expected it to be. Warning: Buffy goes by a new name in this story.
Categories: Post-Series, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,148 Hit Count: 1,277 ePub Downloads: 71
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on November 10, 2016

This is different: mythic, sweet, sexy, and evocative. It sets a stage with a future for us to imagine, a world changed and yet their essences find each other and recognize them as the same.

Summary: When Spike returns for the Gem of Amara he finds out some unsettling news.
This is a birthday present for my good friend, Jackofspikes. (2006)
Categories: Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,309 Hit Count: 3,416 ePub Downloads: 109
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on December 11, 2016

 Charming. Thanks for writing and sharing this.

Summary: Takes place during New Moon Raising. During the rescue of Oz from the Initiative, Spike and Buffy realize that there might be more to their relationship than being enemies.
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,261 Hit Count: 1,376 ePub Downloads: 57
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on November 10, 2016

 A rewarding short vignette / story. Thank you.

Summary: There is a Valkyrie missing in Sunnydale, can Buffy stop arguing with Spike long enough to find her and avert yet another apocalypse?
Runner up for Best Spike Characterization at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2005.
Categories: Award Runners-Up, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,461 Hit Count: 3,249 ePub Downloads: 55
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
JayeMaru commented on Chapter 5: Part 5 on January 07, 2020

Funny and clever. This was a treat.

Summary: Buffy's life has reached an all time low since returning from Heaven... the bills are piling up, the gang makes her feel out of place, and to make matters worse, Spike keeps popping up trying to save her. Then, just when she feels it can't get worse, Giles drops a bombshell on her. Introduce a demon with an offer she can't refuse and wackiness will ensue.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 37,187 Hit Count: 11,617 ePub Downloads: 202
Published: November 03, 2006 Updated: November 03, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 16: Chapter 16 on June 15, 2015

This is a good story. It (finally, thank you!) has a good reason for Giles to be leaving in the middle of Buffy's post-ressurection meltdown. And it provides an engaging storyline that transitions Buffy from despair and apathy into love and life. It's nice to see grudging acceptance of Spike's transition and love; it's believably reluctant and conditional, yet there. Thanks to the author for sharing this.

Summary: Buffy and Spike find their way back to one another after Sunnydale. Set a little in the future, but not much. Could be considered AU, but I do stick with the Wolfram and Hart storyline somewhat. Will have a pretty lengthy sequel that is already written.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,086 Hit Count: 1,865 ePub Downloads: 159
Published: November 03, 2006 Updated: November 03, 2006
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 2: The Weight of Love Chapters 6 - 13 on June 07, 2015

Well written and engaging. A good example of how Buffy and Spike (mis)communicate and choose anger as a shield, and yet care passionately and end up together having dealt with some emotional baggage that needed clearing out.

Summary: (NC-17, for language, violence, and adult situations. Some material not suitable for readers under 17) Set during Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5. AU After Crush. Spike decides to return to LA with Drusilla after Buffy rejects him, leaving the Slayer bereft and sending Spike down a spiral of self-discovery that he's not the vampire he once was.
Winner for Best General Angst (Readers' Choice) , Judges' Pick winner at the Spuffy Awards Round 10.
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Dawn, Drusilla, Joyce, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,348 Hit Count: 12,584 ePub Downloads: 285
Published: November 04, 2006 Updated: July 20, 2015
Cloongarvin commented on Chapter 13: Chapter 13 on October 04, 2016

It's neat how this takes familiar elements and events, and creates a brand new story.