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Summary: Four years after the gang helped Sunnydale perform its swan dive into Hell, a terrifying new enemy emerges from an unexpected quarter.  As secrets are revealed and old friends are reunited, the greatest Apocalypse of all looms ever closer.  Will they manage to save the day one last time?
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Categories: Post-Series, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 48 Table of Contents
Word count: 209,403 Hit Count: 66,247 ePub Downloads: 700
Published: February 08, 2007 Updated: September 27, 2010
koshka commented on Chapter 1: Prologue on March 31, 2016 Liked

This was all simply gorgeous. I loved the realistic way you wrote everyone's paths to growing up and older, with lots of humor to make it through bleak grey areas. Definitely heard the character's voices in the dialogue, especially Andrew.

Also, lol at "mojo rising, mister"

Hope you are doing well with your writing, and would love to read more in the future. Thank you so much for writing this and sharing it!

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
koshka commented on Chapter 21: Chapter 21 on September 08, 2016 Liked

Hang in there, and thanks for the update. I hope writing this helps you deal with stress, because it sure helps me deal with mine ;)

Author's Response on October 17, 2016 04:25pm

Thank you! Ans It does help! For awhile the water was too high for me to get through but now things havw calmed and I'm back at it with a vengeance ;). More soon! 

Summary: Buffy and Spike’s evolving relationship throughout the seasons, with a special focus on their hands.
Categories: Season 7, Season 5, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,454 Hit Count: 669 ePub Downloads: 41
Published: April 06, 2016 Updated: April 06, 2016
koshka commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on April 09, 2016

I read all of your stories not too long ago and enjoyed them immensely. Delighted to see this pop up, since a lot of authors understandably move on over the years.

Summary: The Slayer Buffy Summers drowned at the hellmouth two years ago. The vampire Spike was dusted in Prague. So what are they both doing here?
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge'. Banner 68 by javajunkie247
koshka commented on Chapter 40: Chapter 40 on November 23, 2016

Brava!!! Wonderful story! That was a rough psychological journey for Spike. I feel like you really expressed PTSD well here.

Also, love this line:  “The only reason you need to have sex is, I wanted to.” So satisfying to hear Buffy say that. That whole huge bunch of baggage is honestly one of the neatest things about this fandom or ship or whatever. I'm so glad good writers like you like to write about it 😄

Author's Response on November 23, 2016 07:15pm

I lived with people with pretty severe PTSD, with differing and varied symptoms, but I ended up internalizing a lot of the symptomatology for later use in story. It's helpful.

I'm big on clearing up sexual hang-ups. I'm so glad you appreciate it!

Summary: When Buffy rents the house of her favorite celebrity to share a weekend getaway with her sister, she's surprised to find the previous tenant hasn't completely vacated it. As much as she enjoyed the tequila, the view, and the hot tub, it's him she can't seem to get out of her head. The end of a long-term relationship and the premier of a new TV show have Spike turning over a new leaf and uncovering a new look. He's sworn off cigarettes and young women but a chance encounter with a determined miracle seeker reminds him that happiness is about more than cutting unhealthy things out of your life; it's about having the bravery to let good things in. Written for the Elysian Fields Artistic Anniversary Challenge, banner by AngelicAmy.
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Other, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Substance Use/Addiction, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Word count: 263,710 Hit Count: 60,921 ePub Downloads: 848
Published: October 22, 2016 Updated: March 25, 2017
koshka commented on Chapter 34: Chapter 34: To The Victor Goes The Spoils on March 22, 2017 Liked

Awww 😢 

Poor William.

I really enjoy this story, your writing, and the fast updates 😊

Author's Response on March 22, 2017 04:12pm

OK, slightly confused. I'm guessing this review goes with the next chapter because he made out like a bandit in this one. lol. Yeah...not sure why Buffy can't just accept him and his offer as legit, but it looks like she needs a minute. She's already thought all about marriage so what's the hold up? Still shadows of Liam and her liking things all done up properly with t's crossed and i's dotted. 

Thanks for letting me know you're enjoying the story. I'm impatient and live for fast updates no matter which side of a story I'm on, reader or writer.

koshka commented on Chapter 37: Chapter 37: Hit Submit on March 25, 2017 Liked

Such a wonderful story! So much detail that really made the characters come alive without becoming repetitive. Well done!

Author's Response on March 25, 2017 10:35pm

Thank you so much. I am very character driven and it's a total self-indulgence for me to get inside their heads. I'm always thrilled when the readers enjoy it too. Thanks for reading!

Summary: Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic Anniversary Challenge'. Banner 16 by RESPICE FINEM.
As far as Spike is concerned, life doesn't get better than being cock of the walk in the rising anarchy of 1980 New York City. Vampires are a growing threat, and he's the one to lead the underground rebellion in defeating them.
Except...maybe not. Because in a different world, one Spike died to save, a certain Slayer discovers his journey just might not be over yet after all.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Wesley, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Substance Use/Addiction, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 31,080 Hit Count: 7,833 ePub Downloads: 132
Published: October 26, 2016 Updated: August 23, 2021
koshka commented on Chapter 7: The Stranger in Disguise on March 08, 2017 Liked


Summary: Once upon a time...
...or perhaps in this one, where the world has yet to grow with population and industry. Where a little cottage in the middle of a cold, frozen forest is the home of one Buffy Summers. Her surroundings are vacant, her life calm and filled with work and minimal play, but that's true for most people. She doesn't mind living this life, or doing so quite far from town. The place never felt very big when she resided there with her parents, and now she calls a different place home.
When her grandmother passed on the cottage became Buffy's alone, though it should be said she tries to walk the same wooded path. Following her family's teachings to earn a living, even if she couldn't practice what talents they had cherished and honed, is precisely what brings her to the edge of a man's wintry deathbed. A pale, blue eyed stranger with white hair and no prayer for survival, unless she helps him.
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Taboo, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 112,960 Hit Count: 28,667 ePub Downloads: 387
Published: February 18, 2017 Updated: February 14, 2018
koshka commented on Chapter 7: Chapter 7 on May 07, 2017 Liked

The direction this went in this chapter made me think of something I read a million years ago that really made an impression on me. When I looked it up just now, was amazed to see the Sime/Gen universe all up in the internet! Anyway, it's sci fi with a vampiric element. I like the evolution from predator/prey to sharing and protecting.

Author's Response on May 15, 2017 05:28pm

Yay! I'm glad this reminded you of something that made an impact on you before! I've never heard of that story/fiction you mentioned, but I'm sure it's very interesting. I also love the evolution from predator and prey to protector and friend. biggrin

Thank you for reading and reviewing!

Summary: After a Slayer is killed under unusual circumstances the Watchers' Council sends Watcher in training Buffy Summers to investigate. When she learns the subject of her thesis is active in the area she stays on hoping to interview the infamous Slayer of Slayers. The Spike she meets is nothing like William the Bloody of book fame. Disgusted by the quality of her training, he takes it upon himself to introduce her to the real world of vampires and Slayers. 
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Faith Lehane, Original Characters, Spike, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,556 Hit Count: 2,830 ePub Downloads: 96
Published: April 13, 2017 Updated: April 14, 2017
koshka commented on Chapter 4: Lesson the Fourth: View To A Kill on April 15, 2017 Liked

So good! Looking forward to more.

Author's Response on April 15, 2017 09:11am

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

Summary: All her adult life, Buffy Summers has fought against evil, no matter its incarnation. Her protective streak has always been a mile wide, so when the PTB offer her a chance to become even more effective, she can't say no. Her first assignment for the PTB lands her in Sunnydale, where everything's all well and good until a cocky, smartass vampire with a massive chip on his shoulder rolls into town.  
Categories: Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Nikki Wood, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,064 Hit Count: 470 ePub Downloads: 19
Published: May 05, 2017 Updated: May 05, 2017
koshka commented on Chapter 1: Prologue on May 07, 2017 Liked

Whelp, you definitely got a hook in me! Please continue read

Author's Response on May 09, 2017 09:58am

Thank you hearts

Summary: Spike travels back in time to change the future. It goes poorly.
Warnings: Sexual situations, bad language, violence, smut. Suicidal ideation. Temporary Spike/Other and Buffy/Other.
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Episode Rewrite, Time Travel, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Porn w/ Plot, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicidal Ideation, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 79,366 Hit Count: 16,554 ePub Downloads: 237
Published: May 14, 2017 Updated: June 09, 2018
koshka commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on May 14, 2017 Liked

Omgomgomgveryexcited squee

Seriously, I have a Pavlovian response to both of your author names already. So glad you both enjoy this so much!

Author's Response on May 18, 2017 12:26am

*rings a bell* Really, it is incredibly fun. I hope you continue to enjoy as well. Thank you!