Penname: DarkHeart
Real Name: Tara
Member Since: December 19, 2015
Last Active: August 24, 2021
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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: 21,295 ePub Downloads: 546
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 5: Chapter 5 on December 27, 2015 Liked

Love it!  Funny and perfect.

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: 117,704 ePub Downloads: 1,357
Published: October 31, 2006 Updated: October 31, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 2 on April 27, 2016 Liked

Brilliant premise.   Can't wait to see how it plays out.

Summary: What if the morning after 'Wrecked' went a little differently? This was written as a gift for OracleHolly. I don't own anything so please don't sue. Beta'd by the wonderful Spikeslovebite.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,216 Hit Count: 2,816 ePub Downloads: 91
Published: November 06, 2006 Updated: November 06, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on September 11, 2016 Liked

That's beautiful and so needs a sequel!

Summary: Sequel to A letter Can Say So Much. Thanks to Spikeslovebite for the beta and Karyn for the banner. Don't own it so please don't sue.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,336 Hit Count: 1,397 ePub Downloads: 63
Published: November 06, 2006 Updated: November 06, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on September 11, 2016 Liked

Woo hoo, found the sequel.  I love Buffy's letter, it's very her, especially that apology for not having a wax seal.  Love it.

Summary: A young woman goes looking for revenge and finds more than she bargained for... (Set in an alternate Season 2).
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards.
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Claim, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 49 Table of Contents
Word count: 114,846 Hit Count: 103,167 ePub Downloads: 1,005
Published: November 12, 2006 Updated: November 12, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter One on April 26, 2016 Liked

OK, I'm confused but definitely intrigued.   I shall read on...

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 2: Chapter Two on April 26, 2016 Liked

I love Buffy's sarcasm at the thought of Xander and Willow helping the Slayer.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 49: Epilogue on April 27, 2016 Liked

I kept wondering if Buffy would get Called, but that was a neat solution: making her an acting Slayer effectively.   Nice that Willow got a role too.

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: 56,630 ePub Downloads: 767
Published: November 13, 2006 Updated: November 13, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 27: Chapter Twenty-Seven on January 02, 2016 Liked

Really original.  Very funny - especially Anya - and very sweet.   Love it.

Summary: Buffy is forced to seek asylum with Spike when a new enemy targets her. Set mid-Season 5, Joyce is still alive, and Spike hasn't told Buffy about his feelings yet.
Winner for Outstanding Original Character (Cortina) at the Spuffy Awards Round 2.
Categories: Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 37 Table of Contents
Word count: 112,665 Hit Count: 62,689 ePub Downloads: 912
Published: November 13, 2006 Updated: November 13, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on March 08, 2016 Liked

Spike was so heroic.  He never gets any credit.  *pout*  Great start.

Summary: A mysterious painting, a Slayer looking for something just a little bit different from Sunnydale, and a horny vampire...what could possibly go wrong? Set Season 4 between Something Blue and Hush.
Winner for Outstanding Original Character (Gino) at Spuffy Awards Round 1.
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 43 Table of Contents
Word count: 151,461 Hit Count: 43,286 ePub Downloads: 666
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on April 23, 2016 Liked

Oooh, good start.  I wonder how long it will take Giles or Willow to connect the painting to their disappearance.

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: 114,551 ePub Downloads: 1,389
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on April 13, 2016 Liked

Intriguing start.  I can't believe Spike hasn't had a single thought about Buffy licking the chocolate off him!

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 14: Chapter 14 on April 14, 2016 Liked

 What a beautiful, romantic chapter.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 52: Chapter 52 on April 15, 2016 Liked

That was absolutely perfect.   Definitely one of my most favourite stories.  Romantic, erotic and action-packed.  Loved the mysteries.   Loved the Scoobies coming round to accepting him.  The extended goodbye and tension over Spike's fate was brilliantly done and really tugged the heartstrings.   Thank you for posting!

Summary: When Willow is kidnapped by strangers with a mysterious agenda, Buffy is forced to chase after them to New Orleans, with a reluctant Spike along for the ride. Set S4-5.
Winner for Best General Saga (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 4.
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 42 Table of Contents
Word count: 205,116 Hit Count: 58,206 ePub Downloads: 890
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on April 18, 2016 Liked

Great start.  I love conflicted Spike, Riley's conveniently out of the picture and Willow's in peril!

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 21: Chapter 21 on April 19, 2016

 Hallie pulled out his chip!  What a great idea. This just keeps getting better and better.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 29: Chapter 29 on April 19, 2016 Liked


 

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 41: Chapter 41 on April 20, 2016

 What a great action-packed adventure.   Brilliant.   I love that it's got such great Spuffy interaction with them having fun together but it's also an ensemble piece.

Summary: A night out to try and forget Angel's meddling in her life leads Buffy down a different path than the one she had planned. Old faces are like new again, and what's new is most definitely old. - WIP.
Rated NC-17
Winner at the Spark and Burn awards.
Categories: Season 7, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Word count: 80,846 Hit Count: 71,067 ePub Downloads: 1,026
Published: November 15, 2006 Updated: November 15, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on April 09, 2016 Liked

Well this one certainly has me intrigued...

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 on April 10, 2016

 Aha, now I think I understand the title.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 5: Chapter 5 on April 10, 2016 Liked

Eeep!  That's a step beyond stalking.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 29: Chapter 29 on April 10, 2016 Liked

What a brilliant complex plot.  Lovely to see the differences and similarities between the two Spikes and to see them squaring off against each other.   Good pager turner!

Summary:
Series: Allies From Across The Void
Categories: Orphan
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 0 Table of Contents
Word count: 0 Hit Count: 0 ePub Downloads:
Published: January 01, 1970 Updated: January 01, 1970
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 2: Chapter 2 on April 06, 2016 Liked

Loved Buffy's put down of Parker.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 3: Chapter 3 on April 06, 2016 Liked

Buffy coming on to a confused Spike is very funny.

Summary: Spike decides to leave at the end of First Date in S7.
Winner for Best Short Story at Love's Last Glimpse Round 19.
Categories: Season 7, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,905 Hit Count: 1,492 ePub Downloads: 35
Published: December 01, 2006 Updated: December 01, 2006
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on September 10, 2016 Liked

That was great and very clever.  I love the echo of Xander's lines about Riley and the contrast in how she feels. I love that Spike couldn't bring himself to leave her in the end, even for her own good, proving once again how different he is from Angel.

Summary: Torn and numb after her fall from Heaven, Buffy is haunted by ghosts of her past, and confronted with the truth of her future.
Edited in 2019
Categories: Season 6, Time Travel, Holiday Fic
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Doyle, Glory, Jenny Calendar, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 37,204 Hit Count: 26,017 ePub Downloads: 548
Published: December 05, 2006 Updated: January 02, 2007
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 4: Part Four on February 19, 2016 Liked

Oh my God.  I don't know if I can read any more.  It's amazing - powerful stuff.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 9: Part Nine on February 19, 2016 Liked

The emotions in that were so deep.   Have just given up three hours sleep reading it - well worth it.

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: 5,286 ePub Downloads: 283
Published: January 05, 2007 Updated: January 05, 2007
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: 1/1 on December 27, 2015 Liked

Buffy cried, I cried.   Beautiful.

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: 153,935 ePub Downloads: 1,497
Published: January 09, 2007 Updated: June 16, 2011
DarkHeart commented on Chapter 1: Prologue/Chapter One on April 12, 2016 Liked

 Great start.  Can't wait to read more...

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 9: Chapter Nine on April 12, 2016 Liked

Really enjoying this.  I so want them to get together but then he wouldn't be rejected by Cecily and wouldn't run out and meet Dru...  Can't wait to see how it all pans out.

DarkHeart commented on Chapter 26: Chapter Twenty-Six on April 13, 2016 Liked

Gulp!  It had to happen eventually.   Poor William!