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Summary: Rating: R for language and sexual situations
Disclaimer: I own nothing. All belongs to Joss.
Spoilers: Set after “Gone” in season 6.
Summary: What if the second social worker actually paid a visit to Buffy and Dawn after the incident in “Gone,” and Dawn and Spike convinced Buffy to set up house with Spike? Buffy POV.
This story is written especially for Aimee B., who believes in me! The beautiful banner is by teragramm! 
Categories: Season 6, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Cordelia, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 73,081 Hit Count: 23,532 ePub Downloads: 293
Published: January 10, 2016 Updated: March 05, 2017
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: First, Make a Plan on April 25, 2018 Liked

Please bear with me, I'm terrible at reviewing!

Ok, so I have read this wonderful story before but somehow lost both the title and and the author. After searching for MONTHS, and being so desperate to re-read, I finally found it again and and what an absolute pleasure it was to become reacquainted.

This fic is an underrated Buffyverse classic in my opinion. The love story between Buffy and Spike is so realistic within its season 6 setting and the plot incredibly engaging with everyone in character, as if it was lifted from the show itself. Well worth the desperate searching!

Author's Response on April 25, 2018 08:43pm

You are not terrible at reviewing! hugThis seriously made my day! 

I can't believe you were looking for so long and am so glad you commented in the shoutbox today. 

It also means a lot that you feel like it is authentic to the characters for season six. That was my goal...for it to feel genuine for Spike and Buffy (and the others), especially Buffy who wasn't in a place to give back or see Spike (though I know that's frustrating for some readers). 

Thank you so so much for re-reading and leaving me this wonderful review! flowershearts

Summary: Buffy has fallen into darkness and been forced to become a ghost in her own past.  Only she didn't come back alone. What will it take to overcome depression, obsession, and death so that she can learn to live, love, and laugh again. 
Categories: Season 2, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble
Genres: Drama, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 135,683 Hit Count: 148,457 ePub Downloads: 1,299
Published: January 23, 2016 Updated: May 19, 2016
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Hellmouth on April 20, 2017 Liked

I haven't written any reviews yet for this site because I rarely have anything insightful or constructive to say, but this story is very dear to my heart. After going through a traumatic time earlier this year, I read countless Spuffy fics to get my mind off things, but this is the fic I keep coming back to again and again. It is so beautifully written, and it really did give me hope when I was in a very dark place.

Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us, it means so much more than you could ever realise.

Author's Response on April 20, 2017 05:52pm

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm very glad I was able to give you a little spot of light. Somehow I was able to bring my own experiences with depression to this fic in such a way that it helps others (which still surprises nd humbles me since my original intent was just a smutty time-travel story).

Anyway, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know that you liked my little bit of craziness! biggrinbiggrin

(P.S. Never worry about being trying to meet some mythological pinnacle of reviewing. Most of us just want to know there's someone on the other end reading our stories wink)

Summary: Spike and Buffy are being inventive: Buffy’s the head cheerleader, and William her seductive English tutor; Queen Fi pleasured by her enslaved eunuch; Will and Buff in an illicit tryst in a posh boarding school; the follower of Lucifer properly tormented for turning to the side of the devil. A lot of things can happen in five hours.
Starts fluffy, eventually gets kinda heavy, pretty much running the gamut of a lot of sexuality.
Series: "Down in the Dark"
Categories: Canon-Compliant, Season 6, Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Taboo
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,519 Hit Count: 16,160 ePub Downloads: 302
Published: January 27, 2016 Updated: April 28, 2016
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Song on August 03, 2017 Liked

Wow, my poor Spuffy heart is crushed but what an amazing story nonetheless. Nothing quite gives me the feels like season 6 angst.

Author's Response on August 04, 2017 04:50am

Yeah, this one does end in a harsh place, but, you know... Season six. If it helps, I wrote Attainathon sort of as an answer to this one. This, the question, Attainathon, the answer, as all that connection gets to a good place in the end. Thanks for reading!

Summary: Spike goes to talk to Dawn after Buffy's birthday, to ask why the girl has been stealing. The answer isn't what he wants to hear... and Buffy's answer isn't, either.
Series: "Down in the Dark"
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,169 Hit Count: 1,941 ePub Downloads: 74
Published: May 13, 2016 Updated: May 13, 2016
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Gunga Din on June 09, 2018 Liked

I mentioned on Facebook that I have a tendency to revisit this little fic often. No idea why I like to hurt for Spike so much, but this is so exquisitely painful. The last line just does me in.

Author's Response on June 10, 2018 03:42am

Oh, that's so cool! I'm very glad it means something to you. I was very harsh to Spike in it, and he was very heartbroken by the end. Maybe it's fun to empathize with a redemption character. I'm so glad you enjoy this one. 

Summary: AU. The world is broken, but Buffy is given seven days to make it better. Does saving humanity mean letting go of the one thing she wants, or grabbing on to it with both hands? Based on a challenge by javajunkie247.
Categories: Baby/Kid Fic, Challenge Response, Time Travel, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, Whistler
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicide, Violence
Challenges: Welcome to the Hellmouth! Part Deux
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 54,011 Hit Count: 46,862 ePub Downloads: 713
Published: March 12, 2017 Updated: June 07, 2017
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The End on April 26, 2017

Oh my, this update is just lovely. You write Spike so well, I really wish you could have been a writer on the show! I am slightly concerned about what the lack of Riley means for the future.

Author's Response on April 26, 2017 11:52am

Thank you! I wouldn't worry about Riley too much, he's kind of useless 900% of the time.

sarahinexile Replied on April 26, 2017 10:08pm

Oh good, I can't stand him anyway!

Summary: S6. Set during their tumultuous affair. What Buffy needs from Spike.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: None
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,533 Hit Count: 947 ePub Downloads: 44
Published: August 02, 2017 Updated: August 02, 2017
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: One-Shot on August 03, 2017 Liked

Oh my heart aches for them both. I love season 6 angst fics, even though my heart gets crushed and punished every time. This is beautiful.

Author's Response on August 03, 2017 10:10am

Thank you! The poor dears! S6 was so rough.


(and Happy Birthday!)

sarahinexile Replied on August 03, 2017 06:58pm

Thank you! 

Summary: More than a year post NFA, Buffy is in self-imposed exile. Her only solace is a robot that looks like the vampire who sacrificed himself in a cave under Sunnydale. Spike is unable to stay away, only he's fighting his own inner battles he doesn't want to burden her with. Impersonating a robot for a few days should be easy, right? Completed 3/25/2018. 
(Banner by the talented DauntlessGrace)
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 76,556 Hit Count: 63,865 ePub Downloads: 905
Published: October 01, 2017 Updated: March 25, 2018
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 19: Chapter 19: A Better Man on March 26, 2018 Liked

LOVED this! A unique take on the post NFA reunion trope, and as always, you balance the angst and fluff so well.

Author's Response on March 26, 2018 12:04pm

Thank you so much!! I'm very glad you enjoyed!

Summary: S4. AU Something Blue. Willow's spell goes awry in a most unexpected way. 
Categories: Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,847 Hit Count: 2,097 ePub Downloads: 67
Published: October 12, 2017 Updated: October 12, 2017
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: One-Shot on October 12, 2017 Liked

Haha I absolutely loved this, I can't stop laughing! Not sure what's funnier, the pumpkin stem as an erection replacement, imagining Angel as a zucchini (definitely the lesser vegetable!) or Spike trying very hard to not be a pumpkin. 

Author's Response on October 12, 2017 12:31pm

The only thing I do with zucchinis is make bread...can bread broodthinking  

I'm glad you enjoyed and thank you for the read and review! 


Summary: It's Halloween and Buffy's one night off in the entire year, but what happens when she's trying to do some at-home stress relief of the sexy-fun variety and Spike shows up at her door, just checking to make sure all's good with the Summers sisters?
Categories: Season 7, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Erotica, Lighthearted, Porn w/o Plot, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,715 Hit Count: 1,546 ePub Downloads: 64
Published: October 22, 2017 Updated: October 22, 2017
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Treat, Please on October 23, 2017 Liked

Loved this! Always down for some well written Spuffy lovin'.

Author's Response on October 27, 2017 03:52pm

Thanks so much!

Summary: Post-Series. Spike and Buffy have been a couple for almost two years. The honeymoon is over and together they're discovering they still have a lot to learn about themselves, each other, and how this whole "normal" relationship thing works.  Banner by the amazing swifthorse
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Season 8 (Comic), Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Satsu, Spike, Willow
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,210 Hit Count: 7,091 ePub Downloads: 158
Published: November 23, 2017 Updated: February 13, 2018
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Cinnamon on February 14, 2018 Liked

I really enjoyed this! Sometimes it's nice to step back to let the characters talk it over and figure things out without having action/sex scenes getting in the way (not that I don't enjoy smut, lol). The way Buffy came to grips with her sexuality was very realistic.

Author's Response on February 17, 2018 08:35pm

I'm so glad you liked it! And that Buffy's struggle with herself read as true. I'm always shoving off them talking in y fics because of pacing/plot, so this was me finally letting it be "later". :-D Thank you so much for the read and review. 

Summary: Set in season 6-7 and after (ignoring comics), this story begins soon after Older and Far Away. Warren, and this troupe of misfit baddies, The Trio, has Buffy over a barrel. They’ve got video evidence of her trysts with Spike – and plenty of it. If she doesn’t do what they want, they’ll broadcast the explicit video all over the internet – everyone will know her dirty little secret. Buffy’s never felt so lost and alone and utterly ashamed. After being dragged out of heaven, her soul aches, and Spike’s the only one who can ease her pain, but her friends would never understand. While trying to help the Slayer out of this jam, Spike inadvertently reveals a secret of his own, one that he’s worked hard to keep hidden even from himself, one that will change the way Buffy sees him and change their dance forever. 
How will everyone's lives change as they face life on the Hellmouth when Buffy begins to see that Spike is not like Angel, and accepts him into her life and her heart as an equal rather than a dirty little secret?
The answer is: dramatically!  
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Blackmail on May 07, 2018

Hey Onalee, just a quick note to say I'm really enjoying this story so far and can't wait for more! I'm terrible at reviewing, so I'm sorry that this isn't more in-depth.

Author's Response on May 06, 2018 09:11pm

Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm so glad you're enjoying it! And you aren't terrible at reviewing -- I appreciate all reviews from emojis to in-depth discussions! I love knowing that people are enjoying it! It's what we write for.

(well, that and to get the constant babbling of a muse out of our brains -- actual footage of my muse hammering at my brain:  facepalm )

Thank you much! I'll get more posted soon! We have a long and winding road to traverse in this story, lots of ups and downs to come.


Summary: Buffy rescues Spike from the First's cave, only to find that he's not healing like he used to. Betting on the chance that a sire ritual will help put him back fighting at her side, Buffy does a rather dubious spell to call Drusilla to Sunnydale. But she's not the only one of Spike's exes to show up . . . 
A season seven rewrite that goes AU post 7x11 "Showtime." 
Lovely banner by the talented javajunkie247
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Amanda, Andrew Wells, Anya, Buffy, Drusilla, Giles, Harmony, Kennedy, Rona, Spike, The First Evil, Vi, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 40,982 Hit Count: 9,004 ePub Downloads: 85
Published: June 07, 2018 Updated: November 27, 2020
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on December 10, 2020 Liked

Gahhhhh I love love love this story so far. Your writing and character voices are so accurate - especially Buffy’s - that I feel like this has come straight out of the show. Can’t wait to see what happens next! 

Author's Response on December 16, 2020 01:46pm

Gaahhhh, I'm so happy you're reading and enjoying, and that Buffy's voice is working for you. And the show comparison makes me !!!! My delayed response here is because I've just now calmed down enough to reply, one week later. 

Summary: Not every night needs to be exciting. 
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,436 Hit Count: 1,218 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: June 20, 2018 Updated: June 20, 2018
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: One-Shot on June 21, 2018 Liked

Loved it! Joss and season 12 are both poo.

Author's Response on June 21, 2018 10:02am

Thank you! And they entirely are :(

Summary: This fic is in response to killjoy's most excellent challenge:  What if instead of fast food Buffy got a job as a phone sex worker at a new establishment in Sunnydale?  
Me being me, I couldn't make this easy devil  but I hope this little story did some justice to the request.  I definitely had a blast writing it!
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Amy Madison, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Willy the Snitch, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Whatever you want to call it
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 159,614 Hit Count: 29,053 ePub Downloads: 447
Published: April 25, 2020 Updated: March 12, 2021
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on August 07, 2020 Liked

Hi Kathleen! I’m sorry I’m such a crappy reviewer but this story is AMAZING. The characterisation is just so perfectly spot on and I’m loving that Buffy is jealous of herself!!! Honestly, this fic reads as if it’s come straight out of the show. I particularly love that Spike is a lovable yet imperfect and infuriating, and that the Scoobies are treated fairly for this point in the series. 

Author's Response on August 07, 2020 12:28pm

AWW, stop!  I love that anyone is reading at all biggrin  comments are total icing and I'm thrilled whenever they arrive.  I'm so, so excited that you're liking the story! I'm having so much fun writing and sharing it and I'm over the moon that you think it's anything like the show.  Yep, this is how I have to have Spike - imperfect, infuriating, and lovable. In fact, that can almost be said about everyone.  I want every character here to be both realistic and capable of growth, since I want them all in a better place than where we found them.  I adore your comments to pieces and I'm so grateful to you for sharing them and for reading, too.

Summary: Buffy, after being sent back in time from February 2002 to December 1998, had begun to feel comfortable. Faith and Anya are in on her time-travel secret, the Mayor didn't eat anyone at Graduation, and she was the one who ended it with Angel. But her simmering worry about The Initiative comes to a boil when Faith disappears, leaving her once again the only slayer on the Hellmouth. Her knowledge of one possible future begins to feel insufficient as more events shift, knocking into each other like dominoes until even her best-laid plans seem destined to fail. 
And of course, the vampire who has been pestering her subconscious shows up to do it in real life. An alliance she once took for granted (okay, took for annoying and unavoidable) must be built in her new life, and the clock is ticking to get to the bottom of the ever more sinister plans of Maggie Walsh. 
Series: The Threadverse
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Faith Lehane, Giles, Jonathan Levinson, Joyce, Maggie Walsh, Oz, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fix-It
Warnings: Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 17,460 Hit Count: 2,139 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: May 14, 2022 Updated: June 28, 2022
sarahinexile commented on Chapter 1: Forget the hearse 'cause I never die (prologue) on June 03, 2022 Liked

I absolutely loved the first part of the series, your characterisations are so on point! Can’t wait to see how this story unfolds, especially now that Spike is back.