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Summary: Buffy is a waitress at a gay coffeehouse, and Spike is a dashing captain of a space ship... and it's not an alternate universe. It's a year after the events of Season Eight, and Buffy is still reeling. But while she and Spike try to sort out the hurt and confusion that Buffy's been dealing with all year, the aftershocks of her betrayal have brought a new enemy that might just be the one to break her completely.

Categories: Season 9 (Comic)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Illyria, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 64,269 Hit Count: 29,646 ePub Downloads: 354
Published: January 26, 2011 Updated: July 21, 2011
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Prologue on February 25, 2011 Liked

This is the first story that has moved me to submit a review.  It is so bittersweet and affecting.  I love this Buffy and this Spike, and I look forward to seeing what develops from their sincere mutual caring and mutual attraction. It is so heartfelt and not sappy.  Kudos

beauty commented on Chapter 9: Chapter 9 on May 07, 2011 Liked

I am so glad for this chapter, it's been hard to wait so long! 

The interaction between Buffy and Faith was sisterly.

beauty commented on Chapter 17: Chapter 17 on July 07, 2011 Liked

These frequent updates are so appreciated, your story is one of my all-time favorites.  Good for Buffy for finally getting it out; whatever she thinks Spike does or doesn't feel, he deserves to know the truth from her.  Orkanel?  I had my suspicions. Waiting with bated breath for the next chapter.

beauty commented on Chapter 20: Chapter 20 on July 22, 2011 Liked

Thanks for a wonderful story.  I loved your characterizations, all of them. Your Spike and Buffy were so well done, beautifully and believably progressing to your conclusion.  I am looking forward to S9.

Can I say that I also like your story for being PG-13?  My eyes glaze over reading the boilerplate NC-17 scenes that appear in so many fics. You told a great story, and let Buffy and Spike have their privacy!

I must confess that for whatever reason, I did not stay with "The Rose."  I'll give the rewrite a look, based on your masterful "Embers."

Summary: Future fic. Decades after the battle in Los Angeles and two years after a small army of Slayers destroyed the Dragvlok homeland, Dragvloks are on a mission to destroy the Slayer line. It’s up to a Slayer in California and the self-appointed Saviour of Slayers to stop the bloodshed. Both think they’re on a mission to save the next generation of Slayers, but they may just end up saving each other.

Beta work by Puddinhead. Banner by xaphania.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 152,975 Hit Count: 7,923 ePub Downloads: 102
Published: May 03, 2011 Updated: April 15, 2013
beauty commented on Chapter 29: Chapter 29: Time Heals All Wounds on February 02, 2013

It is so great that you updated!  Thanks so much.

I have enjoyed every chapter of your story, it is so original, yet completely true to the characters.   I can enjoy some AU stories, or all-human, but real Buffyverse stories are the best. 

Dr. Berger's story may have been to save her butt, but if sincere is an intriguing direction to go here.  Will Buffy want to pursue it?  Now that Spike has drunk Buffy's blood, has he been permanently altered? I can't wait to read what happens. 

And there is still so much other story her -- Willow, Angel, ...

Great to have the story back. Although the update was worth waiting for, I don't want to wait again!

Author's Response: Thanks beauty. It\'s so wonderful to be in this universe again and it really is that: a universe. There are so many characters I love now: Gina, Pipa, the Caretaker, Sonny, old Xander and Dawn, Max, Spike the Labradoodle. :-) I\'ll be better with Chapter 30 than 29, I promise, and will not make you wait eight months! Thanks for still reading. I

beauty commented on Chapter 19: Chapter 19: Like Old Times on September 04, 2011 Liked

So so happy to see this update!  I love the way Buffy shuts Angel down so determinedly.  Can Angel really think theyhave a future?  And how perfect for Spike to be a witness to that exchange. 

I love this Buffy.  Experience has made her a complex person, not a caricature.  It seems that whatever does develop between her and Spike will be REAL and human and I can't wait.

Author's Response: I love that you love this Buffy. Thank you!

beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Times Change, but the Song Stays the Same on October 16, 2011

I am so glad that Spike's suspicions about Buffy giving Angel blood were resolved quickly; it was heartbreaking in the previous chapter when he jumped to that conclusion, and the potential confrontation with Buffy would have been painful and damaging (potentially fatal) to their tenuous relationship.  I was fearful, because I didn't think Buffy was involved, so I was as relieved as Spike when he discovered it was Sonny.

 Spike has a real friend in Clem.  It's hilarious how Clm tries to rein him in. 

Creepy cliffhanger on the watcher connection. Nice parallel responses by Buffy and Spike to their discoveries (and their implications) at the end.  Always love to see an update, can't wait fo more.

Author's Response: It\'s funny. It would have been so typical for Spike to confront Buffy, and I was despairing when readers expected that I was headed to such familiar territory. I was tempted to tell you guys not to worry! Glad you appreciated that little parallel at the end. ;-) Thanks so much for reviewing!

beauty commented on Chapter 24: Chapter 24: Showtime on November 11, 2011 Liked

As always, I was so happy to see a new chapter!

 I was bracing for more badness on Buffy's end before she got clear, but with a twist, you had Spike run into a little trouble.  I was happily surprised to see them get back to each other so quickly. Your story is original, therefore unpredictable, and I love it.

And look at Buffy declaring her feelings unambiguously! Spike IS the only one there for her (nothing against Dawn, who has her own life).  I look forward to what these two will do, truly together, to solve the Watcher mystery.

Author's Response: Beauty, I love that you go along for the ride, and continue to be surprised by the plot. Thanks so much for reviewing!

beauty commented on Chapter 26: Chapter 26: Borrowed Time on February 02, 2012 Liked

I love it when you update!  I am not speculating about the baddies, whatever you have in mind will be better.  I did have an uneasy feeling about our heroes being in the wide open like that. 

I love that Buffy accepted Spike's offer for her to stay with him.  But it's sweeter that they are being a couple in ways other than shagging, especially since they both obviously want to!


Looking forward to "more".

Author's Response: Thanks beauty! I\'m glad you\'re still reading despite lengthy periods between past updates. I hope to be updating more regularly again now. Yeah, I\'m as eager as the next horn dog to get these two in the sack, but I actually love them most when they\'re teasing each other and acting like the kids that they never go to be.

beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Times Change, but the Song Stays the Same on February 24, 2012 Liked

How do you make the forced medical procedures scarier and more evil than bad old demon mayhem?  I guess because the "ethical" humans perpetrate it, emotionless and so, so cold, yet secure in their rightness.  Poor Buffy, laid out on a table for a fate worse than, yet paradoxically including, her death. 

 I say Buffy has no obligation to "help humanity" through this supposed research.  She may be immortal, but she suffers plenty. And there is huge potential for abuse of the immortality feature, why trust anyone with it?  The regeneration aspect of slayer physiology should have been accessible through the other, willing, slayer subjects.

I can't help feeling Willow's hands are not clean.

Interesting plate number.

Author's Response: You make good points. Modern medicine is the product of human rights abuses, but few of us would want to do without those advances now. The secret of Buffy\'s immortality could be misused, undoubtedly, but the potential for misuse has never stopped the progress of science. Perhaps the world asks too much of Buffy. [It always has.] And perhaps it is her right to refuse to submit her own body to science. But if a cure for human suffering could be found within her, then the results of her slaying may never stack up against the results of experiments made upon her. She submits herself to death in the field all the time, and how many demons have had a piece of her? What\'s a few pieces for science? Just playing devil\'s advocate here. And what if Buffy\'s own niece or nephew were suffering from an illness that he body might hold the secret to cure? Would she feel differently then? Exhibit A: she let herself be drained and would have slaughtered Faith to save the life of a vampire that had murdered thousands. Does the world ask too much of her, or does she give herself only to those who matter most to her? Interesting questions! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. :-)

beauty commented on Chapter 28: Chapter 28: Overtime on May 19, 2012 Liked

Oh Ms. Jane!!  You have no idea how often I long for an update, and how grateful Iam for this.  I recently went back and re-read the last couple of chapters to keep in touch with the story, so when the new chapter was posted, i could jump right in.

I love that Dr. Berger, in her arrogance, so underestimated Buffy.  Of course, we don't want Buffy lying on the table as a victim, waiting impotently to be rescued.  I can't wait for the Spike-and Slayer-team rescue to dovetail with her own escape effort now underway.  Thank you for keeping Buffy strong, and for getting Spike some blood. 

You have crafted such a complex story here, and nothing seems forced.  There is so much still to unfold, potentially - Angel's tongue and blood thing, Willow's role, Buffy's house, sibling reconciliation, and the immortal Spuffy love.

 I will keep anticipating the next chapter.

Author's Response: Beauty, I told wolffan that I was in this gig for one reason only: to entertain my fellow Buffy fans. But that isn\'t the whole truth, because I won\'t do that by any means necessary. The moment I depart from the very heart of what Joss was trying to do is the moment this story fails. My point? Yes! We do NOT want Buffy lying on the table as a victim waiting impatiently to be rescued. Only in her dream at her most vulnerable moment did she revert to imagining Spike was rescuing her from that \"demon\'s claw\". When Buffy woke up, she wised up, and took matters in to her own hands. Joss gave us strong women, and inspiring men, and courageous people fighting against impossible odds. He gave us a different vision of the world and of ourselves. I\'ll do my best to continue that tradition. Thanks so much for reviewing. :-) :-) :-)

Summary: Dawn unknowingly sets off a spell to step into Buffy’s shoes for a day – literally and figuratively – and wakes up to find herself trapped in her sister’s body. Unwilling to go to the Scoobies, who wouldn’t be much use to her anyway, she seeks out Spike for help, and in the process ends up getting first-hand experience in what is an average day in Buffy’s life – including, and especially, the lusty vampire.
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,881 Hit Count: 533 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: October 24, 2011 Updated: October 25, 2011
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on October 25, 2011 Liked

I enjoyed your story -- poor Dawn being "manhandled" and Spike being mortified.  It was good for Dawn to be in Buffy's shoes overall, she gained some insight into how tough things are for Buffy, and seems to appreciate her more.  Sweet.

Author's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it. :D

Summary: Takes place sometime in S9, so lots of conjecture and fun built on spoilers in this one. Spike and Buffy talk. That's about it.
Categories: Post-Series, Season 9 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,342 Hit Count: 620 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: November 27, 2011 Updated: November 27, 2011
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on November 27, 2011

Embers was so wonderful, you can write any season 9 you want! 

This was a pleasure, and entirely plausible in light of the comics so far.

Summary: It starts with a betrayal- and not the one that you were expecting.
Spike’s been tossed around by the Slayer too many times to count, but this time she’s gone too far. Her ritual of self-congratulatory humiliation has made him a laughing stock, and it’s the final straw. They’ve never been friends, but she’s forgotten that they are enemies.
No more of it.
But then the Slayer is shot, and the culprit is a freckle-faced eleven year old boy with a vendetta and wide, wet eyes. He’s an unlikely villain and the Scoobies can’t face interrogating him so Spike is tempted in to play Bad Cop while the Slayer lies unconscious in a hospital bed.
“To forgive is an act of compassion. It's not done because people deserve it, it's done because they need it.”

Categories: Season 5
Characters: Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 44,202 Hit Count: 7,879 ePub Downloads: 88
Published: December 05, 2011 Updated: March 27, 2012
beauty commented on Chapter 3: The Shooter on December 12, 2011 Liked

Whether or not it was Giles's idea, Buffy is not off the hook on this one; even if the deception was necessary to save the world, treating Spike badly afterward was not.  Hooray for Spike feeling used, and being angry about it.

Canon Giles was never able to interact with Spike in a satisfying way.  In season 4, after Spike helped Fyarl-Giles (and weren't those 2 fun together?), and Giles approached Spike about redeeming himself, it was just too soon. Too bad he never went there again, after Spike's many actions belied his "evilness."  I always felt Giles's harsh judgment of Spike was unwarranted as time went on (although I can't fault him for being uneasy in Season 7).

So it's nice to have a humane interaction between these two, and I love when Spike the monster shows compassion.   


And what's up with this kid?  Love the story, and I look forward to more.

Author's Response: Thank you beauty for a really nice review. I agree, Spike and Giles were a lot of fun in season 4 and I kind of missed it later on in the series. I think there's a lot of potential for friendship or at least understanding between these two.

Summary: Post Slayer, Interrupted, Buffy has a decision to make.
Categories: Season 9 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,701 Hit Count: 1,143 ePub Downloads: 31
Published: January 15, 2012 Updated: January 15, 2012
beauty commented on Chapter 1: oneshot on January 16, 2012 Liked

I wonder what Buffy's conversation with Spike will be like in the upcoming issue. Your takes on this terrible turn of events are plausible, and painful, and it's hard to see a happy resolution to this pregnancy. Poor Spike, seeing the woman he loves in this situation.  How they both hurt!

I can see "Slayer Interrupted" hit you hard.  After explicit evidence of Spike's continued (selfless) devotion in the previous issue, it was a real kick in the teeth to anyone trying to hang on to hope for Spuffy.  But it's only a quarter of the way through Season 9, and so much more awaits.  Who knows what Joss has in mind, but I think the comic may incorporate something from some of your scenarios.  Perhaps Spike will reconsider what "normal" means for Buffy, or whether she deserves something better than normal; her current situation is, sadly, not unique.

Author's Response: Oh, I\'m fairly certain that we\'ll be getting Spuffy and I *loved* Slayer, Interrupted and the idea of a Buffy pregnancy! Joss has never done a natural pregnancy and I look forward to seeing how he addresses it and how this\'ll influence Buffy\'s decisions throughout the season (and we already have some hints of it in future covers). Regardless of how Spike and Buffy continue to interact throughout the season, I\'m rather satisfied with what we\'ve gotten so far and I\'m unworried about what happens next. :) This was a story that I felt was a necessary one, though, especially considering that it\'s doubtful that the comics will take this route. And Spike maneuvered his way in, somehow, and took center stage in a story that was never meant to be shippy. ;)

Summary: Joyce and Giles are married, Dawn is their daughter. Spike is Giles’ son from a previous marriage, his mum died during childbirth. Spike is also the Slayer, Wes is his Watcher. Xander and Willow are his best friends. Dru was the vamp cursed with a soul, swap the Buffy/Angel(us) relationship for Spike/Dru. Buffy takes Spike’s place, a chipped vampire.
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Claim
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Rape (Actual), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Vampire!Buffy, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,204 Hit Count: 2,080 ePub Downloads: 35
Published: February 02, 2012 Updated: May 07, 2012
beauty commented on Chapter 3: Chapter 3 A Night Together on February 08, 2012 Liked

I wqasn't sure about this, but I'm glad I kept reading.  It's a little difficult to keep track of the reversed roles, since I'm usually reading after a workday that leaves my brain a bit wrung out, but I'm motivated to overcome that challenge by the interesting twist you have put on this.  I look forward to more.

Summary: Instead of leaving with Drusilla at the end of Becoming pt. 2, Spike decides to stay and help the Slayer out a little more, and ends up having his unlife changed forever.
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 60,050 Hit Count: 4,621 ePub Downloads: 102
Published: February 14, 2012 Updated: March 18, 2013
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on February 22, 2012

After the first chapter, I was thinking how interesting it would be for Buffy and Giles to be dealing with two vampires-with-souls, and their relationship.  I am sorry to see Drusilla go this way, although I suppose she would have had to make some kind of exit eventually to make room for Spuffy.  Now they've both lost their lovers in disturbing ways.  I'll be reading to se where this goes.

Author's Response: I was a bit sad myself to let Drusilla go, but I just have a hard time sustaining writing for that character. And also her absence does open the door for Spike and Buffy to get closer; now that they both are dealing with the same tragedy of losing their loves and know what the other is going through. Anyway, Thank you for reviewing!

Summary: A companion piece to my story Letters to a Friend and how those events are seen through Dawn’s eyes in her diary. I hope you enjoy it.
Series: The Letter Series
Categories: Season 3, Season 4, Season 5
Characters: Dawn
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,156 Hit Count: 3,189 ePub Downloads: 44
Published: February 21, 2012 Updated: March 01, 2012
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on February 24, 2012

This is a lot of fun.

Author's Response: Thanks! That is what I was hoping for!

Summary: Trouble comes in threes for our heroes, and today is no different than other. Spike is permanently injured by a zompire attack. Buffy has a bun-sized problem of her own to worry about as well. Oh, yeah, and a familiar villain's on the loose and looking for revenge.
Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 9 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Other, Spike, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,588 Hit Count: 819 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: May 23, 2012 Updated: May 23, 2012
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on May 23, 2012 Liked

A new fic from coalitiongirl!! I am so excited.  Your work is always so intelligent.  Loved this chapter, and look forward to the rest.

Summary: Post BtVS/Angel. From the ashes of despair sprouts new wings of hope. " I love her, I'll always love her. It's the stake in my back that dusts me every time." An alternating pov fic.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Buffy, Darla, Drusilla, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, William, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 39,826 Hit Count: 4,043 ePub Downloads: 35
Published: January 05, 2013 Updated: March 02, 2017
beauty commented on Chapter 15: Chapter 14 Back to Where You've Never Been on December 15, 2016

Just read through this whole story, I had never caught any of it before.  Interesting.

Author's Response on December 15, 2016 07:27pm

Glad you think its interesting, and thank you for reviewing!

Summary: Buffy is not frustrated with Spike being gone at all. And if she is, it's totally legitimate. Right? Right.
Categories: Season 9 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Other, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,367 Hit Count: 1,493 ePub Downloads: 45
Published: February 14, 2013 Updated: February 14, 2013
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on February 15, 2013 Liked

You have no idea how excited I get to see a coalitiongirl fic!! Woo-hoo!!

 As always , perfect tone and satisfying story.  One thing I always enjoy about your comic fics is your restraint.  I do love your longer fics, but I commend your discipline in the one-shots.

Oh, and I don't even know what's going on in the comics, I lost track after Spike left. I'll go back and read at some point. But your characterizations are right on. Happy Valentine's Day.

Summary: When Buffy goes to the aid of an amnesiac Spike after the L.A. apocalypse, they both find out what lies at the core of their mutual attraction. Can their new love survive the return of Spike's real memories of all that's gone before? (Completed April 2008)
Categories: Award Winners, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 62 Table of Contents
Word count: 131,551 Hit Count: 53,732 ePub Downloads: 572
Published: September 16, 2013 Updated: September 16, 2013
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on September 17, 2013 Liked

I love this story (well, I just love al your stories), and am so happy to see it on this site.  I look forward to reading it again.



Summary: Insert fake sister A into memory slot B.  When the monks form Dawn, the PTB take a helping hand in the creation of the fake memories.  How does the interactions with Dawn in the past change Buffy and Spike's relationship in the present and ultimately the future?  Begins in S5 but quickly downturns to S2.  Spike/Buffy with Spike and Dawn friendship. 
Many thanks to Pfeifferpack for the wonderful banner.
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 63 Table of Contents
Word count: 283,243 Hit Count: 160,016 ePub Downloads: 1,194
Published: September 19, 2013 Updated: November 08, 2019
beauty commented on Chapter 48: Chapter 48 on May 22, 2016

I am sorry for Buffy that she thinks it is wrong to expect sex to be a "big meaningful thing" or "special".  Of course, that is a high standard and one could be often disappointed, but she should not accept that sex is just something to do for fun or no big deal, if that doesn't sit right with her.  She is entitled to want something different for herself.  In canon, she thought she was getting that better experience with Riley.  It can be meaningful without being perfect, or all you want it to be.  And it can be a hard thing to learn what it is you want and need.

And then on the other hand, there is Anya.  Of course, she is not as young as her human self, and has already figured out what she wants out of it.

Unfair to enforce the swearing ban when Spike has a tracer in him.  It is so sweet how he has all these relationships.

beauty commented on Chapter 52: Chapter 52 on July 03, 2016

Yeah, Spike, pretty dumb.  But what was Buffy up to, anyway.  Not fair.

Summary: Takes place just after the Angel episode ‘Damage’ then goes AU. 
Spike’s hands were cut off, but that’s just the beginning of his trouble.  Will he be strong enough to survive?  And will Buffy be able to help him?
This story is graphic.  Extremely graphic.  One of my beta readers (no_promises) cautions that this story should not be read while eating.  It doesn’t simply allude to torture and sexual abuse, it describes it in gory Technicolor detail, so if stuff like that squicks you, please don’t read. 
For all of you that are still with me, I hope you enjoy it.  Happy reading!
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Taboo - Adults Only
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Rape (Actual), Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Taboo, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 41 Table of Contents
Word count: 129,180 Hit Count: 35,187 ePub Downloads: 182
Published: October 13, 2013 Updated: July 05, 2016
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Bargain on April 11, 2014

If Angel is eventually going to be dust, why not now?!

Summary: A Christmas tale in which Spike lands in 1879 London inside his mostly William body.  And Buffy comes along for the ride.  It features vampires, a killer snowball fight and the aggresive application of mistletoe.  It is now complete and will be published through Xmas season of 2014-15.  This was beta'ed by All4Spike, who was a terrific help on so many levels.
Happy Christmas!
Categories: Season 7, Time Travel, Historical, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Jonathan Levinson, Spike
Genres: Dramedy
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,862 Hit Count: 29,722 ePub Downloads: 417
Published: December 12, 2013 Updated: January 06, 2015
beauty commented on Chapter 4: Four Little Lies on November 05, 2014

This is a delightful story.  It makes me sad to think they will return to season 7 and the First.

Author's Response on November 04, 2014 09:02pm

Sweetie, thank you so much for the feedback.  Seriously!

And I intend for this story to give you cavaties!  So no sadness.  I will even work on that season 7 thing.  AND Jonathan's future!

Summary: Re-write of episode 3.12 "Helpless". Spike never returns to Dru in South America, instead deciding to resurrect his original intentions to kill his third Slayer... and preferably Angel too. But when he arrives back in Sunnydale and finds Buffy in the midst of her Cruciamentum, he can’t bring himself to take advantage of her weakened state.  Nominated in Sunnydale Memorial Fanfic Awards, round 31.
Categories: Season 3, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Giles, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 45,474 Hit Count: 32,981 ePub Downloads: 425
Published: March 22, 2014 Updated: August 29, 2014
beauty commented on Chapter 8: Chapter 8: Coats and Cars on June 14, 2014 Liked

You had a great twist here.  I was afraid Spike was going to accidentally enter Giles's flat, and it would occur to him at some point that Giles was dead.  But Spike didn't, prolonging the suspense, and Giles isn't, which is good.

Still worrying about Spike encountering Faith before Buffy's status is known.

Great story.

Author's Response on June 14, 2014 03:27pm

Ooh, I'm glad that caused great suspense. :)

Summary:  Never lay Poker with a Fable Demon.  Buffy and Spike find this out the hard way.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: No Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,245 Hit Count: 4,516 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: March 29, 2014 Updated: June 14, 2014
beauty commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Live Dangerously on April 15, 2014

This turn is really tantalizing.  Please update soon!

Author's Response on April 17, 2014 11:03am

Hope to update very soon. Thank you for reading.

Summary: "As a child, I used to dream of a man in black and white, spinning in the desert like a dervish, sword flashing in the moonlight as he danced with death." Dawn travels back in time to save the vampire who saved her life. It's not purely out of sentiment, though -- the fate of the world is at stake (again) and somehow Spike is at the center of events. If only he can stay on the right side of Buffy. A sequel to Angearia's "Fin Amour".

Runner-Up: Best Episode Re-Write, Best Conventional Pairing (Spuffy), Best Angst - thank you all who voted :)
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel, Baby/Kid Fic, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Andrew Wells, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Drusilla, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 73,262 Hit Count: 17,716 ePub Downloads: 259
Published: May 27, 2014 Updated: June 30, 2016
beauty commented on Chapter 8: Between Reason and Desire on November 05, 2014

I am really enjoying your story.  This is heartbreaking.  The "we don't kill humans" rule is the right principle, but as Andrew pointed out in Season 7, all Buffy's people are killers.  Very often, it seems the struggles in Sunnydale are akin to war, and criminal justice remedies don't fit. A judge and jury wouldn't execute Warren for kidnapping, but his actual offense was beyond that.

The torture is problematic. Did that elicit the information about the M'Fashnik? Dawn's safety is not a concern only for those close to her.  This is a tough one.  

Author's Response on November 05, 2014 06:47pm

Very often, it seems the struggles in Sunnydale are akin to war, and criminal justice remedies don't fit.

This is a very good analogy. But then again, eventually even the soldiers have to face the music for their actions in combat.

The torture is problematic. Did that elicit the information about the M'Fashnik?



Thanks for your comment :)

Summary: After Chosen, what if Anya and Spike were given a second chance, this time in Texas with new lives, new memories and new friends.  What if Xander and Buffy find out and come to reclaim them, but discover that they’re now the outsiders.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Spike, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,884 Hit Count: 9,715 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: August 09, 2014 Updated: September 02, 2014
beauty commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on August 22, 2014 Liked

I have been noticing this story with interest since you first posted, but I had not had a chance to read (all 12 chapters) until today.  It is very sweet, I suppose reflecting the maturity that Xander and Buffy would have earned over the passing of eight years and the rhythm of life in Delbrick for Anya and Spike.  Another reviewer mentioned how long Anya and Spike appear to have been in Delbrick, but I suppose the PTB can alter everyone's reality to suit.

Will our couples fall in love in their new incarnations? Or must the past be revealed?  That's the conflict I see looming.  I look forward to your next update.

Author's Response on September 02, 2014 09:07pm

You're quite right about Delbrock.  There will be some twists up ahead