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Summary:

Buffy hates Spike and Spike can’t stand Buffy. Right? Ever since Willow’s ‘my will be done’ spell, the vampire and slayer have been plagued with thoughts and dreams of their supposed mortal enemy. And neither of them know what to do about it. When Joyce Summers receives a mystery visit from someone in the know, and learns a little about the possible future, the slayer’s mother is set to work – playing matchmaker. Set in early season four, post Something Blue, and goes AU after that. Originally Completed: 21st of April 2006
Written for the Spring round (April 2006) of Seasonal Spuffy. Banner made by the talented Bloodytearsoflife

 

Categories: Season 4, Award Winners, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Giles, Joyce, Spike, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,770 Hit Count: 21,133 ePub Downloads: 429
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 - New Perspectives on July 02, 2012 Liked

This was so much fun. I loved the way the show dialogue was used and treated. Like the little snippets you miss when one or the other is talking.

Old fic, but I've gotta say how much I enjoyed it.

Author's Response on July 23, 2016 12:18am

Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the story, and how it was written. It was certainly a lot of fun to write. 

ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 - Denial on July 23, 2016

Wowsers! LOL. Thanks for responding. I haven't read fanfic in a while, but I love that it was four years between my review and your response. I am going to read this story again right this minute.

Author's Response on July 23, 2016 12:28am

I apologise for the delay! I fell out of fandom for a while, (a long while), but I've recently been trying to get back into it. And review responses is where I started. I hope you enjoy the story the second time over. :) 

ILoveLamp Replied on July 23, 2016 12:43am

I think this was one of the first five stories I ever read after watching through BTVS and Angel. I am gonna burn through this story and leave ya alone now. Good job all over again though.

Author's Response on July 23, 2016 12:48am

Thank you! :) Enjoy. 

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: 3,906 ePub Downloads: 266
Published: October 28, 2006 Updated: October 28, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 1: Noel on September 19, 2012 Liked

Wow, this, this was amazing. The characterizations were beautifully done, Wesley in particular.

I just loved that.

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: 1,361 ePub Downloads: 79
Published: November 01, 2006 Updated: November 01, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on March 15, 2014 Liked

That was a really cool one-shot.

Summary: Reunions - (PG-13/NC-17) This story takes place eight years after "Chosen" and seven years after "Never Fade Away". Spike survived the final battle with the minons of the Senior Partners. Thinking he was the only survivor he has continued the 'good fight' against evil in L.A., but on a lower profile. Fighting against vampires and evil demon spawn to protect street children and the homeless from being preyed upon, he has been hiding in the slums and sewers of L.A, using magic to prevent the Senior Partners from finding him. This story starts when Giles is told of a rumor that Spike is still alive. Willow is sent to find out if the rumor is true. (WIP)
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Post-Series
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Connor, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 39 Table of Contents
Word count: 157,677 Hit Count: 6,346 ePub Downloads: 45
Published: November 02, 2006 Updated: December 01, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 24: Chapter 24 on September 09, 2012

None of that made sense, Spikes talking like... I dont know, but there was very little sense in there. Nothing that couldnt be easily contradicted.

Honestly that sounded unbelievably arrogant and condescending.

Anyway interesting premise but eventually you reach angst overdose and can no longer empathize with the characters.

Summary: When Buffy is blinded, Spike, of all people, becomes her only hope.
Post-Listening to Fear

Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Word count: 48,648 Hit Count: 32,131 ePub Downloads: 352
Published: November 06, 2006 Updated: November 07, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 25: Chapter 25 on October 27, 2014 Liked

I think I have read this story three times straight through at this point. I love that as dirty and gritty and maudlin as this story gets in parts there is something in the undercurrents that makes me happy throughout the entire story. This story is fluffy, but there are fluff-like tendencies.

Wonderful job.

Author's Response on October 28, 2014 01:31am

Thank you for the review!  I'm glad you enjoyed it!

 

Summary: It's sometime after "As You Were" and "Hell's Bells." Buffy and Spike's relationship is apparently over. But the Slayer has been having strange dreams, and I'm a romantic, so things go AU immediately. The story is complete, with 23 chapters posted. I've also added a few epilogues.
Runner up for Best Saga at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 285,740 Hit Count: 29,556 ePub Downloads: 593
Published: November 13, 2006 Updated: November 13, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 27: Epilogue 4 - Dragon Slayer on March 26, 2014 Liked

That was epic, and an epic.
I really enjoyed that a lot. Thank you for what must have been a massive undertaking.

Side note: I thought the Willow the Aunt thing was weird until I found out about Willow the Twin. It was just adorable after that.

Summary: When a snowstorm strands Buffy and Spike, they are forced to turn to each other for strength, especially when a missing Giles, mysterious visitors, and way too much magic threatens to turn it into a not so very merry Christmas. Set mid-S4. - Complete
Winner for Best General Long Fiction (Readers' Choice) at the Spuffy Awards Round 5. Winner for Outstanding Original Character (Holly) at the Spuffy Awards Round 6. Winner for Best Spike Characterization at the Spuffy Awards Round 7.
Categories: Season 4, Holiday Fic, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Word count: 212,541 Hit Count: 103,375 ePub Downloads: 1,130
Published: November 14, 2006 Updated: November 14, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 55: Chapter 55 on May 05, 2012

Fantastic job on this, I read this some time ago, interestingly enough this was before I'd ever seen an episode of BTVS'S, and I remember liking it then. (though I was admittedly confused some of the way through.)

Now, with the background of actual having watched the show, I absolutely love it.

A piece this long deserves a big long review (does this already constitute a long review?) but really all I got right now is, Thank you so much for this wonderful piece of writing. It has helped fuel my post chosen Buffy Jonesing.

Summary: Fall, 2006. The Sunnydale Hellmouth has been destroyed for over three years, and the Scooby gang has scattered to the four corners of the globe, continuing their fight against the dark evils of the world. In the Egyptian desert, a single man hears a tortured plea for help. It's just a shame he doesn't recognize his own voice...- Complete.
 
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 41,393 Hit Count: 26,951 ePub Downloads: 477
Published: November 15, 2006 Updated: November 15, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 15: Chapter 15 on January 16, 2014 Liked

I know that your never going well to read this review, but I couldn't not say how great this fic was. Happy ending or not I would have been more than satisfied with this story. It was a brilliant read.

Summary: Buffy and Spike are pulled into another dimension. Here without outside influences they are able to see each other in a new light
Categories: Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 34,304 Hit Count: 7,784 ePub Downloads: 283
Published: November 16, 2006 Updated: November 16, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 on December 05, 2013 Liked

This was phenomenal. It read like a much longer story, it was so rich and detailed.

I loved it.

Summary: Post Not Fade Away (Angel Series Finale), future fic. In the year 2053 Spike's still searching for his Buffy, alone forever unless he finds her. A small talk with an elderly woman gives him hope to keep looking, but is that the only thing she has to give him?

WARNING: MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH.

Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,461 Hit Count: 798 ePub Downloads: 37
Published: November 16, 2006 Updated: November 16, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on March 19, 2015 Liked

Sometimes a sappy sad fic is needed. This is a good one.

Summary: Sunnydale, 1997. Buffy makes a wish, with consequences...Buffy from the past and Buffy from the future will have to square their destinies and their lovers.
Categories: Season 6, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 59,904 Hit Count: 50,615 ePub Downloads: 726
Published: November 17, 2006 Updated: November 17, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 15: Chapter 15 on June 15, 2012 Liked

I thought that was really well put together and thought out.
I really enjoyed that.(it even had a bit of weird in there)

I especially like the way you wrote Spike, Giles, and young Buffy.

Thanks for the tale, Excellent Excellent job.

Summary: Buffy decides to go back and fix the future she and the Scoobies created. Complete

Categories: Time Travel, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,701 Hit Count: 10,387 ePub Downloads: 193
Published: November 17, 2006 Updated: November 17, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 5: Chapter 5 on August 01, 2012

Hahah! Brilliant last line.
This was very well done. Anothing unimportant was lingered upon, kinda straight to the point.

I'm seeing the beginnings of a pattern here, I think the next reviews due in 8 years.

Summary: Spike tries to do Buffy a favor and gets himself cursed in the process. Can Buffy and the Scoobies accept the changes he's undergone? And what are they going to do about Glory?
Series: The Blood of the Victims Series
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 34,329 Hit Count: 16,091 ePub Downloads: 249
Published: November 19, 2006 Updated: November 19, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Hoping’s Very Fears on January 15, 2013 Liked

Excellent lighter piece.
There was angst, but not overly so.
And there was a slow burn, but there was no one step forward two back.

That was just a great feel good kind of story. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Summary: Post NFA - Before the Powers that Be withdrew from the playing fields, they made one last move with their favorite pawns - leaving Angel to clean up their mess. Partially co-written with Liliaeth
Runner up for Best Crossover at Love's Last Glimpse Awards Round 18.
Categories: Post-Series, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Connor, Dawn, Drusilla, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Child Abuse, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 84 Table of Contents
Word count: 198,176 Hit Count: 46,151 ePub Downloads: 346
Published: November 20, 2006 Updated: April 22, 2019
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 47: Interlude 25/26 - Let the Joyous News Be Spread on October 09, 2016 Liked

Oh wow, I remember reading this some years ago and it's always stuck with me. This is an excellent addition to what was already here.

ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 51: Chapter 29 - Where There's a Will... on October 12, 2016 Liked

For the most part I was not a fan of Andrew, but this chapter was pretty lovely.

Author's Response on October 12, 2016 05:04pm

I'm glad you enjoyed the little nerd. Believe me, in this story, I went places with characters that I never intended to go. They steered the story they wanted to tell, in spite of me. *grins*

ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 52: Chapter 30 - Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot? on October 14, 2016

I don't have context for this chapter anymore. It was a tough read emotionally though. I need to make time to actually reread this sometime.

ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 55: Interlude 31/32B - Movie Maneuvers on October 17, 2016 Liked

Aw, that was really sweet.

Summary: At the completion of his trials in Africa, Spike is offered an alternative to a soul; a second chance. The cave demon sends him back in time 3 years - but wipes his memory of the intervening time! Will the same things happen all over again - or will it work out a little differently? Could this be a second chance not only for Spike, but for Buffy and the Scooby Gang? In a world in which “Kick the Spike” is a game more dangerous than juggling with nitro-glycerine, can they learn to respect the vampire and avoid the mistakes they made first time round? Or will entirely new mistakes lead them to a different but equally catastrophic destination?
Categories: Season 4, Season 6, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 146,463 Hit Count: 44,356 ePub Downloads: 814
Published: November 21, 2006 Updated: November 21, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 23: Chapter 22 Shadows of the Night on December 08, 2013 Liked

This was an excellent retelling. There's a ton to say, but the one thing that really stands out is what you did for Riley. He did nothing for me throughout his entire run on the show, but here you had me out and out rooting for him. That was so well done, I clapped when it was him who went after the rapists. (Such a tragic scene and a heartbreaking aftermath.)

Summary: Buffy has an unsuspected run in with Spike. It has been a long time since they last met, and things have changed. Sorta. Post season finales. Lots of nice Spuffiness. Hope to see you!
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,804 Hit Count: 13,663 ePub Downloads: 182
Published: November 22, 2006 Updated: November 22, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 13: Chapter 13 on March 13, 2014 Liked

God this was so what I needed. A good strong love story. Great, great fic.

Summary: Set in S4, after Something Blue. Giles does that truth spell on Spike after all, but what happens when it gets stuck? The truth is sometimes a very uncomfortable thing.
Winner for Best Long Story at Love's Last Glimpse Awards 2006.
Categories: Season 4, Award Winners
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,821 Hit Count: 11,901 ePub Downloads: 219
Published: November 23, 2006 Updated: November 23, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 4: Chapter 4 on January 16, 2013 Liked

That was feeling like an epic for a while there, but I loved the way you hustled it along.

I also thought the ending was just right, brief, but kinda perfect too.

Excellent heartfelt story.

Summary: Long series. Spoilers for "The Gift" and S6. Spike manages to save Dawn, but pays a terribly high price. Will he be able to find meaning in his suffering?
Categories: Season 5, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 71,630 Hit Count: 34,132 ePub Downloads: 362
Published: November 24, 2006 Updated: November 24, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 20: Chapter 20: The End of It All on January 16, 2013 Liked

I really enjoyed that one. I always like situations where Spike or Buffy or Tara or Dawn are forced into close contact for some reason.(this had everything)

You handled season six very well here. I didn't hate it nearly as much as I did the real one,(though I guess I didn't hate all of it) and I am not even talking about the Spike/Buffy stuff. It was still remarkably dark, but the characters weren't quite as...dense maybe. I don't know exactly considering most of the same stuff happened.
The biggest plus for me is that you didn't verbatim the show, if it happened the same way you pretty much had it happen off screen. That meant less of the trio which I just have to say yay to.

The only thing is I wish you picked an ending. Personally I thought the second was the most likely scenario, but either would have worked for me.

Excellent job.

Summary: AU, Post-Season Four, as it would be *remembered* by Buffy post-season five... meaning it includes Dawn :). Following the Maggie Walsh/Adam situation, the Initiative was not shut down, but simply placed under new leadership. That was all Riley would tell Buffy before he left her to re-join the Initiative. Around the same time, Spike disappeared, all evidence pointing to his being re-captured by the Initiative. One year later, the Initiative has successfully eliminated almost all of Sunnydale's vampires and demons, leaving Buffy free to finally enjoy the sort of "normal" life she's always wanted. Sounds great, right? Could it be too good to be true? (Come on, what do *you* think? hehe)
Categories: Season 4
Characters: None
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 69,503 Hit Count: 23,421 ePub Downloads: 228
Published: November 26, 2006 Updated: January 30, 2007
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 32: Chapter 32 on May 02, 2013 Liked

Ummm, mostly great if not really realistic.

Riley, as boring and uncharismatic as he was, he was overall a decent dude.

Xander as well was a touch too hard during the earlier part of the story.

As is the case normally when dealing with a large cast, I didn't like some of the Spikes childer, but I don't like some people as well so...normal.

The Idea itself however was very good, so overall worth the read.

Summary: Spike gets staked! That's just the beginning of his troubles. S/B romance S/Dawn friendship AtS crossover (R) (23 long chapters)
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,739 Hit Count: 29,679 ePub Downloads: 360
Published: November 29, 2006 Updated: November 29, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 23: Chapter 23 on July 03, 2012 Liked

Holy crap that was good.
That's it, no thorough review, I just loved it.

This might make me a bad person, but I. Glad you killed gru. The only character I dislike as much is Riley Finn.

ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 23: Chapter 23 on September 22, 2013 Liked

Wow that was good. Pacing, story, characters, you just nailed it.

Summary: Spike’s burning love for Buffy attracts Cupid’s attention from the higher realms. Intrigued, he investigates and decides to lend him a hand. Her stubborn refusal of Spike’s affections brings unexpected consequences that may lead to the loss of both Dawn and Spike from her life. Meanwhile, a prophetic dream brings her warnings of her own death and Riley is proving to be the worst boyfriend ever. How will our hero triumph? Stay tuned for sexy banter, adventure, romance and some really good smut…
 
Banner by the ultra talented Kargrif
 
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Angel, Anya, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Clem, Cordelia, Dawn, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Joyce, Lorne, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Wesley, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 52 Table of Contents
Word count: 125,656 Hit Count: 15,887 ePub Downloads: 117
Published: December 01, 2006 Updated: January 05, 2019
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 1: Prologue Part I - Brave New World on March 21, 2013 Liked

That whole thing turned from a bit of fun fluff into a pretty good plot there huh?

Great stuff here, pretty hot too.

You have done really well with such a large cast. I can always tell who's speaking without much need to think about it. I would like to point to your Faith in particular, you really did a good job with her. She sounds like Faith even with a different past, and you created a lot of great sympathy for her.

Awesome job again, I hope your back on board of this one till the end.

Summary: Christmas is nearly here but Buffy isn’t looking forward to it at all. And being ignored by Spike does nothing for her temper.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,746 Hit Count: 1,777 ePub Downloads: 47
Published: December 02, 2006 Updated: December 03, 2006
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Just for One Day on December 26, 2012 Liked

Ahem, Canadian readers.

Happy Christmas. Yup I am tacking it on this old a story because I enjoyed it that much.

Wonderful job.

Summary: A dream is a wish your heart makes when your fast asleep or is it something more?
Buffy's first death kicked off a series of events that no-one least of all her expected.
posted by EF for the author


Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 40,134 Hit Count: 3,401 ePub Downloads: 72
Published: December 08, 2006 Updated: January 28, 2007
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 6: Chapter 6 on December 24, 2012 Liked

That was a hell of a chapter. If you'd kept going with those phone calls (after that speech in the classroom) you woulda had a teary eyed dude on your hands.

Summary: What if it wasn't Angel who left S3? Feeling lost Buffy heads off to find who she is without Angel and her Sunnydale friends and Spike just happens to be on the same personal journey.
*Complete*

Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Word count: 72,701 Hit Count: 29,801 ePub Downloads: 313
Published: December 08, 2006 Updated: February 10, 2007
ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 1: Chapter 1 on December 23, 2012 Liked

Great, great story.

ILoveLamp commented on Chapter 26: Chapter 26 on December 26, 2012

That was a damn good look into an alternate universe.

Unbelievable drama, angst and some really good happy moments make for one happy reader.