Penname: JayeMaru
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Member Since: August 17, 2014
Last Active: June 19, 2024
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I've spent many years in the corporate and free-lance world as a writer-for-hire and sometimes an editor.

I discovered BtVS as reruns almost a decade after the show ended and found fan stories a couple years later. I'm grateful to those who have written and continue to create in this 'verse. I find joy and inspiration in every story. Thanks to all of you, and a big nod of gratitude to the Mods who maintain this site.  

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Summary: Drusilla has some things to say to Buffy. And, she has a cattle prod.
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Written for the 2023 Elysian Fields Truce Challenge.) 
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Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: JayeMaru
Categories: Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Drusilla
Genres: Fix-It
Warnings: None
Event: Truce Challenge 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,561 Hit Count: 589 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: October 15, 2023 Updated: October 15, 2023
Summary: A Wishverse story in which Drusilla and Spike roll into Sunnydale just before the Master’s plant is scheduled to open. Spike isn’t sure why Dru insisted they drop everything to get to the Hellmouth right now, after declining to travel there before. She says the pixies and the stars are whispering loudly to her about change, which he hopes means they've guided her toward a cure for her guttering health. Of course, since this is Dru, anything is possible.

Written for the 2023 Elysian Fields Challenge Month.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: JayeMaru
Categories: Wishverse, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Angel, Anya, Drusilla, Ensemble, The Master
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Character Death, Torture (Physical)
Challenges: The Wishverse (Author's Choice of Name)
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,503 Hit Count: 245 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: April 22, 2023 Updated: April 22, 2023
Summary:

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of the subconscious mind. Your next stop: Exquisite Chaos.

Banner artists, from left to right: bewildered, nmcil, and ClowniestLivEver

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: EllieRose101, Holly, Maxine Eden, Sigyn, though_you_try
Artists: bewildered, ClowniestLivEver, nmcil, yellowb
Summary: Lo!  Slouching through the Walmart parking lot it comes — the Sixth Annual Unofficial Yet Blessed Elysian Fields Exquisite Corpse.


Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Aspasia, Doublemeat Palace, EllieRose101, Sigyn
Artists: honeygirl51885, OffYourBird
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Porn w/ Plot, Porn w/o Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: The Sixth Annual Blessed-But-Not-Official Elysian Fields Exquisite Corpse Challenge!
Event: April Challenge 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,435 Hit Count: 2,620 ePub Downloads: 53
Published: April 30, 2022 Updated: June 12, 2022
Summary:

It's a turvy-topsy world.
 

Banner artists, from left to right: BewitchedXx, Dynamite, and ClowniestLivEver

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, cawthraven, MiseEnPlace
Artists: BewitchedXx, ClowniestLivEver, Dynamite
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Artwork, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Fighting, Fix-It, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: The Seventh Annual Blessed-But-Not-Official-Elysian-Fields Exquisite Corpse Challenge!
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,596 Hit Count: 1,651 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: April 27, 2023 Updated: June 09, 2023
Summary: Looking deep into the eyes of Janus, Ethan Rayne was more than ready to let chaos out to play its glorious and wicked game. This story is written for the 2021 Elysian Fields Mystery Fic-a-Thon Challenge. Like Ethan, we’ll all find out where it goes as it happens. We love a mystery! 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: nmcil
Series: The Realm of Law
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Ensemble, Ethan Rayne, Marcie Ross, Riley Finn
Genres: HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Suicide
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 40,448 Hit Count: 3,869 ePub Downloads: 63
Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: August 08, 2021
Summary: What’s a vampire to do when he’s decided that the Slayer’s word is his law, but it’s all tangled with confusing human customs and expectations? Oh, and there’s that whole friends and family complication that’s never been part of the Slayer brochure. It’s not always a lark but it has its compensations. It’s also a good thing Spike’s always been a dab hand at adapting to whatever’s thrown his way. 
 
An Elysian Fields 2022 Secret Santa gift especially for humancorn.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: The Realm of Law
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,804 Hit Count: 685 ePub Downloads: 19
Published: December 29, 2022 Updated: December 29, 2022
Summary: As Buffy described it, Willow used the essence of the scythe to change the destiny of the slayer line and empower a new force for good. However, as Drusilla the Mad described it, “Presumptuous children whose osier-thin, corkscrew fingers meddle with the firmament might discover fangs and claws prickling behind the pretty, angry stars.” Translation: probably not every potential in the world should’ve been activated as a slayer. 

Written for the 2021 Elysian Fields ‘Called Challenge'. The banner was made by mcgnagallsarmy, who gifted me with my very first and totally awesome story banner!
Note: This story is currently incomplete. I absolutely plan to finish it, but it will be a while. I will return to posting when it is complete and I can be sure there will be no further delays. 
 
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: mcgnagallsarmy
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, AtS Ensemble, Drusilla
Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,487 Hit Count: 2,529 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: October 14, 2021 Updated: November 28, 2021
Summary: Many cultures say that souls go through a journey of discovery and resolution after death. Many even leave room for the idea of a return to the living realm. This story imagines Spike on such a journey after Chosen. He remembers things randomly, bit by bit, but finally he understands that Buffy really did mean the “I love you” she said in the cavern. Even better, after he’s restored to the living world, he gets to tell her that and hear her say it again, in return. 

Written for the 2023 Elysian Fields Drabblemania Event. 
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: JayeMaru
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, AtS Ensemble, Ensemble
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Resurrection
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,623 Hit Count: 3,003 ePub Downloads: 46
Published: July 18, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary: You’d think that after closing a Hellmouth, things would settle down and be less weird. As it happens, you’d be wrong. This story was written for the 2022 Elysian Fields Mystery Month Challenge.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: scratchmeout
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Dawn, Other
Genres: Dramedy, Mystery
Warnings: None
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 31,708 Hit Count: 3,122 ePub Downloads: 58
Published: July 06, 2022 Updated: August 04, 2022