Penname: SzmattyCat
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Member Since: May 07, 2016
Last Active: June 12, 2024
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Welcome! In case you are wondering how to pronounce SzmattyCat, it's a "shh" sound, followed by a "Matty"... Kind of like schmaltz, but with a matt instead of the malt...

Totally obsessed with Spike. Less so Buffy (am I allowed to say that here?) but I'm 100% a Spuffy supporter because I always want the boy to be happy and to get his girl.

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Summary: In a world created by a Sock With A Soul, Willow's "Will Be Done" spell turns the idea that Spike stuck to Buffy like glue true, stirring up all sorts of new trouble.
A collaborative effort of authors, artists and betas cooking up a birthday Buffy treat for bewildered.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Gort, OffYourBird, trilliumjente
Artists: SoaringClaws, Twinkles
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,257 Hit Count: 6,535 ePub Downloads: 205
Published: May 30, 2019 Updated: May 30, 2019
Summary: Buffy is using those handcuffs. Sad smut one shot from somewhere in the dark depths of Season 6. Please note the rating.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace, Sigyn
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,010 Hit Count: 484 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: November 08, 2019 Updated: November 08, 2019
Summary: Where has all the good food gone? Why was it replaced with the blindingly bland and inedible? And just WHO is the Big Bad behind this debacle?
Starts just after Life Serial, though I may alter canon facts to my liking and convenience, as needed.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, MiseEnPlace, Sigyn
Artists: KillerSnotMonster
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Dawn, Ethan Rayne, Tara
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Event: Big Bads Challenge 2019
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,994 Hit Count: 628 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: October 29, 2019 Updated: October 29, 2019
Summary: This is the sequel to Once There Was a Love. Spike knows Buffy as his erstwhile lover. He is pissed. Turned on. Defensive. Out for bloody revenge.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace
Artists: EllieRose101
Series: Once There Was a Love, But That Was Long Ago
Categories: Season 2, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Billy Fordham, Cordelia, Drusilla, Ensemble, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Kendra, Oz, The Anointed One, William, Willy the Snitch
Genres: Angst, Drama, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,717 Hit Count: 1,034 ePub Downloads: 31
Published: December 31, 2021 Updated: February 05, 2022
Summary: William is trying to accept that he will never have a role in Buffy's life, even though he secretly wrote an entire play for her (just so he could imagine that she is saying those words he craves to hear to him). But Buffy and Angel are so lucky: they are in love both in the play AND in real life. Or are they? Can William step in to save the day (and the play) when everything falls apart with no time left to do another casting call?
Ratings and characters may be updated as the story progresses.
Written for the Elysian Fields ‘Called Challenge'. Banner made by SzmattyCat.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace, Twinkles
Artists: SzmattyCat
Categories: All Human
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Angel, Jenny Calendar, Oz, Riley Finn, William
Genres: HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,855 Hit Count: 258 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: October 31, 2021 Updated: October 31, 2021
Summary: What Buffy wanted, Buffy got. A little (really tiny) bit of fluff.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Established Relationship, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language
Event: 2023 Satisfaction-athon
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 408 Hit Count: 411 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: February 14, 2023 Updated: February 14, 2023
Summary: Poetry of a different kind, as Spike reflects on making love to Buffy. Season 6. A smutty Spenserian form sonnet.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: I'm a Poet and I... am man enough to admit it
Categories: Season 6, Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Porn w/o Plot, POV, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 112 Hit Count: 585 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019
Summary: Spike and Buffy connect as they share an intimate family moment in some potential future.
Warning/Spoiler: This story includes some breastfeeding; if you are squicked by nursing (babies or adults receiving), this fic is not for you. I would not consider this a "sexy times" fic, though I am now aware that some consider parts of it to be so. I'm adding a taboo warning and setting the rating higher than I personally would consider necessary out of an abundance of caution, as the topic is so subjective.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, EllieRose101, MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Established Relationship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Taboo
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 788 Hit Count: 757 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: December 04, 2021 Updated: December 04, 2021
Summary: Daisies seemed so innocent. They couldn't possibly be the cause of her problem. Could they?
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic April Challenge' Month. Banner #2 by AlloSpoike.
Beta credit to MiseEnPlace.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace
Artists: AlloSpoike
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Tara
Genres: Lighthearted, Romance, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: None
Event: Artistic April Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 831 Hit Count: 213 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: April 30, 2021
Summary: William wakes up confused. Where is he, why is everything different, and just what happened to him after that dark, mysterious lady sank her teeth into him last night? Maybe the beautiful, golden Summers twins can help answer this question? Even if one of them seems to be much, much nicer than the other... Challenge response to a challenge by Coraxes.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Buffybot, Ensemble, William
Genres: Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: In Which Buffy Doesn't Love William
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 20,892 Hit Count: 6,120 ePub Downloads: 133
Published: April 20, 2019 Updated: July 10, 2020
Summary: Imagine Spike trying to cope with Buffy's death by turning to poetry. A Petrarchan form sonnet.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: I'm a Poet and I... am man enough to admit it
Categories: Season 6, Poetry
Characters: Spike
Genres: POV
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 110 Hit Count: 532 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: April 14, 2019 Updated: April 14, 2019
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: harmonybewildered, and scratchmeout

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, EllieRose101, goodbyetoyou, MiseEnPlace, ShirtyBird
Artists: bewildered, harmony, scratchmeout, yellowb
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fluffy/Comedy, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Porn w/o Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: The Eighth Annual I-Cant-Believe-This-Is-Still-Running Unofficial-But-Blessed Elysian Fields Exquisite Corpse Challenge
Event: April Challenge Month 2024
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,116 Hit Count: 272 ePub Downloads: 7
Published: April 27, 2024 Updated: June 09, 2024
Summary: Lo!  Slouching through the Walmart parking lot it comes — the Sixth Annual Unofficial Yet Blessed Elysian Fields Exquisite Corpse.  
The lovely banners are by OffYourBird.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace, Passion4Spike, popculturedeference, the_big_bad
Artists: OffYourBird
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Apocalyptic/Dystopian, Drama, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Humor, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Porn w/o Plot, Romance, Slow-Burn
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: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,611 Hit Count: 1,894 ePub Downloads: 44
Published: April 30, 2022 Updated: August 14, 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: 1,649 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: April 27, 2023 Updated: June 09, 2023
Summary: The Corpse is dead!  Long live the Corpse!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bookishy, kats_meow, MiseEnPlace, Sigyn, The Danish Bird
Artists: Dusty, OffYourBird
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Season 8 (Comic), Season 9 (Comic), Season 10 (Comic), Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Challenges: The Fifth Annual Exquisite Corpse Challenge!
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 47,796 Hit Count: 3,885 ePub Downloads: 80
Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: July 02, 2021
Summary: You are walking through the cars on a train.  Each car seems to belong to a different train, with strange new landscapes outside the window.  You walk through the next door, and into another … no, wait, you’re in a submarine. But there’s a train door at the far end, so you walk through the echoing chamber, and you go through the door, and — why are you in the basket of a zeppelin?  How’d that work, and what country is that down there? 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, Kanotari, MiseEnPlace, Sigyn, Twinkles
Artists: OffYourBird
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Exquisite Corpse IV
Event: 2020 Challenge Month
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,459 Hit Count: 2,006 ePub Downloads: 88
Published: April 17, 2020 Updated: July 12, 2020
Summary: Buffy is having a strange night. The usual baddies are nowhere to be found, Spike is back in town (without Drusilla and on a drunken mission to use magic to make her love him again), and the feathers are flying... though not any time that Buffy is actually there. She just finds them blowing around town near Spike's abandoned car. And when she finally finds Spike, it is not at all what she expects.
Beginning of "Lover's Walk" but goes off-canon right from the start.
Posted as part of the "12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge" (Prompt 4).
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace, Sigyn, yellowb
Artists: None
Categories: Season 3, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Cordelia, Joyce, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Mr. Trick, Oz
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Event: 12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 16,431 Hit Count: 4,736 ePub Downloads: 157
Published: October 31, 2018 Updated: April 17, 2019
Summary: Companion piece to On Her Shore. Spike's POV. Buffy is with Spike, and he feels he's reached her... But  it isn't long before she's shut him out again.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6, Missing Scene, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: POV
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,462 Hit Count: 322 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: April 08, 2019 Updated: April 08, 2019
Summary: Spike's conversations with a four year old. His four year old.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Xander, Angel, Original Characters, Oz
Genres: Established Relationship, Lighthearted
Warnings: Adult Language
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,280 Hit Count: 1,923 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: July 25, 2023 Updated: July 31, 2023
Summary: Reeling from a seriously off-canon battle at the end of Chosen, Buffy is given a second chance: she can save the world by saving William. But what will she lose in the process?
AU/time travel/historical/HFN and probably something else. Part of the action takes place at the end of an AU Chosen.
This fic is a gift for Harmony99 — I truly hope that you enjoy it — and was written for the 2023 Elysian Fields Secret Santa Exchange.
I could not have done this without my incredibly dedicated betas, MiseEnPlace and bmerb. Seriously, these superstars made sure that this thing was not only written, but readable! Thank you!!!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Anne Pratt, Ensemble, Original Characters, William
Genres: Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN, Historical
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Human!Spike
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,794 Hit Count: 452 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: December 31, 2023 Updated: December 31, 2023
Summary:

This didn't feel like a Slayer dream or even some kind of a vision. Delusion. Nightmare! It felt real. Surreal but... real. Just what was happening here? She had a terrible feeling that Willow had been right, and they shouldn't have used that spell. Just her luck to be trapped inside someone that wasn't herself for the second day in a row!
And WHY did it have to be SPIKE? 

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace
Artists: SzmattyCat
Categories: Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Drusilla, Willy the Snitch
Genres: None
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Event: Trapped Challenge 2020
Completed: No Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,821 Hit Count: 2,170 ePub Downloads: 30
Published: October 31, 2020 Updated: November 28, 2020
Summary: Spike resorts to poetry again. Another installment in the 'I'm a Poet and I... am man enough to admit it' series. A Shakespearean form sonnet.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Series: I'm a Poet and I... am man enough to admit it
Categories: Poetry
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 116 Hit Count: 527 ePub Downloads: 18
Published: April 16, 2019 Updated: April 16, 2019
Summary: Buffy is with Spike, and he's breaching her defences... But she doesn't let him in for long.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace, myrabeth
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6, Missing Scene, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: POV
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,142 Hit Count: 462 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: March 23, 2019 Updated: March 23, 2019
Summary: Buffy is feeling down about all of this Career Fair business. She would love to have a chance to just be a normal girl spending time with a normal boy. Finding a gift from her beau and with Willow's help, she finds a way to take a vacation from her real life for a while, to sometime when her admirer was still a regular human. Will it be all that she envisioned?
This fic is an Elysian Fields 2020 Secret Santa gift for DarkEternity96. Congrats to you for getting Author of the Month this December. :) I hope I have created something that you will enjoy, love!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: EllieRose101, MiseEnPlace, Sigyn
Artists: EllieRose101
Series: Once There Was a Love, But That Was Long Ago
Categories: Season 2, Time Travel, Historical
Characters: Buffy, Willow, Angel, Anne Pratt, William
Genres: Historical, POV, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2020
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 15,322 Hit Count: 1,939 ePub Downloads: 97
Published: December 30, 2020 Updated: December 30, 2020
Summary: Buffy and Spike just want to spend some time together. Is that too much to ask?
This fic is set post-series, which means after BtVS and ATS - I have not read the comics and do not consider them canon. They do not count in this universe. All the other details TBA...
I will update ratings or whatnot as needed.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace
Artists: SzmattyCat
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,204 Hit Count: 1,061 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: July 07, 2022 Updated: August 04, 2022
Summary: Ethan Rayne has a plan. I myself do not... Story entirely led by prompts as they come!
This fic is set post-series, which means after BtVS and ATS - I have not read the comics and do not consider them canon. They do not count in this universe. All the other details TBA...
I will update ratings or whatnot as needed.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: EllieRose101, MiseEnPlace, Twinkles
Artists: SzmattyCat
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Ethan Rayne, Marcie Ross
Genres: HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,179 Hit Count: 1,118 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: July 10, 2021 Updated: August 08, 2021
Summary: When Joyce calls Buffy to tell her that she was attacked in her own home, and that Spike is involved, Buffy thinks that she feels a staking coming on. She does not expect for her mom to tell her that it was Faith doing the attacking (even though maybe she should have expected this from Faith  the girl is a menace!) or that Spike had helped to stop her. And she really doesn't expect the truly confusing days that follow. Who knew that a Draconian Katra, a rogue Slayer in a vampire body, and a high-speed road trip could result in so much unexpected soul searching?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace
Artists: SzmattyCat
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response
Characters: Ben Wilkinson, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Joyce
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Have some Faith.
Event: Road Trip Challenge 2022
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 734 Hit Count: 271 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: October 31, 2022 Updated: October 31, 2022
Summary:

Elizabeth “Buffy” Summers is in love with Angel O’Connor, until she discovers he was only after her money when he dumps her and starts courting the even wealthier Cordelia Chase. Buffy is heartbroken. Can a man like William Pratt help her to recover? William's poetry will be included. 
Written for the Elysian Fields 'Artistic April Challenge' Month. Banner #20 by Wonder and Ashes.
Beta credit to MiseEnPlace.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: MiseEnPlace
Artists: Wonder and Ashes
Categories: Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Historical, All Human, Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Willow, Angel, Cordelia, Harmony, William
Genres: HEA/HFN, Historical, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: Artistic April Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,586 Hit Count: 1,236 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: April 04, 2023
Summary: A brief history of Spuffy written to the tune of Spiderman. Seriously, utter and complete foolishness. It even goes off canon at the end, because I like happy endings.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: I'm a Poet and I... am man enough to admit it
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Poetry, Song Fic
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Spike, The First Evil
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 323 Hit Count: 654 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: March 21, 2019 Updated: March 21, 2019
Summary: Buffy is struggling with her life post-resurrection, though lately things are starting to get a bit better. The problem is, it's one step forward, two steps back. She could really have done without seeing Riley, and this thing with Spike? it's not quite what she wants it to be. Can she turn over a new leaf?
This is a Secret Santa gift for DarkVoid116.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bmerb, MiseEnPlace
Artists: None
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow, Xander, Other, Riley Finn, Samantha (Sam) Finn
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,075 Hit Count: 968 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: December 31, 2022 Updated: December 31, 2022