Penname: The Danish Bird
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Location: Denmark (for anyone who hadn’t guessed based on my pen name)
Member Since: July 31, 2018
Last Active: February 25, 2024
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I watched btvs back when it originally aired. I loved the characters, the jokes, the story. None of my friends saw the series though and my husband thought it was silly, so it became kind of a guilty pleasure for me. Back then I didn’t know anything about fan fiction, and when the series ended I more or less forgot about it for a long time.

A couple of years ago I read an article on how amazing btvs was and how it influenced later tv shows, and I realised that I was not alone in my fascination with the show. After binge watching btvs for a month I found my way to fan fiction and discovered a group of people who, like me, thought the show never really did Spikes character justice. (Bangel shippers go home!)

Since then I have realised just how addicting spuffy-fics can be, much to my surprise. (Thought I would just look around, read a few fics and lose interest...)

I was lurking for a long while, before I even started commenting. I have always loved writing, but aside from a few short stories in High School, I never really took the time to do it, and not knowing about fan fiction, I never considered writing that before. Now that I have tried to write a little, it’s like rediscovering a part of myself. I've also realised just how important the comments are, so I try to comment on everything I read, at least if I have the feeling there's a chance the authour still sees it. I'm truly amazed by the talent in this group.

In my mind the comics aren't canon. I didn't even know they existed until I joined here. I've read summaries of what happens in them, and tried reading them online, but it seems I'm forever stuck in season 8.

I generally prefer the fics that start out in canon and goes AU from there. All human is not my thing, but I have read a few of those too. I love time travel and historical fics.

When I'm not reading or writing about our favourite Sunnydale residents, I'm a single mom, working as a teacher, trying to teach teenagers around Dawn's age Litterature, English and History. I don't think I have any potential slayers in my class... but you never know thinking

I'm from Denmark, so English is not my first language.

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Summary: With nothing apocalyptic looming on the horizon and hoping to avoid a certain thick-headed commando, it seems like the perfect opportunity when Giles mentions a monster terrorising the good people of Lake Tahoe. What could be more merry than a Christmas trip to the mountains to investigate?
The gang is all coming along, defanged vampire in tow. Buffy should totally be able to deal with the demon, ignore Spike and their recent “engagement,” enjoy some resort-town shopping, and be back with Mom on Christmas Eve. Right?
What could possibly go wrong?
Set in season 4 at the beginning of Doomed.
This is a Secret Santa story for Bookishy
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Riley Finn, Tara
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Humor, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,995 Hit Count: 596 ePub Downloads: 39
Published: December 30, 2023 Updated: December 30, 2023
Summary: Even with her eyes closed, Buffy would recognise this place in a second, and for a moment she wondered if she truly had ended up in a hell dimension this time. One that had doomed her to an eternity of Doublemeat Palace workdays. Buffy felt her lips moving, heard her own voice speaking, and as she opened her eyes she decided that a hell dimension definitely wasn’t ruled out just yet.
“Welcome to the Doublemeat Palace, how may I help – “ She stared into Riley’s scarred face as she completed her sentence. “– you.”
Her mom, Sunnydale, her home, Spike – There are many things Buffy misses in her life, but if she had gotten the choice to revisit a day that had already passed, this would so not be it!
This fic is an Elysian Fields 2021 Secret Santa gift for Pfeifferpack
Categories: Season 6, Post-Series, Episode Rewrite, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Riley Finn, Samantha (Sam) Finn, Spike, Vi
Genres: Erotica, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,721 Hit Count: 3,849 ePub Downloads: 179
Published: December 26, 2021 Updated: December 26, 2021
Summary: Spike returns a little earlier to find his gem. The mayor decides that shooting Angel with a poison, which only Slayer blood can cure, is simply too risky for his Faith. And suddenly, Buffy finds herself locked up in a strange underground room in the company of her mortal enemy and the vampire who just broke her heart. But maybe it isn’t all bad. Maybe, this way, Angel will see that this idea about leaving for her own good is bad. Right? Spike, he just wants to get out, but if that’s out of the question, well then at least he’s going to try to have some fun!

Starts out right after The Prom and before Graduation Day pt.I.
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble, Faith Lehane, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Spike, Wesley
Genres: HEA/HFN, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28 Table of Contents
Word count: 240,706 Hit Count: 58,038 ePub Downloads: 694
Published: April 13, 2020 Updated: November 21, 2021
Summary: The battle is done and they kinda won, but Buffy doesn't feel much like cheering. Even if it's been months since Spike and the amulet turned Sunnydale into a giant sinkhole, it doesn't really feel like she's getting any better. But what if there was a way to see the ones she's lost again? Maybe therapy isn't such a bad idea... especially if it's the supernatural kind.
Takes place about 4 months after Chosen and ignores most of the comics.
Categories: Drabbles, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Challenge Response, Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Anya, AtS Ensemble, Dalton, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Graham Miller, Hank Summers, Joyce, Riley Finn, The Judge
Genres: Angst, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,074 Hit Count: 7,625 ePub Downloads: 74
Published: July 10, 2023 Updated: October 29, 2023
Summary: When Buffy finds herself with the Gem of Amara she sends it to Angel. Who better to know what to do with a treasure like that, right? It certainly leaves him with...possibilities, right? 
Angel appreciates the gift. He really does. Well, not so much the visit from Spike and the torture and all. But the invulnerability, the sunlight...oh yeah, and the ability to remove whatever magic the bearer might be struggling with. This just might be the best gift anyone ever gave him.
Starts off by the end of The Harsh Light of Day and goes off canon by the end of In the Dark.
Categories: Season 4, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffy, Cordelia, Doyle, Giles, Joyce, Maggie Walsh, Oz, Parker Abrams, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Violence
Challenges: Author's Choice !!!
Event: Artistic April Challenge 2021
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,386 Hit Count: 1,024 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: April 30, 2021 Updated: June 28, 2021
Summary: Buffy's life is finally looking up. Sharing a dorm room with her best friend and dating a guy who not only has a reflection but can also hold his own against the baddies she fights at night... Really it's everything she could want.
If only someone hadn't decided to torment her with a stupid anti-healing curse with the grossest temporary cure ever.
She needs help from a vampire she can trust. Thankfully, she knows someone just like that. Sure, Angel left her for her own good, but now her own good is totally to be near him at least until this mess is over. He'll come back to help, right?
Spike, of course, is happy to help. He finds the whole thing highly amusing... right until he doesn't. 
Set immediately after A New Man and strays from canon from there.
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Anya, Ethan Rayne, Riley Finn, Tara
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Cheating/Infidelity, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: whatever you want to call it
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,658 Hit Count: 663 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: April 30, 2023 Updated: April 30, 2023
Summary: Joyce has died and Buffy is overwhelmed with the responsibility and worried that she is loosing her ability to feel. Confused about her reactions to Spikes declarations of love, she learns that Warren is building him the Buffybot. Clearly he must be planning something evil! ... and what better way for her to find out what it is, than to switch places with the robot, right? 
Starts off just before Intervention and immediately goes off canon. 
Banner by the amazingly talented mmckinnon
Betaed by Sophieasilverman
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Buffybot, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Angst, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Challenges: Authors Choice
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 148,938 Hit Count: 41,907 ePub Downloads: 439
Published: April 23, 2019 Updated: February 08, 2020
Summary: Her mom is out of the woods, her boyfriend is nice and attentive, the witches are working on some spell to confine Glory for a little while. Things should be looking up, really. But why has Riley slipped out of bed in the middle of the night? And why is Spike, of all annoying people, suddenly there, in her room, refusing to leave? And why are they suddenly stuck there together, on her bed? 
Buffy could really do with some witchy help right about now...and clothes, clothes would be of the good!
Starts out as a rewrite of Into the Woods. This should have been a oneshot, but apparently, I'm incapable of writing anything that short, so it sort of stretched into a three chapter fic.
Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Riley Finn, Spike
Genres: Erotica, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Event: Trapped Challenge 2020
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,670 Hit Count: 7,611 ePub Downloads: 183
Published: October 31, 2020 Updated: February 01, 2021
Summary: After failing to get the gem of Amara back from Angel, Spike returns to Sunnydale to find the Slayer. She bloody well owes him, that’s what she does. Because The Big Bad is back, and this time, he’s gonna make her pay… 
Categories: Season 4, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Cordelia
Genres: HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Event: Road Trip Challenge 2022
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,245 Hit Count: 412 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: October 31, 2022 Updated: October 31, 2022
Summary: It's not even been a month since she buried her mom, her sister is a glowing ball of energy and now Glory knows about that too, and instead of staying to fight, like a proper Slayer should, she's running away in a Winnebago where all she can do is sit and wait for the fight to catch up to her anyway. No wonder Buffy is feeling so tense. But hey, if the world is ending anyway, maybe it's not so bad to agree to that massage Spike is offering. After all, it's just an innocent back rub, right?
Just a short smutty oneshot set in the season 5 episode Spiral. It could even be almost canon-compliant... if you squint.
Categories: Missing Scene, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Erotica, HEA/HFN, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,461 Hit Count: 584 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: October 17, 2023 Updated: October 17, 2023
Summary: Being resurrected is less fun than some people may think. Especially when your friends rip you out of heaven and expect you to say thanks and be happy, even though nothing feels right; even though you can't feel much of anything. When Angel calls and wants to see Buffy, she realises he might be the one person who can chase away the numbness and make her feel something - anything. Besides, maybe seeing Angel will make her stop thinking about Spike all the time.
Takes place between Flooded and Life Serial. (Don't worry, it really is Spuffyhug)
Written for the Elysian Fields Called Challenge. Banner by me.
Categories: Season 6, Canon-Compliant, Missing Scene
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike
Genres: Fix-It
Warnings: Mental Health Issues
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,680 Hit Count: 1,217 ePub Downloads: 59
Published: October 30, 2021 Updated: October 30, 2021
Summary: “The only reason you’ve lasted this long is that you’ve got ties to the world.”
Spike had told Buffy that. Her mom, her sister, her friends, they were what mattered. But now that her mom is dead, those ties are unravelling. Faced with a chance to put it all right again, Buffy makes one tiny (possibly rash) decision and suddenly finds herself thrown back into a world of corsets, carriages, and vicious vampires she knows all too well. So what does a Slayer do when the only way to go back home will risk changing everything she once knew?