Sunnydale After Dark
Smallest Series
Summary: What happens when mortal enemies call a truce to save the world? They become mortal allies. Begins with the truce between Buffy and Spike during Season 2, Becoming. Take an unsouled, unchipped vampire named Spike, a mystical guardian dog named Spike, and a Slayer who loves the latter and hates the former, toss together and shake vigorously -- what could possibly go wrong? I don't have too many specific plans for this series other than to keep throwing them back together, making them work together as reluctant allies, generally in short-ish installments.
Summary: Ripples on a Hellmouth made many references to an entire alternate cannon. This series explores all of the background tapestry of events I created to propel the plot in Ripples, but wasn't able to do any more than drop hints about. Each story and short series can be read as a stand-alone in an alternative Buffyverse, or in the context of stories that form part of the background in the Ripplesverse. Please note: because of Sunnydale After Dark's posting rules, not all of the Further Tales will be archived here.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Alternate Reality
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: In Ripples on a Hellmouth, Buffy went back in time seven times to fix her past and stop the world from ending. Each trip back showed her a different ‘present’, until by the end she barely recognised it. But she still ended up with almost everything she’d ever hoped for in a happily ever after.
rnAt least part of that was because of Spike. Just … not the same Spike she found herself married to in 2023. It was a different version of Spike – one who Buffy met in passing in one of her intermediate futures – who made just the one time jump, back seven years in time-travelling-Buffy’s timeline, to save Buffy’s husband.
rnThis is his story.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Drama, Tragedy
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: When Buffy meets the rudest flight attendant in the unfriendly skies more than just the airplane takes off. Will a turbulent fling lead to something more for Buffy and Spike?
Summary: Two short stories pertaining to Buffy's time in Heaven.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Challenges: None
Stories: 14
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Can Buffy get her vampire back after the Battle of Los Angelus.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Angelus, Giles, Lorne, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Erotica, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Moderated
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Summary: Testing series for sql fuck ups
and here is a new line to make sure its working correctly.
all 
the
new 
lines
none 
of
the
ugly
Parent Series: None
Categories: Missing Scene
Characters: Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Designed for Sunnydale After Dark “Pen & Paint 2024”
 
Any story inspired by this Artwork may be added to the series, if the Author so wishes, even if the event has ended. Requests for a personalized banner are always open.
 
Parent Series: Inspiration Up for Grabs
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Expanded version of the drabbles I wrote in 30 Days of Spuffy 
Parent Series: None
Categories: Alternate Universe, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Alternate Reality, Dramedy, Fic Based on Fic, HEA/HFN, Historical, Lighthearted
Warnings: Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Buffy, Spike, and Angel get caught up in the frisky frat house
Parent Series: None
Categories: Between Seasons, Season 4, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Ensemble
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, Fic Based on Fic, HEA/HFN, POV, Queer Themes, Romance, Threesome, UST
Warnings: Adult Language, Cheating/Infidelity, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Threesome(s)
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: "The Chemicals Between Us." 
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: None
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: For pieces based on the comic :)
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts, Alternate Universe, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, William
Genres: None
Warnings: Human!Spike, Vampire!Buffy
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Pen & Paint 2024
I have banner variations here and will add customizations on request (title, author, banner tweaks). DM me here or on Discord with specifics.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Vampire!Buffy
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Pen & Paint 2024
I have banners variation here and will add customizations on request (title, author, banner tweaks). DM me here or on Discord with specifics.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Pen & Paint 2024
I have banner variations here and will add customizations on request (title, author, banner tweaks). DM me here or on Discord with specifics.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Drusilla
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Pen & Paint 2024
I have banner variations here and will add customizations on request (title, author, banner tweaks). DM me here or on Discord with specifics.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Harmony, Riley Finn
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Pen & Paint 2024
I have banner variations here and will add customizations on request (title, author, banner tweaks). DM me here or on Discord with specifics.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Open series for "The Surface Banner" (Pen and Paint '24)
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: An open series for the banner "Ripples in the Glass" 
Parent Series: None
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Graphic Arts, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Designed for Sunnydale After Dark “Pen & Paint 2024”
 
Any story inspired by this Artwork may be added to the series, if the Author so wishes, even if the event has ended. Requests for a personalized banner are always open.
 
Parent Series: Inspiration Up for Grabs
Categories: Graphic Arts, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Pen & Paint 2024
I have banner variations here and will add customizations on request (title, author, banner tweaks). DM me here or on Discord with specifics.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Episode Rewrite, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Down with Love is about "love blossoming between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author."
AKA it's perfect and the banter is bantering. Watch it and then Spuffy it. ;)
Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Response, All Human, Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: She's the queen of hearts. He's a pool shark. What happens when they meet?
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Your sadness is my funeral. Your happiness is my survival.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: When there's a spell involved, these two are drawn to each other like a moth to a flame...
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Universe, Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ethan Rayne
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Dramedy, Fantasy
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Designed for Sunnydale After Dark “Pen & Paint 2024”
 
Any story inspired by this Artwork may be added to the series, if the Author so wishes, even if the event has ended. Requests for a personalized banner are always open.
 
Parent Series: Inspiration Up for Grabs
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: “You take my breath away…Not that I breathe…”
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: For Pen & Paint 2024.
 
Parent Series: None
Categories: Graphic Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Have you ever thought, just maybe... you belong with me?
Parent Series: None
Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Historical
Warnings: Vampire!Buffy
Challenges: None
Stories: 1
Series Type: Open
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Summary: What if Spike stayed in Sunnydale at the end of Becoming? 
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 3, Season 2
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Drusilla, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: A canon compliant season 7 story with a not so canonical midnight cherry on top.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Reunion, Romance, Slow Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 3
Series Type: Open
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Summary: Soon after her resurrection, Buffy gets turned. Spike tries to help her adjust.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: A gift certificate changes the course of things for Buffy and Spike. AU S6, following "Older and Far Away".
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Series contains Let's Get Lost and its incomplete sequel.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Between Seasons, Season 2, Season 3
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Road Trip
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: A series which veers off-canon after "Something Blue" with a surprise visit from the Hellions, and rewrites itself in rather interesting, often agonizing, but hopefully useful ways thereafter as each new wicked thing comes to town.
rnBegun because I was attacked by a bad dream, launched because of the EF Big Bads Challenge, and continued because wicked plot bunnies continued to assault. Because when something wicked this way comes, it's usually smutty, sometimes slutty, often taboo, occasionally quite painful... and most definitely throws canon right the hell out of the damn window. With Shakespeare. Like ya do.
rnAnd heh, I didn't make the pun, YOU did.
Alright, if you have to ask what pun, maybe I did...
Summary: Spike's erotic dreams
rnPost Homecoming
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Erotica
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Picks up post-Becoming
Parent Series: None
Categories: Between Seasons
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Willow
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: A collection of stories detailing how Spuffy have a baby!
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Baby/Kid, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Post-series, Spike and Buffy find their way back to each other.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: It all started when Spike essentially joined the Summers Family after being captured by the Initiative. Told in drabbles, this is a series I started for EF's Drabblemania 2023 but intend to write past the end of the event. I plan on having three stories total.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Drabbles, Crossover (AtS), Season 4, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Dawn, Drusilla, Joyce, Oz, Tara, Willow
Genres: Alternate Reality, Fluffy, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Buffy, in Faith’s body, escapes the police before the Watchers can take her. Alone and needing someone who has never met Faith to help her, she turns to her boyfriend, but it looks like her sister Slayer has already found him.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Faith Lehane, Riley Finn
Genres: Angst, Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Cheating/Infidelity, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: The moments where Spike and Buffy knew they'd fallen.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 7, Season 5, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Meg the Shawoman, who is totally a Spuffy, sets forth a series of trials for Buffy and Spike to complete in return for various things they might ask of her.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Established Relationship, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Other Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Fics falling within the universe established in Not Back to the Future Rules.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Tara, Wesley
Genres: Baby/Kid, HEA/HFN, Slow Burn, Time Travel
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Moderated
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Summary: "I'm in love with you, Buffy. Didn't believe in love at first sight until I saw you, and still don't if I'm being honest... except being with you, from the very first moment I met you, nothing has ever felt more right” Series of smutty one-shots featuring the softer side of our favorite vamp with the light of his existence. Told in a (mostly) linear sequence.
Summary: The DeSoto series
Parent Series: None
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Alternate Reality, Drama, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: The adventures of Buffy the biologist and Spike the mermaid!
Parent Series: None
Categories: Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fantasy, Fluffy, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Human!Spike, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: Out of sorts, out of place, and in danger of being out of her mind soon, if something didn't change, Buffy needed a change of scene, even if it ended up being humiliating.
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel
Genres: Threesome
Warnings: Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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Summary: After: Life
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rnSpike keeps his promise to Buffy until the very end, and then he's done. Or is he?
Parent Series: None
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Joyce
Genres: Angst, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Stories: 2
Series Type: Closed
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