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Summary: All Spike wanted was for Buffy to treat him like a man. To let him into her world. Finally, she did.

Set during the episode Crush and instantly takes a sharp turn.
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Season 5, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,216 Hit Count: 13,487 ePub Downloads: 240
Published: 07/04/22 Updated: 04/06/23
Summary:

Challenge response. 
Prompt: How would things go for Buffy and Spike if their conversation / Spike’s speech in "Touched" + Buffy’s profession of love in "Chosen" had happened earlier? Give Spike and Buffy a happily ever after that doesn’t end in a flamey death. 

Set in early S7 and canon through episode 7x05 "Selfless," which is where this story picks up. It then steers into a different direction, turning into a complete rewrite of S7, though some lines and plot elements will be borrowed from random canon S7 episodes and thrown into the mix. 
🎨 Check the Artwork Companion Story with visual edits for scenes starting from Chapter 10—["Artwork: Perfect Clarity"] 

[A/N—Next Update: approx July 28, 2024] 


Series: Entries for SAD Events
Beta: marinaeulalia
Banner Art By: VeroNyxK84
Categories: Season 7, Challenge Response, Episode Rewrite, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anya, Caleb, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Guardian, Robin Wood, Scoobies, Sineya, The First Evil, The Potentials, Willow, Xander
Genres: Alternate Reality, Drama, Fighting, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow Burn
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Selflessly Yours
Completed: No Chapters: 27 Table of Contents
Word count: 177,597 Hit Count: 42,902 ePub Downloads: 64
Published: 07/24/22 Updated: 06/23/24
I Do! by Dusty [NC-17] Likes: 935 Comments: 711 Updated!
Summary: Something blue makes them say "I do!"
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, POV, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Buffy/Other (Temp), Cheating/Infidelity, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: No Chapters: 32 Table of Contents
Word count: 78,199 Hit Count: 13,115 ePub Downloads: 80
Published: 01/09/23 Updated: 07/12/24
Summary: She was there and then gone. All his life long.
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Threesome, Time Travel
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Suicide, Threesome(s), Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: Yes Chapters: 51 Table of Contents
Word count: 137,540 Hit Count: 17,199 ePub Downloads: 131
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 08/08/23
Summary: An apocalypse threat in Maryland requires a vampire’s help to disenchant a stone used in the ritual to destroy all of mankind. Since Angelus is still without his soul, Buffy is forced to ask the one vampire she hates for a hand. The problem is, he’s in a wheelchair. What happens when a useless vamp and a slayer make a cross-country road trip to save the world? Will they kill each other before they get there, or will her horrible driving do the job for them?
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Season 2, Award Winners, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Claim, Comedy, Erotica, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Road Trip, Romance, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Underage Sex, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 71,436 Hit Count: 7,946 ePub Downloads: 118
Published: 06/14/22 Updated: 09/20/22
Summary: William Pratt is an aristocrat, swept up in the secret, exclusive world of sexual deviants with no plans of settling down. Elizabeth Summers is a willful American girl, desperate to escape her boring life. When the two of them are forced into an engagement, they concoct a plan that will satisfy their needs while fooling their parents. However, William and Elizabeth might realize they've met their match, and being "tied down" can be a tremendous amount of fun.
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: All Human
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Drama, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Historical, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Dubious Consent, Fetish, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Taboo
Completed: No Chapters: 19 Table of Contents
Word count: 63,766 Hit Count: 4,453 ePub Downloads: 35
Published: 06/14/22 Updated: 08/19/22
Summary: Buffy, Giles, and the rest of the Scoobies are living in London a year after the collapse of the Hellmouth. They are faced with an interesting mission to save the world: they must retrieve an artifact that was destroyed over a hundred years ago. The catch? Buffy must travel back in time to the exact location where Spike lived before he was turned to obtain the artifact. The pain of seeing him again after losing him, even in human form, might prove to be too much. Or it might be exactly what a grieving slayer needs.
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Pre-Series, Post-Series, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anne Pratt, Giles, William, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dream, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Historical, Reunion, Romance, Time Travel
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 75,030 Hit Count: 7,071 ePub Downloads: 102
Published: 06/14/22 Updated: 06/14/22
Summary: It's been one year since Spike died in Sunnydale. All Buffy wants to do is visit the Sunnydale crater, pay her respects to Spike on the anniversary of his death, and finally say goodbye. Because the past year? It's been the longest and loneliest of Buffy's entire life and she needs some kind of closure. What exactly is she supposed to think when she climbs down into the crater to make a toast to Spike's memory and a mangled Spike steps out of the shadows to greet her? Just what in the hell is going on? Written for the first ever Sunnydale After Dark challenge.
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response, Crossover (AtS), POV, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Illyria
Genres: Angst, Claim, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Fighting, Fluffy, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, POV, Reunion, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Blood Play, Cheating/Infidelity, Other Mental Health Issues, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 42,848 Hit Count: 2,748 ePub Downloads: 72
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 09/14/22
Summary: Nature and science collide as Spike learns to cope with the chip in his head. What at first appears to be a downgrade transforms into a chance to become something better. Something other.
A Gift For: SomeKindOfADeviant
Beta: bookishy
Banner Art By: loveisntbrains
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 4, Alternate Universe, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Comedy, Dark, Fighting, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Abuse, Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 33,708 Hit Count: 1,785 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: 12/23/23 Updated: 03/03/24
Summary: Spike has returned to Sunnydale, heartbroken that Drusilla has left him. He performs a lust spell to get her back, but it goes horribly, fantastically, sex(ily) wrong. With Jell-O bats!
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Claim, Comedy, Erotica, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 54,515 Hit Count: 6,332 ePub Downloads: 99
Published: 07/28/22 Updated: 04/21/23
Summary: He's watching her... he's watching. He watches. Her.
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Season 2, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angelus, Drusilla, Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Dark, Horror, Slow Burn
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Other Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Stalking, Suicidal Ideation/Thoughts, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Torture (Physical), Violence, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: No Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Word count: 37,276 Hit Count: 3,190 ePub Downloads: 18
Published: 09/01/23 Updated: 11/11/23
Summary: Every 100 years, the Hellmouth has a heat cycle. For three days and three nights, Sunnydale is shrouded in total darkness, and the whole town turns into nymphomaniacs. The worst part? There's nothing that can stop it. Not that anyone really wants it to stop...
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Season 5, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Comedy, Erotica, Fantasy, Lighthearted, Porn w/o Plot, Queer Themes, Threesome
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Fetish, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Taboo, Threesome(s)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,872 Hit Count: 4,337 ePub Downloads: 59
Published: 09/01/22 Updated: 04/22/23
Summary: Prom is over, and a brokenhearted Buffy finds herself mildly drowning her sorrows at the most unexpected of places. Only catch? She's not the only brokenhearted barfly at Willy's. 
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Season 3, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willy the Snitch
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,672 Hit Count: 488 ePub Downloads: 6
Published: 09/13/22 Updated: 02/11/24
Summary: Or, Buffy and Spike accept an undercover mission from Sunnydale's resident loan shark on his new demon cruise line. If they succeed, Buffy'll get enough money to stop the leaking financial boat that is her life and Spike'll have his kitten debts cleared. 

They probably should have asked more questions about that cover story, though. 

Starts in 6x08, "Tabula Rasa" and goes wildly off script from there. 
 
Banner designed by the incomparable Dusty, who does ask all the right questions, like, "What did you name the boat?" 
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Mystery, Plot-driven, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Other Mental Health Issues
Completed: No Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,038 Hit Count: 402 ePub Downloads: 6
Published: 07/07/22 Updated: 01/11/24
Summary: One night. That was all Buffy thought she'd be spending with Spike. He'd tell her how he killed her sister slayers, and in exchange, he'd get cash and one "get out of petty evil free" card. Instead, after a surprise ambush and several tranquilizer darts, they both wake up in an alternate dimension to find that they're now players in a life-or-death game set in Bizarro Sunnydale. To survive, they'll have to be the last ones standing--or figure out who brought them here in the first place and why.
Sounds easy, right? After all, it's not like she hasn't worked with Spike to take down a baddie before. Unfortunately, their fellow competitors are kind of familiar.
Like, really familiar.
You could say they know them just as well as they know themselves. 
Banner by the talented DirtyAim
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Glory's minions
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Dramedy, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: No Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 69,089 Hit Count: 12,011 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: 11/14/22 Updated: 01/07/23
Summary: Buffy Summers is a normal college junior, with good friends, a cute boyfriend, and a fine enough family. But, she was bored. Bored out of her mind. Nothing exciting happened in Sunnydale and nothing exciting ever happened to her. Then one night she bumps into a handsome stranger who claims to know her. He convinces her to talk with him and she agrees. After that, her whole world gets turned upside down by what he tells her.
Series: Wide Awake
Categories: Season 5, Between Seasons, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Dramedy, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 53,041 Hit Count: 1,775 ePub Downloads: 46
Published: 09/14/22 Updated: 10/18/22
Summary: Time travel wasn't anything like the movies, Buffy was disappointed to learn. Pregnancy wasn't either, as it turned out. (A story in which Buffy does a little bit of time travel and a whole lot of pregnancy.)
Series: Nutbutter
Betas: ClowniestLivEver scratchmeout
Banner Art By: loveisntbrains
Categories: Season 6, Challenge Response, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS, Faith Lehane, Riley Finn, Robin Wood, Samantha (Sam) Finn, Tara, Wesley, William
Genres: Baby/Kid, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Historical, Time Travel
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Buffy Goes Back in Time to Get Knocked Up By William (Author’s Choice)
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,389 Hit Count: 1,270 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: 10/18/22 Updated: 02/26/23
Summary: He loves her, and she needs him. Sometimes it's not enough, and sometimes it goes too far.
It's a coming of age story full of heartbreak and trauma, and the pains of growing up and learning what love means.
(Originally published back in 2009, edited, COMPLETED, and will be updated regularly.)
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
, Series: The Butcher Series
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anne Pratt, Anya, Hank Summers, Joyce, Original Characters, William, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Abuse, Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Cheating/Infidelity, Child Abuse, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 59,555 Hit Count: 3,900 ePub Downloads: 41
Published: 03/21/23 Updated: 04/16/23
Summary: When Buffy is paralyzed during a routine patrol, her whole life falls apart. Making matters worse is the fact that Joyce can't afford to hire the full time care that Buffy now needs. Enter Spike, who is recently chipped and being targeted by the same group of demons who harmed Buffy. Joyce views it as an answer to her prayers when Spike accepts her offer of caring for Buffy in exchange for a safe place to live. Buffy, on the other hand, takes a little lot of convincing. This was written during Season Four when it was airing. I hope you enjoy this cleaned-up and rewritten version of WAM. :)
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Anya, Ensemble, Ensemble - BtVS, Giles, Joyce, Maggie Walsh, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Dark, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Fighting, Fluffy, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Romance, Slow Burn, Tragedy
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Word count: 77,856 Hit Count: 2,469 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: 09/14/22 Updated: 09/18/22
Love Lives Here by Passion4Spike [NC-17] [Artwork] Likes: 570 Comments: 413 Updated!
Summary: Spike and Buffy reunite during the battle with the Senior Partners in L.A., but will they be able to truly reconnect, to get beyond all the baggage of their past, and find the happily ever after true heroes deserve? There will be tears and laughter, domestic bliss and angst. There will be new foes and new friends. There will be heartbreak, there will be joy. There will be dragons.
Summary: After the events of Chosen, Buffy receives a letter in the mail. Expecting the worst, she goes to L.A. to find him.
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Charles Gunn, Dawn, Drusilla, Illyria, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Reunion, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 34,335 Hit Count: 2,643 ePub Downloads: 49
Published: 06/12/22 Updated: 06/12/22
Summary: A portal opens in the alley as Buffy, Spike, Dawn, and Willow make their way home and all are sucked into a vortex to another dimension. What they find in this new world shocks them: mirror images of themselves and their own world, but with vastly different beliefs and relationships. As they work with their counterparts to get back home, Buffy and Spike come to realize that they have both been careless with their relationship, sex, and their obvious feelings for one another.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Porn w/ Plot, Romance, Slow Burn
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 17 Table of Contents
Word count: 83,695 Hit Count: 1,372 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: 01/09/23 Updated: 01/15/24
Summary: Set during Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4.   Buffy's evening takes a drastic turn when she discovers an extremely ill Spike, collapsed and half-starved on a stormy Sunnydale night. It isn't until she promises to help him that she realizes that her life will never be the same.
Winner for Best Spike Characterization at the Spuffy Awards Round 6.
Categories: Season 4, Award Winners
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Ensemble - BtVS, Giles, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Rape (Implied), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 45 Table of Contents
Word count: 79,912 Hit Count: 3,773 ePub Downloads: 57
Published: 06/19/22 Updated: 06/19/22
Summary: Across the years and miles, she was still his True North.
Categories: Post-Series, Canon Compliant, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, Plot-driven, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Buffy/Other (Temp), Other Mental Health Issues, Self-harm, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 27,365 Hit Count: 22,031 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: 07/08/22 Updated: 09/26/22
Summary: So, if you have read the comics, you know that a HUGE thing happened after Buffy and Spike came home from being prisoners in a Government Internment Camp. Once everything settled down, Buffy FINALLY told Spike that she loved him. It was the most beautiful moment in comic book history. And then ... the new season comic came out and Spike and Buffy had broken up. It went from I love you to ... no longer together. With zero explanation as to why. And I can't accept that. I had to know why. I HAD to write why. And I had to FIX IT. 
Summary: This was her gig, her night. He was the gate crasher. Setting her jaw, Buffy assumed the well-worn expression that read:
 
What the hell are you doing here, Spike?
Categories: Post-Series, Canon Compliant, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Fluffy, Hurt/Comfort, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 26,781 Hit Count: 2,793 ePub Downloads: 42
Published: 07/01/23 Updated: 11/06/23
Summary: Well Hell's Bells! It's a Sunnydale style wedding! You know what that means: things are going to go very very smoothly.
Banner Art By: ashcrashed
Categories: Season 6, Episode Rewrite, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Alternate Reality, Comedy, Dramedy, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Mystery
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,304 Hit Count: 2,995 ePub Downloads: 48
Published: 06/23/23 Updated: 07/28/23
Summary: Buffy Summers has been tormented by supernatural horrors all of her life. When her entire family is slain, she makes a contract with a vampire named Spike to take them down once and for all. They both discover that there's more to Buffy than they ever imagined possible. 
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Award Winners, Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ethan Rayne, Giles, Joyce, Lindsey McDonald, Tara, Wesley
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Angst, Dark, Dream, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Plot-driven, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 34 Table of Contents
Word count: 114,049 Hit Count: 3,866 ePub Downloads: 76
Published: 06/13/22 Updated: 06/13/22
Summary: Once upon a time, a hero slayed a dragon. A kiss saved the day.
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Post-Series, Award Winners, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Andrew Wells, Angel, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Fairytale, Fighting, Fluffy, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Mystery, Parody, Plot-driven, Reunion, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Word count: 101,222 Hit Count: 5,633 ePub Downloads: 53
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/25/22
Summary: Five years after Chosen, Buffy and Spike are cordial exes that only occasionally see each other through Dawn.
But now Buffy’s going on a three-day mission in Sunnydale’s crater that requires a vampire ally, so she has few doubts who that will be.
Whatever, right? She’s enjoying being single again, plus they’re fine. It won’t be awkward or anything. Nothing much is gonna happen.
Positive.
Gorgeous banner by the incomparable loveisntbrains
Categories: Comic (Season Not Specified), Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Comedy, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Reunion, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,499 Hit Count: 314 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 09/30/22 Updated: 01/06/23
Summary: Love is stored in the seeds. A romance told in parts.
Banner Art By: ashcrashed
Categories: Season 6, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anya, Dawn, Ensemble - BtVS, Giles, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Character Death, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 37,138 Hit Count: 9,490 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: 07/03/22 Updated: 06/30/23
Not A Date by Grief Counseling, Dusty [NC-17] [Artwork] Likes: 225 Comments: 233 Updated!
Summary: Buffy and Spike’s night out might be date-like, but it is most definitely not a date! A fresh take on Life Serial, told in comic form.
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Season 6, Graphic Arts, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Comedy, HEA/HFN, Romance, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 6 Hit Count: 2,322 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: 04/18/24 Updated: 06/27/24
Summary: Post-The Gift AU in which Spike has pulled Doc down the tower with him, Glory’s dead, and Buffy’s very much alive. Alive and routinely patrolling with an increasingly close Spike, who is just too distractingly fun and not-unattractive and little-sisters’-life-saving for her to push him away all that much anymore.
What happens when they’re forced to take care of a rescued child who can’t be left to anyone else?
Amazing banner by the wonderful loveisntbrains!
Series: Parent-Trapping Spuffy
Categories: Season 5, Between Seasons
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Scoobies
Genres: Alternate Reality, Baby/Kid, Comedy, Dramedy, Fluffy, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 45,200 Hit Count: 430 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: 07/07/22 Updated: 09/09/22
Summary: When lovable nerd William Pratt embarks on his first year of college, little does he know what challenges and perils await him! Similar frustrations grace popular Buffy Summers who just can't seem to meet a good guy that treats her right. Is William's sci-fi obsession, virginity and geekiness a buzz kill? Will Buffy ever find the man of her dreams? Will they bond over watching episodes of LOST? Is this story a total fluff-fest? FIND OUT NOW!
Banner by the awesome and LOST-loving Dusty!
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Andrew Wells, Cordelia, Parker Abrams, Wesley, William, Willow
Genres: Comedy, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Queer Themes, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 47,389 Hit Count: 3,935 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: 08/01/23 Updated: 08/17/23
Summary: Buffy needs to get out. Spike gets a car. 
Season 6, after "Life Serial".
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Road Trip, Romance, Slow Burn
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Other Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 88,554 Hit Count: 3,153 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: 10/29/22 Updated: 01/07/23
Summary: Now that William and Buffy are in a healthier place, can they be casual friends while they struggle with their deeper connection?
The third part and conclusion to The Butcher Series
Series: The Butcher Series
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, All Human
Characters: Buffy, Anne Pratt, Anya, Faith Lehane, Fred, Joyce, Nikki Wood, Original Characters, William, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,826 Hit Count: 2,538 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: 05/26/23 Updated: 06/14/23
Summary: Isn’t it Buffy’s luck to end up in a (possibly) haunted mansion with her ex, whom she hasn’t spoken to in over six months? It sure is.

Series: Let Go
Categories: Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Charles Gunn, Faith Lehane, Original Characters
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Reunion, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture (Emotional/Psychological), Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 39,905 Hit Count: 2,071 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: 09/01/23 Updated: 01/29/24
Summary: A story about the stolen midnight hours of season seven.
Series: The Midnight Hours
A Gift For: GetItDone
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Season 7, Canon Compliant, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow Burn, Tragedy
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 33 Table of Contents
Word count: 92,110 Hit Count: 4,528 ePub Downloads: 40
Published: 06/15/22 Updated: 06/18/22
Summary: A Slayer. A vampire. A 1959 DeSoto. Spike kidnaps Buffy and heads back to Brazil in a misguided attempt to appease Drusilla. What starts out as revenge turns into an experience neither will forget. If they don't kill each other first.
Categories: Season 3, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: None
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Dramedy, Fighting, Kidnapping, Porn w/ Plot, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Dubious Consent, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Word count: 44,921 Hit Count: 2,534 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: 06/24/22 Updated: 06/24/22
Summary:

Set in S4, partial rewrite of episode 4x12 “A New Man.”
There is no such thing as a Buffy birthday bash without some chaos and mayhem. As per tradition, her nineteenth birthday brings along some regularly scheduled drama, courtesy of Giles’s old friend and nemesis, Ethan Rayne.
The sorcerer has a special birthday gift for Buffy, one that she’s not happy to receive. More details in the Story Notes. 

See a Movie Poster artwork for this story: HERE

Written for the “2023 Spooky September” event at Sunnydale After Dark.

Series: Entries for SAD Events
Beta: marinaeulalia
Banner Art By: VeroNyxK84
Categories: Season 4, Episode Rewrite, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anya, Ethan Rayne, Francis Angleman, Giles, Harmony, Maggie Walsh, Riley Finn, Willow, Xander
Genres: Alternate Reality, Drama, Dramedy, Friendship, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Vampire!Buffy, Violence, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: No Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 23,040 Hit Count: 1,199 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: 09/12/23 Updated: 07/02/24
Summary: Spike is an eighteen-year-old hellraiser with a past that he'd rather not talk about. Buffy is a privileged, rich, high school girl with a past that she'd rather not talk about. When they're forced to work at an antique shop run by Buffy's mother and Spike's uncle, their big personalities clash. It's all bark and no bite, though, because what they really need is each other.
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, All Human, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Cordelia, Giles, Hank Summers, Harmony, Jenny Calendar, Joyce
Genres: Angst, Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Cheating/Infidelity, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Word count: 101,855 Hit Count: 4,575 ePub Downloads: 72
Published: 06/13/22 Updated: 06/13/22
Summary: After the events of 'The Gift', the Scoobies, Giles, Dawn, and Spike make an attempt to live without Buffy.  It's not always easy.
Series: Originsverse
Categories: Season 5, Between Seasons, Award Winners
Characters: Ensemble - BtVS, Giles, Quentin Travers, Scoobies, Tara
Genres: Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Blood Play, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 53 Table of Contents
Word count: 144,610 Hit Count: 4,263 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: 07/20/22 Updated: 01/11/24
Summary: Buffy can’t live without Spike, but she can’t seem to die, either. She’s going back to her first death, and this time she’ll make sure it sticks. She just needs to get rid of her new sidekick. He’s kind of a dummy.
**gorgeous banner art by Enbybitch**
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble, Other
Genres: Angst, Dark, Dramedy, Time Travel
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Attempted Suicide, Other Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Suicidal Ideation/Thoughts, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Word count: 70,814 Hit Count: 11,350 ePub Downloads: 37
Published: 01/15/23 Updated: 01/22/24
Summary: Glory is defeated. The portal is closed. Except this time, the Scoobies decided to take matters into their own hands. 
While Willow restrains Buffy, Xander pushes Dawn off the tower. 
The rest is darkness. 
In the absence of Dawn, Buffy becomes Dusk. 
(From a challenge for a dark Buffy bent on destroying the people who failed her and took Dawn from the world issued on another archive) 
Summary: Buffy Summers, one heck of a gal, lives in a perfect 1950s All-American suburb of Sunnydale, California. She's a sophomore in college but she lives at home, she’s the neighborhood sweetheart, and loves cherry lollipops, bubblegum, making milkshakes at the diner, and dancing her god-fearing heart out. But what happens when a total dreamboat greaser from across the pond comes a-rumblin’ on his motorcycle to Sunnydale? He turns her pearl-clutching town upside down, that’s what!
Series: The Dampersandspoons Vault
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, All Human, Award Winners
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Alternate Reality, Comedy, Erotica, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Historical, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Alcohol/Drug Use, Attempted Rape, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 26 Table of Contents
Word count: 104,447 Hit Count: 3,960 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: 06/13/22 Updated: 06/13/22
Summary: Buffy reunites with Spike just when she really shouldn't.
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Robert Dowling
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Erotica, Reunion, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Buffy/Other (Temp), Cheating/Infidelity, Dubious Consent, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 29 Table of Contents
Word count: 82,112 Hit Count: 3,945 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: 06/14/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Following on from the end of As You Were.  Spike, devastated by Buffy's rejection, finds solace in a bottle shared with Anya and finds his unlife turned completely on its head.  He finds that vengeance might not be for losers after all as he is thrust into the opportunity of a lifetime.  But can he convince Buffy to take the risk? 
Categories: Season 2, Season 6
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 24 Table of Contents
Word count: 122,090 Hit Count: 2,417 ePub Downloads: 59
Published: 05/29/22 Updated: 06/18/22
Summary: After their nightly patrol, Spike and Buffy decide to rent a movie. Unfortunately for them, Hellmouth hijinks ensue.
Banner Art By: Lady Emma
Categories: Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - AtS, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Fluffy, Friendship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,046 Hit Count: 1,483 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: 06/23/23 Updated: 07/28/23
Summary: After the world broke away from her, Buffy realises she needs to get her feet beneath her.
Beta: marinaeulalia
Banner Art By: Double Dutchess
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Video Arts
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Character Death, Other Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,198 Hit Count: 1,481 ePub Downloads: 17
Published: 06/23/23 Updated: 07/27/23
Summary: Buffy and Spike are getting married! Sound the wedding bells! After having a sexy make-out session in the bathroom to celebrate their upcoming nuptials, an unexpected turn of events thrusts Buffy two years into the future where she meets a dejected, but still incredibly sexy Spike. Of course they’re still together in the future! Except, why does Spike seem so sad, and how can Buffy make it all better?
It starts mid-Something Blue, jumps to mid-Dead Things, and goes off-canon from there.
Beta: bookishy
Banner Art By: Grief Counseling
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive, Season 4, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Romance, Time Travel
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 11,007 Hit Count: 492 ePub Downloads: 40
Published: 06/11/22 Updated: 06/11/22