Sunnydale After Dark
Summary: Written for the 2023 “Short And Spuffy” Drabble Event. 
Each chapter will be a new drabble following a new prompt. Some genres / warnings might be added as the story progresses. 
My interpretation going into the Event without knowing what the prompts will be, is that each drabble is a fragment of a dream. Something that either Buffy or Spike has dreamed at some point—most likely in the timeline between S6 and Post-Series… but again it might change depending on the prompts given and I’ll update the categories accordingly.
Needless to say, the story title is a famous quote from W.Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”
Series: Spuffy Shorts
, Series: Entries for SAD Events
Banner Art By: VeroNyxK84
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Drabbles, Poetry, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dream, Friendship, POV, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Other Mental Health Issues, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30
Word count: 3,000 Hit Count: 13,858 ePub Downloads: 27
Published: 03/01/23 Updated: 03/29/23


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Story Notes:

This event is extra challenging for me because of my pathological wordiness, but I’m super excited to try and challenge myself!
I’m still learning the ropes of fic writing and I think that trying to squeeze a story into exactly 100 words is a great exercise and surely a good way to hone my writing skills AND my English fluency. 

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

[ Free Stock Images for the banner from Pixabay / Thank you to Darkmoon_Art & GDJ ]

Ready, Set, Drabble! 
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1. Maybe Tomorrow by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 20 Comments: 47 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 711 Published: 03/01/23

Day 1 — Prompt: Should We Break Up?

Dream, Buffy’s POV.
Set in S6 post 6x10 “Wrecked” and before 6x15 “As You Were”

2. Wicked Game by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 17 Comments: 43 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 594 Published: 03/02/23

Day 2 — Prompt: Attainathon

Dream, Spike’s POV.
Set in S7, during “Chosen”

3. Tether Me by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 596 Published: 03/02/23

Day 3 — Prompt: Hurt and comfort 

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S6, the night during 6x03 “After Life”

4. Torn by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 543 Published: 03/03/23

Day 4 — Prompt: The French Quarter 

Dream, Spike’s POV.
Set in S4, before he regains consciousness in 4x07 “The Initiative”

5. Where I'm Headed by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 40 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 543 Published: 03/05/23

Day 5 — Prompt: A Little Clue

Dream, Buffy’s POV.
Set in S7, after 7x15 “Get It Done” fades to black and Buffy supposedly falls asleep

6. Can't Get You Out Of My Head by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 17 Comments: 36 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 535 Published: 03/06/23

Day 6 — Prompt: Pretty Chains

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S4, in the aftermath of 4x09 “Something Blue”

7. All I Need by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 33 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 548 Published: 03/06/23

Day 7 — Prompt: Side by Side

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S7, during 7x20 “Touched”

8. Can't Fight The Moonlight by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 34 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 515 Published: 03/08/23

Day 8 — Prompt: Message to the Moon

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, during 6x10 “Wrecked”

9. From My Head To My Heart by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 14 Comments: 35 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 536 Published: 03/09/23

Day 9 — Prompt: Making Up

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S6, right after 6x16 “Hell’s Bells” 
— 
Warning for Spike/other, I guess

10. Eternal Flame by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 17 Comments: 41 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 520 Published: 03/10/23

Day 10 — Prompt: Joy

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S7, during 7x20 “Touched”

11. Life For Rent by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 34 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 521 Published: 03/10/23

Day 11 — Prompt: The Clock Stops

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S6, at the beginning of 6x07 “Once More With Feeling”

12. Poison & Wine by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 14 Comments: 33 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 496 Published: 03/12/23

Day 12 — Prompt: Blue and Green

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, between 6x13 “Dead Things” and 6x14 “Older And Far Away”

13. That Don't Impress Me Much by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 15 Comments: 32 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 538 Published: 03/13/23

Day 13 — Prompt: Too Much Damn Drama!

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S5, during 5x14 “Crush”

14. Easier To Run by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 14 Comments: 29 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 480 Published: 03/14/23

Day 14 — Prompt: Drowning 

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S5, after 5x14 “Crush”

15. Breathe No More by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 17 Comments: 37 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 468 Published: 03/15/23

Day 15 — Prompt: Pain

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S6, after 6x10 “Wrecked” 
— 
Warning for sexual situations, angst

16. Bloodstream by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 14 Comments: 31 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 490 Published: 03/16/23

Day 16 — Prompt: The Lies You Told

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, at the beginning of 6x08 “Tabula Rasa”

17. Wind Beneath My Wings by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 13 Comments: 28 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 487 Published: 03/17/23

Day 17 — Prompt: Tempt Me

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S4, in the aftermath of 4x09 “Something Blue”

18. Be Still by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 15 Comments: 31 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 433 Published: 03/18/23

Day 18 — Prompt: Sacrifice

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, the night during 6x03 “After Life”

19. Erase / Rewind by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 15 Comments: 33 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 410 Published: 03/19/23

Day 19 — Prompt: Too Quiet

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S4, after episode 4x16 “Who Are You?” 
— 
Warning for non-explicit sexual situations

20. Cherry Bomb by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 14 Comments: 32 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 419 Published: 03/20/23

Day 20 — Prompt: Kitten

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S4, after episode 4x16 “Who Are You?”

21. Shiver by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 15 Comments: 30 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 419 Published: 03/21/23

Day 21 — Prompt: I Think I Love You

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S7, during 7x22 “Chosen”

22. Mad About You by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 16 Comments: 32 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 436 Published: 03/22/23

Day 22 — Prompt: Loving You Is Easy

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, during 6x15 “As You Were” 
— 
Warning for mildly explicit sexual situations

23. Somewhere I Belong by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 13 Comments: 30 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 385 Published: 03/23/23

Day 23 — Prompt: Make A Choice 

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S4, right after 4x22 “Restless”

24. Creep by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 13 Comments: 28 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 346 Published: 03/23/23

Day 24 — Prompt: Scent 

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, right after 6x16 “Hell’s Bells”

25. Away From Me by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 13 Comments: 29 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 311 Published: 03/25/23

Day 25 — Prompt: Crashing 

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S6, after 6x13 “Dead Things”

26. Turn Your Car Around by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 13 Comments: 27 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 339 Published: 03/26/23

Day 26 — Prompt: Indirect Sunlight 

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S4, right after 4x22 “Restless”

27. Where Will You Go by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 12 Comments: 24 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 348 Published: 03/27/23

Day 27 — Prompt: Boxes On A Shelf 

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S6, after 6x08 “Tabula Rasa”

28. Stupid Thing by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 12 Comments: 24 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 301 Published: 03/28/23

Day 28 — Prompt: Just Let It All Hang Out 

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S6, during 6x07 “Once More With Feeling”

29. Labyrinth by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 11 Comments: 24 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 304 Published: 03/29/23

Day 29 — Prompt: Lost 

Dream, Buffy’s POV. 
Set in S4, towards the end of 4x07 “The Initiative”

30. How You Remind Me by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 13 Comments: 27 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 286 Published: 03/29/23

Day 30 — Prompt: Angst Is My Oxygen 

Dream, Spike’s POV. 
Set in S7, after 7x15 “Get It Done”