Sunnydale After Dark
Past Featured StorySummary: After the events of Not Fade Away, Spike and Buffy reunite and go on a road trip. These are 100-word long drabbles of Spike and Buffy's various travels all across the United States. 
Using prompts from Grief Counseling. 
Categories: Post-Series, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Baby/Kid, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Road Trip, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30
Word count: 3,000 Hit Count: 7,973 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: 04/03/23 Updated: 09/03/23


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Story Notes: 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.

1. Monterey Cannery Row by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 592 Published: 04/03/23

Suggested by Hannah on Discord. Monterey's Cannery Row is famous for being featured in one of John Steinbeck's writings. It has a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean as well. 

Prompt: Trust is Earned

2. San Francisco by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 495 Published: 04/04/23

Prompt: Tonight We Feast

3. Ashland, Oregon by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 448 Published: 04/05/23

Takes place at the Ashland, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Prompt: Blood and Gore

4. Seattle, Washington by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 452 Published: 04/12/23

Prompt: Panic

I wanna shout out Sunalso's fic "Hunger" on Elysian Fields which goes way more into Seattle than I could in a drabble.

5. Boise, Idaho by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 5 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 434 Published: 04/14/23

This is where I start hinting at stuff that won't be canon-compliant. 

Prompt: Three little words.

6. Salt Late City, Utah by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 382 Published: 04/15/23

This one is for all the gays. Utah's pride parade has been a thing since the 80s.

Prompt: Hiding

7. Las Vegas by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 391 Published: 04/17/23

Prompt: Something Old

Spuffy Wedding/Honeymoon in Vegas! 

8. Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 385 Published: 04/19/23

Prompt: Sunrise

Buffy and Spike are now traveling on Route 66. 

9. Santa Fe, New Mexico by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 428 Published: 04/21/23

Prompt: Fool's Gold

10. Tulsa, Oklahoma by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 380 Published: 05/04/23

In which Spike got into a bar fight.

Prompt: Take it on the chin

11. Dallas, Texas by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 381 Published: 05/07/23

Prompt: Caged Animals

I actually went to Dallas IRL so some of this drabble is based on where I went.

12. Saint Louis, Missouri by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 352 Published: 05/10/23

Thanks to Lady Emma who helped me with rearranging the cities.

Prompt: Lace

13. Iowa City, Iowa by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 351 Published: 05/19/23

Iowa City, Iowa is known as a City of Literature.

The Iowa Writers Conference is very famous for being a hub for prominent writers. I wanted to spotlight one of my personal faves here.

Prompt: A Dark Void

14. Chicago, Illinois by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 293 Published: 05/25/23

Crossover with The Dresden Files! Dresden is currently between Death Masks and Blood Rites. Fun fact: he makes a Buffy reference in Blood Rites. 

Prompt: Cut from the same cloth

15. Indianapolis, Indiana by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 295 Published: 06/04/23

I never went to Indianapolis, so I focused more on Spike and Buffy celebrating the 4th of July.

Prompt: Pale

16. Memphis, TN by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 6 Comments: 7 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 277 Published: 06/07/23

Prompt: Record Scratch

I have a BFF who's originally from Memphis and she provided me with a lot of haunted places. 

BTW: This fic is featured! Thank you admins!

17. New Orleans, Louisiana by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 5 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 214 Published: 06/12/23

This was the city I looked forward to writing about the most.

Prompt: Goth Night.

18. Montgomery, Alabama by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 5 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 268 Published: 06/21/23

Spike and Buffy continue their exploration of haunted places in various cities.

 

Prompt: Ghost

19. Atlanta, Georgia by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 211 Published: 07/04/23

Prompt: Smoke and Mirrors

Continuing on Spike and Buffy's haunted sightseeing, I'm gonna take a page out of Harry Houdini's book.

Note: This is not bashing on actual mediums/psychics/etc. I'm just following the prompt.

20. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 6 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 190 Published: 07/12/23

Prompt: Jezebel.

I wanted to do a beach chapter. Enjoy Spike in a Speedo!

P.S.: Thanks HappyWhenItRains for actually making art of Spike in a Speedo!

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21. Charlotte, NC by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 95 Published: 07/29/23

This drabble got inspired by something Dusty said in the Discord and the fact that Charlotte is called Queen City.

Prompt: You reap what you sow

22. Norfolk, VA by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 81 Published: 08/04/23

Gonna add a bit of plot to this road trip fic. Now that Drabblemania is over, I think inspiration for this series has struck again.

Prompt: Sneaking Around

23. Baltimore, Maryland by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 79 Published: 08/05/23

I knew as soon as I saw the "black feathers" prompt that I wanted to do something relating to Edgar Allan Poe.

Spike and Buffy are still road tripping and it's around August, in-universe. 

24. Philadelphia, PA by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 79 Published: 08/09/23

Prompt: Marrow

There's only so much I can fit in 100 words. I've been to Philadelphia before, but I wanted to have this drabble where Buffy dealt with cravings, being pregnant and all.

25. Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 75 Published: 08/16/23

So this particular lake is a place I went to on vacation. I used to live in New Jersey as a kid and my aunt had a lake house that I visited during my college years. 

26. New York City by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 78 Published: 08/26/23

I've been to New York more than a few times and it changes every time you go there. So this drabble comes from experience.

Prompt: It Comes in Threes

27. Boston, Massachusetts by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 69 Published: 08/27/23

This is a postcard Buffy is writing to Giles. Keep in mind that Buffy is in her early stages of her pregnancy so she won't know the sex/gender of her baby yet. Also, this fic takes place in 2001. 

Prompt: Uprising

28. Hartford, Connecticut by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 71 Published: 08/28/23

This chapter acts as my shout out to Buffy The Gilmore Slayer, whom I follow on Instagram.

29. Burlington, Vermont by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 64 Published: 09/02/23

Second to last chapter before Buffy and Spike finally put down roots. 

30. Portland, Maine by TheSunnySlayer - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 63 Published: 09/03/23

This is the end of the road, but a new story is going to begin soon.