Sunnydale After Dark
Summary:

Spuffy through the eyes of Sunnydale’s residents.
A series of 100 word drabbles that run through all the seasons and don't follow any kind of timeline.

Eternal WIP, as I'm always ready to add further drabbles.

Series: Drabbles
Banner Art By: Julikobold
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Drabbles, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: No Chapters: 46
Word count: 4,600 Hit Count: 9,361 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 04/12/23 Updated: 09/04/23


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Story Notes:

I love drabbling. It is what got me into writing but I need prompts to drabble.

Update: I'm finished with the prompt list from Grief Counseling but love this little drabbleverse too much to leave it behind. If you agree and want more, feel free to make prompt and/or character suggestions in the comments or by PM. I'll try my best to incorporate them.

I hope you enjoy my little glimpses into life in Sunnydale.

No beta, all errors are on me.
Banner by me.

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. A night at the Bronze by Julikobold - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 398 Published: 04/12/23

Prompt: Record Scratch 

Character: Bartender at the Bronze

2. Something blue, something red by Julikobold - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 368 Published: 04/13/23

Prompt: Fluff and Nonsense

Character: Sales-woman at the bridal store 

3. Not on my watch by Julikobold - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 350 Published: 04/14/23

Prompt: Cut from the same cloth

Character: Police officer

Many thanks to LJ94 for the character inspiration. I didn't have a police officer on my list, but it was just perfect for this prompt.

4. Going shopping by Julikobold - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 318 Published: 04/15/23

Prompt: Black feathers

Character: Owner of the magic shop

5. The wrong path by Julikobold - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 331 Published: 04/16/23

Prompt: Jezebel

Character: Priest 

6. Why me? by Julikobold - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 319 Published: 04/17/23

Prompt: Hiding

Character: Willie the snitch

7. Case file: Summers, Dawn by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 345 Published: 04/19/23

Prompt: Take it on the chin

Character: Doris Kroeger, social services 

 

8. Clean clothes for dirty work. by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 370 Published: 04/19/23

Prompt: Trust is Earned

Character: Owner of the laundromat 

9. Downfall of society by Julikobold - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 363 Published: 04/22/23

Prompt: Giving up

Character: Principal Snyder

10. What a night by Julikobold - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 334 Published: 04/23/23

Prompt: It comes in threes

Character: Cemetery groundskeeper

11. The night of the living dead by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 281 Published: 04/24/23

Prompt: A Dark Void

Character: Police officer

12. It's science by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 300 Published: 04/25/23

Promt: Ghosts

Character: Medical Examiner

13. A new friend by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 271 Published: 04/28/23

Prompt: Sneaking around

Charackter: Sophie, colleague at the DoubleMeatPalace

14. Together again? by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 291 Published: 04/30/23


Prompt: Lace

Character: Bouncer Bronze

15. I will rise again by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 268 Published: 05/01/23

Prompt: Something old

Character: Mayor Wilkins

16. Family Business by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 257 Published: 05/01/23

Prompt: Smoke and Mirrors

Character: Local funeral home

17. Hunger by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 264 Published: 05/02/23

Prompt: three little words 

Character: the butcher 

18. Trick or treat by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 241 Published: 05/03/23

Prompt: Goth night 

Character: Halloween store sales person 

19. Everything and extra cheese by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 244 Published: 05/23/23

Sorry for the long silence, real life got in the way of writing.

Prompt: Hotel hell

Character: Pizza delivery guy

20. Not interested by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 224 Published: 05/23/23

Prompt: Pale

Character: Richard

21. It will be a long night by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 184 Published: 05/25/23

Prompt: Marrow

Character: Barista at the Espresso Pump

22. Gambling debts by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 233 Published: 05/27/23

Prompt: Tonight we feast

Character: Cat breeder

I‘m sooooo sorry, but the character had been suggested and the prompt was just to good for it to not use it. 
No kittens have been harmed while writing this. 
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23. No insurance by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 211 Published: 05/28/23

Prompt: Blood and gore

Character: Nurse

24. Pac Man by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 181 Published: 05/29/23

Prompt: Uprising

Character: Someone @ the arcade gaming place

25. Ready, Randy? Ready, Joan. by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 191 Published: 05/30/23

Prompt: Got my stones back

Character: Loan shark's henchman #2

High time to say many thanks to all the suggestions for characters. This was one of the many I wouldn't have come up on my own. I hope henchman #1 is not sad, but he is usually #1 so time to let his partner be in the spotlight.

I hope whoever had the idea enjoys this little scene.

26. I almost had it all. by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 189 Published: 05/31/23

Prompt: Fool's gold

Character: Janitor UC Sunnydale

27. Newsworthy by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 189 Published: 06/07/23

Prompt: Panic

Character: Reporter for the Sunnydale newspaper

28. Doing homework by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 168 Published: 06/08/23

Prompt: You reap what you sow

Character: Principal at Dawn's school

29. Acedemic research by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 210 Published: 06/09/23

Prompt: Caged animals

Character: Laboratory technician at the Initiative

30. A friend in need by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 195 Published: 06/10/23

Prompt: Sunrise

Character: Clem

31. Deep down by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 155 Published: 06/11/23

Prompt: How dry I am

Character: Sewer system operator

32. In the water by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 161 Published: 06/12/23

Prompt: Something fishy

Character: News anchor for the local TV station

33. Memories by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 144 Published: 07/02/23

Prompt: Black sheep
Character: visiting relatives

I was neglecting these a bit. Very sorry about that.

The prompt is from Magnus, the setting is inspired by a discussion on the SAD discord. Shoutout to Liv, Sari and Kensi for inspiration and background information.

34. The bodyless rider by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 135 Published: 07/03/23

Prompt: Fear of the unknown
Character: Baker (who starts work very early)

The prompt also was provided by Magnus and the character idea IIRC came from Vero.
With the early suggestions I only copied out the ideas and did not note down who they were from. I regret that now. So if this was not from Vero, I'm sorry, but she made some I used, so an appreciation is appropriate.

The inspiration about the setting is from a very old non-Spuffy fic, where a character is willfully not looking into the rearview mirror when Spike follows on bike. My brain automatically went: If they would look, what would they see? Here you have my interpretation.

And I just realized this chapter note is already longer than the drabble itself.
haha

35. 5 o'clock weather by Julikobold - Likes: 5 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 57 Published: 08/02/23

Drabblemania is over, the residents are back.

Prompt: Slime

Character: Weatherman

Promt was suggested by Magnus, unfortunately I forgot who suggested the character.

36. There might be a prophecy by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 54 Published: 08/05/23

Promt: In defense of books (provided by Magnus)

Character: Dalton (inspired by Drabblemania)

37. With great joy by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 55 Published: 08/07/23

Prompt: I want to believe (by Magnus)

Character: Sunnydale Wedding planner (by Nupalie)

38. Enjoying the view by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 54 Published: 08/09/23

Prompt: Birdwatching (by Magnus)

Character: the electrician who repairs street lights (by AllTheSplendidPieces)

39. A perfect match by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 58 Published: 08/12/23

Prompt: Cryptozoology (by Magnus)

Character: Animal Control Officer (by AllTheSplendidPieces)

I'm so thankful for all the great suggestions for prompts and characters. Those two just fit perfectly together. 

40. Everything has changed, but nothing’s different. by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 1 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 61 Published: 08/14/23

Prompt: Skin deep (by Magnus)

Character: School janitor (by Vero)

41. Such a decay by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 55 Published: 08/16/23

Prompt: Weird neighbors (by Magnus)

Character: Buffy's neighbors

Maybe not the most inspired prompt/character pairing.

42. It's romance by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 50 Published: 08/19/23

Prompt: The Big Bang

Character: video rental store clerk (by AllTheSplendidPieces)

43. Star Power by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 55 Published: 08/26/23

Prompt: Electric shocks 

Character: Band at the Bronze 

44. Unwanted customers by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 49 Published: 08/29/23

Prompt: Hubris


Character: Salesperson @ clothing store (from Vero)

45. Missing by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 54 Published: 09/02/23

Prompt: A dark void

Character: leader of a support group for parents of missing teens - this one is sad, sorry (from AllTheSplendidPieces)

46. Special dish by Julikobold - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 76 Published: 09/04/23

Prompt: Lovesick

Character: Server or maitre d’ at the restaurant in S7