Sunnydale After Dark
Summary: Complete! Buffy finds herself TRAPPED in a town-wide spell turning Sunnydale into a 1950’s version of itself intended to be her own personal hell. After the events of This Year's Girl, Buffy returns from LA. She quickly discovers the Mayor's backup plans to ensure she's punished, in the event that she managed to foil his plans on Graduation Day, are far-reaching.
Originally written for the Elysian Fields 2020 Trapped Challenge. Edited 2023 with posting to SAD.
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anya, Ensemble - BtVS, Giles, Joyce, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Riley Finn, Scoobies, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, HEA/HFN, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Cheating/Infidelity, Human!Spike, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 23
Word count: 54,128 Hit Count: 1,705 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 08/20/23 Updated: 11/27/23

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Story Notes: Okay, I'm finally getting around to posting more of my old work. With summer winding down I thought this would be a fun fic to post next as it's chock full of American summer goodness...and also evil. I'm going to try and post at least a few chapters a week. As I'm posting I'm also re-reading, editing, and occasionally adding/making changes. So this version will be updated and improved from the EF version.
Disclaimer: You know the drill. It all belongs to 20th Century Studios. Grr, Arg. Written for entertainment purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

1. Magic and Milkshakes by SlayrGrl - Likes: 7 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,812 Hit Count: 150 Published: 08/20/23

Okay, so I realized one day that there is a serious lack of 1950's Buffy fanfic out there. If you haven't read Milkshakes and Motorcycles by Grief Counseling, I highly recommend it. This will be totally different from that. For one, it's not all-human, well, not technically. But, I promise it will be super fun.

[Little time jump back to Season 3, but it’s just a flashback. This will be set in Season 4.]

2. PSA: Social Guidance for Slayers by SlayrGrl - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,815 Hit Count: 93 Published: 08/20/23

Previously Buffy returned from LA to find all of Sunnydale under a 1950's spell and learned that only she and Spike are wise to that fact.

3. A Little Hard Work Never Hurt Anyone by SlayrGrl - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,446 Hit Count: 91 Published: 08/21/23

Previously Buffy discovered that the Mayor is to blame for the current state of Sunnydale.

4. Word from the Bird by SlayrGrl - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,351 Hit Count: 96 Published: 08/30/23

Previously Buffy ran into Riley while working at Rich's diner, learned more about the Offering at the library, and visited Spike at Tony's South Side Auto.

5. Crusin' for a Brusin' by SlayrGrl - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,167 Hit Count: 86 Published: 09/02/23

Previously the gang attended a church picnic and Buffy and Spike made plans to meet that night.

6. Repeat-O-Rama by SlayrGrl - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,101 Hit Count: 79 Published: 09/03/23

Previously Buffy and Spike hunted down the Morlag demon, but things didn't go as planned.

7. Backseat Bingo is a Dating Don't by SlayrGrl - Likes: 5 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,099 Hit Count: 78 Published: 09/05/23

Previously Buffy and Spike realized that not only are they stuck in a 1950s spell, but a time-loop as well.

8. Rock Around the Clock by SlayrGrl - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,223 Hit Count: 81 Published: 09/07/23

Previously, Buffy and Spike failed to defeat the Mohra demon once again and made a list of what to try next.

9. Come On Snake, Let's Rattle by SlayrGrl - Likes: 5 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,791 Hit Count: 89 Published: 09/11/23

Previously Buffy and Spike attempted several tactics to kill the Mohra demon without success. Spike reviewed some maps and discovered the Drive-in Movie Theater is over the Hellmouth.

10. We Can't All Have It Made in the Shade by SlayrGrl - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,224 Hit Count: 84 Published: 09/13/23

Previously Buffy and Spike danced at the street dance then faced the Offering.

11. The Passion Pit by SlayrGrl - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,910 Hit Count: 90 Published: 09/15/23

Previously Buffy and Spike watched a movie at the drive-in and spent a day at the beach.

12. Sh-boom by SlayrGrl - Likes: 3 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,753 Hit Count: 91 Published: 09/19/23

Previously things heated up between Buffy and Spike as they attempted to lure the Morlag out.

13. I've Got You Under My Skin by SlayrGrl - Likes: 5 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,749 Hit Count: 93 Published: 09/24/23

Previously Buffy and Spike thought they'd finally broken the spell only to be thrown back into the 1950's.

14. Might as Well Be Talking to a Brick Wall by SlayrGrl - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,264 Hit Count: 74 Published: 09/26/23

Previously Buffy spent some time avoiding Spike and noticed some differences in the time loop.

15. Meanwhile, Back on the Ranch by SlayrGrl - Likes: 3 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,190 Hit Count: 71 Published: 10/03/23

Previously Buffy and Spike figured out a loophole in the spell and woke up the rest of the scoobies.

16. Bird Dogged by SlayrGrl - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 1,845 Hit Count: 59 Published: 10/17/23

Previously, the gang attempted to break the spell by destroying the pentagram created by the roads but were unsuccessful. Buffy and Spike built a bomb.

17. What's Your Tale, Nightingale? by SlayrGrl - Likes: 4 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,300 Hit Count: 54 Published: 10/21/23

Previously, Buffy and Riley officially broke up and the gang discussed that the Offering is coming.

18. Oh, What a Night by SlayrGrl - Likes: 3 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,118 Hit Count: 55 Published: 10/22/23

Previously, the gang gained some insight into what Buffy and Spike have been through over the past month after experiencing the offering, and Buffy and Spike shared how they've been luring the demon.

19. See You on the Flip Side by SlayrGrl - Likes: 3 Comments: 0 Word Count: 1,921 Hit Count: 51 Published: 10/25/23

Previously, everyone went to the drive in and Buffy had a revelation about how to kill the demon.

20. Oh My Goodness Gracious by SlayrGrl - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,106 Hit Count: 50 Published: 11/01/23

Previously, the gang finally killed the demon and ended the spell.

21. Rebel Without a Cause by SlayrGrl - Likes: 3 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,098 Hit Count: 33 Published: 11/19/23

Previously Buffy and the gang reacclimated to life outside the spell. Spike tried to discuss his feelings with Buffy only to have her reject him, and Spike realized his chip was no longer working.

22. Let the Good Times Roll by SlayrGrl - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,274 Hit Count: 30 Published: 11/25/23

Previously Spike attempted to be the big bad again but found himself unable to fully return to his evil ways. Riley grew suspicious of him and Spike spilled the beans about everything that happened between him and Buffy. Riley later overheared Buffy talking with Willow and Tara confirming that she and Spike slept together. Buffy realized Spike's chip was no longer working.

23. Why Do Fools Fall in Love by SlayrGrl - Likes: 2 Comments: 1 Word Count: 2,571 Hit Count: 27 Published: 11/27/23

Previously Riley confronted Spike with a stake, and Spike let him live. Buffy confronted Spike about his chip not working and decided to give him a chance.