Sunnydale After Dark
Past Featured StorySummary:

A Spuffy Autumn in San Francisco.
Snippets of Buffy and Spike’s everyday life during the infamous “quiet year” mentioned in S12 comics. 
A cohesive story built from a list of prompts, told in short chapters (below or slightly above 1,000 words), and set in a post-S11 world where Spuffy never broke up, hence the “Alternate Reality” tag.  

Rated [R] to err on the safe side mostly because of Spike’s language. 

Series: A Life That's Good
Banner Art By: VeroNyxK84
Categories: Comic (Season Not Specified), Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Xander
Genres: Alternate Reality, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Fluffy, Friendship, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30
Word count: 30,788 Hit Count: 3,369 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: 10/01/23 Updated: 10/31/23


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Story Notes:

[ November 2023 update: Story title changed from “Autumnal Shorts” to “Autumn in San Francisco” ]

Written primarily for the Tumblr events “Fictober 2023” and “Flufftober 2023” 

I’ll follow a prompt list provided for said events (thirty-one items each, one for every day of the month) but I also have two side lists with more October/Fall-themed items that I might throw into the mix. 

All prompts with the corresponding sources will be listed in the end notes of each chapter. 

This story is a SAD Exclusive because I won’t post the full chapters on Tumblr; they allow the posting of a header (title, rating, warnings, etc) with a link to the story and a short excerpt to prove the use of the prompt.

My Tumblr posts will be tagged with “shortober by vero.” 

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. Chapter 1 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 7 Comments: 8 Word Count: 644 Hit Count: 219 Published: 10/01/23

This story is NOT beta'd — All mistakes are mine
(applies to every chapter)

2. Chapter 2 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 7 Word Count: 728 Hit Count: 146 Published: 10/02/23

3. Chapter 3 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,228 Hit Count: 143 Published: 10/03/23

4. Chapter 4 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,185 Hit Count: 139 Published: 10/05/23

5. Chapter 5 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 950 Hit Count: 145 Published: 10/06/23

6. Chapter 6 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 5 Word Count: 944 Hit Count: 131 Published: 10/06/23

(double update today to make up for the missing entry on day 4; make sure to check Chapter 5 too, in case you missed it)

7. Chapter 7 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 948 Hit Count: 133 Published: 10/07/23

8. Chapter 8 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 993 Hit Count: 120 Published: 10/08/23

9. Chapter 9 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,175 Hit Count: 109 Published: 10/09/23

10. Chapter 10 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 679 Hit Count: 119 Published: 10/10/23

WARNING: this chapter takes a darkish turn.
I promise everything will be all fluffy again tomorrow.

11. Chapter 11 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,098 Hit Count: 110 Published: 10/11/23

12. Chapter 12 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 9 Comments: 3 Word Count: 719 Hit Count: 124 Published: 10/12/23

13. Chapter 13 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 760 Hit Count: 111 Published: 10/13/23

14. Chapter 14 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,098 Hit Count: 111 Published: 10/14/23

15. Chapter 15 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 922 Hit Count: 104 Published: 10/15/23

16. Chapter 16 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,196 Hit Count: 103 Published: 10/16/23

17. Chapter 17 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 720 Hit Count: 96 Published: 10/17/23

18. Chapter 18 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,031 Hit Count: 91 Published: 10/18/23

19. Chapter 19 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 973 Hit Count: 86 Published: 10/19/23

20. Chapter 20 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,179 Hit Count: 95 Published: 10/20/23

21. Chapter 21 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,442 Hit Count: 87 Published: 10/21/23

22. Chapter 22 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,494 Hit Count: 108 Published: 10/22/23

23. Chapter 23 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,367 Hit Count: 92 Published: 10/24/23

24. Chapter 24 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 4 Comments: 5 Word Count: 972 Hit Count: 104 Published: 10/25/23

25. Chapter 25 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 655 Hit Count: 89 Published: 10/26/23

26. Chapter 26 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 3 Comments: 3 Word Count: 950 Hit Count: 96 Published: 10/27/23

27. Chapter 27 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,224 Hit Count: 94 Published: 10/28/23

28. Chapter 28 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 3 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,351 Hit Count: 87 Published: 10/29/23

29. Chapter 29 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 779 Hit Count: 82 Published: 10/30/23

30. Chapter 30 by VeroNyxK84 - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 1,384 Hit Count: 95 Published: 10/31/23