Sunnydale After Dark
Pick Me Up by Dusty [PG-13]
Summary: A sweet and foamy coffee shop reunion story!
Banner Art By: Dusty
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Season 9 (Comic), Comic (Season Not Specified), Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Fluffy, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted, Reunion, Romance, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30
Word count: 3,000 Hit Count: 6,606 ePub Downloads: 38
Published: 03/01/24 Updated: 04/05/24


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Gorgeous artwork by loveisntbrains!

 

This is loosely set during season 9 of the comics when Buffy works at the coffee shop, Pick Me Up. No comic knowledge necessary! Just pretend Spike wasn't in season 8 at all and this is their first time seeing each other since Chosen. It's more fun that way.
 

This story was written for the 2024 Short & Spuffy drabble event. That means every day the prompt was a total surprise, so if this story gets weird we take no responsibility for that and simply blame the prompts

1. When He Came Back by Dusty - Likes: 40 Comments: 66 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 437 Published: 03/01/24

Prompt: Fortune Cookie Epiphany

2. He Didn't Expect That by Dusty - Likes: 39 Comments: 62 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 272 Published: 03/02/24

Prompt: Lights Out

3. What Took Him So Long? by Dusty - Likes: 39 Comments: 64 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 270 Published: 03/04/24

Prompt: A Horrible Day

4. The Walls Go Back Up by Dusty - Likes: 31 Comments: 46 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 260 Published: 03/06/24

Prompt: Orange

5. Reunion: Take Two! by Dusty - Likes: 34 Comments: 49 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 239 Published: 03/06/24

Prompt: Rock Concert Tickets

6. We Can Be Friends by Dusty - Likes: 32 Comments: 40 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 224 Published: 03/07/24

Prompt: Spilling

7. The Friendly Flirtation Begins by Dusty - Likes: 33 Comments: 46 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 222 Published: 03/08/24

Prompt: Dirty Pretty Things

8. Outer Space Gives You Time to Think by Dusty - Likes: 31 Comments: 44 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 239 Published: 03/09/24

Prompt: Midnight Revelations

9. Look at Me! I'm Still Here by Dusty - Likes: 33 Comments: 42 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 232 Published: 03/10/24

Prompt: Desperate for Attention

10. One Work Break Later by Dusty - Likes: 28 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 194 Published: 03/13/24

Prompt: Heavy Metal

11. He's Not a Stalker, Just Excited by Dusty - Likes: 27 Comments: 40 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 197 Published: 03/13/24

Prompt: Cooking Together

12. An Electric Touch That Says So Much by Dusty - Likes: 27 Comments: 30 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 190 Published: 03/14/24

Prompt: Bright Red Confetti

13. That Wanker Again by Dusty - Likes: 27 Comments: 42 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 190 Published: 03/14/24

Prompt: Spike Ignoring Buffy

14. The Great Debate by Dusty - Likes: 26 Comments: 39 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 210 Published: 03/16/24

Prompt: Petty Disagreement/fight

15. That River in Egypt Somewhere by Dusty - Likes: 26 Comments: 36 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 181 Published: 03/18/24

Prompt: Goes Right Through

16. Team Impossible Strikes Again by Dusty - Likes: 24 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 222 Published: 03/18/24

Prompt: The Rhyme For Orange

17. A Muscle Memory Tidal Wave of Oof by Dusty - Likes: 25 Comments: 32 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 209 Published: 03/19/24

Prompt: Weapon Tossing (as a love language)

18. Keystrokes and Love Notes by Dusty - Likes: 27 Comments: 29 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 199 Published: 03/20/24

Prompt: I. Would. Not.

19. A Vampire Goes Missing by Dusty - Likes: 25 Comments: 28 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 188 Published: 03/21/24

Prompt: Buffy Tells Spike

20. Yarrr! There Be Stormy Seas! by Dusty - Likes: 24 Comments: 28 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 196 Published: 03/22/24

Prompt: Bad Weather

21. In Which, Spike is An Idiot by Dusty - Likes: 25 Comments: 34 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 195 Published: 03/22/24

Prompt: Ghost

22. The Sun and Her Gravity by Dusty - Likes: 24 Comments: 35 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 205 Published: 03/22/24

Prompt: Three Long Strides

23. It's Spiritual and Chemical and Emotional Too by Dusty - Likes: 26 Comments: 42 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 222 Published: 03/23/24

Prompt: You Do Something To Me

24. Looks Like Hell, Feels Like Heaven by Dusty - Likes: 25 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 204 Published: 03/24/24

Prompt: Not What It Looks Like

25. Vampire Meet Slayer by Dusty - Likes: 23 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 200 Published: 03/25/24

Prompt: Remember Me

26. A Summation of the Equation by Dusty - Likes: 25 Comments: 36 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 198 Published: 03/26/24

Prompt: Math

27. Finger Kisses and Bare Toes by Dusty - Likes: 22 Comments: 34 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 185 Published: 03/27/24

Prompt: Band-aid

28. He Stills, She Stills, They Still Do by Dusty - Likes: 25 Comments: 38 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 166 Published: 03/28/24

Prompt: Storytelling

29. Party of Two, Costumes Optional by Dusty - Likes: 22 Comments: 28 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 219 Published: 03/28/24

Prompt: Costume Party

30. All Picked Up Now by Dusty - Likes: 30 Comments: 46 Word Count: 100 Hit Count: 236 Published: 03/30/24

Prompt: Fire