Sunnydale After Dark
FeatureSummary: Complete! Spike had found the love of his life, and now she's dead and gone. He keeps texting her anyway.
A Gift For: honeygirl51885
Banner Art By: Claire
Categories: All Human, Alternate Universe
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anne Pratt, Dawn, Giles, Joyce, Oz, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Angst, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow Burn
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Other Mental Health Issues, Spike/Other (Temp), Substance Misuse/Addiction, Suicidal Ideation/Thoughts, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 15
Word count: 53,309 Hit Count: 917 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: 05/04/24 Updated: 05/18/24

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Story Notes: This is a birthday gift for honeygirl51885, and if you know that the numbers in her name are her birthday, you'll notice that this is a little bit early!

And the REASON for that is, because the first year when she and I first started talking and I knew I wanted to write a gift fic for her, she'd just had a baby in the same month as her birthday. And in the US, that month also has Mother's Day, which she could be celebrated for for the first time! And ever since I've wanted to write a fic that somehow covered the span of all those three days in May, but I haven't been able to find the right fic or the right year for it.

Then, when I was deciding what to write her this year, I remembered her telling me that in 2024, she's mostly been in the mood to read angst, and AH. And I LOVE reading AH, but it's somehow really hard for me to come up with ideas for it, so I looked at my saved challenges on EF for inspiration, and lo and behold, I had one that I grabbed awhile ago because it looked interesting! I'll post it at the end of this fic.

I didn't have any plans for that challenge when I saved it, but looking at it again, this whole story pretty much fell right out of me. SO, from now until May 18th, I'll be posting a chapter every day, which will cover her daughter's birthday, her own birthday, and Mother's Day.

Happy early Birthday, honeygirl, I hope you enjoy your angsty AH fic! Thank you for another year of being an amazing friend and writing partner!

Banner by the phenonemal Claire, who was just as excited as I was to bring Spike into the sunlight!

1. Chapter 1 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 13 Comments: 15 Word Count: 2,708 Hit Count: 153 Published: 05/04/24

2. Chapter 2 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 12 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,141 Hit Count: 58 Published: 05/05/24

3. Chapter 3 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 9 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,848 Hit Count: 57 Published: 05/06/24

4. Chapter 4 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 8 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,997 Hit Count: 60 Published: 05/07/24

5. Chapter 5 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 8 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,083 Hit Count: 50 Published: 05/08/24

6. Chapter 6 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 7 Comments: 3 Word Count: 5,076 Hit Count: 94 Published: 05/09/24

7. Chapter 7 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,271 Hit Count: 44 Published: 05/10/24

8. Chapter 8 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 4,215 Hit Count: 81 Published: 05/11/24

9. Chapter 9 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 4,531 Hit Count: 31 Published: 05/12/24

10. Chapter 10 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,241 Hit Count: 51 Published: 05/13/24

11. Chapter 11 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,544 Hit Count: 45 Published: 05/14/24

12. Chapter 12 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,329 Hit Count: 34 Published: 05/15/24

13. Chapter 13 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 4,243 Hit Count: 34 Published: 05/18/24

14. Chapter 14 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,462 Hit Count: 28 Published: 05/18/24

15. Chapter 15 by violettathepiratequeen - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,620 Hit Count: 97 Published: 05/18/24