Sunnydale After Dark
Summary:

After the events of Not Fade Away and the battle in L.A., Spike is granted humanity by the Powers that Be. The only problem is his memories are erased, and he establishes a new life with a new woman. Though Buffy decides to leave him to his happy life, she goes back to him after tragedy strikes, unsure what to do. She and Spike (known as William) establish a friendship, but after a year, Willow’s in trouble, and Buffy has to return to the Cleveland hellmouth. Buffy POV. (There is only brief mention of William/other. This is a Spike/Buffy story.) Based on a challenge by killjoy and written for challenge month in April 2020.
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Categories: Challenge Response, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: POV, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Human!Spike, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6
Word count: 12,819 Hit Count: 9,521 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: 07/04/22 Updated: 07/04/22


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1. Part One by sandy_s - Likes: 1 Comments: 1 Word Count: 1,490 Hit Count: 1,585 Published: 07/04/22

This is one of five short chapters and the fic is complete. I'll post over the next five days.

The title of the fic comes from "Lantern" by Josh Ritter. 

So if you got a light, hold it high for me
I need it bad tonight, hold it high for me
Cause I'm face to face, hold it high for me
In that lonesome place, hold it high for me
With all the hurt that I've done, hold it high for me
That can't be undone, hold it high for me
Light and guide me through, hold it high for me
I'll do the same for you, hold it high for me

I'll hold it high for you, 'cause I know you've got
I'll hold it high for you, your own valley to walk
I'll hold it high for you, though it's dark as death
I'll hold it high for you, and then gets darker yet
I'll hold it high for you, though your path seems lost
I'll hold it high for you, through the thieves and rocks
I'll hold it high for you, keep you safe from harm
I'll hold it high for you, until you're back in my arms

Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, tonight
            --lyrics from “Lantern” by Josh Ritter

2. Part Two by sandy_s - Likes: 1 Comments: 1 Word Count: 4,063 Hit Count: 1,613 Published: 07/04/22

3. Part Three by sandy_s - Likes: 1 Comments: 1 Word Count: 1,311 Hit Count: 1,643 Published: 07/04/22

4. Part Four by sandy_s - Likes: 0 Comments: 0 Word Count: 2,287 Hit Count: 1,579 Published: 07/04/22

5. Part Five by sandy_s - Likes: 1 Comments: 1 Word Count: 2,192 Hit Count: 1,557 Published: 07/04/22

6. Part Six by sandy_s - Likes: 3 Comments: 2 Word Count: 1,476 Hit Count: 1,544 Published: 07/04/22

Okay...this is the last chapter! Thanks for all the love you've given my little challenge month fic!