Sunnydale After Dark
Past Featured StorySummary: Across the years and miles, she was still his True North.
Categories: Post-Series, Canon Compliant, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship, Plot-driven, Romance, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Alcohol/Drug Use, Buffy/Other (Temp), Other Mental Health Issues, Self-harm, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10
Word count: 27,365 Hit Count: 22,031 ePub Downloads: 60
Published: 07/08/22 Updated: 09/26/22


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Story Notes: 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. I'm doing this solely to amuse myself and, maybe on a good day, entertain others. I leave that to them to decide.
Story and chapter titles lifted from Everything by Alanis Morissette from her 2004 release, So-Called Chaos.
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WARNINGS: Please note that the warnings for other pairings, mental health, self-harm and violence are for references to those things rather than graphic depictions thereof. Also, please note that the rating may change later on, depending on my final edit of a couple scenes. If you're invested by the time we get to that point but don't read explicit fiction, I'll be sure to cordon off the passages to avoid.

1. Chapter 1: I can be an asshole of the grandest kind by Ginger - Likes: 17 Comments: 24 Word Count: 1,447 Hit Count: 2,749 Published: 07/08/22

Howdy! It's nice to be here! This one has been percolating in my brain over several busy months during which I haven't had time to write. Happy to be sharing it here first. It will be serialized exclusively here and won't be posted anywhere else until after it is completed.

Dragging someone else into the pace of my life for something that neither of us is getting paid for would constitute a human rights violation so this is not beta'd. All mistakes are my own.

Now, for the first time in TOO LONG, on with the show... 

2. Chapter 2: I can withhold like it's going out of style by Ginger - Likes: 19 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,661 Hit Count: 2,172 Published: 07/10/22

Facing four days packed with work deadlines (summer is the cruelest season for me work-wise) so I figured I might as well drop this here now.

Not beta'd. It's all on me, baby.

3. Chapter 3: I can be the moodiest, baby by Ginger - Likes: 19 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,638 Hit Count: 2,102 Published: 07/19/22

A couple days later than I intended but there are a couple images included herein that I hope make it worth the wait. ;-)

Thanks to everyone who's reading, liking and commenting. Appreciate it so much. I really missed these two during my six-month hiatus.

Not beta'd, now on with the show...

4. Chapter 4: I am the wisest woman you’ve ever met by Ginger - Likes: 15 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,480 Hit Count: 2,105 Published: 07/25/22

Many thanks for the warm reception I've received, both at this brand spanking new site and for this fic in particular. xoxo

Buckle up, kiddies, it's about to get domestic! ;-)

Not beta'd, now on with the show...

5. Chapter 5: I am the kindest soul with whom you've connected by Ginger - Likes: 16 Comments: 17 Word Count: 3,267 Hit Count: 2,245 Published: 07/31/22

Many thanks to those taking the time to read, like, and comment.

Things are starting to really pick up now.

Not beta'd (I'm posting this at 3:03 a.m. because my stupid life), and on with the show...

6. Chapter 6: I have the bravest heart that you've ever seen by Ginger - Likes: 18 Comments: 19 Word Count: 3,814 Hit Count: 2,164 Published: 08/07/22

Many thanks to the site mods for listing this as one of this month's Stories that Slay and to everyone who has taken the time to read, like and comment. thanks

I put these two through their paces with this one. I can't help it, they're both just so cute when they're squirming. Suffice it to say, we're cooking with gas now!

Not beta'd and on with the show...

7. Chapter 7: You see all my light by Ginger - Likes: 19 Comments: 16 Word Count: 1,980 Hit Count: 2,245 Published: 08/19/22

This chapter is rated SRS for shamelessly romantic schmoop. You can't say you weren't warned.

Not beta'd. Now, on with the show...

8. Chapter 8: And you love my dark by Ginger - Likes: 20 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,785 Hit Count: 2,167 Published: 08/28/22

Some dirty talk ensues, and there's a special guest.

Not beta'd, and on with the show...

9. Chapter 9: There’s not anything to which you can’t relate by Ginger - Likes: 15 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,533 Hit Count: 2,036 Published: 09/11/22

At risk of soundling like a broken record, gratitiude and love to everyone reading, commenting and liking my Summer '22 fic.

No Spuffy here, owing to their being on different continents, but some plot bunnies.

Not beta'd and on with the show...

10. Chapter 10: And you’re still here by Ginger - Likes: 23 Comments: 22 Word Count: 3,760 Hit Count: 2,046 Published: 09/26/22

Well, that's another summer fic in the books for old Ginger and my first SAD exclusive. And this time I only dragged it a few days into autumn instead two months like I did last year!

Thanks again to the site moderators for suprising the heck out of me by featuring this fic on SAD's IG. Scrolling thorugh my feed and seeing my own banner made me feel like a celebrity, LOL!

Love and thanks to everyone who took the time to read and comment so thoughtfully. Y'all made me feel so welcome here! xoxo

Not beta'd and, for the last time this time, on with the show...