Sunnydale After Dark
Summary: If there was trouble brewing, it was still miles away.
Categories: Post-Series, All Human, Canon Compliant
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Alternate Reality, Angst, Plot-driven, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Human!Spike, Sexual Situations, Substance Misuse/Addiction
Completed: No Chapters: 5
Word count: 17,085 Hit Count: 5,065 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: 11/07/22 Updated: 12/08/22


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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. In short, I do not own anything Joss would want and he owns a lot of stuff I do. I'm doing this solely to amuse myself and, maybe on a good day, entertain others. I leave that to them to decide.
 
 
***Banner and banner photos (except for those of the genetically gifted humans depicted, obviously) by Ginger.

1. Part I: You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, Chapter 1 by Ginger - Likes: 1 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,717 Hit Count: 1,094 Published: 11/07/22

This one has been out there, complete, for about a year. Since I plan to debut a sequel here, I figured I'd get this up here first.

Yes, some of the tags seem completely contradictory but I assure you they are not. All will be revealed in due course.

Please note that the warnings about substances (aside from some alcohol consumption by the main characters) relates to an event one of them witnesses, but it's a traumatic one so I will reiterate the warning in the relevant chapter.

Oh, and this chapter features a depiction of toxic masculinity but I think you'll appreciate how it turns out.

The title of this fic comes from the poem Happiness by Louise Glück, which I can personally attest would sound lovely being recited by Spike. ;-)

Section title from Blue Jeans by Lana Del Rey off arguably one of the Spuffiest albums ever produced, Born to Die (2012).

Not beta'd but I'm giving it the once over again as I post here. Per usual, any errors whether they be grammatical or in judgment are solely my own.

2. Part I: You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, Chapter 2 by Ginger - Likes: 1 Comments: 2 Word Count: 4,008 Hit Count: 1,003 Published: 11/12/22

Not beta'd but I did give this the once over again and added exactly one dash.

3. Part I: You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, Chapter 3 by Ginger - Likes: 1 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,407 Hit Count: 992 Published: 11/17/22

Not beta'd but I gave it a little refresh, like it's had a spa day.

4. Part I: You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, Chapter 4 by Ginger - Likes: 1 Comments: 4 Word Count: 4,212 Hit Count: 984 Published: 12/01/22

Not beta'd but I gave it another read to make sure there wasn't anything egregious.

5. Part II: And I know that love is mean, and love hurts, Chapter 5 by Ginger - Likes: 1 Comments: 2 Word Count: 2,741 Hit Count: 992 Published: 12/08/22

Not beta'd but I did give it a bit o' nip and tuck since I orignally finished it over a year ago. And now... buckleup