Sunnydale After Dark
Past Featured StorySummary: One night. That was all Buffy thought she'd be spending with Spike. He'd tell her how he killed her sister slayers, and in exchange, he'd get cash and one "get out of petty evil free" card. Instead, after a surprise ambush and several tranquilizer darts, they both wake up in an alternate dimension to find that they're now players in a life-or-death game set in Bizarro Sunnydale. To survive, they'll have to be the last ones standing--or figure out who brought them here in the first place and why.
Sounds easy, right? After all, it's not like she hasn't worked with Spike to take down a baddie before. Unfortunately, their fellow competitors are kind of familiar.
Like, really familiar.
You could say they know them just as well as they know themselves. 
Banner by the talented DirtyAim
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Glory's minions
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternative Reality, Dramedy, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Slow Burn, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Violence, Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: No Chapters: 12
Word count: 69,089 Hit Count: 6,606 ePub Downloads: 10
Published: 11/14/22 Updated: 01/07/23

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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.

1. Chapter 1 by bookishy - Likes: 9 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,841 Hit Count: 735 Published: 11/14/22

A new chapter of this should be coming soon, so I have been strongly encouraged by Dusty to start getting this fic up on SAD now so that we're ready. 

I owe many thanks to both MaggieLaFey and Girlytek for smart and essential beta-ing throughout. 

2. Chapter 2 by bookishy - Likes: 3 Comments: 2 Word Count: 6,115 Hit Count: 604 Published: 11/28/22

3. Chapter 3 by bookishy - Likes: 4 Comments: 2 Word Count: 10,010 Hit Count: 575 Published: 11/28/22

4. Chapter 4 by bookishy - Likes: 3 Comments: 0 Word Count: 4,999 Hit Count: 564 Published: 11/28/22

5. Chapter 5 by bookishy - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 6,634 Hit Count: 544 Published: 11/28/22

6. Chapter 6 by bookishy - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 6,018 Hit Count: 518 Published: 12/02/22

7. Chapter 7 by bookishy - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 5,099 Hit Count: 506 Published: 12/02/22

8. Chapter 8 by bookishy - Likes: 2 Comments: 0 Word Count: 7,661 Hit Count: 496 Published: 12/02/22

9. Chapter 9 by bookishy - Likes: 1 Comments: 0 Word Count: 4,017 Hit Count: 488 Published: 12/02/22

10. Chapter 10 by bookishy - Likes: 3 Comments: 2 Word Count: 5,789 Hit Count: 528 Published: 12/02/22

11. Chapter 11 by bookishy - Likes: 6 Comments: 10 Word Count: 5,300 Hit Count: 514 Published: 12/15/22

It's been a year, guys, is really the only excuse I have for the delay. But I hope you will take this holiday gift of Spike being awake at last. 

Big thank you to Girlytek for giving this a gentle nudge out the door, and for making sure no one sounded like Hermione. 


12. Chapter 12 by bookishy - Likes: 4 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,606 Hit Count: 457 Published: 01/07/23

Thanks to Girlytek for giving this a speedy look--and after a nap, no less. I've been excited to hit these stretch of chapters for a long time, as Buffy and Spike are about to meet new contestants in the game with a vengeance. 

All remaining mistakes are mine.