Sunnydale After Dark
Penname: sandy_s
Real Name: Sandy
Member Since: 04/23/22
Last Active: 09/13/23
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Summary: Tired of the Buffy Birthday Curse that keeps haunting her every year, Spike decides to take Buffy to Australia to celebrate. She demands that they go in October to trick the universe into giving her a great birthday trip, but ... the universe, as it turns out, is not so easily fooled.
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dark, Dramedy, Established Relationship, Fighting, Fluffy, Horror, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Warnings Added As Story Progresses
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,339 Hit Count: 89 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 09/21/23 Updated: 09/21/23
Summary: Buffy finds out that Spike was dusted in the big battle with Wolfram and Hart. Angry, hurt, and determined, she finally agrees to take a daring risk with Dawn to go back in time and make sure Spike knows he’s loved even if it doesn’t change his fate. This is a story based on Javajunkie’s challenge, Whisper in a Dead Man’s Ear.
Story author: Sandy S. 
Mood board designer: Badwolfjedi
*Beautiful banner by Javajunkie247!*
Disclaimer: We own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Graphic Arts, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Challenge Response, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Anya, Clem, Dawn, Giles, Halfrek, Hank Summers, Jonathan Levinson, Lloyd, Original Characters, Riley Finn, Samantha (Sam) Finn, Tara, The First Evil, Warren Mears, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Plot-driven, Reunion, Romance, Time Travel, UST
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Word count: 32,907 Hit Count: 4,719 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: 11/13/22 Updated: 09/09/23
Summary: Buffy finds herself in a weird place where people she knows are acting quite strangely. Will she figure out what's going on and how to get out of this strange place? 
Written for the Exquisite Corpse on EF in 2022.
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Angelus, Dawn, Glory, Original Characters, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Dream, Fighting, Mystery
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,859 Hit Count: 58 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 08/20/23 Updated: 08/20/23
Summary: Set after Chosen, Buffy finds out Spike is back and has a plane out of dodge but has a pit stop at a tattoo shop to make first. This is for the July 2021 Mystery Ficathon Event on Elysian Fields. The summary may change as the next challenge is posted. (Banner by me.)
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response, Crossover
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Cordelia, Ethan Rayne, Fred, Harmony, Knox, Marcie Ross, Original Characters
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,112 Hit Count: 485 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: 08/20/23 Updated: 08/20/23
Summary: What if the Powers that Be were looking out for Spuffy...well, one newbie is looking out for Spike while his co-worker is looking after Angel.
Written for the Exquisite Corpse on EF in 2021.
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,340 Hit Count: 87 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 08/20/23 Updated: 08/20/23
Summary: The Scooby Gang has a summer mystery to solve at an unexpectedly snowy mountain resort. They're (mostly) ready, and they're (kinda, sorta) willing. Snacks, unexpected guests, cosplay, snow, and dogs may be involved.
Banner Art By: sandy_s
Categories: Season 4, Graphic Arts, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Clem, Giles, Oz, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 18,202 Hit Count: 1,722 ePub Downloads: 16
Published: 06/23/23 Updated: 07/28/23
Summary: Written for the Sunnydale After Dark Short and Spuffy 2023 Event
This will be a collection of drabbles about Buffy and her left-hand man, Spike. They will alternate between Buffy first person POV and Spike first person POV. 
Left-hand man is inspired by Spike always watching Buffy's left and by the song "Riptide" by Vance Joy.
Banner is by me, brushes by Inxsomniax. 
Categories: Comic (Season Not Specified), Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Established Relationship, POV, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,000 Hit Count: 12,537 ePub Downloads: 18
Published: 03/01/23 Updated: 03/31/23
Summary: Written for the Which Willow Ficathon 2021. Set between season six and seven. Oz learns about what Willow did and goes to her with an unlikely companion in tow. (Willow/Tara, Willow/Oz, Buffy/Spike)
Dedicated to Gabrielle because she got me to participate in this ficathon long ago now, and I still miss her.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Giles, Original Characters, Oz, Tara, Warren Mears, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Friendship, Reunion
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Character Death, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,595 Hit Count: 2,521 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: 01/08/23 Updated: 01/08/23
Summary: Set in AtS Season 5. It’s Christmas time. Fred unexpectedly has a gift for Spike, and Dawn has a present that she suspiciously needs Buffy to deliver. Total utter schmoop written for Uninterested5678! Merry Christmas!
Written for Elysian Fields Secret Santa 2020. :o)
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
 
Categories: Challenge Response, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Dawn, Fred, Giles, Willow, Xander
Genres: Drama, Holiday Fic, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,983 Hit Count: 527 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 01/08/23 Updated: 01/08/23
Summary: Buffy tries (and fails) to remember her mom’s cookie recipe after Sunnydale becomes a crater. She needs a little help and misses Spike. Set after BtVS “Chosen” and eventually after AtS “Destiny.” Written for the Sunnydale After Dark White Elephant Event 2022. My prompt was about baking cookies. :o) Thank you so much for my white elephant prompt! I love it! The banner is by me. 
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Categories: Challenge Response, Post-Series, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn, Original Characters, Willow
Genres: Holiday Fic
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,177 Hit Count: 685 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 12/31/22 Updated: 12/31/22
Summary: She is his only hope. Spike POV.
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Categories: Sunnydale After Dark Debut, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, POV
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 419 Hit Count: 1,133 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 09/30/22 Updated: 09/30/22
Summary: A sort of fairy tale set in Elysian Fields. Buffy receives word that someone she knows has come to the meadows across the river. Written for the 15th anniversary of Seasonal Spuffy in Fall 2020 and for all the lovely people who make fandom a wonderful place to be. 
The absolutely gorgeous and haunting banner is by stnia!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Categories: Seasonal Spuffy Entries, Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Joyce, Original Characters, Oz, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fairytale, Fighting, Reunion, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,857 Hit Count: 1,711 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 07/11/22 Updated: 07/11/22
Summary: A hurricane is hitting Sunnydale. This is a rarity in and of itself. Everyone evacuates, even essential workers, leaving Giles to research the potential magical origins of the storm. Buffy is stuck in her house with an unexpected houseguest a.k.a. Spike as the storm makes landfall. Written for the Elysian Fields Trapped Challenge, October 2020.
Set in early season five after “Family” and with a semi-alternate timeline, so only Buffy and Giles really know about Glory and about Dawn being the Key.
The beautiful banner is by the super talented Pixiecorn!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Ben Wilkinson, Buffy, Giles, Glory, Glory's minions, Harmony, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Drama, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 21,730 Hit Count: 22,921 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: 07/06/22 Updated: 07/06/22
Summary: Buffy has a revelation in therapy and has a next door neighbor named William whom she wants to avoid because reasons...even though he has a pretty neat cat.
Set during season 6 of BtVS after As You Were.
This chapter was written for the special round robin on Elysian Fields called Exquisite Corpse. Each author receives the one paragraph of the previous chapter and has to create a chapter based on that paragraph. The first paragraph of this story was written by the delightful kats_meow. This chapter can be seen as a standalone.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike, Willow
Genres: Alternate Reality, Dream, Mystery
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Other Mental Health Issues, Suicidal Ideation/Thoughts
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,071 Hit Count: 1,494 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 07/06/22 Updated: 07/06/22
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.
The gorgeous banner is by teragramm! Thank you so much!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.

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 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,819 Hit Count: 9,485 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: 07/04/22 Updated: 07/04/22
Summary:

Spike stumbles upon Buffy in L.A. after “Destiny” in AtS season five. They’re both lost (for more than one reason) and need a night to sort things out.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.

Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Fred, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Drama, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,458 Hit Count: 4,588 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 07/03/22 Updated: 07/03/22
Summary: Written for Which Willow 2019/2020. My prompt was what if Willow went back to save Fred? And I added, what if Buffy went with her and discovered that Spike was still alive? Willow POV.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Categories: Challenge Response, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Fred, Illyria, Spike, Wesley, Willow
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fighting, Friendship, POV, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,273 Hit Count: 1,797 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 06/30/22 Updated: 06/30/22
Summary: The Mayor stops Spike before he leaves town in Lovers Walk. He has a proposition for the vampire. Written for the Elysian Fields Big Bads Challenge 2019. This is AU, y'all.
The gorgeous banner is by the wonderful stnia! Story by Sandy.
Rated R for cursing...
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Allan Finch, Buffy, Cordelia, Faith Lehane, Giles, Joyce, Kralik, Mayor Richard Wilkins III, Other, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Drama, Fighting, Friendship, Kidnapping, Plot-driven, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,059 Hit Count: 7,804 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: 06/26/22 Updated: 06/27/22
Summary:

A missing scene from Buffy’s back porch after the events of “Fool for Love.” Buffy and Spike talk, and she shares that her mother is going into the hospital.
A Sunnydale After Dark Grand Opening exclusive. Welcome, everyone!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 

Categories: Season 5, Missing Scene, One-Shot, Sunnydale After Dark Debut
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,160 Hit Count: 1,664 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 06/24/22 Updated: 06/24/22
Summary: Buffy and Spike set out to help Oz. Set post-series.
This chapter was written for the special round robin on Elysian Fields called Exquisite Corpse. Each author receives the one paragraph of the previous chapter and has to create a chapter based on that paragraph. The first paragraph of this story was written by relurker. However, my chapter was accidentally shortened when an earlier paragraph was sent to the next author, so I'm posting the entire chapter as intended here, so readers from EF can see the whole thing! It is a story that can stand alone.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Series: Exquisite Corpse Chapters
Categories: Challenge Response, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,025 Hit Count: 77 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: A little Spuffy birthday fic wedged in the middle of “The I in Team.” Spike decides to buy Buffy a birthday gift. Written especially for yellowb! Happy birthday!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Fluffy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,293 Hit Count: 72 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Spike has a song stuck in his head thanks to his son. 
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Baby/Kid
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 481 Hit Count: 1,464 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Buffy and Spike are helping a local Canadian Watcher solve a deadly mystery at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff at Christmastime in 2005. Will they have time to slip a little romance in there, too? (Hint: it wouldn’t be Spuffy if they couldn’t…) :o)
Author’s Note: Special thank you to Badwolfjedi who graciously answered 5,000+ questions about the hotel and encouraged me to write a story set in Canada! Between her and Google, I was set! All the little hotel details in the story are real. Beautiful mood board by her.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
 
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Holiday Fic, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,504 Hit Count: 1,500 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Buffy discovered that Spike was alive in L.A. and has been helping with the cleanup. They, of course, inevitably got back together, and now, they’re on their first road trip together. Third person POV. Set post-NFA.
Written for Seasonal Spuffy Fall 2018.
A/N: Special thank you to badwolfjedi for brainstorming road trip fic ideas with me (couldn’t decide when and where to set it) and for reading over the story to make sure I didn’t do anything way off base. And this story is dedicated especially to dear swifthorse.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Established Relationship, Lighthearted, Road Trip
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,850 Hit Count: 1,658 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Buffy and Spike were settled into their life together and had their routine down with their seven-month-old son. He was sleeping through the night, and Buffy and Spike had a good balance of working, spending time as a family, and assisting the Louisiana Slayer team at the slippery New Orleans hellmouth. Then, Buffy gets tapped to help investigate a bunch of dead bodies with neck wounds in the Quarter, and Spike is left to watch their son on his own. He’s done it plenty of times before. What could possibly go wrong this time? **The wonderful banner is by OffYourBird!**
Dedication: This story is written especially for yellowb!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Clem, Drusilla, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Baby/Kid
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,278 Hit Count: 17,194 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Buffy and Spike are settled in New Orleans and decide to start a family in a realistic way (as realistic as you can get in Buffyverse). Post-NFA, Buffy POV. This is a response to swifthorse’s challenge. (Beautiful banner by Carrie Ann...)
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. 
You can listen to a Sunnydale Fanfic Club episode about this fic here. :o)
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Fred, Giles, Illyria, Original Characters, Oz, Robin Wood, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Baby/Kid, Drama, Plot-driven, POV, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 70 Table of Contents
Word count: 156,607 Hit Count: 92,890 ePub Downloads: 63
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary:

Set after the events of Season 12. Spike’s been avoiding Buffy. Buffy is annoyed. Angel wants to save the person he loves, and Giles is adjusting to his own changes. A short little fix-it fic for Spike and Buffy.
Written for the Elysian Fields 12 years 12 seasons challenge, using prompt #9.
Beautiful banner by the talented Dauntless Grace! And special thank you to Dusty for doing a writing sprint with me to get this story started!

Series: Season 12 Fics
Categories: Post-Series, Season 12 (Comic)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Giles, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,846 Hit Count: 4,972 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Set just prior to Season 12 of BtVS. Cordelia pays another visit to the earthly plane – this time to warn Buffy and Spike about the future. A fix-it fic of sorts...
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Series: Season 12 Fics
Categories: Season 12 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Cordelia, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,411 Hit Count: 1,703 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Buffy journeys to LA to help in the final battle at the end of “Not Fade Away.” Spike saves her life at a cost, and humans can’t be in denial about the existence of demons and vampires anymore. The world is turned upside down and scientific advancements skyrocket…literally. Far in the future, Buffy and Spike are facing another apocalypse.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Categories: Challenge Response, Season 7, Post-Series, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Original Characters, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Vampire!Buffy
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 33,007 Hit Count: 151 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22
Summary: Set in season 12 of Buffy. Buffy wants to find her way back to Spike. She just doesn’t know how to do it until he shows up.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all. *kicks Joss for now*
Series: Season 12 Fics
Categories: Season 12 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,107 Hit Count: 1,569 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 06/21/22 Updated: 06/21/22