Sunnydale After Dark
Penname: Slaymesoftly
Real Name: Patti Rasmussen
Member Since: 06/24/22
Last Active: 04/23/24
Membership Status: Member
Skin: Sunset

Long time fan, reader, and author.

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Summary: An addition to the John and Buffy series in which Buffy, while visiting Dawn in Cleveland, has found an amnesiac human Spike "John" many years after NFA, and they have a relationship in spite of his lack of memory of who or what he was. This story begins in the UK at the Slayer and Watchers Council school where Buffy lives when not traveling on Council business.  Spike has decided to let the coven try to regain his memories for him.
Series: The John and Buffy Series
Beta: All4Spike
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow
Genres: Drama, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: No Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 83,771 Hit Count: 1,063 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: 10/30/23 Updated: 04/19/24
Summary: Drabble Fortune Cookie Epiphany
Categories: Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 306 Hit Count: 92 ePub Downloads: 0
Published: 03/03/24 Updated: 03/21/24
Summary: A sequel of sorts to Cuddling With the Darkness, in which Buffy and Spike have a very short adventure in a haunted house.
Categories: One-Shot, Sunnydale After Dark Exclusive
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,021 Hit Count: 134 ePub Downloads: 8
Published: 09/27/23 Updated: 09/27/23
Summary:  
 
The prequel was written a very long time ago, for a prompt at the LJ community Good/Evil. The prompt was for Good Angel,  so in it, he is less arrogant and cranky about Buffy and Spike than he will be in this sequel. Not much to be done about that, except realize that after all that time with Buffy, he was still pretty sure of himself….
 
In a brief summary of that short story, he has received the Shanshu, Spike has not, and he has left it to Angel to find Buffy. Both of them are sure that Buffy would prefer human Angel to vampire Spike. She has no idea Spike didn’t die in the battle, and Angel prefers to keep it that way. However, after Dawn has insisted several times that Buffy is still mourning Spike, and after Angel has paid more attention and realized that’s true, he confesses that Spike is alive, and gives her a ticket to Cleveland to find out if she still loves him.  This story begins very shortly after the ending of the first one.
 
Categories: Post-Series, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Dawn, Ethan Rayne, Faith Lehane, Giles, Original Characters, Willow
Genres: HEA/HFN, Reunion
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Word count: 63,146 Hit Count: 1,645 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 06/01/23 Updated: 08/10/23
Summary: What if, instead of paying Spike his eleven pounds, Dracula decided to put a curse on him? And what if Spike assumed Buffy (being a white hat) would take care of him if/when he needed it?
Categories: Season 5, Seasonal Spuffy Entries
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS, Giles, Riley Finn
Genres: HEA/HFN, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Buffy/Other (Temp), Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 34,332 Hit Count: 965 ePub Downloads: 12
Published: 06/24/22 Updated: 07/03/23
Summary: Old fic - prequel to There Should Be Groveling.  Spuffy by implication as Spike and Angel assume she would prefer human Angel over vampire Spike. They are wrong... but it takes a while for anyone to realize it.  Ends with Buffy off to find Spike.
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Dawn
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,224 Hit Count: 264 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 06/02/23 Updated: 06/02/23
Summary: Exciting title, yes? LOL  Wait until you see how original my individual drabble titles are....
 
 
Categories: Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,017 Hit Count: 12,527 ePub Downloads: 9
Published: 03/04/23 Updated: 03/30/23
Summary: 100% Spike-centric ficlet, but we all know who he's looking at by the end.  Sort of a non-canon prequel to the Halloween episode in season two, but ending in canon...
Categories: Season 2
Characters: Spike
Genres: Dark
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 621 Hit Count: 880 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 10/30/22 Updated: 03/15/23
Summary: So, the question was, what would Spike and Buffy give each other for Christmas if they were an established couple.
...what would they give each other in 2022? Alllll these years later and they're still going strong. So, what's under their tree, y'all?
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Claim, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,799 Hit Count: 146 ePub Downloads: 0
Published: 12/26/22 Updated: 12/26/22
Summary:   This fic is an Elysian Fields 2021 Secret Santa gift  Buffy runs into Spike while on her way to end a demon problem at the Sunnydale Mall. To her surprise, he turns out to be very helpful—and, it turns out, just as good a kisser as he’d seemed to be when they’d been bespelled into thinking they were getting married. Which could present some issues for her relationship with Riley….
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,372 Hit Count: 706 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 12/13/22 Updated: 12/13/22
Summary: Takes place after NFA. Buffy isn't feeling very Christmassy, but she does her duty and checks out the party to make sure no demons are targeting it. She meets Real Santa, Evil Santa, a regular Santa and gets a surprise present.
 
Christmas/New Year fic 2016
 Takes place the Christmas after NFA – non-comic compliant
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted, Reunion
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,116 Hit Count: 704 ePub Downloads: 0
Published: 12/12/22 Updated: 12/12/22
Summary: Title pretty much says it all. Little glimpses into Buffy and Spike's thoughts each holiday season from season one through seven (and a bit beyond). Not at all fluffy or even lighthearted, TBH, just where they were at that time each year.
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Holiday Fic, POV
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,818 Hit Count: 679 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 12/11/22 Updated: 12/11/22
Summary: Very short little glimpses of a softer Buffy and a happier Spike during the holidays.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,083 Hit Count: 701 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 12/10/22 Updated: 12/10/22
Summary:
Summary – It’s several years later and Buffy thinks that Spike doesn’t love her any more. Spike thinks she’s happier without him in her life.  Then, just before Christmas, she picks up someone else’s phone
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Reunion
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,843 Hit Count: 274 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 12/07/22 Updated: 12/07/22
Summary: A short season six fill-in-the-blanks with a somewhat more hopeful and happy ending. More UST than anything else....
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,050 Hit Count: 761 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 12/04/22 Updated: 12/04/22
Summary: A collection of Christmas and New Year ficlets – all set at some point in the comics world, but going off-canon as soon as Spike and Buffy get together. Set mostly in season 9, but the last one is set in season 10 but before Spike and Buffy get back together in canon. Knowledge of comic events might be helpful, but not really necessary.
 

 
The wonderful image on the collection is by teragramm and I found it on the Seasonal Spuffy 2021 winter solstice. She was kind enough to personalize it for this collection of fics.
 The image on the first New Year's Story is by Johanna Bergia!
Banner Art By: teragramm
Categories: Season 9 (Comic), Season 10 (Comic)
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,981 Hit Count: 1,694 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 12/03/22 Updated: 12/03/22
Summary:  An unrepentantly schmoopy Christmas fic that could almost be seen as a sequel to “A Push in the Right Direction”, assuming that fic took place while Spike was busy bidding on the ring.  Either way, there is no AtS season V apocalypse to worry about yet. In fact, that series figures in this only peripherally –it all takes place in Rome.  I’m pretty sure the conclusion won’t come as a surprise to anyone except Dawn and Buffy….
 
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 4,279 Hit Count: 871 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 12/02/22 Updated: 12/02/22
Summary: Four separate, but sequential, ficlets written for various people back in 2005. Set in Season Six and searching for a happier result than how season six went. 
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Dawn
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,259 Hit Count: 123 ePub Downloads: 4
Published: 12/01/22 Updated: 12/01/22
Summary: At one point after NFA I went into a frenzy of possible reunion scenarios. One of these was written really early on, the others sort of trickled out over time.  Mostly schmoopy (sickly sweet in some cases, if I'm honest) Ratings from PG to strong R or NC17. A little bit of angst here and there, as well as some temporary Bangel.
Bloody Awful Poet - Valentine's Day ficlet, G or PG, warning for bad poetry
Dream Lover - pretty awful in some ways, but again, really early on and I had words to put in Spike's mouth and I like my Dawn, so... PG and warning for unrealistically weepy Buffy
Redemption Redux - written for Good Angel at Good_Evil community.  Skip this one if the idea of Bangel squicks you out. There's nothing graphic, still PG13, but she is with Angel for a while. It's Spuffy by implication. (ETA There is now a totally Spuffy sequel, There Should Be Groveling which follows this immediately)
Buffyverse 2014 - This was the first reunion fic I did. Some of Buffy's words and actions will be similar to things I had her do in more recently-written reunion fics. I'm just pretty sure it's how she would react in similar situations... This one is a strong R or NC17
Ghosts Don't Smell - two little fill in the blanks scenes from Things That Go Bump in the Night. I think I needed something for a prompt somewhere and decided to add a little something based on one of my own fics. Probably won't make sense if you haven't read Things That Go Bump.
Dear John -A short accidental meeting that results in misunderstandings, tears, anger and eventual reunion. ;)
Added Not Your Mother's Reunion which I just found.
 
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Dawn
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Buffy/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,933 Hit Count: 235 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 08/13/22 Updated: 10/31/22
Summary: Short, Halloween-based fic. Didn't happen, but it might have. A bit less grim than most season 6 fics. A missing, and probably unlikely (but schmoopy) season six scene that begins just after they return to the house after rescuing Dawn and Janice.
 
Categories: Missing Scene, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN, Holiday Fic
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,604 Hit Count: 1,126 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: 10/31/22 Updated: 10/31/22
Summary: Two sequential Halloween-based fics set in an imaginary Sunnydale where Buffy and Spike are living together. Followed by another round of Halloween prompt responses from somewhere on LJ (no idea where).
 
Ratings will vary
 
Standard disclosure applies - not my characters and I'm not making a penny from them.
Categories: Between Seasons, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Alternate Reality, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,285 Hit Count: 2,206 ePub Downloads: 3
Published: 10/30/22 Updated: 10/30/22
Summary: So, for Halloween 2011 (I think) there were all these amazing prompts at sb_fg_ends – a new one every day – and we all (ok, Brutti_ma_buoni and me) competed to not miss doing every one.  I think I got them all on here and in the right order. The prompts are the titles mostly. All creepy/scary/dead things of one sort or another sent by the big bad whose name is Mortiflex or something like that.... Looks like I never finished the last prompt, but I think we can assume that Spike and Buffy finally took care of old Mortiflex. (I'll look for it, but I don't see anything on that date on the community, so perhaps I didn't do it?)  It seems I was runner-up for that contest with 9 ficlets, loosing to the incredibly prolific and talented brutti_ma_buoni.  These seem to be taking place in a season 5 where Buffy and Spike are already indulging in hanky panky. I remember I had to look up a few of the prompts because I'd never heard of them.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Holiday Fic, Lighthearted
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,686 Hit Count: 906 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 10/30/22 Updated: 10/30/22
Summary: Things I found on Live Journal while searching for my missing Halloween stuff. Most of them are pretty old and not necessarily spectacular, but... they are what they are. Many of the very short ones (which will be combined in one "chapter" or post most likely) are responses to various and sundry prompts on Live Journal. I'd forgotten what a wealth of short things were written and posted on there to one community or another and/or in response to a prompt.  Individual summaries as needed in the story notes or the chapter notes. I've settled for "Missing Scene" as the overall category, just because nothing fits a collection and I needed to have something there.
Categories: Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 10,721 Hit Count: 4,244 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 10/26/22 Updated: 10/26/22
Summary: Summary: Follows rewrites of seasons 4, 5, and 6 in which Buffy had been sent back in time post Chosen with the idea that she could do away with Glory (or Ben) before it got to the jumping off the tower point. The thought being that if she didn't die, and wasn't subsequently resurrected, the balance wouldn't be off and the First Evil would not become as powerful a threat as he had in her own time. Spike, meanwhile, once he'd become corporeal in Angel's office, was also sent back with the idea of preventing the same things. Neither knew about or was expecting the other, but once they were angrily facing each other in Season 4, they realized who they were and soon figured out that they were there for the same reason.
Previous parts: I Would Still Have Loved You (season 4), All About the Mission (season 5), Almost Home (season 6), and now this one which will bring them back to where they came from. Time-wise, that is. What that world is going to be remains to be seen....
Series: The I Would Still Have Loved You Series
Banner Art By: nmcil
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS, Original Characters, Quentin Travers, The First Evil
Genres: Alternate Reality, Claim, Drama, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN, Time Travel
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Blood Play
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 131,163 Hit Count: 493 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: 08/22/22 Updated: 08/22/22
Summary:   A sequel to Prologue/I Know You, which took Post Chosen/NFA in a very different direction, almost all of which took place in an alternate Season II; this fic follows the Season II Buffy and Spike into the dimension to which the Powers sent them when they put “our” Spike and Buffy into the Season II world/dimension.  (Confused yet? LOL) There will be appearances by the original Spike and Buffy, as well as Dawn and others, but the primary emphasis will be on the Spike and Buffy who were removed from their own world and their adventures in the one in which they have found themselves.  Naturally, there will be a growing relationship between the two strangers when they find themselves thrown together. Banner by Always_jbj.
Series: I Know You verse
Categories: Season 3
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Claim, HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Word count: 86,210 Hit Count: 341 ePub Downloads: 13
Published: 07/24/22 Updated: 08/22/22
Summary: Summary: In an AU Season Five, Buffy is having what she thinks are very detailed and exhausting slayer dreams. We follow her into that dream world where most of this takes place, only visiting Sunnydale often enough to let others in on what’s going on in Buffy’s dreams.
 
All4Spike has kindly worked around her unfortunate hand issues to take a look at this as I went along, and, of course, make suggestions for improvement. Any mistakes are a result of my chronic tweaking.
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Alternate Reality, Dream, HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Blood Play
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,755 Hit Count: 55 ePub Downloads: 6
Published: 08/14/22 Updated: 08/14/22
Summary: The sequel to Her Last Request (which was its title for a long time - poor story), this is just as porny, but has a little bit of plot to go with.  Totally non-canon AU, but Adam is still the big bad and Buffy decides she could use a little help from the vampire who loved her and left her two years ago. Her budding romance with Riley is a non-starter once Spike returns. 
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS, Riley Finn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Alternate Reality, Claim, HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,981 Hit Count: 198 ePub Downloads: 7
Published: 08/14/22 Updated: 08/14/22
Summary: Season II – AU – no Angel around. A bored young slayer fights an old vampire and comes up with a creative way to stay alive. With consequences that shock and surprise them both....



 
(Please note that Buffy is not of age in this story. If that squicks you out, you probably shouldn't read it. I rarely have underage sex in my stories, but in this case, there's no getting around it)
 
  See the rather lengthy notes for an explanation of how this came to be.
Categories: Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Alternate Reality, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Sexual Situations, Underage Sex
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,833 Hit Count: 118 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 08/14/22 Updated: 08/14/22
Summary: Another post Something Blue fic. This one is not as fluffy or Spuffy as the others. After all, Spike was still evil at the time.... It's mostly in his pov as he plots his revenge.

Summary – I just couldn’t do totally evil Spike for some reason, so this is more like “wants-to-be-evil Spike”. The title refers to Buffy’s budding relationship with Riley. 
Categories: Season 4
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble - BtVS
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 9,756 Hit Count: 1,325 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: 08/14/22 Updated: 08/14/22
Summary: Buffy has accidentally run into a shanshued Spike, only to find he has amnesia and no recollection of her or his former life. They are attracted to each other immediately (duh!). This ficlet is set a couple of months after they've begun dating. The prompt  for A Happy Life To Go was "coffee shop".
 
The second story, actually the 3rd in the series so far, is Made for Each oOher.
Set in the AU future where Buffy has encountered a shashued, amnesiac Spike (John) many years after the end of NFA, and has fallen in love with the man who has no memory of her or his previous life, this fic takes place after they have decided to head for England and the Council to try to get John's memories back. Giles is a bit edgy about the whole thing, not sure that he believes in the Shanshu or the ultimate harmlessness of the strange man Buffy and Dawn are so sure is Spike reincarnated.
Series: The John and Buffy Series
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: HEA/HFN
Warnings: (Click Here To Reveal) Chooses Not to Use Warnings
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,900 Hit Count: 1,721 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: 08/13/22 Updated: 08/13/22