The sequel to The Ghost and Ms. Burkle: Buffy comes to L.A. to investigate Spike's recent reappearance and the death of a young slayer. But Spike's new life with Fred is the last thing Buffy imagined that she would find!
"Forget how she clung to him, how her body eased into his like the first clasp of a practiced waltz. Forget how she smelled, all angry and piquant, the subtle differences mixed with the familiar. The new splash of Europe on her wrists and in her hair, on the surface of her clothes could not mask the true core scent that he would always associate with her.
Forget her he had, but it all came rushing back with her arms and legs entwined with his."
Work in Progress (duh, check the title) updating regularly to completion 2019
Set in Angel Season 5, post The Girl in Question:
Wesley thinks he's found a way to bring his beloved Fred back to life. But with Illyria now controlling her body, will Fred have a chance at survival, even with Spike's help?
Absence of Light Awards: Best Het Angst
Big Bad Awards Round 1: Bloody Hell Award - Best Spike Voice
Fade to Black Awards Round 4: Bleeding Soul Award, Runner-Up
23 Mar 2019
Post-The Gift BtVS
Buffy is really dead, Spike is really lonely, and Fred is really curious.
fool's paradise (noun) - a state of enjoyment based on false beliefs or hopes; a state of illusory happiness.
A confused young Victorian gentleman from 1880 who suffers from amnesia tries desperately to piece his identity together by keeping a diary. The only problem?
Will he be content to live in his fool's paradise or have the courage to find out the truth about who he really is and all that he has done?
The William Ficathon 2005
Winner Judge's Choice Story The RDA's The William Challenge
Runner-Up Best Characterization The RDA's The William Challenge
Best Short Story Winner The RDA's The William Challenge
Best William Fic Round 12 Love's Last Glimpse Awards
Runner-Up Best Short Story Love's Last Glimpse Awards
His days of being straight-up black hat bad have long passed and she mourns them as much as her litany of lost-loves. In giving her his soul, she hates him for what he’s taken from her. He's ended a part of her life; she can feel it actually withering away, the part where everything could still be as simple as good and evil. What to do with this man who’d thrown himself into the land of neither?
Written for St. Salieri for the Spuffy Kinkathon Assignment 2005
Winner Best Challenge Response Love's Last Glimpse Awards
21 Apr 2019
17 Feb 2019
When Buffy’s quest to get Spike returned to her is fulfilled in an unexpected way, she finds herself in a complicated relationship with an intrigued master vampire who isn’t the man she loves, but who might be someday… if she can convince him to step out of the dark.
Written for EF's 2017 Reunion challenge.
Bookmarked by kats_meow
31 Mar 2019