Forward to Time Past by Unbridled Brunette

Reviews (74)Rating: NC-17

Summary: The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy suddenly finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man surprisingly familiar to her.

Author's Notes: To see the awards this story has received, follow the link below.

http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/19074.html


Special thanks to Patti (slaymesoftly) for becoming my brand-new beta. She's editing Chapter 22 on out, so I'm sure you'll see a definite improvement in my writing from here.


This story is complete.

Part One: Prologue/Chapter 1
Added: 08-21-07 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes:

This is the first part of a novel-length story. It is a romance, above all else, but it is also a drama and because of that, it will contain angst. It is also a rather involved character study. Bottom line: if you're looking for a simple, fluffy read, then this isn't it. If you're looking for a character-driven story with loads of plot and intense, realistic romance, then have a read. I hope you will enjoy it. :) Also, please note that this story was first started and posted before Joss revealed William's "official" surname to be Pratt. By that time, I was so accustomed to calling him William Hartley that I made the decision not to change it in this story. The story opens in season five, after Forever but before Intervention. Standard disclaimers apply. 

Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Chapter 4
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Chapter 5
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Chapter 6
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Chapter 7
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Chapter 8
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Chapter 9
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Chapter 10
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Chapter Notes: It occurred to me that some of my readers might not be familiar with "Standchen" (Schubert's Serenade). So, I decided to add a link so that you can listen to the song. It's video on youtube, so unfortunately it takes a while to load if you don't have DSL. But even a short listen will give you a general idea of the song.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0wH1iHNfycI&mode=related&search=

Chapter 11
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Chapter 12
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Chapter 13
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Chapter 14
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Chapter 15
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Chapter 16
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Chapter 17
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Chapter 18
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Chapter 19
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Chapter 20
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Chapter 21
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Chapter 22
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Chapter 23
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Chapter 24
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Chapter 25
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Chapter 26
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Chapter 27
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Chapter 28
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Chapter Notes: This is the second part of a novel-length story. It will deal exclusively with William. There will be no Buffy at all until Part Three, so please don't ask me to "tell what's happening in the future." It would disrupt the flow of the narrative. Above all else, this story is a romance, but all good romantic heroes have adversity to overcome. William has just been handed his. I hope you guys enjoy it. :)

Chapter 29
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Chapter Notes: You'll notice that William doesn't need an invitation to enter the house in this chapter. This is because women weren't allowed to own property in the Victorian era, if they had a husband or male children. Upon his father's death, William inherited the property. Even though he is now dead, Anne would not have owned the house yet, anyway. For a woman, property did not exchange over until it was determined that there were no male heirs to inherit. So, technically, no one owns the house, at the moment. I just wanted to let you guys know this, so no one will think it's a plot hole. :)

Chapter 30
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Chapter 31
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Chapter Notes:

The song cited in this chapter is Vedi! Le fosche notturne (otherwise known as the Anvil Chorus). For those of you not familiar with the piece, I've provided a link to it.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=6s6_qvXkDxw  

Chapter 32
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Chapter 33
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Chapter 34
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Chapter 35
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Chapter Notes: The translation to the Italian conversation (and the German song Spike whispers) can be found here, for those who don't want to be bothered looking them up. Much thanks to the wonderful Jo_Potter for the more accurate Italian translations. I really appreciate it. :)

http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/12745.html#cutid1

Chapter 36
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Chapter 37
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Chapter 38
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Chapter 39
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Chapter Notes: Many thanks to Always_jbj for being my beta while slaymesoftly is out of town.

Chapter 40
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Chapter 41
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Chapter Notes: Many thanks to Immortal Beloved for being kind enough to beta this chapter!

Chapter 42
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Chapter Notes: Many thanks to Immortal Beloved for being kind enough to beta this chapter.

Chapter 43
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Chapter Notes: Many thanks to Immortal Beloved for being kind enough to beta this chapter.

Chapter 44
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Chapter 45
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Chapter 46
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Chapter 47
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Chapter 48
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Chapter Notes: If you would like to know about the poem mentioned in this chapter, please visit the following link. http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/tag/poetry

Chapter 49
Added: 12-09-07 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: Summary: The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man surprisingly familiar to her. --> Winner of sixteen awards, including Best WIP at Rogue Poet. Currently nominated at Feeling Love, Spark and Burn, and Sunnydale Memorial. Polls are now open at SunnyD!

Disclaimer: The characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer are owned by Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, and Fox studios. This story is not meant to infringe upon anyone's rights, only to entertain

Chapter 50
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Chapter 51
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Chapter 52
Added: 01-28-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: Once again, I am terribly sorry about the delay between updates. The holidays put me behind. Also, I know that I haven't answered all the lovely reviews left to me for the last chapter. I promise that I have read them all, and I will be answering them over the next couple of days. (((hugs))) to you all.

Chapter 53
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Chapter 54
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Chapter 55
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Chapter 56
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Chapter 57
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Chapter 58
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Chapter Notes: Look closer.

Chapter 59
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Chapter 60
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Chapter Notes: Reviews make my heart go *squee.* :-)

Chapter 61
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Chapter 62
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Chapter Notes: Reviews make my heart go *squee* and I love every person who takes the time to leave one. ((hugs))

Chapter 63
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Chapter 64
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Chapter 65
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Chapter 66
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Epilogue
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