Near Enough by Samara

Reviews (12)Rating: NC-17

Summary: After being together for years, Buffy and Angel are caught in a passionless marriage, and are growing further apart every day. Spike is the lead singer for a new British band who meets Buffy at a concert and is instantly drawn to her. Despite their feelings for each other, they develop a friendship which gradually becomes more as Buffy's marriage disintegrates.

Author's Notes: I've been reading Spuffy for years, but this is my first writing attempt! Please review and let me know how I'm doing!


This story is not complete.

Chapter 1
Added: 02-03-08 • Reviews (0)

Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
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Chapter Notes: The aftermath of the concert!  The song is Forever Young, again by my new favorite band, Juke Kartel.

Chapter 4
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Chapter Notes: A glimpse of some of their emails as they get to know one another better.  Thanks for all the reads...Reviews are most appreciated!

Chapter 5
Added: 02-03-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: Their first phone conversation!  I promise to try and keep the updates coming quickly, as long as I know people are reading!

Chapter 6
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Chapter Notes: The Valentine's Day debacle.  I'm so glad so many people are reading this!

Chapter 7
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Chapter 8
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Chapter Notes: As all you good Marsters fans know, the song is Goodnight Sweet Girl by Ghost of the Robot.  I took out some of the verses to make it shorter.

Chapter 9
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Chapter Notes: Thanks so much for all the wonderful reviews.  I really appreciate every one!

Chapter 10
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Chapter Notes: This was a hard chapter to write and I think it may be hard for some people to read. This is where the violence warning come in...

Chapter 11
Added: 02-03-08 • Reviews (1)
Chapter Notes: This is my Spuffiest chapter so far...Please let me know what you think!

Chapter 12
Added: 02-03-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: This is a really long chapter - my day after Valentine's gift!  It has taken me so long and been so draining to write that I am posting without really rereading it.  So let me know if it needs to be fixed.  The first song is Forever Love by Anna Nalick, and the other is obviously Fall at Your Feet, originally by Crowded House, but personally I am in love with the James Blunt acoustic version.  Enjoy and please, please review!

Chapter 13
Added: 02-03-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: This is not going to be anyone's favorite chapter...Yes, Buffy is being stupid and Angel is manipulative, and poor, poor Spike...But it's part of the story so I had to write it.  I promise, it's going to get better!

Chapter 14
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Chapter 15
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Chapter Notes: I know there's no dance floor at Per Se, but I wish there was! Hope everyone enjoys the chapter and please, please review!

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 Notes: I had a hard time getting this one right...Sometimes you can get so caught up in writing a really emotional chapter that it's hard to tell if you've gone overboard. Thanks so very, very much to Flibble for editing this chapter and for all her encouragement! We are nearing the end of the story...Only a few more chapters to go!

Chapter 21
Added: 02-03-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: I had a hard time getting this one right...Sometimes you can get so caught up in writing a really emotional chapter that it's hard to tell if you've gone overboard.  Thanks so very, very much to Flibble for editing this chapter and for all her encouragement!

Chapter 22A
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Chapter 22B
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Chapter 23
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Chapter 24
Added: 02-04-08 • Reviews (2)

Chapter 25
Added: 07-20-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: I'm really sorry I haven't been updating. We had a death in our family and I just haven't been able to get my head together enough to write until now. Kinda funny, because I think if this had been one of those angsty chapters it would have been easier to write than Spike and Buffy having fun for once. I don't think this is my best effort, but I'm just thrilled that I was finally able to get it out, and I really hope that now I can keep moving on with the story. Please review!

Chapter 26
Added: 10-09-08 • Reviews (1)
Chapter Notes: Finally, another chapter up and it's a long one! Spike and Buffy have a lot to deal with, and they just really haven't talked plainly about what needs to happen next, so that's what this is about. I still feel like I've kind of lost the rhythm of this story, but I'm determined to finish it no matter what! Please review!

Chapter 27
Added: 01-02-10 • Reviews (5)
Chapter Notes: I'm still here! I have no excuse really. This story has been languishing for far too long, and I've kind of decided it'll be a good start to getting my head on straight again if I can finish what I started. So here it is, although I'm really not sure if it's good anymore. It's hard to pick back up sometimes. But anyway, it's one more chapter done and it's pretty long, so I hope you enjoy!