In the ARMY Now by Im_Bloody_English

Reviews (12)Rating: NC-17

Summary: Buffy joins the military and heads off to Basic Training. The Boot Camp experience can be rough enough to endure, but there’s something, or rather someone that will make her time spent becoming a soldier ten times worse - a Drill Sergeant sent straight from the bowels of hell that takes an instant dislike to her mere presence............. Spike. He’s evil, he’s mean, he hates her but even worse... he lusts for her. This is not a military fic or even a fic about the military. The Army serves only as the backdrop-setting to the story, so don’t shy away from reading. Winner of Best Fantasy at Love’s Last Glimpse Awards, round 19. Spuffy Awards Round 13: Judges Choice; Most Original Plot, Best Fantasy Saga. Readers Choice: Best Fantasy We Missed the Bed Again. Judges hand picked for special acknowledgment. Current Nom: Spark and Burn Round 4, for best plot, best comedy and best Spike characterization.

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.

Author's Notes: Okay, on this story there’s a lot I need to say so I’ll try to keep it brief, but PLEASE read. First, for those that don’t know, I served in the US Army and went through much of what you’ll read (boot camp, the yelling, the physical torture, ahem, training). That being said, in no way am I trying to be disrespectful of OR towards any aspect of the military by using the setting I chose for this fic. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the soldiers and military lifestyle. Hell, I’m still experiencing it, though now as just a spouse living on a military base. I simply couldn’t resist trying something different for a fic and of course, when we get there, the nc17 parts do NOT really happen in the real military – at least not that I’ve ever heard anyway. It’s just a fic, for fun, where I’ve twisted things to make it spuffy - Spike is a total A-hole and Buffy has no choice but to endure his wrath. For those who are familiar with the military lifestyle, I’ve left a lot of the many, many, many details of certain things out on purpose. There’s so much I had to include, (to familiarize those who’ve never been around this sort of atmosphere), with the workings of the military that it would be too much like a class lecture to include it all. I wrote only what I felt necessary and no, I have no deep government secrets to reveal, sorry. This first chapter will read ‘dry’ in some parts and I’m sorry for that. Some explanations are needed in order to get into and appreciate Buffy’s new world so I hope everyone understands. After this chapter, there won’t be those long descriptions. Tons and tons of comedy in this fic and a butt-load of sexual tension before the dam breaks. My one ‘command’ for the reader: Please enjoy the spirit in which this was written with... spuffy. Special thanks goes to Kitty again, for the drool worthy pic, smoochies to you hon - you're a GODESS. Thank you Dusty and Beasleysmom for all your help

 


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Chapter 1: Welcome to Hell
Added: 02-10-08 • Reviews (2)
Chapter Notes:  Hope you enjoyed the intro into Buffy’s new world. The only thing I ask is that everyone reads chapter two before deciding whether it’s your cup of tea or not, thanks. Buffy’s first meeting with Spike is something that actually happened to me and DAMN my Drill Sergeant scared the bejesus outta me. Looking back, it was funny as hell, so I included it. The wizard of Oz part is something I saw happen at boot – not to me though, thank God. Hope you enjoyed and next chappy – we’ll dig right into the action. In the words of Jonathon, “Come. Let’s take a little journey..

Chapter 2: To Serve or Get Served
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Chapter Notes: Can I just say thank you to everyone who left reviews? I mean WOW, you guys are awesome, you really ROCK. I was a bit hesitant about posting this story but the muse was insistent. After reading everyone’s thoughts... the muse went crazy, feeding off them. Now, he’s rubbing his tummy and burped up another chapter for ya. I’m really ramping up the tension through Spike’s mean personality so be forewarned, he’s a right bastard in this one, no holding back. You’ll learn to hate him just as much as Buffy does, but that’s what their relationship is going to be like for quite some time, love/hate. I hope everyone enjoys chapter two and again, thanks so very much for all the lovely reviews, big smoochies. Hugs and kisses to Karbear57, Dusty273 and Beasleysmom for all your wonderful help. And of course Kitty, for the yummy pic.

Chapter 3
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Chapter 4: To Win the Battle But not the War
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Chapter Notes: Buffy joins the military and heads off to Basic Training. The Boot Camp experience can be rough enough to endure, but there’s something, or rather someone that will make her time spent becoming a soldier ten times worse - a Drill Sergeant sent straight from the bowels of hell that takes an instant dislike to her mere presence............. Spike. He’s evil, he’s mean, he hates her but even worse... he lusts for her.

Chapter 5: Cold Shoulder
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Chapter 6: One Good Day
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Chapter 7: Rules of Engagement
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Chapter 8: A Battle of Wills
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Chapter Notes: First off, I’d like to say thanks to whoever nominated this story over at Love’s Last Glimpse Awards, I fell out of my chair when I got the email. I’m very surprised because I realize this story is kind off the beaten path from your typical spuffy fic. I’m very honored and pleased that someone thought enough of it to nominate, thank you so much very much. This one is for Dusty273 – who gave me a lot of extra help beyond editing when I got stuck. You’re the best lady, smooches. Sorry for the late update, everyone. It doesn’t appear as if life is going to slow down for me any time soon – hopefully in a month. I wanted to make sure that I remained consistent as far as the length of chapters before posting. I could, potentially, post more often but the chapters would have to be much shorter in length and you guys have been so great about this story that I wouldn’t want to cheat anyone by less action and more cliffies. I will however, still continue to ‘leap through time’ as it were, because it wouldn’t be realistic to span the story out over a short time period – at least not with the way our couple is at present. Some of you may wind up hating Spike in this chapter, but it’s kind of intentional. If you’re not highly amused by his stupidity, then you’ll most definitely be disgusted with his behavior - sorry. He is still very much a bastard and I’m purposefully painting him that way with a specific goal in mind that of course I can’t say right now. Spike is and will be for some time yet, a clueless, thick-headed, arrogant, typical male. There are no true feelings of love between these two as of yet... attraction??? Yes, most definitely. There may be, if you look hard enough within the text, the barest of hints of the beginnings of something close to feelings every now and then, yes – written on purpose, but that’s all. It’s not realistic for them to hop in the sack and go all gooey with love for each other at this point. Each has a lot to learn, especially about the other before love can bloom. I hope everyone enjoys the laughs.

Chapter 9: Know Thy Enemy
Added: 02-10-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes: For those that aren’t aware, just a tasty tidbit of information on the Army slogan. The ‘One’ in ‘An Army of One’ is an acronym for Officers, NCO’s and Enlisted. Don’t be too mad with Buffy, she got upset and said something out of anger, realized her mistake as soon as she’d made it and Spike has no idea that Gunn discussed his marriages with her when she landed in the ER during basic. Also, because of the rules and regulations governing haircuts and length of hair on males in the military, Spike has, for now *winks*, his normal sandy blonde hair and the maximum allowed length on the top of his head so that it appears naturally wavy but close to his head. Bleaching his hair would actually be in violation of AR 670-1, yes, you military guys/gals out there remember that reg. all too well *giggles*, BUT, he may or may not necessarily get in trouble. Lots of folks in the military do weird things to their hair and as long as it’s not distracting, like dying it pink or blue, then most superiors don’t bother making an issue out of it – it depends on how anal one’s chain of command is. I painted my nails once in complete nato pattern colors to match my BDU’s perfectly. Everyone loved it but unfortunately, my platoon Sergeant didn’t find it amusing when he questioned me as to what I was thinking and I replied I was going for complete coverage for our next FTX – tee hee. Have a fabulous weekend.

Chapter 10: All's Fair in Love and War
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Chapter 11: Treading Through Uncharted Territory
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Chapter 12: Dining with the Enemy
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Chapter 13: Enemy Mine
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Chapter 14: I n the Arms of a Soldier
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Chapter 15: In the Arms of a Soldier- Part Two
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Chapter 16: Home Soil
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Chapter 17: Extended Leave - Part One
Added: 02-10-08 • Reviews (0)
Chapter Notes:

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS CHAPTER IS PART 1 OF 2. I promised I’d never abandon a fic and so here’s another smutty, laugh-filled chapter of IAN. This is for 2 people. For Beasleysmom who pcs’d and moved away from me recently *cries* - thank God I have unlimited long distance, *giggles*. And also for Lostboy. I promised I’d read your fic sweety and I intend to keep that promise – just uber busy right now. Happy B-day to Clawofcat, vampgirly and luxferi, *kisses*. Also, the pic I used in this chappy is by the amazingly talented bloodylovepoetry (a million thanks sweety). Check out her website – www.dark-desire.org/blp/ - but have a box of tissue handy to wipe up the drool, *winks*. Thank you Dusty273 for all your help. As always, I couldn’t post without you. WARNINGS: Some parts, sexually speaking, could be considered a tad raunchy, but that’s the nature of my characters and my muse (they have no shame). So be warned if you have delicate sensibilities and missionary sex is all you can tolerate.

Chapter 18: Extended Leave - Part Two
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Chapter Notes: READ ME! Be aware that you are reading part two of ‘Extended Leave’. Do not skip part one or you’ll be completely lost, thanks.

Chapter 19: A Course of Obstacles
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Chapter 20: Chapter Out
Added: 02-10-08 • Reviews (9)
Chapter Notes: I would have posted sooner in the week, but... So I wasn’t going to write the hotel scene and then I suddenly got swamped with several reviews from readers saying they wanted it. So if you can deal with a flashback, I’ve written it as the very last scene in the chapter – that’s a warning for those with more delicate sensibilities if you wish to avoid reading it. It was mag-rose’s review, however, that changed my mind (thank you sweety). She’s absolutely right, since when have I bothered holding back from writing a sex scene? Hopefully I’ve made up for it though in the kink ahead. The picture contained in the chapter is just a random public photo provided to me by my friend vampsgirly - my twisted sense of humor simply couldn't resist using it. Enjoy the chapter, *winks*. Thanks goes to Dusty273 and Beasleysmom for their help - hugs.