Only Time Will Tell by dampersandspoons

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Summary: A year after the Hellmouth collapsed, Buffy and co., who now reside in London, are faced with an interesting mission. They must retrieve an artifact, however, this one was destroyed over a hundred years ago. In order to retrieve it, she and her watcher must travel back in time to the late 1800's, to the precise location where William lived before he was turned. Will she risk changing history to seek out the one she loves or will she be put in a completely different situation than she'd anticipated in the first place? (A slightly lighter fare than I usually write, though you should anticipate some angst, because it's me after all. Time Travel / Historical / Post-Series / Sexual Situations)

Author's Notes: It's a time travel fic! Yes, there are many time travel fics, yes there are many William fics, and yes there are some that are so damn good that I want to smack someone on the ass and whistle. However, I've got this incredibly sick fascination with the following things:

A. Breeches.

B. Time Travel

C. William (Canon or otherwise. This one is canon, or at least my interpretation of how he'd be.)

D. Period pieces, such as the Victorian Era or the French Revolution.

E. Incredibly painful romances.

That being said, I couldn't believe I hadn't written a time travel fic before since I crave them like a crack head craves chap stick. (You thought I was going to say crack, but instead I totally threw you for a loop and you were all like, "Huh?" and I was like, "Shut up, I'm smoking crack.") This has elements that you've probably read before and then serious differences that may or may not set it apart from other time travel fics and I'll let you be the judge. (JESUS, I TALK A LOT.)

ANYWHOOZLES...I wrote this little ditty and I owe huge, gigantor thanks to Dusty273 and Tanit for being awesome betas and giving me their help on this story.

I hope you enjoy this. Don't expect a whole lot of angst (I KNOW) but be assured, there is going to be some pain, and it will be a big one. Just not throughout the story. Because ultimately, I want everyone to be in love and happy and full of orgasms. So there.


This story is complete.

Chapter 1
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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 Notes: Dusty273, beta and vigilante for the "Flying Eagles: Little League and Do Gooders Team" was kind enough to remove her cape and help me with the editing. I wish she'd removed the boots, however. She left her heroic muddy foot prints all over my linoleum tile.

Tanit, beta and legendary pretzel contortionist was spotted two months ago in a tangle of of puns. Choking on the irony, she swallowed a bottle of "Chapter 7 of Dampersandspoon's fic" and set about making corrections. Not only in this chapter...but in her soul.

The story in this chapter and the quotes are from the rarely, if ever used, book called "The Odyssey". I know, no one ever quotes from that, ever. *sarcasm* It's so bizarre that I had to use it, so obscure in knowledge that it seemed fitting. *rolls eyes* Cliche, I know. But it was either that or Oliver Twist and somehow, I can't find anything hot coming from that. Unless you like underage thieves. YOU DO, DON'T YOU? YOU SICK BASTARD!

Chapter 8
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Chapter 9
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Chapter Notes: Thanks again to Dusty273 and Tanit for their awesome skills!

Chapter 10
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Chapter 11
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Chapter 12
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Chapter Notes: God, my betas seriously rock the house! Dusty273 and Tanit, you are the apples in my pie, the cheese on my pizza and the fixed ballots to my presidential campaign. Basically, I couldn't do it without you!

Also, I'm troubled by a few reviews and I wanted to clarify something. Elizabeth's dreams are just DREAMS. They aren't the future playing out, Spike isn't dreaming with her, there's no joo-joo magic mojo going on. It's her subconscious trying to make her remember her past, that's all. Just clearin' that up for you, which you'd probably figure out on your own after reading chapter 14, but I thought I'd tell you early on so there's no more confusion. OK, let's get this party started!

Chapter 13
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Chapter 14
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Chapter 15
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Chapter Notes: What I like most about me is what a big fat liar I am. If you recall...in the chapter 1 a/n's I stated something like: "This will be a slightly lighter fare than I usually write. Not a whole lot of angst but there will be pain."

So, I'm guessing I have a radar for drama because here's the big one. Much thanks to my betas who trudged through it with sniffles and tears. You guys rock!

Chapter 16
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Chapter 17
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Chapter 18
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Chapter 19
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Epilogue
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