Bring Me to Life by Dusty273

Reviews (10)Rating: NC-17

Summary: Buffy Summers has had it with pretending to be over her death and playing nice with the souled-up vampire she's come to loathe. When she meets Spike in the street outside The Bronze, she immediately takes a liking to him and makes him a deal: she'll show him around town if he agrees to be her boyfriend for the night.

Author's Notes: Written for the spuffy_wonder 80 prompts challenge: What if Spike were the one Buffy used to make Angel jealous in When She Was Bad? I was about to give up on writing for this prompt, thinking anything I might come up would end up too similar to Into the Night. I actually asked Deanna if I could change my prompt and we began chatting and one thing led to the other and before I knew it, I had the start of this story written. Long story short, I wrote over 4,000 words of it last weekend and during the week, I toyed and fiddled with it and at the moment have over 6,000, and instead of a one-shot, I’m looking at a multi-chapter WIP. *sighs* Just what I need, right?

Beta Reader: OkDeanna, thank you for spurring my muse into action with this prompt and for all your help with this story. I don’t think it would exist without you. *huggles* Thank you as well to Carrie for reading what I have so far and for your suggestions, especially the paragraph before the first flashback, which she wrote it and let me use. I just modified it a bit, but it was too brilliant and fit too well into the story not to add. *wuggles* And last, but not least, mil gracias to Tina, my sweet sister, for the read-through and just being her sweet self. *snuggles*


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Part 1
Added: 04-11-09 • Reviews (2)
Chapter Notes: Warnings: Violence, language. Also, FYI: Spike in this story is NOT Season 2 Spike; he’s more of a blend of William and Spike than even I envisioned at first, so don’t expect him to be totally evil because you’ll be sorely disappointed.

Disclaimer: Spike, Buffy and any other BTVS/AtS characters depicted in this story are the property of Joss Whedon/Mutant Enemy. They’re not mine, I just enjoying playing with them for a bit. Promise to give them back afterwards. ;) Also, I used some dialogue from Prophecy Girl and When She Was Bad, some that are direct quotes and some that I twisted to fit my story, just so you know.

Part 2
Added: 04-11-09 • Reviews (3)
Chapter Notes: Some of the dialogue in this chapter was directly taken from the episode “When She Was Bad”. It’s not mine, it’s property of Joss Whedon, ME and its writers.

Part 3
Added: 05-21-09 • Reviews (1)
Chapter Notes: Many thanks to all of you who reviewed! It makes me so very happy to know you're enjoying this story.

Many thanks as always to my very lovely friends Tina and Deanna, for editing this chapter for me and for all their wonderful suggestions. Thanks, as well to Carrie for the read-through. And all of you, for your support, especially this last week. I don't know what I'd do without you, cariños. *huggles*

Disclaimer²: Some of the dialogue in this chapter was directly taken (and somewhat twisted) from the episodes “When She Was Bad” and "Intervention". It’s not mine, it’s property of Joss Whedon, ME and its writers.

Part 4
Added: 05-21-09 • Reviews (0)

Part 5
Added: 05-21-09 • Reviews (4)