Response to a challenge set by anon462 on Elysian Fields. Set post season finale of both AtS and BtVS. Spike has shanshued but hates it. Angel tries to help him adjust but Spike resents it. One day he is seriously injured in a fight with demons and Angel turns to the one person who he knows can help Spike recover – Buffy – how will she react to the news that Spike’s alive?
Spike loves Buffy but she has never been anything but cold until now…
After the events of Not Fade Away and the battle in L.A., Spike is granted humanity by the Powers that Be. The only problem is his memories are erased, and he establishes a new life with a new woman. Though Buffy decides to leave him to his happy life, she goes back to him after tragedy strikes, unsure what to do. She and Spike (known as William) establish a friendship, but after a year, Willow’s in trouble, and Buffy has to return to the Cleveland hellmouth. Buffy POV. (There is only brief mention of William/other. This is a Spike/Buffy story.) Based on a challenge by killjoy and written for challenge month in April 2020.
The Mayor stops Spike before he leaves town in Lovers Walk. He has a proposition for the vampire.
Buffy and Spike watch a scary movie together late one night. Post “Not Fade Away” reunion.
Season 2 naughtiness. Takes place during Becoming Pt. 2, when Spike rescues Buffy from that pesky police officer. But this time, Spike waits until Buffy is in handcuffs before he decides to step in.
Buffy makes a careless and unexpected move, resulting in Spike’s survival of the events of Chosen.
Mid Season 6. Spike cares for Buffy the only way he knows how.
Buffy and Spike share a brief moment together before the final battle. This story takes place during Chosen.
Spike died five years ago during the battle in L.A., and Dawn gives Buffy a book to read. S/B. Set five years post-“Not Fade Away” with no comic book influence. This is way AU but not human AU…you’ll see.