Intimate Strangers

Alternate Season 7. Starts a few days after Grave. Spike returns to Sunnydale ensouled and ready to die, but as usual his plan doesn’t work so well.


Set directly after the events of Same Time, Same Place. Buffy realizes that she’s probably left Spike in the basement for too long and hauls him out. Her attempts to get the First to stop tormenting him don’t go quite as planned, however. Then again, when do spells on the Hellmouth ever work right?