A Christmas story, but not really fluffy.
Spoilers through Chosen and Never Fade Away, goes AU after that. Buffy is once again mourning the loss of the men she loved when she receives an unusual visitor. It appears she may have a second chance (or should we call it a fourth or fifth chance?). Will she take it? Does he want her to?
They lost. But they lived. Spike, Blue, and Angel head north to the Arctic to escape the demons set loose in Not Fade Away. (Don’t worry… Buffy finds them.)
A few years post-NFA. The good guys did not prevail in the fight in L.A.