AU after Dead Things. Seven years ago, Spike fled Sunnydale and his abusive relationship with Buffy. Now, he and still-best-friend Dawn are working together in their own demon hunting agency. However, when they’re called out to investigate a chain of supernatural murders at Cascade Mountain Lodge, they discover that Buffy’s on the case as well. Will they be able to solve the mystery before they become the next casualties? And what does the solution have to do with the events of seven years ago?
Spike leaves after “Dead Things,” wanting nothing more than to get Buffy out of his head. Wesley’s still an independent contractor after the events of “Loyalty.” And the Slayer’s still living in the land of denial.