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Summer 2009 fanfiction recommendations

September 2nd, 2009 (12:03 pm)
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Forward to Time Past by unbridled_b
http://unbridled-b.livejournal.com/tag/forward+to+time+past
or
http://bloodshedverse.com/stories.php?go=chapters&no=6841
Complete, NC-17, alternate season 6. The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy suddenly finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man surprisingly familiar to her... Sweeping saga, set in two historical epochs. In the first part the author flirts with conventions of Victorian literature and in the second part she revises season 6 arcs with a "temporal paradox" twist.

We Will Remember Them... by lilachigh
http://lilachigh.livejournal.com/tag/we+will+remember+them
WIP, 22 chapters so far, PG-13, middle of season 6. Quentin Travers sends Buffy back to 1943 to save the Slayer of that time from Nazi prison. Her partner in this mission will be one William the Bloody... Time-travel thriller deftly combines kickass action and hard moral dilemmas characters face.

Thought You Should Know by angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/tag/thought+you+should+know
or
http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5657
WIP, R, 23 chapters so far, post-NFA, comics-compliant. Spike wrote a letter to Buffy before the final battle in Not Fade Away. What happens when Buffy finally discovers Spike is back from the great beyond? And - could she face him? Plotty tale with many twists, turns and surprises explores possible outcome of season 8 in a sharp, polemic manner.

Better Late Than Never by cindergal
http://cindergal.livejournal.com/318008.html
WIP, 4 chapters so far, PG-13, post-Intervention. To stop Glory, Buffy and Spike have to retrieve a unique artefact by travelling back in time to 1976 London. They have a surprising encounter with somebody they both know... Intriguing plot, sharkling humor and spot-on character voices.

Five Endings for Spike and Buffy (and One that Wasn't) by powerofthebook
http://powerofthebook.livejournal.com/70666.html
http://powerofthebook.livejournal.com/71223.html
WIP, PG, 2 chapters so far. Powerofthebook explores different situations in which Buffy loses Spike and has to cope with the loss. Powerful, heartbreaking yet ultimately uplifting piece.

A Letter From the Grave by dampersnspoons
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=dampersnspoons&keyword=A+Letter+from+the+Grave&filter=all
Completed, R, post-NFA. Buffy gets a letter Spike has written before the final battle. She contacts Charles Gunn and finds out that Spike has probably died in the battle...

Anticipation by 2writers4spike
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=2writers4spike&keyword=Anticipation&filter=all
Complete, NC-17 post-Grave; pre-series, rewrite of s 1-4. The moment Spike gets his soul in Africa, Evil!Willow wishes him "to go back to a time when he was killing slayers, not doing them", - and Spike finds himself back in 1977, reeling from a newly acquired soul and more guilt than most could handle. After dodging Drusilla, his main focus is getting back to his own time and back to Buffy in Sunnydale so that he can atone for all he's done. That is, until he sees the newly born slayer in 1981 and goes off in a new direction. Can he stop the events that brought misery to Buffy's life, or will he be forced to watch destiny destroy the woman he loves all over again? Plotty story with inventive twists.

With My Soul Clenched by dreamflight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5028615/1/With_My_Soul_Clenched
WIP, 11 chapters so far. PG, season 2 rewrite. Back in 1995 Jenny Calendar decided that the elders of the Gypsy clan were wrong to curse only Angelus. She has found Spike and Dru and ensouled them. A year later in Sunnydale Buffy meets an infuriatungly snarky blue-eyed stranger... Intriguing premise and assured execution.

Soul Meets Body by dorians_kitten
http://dorians-kitten.livejournal.com/tag/soul+meets+body
WIP, 10 chapters so far. PG-13, post-Showtime. When The First took Spike, Buffy....missed him. It was a hard revelation for her. Doing something about it could be even harder.

Pieces of Me by amyxaphania
http://ducktheduck.livejournal.com/tag/fic:+pieces+of+me
Finished, alternate s6, PG-13. Ned McNabb, professional Imaginary Friend since 1907, arrives in Sunnydale and offers Buffy his life-altering services. Intriguing premise, assured execution, great one-liners.

The Good, The Bad, And The Bloody by 3xcereal
http://3xcereal.livejournal.com/tag/fic:+the+good+the+bad+and+the+bloody
Completed, NC-17, post Bargaining Part I. Demons overrun Sunnydale, Spike is left alone in the Summers' house, and Buffy is resurrected and returns home just a few days after The Scoobies leave town. When Spike realizes that Buffy is far from the Buffy they knew, what would he do? Dark, heartbreaking story.

The Perils of Fanfiction by Marc4ever
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4999200/1/The_Perils_of_Fanfiction
WIP, 2 chapters so far, R, post-First Date, Buffy and Spike are thrown into an AU Spuffy fanfiction tale, while retaining their canonical personalities. Fun premise and inventive execution.

From the Ashes by zennjenn
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5178050/1/From_the_Ashes
Completed, R, post-NFA. 53 800 words. In 2009 Buffy decides to quit slaying and have a normal life. Accidentally she starts reading a new supernatural bestseller ‘Hold Back the Dawn’ by one William P.Bennett - and discovers, much to her amazement, that the writers knows the intimate details of her relationship with Spike... Intriguing take of future!Buffy's fate.

Third Time's the Charm by zennjenn
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4928026/1/Third_Times_the_Charm
Completed, 64,000 words, R, post-NFA. Spike and Angel die in the final battle and get transported to the PTB courtroom. One of them will Shanshu and one of them will end up in Buffalo to face Buffy and help her get her heart and soul back. Except there is a catch: Spike arrives at Buffalo in 2014! Intriguing premise, interesting plot, well-written character voices.

L is For... by 3xcereal
http://3xcereal.livejournal.com/35387.html
Completed, PG, post-HLOD. Buffy and Spike get bitten by Luxuria, the lust demon, and start having sex all the time. What happens when the effects wear off?

None Other Than You: A Spuffy Story by tibialisant
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=tibialisant&keyword=None+Other+Than+You&filter=all
R, post-Chosen, WIP, 13 chapters so far. The relationship between Buffy, Spike and Angel is *very* complicated...

In The Space Between by dreamflight
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4631774/1/In_The_Space_Between
Completed, PG-13. Post-NFA Illyria and Spike get back in time and land in Season 5 (around Blood Ties). Illyria vs Glory, Souled!Spike vs unsouled!Spike... a lot of things will go differently! Inventive premise and solid execution.




For Spike: A List by deird1
http://deird1.livejournal.com/172250.html
G, future!fic. Dawn tries to convince Spike that he should behave when she introduces her boyfriend to Buffy and him. Hysterically funny! (No, seriously. A must-read).

Two Minutes by deird1
http://community.livejournal.com/still_grrr/717830.html
PG, during Potential. Buffy is nervous when she locks potential slayers in a crypt with a vampire. Could Spike distract her from worries? And - should he? Sweet, poignant character study.

Loser Takes All by gabrielleabelle
http://gabrielleabelle.livejournal.com/103419.html
Post-NFA, NC-17. Buffy and Spike made a bet. Buffy lost. The loser has to be "tied up and blindfolded tonight. Completely at the winner's mercy." A rare breed of PWP where the essense of the characters is revealed through their sex games.

Salisbury Down by rahirah
http://rahirah.livejournal.com/394614.html
PG-13, Barb!Verse. Do you wanna know how it ends in Barbverse?

Famous on the Internet by amyxaphania
http://ducktheduck.livejournal.com/93265.html
PG-13, Post-Damage. Buffy thinks Andrew uses his laptop to download porn. She gets a surprise...

Now Comes the Night by eowyn_315
http://eowyn-315.livejournal.com/105719.html
During Chosen, PG-13. The missing scene in the basement. Sweet and poignant.

Sunsets by abelina (Abby)
http://www.bloodshedverse.com/stories.php?go=read&no=11024
PG, future!Fic. Spike and Buffy sit together and watch the sun set. Sad yet uplifting.

Family Matters by rahirah
http://community.livejournal.com/plot_wout_porn/1948.html
PG-13, Barbverse, around 2040. Buffy and Spike's daughter, Jessica, has an identity crisis. Not a Spuffy fic per se, but a fascinating story that gives another insight into Barbverse characters.

Conflicted by seductivembrace
http://seductivembrace.livejournal.com/110575.html
Post-Something Blue, G. Buffy feels that the spell Willow did on her and Spike, may have a long-lasting effect.

The Long Walk by hollydb
http://hollydb.livejournal.com/440903.html
G, during Touched. Spike looks at sleeping Buffy and thinks about his journey of a thousand miles… Sweet, poignant ficlet.

Invisible Spike by dampersnspoons
http://dampersnspoons.livejournal.com/71359.html
NC-17, Buffy/Spike. Rewrite of the episode Gone. What if it was Spike who became invisible? Smutty fluff.

Lotophagi by gabrielleabelle
http://gabrielleabelle.livejournal.com/110202.html
R (for violent scenes), future!fic. After death, Buffy tries to secure a place in Heaven for Spike. Meta-fic, a curious take on the BtVS moral dilemmas.
The commentary to this fic and the following discussion in comments is no less interesting.
http://gabrielleabelle.livejournal.com/110361.html

Short Attention Span Theatre by tesla321
http://tesla321.livejournal.com/501961.html
PG-13, future!fic. Buffy, Spike, grocery list... how come it ended up in naughtiness? Funny and fluffy.

We Own The Night by okdeanna
part 1 http://community.livejournal.com/xmas_n_july/3399.html
part 2 http://community.livejournal.com/xmas_n_july/6258.html
Post Series, NC-17. What if in S8, Buffy came around to accepting Spike, but was just a bit too late and he'd moved on to someone else?

Oral by gabrielleabelle
http://gabrielleabelle.livejournal.com/113109.html
Drabble, post-NFA, PG-13, Buffy, being the innocent she is, never tried new things until she met Spike.

No Going Back by musicbitch
http://community.livejournal.com/spike_fics/965197.html
NC-17, takes place before "Crush." A game of Truth or Dare goes horribly wrong when Dawn dares Buffy to visit a certain vampire, doing something she normally never would, but the Slayer can't possibly pass up on a challenge.

All or Nothing by all_choseny
http://all-choseny.livejournal.com/35781.html
PG-13, post-After the Fall. Angel is Shanshu'd finally. But Buffy finds she doesn't love him the way she used to. Will she betray her first love for Spike?

One Friday Night by winsomeone
http://winsomeone.livejournal.com/76699.html
PG, post-Intervention. Spike sits at Willie's bar, Buffy pays a visit... Keen glance at Buffy and Spike as seen by a third party.

Microwave Meals (Quick, Easy and Sometimes Satisfying) by quinara
http://quinara.livejournal.com/104824.html
G. Set between The Killer in Me and First Date. Buffy gets Spike to help her buy a new microwave. What should they do to stop being awkward around each other? Quinara pulls off the hardest task: she shows the poetry of everyday stuff, with the right balance of sad and funny.

Wreckage by hollydb
http://paragon.dark-solace.org/stories/wreckage.htm
NC-17. Set in the twisted version of Wishverse: the Buffy in Sunnydale was a decoy, while the real Buffy slays and snarks with Spike in Cleveland.

Rome by lilithangel
http://www.fuzzyshark.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1181
NC-17 for mild bondage, during TGIQ. Spike goes to Rome without Angel and takes a risk. He gets more than... actually he gets exactly what he expected. :)

Commonplace (The Conventional Remix) by subluxate
http://community.livejournal.com/remixredux09/45829.html
PG, post-Chosen. Spike has shanshued - but his life with Buffy is not going exactly as they had hoped. He works as a bartender, she can't find a decent job, and, meanwhile, Dawn gets into Berkley... Sharp, insightful glimpse into Buffy's post-Slayerdom life.

Moon Memories (Or the Lack Thereof) by bogwitch
http://bogwitch.livejournal.com/251074.html
future!Fic, PG. Buffy wants to know where was Spike when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Spike knows she won't like the answer... :)

Getting Off by angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/44579.html
NC-17, post-Damage. "The submarine doesn’t run on fuel, it runs on magic. Sex magic, to be precise. Yes, that’s right. Sex magic. Which means if you want to get out of here, you’re going to have to…yes, stop shaking your head." Funny, quirky, great character voices.

An Exploding Cigar We Willingly Smoke by tyleet27
http://tyleet27.livejournal.com/29013.html
Hard R, post-NFA. In Rome, Buffy finds out about The Final Battle and goes to LA. Three POVs, three voices, one story.

Actions by kallysten
http://kallysten.livejournal.com/571141.html
PG-13, during AtS season 5. Buffy comes to visit Spike and to figure out the status of their relationship...

Moments of Peace by all_choseny
http://all-choseny.livejournal.com/43833.html
R, season 8. Spike and Buffy have just saved the world....again. And enjoy a quiet interlude before the next chaotic adventure. Erotic fluff.

Confidence by kcarolj65
http://community.livejournal.com/chosen_love/4871.html
PG, post - The Killer in Me. Spike's worried after his chip is removed in "The Killer in Me", and Buffy draws upon her own experience to reassure him.

Succession by deird1
http://community.livejournal.com/still_grrr/711664.html
One-shot, PG. Five Spuffy kisses - and each one tastes like the first one. Quintessential Spuffy - controversial, confusing, bittersweet, intense and ultimately uplifting.

Sharing Shadows by angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/50095.html
Standalone, PG, during TKIM. Buffy tries to help Spike when his chip misfires and they talk about heaven. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

Fluffy Presents by angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/52105.html
One-shot, post-NFA, PG-13.
“What is it?” Buffy looked skeptically at the shoddily wrapped box resting on her bed. The ribbon was crooked and the paper was wrapped bumpily around the package. There were even holes punched at the top.

Lay Weary With Me by angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/52622.html#cutid1
One-shot, PG, post-NFA. Buffy arrives home tired to find a sleeping vampire in her bed. Set sometime in a happy future.

Risen by mass_hipgnosis
http://mass-hipgnosis.livejournal.com/49745.html
Standalone, PG-13, Goes AU at Bargaining Part II.
An alternate S6, where Buffy really was in a hell dimension. Chilling, sad, inventive rewrite of the canon, this short story has an epic feel.

The Fifth Night by wat_da_fic (illyriaz_shell)
http://wat-da-fic.livejournal.com/1059.html
Standalone, PG-13, post-FFL. Humour/Angst/Romance, ~5400 words. Buffy’s still waiting for the results from Joyce's CAT scan. Spike comforts Buffy in many different ways. But does the brief break from rivalry last?

These Boots Aren't Made For Walking by lokifan
http://lokifan.livejournal.com/84977.html
Standalone, season 6, NC-17. "Lying there, close as they only were when he’d given her oblivion, Spike stared at the ceiling and smiled. It’d been a long time since he’d played that way... and it hadn’t been the same at all. Angelus’ boots didn’t have those heels, after all." Expertly written “foot fetish” smut.




The Worst Journey in the World by shapinglight
http://community.livejournal.com/plot_wout_porn/6644.html
Completed, R, 5 years post-NFA. Ignores comics continuity except for a vague suggestion that Buffy is the head of some kind of quasi-military organisation. Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, who had been resurrected by W&H, offers Buffy and Spike to take part in the mission to prevent the end of the world. Be warned, it's not a shippy fic, per se - but it's a fascinating story, full of twists, turns and kickass action.

Bad Ideas by kallysten
http://kallysten.livejournal.com/tag/bad+ideas
Completed, NC-17, Post-Crush. Spike/Angel. Drusilla, rejected by Spike, wishes the Slayer had never come to Sunnydale. A string of Bad Ideas to bring Angel and Spike together, ensues.

True Lies by shapinglight
http://community.livejournal.com/summer_of_giles/159814.html
Standalone, R, alternate s7. Part of the series in which Spike goes to Giles after getting his soul. In this story Giles visits his in the coven retreat, Westbury, Wiltshire, before the Giles/Willow scene in Lessons, BtVS season 7, where Willow tells Giles she's seen the earth's teeth. Chilling, effective horror story-cum-character study.

Sweeter by kallysten
http://kallysten.livejournal.com/tag/fic:+sweeter
or
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=kallysten&keyword=Sweeter&filter=all
WIP, NC-17, alternate season 2. Spike arrived to Sunnydale alone because Dru didn't make it from the mob. Angel took him in, and his relationship with Buffy went differently. Angel's desperation, Buffy's confusion, Spike's pain - everything plends seamlessly into a powerful tale of love and desire.

La Femme Spander by lusciousspike & lusciousxander
http://lusciousspike.livejournal.com/94545.html
WIP, PG-13, 14 chapters so far. AU post-Entropy. Anya's newlyfound ability to grant wishes results in both Spike and Xander turning into women. The ‘boys’ learn first hand how the other half live. Comedy gold ensemble piece.

The Very Secret Diary of Edith the Bloody by brutti_ma_buoni
http://community.livejournal.com/fantas_magoria/115014.html
One-Shot, PG, season 2 through the eyes of Miss Edith. Funny premise, excellent execution; morbid humor, totally BtVS-compliant.

Far Away Horizon by waddis
http://waddis.livejournal.com/1373.html
Standalone, gen, PG, post-Chosen. Xander copes with Scoobies going different paths. The story has a very poignant, poetic vibe; it depicts Xander's strengths and insecurities in a very balanced manner.

The Case of the Disappearing Hats by angearia
http://angearia.livejournal.com/36504.html
G, Post-Wrecked. Buffy cleans her house of Willow's magic stuff and discovers a box with Willow's hats... Unexpectedly funny and fluffy. :)

Fair Dinkum by deird1
http://community.livejournal.com/still_grrr/692035.html
One-shot, PG. Somewhere in the beginning of season 5, Buffy reads a book “Slayers of the Early 20th Century; A Study” and discovers interesting facts about slaying and Australia... :)

Angel's Day Planner Sans Soul (or Thwarted Obsessions of an Unsouled Vampire) by annegables
http://annegables.livejournal.com/10318.html
One-shot, PG, from Innocence to Becoming, an insight into Angelus' mind. Creepy and brilliant.

Vicarious: The Buffy-in-the-Mix Remix by lynnenne
http://lynnenne.livejournal.com/144782.html
One-shot, Buffy/Angel/Spike, future!fic, NC-17. “You’re looking way too happy right now, Mister. So Spike gets a turn, and I get to watch. And you,” she ran one fingernail through the mess on Angel’s chest, “are gonna do exactly what he tells you to do.”

Date Night by lynnenne
http://lynnenne.livejournal.com/140425.html
Spangel one-shot, PG, future!fic. Spike and Angel discover the term "bromance".

Let's Play A New Game by kitten2you
http://kitten2you.livejournal.com/9687.html#cutid1
Completed, post-NFA, NC-17. B/S/A. Spike, Angel and Buffy work together at W&H. But they don't talk about their relationship, so the sexual tension between them grows...

Five Ways It Might Have Ended for Buffy and Angel by chrisleeoctaves
http://chrisleeoctaves.livejournal.com/249084.html#cutid1
Standalone, PG. Title says all. Funny, poignant story, with many wonderful touches.

Fourteen Days on the Hellmouth by snowpuppies
http://snowpuppies.livejournal.com/261811.html
WIP, 8 chapters so far, R, post-Chosen. Giles/Xander, Buffy/Faith, Willow, Dawn, some Dawn/Andrew, Willow/Kennedy. Xander and Giles got trapped in the Hellmouth under the debris; Buffy and her friends are working on getting them out. Expertly written story with insightful details regarding characters' complex and often controversial relationships.

If They Were Going To Hell by kallysten
http://kallysten.livejournal.com/592088.html
Standalone, NC-17, AtS season 5, AU after Destiny, set during The Girl in Question. Spangel, Spuffy heavily implied. As soon as Spike became corporeal again, he went to Buffy. Several months later Angel pays them a visit.

Facing the Future by brutti_ma_buoni
http://bruttimabuoni.livejournal.com/41937.html
One-shot, PG. In 1978 Giles is subjected to a recruitment interview by the Council. Chillingly effective, full of insightful details, the story features the perfect Giles voice.

Seraph by snickfic
http://snickfic.livejournal.com/tag/longfic:+seraph
WIP, 20 chapters so far, PG, alternate s4-5. Gen. The Initiative's attempts to breed slayers left Spike with a foetus in his abdomen... Yes, it's mpreg, but the focus is on relationships, on Spike's and Scoobies' reactions and, ultimately on the issue of tolerance. An engaging read, even for those who usually avoids this kind of stories.

Just The Four Of Us by deird1
http://deird1.livejournal.com/181401.html
One-shot, post-NFA, PG-13. Buffy, Xander and Willow had a one-night-stand; Willow got pregnant... An ambitious and intriguing exercise in complex storytelling: discontunuous narrative constantly keeps readers guessing what is what and who is who.

An Exercise in Futility by quinara
http://community.livejournal.com/plot_wout_porn/4088.html
One-shot, PG-13. Post-Lineage. When Wesley goes to England to his father, he meets Giles, and they visit a widow of another Council member to discover coded diaries with notes on The Ancient Ones. Fascinating, somewhat ironic "what-if".

Soul Drinker by hello_spikey
http://hello-spikey.livejournal.com/75801.html
Completed, PG-13, AtS season 5. Gen. An anti-W&H vigilantes use a magic dagger - "the soul drinker" - to de-soul Angel and to avoid the apocalypse mentioned in the Shanshu prophecy. In an ironic twist of fate it's Spike who gets de-souled... Witty, sharp, inventive blend of humor, drama, philosofical musings and spot-on character voices.

Five Times People Noticed Xander's Bruises Didn't All Come from Patrol by dipenates
http://dipenates.livejournal.com/5993.html
One-shot, R. Title says all. Xander/Cordelia, Xander/Faith, Xander and Angel, Xander and Spike, Xander and Oz

Ciao by deird1
http://community.livejournal.com/still_grrr/696315.html
One-shot, PG-13, Slaying in Italy, Buffy has some linguistic problems :)

Also Ran by penny_lane_42
http://community.livejournal.com/spring_of_cordy/12539.html
One-shot, PG, during You're Welcome: Cordy and Spike talk about Angel and Buffy. Interesting comparisons, paradoxal parallels, great character voices.

Going Native by bogwitch
http://bogwitch.livejournal.com/246930.html
PG, post-Chosen. PG. Buffy tries to impress Giles with new newly-found English manners and serves him tea... Fun!

Faith Lehane Explains the Art of Seduction by parcae_lj
http://parcae-lj.livejournal.com/18551.html
One-shot, post-Chosen, R, Xander/Faith. "Faith, the last time we tried the whole sex-having thing, I woke up three days later, tied to the couch, with a severe case of dehydration."

Curves by brutti_ma_buoni
http://community.livejournal.com/writerconuk/78984.html
One-shot, R, late season seven with a twist – Xander isn’t thinking of Anya, but someone else. “Hey Xand. Long time no lay.” -- Well, isn’t that the perfect greeting? From a would-be-killer not-exactly-ex who’s just blown in from Alcatraz to stop an Apocalypse.

In Alphabetical Order by beer_good_foamy
http://beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com/112573.html
One-shot, PG-13. Season 8 – spoilers up until #27. One day in Tibet, Willow puts two and two together. Buffy remembers putting one and one together. It adds up to about 7 billion.

Majestic Creatures of Legend by stormwreath
http://stormwreath.livejournal.com/83729.html
One-shot, PG-13, season 8, post-Time Of Your Life. Xander/centaur!Dawn snuggling...

Woodstock (Live the Music Remix) by angearia
http://community.livejournal.com/remixredux09/30394.html
One-shot, gen, PG, pre-series (kinda). Do you remember Spike's line in School Hard: "Fed off a flower person and spent six hours watching my hands move"? What if Spike has made a hallucinogenic trip in the future? A canonical line of no importance gets developed it into a parade of the most iconic images from both BtVS and AtS - unforgettable moments that define Spike's journey.

A Country Ride by nothorse
http://nothorse.livejournal.com/26851.html#cutid1
One-shot, NC-17 Spoilers: Season 8 - No Future for you. Giles and Faith investigate another evil conspiracy. Funny, creepy, inventively plotted; great Giles voice.

He's No Jack Sparrow by waddis
http://waddis.livejournal.com/tag/fanfic:+he%27s+no+jack+sparrow
WIP, 20 chapters so far, PG-13, post-Chosen. Xander's adventures in Sudan, where he has to locate a newly-risen slayer and smuggle her to Great Britain. Funny, entertaining, sometimes angsty read in the Indiana Jones style.

Another Chance by seductivembrace
http://seductivembrace.livejournal.com/113247.html
Standalone, R, post-Bad Girls. Xander/Faith, Angel. Xander is determined to be a friend to Faith after she takes a life, no matter what happens.




My Immortal by elisi
http://elisi.livejournal.com/tag/my+immortal
Completed, PG-13, BtVS/Torchwood crossover. Captain Jack Harkness is The Immortal. Pairing: Buffy/Jack. It may sound weird, but Buffy and Jack has a lot in common. After all, both died and got resurrected, both prevented many apocalypses, and both are bona fide leaders. What happens if their paths cross?

Of Stakes, Souls, and CEOs by cracker4jenn
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5125244/1/Of_Stakes_Souls_and_CEOs
WIP, G so far. Future!fic, Buffy/SPN crossover. Dean and Sam meet Buffy during a demon-hunt; on her LJ cracker4jenn hinted that Spike will appear soon.

Fix Me be amyxaphania
http://ducktheduck.livejournal.com/100866.html
One-shot, PG-13, season 4. Buffy/Twilight crossover (kinda). The Initiative did an experiment on Spike... an experiment much worse than chipping him! Hysterically funny.




This summer, I rediscovered nwhepcat's writings. Last year I read her fic, Ashes, which was brilliant but incredibly dark and depressing. This year I tried again - and discovered several gems.

Things We Never Talk About by nwhepcat
http://archive.shriftweb.org/archive/36/thingswe.html
NC-17, post-Earshot alternate BtVS season 3. Xander/Larry, Xander/Faith. Unique experiment - a novel written in drabbles. What if it was Xander, not Buffy who was hit by the telepathy demon and got the ability to read minds? Xander/Larry story is devoid of any slashfic cliches and is full of spicy little details that highlight how real and how meaningful for both it could be, while the erotic scene between Xander and Faith is the absolute highlight of the story. It's hot, and it's perversively delicious, and it does justice to both characters.

Another Door by nwhepcat
http://archive.shriftweb.org/archive/37/anotherdoor.html
NC-17, AU AtS season 5 post-Lineage. Gen with a bit of Spander. Spike, Wesley, Xander, Faith and Anne run a detective agency in Los-Angeles. Angel, Gunn and Fred still work in W&H. One day Cordelia visits them, kisses Xander and passes to him her visions. To complicate things, Lindsey MacDonald concocts a plan to get to Angel through Connor... Inventive plotting with many twists and turns; terse, fluent language; complex, tortured characters. A must.

The Ballad of Charles Whitman by nwhepcat
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=nwhepcat&keyword=charles+whitman&filter=all
Completed, Post-Grave, R. When Xander confronted Dark!Willow, something happened to him - and the more time passes the more dreadful that "something" becomes. Chilling, effective mystical thriller in the best traditions of Stephen King. No, really.

The Geometry of Innocent Flesh on the Bone by nwhepcat
http://nwhepcat.livejournal.com/837110.html
One-shot, R, future! fic, BtVS/SPN crossover, sequel to The Ballad of Charles Whitman. AU since season 6, where Xander has got psychic powers during his confrontation with Willow at Kingman's Bluff. Six years later, he travels across America and meets Sam Winchester. Intriguing encounter of two mythologies.

Also, I enjoyed a lot

False Smiles by bastardsnow
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=bastardsnow&keyword=False+Smiles&filter=all
PG-13, Rewrite of the second half of season 3. Faith and Xander had sex during The Zeppo. Is there a baby on the way? Bastardsnow uses one of the most popular fanfiction twists to deconstruct the season in the most radical manner, tipping the scales and pushing the canon into another direction. The story is deceptively simple, but it's pretty obvious it takes a lot of self-discipline and self-restriction to produce such a well-written, perfectly balanced work of fiction.

The Many Lives of Xander Harris by m_mcgregor
http://m-mcgregor.livejournal.com/114528.html
A Parody of the most popular tropes of Xander fics. Hysterically funny.

Maps: Sappho's Mix by frogfarm
http://www.buffyforums.net/forums/showthread.php?t=8480
Standalone, Post-Dirty Girls, PG-13. Faith's arrival to Sunnydale lead to a different development in characters' relationships. Xander and Faith talk about it (and - no, it's not what you think! :) Convincing development of an unusual "what-if" twist.

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Posted by: chrislee (chrisleeoctaves)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
comic b/a/s

What a wonderful list...you've been doing a lot of reading! Thanks for including me here!

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Spangel

I always enjoy your stories and your five B/A endings are a true gem. Of course, the ones that featured Spike, are my favorites - but all of them are outstanding. Please, don't stop writing!

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)

Great list, Moscow, and thanks for including my stories.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)

Deb, it's an honor to list your wonderful stories. I didn't include the excerpt from "Mirror", because it was posted in September and belongs to the Fall Fics list - but I'm dying to find out what happens next to Spike and Angel.

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)

Posted by: annegables (annegables)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)

I scrolled down and said "holy crap"!! Then right onto memories. Thank you so much for all of your work.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)

Holy crap, indeed! It's amazing, how many new stories get posted and how inventive people are. Your insight into Angelus' mind in "Angel's Day Planner Sans Soul" gave me creeps - in a good way!

Posted by: mabel_marsters (mabel_marsters)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)

Thanks for including Anticipation in you list. :)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)

I loved "Anticipation" - you came up with a very inventive premise that allowed to look at Spike in a new light.

Posted by: Caroline (jamalov29)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
gorgeous spuffy-inxsomniax

Wonderful work , thank you for taking the time to post such a great list. There are several S/B that I haven't had the opportunity to discover yet.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)

I'm glad that my list may be useful for you. Several years ago I started collecting links because I quickly forget the titles of the fics I read - and I'm always thrilled when a fellow fan finds my posts helpful.

Posted by: lilachigh (lilachigh)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)

Great list and thank you for including We Will Remember Them

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)

It's a big pleasure to rec you. I always expect the next chapter of WWRT with certain trepidation!

Posted by: brunettepet (brunettepet)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)

I am always shocked how much I've missed. Thanks for keeping track.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)

*hugs* I'm glad my list is useful for you. BtVS fandom is very active and it's hard to keep track of all the interesting things that appear online.

Posted by: brunettepet (brunettepet)
Posted at: September 3rd, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)

Posted by: Amy (amyxaphania)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
SMG Fairy

Thanks for posting this, there's a lot on here that I haven't read. Thanks also for including my fics :)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)

You're welcome, honey. You know, as time passes, I realize that "Fix Me" is one of the most hilarious stories I read post-Twilight craze. Of course, sparkling vampires are The Initiative's evil concoction! :)

Posted by: Kallysten (kallysten)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)

thanks for the recs
you make me wish i read more these days

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)

I'm incredibly happy to have a chance to rec you. I'm so glad that you write again. *bites nails in anticipation of the next chapter of "Sweeter"*

Posted by: Kallysten (kallysten)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Quinara (quinara)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Spuffy tree

So many great things on there! Thanks so much for including those two of mine. :)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)

Thank you for writing those wonderful stories. I enjoyed a lot "An Exercise in Futility" and particularly "Microwave Meals (Quick, Easy and Sometimes Satisfying)" that reminded me of the fics written during season 7, when people dared to dream about a happy Spuffy ending.

Posted by: Quinara (quinara)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)

Posted by: lusciousxander (lusciousxander)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Adorkable by literati

Yay, lots of Xander recs, this girl is so pleased. :)

And thanks for reccing La Femme Spander! But, we're in part 14 now *pouts*

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
Scoobies

Yay Xan! :) I adore La femme Spander for its ability to look with humor at the most dark period of BtVS.

we're in part 14 now

Oops, corrected.

Posted by: all_choseny (all_choseny)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)

Great list. And thanks for thinking enough of my stories to include me twice. I'll have to check the others out, they all look like really good reads. Thank you for posting this list!

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)

Thank you for writing them! I love "Moments of Peace" and "All or Nothing" for their unapologetic feelgood ambience.

Posted by: Wolfram D. Scott (waddis)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the rec, superhero woman.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Scoobies

Hee! I'm a superhero? Then you're a superhero squared! I totally enjoy your stories but I can't keep up with them. You're so prolific and you always have fresh, original ideas, and you even manage to write dialogues in Swahili! *iz envious* :)

Posted by: Carolyn (spikereader)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Buffy ABC

This is such a fantastic list - I've not read much Spuffy fic in an absolute age but am just wanting to get back into it and to have so many recs and links in one place is wonderful.

Thank you :)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)

You're welcome, honey! It's amazing to see BtVS fandom thriving six years after the end of the show. Hopefully you'll find a lot of interesting stuff to read.

Posted by: Rebcake (rebcake)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
sproing

So much bounty! The only thing missing is "Black Magic, White Lies". Thanks for pulling this together for the rest of us lazy sods.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)

I'm glad the list is useful for you. I collect links because my memory is like a sieve - in a year I'll forget 90% of the titles I read and if I'd love to revisit a story the only way will be perusing my rec posts.

The only thing missing is "Black Magic, White Lies".

Well, you know where to find that little evil story where all the characters are tortured endlessly :)

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