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    Moscow Watcher asked me to start this thread for her. This is the place where you can post fanfic recommendations. We already have a thread where you can recommend your own fics, so this is a thread where you can recommend other people's work. Just make sure that you don't link to other forums since this is not allowed on Buffy Forums.

    Now I'll let Moscow Watcher start this thread off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Watcher
    With mods' permission I create a thread for fanfiction recommendations. It's a place to recommend other writers' fic members of the board find interesting and worthy to read.

    Mods also suggested to describe recommended fics and explain why you like them.

    I read a lot of fanfiction and I'm eager to share my impressions with other fans. I mostly read stuff posted on Live Journal. I hope other people will also participate and tell about their favorite stories.

    Let me start with a recommendation of a fic The Price of Grace by St_Salieri

    http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...ace&filter=all

    Post-NFA. Rating R. WIP

    After Buffy and Dawn narrowly escape death in a what seems a terrorist attack, Giles tells them that somebody is after her. Determined to find the criminals, Buffy starts her own investigation... until she meets a trio on the run: Spike, Angel and Faith. They tell her that it's the Council who is behind the attack...

    Plotty, inventive multi-character story. St_Salieri writes good dialogues and knows how to maintain the narrative tension. 11 chapters so far.
    So go ahead and post your own fanfic recommendations, just make sure you adhere to the above-mentioned rules. Thank you.

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    Fun! We can link archives and author sites yes? Just no other forums. If I screw up here please just PM me and I'll fix this-no naughtiness intended.

    I read a lot of Fanfic, mostly Spuffy, here are a few that stand out:

    First of anything by Eurydice is great-her personal site= Love's Last Glimpse Has several great stories. My favorites are probably A Stone's Throw from Yesterday (which was actually recommended to me by The Poet's <3) and Legions of True Hearts. Both are definitely tear jerkers-so be prepared for heavy angst, but she writes beautifully.

    Addie Logan is also great. Check out her stuff at: Blood and Satin
    Been her too few years is a great All-human AU piece (long-probably novel length)
    For less angst and more laughs check out A Pirate's Life for Me-where Buffy and Spike get pulled into an enchanted Pirate Romance novel filled with all the fabulous cliches one would hope for.

    Do I Dare Disturb the Universe by Pepperlandgirl, is a great post BTVS Spuffy story. It has what I feel is one of the best/ most realistic versions of William I've read and some surprises that I didn't see coming. Do I dare Disturb the Universe

    I'll stop for now, though there are many more. Happy Reading.
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    I would just say don't link to any PWP if you're linking to anything with adult content. People can find their own PWP

    Now, there are a couple with adult content I'd recommend, as well -- one of them is Mercy, by Ozmandayus, which is a Buffy/Xander fic set in Season 5 which would definitely have launched the show in a different direction, but one I wouldn't have had any trouble buying.

    Completely non-'shippy but very enjoyable is Disneyland, by Christina K. (originally posted on the Sunnydale Slayers). It deals with the immediate aftermath of "Chosen", and pleasantly does so in a way that is still basically canon compatible so very enjoyable.

    Sadly, the website that hosts another favorite of mine is down, but the fic was a wonderful Xander/Willow fic, actually, set as an alternate version of "Touched". Good story, though. They are still one of my favorite 'ships.
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    Two new entries to Seasonal Spuffy ficathon

    When One Door Closes by married_n_mich

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/191978.html
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/192136.html

    Two-part story explores a situation in which Buffy hasn't returned to Sunnydale after Becoming. Five years later Spike, who is chipped by The Initiative, meets her in Authentic Italian Restaurante where she is waitressing...

    Solid character study with snarks and sparks.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Riders by Winsome

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/2007/09/23/

    Goes AU in s5. Joyce is OK, Glory was defeated, Dawn?s still the key and Spike already owns the motorcycle. Buffy and Spike set off on the trail of a killer and wind up in alternate dimension 1870?s Nevada trying to prevent the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from rising. 30 chapters.


    And if you're in the mood to read something funny check

    Buffy and Spike?s Most Excellent Adventure at the Con by Winsome

    http://winsomeone.livejournal.com/2194.html#cutid1

    Very AU-ish in somewhat fluffy season 6 (but, obviously, Serenity has already premiered). G-rated.
    Author's notes: The Scoobies hunt for a gang of demons planning to rob a science fiction convention. This is strictly a tongue-planted-firmly-in cheek look at a science fiction convention. And before anyone gets upset, please understand this is done with love, written by someone who probably attends way too many of them. Yeah, I?m one of ?em, too.
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    Who's the Doctor? by missmurchison

    http://missmurchison.livejournal.com/389657.html

    BtVS/Dr.Who/Torchwood crossover. During AYW.

    What if Spike has kept the eggs for certain time-travelling Doctor and his friends? The most hilarious version of AYW events - and after "that" panel in issue 6 of s8 BtVS (with Doctor and Rose) the premise sounds pretty plausible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Watcher View Post
    Who's the Doctor? by missmurchison

    http://missmurchison.livejournal.com/389657.html

    BtVS/Dr.Who/Torchwood crossover. During AYW.

    What if Spike has kept the eggs for certain time-travelling Doctor and his friends? The most hilarious version of AYW events - and after "that" panel in issue 6 of s8 BtVS (with Doctor and Rose) the premise sounds pretty plausible.
    That sounds amazing! I can't access livejournal at work but, fun fun premise. And it's true, that panel really does open up a whole world of canon!crossover fic


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    What You Wish For by fer1213

    http://fer1213.livejournal.com/178945.html
    http://fer1213.livejournal.com/179232.html
    http://fer1213.livejournal.com/179490.html

    Post-Dead Things. Buffy meets Halfrek in Bronze and says fatal words "I wish it were okay--accepted, normal, whatever--for someone like me to be with someone like Spike". She quickly amends that she's talking theoretically. And Hallie grants her wish - VERBATIM. The next day Buffy wakes up in the world where it's OK for slayers to be with vampires. Spike arrives at Buffy's birthday with Faith and they look very happy together!
    What would Buffy do?
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    *~*Currently on Seasonal Spuffy*~*

    I didn?t know it?d feel like this by Elisi

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/194349.html

    PG-13 Spike shanshued post-NFA, and he and Buffy have been married for almost 5 years now. Finally they are ready to become parents...

    Muted by Annapurna2

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...93.html#cutid1

    Post-NFA. R. Shanshued Spike dies in The Battle - but returns as a soulless vampire. Could Buffy deal with him?

    Beginnings by annapurna_2

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...63.html#cutid1

    The essence of Spuffy concentrated in seven short stories.

    Made for Each Other by annapurna_2

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...88.html#cutid1

    Post-TGIQ. A reunion seen through the eyes of Buffy, Spike and Angel.

    Swerve by Shadowlass

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/194751.html

    Post-Something Blue. After the spell is broken, Buffy and Spike decide to end their engagement... so that they had time to know each other better. Funny, fluffy one-shot with great dialogues.
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    The Daughter by MsClawdia

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...66.html#cutid1

    Future!Fic. PG
    Author's summary: Buffy's daughter watches her mother reconnect with an old friend and accidentally discovers a few of her mother's long-held secrets. Warnings: As you might guess from the summary, there is reference to Buffy/Other in the distant past.
    ~~~~~~
    I can't start to explain what I loved about this fic without revealing some plot details that absolutely shouldn't be spoiled. Because the jigsaw-puzzle is constructed so masterfully that the final revelation leaves the reader stunned. So I will only say that it's a must for everybody who loves Buffyverse characters. And, when you reread it for the second time, knowing who is who the story becomes even richer and more rewarding.
    A masterpiece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Watcher View Post
    The Daughter by MsClawdia

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...66.html#cutid1

    Future!Fic. PG
    Author's summary: Buffy's daughter watches her mother reconnect with an old friend and accidentally discovers a few of her mother's long-held secrets. Warnings: As you might guess from the summary, there is reference to Buffy/Other in the distant past.
    ~~~~~~
    I can't start to explain what I loved about this fic without revealing some plot details that absolutely shouldn't be spoiled. Because the jigsaw-puzzle is constructed so masterfully that the final revelation leaves the reader stunned. So I will only say that it's a must for everybody who loves Buffyverse characters. And, when you reread it for the second time, knowing who is who the story becomes even richer and more rewarding.
    A masterpiece.
    Wow-thanks for the recommendation. This was interesting and surprising. It definitely leaves you wanting more though-like a sequel.

    So I've gotten pulled in by a few in-progress stories lately-all Spuffy and all excellent thought in very different ways:

    http://www.nocturnal-light.net/fanfi...d To Time Past by Unbridled Brunette
    Summary: The victim of a spell gone awry, Buffy suddenly finds herself trapped in Victorian London, where she meets a man surprisingly familiar to her.
    This is a novel length piece that is probably about 2/3 of the way done. It is really well-written. Buffy sounds like Buffy-Spike sounds like Spike. I've cried a half-dozen times already. She is really getting into the mythology a bit now-what does it mean to be a vampire? Is William still a part of Spike? etc. Rated NC-17

    http://www.nocturnal-light.net/fanfi...The Last Storm by Dreamsofspike and Twilight Child

    Summary: The battle in the alley at the end of NFA is only the beginning of the struggle for Spike, the only survivor, but by no means victorious. As he struggles to survive his new life, and eventually escape it, who can he trust to help him escape, and return to the Slayer he still loves?

    This is a really dark story-really dark, but beautiful thus far. Warning-there are some pretty graphic torture scenes that may not be everyone's cuppa, but if you can handle it the emotional payoff is huge. This story really hits hard. (NC-17)

    http://www.nocturnal-light.net/fanfi... Rocks Beneath By jnharrow is an AU all human highschool fic-quite a bit lighter than the other two but not fluff. She had created very well-developed alterna-Buffy and Alterna-Spike/William. I'm hooked. Rated: NC-17 (hasn't warranted this rating yet though.

    I will warn again though that these are all still in-progress. If that is a problem for you-wait until they're down. But if you're a Spuffy fan you should check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian's Kitten View Post
    http://www.nocturnal-light.net/fanfi...The Last Storm by Dreamsofspike and Twilight Child

    Summary: The battle in the alley at the end of NFA is only the beginning of the struggle for Spike, the only survivor, but by no means victorious. As he struggles to survive his new life, and eventually escape it, who can he trust to help him escape, and return to the Slayer he still loves?

    This is a really dark story-really dark, but beautiful thus far. Warning-there are some pretty graphic torture scenes that may not be everyone's cuppa, but if you can handle it the emotional payoff is huge. This story really hits hard. (NC-17)
    Just a comment on this one, dorian's kitten - I've dipped into this only, not read it through completely because I agree it hits hard, the erotic charge of torture porn is undeniable. But in case anyone who basically doesn't like the idea of Spike humiliated and tortured in a sexually explicit way, reads this for the emotional payoff of Spuffy - the balance isn't there.

    It has tapped into a common Spike/Spuffy fanfiction trend which is to resolve the difficult areas of the character and the relationship by making Spike capable of forcing far nastier sex than was ever written for him on screen on an emotionally comatose Buffy, or watching Spike suffer - again and again, until Buffy turns up to smile tearily into his tortured face and technically forgive him. Resolving Spike's past and the damaging aspects of Spuffy by inflicting sexual torture on the character loses the point of jossverse fanfic for me. It's blinding Mr Rochester so the Jane Eyre can marry him, sexed up and updated, but the same cop out - once the main male character has been put through enough (sexually enjoyable if you like that sort of stuff – I don't) suffering he can come off the naughty step and receive the love of the pure heroine. Buffy's mentally and emotionally stronger than we give her credit for, I feel. And let's stop undressing the Spiky dolly to attach electrodes to his genitals, bleedin' enough already.
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    As I mentioned this story isn't for everyone. However, I think it stands out a bit from the fray. I would also like to make it clear that in this particular story the point is not that making Spike suffer would somehow make him good. It is accepted from the get go that he is good and worthy of love. Also, I would not categorize this as torture-porn, as that is a relatively small part of the story.There are currently 24 chapters posted and only two that I can recall actually contain torture. It's is more focused on the aftermath. The emotional part of this story, the questions about self-identity and strength, is quite strong. I personally skimmed the torture stuff (not my thing) but I have found the suspense and inner turmoil quite fulfilling. The end (which we haven't yet seen) will clearly be dealing with much more important questions than whether or not Buffy forgives Spike. That doesn't seem to be a question at all. The big question here is whether any amount of love/support etc. can possibly help someone regain their identity after so much loss of self.

    Certainly there are a lot of fics out there that fit the category you describe, and I agree with you that Buffy is stronger than they generally give her credit for and that Spike doesn't need any more punishment. I just don't think this story really fits that category and would hope that you haven't scared off everyone with your thoughts on that trend. This does not contain Spike performing devious violent acts upon a comatose Buffy. It does contain scenes of Spike being tortured, but I would be surprised if anyone found them titillating as I think they are not written with that intent. It has more of a horror feel than an S&M feel.

    Anyway, clearly we disagree on this and that is fine, but I needed to defend it as I have read it through completely and feel strongly that there is more to this than you've seen. (Perhaps the chapters you dipped into were the darkest points?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian's Kitten View Post
    Certainly there are a lot of fics out there that fit the category you describe, and I agree with you that Buffy is stronger than they generally give her credit for and that Spike doesn't need any more punishment. I just don't think this story really fits that category and would hope that you haven't scared off everyone with your thoughts on that trend.
    Unlikely with the scaring off, mentioning torture porn has probably been the biggest boost this fic has got, they'll be hitting on the writers' site in droves

    This does not contain Spike performing devious violent acts upon a comatose Buffy.
    No, that was in previously recommended fic that the poster withdrew.

    It does contain scenes of Spike being tortured, but I would be surprised if anyone found them titillating as I think they are not written with that intent. It has more of a horror feel than an S&M feel.
    Effective horror, like eroticism, depends on letting the reader's imagination do most of the work. The torture scenes are unnecessarily specific.

    Anyway, clearly we disagree on this and that is fine, but I needed to defend it as I have read it through completely and feel strongly that there is more to this than you've seen. (Perhaps the chapters you dipped into were the darkest points?)
    You're right, I didn't have the time to invest in this fic. I think you're being generous, as an excellent fanfic writer yourself, dorian's kitten, towards the overall quality of the writing though. I read enough to realize that overall the writing, while good, didn't have enough originality or depth to act as a balance to the visceral jolts. I'm oversensitive probably, particularly to the use of plot orgasms that depend on sex and violence instead of character and ... plot, but without the balance of strong writing, I think too many readers are going to go to that story for a porny fix. Can we drop the word "dark" please? When I typeset the first part of Desmond Tutu's book on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, despite the need to focus on the job in hand, I read about torture, the real thing. S&M OK, if it gets people's peckers up, but writing a very attractive, male, fantasy figure into a torture scene isn't dark, it's nasty. Joss is very, very down on portraying the sexual humiliation of women in the media - just because in this case it's a man, wouldn't cut any ice with him.
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    Thanks for the recs, Dorian's Kitten!

    Nocturnal Light is a new archive to me. I added it to my favorites and will be checking it often.

    I adore Forward to Time Past and looking forward to every new chapter. But I read it on LJ.

    Re Last Storm. I'm not a fan of torture fics (although I admit that there is something about Spike that makes him a perfect torture victim. There is even an LJ comm dedicated to that activity.

    I have to confess that the only fic with torture elements that I liked is Love is Blind. But it's a powerful, gripping story that perfectly balances pathos and humor, and the torture element is just a means to make it work.

    But if you think The Last Storm is worth reading I'll definitely check it.
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    New Seasonal Spuffy entry.

    A New Bird by jnharrow

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/2007/10/06/

    AU from Lie To Me; Ford hits Buffy harder and she regaines consciousness in Spike and Dru's lair. Spike decides to use her as a bait for Angel and, to guarantee successful trap, invites a wizard to make a spell that will make Buffy unable to harm them. But we all know how all evil!Spike's plans end up. The book of spells was damaged in some spots and the wizard improvized with the missing words ...

    Plotty, fast-paced story, full of unexpected twists and deftly balancing angst and fun.
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    Thanks to fanficiton, I’ve saved hundreds of dollars I would have otherwise spent on video games.

    Peace Treaty by Bellatemple.

    http://www.bellatemple.com/pt.html

    There are many stories that deal with “the lie”, but few that capture both Buffy’s pain and her feelings for Xander as well as Peace Treaty.


    Freezing Snow, Thawing Hearts by Vlad the Impish

    http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/impishvla...ingHearts.html
    B/X Summary: Trapped in a blizzard, two friends share warmth and something more.

    Years after a break up which destroys their friendship, Buffy travels to Russia to inspect a Watcher Council operation led by Xander.

    The Calling by Lori Bush

    http://lwbush.livejournal.com/49771.html

    There are those who say that it would have been better if Buffy had stayed dead. Xander disagrees. Dark. Chilling. And the last lines a killer.

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    Here's a Willow/Xander fic that's actually pretty compelling. It's a re-write of 7.20 "Touched", that trades out a Willow/Kennedy and Xander/Anya hook-up for Willow and Xander turning to each other. It's NC-17, but it's certainly not PWP, and honestly... I think it would have been a better story than the episode was, in some ways.

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    Here I collected the list of fanfics I read in autumn 2007 in more or less chronological order. Most of them are Spuffy (unless indicated differently)

    As You Were + One by Elisi

    http://elisi.insanejournal.com/3363.html#cutid1
    http://elisi.livejournal.com/299702.html#cutid1
    Rating: Hard R.
    Pairings: Spike/Buffy/Angel (no slash).
    Written for Bring Back the Porn ficathon. What if Angel arrived to Spike's crypt before Riley in As You Were? Funny and compelling.

    Hey, Mister Wrong by She's a Star

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3605521/1/hey_mister_wrong

    Summary: Spike has this really inconvenient tendency of making Buffy?s fantasies rebel against her.
    Author's Note: For a friend's prompt, "Five times Buffy daydreams about Spike."

    Dimming of the Day by enigmaticblue
    Rating: PG-13

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...60.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...40.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...54.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...49.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...59.html#cutid1

    Post-TR. Buffy meets a mysterious stranger who offers to give answers to three of her "what ifs". Classical premise from "It's a Wonderful Life" is effectively and ingeniously adapted to season 6 circumstances.


    Uncomfortably Numb by tesla321

    http://tesla321.livejournal.com/378051.html
    http://tesla321.livejournal.com/397063.html
    http://tesla321.livejournal.com/398726.html
    http://tesla321.livejournal.com/404912.html
    or
    http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...ffy&filter=all

    Post-Tabula Rasa/Wrecked, PG, Completed. Buffy accepts Spike's suggestion to try to work at Willy's place instead of Doublemeat Palace.

    Cumilari by Constance_B

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/129668.html
    http://constance-b.livejournal.com/9374.html
    http://constance-b.livejournal.com/11553.html
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...46.html#cutid1

    Post-Flooded. PG-13, Completed. Buffy discovers that Spike's chip isn't working under different circumstances...

    Equal Opportunities by Constance_B

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...60.html#cutid1

    Late season 2. Spike is still in the wheelchair, but he decides to hunt for The Slayer... who, as a typical politically correct American, has doubts if it's OK to dust a disabled undead. Hijinks ensue.

    No Illusions by Miss Murchison

    http://community.livejournal.com/dec...0.html?#cutid1

    Spike/Buffy/Angel, NC-17. Post NFA, Angel and Spike are on the run from demon assassins. They meet Buffy, and... (A while ago Miss Murchison wrote a delicious threesome trilogy.
    http://home.mchsi.com/%7Emissmurchison/slash.html This ficlet is the prequel.)

    A Cup of Kindness by Willowgreen

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/195063.html

    Author's summary: It's seven months after the events of "Not Fade Away," and there's no such thing as a quiet New Year's Eve for Buffy Summers. When old acquaintance drops by, she has to decide ? stay or go?

    Something Gray by pfeifferpack

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/2007/10/02/

    Rewrite of season 4 starting with Beer Bad. 26 chapters.

    The Warm and Fuzzies by dfasgiles

    http://asylums.insanejournal.com/dfa...23.html#cutid1

    Post-Showtime. Buffy and Spike learning to live in the same house. Sweet "missing moments" one-shot.

    Two if by Sea by KellyHK

    http://kellyhk.livejournal.com/158594.html

    Kelly is archiving her old fics on LJ and she has posted her story written in the fall of 2002. It's Spuffy reunion in 2006, seen from the position of a Spuffy shipper in the beginning of season 7. Besides being masterly written it's a curious evidence of very low Spuffy expectations back in 2002. Obviously we've got much more than we counted on.

    DEMON'S VOW, VAMPIRE'S VENDETTA By Sandra S.

    http://www.iamdeath.i12.com/archive/demonsvow.html

    What if Angel had really lost his soul in Enemies? Spuffy, Angelus\Faith. Very, very old fic; interesting example of Spuffy fiction without season 6 baggage.

    Arriving Somewhere Not Here by ShipperX

    http://shipperx.livejournal.com/360032.html

    R, post-NFA, WIP, 1 chapter so far. Author's summary: In the year 2021, the world has gone to hell. When Spike assists a Watcher on a quest to retrieve a stolen artifact, he crosses paths with Buffy for the first time since "Chosen."
    ~~~~~~~
    I don't want to disclose more, because people should read it unspoiled. The first chapter maps a a great premise: tightly plotted, neatly wrapped in a single-chapter format, it hooks the reader from the very first paragraph and makes a terrific one-two punch towards the end, with the final twist, - the last word! - completely changing the disposition.

    Some Kind of Magic by spikeslovebite

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/206618.html
    http://dark-solace.org/elysian/views...&warning=NC-17
    WIP, NC-17 (eventually) Author's summary: A seriously AU romp through Joss? Wishverse. Buffy?s back?again. She?s been resurrected for the sole purpose of defeating the Master. Spike?s in town looking for a little revenge on his dysfunctional family. With the help of some bizarre allies and a little magic, can they work together to break the Master?s hold over Sunnydale?

    Silence Speaks by Eowyn_315

    http://eowyn-315.livejournal.com/tag/silence+speaks

    Finished. Rating: R
    Summary: A rewrite of Hush, branching off from the end of Something Blue. Spike and Buffy can't quite shake the feelings stirred up by Willow's spell. Can they express themselves when no one can speak?

    Re-Offender by ladyanne04

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/210294.html

    Post-NFA, WIP. Buffy gets a tip from a vamp that Drusilla and Spike are in LA rescuscitating the Aurelian line. When she arrives at Hyperion, she sees two Spikes fighting each other...
    One chapter so far, and no update in sight but I still hope.

    Tekubi Chapter 8, by thisficklemob

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/208775.html

    thisficklemob has started this fic in 2005 and she updates it very slowly, but it's worth the wait because she writes the characters beautifully. Post-Damage, Buffy and Spike try to re-build their relationship. Previous chapters are here
    http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...ubi&filter=all

    Framed in Dust by randi2204

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...67.html#cutid1

    Future!Fic. Spike has died (again!) Buffy mourns him and hopes he'll be back. Because he always does.

    And the Dream Will Set You Free by randi2204

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...23.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...02.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...61.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...92.html#cutid1

    PG-13. What if, at the end of Out of My Mind, it was Buffy who woke up from a dream?

    All Coming Back to Me by redeem_147

    http://redeem147.livejournal.com/338035.html

    Future!Fic. In 2020 Buffy meets shanshued Spike...

    BtVS, Spuffy-style by seductivembrace. Curious and very bold idea to write a Spuffy drabble on every BtVS episode. So far, seductivembrace did only the first two seasons but she promises more.

    The link to masterlist
    http://seductivembrace.livejournal.com/43724.html

    Ouroboros by st_salieri

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/215793.html
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/215910.html
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/216267.html

    R, Finished, in three parts. The year is 2012 and Buffy somehow gets pregnant... Insightful character study with many endearing details.


    Unredeemed by beanbeans

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/219572.html

    PG-13. Post- All the Way. The night after Halloween, along comes The Redeemer - an archangel who cleans the unclean dead and takes them to heaven. When Spike tell Buffy about The Redeemer, she is tempted to return to the place where she was so happy... Powerful story, with unusual premise, vivid descriptions and great character voices. I love how the author uses the traditional folklore to create an original and compelling fic.

    Falling by Kallysten.
    ch 1-6 http://kallysten.insanejournal.com/?skip=40&tag=falling
    ch 7-26 http://kallysten.insanejournal.com/?skip=20&tag=falling
    ch 27-46 http://kallysten.insanejournal.com/?skip=20&tag=falling

    AU post-HLOD, with R rating. Receiving and keeping the gem of Amara makes Angel a tad too happy. When he becomes Angelus, he kills everybody around Buffy to ensure that his soul won't be shoved back into him and starts sadistic games with the Slayer. He also cruelly punishes Spike for helping Buffy in the Acathla fiasco. To revenge Angelus, Spike - once again - goes to Buffy and proposes an alliance... Kallysten at her best - tight plot, unusual twists and convincing character voices.

    HANG UP THE CHICK HABIT by novin_ha

    http://novin-ha.livejournal.com/117117.html

    PG-13. Post-NFA. Buffy and Spike run into one another in Lisbon. The writer is Polish but her grasp of English is amazing. Her style is sharp and succinct, the tone is flippant but full of foreboding, the details are subtly significant and the dialogues are delightfully snarky and very true to characters.

    The Public Face by Quinara

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/219993.html

    PG-13, Post-NFA, incorporating some season 8 elements. Buffy-Spike reunion, seen though Xander's eyes, starts with Buffy's double in Rome informing Xander that her cover has been blown...

    Echoes by Quinara

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/220387.html

    Buffy and Spike's occasional encounter in the future, sad and angsty.

    Always Wait For You by Slaymesoftly

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/2007/11/03/

    PR-13. Ten years post-NFA. Buffy and shanshued Spike had spent together 10 years, they have two wonderful children. But during one of their patrols Spike gets bitten and he turns into a vampire again. Afraid for her children, Buffy demands him to go away and never come back... Pretty long (14 chapters) plotty and very well-written. Buffy/Spike, Xander/Faith.

    No New Beginnings by bearfacedcheek

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/225240.html

    Post-NFA, PG. Buffy finds Spike keeping vigil near dying Angel. Sad and sweet one-shot.

    Drabbles by bearfacedcheek

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/224895.html

    A New Dawn by Kallysten

    http://kallysten.insanejournal.com/tag/a+new+dawn

    WIP, eventually R or NC-17. Alternative season 5 with Dawn being Buffy and Spike's baby. 4 chapters so far, but Kallysten has already plotted the story and she hopes to write quickly. She plans about 15 chapters.

    Another Time, Another Place by Mommanerd

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...99.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...62.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...16.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...16.html#cutid1

    Post-NFA, PG-13. During the battle in the alley Spike gets transported into the heaven dimension where Buffy has spent her 147 days. And, since there is no time in that place, they meet and reconnect.

    She likes that by Gillo

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...77.html#cutid1

    Post-AYW, R. "Put a little ice on the back of her neck. She likes that." How has Spike figured that out?

    Heroes in Hell by shapinglight

    Post-Chosen, R.

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...35.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...45.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...50.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...36.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...08.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...16.html#cutid1
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...50.html#cutid1

    Buffy discovers that Spike has been sent to Hell. Or, rather, a hell dimension ruled by "new management" - Wolfram and Hart. She enters the place to save Spike and bring him back. Problem is, Spike considers himself unworthy of her and doesn't want to leave. Wonderfully original fic - very "jossian" in spirit and execution. The details of this particular hell are well-thought-out and very organic to both shows. Interestingly, author isn't a shipper per se, and she cares mostly about the story, not about the ship. But the result is very Spuffy with excellent character voices. There are sparks, banter, angst, and gallows humor. And I loved the whole low-keyness of the situation, the idea of Buffy facing oh-so-pesky and annoying bureaucratic mistakes and Spike being noble and stupid and a jerk at the same time.

    Forget and Smile by Miss_Murchison.

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/2007/11/10/

    In 2011 Willow runs a Slayer school. Spike who shanshued and lost his memories, teaches demonology and English literature there. Buffy, who thinks she is finally able to face him, arrives at school to ask help in her research on a new breed of demons. Slowly and inevitably human Spike falls in love with her - again! Sequel to Sweet Lethe http://home.mchsi.com/%7Emissmurchison/Sweet_Lethe.htm Writer promises to continue the story in her next fic Persistence of Memory.

    In a Yellow Wood by Rahirah (BarbC)

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/234119.html
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/234315.html

    PG-13, WIP, AU. This story takes place in the same universe as "Raising In the Sun," "Necessary Evils," and "A Parliament of Monsters." It takes place simultaneously with the story "The Lesser of Two Evils," and contains spoilers for the series to date. Buffy who happily lives with Spike and has just discovered that she is pregnant, is abducted and teleported into a W&H holding dimension where they collect Slayers for a secret mission. She meets Vampire!Buffy and three human Buffies who reluctantly accept her in the team of good guys...
    Barb promises to update the story in her LJ.

    Inertia by Bogwitch

    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/229460.html
    http://community.livejournal.com/sea...fy/229641.html

    Post-EoD, PG-13. "We'll go be heroes". And with these words he went away. What was he thinking? What was Buffy thinking? Insightful character study.

    What They Deserve by raemcn (UncagedMuse)

    http://raemcn.livejournal.com/113792.html#cutid1
    http://raemcn.livejournal.com/114395.html#cutid1
    http://raemcn.livejournal.com/114972.html#cutid1
    http://raemcn.livejournal.com/115586.html#cutid1
    http://raemcn.livejournal.com/116527.html#cutid1

    Post -Chosen, WIP, 5 chapters, PG-13 so far, NC-17 later. Buffy wants to bring Spike back. D'Hoffryn wants to bring Anya back. They make a deal: Buffy wishes, D'Hoffryn dishes. He's ready to send her back in 2000 on one condition: Buffy has to hook Anya with Giles, with whom she could be more happy than with Xander. Buffy lands in No Place Like Home timeline and starts acting, explaining her unusual decisions with prophetic Slayer dreams... Funny and fluffy story.

    Spuffy drabbles by bibliophile_42

    http://community.livejournal.com/papermoon42/37706.html

    Served Cold bibliophile_42 What if Spike had managed to extract his chip in OOMM. Short, angsty and powerful.

    http://community.livejournal.com/papermoon42/38143.html

    Persephone by botias

    http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...one&filter=all

    WIP, NC-17. Middle of season 2. To save the world from the impending apocalypse Buffy has to perform the rite of Persephone - which includes mating with a vampire. Since Spike doesn't want the world to end, he agrees to help... and becomes totally addicted to the Slayer. Clever, ingenious story combines season 2 settings and season 6 sexual dynamics.

    Untitled Spike/Buffy fic by renee2939

    http://renee2939.livejournal.com/24477.html#cutid1

    One-shot, PG. A meeting between Buffy and Spike several years after Chosen and Not Fade Away.
    Author's notes: This was supposed to be a non-angsty first meeting between Spike and Buffy. A certain amount of angst just crept in- and it brought Faith.

    At It Like Rabbits! by Nautibitz

    http://community.livejournal.com/nautific/15177.html

    (It's f-locked so in order to read join her community) http://community.livejournal.com/nautific/profile

    WIP, NC-17. Sequel to Hearts Don't Lie. Thirteen years later, Buffy wants to have a normal Thanksgiving with her family and friends. Spike thinks she should just be thankful for what she's got. They have no idea how abnormal things are about to become...

    Halloween Trick or Freak by Bloodshedbaby
    http://www. bringonthebloodshed. com/bloodshedbaby/fics/halloweenfreak. htm

    Completed, NC-17 eventually. Alternate season 2. During Halloween Spike has acquired sheriff's tin star at Ethan's shop, and after the spell he started to help the helpless, including beautiful and timid Elisabeth...

    Future Sins Past by DreamsofSpike

    http://thehookupzone.net/SpuffyRealm....php?sid=25432

    Season 2, AU post-WML, WIP, R. With Initiative already in Sunnydale Spike gets chipped and tortured by Maggie Walsh. Drusilla saves him and Buffy' in turn, abducts him in hope to find a clue to re-souling Angel... Plotty ensemble fic.

    Live Things by ya-lublyu-tebya

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3888372/1/Live_Things

    WIP, PG-13 (so far) Post-Dead Things. Appalled at what she has done to Spike, Buffy is determined to start again and change her life for the better. I decided to read this random fic because I was intrigued by writer's name which means "I love you" in Russian" - and discovered a well-written story.

    The Longest Night by alwaysjbj.

    http://www.axisoflove.org/Spike/longestnight.html

    Post-Chosen. A reunion in death - sad but uplifting.

    O Christmas Tree by enigmaticblue

    http://enigmatic-blue.livejournal.com/89629.html#cutid1

    PG, one-shot. Middle of season 6, Giles decides to visit Sunnydale and Spike decides to give Buffy a Christmas tree... Sweet and fluffy.

    Unreal Together by dawnofme

    http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...her&filter=all

    WIP, Overall NC-17. 4 chapters posted so far. Writer's summary: Spike comes back from Africa, in the summer after season six, and finds that he's not the only one who's changed. When Faith's life is in danger, Buffy and Spike team up to save the day.

    New Spuffy drabbles by snowpuppies

    http://snowpuppies.livejournal.com/140435.html
    http://snowpuppies.livejournal.com/76589.html

    Two Spuffy short stories by bibliophile_42

    http://community.livejournal.com/papermoon42/38177.html

    Love Wanders There by xevildeadgirlx

    http://xevildeadgirlx.livejournal.com/91323.html
    http://xevildeadgirlx.livejournal.com/91744.html

    Post-NFA, WIP, G (currently). Buffy has dreams about Spike. In her dreams he's human and lives in a cottage in the country. Buffy's godmother invites her and Dawn to visit her mansion in England; upon arrival Buffy overhears a conversation about some Mr. Pratt...

    Five True Things about My Vampire, by Buffy Summers by bibliophile_42

    http://community.livejournal.com/papermoon42/38478.html

    PG, One-Shot.
    Author's notes: Takes place in a happy, fluffy, cliched land where Spike takes off to get his soul after Buffy breaks up with him in season six. She, of course, realizes she loves him while he's away. The power of their love reunites them and magically saves Tara from certain death.

    Unwrapped by HollyDB

    http://www.spikeluver.com/SpuffyReal....php?sid=28909

    NC-17, WIP. Alternate season 6. After issuing Spike a series of subtle hints which he hasn?t noticed, Buffy decides to take a more direct approach to let him know her attitude to him has drastically changed.


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    Some non-Spuffy fics I enjoyed.

    Know Thyself by thekorapersonality

    http://www.octavesoftheheart.com/iwry/iwry30_07.htm

    Buffy and Angel travel back in time and meet heart-broken Buffy after she has sent Angel to Hell.

    Plots and Popcorn by kargrif

    http://kargrif.livejournal.com/54932.html

    AU season 5 Spander. Buffy, Willow, Tara and Dawn try to hook Xander with Spike. Hysterical.

    Fair Play by Chrisleeoctaves

    http://chrisleeoctaves.livejournal.com/198159.html

    Post-NFA, BA, Spuffy friendship. Angel is closed off, Buffy can't find the way to his heart, Spike suggests a trip to the sex-shop... Wicked fun.

    Spellbound and Bewitched by Mahaliem

    http://mahaliem.livejournal.com/203013.html

    Post-NFA, Spander. On a mission of saving an ancient artifact Spike and Xander find a roomful of artifacts, inclufding the ones similar to the mojo that made Buffy and Faith switch bodies in season 4. And it turns out the mojo is in a working condition...

    The Trouble We're In by thenyxie

    http://thenyxie.livejournal.com/368864.html

    Post-NFA. BA with nice Spuffy friendship.
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    I have a question for those who have recommended fic. Is it considered bad form to rec a story if you haven't been given permission by the author?

    There is an older story that I really like, but the author has not replied to an email I've sent him or her. Im not sure if he or she is still active in the Buffy fandom. Is notice enough, or is explicit permission considered a minimum requirement?
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    I'd say that if the story is already available to the public via the internet, you're not doing any harm in providing someone with a link to what's already freely available if they looked hard enough. It's not like you broke into the author's house and uploaded what's written in their diary.

    If anything, I think an author would be glad for having their work freely advertized.

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