FIC: Kintsugi (NC-17, Spike/Buffy) by enigmaticblue

Title: Kintsugi
Author: enigmaticblues
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Spike/Buffy, Dawn, Willow
Spoilers: Smashed/Wrecked, a sequel to The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing, and part of my ongoing series.
Word Count: ~13,500
Warnings: Vague references to past bad acts, consistent with the show
Summary: Brokenness can be beautiful, particularly when you can be broken together.
A/N: WARNING: There is mention of the fearsome foursome (Angelus, Darla, Drusilla, and Spike) as well as references to what they got up to. It’s relatively vague, and I don’t think it would be triggery (far less graphic than the mentions of what they did in the series), but YMMV. If you’re concerned, it’s in Part III, and you can scroll right past if you need to.

Written for the 2016 spring Seasonal Spuffy challenge, A New Era, with a hat-tip to garnigal for the title. For those of you who don’t know, kintsugi is the Japanese art of golden repair: repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, and not something to disguise. For the purposes of this fic, the prior story ended somewhere in the vicinity of “Smashed/Wrecked” and this one picks up right after that one.

Note: If I haven’t already nattered on enough, I am throwing canon out the window here. This is a smaller story than I had intended, but real life got in the way, and it’s not quite as long as I wanted it to be. I hope you all enjoy it anyway. It’s posted on AO3 due to RL getting in the way.

The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing [3/3]

Title: The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Buffy/Spike
Spoilers: Through mid-S6, although it’s more than a bit AU. Takes place after my fic Certain Dark Things
Word Count: ~12,500
Summary: The things you most want to hold onto, the things that are most precious, are always temporary.
A/N: Written for seasonal_spuffy fall 2015 round. To look back, I realized that the last fic I’d written for SS was Certain Dark Things, and was a ‘verse I’d always intended to revisit. Coming around full circle, the title for the first fic in this series was from a Lucinda Williams song; this title is from a Lucinda Williams’ song of the same name.
A/N2: I find the question of whether a vampire can suffer from something like PTSD to be a fascinating question. From the beginning of S3, and Angel’s slow recovery, I would assume that it’s possible.

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The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing [2/3]

Title: The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Buffy/Spike
Spoilers: Through mid-S6, although it’s more than a bit AU. Takes place after my fic Certain Dark Things
Word Count: ~12,500
Summary: The things you most want to hold onto, the things that are most precious, are always temporary.

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The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing [1/3]

Title: The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Buffy/Spike
Spoilers: Through mid-S6, although it’s more than a bit AU. Takes place after my fic Certain Dark Things
Word Count: ~12,500
Summary: The things you most want to hold onto, the things that are most precious, are always temporary.
A/N: Written for seasonal_spuffy fall 2015 round. To look back, I realized that the last fic I’d written for SS was Certain Dark Things, and was a ‘verse I’d always intended to revisit. Coming around full circle, the title for the first fic in this series was from a Lucinda Williams song; this title is from a Lucinda Williams’ song of the same name.
A/N2: I find the question of whether a vampire can suffer from something like PTSD to be a fascinating question. From the beginning of S3, and Angel’s slow recovery, I would assume that it’s possible.

First off, many thanks to my flisties for their support and encouragement in getting back into the Spuffy fandom, and helping me find something new to say. Thanks to gillo for suggesting the perfect poem, and helping to shape the fic as a whole. And extra warm thanks to sandy_s and ayinhara for their lightening fast betas. This fandom rocks.

Now, the fic. I strongly suggest you read the other two installments, but if you want to dive right in just know that in the first story, Spike and Buffy meet in LA between S2 and S3 and start up a relationship of sorts. In Certain Dark Things, Buffy rescues Spike from the Initiative at the end of S4, where he’d been held for months. This story starts about 3 months later.

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FIC: Certain Dark Things ~R (1/4)

This entry is part 1 of 4 of the story Certain Dark Things

So, if I had known that I would be posting on Halloween, I probably would have come up with something a little more… Halloween-y. (Long story there.) Anyway, this is a sequel to my fic Unsuffer Me, wherein Spike and Buffy meet up in L.A. the summer between S2 and 3. It’s also a little different than my usual fare, but I hope you like it anyway.

As always, thank you to all the participants, both creators and readers/reviewers. And thanks for the extra patience this round. RL has been kicking my butt.

Certain Dark Things
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters.
Summary: The sequel to Unsuffer Me. Spike returns to Sunnydale, only to find the Initiative waiting for him.
A/N: In this ‘verse, the events of “Lover’s Walk” never happened.

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FIC: Wounded Hearts ~PG-15 (1/9)

This entry is part 1 of 9 of the story Wounded Hearts

As I suspected might happen, I very nearly forgot to post this today. Thanks to framefolly, however, I did not. It just goes to show that seasonal_spuffy is a team sport. This particular story is complete in 9 chapters, and I’ll be getting them up as quick as I can.

Wounded Hearts
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: PG-15
Disclaimer: These characters aren’t mine. If they were, they really would have received a happy ending, and I wouldn’t be writing fanfiction.
Summary: In the time between sleeping and waking, Buffy dreams of what might have been. Dawn attempts to make the dream a reality.
A/N: Written for the Spring 2009 seasonal_spuffy round. Many thanks to my beta, ayinhara, and to szandara, without whom this wouldn’t have been written.

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Ficlet: Domestic Bliss ~PG-

And the third and final offering for today. I hope you enjoyed.

Domestic Bliss
Author: enigmaticblues
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: As you can see from this fic, I certainly don’t own these characters. I’m much nicer than Joss.
Summary: Set sometime in a possible post-Chosen/NFA future, Spike and Buffy have to navigate a world without apocalypses. It’s harder than you might think.
A/N: Written for the Fall 2008 round of Seasonal Spuffy. The theme was “obstacles”, and this is just a little bit of FWP. (Fluff without plot.)

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Ficlet: Five Times Buffy Didn’t Kiss Spike (And One Time She Did) ~PG-13 (1/1)

The second ficlet, a little further along in canon, and possibly a little more Spuffy. Thanks to those who helped me brainstorm “Five Things” prompts.

Five Times Buffy Didn’t Kiss Spike (And One Time She Did)
Author: enigmaticblues
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters. If I did, they would be happy, and I would be rich.
Summary: Written for the Fall 2008 round of Seasonal Spuffy, and set in a very AU S6, where Buffy didn’t die.

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Ficlet: Those Who Wait ~PG (1/1)

I’m first up, and I’ve got three ficlets that I’ll be posting throughout the course of the day. Please remember to put your stories and artwork, etc. behind a cut tag.

Those Who Wait
Author: enigmaticblues
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Yeah, I don’t own these characters. I would think that would be obvious.
Summary: Set during Into the Woods. The confrontation between Riley and Buffy goes a little differently, and Buffy finds herself contemplating a relationship that isn’t exactly normal.
A/N: This has probably been done before, but I wanted to try my hand at a little early-ish S5 Spuffy. Believe it or not, I liked Riley, but he’s kind of a bad guy in this one.

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