Fic: ‘The Page of Wands’ by Quinara (PG-13) [1/5]

This entry is part 1 of 5 of the story The Page of Wands

Hello Seasonal Spuffy!!! So excited to be back for the tenth year of Spuffiness; thanks to all the mods who’ve been keeping this place going. I have been more than remiss with everything that’s been posted so far – hoping to remedy that ASAP.

My offering for today is a new completed fic, which is about 11,000 words in total and spread across five short chapters. I had many grander plans, but it was suggested to me around the time I was stressing out about having nothing that it would be sensible to do something straightforward. What this meant was finding one of the beginnings in my WIP folder and winging the rest of the story, which has resulted in something fairly indulgent of my fic predilections. Which is surely in theme with all of the random shite I have presented to this community over the years!

So, where does this story come from? Well, fans of the comics may remember that a few months(?) ago, there was an issue previewed and then released about Buffy going inside Spike’s head. I don’t actually read the comics, but I love all of that stuff, so I was intrigued. Of course, it seems as though the comic writers and I disagree about how that sort of storyline should play out, so I was inspired to do my own version. As a story actually about the plotline of the comics, this thing pretty much stalled, so what I’ve done instead is really a riff on the basic premise of that issue. It’s a story that could be set in a much more generic futureverse, but hopefully it also fits within the comics canon, for people who would like it to! There are kittens. Also tarot…

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [7/7] [NC-17ish]

This entry is part 7 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

I’m not sure this is all that angsty, to be honest. I take it all back. Or maybe it is. It’s something or other. Anyway, the conclusion!

Hope you enjoy the fic, generally!! Thanks again to everyone who made seasonal_spuffy happen.

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [6/7] [NC-17ish]

This entry is part 6 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

I wonder what could happen in this particular chapter…

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

[Chapter One]
[Chapter Five]

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [5/7] [NC-17ish]

This entry is part 5 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

A certain level of angst develops from here on out. But in a way you might enjoy?

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

[Chapter One]
[Chapter Four]

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [4/7] [NC-17ish]

This entry is part 4 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

Apols for the spam attack; please imagine these are perfectly and elegantly spaced instalments, which arrive in easy, serene sequence for your delectation…

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

[Chapter One]
[Chapter Three]

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [3/7] [NC-17ish]

This entry is part 3 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

Onwards!

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [2/7] [NC-17ish]

This entry is part 2 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

Sorry I’m so late back!! But to continue the fic, here I am… What could be going on???

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

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Fic: ‘By the click of someone else’s slippers’ [1/7] [NC-17, but not this chapter]

This entry is part 1 of 7 of the story By the click of someone else's slippers

Hello Seasonal Spuffy!! So glad to be here for another year! There are seven parts to the fic I’m hoping to post today, and I’m hoping to get all of them up. Most of them I will have to come back to this evening, but as a taster I have here chapter one to post before work. Thanks to all the mods for running this again and to everyone who’s taking part and therefore likely to keep me entertained over the next few weeks…

As usual, I have no real idea what genre this is: it’s sort of angsty, but there’s something of a comedy element as well and I like to think it’s not actually depressing. It’s at least partly inspired by the rewatch running with fantas_magoria, which has currently got us to the middle of S2. Even though this is set in S6… But, anyway, I hope you enjoy it!! Huge thanks to bogwitch for being my beta and for listening to me swear about the aforementioned S2.

By the click of someone else’s slippers

Quinara

S6 | NC-17(ish) | ~33,500 words total

Spike has spent the last few months in an AU LA with no memory of Buffy or even Sunnydale. Buffy comes to rescue him, but Spike’s not sure why she bothers. At the end of the day, though, it’s really just a rewrite of Smashed

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Fic: ‘In Remission’ by Quinara. [4/4; ~19.5K words total; PG-13]

This entry is part 4 of 4 of the story In Remission

Sorry, sorry, sorry! I had to go out and things overran… But I bring the conclusion! Please let me know what you think, and I will get back to you all in the actual tomorrow. Thanks for reading! I’m so sorry for any typos. Especially know/now. I can’t stop it; it’s a plague…

In Remission
by Quinara.

In the five years Spike’s been missing, the world around Buffy has irrevocably changed. The general population has woken up to vampires’ existence and the kill count has dropped way down. She’s sharing a house with a soulless vampire, still going by the name of Faith. But what does Spike have to do with it? And what does it mean for their future?

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Fic: ‘In Remission’ by Quinara. [3/4; ~17K words total; PG-13]

This entry is part 3 of 4 of the story In Remission

Thanks for everything, mods – and thanks to people reading. I’m going to try and get the last chapter posted tonight, but editing does seem to be taking quite a long time. I hope you’re enjoying things!

In Remission
by Quinara.

In the five years Spike’s been missing, the world around Buffy has irrevocably changed. The general population has woken up to vampires’ existence and the kill count has dropped way down. She’s sharing a house with a soulless vampire, still going by the name of Faith. But what does Spike have to do with it? And what does it mean for their future?

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Fic: ‘In Remission’ by Quinara. [2/4; ~17K words total; PG-13]

This entry is part 2 of 4 of the story In Remission

Hi again! This is the second part of the story – first part here. I think my total word count might end up being a little short, but we’ll figure that out later…

In Remission
by Quinara.

In the five years Spike’s been missing, the world around Buffy has irrevocably changed. The general population has woken up to vampires’ existence and the kill count has dropped way down. She’s sharing a house with a soulless vampire, still going by the name of Faith. But what does Spike have to do with it? And what does it mean for their future?

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Fic: ‘In Remission’ by Quinara. [1/4; ~17K words total; PG-13]

This entry is part 1 of 4 of the story In Remission

Well, hello Seasonal Spuffy! It’s been a long time. Hope you’re all having a nice Sunday! I’ve got some fic for my offering, complete in four chapters, all of which I’m hoping to get posted today, though it might be touch and go. If I don’t manage it, then the ending will definitely be posted on the free-for-all day. I hope you enjoy! (And I know, I’m surprised I’m giving you a summary that actually sums up what the fic is about as well.)

In Remission
by Quinara.

In the five years Spike’s been missing, the world around Buffy has irrevocably changed. The general population has woken up to vampires’ existence and the kill count has dropped way down. She’s sharing a house with a soulless vampire, still going by the name of Faith. But what does Spike have to do with it? And what does it mean for their future?

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Fic: ‘Turn and Face the Strain’ 7-15/15 by Quinara [strongish R]

This entry is part 7 of 7 of the story Turn and Face the Strain

Happy free-for-all day, everybody! I just wanted to let everyone know that the fic I started last week is all complete and posted on my journals (LJ/DW and the AO3 archive. This is chapter 7, which links you onwards. Please feel free to come and chat wherever!

Turn and Face the Strain.
[Sequel to The More Things Stay the Same and As Good as a Rest.]

When Buffy thought about falling in love again, she didn’t expect it to be nearly so complicated as it actually turns out to be.
Also, she didn’t expect it to be Spike. (She’s not sure he did either.)

Author: Quinara
Rating: R…? I’m not sure I even know anymore with ratings, but there’s sex in it and people swear lots and (gasp) I think there’s some underage drinking too, which probably needs to be censored. ;)
Length: ~83,000 words in total; chapters are generally between 5000 and 6000 words.
Setting: Late S6, AU As You Were (and so much more! Not least in an AU AtS S3…)
Notes: Many thanks to the fabulous bogwitch for putting up with me and being my beta! This is the final story in a series I’ve written for the previous two rounds of seasonal_spuffy, consisting of The More Things Stay the Same and As Good as a Rest. I think what I’m posting today probably could stand on its own as a S6 AU, but I do follow up some stuff that happens in the previous fics, because it’s a sequel. The main thing is that Dead Things went differently and some stuff happened in LA. Other stuff happened around Buffy’s birthday. The chapter titles are of course from AYW!
Warnings: I don’t think this would need any of the AO3 listed warnings. I think the genre of this is much more of a drama-going-on-mystery-ish-adventure story, so it’s mostly in line with the show in terms of what it involves.
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Fic: ‘Turn and Face the Strain’ 6/15 by Quinara [strongish R]

This entry is part 6 of 7 of the story Turn and Face the Strain

So here it is, the last instalment for today. Hope you like it!

ETA: I am now posting the next chapters of this story on my journal, since I don’t think I’ll have time to post them all on the free-for-all day. I’ll bring over one or two then, but if you want to get ahead…

Turn and Face the Strain.

[Sequel to The More Things Stay the Same and As Good as a Rest.]

When Buffy thought about falling in love again, she didn’t expect it to be nearly so complicated as it actually turns out to be.
Also, she didn’t expect it to be Spike. (She’s not sure he did either.)

Author: Quinara
Rating: R…? I’m not sure I even know anymore with ratings, but there’s sex in it and people swear lots and (gasp) I think there’s some underage drinking too, which probably needs to be censored. ;)
Length: ~80,000 words in total; ~33,000 words today; chapters are generally between 5000 and 6000 words.
Setting: Late S6, AU As You Were (and so much more! Not least in an AU AtS S3…)

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Fic: ‘Turn and Face the Strain’ 5/15 by Quinara [strongish R]

This entry is part 5 of 7 of the story Turn and Face the Strain

Dum dum duhhm!

Turn and Face the Strain.

[Sequel to The More Things Stay the Same and As Good as a Rest.]

When Buffy thought about falling in love again, she didn’t expect it to be nearly so complicated as it actually turns out to be.
Also, she didn’t expect it to be Spike. (She’s not sure he did either.)

Author: Quinara
Rating: R…? I’m not sure I even know anymore with ratings, but there’s sex in it and people swear lots and (gasp) I think there’s some underage drinking too, which probably needs to be censored. ;)
Length: ~80,000 words in total; ~33,000 words today; chapters are generally between 5000 and 6000 words.
Setting: Late S6, AU As You Were (and so much more! Not least in an AU AtS S3…)

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Fic: ‘Turn and Face the Strain’ 4/15 by Quinara [strongish R]

This entry is part 4 of 7 of the story Turn and Face the Strain

For some reason I feel like it’s necessary to put a new random comment here for every chapter, so… Welcome to chapter 4! Hope you’re enjoying.

Turn and Face the Strain.

[Sequel to The More Things Stay the Same and As Good as a Rest.]

When Buffy thought about falling in love again, she didn’t expect it to be nearly so complicated as it actually turns out to be.
Also, she didn’t expect it to be Spike. (She’s not sure he did either.)

Author: Quinara
Rating: R…? I’m not sure I even know anymore with ratings, but there’s sex in it and people swear lots and (gasp) I think there’s some underage drinking too, which probably needs to be censored. ;)
Length: ~80,000 words in total; ~33,000 words today; chapters are generally between 5000 and 6000 words.
Setting: Late S6, AU As You Were (and so much more! Not least in an AU AtS S3…)

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