SPIKE (loading shotgun): I've got two barrels here that'll prove you wrong.
HARMONY: I knew you'd take this personally. You are so sensitive! How are you going to kill her? Think! The second you even point that thing at her, you're gonna be all, "Ahhh!" And then, you'll get bitch-slapped up and down Main Street--unless she's had enough and just stakes you!
SPIKE: Sure, it'll hurt like hell for about two hours...
SPIKE grabs HARMONY by the neck and twists. HARMONY gasps in pain.
SPIKE: But she'll be dead just a little longer than that.
(Summers's home, backyard and porch. SPIKE watches BUFFY from the bushes, then moves forward, striding purposefully toward her, gun at his side. He raises the gun and cocks it. She looks up at the sound, her face wet with tears.)
BUFFY: What do you want now?
(SPIKE is about to pull the trigger when he sees her tears. His rage vanishes in an instant.)
SPIKE: What's wrong?
BUFFY: I don't want to talk about it.
(SPIKE lowers the gun.)
SPIKE: Is there something I can do?
(BUFFY says nothing, overcome with tears. SPIKE sits down next to her, setting the shotgun down with a clunk, and tentatively pats her back.)
[Drabbles & Short Fiction]
- "Welcome to Serenity" (BtVS/Firefly/Serenity; Buffy, Mal, River, Simon, Jayne, Wash, Zoë; FRMA) by eatyourhartout
- "There Could Be Mirrors Involved..." (Buffy/Spike; FRM) by Touchstoneaf
- "Afterglow" (Buffy, Spike; FRK+) by nikkixsensei
- "Cat's out the Bag" (Spike/reader; NR) by prose-for-hire
- Cora de Vil, Chapter 1/? (BtVS (TV)/Descendants (Disney); Carlos de Vil, Kol Beast (OMC), Harry Hook, Mal (Disney), Evie (Disney), Jay (Disney), Uma (Disney), Gil (Disney: Descendants), Belle (Disney), Adam (Disney), Jane (Disney: Descendants), Li Lonnie, Chad Charming, Audrey Rose (Disney); FRMA) by AnimeGoddess19
- Funny Shaped Constellations, Chapter 1/? (Tara/Willow; FRK+) by Tastico
- The Devil You Know, Chapter 18 (AtS/BtVS/Dexter; Dexter, Astor, Lumen, Deb, Faith, Dana, Darla, Drusilla, etc.; FRMA) by frogfarm
- And I Still Do, Chapter 3 (Buffy/Spike; Willow, Xander, Anya, Giles, Wes, Winston, Potentials; FRMA) by slaymesoftly
- Mosaic Broken Hearts, Chapter 15/? (Buffy/Spike;FRK+) by kennedynoelle
- More Grimm Tails, Chapter 22 (Buffy/Spike; FRM) by Twinkles
- Screw Loose, Screwed Up, and Just Plain Screwed, Chapter 8/? (Buffy/Spike;FRMA) by sweetprincipale
- The Darkling, Chapter 71/? (Buffy/Spike; FRMA) by OffYourBird
- Daughter of Aurelius, Chapter 8/? (Buffy/Spike; FRMA) by Loup Noir
- Speranta Lumii, Chapter 57/? (Buffy/Spike; FRK+) by Irishrose
- Home Is Where the Scourge Is, Chapter 22/? (Buffy/Spike; FRMA) by Touchstoneaf
- Grave, Chapter 26/? (Buffy/Spike; FRMA) by justsue
- The Pull of Darkness, Chapter 1/? (Spike/OC; Buffy, Faith; FRK+) by tvdspnlover
- Olivia the Vampire Slayer, Chapters 1-3/? (BtVS/SVU/Forever; Olivia, Giles, Stabler; FRMA) by phouka
- Marvel Adjacent, "Life on the Sidelines," (Belle and Sebastian/BtVS; Xander-centric; FRM) by Nycorson
- Fiction Rating Key Here
- "NR" = "Not Rated"
- Authors' given ratings usually trusted, but "general audiences" is increased to FRK+ because of original BtVS/AtS series' ratings. Occasional stronger ratings given when chance glances show they're needed. The "F-bomb" requires FRMA, no matter how it's used, as does graphic depiction of violence. Just covering my BFB. :-)
[Images, Audio & Video]
- Short Vid: Pair of terrifying beasts fighting Xander-fu style (completely tongue-in-cheek; non-fandom vid good for a much-needed giggle) by Fire-Bad-Tree-Pretty in
- Captioned Still: In regards to Dawn: I also was a possessed teen (Anya, Xander, Dawn in absentia) by ofzeusnotobtuse in
- Artwork: Hayden Sherman's Character Design for Angel (sketches) by Jimbus_Christ (Zac Thompson) in Angel Rules
- Artwork: Hayden Sherman's Character Design for Spike (sketches) by Jimbus_Christ (Zac Thompson) in Angel Rules
- Blurry Still: Happy Pride from AtS (Angel; First Scene) by Goulet231 in
- Video: Ghost of the Robot mini-concert! by JamesMarstersLive (Thanks for the link, @jamie_marsters!)
[Reviews & Recaps]
- Willow was so unlikeable this season (4)! (rewatch) by Benz
- "Showtime" is an underrated episode by The810kid in Buffy Rules
- Random Thoughts after Re-watching BtVS and AtS by owl-quill
- 10 BtVS Icons recced by petzipellepingo on DW
- Once More with Commentary (Fan review podcasts of both series) recced by Priceless at Buffy Boards
- Summer of Giles Starts July 1 by il_mio_capitano in Summer of Giles
- Round 2 Signups, DW Buffyverse Bingo, July 4 - November 30, 2020! (Please read linked post, rules, and FAQ before signing up) by bvbmod in buffyversebingo
- Round 1 Winners, DW Buffyverse Bingo (June 2019 - December 2019) by bvbmod in buffyversebingo
- Nominations are now open for Juletide 2020! (multifandom demi-flash exchange in the style of Yuletide) by tailcoat in fandomcalendar
- Round 2 Signups, LJ Buffyverse Bingo, July 4 - November 30, 2020! (Please read linked post, rules, and FAQ before signing up) by bvbmod in buffyversebingo
- Round 1 Winners, LJ Buffyverse Bingo (June 2019 - December 2019) by bvbmod in buffyversebingo
- Where can I find this training dummy? (photo) by IntelAnonymous in Buffy Rules
- ISO: Spuffy site and/or fic recs (Elysian Fields "wouldn't let" her sign up?) by LilyyZara in
- Episode Watch List Recs Wanted (newbies prepping for RPG) by Pastordontplay in Buffy Rules
- Marvel's Runaways Virtual Experience by Wizard World 10:00 a.m. PST, Sunday, June 28 by @Crazy4ComicCon (Thanks for the link, @jamie_marsters!)
- What is your favorite BtVS season opener and why? by FaithLehane16
- Does anyone think Willow was forgiven too quickly in "Something Blue"? by Benz
- Angel: "I don't want a bad girl." (Real life metaphors) by AngelBuffy
- Spike's Intentions by DeepBreath220 in Buffy Rules
- (How many died at Sunnydale High total?) by indiepop-is-back in Buffy Rules
- What would've happened if Angel got canceled (after only 1-2 seasons)? by number1angels in Buffy Rules
- Why is the show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she kills other non-vamp baddies? by jdpm1991 in
- Opening Credits: BtVS or AtS? by NotGoodAtUser-Names in Buffy Rules
- Jasmine was the most unique Buffyverse villain by The810kid in Angel Rules
- Would Xander be considered an entitled nice guy? by jdpm1991 in Buffy Rules
- If the Scoobies met Angel Investigations, who would get along with whom? by jdpm1991 in Angel Rules
- In regards to Xander during (OMWF) by ofzeusnotobtuse in
[Articles, Interviews, and Other News]
- James Marsters Joins the Cast of THE FALLEN (TV) by dontkillspike
- Zac Thompson, New Writer of Angel Comic, Q&A by Jimbus_Christ (Zac Thompson) in Angel Rules (Thanks to Angel6 on the Buffy Boards for the link!)
- Coming of Age Lessons in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV) at fanpop.com
- Zac Thompson and Hayden Sherman on Angel & Spike? (creative team) at Bleeding Cool Comics
- Enjoy a FREE PANEL (virtually)! Participate in personal live chats & recorded videos & get autos w/add'l purchases. THIS SUNDAY (JUNE 28) 10a PT/1p ET (James Marsters) at Wizard World's Twitter Page