"New Depths" by Sigyn
Summary: Spike has always relished being taken to new depths. Now he has a new soul, a new place in the world, and no idea of what that is. A series of stories set in season seven of Spike and Buffy's exploration of his new soul.
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Dramedy, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Challenges: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 22
Series Type: Closed

Summary: “I had a speech. I learned it all. Oh, god, she won’t understand, she won’t understand....”
On his way to earn his soul, Spike prepares his speech for when he gets back.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 6, Season 7
Characters: Spike
Genres: Angst, POV, Romance
Warnings: Attempted Rape
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 972 Hit Count: 1,742 ePub Downloads: 81
Published: June 16, 2015 Updated: June 16, 2015
Summary: So he had won. He had survived. The universe was rent open, his soul was fetched from whatever nether-space it had been stashed in, and seared into his being like a brand. And then it began. The strident cacophony of what have I done? roared inside of him to epic proportions.
 
Nominee Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards Round 32, Best Angst. 
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Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Angelus, Drusilla, Spike, William
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: Blood Play, Rape (Actual), Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,001 Hit Count: 2,013 ePub Downloads: 84
Published: June 17, 2015 Updated: June 17, 2015
Summary:     “What’s happened?” Angel asked over the phone.
    “I just needed to talk to you,” Buffy said.
    Another pause. “About what?”
    Buffy almost blurted it out. Spike’s gotten his soul back! He’s gotten his soul, and it’s driven him mad. What the hell do I do?! 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,044 Hit Count: 3,034 ePub Downloads: 90
Published: June 19, 2015 Updated: June 19, 2015
Summary: Buffy almost said it. She almost apologized. She was afraid if she did it would break her, even in this dream, if it was still a dream, but she still couldn’t. But you’ve said it so often in so many of these dreams…. Buffy and Spike come together in the high school. But it feels just like one of those dreams…. Set after Help.

Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Porn w/ Plot
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,791 Hit Count: 1,634 ePub Downloads: 63
Published: January 22, 2017 Updated: January 22, 2017
Summary: Spike. Ensouled. Stuck in a basement. Alone. Scared. Mad. Tortured by guilt. “I don't have anywhere else to go.” Buffy already knows, that can't be true.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,303 Hit Count: 2,814 ePub Downloads: 87
Published: November 16, 2015 Updated: November 16, 2015
Summary: “Even if he was okay with it, even if he was a bad person, even if... if he... did the same thing to someone else. That wouldn’t make what I did right.” Buffy talks to Dawn in the car ride home from the train yard, in Him.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike, Xander
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,000 Hit Count: 2,118 ePub Downloads: 46
Published: September 12, 2016 Updated: September 12, 2016
Summary: “Are you all right?” Spike asked.
“Perfectly normal,” Buffy said. “Spell’s all gone.”
“That wasn’t what I meant,” he said. “I meant... after what it made you.... After.”
Buffy and Spike talk just after the events of the episode Him.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Rape (Implied)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 512 Hit Count: 4,539 ePub Downloads: 105
Published: June 20, 2015 Updated: June 20, 2015
Summary: Spike has Buffy’s number. Memorized.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, EllieRose101
Artists: bewildered
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Canon-Compliant, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 835 Hit Count: 1,046 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: October 30, 2021 Updated: October 30, 2021
Summary: It didn’t occur to Buffy that Xander wouldn’t be bringing his housemate, or that Spike would choose to sit this one out, or that Buffy… should have issued an actual invitation. She hadn’t. She hadn’t, and Spike had a soul now, and the one thing he hadn’t been doing was invading her personal space. Which was absurd, because he actually had been legit useful lately and didn’t that mean he was part of the team again? Didn’t that entitle him to a night of awkward conversation and turkey gravy? Thanksgiving, season 7. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, EllieRose101
Artists: bewildered
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Canon-Compliant, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,958 Hit Count: 1,254 ePub Downloads: 27
Published: November 25, 2021 Updated: November 25, 2021
Summary: “I’m used to you being hard. At least with me.” 
Missing scene from Sleeper.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, EllieRose101
Artists: EllieRose101
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Canon-Compliant, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,076 Hit Count: 1,442 ePub Downloads: 37
Published: February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021
Summary:     “You didn’t join the party," Buffy said. "I sent Anya down to tell you.”
    “She did.” Spike shrugged. “Not really the party animal these days.”
    “I’d noticed.” Buffy nodded at his chains.
New Year's Eve, season seven.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: It's Just a Game, Holiday Fics
Event: 2015 Holiday Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,864 Hit Count: 2,806 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: December 08, 2015 Updated: December 08, 2015
Summary: "Look, Buffy," Spike said. "I know it wasn’t the real reason you broke up with me, but honest, I wasn’t your dealer, your ‘Doctor’ or whatever. I was a bloody patsy is what I was." While Spike is suffering from a malfunctioning neuro-chip, Buffy finally lets him explain the events in As You Were.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,389 Hit Count: 2,892 ePub Downloads: 66
Published: June 21, 2015 Updated: June 21, 2015
Summary: Spike had been pretty down lately. Sometimes Buffy wished she could just shake him. Where the hell was Spike under all this? She knew he had a soul, now, but – god. Did a soul do nothing but make vampires melancholy brood machines? Set after The Killer In Me, before Get It Done.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Gaia-VoidMother
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Other
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,743 Hit Count: 2,285 ePub Downloads: 66
Published: November 05, 2015 Updated: November 05, 2015
Summary: What Spike learned and felt while living in Buffy’s house. Missing scene from First Date – what was Spike doing upstairs, anyway?

Nominee Sunnydale Memorial Awards, Round 32: Best characterization (Spike)
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Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Angst, POV, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,585 Hit Count: 2,829 ePub Downloads: 92
Published: August 27, 2015 Updated: August 27, 2015
Summary: “Spike?" Buffy asked. "Your soul.... Is it like Angel’s? I mean, if you were to find happiness – in whatever way – would you lose it?” Missing scene from First Date.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 832 Hit Count: 2,888 ePub Downloads: 70
Published: June 22, 2015 Updated: June 22, 2015
Summary:     “So, you wanna tell me what really happened down there?”
    “Nothing,” Spike said, annoyed, “it was just stuff. Memories. Nothing important.”
    “Nothing important doesn’t usually make your hands shake,” Buffy said softly.
    Buffy tries to help Spike find the source of the First’s trigger, after she releases him in Lies My Parents Told Me. It is not a short or pleasant journey.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Drusilla, Spike
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,792 Hit Count: 2,402 ePub Downloads: 75
Published: June 23, 2015 Updated: June 23, 2015
Summary: "You’re a hypocritical piece of work, watcher," Spike told Giles. "You’ve lied to her, abandoned her, poisoned her, endangered her, and worked behind her back to undermine her, and you think I’m the one who’s bad for her.” Spike confronts Giles after Lies My Parents Told Me.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Spike
Genres: Drama, Fighting
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,847 Hit Count: 3,284 ePub Downloads: 87
Published: June 26, 2015 Updated: June 26, 2015
Summary: “Well," Spike told Buffy. "You didn’t seem real happy about finding Faith down here." Missing scene from Dirty Girls.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,298 Hit Count: 4,638 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: June 28, 2015 Updated: June 28, 2015
Summary: Spike could smell it as he passed through the quiet house. Everyone was sleeping. Even Buffy was sleeping. But he knew she was crying all the same. Set before Touched.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,895 Hit Count: 2,326 ePub Downloads: 68
Published: March 03, 2016 Updated: March 03, 2016
Summary: Spike was still and silent, his eyes closed. She wanted to wake him, but... she couldn’t bring herself to do it. He lay there so peaceful, so calm, so content. Still curled on his side as if she were still in his arms, his head on the pillow, breathing gently. The sight of him was perfect. Buffy, preparing to write her farewell note in Touched. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,583 Hit Count: 2,033 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: July 20, 2015 Updated: July 20, 2015
Summary: Buffy contemplates her way of breaking everything. 
 
Had to get me some of that sweet umbrella rain. Betaed by everyone I could find, DarkVoid116, SzmattyCat and the exquisite bewildered. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: bewildered, DarkVoid116, SzmattyCat
Artists: None
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Challenges: What does it Really Mean
Event: 2019 Challenge Month
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,658 Hit Count: 1,531 ePub Downloads: 42
Published: April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019
Summary:
“What is this to you?” Spike asked, long ago. “This thing we have?” Buffy didn’t have a real answer. “We have this,” she said. “That’s all.” Through everything, they’d always had this, whatever this was. Now that Spike has returned from the dead, wasn’t this resurrected with him? Or was this left behind in Sunnydale?
Starts after the final episode of Angel, assuming no comic continuation. Contains many missing scenes from season 7. Complete at twelve chapters; 29,000 words.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: myrabeth
Series: "New Depths"
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Angel, Illyria
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Attempted Rape, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,009 Hit Count: 41,002 ePub Downloads: 433
Published: May 31, 2015 Updated: June 11, 2015