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Summary: Updated! Agnes and Clifford Butterfield just had a new family move in next door, and they have a front row seat to everything that entails!
This is the story of Buffy’s next door neighbors…the ones at 1632 Revello Drive (cause we all know what happened to the neighbor at 1628 Revello Drive!). It will be told in a series of drabbles starting with Season 1 all the way through Season 7. So, fair warning….it takes Spike a little while to show up. But he will!
Written for the Elysian Fields Challenge Month 2023.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: DarkVoid116, violettathepiratequeen
Artists: the_big_bad
Series: The Agnesverse
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Between Seasons (any), Missing Scene, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Xander, Angel, Angelus, Anya, Buffybot, Cordelia, Dawn, Drusilla, Joyce, Original Characters, Tara
Genres: Dramedy, POV
Warnings: Character Death, Gun Violence, Violence
Challenges: What 'Do' the neighbors think?
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 107
Word count: 90,059 Hit Count: 35,489 ePub Downloads: 214
Published: April 12, 2023 Updated: May 24, 2024


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Story Notes: This story is in response to What 'Do' the neighbors think? by Its all fluffy
I intend the story to generally be canon-compliant but I didn't select that category just in case I go off book a little here or there. [Note that the story is canon compliant through season 5/chapter 49. After that point, there is more divergence as Season 6 proceeds.]
The plan is to post on Wednesdays and most of the drabbles will be 600-900 words. Every once in a while I’ll throw in a true drabble of ~100 words, and those will be bonus postings on the weekend. At the moment, I am planning about 20-25 chapters. Enjoy!
May 2024 Update - Postings are now happening on Tuesdays and Fridays, and I’ve clearly surpassed my original estimate of chapters. Season 7 is now underway, and we’re looking at maybe 120 chapters total??
Beta'd by DarkVoid116 and violettathepiratequeen
Banner by me!
 
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

1. Welcome to the Neighborhood by the_big_bad - Likes: 20 Comments: 16 Word Count: 724 Hit Count: 2,243 Published: April 12, 2023

Set just prior to the start of the show, this first drabble is mostly intended to introduce the neighbors.

 

2. A Cry in the Night by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 9 Word Count: 998 Hit Count: 553 Published: April 19, 2023

Set during Season 1, Episode 7 "Angel"

 

Beta'd by violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, both of whom rock!

3. Halloween by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 930 Hit Count: 527 Published: April 26, 2023

BONUS WEEK!!

We have arrived in Season 2 and I'm excited, so there will be THREE drabbles posted this week - today, Friday, and Sunday.

Today's installment is set during Season 2, Episode 6 "Halloween"

4. Halloween Epilogue by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 11 Word Count: 245 Hit Count: 499 Published: April 27, 2023

Bonus #1!

It's officially Friday where I am, so here is Bonus #1 for this week!

Set just after Season 2, Episode 6 "Halloween"

5. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 134 Hit Count: 446 Published: April 29, 2023

Bonus #2!

It's officially Sunday on the server, so here is Bonus #2 for this week!

Set during Season 2, Episode 9 "What’s My Line Part 1"

6. In Which Agnes is Bothered and Bewildered by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 671 Hit Count: 486 Published: May 02, 2023

Set during Season 2, Episode 16 "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered"

Thank you so much for the warm reception to Agnes and Clifford! I really appreciate comments and feedback!!

And repeated thanks to my wonderful betas, violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, who are so talented and supportive!

7. Dust in the Wind by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 11 Word Count: 742 Hit Count: 455 Published: May 06, 2023

Set during Season 2, Episode 22 "Becoming, Part 2"

Thanks again to my wonderful betas, violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!

8. Becoming a Neighbor by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 8 Word Count: 990 Hit Count: 447 Published: May 09, 2023

Set after Season 2, Episode 22 “Becoming, Part 2”

thanks to my betas, violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!

9. Welcome Home by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 9 Word Count: 984 Hit Count: 462 Published: May 12, 2023

Set during Season 3, Episode 2 “Dead Man’s Party”

We've made it to Season 3! We won't stop here for too long, but there are some important moments here.

Thanks again to my wonderful betas, violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!

10. How Agnes Got Her Groove Back by the_big_bad - Likes: 19 Comments: 8 Word Count: 343 Hit Count: 393 Published: May 16, 2023

Set in Season 3, Episode 6 “Band Candy”

Special Bonus Week! Expect three postings this week…

thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for beta! And to Simmony for the inspiration to include Band Candy!

11. An Old Friend Visits by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 5 Word Count: 996 Hit Count: 404 Published: May 19, 2023

Set during Season 3, Episode 8 “Lovers Walk”

SPIKE'S BACK!

Thank you to awesome beta readers violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!

12. Graduation Day by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 283 Hit Count: 374 Published: May 21, 2023

Set during Season 3, Episode 22 “Graduation Day Part 2”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for beta!

13. Home Improvements by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 6 Word Count: 779 Hit Count: 395 Published: May 23, 2023

Set in the summer before Season 4

Thanks DarkVoid116 and Violettathepiratequeen for beta read!

14. The Freshman by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 537 Hit Count: 406 Published: May 26, 2023

Set during Season 4, Episode 1 “The Freshman”

Thanks to betas Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116

15. Harsh Light of Day by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 797 Hit Count: 382 Published: May 30, 2023

Set during Season 4, Episode 3 “Harsh Light of Day”

Thank you Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116! You guys always help make it better!

And thank you to the readers, and especially the reviewers who keep me going: pfeifferpack, teuntje, magnus374, sigyn, zanthinegirl, ClowiniestLivEver, BewitchedXx, NeomeBuffy, Babyzekat, VoronaFiernan, The Danish Bird, lurker4ever, and swonderful.

16. Thanksgiving Preparations by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 8 Word Count: 424 Hit Count: 410 Published: June 03, 2023

Set during Season 4, Episode 8 “Pangs”

Thank you to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, and to all the readers and commenters. hearts

17. Something Blue by the_big_bad - Likes: 21 Comments: 7 Word Count: 999 Hit Count: 382 Published: June 06, 2023

Set during Season 4, Episode 9 “Something Blue”

OMG, guys, I'm so excited but also nervous and I just couldn't wait any longer to post this one, so here it is, a little earlier than normal. This is one of two parts! Part 2 (Something Bluer) will be posted Friday and give a Spike perspective!

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Thank you, as always, to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!

18. Something Bluer by the_big_bad - Likes: 18 Comments: 9 Word Count: 807 Hit Count: 397 Published: June 09, 2023

Set immediately after Season 4, Episode 9 “Something Blue”

And here is my Part 2 of Something Blue...

Thanks DarkVoid116 and Violettathepiratequeen!

19. Silent Night by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 8 Word Count: 777 Hit Count: 333 Published: June 13, 2023

Set during Season 4, Episode 10 “Hush”

Thanks to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for beta'ing, and to DarkVoid116 for suggesting including a "Hush" chapter!

20. Spike Lends A Hand by the_big_bad - Likes: 18 Comments: 7 Word Count: 900 Hit Count: 362 Published: June 16, 2023

Set just after Season 4, Episode 12 “A New Man”

Thanks as always to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, as well as you readers!

21. Clifford Takes A Drive by the_big_bad - Likes: 18 Comments: 9 Word Count: 846 Hit Count: 329 Published: June 20, 2023

Set during/just after Season 4, Episode 14 “Goodbye Iowa”

Thank you to DarkVoid116 and Violettathepiratequeen for beta help!

22. Spike Gets Help by the_big_bad - Likes: 20 Comments: 9 Word Count: 985 Hit Count: 339 Published: June 23, 2023

Set during/just after Season 4, Episode 14 “Goodbye Iowa”

Thanks again to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, who made sure I could make these last two chapters drabble sized!

And thanks to all the "likers" out there!

Babyzekat, Billy616, ClowniestLivEver, Coldhandswarmheart, Elricean, ixchel01, juggler, JustMe2, Logi, Lukas Bauer, NeomeBuffy, nojiri23, pfeifferpack, RavenLove12, sarkastikoverlord, simmony, spapad, srbeaver, Stillafan, Teuntje, The Danish Bird, Ubikoctober, violettathepiratequeen, Vogon Poet, VoronaFiernan, whatkindoftea, zanthinegirl

23. Who Are The People in Your Neighborhood? by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 961 Hit Count: 298 Published: June 27, 2023

Set during Season 4, Episode 16 “Who Are You?”

Thanks to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for their excellent beta read!

24. Consequences by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 565 Hit Count: 303 Published: June 29, 2023

Set about a week after the events of Season 4, Episode 16 “Who Are You?” 

I'm posting a little early because I have a medical procedure in the morning and who knows how I'll feel after that! Note that this is a follow on to Tuesday's chapter. I know email notifications were not working earlier this week, so if you missed that update, go read it first otherwise this chapter won't make sense! 

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As always, thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for their beta help, and to all the readers and commenters who light up my life! 

25. Restless by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 101 Hit Count: 296 Published: July 03, 2023

In honor of Drabblemania, this one is an actual 100-word exactly drabble. 

Enjoy!

As always, thanks to DarkVoid116 and violettathepiratequeen

26. Cars by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 7 Word Count: 999 Hit Count: 308 Published: July 07, 2023

Set in the summer between Season 4 and Season 5. 

And we've made it to pre-Season 5! Just a note that I'll be dropping to weekly postings (on Fridays) in July, due to the Drabblemania event. But please check out my entry to that, A Vampire's Guide to Dating the Slayer, which is a continuation of my Spike and the Scoobies series set in an AU Season 4...most definitely not canon!

Thank you violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for all your beta help!

27. Agnes Meets Dracula by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 753 Hit Count: 302 Published: July 14, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 1 “Buffy vs Dracula”

Thank you to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, who continue to beta this story even during the craziness of Drabblemania!! You guys are the best!

28. The Dawn of a New Era by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 300 Hit Count: 308 Published: July 21, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 2 “Real Me”

Thanks to Violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, who have stuck with this story so long!! Love you guys!

And now....DAWN!

29. Emergency by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 8 Word Count: 238 Hit Count: 316 Published: July 28, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 4 “Out of My Mind”

Don't worry, I haven't abandoned this story! We'll hopefully be back on a regular track soon, now that Drabblemania is wrapping up! 

Thanks as always to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for their review!

30. Fools for Love by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 248 Hit Count: 301 Published: August 01, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 7 “Fool for Love”

Hopefully now I'll be getting back to my twice per week posting schedule (Tuesday/Friday). Also, I started this fic with the idea of staying canon compliant, and although some big plot points won't change, I've decided it would be a missed opportunity if Agnes and Clifford had no effect on their neighbors. So....? Let's just say there's no guarantees of anything moving forward!

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for all their help and encouragement!

31. Helping Hands by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 709 Hit Count: 315 Published: August 04, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 8 “Shadow”

Thanks to my betas, violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid 116.

32. Promises by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 786 Hit Count: 314 Published: August 08, 2023

Set during the early part of Season 5, Episode 9 “Listening to Fear”

Thanks to betas DarkVoid116 and violettathepiratequeen!

NOTE: I have added a CW for this story for character death. This will be consistent with canon, but didn't want to take anyone by surprise. I will add specific warnings on relevant chapters.

33. Nothing to Fear Except... by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 7 Word Count: 965 Hit Count: 302 Published: August 11, 2023

Set during the end of Season 5, Episode 9 “Listening to Fear”

Note: I've taken some liberties to advance the timeline to December. Into the Woods happens in December and there's a lot going on with the surgery directly followed by Riley leaving. The ep "Listening to Fear" covers a few days, so it could easily have started in November and ended in December. That's my take anyway!

Thanks as always to betas violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!

34. Into The Crypt by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 869 Hit Count: 287 Published: August 15, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 10 “Into The Woods”

Thank you to DarkVoid116 and violettathepiratequeen for their review and suggestions!

Note: I'm heading off to England and Ireland tomorrow, but still plan to regularly post as long as the WIFI is with me! :)

35. Out of the Woods by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 982 Hit Count: 296 Published: August 17, 2023

Set just after Season 5, Episode 10 “Into The Woods”

Greetings from Bristol, England! Hopefully this will post! Thank you to DarkVoid116 and violettathepiratequeen for their review!

 

36. A Teenage Key by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 98 Hit Count: 286 Published: August 21, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 13 “Blood Ties”

Greetings from Ballina, Ireland! Thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for their early review! Apologies that I’m behind on responding to comments, but I promise to catch up as soon as I’m home from vacation!

37. Revelations by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 7 Word Count: 993 Hit Count: 297 Published: August 24, 2023

Set post Season 5, Episode 14 “Crush”

thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116!
Greetings from Killarney, Ireland! Can I just say that Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve seen? From the Cliffs of Moher (where the cliffs of insanity from Princess Bride are!) to the Ring of Kerry, the last few days have been spectacular!

And this is maybe the chapter several of you have been predicting?? Enjoy!

38. Confessions by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 994 Hit Count: 279 Published: August 29, 2023

Set immediately after the last chapter.

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for review!

I’m now back at home, though my MIL got pneumonia and is currently in the hospital near us to get treatment (she is doing well!). I also picked up….something…likely COVID. Going for a test later today. Ah well, the risks of traveling.

39. Reconciliation by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 995 Hit Count: 287 Published: September 01, 2023

Set in between Season 5, Episode 14 “Crush” and Episode 15 “I Was Made to Love You”

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116, who provide such great review, and to all the readers and commenters who are so encouraging (especially you, Liv!).

And thanks for the well wishes! My MIL is out of the hospital from getting pnemonia on our vacation, and I'm over my head cold. I'm hoping life can settle down a bit now!

40. The Loss of a Friend by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 453 Hit Count: 286 Published: September 05, 2023

CW: Character death (canon)

Set after Season 5, Episode 16 “The Body” 

Author Note (minor spoilery?): This is the first of four grief chapters surrounding the loss of Joyce. I know some of you were sad that this canon event still happens, but I feel like certain major plot points that contributed to Buffy's or Spike's development still need to happen. However, I hope that the aftermath of such events are tempered by the presence of our neighbors. The impact of our neighbors will surely have more effect as time goes on, especially now that they are "in the know", so to speak.

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen, for her insightful and encouraging reviews, and to all the readers and commenters. I promise to catch up on comments soon, but know that I read and treasure each one!

41. Arrangements by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 823 Hit Count: 399 Published: September 08, 2023

CW: Character death (canon)

Set during Season 5, Episode 17 “Forever” 

Author Note (minor spoilery?): This is the second of four grief chapters surrounding the loss of Joyce, and there is divergence from canon.

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen, for her insightful and encouraging reviews, and to all the readers and commenters.

42. Flowers for Joyce by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 887 Hit Count: 368 Published: September 12, 2023

CW: Character death (canon)

Set during Season 5, Episode 17 “Forever” 

Author Note (minor spoilery?): This is the third of four grief chapters surrounding the loss of Joyce, and there is divergence from canon. Some dialogue taken directly from the episode.

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen, for her insightful and encouraging reviews, and to all the readers and commenters.

43. Moving On by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,000 Hit Count: 377 Published: September 15, 2023

CW: Character death (canon)

Set during Season 5, Episode 17 “Forever” 

Author Note (minor spoilery?): This is the last of four grief chapters surrounding the loss of Joyce, and there is divergence from canon. Some dialogue taken directly from the episode.

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen, for her insightful and encouraging reviews, and to all the readers and commenters.

44. Will the Real Buffy Summers Please Stand Up? by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 6 Word Count: 974 Hit Count: 393 Published: September 19, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 18 “Intervention”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for review!

I hope you all didn't get fatigue from those last chapters!  A little more levity today...

45. A Different Type of Intervention by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 992 Hit Count: 291 Published: September 22, 2023

Set just after Season 5, Episode 18 “Intervention”

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen for her awesome review!

46. Tough Love by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,000 Hit Count: 340 Published: September 26, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 19 “tough Love”

thanks to my beta, violettathepiratequeen

47. Let's Make A Deal by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 211 Hit Count: 330 Published: September 29, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 20 “Spiral”

A shorter installment today, but make sure you caught Chapter 46, which was posted on Tuesday in between all the site outages/problems!

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen, who continues to be the best beta ever!

48. Agnes' Promise by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 8 Word Count: 860 Hit Count: 344 Published: October 03, 2023

Set during Season 5, Episode 21 “The Weight of the World”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her wonderful review.

Only one more chapter to finish out Season 5!

49. The End of the World As We Know It by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 901 Hit Count: 270 Published: October 06, 2023

CW: Character death (canon)

Set during Season 5, Episode 22 “The Gift”

All the love to violettathepiratequeen for seeing me through this season!

50. Summertime…and the Living Ain’t Easy by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 920 Hit Count: 297 Published: October 10, 2023

Set in the summer between Seasons 5 and 6

thank you to my beta, violettathepiratequeen!

51. Buffybot Meets Social Services by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 5 Word Count: 994 Hit Count: 319 Published: October 13, 2023

Set in the summer between Seasons 5 and 6

thank you to my beta, violettathepiratequeen!

52. Dawn Sleeps Over by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 495 Hit Count: 316 Published: October 17, 2023

Set in the summer between Seasons 5 and 6

Thank you to the most awesome beta, violettathepiratequeen!

53. Life Goes On by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 5 Word Count: 995 Hit Count: 287 Published: October 20, 2023

Set before start of Season 6.

thanks as always to violettathepiratequeen!

54. Bargaining by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 994 Hit Count: 318 Published: October 24, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 1 “Bargaining Part 1”.

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen and darkvoid116 for their awesome beta review!

 

55. Coming Back to Life by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 935 Hit Count: 320 Published: October 27, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 3 “After Life”

thanks to violettathepiratequeen and DarkVoid116 for beta review. All errors are mine!

56. Questions by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 920 Hit Count: 321 Published: November 10, 2023

Hello my friends! We're back with more Agnes and boy, I think Season 6 will be quite a ride. I will be updating on Fridays in November, due to NaNoWriMo, then hopefully back to the regular schedule until we're done!!!! Oh, and I promise to catch up on comments soon. Please know that I hungrily devour every one as soon as it comes in and I appreciate each and every one of you. hearts

Thanks as always to violettathepiratequeen for her always spot on review!

And now....set during Season 6, Episode 3 “After Life,” we pick things up right after the last chapter.

57. Drowning by the_big_bad - Likes: 16 Comments: 7 Word Count: 888 Hit Count: 349 Published: November 17, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 4 "Flooded".

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her steadfast reviews!

 

58. Money Trouble by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 9 Word Count: 994 Hit Count: 348 Published: November 24, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 4 “Flooded”

In honor of Thanksgiving, I'm grateful to this community for such a supportive and positive environment. Thank you to all of you who have read, liked, and/or commented on this fic. Agnes thanks you, too! 

And special thanks to violettathepiratequeen, who has been such a good friend and beta!

59. Making Things Right by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,019 Hit Count: 367 Published: November 28, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 5 “Life Serial”

Thanks as always to violettathepiratequeen!

OOps, for being 19 words over, but I'm late for an appointment and will try and fix later!!

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60. Good for What Ails You by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 923 Hit Count: 350 Published: December 01, 2023

Set just after Season 6, Episode 5 “Life Serial”

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen for her tireless reviews!

So, this brings us up right before Halloween. Rest assured I will make sure we make it to Christmas during this calendar year (and I have a very special Christmas chapter planned!). Apologies because this seasons is taking a LOT more drabbles to cover the changes in canon, but hopefully it won't get too draggy. I may up the postings in December to 3x/week. We'll see!

And now....on with the show!

61. Must Be Tuesday by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 999 Hit Count: 296 Published: December 05, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 6 “All the Way”

Unending thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her insightful reviews!

Breaking news: Beta is on board with 3x/week posting in December! So look for updates on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays during this month. That should get us through Christmas in Agnes land!

62. With Many Feelings by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1,007 Hit Count: 339 Published: December 08, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 7 “Once More With Feeling”

Note: The song in this chapter is excerpted from "You Shine" from Carrie: The Musical (https://youtu.be/BreR8sxaNCA?si=RU9sgtlG90DCX-7b).

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen for her review and encouragement!

And now, my humble submission to one of my favoritist episodes!

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

63. The Aftermath by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 975 Hit Count: 285 Published: December 10, 2023

Set just after Season 6, Episode 7 “Once More With Feeling”

(You didn't really think I would leave OMWF with just one chapter, did you? Besides, we need to find out what happens after Sweet finally left town!)

Thank you, as always, to violettathepiratequeen!

64. The One Where Agnes Yells at Giles by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 923 Hit Count: 331 Published: December 12, 2023

Set just before Season 6, Episode 8 “Tabula Rasa”

Note: I'm taking a little liberty with the timeline. The discussion where Giles tells Buffy he's leaving happens before the start of this chapter, and the events of the show happen after this chapter (and we'll see that in the next chapter).

Thanks violettathepiratequeen! I don't know what I'd do without you!

65. Agnes Meets Joan and Randy by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 988 Hit Count: 302 Published: December 15, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 8 “Tabula Rasa”

Thank you violettathepiratequeen for your excellent review!

66. Thanksgiving by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 5 Word Count: 982 Hit Count: 322 Published: December 17, 2023

Set after Season 6, Episode 8 “Tabula Rasa”

Thank you violettathepiratequeen, who very rightly identified Thanksgiving as Spuffy's holiday!

67. Malfunctions by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 6 Word Count: 997 Hit Count: 334 Published: December 19, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 9 “Smashed”

Thank you violettathepiratequeen for beta review!

68. When the Chips are Down by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 996 Hit Count: 315 Published: December 22, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 9 “Smashed”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for beta review!

Note: there WILL be a posting on Sunday (Christmas Eve)!

69. The House Came Crumbling Down by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 5 Word Count: 998 Hit Count: 311 Published: December 24, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 10 “Wrecked”

Beta'd by the amazing violettathepiratequeen. I appreciate you every day. Happy Holidays, my friend!

 

70. Repurcussions by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 993 Hit Count: 310 Published: December 26, 2023

Set during Season 6, Episode 10 “Wrecked”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her review.

We are now returning to twice per week postings on Tuesday and Friday.

71. A Very Special Christmas Episode by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 999 Hit Count: 289 Published: December 29, 2023

Set in between Season 6, Episode 10 ("Wrecked") and Episode 11 ("Gone")

Note that the second half of this chapter switches to Buffy's POV, since not everything can be observed by the neighbors, lol! I hope you all enjoy getting a little Spuffy insight!

Thank you, violettathepiratequeen, for all your input and encouragement!

72. Another Year in the Life by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 5 Word Count: 872 Hit Count: 262 Published: December 31, 2023

Set in between Season 6, Episode 10 ("Wrecked") and Episode 11 ("Gone")

Warning: I couldn't help it! I wrote a very sappy New Year's Eve chapter. There is no plot development here, so if you're averse to highly sweet and gooey scenes, feel free to skip. 

Thank you so much violettathepiratequeen, for graciously reviewing this even when I asked at the very last minute! You are a treasure!

 

73. Social Services Comes to Call by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 993 Hit Count: 300 Published: January 02, 2024

Set just before/during Season 6, Episode 11 “Gone”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her speedy review!

74. Gone But Not Forgotten by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1,012 Hit Count: 312 Published: January 05, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 11 “Gone”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her review, and to all of you who are sticking with this story! 

75. Happy Birthday Buffy, Part 1 by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 925 Hit Count: 293 Published: January 09, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 14 “Older and Far Away”

Thank you violettathepiratequeen for your review!

76. Happy Birthday Buffy, Part 2 by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 983 Hit Count: 350 Published: January 12, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 14 “Older and Far Away”

Thank you violettathepiratequeen for your review!

77. Riley's Return by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 957 Hit Count: 332 Published: January 16, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 15 “As You Were”

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen, who was instrumental in helping me figure out how to present this version of events in drabble format!

78. As You Were, Part 1 by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 6 Word Count: 940 Hit Count: 288 Published: January 18, 2024

EARLY POSTING! I'm at Disney, and we're heading into the parks in the morning, so you lovelies get an early posting!

Set during Season 6, Episode 15 “As You Were”

Thank you once again to violettathepiratequeen for her excellent review!

79. As You Were, Part 2 by the_big_bad - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 993 Hit Count: 310 Published: January 23, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 15 “As You Were”

Thank you once again to violettathepiratequeen for her excellent review!

It's our last day at Disney, and hopefully I'll be on track for posting on Friday.

80. Here Comes the Bride by the_big_bad - Likes: 14 Comments: 10 Word Count: 740 Hit Count: 338 Published: January 26, 2024

Set just before Season 6, Episode 16 “Hell’s Bells”

I thought Anya deserved a bridal shower, lol. Beta's, as always, by the lovely and talented violettathepiratequeen!

81. There Goes the Bride by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 982 Hit Count: 364 Published: January 30, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 16 “Hell’s Bells”

thank you to Violetathepiratequeen for her review!

82. What is Normal, Anyway? by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 11 Word Count: 852 Hit Count: 328 Published: February 02, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 17 “Normal Again”

Thank you to violettathepiratequeen for flexibility to do a really last minute review! You are awesome!

* See Chapter end notes for some story clarifications.

83. Raging by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 10 Word Count: 989 Hit Count: 306 Published: February 13, 2024

Aaaand we're back! Thank you for your patience as I worked on this very major ending to Season 6. I hope you find it satisfying, but be warned. It will take about 8 chapters to get through everything. But I'm hoping to give you all a surprise at the end of it! I only ask that you let me know what you think of this story arc. It's been a bear to get my hands around, and I'm holding my breath to see what you all think. Well, not literally because it will take a month to post 8 chapters, lol.

Immense gratitude goes to violettathepiratequeen, who fearlessly waded into my crazy plot and then asked the tough questions to really tighten up some holes and help it all make sense. Love you!

PLEASE NOTE NEW WARNINGS FOR THIS CHAPTER: Gun Violence and Character Death

And now, without further ado...this chapter is set during Season 6, Episode 19 “Seeing Red"....

84. Collateral Damage by the_big_bad - Likes: 15 Comments: 10 Word Count: 793 Hit Count: 322 Published: February 16, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 20 “Villains”

Warning: Character Death

As always, thank you to Violetathepiratequeen for her review!

85. Choices, Part 1 by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 893 Hit Count: 318 Published: February 18, 2024

BONUS POSTING WEEK!

I promised you all some bonus postings since I took a week off to get this story arc in hand, so here's your first one! Next regular posting will be on Tuesday.

Set during Season 6, Episode 20 “Villains”

Thank you to the stalwart violettathepiratequeen!

86. Choices, Part 2 by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 774 Hit Count: 350 Published: February 20, 2024

There was a bonus posting on Sunday, so make sure you've seen that one first! And now the story continues...

Set during Season 6, Episode 20 “Villains” (May 2002)

Thank you to violetathepiratequeen for her review!

87. Vengeance by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,000 Hit Count: 346 Published: February 23, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 20 “Villains” (May 2002)

Thank you to violetathepiratequeen for her review!

Bonus Sunday postings will continue throughout this month, so keep an eye out!

88. Going Home Again by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1,027 Hit Count: 355 Published: February 25, 2024

BONUS POSTING WEEK!

I promised you all some bonus postings since I took a week off to get this story arc in hand, so here's your second one! Next regular posting will be on Tuesday.

Set during Season 6, Episode 20 “Villains”

Thank you to the stalwart violettathepiratequeen!

89. Partners by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 997 Hit Count: 339 Published: February 27, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 20/21 “Villains/Two to Go”

Thank you to violetathepiratequeen for her review!

90. Magic Carpet Ride by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 996 Hit Count: 287 Published: March 01, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 20/21 “Villains/Two to Go”

Thank you as always to violettathepiratequeen, who hasn't told me to go away yet, even though this story just keeps going and going, lol.

Okay, I have been loving all your comments and I adore all the predictions! I'll continue biting my nails over here until we get through it all. Warning though...we still have three more chapters after this one to finish out the season. Expect the next one on Bonus Sunday! 

91. Out of Control by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 8 Word Count: 857 Hit Count: 270 Published: March 03, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 21 “Two to Go”

Thank you once again to violettathepiratequeen!

 

92. A Voice of Reason by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 997 Hit Count: 275 Published: March 05, 2024

Set during Season 6, Episode 22 “Grave”

Buckets of thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her support throughout this tumultuous set of chapters! heart

93. Where Do We Go From Here? by the_big_bad - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 914 Hit Count: 291 Published: March 08, 2024

Set after Season 6, Episode 22 “Grave”

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her review!

This chapter wraps up Season 6! See the end notes for some preview of what's next.

94. You've Got Mail by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 822 Hit Count: 166 Published: March 26, 2024

And we're back! I hope the companion story to this one (Africa) posted for the Monster Mash event was able to tide you over until now. If you didn't read that story, I'll put some notes in the end notes to summarize that story.

We are in the summer between Seasons 6 and 7, and this chapter overlaps timewise with the companion story.

I should be back on my Tuesday/Sunday posting schedule until we get to the end of Season 7. And I'm almost caught up on comments! Hopefully today. Thank you all for sticking with this story! I appreciate it!

95. The Phone Call by the_big_bad - Likes: 13 Comments: 8 Word Count: 929 Hit Count: 217 Published: March 29, 2024

Set in the summer between Seasons 6 and 7

Thank you to the most awesome beta, violettathepiratequeen!

96. Tara by the_big_bad - Likes: 10 Comments: 3 Word Count: 933 Hit Count: 143 Published: April 02, 2024

Set in the summer between Seasons 6 and 7

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her review!

97. Reunion by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 962 Hit Count: 193 Published: April 05, 2024

Set during the summer between Seasons 6 and 7.

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for beta review!

98. Questions by the_big_bad - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 992 Hit Count: 172 Published: April 09, 2024

Set during the summer between Seasons 6 and 7.

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for beta review!

99. Back to School Night by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 992 Hit Count: 152 Published: April 16, 2024

Set loosely during Season 7, Episode 1 “Lessons”

Thanks, as always, to my awesome beta, violettathepiratequeen.

100. The New Neighbors by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 8 Word Count: 985 Hit Count: 153 Published: April 23, 2024

Set just after Season 7, Episode 1 “Lessons”

I can’t believe this is Chapter 100! I feel like I should bake a cake or something, lol. Thanks, as always, to violettathepiratequeen.

 

101. Beneath You by the_big_bad - Likes: 12 Comments: 5 Word Count: 974 Hit Count: 122 Published: April 30, 2024

Set during Season 7, Episode 2 "Beneath You"

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her review!

102. It Devours by the_big_bad - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 689 Hit Count: 116 Published: May 07, 2024

Set just after Season 7, Episode 2 “Beneath You”

thank you to violettathepiratequeen, who always has the best advice!

103. Together Again by the_big_bad - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 995 Hit Count: 159 Published: May 10, 2024

Set in mid-October. The events of Episodes 2 and 3 (“Same Time, Same Place” and “Help” do not occur in this universe.

Thanks as always to violettathepiratequeen!

104. The Principal by the_big_bad - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 931 Hit Count: 116 Published: May 14, 2024

Instead of the events of Season 7, Episode 4 (“help”), which doesn’t occur in this storyline, I bring you this chapter!

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for beta review!

[Note: I went back to Tuesday and Friday posting last week, so make sure you caught Friday’s chapter!]

105. Selfless by the_big_bad - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 930 Hit Count: 94 Published: May 17, 2024

Set just after Season 7, Episode 5 "Selfless", where there were some slight variations in canon events because Xander is dead.

Thanks to violettathepiratequeen for her review!

106. Conversations with Dead People, Part 1 by the_big_bad - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 970 Hit Count: 106 Published: May 21, 2024

Set during Season 7, Episode 7 "Conversations with Dead People"

Beta'd by violettathepiratequeen

107. Conversations With Dead People, Part 2 by the_big_bad - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 987 Hit Count: 100 Published: May 24, 2024

Set during Season 7, Episode 7 “Conversations With Dead People”

Beta’s by violettathepiratequeen

Part 1 was posted on Tuesday so make sure you read that first!