Summary: Birthdays were just a common day for Spike. At least for himself. He didn't feel the need to celebrate the day he was born in this godforsaken world.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) for him, he met someone who thinks otherwise and will do anything to prove to the vampire that he was worth celebrating for.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: mcgnagallsarmy
Artists: Harmony99
Categories: Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Challenge Response, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Hurt/Comfort, Lighthearted, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Human!Spike, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: Spike’s Birthday
Event: April Challenge Month 2024
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12
Word count: 5,825 Hit Count: 2,588 ePub Downloads: 22
Published: April 03, 2024 Updated: April 14, 2024


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Special thanks to mcgnagallsarmy for agreeing to Beta this story for me. Their input helped a lot in making sense to this fic. And also to Harmony99 for making the beautiful banner. 

1. Sunnydale - Oct. 21, 1997 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 747 Hit Count: 563 Published: April 03, 2024

Hi! Here's my first entry for the Challenge Month event. This story is a series of drabbles on how Spike celebrates his birthday. It starts off at S2 and moves forward from there. 

The fic is done and I'll be posting daily for updates so no waiting for the next chapter, that's for sure. Hope you enjoy the story!

 

2. Brazil - October 21, 1998 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 13 Comments: 4 Word Count: 365 Hit Count: 203 Published: April 04, 2024

3. Freeway between Sunnydale and L.A. - October 21, 1999 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 280 Hit Count: 176 Published: April 05, 2024

4. Sunnydale - October 21, 2000 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 11 Comments: 4 Word Count: 220 Hit Count: 196 Published: April 06, 2024

5. Sunnydale - October 21, 2001 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 9 Comments: 7 Word Count: 331 Hit Count: 256 Published: April 07, 2024

Hi! So we are now in S6 of this story. Yup, we now get to see Buffy and Spike interactions. I enjoyed this one because this is set after Flooded but before Life Serial. So Spuffy is on their tentative friendship stage. Anyway, that's all for introductions. Enjoy the chapter.

6. Sunnydale - October 21, 2002 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 552 Hit Count: 179 Published: April 08, 2024

Okay, we're at S7 now. This chapter is set immediately after EP5: Selfless. Buffy pays Spike a visit in the basement after the whole episode.

7. Los Angeles - October 21, 2003 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 211 Hit Count: 160 Published: April 09, 2024

This chapter is set after Angel S5 Episode 4: Hellbound.

8. England - June 3, 2005 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 826 Hit Count: 182 Published: April 10, 2024

Hi! Things are gonna go off canon from here on out. Also, the story will be doing some timeskipping as it progresses. But don't worry, I won't take away the essence of how things are really doing for these two. Thanks again to everyone who's read and supported this story thus far. Really appreciate the feedback you've all given too! I won't keep you long. Enjoy the chapter.

9. San Francisco - March 17, 2007 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 13 Comments: 7 Word Count: 527 Hit Count: 155 Published: April 11, 2024

As I mentioned in the previous chapter, there will be a lot of timeskipping after the last birthday. I'll be doing it until we reach 2024. Sorry for all those who wanted to see Spike's birthday be celebrated every year, but I simply can't commit to creating unique and memorable birthdays for Spike for that many years.

Hopefully you guys still have fun reading about the birthday celebrations he'd have in this fic. That's all for now, enjoy the chapter.

10. Alaska - November 22, 2014 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 711 Hit Count: 189 Published: April 12, 2024

11. Cleveland - December 26, 2017 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 424 Hit Count: 173 Published: April 13, 2024

Okay, so this is the second to the last chapter of this fic. I decided to add a major change to Spike in this one. You'll find out after the chapter what it is, but if you read the tags, which I edited after posting this, you might guess what this change is. Anyway, thanks so much for supporting this story. Hope you like the update.

12. San Francisco - October 21, 2024 by DeamonQueen - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 631 Hit Count: 156 Published: April 14, 2024

Last chapter. Before you read, let me thank you all who stuck through this fic and read it from start to finish. It was fun updating daily and sharing this lovely AU with you. Thank you again and please enjoy the chapter!