Penname: the_big_bad
Real Name: Deb
Pronouns: She/her
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Member Since: October 15, 2009
Last Active: May 24, 2024
Membership Status: Member
Skin: onethousand
Author

July 2021

i have been reading Spuffy fan fiction since 2009 (my husband and I binge watched Buffy after it was off the air … all 7 seasons of Buffy and 5 seasons of Angel in about 3 months!). Now that I am starting to step away from my career of 30+ years, I’ve been inspired by this site to try a hand myself. Please be kind. 😁

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Summary: Spike encounters a helpless and lost in time Slayer on Halloween. Will he take advantage of the situation and bag his third slayer, or will he take a more honorable path?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: HappyWhenItRains
Categories: Season 2, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Lighthearted, Road Trip
Warnings: None
Event: Road Trip Challenge 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,006 Hit Count: 1,346 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: October 30, 2022 Updated: October 30, 2022
Summary: What would have happened in Season 4 if Spike had worked with the Scoobies after getting chipped?  And what if he was secretly also working with one Ethan Rayne?
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: loveisntbrains_
Series: Spike and the Scoobies
Categories: Season 4, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Adam, Anya, Clem, Ethan Rayne, Other, Riley Finn, Willy the Snitch
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, HEA/HFN, Mystery, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,853 Hit Count: 6,834 ePub Downloads: 109
Published: July 08, 2021 Updated: August 07, 2021
Summary: This story, told in drabbles, is written for the 2023 Elysian Fields Drabblemania and is part of my Spike and the Scoobies series.
The story is set in an AU Season 4, where Spike has helped take down the Initiative, supported Buffy when Faith took over her body, and was around for the early arrival of Dawn. He and Buffy have just returned from a road trip to deal with a rogue demon prince and are officially together.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: the_big_bad
Series: Spike and the Scoobies
Categories: Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Dalton, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Graham Miller, Joyce, Tara
Genres: Dramedy, HEA/HFN, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Word count: 19,593 Hit Count: 7,689 ePub Downloads: 57
Published: July 03, 2023 Updated: July 28, 2023
Summary: Spike goes to Africa to get his soul, but this time, Buffy is along for the ride.
A sister story to The Neighbor's Point of View.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: the_big_bad
Series: The Agnesverse
Categories: Season 6, Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Event: Monster Mash 2024
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 15,604 Hit Count: 1,260 ePub Downloads: 15
Published: March 10, 2024 Updated: March 10, 2024
Summary: In A Halloween to Remember, Buffy and Spike had a different type of encounter when Buffy’s costume turned her into a Victorian gentlewoman. But Spike’s behavior left her with much confusion. This story finds Buffy confiding her thoughts to her diary.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 2, Alternate Reality, Drabbles
Characters: Buffy
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 583 Hit Count: 280 ePub Downloads: 9
Published: July 30, 2023 Updated: July 30, 2023
Summary: Dracula’s in town and he’s determined that Buffy learn who she really is. Fortunately, she is working with Spike, who can help her deal with the caped menance, as well as the aftermath.
Response to Animal I've Become
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: DarkVoid116
Artists: the_big_bad
Series: Truce or Consequences
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Dubious Consent
Challenges: Animal I've Become
Event: April Challenge Month 2024
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,297 Hit Count: 197 ePub Downloads: 2
Published: April 29, 2024 Updated: April 29, 2024
Summary: An old threat returns to Sunnydale and Buffy suddenly has more to contend with than just Glory.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: scratchmeout
Artists: the_big_bad
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Angel, Ben Wilkinson, Darla, Dawn, Drusilla, Ensemble, Glory, Other
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Event: Truce Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,326 Hit Count: 2,417 ePub Downloads: 25
Published: October 29, 2023 Updated: January 28, 2024
Summary: Set in January 2004. Following the collapse of the Hellmouth in Sunnydale, the new Slayer Central has been moved to Scotland. Although Buffy helps out with training the new Slayers, she has retreated from being an active Slayer. Isolated and alone by choice, she is mired in regrets of the past and must learn to move onward again.
Based on the movie Onward
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: loveisntbrains_
Categories: Post-Series, Canon-Compliant
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, AtS Ensemble, Dawn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Road Trip
Warnings: Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,939 Hit Count: 712 ePub Downloads: 19
Published: March 22, 2024 Updated: March 22, 2024
Summary: What if the Gem of Amara has another purpose than just providing a vampire protection? One vampire is about to discover a destiny that had been lost to the ages…and will face a choice that will alter his future and upend everything a certain Slayer thinks she knows about her calling.
 
Written for the Elysian Fields ‘Called Challenge'. Banner made by Dirtyaim. Beta’d by Vogon Poet.
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: Dirtyaim
Categories: Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Original Characters, Other, Quentin Travers
Genres: Action/Adventure, HEA/HFN, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Gun Violence, Spike/Other (Temp)
Event: Called Challenge 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 75,281 Hit Count: 15,169 ePub Downloads: 217
Published: October 05, 2021 Updated: June 11, 2022
Summary: They weave the cloth...
Volume One of the Spuffy Fairytales Event!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: loveisntbrains_
Series: Spuffy Fairytales and Legends
Categories: Post-Series, Canon-Compliant, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Fix-It, HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Romance, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 22,821 Hit Count: 1,207 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: February 14, 2024 Updated: February 14, 2024
Summary: The Season 5 Christmas episode we all needed. Merry Christmas all!
 
This fic is an Elysian Fields 2021 Secret Santa gift for VampyricRose.
Thank you to OffYourBird for the use of her Secret Santa banner.
 
Beta’d by Vogon Poet, who did a fantastic job of injecting his own brand of quirky humor! I can’t thank you enough!
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5, Missing Scene, Challenge Response, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Clem, Dawn, Joyce
Genres: Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2021
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,505 Hit Count: 846 ePub Downloads: 20
Published: December 24, 2021 Updated: December 24, 2021
Summary: 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 Table of Contents
Word count: 90,059 Hit Count: 35,489 ePub Downloads: 214
Published: April 12, 2023 Updated: May 24, 2024
Summary: Buffy and Spike find themselves in an unusual venue when fighting the latest baddie.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: mcgnagallsarmy
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Event: 2023 Satisfaction-athon
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,901 Hit Count: 472 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: February 13, 2023 Updated: February 13, 2023
Summary: Spike is back in Sunnydale when Anyanka grants Cordelia’s wish and the whole world changes. How would it be to live under The Master’s rule?
This fic is an Elysian Fields 2022 Secret Santa fic for Dirtyaim.
Thank you to Vogon Poet for beta’ing, even when sick, and to HappyWhenItRains for her amazing banner
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: HappyWhenItRains
Categories: Season 3, Wishverse, Alternate Reality, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Angel, Anya, Other, The Master
Genres: Angst, Apocalyptic/Dystopian, HEA/HFN, POV, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Character Death
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,128 Hit Count: 758 ePub Downloads: 36
Published: December 24, 2022 Updated: December 24, 2022
Summary: Adam and the Initiative have been taken down, and Spike is now working with the Scoobies. What in the world comes next in an AU Season 4? Two words: Faith and Dawn.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: the_big_bad
Series: Spike and the Scoobies
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Joyce, Other, Riley Finn
Genres: Drama, HEA/HFN, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Buffy/Other (Temp)
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 45,877 Hit Count: 4,583 ePub Downloads: 87
Published: July 07, 2022 Updated: August 04, 2022
Summary: What if Buffy realizes that during the Tabula Rasa spell, Spike had no memories but wasn't evil. Not only that, he had no inclination to do wrong and none of them questioned that he was a soulful human. How would that change her outlook and their relationship?
 
Written for the Elysian Fields 2022 Challenge Month.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: the_big_bad
Categories: Season 6, Missing Scene, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles
Genres: Fix-It, HEA/HFN
Warnings: None
Challenges: Hey Wait a Minute (author's choice of name)
Event: April Challenge 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,636 Hit Count: 1,817 ePub Downloads: 51
Published: April 27, 2022 Updated: April 27, 2022
Summary: In the summer between Seasons 4 and 5, Buffy and Spike learn to put aside their differences for the protection of the Hellmouth. In the process, they learn that they have more in common than either realized.

Secret Santa Gift for acekoomboom.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: Vogon Poet
Artists: mcgnagallsarmy
Series: Truce or Consequences
Categories: Between Seasons (any)
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Joyce, Riley Finn
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, HEA/HFN, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp)
Event: Secret Santa Fic Exchange 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,960 Hit Count: 691 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: December 18, 2023 Updated: December 18, 2023
Summary: Now Complete! In an AU Season 4, Giles sends Buffy and Spike on a trip to Mammoth Lakes to clean up his unfinished business from A New Man.
 
This story is written for the Elysian Fields Road Trip Challenge 2022.
 
What happened in the previous stories
In an AU Season 4, Spike decided to work with the Scoobies to take down the Initiative and in the process was relieved of his chip. He’s been building trust with Buffy and realizing he likes working with the Slayer. Recently, he helped Buffy when Faith took over her body and her sister, Dawn, mysteriously arrived. Giles, Buffy, and Spike know Dawn is the Key and Spike and Buffy know they are Dawn’s metaphysical parents. When Faith kidnapped Dawn, Spike stopped at nothing to get her back, almost killing Faith. He thought Buffy would stake him or make him leave Sunnydale, since he is not safe, but Buffy thinks he’s being too hard on himself. He and Buffy have begun to recognize their growing feelings for each other. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: violettathepiratequeen, Vogon Poet
Artists: the_big_bad
Series: Spike and the Scoobies
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, HEA/HFN, Road Trip, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Cheating/Infidelity
Event: Road Trip Challenge 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 35,747 Hit Count: 5,136 ePub Downloads: 68
Published: October 27, 2022 Updated: March 28, 2023