It’s my day! Am I the last in this round? *looks around furtively* Whoa! Anyway, without further wasteful babbling, here is my submission for this round. It’s quite a few chapters, so it’ll probably take me a good bit of the day to get it all up, but I promise (just for you, EB) that it is complete and I will have it all posted before the day is over. Behind the cut you will find –
Title: Always Wait For You
Banner by Always__jbj
Title: Always Wait For You (completed11/3/07)
Rating: PG13 or mild R
Word Count: 44,2000 + or –
Beta: My wonderful, Always_jbj (who also is responsible for the lovely banner)
Disclaimer: Characters and world by Joss Whedon; no copyright infringement intended and no profit made by anyone.
Summary: Following the theme of “new beginnings”, we pick up ten years after the events of NFA with Buffy in a familiar setting – a graveyard. Things have changed a lot since Sunnydale, but some of them are about to become familiar again…
AN: This chapter kind of zips through random events of Buffy’s life after Spike’s “death”. None of them are particularly significant, just little glimpses of life in the Pratt household through the years.
Next chapter behind the cut.
Chapter Three behind the cut
Chapter Four behind the cut. Things are changing rapidly…
Another chapter; one in which new discoveries are made and more secrets revealed.
And another chapter. I think I’ll just spam for a while, since I’m someplace where I can load things really quickly. Somebody let me know if they want me to slow it down, please. :)
Chapter Six – the plot thickens…
The reappearance of the man we’ve been waiting for. Will they fall into each other’s arms? Sheeyah!
Chapter Seven behind the cut. (um, or it would be if I had made an actual, you know, cut…)
Chapter Eight – in which the family reunion is a little harder on Buffy than she had expected…
I think this will be last chapter posted for a while. I’ll be back later with the rest of the story. See behind the cut for Chapter Nine, in which Buffy and Spike find that they have some issues to work out…
Moving right along to Chapter Ten – Things get a little tenser with the latest proof that Angelus is alive and kicking.
Behind the cut you will find Chapter Eleven. (ETA) I’ve added a little bit here and there, based on having an alert reader point out a plot hole. Made a couple of small changes in this chapter and in the following one.)
Things are becoming nastier and more frustrating…
This seems like a good spot to stop again. I’ll post the remaining chapters later tonight. In this chapter, things are getting better for Spike and Buffy, realtionship-wise, but not going all that great for the kids…
I apologize to everyone for that last chapter and the lack of a cut. All fixed now. That’s about third or fourth one that I’ve had to go back and fix – hopefully none of the others caused a problem before I noticed them and added the cut. *peers around to see if anyone is growling at me*
Behind the cut (let’s hope) is Chapter Thirteen in which lots of stuff happens, not all of it very nice or fluffy.
Chapter Fourteen – the last one. I hope everyone has enjoyed my little glimpse into a possible future for our favorite twosome. Can’t believe it’s finally done and posted. :) *goes off to relax and take deep breaths*