I’m starting these posts late because my internet access went down this morning. I should manage to finish posting even if it goes down again by hopping on a dialup connection for short periods.
Thanks to keswindhover for betaing on short notice, and thanks to the friend who has since disappeared from the fandom but who encouraged this idea in the first place. (If you ever read this, you know who you are, and you are missed by others as well as by me.) Thanks as well to itmustbetuesday and everyone else here, with a special tip of the hat to liliaeth, with whom I share this day.
Title: Buffy and Spike: Cubed
Author: Miss Murchison
Rating: R, overall
Word Total: about 19,000. Maybe longer, I’m still editing the final chapters (yeah, I know) This will be posted by the end of the day in my time zone.
Confession: A tiny bit of this appeared in a slightly different form in an LJ post some time ago, but most of it is making its public debut for the first time.
Summary: To solve a mysterious string of deaths, Buffy and Spike must go where they have never gone before—undercover at a large company, where they must hunt down a murderer amid the cubicles while coping with PowerPoint Presentations and the Coffee Fund Rules.
I’m posting this one now as my internet connection is still up. Others will follow throughout the day, but between family demands and my ISP’s lack of cooperation, I can’t do them on a regular schedule.
How are you going to keep the Slayer out on the Cube Farm now that she’s seen the horrors of PowerPoint? Continue Reading
Spike sniffs out some information. Continue Reading
I seem to be posting one chapter for every load of laundry I do. If I could keep up this pace, on both the fic and dirty clothes fronts, not only would I have this story done by midnight, I’d finish half my other WIPs. That’s not going to happen, but Buffy and Spike are about to find some more trouble at Ashiana Industries. Continue Reading
The family has gone off holiday shopping, leaving Buffy and Spike with a chance to snoop around Ashiana, and me with the time to post another chapter. Here it is, with a ref basilio_the_cat suggested in feedback, and another from one of my favorite authors.
(Edited to fix the chapter number.)
Forget murders and embezzlement. Buffy and Spike tackle the greatest corporate mystery of all. (See icon.) Continue Reading
I’m hitting the home stretch. I know tomorrow is owned by speakr2customrs, so I’m trying to cede the field before he wakes up, since it’s tomorrow where he is already. Continue Reading
Here is the end of a story that I started during the hiatus between Season 6 and 7 when I wondered what it would be like to have Buffy or Spike as a direct report and remarked to a friend that at least I didn’t have to deal with that at work. Her response was something along the lines of, “Write that,” and we tossed ideas around for a while. I’m very glad I blew the dust off this and finished it, because it was a lot of fun.
Thanks for all the comments. I’m going to try to reply to each one, but not tonight. I need to go pay attention to my family, who have been very understanding all day long about my obsession with this fic. Continue Reading