If That’s What it Takes – 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series If That’s What it Takes

Titlle: If That’s What it Takes
Author: Slaymesoftly
Word count/chapters: 36,400 + or – (13 Chapters)
Rating: Strong R (eventually)
Not my characters, not my world. Very grateful Joss allows me to play there.
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Summary: Takes place in an alternate season six where Buffy did not die in a dive off Glory’s tower, but was still gone for a good bit of the summer. Without the depression caused by her resurrection, she has accepted Spike’s presence more readily and learned to appreciate the help and companionship he can offer as she goes about her nightly duties. The Nerd Trio are still the villains of the season, but things play out a little differently from canon, starting with a portal that Willow accidentally opens where Buffy and Spike are standing…

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If That’s What it Takes – 3 and 4

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series If That’s What it Takes

I’m sneaking on here at work (they block LJ, but I guess DW is too new or too small to make the “social network” radar) to post two more chapters. They’re pretty long, but I think I can fit two of them on one post.

Here are Ch. 3 and 4 of “If That’s What it Takes”
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If That’s What it Takes – 7, 8 and 9

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series If That’s What it Takes

Moving right along – I see that the community rules say not to link to elsewhere, so I’ll try to get it all up tonight. Maybe I can do three chapters at a time? Might try that. I know many readers like to get one chapter at a time, spread out so they have time to read, but you don’t get that if you buy a book, so… I’ll try to find time this weekend to go back and link the chapters to make it easier on everyone. Meanwhile, behind the cut…
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If That’s What it Takes – 10, 11 and 12

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series If That’s What it Takes

Three chapters at a time seemed to work last time. These three may be just a tad over the line, so we’ll see what happens. If they all fit, then I only have one more to get up tonight and I will be all done and with a couple of hours to spare!

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If That’s What it Takes – 13

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series If That’s What it Takes

And here it is. The last chapter! Made it by 8:30. I hope you’ve had a good time with it. Many thanks to the mods for continuing to keep this community going. So many great things come out of it every season – and it makes me want to write something special every time.

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