A human Buffy wakes up in a mental hospital after her dive off Glory's tower. She recovers her sanity and begins to build a life in the real world. But is it real?

AN: To provide a little more explanation and warning than might be visible in the summary. This grew out of a "what if" discussion on someone's LJ, in which it was asked "What if Buffy's sojourn in the mental hospital during Normal again didn't end?" or "What if it was real?" and some other possible scenarios. I was intrigued and this story was born. I'll be posting a chapter a day until this site has caught up with TSR and my Live Journal.
 
Genre: Drama, Angst - Rating: R
Warning: Buffy/Other
Words: 3,274 - Updated: 03/27/2010 01:50 am

 
Buffy settles in to her life outside the hospital - and makes some new friends.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
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Words: 3,819 - Updated: 03/27/2010 08:47 pm

 
Buffy settles into her job, and makes a startling discovery about Will.
 
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Words: 2,779 - Updated: 03/28/2010 11:01 pm

 
Buffy settles into her job, and makes a startling discovery about Will.
 
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Words: 2,779 - Updated: 03/28/2010 11:01 pm

 
Buffy gets reassurance from Dr. Swinson, and a new task.

AN - I'm going to keep posting these chapters until this site has caught up with my LJ, so keep checking in.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
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Words: 2,615 - Updated: 03/29/2010 07:47 pm

 
Buffy and Will work their way towards a different relationship.


AN - sorry, I meant to post these chapters every day until I caught up to where is other places. Will try to do better.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
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Words: 3,177 - Updated: 04/02/2010 11:11 pm

 
Things heat up, and they have their first inkling of how Buffy's past might affect their relationship.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
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Words: 4,187 - Updated: 04/02/2010 11:22 pm

 
They deal with the aftermath of the fight and their growing attraction. There may be smut...
 
Genre: none - Rating: NC-17
Warning: none
Words: 3,997 - Updated: 04/03/2010 07:00 pm

 
Ah - the inevitable morning after... :)
 
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Words: 3,799 - Updated: 04/03/2010 07:03 pm

 
Buffy and Will get on with their relationship, taking it to a new level.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 2,947 - Updated: 04/05/2010 04:04 am

 
Only a couple of more chapters to be caught up.

Can things really be going this well?
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 2,226 - Updated: 04/05/2010 04:07 am

 
You knew it had to happen sooner or later, right?
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
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Words: 3,032 - Updated: 04/06/2010 11:36 pm

 
It had to happen... but will it go any better this time around?
 
Genre: none - Rating: R
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Words: 4,614 - Updated: 04/06/2010 11:39 pm

 
And now we're at the events of Normal Again. And caught up to other sites. Updates will be on Saturdays from now on.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
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Words: 2,077 - Updated: 04/08/2010 04:10 am

 
The antidote is finished, but does Buffy really want it?
 
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Words: 2,433 - Updated: 04/11/2010 12:58 am

 
Buffy has some tough decisions to make.
 
Genre: none - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 2,289 - Updated: 04/17/2010 10:24 pm

 
Buffy's back to normal, but Spike wants more.
 
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Words: 4,479 - Updated: 04/25/2010 02:45 am

 
Spike is back, but what has he done?
 
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Words: 4,168 - Updated: 05/01/2010 11:08 pm

 
Buffy can't protect Spike from everything...
 
Genre: none - Rating: R
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Words: 3,144 - Updated: 05/09/2010 12:34 am

 
And here we are - at the conclusion. No warnings because I think they would spoil things. So be warned - there are no warnings. Many, many thanks to my three hard-working and demanding betas for making this story so much better than it might have been. Always_jbj, Eowyn_315, Just_Sue - I love you!
 
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Words: 2,312 - Updated: 05/15/2010 06:06 pm