Starting with the episode "School Hard" and taking us through an alternate Season 3, this story is a response to Challenge #64 at The Bloodshedverse (www.bloodshedverse.com/). Angel can't close Acathla this time. Only a pregnant Slayer's blood is able to tame the beast and seal Acathla forever, but who will the father be? Will she find love, or is she just doing her duty as the Chosen One to protect the earth from darkness? Full challenge requirements will be listed at the end of the story to keep from giving away several key plot points.
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Angst, Romance, Humor - Rating: NC-17
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations, Extreme Violence
Words: 1,878 - Updated: 09/26/2005 08:52 pm

 
Chapter 1 gave us a glimpse into the future when Acathla is opened. At the end of the chapter we saw Spike's arrival into Sunnydale. Let's take the adventures further to the first time Buffy and Spike saw each other. Was it in the alley, or did Buffy notice Spike in the Bronze too? What were they really thinking when they first laid eyes on each other? What if Joyce was just a few seconds later than she was in canon at the end of the episode?
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Angst, Romance, Humor - Rating: NC-17
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations, Extreme Violence
Words: 3,845 - Updated: 09/26/2005 08:55 pm

 
An alternate look into Season 2's episode "School Hard" with a Spuffy twist. When did their attraction really start? Drusilla seemed so knowledgeable about Spike being covered in the Slayer later on. In Chapter 2 we saw that she realized that the Sunnydale Slayer was meant for Spike to be with, but she tried to sabotage that meeting. Spike will see Angelus again for the first time in about 80 years. What will happen on Parent-Teacher Night? Will Spike be able to resist coming earlier than Saturday to see the Slayer again?
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Angst, Romance, Humor - Rating: NC-17
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations, Extreme Violence
Words: 8,276 - Updated: 09/26/2005 08:57 pm

 
Moving along from "Inca Mummy Girl" through to "Lie to Me". Summarizing for the non-Spuffy times. Instead of Buffy and Angel moving closer towards a relationship, Buffy forced herself to try to do things with Angel to forget about the bad boy Spike. She finds herself still thinking of Spike a lot more often than she should, and she isn't thinking about killing him. She actually looked through all of Giles' books to find as much information about William and Spike that she could.
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Angst, Romance, Humor - Rating: NC-17
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations, Extreme Violence
Words: 4,272 - Updated: 09/26/2005 08:58 pm

 
Continuing with the infamous Halloween episode from Season 2, we pick up where chapter 4 left off. Buffy, now calling herself Lady Elizabeth, found herself at a church near one of the cemeteries during her search for her fiancé William. Angel, Cordy, Willow, and Xander get into their own scuffles while they look for Buffy. Spike and some transformed trick-or-treaters are on a mission to find Buffy first. Part 2 will take us through the end of the episode. Part 3 will pick up at the episode "Lie To Me".
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Angst, Romance, Humor - Rating: NC-17
Warning: none
Words: 6,505 - Updated: 10/22/2005 10:35 am

 
Picks up from the episode "Lie to Me" and continues through to a confrontation between Angel and Buffy at the Bronze. Spike and Buffy both witness the exchange between Angel and Drusilla at the beginning of the episode. Drusilla tries to warn Angel of what is coming, but he won't listen. Ford arrives, and he attempts to integrate himself into Buffy's life.
 
Genre: Drama, Angst - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 6,214 - Updated: 01/21/2006 02:36 am

 
Picks up the day after the Bronze scene in the episode "Lie to Me" and continues through the end of it plus extra. Spike follows Buffy and Ford out into the night. Angel is suspicious of Buffy over her questions about the night before. He's also suspicious of Ford's presence in Buffy's life. Ford continues with his plans to sell out Buffy for immortality, but Spike isn't about to let anyone betray Buffy like that.
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Romance - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 5,006 - Updated: 01/25/2006 03:13 am

 
Starts off with a rewritten timeline with Drusilla and Spike at the factory researching a cure for the ailing vampiress. Dalton goes on a research quest, Spike tries to keep up appearances, and the Scoobies deal with the idea that their Watcher wasn't always so stuffy. Will Angel or Spike be the one to save Buffy from Eyghon? What other realizations will Buffy come to after seeing the "demon" side of Giles?
 
Genre: Challenge Response - Rating: PG-13
Warning: Extreme Violence
Words: 6,895 - Updated: 03/03/2006 09:07 am

 
We pick up right where the last chapter left off. Angelus entered the factory, and Spike greeted him. We follow through the meeting in the factory, Dalton finding the key, some more time spent between Spike and Buffy, and some more explanations.
 
Genre: Drama, Romance - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 4,940 - Updated: 04/16/2006 05:30 am

 
This chapter starts a couple of days after the last chapter left off. We have a different kind of career week and the deciphering of the DuLac ritual. Also, Buffy has been reading through Giles' books for all the information she can find on Spike and vampiric rituals. Has Giles really not noticed? It's time for the DuLac ritual to happen, and everything goes to heck at that point. I don't want to say more and give it away. Sorry.
 
Genre: Angst - Rating: R
Warning: Character Death, Extreme Violence
Words: 9,730 - Updated: 05/29/2006 08:57 am

 
Chapter Summary: Giles races to find the church that the ritual would have taken place at. His fears of being too late are realized when he comes upon the burning church. Will Spike and Buffy make it out alive? Was Spike crippled again when he covered Buffy with his body as the organ fell? What will her friends, mother, and Watcher say if they survive and she wants to take Spike home with her?

Author's Note: Well going to the James Marsters and Friends convention helped to respark the muse. I met some wonderful people there, and some of them turned out to be people who read my fiction. I can't tell you guys how much it tickled me the first time I said that I wrote Revenge For Love and had people know what story I was talking about. You guys were great. Thank you for helping to respark my muse. This chapter is dedicated to Margaret, Margaret (yes, I meant to put in two Margaret's. They know who they are), Kim, Vicki, Holly, Rebecca, and Jessi (from the convention). Thank you all for helping to revive the muse.

Author's Note #2: Yes, I realize that I used the name Levinson in this story. He will end up being a relation to Jonathan Levinson, my favorite of the geek trio.
 
Genre: Challenge Response - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 3,179 - Updated: 09/21/2006 03:45 am

 
Giles, Buffy and an unconscious Spike head to Giles’ home. Giles wants to talk about what happened, but Buffy isn’t ready to think about it until Spike is safe. They come to the realization that Angel has invites into Giles’ and Buffy’s homes. Spike wakes up during that conversation, and we learn a bit more about Spike’s past. Is Spike paralyzed when he wakes up? Do Angelus and Drusilla figure that Buffy and Spike are dead and go on a killing rampage? Does Joyce realize that Buffy isn’t home yet?
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 2,366 - Updated: 09/26/2006 03:05 pm

 
enny Calendar is contacted by a very unhappy gypsy clan in the middle of the night. Spike realizes that his legs are paralyzed. Buffy talks Giles into letting Spike be carried into the house while she tries to figure out how to heal him. A disinvite spell is performed, and Giles is given enough information about what happened to appease the Watcher for now. Will Buffy find a way to heal Spike? Will Spike accept her gift, and what will she do if he refuses it?
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance - Rating: R
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations
Words: 2,865 - Updated: 10/13/2006 02:03 pm

 
The next morning after Chapter 13. Jenny Calendar wakes up and has to decide what she will do. Will she tell Giles and Buffy about Angelus? Will she return to Romania? Joyce, after finding out that Buffy didn’t return home the entire night, gives in to her fears enough to call Rupert Giles. Spike, Buffy and Giles react to the two phone messages on Giles’ machine, and they realize a few things about the Slayer.
 
Genre: Challenge Response - Rating: PG
Warning: none
Words: 4,572 - Updated: 10/21/2006 01:19 pm

 
Buffy, Spike and Giles deal with the aftermath of the two phone calls that were received earlier in the morning. Buffy left Giles' house to get back to her house to let her Mom know she was okay. Giles and Spike had a brief chat to settle themselves about each other for now. Giles works to gather the Scoobies to his house, but a revelation from Willow has him rushing out to her house. Buffy and Joyce have a chat about current events and some past events in Los Angeles.
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Romance - Rating: PG
Warning: none
Words: 3,425 - Updated: 11/03/2006 05:32 am

 
Giles and Willow return to his house after the ritual to find out that they aren’t the first to arrive. Buffy and Joyce pick up some blood for Spike on the way to Giles’ place for the meeting. The Scoobies try to get through their meeting to talk about Angelus as well as Buffy and Spike’s relationship. Angelus wakes up to realize that his “Childe” isn’t quite as dusty as he wanted him to be, and he is lacking a certain power that he feels should be his.
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance - Rating: PG-13
Warning: Extreme Violence
Words: 5,628 - Updated: 11/11/2006 12:09 am

 
The Scoobies and Spike talk about Angelus’ emergence and other things. Spike tries to explain his change of heart to Willow and Xander. Angelus fumes over not receiving the power of “The Master” once his soul was lost.
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance, Humor - Rating: PG-13
Warning: none
Words: 4,816 - Updated: 11/20/2006 12:04 am

 
Angelus storms out of the factory, and he goes on the hunt. Buffy and Giles hear a scream nearby on their way back to Giles’ house, and a confrontation with Angelus ensues. Spike goes nuts back at Giles’ place when Buffy and Giles aren’t back by sunset.
 
Genre: Challenge Response - Rating: PG-13
Warning: Extreme Violence
Words: 2,731 - Updated: 12/02/2006 07:45 pm

 
A week has passed since Chapter 18. We see in flashbacks (and current scenes) what happened over the last week with the Scoobies, Spike, Joyce, Angelus, and Drusilla. Someone comes looking for Spike. Are they friend or foe?
 
Genre: Challenge Response, Drama, Romance, Humor - Rating: PG-13
Warning: Extreme Violence
Words: 4,251 - Updated: 05/31/2007 04:18 pm

 
A bit of chatter between Joyce and Buffy about why Joyce is okay with everything. Giles thinks about the progress they've made for translating. Marie and Clem show up with some concerns.
 
Genre: Challenge Response - Rating: NC-17
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations
Words: 2,139 - Updated: 09/08/2015 07:36 am

 
Make sure that you read Chapter 20 that was posted here today as well unless you already read it at my site years ago.  Somehow it was never uploaded to this archive.  Chapter 21 is completely new.

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Marie deals with the news of Dalton’s death. Clem and Marie let Buffy and Spike know what is being said around Sunnydale.  The Scoobies get an unexpected visit from the “Powers That Be” that puts a wrench in the works.  The full text of the prophecy involved is revealed at the end of the chapter.
 
Genre: Challenge Response - Rating: NC-17
Warning: Explicit Sexual Situations
Words: 2,702 - Updated: 09/08/2015 07:37 am