Pretty much AU all the way, for obvious reasons. Starts in S4 at the beginning of "Goodbye, Iowa" then takes a quick turn to S1. Spike learns not only to be careful what you wish for, but also that when you swim in the Nile too long, you could drown. Written for the seven_seasons LJ community innagural season.
 
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AU as S4 Spike is returned to 1997 (season 1) and a Sunnydale that knows nothing about him. His vow to kill the Slayer meets a challenge of more than just his chip as an innocent and unjaded Slayer works a place in the vampire's heart.
 
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Now in S1 Sunnydale, Spike lays low and waits for his chance. Meanwhile the oblivious Slayer and friends prepare for a field trip.
 
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Spike launches his plans for the Slayer and Buffy gets her first look at the new guy in town.
 
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S1: Spike makes his move to get close to the Slayer and Buffy shows a side Spike's never seen before...undamaged Buffy. Meanwhile, Xander proves himself to be a sixteen year old boy.
 
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The zoo brings out the animal in several people and Spike makes further progress with Buffy.
 
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Xander lets out his inner animal much to Buffy's horror. Spike comes to the rescue...much to HIS horror and Spike has to rethink his desires where the Slayer is concerned.
 
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Words: 2,585 - Updated: 01/11/2006 03:07 am

 

 
The aftermath of Xanders walk on the wild side causes Spike to reconsider what he REALLY wants from Buffy.
 
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Words: 2,134 - Updated: 01/13/2006 09:57 am

 

 
Spike works on a new plan with changed objectives while Angel makes first real move.
 
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Words: 3,504 - Updated: 01/15/2006 04:39 am

 

 
Spike goes proactive as he embraces the possibilities of his new start. My rewrite of "Angel" the episode continues...some dialogue is from the episode only slightly altered.
 
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Words: 3,740 - Updated: 01/16/2006 04:55 am

 

 
Spike is caught out by a new person in the picture and lays groundwork with Buffy. Willow bemoans her first boyfriend turning out to be an ancient demon in cyberspace!
 
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Spike makes a friend as he tried to learn how to navigate the murky gray waters of choice. Meanwhile, the Scoobies are forced into strutting their stuff in a school talent show (or is that talentless?) while hunting down a human organ stealing demon.
 
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Words: 3,644 - Updated: 01/21/2006 04:43 am

 

 
Giles gets a new resource and an argument from Jenny. Spike has hope for the future and an ending for his past. Tempers fly. A/N: I change time lines slightly for some canon on this one and don't give poor invisible Marcie even the time of day!
 
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Words: 4,174 - Updated: 01/24/2006 02:06 am

 

 
A young boys nightmares lead to chaos and the groups worst nightmares coming to life.

A/N: Some dialog is direct from the shooting scripts of "Nightmares". I altered some of the dialog slightly for the purposes of my story. Lots of the original is intact in the Buffy/Hank scene. Original dialog in the episode credited to Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt.
 
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Words: 4,692 - Updated: 01/29/2006 05:02 pm

 

 
Spike's nightmare begins as the group deal with vampBuffy and a town under the influence of one scared little boy.
 
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Words: 5,043 - Updated: 01/30/2006 06:43 pm

 

 
The nightmare is over...or is it? Fallout from the lies and deceptions continue.
 
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The Dinner where Spike meets Joyce for the first time in this timeline happens. Buffy is still torn and undecided, unlike Angel.
 
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The final piece of information hits Buffy as she learns she is scheduled to die young, as in soon. Spike struggles with his memory from his own timeline to help Buffy face the Master and survive. Xander pops the question. A/N: portions of dialog and events are from "Prophecy Girl" script written by Joss Whedon. Modified somwhat in places for story purposes.
 
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Buffy goes up against the Master armed with S[pike's love and promises of her being in charge of her own fate.

A/N some dialog from the script of Prophecy Girl by Joss Whedon, modified in places for this story.
 
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A quick peek ahead for the happy couple.....the road they could have taken.
 
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Words: 1,195 - Updated: 02/13/2006 08:37 pm