I got in a mood to read one of my favorite Spander AU's, but when I went looking on Spander files I couldn't find it. I mean I turned the site upside down. I've graduated from the hair-pulling stage and am now officially worried that this is a dreaded 'lost fic'.
Problem is, I can't remember the title or the author, just the plot. :P
It's an epic AU, set in a universe where vampires are either consorts of gladiators. Spike is a sort of geisha/companion who hires Xander for protection. Xander also maintains Spike's gardens. This is also crossed over with AtS and Firefly to a small degree (Inara shows up several times). There's a substantial subplot with Angel, Wes, and Fred (also AU of course). There's also a lot of awesome Japanese-inspired fanart for this story.
I know somebody here at Bloodclaim is bound to know where this is, or at least what happened to it.
Help me, Bloodclaimers. You're my only hope.