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Searching for a fic 
13th-Mar-2011 12:55 am
Spander
A friend of mine recently discovered Spander and is looking for some fics that don't include any character bashing and so I've been trying to think of fics I liked (because of course when I was always reading Spander I didn't save all the fics the way I do now) and there's one that I just can't remember the title or author of for the life of me.

So, I hope someone can think of the fic I'm looking for but, like I said, I don't remember much since it's been years since I last read it.

Anyway, what I remember is that after Spike and Xander get together, they get an apartment together with better security - or maybe it's just that Spike insists on making the security at Xander's better - because of how Xander's father abused him and attacked him. The Scoobies have a sleepover there as a housewarming. And I also remember that while Spike is gone, Xander's dad tracks them down and attacks/shoots Xander at their apartment and while they're all at the hospital, Buffy and Spike argue over who gets to go after Xander's dad before agreeing that they both get to have a go at him. If I remember right, they end up deciding to lock him in the basement and torture him to give him a taste of what he'd done to Xander and while Giles knows, he pretends not to. I just remember that Spike and Buffy team up against Xander's dad mostly.

This might have also been the fic that started with Xander cutting and he made it almost like a ritual? Kept his knife in a box and put out candles and everything when he was going to do it? Agh, I'm sorry if I'm mixing up fics!

Any help would be awesome! (Or if you just want to rec fics for her to read. I know she's especially looking for stuff that's pre-season 5 before Spuffy started happening.)

Thanks in advance for anything you guys can come up with!
Comments 
13th-Mar-2011 08:22 am (UTC)
I think the one you are looking for is Waiting Here by Alexandria. You can find it here:

http://www.shadows-and-dust.co.uk/Fiction/waitinghere.htm

I love this fic, but it makes me cry. :(
13th-Mar-2011 09:01 am (UTC)
Yes, that's the one! Thank you so much! I'm saving it this time.

Totally agree - it rips at me. But I love it anyway.
13th-Mar-2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Okay, I never self rec, but honestly, character bashing sticks in my craw, my hugemongous trilogy is set mid-season five au, sans Glory but with Dawn and yeah. So whatevs. Take a looksy, or don't. I won't be offended. But as I'd like to get back to work on my fics now that RL is settling down, new comments are muse feed!
Here's a link to the first story in my trilogy. If you poke around the site, you can find my other stories as well.
The Resolute Urgency of Now
14th-Mar-2011 03:05 am (UTC) - see above comment
read emelye_miller's trilogy of awesomeness! Oh, and you might like Tabaqui's Changes: Here It's a rewrite of season 4 to the end of Buffy and Angel, respectively. Um...Wilow does go a bit magic crazy and there's some tension at first, but it's not actual character bashing, well written human error, and the story is amazing!
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