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10th-Nov-2011 10:36 am
(Sammy) confuzzled
Hi there all,

I'm searching for a specific Spander fic and (since this is the biggest Spander comm I know of) I'm hoping one of you awesome people will know it.

I know it was a long multi chapter, completed fic, that was really well written and followed the same plot lines as BTVS, but with Spike and Xander in a committed relationship. I know it included Dawn, and a showdown with Glory. I know the monk spoke to Xander, telling him Dawn was the key. I remember this part with Tara's parents coming to get her and Spike standing up for her. Ethan was there, and there were hints to him and Giles being together. Fairly sure it included Joyce getting sick too.

Unfortunetly, I don't remember what season it started in or much else really. But it was a really good fic and I'm desperate to read it again. It has been a while since I last read it so my description is probably really vague but does it ring any bells?

Thanks! <3

EDIT: A couple of lovely people pointed me to books 4 and 5 of the Nothing The Same series, which I had forgotten about (ironic though, since it was books 1-3 that made me search for this fic. Otl.)

But I hit the jackpot cos not only did I get the fic I was looking for but I've been given three other fics that I've never read before.

So thanks for all the help people, I'm set for a good week now ;D

10th-Nov-2011 10:48 am (UTC)
Could you be thinking of Oxnard to Glory and its sequel SNAFU?
10th-Nov-2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
I just went over there. There's no monk speaking to Xander and Ethan didn't show up so it's not that fic. Strangely enough I'd forgotten I'd read it until I noticed I'd commented there.

11th-Nov-2011 09:22 am (UTC)
I don't think it is but asdfghjkl I can't wait to sit down and read this <3 thank you anyway x
10th-Nov-2011 10:54 am (UTC)
On a side note your icon makes me giggle and I adore it.

Could be one of a couple. But I immediately thought of Sweet Revenge by Jackson

10th-Nov-2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hadn't read that before but it was great - thanks for the link.
11th-Nov-2011 09:28 am (UTC)
It isn't but \0/ I'm so excited that I've never read that fic, thanks!
10th-Nov-2011 11:57 am (UTC)
My immediate thought from your description was Orchidluv's "Nothing the Same" series. It starts from shortly after the first eps in Season One and continues from there to the end of Season Four.

Synopsis:A retelling of canon - with a twist: Xander doesn't deal well with Jesse's death and everything changes from there. After Xander dusted Jesse, he was never the same. He isolated himself from Willow and wanted nothing to do with Buffy. Xander never becomes a part of the Scoobies; instead, he develops a relationship with a certain bleached-blond Master Vampire...

The links are on her page (scroll down on the right): http://orchidluv.livejournal.com/
11th-Nov-2011 09:42 am (UTC)
Oh. Oh.

See now I feel daft. Cos I only just finished reading books 1-3 of Nothing The Same and it was that fic that made me remember this one. But since I was reading it on Spander Files, they didn't have books 4 and 5.

But yes, it is the last two books I was thinking of! Thanks so much <333
10th-Nov-2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
That sounds like it might be Changes by tabaqui.
10th-Nov-2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
My first thought.
11th-Nov-2011 09:30 am (UTC)
It's not, but so far I've gotten three fics I've never read from this 8D I will be set for days <3 thanks
10th-Nov-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
I'd also go with orchidluv's Nothing the Same series. The first three huge stories are up at the Spander Files and the fourth story which deals with Season 5 and the Glory arc is at her LJ right here....
11th-Nov-2011 07:43 am (UTC)
One of my absolute favourites I have it on my kindle now *g*
11th-Nov-2011 09:55 am (UTC)
Like I said to Nighean-isis, I feel so silly for not remembering that Nothing The Same had two other books on lj. I just finished reading them on Spander Files and it was then that I remembered the other parts, but u had assumed it was a different fic. Thanks so much! <3
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