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?
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