Summary: When Spike followed Xander back to Sunnydale, he was expecting the same simple, sweet-smelling boy he'd spent the summer with. Enter the Basement of Doom, long-held Harris family secrets, and a mysterious group calling themselves the Initiative.
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy & Co.
Notes: Another huge thanks to my beta, lady_of_scarlet, who has been phenomenal despite my ability to completely and utterly fail deadlines. And also, a great big thanks to oroburos69, who stepped in at the last minute to emergency-beta! You two are absolutely the best!
Prologue || Part 1 || Part 2 || Part3 || Part 4
Part 5: There's burning, burning pain everywhere.