Home for the Holidays
Read by Kim “AthenaMuze”
Edited by Jose & Tabz
Rating: PG, for Spike using Spike-like words
Feedback: Yes, thank you. Meltha
Spoilers: This is set after season six’s “Wrecked,” but completely ignores everything after it.
Distribution: Fanfiction.net and the Bunny Warren. If you’re interested, please let me know.
Summary: It’s Christmas during season 6. Spike ends up playing Santa for Buffy and Dawn, but the results are… well, not always optimal.
Disclaimer: All characters are owned by Mutant Enemy (Joss Whedon), a wonderfully creative company whose characters I have borrowed for a completely profit-free flight of fancy. Kindly do not sue me, please, as I am terrified of you. Thank you.
Author’s Note: The quote is from Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” and yes, there are hints of “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Two other things: Dawn has completely forgiven Willow for the car accident, and my version of the Scoobies (particularly Spike) is a bit kinder and gentler than the one Joss gave us this year.
(Special thanks to my BFF Kim for the brand new Strangely Literal intro and end credits — okay revamped. But we like vamp!)