Strangely Literal Episode #087 – Home for the Holidays

sl_spikexmasHome for the Holidays
Author: Meltha
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!)

5 thoughts on “Strangely Literal Episode #087 – Home for the Holidays

  1. Spoilery Comment – you’ve been warned

    Wow, when this came down from the feed I thought huh, feeds broken SL is never that big a file. So I checked and checked the site and nope it was right just really big… So I put it on not knowing what to expect and loved every minute.
    As things unravel I could just picture Buffy’s disappointment and I really felt for Spike as you could just see her not realising how much effort he had put in. So mixed up with laughter and angst I waited for the ending and for a Christmas tale it was perfect, I’d of been gutted if it had ended any other way.