Title: Transitions From Blindness: After the Start (Title subject to change)
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel the Series
Genre: AU, Romance, Angst
Content Warning: M or MA
Warnings: past canonical child abuse/neglect, None planned, but I’ll update as things occur.
Word Count Goal: 30,000 minimum
Brief overview: AU after the episode “Tabula Rasa.” Once, a couple Christmases ago, I started a universe called “Transitions from Blindness.” The first little story in it was fun and there were plans and then I forgot it, so I’ve resurrected the universe and decided to attempt to finish it. Or at least part of it. I’m essentially going to be spending my free time in March re-watching Season 6 on in Buffy because I don’t remember what happened all that well anymore. Then in April I’ll be ready to take on this universe again. After I finish writing in April, I’ll go back and edit the first story so my writing styles aren’t completely different. It makes a nice little introduction to everything since this story picks up where that one stopped.
Summary: Xander finds that he can’t look at things the same way as before Willow’s magic episode. Cookies don’t solve everything and forgiveness is something he finds himself tired of using to cover up hurts and wrongs that are still there. Love, he’s got plenty of that to give, but now he finds he wants more than a brush-off apology before things go right back to the way they were before. In fact, he doesn’t want things to go back to the way they were before. Life has changed, but it isn’t half-bad. Spike and him are even getting along despite past attempts at mutual homicide. In fact, Spike is currently better company than his two best friends.
Spike sees an in for himself. The perfect trio of friendship isn’t quite so shiny anymore, but instead of the slayer catching his attention, it’s the whelp who’s surprising him with a backbone Spike hadn’t expected. Xander is changing how he does things, changing how he lives, and he’s allowed Spike a niche in his new life. That little handhold is all Spike needs to dig his way in deeper and make sure it’ll be a pain shoving him back out. He rather likes it here, somewhat cozy and a bit domestic with Xander, but still having some fun taking out the nightly nasties.