This really means a lot to me, so thanks to everyone who read/nominated/voted, and to dragonydreams for running the show.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
Second, I recently noticed that Herself_nyc had begun archiving her wonderful fic (lots of Spuffy, but also some fantastic Spander and some historical Spike) over at AO3. Today, I was pleased to discover that she's archiving Anna S (eliade) at her AO3 as well, including a number of things that were only available via the wayback machine. Run! Run and read them both!
Title: Bed's A Bit Broken
Characters: Spike, Buffy, Riley
Disclaimer: Don't own them
Written for: open_on_sunday
Word count: 100
Note: Set at the end of As You Were, and the title is taken from the script. Also, not Spander.
Spike stares helplessly at the wreckage. Where to begin? Haul out the rubble, he reckons. Try to salvage what's left.
Riley bloody Finn, poking his nose in, interfering. They'd been doing just fine, until he showed up. Better than fine, because right before it all went to hell, Buffy had asked him -- had maybe believed him --
That rotten job was killing her, by inches. He'd done it for her.
She comes to him, such kindness in her face that he's afraid.
She hasn't come to punish him. She's come for something worse.
She's come to say she'll never come again.
I was nominated for best author (which you'll see is absurd if you check out who else is nominated in that category). For My Pains A World Of Sighs was nominated in the categories of best angst, best AU, and best characterization (Spike). I've discussed this previously (and repeatedly, sorry), but having this particular story nominated is a huge deal to me. Also, Basement, 1999 was nominated in the category of best quickie fic.
I'm excited to read some of the nominated stories that I haven't yet read. Congratulations to all the nominees!
Thanks for the nom -- it's made me really happy!