I’ve mostly stayed far away from the Buffy Season 8 comics. I’m not a comic reader. I’m not a fan of Joss’s most… ahem… wild imaginings. But I’m vaguely aware of the general plot points of Season 8. It seems a lot of fanfic writers are also not on board with Season 8, as most post-Chosen fics depart from the comics fairly quickly.

Occasionally, though, I find a comic-canon fic that is not only decent, but really good. Since Spike has been re-integrated into the Buffy comic-verse, it’s possible that more of these will pop up. For now, enjoy this one, and see if, like me, you don’t visit Dark Horse and take a peek at #40 to see the fire escape scene that inspired it.

Fire Escape Scene from Buffy Season 8

Title: For Want of A Back Porch
Author: Alexandra (gryfndor_godess)
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Joss Whedon, and I am making no money, etc., etc.
Summary: Buffy used to worry that she couldn’t love. After Twilight, she’s afraid to love. But can she and Spike just be friends? Buffy, Spike, and their balcony, with a side of Dawn and Xander.  The whole fic is 21,000 words and it is finished.
Link: http://gryfndor-godess.livejournal.com/72632.html