The Great Advantage of Being Alive by Enigmaticblue

Reviews (1)Rating: PG-13

Summary: What if the Initiative had found a way to transform Spike into a human, rather than giving him a chip?

Author's Notes: This is a little complicated. For Spike, the story begins right after "Wild at Heart." For everybody else, right after a slightly altered "Something Blue."

The title of the story comes from an e.e. cummings poem that's called, "the great advantage of being alive." I know this has been done before, but this is the first Spike story I've written that begins with him NOT in love with Buffy. (At least, not that he knows of.) So it's a bit different than my usual fare, but it will be B/S eventually.


This story is complete.

Chapter 1: Lab Rat
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Chapter 2: The Burdens of Life
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Chapter 3: Silent Nights
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Chapter 4: A Different Kind of Destiny
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Chapter 5: Speaking in Tongues
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Chapter 6: Touching
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Chapter 7: So Close (And Yet So Far)
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Chapter 8: Knowing You
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Chapter 9: The Importance of Being Jonathan
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Chapter 10: Fever Dreams
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Chapter 11: Meet the Inner Demons
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Chapter 12: Moments of Truth
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Chapter 13: United We Stand
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Chapter 14: The Great Advantage of Being Alive
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Chapter Notes: I really did give serious thought about rewriting “Restless,” but then I had to face facts. I have no clue what half that symbolism meant, and I’m not even going to presume to try and “improve” the gang’s dreams. Suffice it to say they have them and that Spike and Riley play slightly different roles in everyone’s dreams but Buffy’s. You all can use your own imaginations as to who might fill those spots. And as this is last chapter, let me know if a sequel is something you might want to see eventually.