S5, Forever. Goes off-canon but mainly takes plot down another path. Joyce is dead & Buffy is just beginning to understand that. Learning that someone she'd never expected to shares her grief, she finds comfort where she'd never thought to look. SPUFFY!
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,277 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 11/15/2008 - Buffy S., Spike