Co-written with Zab Jade
With Tara in the hospital after being brain sucked by Glory, Willow takes Buffy up on an offer of a trip out to the desert to clear her mind. While there, she comes across a child, alone and scared. When she ends up falling into a sealed underground, Buffy and Spike have to try save her from darkness while keeping young Frisk out of danger.
Everything changed after Maggie Walsh used an experimental virus on her soldiers and her creation...
After a horrific attack by Adam, Spike is staying in the basement of the Summers house to recover. Takes place during the events of the prologue for The Umbrella Initiative https://westofthestorm.com/story/the-umbrella-initiative