Looking for a fic (obviously, probably didn't need to say so) that's set post NFA. It ignores the comics I think.
It's very long, but starts when Angel contacts Buffy so she can come visit Spike, who is in appalling shape. (Angel was trying to help him)
I think Angel and Illyria were the only ones left from the AtS gang, and they were all kinda squatting in a church or cathedral I think? (They had Spike lying in a separate sepulcher?)
Anyway, Angel keeps going off to try and find Drusilla, to use sires blood to help Spike. (But I think W&H find her first?)
Oh, and I remember Spike had something that the initiative (I think) put in his blood that prevented him from drinking human blood. So they had to bleed him out at some point I think.....
And Xander was there. I remember Spike asking to be staked by him if he got so bad he couldn't be saved.
Can't remember how it ended, but I know it was Spuffy & I hope they got a break!
Anyone know the one I'm looking for?