I'm looking for a fic where Spike is turned into a statue. I found other «Spike as a statue» fics on this forum, but not the specific one I'm looking for.
Mine takes place in either Buffy Season 1 or 2. Spike is turned into a statue (I think Dru cursed him?) in one of Sunnydale's cemeteries. I want to say Spike was turned into a statue in the 1970s, but I'm not exactly sure. I know for a fact it was before Buffy become a slayer. Spike is still aware of his surroundings, but obviously can't move or speak.
Buffy comes across Spike the statue at some point during one of her patrols and feels a connection to him. She starts showing up frequently and talking about her life and her troubles... basically using Spike as a one-sided confidant. Over time, Spike eventually starts falling in love with Buffy.
At some point, Buffy is attacked by Angelus and Dru (Angel becomes Angelus not by having sex with Buffy, but through some other method, or maybe he was always Angelus, I don't remember). Buffy escapes, but she's wounded. She comes across Spike and puts her bloodied hand on his chest. Her blood somehow breaks the curse and Spike scoops her up and takes her to Giles'. He then helps her fight off Angelus and Dru.
Does anyone remember this story? I've been trying to find it for weeks with no luck.