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I Wish, Part Two is the seventh issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten comic book series. Written by Christos Gage with Nicholas Brendon and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, it was originally published on September 17, 2014, by Dark Horse Comics.


As Spike and Xander bond — while also seriously getting on each other's nerves — they are tempted to start writing some rules of their own in the book of magical laws... concerning Buffy and Dawn![1]


The Scooby Gang is moving into their newly demon-free apartment building. Spike and Xander are carrying boxes up to the apartment they now share. They share a heated discussion about Spike's issues of Soap Opera Digest and Xander's many action figures. Xander asks Spike if he planning on getting a job and then tells him that he should see if Supernatural Crimes could use his help. Spike thinks on this and then decides it not a bad idea. Xander leaves to see what the girls are doing across the hall. In the the apartment she shares with Dawn and Willow, Buffy is also unpacking. D'Hoffryn and Giles are at a small table with the Vampyr book. Giles is making an entry about making the magical barriers between earth and hell dimensions much stronger. D'Hoffryn teleports away but warns Giles not to use the book for his own personal needs. Buffy reassures Giles that they are a team, but tells him that she is worried about him living on his own. He assures her that he will be fine and they are just across the hall.

Willow tells Buffy that she has the protection spell set up on Xander and Spike's apartment, but theirs will take longer and she has an interview. She advises that the book stay at their place until their apartment is locked down as well. They all agree. Dawn comes downstairs carrying a box of Xander's things. They make small talk and Xander asks Dawn to a movie, but she declines citing work. Buffy gives Xander the book and tells him to be patient with Dawn and stop trying so hard.

Later, Xander and Spike are staring intently at the book. Spike notes that they should not have this kind of power in their hands. Xander warns him not to write anything about Buffy loving him in the book. Spike tells him that he wouldn't, but says that Xander could correct this thing with Dawn by writing it down. Xander says that it would be selfish, but he has thought about it. Spike tells Xander that before he can truly love Dawn, he has to love himself. Xander gets angry and throws the book, telling Spike that he is full of crap and he knows that Spike still loves Buffy. They agree to go get a drink. At the bar, they talk about Xander's anger issues and how he's getting help from Dr. Mike and he asks Spike to help him get Dawn back. Spike agrees, but says he also needs to give her space and how it must be like losing Joyce all over again.

A blonde woman approaches Spike and they hit it off, she introduces herself as Thelma. Xander is annoyed until he also hits it off with a brunette woman. They get a booth and share several beers together. The girls invite them back to their place, but they decline. The girls' eyes turn green putting both of them into a trance and Spike and Xander both agree to go to their place. The girls lead them down the street. Anya (in ghost form) appears behind him warning him that they are not girls, they are sirens. He starts to come out of his trance until the brunette whistles and he leaves Anya behind. Back at their place, the sirens shed their human guises, back into their true form. Spike tries to kiss one, but she brushes him off and tells them they will be having sex with the Mistress. She motions to an overweight, tentacled demon with green hair, a face like a fish and a crown.

Ten minutes later, Xander and Spike are in their boxers having a pillow fight with each other. The sirens are looking on in delight, but Anya is in complete despair. Anya realizes that if she talks loud enough, Xander might be able to hear her and she can snap him out of it. She starts yelling and he comes out of the trance. He grabs two plastic drink swords and shoves them in Spike's ears shattering his ear drums. Spike attacks Xander, realizes he's in his boxers and that they are being seduced by sirens. The two minion sirens attack him while the Mistress makes her getaway. Xander's hearing returns and he also starts to attack Spike, but he manages to kill the sirens before Xander can stop him.

A bit later, Spike and Xander are back at the bar with Dowling having a drink. Xander leaves and walks back to his apartment with Anya. He apologies for everything that he's done to her. He offers to try and use the book to make her human again, but she declines. He arrives home and sees Dawn pushing her bike walking next to a guy. He goes upstairs and sits at the table looking at the Vampyr book. Back at the bar, Spike thanks Dowling for the beer and Dowling asks him if he still loves Buffy. After some frustration he admits that he does. They leave together and Dowling tells him that things will work out. Back at the bar, Dylan comes looking for Spike.


  • The Scooby Gang is moving to the building from which they exorcised the Hamelin demon (I Wish, Part One).
  • Spike moves in with boxes of soap opera digests on Passions, and mentions often watching them. He was revealed to be a fan of the series in "Something Blue."
  • Xander suggests Spike to work at the S.F.P.D.'s Supernatural Crime Unit, as they both helped Dowling in On Your Own, Part Two.
  • Xander reflects on the previous times he shared a place with Spike, back in Seasons 4 and 7.
  • Giles recalls not resisting the Hamelin's illusions; and his assets are now partially unfrozen (I Wish, Part One).
  • Spike mentions his old soulless self; he got his soul in "Grave."
  • Spike mentions Dawn's reset of emotions, as revealed in New Rules, Part Four.
  • Spike mentions Xander punching Angel in a fit of rage, seen in The Watcher.
  • Spike recalls Dawn's reacting to Joyce's death ("The Body").
  • Xander apologizes for leaving Anya Jenkins at the altar ("Hell's Bells") and getting her killed ("Chosen").
  • Spike thanks for the app Dowling suggested in New Rules, Part Two.
  • Spike confesses to Dowling he still loves Buffy. This was last mentioned in Spike and Faith, and Dowling had noticed it before in On Your Own, Part One.
  • Dylan seeks Spike after meeting him in Spike: Into the Light. They will reunite in In Pieces on the Ground, Part OneTwo



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  • Thelma and Ninny, necks tore by Spike.

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  • For the variant cover, artist Rebekah Isaacs references the 1968 film Odd Couple. Dark Horse Comic counted on Buffy fans on Valentine's Day to choose Xander's and Spike's roles between the main characters,[2][3][4] and the winner dynamics was Xander as Felix and Spike as Oscar.[5]


  • I Wish, Part Two was the 140th best selling comic issue in its publishing month, with 17,701 sales in September 2014 at comic specialty stores.[6]


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