Fic - Dream within a Dream (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel the series)

Sep 22, 2020 11:03

Today I release a finished story into the wild thanks to wipbigbang. I am thrilled to have finally finished this after SO many years. I'll be honest, part of this ended up where I originally planned (as close as I can remember). Not so much with Lindsey's thread which I debated cutting after 17 years and have no clue what to do with him (I think that's what originally stalled the story) I worked around it rather than remove it because well six chapters had been out there all this time and some people know my stories better than me! I know Ethan was meant to be in it with Amy but meh, I decided why do I need him. Give Amy her own agency such as it was. Anyhow I hope you'll enjoy it.


By: Cornerofmadness

Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel the series

Link: AO3 (I don’t have it up on FFN yet but I am grateful to the site. I lost more than half of the original story in a 2006 computer crash but luckily all 6 chapters were up there).

Summary: A year after Sunnydale collapses, Buffy and Faith head to L.A. for the Christmas holidays but it’s not going to be a silent night.

Warnings: violence, death of a minor character (I guess some would argue he’s a major character but I don’t assign that much importance to him)

Characters Buffy Summers, Angel, Dawn Summers, Connor, Faith Lehane (as the major players), Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, Xander Harris, Charles Gunn, Fred Burkle, Lindsey McDonald, Amy Madison, Andrew Wells

Pairings: Dawn/Connor, Gunn/Fred, mentions of past Buffy/Angel & Buffy/Spike

When I Started: May 2003, let that soak in for a while. It feels like yesterday…

Disclaimer: You know the drill, Joss, WB and UPN own all. I make no money from this. I’m just happy to borrow the characters for a little while.

Rating - teen and up

Author’s Note # 1 This is canon divergent. Back in 2003 when I started this, I wasn’t thrilled that Spike was moving to Angel (though in retrospect that worked better than I imagined it would). Also I originally planned to have them deal with the emotional impact of Spike’s sacrifice but the story didn’t bounce that way. I decided not to tamper with that. Regardless, Spike was not resurrected in this canon divergence.

Author’s Note #2 - The story set up is a bit of an oddity for me. The first few chapters will be non-linear covering parts of the preceding year before the main action set up in chapter one. All months and dates will be on the chapter headers for clarity. Also it’ll be multiple first person POV’s also noted clearly in the header.

Author’s Note #3 The cover art AND the sound track were all made by Afteriwake and you can find the music here. Check it out. It's very cool and I can't thank Afteriwake enough for both!

Front Cover Art by Afteriwake

ats, btvs, fanfic

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