Black Magic White Lies, chapter 4

Jun 22, 2009 10:35

Title: Black Magic White Lies
Chapter 4 - In Which Xander Discovers the Sitch Is More Screwed-up Than He Thought
Timeline: BtVS, alternate season 5
Genre: drama, mystery, action
Characters, pairing: general, Xander/Faith
Rating: R (for intense situations).
Summary: Xander thinks he has a little secret. He doesn't know that his little secret is a ( Read more... )

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rebcake June 22 2009, 07:16:39 UTC
I love the workplace banter between the doctor and counselor. Very realistic. Xander is being very sweet and making all the right "responsibility" noises, but methinks the guy hasn't got a clue, quite yet.

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 07:30:08 UTC
Thank you!

I have to confess that I totally can't write OCs. I tinkered about this chapter forever and I almost dropped the story. But finally I found the way to trick myself into an AU vision: I made a awful manip and I have managed to write the doctor and counselor as...


... )

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nothorse June 22 2009, 07:43:12 UTC
Weird little creatures with black eyes and...

Mork and Friends? But if they want the key, with the key being Faith's child, why would they kill her before giving birth?

And I'm still slightly confused on the timeline. When exactly would Xander have had a chance to sleep with her in the last nine months, if this is end of Season 4/start of Season 5?

There may be some illusion going on on Xander's part. Or some more creative history/memory editing by the monks. Hmmm.

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 07:59:26 UTC
Thank you for reading and for the questions. I love questions!

But if they want the key, with the key being Faith's child, why would they kill her before giving birth?

So far, we only know the counselor's interpretation of what happened.

And I'm still slightly confused on the timeline. When exactly would Xander have had a chance to sleep with her in the last nine months, if this is end of Season 4/start of Season 5?

I try Monks try to keep as close to canon as possible. In canon, Faith woke up from coma February 25, 2000. Right now, it's November.

Or some more creative history/memory editing by the monks.

Oh, there will be more of that later. :)

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nothorse June 22 2009, 09:02:43 UTC
Monks try to keep as close to canon as possible. In canon, Faith woke up from coma February 25, 2000. Right now, it's November.

But Xander did only sleep with Faith during Season 3? Or did the monks add an episode with Buffy-in-Faith?

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 13:00:43 UTC
But Xander did only sleep with Faith during Season 3? Or did the monks add an episode with Buffy-in-Faith?

Apparently, Xander remembers sleeping with Faith the day she woke up from the coma (in ch. 2) It's a graphic, vivid memory - but was it real?

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keith5by5 June 22 2009, 07:43:44 UTC
Another great chapter, guess the kid's Dawn then....

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 08:04:59 UTC
Thank you!

guess the kid's Dawn then...

Apparently, Xander suspects the wrong party...

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keith5by5 June 22 2009, 09:43:59 UTC
The Council in robes doesn't make much if any sense to me, but I guess Xander isn't thinking too clearly.

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 13:06:19 UTC
The Council in robes doesn't make much if any sense to me, but I guess Xander isn't thinking too clearly.

I think the events of Cruciamentum changed Xander's and Willow's perception of the Council. If the Watchers could use a crazy vampire to test a loyal Slayer, why couldn't they invite demons to punish the disloyal one?

That's how I explain Xander's reaction to the news.

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tvnerdgirl June 22 2009, 12:54:46 UTC
Ooooh this is getting better and better!

I think you've got Xander down perfectly from his concern to his somewhat naive thoughts of a family with Faith, the child, the white picket fence.

I am really looking forward to finding out who attacked Faith and why.

Incidentally, is Lehane her actual last name? I don't remember them mentioning it in the show, so I've always avoided giving her a last name in fanfics but maybe I missed it.

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 13:11:26 UTC
Thank you! I promise, there are many twists and turns in the next chapters...

Incidentally, is Lehane her actual last name? I don't remember them mentioning it in the show, so I've always avoided giving her a last name in fanfics but maybe I missed it.

According to Wikipedia, "known only as "Faith" during the television series; she was not given a surname until 2005, seven years after her first appearance. Joss Whedon was approached by Eden Studios to create surnames for Faith and Kendra to use in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer role-playing game, and chose "Lehane" for Faith, because he wanted something "southie".

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mulder200 June 22 2009, 13:29:50 UTC
Ah! So Faith is pregnant with Dawn here? I definitely wasn't expecting that.

It's going to be very interesting to see how Xander handles this. And what will the Sunnydale group say when they find out?

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moscow_watcher June 22 2009, 13:36:45 UTC
It's going to be very interesting to see how Xander handles this. And what will the Sunnydale group say when they find out?

Oh, yes. The potential for angst and quiproquos is boundless! :)

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