Would I have watched the heck out of this show? Yes. Yes I would.
Someone could wish the whole world different, if she really tried. You could have a world without shrimp, or a world with nothing but shrimp. You could even make a world where everyone was happy, and no one died, not even once. In this world, Buffy Summers does not drown at sixteen.
Teen, wishverse. I just re-watched The Wish and got this hankering to find out more about that Buffy. Turns out she’s not quite the lone wolf she seemed in the ep. 🙂 (And like the fic, we’ll ignore the inevitable ending.)
Love this – so well done, and great song choice! Music by Ingrid Michaelson (feat. A Great Big World).
“You’re the slayer,” he realized. “Betty…Bunny…Cordy’s friend. Aren’t you in Sunnydale?”
“Buffy,” she corrected. “And yeah, I would be, but Cordelia called me the other day to tell me that her boss Angel, the famed vampire with a soul, has completely lost his mind.” She kicked high, nicking him in the chin and sending him tumbling to the ground, flat on his back.
PG, AU. What if Buffy and Angel had only met after they’d both done some growing up? This, absolutely. I love that it avoids the usual pitfalls of this pairing while still ringing completely true for both characters.
“Angel,” she says.
He knows his line. He whispers, “Buffy.”
Adult, AU, post-NFA. These are mostly very angsty, but also beautiful in their darkness, two souls finding each other, even if they’re not meant to stay together.