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Buffy and Angel Universe fics:
Yahtzee's sites: Insect Reflections (The Buffy stuff) and Chivalry is Dead (The Angel stuff). I've enjoyed everything I've read here. The author has a deft touch with characterization and some interesting notions about where the series could have gone with slight (or not so slight) tweaks at various points.

Administrative Leavening by voleuse
Harmony isn't the world's best secretary, but she works hard at it. (Added 6 November 2005)

After by Red Emma
After the end of season 6, Dawn cleans out Tara's apartment. A second person present tense story that works. (Added 26 August 2004)

Alignment
by Lar
One day, when Angel's unable to keep his appointment to visit Faith, Wesley goes instead. (Added 26 August 2004)

All Your Tomorrows
by Jennifer-Oksana
Giles is fascinated by Anya's history and keeps asking questions, trying to find out who she was before she became a vengeance demon. (Added 26 August 2004)

Alternative Lifestyles
by p q laertes
An AU set in a world where Angelus was never cursed with a soul. The characters are not quite themselves but still recognizable as not being anybody else. (Added 26 August 2004)

Amazon by Loligo
Justice League/Buffy: the Vampire Slayer. While on a mission, post-series, Faith crosses into the Justice League universe and encounters Wonder Woman. (Added 23 Feb. 2005)

Anywhere But Here by Sarah T
After the end of season 5, Dawn takes an unauthorized road trip with Ethan Rayne. (Added 26 August
2004)


Back Before Dawn by Annakovsky
Willow makes a wish at the wrong moment; the result is canon as we know it. (Added 11 March 2005)

Battling Towards Contentment by Miranda
Post-series Angel. Illyria doesn't like how things are coming out, so she makes a bargain to try to change things. Supposedly, there's a part two to this, but I can't get the link on the author's website to work, so... (Added 28 April 2005)

Bed of Bones by Roz Kaveney
How did the first Slayer view the world and her place in it? This is not consistent with season seven canon. (Added 17 December 2005)

Bloodlines by backfromspace
Some of the potential Slayers who became actual Slayers must have been older women. Here's the story of a grandmother. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Blueberry Syrup Is a Crime Against Nature by Maddog1
After stopping Willow from destroying the world, Xander and Giles talk over breakfast. (Added 11 March 2005 - link corrected 2 June 2006)

Body Image by nikitangel
Just back from Africa, Xander drops in to visit Angel and finds him still recovering from having been transformed into a puppet. (Added 26 August 2004)

Bridges by Tassos
Buffy/Stargate: SG-1. This fic was written in response to a challenge about having Xander's family in canon turn out not to be his real family. Colonel Jack O'Neill gets surprising news about a son he never knew he had. The story progresses slowly. Nobody trusts anybody immediately, and both characters maintain their own lives and their own secrets. (Added 19 Nov. 2004)

Campfire Tale for the End of Days by Stultiloquentia
This offers another angle on the story of the first Slayer. I liked the way that this version tied in with events in the series finale. (Added 2 March 2006)

Candygram! by Brighid E. Stone
Someone-- something-- from Dawn's past shows up to give her trouble after she starts college. Written for the Slodwick's Worst Case Scenario challenge: How to Fend Off a Shark. (Added 2 March 2006)

Caught in the Teeth by Roz Kaveney
Wesley's life after death. (Added 28 April 2005)

Chaos Theory by Fayjay
There are a lot skills Cordelia never thought she'd need, but her life hasn't turned out the way she expected. (Added 26 August 2004)

Chiaroscuro
by Violet
Anya's known many artists in her time. (Added 26 August 2004)

City Girls by Selena
Post-series. Why did Buffy choose to settle in Rome? (Added 28 April 2005)

Contrite Spirits by Lizbeth Marcs
Faith and Xander visit the Basilica of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre to collect a new slayer. (Added 11 March 2005)

Council Business by EntreNous
Dawn takes time between high school and college to research Cleveland's history to see how having a Hellmouth has affected the city. Officially, at least, that's what she does. The reality's more complicated. (Added 2 March 2006)

Crisis of Faith by Mary Borsellino
This long AU arc starts with Lindsey intervening to get Faith acquitted so that she doesn't go to prison. There are several stories, all good, and two alternate endingss to the arc. I'm actually not sure which ending I prefer (note that the one that's listed first is the darker of the two). (Added 26 August 2004)

Dead Trouble by Marcus L. Rowland
Harry Potter/Buffy. Several years after the death of Voldemort, Harry is asked to escort Dumbledore's niece's body to her funeral. The corpse had been delayed by red tape and then lost for several years, and no one noticed. Because of that, Harry's more than a little surprised when supernaturally strong and athletic young women start chasing him and the coffin across England. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Debts by selenak
Connor and Wesley meet beside a grave and have a long overdue talk. (Added 11 July 2006)

Destination: Disneyland by lindseyjo
Doctor Who/Buffy. Buffy arrive at the library for training to find a mysterious, blue police box just inside the door. A very short humor piece.  (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Dig for Victory by nostalgia
A slayer operates in London during the Blitz. (Added 26 August 2004)

Disassociative by tesla321
After Not Fade Away, Faith goes to LA to search for Angel. Part 2 is here. Narrated in first person with a distinctive Faith voice. (Added 11 July 2006)

Doll by Chris Geary-Durrill
This is a dark future-fic exploring the potential long term uses of the neural chips. Free will is a thing of memory only. (Added 20 April 2006)

Done by Kathleen Dailey
Buffy/Star Trek: the Original Series. Anyanka knows all about weddings gone wrong. She finds that they're much the same, even on other planets. (Added 12 Feb. 2005)

The Empress of Ice Cream by Mosca
Nobody, including Harmony, expected her to become an old vampire, but she did anyway. (Added 8 June 2006)

Enigmatic Absurdities by eponine
Buffy/House. House deals with an impossible patient, a man who's been hit by an SUV but whose vitals make no sense. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Escape by Moonloon
Ethan Rayne manages to summon a dead genius to help him in his bid to escape prison. Warren's pleased to be out of Hell. This story manages to be both dark and very funny. (Added 19 Dec. 2004)

Exploring the Universe by Dolimir
Willow's been a constant in Xander's life. (Added 8 June 2006)

Faded Photographs by bohemianrose
Dawn has photographs to help hold her memories. (Added 15 January 2006 - link bad as of 2 June 2006)

Fireworks by Settiai
Faith has always loved fireworks. Part of this is post-series. (Added 15 January 2006)

Forgotten by CatEcumen
What if the monks who created Dawn used the Hellmouth to power part of their spell? Post-series. (Added 20 July 2004)

Forgotten Girl by monkeycrackmary
Buffy/Neverwhere. After Buffy's death, Dawn finds that she's slipped through the cracks of reality. (Added 20 April 2006)

The Fortune-Teller by Hth
Firefly/Buffy. River needs a teacher. The one they find isn't quite what they expected. (Added 11 July 2006)

A Ghost Is Born by pepperlandgirl14
Even death doesn't terminate one's employment with Wolfram and Hart. Wesley post-Not Fade Away. (Added 31 July 2006)

Four Ghosts by hollimichele
This is a short second person point of view piece about an unnamed future student at Sunnydale High who gradually realizes that the school is haunted. (Added 26 August 2004)

A Gift of Ordinary Magic by Liz Marcs
Buffy/Harry Potter. Events in the Wizarding World have a negative impact on the rest of the world, and Xander tries to cope with the fallout. (Added 2 March 2006)

The Girl in the High Castle by Mosca
This is an AU of the last season of Angel. Some of the changes are large, and others are non-existant. The AU stems from Illyria taking Wesley instead of Fred. (Added 2 March 2006)

Heaven Hath No Fury by Amy
This fic offers a view of what Heaven was like for Buffy. It's good, and it's bad. As much as it can be. (Added 2 March 2006)

Honour by RozK
Willow and Illyria talk. Each finds the other fascinating. (Added 19 Nov. 2004)

I Really Don't Like Mondays by Booster1
Angel keeps a log of a typical work day at Wolfram and Hart. Very funny. (Added 19 Nov. 2004)

In the Bleak Midwinter by Annakovsky
Post-series. Dawn and Xander talk in the snow, trying to get a little time away from the crowd and then searching for a figure stolen from a church Nativity scene. (Added 28 April 2005)

In the Waiting by Rheanna
Angelus keeps breaking through Angel's control, and Wesley and Cordelia turn to a psychiatrist for help. (Added 11 March 2005)

In Theory by Dana Woods
Post-series. A normal life sounds wonderful... In theory. (Added 28 April 2005)

Intervention with the Vampire by Littera Abactor
Cordelia decides that Angel needs to be treated for depression. She's quite determined, even in the face of repeated problems. (Added 2 March 2006)

It's a Dog Eat Watcher World by mouse42
While visiting an animal shelter, Wesley finds a dog possessed by a demon. Humor. (Added 31 July 2006)

It's Like a Buddy Movie (Only Without the Buddy Part) by Veggiebelle and SoulVamp
During the summer after season 5, Spike and Xander have to work together against a threat that no one else notices. (Added 28 April 2005)

Last Rites by Rheanna
An AU future fic in which Angel, now human, returns to the village where he was born. (Added 11 March 2005)

Legend by Marcus Rowland
This story consists of fragments of news stories and histories, each showing a different bit of what people of the future might remember of Buffy, specifically those people who still know nothing of demons and vampires. (Added 6 November 2005)

Lesser Men by Jedi Buttercup
This fic goes AU from near the end of Buffy's season six and right after Connor's kidnapping in Angel. It focuses on Wesley and Jonathan, both of whom discover unexpected things about themselves. This story is the first in a longish arc. I actually like where this goes better than I liked the choices made in canon. (Added 27 Jan. 2005)

A Letter from Screwtape to Mr. Holland Manners by HonorH
Angel/Screwtape Letters. Holland consults with an expert on how to make Angel despair. It fits beautifully. (Added 2 March 2006)

Like Minds by Pam Smith
The Dead Zone/Angel. John Smith and Cordelia Chase meet in a bar and offer each other the sort of support that only someone else with the same problem can. (Added 2 June 2004)

Like the Maidenhead on a Ship from Hell by katemonkey
This story starts out, "Halfway through the end of the world, Willow stopped it because she was bored." Willow pulls Cordelia out of the higher realm where she's gone. This reminded me a bit of Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream." (Added 2 March 2006)

Living Dangerously by Andraste
Andrew reaches some conclusions about himself while baking muffins in Buffy's kitchen during season 7. The story's told with gentle humor. (Added 3 May 2004)

Living History by Lizbeth Marcs
Post-series, ignoring Angel season 5 revelations. Time travelers from several hundred years in the future arrive in Cleveland, 2003, seeking help in retrieving a powerful artifact. Be patient with this one. It builds. I particularly liked the interviews that the journalist from the future conducted. (Added 28 April 2005)

Love It Was Indeed by Jane
Ten years after Anya's death, Giles receives a gift from her. (Added 28 April 2005)

The Loving Dead by witling
Xander's house seems to be haunted, and he's not sure what he should do about it or what he wants to do about it. (Added 2 March 2006)

The Naming of Names by Victoria P.
Earthsea/Buffy. Earthsea, too, needs Slayers, and one meets a wizard. (Added 2 March 2006)

News of My Death by Julie Fortune
This story offers another possibility for what might have happened when Buffy ran away after the end of season 2. Instead of going to LA, she stays on the bus till the last stop and finds herself trapped in a tiny town in the desert with two vampires and... something worse. (Added 26 August 2004)

Oh, the Places He Goes by phoukabro
Buffy/Just about everything you can think of. After returning from Africa, Xander travels throughout the U.S., troubleshooting for the Watchers' Council. I didn't recognize all of the crossovers, but I did enjoy all of them. There are some typos and omitted words, so be warned if that bothers you. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Open for Business by Flurblewig
After the series finale of Angel, Faith and Connor meet in LA and choose their path. (Added 2 March 2006)

Out of Phase by Meg
A lab accident throws Fred and Spike into a distopic future. (Added 8 June 2006)

Parallel Lives by Roseveare
AU. Connor's unhappy with his life and quite willing to listen when someone comes to tell him that he's a Champion of Light. (Added 23 Dec. 2004)

Past Perfect by HonorH
Illyria knows she can set everything right, if she can only retrieve the power she stored in her Key. Dawn has considerable objections. The epilogue can be found in the author's LiveJournal. (Added 28 April 2005)

Poster Boy by Sarah T.
People disappear all the time in Sunnydale, and those left behind search and advertise, looking for closure. (Added 20 August 2004)

Quick and Bitter, Slow and Sweet by Miss Murchison
This is a season six AU in which Tara asks Spike for help with a little demon problem. The two of them fall into a gradual friendship (pushed along by Dawn) that leads to romance. This is not a pairing I'd likely have sought out, but I saw it rec'd and decided to try it. I liked it. (Added 15 January 2006)

The Ransom of Andrew Wells by alixtii
While Buffy, Andrew and Dawn are in Rome, someone kidnaps Andrew. There are hints (okay, more than hints) of "The Ransom of Red Chief" here. (Added 11 July 2006)

The Rapturous End by Annakovsky
Buffy dreams about Xander in Africa and about the apocalypse. She does what she can in response. (Added 12 Feb. 2005)

Reconciliation by Jennifer-Oksana
This Angel AU starts 20 years after Cordelia's ascension. She's visiting Los Angeles for a vacation when something goes wrong. She and Angel have to seek help from Wesley, the long time head of Wolfram and Hart. (Added 26 August 2004)

Resistance Is Useless by missmurchison
Shortly after becoming a vengeance demon again, Anya wants out. She turns to Tara for help, and they both get more than they bargained for. Quite funny. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Revenge of the Killer Librarian by Jane
Giles may be a Watcher, but he's also a librarian, and that role carries certain obligations. (Added 19 Nov. 2004)

Rough Heals by Voleuse
Buffy/Firefly. Dawn sees the end of Earth That Was. (Added 2 March 2006)

Satan Is No Gentleman by afrai
Buffy/Good Omens. Adam finds out something unexpected about Pepper. Very short. (Added 31 July 2006)

The Scarab by BK the Irregular
Buffy/Stargate: SG-1. Go'auld and vampires are a scary combination-- There's a new force rising in Sunnydale and recruiting demonic servants. Riley's inquiries, seeking more information, alert SG-1 to the presence of an active Go'auld in California. The two teams collide then cooperate.  (Added 26 August 2004)

Science of Silence by lavender
Anya doesn't always know what to say or what not to say. (Added 21 July 2005)

Scribe by Dr. Lense
Immediately after the end of season 1, Angel and Cordelia realize a few things about Wesley. (Added 21 March 2005)

Search and Rescue Series by Laney
Buffy/Stargate: SG-1. This series is still a WIP, but the first two stories stand well enough on their own, and they are complete. The stories badly need a proofreader, but they're worthwhile for those who can work around the misused words, punctuation problems and such. In an AU where Buffy, Xander and Oz died at Graduation and Faith never went bad, Willow pursues a career in the Air Force. After her training's done, she ends up working for the SGC on a search and rescue team. (Added 21 March 2005)

Seeing Africa by huzzlewhat
After the end of BtVS, Xander travels Africa, searching for new Slayers, and finds out more about himself. (Added 28 May 2004)

She Bruise Easy by Tesla
In this AU, Cordelia's Sunnydale friends offer help when her visions get really bad. (Added 11 July 2006)

Shoveling by PaBurke
Buffy/MASH. Doctor Benjamin Franklin Pierce (retired) notices some odd things about the inhabitants of the house next door to his and gets gradually drawn into the Slayers' war. (Added 20 January 2007)

Showing Sunnydale by huzzlewhat
This story follows the author's "Seeing Africa," but knowing the other story isn't really essential for enjoying this one. Xander attends a reunion of Sunnydale survivors and runs into someone he hadn't expected to see again. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Shot Through With Green by Doyle
Tara's magic isn't like Willow's. Tara seeks healing for Riley in a garden. (Added 15 January 2006)

Signed Twice, Rolled the Dice by yhlee
Faith searches for Angel after Not Fade Away. (Added 31 July 2006)

Signifying Nothing by voleuse
A bit of speculation about Lorne after the series finale of Angel. (Added 6 November 2005)

Slayer of Nightmares by L. Mouse
Buffy/InuYasha. Post-canon for both series. Kagome has received a photograph that proves the InuYasha is alive in the modern era. She goes searching for him only to discover that he's made some powerful enemies. (Added 20 January 2007)

Slayers by Kate Bolin
Tradition dictates that each Slayer fight alone, that each Slayer-to-be train alone. What if the Watchers Council operated under different rules? This brief story looks at one way that might work. The author labels this as set in the Wishverse. (Added 26 August 2004)

Small Mercies by Dira Sudis
Early in season 7, Xander performs an act of kindness. (Added 26 Oct. 2004)

The Song About a Ramblin' Man by nwhepcat
A job takes Xander to Las Vegas. While he's there, he meets someone from his past. (Added 15 August 2005)

Soulmate Unwanted by suricata
Buffy, early season 2. The group's interruption of a witch's summoning spell has consequences for everybody. This one was cute. (Added 28 April 2005)

Splinter by Rheanna and Yahtzee
On the way back from Pylea, the Angel and company get sidetracked into an alternate L.A. In order to escape, they have to figure out what's gone wrong. (Added 19 Nov. 2004)

Spring Break, Sidekick Style by Perri Smith
During season 1, Xander's left behind in Sunnydale while Buffy and Willow travel to Toronto. After Giles follows them, Xander discovers that Something Bad is happening and has to turn to Angel for assistance. There's a companion story, a crossover with Forever Knight, that tells Buffy and Willow's side of things. I liked it less well, but part of that may be because it had a lot of details that were possible extrapolations from season 1 and the movie that have since been shown to be incorrect. (Added 26 August 2004)

techsupport@demons.com by Perri
The Angel Investigations employees exchange e-mails with folks in Sunnydale to coordinate efforts to stop yet another apocalypse. I loved the e-mail addresses. (Added 26 August 2004)

The Taura-Tara Nexus by keswindhover
Buffy/Vorkosigan. Taura is near to death and looking for help. Her request for a spirit guide summons a surprised Tara to her side. Explicit f/f and death. (Added 2 Dec. 2006)

These Songs of Freedom by NWHepcat
Xander finds a Slayer in Liberia. He also finds out a lot about himself and about what being a Watcher means. (Added 11 July 2006)

They Say You Can't Go Home Again by inlovewithnight
Post-series Angel. Everybody finds their own place, but it's never quite where they expected. (Added 28 April 2005)

Things Left Undone by minnow1212
The Angel series finale left a lot of loose ends. This series of vignettes explores the repercussions of those events for those left behind. (Added 20 August 2004)

Three Vital Rules for Staying Stylish, Even (Especially) in a World Overrun by Monsters by Glossing
Cordelia can find anything when shopping, including evil. The difficulty is convincing Wesley and Gunn that it's serious. (Added 15 January 2006)

32 short fics about xander harris by nwhepcat
These are scattered throughout the series with occasional peeks at post-series possibilities. Some of them hurt. (Added 28 April 2005)

Tiny Jewish Santa Goes Ballistic by CharlotteB
Post-series. Every family has its own holiday traditions. (Added 28 April 2005)

To Dust by Mhalachai
Buffy/Stargate: SG-1. Dawn takes a job with the SGC. Faith comes along as bodyguard. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

Tomb of the Unknowns by Sophia Prester
Xander remembers the victims. (Added 20 August 2004)

Trick or Treat by Kei
Stargate: SG-1/Buffy. A captive Goa'uld that SG-1 is transporting escapes them and attempts to possess Xander. Unfortunately for Xander, SG-1 sees him spit the parasite back out and takes him into custody to investigate his apparent immunity. Set after the end of Buffy. (Added 11 July 2006)

Unless You're Us by Kathleen Dailey
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Star Trek: the Original Series. Two characters bond a little after a group counseling session for the recently returned from the dead. The story's short and largely humorous, not even trying to reconcile the canons. (Added 6 November 2005)

Untitled by Mint Witch
This is a possible look at the darker repercussions of the end of Buffy-- How many of the new Slayers will misuse their new abilities? Many parts of the world have been unkind to their daughters. (Added 20 August 2004)

Waiting by yhlee
Wesley and Doyle meet in the afterlife. (Added 3 Oct. 2006)

The Waiting Room by Nestra
At the end of Season 1, Buffy didn't quite die. Nestra speculates on what that experience might have been like. (Added 20 August 2004)

Wake, Sleep, Wake by minnow1212
This is a sequel to "Things Left Undone," but I don't think that reading that is essential to understanding this. Faith says goodbye to her partner then spends some time with Buffy as they think about what getting older means. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Walking Higher (The Childhood's End Remix) by liz_marcs
Xander visits the people he cares about most. Each section starts with a bit of second person narrative. It works. Trust me. (27 April 2008)

The Watchers' Diaries: The Apocrypha by Caro
After Giles returns to England, Spike starts writing to him to tell him the things that no one else will. (Added 11 July 2006)

When She Was Bad by Julie Fortune
I never thought I'd see a Buffy Mirror Universe, but here's a fic that does it well. A mirror at her mother's gallery pulls Buffy in, making her trade places with the version of herself from a much darker universe. (Added 6 November 2005)

Who By Accident by k
Buffy and Connor meet when they both take the same summer class. Neither knows who the other is. At first. (Added 11 July 2006)

With a Star by Don Sample
Buffy/Vorkosigan. The crossover part of things is glancing. During his honeymoon, Miles visits Earth, a place called the Sunnydale Lagoon, and finds himself fascinated by the history of the place and of the mysterious monument there. (Added 3 Oct. 2007)

Zen and the Art of the Open Road by Lar
After graduation, Xander heads out on a road trip. While driving late at night, he runs into a reminder that he's luckier than most people. (Added 26 August 2004)

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