Ipseity by Baphrosia [PG-13]
Past Featured StorySummary: After Buffy the Vampire Slayer's apparent death in the collapse of Sunnydale Hellmouth, nobody knows how to go on without her, least of all Buffy herself. 
 
WINNER for BEST POST-SERIES FINALE FIC and BEST DRAMA (Spuffy) and RUNNER UP for BEST PLOT in Round 32 of the SUNNYD Awards.  Thank you!
 
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Angst, Drama, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 28
Word count: 101,886 Hit Count: 25,627 ePub Downloads: 330
Published: June 10, 2015 Updated: August 13, 2015


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1. Dawn by Baphrosia - Likes: 22 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 3,380 Hit Count: 4,488 Published: June 10, 2015

A/N: Welcome to a brand new fic! This is MOSTLY PG-13, but if you're uncomfortable with occasional bad language, consider it R.

Ipseity is fully written, and 27 chapters long. I expect to post 2-3 chapters per week. It's more of a plotty gen fic and less of a romance than my previous stories, but the romance is there, I promise.

Speaking of plot, there may be times when things don't make sense, or seem off. It may be on purpose. Wait and see before flaming, if you please. :)

Many thanks to my betas: MargueriteDaisy for general editing, Aderyn Du for help with a Welsh OC, All4Spike for Britpicking, and TheFoxinator for the nitty-gritty nitpicking. Anaross' "Long Day's Journey" was the inspiration for how I structured the story, with each chapter dedicated to a single character's viewpoint.

Disclaimer: All Hail Joss Whedon

Distribution: This is MY story. Please don't archive somewhere else without my express permission, try to sell it, claim it as your own, or otherwise infringe. I used to think these warnings were unnecessary, but a few rotten apples have spoiled the fandom barrel...

And now, on with the show!

2. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 11 Reviews: 16 Word Count: 2,728 Hit Count: 1,138 Published: June 12, 2015

Thanks for the reviews!  Speculation and comments are definitely encouraged.

3. Giles by Baphrosia - Likes: 13 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 1,891 Hit Count: 948 Published: June 15, 2015

4. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 16 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 5,137 Hit Count: 993 Published: June 17, 2015

Some familiarity with "Angel: the Series" will help, since that's where Spike went after Sunnydale, and I'll be sticking to canon AtS S5 for a bit. 

5. Andrew by Baphrosia - Likes: 11 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 2,588 Hit Count: 848 Published: June 19, 2015

6. Angel by Baphrosia - Likes: 14 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 3,236 Hit Count: 879 Published: June 21, 2015

7. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 13 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 3,862 Hit Count: 889 Published: June 24, 2015

Y'all are excellent at following the clues.  Turns out a grand total of zero people were surprised by the big reveal of the last chapter.  Which obviously means I'm an excellent clue-giver.  :)

8. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 12 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 4,139 Hit Count: 857 Published: June 28, 2015

9. Willow by Baphrosia - Likes: 15 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 2,727 Hit Count: 799 Published: July 01, 2015

10. Lindsey by Baphrosia - Likes: 13 Reviews: 10 Word Count: 3,720 Hit Count: 766 Published: July 03, 2015

I know it's become a thing to thank for nominations for member of the month in the shoutbox, but doing so makes me uncomfortable.  I'm not a fan of proclaiming it for all to see.  On the other hand, I worry the nice folks who nominate me will think I'm ungrateful when everybody else is publically thanking and I'm not.  So I'm just going to assume anybody who's nominated me is reading this story, and put out a general thank you for all current, past, and future nominations.  I do appreciate it. 

This chapter relies fairly heavily on AtS knowledge, especially the S5 episode "Underneath" (the one where they rescue Lindsey from the holding dimension).  Thanks to the writers for borrowed dialogue, etc. 

11. Faith by Baphrosia - Likes: 11 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 3,928 Hit Count: 722 Published: July 05, 2015

12. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 12 Reviews: 15 Word Count: 2,144 Hit Count: 778 Published: July 07, 2015

13. Lorne by Baphrosia - Likes: 12 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,675 Hit Count: 743 Published: July 10, 2015

Again, thanks to the AtS writers whose dialogue I've borrowed.  This is the last of the chapters to presuppose AtS knowledge (I think...). 

14. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 11 Reviews: 11 Word Count: 4,022 Hit Count: 706 Published: July 13, 2015

15. Dawn by Baphrosia - Likes: 15 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 5,052 Hit Count: 695 Published: July 14, 2015

Take a look at the gorgeous, unexpected present RedSatinDoll made for me!  Thank you!!

16. Giles by Baphrosia - Likes: 16 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,324 Hit Count: 651 Published: July 17, 2015

17. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 14 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 3,627 Hit Count: 657 Published: July 19, 2015

I received a second unexpected banner, this time from Pfeifferpack (Kathleen).  Look at how gorgeous it is!  It's just neat to find out your story has been inspiring others to make things, especially such beautiful art.  Thank you, Kathleen! 

18. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 14 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 4,571 Hit Count: 632 Published: July 21, 2015

19. Willow by Baphrosia - Likes: 13 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 3,079 Hit Count: 606 Published: July 23, 2015

An extra-special thank you to Aderyn Du, who guest beta-ed Bronwyn's dialogue for me.

20. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 24 Reviews: 17 Word Count: 4,525 Hit Count: 714 Published: July 26, 2015

21. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 20 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 5,106 Hit Count: 722 Published: July 28, 2015

Ooh!  The pretty blue ribbon of featured-ness!  Thank you!

22. Dawn by Baphrosia - Likes: 19 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 2,923 Hit Count: 697 Published: July 31, 2015

Special thanks to the_moonmoth for answering questions on all things Oxfordia for me. If there are still mistakes, blame it on the bloody colonial, not her.

23. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 19 Reviews: 12 Word Count: 4,983 Hit Count: 746 Published: August 03, 2015

Check out the gorgeous Willow icon, made by RedSatinDoll (our reviewer of the month, woohoo!).  Unfortunately, this isn't a Willow-centric chapter to pair it with, but we can still enjoy the pretty!  Oh, and hey!  Thanks for voting me author of the month.  That was a huge, and wonderful, surprise!

24. Angel by Baphrosia - Likes: 20 Reviews: 13 Word Count: 3,900 Hit Count: 725 Published: August 04, 2015

25. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 17 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 5,035 Hit Count: 839 Published: August 07, 2015

26. Xander by Baphrosia - Likes: 19 Reviews: 14 Word Count: 3,334 Hit Count: 739 Published: August 09, 2015

27. Spike by Baphrosia - Likes: 20 Reviews: 20 Word Count: 2,727 Hit Count: 776 Published: August 11, 2015

Here we are, down to the second-to-last chapter. *sniffle* I know, I know, I said there would be 27 chapters. But I added an extra one along the way, and now there are 28 total. I don't think anybody will mind too much that we get one more after this. :)

I'd like to once again thank my betas: All4Spike, MargueriteDaisy, TheFoxinator; as well as my guest betas: the_moonmoth and Aderyn Du. Also, the lovely banners are courtesy of RedSatinDoll and Pfeifferpack. And again, thanks to everybody who reviewed! Even when it's just a smiley face, it's wonderful to get feedback, whether while the story is being posted or years from now.

28. Buffy by Baphrosia - Likes: 36 Reviews: 32 Word Count: 4,523 Hit Count: 874 Published: August 13, 2015

Of course Buffy.  :)