Anne Steele
Stories
Summary: 2187 days. That’s how long they’d been stuck in this hell. Not that they hadn’t deserved it. They both had killed the one that they had loved more than life itself, one accidental and the other unavoidable, erasing all hope and meaning in their lives. And what was hell, but the total absence of hope?
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Categories: Alternate Reality, Season 2, Season 3, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Angel, Anne Steele, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Sexual Situations, Torture, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 15,365 Hit Count: 2,566 ePub Downloads: 26
Published: October 02, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020
Summary:

The universe had a few things go wrong in it.
So an order was put in for a second go, by the Powers.
When a Slayer took down her first Master, in LA,
when Whistler was sent in to point a vampire with a soul
at a girl who had no clue what he was up to,
things slid a little sideways, onto a slightly different track.

What is 'normal', really?
Who is prophesied?
And what happens if you give the ingredients a stir
before you send your dish back to the kitchen and ask for a new version of the same meal?

Summary: The Scourge are done for.  The baby Slayers are back on track, nicely settled under Xander and Willow’s careful tutelage.  Dawn is right-sized.  Things with Giles are… steady-ish.  And Buffy and Spike have found a nice safe haven away from it all where they can just be.  Dial in case of Apocalypse.  Sort out the gray areas on their own time and terms.  Maybe redefine the whole relationship between demons and humanity, and vamps and humans… and of course Slayers and vamps.  You know; given enough time and… social intercourse.

Anyway, that was the theory.  Then the whole thing started with the military, and Amy.  And then Willow and Xander decide to show up on their doorstep.  And there was that thing with Faith and Giles, and…  Jeez.  Hellmouths weren’t the only things that keep rumbling.   

Well, at least they’d closed the book on Angel, right?

(Note:  This is a sequel to “Home Is Where the Scourge Is”, and is Part 4 of a series.  If you haven’t read the rest, you’ll have no idea what the bloody hell is going on.  I mean, you can; I can’t stop you.  But a lot of what’s happening in here will be taking place in a world unrecognizable to the uninitiated.)