Summary: Ethan Rayne summons a force of chaos that leaves Sunnydale’s citizens, human and demon, reeling from the negative backlash. At first, no one realizes the events are different from regular Hellmouth activity. But what’s with all the snow globes? It’s almost Halloween, not Christmas…
 
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Categories: Season 5, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: writers choice
Event: 2015 Challenge Month
Completed: No Chapters: 25
Word count: 80,007 Hit Count: 39,188 ePub Downloads: 188
Published: October 15, 2015 Updated: May 08, 2023


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Beta work done by the_moonmoth. 

Additional minor edits to grammar and spelling as of May 2023.

1. Chapter 1 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 20 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,186 Hit Count: 3,707 Published: October 15, 2015

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

Challenge response to pfeifferpack's 10 random items challenge.

I marked this as a holiday fic, but it's not the usual fare, I don't think. More like creepy Halloweeny stuff ahead.

Edit: Updated to mystery!!

Enjoy!

 

 

2. Chapter 2 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,356 Hit Count: 1,568 Published: October 15, 2015

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Two chapters in one day will probably never happen again. But enjoy! I'm having way too much fun working on this story...

 

3. Chapter 3 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 10 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,322 Hit Count: 1,607 Published: October 16, 2015

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4. Chapter 4 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,712 Hit Count: 1,524 Published: October 19, 2015

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5. Chapter 5 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,682 Hit Count: 1,524 Published: October 19, 2015

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If I were a wise writer, I would space out when I post but I just can't help myself...

Yes. Two chapters, one day.

6. Chapter 6 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 11 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,902 Hit Count: 1,435 Published: October 20, 2015

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7. Chapter 7 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 13 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,687 Hit Count: 1,704 Published: October 21, 2015

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8. Chapter 8 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 16 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,627 Hit Count: 1,453 Published: October 22, 2015

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Things are heating up now...

9. Chapter 9 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,906 Hit Count: 1,495 Published: October 24, 2015

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10. Chapter 10 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,774 Hit Count: 1,504 Published: October 24, 2015

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DOUBLE UPDATE make sure you read chapter 9 too.

11. Chapter 11 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,330 Hit Count: 1,441 Published: October 26, 2015

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Hoping everyone caught chapter 9 and 10 as the double post it was. Enjoy!

12. Chapter 12 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 12 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,847 Hit Count: 1,421 Published: October 27, 2015

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13. Chapter 13 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 15 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,595 Hit Count: 1,491 Published: October 29, 2015

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Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting! Special thanks to magnus374, ginar369, Behind Blue Eyes, and of course, pfeifferpack! You guys really motivate me! 

Enjoy...Chapter 13! *thunder booms, lightning crashes* maybe I should've waited until Halloween to post this one haha

14. Chapter 14 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,517 Hit Count: 1,369 Published: October 31, 2015

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I give you: drama, drama, drama

And also Spike's potty mouth. Enjoy!

15. Chapter 15 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 12 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,333 Hit Count: 1,466 Published: November 02, 2015

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16. Chapter 16 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,448 Hit Count: 1,554 Published: November 03, 2015

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17. Chapter 17 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 15 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,698 Hit Count: 1,446 Published: November 17, 2015

I own nothing but my zany plots. 

Many, many thanks to Ashinthe for the kind words which directly resulted in my update XD Thank you!

Enjoy!

18. Chapter 18 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 19 Comments: 11 Word Count: 4,222 Hit Count: 1,514 Published: November 19, 2015

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19. Chapter 19 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 19 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,335 Hit Count: 1,641 Published: November 21, 2015

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20. Chapter 20 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 17 Comments: 10 Word Count: 4,103 Hit Count: 1,554 Published: December 01, 2015

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Thanks again for all the likes and reviews! Very encouraging :) Especially Ashinthe, whose excitement always buoys me through tough writing spots. Thank you so much!

Enjoy! 

21. Chapter 21 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 17 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,398 Hit Count: 1,422 Published: February 23, 2016

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All quoted text read aloud are excerpts from Roald Dahl's BFG and can be found in the Look Inside feature on Amazon.

22. Chapter 22 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 20 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,524 Hit Count: 1,488 Published: February 24, 2016

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23. Chapter 23 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 19 Comments: 11 Word Count: 4,152 Hit Count: 1,541 Published: March 04, 2016

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24. Chapter 24 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 22 Comments: 16 Word Count: 3,482 Hit Count: 1,799 Published: March 15, 2016

Standard Disclaimer continues.

Many thanks to the_moonmoth for the great beta work this chap! Enjoy :)

25. Chapter 25 by FlightsofFancy - Likes: 14 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,869 Hit Count: 520 Published: May 08, 2023

It's been a tough few years. I honestly thought I completely lost my creativity and good humor which robbed me of the ability to write. I am OVERJOYED to report that is not the case.

This story has an ending and I'm going to tell it.

Please enjoy.