Summary: You’d think that after closing a Hellmouth, things would settle down and be less weird. As it happens, you’d be wrong. This story was written for the 2022 Elysian Fields Mystery Month Challenge.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: scratchmeout
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Dawn, Other
Genres: Dramedy, Mystery
Warnings: None
Event: Mystery Fic-a-Thon 2022
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5
Word count: 31,708 Hit Count: 3,104 ePub Downloads: 56
Published: July 06, 2022 Updated: August 04, 2022


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Story Notes: This story is slightly post-series with very little (if any) alignment with post-series comics.The lovely banner is by scratchmeout. The story, though, is unbetaed because I'm disorganized and [insert other excuses here] so all errors are mine. I expect everything to remain PG, but it’s Spuffy at its core so yeah, this rating may change. 
 
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.

1. This is Not My Beautiful Reality by JayeMaru - Likes: 23 Comments: 12 Word Count: 8,962 Hit Count: 1,139 Published: July 06, 2022

The most peculiar mix ups happen at the most unexpected times in Scooby-world. 

PS: Apologies for this chapter’s occasional bowdlerization of psychology concepts and theories along with any other goofs. In the hallowed tradition of fanfiction, it’s all made up.

2. You May Find Yourself in an Edwardian Manse by JayeMaru - Likes: 14 Comments: 6 Word Count: 5,930 Hit Count: 527 Published: July 14, 2022

Sometimes things in Scooby-world take a while to get figured out. 

3. Same as It Ever Was by JayeMaru - Likes: 14 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,709 Hit Count: 484 Published: July 21, 2022

As so many ads reminded "over the pond" from Buffy in the '90s, have you had your Weetabix? 

4. Danger Flowing Underground by JayeMaru - Likes: 15 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,779 Hit Count: 463 Published: July 28, 2022

The plot thickens. Or at least, it may be heading underground. 

5. Into the Blue Again by JayeMaru - Likes: 19 Comments: 7 Word Count: 9,328 Hit Count: 491 Published: August 04, 2022

The plot comes together, Slayer power is expressed, and problems are dealt with as needed. 

Note: Due to the short timeframe allotted for writing this challenge, the story’s geography is likely wonky. Notably, the location of standing stones in Great Britain is probably different from what’s implied here and I’m sure that the flight down to the Cotswolds takes more time in reality.