Past Featured StorySummary: Buffy receives a vision of just how miserable Angel will make her – in the form of her future self, who’s travelled back in time to kill him. 
Written for the Elysian Fields Challenge Month 2023. 
Banner made by the awesome mcgnagallsarmy. 
Story Notes: 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. 
Regarding the Warnings: The Attempted Rape is only mentioned. The Abuse isn't physical, but it is emotional and psychological. The Torture isn't really explicit or probably even intentional, but I've added it just to cover my bases. 
Regarding the Political/Protest category: I've tentatively added it since this story talks a lot about current issues like gaslighting, grooming and powerful men getting away with shit because they're well-liked. 

1. Chapter One: Memories Feel Like Weapons by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 49 Comments: 25 Word Count: 2,293 Hit Count: 2,879 Published: April 05, 2023

The title is a lyric from Taylor Swift's song "Would've, Could've, Should've", which this story was heavily inspired by. The chapter titles are also lyrics from the same song. If you haven't heard it before, go listen to it. It's incredible. 

Thank you to mcgnagallsarmy for the amazing banner. Just look at that beauty. 

This was written in response to a challenge set by JustWriter. This is probably a lot angstier than what you were hoping for. 

2. Chapter Two: I Fight With You in My Sleep by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 35 Comments: 18 Word Count: 2,913 Hit Count: 1,402 Published: April 06, 2023

Thank you for reading and reviewing. smile 

This story is complete at eight chapters and the pace is pretty fast, since I was trying to write it like an episode of the show. 

3. Chapter Three: You're a Crisis of My Faith by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 39 Comments: 20 Word Count: 3,061 Hit Count: 1,205 Published: April 06, 2023

Thanks again to everyone who's read and reviewed! 

4. Chapter Four: I Miss Who I Used to Be by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 40 Comments: 23 Word Count: 3,089 Hit Count: 1,229 Published: April 07, 2023

Warning for someone mentioning an Attempted Rape. 

5. Chapter Five: Splatter on a Promising Grown Man by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 41 Comments: 19 Word Count: 3,317 Hit Count: 1,211 Published: April 08, 2023

If I was some paint, did it splatter
On a promising grown man?
And if I was a child, did it matter
If you got to wash your hands? --- Taylor Swift, "Would've, Could've, Should've" 

6. Chapter Six: Then You Tried to Erase Us by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 44 Comments: 22 Word Count: 2,838 Hit Count: 1,149 Published: April 09, 2023

Thank you again for reading and reviewing! I've become terrible at responding to comments, but I'm reading every single one and I appreciate all of them. hug 

7. Chapter Seven: Hitting You Where it Hurts by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 42 Comments: 24 Word Count: 2,330 Hit Count: 1,158 Published: April 11, 2023

Sorry this is late. Especially after that cliffhanger. 

8. Chapter Eight: I Wish You'd Left Me Wondering by Wonder and Ashes - Likes: 71 Comments: 37 Word Count: 2,490 Hit Count: 1,253 Published: April 11, 2023

The Powers That Be are loosely inspired by the Greek Gods. In this fic universe, the Powers inspired the Gods of Classical Mythology.