Summary: When Cordelia makes her wish to Anyanka, she's urged in another direction, which has consequences for all the Scoobies, even those Cordelia hasn't met yet.
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Series: The What-If Books
Categories: Season 3, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Willow, Xander, Amy Madison, Andrew Wells, Cordelia, Devon MacLeish, Harmony, Jenny Calendar, Jesse McNally, Larry Blaisdell, Marcie Ross, Mr. Trick, Oliver Pike, Tara
Genres: Queer Themes
Warnings: Abuse, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Not Every Wish Comes True
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: No Chapters: 1
Word count: 4,416 Hit Count: 520 ePub Downloads: 7
Published: April 07, 2023 Updated: April 07, 2023


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Story Notes:

This story was written for the April 2023 Challenge Event at Elysian Fields, for responses to Challenges previously posted on the site.

It’s also part of my “What-If Books” Series, answering Willow’s question: “What if Cordelia had Wished for Something Other than ‘Buffy never came to Sunnydale’?”

I put Queer Themes as a genre, and they're definitely here, but I should warn y'all, there's also Homophobia. It's not particularly violent as of now, but it may get there, FYI.
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. Chapter 1 by Willow25 - Likes: 11 Comments: 7 Word Count: 4,416 Hit Count: 520 Published: April 07, 2023

This chapter is mostly focused on Cordelia, since it starts from her wish and defines the new world she's created. Future chapters (once I get around to writing them) will be focused on other characters.