Summary: Canon Buffy encounters a Buffy from another Universe, and learns how a few surprising changes could lead to her having everything she's ever dreamed of. One of the What-If books.
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Artists: None
Series: The What-If Books
Categories: Season 1, Alternate Reality, Baby/Kid Fic
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Giles, Joyce
Genres: Dramedy, Established Relationship, HEA/HFN, Lighthearted
Warnings: Abortion, Buffy/Other (Temp), Human!Spike, Infertility Issues/Miscarriage
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1
Word count: 9,901 Hit Count: 836 ePub Downloads: 19
Published: April 09, 2023 Updated: April 09, 2023

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Story Notes: 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.
The title comes from the Ingrid Michaelson song of the same name.

1. Chapter 1 by Willow25 - Likes: 25 Comments: 15 Word Count: 9,901 Hit Count: 836 Published: April 09, 2023

I originally had Buffy’s question, “What if I had dated Sam Lawson instead of Angel?” almost immediately when I was jotting down the questions for ‘What-If' Books. Unfortunately, I already had about three ideas that completely recreated the series, and since Angel's there from the start I couldn’t figure out how to start it from a later point in the show. So the idea just festered in my brain, with me never writing any of it.

Then I had an idea for how this universe could overlap with canon, giving us and the Season One cast a window into it, without reinventing the wheel (or rewriting all the seasons). This is the result. I hope you enjoy. It's most likely a one-shot, but if I come up with a good way for the universes to interact again and there is interest, I may add a second chapter. I don't see it going beyond that.