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Summary: Four years after the gang helped Sunnydale perform its swan dive into Hell, a terrifying new enemy emerges from an unexpected quarter.  As secrets are revealed and old friends are reunited, the greatest Apocalypse of all looms ever closer.  Will they manage to save the day one last time?
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Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Award Winners, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fighting, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 48
Word count: 209,403 Hit Count: 89,939 ePub Downloads: 818
Published: February 07, 2007 Updated: September 26, 2010


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1. Prologue by lostboy - Likes: 31 Comments: 25 Word Count: 2,765 Hit Count: 6,267

Disclaimer: The characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer are owned by Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, and Fox studios. This story is not meant to infringe upon anyone's rights, only to entertain.

Thanks to nmcil for her wonderful banner.

Note about timing: While the below Prologue takes place one year after the events of "Chosen," Chapter One ("Trouble, Again") actually picks up three additional years later.  The events of these four "lost" Post-Chosen years are purposefully kept a little vague, though many details are revealed as the main story progresses.  The book assumes BTVS and ATS canon up until the "Season 8" and "After the Fall" comic book arcs. In other words, the canon ends with the season finales of both TV shows.  If it happened on a TV screen, then it happened.  Otherwise it's bollocks.

WARNINGS: This story isn't full of kitten and rainbows.  You know those title cards at the end of movies, where they say "No kittens or rainbows were harmed during the filming of this movie?"  Well, balls!  Kittens went in the blender, and rainbows went in the paper shredder during the writing of this book.  There is lots of bad stuff in this book.  Does that mean it's all blended kittens?  No, absolutely not.  Does it mean it'll end that way?  Maybe!  Or maybe not. I think that's something I'm going to find out right along with you.

 

2. Trouble, Again by lostboy - Likes: 15 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,200 Hit Count: 3,114

3. What the... by lostboy - Likes: 12 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,652 Hit Count: 2,854

4. Touchdowns and Interceptions by lostboy - Likes: 11 Comments: 3 Word Count: 2,501 Hit Count: 2,618

5. Red Falcon by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,387 Hit Count: 2,481

6. Nicked by lostboy - Likes: 10 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,763 Hit Count: 2,359

7. Enemies, Closer by lostboy - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,314 Hit Count: 2,328

8. In the Land of the Blind... by lostboy - Likes: 12 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,693 Hit Count: 2,167

9. A Door in the Walls by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,338 Hit Count: 2,201
Disclaimer: The characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer are owned by Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, and Fox studios. This story is not meant to infringe upon anyone's rights, only to entertain.

10. The Bloody Cavalry by lostboy - Likes: 10 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,099 Hit Count: 2,276

11. RE: SPIKE by lostboy - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,097 Hit Count: 2,308

12. Infernal Rackets by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 3,781 Hit Count: 2,274

13. Big Game by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 4,864 Hit Count: 2,094

14. The Wrong End of the World by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 5,226 Hit Count: 2,125

15. Lost and Found by lostboy - Likes: 12 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,956 Hit Count: 2,072

16. Three Excellent Questions by lostboy - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 5,482 Hit Count: 2,072

17. Out of the Woods by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 4 Word Count: 6,487 Hit Count: 2,093

18. Passover by lostboy - Likes: 10 Comments: 7 Word Count: 4,051 Hit Count: 1,933
Thanks to Slaymesoftly for beta'ing this chapter as well as the last two, and for getting me addicted to the beta-process in general. This chap would've been an unreadable mush without her.

19. London Calling by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,414 Hit Count: 1,777

20. Cute D'├ętat by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 7,128 Hit Count: 1,884

21. Departments of Education by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 2 Word Count: 4,301 Hit Count: 1,725

22. Watchfulness by lostboy - Likes: 5 Comments: 1 Word Count: 4,607 Hit Count: 1,730

23. Happy Hour by lostboy - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,612 Hit Count: 1,845

24. Housecalls by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 2 Word Count: 3,089 Hit Count: 1,608

25. Thicker Than Water by lostboy - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,931 Hit Count: 1,735

26. Depth Perception by lostboy - Likes: 10 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,146 Hit Count: 1,597

27. The Eyes Have It by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 4,314 Hit Count: 1,502

28. Breakthroughs by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 2,678 Hit Count: 1,552

29. Fish and Chips by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 5,817 Hit Count: 1,573

30. Safe As Houses by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 4,000 Hit Count: 1,388

31. Be Thou Chased by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 3 Word Count: 6,495 Hit Count: 1,378

32. Boldly They Rode by lostboy - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 4,980 Hit Count: 1,503

33. Pistols At Dawn by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,535 Hit Count: 1,407

34. Scary Monsters by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 5,052 Hit Count: 1,341

35. Boys Who Suck by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 4,005 Hit Count: 1,327

36. Paving the Road by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 5,568 Hit Count: 1,252

37. Rematch by lostboy - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,896 Hit Count: 1,409

38. No Cigar by lostboy - Likes: 5 Comments: 3 Word Count: 4,391 Hit Count: 1,200

39. Parallel Lines by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 5,080 Hit Count: 1,222

40. Santa Muerta by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 5 Word Count: 5,845 Hit Count: 1,241

41. The Real Me by lostboy - Likes: 8 Comments: 8 Word Count: 4,518 Hit Count: 1,197

42. The Ups and Downs of Modern Architecture by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 6 Word Count: 4,986 Hit Count: 1,308

43. Auld Lang Syne by lostboy - Likes: 9 Comments: 7 Word Count: 5,033 Hit Count: 1,401

44. The Long Now by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 5 Word Count: 6,484 Hit Count: 1,335

45. Of Rabbits and Hats by lostboy - Likes: 6 Comments: 4 Word Count: 4,474 Hit Count: 1,243

46. Belongings by lostboy - Likes: 19 Comments: 16 Word Count: 6,139 Hit Count: 1,403

47. Epilogue (or "Where We Went From There") Part I by lostboy - Likes: 7 Comments: 6 Word Count: 5,879 Hit Count: 1,473
Thanks very much for reading my stuff.  Below is "part one" of a two-part epilogue.  Eternal thanks to nik(jamie) for her invaluable input in these final bits of the tale.

48. Epilogue (or "Where We Went From There") Part II by lostboy - Likes: 26 Comments: 16 Word Count: 5,350 Hit Count: 1,745

This is Part 2 of 2.  Part 1 is here .

Thanks for everything.  Extra special thanks if you leave a review.