Summary: After the Initiative is “shut down”, a fatal decision is made that will change the face of the world and uproot everyone Buffy knows before placing her in the greatest jeopardy of her life.  A new world is born, but is it one they would wish to live in?   
 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: scarlett2u
Artists: solstice
Categories: Season 5, Crossover (AtS), Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble, Original Characters
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Attempted Rape, Character Death, Rape (Implied), Torture (Physical), Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 45
Word count: 153,449 Hit Count: 37,977 ePub Downloads: 271
Published: September 06, 2015 Updated: August 21, 2016


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Story Notes: This story is not a romance, although it will be Spuffy at the right time.  If you do not like stories that delve into other aspects of the characters and are more than Spuffy romance, this might not be the story for you.  It will have some very dark moments and themes but the Spuffy love will happen.
Warning: Along with violence, there will be some character deaths.  If I write this correctly, it will not be for the faint of heart. This is not a fluffy story, but I end it with hope and a happy ending. No “ever after” because that’s not how it works, but, at the end of it all, plenty of hope, because without hope, what have we?
Setting: Very end of S4 with elements of canon till it goes completely AU at start of S5.  Glory storyline will not be featured, although Dawn will appear.
Disclaimer:  Original show characters and the town of Sunnydale rights remain with Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, the writers of the original episodes/books, and the TV and production companies responsible for the original television shows. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER ©2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer trademark is used without express permission from Fox. ANGEL ©2001 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. The ANGEL trademark is used without express permission from Fox.  This is a work of fanfiction and no financial gain is made by this author.  Some original characters will appear that are the solely my creations.
 

1. Chapter 1 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 19 Comments: 19 Word Count: 5,046 Hit Count: 4,953 Published: September 06, 2015

Chapter Notes: Some dialogue taken from “Primeval” (s4) written by David Fury and “No Place Like Home” (S5) by Douglas Petrie.   

This lovely banner was made by the amazing Solstice and gifted to me! 

2. Chapter 2 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 15 Comments: 14 Word Count: 5,081 Hit Count: 1,317 Published: September 13, 2015

A/N: Some dialogue modified from “Fool For Love” by Doug Petrie

3. Chapter 3 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 14 Comments: 13 Word Count: 4,391 Hit Count: 1,104 Published: September 20, 2015

4. Chapter 4 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 12 Comments: 13 Word Count: 3,815 Hit Count: 1,060 Published: September 27, 2015

5. Chapter 5 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 14 Comments: 12 Word Count: 5,398 Hit Count: 976 Published: October 05, 2015

A/N Bits of dialogue from “Into the Woods” by Marti Noxon.  There will be less and less canon from this point

6. Chapter 6 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 14 Comments: 14 Word Count: 3,040 Hit Count: 905 Published: October 12, 2015

7. Chapter 7 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 12 Comments: 14 Word Count: 4,651 Hit Count: 883 Published: October 18, 2015

8. Chapter 8 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 14 Comments: 14 Word Count: 2,689 Hit Count: 847 Published: October 25, 2015

9. Chapter 9 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 13 Word Count: 4,068 Hit Count: 889 Published: November 01, 2015

10. Chapter 10 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,984 Hit Count: 877 Published: November 08, 2015

11. Chapter 11 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,603 Hit Count: 1,024 Published: November 15, 2015

A/N Sections on Islamic belief in demons taken from Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinn

 

Sections on the Jewish teaching on souls taken from http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3194/jewish/What-is-a-Soul.htm

 

12. Chapter 12 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 10 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,366 Hit Count: 932 Published: November 22, 2015

 

13. Chapter 13 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 12 Comments: 9 Word Count: 4,358 Hit Count: 946 Published: November 29, 2015

14. Chapter 14 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 13 Comments: 13 Word Count: 4,056 Hit Count: 857 Published: December 06, 2015

A/N In this story, the timeline for events in canon on “Angel the Series” is not as seen on the screen. Some events, such as the birth of Connor and Cordy becoming half demon, happen a bit sooner.

 

Screen names for Angel and Willow are the product of my wonderful Beta, Scarlett2U’s contribution.  I could not think of better for either character

15. Chapter 15 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 13 Word Count: 3,774 Hit Count: 753 Published: December 13, 2015

16. Chapter 16 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 10 Comments: 13 Word Count: 4,671 Hit Count: 753 Published: January 03, 2016

 

A/N: Warning: Dark chapter involving torture.  I promise things will begin to get better, even if slowly.

17. Chapter 17 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 11 Word Count: 3,775 Hit Count: 734 Published: January 10, 2016

Gorgeous artwork made by Solstice because she enjoys the story.  I am beyond honored!

18. Chapter 18 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 9 Word Count: 3,809 Hit Count: 713 Published: January 17, 2016

A/N:  http://buffy.wikia.com/wiki/Demon source for info on canon pre-history of demons in Buffyverse

19. Chapter 19 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,897 Hit Count: 672 Published: January 24, 2016

20. Chapter 20 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,976 Hit Count: 657 Published: January 31, 2016

21. Chapter 21 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 10 Comments: 8 Word Count: 4,734 Hit Count: 683 Published: February 07, 2016

22. Chapter 22 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 8 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,935 Hit Count: 633 Published: February 14, 2016

A/N Brief dialogue from “Dead Things” written by Steven S. DeKnight, and one put-down compliments of my eldest sister.  Also, one mention of events in an episode not covered in this story but referred to as if it had happened before events of this tale begin.

23. Chapter 23 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,950 Hit Count: 681 Published: February 21, 2016

24. Chapter 24 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 8 Word Count: 3,883 Hit Count: 641 Published: February 28, 2016

25. Chapter 25 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,578 Hit Count: 624 Published: March 06, 2016

26. Chapter 26 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 7 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,940 Hit Count: 614 Published: March 13, 2016

27. Chapter 27 A by pfeifferpack - Likes: 4 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1,622 Hit Count: 526 Published: March 20, 2016

28. Chapter 27 B by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 3 Word Count: 1,660 Hit Count: 592 Published: March 20, 2016

29. Chapter 28 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,969 Hit Count: 596 Published: March 27, 2016

A/N The snippet of speech by Quentin Travers is a SLIGHTLY modified speech delivered by Adolph Hitler in Salzburg, 7 or 8 August 1920. (NSDAP meeting)

 

Lyrics for "Sweet Transvestite" from "Rocky Horror Picture Show" written by Richard O'Brien

30. Chapter 29 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 10 Word Count: 2,658 Hit Count: 645 Published: April 03, 2016

 

 

31. Chapter 30 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 12 Comments: 10 Word Count: 1,924 Hit Count: 624 Published: April 10, 2016

32. Chapter 31 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,769 Hit Count: 662 Published: April 17, 2016

33. Chapter 32 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,307 Hit Count: 664 Published: April 24, 2016

34. Chapter 33 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,763 Hit Count: 642 Published: May 01, 2016

35. Chapter 34 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 8 Comments: 7 Word Count: 3,187 Hit Count: 681 Published: May 08, 2016

36. Chapter 35 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 8 Word Count: 2,995 Hit Count: 696 Published: May 15, 2016

37. Chapter 36 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 5 Word Count: 3,360 Hit Count: 721 Published: May 22, 2016

 

38. Chapter 37 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 10 Comments: 7 Word Count: 2,766 Hit Count: 697 Published: June 05, 2016

39. Chapter 38 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 9 Word Count: 2,355 Hit Count: 649 Published: June 12, 2016

40. Chapter 39 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 3,726 Hit Count: 684 Published: June 20, 2016

41. Chapter 40 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 8 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,062 Hit Count: 573 Published: July 10, 2016

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42. Chapter 41 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 9 Comments: 4 Word Count: 3,327 Hit Count: 648 Published: July 17, 2016

 

43. Chapter 42 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 11 Comments: 10 Word Count: 3,288 Hit Count: 633 Published: July 24, 2016

44. Chapter 43 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 8 Comments: 5 Word Count: 2,128 Hit Count: 654 Published: August 07, 2016

 

 

45. Chapter 44 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 12 Comments: 12 Word Count: 3,115 Hit Count: 647 Published: August 21, 2016