A few things before we get started:
1. This isn't Spuffy. I hope you'll stick around anyway, even if you normally wouldn't, but I wanted to be clear so no one was horribly disappointed.
2. Remember when I've said that a fic isn't fluffy in the past? I really mean it this time. It's not hopeless, but this is not a fuzzy bunny slipper fic.
3. This is also an experimental fic for me. I started off by limiting myself to one voice per chapter, with the knowledge that it was going to end after twelve chapters. It's been interesting, and I think you'll find that it's just a little bit different than my usual fare.
And now, on with the show...Cold As It Gets
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Disclaimer: I don't own the characters in this story. Need I say more?
Summary: Set in a very AU world after the BtVS S6 episode Grave
and the Ats S4 episode, Orpheus
. Spike never shows up in Sunnydale, Faith sticks around in L.A., since there's no First Evil to worry about in Sunnydale, and Angel and Connor manage to prevent Jasmine from rising. The AI gang is left fragmented until the Powers That Be decide to intervene.( Read more... )