June 5th, 2005

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Fic: "A Stone's Throw from Yesterday"

In the midst of all the con stuff this weekend, I'm starting to post my response to the Soul Cages ficathon run by the wonderful sadbhyl. We were assigned a song from the album to use as inspiration; I got "Mad About You." The lyrics can be found here, though if you're not already familiar with the song, I'd be more inclined to read the lyrics after the story is complete.

This is still a WIP, though it's already half done and will likely only be about 12 chapter. I'll post it in parts over the next couple weeks.

TITLE: A Stone's Throw from Yesterday
AUTHOR: Eurydice
SUMMARY: Fall, 2006. The Sunnydale Hellmouth has been destroyed for over three years, and the Scooby gang has scattered to the four corners of the globe, continuing their fight against the dark evils of the world. In the Egyptian desert, a single man hears a tortured plea for help. It’s just a shame he doesn’t recognize his own voice…
RATING: This is likely to stay out of NC17 territory. Maybe up to a hard R.
DISCLAIMER: The characters are Joss’, of course, and the chapter title comes from Sting’s, “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You.”
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Forget about Spike going to AtS for Season 5. For the sake of this story, Spike died in the Hellmouth, saving the world, and never showed up in LA. Try and imagine Season 5 playing out without Spike, add a couple of years to that, and this is where the story begins.

And…do I really need to tell you this will be Spuffy in the end? Just be warned. Three and a half years have elapsed. Buffy has a life. There have been men in her life that aren’t Spike. If you don’t like that, this might make you a little uncomfortable in parts. All I ask is that you trust me to make it right in the end.

And thank you to sadbhyl for the beta...

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