IWRY



IWRY is an annual fiction event celebrating the Buffy and Angel relationship. The aim is to provide one brand new story every day for the whole month of November, and was created to mark the anniversary of the Angel episode - I Will Remember You, which aired on November 23rd 1999.

This archive covers the stories from 2010 – 2013, but the event was started in 2004 by Leni – sadly, I don't believe any of those stories are available online now. Chrislee hosted the event from 2005-2009, and these stories have now been moved to the archive here.

Angelus2hot is the current custodian, and her archive is here.

You might also be interested in the IWRY tumblr and IWRY livejournal accounts.

So. Are you up for thirty days of not forgetting?

New authors always welcome!



IWRY Master List stored at http://iwry.darkstarfic.com/years.php

52 authors took part and we had 127 stories – including 7 bonus ones!


• Stories from 2010

IWRY 2010


November 1, 2010
Ecstasy Denied
Author: Annegables
Rating: PG -13
Summary: Set During Revelations and that great workout session Buffy and Angel had!


November 2, 2010
like never, and like always
Author: seraphcelene
Rating: PG
Summary: Buffy and Angel between Flooded and Life Serial.


November 3, 2010
Poison
Author: Jo
Rating: General
Summary: Were Wes and Cordelia accurate in acting out Angel's meeting with Buffy after Willow resurrected her?


November 4, 2010
If I forget thee
Author: Fluff
Rating: R
Summary: Time goes by and he is her Holy Land.


November 5, 2010
Belief
Author: Ares
Rating: NC 17
Summary: As Angel works, he reflects.


November 6, 2010
Plastic Spoon
Author: Moscow Watcher
Rating: General
Summary: Memories are tricky.


November 7, 2010
Not an Addict
Author: Charlynn (oy_humbug2)
Rating: R
Summary: Instead of dulling the nothingness by having sex with Spike, Buffy turns to a different sort of addiction. When she spins out of control, what... or who will be there to reel her back in, or will it be too late?


November 8, 2010
Stages
Author: Mayfever
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Angel doesn't go to see the Oracles again in IWRY. Does that mean he and Buffy get their happily-ever-after?


November 9, 2010
And Life Was One Long Fight Again
Author: Weasy
Rating: G/PG 13
Summary: After NFA Angel wakes up somewhere extremely unexpected, with some unusual obstacles to getting back home.


November 10, 2010
Still Sixteen And In Love
Author: Aaronlisa
Rating: FR 13
Summary: They still love one another even after all the years that have gone by


November 11, 2010
The Road From Babel
Author: Kairos
Rating: R
Summary: The words were always in the way.


November 12, 2010
Remembrances of the Rose
Author: Jo
Rating: General
Summary: Forever. That's the whole point.


November 13, 2010
A Coming of Age
Author: Maren
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes life takes things away, only to give things in return.


November 14, 2010
For Each Beloved Soul
Author: Ashes at Midnight
Rating: PG ( for mild language only)
Summary: Time passes, and our heroes enter heaven. All to the great relief of one very special angel.


November 15, 2010
Weekly Update
Author: Leni
Rating: General
Summary: post-NFA. Her worst wounds were invisible.


November 16, 2010
Born Of Fire And Torment
Author: Jenny Haniver
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Buffy is the slayer. Angel is a vampire. Different beginning and ending.


November 17, 2010
Villanelle, On Leaving Sunnydale
Author: brutti ma buoni
Rating: PG
Summary: In an interlude after Graduation Day, Buffy discovers a message from Angel


November 18, 2010
Shards
Author: SCWLC
Rating: PG
Summary: Buffy's just heard from Anya that Angel was in Sunnydale all Thanksgiving. She's not exactly happy.


November 19, 2010
Windows to the Soul
Author: Taaroko
Rating: PG
Summary: Set in the Wishverse. Thanks to more strategic timing with her crossbow than she demonstrated in the episode, Buffy takes out the Master in one shot. She and Angel survive to continue the battle for Sunnydale another day, but the town isn't the only thing that needs saving.


November 20, 2010
Darker Urges
Author: Racheltng
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Even so often, Angel needs a release for his urges. Part of the Bared Souls Universe.


November 21, 2010
Armed and Dangerous
Author: Kairos
Rating: General or Adult
Summary: Buffy and Angel patch each other up on a night that the bad guys win. Set in an alternate BtVS6/AtS3.


November 22, 2010
Tokens of Here and Now
Author: Insomnfreak
Rating: Mature
Summary: Angel finds an unlikely ally and realizes destinies and prophesies are a fool's game. Set during and after NFA.


November 23, 2010
The Path Not Taken
Author: Anna (bite_or_avoid)
Rating: R
Summary: Sometimes, the path not chosen is just as important as the one that is.


November 24, 2010
Dark Side of The Moon
Author: KD4674
Rating: PG
Summary: He is a figure carved of light and dark.


November 25, 2010
It Was A Start
Author: Laure Alexander
Rating: R
Summary: Wolfram & Hart ended the world after NFA, yet it keeps going and Angel walks a fine line working for and against them, and then Buffy is captured and he has to save her despite the risk.


November 26, 2010
Grateful
Author: Spiralleds
Rating: PG 13
Summary: Angel and Buffy take in the Black Friday sales. Sequel to last year's IWRY


November 27, 2010
Dragon Heart
Author: Margot Le Faye
Rating: NC-17/MA
Summary: Buffy.s immortal, Angel's dead. And in an alternate, medieval universe, a powerful witch needs the Slayer to stop a war that could engulf an entire world. A Non-AU, non-post NFA fic that mostly takes place in an AU post-NFA. Follows show canon only, ignores all comic books.


November 28, 2010
Five Times Buffy and Angel Let Go and The One Time They Held On
Author: Angelus2hot
Rating: PG
Summary: Despite how in love they are with each other Buffy and Angel keep letting each other go but this last time Angel decides enough is enough and fights to keep her.


November 29, 2010
Hell and High Water
Author: Dark Star
Rating: Adult
Summary: Don't pay the ferryman


November 30, 2010
Quest
Author: Ares
Rating: PG 13
Summary: A girl needs saving.


BONUS STORIES


Bonus 1 (2010)
Zeppo Revisited
Author: Leni
Rating: R
Summary: Morning After & Other Fairytales. If Angel hadn't lost his soul, how would The Zeppo have ended?


Bonus 2 (2010)
Sharp
Author: Ares
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A clandestine date. Set sometime after Not Fade Away and Chosen


Bonus 3 (2010)
Between Safety and Ruin
Author: Jenny Haniver
Rating: NC-17
Summary: AU set during Buffy's post-resurrection meeting with Angel


Bonus 4 (2010)
The Old Smith House
Author: Weasy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A little glimpse of Buffy and Angel's not quite peaceful suburban future.


Bonus 5 (2010)
Waltz
Author: Taaroko
Rating: PG (sorta)
Summary: Set somewhere between "What's My Line: Part II" and "Bad Eggs", during one of Buffy's visits to Angel's apartment. If Xander retained his Soldier Guy knowledge and skills from "Halloween", then it follows logically that Buffy retained just as much from the 18th century noblewoman.


Bonus 6 (2010)
Revenge
Author: Pessimistic B/A Fan
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Set in S4 of Angel, S7 of Buffy. After seeing Connor and Cordelia together, Angel goes back to the woman he's always loved.



• Stories from 2011

IWRY 2011

November 1, 2011
Army of Me
Author: Ashes at Midnight
Rating: NC-17
Summary: All she had was him and an army of me. AU season 2.

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November 2, 2011
Broken Things
Author: Ares
Rating: PG
Summary: Buffy and Angel doing their best in a world gone to ruin.

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November 3, 2011
Windows on the Soul
Author: Jo
Rating: General
Summary: Windows open both ways

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November 4, 2011
While She Was Sleeping
Author: Dark Star
Rating: Soft Adult
Summary: He's not sure what the fascination is in watching her sleep, but he's been doing it for years.

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November 5, 2011
Heavy Hearts
Author: Dralf
Rating: PG-13
Summary: When she's too late to stop the Harvest, she loses everything but an oath of vengeance and a man.

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November 6, 2011
A House Party In Hell
Author: Laure Alexander
Rating: R
Summary: A story about Buffy and Angelus in Hell. Basically he pulled her in with them through Acathla before his soul was restored. In this fic, five years have passed in Hell and Buffy and Angelus throw a party.

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November 7, 2011
All These Things That I've Done
Author: Taaroko
Rating: PG
Summary: Angelus killed the Romani elder woman before she could complete the Ritual of Restoration in 1898. A hundred years later, Janna Kalderash finds the old curse amongst family heirlooms while spring cleaning, and after months of the seemingly unstoppable Fanged Five terrorizing Sunnydale, the Scoobies are desperate enough to use it.

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November 8, 2011
Cells
Author: SgtsLonelyheart
Rating: NC-17
Summary: When Buffy comes back from the dead, everything has changed. Where does that leave her? What does she have left?

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November 9, 2011
Neckline
Author: Jo
Rating: General
Summary: A story of temptation

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November 10, 2011
Create A Silence In Your Soul
Author: Fluff
Rating: PG-13
Summary: I long to meet the one/who has gone to wander/the latitudes of heaven

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November 11, 2011
Pieces of Silver
Author: Ares
Rating: PG
Summary: The title says it all

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November 12, 2011
Leave Her to Heaven
Author: KD4674
Rating: PG
Summary: Buffy's funeral through the eyes of an unlikely observer

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November 13, 2011
Copper Sunrise
Author: Kairos
Rating: General
Summary: There's humans, and then there's Buffy.

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November 14, 2011
The Stuff Life Is Made Of
Author: Susan/apckrfan
Rating: FRT / PG-13
Summary: Ten years after Sunnydale was turned into a crater, Buffy uproots herself from a stable, relatively nice existence at Giles' request when a previously unknown about hellmouth is discovered in Florida. There she has to deal with an inexperienced slayer and encountering someone from her past she hasn't seen for years.

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November 15, 2011
After All, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Author: Annegables
Rating: M
Summary: Everyone deserves a meltdown, even slayers! Angel comes by and causes one.

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November 16, 2011
Once, Twice, Three Times an Oracle
Author: Charlynn/oy_humbug2
Rating: PG-13
Summary: As long since promised, this is the follow up piece to my submission to last year's IWRY Ficathon: Not an Addict. It picks up where the former piece ended. Buffy has promised to kill Angel for Lilah, desperate to get another fix.

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November 17, 2011
Two Lane Blacktop
Author: Shrinky Mojo
Rating: PG-13
Summary: AU adventures on the road with Angel and Buffy.

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November 18, 2011
Touched
Author: Moscow Watcher
Rating: PG -13
Summary: Angel's arrival in season 7 happened under slightly different circumstances

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November 19, 2011
Unexpected Pleasures
Author: Weasy
Rating: NC-17
Summary: B/A PWP, post-IWRY. The unexpected side of human sex

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November 20, 2011
The Last Goodbye
Author: Angelus2hot
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Soulmates are supposed to be together forever. They are one half of the same soul. That's why they are called soulmates. But sometimes things don't work out the way they are supposed to and one half has to let the other half go. This was one of those times.

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November 21, 2011
Someone Like You
Author: Chrislee
Rating: G
Summary: Future. Buffy. Angel

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November 22, 2011
The Devil's Elegy
Author: Coalition Girl
Rating: R
Summary: Takes place after Older and Far Away and Provider (though I'm playing fast and loose with the timeline from then on), Buffy/Angel(us). Buffy's worst nightmares come true, though she's not sure if that's in the form of the return of her onetime lover's other face or of the baby boy that she's now beholden to protect.

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November 23, 2011
Ten Obstacles to Being in Love as a Human
Author: Kairos
Rating: PG
Summary: Post-Shanshu Angel deals with the hard parts of his human life with Buffy.

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November 24, 2011
Blink And You'll Miss What You Never Saw
Author: Gabrielle
Rating: FRM
Summary: She can't remember when she had the dream, but Buffy can't forget it.

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November 25, 2011
Where I Came From
Author: Jenny Haniver
Rating: NC-17
Summary: AU in which Buffy wishes she had sired Angel. Once she changes him, the universe splinters off and she forgets where she originally came from.

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November 26, 2011
Fracture
Author: Snowpuppies
Rating: R
Summary: Angel follows one of Cordy's visions...and finds the last thing he expects.

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November 27, 2011
Everywhere We Have Been
Author: Girlpire
Rating: PG/FRT
Summary: This thing they have can't be shut off like some kind of machine.

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November 28, 2011
Echoes
Author: Dark Star
Rating: Almost Adult
Summary: It's a long way home.

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November 29, 2011
Nirvana
Author: Shrinky Mojo
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Post NFA. Buffy and Angel find each other no matter where they are.

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November 30, 2011
Baked Goods
Author: Leni
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Buffy makes a call. *Hi, Angel. If it's not a bad time - I mean. I probably shouldn't be calling you. In fact, if you ignore this call, I'll understand. I just - I need... You know what? Never mind. Forget I called.*

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BONUS STORY (2011)
Touch Me
Author: Shrinky Mojo
Rating: PG-13
Summary: From hell to Sunnydale; lives torn apart, lives renewed.



• Stories from 2012

IWRY 2012

November 1, 2012
Fairy Tales
Author: Aaronlisa
Rating: PG-13
Summary: There was a time when Buffy Summers believed in fairy tales and another time when she didn't.

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November 2, 2012
Doing Time
Author: Ares
Rating: G
Summary: When one can exist for eternity, time becomes meaningless. Spending Christmas with Buffy has Angel focussing his energy on time.

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November 3, 2012
Mr Island
Author: Moscow Watcher
Rating: G
Summary: What's in a name?

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November 4, 2012
Two Characters in Search of an Ending
Author: Gabrielle
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's over between them. It will never be over between them.

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November 5, 2012
Wish Lists
Author: Missalline
Rating: Teen
Summary: Sometimes, every once in a while, wishes do come true.

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November 6, 2012
When You're Married... Or Not
Author: Angelus2hot
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Buffy is the victim of a spell. But is she really the victim?

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November 7, 2012
Hope Springs
Author: Fluff
Rating: PG
Summary: "When will it be enough?" she asks, but there is no reply, and she stands alone amongst the stars. Half a decade after Chosen, Buffy risks everything to protect the thing she loves most.

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November 8, 2012
Innocence (the if you love me remix)
Author: Snowpuppies
Rating: NC 17
Summary: AU of 2.14 Innocence. Angelus decides to have a little fun before his big reveal; Buffy returns the favor.

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November 9, 2012
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
Author: Annegables
Rating: PG
Summary: Set in Los Angeles sometime after the battle with Wolfram and Hart. I don’t hate Spike so sue me. I just happen to think Angel and Buffy still love each other.

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November 10, 2012
Gladsheim Court
Author: Kairos
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Love isn't an emotion, it's a decision.

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November 11, 2012
On Hold
Author: Alas
Rating: R
Summary: Human AU. Working two jobs to support her and her sister, Buffy feels suffocated by small town monotony, until she meets a single father named Angel who makes life all the more livable.

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November 12, 2012
Swan Song
Author: Jo
Rating: General
Summary: Angel is fixated on dreams of Swan Lake, and on his latest mission.

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November 13, 2012
Winter in My Heart
Author: Zuriel
Rating: PG-13
Summary: This story takes place around S3 but has no particular, definitive timeline.

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November 14, 2012
Angel of Death
Author: Taaroko
Rating: PG
Summary: It's never a good idea to cheat Death. S6 AU.

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November 15, 2012
Seven Sins
Author: Dralf
Rating: Pg-13
Summary: A series of vignettes about Angel, the seven sins, and his relationship with Buffy.

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November 16, 2012
Falling
Author: Dark Star
Rating: General
Summary: The world is falling apart, and she thinks she is falling with it.

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November 17, 2012
Five Times Buffy Saw Angel and One time She Didn't
Author: Landrews
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Fifteen years is long enough – Buffy/Angel A/U following Angel Season 5

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November 18, 2012
Endless Path of Shattered Glass
Author: Michael Con
Rating: R
Summary: Willow's resurrection spell made Buffy immortal, and she goes to Angel for support.

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November 19, 2012
Put Your Dreams Away (For Now)
Author: Fluff
Rating: PG
Summary: The widest land/Doom takes to part us, leaves thy heart in mine

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November 20, 2012
Last Breath
Author: Ares
Rating: G
Summary: A bedside vigil

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November 21, 2012
The State of the Union (the remix version)
Author: Yseult deBreton
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Second verse. Same as the first

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November 22, 2012
Builder
Author: Kairos
Rating: General
Summary: He has one crucial task to accomplish. Aside from making dinner, that is.

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November 23, 2012
A Matter Of Time
Author: Leni
Rating: Mild R
Summary: A year in reverse. Alternate Reality

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November 24, 2012
The Problem Is Very Deep
Author: Susan/Apckrfan
Rating: FRM
Summary: Buffy rises at the cemetery alone, she goes to the one person she knows who would understand what she's feeling and could help her

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November 25, 2012
Demon with the Face of an Angel
Author: Taaroko
Rating: PG
Summary: Angel arrives in the alley where Buffy is fighting the Three just a few seconds later than in canon. S1 AU.

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November 26, 2012
A Love Reignited in Hell
Author: Laure Alexander
Rating: PG 14
Summary: Buffy and Angelus have lived forty years so far in Hell after he pulled her through Acathla before his soul was restored. While they fell in love, she made friends, kept assaulting the Gates to escape back to Earth, and intrigued Lucifer so much he made her a Baroness with her own lands. She's been with Lucifer for a year and hasn't seen Angelus in all that time, until he appears at the celebration of The Fall and asks her to dance.

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November 27, 2012
Thursday's Child
Author: Dark Star
Rating: Adult
Summary: They have far to go.

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November 28, 2012
The Tongues of Hell
Author: Alas
Rating: R
Summary: Subtlety never was Angelus's strong point.

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November 29, 2012
Awakening
Author: Murielle
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Buffy experiences a series of false awakenings.

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November 30, 2012
Through A Glass Darkly
Author: Zuriel
Rating: PG-13
Summary: This story is set in its own little universe but falls in the timeline around BTVS season 3, more or less.



• Stories from 2013

IWRY 2013


November 1, 2013
Sweet Dreams, Caged
Author: Brutti_ma_buoni
Rating: PG-13
Summary: At a family barbecue with Connor Reilly, Buffy and Angel's relationship is explored. Is this just a happy family tale, or is there something lurking behind the curtain?

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November 2, 2013
Fairytales Come True
Author: RozaHathaway17
Rating: R
Summary: Buffy and Angel get a happily ever after, thanks to a demon.

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November 3, 2013
Lover, I Think We're Falling
Author: Clockwork_hart1
Rating: NC-17
Summary: AU of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Angelus gives Buffy a Valentines gift that doesn't lack poetry.

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November 4, 2013
To Bind a Soul
Author: Taaroko
Rating: PG
Summary: In the summer after Buffy's freshman year in college and Angel's first year with Angel Investigations, the Scoobies and AI discover that there might be another line of fine print to the gypsy curse besides the happiness clause--one with implications that could be just as devastating. Post-S4/S1 AU.

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November 5, 2013
The Predator
Author: Janas
Rating: For everyone.
Summary: Angel's reflections on the nature of the predator. After re-tasting human blood, Angel feels more vulnerable. He's scared, and once again, he feels the darkness that comes up inside him. Will he succeed or succumb?

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November 6, 2013
Miscast in the Role of Destiny
Author: Gabrielle
Rating: PG-13
Summary: *Set in the Wishverse* Angel's been waiting for the Slayer, but a very different girl has been haunting his dreams.

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November 7, 2013
Trust
Author: AnglcDmn1986
Rating: PG-13
Summary: AU. Instead of getting just Andrew the night Dana the unstable Vampire Slayer breaks out of a mental facility, Buffy shows up too.

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November 8, 2013
On Proper Ways to Name Your Baby
Author: Missalline
Rating: General
Summary: All names have a story behind them.

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November 9, 2013
In Plain Sight
Author: Ares
Rating: PG
Summary: Not everything is as it seems.

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November 10, 2013
Gone From Hell
Author: Laure Alexander
Rating: PG-14
Summary: Buffy and Angelus have lived a hundred years so far in Hell after he pulled her through Acathla before his soul was restored.

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November 11, 2013
Name of the Game
Author: Dark Star
Rating: General
Summary: Ever wondered what happened to Acathla?

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November 12, 2013
A Time to Remember
Author: Angelus2hot
Rating: NC -17
Summary: Set after the Season 2 Episode Becoming. After sending Angel to hell Buffy is given a way to bring Angel back but at what cost?.

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November 13, 2013
Never Let Me Go
Author: Ashes at Midnight
Rating: M
Summary: Even Hell can't keep these two heroes apart.

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November 14, 2013
The Reward
Author: Gia
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Set after Not Fade Away.

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November 15, 2013
Trust Falls
Author: Fluff
Rating: PG-13
Summary: "Whisper a dangerous secret to someone you care about. Now they have the power to destroy you, but they won't. This is what love is."

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November 16, 2013
Legendary L'Amour
Author: Zuriel
Rating: PG -13
Summary: Long awaited events, finally realized.

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November 17, 2013
All We Do (All We Can)
Author: Dralf
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Things don't go so well during the Cruciamentum.

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November 18, 2013
Fallen Angel
Author: Ares
Rating: General
Summary: The title says it all.

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November 19, 2013
Word Association
Author: Jo
Rating: General
Summary: Be careful what you wish for.

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November 20, 2013
So Far Away
Author: Apckrfan
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Angel actually gets on the ship to take the Judge's arm to parts unknown

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November 21, 2013
Indeterminate Time
Author: Kairos
Rating: General
Summary: Through a series of conversations with past and present friends and lovers, Buffy tries to understand what changed between her and Angel.

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November 22, 2013
Season Two
Author: Annegables
Rating: General
Summary: We know that Angelus was capable of so much more than what he visited upon Buffy...what was going on in his head, anyway?

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November 23, 2013
Lost and Found
Author: Chrislee
Rating: G
Summary: In the far future.

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November 24, 2013
Metamorphic
Author: Dark Star
Rating: Soft Adult
Summary: Times, they are a-changing.

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November 25, 2013
Justice
Author: Ares
Rating: R
Summary: A crime scene.

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November 26, 2013
The Unchosen One
Author: Leni
Rating: PG
Summary: AU S1. Merrick was wrong; Buffy is not the Slayer. She is a Potential, but one who still has a destiny... on the Hellmouth.

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November 27, 2013
Stella's Place
Author: Dark Star
Rating: Adult
Summary: There is always a time and a place.

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November 28, 2013
Through The Eyes of Grief Immeasurable
Author: Zuriel
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Willow brought word of Buffy's death and before Angel gets the good news phone call. My cackling dark muse thought about this reaction from Angel.

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November 29, 2013
Stages
Author: Wren
Rating: NC-17
Summary: There are five stages of grief. Post NFA

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November 30, 2013
Schism
Author: Jo
Rating: Adult
Summary: An Apocalypse is upon them. Can they be saved? Can the world be saved? Is there the slightest hope of a happy ending?.







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