Title: Curses & Cures
Fandoms: BTVS/AtS; Walker: Texas Ranger & Sons of Thunder (a Walker spinoff). Eventually, it will also crossover with: Kindred: The Embraced, Vampire: The Masquerade (the RPG Kindred was based on) and Vampire: Redemption (a computer game based on the RPG).
I will provide background summary pages for the Walker Universe and the Vampire: the Masquerade/Kindred Universe for those of you unfamiliar with these fandoms. Please read the Authors Notes and see the links provided.
Pairings: Angel/Spike; Willow/Tara (not explicit); Trent/Carlos; Penn/Tommy; Penn/Dru (het warning! heh); Angel/Fred/Spike; Angel/Cordy/Spike; (More to come)
Other pairings will follow, including more slash, het and multiple partners. (I will update the list as necessary.)
Category: AU; Crossover
Spoilers: BTVS through Season 6 and Angel the Series through Season 3 up to, but not including, Offspring. Yet. Then it goes AU thanks to Jameschicks wonderful Quantum Xander heh; All seasons of Walker and all episodes of Sons of Thunder and Kindred: The Embraced (both lasted less than 1 season); Also, all of the computer game, Vampire: Redemption.
The authors notes *do* contain series spoilers. Authors notes containing spoilers for the story itself will not be on this page. A link is provided below.
I have taken pains to make sure there are NO spoilers for Jameschicks Quantum Xander 2: In the Wake of the Curse in this story or in the authors notes. Those of you who have read it, please keep this in mind as you read the notes. They are from a Quantum Xander 1 perspective only!
Series: No. Well, maybe.
I havent gotten that far yet. Once I get the story finished, I may decide to write more in this universe. I dont know
Date: May 29, 2003 (Last updated July 29, 2004)
Feedback: Pretty please? I get discouraged and stop writing when I dont get feedback. (No thats not intended as a threat - its just the honest truth. What can I say? Im your average insecure, needy fanfic writer )
Archive: WWOMB: http://www.squidge.org/~peja/; Vigs Vale: http://www.squidge.org/vigsvale/; and StepAwayFromMyXander: http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion/stepawayfrommyxander/
Valdrons Handy Dandy Disclaimer:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the series, concepts and characters are the property, copyright and trademark of UPN, Mutant Enemy and Joss Whedon.
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Walker: Texas Ranger, the series, concepts and characters are the property, copyright and trademark of Chuck Norris, Norris Productions, Stranglehold Productions, CBS-TV, USA Network, Columbia TriStar and Sony Pictures.
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Thanks: To Jameschick for throwing open her Quantum Xander dimensions for us to play in. This one is from the Willow Cursed Spike With A Soul Dimension. You can find Quantum Xander at Vigs Vale. Jameschicks Page is at http://www.squidge.org/vigsvale/jameschick/index.html and Quantum Xander is at http://www.squidge.org/vigsvale/jameschick/quantum_xander/index.html
Thanks to Mouse for the wondrous inspiration of her story Old Friends. You can find it on her website, Bound By Blood (http://www.bound-by-blood.com/) and you can find it on Mouses page on my website as well.
Thanks to Scribe for her encouragement and support
Thanks to Erynn for her advice concerning Wicca and Celtic Paganism which (hopefully) has prevented any glaring holes in my version of Willows spellcasting and the results thereof.
And a huge thanks to my gracious beta, Willie Jefferson. Will, I fall prostrate at your feet in gratitude. Also, thanks so much for your help with Gunn-speak. hehe
Also, thanks to Zus for giving me the proper British phraseology for Wesley-speak, especially, but also for the British characters in general.
And another thank you goes out to WordSmith for suggesting the *actual* demon version of Nazis, The Scourge, as the Sunnydale Villain of the Week. They are going to work out very nicely.
And, finally, thanks to my friend, the Vampire Storyteller extraordinaire, Black Death, for his help with the rules if the game and understanding the Clans and character archetypes. Without his help, there would be no game in this story. (And since hes straight and doesnt read slash, I do not ever expect him to actually see this! hehe)
Authors Notes: Okay
Im going on the premise, here, that when Halfrek and DHoffryn put things back, they did NOT erase memories. Just reinstated spells, etc., and removed actual items (like the paper Xander gave Willow with the Spell to make Angel and Spikes souls permanent). If thats not what Jameschick meant, too bad! Deal with it! She handed it off and Im running with it! Ha!
= thoughts (or quotes within conversation quotes)
* * = italics
Another thing: This line belongs to someone else. Sometimes a deep breath was required, even when not, strictly speaking, needed. Or maybe it was Sometimes a deep breath was needed, even when not, strictly speaking, required. Either way, I found it inspiring, and used the spirit of it in this fic, but I cannot recall where it came from or who wrote it. I know it was a BTVS/AtS fic. If you know, please tell me, so I can thank the writer properly.
Also, Im messing with the AtS timeline a bit. This takes place a few months after BTVS Hells Bells (otherwise known as the wedding that wasnt - which never happened in this alternate reality) but in the Angel timeline it is only just after Billy which is the episode before Darla returns in Offspring. Im putting a bit of time between the two episodes to facilitate my story. I figure that if time moves differently in the different dimensions, perhaps events unfold at a different rate as well.
This means that there is no Connor, yet, and Cordelia is still 100% human with brain-frying visions and nasty headaches. Spike never found out about the Gem of Amara, thus he never lost it to Buffy nor did he go to LA and torture Angel to retrieve it. He never left Sunnydale after the kidnapping fiasco. (That was what prompted Willow to curse him in Quantum Xander.)
This Spike is quite different from the one we know. He has had his soul for four years and yet he has had no one to turn to or trust. He is bound to act a little different from the Spike we know and love. I have decided that this souled Spike only uses his little personal pet names (other than pet and luv, which he uses for just about everyone) when he is either at ease or angry. That does affect the story a bit, so be warned.
Also, in this dimension, Angel did use Kate to find Penn. However, instead of just fighting with him, Angel reasserted his dominance in the traditional sash-fic manner. Afterward, Angel asked Penn to leave LA and he complied, so Kate did *not* get the chance to stake him. In fact, she may still be completely unaware that Angel is a vampire, for all I know However, after seeing him with Penn, she *is* aware of his bisexual nature. (This may or may not be detailed in the story. I havent yet, but that doesnt mean the boys wont insist that I tell you all about, later in excruciating detail. Theyre funny that way )
When this story begins, Penn has met up with Drusilla. He is practicing his personal brand of vengeance on the city of Dallas, Texas. Drusilla is having visions and making plans for what she sees coming.
Now, for those of you unfamiliar with the series, I am providing some photos and basic info on the Walker universe as well as info on the main characters and show history of Walker: Texas Ranger and Sons of Thunder.
You can find it all on my Walker Universe Info Page.
I have also made some timeline changes to the Walker Universe. All of this is explained on my Walker Universe Info Page.
When I get to the Vampire: The Masquerade and Kindred: The Embraced section, I will add info pages on that series and RPG.
Summary: Due to the prodding of the other Xander (the hero of Cassys fic Quantum Xander), Spike, who was cursed with a soul by Willow after the kidnapping fiasco, decides to go to LA and try to make peace, and a new life, with Angel. Complications develop. (Of course - we wouldnt have a story otherwise! hehe)
Warnings: There will be some stuff that will fall into the BDSM area, but mostly D/s, I think. Ive got that whole Sire/Childe dynamic going. And remember, vamps *like* it rough! There will definitely be biting! I mean, they may have souls, but theyre vampires! They bite! So I guess you could say theres bound to be a certain amount of blood-play. Vampire style.
Around about chapter 13 or so, there will be m/m non-con and possibly a bit of f/m non-con as well (if Drusilla decides to play). I will try to set it up so you can skip over it if you really want to. You will need to know it happened, but you wont *have* to read the details.
Now, as the story grows, the characters are taking over.
I didnt mean for this to happen. It just did.
Many of you know exactly what Im talking about.
So now, I find that I need to issue more warnings.
The trouble is that the warnings, alone, will be spoilers for the story.
(You wont find those here. You will find them here.)
If you feel the need to be warned, you can go and read them.
Or, you can just trust me.
This will be general information.
It WILL be a happy ending, though there may be aspects that some people dont like.
I feel I can guarantee no MPreg. The guys are both dead.
(And so is the ZombieXander, of this dimension, though I
highly doubt he will be playing with them. Hes apparently
happy with Buffy, who prefers her men without a pulse.)
There will be some het, but it will be mainly of the threesome variety (m/m/f).
Some might start out m/f, but Im pretty sure it wont stay that way.
It will generally end up with at least 2 guys in the mix.
(Cause I like that idea! Yum!)
So far there have been no character deaths.
(Unless you count turning as death!)
Im not really fond of character deaths, generally. At least not the permanent kind.
(Say, for instance, dusting my beloved Spikey! Im so glad Joss brought him back!)
Also, (though this doesnt really matter here, due to the AU situation)
I am of the opinion that the series finalé of Angel *actually*
ended with the arrival of Buffy and an army of Slayers!
And Im going for a more angsty humor/sickly sweet feel anyway.
How am I doing on that so far?
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