Fic by NWHepcat
These Songs of Freedom: Xander, post "Chosen." R - Xander seeks a slayer in war-ravaged Liberia. He discovers two young women who change his life and a new relationship with the past. Written for Luddite Robot's Xander in Africa ficathon. Completed February 2006.
Xander's Slayers: Faith, Xander, Ensemble, post "Chosen." R - Part of Snapshots from Hellmouth East, aka the Clevelandverse. As Xander's visions of possible futures spin out of control, the Cleveland Slayers and Scoobies join forces with Angel and Wes to discover what's behind them. But it turns out some other forces living on the Eastern Hellmouth have some plans for Xander, too. Sequel to Double Vision and This Little Light. Completed July 2005.
Keeper of the Book: Wesley and ensemble from AtS and BtVS, branches off from mid-S5 AtS timeline, shortly after "Lineage." NC-17 - "If you've come about my salvation," Wesley tells his visitor, "I assure you I'm not interested." But that changes when he discovers he's not the only one who needs saving. Completed November 2005.
Hard Ground: Faith, Xander, post-"Chosen." R - On Xander's return from Africa, Faith initiates a long-delayed conversation. Completed December 2005. Walking Away: Buffy, Angel, post-"Chosen/Not Fade Away." R - The snow makes her think of the Christmas they'd walked together in the daylight. But what he mostly did was walk away. Written for Chrisleeoctave's "I Will Remember You" fic marathon. Completed November 2005. The Bright Blessed Day, the Dark Sacred Night: Xander, Buffy, post-"Chosen." R - Another thing he learned in Africa: Gifts from out of the blue are rare. They get rarer if you don't accept them with grace. Completed October 2005. Walking with Guns: Riley, post-"Pangs"/concurrently with AtS "I Will Remember You." R - What happened to Riley on the day that the Powers That Be rewound at Angel's request. Thoughts about new beginnings and returning home, and some hard lessons about different types of evil. Written for Jadedcynic's "I Will Remember You" ficathon -- one story of the day lost when the PTB granted Angel's wish. Completed August 2005. The Song about a Ramblin' Man: Xander, several years post-"Chosen." R - In a city that's quick to discard its history, Xander encounters a piece of his past -- and the possibility of a future. Completed July 2005.
In a Strange Country: Wesley, Cordelia, Connor, several months past Wesley's successful taking of Connor. PG-13 - Wesley rescues Angel's son, but nearly loses himself. Completed June 2005.
What Friends Are For: Xander and Willow, post-"Tabula Rasa," PG-13 - Xander remembers his name again, but does he know who he really is? Willow helps him remember. Written for the Jossverse Undercover Challenge. Completed May 2005.
Annunciation: Willow and Faith, post-Chosen," R - Willow meets some Virgins and a Venus in a Florentine art museum. It's her tour guide that's the surprise. Written for Estepheia's Friendship Ficathon. Completed April 2005.
Three Fathers: R - Sequel to What Gets Left Behind. Xander's been a loyal soldier for A.I. for the past five years. But now, after completing the mission he's dedicated himself to -- bringing back Connor to his true father -- he's beginning to ask questions that never surfaced before. And discovering that there are no easy answers. Completed March 2005.
The American Stranger: PG-13 - For the past couple of weeks, Oz has been hearing about another American asking questions about the local stories. Completed January 2005.
Indelible: R - Sequel to The American Stranger. When Oz and Xander return from Africa, Oz discovers that a lot more has changed than he ever dreamed of. Xander and Dawn find themselves undergoing some changes as well. Completed February 2005.
A Taste of Something New: R - A sweet little Christmas story. Pre-slash. Completed December 2004.
Reception: PG - Cordelia's bound for a new place. But first there's a small detour. Written November 2004.
Intervention: R - Faith and Wesley's plan to re-ensoul Angel has unforeseen consequences. Completed October 2004.
Exiled Ghosts: R - The request takes her breath away. What he asks is the biggest stunner, but it's shocking enough to hear him speak. Written August 2004.
A Few Things Anya Knows (The Billy Pilgrim Remix): R - It's always been a sad old world. Anya discovers a very human expression of hope. A story in 100-word drabbles. Written for the Remix Redux multi-fandom challenge, based on two stories by Jeanny: Stuff That Happens While You're Making Other Plans, and (mostly) She Goes On.
Five New York Minutes (That Never Were): R - 1. A reunion. 2. An awakening. 3. Another reunion. 4. A wedding. 5. A honeymoon. Lyrajane's Hometown Challenge, crossed with Five Things That Never Happened.
What Gets Left Behind: PG-13 - He'd never have believed, when all this started and he'd been so frightened, how much he'd come to love being a father. Written for 2004 Jossverse Birthday Ficathon. Completed November 2004.
Lilac City: Xander/Faith, post-"Chosen," R - After the fall of Sunnydale, Xander resigned as the heart of the Scoobies, creating a solitary life away from the supernatural wars. He manages a supermarket in Spokane, stays sober, keeps to himself. But now, five years later, his quiet life is about to change forever, in ways he can't possibly imagine. Completed August 2004.
A Soft Place To Land: Xander/Willow, post-"Chosen," R - The beginning of a cross-country bus trip, with formal wear. Written May 2004.
What You Wish For: Xander and the early Angel gang, PG - In the wake of the Gentlemen's spell, Xander is looking for some meaningful talk and a purpose in life. Written April 2004. Written March 2004.
Parting Gifts: Starring the Scoobies. Written for the A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words challenge, inspired by a photo of three waiting-room chairs, one with a nametag sticker glued to it. R - As Giles prepares to return to England after his Slayer's death, he reflects on his career, the Council and the Scoobies. Written Dec 2003.
Xander's Eyes: Dawn, Xander, assorted Scoobies. Written for Green's Dawnficathon. R - Dawn reacts to the news of Xander's maiming. Takes place in the 24 hours after "Dirty Girls." Written Dec 2003.
Carpentry: Xander, G - Seven drabbles about Xander and woodworking. Written Dec 2003.
This Little Light: Original characters, plus Whistler, Xander, Buffy, Giles, etc PG-13 - "It comes to her then. It's nothing she can see, but she thinks it could be an angel. It speaks to her heart and head without speaking, just warmth and softness and power. Asks her a question, makes her an offer. She says yes." One of Willow's new slayers awakens to her power in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and finds herself coached by some surprising teachers. Written for the When the Clock Strikes challenge, introducing one new slayer for each time zone on earth. Written Oct/Nov 2003.
Postcards From a Kerouac Summer: Xander, R - The Fabulous Ladies Nightclub? A total fabrication. Well, 99% of it. Here's the true story of Xander's post-graduation road trip across America, told in 100-word drabbles. Written November 2003.
Dear Penthouse: Xander, Faith, R - It's about time for Faith to come; the twilight Xander can see through a small slice of hallway window is fast brightening to daybreak. This, Xander figures, is the last daylight he's ever going to see in his life. Written November 2003.
Thief of Life: Xander, Spike, PG - Xander's dealing with the holidays. Spike's dealing with the death of someone who meant something to him. They find a way to deal together. Written May 2003.
Thirty-two Short Fics About Xander Harris: Xander, Spike, PG
- Cruising through Xander's life in Sunnydale, and on into Cleveland, one hundred words at a time. A riff on "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould."
Written June 2003.
Crater: Xander, PG - He wishes he'd said something different. This is not a new feeling for him. A post-"Chosen" story, spoilers through Season 7. Written May 2003.
Backseat: Faith, Xander, PG-13
- Faith's in the backseat, watching what's going on in the rest of the bus. Weird vibe, for certain, as it all clicks in once the giddiness of their survival fades. It's like watching a blackout roll through different parts of a city in succession. Written May 2003.
Black: Xander, PG - He'd thought he was going to do okay with this. He'd thought he would grieve, but time would make it better. What it was like, these last weeks, was a seismograph reading. Peaks and valleys. Written June 2003.
Rebuilding: Faith, Xander, PG-13
- Xander finds a comfort zone in chain-store America. And considers his future on Lake Erie. Written June 2003.
Dormant Magics: Xander, Faith, NC-17 - The discovery of an ancient, highly unstable amulet puts Xander in terrible danger -- and throws him into Faith's body, while she is trapped in his. Turnabout is foreplay. A post-"Chosen" story, spoilers through Season 7. Written July 2003.
Wait For the Beep: Xander, PG-13 - He's glad he never talked Anya into changing the message. It's a gift, having this dense little paragraph to replay. Her voice. Her Ahn-ness. Lucky he's got her on speed dial, because his vision is blurred. A post-"Chosen" story, spoilers through Season 7.
Double Vision: Xander, Faith, R - Xander learns what it means to be the one who sees. And a new slayer considers stepping up to the plate. A post-"Chosen" story, spoilers through Season 7. Written September 2003.
One Dark Night, Four Souls: Xander, Faith, R - One slayer frets about the future, another finds closure on the past, and two watchers turn their sharpest scrutiny on themselves. A post-"Chosen" story, spoilers through Season 7. Written September 2003.
History: Xander, PG-13
- On a daylight visit to a Cleveland cemetery, Xander learns a little more about grief -- and re-encounters someone from his past. A post-"Chosen" story, spoilers through Season 7. A sequel to "Double Vision," but it also touches on "Postcards from a Kerouac Summer" and "This Little Light."Written December 2003.
Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest: NC-17 - In the aftermath of the fall of Sunnydale and one more shattering loss, Xander is looking for a kind of redemption. He's not the only one. Part 1 of Lessons.
Rebirth: NC-17 - Xander surrenders to Wesley, losing himself, and in the process feels himself being remade, molecules shifted around in ways he could never have foreseen. Wesley's given Xander the breathtaking freedom of knowing what's expected of him. Paradox: look it up in the dictionary. Part 2 of Lessons.
The Keeper of Secrets: NC-17 - Xander learns that a gift from Wolfram & Hart always has its price, while the hole that has swallowed a piece of Wesley's past threatens to engulf them both. Part 3 of Lessons.
Sunnydale Calling: Faith/Xander, R - Faith's released from the joint and Xander's going to get her. Anything to prove? Only to himself. Written March 2003.
Five Conversations: Faith/Xander, R -Xander has his own homecoming. Revelations and The Revelation. Written April 2003.
Three Fights: Faith/Xander, R - To her surprise, Faith learned something new in prison about fighting. Now she brings it home. Written April 2003.
Five by Three: Faith/Xander, R - Transmission loud but not clear. Xander's on the mend, but the First is not through with him yet . Written May 2003. Winner, best story in July, The Darkness Within.