Well, this is a long way from finished, but I wanted to put this story before the masses before I got too attached to anything that might need to be fixed.
It's been a while since I've seen any of the later seasons, so keep an eye out for canon glitches especially.
ETA: I forgot to mention before, but if there's something you really like please tell me so I know not to mess with it. Also, I know there are some problems with timeline & logistics, so any suggestions to clear that up would be appreciated.
Also, I'm not certain the title is going to stick. Some of the alternatives I've considered are "Given Enough Rope," "Everybody Row," and "End of the World News." What do you think?
Title: Hope On Top of the Piano
Pairing(s): Spike/Buffy, Faith/Robin, Willow/Kennedy (although the tone fairly Gen-ish, at least in this chapter)
Word Count: 3,965
Summary: Primarily an ensemble piece, taking place both during and after Not Fade Away.News is delivered, cavalry is mustered, and a reunion occurs.
Authors Note: In my world, Nikki’s duster didn’t get blown up in “The Girl In Question.”The casual loss never really sat right with me, so since Spike kept wearing a
duster, it doesn’t require much of leap of imagination to pretend that he hid behind Angel or something. I don’t know if this will affect the story any, but if I mention Nikki’s coat, it’s not because I missed the episode.