Vanishing

24 Mar 2011 11:59 pm
valyssia: (Buffy Vamp (Manip))
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Summary: Some silly sot makes a wish when he should’ve called a cab.

The plot starts off as sort of a reverse Doppelgängland. The Buffy from my A.U. is throw into another A.U. where her Doppelganger is a vampire. It’s a very bleak place.

From there the story becomes something kind of different.
Prompts: Chapter 1: #295: Disheveled at Taming the Muse.
    #057: Surreal from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #03: Magic from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 2: #296: Sacred at Taming the Muse.
    #014: Frustration from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #04: Lick from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 3: #297: Self Conscious at Taming the Muse.
    #044: Death from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #05: Touch from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 4: #298: Covet at Taming the Muse.
    #053: Haunted from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
  Chapter 5: #299: Commit at Taming the Muse.
    #082 Ghosts from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #07 Hold from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 6: #300 Decay at Taming the Muse.
    #007 Hardest Truth from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #06 Cry from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
    #31 Literature/Books: Moby-Dick from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 7: #301 Corrupt at Taming the Muse.
    #043 Opportunity from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #13 Soft from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
    #10 Movies of the 1970’s: The Great White Hope & The Boy in the Plastic Bubble from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 8: #302 Anathema at Taming the Muse.
    #056 Magnetic from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #14 Hard from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
    #32 Literature and Books: Classic Children’s Stories: Little Goody Two-Shoes & Pollyanna from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 9: #303 A decade late and a penny short at Taming the Muse.
    #071 Lugubrious from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #15 Wet from Table 1 at Kinda Gay.
    #14 Movies of the 1980’s: The Hunger & The Transformers: The Movie from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 10: #315 Murrini at Taming the Muse.
    #061 Tattoo from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #03 Television of the 1950’s: The Mickey Mouse Club from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 11: #317 Booby Trap at Taming the Muse.
    #075 Sympathy from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #27 Consumer Product: Kool-Aid from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  #318 Appease at Taming the Muse.
    #093 Glimpse from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #28 Consumer Product: Snausages from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 12: #319 Hopelessness at Taming the Muse.
    #045 Passion from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #17 Music of the 1990’s: Nirvana – Nevermind – Polly from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 13: #321 Rubbery at Taming the Muse.
    #079 Surprise from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #22 Movies of the 2000’s: The Matrix Reloaded from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 14: #324 Maelstrom at Taming the Muse.
    #058 Passage from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #02 Movies of the 1950’s and before: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  #325 That’s Life at Taming the Muse.
    #054 Emergence from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #19 Television of the 1990’s: Celebrity Deathmatch from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 15: #327 Rough at Taming the Muse.
    #039 Trust from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #20 Public Figures of the 1990’s: The Olsen Twins from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
    Beta Prompts by Howard Russell: Destiny (Marcus Hamilton), Median (Human AU Willow), Cleave (Human AU Buffy), Chicken (Vamp AU Xander).
  Chapter 16: #342 Foodist at Taming the Muse.
    #090 Nothing from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #08 Public Figures of the 1960’s: Sean Connery from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
    Beta Prompts by Howard Russell: Sluggish (Willow), Backhanded Compliment (Buffy), Dander (Xander).
  Chapter 17: #343 Incorporeal at Taming the Muse.
    #004 Regret from Table B (modified) at Lover 100.
    #24 Public Figures of the 2000’s: Will Smith from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
    #344 Murder at Taming the Muse.
    #033 Love from Table B (modified) at Lover100.
    #11 Television of the 1970’s: This is Your Life from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
    Beta Prompts by Howard Russell: Ethereal (Human AU Buffy); Devious (Wesley); Machiavellian (Vampire AU Xander); Cunning (Vampire AU Willow).
  Chapter 18: #345 Avulsion at Taming the Muse.
    #087 Biggest Fear from Table B (modified) at Lover100.
    #05 Music of the 1960’s: The Monster Mash by Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
    Beta Prompts by Howard Russell: Hamper (Human AU Buffy); Renown (Vampire AU Xander); Honor (Vampire AU Willow).
  Chapter 19: #350 Sarcasm at Taming the Muse.
    #035 Act from Table B (modified) at Lover100.
    #06 Movies of the 1960’s: Lawrence of Arabia from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  Chapter 20: #355 Dust you are and to dust you will return at Taming the Muse.
    #008 Resolutions from Table B (modified) at Lover100.
    #29 Historical Event: Chernobyl from the Pop Culture Prompt Table at Kinda Gay.
  #356 Drusy Quartz at Taming the Muse.
    #077 Almost from Table B (modified) at Lover100.
    Beta Prompts by Howard Russell: Vacillate (Human AU Willow), Revolted (D’Hoffryn), Departed (Angel), Repentant (Buffy).
Rating: FRAO: Adult Content: Sexual Situations and/ or Explicit Violence.
Warnings: (select to view) contains irreverence, potty mouth, Buffy vamp, brutal death (a few main characters may even snuff it), senseless violence, naughty sex, self mutilation or ‘body modification’ depending on how you view it, and other disturbing images. You’d think this was like a theme with me or something.
Word Count: The final tally is presently unknown.
Beta: Howard Russell.
Pairing: Buffy/Willow.
Disclaimer: Another day, another…they don’t pay me anything at all. I just do this to amuse myself and you. That’s what allows me and mine to slip under the radar while playing with characters created by those more fortunate than us.
Distribution: DreamWidthAO3IKOLY2Near Her AlwaysFanFiction.Net.
Feedback: Please.
Special Thanks: to Mabus for, among other things, generally being a pretty great guy.
Author’s Note: This story was originally written in September of 2007 as part of the Thirteen Steps series. This version has been sufficiently divorced from that series to read as a stand-alone novel.



Vanishing Cover Art

Cover Art by Valyssia & Pick-a-Mix


Table of Contents



Chapter 1:  Slip Away
Chapter 2:  Among Friends
Chapter 3:  The Price
Chapter 4:  The Prize
Chapter 5:  A Blind Eye
Chapter 6:  Yoko Rides Again
Chapter 7:  Unfinished Music: No. 1
Chapter 8:  Unfinished Music: No. 2
Chapter 9:  White Noise
Chapter 10:  Success Measured
Chapter 11:  Try, Try Again, and Again
Chapter 12:  Desperation Game
Chapter 13:  Hold Your Fire
Chapter 14:  Counterparts, and Other Foilish Foibles
Chapter 15:  Totentanz
Chapter 16:  Fractured Mirror
Chapter 17:  Last Flowers, and Paper Hearts
Chapter 18:  Afterimage
Chapter 19:  In the End
Chapter 20:  Random Sample, Second Subset


Awards



Best Willow Fic of All Time, Runner Up, 2013 Willowy Goodness Awards Best Angst, Runner Up, 2013 Willowy Goodness Awards
Best Buffy/Willow Fic, Runner Up, 2013 Willowy Goodness Awards Best Willow Characterization, Runner Up, 2013 Willowy Goodness Awards
Best NC-17, Runner Up, 2013 Willowy Goodness Awards Best Slash, No Rest for the Wicked Awards Round 9


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