I'm handling this story a bit differently than I normally would, due to the fact that I'm trying to find the correct line between over-warning (which I hate), and not putting in a strong enough warning, and accidentally causing people to stumble into something they're not ready for. Therefore, I'm making a specific request to everyone to link to this post instead of the story post proper.
I'll link all story sections to this post, but I do want to make sure everyone reads the warnings information first. I'm not entirely sure, even now, that I'm not going overboard, but given that I wrote the Prologue specifically to get a gut-punch of emotion, I felt this was the best course.
Mag7, Buffy the Vampire SlayerUniverse:
Seventh Gift AUPairing:
If you recognize it, it ain't mine. I'm just having fun here, and mean no disrespect to various sandbox owners.Summary:
The Scoobies are destined to sacrifice themselves in the fight against the First Evil, but Willow works a desperate spell that may just be able to save Xander - if
he can bring himself to accept the gifts her spell has given him.
*************************************My Warnings Policy Post is here.Warnings:
Child Sexual Abuse (M); Child Abuse (M) Kinks: Rating:
PG-15 to R for mature issues and themes, see notes.Archive Information:
Feel free to archive, just drop me a note if you do so.Additional Links/ Notes:
Although this particular fic does not deal with it directly, I have decided on a fairly ugly childhood abuse situation for Xander (Universe Notes here)
. There are some more notes here
detailing where this AU falls in and swerves from Buffy canon. There will undoubtedly be references and flashbacks to Xander's abuse, although as of this posting (3/23/2010) I have not written anything very specific. However, the abuse comes up fairly quickly in the Prologue and I ask the reader to take whatever cautions she or he deems appropriate. Just in case, I've also decided to separate the Prologue section under a separate link. They both go to the same post, but, if after reading this you decide to skip the Prologue, click on the second link, which is labeled 'Part 1: Past Tense'.ProloguePart 1: Past TensePart 1: Past Tense, Continued