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FIC LINK: Entangled (Giles/Buffy, Willow/Xander, adult)

Title: Entangled
Rating: adult
Pairings: Giles/Buffy, Willow/Xander, with other pairings implied
Tags: alpha/beta/omega dynamics, dom/sub, biting, marking, pegging, core four
Wordcount: 17K

part 1 / part 2

Here it is, friends, my foray into the world of the alpha-beta-omega trope.

I took liberties with the ABO trope. No doggie-style knotting. No self-lubing butts. No feminization of men. No pack dynamics. I use the word "troop" advisedly. Human are apes. Well, sort of. These are not humans as we know them, mind you, because it's a weird 6-sex species being described in this story. Really: 3 dynamics, two kinds of genitalia. 6 combinations. No troop is stable without all six, or so Willow's textbooks tell her. She probably believes them, even though human beings have been making all the combinations work for millennia. Maybe.

In my head canon, this universe is not how humans actually evolved. It's the result of somebody making a really, really weird wish in Anya's hearing.

The pairing list is probably more like: Buffy/everybody. Except everybody has sex with everybody else, eventually. Though emotionally it's Giles/Buffy. Buffy's characterization was a problem for me throughout this and I'm not sure I ever really nailed it down. She's angry with Giles for a while in this. He's angry with her. They sort it out.

The title: Don't ask. I don't have a title. I still don't have a title. I have no idea what this story's title is. Ugh.

I intended to finish a completely different story for today and was indeed working on another story until a few days ago. Then I realized it was impossible; the plotting problems would take too much time. Whereas, I had this one already all plotted out. I "merely" had to write some smut. Merely. Ugh. The last few days have been stressful.

On the plus side, I have another story nearly done! That one is sort of weirder.
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Having it right out as part of people's lives was one of the important things for me. I was interested in chasing at least a *little* bit the implications for wider society. People will be driven to have sex; society has to cope with this. Bisexuality is not even worth commenting upon; it is assumed. Alpha-alpha mating is far more surprising to Willow than same-sex love. I imagine that kink in this society might also involve an omega with more than one alpha at once.

And yeah, woah, the wolf pack stuff is bullshit, but ape troops might do something like this.

Glad you liked it!