has tagged me to list my top five favorite stories, my best-loved ones, not necessarily the ones I think are best. I have an author's favorite
tag on my fic archive, but I'm not going to hold myself to that list because I reserve the right to change my mind at any time. E.g., when I sneeze."Dust on his hands from the sky"
- Giles/Xander, hurt/comfort and angst in a season 6 AU. I take a bunch of canonical events and remix them in a way that makes more sense to me. There's character death, suicide attempts, Ethan as Giles's friend, more character death, and perhaps a hopeful ending. This one touches personal issues about grief."Gas-Ring Alchemy"
and its sequels - Giles/Ethan, pre-series mostly. Giles and Ethan before it went bad. I love the world I've built for these and long to write more in it. Or to finish the reams of stuff I have half-written in it already."Fenrisulfr"
- Dawn/Ethan, sort of, post-series, in the Helios Hyperion
verse. Dawn gets a summer job and comes into her power and it's not entirely clear that's a good thing. Ethan's bookshop came to be a real place in my head while I was writing this. I can still walk around it if I need to. Rothko on his walls, Satie on his stereo, power on his mind."Thusia"
- Giles/Buffy, post-S1. Virgin sacrifice and a young Buffy in a wild AU that makes the Watchers out to be something like the Sacred Band of Thebes. I've got a lot more backstory here than you guys have seen. The Cruciamentum story is going to be a corker.Ars Draconis
- gen, swords and sworcery in a season 5 twist-up. I solemnly swear I will finish writing this. I know how it ends. And no, it's not Giles/Buffy relationshippy-- it's a Giles/Buffy partnership story. The Watcher and the Slayer doing their thing together and readjusting because of, er, changes.
Tagging. Um. glimmergirl
, and violetisblue
, please tell us what your favorite five stories are!