Pairings: Giles/Buffy, Willow/Xander, with other pairings implied
Tags: alpha/beta/omega dynamics, dom/sub, biting, marking, pegging, core four
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.