Title: Through a Glass Darkly
Series: Dance of Light
Rating: action style mild violence
Universe: Xover Merry Gentry / Angel
Spoilers: AtS:3-11 (Birthday), MG:2 (Caress of Twilight)
Disclaimer: Cordy and the AI crew belong to Joss and David Greenwalt, Mutant Enemy Productions. Merry Gentry and the Sidhe belong to Laurel K. Hamilton.
Summary: While playing bait, Cordy accidentally summons a certain Unseelie Sidhe through the mirror and learns more about her new demon self than she ever thought possible.
Notes: The Merry Gentry universe is a fascinating one to explore, a world where Faerie lives alongside our own, open and acknowledged. The supernatural is an every day occurrence. I realize that some readers may not be familiar with LKH’s creation, but since this is told from Cordy’s perspective, at least the first story in this series, I’ll explain what I can to make it accessible.
I’m making things as close to what we know from the books as possible, but if things haven’t been specifically addressed, I’m taking artistic license. Hopefully, nothing glaring will stand out, and if it does, bear with me, or at least be kind in your flames.
I’ll be changing some of the events in the AtS universe, but others will remain the same through different avenues. The Cordy in this story has recently been demonized by Skip in her quest to maintain the link to the Powers. This is set only a few days after the events of Birthday.
This is the first story in at least a trio of stories, Dance of Light. Through a Glass Darkly will focus primarily on Cordelia, later stories will bring in other familiar BtVS and AtS characters.
Dedication: For Esme, who also loves these sidhe. If I could, I’d wrap Doyle up in ribbons and send him to her as a present. A nummy, nummy present.