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Summary: A series of ficlets all based in every 'verse I've created (Ficlet requests welcome!)

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Multiple Crossings > General(Past Donor)LaneyFR1515190592425 Mar 1125 Mar 11No
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Buffy and Angel people belong to Joss and Mutant Enemy. The Stargate people belong to Gekko Productions, Double Secret Productions, MGM/UA, Showtime/Viacom.. a hell of a lot of people, if you ask me!

Timeline: Set after the main story, Déjà vu, and The Sap Chronicles. But do not read if you're not up to date with Fragile Existence.

Author's Note/Explanation: This is a challenge I've assigned for myself. It's been a bit quiet on the writing front and this is because due to so many monumental changes in my life over the last three months I'm having trouble writing. So, instead of focusing on one particular 'verse, in an attempt to get me into writing I'm writing in all of them (Although, I'll confess that I'm slogging away at Search and Rescue at the same time as this).

Requests welcome!


Jack leaned against the tree and watched the students of UC Sunnydale scurrying across the campus towards their classes. As far as he was concerned, he could handle this situation.

"Buffy's going to kill me," Dawn moaned again. "She's going to take all of my books on magic away and stop us from hanging out together."

Jack turned his attention back to Dawn, eyebrows raised. "Why would she stop us from hanging out?"

"Because this keeps on happening to us," she replied. "Only to us. I don't see Kit and Carlos disappearing to other realities on a regular basis, or even ever."

"Ahhh, but we're not in another reality," he pointed out. "This is our reality."

Dawn rolled her eyes. "Buffy won't see it that way."

"I'll tell her to call Carter," Jack said. "Carter can explain to Buffy that time travel is completely different from going to another reality, and if she can't convince her then maybe Carter can bore Buffy into no longer caring."

"It's worth a try."

Jack sighed. "You're really bummed about this aren't you? It's going to be okay, I promise. Time travel is actually easier to deal with than being in a different reality." Besides, he knew exactly where Carter was if their Plan A didn't work.

Dawn studied him thoughtfully. "You make it sound like you've travelled through time before."

"Well, technically it wasn't me. I just have memories of it."


"Although, our situation here is a little easier than the time in my memories," Jack said, his eyes going back to the students, searching.

"How so?"

"Well, for one, we're here because of a spell, so that's a hell of a lot easier to fix than, er, other methods of accidental time travel. Secondly, we're only six years in the past so we know where to get help. And thirdly..." He trailed off when he caught sight of someone he had only ever seen in photographs. He knew it was her, and to his surprise he felt a mixture of joy and sadness at the realisation.

"Thirdly?" Dawn prompted.

"Thirdly, we get the opportunity to see people we ordinary wouldn't." He raised his hand and pointed to the blonde-haired woman who was talking excitedly with another student. "It is her, right?"

Dawn followed his line of sight and then reached out and took his hand. "Yeah, it's her."

"Think she'll help us get home?"

"I know she will."

Yeah, Jack knew she would. The last time he had been trapped in a place where he didn't belong, she helped him then, too.

Tara was nice like that.

The End?

You have reached the end of "Laney's Great Ficlet Challenge" – so far. This story is incomplete and the last chapter was posted on 25 Mar 11.

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