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Summary: 31 different Halloween Costumes. 31 Ficlets. 31 views into a madhouse where consequences snowball.

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Multiple Crossings > General > Theme: Halloween(Current Donor)ShaithanFR18714,03301910,2601 Oct 1216 Oct 12No

October 1st

31 Costumes

A Buffy: The Vampire Slayer Mega crossover

Disclaimer: I don’t own Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy do. I don’t own Star Trek either. Paramount does. And they do a fine job destroying it.

Author’s Notes: 31 YAHF ficlets, with different characters having different costumes. Will range from slightly uncommon to total outlandish.


Chapter 1: October 1st “Rise of the Queen”


Cordelia stifled a groan in her costume. Sure, it was sexy, at least for the guys with a fetish for such things, but it was also heavy. This was definitely the last time she attended a “We are the Robots!” Party. It also annoyed her that she had to buy some accessories to the costume in another costume shop and she had barely avoided running into the Scooby gang back there. Oh well, the eye piece with the green laser was neat and the green glow-sticks made her look like she came from a nightmare. Which was a definite bonus in her book. It was Halloween, the time to look horrifying.

She was enjoying herself on the dance floor, when Ethan’s spell hit. Costume became reality and Cordelia Chase knew a new purpose. Her blood now contained nanites and the eye piece was a real implant now, allowing her to see in other specters than the visible light. Her body changed further and further and finally a Borg Queen stood on the crowded Dance Floor.

At first the lack of a collective was disconcerting to the newly minted Queen, but she would rebuild it. She was the Primary Adjunct of Unimatrix One, Queen of the Borg. She would create a collective and no one would stop her.

Using the Chaos she began to assimilate some guests at the Bronze, her Cordettes were the first victims, becoming the first drones of the Collective.

To conserve her resources the Queen left together with her 30 odd proto-drones and settled into an abandoned telephone factory. They began creating Alcoves and assimilation chambers.

When the spell ended, it was already too late for Cordelia and her drones. The nanites had fully rebuilt them into Borg. The only difference was that it was now no longer the Primary Adjunct of Unimatrix One, Queen of the Borg that was in command but Cordelia Chase, Queen of the Borg and future Queen of the Earth and anything beyond. She turned to the drones that were awaiting her commands. “Build us a safe haven here and begin catching people to make them into more drones. As soon as we have 150 drones send 30 to Los Angeles and 30 to San Francisco to start building new Unimatrixes there. We'll assimilate those no one misses for now. Then we expand across the continent. The World will be mine. Resistance is futile!”

In the aftermath of Halloween many people had went missing, so no one was too surprised that Cordelia had been among them. The only real kicker had been the loss of almost the entire cheer-leading squad.

Buffy kept having dreams about a Queen under green light giving orders to her drones, but other than the queen feeling slightly familiar, she didn’t give it much thought for the next months. Especially when they didn’t find any prophecies concerning a queen in green, they dropped the thought of her. She wasn’t a threat.

3 Years later they found out what happened to Cordelia. It wouldn’t be known by anyone, but Cordelia had managed to spike the water reservoirs of many major towns on the planet by now. The nanites had been dormant till now, sometimes more than 2 years. And now Queen Cordelia had sent the activation signal to them and the nanites started assimilating the people they inhabited.

Cordelia had also managed to hack every Broadcasting and TV Station on the planet and many Computer Centers had already been assimilated prior to her plan. The media was under her control now. It was time to finalize this control.

With a mental command, a Camera was created in her lair. She turned the Camera and every active screen on the planet showed the same picture. Borg Queen Cordelia. “I am Queen Cordelia Chase of the Borg. Stop struggling and surrender. My drones will add you to my people. Resistance is futile!” she threatened and then the screens went black. Only the message “Surrender to the Borg. Resistance is futile!” kept playing over and over.


The End


A.N.: As you can see, Cordy went as the Borg Queen. Things took a turn for the worst possible scenario then.

Omake: One Month Later

Xander looked around the assembled people. “So, these are the last survivors. Really, let’s get out of here.” he said. During the last month he had declared himself President of the United States of America, mostly thanks to the fact that he had acquired the Presidential Seal and the surviving Americans, which boiled down to about 50 people in Sunnydale, holed up in the Sunnydale High School, had elected him.

Willow nodded. The Borg were advancing on the School. Of course only the Drones, those had proven to be utterly implacable, the Queen herself was secure and somewhere else. She began chanting, to open a portal to another world.

The Portal opened and sucked all humans and the few tolerated Demons and Vampires into it.

2 hours later the Borg came into the Room of the Hellmouth. They had already found out about the Hellmouth, knew about its danger and decided to deal with it rationally. The Room was armored, shielded and finally sucked dry of air. Laser Cannons were mounted to kill anything appearing in the room or trying to get in. Then the School was brought down, only the Hellmouth bunker remained. And the Bunker was buried under tons of concrete. The Hellmouth should be buried for good and nothing should have a chance to get in or out.

In the new universe, the surviving group reappeared outside the school. Luckily for the Vampires it was night.

Willow looked around. “Okay, this is Sunnydale.” she finally said.

“And there is a delightful lack of Queen C’s drones around here.” Xander grinned. “As your President, I tell you to stay together. This is still Sunnydale!” he announced to the whole group.

Assault Rifles, Pistols, SMG’s, Rifles and even Machine Guns were readied.

“Now that’s a surprise!” a new voice said. It sounded decidedly like Xander, only more sinister. “Look Wills, a human me. Where did it come from?” Vampire Xander asked. “And the Slayer and Angelus! Now that’s a surprise. Didn’t the Master feed on them some years back?” he commented.

Xander groaned. “Willow, did it have to be a reality where I’m a dead boy?” he wanted to know.



Well. This might or might not spawn into an entire AU. Obviously an extreme AU, but I think it might be fun. I also have plans for Faith and Cordelia in this reality. Vampire Slayer and Vampire Hunter. Faith is the one who pretends to fight the Vamps fairly. Cordelia usually opens fights with a face full of Napalm. No, this Dynamic Duo is not nice.

This short is the first in a series of installments, where 1 or more people have different costumes on Halloween. Consequences will range from “End of the World as we know it” to “Why have you dyed your hair pink?” to “Great, I really hope I can reverse this somehow. I liked my original gender.”

Please notify me if I need to change something about the story settings, if it doesn't comply with the rules.
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