Harbingers of Beatrice by Holly
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Summary: Set in Season 5, post Triangle. Wolfram and Hart, host of the greatest evil acknowledged on Earth, attempts to restructure the Order of Aurelius, one vampire at a time. A soul hampers one, a chip harbors another, and a Slayer stands between them. The pawns are in place; it is simply a matter of who will move first.
Author's Notes: I've been kicking this idea around for a while, namely since I had my Angel Season Two fest directly after it came out. (I've consequentially had a few theories centering on the Wolfram and Hart v. Angel debate, and why they simply didn't remove his soul the hard way if that was their motive...which led to the birth of this story) This is the first true BtVS/AtS crossover series that I've done, and I won't lie - it's been a blast so far.
The story is definitely Spuffy centered; I have not, by any means, had my share of the 'ship. But I'm experimenting now with different ideas based on relatively the same premise, if that makes any sense. On that note, the first of the Angel-centric chapters do have dialogue/segments stolen from the episodes that coincide with the area of the season I decided to focus on.
I owe a big, big thanks to my good friend, Kimmie, for both nagging me to write this and serving as my beta.
Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: After discovering Riley's nightly excursions to a vampire brothel, he and Buffy engage in a heated argument that results in his leaving Sunnydale. Willow and Anya come to terms with their disagreements after an encounter with Olaf the Troll, and Spike goes to even further extremes to highlight his inner humanitarian.
Previously on Angel the Series: After Angel refuses to sire a dying Darla, Wolfram and Hart contract Drusilla to do the job for them. Holland Manners, Division Head of Special Projects, mistakenly offers Darla a massacre as he and the rest of team celebrate having their true project distracted for the time being.
This story is complete.