posted a list of BtVS Season 7 recs last night, and reading it reminded me that I've never done a canon S7 story other than drabbles. That's because the Roxyverse is an alternate S7 and writing it pretty much filled all my S7 needs. Most of it revolves around OCs, and even the crossovers where they encounter the Sunnydale crew don't altogether stand alone; except for the last.
In "Fight For The Right To Party" Harmony has a soul bestowed upon her by the Powers and comes to Sunnydale to help in the fight against the First. She has very little idea about what's going on, and the story is from her POV, and so it doesn't rely upon knowledge of what has gone before. About the only thing that isn't explained within the story is that she has been given a ring that is like a Gem of Amara Lite. It grants a vampire the ability to walk in the sun, although with only the strength of a human in those circumstances, and to withstand holy water and crosses, but none of the other benefits of the Gem of Amara. There are five such rings in the Roxyverse; Spike also has one, and Angel did have one but the Powers took it from him when he signed the deal with Wolfram and Hart and gave it to Harmony instead. Harmony arrives in Sunnydale right at the beginning of 'Chosen', but the timing runs slightly differently from then on. I got totally Jossed by AtS S5, of course, and the Roxyverse became much more AU than I'd expected. I have only just recovered enough from my stressful time at work to restart work on "Angel of the Morning" today, and so I'm posting this as a stopgap.( Fight For The Right To Party )
In other news; Something else I've never done is an AtS S5 fic, apart from the post-NFA stories. Reflecting on that thought a plot bunny attacked me and it was too good to shoot, so look out in the near future for "Shellshocked". Fred doesn't open Illyria's sarcophagus, someone else does. See icon for a clue as to who it is! And I bought a Permanent LJ account.curiouswombat
's Dawn fic is coming on really well; the most recent chapter that I beta-read had me rolling around laughing. She's much more patient about posting than I am, she has a stockpile to be posted, and so it'll be a couple of weeks before you see it.