Thus, mostly to get it out of the way:
The Price of Secrets (on AO3) (on FF.net) (on TTH)
This fight for jurisdiction did not go the way Gibbs had expected.
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I have this idea for a massive series of Buffy crossovers. In fact, it's not so much of a plot-bunny as it is a plot-giant-mutant-squid (there are arms everywhere).
Keep in mind that I am ignoring the existence of the comic book series that continues cannon, this branches off of the series after all the potentials have become slayers. Yay! The First is defeated, and there are Slayers waking up all over the place. The good guys saved the world. And themselves. (And the bringers apparently missed at least a few potentials in their massacre given that we saw snippets of kids around the world becoming Slayers.) Sadly, there are consequences.
After all, The First got a foothold in the world due to Buffy coming back to life. Each season, the bad guy got badder, right? Let’s say that that’s in direct proportion to the amount of outside support the Slayer has.
The Watchers may have been bastards, but they knew what they were doing. They kept on trying to prevent anyone other than a single Watcher, who was intended to be part coach and part biographer, from helping. That’s because the Slayer is a Champion. She stands for everyone else so that they don't have to. As long as she stands alone, everyone else is a noncombatant.
---- If I recall, the Trojan War wasn’t so much caused by Paris and Helen having an affair as the fact that, when presented with the possibility, Paris refused to be a Champion. He refused to participate in one-on-one battle because he knew he would lose and he thought his life was more important than preventing the deaths of entire armies. ------
Sadly, it’s only some time after the spell is cast (days? weeks? months?) that the Scoobies realize the significance of The Balance.
I think Willow probably discovers it. (Because there are way too many Willow-bashing stories that involve someone else discovering the serious errors in her magic.) There hadn’t been time to properly consider the consequences, when the apocolypse was just days away, but now that there’s time, she discovers the escalation and realizes that something needs to be done before the next apocolypse season comes around.
Much discussion is had, and it’s realized that the best of a bunch of really ghastly solutions is to return to the one-slayer system. And the one Slayer is Faith.
Everyone else has to be gone. They could, of course, die, but Willow has a solution. She could cast a spell that would send each Slayer to a different universe. They would have to travel alone and they would necessarily come out somewhere where evil had the upper-hand, but they would be alive, and they would potentially be helping the people around them rather than making the situation worse by their very existence.
It’s a very nasty situation, but Willow casts the spell. It’s massive and difficult: her eyes go white, and then her hair, and then she starts glowing, and then the glow is too strong to look into, and by the time the spell is complete, she’s burned herself up entirely. But every single slayer is in a different universe, in the middle of a war.
And that’s the prolog.
Then there’s Buffy who came out in Middle Earth, deep in Mordor. She’s tired of dealing the big picture, it seems she’s always making the wrong decision with the big picture anyway… so she doesn’t do anything about the main problem. She claims herself a village and protects that village. It’s what Slayers did for thousands of years, and given the medieval level of technology here, that’s what she’s going to do. So deep in Mordor is a single village of humans that’s actually rather prosperous. When Mordor falls, everyone else is a bit taken aback by the situation.
Then there’s Kennedy who came out in the Anita Blake universe. She lands on her feet and makes a good living for herself as an international Vampire hunter, which is still perfectly legal in countries other than the US. She has a Slayer dream that draws her to a potential apocolypse in St. Louis, where she meets the standard set of characters. The cops aren’t quite sure what to make of her. Edward really, really wants to try to kill her, and Anita has to keep running interference for that. And she hates Asher with a passion because her girlfriend burned herself to death--Asher’s girlfriend also burned to death, although not willingly, and the scared bastard seems more upset by the scars than by the lost girlfriend. (This one I actually have enough ideas about that I may have to bit the bullet and write it myself. Sigh.)
Meanwhile, Faith is left behind with a whole lot of weight on her shoulders. And the only witness to the disappearance of a whole lot of young girls. Plus, she’s an escaped felon. This can be a crossover with pretty much any cop show ever. Although I am personally inclined to cross it over with Castle. Castle, Becket, Faith, and a whole lot of missing girls. And probably a few dead bodies that may or may not be human. Oh the potential. Although, I suppose if she’s attending the hellmouth, she’d be in Cleveland rather than New York. What cop shows are set in Cleveland?
Then there’s a dozen or two or more other slayers.
Maybe one goes to the Stargate universe? Maybe on one of the planets in the Pegasus galaxy? The awakening of a species that uses humans their food source definitely sounds like an enemy for the Slayer.
Maybe one should go to the Dresden Files universe. After all, there’s a war between the wizards and the vampires in that one.
What are some other good universes to send these guys to?