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Cordelia Chase

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As Time Goes By by Yahtzee

Take two great series, cross with one of the all-time classic films (Casablanca), add a seasoned writer and a bleak but believable background -- what's not to love? The characterization stays true to the series, even though the plot follows the film surprisingly closely. Yahtzee writes the AtS ensemble at least as well as the series writers do, and this is my very favourite of her output (AtS/BtVS/Casablanca)

[Added 15/01/2004; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Angel; Characters: Cordelia Chase, Angel, Buffy Summers, Wesley Wyndham-Price, Fred Burkle, Lindsey McDonald, Lilah Morgan, Lorne, Anne, Charles Gunn; Crossover]

Crave by Rheanna

'He felt hungry when he woke up. He always did.' Rheanna writes AtS as well as any of the series writers, and this novella is among her best

[Added 15/01/2004; Drama; 20,000-50,000; Angel; Characters: Angel, Cordelia Chase, Wesley Wyndham-Price]

In the Waiting by Rheanna

'I got junk mail, and sometimes I got parking tickets; I didn’t get kidnapped. I felt like a movie extra who has suddenly and unaccountably become part of the main plot.' Lovely example of a story seen through the eyes of an original character

[Added 15/01/2004; Drama; 6000-20,000; Angel; Characters: Angel, Cordelia Chase, Wesley Wyndham-Price, OC]